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Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 912
Posted By JDUBinCO
Kdx220, kdx200 Smooth 2-stroke motor without...

Kdx220, kdx200

Smooth 2-stroke motor without the scary hit.

My 220 had buttery smooth low end torque with good snap to lift the front end over a log. You ride it just below the power band...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-07-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By JDUBinCO
Grand Mesa Camping

I'm wanting to camp and explore the Game Mesa this year. Would next weekend be ok? Where would you suggest camping? We will have a pop up camper, family friendly preferred, no plug in's or...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-12-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,006
Posted By JDUBinCO
It's in the rule book. Look up the Colorado...

It's in the rule book. Look up the Colorado revised statues. It's 42-4-1502 Is the anti-stunting rule.

Interestingly, it says nothing about both wheels remaining on the ground. I say that if...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,705
Posted By JDUBinCO
I have a 2000 xr400 and freakin love the bike....

I have a 2000 xr400 and freakin love the bike. For "old" suspension it is very good and turns well. It makes good usable power and old school torque.

Mine starts very easy and is cake for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By JDUBinCO
A cold seize seems unlikely. Not sure if this...

A cold seize seems unlikely. Not sure if this applies to the xt250 because of emission stuff, but check your carb vent tubes are long enough, too short and they will take a gulp of water when the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-14-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By JDUBinCO
I did White Rim years ago and thought it was...

I did White Rim years ago and thought it was scenic but the enjoyment ended there. You get good scenery everywhere else with better riding.

I like the Poison Spider +++ loop.

One of my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,738
Posted By JDUBinCO
Xr400 is a pretty good choice for less dollars...

Xr400 is a pretty good choice for less dollars but with a budget of 4k I'd be looking for a rfs 400 exc. I rode one of those and was generally impressed - smooth friendly torque (not as much low end...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,685
Posted By JDUBinCO
My advise would be to buy cheap used so that for...

My advise would be to buy cheap used so that for your first year you can ride and crash the wheels off the thing. :evil
Next year take your refined skills to a newer better bike and hone your skills.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,793
Posted By JDUBinCO
Sounds like you need new springs!

Sounds like you need new springs!
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9,320
Views: 2,021,227
Posted By JDUBinCO
Try unplugging the trail tech and see how it...

Try unplugging the trail tech and see how it goes. Mine had to get is power supply from the battery. If I powered it off the stator it made the bike shudder and cough like crazy.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By JDUBinCO
Definitely get forks and triples from an rm mx...

Definitely get forks and triples from an rm mx bike. I believe it's a well documented mod. If you want to keep your triples a set of xr400 forks and front wheel would be a nice upgrade and will...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,327
Posted By JDUBinCO
A kdx200/220 motor in a 2000 era yz125 frame...

A kdx200/220 motor in a 2000 era yz125 frame would be brilliant. It wouldn't be as fast as a ktm200 but it would have other strong points.

I had a kdx 220 and for the Rockies that motor was...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By JDUBinCO
I don't have a dr350 so I don't know about the...

I don't have a dr350 so I don't know about the jetting, but swap the 15t front for a 13t, leave the exhaust alone if it's usfs approved, get a skid plate and bark busters. I have a stock tank and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9,320
Views: 2,021,227
Posted By JDUBinCO
Non o-ring chain & sprocket will last about as...

Non o-ring chain & sprocket will last about as long as a rear tire. When I was young, inexperienced and cheap if buy non o-ring and even with frequent lube, it didn't matter, they'd wear out...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By JDUBinCO
The xr400 is not and never was a factory street...

The xr400 is not and never was a factory street legal bike.

I titled mine, as many others have.

The dr350 can be good, stock xr400 vs stock dr350 the dr350 has a 6 speed gear box, some were...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9,320
Views: 2,021,227
Posted By JDUBinCO
I'm glad to help!

I'm glad to help!
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9,320
Views: 2,021,227
Posted By JDUBinCO
I had a similar issue when I installed my Trail...

I had a similar issue when I installed my Trail Tech Vapor.
The problem was solved when I powered it off the battery and not the stator.
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By JDUBinCO
I still want to know if a fork brace is worth it...

I still want to know if a fork brace is worth it (for an xr400)

Let us know.
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By JDUBinCO
A 650R? I doubt it. A 650L? Maybe A XR400?...

A 650R? I doubt it.
A 650L? Maybe
A XR400? Pretty sure yes.

Back story- I picked up a drz250, which had the same forks as the 98, 99 dr350 off road model. On a whim I took the drz250 forks...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,727
Posted By JDUBinCO
:eek1 Stunning work! With the 500...

:eek1

Stunning work!

With the 500 engine it will be the bike Honda should build.

Great work!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-12-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,415
Posted By JDUBinCO
X 4. This ride is the bomb. You can't go...

X 4. This ride is the bomb.
You can't go wrong with Slick rock but it's not a full days ride. I'm also partial to Amasa Back, Kane Creek, hit the highway for 3 miles, and then Behind The Rocks...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,612
Posted By JDUBinCO
The 17s will drop the front end a lot and mess up...

The 17s will drop the front end a lot and mess up geometry making the bike handle funny.

Sumo suspension is stiff initially where dirtbike suspension is soft. Dirt bike suspension will wallow...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,612
Posted By JDUBinCO
EXACTLY! Sumo setup (even sportsman) is tough to...

EXACTLY! Sumo setup (even sportsman) is tough to utilize in normal street use. No point to it in my opinion, except it looks cool.
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,612
Posted By JDUBinCO
I have an xr400 that's got exhaust and intake...

I have an xr400 that's got exhaust and intake mods and I have a dedicated set of street tires for it (Avon Distanzia). As an around town bike it's ok. A bit short on gearing if factory sprockets...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,309
Posted By JDUBinCO
As you seem so intent on getting a second...

As you seem so intent on getting a second opinion, I'll give you mine. ..

Your kid already is leaving you behind. You want to ride with him and forge that father-son bond- good for you! , so...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 34,806
Posted By JDUBinCO
This bike looks pretty sweet. I fit their target...

This bike looks pretty sweet. I fit their target market pretty well. I don't race but I like to ride hard on the weekends. I like the grunt of the ktm300 but the top end just has too much hp. I'm...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-14-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,082
Posted By JDUBinCO
I'm with you on this one. I'd love to try...

I'm with you on this one. I'd love to try propulsion by ohm's law.
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,024
Posted By JDUBinCO
Any idea of the great spread of the 200xcw vs...

Any idea of the great spread of the 200xcw vs 300xcw?

I'm debating going back to 2 strokes but the 300 and the 250 have a little too much on tap. I loved the power my kdx220 made but I want...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-09-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By JDUBinCO
I've got an xr400 - checks all the boxes for you...

I've got an xr400 - checks all the boxes for you (light compared to a KLR!)

I'll be happy to trade for 500cc's of orange EXC koolaid.

Comes with 2 sets of wheels !! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 39,219
Posted By JDUBinCO
The 220 has a smaller carb for more torque and...

The 220 has a smaller carb for more torque and responds different to pipes than the 200. I never rode the two back-to-back but the 220 has butter smooth torque.

I miss my 220. I think if it had...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,949
Posted By JDUBinCO
Looks like a neat little bike. I'll take mine as...

Looks like a neat little bike. I'll take mine as an electric.


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Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By JDUBinCO
Option 3: get a Dr 350, xr250, xr400, etc that...

Option 3: get a Dr 350, xr250, xr400, etc that is already a little beat up for $700-$1000. Keep the te cause you love it. Ride the beater like you stole it for a season or two and learn a LOT...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9,320
Views: 2,021,227
Posted By JDUBinCO
My experience too. LEDs everywhere but the 55w...

My experience too. LEDs everywhere but the 55w headlight. I used a tusk LED flasher, b.d. one won't work with LEDs
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,341
Posted By JDUBinCO
My xr400 is 288 lbs topped off with fuel, after...

My xr400 is 288 lbs topped off with fuel, after market exhaust, skid plate, hand guards, and heavy load of tools.

It will out-grunt virtually any bike out there on those long rocky hill climbs...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By JDUBinCO
Newer bike period. Less aged rubber and parts...

Newer bike period. Less aged rubber and parts are generally easier to find and will be for a longer time.
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,073
Posted By JDUBinCO
If it won't start with electric then look at...

If it won't start with electric then look at electrical system. Particularly a loose battery cable. Remove cables, clean with a wire brush, inspect for loose connections.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4,180
Views: 677,498
Posted By JDUBinCO
I've had both hand guards and the Acerbis bent...

I've had both hand guards and the Acerbis bent with a hard drop. The hdb are much much tougher and leave more room for levers. Also the hdb mirrors are great. If you are dropping the bike on its...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By JDUBinCO
If you are going to throw it on the back of your...

If you are going to throw it on the back of your ranger than any reason to not get a dedicated off-roader? A kdx 200 with heavier fork springs would blow you away. A CR250 would probably scare you...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By JDUBinCO
Honda xr400. Great torque to climb hills. ...

Honda xr400. Great torque to climb hills. Factory gearing will get you to 78 mph, low maintenance and little lighter and cheaper than a wr250r. I love mine. Jet it with a 150 main and you'll run...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 32,770
Posted By JDUBinCO
Perhaps it doesn't define outdated, but I would...

Perhaps it doesn't define outdated, but I would LOVE a hydraulic clutch on my Jap bike. You just can't beat that feature of a euro bike.
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