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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-21-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,343
Posted By cbig
Dude,

5 yr old thread..
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,178
Posted By cbig
Depends

most in our crew have at least one xr. I've had two xr400's. Very reliable bike. Not fastest, but comfortable. If you're going for distance and/or isolated places where help isn't coming, it's a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By cbig
my xr600

Uses kenda 270 on the rear. 5.10. Mt21 up front.

The kenda runs better almost everywhere than a 606, except maybe sand, lasts longer, and if you run it with heavy-duty tubes and air it down to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,297
Posted By cbig
fwiw

I recently bought a 2000 xr650r, plated by the previous (original) owner in 2006. Title and plate changed over no problem, received the title 2 days ago.

Cbig
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By cbig
I c

Matt,

All torso, no tail.

Don't forget mammoth. I sent u the dates.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-12-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By cbig
matt. .

I c u bought a "kuberg cross" ..

Glad you found something with a power band you can handle, safer over all... Good choice!
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 23,545
Views: 3,129,741
Posted By cbig
this one

https://www.4strokes.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=33059

At the price stated, saidnon sale. 14.95 + shipping, no tacks..
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 23,545
Views: 3,129,741
Posted By cbig
the

Tool was from motion pro, and then fluid from oem cycle supply.

Been my experience a few years ago suspensions shops may or may not do what you pay for . I bought at the time a xr400. I had a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 23,545
Views: 3,129,741
Posted By cbig
recently got a 650r

Has some use, but overall decent condition, plated, ca.I want to put a 16 tooth on it with the XR's only chain guard, it came with a newer chain 15 counter and a 50 tooth rear. Hoping to try it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By cbig
17 seemed

About right. Would have been a nicer trail had not such large areas been burned. Seems a lot of the Piutes are burned out.

Beautiful time of year, especially the flowers on the Brightstar side,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By cbig
Was clear

From woolstaff meadow all the way to Kelso rd.

Thanks.

Cbig
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By cbig
thanks, Jerry

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2926/14763587172_9545311925_h.jpg

The 600 gets around pretty good. I'm looking to take only one bike on this ride, leave the big rv at home. I do have an xr280 I can...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By cbig
most

Definitely.
On the bucket list, as is Schmidt's tunnel and McIver.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By cbig
woolstaff trail, piutes

Anyone have any info, experience? Headed up that way from Jawbone this weekend, couple of guys brining big bikes, xr600's, xr650r's and ktm sxc's.

Map showing it goes thru and down about 8 miles...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9,154
Views: 1,923,335
Posted By cbig
Talking undercover poe!

What is that white shit stuck to your wheels!

Haven't seen that in some time!

You can safely raise the forks at least 10 mm beyond the last mark. Use a vernier caliper to make sure both sides...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,837
Posted By cbig
Collin

The ride I got on the sxc was thru some twisty desert trail, not open enough to let it rip, but enough to tell how quick it was. Nice, firm but still plush suspension, went well where pointed. Vibes...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By cbig
Too late !

Just ran it. No snow, very little mud from big pine all the way down past crab flat, thru 2n17x. Decent ride.

Thanks
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 161,494
Posted By cbig
advantage of the Harrison

Map is you can use a protractor, cheap rei one, to find your location provided your gps gives you utm coords.
if no gps, you can still resection it.

The national geo map has more details, more...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By cbig
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11,432
Views: 1,714,625
Posted By cbig
may be trading out my

Xr600 for an xr650r. ..
love the 600, but the power of the 650r is calling...
hope the right move!
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,624
Posted By cbig
ktm's a decent bike back east

Just recently had to choose between an xr650r and an lc4 sxc. The lc4 is too vibey 4 me. Reminded me of my te510 on the road. After a few miles the resale price on those is 2500 out here with 5k on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By cbig
Ok,

Will check out the area, any good camp sites, decent scenery and trail access?


Free van porn:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3914/14576916809_f4df0c1e6a_z.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By cbig
riding Arizona

First week of April, coming from Los Angeles area. I'm supposed to visit a relative, and friends in the Carefree,Scottsdale area, a buddy has us camping of the 87 somewhere.

Any trails I should...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23,545
Views: 3,129,741
Posted By cbig
if it's any consolation, my xr280

Got 59mpg on the sametrip, out furnace, thru golar, back around street side.

My buddies run 15/47 on the xr650r.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23,545
Views: 3,129,741
Posted By cbig
eek

Is right! My buddies on xr650r's get 45 to 50 mpg, rode with them in Death Valley. .160 mile loop, just shy of 4 gal. Still almost a gallon in their tanks..they are geared tall tho.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23,545
Views: 3,129,741
Posted By cbig
just bought a xr650r

Buddies suggest the xr650r is the next best upgrade for a xr600. Xr reliable, more power. I'm not so convinced yet, but the 650r does have the power :D

Got some questions..
1. Is there a fan...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7,032
Views: 1,276,085
Posted By cbig
I do realize it, that's why I posted here :D

Most of my buddies, being an xr crew, are already biased the other way.

An sxc is what I'm interested in, thanks
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7,032
Views: 1,276,085
Posted By cbig
hows the sxc vs a xr650r?

I was looking into a sxc as a general dirt ride, has e start, my xr600 needs a rebuild. A friend is offering a xr650r. My time on both bikes is limited. Ridden both off road, on street, the ktm...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4,639
Views: 795,070
Posted By cbig
maybe unpopular to say but

I think you can get a mountain hybrid already existing....kenda 270. Have had great luck with this tire.....properly aired down, which you will have to do anyhow with the mountain hybrid to get...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,837
Posted By cbig
yeah

The advantages of orange are I reasonably know the miles, very low, and orange is very visible!
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,837
Posted By cbig
what I have in mind for the bike

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7426/16510807321_3ac58ee068_k.jpg

Or

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5612/15504332831_36d958bd24_k.jpg

I want to hang it off my camper van for trips....
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,837
Posted By cbig
Thanks

One of the inmates here let me try his sxc. I don't think it has anything on my xr600, the power to weight was about the same (not a restricted xr650l) my xr has xr400 forks.. The suspension of the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,614
Posted By cbig
dromdeary bag

Got me all curious. .no leaks? Who did this experiment?
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11,432
Views: 1,714,625
Posted By cbig
Btw

Quite a mess!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,961
Posted By cbig
in my 12 yrs

In the Army, and around marines I never saw marines use Apaches....

Cobras? Yes.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9,154
Views: 1,923,335
Posted By cbig
Wise choice

I got a low use xr400 came with a super crap. Too loud. Stocker with 4 holes a la Gordon's is great.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-10-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 161,494
Posted By cbig
headed to Panamint area

This weekend,
any current snow, ice reports, especially for Pleasant Valley and Hunter would be great. We'll be on 600's Anda jeep or three.

Thanks,
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11,432
Views: 1,714,625
Posted By cbig
Steve,

Distinct possibility, I had thought of you, I'd like to learn more myself but concerned I may miss something vital. I ride this bike because, in the places I ride, I got to depend on it. Performance...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11,432
Views: 1,714,625
Posted By cbig
beloved xr600 started to smoke

On start up. Fairly sure it's valve give seals, smoke clears up on running. No idea how many miles on it before I bought it, bottom end seems solid. My thinking is I should open up the cases as well,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-08-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,961
Posted By cbig
we tried to make up for it 2day..Rode miller and crab flats

Not too crowded, surprisingly little ice, snow.

Salt mine 2morrow!
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