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Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 02:04 PM
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Posted By beltrack
Yep. I'm 235 and after 60 I start using WOT more...

Yep. I'm 235 and after 60 I start using WOT more often than I care to. The interstate here was posted @ 65 and the bike was marginal at that speed. Sometimes w/ a tailwind she'd roll at 70. Other...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 06:04 AM
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Posted By beltrack
I can only echo what Wizard said. IMHO--the 200's...

I can only echo what Wizard said. IMHO--the 200's "sweet spot" is 38 mph. It just "sounds good" to my ears at that speed (I have it geared 1 tooth faster on the counter sprocket). I'm convinced that...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 07:38 PM
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Posted By beltrack
I doubt that gloves will cause a trouble--they...

I doubt that gloves will cause a trouble--they only draw 27 watts
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By beltrack
You are kind. That was taken this summer on the...

You are kind. That was taken this summer on the eve of my departure to ride the Trans Eastern Trail (TET) down to Maryland. I was checking to see if I fit on the seat with the sleeping bag.
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By beltrack
I did it to mine along with Emulators and Works...

I did it to mine along with Emulators and Works Performance rear shock w/heavy spring. Made a new bike out of it, though I do not get air on it as I do not ride in that fashion anymore. I weigh...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 07:58 PM
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Posted By beltrack
BBR is the outfit that provides heavy springs for...

BBR is the outfit that provides heavy springs for the CFR150 which will work in the DR200--though they don't list the DR.

http://www.bbrmotorsports.com/home/home.aspx
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-03-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 58,858
Posted By beltrack
I'm seeing new 2013 Teneres for $9999 on...

I'm seeing new 2013 Teneres for $9999 on cycletrader plus undisclosed fees.
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By beltrack
As has often been said on these forums, "Tis more...

As has often been said on these forums, "Tis more fun to ride a slow motorcycle fast than a fast motorcycle slow."
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-02-2014, 12:30 PM
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Posted By beltrack
Why is no one buying these?

To the original poster, I might ask, Are any "big" dual sports selling beside BMW and KTM? I hear that the new 1000 V-Strom is not selling. It is my impression that the Triumph 1200 is not selling...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 08:50 AM
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Posted By beltrack
And another thing--If you lose your headlight at...

And another thing--If you lose your headlight at night (as has happened to me twice in my riding career), the Denali Micro lights provide more than enough lumens to see your way home. Also, at night,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 08:44 AM
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Posted By beltrack
LED Lights

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/denali-dm1-micro-single-intensity-led-lighting-kit-with-full-wiring-harness-and-m8-mount

I believe that I am more visible with just the LED lights than I am with...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By beltrack
You might consider muffs. ...

You might consider muffs.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/oxford-handlebar-muffs-for-motorcycles

Unfortunately Hippo Hands is out of biz. I use HH and, while originally skeptical of their worth,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 03:32 PM
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Posted By beltrack
I've come to the conclusion that the largest...

I've come to the conclusion that the largest "black hole" in the universe is really not in space at all, but is indeed corporate Email.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-19-2014, 07:44 PM
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Posted By beltrack
2 months ago I scored a 2011 Wee-Strom w/SW...

2 months ago I scored a 2011 Wee-Strom w/SW Motech skid plate, engine guards, center stand with 149 miles on it for $5000 plus the cost of a battery. Still grinning.

The initial low price has...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 07:27 PM
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Posted By beltrack
Welcome! I've a few bikes to choose from in my...

Welcome! I've a few bikes to choose from in my garage, but the DR200 seems to be my "Go-To" bike. I love it and you will too.

Take care,

John in Maine
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 07:24 PM
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Posted By beltrack
Speaking of frames, I looked closely at the...

Speaking of frames, I looked closely at the photos of the new DR200 in a brochure at my dealer's and it seemed as if the rear frame members used by Happy Trails (and perhaps others) to mount pannier...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 07:29 AM
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Posted By beltrack
More power

I too would appreciate more power--something like a Yam 250XT, but I've got what I got. As I've posted before, I put the jet kit in, cut the airbox, put on a Pipe Bomb muffler and didn't notice much...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 08:35 AM
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Posted By beltrack
You might also try switching the petcock to PRI...

You might also try switching the petcock to PRI and see if that effects it. I had a Suzi that would run poorly one day and well the next and then it wouldn't run above idle the next day and it was...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 05:22 PM
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Posted By beltrack
I have the least expensive version. The nice...

I have the least expensive version. The nice thing is it's cheap, unobtrusive, easy to install and if you don't like it, it's easy to remove. Not a lot of risk here.
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 07:10 AM
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Posted By beltrack
No, rolling off the throttle pushes it back to...

No, rolling off the throttle pushes it back to the idle position. It is unobtrusive if you don't use it. The bike is so underpowered that it is of little practical value as I am constantly jockeying...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 06:10 PM
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Posted By beltrack
I've got a FMF he can have. He/you have to pay...

I've got a FMF he can have. He/you have to pay postage from Maine. I don't have clamps, etc--just the muffler.
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 04:50 PM
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Posted By beltrack
I use this. I works well enough. ...

I use this. I works well enough.

http://www.2wheelride.com/throttle_pro.html
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 04:47 PM
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Posted By beltrack
Seats

Thanks. These folks are even more reasonable. I knew about them before I chose Renazco, but I don't know why I went with Renazco. At any rate, check them out:

http://www.fishersaddlebags.com
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 11:55 AM
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Posted By beltrack
As promised, the photo of the Renazco Racing Seat:

As promised, the photo of the Renazco Racing Seat:
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 10:01 AM
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Posted By beltrack
I have an embarrassing number of bikes to ride...

I have an embarrassing number of bikes to ride including a DR650 and DL650. The DR200 is my "go to" bike. A search on cycle trader will find new examples in the $3700-$4000 range if new is what you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By beltrack
No, I do not have a build sheet and no, I do not...

No, I do not have a build sheet and no, I do not have a dual spring. It all occurred in May to June of this year and I ended up speaking personally to Pierre. He came up with the heavier spring...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By beltrack
No, I do not have a build sheet and no, I do not...

No, I do not have a build sheet and no, I do not have a dual spring. It all occurred in May to June of this year and I ended up speaking personally to Pierre. He came up with the heavier spring...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,286,105
Posted By beltrack
I too put in the "big jet kit," opened the airbox...

I too put in the "big jet kit," opened the airbox and had a bafflectomy done to the muffler. The result? 55-60 mpg, noisier (sounds like an Apache helicopter is chasing me), but oh that power...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By beltrack
Mini Trip Rerort

I did a 3 day 35 hour/900 mile run from Maine to Maryland in June principally on the Trans Eastern Trail. I agree that highway miles play havoc on your butt, but that dirt riding and the moving...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,286,105
Posted By beltrack
Rear Suspension

Works Performance handled mine. Their first effort was no better than the stock setup, but after speaking with Pierre, he came up with a spring that handled my weight--250--and my luggage load--100....
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 06:45 PM
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Posted By beltrack
Cookin' it

Thanks for the advice!
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 05:13 PM
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Posted By beltrack
Cookin' a DR

I'm heavy--well, fat. 250 and w/hard luggage mounted. I have a 16 tooth counter sprocket. I frequently run wide open to hold 60-70 to keep with traffic. At 13,000 miles, the dealer told me she'd be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 236,731
Posted By beltrack
Pannier widths

Here is my 2011 V-Strom with my just installed Caribou 40L cases. It measures 38" wide--1" narrower than the same cases on my 2012 F650GS (and 10" narrower than the width of the new V-Strom Adventure...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 236,731
Posted By beltrack
F800gsa

Another thought--call Roger at Caribou Cases and perhaps he'll have a solution. He shows top cases for the GSA. He may be working on a side case solution for that bike.

John in Maine
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 236,731
Posted By beltrack
Pannier thoughts on F800GSA

You need to trot down to the Beemer dealer and measure the width of the stock used in making their racks. I have Happy Trails racks on my Suzuki DR200 and some cheap Seahorse--Pelican wannabes--cases...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 06-16-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,243
Sticky: TetS
Views: 113,714
Posted By beltrack
TetSr4

Got that too. Thanks Chip.

John in Maine
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 06-16-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,455
Sticky: Tet
Views: 143,180
Posted By beltrack
Tetv1

Got the doc Chip. Thanks!

John in Maine
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 102,494
Views: 20,092,807
Posted By beltrack
THANK YOU!!!! I was just about to address...

THANK YOU!!!!

I was just about to address mid throttle woes with a jet change. I'll go after my needle first.

John in Maine (Another happy ProCycle Jet Kit user)
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 102,494
Views: 20,092,807
Posted By beltrack
Have you tried running it w/petcock set on...

Have you tried running it w/petcock set on "prime?"
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 102,494
Views: 20,092,807
Posted By beltrack
Mine too. I blamed it on my windshield...

Mine too. I blamed it on my windshield (Parabellum). Mine seems to only do it once. A loud crack or snap that sounds like plexiglass breaking.

John in Maine
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