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Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,552
Posted By JDUBinCO
This bike looks pretty sweet. I fit their target...

This bike looks pretty sweet. I fit their target market pretty well. I don't race but I like to ride hard on the weekends. I like the grunt of the ktm300 but the top end just has too much hp. I'm...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-14-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,944
Posted By JDUBinCO
I'm with you on this one. I'd love to try...

I'm with you on this one. I'd love to try propulsion by ohm's law.
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,687
Posted By JDUBinCO
Any idea of the great spread of the 200xcw vs...

Any idea of the great spread of the 200xcw vs 300xcw?

I'm debating going back to 2 strokes but the 300 and the 250 have a little too much on tap. I loved the power my kdx220 made but I want...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-09-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By JDUBinCO
I've got an xr400 - checks all the boxes for you...

I've got an xr400 - checks all the boxes for you (light compared to a KLR!)

I'll be happy to trade for 500cc's of orange EXC koolaid.

Comes with 2 sets of wheels !! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 31,813
Posted By JDUBinCO
The 220 has a smaller carb for more torque and...

The 220 has a smaller carb for more torque and responds different to pipes than the 200. I never rode the two back-to-back but the 220 has butter smooth torque.

I miss my 220. I think if it had...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,776
Posted By JDUBinCO
Looks like a neat little bike. I'll take mine as...

Looks like a neat little bike. I'll take mine as an electric.


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Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By JDUBinCO
Option 3: get a Dr 350, xr250, xr400, etc that...

Option 3: get a Dr 350, xr250, xr400, etc that is already a little beat up for $700-$1000. Keep the te cause you love it. Ride the beater like you stole it for a season or two and learn a LOT...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8,635
Views: 1,741,058
Posted By JDUBinCO
My experience too. LEDs everywhere but the 55w...

My experience too. LEDs everywhere but the 55w headlight. I used a tusk LED flasher, b.d. one won't work with LEDs
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,543
Posted By JDUBinCO
My xr400 is 288 lbs topped off with fuel, after...

My xr400 is 288 lbs topped off with fuel, after market exhaust, skid plate, hand guards, and heavy load of tools.

It will out-grunt virtually any bike out there on those long rocky hill climbs...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By JDUBinCO
Newer bike period. Less aged rubber and parts...

Newer bike period. Less aged rubber and parts are generally easier to find and will be for a longer time.
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,677
Posted By JDUBinCO
If it won't start with electric then look at...

If it won't start with electric then look at electrical system. Particularly a loose battery cable. Remove cables, clean with a wire brush, inspect for loose connections.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 454,329
Posted By JDUBinCO
I've had both hand guards and the Acerbis bent...

I've had both hand guards and the Acerbis bent with a hard drop. The hdb are much much tougher and leave more room for levers. Also the hdb mirrors are great. If you are dropping the bike on its...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By JDUBinCO
If you are going to throw it on the back of your...

If you are going to throw it on the back of your ranger than any reason to not get a dedicated off-roader? A kdx 200 with heavier fork springs would blow you away. A CR250 would probably scare you...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By JDUBinCO
Honda xr400. Great torque to climb hills. ...

Honda xr400. Great torque to climb hills. Factory gearing will get you to 78 mph, low maintenance and little lighter and cheaper than a wr250r. I love mine. Jet it with a 150 main and you'll run...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 25,333
Posted By JDUBinCO
Perhaps it doesn't define outdated, but I would...

Perhaps it doesn't define outdated, but I would LOVE a hydraulic clutch on my Jap bike. You just can't beat that feature of a euro bike.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-30-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By JDUBinCO
Deep Creek camp ground. Exit at Dotsero, go...

Deep Creek camp ground. Exit at Dotsero, go north along the Colorado River for a few miles and you'll see the exit on the left. It's beautiful and lightly used. One of my favorites.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By JDUBinCO
I believe this is basically the same type of fork...

I believe this is basically the same type of fork as the xr400 fork, so you can look that up as a reference. I made the tool you are talking about with pipe steel, but it sure would be handy to have...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-04-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,068
Posted By JDUBinCO
Kdx220

I had a 99 KDX220 with a pipe, silencer and reeds. Before that I had an 83 KDX200 as my first bike. I titles both KDX's and my current xr. The 83 put all other bikes to shame for reliability and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 28,674
Views: 3,515,807
Posted By JDUBinCO
DRZ250 swing arm

I read over on the drz250 thread that the drz250 swing arm is a direct replacement and fix for the dr350's 3 weaker design. Anybody here been able to confirm this? How about the rear shock, same or...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8,635
Views: 1,741,058
Posted By JDUBinCO
Mine is grip - clutch perch - switch - decomp. ...

Mine is grip - clutch perch - switch - decomp.
My mirror is hdb, so not on the bars. This makes the turn signal a bit of a reach but the goal was to custom bend the clutch lever so that my index...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8,635
Views: 1,741,058
Posted By JDUBinCO
I had this tank. I think the forks hit the tank...

I had this tank. I think the forks hit the tank just before they would have meet the stops but you won't rub through. BTW that tank ruins the good handling of the bike. It's to heavy, sloshy and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,296
Posted By JDUBinCO
You could start with cartridge style forks from a...

You could start with cartridge style forks from a 98, 99 dr350 or drz250. Still would need stiffer springs but you get adjustable compression and rebound. I have a pair sitting around (shameless...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,493
Posted By JDUBinCO
You forgot to add to your list the most important...

You forgot to add to your list the most important safety gear and training tool: a riding buddy. I see you're in Colorado. Maybe I'm preaching to the choir, but the weather here is no joke, a bad...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-25-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 65,610
Posted By JDUBinCO
My company is looking for a couple of new hires...

My company is looking for a couple of new hires to work out of our office north of Denver. The job is a materials tester and is full time field work on construction sites around Denver. No...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2,851
Views: 359,754
Posted By JDUBinCO
BUMP! Or buy the whole shebang for $250!! ...

BUMP!

Or buy the whole shebang for $250!! I want it gone!!

PM your email to me and I can send you pictures of the parts
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-17-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 362
Posted By JDUBinCO
Left Hand Canyon Friday May 17

I'll be there around 6 on my XR to ride mostly single track till dark. Anybody want to join?
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By JDUBinCO
How about a heat sink from an electronics store? ...

How about a heat sink from an electronics store? Glue it on with some aluma-weld so it won't melt and the adhesive transfers the heat. It wouldn't last a crash but it also wouldn't do collateral...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-30-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15,499
Views: 2,379,159
Posted By JDUBinCO
bump

bump
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,488
Posted By JDUBinCO
Skid plate. I can't imagine taking a heavy...

Skid plate. I can't imagine taking a heavy multi-cylinder bike through most of what my XR does easily. You need a good skid plate to protect its belly.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,476
Posted By JDUBinCO
My dad has a super sherpa and I've ridden it a...

My dad has a super sherpa and I've ridden it a fair bit. Among the old school 250cc bikes I've ridden, it is my favorite, but mostly because it has so much character. Its heavy but feels nimble,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-14-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15,499
Views: 2,379,159
Posted By JDUBinCO
A long distance rider in NM got the engine. The...

A long distance rider in NM got the engine. The HDB setup found a home on my bike :D and other parts have been making other KLR riders around Colorado happy. The electrical problem could have been...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 27,631
Posted By JDUBinCO
I'm wondering what would be a good gearing...

I'm wondering what would be a good gearing choice. Basing my decision on how tough the trails will be. I can easily do 717 with the 15T/45T. Does it get a lot harder than 717? 14T will cruise at...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15,499
Views: 2,379,159
Posted By JDUBinCO
Parting out my KLR 650 ...

Parting out my KLR 650
http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3739411157.html
A little farther down the road some of the more beat KLR parts will show up in the free section or go to buyers of other...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,200
Posted By JDUBinCO
Thanks I'll try the tire lube. Yes it has a...

Thanks I'll try the tire lube. Yes it has a tube. I've done tons of knobbies without issue. I've gone all the way to 110psi :eek1 and it wouldn't seat. I asked the sevice manager of my local...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14,819
Views: 1,585,527
Posted By JDUBinCO
Stock carb any good?

I'm sitting on a stock Klr carb and wondering if it would be worth of another dirt bike? Mainly does it have a fair amount of snap.
Id like to put it in my xr400 because some guys are putting cv...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,863
Posted By JDUBinCO
I had a kdx220 and used it like you are talking...

I had a kdx220 and used it like you are talking about. Mpg-wise i could still get 100 miles from the stock tank. It HATED highway speeds and sounded like it was going to detonate-ping to bits at...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-08-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,764
Posted By JDUBinCO
Progressive $95 a year for full coverage on my...

Progressive
$95 a year for full coverage on my xr400 plus free towing. I told them a dirt bike and said "if i break down in the middle of nowhere and push it to a road side you will pick it up for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-08-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 27,631
Posted By JDUBinCO
I'm a definitely-maybe :D which will probably...

I'm a definitely-maybe :D which will probably turn to a yes. I've never done more than about 80 miles of tough stuff in a day. This should be good.
Xr400
John
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,724
Posted By JDUBinCO
What do you want to ride? Trail, dirt bike dual...

What do you want to ride? Trail, dirt bike dual sport, competitive enduros, mx?

A 450, even a wr450 is a lot of bike with a lot of punch. For a modern 450 though they are the most reliable. A...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,200
Posted By JDUBinCO
Pissed Tubeless tire on a dirt bike rim- bead won't seat

I spooned a pair of Avon Distanzia dual support tires onto my XR400 rims and I just can't get the dang bead to seat. I've tried lots and lots of soapy water and way too much air pressure :D with no...
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