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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-28-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By dfye55
I'm in

Perfect timing... tune up/practice run for spring rides. Camping Friday night.
:clap

Any advice on inoculations to prevent tw/ct/lifan fever?

Don
2004 DR200
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-28-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18,511
Views: 1,260,525
Posted By dfye55
Yes! I'd be on my low adrenalin dr200. I've got...

Yes! I'd be on my low adrenalin dr200. I've got a flexible schedule.

from phone
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,376,570
Posted By dfye55
Tewster2! Whizzer? Whacha mean by Whizzer?...

Tewster2! Whizzer? Whacha mean by Whizzer? Here's the 1949 Whizzer Sportsman I learned to ride on when I was 10 or so.......
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 9,215
Views: 1,345,739
Posted By dfye55
Clutch cable broke. We had beautiful weather...

Clutch cable broke.

We had beautiful weather Sat, got the cold natured thing running, and right off my property the clutch cable gave out. So new one on the way, but I'm thinking.... What if I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-09-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 18,511
Views: 1,260,525
Posted By dfye55
I'm thinking these drones are getting cheap,...

I'm thinking these drones are getting cheap, small, and smart enough to be a personal adventure photographer. This one says it will auto avoid obstructions, and auto follow the phone....
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9,215
Views: 1,345,739
Posted By dfye55
Thanks for post WizardSkills! Guess I need to be...

Thanks for post WizardSkills! Guess I need to be less fearful of slabbing it when needed. I've slabbed a klr250, runs about 8000 rpm stock, kinda scary when you think of all those part loads...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-18-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18,511
Views: 1,260,525
Posted By dfye55
my first motorcycle

:roflhttp://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o642/dfye55/SUZUKI80medium_zps8cc6920f.jpg (http://s1336.photobucket.com/user/dfye55/media/SUZUKI80medium_zps8cc6920f.jpg.html)
My first motorcycle! I loved...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-18-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18,511
Views: 1,260,525
Posted By dfye55
Insurance

Check Foremost. I got quote and policy online.

We have our rental homes and cars with State Farm, and the cost of adding a second motorcycle was ridiculous, and I wanted a third. So an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,173
Posted By dfye55
wiki clippings on Henderson motorcycles

From Wikipedia:

<H4>1917 Model G[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Henderson_Motorcycle&action=edit&section=10)]</H4> ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,173
Posted By dfye55
a couple pictures...

Indiana road in 1919:http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o642/dfye55/1913indianaroad_zpsb6522086.jpg (http://s1336.photobucket.com/user/dfye55/media/1913indianaroad_zpsb6522086.jpg.html)

The 1919...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,173
Posted By dfye55
I'm more of a rider than reader too. I are...

I'm more of a rider than reader too. I are enginer, ha! Didn't read a book for 4 years at Purdue!

I would love to find a report from each decade, how things had changed by the 20's and 30's etc....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,173
Posted By dfye55
100 year old ride report found

Across America by Motor-Cycle by C. K. Shepard ebook available for free at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44505

A British riders account traveling America on 10hp 4 cylinder Henderson, about...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By dfye55
FXBikes status

Thought I'd try to trigger some discussion on the current status of FXBikes. Looks like the FX5 will be produced and shipped to people who have placed pre-orders.

I'm holding out for the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,376,570
Posted By dfye55
Can't remember if this thread has discussed FX...

Can't remember if this thread has discussed FX bikes. They are taking orders for off road bikes now, FX bikes.com. they offer a dual sport kit, but its not everything needed for a license in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-29-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 26,094
Posted By dfye55
mpg results

Here's the results:

tpar1220 KLR650 58mpg pre-ride consistent results. Interstate mpg is 52mpg

woodsrat ct90 frame with lifan 125 87mpg (estimated 'cause used gas can for some refills)
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-28-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 26,094
Posted By dfye55
pm mpg results!

I've got mine, woodsrat's, and tpar1220's miles per gallon info. Sure would like to include yours!

Don
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-28-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 26,094
Posted By dfye55
Puke too long boring video taken during ride

Great ride, thanks to everyone who helped to pull it off.

Here's a too long boring video.
http://youtu.be/B4XjqyImD0Q
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,376,570
Posted By dfye55
Hoosier National Forest ride this weekend

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=961624
start in Gatesville, IN Sat 9am about 202 miles sat, 187 miles Sunday, lots of gravel road, nothing technical. Most people will camp at twin lakes...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-23-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 26,094
Posted By dfye55
Sounds like a great opportunity to suggest what...

Sounds like a great opportunity to suggest what we would like.
Lots to ponder but one suggestion...

Stop by their office to explain the "land between the lakes" ride concept... They open...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-21-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 26,094
Posted By dfye55
MPG challenge.* Well, maybe not so much a...

MPG challenge.* Well, maybe not so much a challenge as request.* I am tracking my mpg for the weekend ride and ask that you do the same.* Send me your info and I'll post results.

I had a chance...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-21-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 26,094
Posted By dfye55
See you all at the start. Going to be a blast! ...

See you all at the start. Going to be a blast!

from phone
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9,215
Views: 1,345,739
Posted By dfye55
rack opinion

Yes, Cycleracks are a good product, have one on my KLR250. But, in my opinion, it is heavy and overkill for the DR200. The cyclerack caused me a great deal of pain when I dropped the bike on my leg...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,376,570
Posted By dfye55
I've noticed I don't have to think about leaning...

I've noticed I don't have to think about leaning into a side wind, and never thought that trail would cause it to lean into the wind. Thanks for that bit!!!

Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9,215
Views: 1,345,739
Posted By dfye55
Found "Suzuki DR200SE Interest" is that the fb...

Found "Suzuki DR200SE Interest" is that the fb club page?

Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9,215
Views: 1,345,739
Posted By dfye55
+1 Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2

+1

Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-01-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18,511
Views: 1,260,525
Posted By dfye55
Crosley fish and wildlife area

I got a late afternoon start and headed east south east. Stumbled into Crosley fish and wild life area. Found some dirt road blocked by branch... reminds me of Tim's suggestion we do a public service...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9,215
Views: 1,345,739
Posted By dfye55
Thanks for sharing, been there, well to start of...

Thanks for sharing, been there, well to start of beach , by car and hike, saw someone blasting a dualsport up the beach in softer stuff. I'm going to have to get back there too.

Sent from my...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-31-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18,511
Views: 1,260,525
Posted By dfye55
All this buff 500 talk has me lusting for another...

All this buff 500 talk has me lusting for another go. I had decided I didn't need any more broken bits but you keep bringing back the memories of what a blast it has been the last couple years. I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9,215
Views: 1,345,739
Posted By dfye55
Did they stop including strap at some point? My...

Did they stop including strap at some point? My 04 doesn't have one. I am sticking with stock seat too, and will continue to stand frequently to get the blood flowing again.

Don

Sent from...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9,215
Views: 1,345,739
Posted By dfye55
I'm not going to check the math, I'll stay dumb...

I'm not going to check the math, I'll stay dumb happy to ride it easy knowing I can count on 290 miles per tank.

Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,376,570
Posted By dfye55
Wow, lots if gear! Yes, I've come to conclusion...

Wow, lots if gear! Yes, I've come to conclusion only dry bags too. I tried a dry bag and tent in one duffel with other gear, but found the multiple bags were a problem, it was too big and hard to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,376,570
Posted By dfye55
I agree that riding with ear plugs is good, but i...

I agree that riding with ear plugs is good, but i also want to keep the bike as quiet as possible. I have avoided adding bash plate in part due to the noise.

Just my 02 cents.
Sent from my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,376,570
Posted By dfye55
I agree with all the advice posted earlier. I...

I agree with all the advice posted earlier. I have klr250 and dr200. I prefer the dr. But from your description I wouldn't recommend the dr200.



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Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9,215
Views: 1,345,739
Posted By dfye55
Good idea. My park is opposite of Off, I checked...

Good idea. My park is opposite of Off, I checked key position with ohm meter too, but playing with key made no difference.

I did find and disconnect other wires in headlight, tested ignition...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9,215
Views: 1,345,739
Posted By dfye55
I have a problem with battery drain when parked. ...

I have a problem with battery drain when parked. While installing a rack, I tried systematically disconnecting connections measuring ohms to see what might give me the open circuit to battery I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,376,570
Posted By dfye55
AMA Vintage motorcycle days fuel economy results

2004 dr200 fuel economy results comparison to various others...

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24621520&postcount=8450
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9,215
Views: 1,345,739
Posted By dfye55
AMA Vintage motorcycle days fuel economy results

Although I am technically disqualified because I did not have room to store the bags of groceries, I did carry my camping gear for the 4 day trip during the test. Blue 2004 DR200. I'm glad the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-14-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18,511
Views: 1,260,525
Posted By dfye55
Local trials......

Local trials... http://stoneylonesomemc.com/Events/index.html

Ive got a ditch that I ride thru frequently, could probably mark it. Then theres Lawrence co park and moto supreme with plenty of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-13-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18,511
Views: 1,260,525
Posted By dfye55
I'm on way home now. Didn't see a thing to buy,...

I'm on way home now. Didn't see a thing to buy, it helped to not have a place to carry anything home. :p

What I am bringing back is a passion to start vintage trials riding. Anyone with that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9,215
Views: 1,345,739
Posted By dfye55
Yea, stock carb is super efficient, clean and...

Yea, stock carb is super efficient, clean and lean. Makes it tempermental when cold, and lean burn pop on deceleration, both are just confirmation to me that its running right.

Sent from my C771...
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