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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-06-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,226
Posted By Shadowist
I recently got a 2012 V-Strom 650 last week. So...

I recently got a 2012 V-Strom 650 last week. So far put 350 miles on her. Prior to installing crash bars/skidplate/center stand (did all three at once), there weren't any vibes. Once installed, there...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 07-03-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,275
Sticky: TetS
Views: 122,477
Posted By Shadowist
Hey Chip! Got the pdf and the doc. Many...

Hey Chip!

Got the pdf and the doc. Many thanks! Looking forwards to the gpx =]

-Steve
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 07-03-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,499
Sticky: Tet
Views: 157,577
Posted By Shadowist
Hey Chip! Got the pdf and the doc. Many...

Hey Chip!

Got the pdf and the doc. Many thanks! Looking forwards to the gpx =]

-Steve
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 48,740
Posted By Shadowist
It's fantastic seeing real-world reports on Zero...

It's fantastic seeing real-world reports on Zero Motorcycles. I've actually been really strongly considering one as my primary commuting bike. Then working on my 03' DRZ to do some adventure riding...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,191
Posted By Shadowist
I can attest to the WR250R too :D When I had...

I can attest to the WR250R too :D

When I had her, I did all the usual power mods and kept everything else mostly stock. At 5' 8", I did gut the seat so I could at least touch the ground a little...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,427
Posted By Shadowist
Actually, the air box door has been removed as...

Actually, the air box door has been removed as well as having the 3x3 hole at the top (I think he threw it out when he did the tuning). This leads me to think that they threw a larger mix of air/fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,427
Posted By Shadowist
Thanks for the tips guys! Looks like I have...

Thanks for the tips guys! Looks like I have plenty to do this weekend. I'd do it right away, but I have finals for the next two weeks at my college =( Providing it doesn't rain, guess I'll do a full...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,427
Posted By Shadowist
Oh shoot. Well...I'm not all too interested in...

Oh shoot. Well...I'm not all too interested in going back to stock with the header/muffler, so I guess that means carrying extra fuel whenever I decide to go adventuring. Is 30 mpg pretty typical...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,427
Posted By Shadowist
Question 2003 DRZ400S low mpg?

Okay, so I had gotten this bike used a few months ago. Got her on the cheap with the idea I could turn her into a bit of a small adventure bike. Now, I know thumpers aren't meant for great mpg :P...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-28-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 929
Posted By Shadowist
Question 2010 Yamaha WR250R stolen in Savannah, GA

Hey guys! I know it's hopeless, but I figured a thread might help a little bit.

My 2010 Yamaha WR250R was stolen in Savannah, GA over at Springs Apartments. I just moved there since I transferred...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,503
Posted By Shadowist
Hm...I hear great things about IMS tanks. I'd...

Hm...I hear great things about IMS tanks. I'd like to get the 4.7 gal tank since I don't really do technical riding. I mostly do long distance riding (especially this fall...500 mi round trips? oh...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,503
Posted By Shadowist
I'll have to look into taller gearing. Never...

I'll have to look into taller gearing. Never played with gearing before.

The seat I have down. When I first got the bike, I was a little short for it. So, I cut the seat the way I liked it :D
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,503
Posted By Shadowist
Question 2010 WR250R street mods?

Wow. Last time I posted in here was back in December when I was thinking about getting a DR, KLX, or the WRR as my first bike. Well, first I'm glad to say I bought a WR250R :D

In fact, I had the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,304
Posted By Shadowist
Nah. Didn't look at the XT250 at all. So...

Nah. Didn't look at the XT250 at all.

So just as an update, I found a local family run dealer selling a 2010 WRR and bought it. Got all the paperwork fill out and such (haha...strange feeling...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,304
Posted By Shadowist
Ah okay then. In that case I'll just take the...

Ah okay then. In that case I'll just take the road test so I can at least get my endorsement and then take the brc when I come back after my spring semester.

Haha this is definitely exciting. Just...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,304
Posted By Shadowist
I'm buying new because I can't afford a used bike...

I'm buying new because I can't afford a used bike :(

Basically I'm working out $1000 down payment (lower the monthly payments mainly), got the insurance figured out, and for the extras like a tank...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,304
Posted By Shadowist
I checked out the potential for a free mod and...

I checked out the potential for a free mod and found that reshaping the seat does a lot. I'll probably do this while I'm home as a little side project for fun =)
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,304
Posted By Shadowist
Haha gotta say some of the arguments about it...

Haha gotta say some of the arguments about it being more modern definitely appeals to me a lot more since I'm attracted to shiny technology...and then dismantling and putting it all back together...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,304
Posted By Shadowist
Wow you guys replied fast O_o I considering...

Wow you guys replied fast O_o

I considering buying used...but the problem is that I don't have enough to shell out for a used bike which is pretty hard to find in my area. So for now I'm stuck...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,304
Posted By Shadowist
Talking 2010 klx250s or 2009 wr250r?

Hey everyone! I'm a college freshman looking to purchase his first dual sport. I haven't been riding very long (well...except doing lots of cycling at high speeds...just means I *was* the engine...
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