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Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 856,520
Posted By ZJeepMI
Just picked this up for $1200 last weekend. '99...

Just picked this up for $1200 last weekend. '99 DR350SE, 5200 miles, all maintenance records, new tires, and in good shape. Just installed some dirtbagz and a windshield last night, went for a ride...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28,663
Views: 3,514,268
Posted By ZJeepMI
Sure did. Rode the XR650l all year but never...

Sure did. Rode the XR650l all year but never really was happy with it. Too heavy offroad, handled like crap on, engines vibes were bad, ran hot, really didn't have much power, crap fuel mileage, etc....
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 28,663
Views: 3,514,268
Posted By ZJeepMI
I thought so. I have a ton of money left over...

I thought so. I have a ton of money left over from my XR sale, so the DR will get some dirtbagz and a small windshield. Was going to put an acerbis tank on but I like the graphics on the stock one...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28,663
Views: 3,514,268
Posted By ZJeepMI
Hey guys, just picked up the DR350 I was asking...

Hey guys, just picked up the DR350 I was asking about the smoothness on a few days ago. Was able to ride around the block and WOW what a bike. Maybe my standards are low but this thing is cool. Very...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 28,663
Views: 3,514,268
Posted By ZJeepMI
Thanks for all the input on my engine vibration...

Thanks for all the input on my engine vibration questions. Sounds like what I'm looking for. I definitely don't expect multi-cylinder smooth, my Nighthawk 750 was smoother than my Focus (about as...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 28,663
Views: 3,514,268
Posted By ZJeepMI
Been reading this thread a lot lately and was...

Been reading this thread a lot lately and was hoping to get some input. I'm selling my XR650L in which I've ridden for the last few months/4k miles, and considering replacing it with a DR350. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,508
Posted By ZJeepMI
Yamaha for me. Had an XT225 and a TW200 and...

Yamaha for me.

Had an XT225 and a TW200 and they were my favorites of 5 bikes total, despite both having awful clutch feel. My current Honda XR650L is my least favorite. Didn't like my Honda...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-06-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,933
Posted By ZJeepMI
Very cool, just played around in it for a few,...

Very cool, just played around in it for a few, really breaks everything down nicely. Thanks
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-02-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 415,534
Posted By ZJeepMI
:flip It was fun, I lived, I was doing less...

:flip

It was fun, I lived, I was doing less than 10 MPH. Who's counting anyway? :beer
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-01-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 415,534
Posted By ZJeepMI
No pictures on my XR, but does a 500cc Suzuki...

No pictures on my XR, but does a 500cc Suzuki quad count? :D

Tongue out for success.

http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/pp115/Jeepguts/6F16849C-32DB-4923-9836-0F6E2028BE72_zpsfx1vaq8e.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,425
Posted By ZJeepMI
I bought my XR this way, it was the first of 17...

I bought my XR this way, it was the first of 17 used vehicles that i've bought that had a lien release letter and it made me very nervous. However, the guy let me into his house to sign the paperwork...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,546
Posted By ZJeepMI
My girlfriend and I were more comfortable two up...

My girlfriend and I were more comfortable two up on my old TW200 than we are on my current XR650L. The XR just isn't roomy enough for two people, I would definitely look for a different bike. I'm in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-02-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 41,346
Posted By ZJeepMI
Nice meeting you on Monday! Funny you stopped by...

Nice meeting you on Monday! Funny you stopped by those lighthouses, my parents live a few miles from there so I've been to there many times. Great area.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,469
Posted By ZJeepMI
You did not catch my sarcasm on my riding in...

You did not catch my sarcasm on my riding in front comment.. The tire issue was a legitimate one and his buddy certainly over reacted about it.

I stand by my statement of footwear not being...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,469
Posted By ZJeepMI
The tire thing is understandable, as a tire...

The tire thing is understandable, as a tire failure on your friends bike would probably put a damper on your trip as well and potentially be a safety hazard for you. I probably would have let it go...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-17-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,037
Posted By ZJeepMI
I'll be there on my XR650L assuming the weather...

I'll be there on my XR650L assuming the weather is half way decent! Never been before, sounds like a cool event.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-14-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 28,314
Posted By ZJeepMI
Nice! Hadn't heard of it before. What kind of...

Nice! Hadn't heard of it before. What kind of bike were you riding? Think my XR650L would be fun out there or just a pain?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-12-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11,604
Views: 918,539
Posted By ZJeepMI
Pretty sure that's next sunday (21st), no?

Pretty sure that's next sunday (21st), no?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-11-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By ZJeepMI
Nice looking bike. You didn't have it at "bike...

Nice looking bike. You didn't have it at "bike night" in Plymouth on Monday, did you? There was a very similar one there if not..

There's a ton of good dirt and paved road riding west of Ann...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 16,283
Posted By ZJeepMI
Won't be able to make it this time, my brother is...

Won't be able to make it this time, my brother is coming in from Washington state to visit for the weekend. Have a safe ride! Detroit is a cool place, be careful though.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 16,283
Posted By ZJeepMI
Still good for the 13th or 14th here. No...

Still good for the 13th or 14th here. No preference as to what day really
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11,604
Views: 918,539
Posted By ZJeepMI
Will try and make it to the gas station for 8:15,...

Will try and make it to the gas station for 8:15, sounds like a nice ride. Depends on how the rest of my Saturday night is though, so certainly don't wait up on me if I'm not there :D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-28-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 16,283
Posted By ZJeepMI
If you only have a few days up there pavement...

If you only have a few days up there pavement riding is probably the way to go anyway. Tons to see, you could spend a week riding pavement before you feel the need to start exploring off road.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-28-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 16,283
Posted By ZJeepMI
I would be able to go the 13th or 14th, maybe the...

I would be able to go the 13th or 14th, maybe the 7th but likely not. Can't help much in the way of navigation once inside the city though..
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,568
Posted By ZJeepMI
Sweet, thanks for the recommendation. I just did...

Sweet, thanks for the recommendation. I just did a bunch of research and decided to go with the SMH5-FM. The FM has the bigger speakers unlike the regular 5, but missing a few comms related things...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,568
Posted By ZJeepMI
Decided to try riding with headphones this...

Decided to try riding with headphones this evening after reading through this thread. Really makes the ride more pleasant, especially on long boring straights where i'm normally bored and annoyed...
Forum: Americas 08-04-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,364
Posted By ZJeepMI
Can't help you with navigating the area, but I...

Can't help you with navigating the area, but I will say that I understand the desire to visit. I go to the city occasionally for work and still can't take my eyes off of the abandoned, once beautiful...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-30-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,346
Posted By ZJeepMI
I'd slab it to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan,...

I'd slab it to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, enjoy the smooth roads, no traffic, nice people, and great scenery. Mackinaw is fun (busy too), pictured rocks, tequamenon falls, copper harbor area,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-30-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 41,346
Posted By ZJeepMI
Cool. It's usually all evening, I tend to go...

Cool. It's usually all evening, I tend to go later (after 8) so I'm not sure about earlier than that. Not really much of a bike night, but 10-15 bikes lined up with some cool guys. There's usually an...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-29-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 41,346
Posted By ZJeepMI
Cool thread. You ever go down to monday night...

Cool thread. You ever go down to monday night "bike night" at the coffee bean in Plymouth? Noticed you're in Garden City and i've seen a ST like yours down there before.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-28-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 105,405
Posted By ZJeepMI
http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/pp115/Jeepguts/...

http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/pp115/Jeepguts/36B827A6-C88E-4896-8A7E-CE5B2E5ACDA6_zps6xbvbqkb.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 78,669
Views: 8,620,001
Posted By ZJeepMI
Any of you XRL guys preload when up shifting?...

Any of you XRL guys preload when up shifting? Seems to be a touchy subject among motorcyclists. I've been doing it lately on my 1-2 shifts and it is so much smoother than usual. That big gear gap is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,753
Posted By ZJeepMI
If you're doing any longer distance highway...

If you're doing any longer distance highway rides, stay away from an XR650L. I just got home from a 100 miles ride down the interstate and it was miserable, that's with brand new Shinko 244's...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 78,669
Views: 8,620,001
Posted By ZJeepMI
Was hoping to get some opinions from you guys...

Was hoping to get some opinions from you guys about a noise i've been getting since I bought my XR.

-sounds like a buzzy/rattle/whirring sort of sound
-comes from the gas tank/engine area
-don't...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-11-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,156
Posted By ZJeepMI
Looks like a cool ride. I love that CB. The...

Looks like a cool ride. I love that CB. The bonnie will be nice for the trip though. I'm hoping to do some exploring in the U.P. here soon myself, though not the circle tour on my XRL. Maybe next...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 78,669
Views: 8,620,001
Posted By ZJeepMI
Thought I'd check back in with my carb issues on...

Thought I'd check back in with my carb issues on the XRL. Never done any prior carb work so my buddy and I tore into it and found a very clogged pair of jets. We put in my new 55/158 jets and went...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 78,669
Views: 8,620,001
Posted By ZJeepMI
I considered it, but if it ends up rich for...

I considered it, but if it ends up rich for whatever reason I'll debaffle the exhaust. Anything will be better than the current running condition, though.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 78,669
Views: 8,620,001
Posted By ZJeepMI
Thanks guys. After much debate I decided to go...

Thanks guys. After much debate I decided to go the bad MPG route and ordered a unifilter and 55/158 jets. Will pull the snorkel and likely do daves mods while i'm in there. This engine runs HOT, so...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 78,669
Views: 8,620,001
Posted By ZJeepMI
Hey guys, just picked up an '02 XR650l tonight....

Hey guys, just picked up an '02 XR650l tonight. Has about 3k miles. I bought it from the original owner who has not done a single thing to the bike since he bought it. It is 100% stock, which is...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,727
Posted By ZJeepMI
Starting to heal up from my MTB accident, I feel...

Starting to heal up from my MTB accident, I feel decent enough to be comfortable riding again. I think i'm going to leave the rim as is at this point. I've been keeping an eye on the pressure with no...
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