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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Today, 08:59 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 18,722
Posted By Starchamp
Pretty sure there will be lighter classes of...

Pretty sure there will be lighter classes of rides; I'm certainly not going to go buy a 'big bike' simply to 'earn more respect'. I'm going to ride my own ride, and have fun doing it.

And who...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By Starchamp
A quick search of his post history shows it's a...

A quick search of his post history shows it's a V-Strom.

Enjoy the ride!
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,371
Posted By Starchamp
To be fair, Fuelly has 69 bikes under the heading...

To be fair, Fuelly has 69 bikes under the heading of "Tiger T800", another 8 bikes listed under "Tiger 800 ABS", and 2 more listed simply under "Tiger 800". On the Suzuki side, there are 2 more...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,371
Posted By Starchamp
Fuelly tells me that my '13 DL is averaging 60.9...

Fuelly tells me that my '13 DL is averaging 60.9 mpg after 18 fill-ups.

But that Triumph is so damn sexy, especially in Venom Yellow from a year or two ago....
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,121
Posted By Starchamp
See, this gets right to the heart of the jap bike...

See, this gets right to the heart of the jap bike vs. euro bike discussion: wanting something with a proven, high degree of reliability and longevity, and then expecting it to also do something...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,121
Posted By Starchamp
Yeah, thought that was pretty self-evident? With...

Yeah, thought that was pretty self-evident? With the understanding that euro bikes and jap bikes are really going after two different markets, if you get it (mostly) right the first time, then you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Starchamp
Sounds like it's running lean...either something...

Sounds like it's running lean...either something is clogged, or the float is not doing its job. On the more expensive side of possibilities, I'd say stuck/broken exhaust valve, but I think you'd...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Starchamp
Looks ok, better than previous years. The blue...

Looks ok, better than previous years. The blue SM was horrible, the 2015 looks nice. DR200 finally got some new plastics to complete with the KLX and CRF (visually, at least)...if the DRZ400 had...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,121
Posted By Starchamp
Not sure what you're getting at...are we supposed...

Not sure what you're getting at...are we supposed to drink the orange koolaid, or fly to Oz every time we want to ride?

Thanks for your otherwise meaningful contribution to the discussion,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,121
Posted By Starchamp
No, the XT660 is not available here, nor are a...

No, the XT660 is not available here, nor are a lot of other great enduro/DS/adv bikes. It's just the way of the world. Rumor has it that Yamaha might have some sort of XT700 in the works, and it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,121
Posted By Starchamp
Agree on all counts...so I bought a DL650 for...

Agree on all counts...so I bought a DL650 for commuting and did something a little different with my SM:
http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx277/Starchamp/DRZ400SM/PC150074-1.jpg


And here it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,121
Posted By Starchamp
The DR-Z (S and SM, not the E) has a factory rear...

The DR-Z (S and SM, not the E) has a factory rear subframe that runs the entire length of the rear fender, and serves as a hardpoint for mounting top racks, side racks, etc., and therefore saddlebags...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Starchamp
Nice. Unfortuntely, I ditched the stock...

Nice. Unfortuntely, I ditched the stock headlight bracketry for a Trail Tech X2 many moons ago, so there's abit more fab-work in my future. Do you notice any difference in the beam patterns with...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,121
Posted By Starchamp
Inline: As for all the rest, you'll...

Inline:



As for all the rest, you'll never get unanimous agreement on the "best" type of anything--motorcycles, tires, oil, pizza, women, etc. Everyone has different needs, budgets, desires,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-05-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,415
Posted By Starchamp
Garmin 478 Package Deal

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25012190#post25012190
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Starchamp
DJ, any pics of the D2 install? I have a...

DJ, any pics of the D2 install? I have a Rally-Raid fairing waiting to be installed, just haven't decided on what lights to use and whether to do a fork mount or mount off the head tube nav tower...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Starchamp
That's just the way Numbers is. He might...

That's just the way Numbers is. He might actually have some good knowledge, but his unwillingness to share without prerequisite grovelling, coupled with his self-righteous, condescending and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,121
Posted By Starchamp
Whatever you buy, buy it used. You're just...

Whatever you buy, buy it used. You're just throwing away money on a new bike. Getting to be the time of year when folks start thinning their herd, too.
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,121
Posted By Starchamp
Who knows what the market might be if they ever...

Who knows what the market might be if they ever decide to bring it across the pond? :evil

In the meantime, I'll stick with my tried and true DR-Z.
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Starchamp
If you're talking about the aluminum spacer (#3...

If you're talking about the aluminum spacer (#3 in the pic maxmission posted), I'm pretty sure I have one of those in my spares box from when I installed the clarke...if so, it's yours for $5 plus...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Starchamp
Just added a Powermadd 2" riser to my DL650, not...

Just added a Powermadd 2" riser to my DL650, not the block-type riser but the pivoting style, it was really nice to have the added range of motion to get the bars just where I needed them.

I'll...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Starchamp
Nice looking bike right there. I have a spare...

Nice looking bike right there. I have a spare frame I want to get powdercoated, just can't decide on a color. Someone here did up a red frame, but I don't remember seeing pics of it all back...
Forum: Vendors 08-29-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,945
Posted By Starchamp
Are these 2GB chips still available? Still $150...

Are these 2GB chips still available? Still $150 :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Starchamp
Why wouldn't it be? Ever seen a real supermoto...

Why wouldn't it be? Ever seen a real supermoto race?
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Starchamp
Upright, engine warm but off, dipstick resting on...

Upright, engine warm but off, dipstick resting on the opening (not screwed in).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 32,968
Views: 8,036,751
Posted By Starchamp
I think it's just the timing of the picture; he...

I think it's just the timing of the picture; he just came out of left sweeper, and click! just as he starts to lean over to the right to set up for the next turn, the picture is taken.

No fail.
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Starchamp
Not using the spacer on my Clarke, but I'm also...

Not using the spacer on my Clarke, but I'm also running a Raptor petcock. Don't think that makes any difference though.
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Starchamp
Maybe a new chain is in order?

Maybe a new chain is in order?
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Starchamp
Are you still running the OEM metal case-saver...

Are you still running the OEM metal case-saver that mounts under the front sprocket cover? If you are and didn't grind it down, most likely your chain is rubbing against that. A quick look at the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-15-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 18,722
Posted By Starchamp
So, are "small" bikes unwelcome? I know there...

So, are "small" bikes unwelcome? I know there are plenty of dirt bike events, but between work, family and military obligations, plus events being cancelled due to weather, I haven't had a lot of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-30-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By Starchamp
I'll second Burgers, picked up my DL650 there a...

I'll second Burgers, picked up my DL650 there a few months back, think they had the full line-up of red offroad/DS bikes crammed in there.
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Starchamp
It sounds like you're contemplating changing your...

It sounds like you're contemplating changing your bike based on how much it might hurt you if/when you fall...instead of whether or not it will do what you want and make you smile while you ride? ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Starchamp
I changed the oil in my 2013 DL650 after the...

I changed the oil in my 2013 DL650 after the first 100 miles, threw in some Mobil 1 and a K&N spin-on, then took it in for the initial 600 mile service, dealer never said a word about breaking my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,443
Posted By Starchamp
TU250x and a 250cc dirtbike of your choosing,...

TU250x and a 250cc dirtbike of your choosing, since you've got the 4x4. Both for well under $5k.
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Starchamp
How will they know if you change it? Just get an...

How will they know if you change it? Just get an OEM filter....



Pilot jet may be clogged/gummed.



Wheeling Cycle: http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/shop/category/body/194
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Starchamp
Zip ties. Lots of 'em. Tuck that shit wherever...

Zip ties. Lots of 'em. Tuck that shit wherever you can.

Don't know what kind of riding you do, but losing the handguards would be a deal-breaker for me.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-20-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,124
Posted By Starchamp
Sooo.....

Now that the hare scramble is in the books, maybe this DS can get some attention? Looks like currently the only options are July 6th and October 19th, according to the schedule.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 19,824
Posted By Starchamp
Because the bicycle, based on people's perception...

Because the bicycle, based on people's perception of its limited range, can't possibly be going anywhere that the cager is going, or would even want to go, and therefore won't 'beat them' there. It...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-10-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 442,333
Posted By Starchamp
Lc4

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/mcy/4463090040.html
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-10-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 442,333
Posted By Starchamp
Another KLR

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/mcy/4462751713.html
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