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Forum: Battle scooters 12-02-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 237,226
Posted By WizardSkills
I've always been a fan of the XT225, on paper....

I've always been a fan of the XT225, on paper. Admittedly I've never ridden one. But boy do I wish I had a sixth gear on the DR.

The TW is a cool rig too. It's unique among a sea of same, much...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-02-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 237,226
Posted By WizardSkills
Perhaps...but I got mine for free. No...

Perhaps...but I got mine for free.

No worries, wasn't being serious; It seemed like a good opportunity to bump up my meager post count.

Anyways...so, did Jerry finally nut up and get himself a...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-30-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 237,226
Posted By WizardSkills
Well, that was rude. Look, I don't know who...

Well, that was rude.

Look, I don't know who this Jerry guy is or what his deal is, but he seems to incite alot of anger on this thread (and undoubtedly others).

Regardless, the little DR is a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
Turkey day!

Turkey day!
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
Sounds like an awesome trip! I've been itching to...

Sounds like an awesome trip! I've been itching to try my hand at touring on the DR, but unfortunately haven't yet found the time.

I don't doubt it can take the revs, I've found mine to be pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
In my experience, albeit limited compared to some...

In my experience, albeit limited compared to some of the other contributors here, maintaining 55 is no problem at all. However, 63-ish and up is not something that I would necessarily want to hold...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
Took the DR from SF down Highway 1 and past Half...

Took the DR from SF down Highway 1 and past Half Moon Bay today. Great weather, gas was under $3 (!), and not much traffic at all. Only rode about one hundred or so miles, but it was a good day...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
Octane?

Looks like a sweet trip Dorito! Interesting graphics on that DR.

Hey, what octane fuel are you guys running in your DR's? I'm in CA so our options are 87,89, and 91. I fill mine with 91, but I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
Thanks Klay, I figured as much. Yes, it is indeed...

Thanks Klay, I figured as much. Yes, it is indeed rather easy to bump start.
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
So my hands get pretty cold riding some days, and...

So my hands get pretty cold riding some days, and with all the recent talk about grip heaters and available wattage, I'm curious if any of you have used heated glove liners on the little DR? I don't...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
'06 here, no oil use to report. On another...

'06 here, no oil use to report.

On another note, I finally got around to replacing the OEM vacuum-operated petcock with a manual version. No more reserve (just on/off), but with a 3.4 gallon tank...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
Thanks for the info drtaco, I'll check that out...

Thanks for the info drtaco, I'll check that out as well. What is odd is that after that initial, very minor, leak, it hasn't yet reappeared. I'll keep an eye on it, but I've already ordered the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
Yes, I have the OEM petcock. I'll check the drain...

Yes, I have the OEM petcock. I'll check the drain screw.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
So I was gearing up for a ride and got a faint...

So I was gearing up for a ride and got a faint whiff of gas. Gave the bike a once over and noticed a small amount of fuel directly under the carb, with a little bit on that gold "nipple" directly at...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
Got the DX Deflector Shield installed and took...

Got the DX Deflector Shield installed and took the DR out for a ride. First impressions: it helps out alot on the road, and is just about the right size. Here's a shot:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 369,791
Posted By WizardSkills
Apologies, I didn't think that anyone would take...

Apologies, I didn't think that anyone would take that rambling diatribe seriously. It was pure fiction in an attempt to lighten the mood in this dreary thread.

Of course I would never operate a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 369,791
Posted By WizardSkills
Talking Cyclists: You have an obligation to share the road too!

I think I have an interesting perspective that could shed some much needed light on this never-ending shit fest.

My two-smoke moped (homemade bike conversion) is flat out dangerous when driven on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
Thanks inuvik, you've convinced me to give one a...

Thanks inuvik, you've convinced me to give one a try. I'll let you all know how I fare once I get it and install it; I decided to go with the DX.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
You really think that a windscreen will have that...

You really think that a windscreen will have that much effect on our top speed? I'd rather not lose what little power we have, but from what I've read they make higher speed riding more manageable....
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
That's one clean DR you have there CanadianKid! ...

That's one clean DR you have there CanadianKid!

On a separate note, I'm currently looking into windscreens. I see some DR200 aficionados have opted for the Slipstremer S-06 and the HD-3, but does...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
The stock tank on a DR200SE is 3.4 gallons, 3.3...

The stock tank on a DR200SE is 3.4 gallons, 3.3 for the California model.
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
Vagabondmatt, I'm in San Francisco and have an...

Vagabondmatt, I'm in San Francisco and have an '06. Registration and insurance for the year came out to under 300 bones. And unlike my riding buddy with his RMZ450 red sticker, I can ride year round...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
Well they're plated street legal bikes, so the...

Well they're plated street legal bikes, so the only sticker you need is the one that comes with your registration.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
Ha! Dave is a cool dude, still metal after all...

Ha! Dave is a cool dude, still metal after all these years. With the styling of the DR and the Megadeth sticker most people that ask me about the bike while I'm riding around wonder how I've kept a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
The rack is made by Manracks. I've been really...

The rack is made by Manracks. I've been really happy with it. Don't know the dimensions off the top of my head, but it's not very large. I didn't want a huge rack, just something to strap my wolfman...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
One more for good measure: ...

One more for good measure:
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s408/WizardSkills650/Mobile%20Uploads/20140628_155859.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
Finally got around to installing the TCI...

Finally got around to installing the TCI headlight guard. Installation couldn't have been easier; it bolted right up: ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
Received the DR200 headlight guard from TCI the...

Received the DR200 headlight guard from TCI the other day. It's simple and appears well made - I'm pretty stoked. I'll post some more photos when I get around to installing it. But for now, here you...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
At least the description is better. But why do...

At least the description is better. But why do you all figure they dropped the E from SE?

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Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
Never thought I'd see the day. Well, the...

Never thought I'd see the day. Well, the plastics definitely look more modern and have some appeal (a la RM-Z), despite being mechanically identical to the previous iteration. Though, I must admit...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
Right, so a new Torx socket bit and a liberal...

Right, so a new Torx socket bit and a liberal amount of PB Blaster got the bolt right out. I'm going to order a new set of fasteners from Ricochet due to the fact that all of the originals are pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
They're T-40 Button Head Torx bolts. I guess I'll...

They're T-40 Button Head Torx bolts. I guess I'll give an extractor a shot and get some new hardware to replace the damaged one. I'll also be sure to use some anti-seize stuff on the bolts this...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s408/WizardSki...

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s408/WizardSkills650/Mobile%20Uploads/20140615_132810.jpg
Went for a nice ride down Highway 1 today and hit some rural windy roads up near the mountains.The DR...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
For anyone who's interested, TCI is finally...

For anyone who's interested, TCI is finally making a headlight guard for the DR200! I Just ordered one, when it gets here I'll post some pics of the fitment.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
Cool, thanks Jodaddy Sent from my SCH-I545...

Cool, thanks Jodaddy

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Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
Total noob question: I finally got around to...

Total noob question: I finally got around to installing some Pro Taper handguards (the kind that just have a perch mount) on my stock bars and sandwiched each perch between the grip/clutch lever and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
Fishnsalad, I have a 2006 DR200SE with an FMF Q4....

Fishnsalad, I have a 2006 DR200SE with an FMF Q4. The install was super easy; it bolts right in. No worries there.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,280,095
Posted By WizardSkills
Awesome purchase Plucky! You will not be...

Awesome purchase Plucky! You will not be disappointed. Proud owner of an '06 configured almost identically to yours (but with a manracks).

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Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 102,232
Views: 19,997,897
Posted By WizardSkills
Sorry, double post again.

Sorry, double post again.
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 102,232
Views: 19,997,897
Posted By WizardSkills
Sorry, double post. My forum kung-fu is weak.

Sorry, double post. My forum kung-fu is weak.
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