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Forum: 2 smokers 11-27-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,705
Posted By earling
I have an RD350. I have a feeling that engine...

I have an RD350. I have a feeling that engine would feel massively heavy in a KDX frame, also too wide. No doubt it would rip, though. The RD's would probably be a little peaky for offroad work. They...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3,117
Views: 1,143,922
Posted By earling
wow

I am late to this thread, but I think I can contribute to the "history" lesson.

I started practicing offroad in about 1972 when I got a Honda 50. I used to ride it at the Arnspiger's track on...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28,695
Views: 3,517,698
Posted By earling
" I weighed both bikes and they weighed 258 and...

" I weighed both bikes and they weighed 258 and 291 lbs respectively with empty gas tanks. The DR250S with the CV carb was an absolute dog. It certainly did not produce 29 hp, I would guess it was...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28,695
Views: 3,517,698
Posted By earling
Don't mean to butt in here . . . .

I am trying to figure out once and for all what a 1993 DR250SE (electric start) weighs. I had a 1999 DR350SE for a few years and loved a lot of things about it (suspension, ergonomics, handling)...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By earling
stretch67 thanks for the info., I think I'd...

stretch67
thanks for the info., I think I'd probably like the bike a lot if I actually got it, I just was hoping to find definitive proof that it was in fact substantially lighter than the 350 I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By earling
please don't shoot me

I am trying to figure out once and for all what a 1993 DR250SE (electric start) weighs. I had a 1999 DR350SE for a few years and loved a lot of things about it (suspension, ergonomics, handling) but...
Forum: Regional forums 03-31-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 539
Posted By earling
vintage MX

I'm amazed and disturbed to see that AHRMA doesn't seem to have a New England chapter. I was thinking about getting back into MX this year, I live in W. MA. Anybody know of anything in the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,478
Posted By earling
this is the DR thread, right?

well, to pick up wher I left off in June, I went and got a KTM 450EXC, spent a bucket of money getting it street legal, rode it about five times, and after a summer of rain, finally got back on my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,334
Posted By earling
Got Dirt, yeah, PM me if you're up this way....

Got Dirt,
yeah, PM me if you're up this way. How's that EXC on the road? I can't really afford a road bike and a trail bike right now, but I want to do both things. I would like to be able to put...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,334
Posted By earling
Got Dirt, thanks for the info. I'll check out...

Got Dirt,
thanks for the info. I'll check out that dual sport ride--I was reading about one from a few years ago, sounds like fun.
Would love to hear from you if you're up this way, mabye hit some...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2008, 07:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,334
Posted By earling
all good points, bikepilot and Got Dirt . . . ...

all good points, bikepilot and Got Dirt . . .
Tough decisions, I tell you . . :) I'm sure if I tweaked the DR a little I would be very happy with it --heck, I like it a lot already, in all of,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2008, 06:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,334
Posted By earling
Bikepilot--that's some pretty good air, there!! ...

Bikepilot--that's some pretty good air, there!!
Doubt I'll ever get my DR that high (...)
I actually thought hard about a KDX 220 on C-list but it wasn't streetable, and I started feeling all...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,334
Posted By earling
Hey Bikepilot, that's the kind of info. I've...

Hey Bikepilot,
that's the kind of info. I've been looking for ...
Yeah, I couldn't figure out why the Kuba links (basically lowering links) would cure the hop, but that's the claim they make. And I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,334
Posted By earling
ps

Marvin ADV--
yup, true enough, I could get all crazy and try to road a pure dirt bike--I was talking to the KTM dealer and he says you can even do a two stroke if you want, since it's not up to the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,334
Posted By earling
Bikepilot, I like the way you think. KISS (keep...

Bikepilot,
I like the way you think. KISS (keep it simple stupid)
Well, my DRs shortcoming so far have been: carb bogs when the bad rear suspension hops . . . therefore: pumper carb plus Kuba link...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,334
Posted By earling
oh well

Those Versyses (plural of Versys? Versai?) seem like pretty cool bikes.
I guess what I really need to do is find somebody with a DRZ and try it out. No other way.

the problem is, modding the DR...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,334
Posted By earling
got it

yeah, I didn't turn up as much on my first search as my second. Basically uncovered exactly what I wanted, plus what Bronco posted.
One, the DRZ being heavier/taller is a big factor. Two, people...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,334
Posted By earling
DR350 vs. DRZ400

Ok, so maybe this one has been done to death .. but it might have some life left in it.
I'm new here--hi everybody, just getting into my '99 DR350S here in W. Mass. The mud just dried up (well...
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