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Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 49,915
Views: 10,602,657
Posted By epix1718
Hello everyone, just picked up a 2008 WR250R a...

Hello everyone, just picked up a 2008 WR250R a couple weeks ago as a Fly and Ride from Phoenix AZ to Michigan.

Bike has the Thumper Racing 280cc piston with a stroker crank and ported head. In...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-21-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By epix1718
The next morning I went to the Visitors center to...

The next morning I went to the Visitors center to ask about the caves, no one was there but some staff members but they took me on a private tour of the cave. The picture below was the old entrance...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-21-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By epix1718
Stopped at an previous co-workers place in...

Stopped at an previous co-workers place in Glenwood Springs to wash up and crash for a night. She just got a new cat.. went out that night for Nepalese food and to work out a route for the next day....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-21-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By epix1718
Closer to Moab, tourist stops start appearing,...

Closer to Moab, tourist stops start appearing, inside this place was 5000sq ft home.
http://i.imgur.com/vF5oMvf.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/80uMhkd.jpg


Lunch time! He wouldn’t share :(...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-21-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By epix1718
A very scenic route out of Zion to Eastern Utah...

A very scenic route out of Zion to Eastern Utah is Bypass 12, it’s a great road and goes right by Bryce National Park, part of the route is the road is on the top ridge of a small mountain with deep...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-21-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By epix1718
Camps were full inside the Grand Canyon but the...

Camps were full inside the Grand Canyon but the ranger I spoke too informed me a free off the beaten path location so set up for the night here. It’s actually a nice location, only about a 5 minute...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-21-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By epix1718
Phoenix to Michigan - WR250R

Wasn't going to post this but fellow local inmate thought I should share it.. pretty much a copy/paste from my blog.

Some of the photos from my recent trip to Phoenix and back via the 250cc...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,495
Posted By epix1718
I have 2 mounted as headlights, one runs all the...

I have 2 mounted as headlights, one runs all the time on low beam on a dimmable switch. I've ridden 3000 miles in the past week from AZ to Michigan had had no one flash me for being too bright. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By epix1718
I have/use this one: ...

I have/use this one:
http://www.amazon.com/TETON-Sports-Outfitter-Orange-Yellow/dp/B007JTLT1Y

Teton XXL Instant Tent

VERY easy to set-up, just unroll it, snap the poles into place and pull a...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-26-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By epix1718
Route Help (Phoenix to Michigan)

Doing a fly and ride, landing in Phoenix in 2 weeks and will be picking up a WR250R I'm purchasing to ride home to Michigan.. I plan on riding up to the Grand Canyon and into Utah but I don't know...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By epix1718
I simply just loop them around something and tie...

I simply just loop them around something and tie the end in a loose double knot. Has worked well for me.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 46,028
Posted By epix1718
Coming down from Michigan on Thursday with a...

Coming down from Michigan on Thursday with a fellow rider, pretty excited :)

Does the campgrounds have electricity near the campsites by chance? Just normal 120volt..
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,226
Posted By epix1718
Thanks for all the info guys!! Pretty excited to...

Thanks for all the info guys!! Pretty excited to dig into it soon.. My neighbor use to be a bit of a hot-rodder back in the day, now he just tinkers on go-karts and rides around on his Cushman...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,226
Posted By epix1718
Bringing an old car back to life?

Grandpa gave me his 1942 Plymouth Coupe as a college graduation present and since he had cancer that ended up removing his feet the car ended up sitting in the garage for nearly ~15 years. He...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-10-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 46,028
Posted By epix1718
Any events or activities going on Friday beyond...

Any events or activities going on Friday beyond the dinner?
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-09-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9,626
Views: 503,454
Posted By epix1718
Any of you folks interested in carpooling down to...

Any of you folks interested in carpooling down to March Moto Madness?

I have an SUV and could trailer a few others bikes along with.. Was planning on leaving either Thursday morning or evening at...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-09-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 46,028
Posted By epix1718
Anyone from Michigan/Eastern Indiana or NW Ohio...

Anyone from Michigan/Eastern Indiana or NW Ohio going? I have a SUV and trailer, on the fence about going. Rather not make the 9 hour drive alone.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-03-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,827
Posted By epix1718
Great ride, enjoyed them!

Great ride, enjoyed them!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-28-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9,626
Views: 503,454
Posted By epix1718
Short notice but anyone interested in going to...

Short notice but anyone interested in going to the Loose Nuts Dual Sport ride this weekend?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=934710

Plan on leaving Friday and being home late...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-28-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 11,587
Posted By epix1718
Curious, where was that Stonehenge replica...

Curious, where was that Stonehenge replica location?

Sent from my SM-N900A using Tapatalk
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 110,972
Views: 22,547,204
Posted By epix1718
Instead of parting out my bike I may just return...

Instead of parting out my bike I may just return it to stock and sell it for another person to enjoy.. but in doing so I need the following parts. I gave away most of my stock parts to other owners...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-26-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 108,199
Posted By epix1718
Check out Markel for insurance. I think they are...

Check out Markel for insurance. I think they are based out of Wisconsin or Minnesota as well.. I use them for my motorcycles.. very cheap insurance.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 110,972
Views: 22,547,204
Posted By epix1718
Trying not to derail, but posted in the parts...

Trying not to derail, but posted in the parts section about parting out my highly modified DR650.. first up I'm selling a set of supermoto wheels and complete bolt-on RMZ forks setup.
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,958
Posted By epix1718
I use a Note 3 and and have used it for 5000+...

I use a Note 3 and and have used it for 5000+ miles thru some VERY VERY bumpy roads on the Ural and DR650 and no issue with it slipping out on the regular size x-grip. I did loose one of the rubber...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-06-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9,626
Views: 503,454
Posted By epix1718
PowerRanger and I took this route a couple weeks...

PowerRanger and I took this route a couple weeks back (on his KLX250 and me on a DR650), nice trails.. everything from groomed gravel roads to dirt paths and even some sandy sections.. not to mention...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-06-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9,626
Views: 503,454
Posted By epix1718
Actually got it for $700 and she made me a batch...

Actually got it for $700 and she made me a batch of cookies to take home with me :-)
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-06-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9,626
Views: 503,454
Posted By epix1718
Well for the price I grabbed it off the coworker....

Well for the price I grabbed it off the coworker. It's loud and slow lol. Fmf exhaust. I'll be asking if they kept the stock exhaust around anywhere.

2001 yamaha ttr225 made street legal.
...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-05-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9,626
Views: 503,454
Posted By epix1718
What would be a fair price on a 2001 ttr225?...

What would be a fair price on a 2001 ttr225? Street legal, electric start. Coworker offered it to me for $900. Already have an xr250r but electric start is tempting.
Forum: Vendors 08-02-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,558
Posted By epix1718
I'll take one.

I'll take one.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-20-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,392
Posted By epix1718
Made it back to Michigan tonight, bike is still...

Made it back to Michigan tonight, bike is still at a fellow Ural members house in Colorado.. working with AAA about having it towed but they are kinda giving a bit of a hassle..it'll all work out I'm...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-18-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,392
Posted By epix1718
Well the journey has been cut short and we'll get...

Well the journey has been cut short and we'll get to that later but here is a recap of the past two days.

Left Ouray Thursday morning, stopping in at the motel for another quick shower, also...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-17-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,392
Posted By epix1718
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/18/ydusuda9.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/18/ydusuda9.jpg

Had an entire post written up then when I hit the publish it errored out and lost everything even though it was saved :-( I'll write this one a bit...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-14-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,392
Posted By epix1718
Currently in Ouray. The past two days have been...

Currently in Ouray. The past two days have been great, not a lot or miles put in but plenty of things to see. I left Mark's late Sunday morning heading to Salida. Before doing so Mark and his...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-13-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,392
Posted By epix1718
Very fun day exploring Boulder, such a wonderful...

Very fun day exploring Boulder, such a wonderful city.

Started the day off with a nice breakfast. Luna played in the backyard while Mark's daughter waited for ballet practice. Maybe Luna needs a...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-12-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,392
Posted By epix1718
Be warned, Luna latches on to attention!

Be warned, Luna latches on to attention!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-12-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,392
Posted By epix1718
Campsite was next to a fair grounds which was...

Campsite was next to a fair grounds which was open so as I used their modern facilities Luna slept in. She must have been having a good dream from all the drool!...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-10-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,392
Posted By epix1718
Well bad news was dealer in Lincoln didn't have...

Well bad news was dealer in Lincoln didn't have the parts needed for a repair, and the other shop is on vacation until next week... called the other dealer in Fort Collins and they do have it, just...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-10-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9,626
Views: 503,454
Posted By epix1718
Gosh I love the UP! Can't wait to make it there...

Gosh I love the UP! Can't wait to make it there on my return leg.

Made it to Colo today.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/11/6uda5ube.jpg
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-10-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,392
Posted By epix1718
Finally have a decent enough signal to upload a...

Finally have a decent enough signal to upload a post.* In western Iowa right now taking Iowa hwy 2.* First day I left was Tuesday about noon.. off to a late start due to rain.* Made it near Peoria...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-08-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 100,967
Posted By epix1718
w00t, quite a few of us Michigan guys from the...

w00t, quite a few of us Michigan guys from the looks of it! Last year was crazy fun.
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