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Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By Krusty ...
The stock tires will be getting hard on the blue...

The stock tires will be getting hard on the blue one, as mentioned. Also, you can expect to need a new battery if that's still the stock one. BTDT on mine that I bought with low miles.

You'll...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-30-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,631
Posted By Krusty ...
(NOTE: Please forgive the long reply. My truck...

(NOTE: Please forgive the long reply. My truck has broken down in Houston, and it's just me and my iPhone, waiting for the mechanic.)

The Tmax is all about handling. I haven't seen anyone say, "I...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-28-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,631
Posted By Krusty ...
Yamaha USA didn't get behind it, and the...

Yamaha USA didn't get behind it, and the dealerships never embraced it. $8,5000+ for a 500cc anything in this country is gonna be an uphill fight, let alone a scooter. And that was back in '09. I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,848
Posted By Krusty ...
Nice write-up :bow...

Nice write-up :bow...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
Just to show how subjective mods can be, I hated...

Just to show how subjective mods can be, I hated the DX. It's very adjustable, and looks very much like the Spitfire universal screen. I think the DX is just a little bigger.
No matter how I...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-10-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,154
Posted By Krusty ...
Mph, bandito... :deal. That was my GF on the...

Mph, bandito... :deal. That was my GF on the Helix and me on a K75 thru N Texas and Oklahoma. She'd lose a little going uphill. I've had it at those speeds, but the Helix seating position is way too...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,154
Posted By Krusty ...
Long trips? If you're including used Hondas,...

Long trips? If you're including used Hondas, don't forget the Helix (unless you're tall). Long chassis for stability which is great on the highway. Cruises at 75-80, no problem. Ed Otto completed the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
Hello, sigline... :wave

Hello, sigline... :wave
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
Go swap it with the chain from your wife's DR and...

Go swap it with the chain from your wife's DR and see what happens...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
Crisis averted... :thumb

Crisis averted... :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
Klay... Swap the battery from your wife's DR. See...

Klay... Swap the battery from your wife's DR. See what happens...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
Tank vent hose kinked/blocked? Not sure if your...

Tank vent hose kinked/blocked? Not sure if your tank is stock or aftermarket. When it begins stalling, open the cap and see if it improves.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
:clap Way to hang in there. We'll done...

:clap

Way to hang in there. We'll done...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-31-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 15,187
Posted By Krusty ...
Next...

http://krusty.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/i-633hm2B/0/L/CA_05311418583986-L.jpg

A fountain. Frollicking children are a backup tag.
This is the fountain at the Eismann Center in Richardson. It...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-31-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 15,187
Posted By Krusty ...
Tag!

http://krusty.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/i-TvLqfgB/1/M/CA_05311418315868-M.jpg


Look closely behind the scooter to see the boat. Sorry I couldn't find a bigger one...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,861
Posted By Krusty ...
Yes it was :bow...

Yes it was :bow...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,861
Posted By Krusty ...
If you're unsure about whether you're going to...

If you're unsure about whether you're going to embrace scootering, it might be a good idea to find a good used one to sample before investing in a brand new one. A Chinese scooter is an option if...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
The age old method is to slightly loosen the...

The age old method is to slightly loosen the pinch bolts and straighten it against a phone pole. Then tighten it back up. Often, that's good enough, especially for a dirt bike. YMMV.
The stock bars...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
I hear there's short people who like to ride...

I hear there's short people who like to ride DR650s, too :dunno... Seems I see more posts about lowered pegs and bar risers so taller folks can fit. One of the great virtues of the DR is the relative...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
If you can live with buying used, it's usually...

If you can live with buying used, it's usually not difficult to find deals...

01 DR with 2,600 miles, stock condition for $2,300

(This is off the top of my head, and my memory ain't that great)...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
Oh, I'm usually around someplace... :wave

Oh, I'm usually around someplace... :wave
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
What condition are your sparkplugs in? Old, new,...

What condition are your sparkplugs in? Old, new, gapped correctly? Did you check for weak spark?
When the compression test was done, how did you get around the automatic compression release? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
+1 Even my Tmax gets Rotella dino. I figured...

+1

Even my Tmax gets Rotella dino. I figured I'd be having to pony up for synthetic for that sophisticated engine, but the consensus of others who have been down that road is to stick with the...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-24-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,631
Posted By Krusty ...
I can't say enough good things about my Tmax 500....

I can't say enough good things about my Tmax 500. I found mine with only 1,200 miles and a bunch of farkles already installed. I've got a big Givi screen to put on it, but the Yamaha sport screen...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
You sell the knob that clearly reads "PULL...

You sell the knob that clearly reads "PULL CHOKE"... How can you bear to profit from such blantant inaccuracy? :deal :ear
Forum: Hacks 03-30-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,642
Posted By Krusty ...
Happy belated birthday, Dave...

Happy belated birthday, Dave...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-20-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,581
Posted By Krusty ...
I'll throw in another vote for the Tmax. I have a...

I'll throw in another vote for the Tmax. I have a 500, and the 530 is supposed to be even better.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
No troubles with my IMS petcock either. I bought...

No troubles with my IMS petcock either. I bought it used, so I don't really know how old it is, but I've had it three years at least.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
Why bless your heart, Derek... it's so good that...

Why bless your heart, Derek... it's so good that you're here to find and point out our faults, no matter how trivial. Keep up the good work :rolleyes.
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
It has two spark plugs, and an automatic...

It has two spark plugs, and an automatic compression release that kicks in when the starter engages.
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
http://mimg.ugo.com/201102/2/8/9/175982/cuts/raisi...

http://mimg.ugo.com/201102/2/8/9/175982/cuts/raising-arizona-786-poster_480_poster.png

Raising Arizona? It ain't Ozzie and Harriet...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/sw-motech-skid-plat...

http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/sw-motech-skid-plate/sw-motech-skid-plate-inside-mounts.jpg

The SW Motech plate mounts the same way as the Suzuki plate, with more protection for the sides of the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
Click the link in my sigline, and check out topic...

Click the link in my sigline, and check out topic 15...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-24-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,778
Posted By Krusty ...
Merry Xmas to the Battle Scooter Legion.

Merry Xmas to the Battle Scooter Legion.
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
Merry Christmas to all my DR brothas and sistas...

Merry Christmas to all my DR brothas and sistas...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
Please check your Private Messages...

Please check your Private Messages...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
If you suspect a vacuum problem interfering with...

If you suspect a vacuum problem interfering with fuel flow, open the cap just when the engine begins to stall. If the engine recovers, you've found the trouble. With an aftermarket tank, the vacuum...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
As mentioned, the small inlet filter is a likely...

As mentioned, the small inlet filter is a likely culprit. You might also have a pinched vacuum line. What tank are you running?
Forum: Battle scooters 11-15-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By Krusty ...
I predict you're gonna have a great time :deal....

I predict you're gonna have a great time :deal. If your seat is stock, you might want to consider upgrading. Shad and Corbin offer seats that are generally regarded as a big improvement over the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 97,240
Views: 18,413,531
Posted By Krusty ...
Thanks! Thought I'd killed it :huh...

Thanks! Thought I'd killed it :huh...
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