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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 417,842
Posted By Bronco638
I've never seen that before. :huh Is that your...

I've never seen that before. :huh Is that your XR2?
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By Bronco638
I had one of these ^^^ Trail Tech units on my...

I had one of these ^^^ Trail Tech units on my NX125. I had a Vapor on my old DR650 and have a Vapor on my XR250R. I've never had any trouble, they read accurately and seem to handle vibration well. I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-20-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17,945
Views: 943,146
Posted By Bronco638
Kasey and I were in NYC, for a trade show, over...

Kasey and I were in NYC, for a trade show, over the weekend. We opted to visit the 9/11 site and toured the museum. I wasn't expecting to find this:
...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Bronco638
That, is a spectacular idea. :thumb

That, is a spectacular idea. :thumb
Forum: Trials 05-20-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By Bronco638
Yeah, but what are you comparing the Reflex to?...

Yeah, but what are you comparing the Reflex to? If it's any bike made since the turn of the Century, then, yeah, the Reflex is going to be a crappy choice.

Auto-X: I have a '92 Aprilia Climber...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8,472
Views: 1,309,403
Posted By Bronco638
Trade?

Hey Guys,

If any of you are interested in something a little more dirt oriented, I have a 2002 street-legal XR250R that I would trade for an NX250 (in similar condition). I'm just outside of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 101,710
Posted By Bronco638
PM Sent

PM Sent
Forum: Trials 05-19-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By Bronco638
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Trials 05-19-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By Bronco638
Sounds like a job for an '86/'87 Honda Reflex...

Sounds like a job for an '86/'87 Honda Reflex (TLR200). Cheap, easy to maintain, Honda parts support and can be made street-legal. The other thought would be a Yamaha TY250 but it may not be as cheap...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-19-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17,945
Views: 943,146
Posted By Bronco638
I've given that some thought, too. A nice old...

I've given that some thought, too. A nice old Honda CL Scrambler would probably do the trick. :D
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Bronco638
I forgot to mention that my pants are "3 season"...

I forgot to mention that my pants are "3 season" pants. I wear them from mid-March to early December. A little chilly in early Spring and late Fall. A little warm in mid-Summer (temps above 90)....
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 417,842
Posted By Bronco638
My de-comp works but I don't use it. Disabling it...

My de-comp works but I don't use it. Disabling it isn't a bad idea.

You're lucky the bike wasn't impounded and you weren't hauled off to the clink. You got really lucky with a (semi) understanding...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-15-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 553
Posted By Bronco638
You can re-gear to be able to do those highway...

You can re-gear to be able to do those highway speeds. Although, the stock S/SE gearing should work. You'll be spinning pretty good RPM though (@ 75 mph).

I replied to your PM.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-15-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17,945
Views: 943,146
Posted By Bronco638
We've had this conversation. :D I think the DRZ...

We've had this conversation. :D I think the DRZ is too heavy (for me).

That's a thought but when was the last time you've seen a Husky or KTM motard for sale, in this area, for a reasonable price?...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Bronco638
I have a pair of the regular Darien pants...

I have a pair of the regular Darien pants (purchased slightly used thru the FM). I love 'em. I would suggest looking into hip armor (as mine didn't come with those pads). My only regret, not that I...
Forum: Trials 05-14-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,213
Posted By Bronco638
:lol3 Seriously? I get the impression there...

:lol3

Seriously? I get the impression there aren't many of these left. After all, one tried to kill you.........:evil
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 417,842
Posted By Bronco638
You sound qualified to me. :thumb

You sound qualified to me. :thumb
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-14-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17,945
Views: 943,146
Posted By Bronco638
Stupid Question: I'm thinking about a SuMo...

Stupid Question:

I'm thinking about a SuMo wheel set for my 2002 XR250R. How would I determine what hubs/wheels would fit?

Or, would I be better off finding some XR2 hubs, buying some...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-14-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 199,256
Posted By Bronco638
I'd buy that in a heartbeat, if it were closer....

I'd buy that in a heartbeat, if it were closer. Damn.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-14-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 553
Posted By Bronco638
I'm not a big guy either; 5' 9" ~170 lbs. I...

I'm not a big guy either; 5' 9" ~170 lbs. I understand that a WR250R/X is OK on the highways. I'm not sure if that applies to any other 250 out there (CRF250L maybe?). The CRF2 doesn't seem to have...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,294
Posted By Bronco638
Jen mentioned 200 kg (440 lbs.). That's about the...

Jen mentioned 200 kg (440 lbs.). That's about the same as my old TransAlp (which is way too heavy for me :cry). That's kind of disappointing. The 690 Enduro is about 125 lbs. lighter (unladen) and...
Forum: Trials 05-13-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,560
Posted By Bronco638
Having done it, motor-sports photography is not...

Having done it, motor-sports photography is not easy. It's not luck but it certainly is the intersection of being prepared and being at the right place at the right time.
Forum: Trials 05-13-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,213
Posted By Bronco638
See you Sunday. Stop by and say "hi". White Ford...

See you Sunday. Stop by and say "hi". White Ford Escape with purple/yellow/red Climber.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 417,842
Posted By Bronco638
Well, changing a timing chain isn't brain surgery...

Well, changing a timing chain isn't brain surgery but it isn't like changing a tire either. If you have a shop manual, you can see what's involved. If you don't, let us know what you think would be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,947
Posted By Bronco638
I started to write a reply, yesterday, thought...

I started to write a reply, yesterday, thought better of it and opted not to post.

But, I am wondering a few things.

Firstly, I'm her age (54) and am left handed. In the 60s and 70s, being left...
Forum: Europe 05-13-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 640
Posted By Bronco638
:rolleyes Budget is part of Avis. And, I...

:rolleyes

Budget is part of Avis. And, I don't think Avis has that restriction. I wonder what gives (not that it really matters). And, how would Budget know if you took it out-of-state?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-13-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17,945
Views: 943,146
Posted By Bronco638
I did that on my old DR650. It was "scary ass"....

I did that on my old DR650. It was "scary ass". :eek1
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-13-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 553
Posted By Bronco638
That CL link isn't working for me. But, I have...

That CL link isn't working for me. But, I have done some x-country travel, on non-paved roads, and have come to some conclusions/realizations (that really apply only to me but you might want to adopt...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-12-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 553
Posted By Bronco638
I apologize for not catching this earlier but...

I apologize for not catching this earlier but this ^^^ is wrong.

First off, Illinois no longer allows dual sport conversions (not quite sure why). There's another inmate that lives pretty close to...
Forum: Trials 05-12-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 146,238
Posted By Bronco638
:lol3 There aren't enough of those?

:lol3

There aren't enough of those?
Forum: Trials 05-12-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,213
Posted By Bronco638
I'm planning to be there both days (May 23/24)....

I'm planning to be there both days (May 23/24). That is Memorial Day weekend, though...
Forum: Trials 05-12-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 167
Sticky: Poll: Getting into trials?
Views: 57,945
Posted By Bronco638
I hear what you both are saying but I'm not...

I hear what you both are saying but I'm not burning race fuel because of the higher octane. I choose to buy it because of its stability. I live outside of Chicago, in the Midwest, where they grow...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 417,842
Posted By Bronco638
A bad timing chain usually has a repetitive sound...

A bad timing chain usually has a repetitive sound (clack-clack-clack), kind of like a rod knock. These engines aren't quiet by any sense of the imagination (unlike, say, a TransAlp). Anyone else in...
Forum: Europe 05-12-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 640
Posted By Bronco638
Thanks Ali. My wife made a reservation directly...

Thanks Ali. My wife made a reservation directly on their web site. I tried to do the same with EuropCar but the additional insurance they offer seems to contradict each other. EuropCar seems to have...
Forum: Trials 05-11-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,213
Posted By Bronco638
:lol3 Byron should be interesting then.......

:lol3

Byron should be interesting then.... Are you driving down?
Forum: Trials 05-11-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 146,238
Posted By Bronco638
You would think it would be easy to do but not...

You would think it would be easy to do but not really (speaking as a web developer). In any text you have to look for patterns. And, once you break the xxx-xxx-xxxx (or (xxx) xxx-xxxx) pattern,...
Forum: Trials 05-11-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 167
Sticky: Poll: Getting into trials?
Views: 57,945
Posted By Bronco638
CAM2 perhaps? That's what I used to burn in my...

CAM2 perhaps? That's what I used to burn in my race cars back in the 80s. Sunoco made it then and still makes it under a different name; Standard 110 (aka CAM2 Purple 114). If you go to Sunoco's Race...
Forum: Europe 05-11-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 640
Posted By Bronco638
So, I decide to go with Budget (because I have a...

So, I decide to go with Budget (because I have a Fast Break number) and make the reservation thru my Expedia account. After reading the fine print, Budget cars are not allowed to cross international...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-11-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17,945
Views: 943,146
Posted By Bronco638
Look like you had the place to yourself. Weather...

Look like you had the place to yourself. Weather here wasn't anything to celebrate. I did get the Climber running and out for a little bit. Then, I started getting a lot of evil looks from families...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-11-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 553
Posted By Bronco638
Haven't heard anything about dual sport...

Haven't heard anything about dual sport conversions in MO. I know that IL is no longer doing them. IA has not allowed them for some time. At the very least look into a dual sport kit from Baja...
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