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Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By mts49
Btw, I'm on a DR650 now and I like it just as...

Btw, I'm on a DR650 now and I like it just as much, maybe more, than the DRZ. It's a little heavier, more stable at speed, and more comfortable (bike and rider) at higher speeds.

Looking back,...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By mts49
Good recommendations so far, so I'll try not to...

Good recommendations so far, so I'll try not to repeat what others have said.

I had a 09 DRZ SM, it was a great bike. BUT, realize that it is a "compromise" bike. It's good at a lot of things, but...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-07-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,320
Posted By mts49
I'm in

Sent payment, medium tshirt size.

Looks like there are plenty of trees to choose from if I decide to pack light and just bring a hammock. I don't have a rack or bags for the DR and I'll be riding...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,573
Posted By mts49
I have never used the TR8 front, but I have heard...

I have never used the TR8 front, but I have heard it described as a TKC80 with taller knobs and longer life. I really don't think the TR8 has any issue with onroad grip, based on others' reviews.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,573
Posted By mts49
IMHO, the 244's are superior to the K270 all...

IMHO, the 244's are superior to the K270 all around. Especially when leaned over on road. I have ridden both back to back on similar bikes, the K270's squirm and the 244's do not. Procycle has a set...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,573
Posted By mts49
This will be my next set of tires. I have...

This will be my next set of tires.

I have used the 244's in supermoto sizes on a DRZ-SM and I was very surprised with the level of grip onroad. Also ran 244's on an XT250 and was happy with their...
Forum: Racing 07-30-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 22,926
Posted By mts49
Awesome news!

This sounds awesome, so glad to hear that you guys are back for Dakar again!

Keep us posted!
Forum: Vendors 01-14-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,193
Posted By mts49
PM sent. Thanks

PM sent.

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 100,330
Views: 19,285,568
Posted By mts49
Jetting settings

Man I wan to personally thank you for posting these jetting specs!

I was also chasing the just-off-idle crack the throttle stumble or flat spot. This made on-off throttle transitions very jerky...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 78,010
Posted By mts49
What front fender is that?

What front fender is that?
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,168
Posted By mts49
+one more for the Shinko 244's, have used them on...

+one more for the Shinko 244's, have used them on multiple bikes, even 17in motard wheels. I think they are great.

+one more for the MT43. Feels decent on the road, drop your pressure without...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,658
Posted By mts49
Cool project, keep us up on it! Moar...

Cool project, keep us up on it!

Moar pictures!!
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,187
Posted By mts49
GSBS and I were discussing this a few weeks ago. ...

GSBS and I were discussing this a few weeks ago. I am def interested in this, now that the front MT43 is available in the states.

Anyone??

:ear
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 116,445
Posted By mts49
He's been riding... Haha! 4 out of the past...

He's been riding... Haha!

4 out of the past 5 or 6 days that I know of
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,592
Posted By mts49
THIS. Even if you dont get the Cycra...

THIS.

Even if you dont get the Cycra Pro-Bends, I saw a Zeta triple clamp pinch bolt mount that could be used with most standard handguards.
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 116,445
Posted By mts49
Nice report, usual Gravlee awesomeness... ...

Nice report, usual Gravlee awesomeness...

Looking forward to the next installment!
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,091
Posted By mts49
Gsbs, I know you used to run the T63, was...

Gsbs,

I know you used to run the T63, was that front and rear? Did you like that for a front tire?

I think we ride similar terrain, 70% road, out of necessity to get to trails...
Forum: Racing 01-30-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 712,046
Posted By mts49
Cubicle life sucks... Wish i lived in Colorado! ...

Cubicle life sucks... Wish i lived in Colorado!

Congrats Ned, what an awesome experience!!
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 366,671
Posted By mts49
My 08 XT250 is for sale in the classifieds. 1300...

My 08 XT250 is for sale in the classifieds. 1300 miles, all stock, new tires.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=758649

Im near Birmingham, AL :D
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 366,671
Posted By mts49
New Sprockets

Can someone provide a link to find cheap (steel) sprockets for the XT250?

I am looking to either go down one tooth in the front, if there are no issues with rubbing the swingarm too badly by...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,091
Posted By mts49
Hey thanks for the invite! We were travelling...

Hey thanks for the invite! We were travelling for Christmas and again for New Year's...

My Shinko 244 front tire came in yesterday and the MT43 rear should be here by Friday, they must have...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 79,540
Posted By mts49
Thanks for the information and the link. I am...

Thanks for the information and the link. I am planning on buying the TIR3 and using this driver/controller sometime relatively soon, it's on my list of "wants" to do to the bike...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 79,540
Posted By mts49
TIR3 as a brake light / running light combo

When using the Whelen TIR3 as a running light / brake light combo set up with a resistor on the leg for "running" light to reduce its light output and a diode on the "brake" leg to prevent back-flow...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By mts49
Aww dang, OLY! I would have let that other...

Aww dang, OLY!

I would have let that other coupon go to you if I had known...

I got a kick out of reading the report from when you came by Birmingham and visited with Swamp
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,091
Posted By mts49
I live near Chelsea. Ive ridden with you before,...

I live near Chelsea. Ive ridden with you before, on a ride from Sylacauga to Cheaha (Skyline Co Rd 600-1 and 600-2 I think?) and back. You and Debandi kept going north and back home from Cheaha if...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,091
Posted By mts49
GSBS, Any review on a MT43 front tire? Did...

GSBS,

Any review on a MT43 front tire? Did you ever try it?

I had a similar experience (as yours with the 606 front cupping) with a MT21 cupping after about half worn, once it started, the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 116,445
Posted By mts49
This is going to be awesome! Cant wait to hear...

This is going to be awesome! Cant wait to hear the stories from this trip
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 366,671
Posted By mts49
On another forum i saw someone had used a...

On another forum i saw someone had used a skidplate for the 08+ WR250R on their XT250.

Can anyone here confirm that this works? Or are there other good skidplates available for the XT250?
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-21-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 29,431
Posted By mts49
Nice work! Always love your reports!

Nice work! Always love your reports!
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 366,671
Posted By mts49
1st clean picture of my 08 XT250. ...

1st clean picture of my 08 XT250.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-SPnH1tr34sk/TuU4LOyEJjI/AAAAAAAAAmA/wtgrR4sWWc8/s800/P64481405.jpg

It wont be this clean very often...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 366,671
Posted By mts49
New XT250 owner here! Picked this one up...

New XT250 owner here!

Picked this one up two weeks ago. Previous owner said it had 1400 miles on it. When i test rode it before buying, i noticed that it was displaying km/h for speed. Got back...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 84,575
Posted By mts49
Keep it up man, this is good stuff!

Keep it up man, this is good stuff!
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 84,575
Posted By mts49
This trip is awesome, im really enjoying reading...

This trip is awesome, im really enjoying reading through the report!

By the way, what knife are you carrying? I saw it strapped to your leg in one picture, got curious...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,156
Posted By mts49
Went and toured the Vulcan for the first time...

Went and toured the Vulcan for the first time earlier this month (on the one year anniversary of engagement to my now wife) and in the visitor's center there is a wall dedicated to the civil rights...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 24,595
Views: 4,249,776
Posted By mts49
Your sig line indicates that you also have a...

Your sig line indicates that you also have a DR650 and an SV1000.

What do you not like about the DR offroad?

Can you not choose the SV1000 for hwy trips?

Just curious :thumbup


I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 24,595
Views: 4,249,776
Posted By mts49
I traded an 06 SV650 for my DRZ, i got it new...

I traded an 06 SV650 for my DRZ, i got it new (09) though.

I am happy with the decision, the DRZ is a great bike!

If you are worried about getting into a used bike with high miles, look for...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-04-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 12,674
Posted By mts49
I had a GREAT time riding with you guys this...

I had a GREAT time riding with you guys this weekend! Thanks for the adventure! Even though i am a "local" of sorts, i havent ridden most of what we hit on Saturday.

I had a GoPro on my helmet...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-01-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 12,674
Posted By mts49
If nothing changes, I will plan to be at the...

If nothing changes, I will plan to be at the Cheaha store and ready to go by 9am tomorrow morning. I'll be on a black DRZ with a BajaDesigns 8 inch headlight.
...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-31-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 12,674
Posted By mts49
Thanks for the update! Will the Saturday...

Thanks for the update!

Will the Saturday ride be returning to Cheaha as well?
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24,595
Views: 4,249,776
Posted By mts49
Pilot Power, BT003, Q2, etc... are the popular...

Pilot Power, BT003, Q2, etc... are the popular ones lately. BT016 used to get a lot of votes.

I would say Pilot Road, but the smallest they make is a 160 i think


There's lots of decent...
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