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Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,304
Posted By oldxs650
In that you're having so much trouble wiht...

In that you're having so much trouble wiht KLR650s, maybe you should try another brand. This one sounds like a LEMMON!:puke1

Comment about a Triumph? I have an '06 Scrambler, and it works...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 96,841
Posted By oldxs650
XS650s have been used as the basis for choppers,...

XS650s have been used as the basis for choppers, bobbers, flattrackers, cafe racers, sidehack racers, hill climbers, and whatever else folks could dream up. I recall seeing photos of a mini Jeep...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,834
Posted By oldxs650
While the cylinder via the sparkplug hole has...

While the cylinder via the sparkplug hole has been mentioned, I would also recommend oiling the topend through the rocker box, or else by force(oil can) through and exterior line feeding the head, if...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 145,390
Posted By oldxs650
I called klr650.com TODAY, and ordered 120-80-18...

I called klr650.com TODAY, and ordered 120-80-18 rear and 100-90-19 front. They were in stock:D , but the person that I spoke to had to ask someone else since they weren't listed on their...
Forum: Face plant 09-12-2007, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,210
Posted By oldxs650
Pissed Yeah, well, sometimes they see you and STILL...

Yeah, well, sometimes they see you and STILL turn. 6/19/05 my wife and I were hit head-on by a minivan. I had slowed for the intersection and know I was doing 40 in a 45 and going straight. She...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,973
Posted By oldxs650
Thumb Cool bike! Its too bad that it was only imported...

Cool bike! Its too bad that it was only imported into the 'states for 2 years. Like some others, likely, it was ahead of its time. Had it been introduced here, later, it might have been more...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2007, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7,108
Views: 3,239,361
Posted By oldxs650
http://www.advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?atta...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=128897&stc=1&d=1186963728
Actually, It isn't a Triumph, rather, a Yamaha XS650:deal . The pipes appear to be Omar's mile pipes, and the...
Forum: Face plant 08-01-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 50,190
Posted By oldxs650
Are these symptoms of bruised or broken ribs? ...

Are these symptoms of bruised or broken ribs?

If the pain increases progressively for a week, probably so.:huh Going to see a doctor is likely the prudent thing to do, but I won't unless I...
Forum: Face plant 07-31-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,029
Posted By oldxs650
Deja Vu I survived a collision with a...

Deja Vu

I survived a collision with a minivan-head-on, 2 years ago. She admitted to have seen me, but turned left anyway. I had enough time to apply both brakes just in time for the BIG impact....
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2007, 05:20 AM
Replies: 20,893
Views: 5,970,456
Posted By oldxs650
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<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=alt2 style="BORDER-RIGHT: 1px inset; BORDER-TOP: 1px inset; BORDER-LEFT: 1px inset; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px inset">Originally...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-19-2007, 04:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,371
Posted By oldxs650
Just PM me and I'll come out and pick it up.:evil...

Just PM me and I'll come out and pick it up.:evil Obviously, you have better things to do, and you're just wasting your time on that old thing.....

oldxs650

'76 XS650C
'77 XS650D
'78...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2007, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20,893
Views: 5,970,456
Posted By oldxs650
Anyone here tried any increased fuel capacity on...

Anyone here tried any increased fuel capacity on the Scrambler yet?

In that the capacity is 4.4 gallons US, and I'm getting 55-60mpg, no.:evil If I were concerned, I would look into an aluminum...
Forum: Face plant 06-29-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,501
Posted By oldxs650
If you watch closely you will see that the...

If you watch closely you will see that the scooter rider DID hit the brakes. The brake light comes on prior to impact. What a horrendous site to see him flung into the air like that....asshat in...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,692
Posted By oldxs650
I'm glad to see that someone else opted for a...

I'm glad to see that someone else opted for a 'screen on a Scrambler.:clap I have a National Cycle EX? that attaches in 4 points, but is QD, and it makes long days in the saddle much more...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By oldxs650
I went to the Triumph open house to test ride a...

I went to the Triumph open house to test ride a new Bonneville to compare power delivery of the 360 vs the 270 crank of my Scrambler. It seems that test rides were booked up on the Bonneville, but...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2007, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By oldxs650
Congratulations on the purchase! I have an '06,...

Congratulations on the purchase! I have an '06, and previoulsy had a KLR650. If you want to keep the fuel mileage up, don't mod anything other than the idle mixture screw setting. The worst...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 135,535
Posted By oldxs650
I picked up a leftover '06 in January. In that I...

I picked up a leftover '06 in January. In that I didn't want to lug the engine, many of my break-in miles were in 4th gear until the first oil change at 500 miles. I think the worst mileage was ~50...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2007, 05:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,866
Posted By oldxs650
MPG is dependant upon more than the method of...

MPG is dependant upon more than the method of fuel delivery. Some parts of the US have better gasoline than others. Increased ethanol content will result in lower mileage. Kalifonia seems to have...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By oldxs650
A cupped front tire generally means too low air...

A cupped front tire generally means too low air pressure and too much front brake. On the street, you need air pressure in the tires to prevent excessive flex. The flex causes heat and increases...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 916
Posted By oldxs650
I suspect the float valve in the carb was...

I suspect the float valve in the carb was leaking, and now the fuel has leaked into the cylinder, past the rings, and into the crank case. Likely your oil is way over full, and the crank is flailing...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2007, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By oldxs650
While the '08 KLR gets beefier forks, it also...

While the '08 KLR gets beefier forks, it also gains considerable weight and loses suspension travel. I HAD a KLR and now HAVE an '06 DR650. The build quality of the Suzuki is way better.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2007, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7,790
Views: 2,073,587
Posted By oldxs650
Thumb I've been watching this thread and am amazed at...

I've been watching this thread and am amazed at its activity. The thought has crossed my mind to buy either an XT225 or Super Sherpa, but the '06 DR650 is so fuel efficient that it would be...
Forum: Beasts 05-11-2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By oldxs650
Thumb I just rode the '07 Tiger last weekend at the...

I just rode the '07 Tiger last weekend at the local Triumph dealer. Previously, I thought there was a 'Strom in my future, but the Tiger just completely obliterated the Suzukis from my mind:puke1 . ...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2007, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,515
Posted By oldxs650
I stopped by the local HD dealership to take a...

I stopped by the local HD dealership to take a test ride...for the courier's satchel, but there were no Buell's in the place, and they seemed damned proud of it.:asshat HDs aren't my idea of a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 817
Posted By oldxs650
I had a Supertrapp IDS2 Quiet core on my '93...

I had a Supertrapp IDS2 Quiet core on my '93 KLR650. Being "uninformed" I didn't order the Dynojet kit, and modify the airbox:huh . I turned the air screw out another turn from stock, ran a Twinair...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,827
Posted By oldxs650
My '06 DR650 got its worst mileage on the first...

My '06 DR650 got its worst mileage on the first tank, and that ~58mpg. It generally averages 62mpg, and has done 65mpg+ fover 300+ miles 7/4/06 on anything but level roads. I hit reserve at 155-160...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 57,645
Posted By oldxs650
Thumb Yeah, I know, worthless without pictures! I am a...

Yeah, I know, worthless without pictures! I am a fan of parallel twins. Currently in my garage or shed are '76 XS650C, '77 XS650D, '78 XS650E, '79 XS650F, '80 XS650 SG, and 2006 Triumph...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,255
Posted By oldxs650
The first tank on my '06 was ~55mpg. Since then...

The first tank on my '06 was ~55mpg. Since then it has been 60-62mpg(bone stock except for Parabellum windscreen). 7/4/06 from Peaks of Otter in Va to Asheville, NC on the Blue Ridge Parkway it...
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2007, 05:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,307
Posted By oldxs650
Thumb Having had both a KLR650 and currently a DR650, a...

Having had both a KLR650 and currently a DR650, a 650 single is way more fun than you might imagine. They seem meek and mild-un-modified, but as you turn the throttle, you realise that they just...
Forum: Face plant 03-21-2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,926
Posted By oldxs650
It deosn't appear that this thread is going...

It deosn't appear that this thread is going anywhere quickly, but here goes...

My wife and I were out for a relaxed cruise 6/19/05....Father's Day. We didn't ride the previous day as I was...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2006, 06:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,118
Posted By oldxs650
Question I can identify with the desire for a smaller,...

I can identify with the desire for a smaller, lighter bike. After my big get-off last year, I'm in the process of parting with my heavy bikes. I'll keep the DR650, but am seriously considering on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2006, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,644
Posted By oldxs650
You're a bit taller than me, and you bought the...

You're a bit taller than me, and you bought the taller windscreen. Likely, you need to adjust it a bit more vertical to direct the air upwards. My DR is rock solid at 75-80mph, and I feel well...
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