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Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 24,577
Posted By osbo

Keep the photos coming. Love this build. I have been thinking about starting such a build also. i guess you should start with a 2500 dollar or so donor bike. I did some adding, excluding labor I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,662
Posted By osbo
EXC vs LC4

I also have owned them both. I have owned 4 of the 640e LC4s and one EXC 525.
The newer RFS of the 450 and 525 are superior in every way. Slow or fast, they are great bikes. Easy to work on if...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By osbo
XR650L Muff

I always tired of the horroble aftermarket mufflers.
I bought I used XR650R muffler off evil bay.
I had a local muffler shop make a mid pipe.
Worked great, then later I added the HRR 40mm(?)
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-28-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,266
Posted By osbo

Another X Honda XR650R rider here.
I too would have kept mine for all the reasons you discuss but the lack of a estarter was a killer for me.
That R purchase turned me Orange.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 35,297
Posted By osbo
Perfect Thumper??

Maybe a few, someone a few posts above said a LC4 640e with a 660 Raptor engine......that sounded nice.

What about a XR650R ( European style with Factory DOT stuff) But with the new TRX700XX...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22,722
Views: 3,682,339
Posted By osbo

It seems mistakes and motorcycle repair shops are very common. Living and riding here in Tampa Bay, I have not found a consistant MC shop that does a good job. This is the very reason why if I can't...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By osbo

If you want a DR350 that sounds like a good one. Is it the Off Road model or the Dual Sport?
Either are very good motorcycles IMO, not great by any measure.
With cleaning the carb I would also...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-22-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 21,241
Posted By osbo
Mini Bikin'

You guys are such dorks!

ugh....I can I join?
Looks like you guys are having a blast. It just goes to show us all, just get out and ride! :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,120
Posted By osbo

What a great find. Look how big the seats were back then, looks comfortable.
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 53,289
Posted By osbo
XT660 X and R

WOW , those are sweet. These big XTs are another example of the cool bikes NOT sold in the USA.
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 385,261
Posted By osbo
Honda DS

Like alot of you guys, I am a X Honda rider. If KTM can make their EXC s street legal why can't Honda?
A CRF450X street legal would sale, wouldn't it? Also how about a big dual sport based on that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-30-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 61,444
Posted By osbo
Rocket City

Love the reports. Some of your photos are the areas I visited as a Boy Scout back in the 70s.
Please keep them coming...Sweet X home Alabama !

Jim ( HSV resident 1964 to 1979)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-26-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By osbo
Relocation to Philly

Hey folks,
I am being transfered from the south to the Philly area. My office is in Mt. Laurel NJ. I will be keeping the family back in Florida until schools out. In the mean time I will be living...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By osbo
LV Bound?

Thanks Larry,
Yes....I am excited about riding in the West. I have been getting caught up on the area's ride reports.
Thanks, the City Forum site talks of Summerlin also.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By osbo
Moving to Las Vegas...maybe

Hey Inmates,
I just received info that I am being considered for a job in Las Vegas. If I get the job, I would be working just East of downtown, near I-515 and E Charleston Blvd.
My plans are to...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-27-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,460
Posted By osbo

Back when those were new, there was a ton of XL/SL 100-125-175 etc.. Striped down and ridden all over FL. I can even recall seeing some at Croom back in the day. Unless you just dig old street-trail...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,377
Posted By osbo

My vote get a DRZ400E. Even if you are young and strong, the kick start of the 650R Honda is nuts. Watch Dust to Glory ,see how Team Honda fights it to get started.
I had a XR650R, bought it new,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,587
Posted By osbo

Back home in the great state of ALABAMA! I rode one of those in motorcycle safety class while @ Whitesburg Middle School. Maybe 1976?
As a 13 year old kid, I loved it.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 61,444
Posted By osbo
HSV and Riding in the 70s

Hello from another X-HSV resident and rider. My experiences are dated..
Living in SE HSV, behind Grissom High. Back in the 70s. This area had tons of trails. We would ride East from the Double Tree...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,047
Posted By osbo

Another vote for the piston and cam swap. I did these same mods on my 98 XR650L years ago. I never had an issue with it running hot afterwards. I have ran it had and fast in deep sand, thinking that...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-28-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,886
Posted By osbo

Yes, many years ago you would simply register the VIN w/ the ranger's office and they would issue a permit. It has been about 2 years for me, but I had to bring the OHV titles for all of my ATVs...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 19,061
Posted By osbo

I 2nd that, what a beauty!:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,830
Posted By osbo

For years I had the DR650 and a DR350x ( I think that was the off road only model). I was able to plate the 350 so I could connect the trails. The 650 made a great street and fire road bike. I was...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,771
Posted By osbo
XR650L Replacement

I would think for little cost Honda could build the XR650R into a great dual sport bike. Add an electric starter and DOT stuff. Doesnt their new ATV 650cc plus have the old XR650R engine but an...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,722
Posted By osbo
I am 6-3 and bought a new '05 525exc a few years...

I am 6-3 and bought a new '05 525exc a few years ago.
I added an under handlebar steering stablizer from EE, that added about 2 inches I think. I then added a tall hard seat, also from EE. By far,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 79,602
Posted By osbo
2006 Sxc 625 ?

I have found a 2006 SXC 625 FS herein the USA. Owner says he bought it new @ the dealer in '05. Title says 2006. It is not a super moto, nor was it prior. What do you guys think? I was certain '04...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,303
Posted By osbo

This new deal reminds me of the Hodaka Days.
Parts came from over seas, and assembled here.
I wonder why they never updated the DS 600( ? cc).
I never rode one but several of my ridng buddies...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By osbo

Take it off and haul it to an auto interior place. I had a local guy make a very nice seat for one of my LC4 s. It was more comfortable than the one I had custom made. BTW, I paid the guy $60.00 ! It...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,805
Posted By osbo

While in college in the early 80s, my Yamaha XS850 's battery would die. It had a kick starter too. No problem for a then young strong man,
not so easy now I'm sure.
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,493
Posted By osbo
New DS bikes

My opinion on post #1
The four makers from Japan do not take DS serious. DS bikes do not sell in the numbers cruisers, sport bikes, and kid bikes do. Not to metion ATVs either. For several years I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 18,101
Posted By osbo

Another vote for the Trakmasters. They look like sand knobs to me, but actually hold up better than the MT21. I used the MT21 for many years on several different bikes. Summer '08 I had a new set of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,701
Posted By osbo

Another option is a 650R on 650L. I tried many aftermarket mufflers, most are junk. I took a R muffler and a 40mm HRC tip from ebay. Had a car muffler shop make a mid pipe ($40.00) and it worked...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,851
Posted By osbo

Please no hate mail, as I love the 640e. I have owned 4 of them.
They are super cool and have great componets. They do vibrate alot, all 4 of mine could put various body parts to sleep while...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,325
Posted By osbo

I bought my new R and that night read the owners manual from cover to cover. Next day 1st ride. I almost had a stroke kick starting it. I would have brought it back to the dealer for a refund if I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,655
Posted By osbo
Seats and dual sports

I agree, my XR650L was the most comfortable. The stock seat is nice and can be made even better. It has a flat long wide base, so you can build your own seat very easily or leave as is. I rode my L...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,525
Posted By osbo

Ok, please hold back the hate mail, but...
I bought a Renazco for my 2002 KTM 640e. Chris was very good to deal with but I didn't enjoy the seat @ all. I searched some old KTM part listings and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 19,753
Posted By osbo

Very cool bike. I agree, little is just as fun or more.
I will show my age but, back in the 'old days, all of my riding buddies
rode Street-Trail bikes under 200cc. We were not kids either then. I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By osbo
Husky ....KTM?

I'm interested. I'm in the market for a TE610 or similar. The older LC4 640e are some of my favorite bikes but I thought even w/ the WP stuff they handled goofy off off road. I never got comfortable...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26,320
Views: 3,455,545
Posted By osbo
Te610 for me?

Hey guys,
Advice please. I sold all my bikes last year due to unemployment.
I'm ready to start riding again. I want a big dual sport to ride on the street and trails. I have have had big DSs in...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,432
Posted By osbo
Best DS...XR650L

My vote XR650L,
I have had to compare:Some factory DS and some I used as a DS,
Hodaka Road Toad 100cc, Kawasaki KE 125, '86 DR600, DR350, (3) LC4 640e (best bike in theory I think), XR650L, XR650R...
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