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Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8,540
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Posted By tumbleweedracer
Rollin' the new Kenda on front and rear.

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Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8,540
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Posted By tumbleweedracer
LOL... I made it a point to not wear my pheasant...

LOL... I made it a point to not wear my pheasant hat or the helmet with the antlers.
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,099,037
Posted By tumbleweedracer
A couple from yesterday's outing... ...

A couple from yesterday's outing...

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Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,099,037
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Did you notice any problems with decreased...

Did you notice any problems with decreased rigidity in the lid?
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,099,037
Posted By tumbleweedracer
100 miles of dirt road is good for the soul! ...

100 miles of dirt road is good for the soul!

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,890
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Well, at least it's raining on them! :clap

Well, at least it's raining on them! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,099,037
Posted By tumbleweedracer
http://www.pbase.com/takurpic/image/137871616.jpg...

http://www.pbase.com/takurpic/image/137871616.jpg

My dad on my KLX300 and one of my sons a CRF100, last Sunday. I was the support vehicle :evil '93 KLR650.

Dad rode some about 40 years ago and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,903
Posted By tumbleweedracer
January is a good time to look for college kids...

January is a good time to look for college kids dumping bikes on Craigslist to cover 2nd semester tuition ;) Got a killer deal on an SV650 a few years ago.

Also got a good deal on an old '93...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,099,037
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Be safe! Give me a shout if you ever ride through...

Be safe! Give me a shout if you ever ride through SW Kansas again :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Good points everyone. Advice somewhat taken-...

Good points everyone.

Advice somewhat taken- short term plan is to carry a single 1gal can to reduce the weight on the subframe. Long term is to pick up the Acerbis tank- it's bigger and cheaper...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Additional Fuel Solutions

I recently acquired a '98 KLX300. This little bike has been a fun alternative to my '93 KLR650. I've been running on the dry river bed and county roads around here.

Only complaint I have is the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,686
Posted By tumbleweedracer
That, my friend, was a fantastic suggestion! I...

That, my friend, was a fantastic suggestion! I successfully performed the procedure this afternoon with parts from the local hardware store.

I gave it a run, got it nice and hot, came home and let...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,686
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Just repeating what I've read in other posts......

Just repeating what I've read in other posts... the hot start is kinda like the opposite of the choke. The choke enriches the fuel to air ratio and the hot start valve makes it leaner. Again, I'm not...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,099,037
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Nice! I had a few last night and all I got the...

Nice! I had a few last night and all I got the nerve to do was check valves and clean the carb on a KLX300!:clap
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,080
Posted By tumbleweedracer
That's a sweet rig!

That's a sweet rig!
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,099,037
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Wow! What happened?:eek1 Nevermind. Just saw...

Wow! What happened?:eek1

Nevermind. Just saw the link above. Ouch!
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,099,037
Posted By tumbleweedracer
170 miles, 2-up, with son #2 of 4

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Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2011, 08:58 PM
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Views: 2,099,037
Posted By tumbleweedracer
From today's ride:

http://www.pbase.com/takurpic/image/134897193.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,099,037
Posted By tumbleweedracer
http://www.pbase.com/takurpic/image/134831128.jpg...

http://www.pbase.com/takurpic/image/134831128.jpg

Celebratory ride after a successful doohickey swap today!

Here's the old:

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,869
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Good video and good info. Thanks! Something...

Good video and good info. Thanks!

Something to add, and it goes for all bikes, make sure the kickstand is on a solid surface. I assumed (yep) the ground/rock/gravel outside my garage door was all...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-10-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9,908
Views: 601,827
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Howdy, Dirtfarmer:wave Nice Strom! I posted...

Howdy, Dirtfarmer:wave Nice Strom!

I posted a while back, but I didn't have my KLR then. Here's the new (to me) 1993 KLR650 with fresh rattle can kahki...
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-10-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By tumbleweedracer
I only caught his screen name, but forgot.

I only caught his screen name, but forgot.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-10-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Yep!

Yep!
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,099,037
Posted By tumbleweedracer
I bumped into another ADVer a couple of days ago....

I bumped into another ADVer a couple of days ago. He said he has a '91 painted almost identically :freaky

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-08-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By tumbleweedracer
@Utah to Daytona

Met this fellow tonight near my home in Southwest Kansas while I was exploring a construction road on my KLR650:

http://www.pbase.com/takurpic/image/134554834/original.jpg

I suck with names so...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,099,037
Posted By tumbleweedracer
WOW! Very cool :clap

WOW! Very cool :clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,099,037
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Those cop bikes look tough! Here's one of...

Those cop bikes look tough!

Here's one of mine form tonight- I added the grips, seat cover, and painted the boots (no more blue!!!).

http://www.pbase.com/takurpic/image/134493141.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,099,037
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Bought a 1993 with 17.5K miles for $900 on...

Bought a 1993 with 17.5K miles for $900 on Tuesday this past week. Had it painted by Thursday. I still need to swap out the grips and boots.

Before:...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-13-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9,908
Views: 601,827
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Lately, it's been great here in the SW corner. I...

Lately, it's been great here in the SW corner. I rode Sunday, Monday, not yesterday, but plan to ride today too... forecast hi is upper 50s :rofl:clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-08-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9,908
Views: 601,827
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Weather guessers are say 50 by Wednesday here in...

Weather guessers are say 50 by Wednesday here in the SW corner. Guess who's going ridin?!?!?

Flashback to June '09...
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-01-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 836,835
Posted By tumbleweedracer
I hear ya... I'm shooting for a DL1000 myself... ...

I hear ya... I'm shooting for a DL1000 myself...

I'm on the red one...
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Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,518
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Good stuff!

Good stuff!
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Thanks folks.

Thanks folks.
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Day 7

Day 7 (the logest day):

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We awoke to light rain that quickly turned heavy. My wife had warned us that the storms ran most of the way through...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Day 6

Day 6:

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The day started out good enough. Relatively clear sky and pleasant temp. That's how it went along Hwy 59 from Douglas until Wright....
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Day 5

Day 5:
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We left Craig bright and early. The motel bed was definitely a relief after a night of camping. A quick cup of coffe and a sausage...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2009, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Day 4

Day 4:
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We found a spot with power so we could charge our phones, then we headed back east across Utah.

Dinosaur Nat'l Park was on our original...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Day 3

Day 3:
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We left Green River and headed north toward Salt Lake City, Utah. Upon the advice of locals, we debated on a southern route toward Moab...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By tumbleweedracer
Day 2

Day 2:
http://www.pbase.com/takurpic/image/113553895.jpg

We left Gunnison and headed for Black Canyon/ Gunnison Nat'l Park. It was a great ride to the canyon. Just after Sapinero on Hwy 50, we...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By tumbleweedracer
2500+ miles on a couple of '01 SV650s

My son and I took a 7 day trip last week (June 1 - June 7, 2009) on our 2001 SV650s. His is a blue SVS and mine is naked red.

Here's a video/slideshow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnZZ6ygbQeg)...
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