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Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
No clearance issues. I ran the same size knobby...

No clearance issues. I ran the same size knobby in the back with no issues so I think a tenth bigger should be fine. Mine is a farm machine so deep mud and sand when not cummuting. The tires have...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
I have the 270s, 3.25 in the front and 4.50 in...

I have the 270s, 3.25 in the front and 4.50 in the back.
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
Mine had the same issue and was also just a loose...

Mine had the same issue and was also just a loose negative battery terminal.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
In Ozarkdave's defense my DR has been the least...

In Ozarkdave's defense my DR has been the least reliable bike I've owned. I've never made it more than a couple thousand miles without something breaking, all small stuff but still. I have ridden...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 199,894
Posted By Joelness
I think it's an especially good looking bike.

I think it's an especially good looking bike.
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4,588
Views: 830,453
Posted By Joelness
A scrambler build should include knobby enough...

A scrambler build should include knobby enough tires to compensate for the lack of a cush drive. KTM guys have been relying on dual sport tires to make reliable non cush adventure bikes out of EXCs...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
Don't mean to jump in but they're kick only. ...

Don't mean to jump in but they're kick only. Honda didn't throw an electric leg on their small dual sports until the 230l came out.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
Kenda K270s; they run about $45 a piece and most...

Kenda K270s; they run about $45 a piece and most shops have something comparable. I've never seen install run more than about $25 per end, but apparently it's out there. Tubes are another 10 or 20...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
If the petcock is bad it could have filled the...

If the petcock is bad it could have filled the engine full enough to pressurize.
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
Drill out the spot welds.

Drill out the spot welds.
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7,895
Views: 2,124,861
Posted By Joelness
Steve's Honda is a Nighthawk 250.

Steve's Honda is a Nighthawk 250.
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 266,786
Posted By Joelness
White Pass is an awesome ride.

White Pass is an awesome ride.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
Plug for the kickstand switch is under the seat...

Plug for the kickstand switch is under the seat and needs a little jumper to hotwire.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
It is a 10 mm for shizzy.

It is a 10 mm for shizzy.
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
Passenger strap. Yes.

Passenger strap. Yes.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7,895
Views: 2,124,861
Posted By Joelness
Gosh everybody's non believers. I'd say try it...

Gosh everybody's non believers. I'd say try it out. Worst case you can try turning the box you have side ways to keep the weight forward and you won't lose any more aero than someone with...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
If it's the switches themselves then you can...

If it's the switches themselves then you can bypass them. The clutch switch connects behind the headlight cover and can just be connected back to itself. The kickstand switch, the plug is under the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-19-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 1,064,457
Posted By Joelness
CB550 Desert Sled build thread in some assembly...

CB550 Desert Sled build thread in some assembly required. He broke down on day two I think.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7,895
Views: 2,124,861
Posted By Joelness
Just rode my DR200 up and down the Oregon coast...

Just rode my DR200 up and down the Oregon coast with some pretty gnarly winds and thought nothing of it. Your 250 will be no taller and a bit heavier so you should be plenty well off.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
Yes mostly street. Some checking fencelines but...

Yes mostly street. Some checking fencelines but mostly highway 101 down the Oregon coast.
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
Over 600 miles on the litle DR in the last three...

Over 600 miles on the litle DR in the last three days; performed flawlessly.
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
Since '96 just the color has changed. Prior to...

Since '96 just the color has changed. Prior to that there was the nearly identical SP200 with kickstart only and some small tranny differences. The SP has a much more comfortable seat and a bigger...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
I've found that all loud exhaust does for me is...

I've found that all loud exhaust does for me is kill my mileage 'cause I'm kind of a big kid and like listening to it.
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 166,346
Posted By Joelness
All joking aside I think that the new Indians are...

All joking aside I think that the new Indians are gorgeous, save for the weird passenger pegs. I think that the only mistake that Polaris can make with this new brand is to treat these first gen...
Forum: Racing 08-10-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 66,531
Posted By Joelness
It's in his blood.

It's in his blood.
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7,942
Views: 1,189,250
Posted By Joelness
As a farmer I must pay homage.

As a farmer I must pay homage.
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7,942
Views: 1,189,250
Posted By Joelness
That's why everybody's riding cruisers these...

That's why everybody's riding cruisers these days. Only ones that look like motorcycles.
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 166,346
Posted By Joelness
Those look like Intruders with the wrong fenders.

Those look like Intruders with the wrong fenders.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
I have no first hand experience with the 250 but...

I have no first hand experience with the 250 but I would say that my DR is much more maintenance intensive than the half a dozen Hondas I've owned. My DR has been very good within the confines of...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4,588
Views: 830,453
Posted By Joelness
The 48s have been out much longer.

The 48s have been out much longer.
Forum: Racing 07-22-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 66,531
Posted By Joelness
I apologize for my earlier ignorance. I just...

I apologize for my earlier ignorance. I just learned how much more dangerous green lasers are than the old fashioned red laser pointers. I take it back that it wasn't that serious. :doh BTW Natch...
Forum: Racing 07-22-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 66,531
Posted By Joelness
I don't necessarily think that the laser thing is...

I don't necessarily think that the laser thing is as big a deal as all that, but in this case I'm a fan of the ruling. We can just call it karma.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
Napa PS 4949 $4. It comes with both o-rings as...

Napa PS 4949 $4. It comes with both o-rings as apposed to the OEM with only one. I don't know anything about the Tusk, but I'very had good luck with their brake pads and handlebars so far.
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
Start bay at least bleeding. That is definitely...

Start bay at least bleeding. That is definitely not normal, the front is the stronger of the two brakes.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-30-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 199,894
Posted By Joelness
http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/mcy/3837724831.h...

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/mcy/3837724831.html
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 199,894
Posted By Joelness
That tank is hilarious.

That tank is hilarious.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
You need tubes unless you convert the rims.

You need tubes unless you convert the rims.
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
A little squirt of silicone spray on the...

A little squirt of silicone spray on the suspension bushings does wonders for the squeaking.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,775
Posted By Joelness
I say cafe it, just 'cause it'll make some purist...

I say cafe it, just 'cause it'll make some purist somewhere cry a little; you'll also have the only one on the block so it'll be double bad ass.
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8,613
Views: 1,174,295
Posted By Joelness
just the plugs

just the plugs
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