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Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,144
Posted By 5050
I went from a 2002 Connie to a KLR and was happy...

I went from a 2002 Connie to a KLR and was happy with the trade. I gave away a bit (very small bit) of comfort for a giant increase in utility. The connie was obviously great for cruising slab. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 38,812
Posted By 5050
Operative words - wheels at same elevation. When...

Operative words - wheels at same elevation. When tipped the cg moves in the direction of the lower wheel thus biasing weight to the lower wheel and decreasing the weight born by the higher wheel. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By 5050
Back to the top you go. Got a lady looking for...

Back to the top you go. Got a lady looking for answers and she won't get them from page 4.
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By 5050
Mine is a KLX331 (came with the BBK) and a...

Mine is a KLX331 (came with the BBK) and a Dynojet kit, and I'm 195. It still wheelies in 1st - 3rd even with really tall gearing. Stock, or stock -1 front sprocket and it wheelies 1-4 easily. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By 5050
I have a Cortech sport tailbag on my 640e. It's...

I have a Cortech sport tailbag on my 640e. It's beig enough to hold my Transition II 3/4 length jacket if I want. It's expandable and a single space unlike the more broken up KTM version. I've...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2009, 04:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,082
Posted By 5050
cheapcycleparts,com has had everything I need -...

cheapcycleparts,com has had everything I need - pronto.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,082
Posted By 5050
Is that oil on the cam chain tensioner? Is there...

Is that oil on the cam chain tensioner? Is there any above that level? The valve covers are a common site for a leak, but it's usually a slow leak.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 51,795
Posted By 5050
Agreed. A DRZe with 6-speed and lights would...

Agreed. A DRZe with 6-speed and lights would kill everything in sight for cost and utility.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By 5050
If I could buy a TE610 brand-spanking new for the...

If I could buy a TE610 brand-spanking new for the price of a DRZ - well, I wouldn't sit around too long and ponder it. Which dealership has that deal.....?

07 carbed has more zing, maybe 50 mpg....
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By 5050
K2ride - it's a nylon concoction called PA...

K2ride - it's a nylon concoction called PA (polyamide)-6.
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2009, 05:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,199
Posted By 5050
That's like buck lure for the XR crew. Jeez, one...

That's like buck lure for the XR crew. Jeez, one of their own talks about what a pig his XR is and the others are patting him on the back and singing "Michael, row your boat ashore". Insert the word...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,270
Posted By 5050
Meat - is it you that owns both Advrider and...

Meat - is it you that owns both Advrider and Smugmug? You don't have to be so modest.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,439
Posted By 5050
Don't know that this is the best choice for...

Don't know that this is the best choice for you... but your post reminded me of a guy in the Flea Market that's looking to trade his tricked out street legal titled KLX300 for a KLR650. And it's a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2009, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,988
Posted By 5050
Welcome Altai. How tall are you? The reason I...

Welcome Altai. How tall are you? The reason I ask is tha the XRL is quite a bit taller than the DR. If that is a limiting factor - you may want to think DR. The DR is slightly better onroad and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By 5050
for a thumper - 1000 rpm is a very slow idle. ...

for a thumper - 1000 rpm is a very slow idle. 1500 is a bit on the high side. That's where I keep it. Hi tech, huh?
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,046
Posted By 5050
Thanks ADVJake. That's my point exactly. Just...

Thanks ADVJake. That's my point exactly. Just cause Honda spends caboodles of money to win Baja (and KTM to win Dakar) doesn't mean they have the end-all beat-all bike. If Husky wanted to win...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By 5050
Dunlop D606 and Pirelli MT21 are two of the more...

Dunlop D606 and Pirelli MT21 are two of the more respected 50/50 tires out there. If you want something biased a bit more toward offroad the Kenda K760 Trakmaster is cheap and good.

Congrats on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2009, 06:45 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,046
Posted By 5050
I'm not one to think or believe we should judge...

I'm not one to think or believe we should judge OUR nearly stock bikes by big race (read big money bike) results. But since you keep pulling the Baja card - I'll play along. Where's that XRR been in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,046
Posted By 5050
I just don't know why you think he'd need to go...

I just don't know why you think he'd need to go dirt only to dust your ass. He could keep the lights, battery and starter and honk the horn as he passes you.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,046
Posted By 5050
Why would you put it back to pure dirt form? ...

Why would you put it back to pure dirt form? IIRC isn't the TE510 street legal in all 50?
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2009, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By 5050
Bill - what do you have in the way of a seat?

Bill - what do you have in the way of a seat?
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,046
Posted By 5050
... but then it'd be 17 lbs heavier and no longer...

... but then it'd be 17 lbs heavier and no longer the perfect bike.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By 5050
..... or buy a nice used clutch cover on ebay. ...

..... or buy a nice used clutch cover on ebay. Lightning won't strike twice.
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By 5050
Not mine (2002 LC4e). Holds it on there just...

Not mine (2002 LC4e). Holds it on there just fine.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,974
Posted By 5050
I'm forced to watch Fox to get ANY news.

I'm forced to watch Fox to get ANY news.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,181
Posted By 5050
Actually, octane is a relative measure of your...

Actually, octane is a relative measure of your gasolines knock resistance as compared with that of pure heptane. Octane is not itself an additive. The booster you're talking about will in effect...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,974
Posted By 5050
Looks like a bike I could use to replace my LC4e...

Looks like a bike I could use to replace my LC4e but I'd be petrified I might drop it. Actually, I know I'd drop it - I'd be petrified to buy the new parts.
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,156
Posted By 5050
Thanks NICO. I checked the original internals...

Thanks NICO. I checked the original internals and I'm sure I can just buy the short cable and it's bracket (and the broken plastic pos that screws into the carb body) and make that work. Course I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,156
Posted By 5050
Is the 625SXC version a plunger type (on or off...

Is the 625SXC version a plunger type (on or off only) with a remote knob or is it a continuously variable type (screw type) with an action similar to the handlebar choke? I'm asking cause I think I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By 5050
I'm pulling for broken rings and no cylinder...

I'm pulling for broken rings and no cylinder damage.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,752
Posted By 5050
I agree with arkangel - a lowered DR650 is your...

I agree with arkangel - a lowered DR650 is your best bet. 650 grunt, reliable and definitely the smallest framed of the 20K mile worthy dualsports. It's a world lighter than the BMW and will fit...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By 5050
Try kicking the bike through a couple cycles...

Try kicking the bike through a couple cycles (without the compression release lever) and see if you have the big hard stop at TDC. If it kicks right through without a hard spot - your compression is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,066
Posted By 5050
How much better is it off and onroad? Nice job.

How much better is it off and onroad? Nice job.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By 5050
Chris - I'm in rural Maine. Occasionally (larger...

Chris - I'm in rural Maine. Occasionally (larger towns) I can get 93 octane, but my choices are usually 87/89/91.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By 5050
Mine runs fine on the 91 octane I can get around...

Mine runs fine on the 91 octane I can get around here. So, I doubt you'd experience any problems.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,274
Posted By 5050
Crazybrit - Sorry, I left a detail out. I own an...

Crazybrit - Sorry, I left a detail out. I own an LC4, and like you wouldn't want to have to pay the $2k+ required to turn an XRR into a bike that equals or just beats a stock LC4. I was unclear on...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,274
Posted By 5050
Every man is due his opinion. Hear 'em out. In...

Every man is due his opinion. Hear 'em out. In fact, I'll blow the XRR's horn a bit for them.

I'm pretty sure the XRR is a bit better offroad and I'm sure a lot of XRR riders could thrash me...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By 5050
I replaced mine but only cause it was rusting...

I replaced mine but only cause it was rusting through and made some noise. The performance gain and weight savings is unmeasureable. You can save 6 or 7 pounds by dumping the stock exhaust and that...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2009, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By 5050
Quick disconnect off a 625SXC seat is about $25. ...

Quick disconnect off a 625SXC seat is about $25. Off in a sec. Great idea but that's gonna be one TALL seat.
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,707
Posted By 5050
Bacon - I'm from Maine and understood you just...

Bacon - I'm from Maine and understood you just fine. I must, however, question your sanity. If you take the Harley, how are you gonna explore the washed out side roads on your glorious tour. Take...
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