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Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,495
Posted By RyanR
Thumb Long Term Update

Well I dropped my trusty 08 CRF250x off today for a complete top end rebuild. Going with KibbleWhite SS Valves/Springs/Seals, Honda cotters for the head and Wiseco 13.5:1 Piston (Stock is 12.9:1).
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Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,977
Posted By RyanR
Absolutely. I have a CRF250x and I put 10k miles...

Absolutely. I have a CRF250x and I put 10k miles on it last year. Everything from single track to 75MPH interstate. The WR450 will barely be above idle even with really low gearing at 45MPH. People...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By RyanR
I've been running a set on my CRF for a couple...

I've been running a set on my CRF for a couple years. No leaks or complaints so far. Everything fit perfectly, lengths, bends, etc were all spot on.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 276,442
Posted By RyanR
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they have...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they have managed to include a wider ratio gearset than the standard G450x. That really limits/kills it's adventure chops right out of the gate if not.
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,347
Posted By RyanR
Other than taking the cover off to check valve...

Other than taking the cover off to check valve clearances, changing the oil, cleaning my air filter and generally keeping things lubed up I haven't done anything to my CRF250x. Hell it's still...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 61,884
Posted By RyanR
haha feel free I would be honored. Hey as long as...

haha feel free I would be honored. Hey as long as you're getting some saddle time in it's all good.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 61,884
Posted By RyanR
That sounds like fun... the Aprilia twins are a...

That sounds like fun... the Aprilia twins are a hoot!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 61,884
Posted By RyanR
After reading through this thread I've come to...

After reading through this thread I've come to the conclusion that more people cruise the internet looking for reasons why X bike won't work in Y scenario rather than actually riding their...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,857
Posted By RyanR
I have been dual-sporting a CRF250x for the past...

I have been dual-sporting a CRF250x for the past 11,000 miles. I ride it hard but I take care of it and maintain it well. Other than replacing worn wheel bearings and the usual oil, cleaning air...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8,528
Views: 2,088,422
Posted By RyanR
What mirrors are those? Fantastic looking KLR by...

What mirrors are those? Fantastic looking KLR by the way.
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8,528
Views: 2,088,422
Posted By RyanR
I love the blacked out look of the newer bikes!

I love the blacked out look of the newer bikes!
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8,528
Views: 2,088,422
Posted By RyanR
Here is my 08 KLR after a little visual...

Here is my 08 KLR after a little visual make-over. It's a green bike under the PlastiDip. My shrouds were scuffed up and the bike was looking a little tired. I decided to take a little inspiration...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,589
Posted By RyanR
I run one on my dual sported CRF. Absolutely love...

I run one on my dual sported CRF. Absolutely love it. Narrow enough up front that it doesn't get in the way standing up and all day comfortable. The gripper seat cover is pretty nice too.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,709
Posted By RyanR
A couple things: A motorcycle safety course...

A couple things:

A motorcycle safety course is a great idea. It may seem a little slow paced but they really do drill the basics into your head with heavy focus on slow speed maneuvering. Being...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,714
Posted By RyanR
I've had great luck with my 08 CRF250x. I have...

I've had great luck with my 08 CRF250x. I have about 11,000 miles on mine. It has seen dunes, single track, dirt roads, back roads, highways, 75+ on the interstate, etc. I adjusted the valves around...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-16-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,299
Posted By RyanR
The ride was actually done September 27th now...

The ride was actually done September 27th now that I look at the exif tags. I just took my sweet time in posting it up here.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-15-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,542
Posted By RyanR
Fantastic ride report! It was great to view some...

Fantastic ride report! It was great to view some of my favorite routes through the perspective of another!
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-15-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,299
Posted By RyanR
It's an awesome ride, you start in Glenwood...

It's an awesome ride, you start in Glenwood Springs and ride all dirt over to Paonia. Once you hit Paonia you can take Kebler Pass to Crested Butte and then take Schofield Pass to Marble and back...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-14-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,299
Posted By RyanR
Wonderful indeed. Without my motorcycles I would...

Wonderful indeed. Without my motorcycles I would probably still be sitting at home with the blinds drawn feeling sorry for myself. :lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-14-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,299
Posted By RyanR
Yep, I am in Glenwood Springs. Feel free to shoot...

Yep, I am in Glenwood Springs. Feel free to shoot me a PM if you're in the area next season.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-14-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,299
Posted By RyanR
Luis, the bike was running Kenda Trakmaster II...

Luis, the bike was running Kenda Trakmaster II tires for that trip. They are definitely on the aggressive side for a DOT knobby but they seem nearly as smooth as the D606's I have used on other...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-13-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,299
Posted By RyanR
Thanks! Good luck on the job, Colorado has some...

Thanks! Good luck on the job, Colorado has some amazing riding. Both on and off-road.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-12-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,299
Posted By RyanR
Eh? Colorado - Fall Day Ride

So this one is a few weeks old I am just now getting around to posting. I had just had a rough break up with my gf of several years and was feeling pretty miserable. My boss told me to take a couple...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 44,031
Posted By RyanR
I clicked over 10,000 miles on my CRF250x this...

I clicked over 10,000 miles on my CRF250x this summer, no issues, never left me stranded. Valves have all stayed in spec from first adjustment at 1k miles. I want more power and a 6sp but it's hard...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 44,031
Posted By RyanR
If Honda would update the CRF450X with a wide...

If Honda would update the CRF450X with a wide ratio 6sp and more oil capacity I would be a happy camper. Maybe beef up the rear subframe and make it factory street legal while I'm still dreaming.
Forum: 2 smokers 09-19-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,901
Posted By RyanR
Ha! Thanks for the info. No new updates right...

Ha! Thanks for the info. No new updates right now, been too busy with work. I should have some time to tear into this weekend and I'll post up everything I find. I found a new oil reservoir with the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-19-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,087
Posted By RyanR
Looks like you guys had an awesome ride, and...

Looks like you guys had an awesome ride, and great ride report! I enjoyed it thoroughly. I did a ride in the opposite direction a few weeks ago, CO to WY and stopped at that same gas station in...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8,218
Views: 2,271,747
Posted By RyanR
That is a cool idea, I may have to try that out....

That is a cool idea, I may have to try that out. I had to do about 25 miles on I-70 yesterday and it felt like my neck was an inch longer by the time I got to the off-ramp. Wearing a dirtbike helmet...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8,218
Views: 2,271,747
Posted By RyanR
I think you've hit the nail on the head there....

I think you've hit the nail on the head there. When planning a ride on my KLR or BMW I would often find a few spots I wanted to hit and punch it into the GPS and see where it took me. Every now and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,690
Posted By RyanR
One of my friends recently picked up a 2001...

One of my friends recently picked up a 2001 DRZ400S and I've had the chance to swap bikes with him on a couple dual sport rides now and I think Suzuki designed this bike for a six foot tall...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8,218
Views: 2,271,747
Posted By RyanR
I've noticed this riding and driving in Canada...

I've noticed this riding and driving in Canada too, people seem far more relaxed with their speeding. Here in Colorado you dip below 75MPH on the Interstate and you have semi's pulling two trailers...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,464
Posted By RyanR
Thanks for the reply and the photos! I only have...

Thanks for the reply and the photos! I only have a MIG welder and no spool gun so I'm not setup to weld aluminum but I can start fabbing up the braces in the mean time. I don't intend to carry...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,464
Posted By RyanR
I would be very interested in seeing what...

I would be very interested in seeing what subframe mods you have done. After checking out the rear subframe more closely I am a tad worried about the weight of a pelican case on that rack. It won't...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,464
Posted By RyanR
I recently installed the Nomadic Racks tail rack...

I recently installed the Nomadic Racks tail rack on my bike. I ordered it through SeatConcepts but it came branded as Nomadic Racks, looks like pricing is the same between both vendors. Installation...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,464
Posted By RyanR
Dunlop D606 - Good dirt oriented all-rounder....

Dunlop D606 - Good dirt oriented all-rounder. It's knobby but it sticks very well on the pavement, I've done several hundred miles in a day on the pavement on this tire and didn't want to kill...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,464
Posted By RyanR
I'm running 14/42 currently, that puts me at a...

I'm running 14/42 currently, that puts me at a 3.000 final drive ratio. Honestly I can only do about 55MPH comfortably even with it geared this tall. I have done 65MPH for well over an hour multiple...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8,218
Views: 2,271,747
Posted By RyanR
At sea level they aren't bad. Don't expect...

At sea level they aren't bad. Don't expect explosive passing power but it will get you down the road. If you plan on travelling around much be aware that you're going to start losing power as you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8,218
Views: 2,271,747
Posted By RyanR
Sounds great! I've probably got that much...

Sounds great! I've probably got that much invested in spoons and a bead-buddy so $85 delivered sounds like a fair price to me. Do you know what metal you will be using for this? I am curious if it...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-11-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,901
Posted By RyanR
Thanks for the info guys. I'll pull the cover off...

Thanks for the info guys. I'll pull the cover off tonight and check it out and report back. I guess if worse comes to worst at least a full top/bottom end rebuild on this thing won't cost much, parts...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,575
Posted By RyanR
Nice! My buddy started riding around the same...

Nice! My buddy started riding around the same time I did. Him on a Super Sherpa and me on an 08 KLR650. His learning experience was rapid and fun. Mine was slower and filled with broken plastics and...
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