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Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,732
Posted By Happy Rider
The challengers and griffons, unlike all the...

The challengers and griffons, unlike all the earlier models, and the trials bike, used a greeves designed and built motor, not a villiers. This website might be helpful for you:...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,352
Posted By Happy Rider
i'm sorry to hear of your loss. it doesn't sound...

i'm sorry to hear of your loss. it doesn't sound like you're running away to me. motorcycles are a great place to be to have quiet time to yourself. dont cut everyone out of your life. when you need...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 8,481,612
Posted By Happy Rider
The trials rider doing a headstand is Debbie...

The trials rider doing a headstand is Debbie Evans, the bike is a yamaha ty175
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,965
Posted By Happy Rider
i commute pretty regularly in the teens. Prefer...

i commute pretty regularly in the teens. Prefer the heat, but don't want to miss riding the bike. Try not to ride if the road is icy.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,025
Posted By Happy Rider
When i had an 1100, i used a Wunderlich brace for...

When i had an 1100, i used a Wunderlich brace for the top box / Rack. Made things a lot less shaky.
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 131,767
Posted By Happy Rider
Lurking here, kind of like all 3 bikes, but...

Lurking here, kind of like all 3 bikes, but living at altitude really makes me like the EFI. Wierd question, is the WR250R's speedo driven off the front wheel like most dirtbikes, or does changing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6,752
Views: 1,023,460
Posted By Happy Rider
Not an XC owner, but have a question. for those...

Not an XC owner, but have a question. for those of you who use the stock exhaust, how do you deal with spark arrestor issues in the forests?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,204
Posted By Happy Rider
2009 GS Demo, 2,500 miles, 12,500

2009 GS Demo, 2,500 miles, 12,500
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 58,118
Posted By Happy Rider
40 years ago, a 69 Honda Trail 90. you know, the...

40 years ago, a 69 Honda Trail 90. you know, the one with the real (telescopic) front forks.
Forum: Trials 09-21-2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,946
Posted By Happy Rider
Buls4ever, a quick question, i went to the clarke...

Buls4ever, a quick question, i went to the clarke tank site, and the only elsinore tank they have is for the 125, is that the one that fits? i would prefer not to continue using my fiberglass tank,...
Forum: Trials 09-21-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,946
Posted By Happy Rider
The bultacos, were 5 speeds from at least 1969....

The bultacos, were 5 speeds from at least 1969. They had round cases, a low motor mount and 5 speeds. The square cases had the advantage of the clutch actuating arm being above the case not below,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,597
Posted By Happy Rider
My 06 Adventure didn't seem to vibe too badly. i...

My 06 Adventure didn't seem to vibe too badly. i did notice that when i rode like a typical dirt biker and gripped the tank with my knees i felt a lot of vibration. when i relaxed and let my legs...
Forum: Face plant 04-01-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,742
Posted By Happy Rider
regardless of the brand of boots, you are one...

regardless of the brand of boots, you are one tough mother to keep on trucking with an almost amputated toe. Jesus.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2008, 07:40 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,601
Posted By Happy Rider
I have 2 favorites. The first time i was hauling...

I have 2 favorites. The first time i was hauling the dirt bikes down 5 through the central valley, i was going about 75 and passing a big rig. suddenly i heard a sound like rocks pinging off metal...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2008, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By Happy Rider
i switched to a 640 from a BMW 1100GS. the...

i switched to a 640 from a BMW 1100GS. the lightness is great. the vibes are livable, but i don't squeeze the tank with my knees, when you do that you feel a lot more. Off road it is way better then...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,784
Posted By Happy Rider
Went from an 1100GS to a KTM 640 Adventure. I'm...

Went from an 1100GS to a KTM 640 Adventure. I'm happy, the KTM does fine on the long ride, and is just so much lighter and simpler. miss the roll on power and handling in the twisties sometimes
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,230
Posted By Happy Rider
i have a 2006 640 Adventure that i predominately...

i have a 2006 640 Adventure that i predominately am riding on the street. The street miles are not my choice, but work is preventing any time for fun. The vibes are not overpowering at all, but i...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 26,669
Posted By Happy Rider
boyscoout thanks for the link to eurotech,...

boyscoout
thanks for the link to eurotech, their website is pretty informative. i appreciate the help. i like to start with a topcase and add the panniers later.
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 26,669
Posted By Happy Rider
almost everything i have seen talks about...

almost everything i have seen talks about sidecases (panniers). i have a 2006 and would like to mount a topcase. ideally i would like to mount the case KTM has for the 950 that matches the plastic...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2008, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,117
Posted By Happy Rider
I put a Wunderlich footpeg lowering kit on my...

I put a Wunderlich footpeg lowering kit on my 1100GS. they had several options and i picked the one that lowered the pegs straight down, not down and forward. It made a huge difference in comfort,...
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By Happy Rider
Thanks for all the replies. No I'm not a...

Thanks for all the replies. No I'm not a porker(well not in my mind anyway), and my brother is lighter than i am.
i'm guessing it is either the steering head bearings, or just a charecteristic of...
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By Happy Rider
Wee Strom Front End Shake

The other day, while riding with my brother, we swapped bikes and while i was on his wee strom, i crossed some sand across the road at about 35 mph. the front end started wagging from side to side....
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,758
Posted By Happy Rider
great video, really enjoyed. nice job on the...

great video, really enjoyed. nice job on the soundtrack too
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 58,576
Posted By Happy Rider
Here is a link to a test on the AMA site,...

Here is a link to a test on the AMA site, additionally talks about the maintenance requirements. All in all, sounds pretty good.
http://www.amadirectlink.com/news/2008/Wr250/
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 58,576
Posted By Happy Rider
I think the WR is going to be a great addition to...

I think the WR is going to be a great addition to dual sport options out there. The ease of riding a lighter bike through tight stuff is tough to deny. Of all the bikes I've ridden in the last 38...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,435
Posted By Happy Rider
I installed one, and it's been great, go for it

I installed one, and it's been great, go for it
Forum: Orange Crush 02-01-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,731
Posted By Happy Rider
I agree with everything Scotttr said, except to...

I agree with everything Scotttr said, except to put the stand down. i understand you can bend things, like the frame, that way.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2008, 07:46 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,642
Posted By Happy Rider
I ride whenever i can get out of my neighborhood....

I ride whenever i can get out of my neighborhood. Right now the roads are a solid sheet of ice. The mainstreets are fine, but they don't plow the residential areas. Temperature is really not an...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-28-2007, 08:00 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,707
Posted By Happy Rider
would love to meet folks face to face, but...

would love to meet folks face to face, but unfortunately, and against esteban's wishes, i have to insert a lame excuse here. my boss is in town and i am stuck working late
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2007, 07:41 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,920
Posted By Happy Rider
My brother and i are going to try for saturday,...

My brother and i are going to try for saturday, he is starting chemo next week and we will see how he is doing
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-08-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Happy Rider
Thanks for the info, i really appreciate it

Thanks for the info, i really appreciate it
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-08-2007, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Happy Rider
What a great video. i have never been there,...

What a great video.
i have never been there, mostly ride in the mountains, so a couple of questions:
Where is it, How do you get there?
What's it like in winter?
Do you use maps from the forest...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-26-2007, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By Happy Rider
Killer Whale, thanks for the great comments

Killer Whale, thanks for the great comments
Forum: Orange Crush 10-25-2007, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By Happy Rider
2006 950 Adv vs 990 Adv

Considering the swap from a GS. I have ridden SE and SM 950s and a 990 Adv. I searched and went through the Hall of Wisdom. Does anyone who has owned a 950, and now has a 990 have a strong opinion....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 53,105
Posted By Happy Rider
67 Cotton 250 Trials. Had the Villiers 37A trials...

67 Cotton 250 Trials. Had the Villiers 37A trials engine. Worst carburetor, ever. I preferred the Amals almost all of my other bikes back then had.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2007, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,349
Posted By Happy Rider
i lowered my pegs with the Wunderlich kit, raised...

i lowered my pegs with the Wunderlich kit, raised the handlebars, put spacers under the front of the seat to get rid of the sliding forward thing. i'm a lot more comfortable now.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-23-2007, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Happy Rider
These folks have great books of trail maps for...

These folks have great books of trail maps for colorado, both books with multiple maps, and individual ones of all three places you are planning to go.
Post a ride report on the dunes when you get...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2007, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,101
Posted By Happy Rider
Lance Smail?

Lance Smail?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2007, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By Happy Rider
I have a 99 with the factory top box and i felt...

I have a 99 with the factory top box and i felt the same way, looked really flexy. i got the brace from Wunderlich and it seems to really stabilize the plate
Forum: Orange Crush 07-16-2007, 07:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 420
Posted By Happy Rider
KTM Demo Rides

Went to the KTM Street Demo Ride in Denver on Saturday. I'm a long time BMW owner, but am feeling impulsive and want to see how the other half lives. I have some observations and some questions.
The...
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