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Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,472
Posted By xathor
Not to be THAT guy but if you are willing to fork...

Not to be THAT guy but if you are willing to fork out the money, the 690 Enduro is a really nice bike.

WR250R + suspension + exhaust + whatever... you're still stuck with a 25-ish horsepower 250....
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By xathor
I have a 450 and a 690. For what I ride I dont...

I have a 450 and a 690. For what I ride I dont see a problem riding either except for slabbing where the 690s maintenance intervals really shine.

Ive never dropped the 690 off road, I am less...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,922
Posted By xathor
Ive had all the bikes you have listed. I...

Ive had all the bikes you have listed.

I miss my 800xc occasionally for its long distance comfort. The 690 is decent on the interstate, I added the factory wind screen and it cut down and the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,616
Posted By xathor
I bought an 09 KLR new ans rode the piss out of...

I bought an 09 KLR new ans rode the piss out of it. 20k miles in a year. Only problem I had was toasting the clutch in some deep mud.

I got deployed to Iraq and the bike unfortunately sat...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-05-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By xathor
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-04-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By xathor
I ate lots of dust and found out that boys in...

I ate lots of dust and found out that boys in Oklahoma roll their joints all wrong.

I swear I had like twice the amount of rubber before the ride. That's a lot of fun for less than 200 miles.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 114,598
Posted By xathor
Been a while since the last update, how are...

Been a while since the last update, how are things going?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 440,275
Posted By xathor
Anyone want to bring it up North for us to play...

Anyone want to bring it up North for us to play with?
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By xathor
I've never ridden an XT250 but I have put a lot...

I've never ridden an XT250 but I have put a lot of miles on a WR250R. You may want to consider one of those.

They do decent on the highway and are great off road. Nothing is going to keep up...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17,600
Views: 1,850,206
Posted By xathor
Does the 2nd and 3rd gear throttle restriction...

Does the 2nd and 3rd gear throttle restriction elimination procedure work on the 2014 model?


Also,
I was wondering how this drive-by-wire differs from the earlier models.

I'm assuming that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3,854
Views: 1,215,570
Posted By xathor
Finally went and got mine dirty. She did...

Finally went and got mine dirty.

She did really... really... really well in the sand. On the rough trail the front suspension still seems really harsh to me with both clickers on the softest...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,516
Posted By xathor
I like the swingarm tank idea... I'd probably run...

I like the swingarm tank idea... I'd probably run some water with a disinfectant like they give military for canteens. It'll taste funky at first but it wont matter if you need it.

I like the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,876
Views: 237,669
Posted By xathor
I've so far gotten: 55, 58, 60, 58mpg.

I've so far gotten: 55, 58, 60, 58mpg.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,403
Posted By xathor
I agree with ward... although the first thing I...

I agree with ward... although the first thing I did was adjust the steering stops so that the radius wasn't so shitty. Very easy to do and helps out considerably.

I just received my 16t and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17,600
Views: 1,850,206
Posted By xathor
RAID is not a backup. Around what date did...

RAID is not a backup.

Around what date did you lose the pictures?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By xathor
I second Yankee Dog. There are good roads to be...

I second Yankee Dog. There are good roads to be found but none of them really go anywhere. The truck trails basically parallel a bunch of paved roads and run on the outskirts of open fields. They...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17,600
Views: 1,850,206
Posted By xathor
wut

wut
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17,600
Views: 1,850,206
Posted By xathor
A lot of modern vehicles will pull oily crankcase...

A lot of modern vehicles will pull oily crankcase vapors from the head of an engine and put them back into the intake - for the engine to then burn - in an effort to reduce emissions.

It is also...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17,600
Views: 1,850,206
Posted By xathor
Have you tried archive.org or possibly Google...

Have you tried archive.org or possibly Google image search?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-12-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 440,275
Posted By xathor
If you could move it to Huntsville that would be...

If you could move it to Huntsville that would be great.
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 19,701
Posted By xathor
Are these still available?

Are these still available?
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,876
Views: 237,669
Posted By xathor
Plopped down a big wad of cash and brought home a...

Plopped down a big wad of cash and brought home a 690 :evil

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1/1959670_890329531103_1376274581_n.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-03-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 440,275
Posted By xathor
Everyone still playing Tag? My bikes are for...

Everyone still playing Tag?

My bikes are for sale... :evil
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=958999
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17,600
Views: 1,850,206
Posted By xathor
Looking to pick up a 2014 690e soon, is $10,299...

Looking to pick up a 2014 690e soon, is $10,299 the OTD price everywhere? Seems to be pretty common from my looking around.

Looking to trade in my 800xc and my WR250R, ran some numbers and am...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 43,636
Views: 8,300,218
Posted By xathor
About to sell all my bikes and pick up a 690e,...

About to sell all my bikes and pick up a 690e, any idea on what a used WR250R is worth?

http://i.imgur.com/AHJ2bbhl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/HS9N89Ml.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 43,636
Views: 8,300,218
Posted By xathor
90/90-21? I don't remember. Whatever the...

90/90-21?

I don't remember. Whatever the stock size is in D606's.
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 43,636
Views: 8,300,218
Posted By xathor
Unfortunately all those bolts have nuts on...

Unfortunately all those bolts have nuts on them... :lol3

http://i.imgur.com/0YoI4a0l.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/AHJ2bbhl.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 43,636
Views: 8,300,218
Posted By xathor
I pulled my WR in the house the other day to...

I pulled my WR in the house the other day to grease the swingarm bushings and replace the plastics. After several days and cleaning up I found this on the floor.

http://i.imgur.com/hGcX7IMl.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 43,636
Views: 8,300,218
Posted By xathor
Im planning on putting a mesh screen sandwiched...

Im planning on putting a mesh screen sandwiched between two sheets of rivited aluminum.
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 43,636
Views: 8,300,218
Posted By xathor
I hate getting wet. I used to go through deep...

I hate getting wet. I used to go through deep water all the time on my KLR. I've since figured out its much easier to just find a way around. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 43,636
Views: 8,300,218
Posted By xathor
Modified my airbox door a little. I am going to...

Modified my airbox door a little. I am going to pull the entire airbox out and see what I can do with it. I rarely go into deep water.

http://imgur.com/nXY27z7http://i.imgur.com/nXY27z7l.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,900
Posted By xathor
I went with the Misano top and bottom in grey. ...

I went with the Misano top and bottom in grey. I've been very happy so far. My only complaint is that the top of the pant seems to come inward a little and can pinch. Maybe I just need to lose a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,302
Posted By xathor
I rebuilt the motor on my 450 EXC-R in my living...

I rebuilt the motor on my 450 EXC-R in my living room in a few days. It'd been quicker had I done it before and had all the parts available at the beginning.

The maintenance on my KTM is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,074
Posted By xathor
I'm sure that nearly everyone on here that isn't...

I'm sure that nearly everyone on here that isn't an A class rider will tell you that 44 horsepower is more than enough for a 600cc bike.

The XL600R is a wonderful bike and is equal to the DR650's...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14,566
Views: 1,695,347
Posted By xathor
I would agree that the weight would be bad but...

I would agree that the weight would be bad but these LED's are surprisingly light.
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,074
Posted By xathor
Bought a 09 KLR650... then bought a 09 WR250R. ...

Bought a 09 KLR650... then bought a 09 WR250R. Then bought a 2013 Tiger 800xc and sold the KLR. Then I bought a 08 KTM 450EXC-R.

I'm not sure what I want.

I think maybe I might sell them all...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14,566
Views: 1,695,347
Posted By xathor
I know it's not a Dakar but I can't find the...

I know it's not a Dakar but I can't find the non-Dakar thread.

My girlfriend has a F650GS and she really, really hates the head light on it. I wanted to upgrade the lights on her bike but I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,928
Posted By xathor
Signed up for USAA, turns out USAA does insurance...

Signed up for USAA, turns out USAA does insurance through Progressive.

For the exact same coverage, they only want $928 a year.

Unfortunately when I got a quote for my car they are double what...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,928
Posted By xathor
The WR250R and EXC-R are paid for... I could pay...

The WR250R and EXC-R are paid for... I could pay off the Tiger easily. I only really bought it to increase my credit score.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,928
Posted By xathor
This brings up a good topic since I just had to...

This brings up a good topic since I just had to repay my insurance. A few years ago I was making an absurd amount of money and I simply clicked next next next and got insurance without really...
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