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Forum: Day Trippin' 10-24-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4,802
Views: 405,261
Posted By whipit1k
I need to get up there and check out the cool...

I need to get up there and check out the cool dirt roads north of morganton.
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 26,666
Posted By whipit1k
yes, yes, I understand that it is probably very...

yes, yes, I understand that it is probably very satisfying in the lower RPM range , but does it do anything at lower RPM's that the GS or the KTM1190 don 't? and then when those two bikes continue...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 26,666
Posted By whipit1k
Oh, I am not knocking the super tenere, and now...

Oh, I am not knocking the super tenere, and now that they can be had at nice prices, the S10 is at the top of my list. My Vstrom is coming up on 100K and, of course, runs just the same as it ever...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By whipit1k
The distance to a dealer makes no difference...

The distance to a dealer makes no difference whatsoever to me. There is this thing called the internet- any part or accessory I could possibly want can be had cheaper and delivered directly to my...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 26,666
Posted By whipit1k
This thread does not need to be fourteen pages...

This thread does not need to be fourteen pages long. The super ten does not sell because it is a bit porky and makes some fairly small HP numbers for a 1200cc bike. It is a great bike, I am sure, but...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 76,840
Views: 8,239,706
Posted By whipit1k
I am jealous of the NX transmission. How the...

I am jealous of the NX transmission. How the XR650L ever went into production with such horrible ratios is beyond me. It is truly a glaring flaw for off road use, nearly a fatal flaw to me
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-12-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4,802
Views: 405,261
Posted By whipit1k
from a couple m onths back I guess but I noticed...

from a couple m onths back I guess but I noticed that you had ridden along the base of south mountain through golden valley. If you were on golden valley rd/jonestown rd, there are some cool spots to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 23,148
Posted By whipit1k
I don't care if it is outdated. what I do care...

I don't care if it is outdated.
what I do care about is that it suffers from the same BS problems now that it did 14 years ago when it came out:it has a neutered motor, crap carb, and a severe lack...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-04-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,072
Posted By whipit1k
very nice! stay off the mud roads on the way home!

very nice! stay off the mud roads on the way home!
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,626
Posted By whipit1k
If Yamaha can build this triple 1) without...

If Yamaha can build this triple 1) without de-tuning the motor in any way and 2) without gaining much weight, I will haul ass to the dealer to buy one. that would be a great great bike.

sadly,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-17-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,475
Posted By whipit1k
cool pictures of warmer times! did you go...

cool pictures of warmer times! did you go straight from Shoneys to the hospital cardiac unit for a stent or two? lol
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-22-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,785
Posted By whipit1k
hmmm...wonder what was going on in that little...

hmmm...wonder what was going on in that little underground structure? you didn't happen to see this parked nearby, did ya>?
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-28-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,856
Posted By whipit1k
yes it s truly heartbreaking to sift through...

yes it s truly heartbreaking to sift through craigslist these days, it seems every numbskull who owns a sawzall is currently in the business of butchering classic Japanese bikes. glad this one dodged...
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,213
Posted By whipit1k
comparing a 12 DL650 to a honda 500X is pretty...

comparing a 12 DL650 to a honda 500X is pretty unfair to the honda. It is a nice bike, I am sure, but not in the same league
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By whipit1k
The only good argument against buying a higher...

The only good argument against buying a higher mileage strom is the fact that there are a load of them out there with low mileage for a song. Best deal on two wheels in my book. I would not really...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 565,366
Posted By whipit1k
It never ceases to amaze me how frequently some...

It never ceases to amaze me how frequently some digital pics snapped by some dude at a bike show or out in the real world somewhere put the studio pics a manufacturer banks on to introduce their new...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,912
Posted By whipit1k
awesome report, love your "new" 350. such a cool...

awesome report, love your "new" 350. such a cool machine
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,220
Posted By whipit1k
Dear (american) Honda, Thanks for making my...

Dear (american) Honda,
Thanks for making my buying decisions quick and easy by failing to import the interesting bikes I like. Love my V-strom. Keep peddaling those shadow cruisers, maybe some day I...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,830
Posted By whipit1k
it could be carried on a vstrom pretty easily....

it could be carried on a vstrom pretty easily. modern trials bikes have a very large, flat aluminum skid plate that would sit oh so nicely on the vstrom cargo rack. you would need to find a way to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,945
Posted By whipit1k
wow , I need to do that trip some day

wow , I need to do that trip some day
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8,888
Views: 1,231,789
Posted By whipit1k
it is a very bad idea to make a rocker box (valve...

it is a very bad idea to make a rocker box (valve cover) gasket and put it in where it does not belong. Take it out NOW and re assemble with liquid gasket. The head and rocker box are machined in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8,888
Views: 1,231,789
Posted By whipit1k
I think you are just used to two 310mm rotors...

I think you are just used to two 310mm rotors with radial mount calipers on a typical sportbike...serious braking power. The DR200 is never, ever going to have (or need) that type of braking power....
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8,888
Views: 1,231,789
Posted By whipit1k
I guess I have answered my own question by...

I guess I have answered my own question by researching a bit more
There is nothing missing. The DR200 does not use the shift drum cam stop and spring that normally live under this oil drain plug...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8,888
Views: 1,231,789
Posted By whipit1k
Question concerning the right side "oil drain...

Question concerning the right side "oil drain plug" on the underside of the bike.

I realize now that this is not really an oil drain plug. I see it is supposedly a plug to retain a spring and pin...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8,888
Views: 1,231,789
Posted By whipit1k
I am looking for a stock DR200se seat cover....

I am looking for a stock DR200se seat cover. anybody got one they would like to sell? maybe leftover from a custom seat job?
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8,888
Views: 1,231,789
Posted By whipit1k
Just bought a 1996 DR200 , I am curious, does...

Just bought a 1996 DR200 , I am curious, does anybody know who has got the highest mileage DR200 in the adv family here? I am sure it is not me: my bike has 15K. more than most little bikes but not...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4,813
Views: 869,225
Posted By whipit1k
I ride a fuel injected bike and do occasionally...

I ride a fuel injected bike and do occasionally rant about the unnecessary complexity of the system. Especially when costly fuel pumps die.



Some of the most satisfying bikes out there are...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4,813
Views: 869,225
Posted By whipit1k
well how did people ever do it in the past? There...

well how did people ever do it in the past? There have been motorcycles out there in this scary, multi surface world you describe for a hundred and ten years, dealing with the treacherous , ever...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,875
Posted By whipit1k
do you have any idea how slow and horribly...

do you have any idea how slow and horribly underpowered a TW200 is to begin with, let alone loaded down with a bunch of gear? as long as you are riding to and from a location that never sees traffic...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4,813
Views: 869,225
Posted By whipit1k
I could give a rats ass about abs, traction...

I could give a rats ass about abs, traction control, or any other type of electronic BS. I have been the one riding and controling the bike since the beginning, and that is how it is going to stay. I...
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,718
Posted By whipit1k
I also have an 05 DL1000. Only 75k on my bike. I...

I also have an 05 DL1000. Only 75k on my bike. I cant see replacing it any time soon. It was dirt cheap, is pretty damn good at everything I ask it to do, very reliable. I suppose I could go out and...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9,247
Views: 3,625,617
Posted By whipit1k
click the craigslist link for more pics....

click the craigslist link for more pics. something I just ran across. It is pretty neat
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9,247
Views: 3,625,617
Posted By whipit1k
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/whipit1k/3E...

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/whipit1k/3E33M43N75Ld5N25Fed4r96cc9917bcc41a6d_zps995d66bf.jpg ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,443
Posted By whipit1k
Full disclosure: I rode one harley in my life, a...

Full disclosure: I rode one harley in my life, a 2001 softtail something or other. put a new front tire on it for a guy and decided to give it a whirl. I was expecting it to be slow and to vibrate a...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9,247
Views: 3,625,617
Posted By whipit1k
damn, that is shiny and nice. I imagine my black...

damn, that is shiny and nice. I imagine my black on black 05 looked that way...but it has been a while!
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,443
Posted By whipit1k
aah these threads bring out the true harley...

aah these threads bring out the true harley clones too, don't they?
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,443
Posted By whipit1k
Here is the formula for the ultimate budget H-D...

Here is the formula for the ultimate budget H-D ADV bike: take a vstrom and purposly mistime the cam gears by a tooth or two. Now take both motor side covers off, being sure to tear the gaskets, then...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 522,119
Posted By whipit1k
fantastic looking bike and what deals I see on...

fantastic looking bike and what deals I see on them!
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 173,537
Posted By whipit1k
Just looked at the R model at the local dealer....

Just looked at the R model at the local dealer. it has a refreshingly roomy appearance and high quality look about it. Very nice
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,048
Posted By whipit1k
The KTM1190 really does it for me. That thing is...

The KTM1190 really does it for me. That thing is awesome.
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