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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,605
Posted By streakerfreak
Uh, a lot of us around here still wear helmets...

Uh, a lot of us around here still wear helmets even when it's not required by law.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,605
Posted By streakerfreak
Figured out not to put a helmet on the foot peg...

Figured out not to put a helmet on the foot peg anymore when I melted the strap on the exhaust.

Anyways, I will never leave my helmet unattended anymore. 3 years ago when I was living in Phoenix...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,660
Posted By streakerfreak
My Arai XD-4 takes far longer then 10 secs. Half...

My Arai XD-4 takes far longer then 10 secs. Half the time I can't get the cheap plastic screws to line up properly. The XD-4 truly needs a quick release option.

Spring to Fall I wear a tinted...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,036
Posted By streakerfreak
As long as the bike still starts, then it's not...

As long as the bike still starts, then it's not too cold to ride.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,763
Posted By streakerfreak
Its pretty much common knowledge that you can...

Its pretty much common knowledge that you can still sever your spinal cord after any kind accident. Why do you think they strap you to a backboard and make sure your head and neck are immobile when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,199
Posted By streakerfreak
With travel and commuting I'm at about...

With travel and commuting I'm at about 35,000-40,000 a year.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 19,869
Posted By streakerfreak
Yup, that's my girlfriend. Complete opposites as...

Yup, that's my girlfriend. Complete opposites as far as weather.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 19,869
Posted By streakerfreak
I always enjoy when it starts getting colder and...

I always enjoy when it starts getting colder and all the warm weather riders put their bikes away. I take winter as a fun challenge I guess. Still amazes me that even though everyone at the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8,658
Views: 1,739,729
Posted By streakerfreak
Had the same thing happen to me last year on my...

Had the same thing happen to me last year on my old Dakar. Two young 20 year old girls frantically waved me down as I rode through Harvard Sq. They thought I rode in the Dakar and wanted to meet me. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,737
Posted By streakerfreak
Unless a store or city has motorcycle parking,...

Unless a store or city has motorcycle parking, like Boston, I will always park in a true spot. That little plate on the back of my bike means I have paid my taxes and registration and have just as...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-20-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,846
Posted By streakerfreak
Echoing a few others here, but the back way from...

Echoing a few others here, but the back way from Prescott to Crown King is moderately difficult on a big bike. A few tough sections here and there, but nothing a little patience wouldn't solve. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 19,869
Posted By streakerfreak
I ride all year here in Boston and do not own a...

I ride all year here in Boston and do not own a car. My insurance is cheaper, parking is considerably cheaper then a car (hundreds of dollars cheaper), gas expense per month is about $15 a week...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,818
Posted By streakerfreak
I own a 05 DL650 after owning a KLX250s, BMW...

I own a 05 DL650 after owning a KLX250s, BMW Dakar, and a BMW Sertao and this is my sentiment about the DL650 too. Super reliable and easy to repair, but its far more of a street focused dual sport...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-01-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By streakerfreak
Budget accommodations in The Hamptons

Hey guys,

My girlfriend and I will be riding from Boston to Montauk on June 2nd. I want to show her Montauk and where I went to College at the old Southampton Campus of LIU. Since its the in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-09-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By streakerfreak
The lid itself is fine and I can latch it, but...

The lid itself is fine and I can latch it, but the bends stick out past the lid.

Switching the hardware is an option, but not desirable of course since I would then have to seal up the old holes....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-08-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By streakerfreak
Need a second hand or a better hand in Boston

Hey guys,

I just picked up a 2003 BMW Dakar. Unfortunately, a week later a plow ripped off one of the touratech side cases and ran off. I've tried to pound it back into shape, but with limited...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,287,059
Posted By streakerfreak
NiklyK. Congrats on your first bike. The KLX was...

NiklyK. Congrats on your first bike. The KLX was my first and it is damn near a perfect first bike. It's nice to dream of mods, but may I suggest riding it for a few months before pulling the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,287,059
Posted By streakerfreak
Alright guys, I will start parting out my bike....

Alright guys, I will start parting out my bike. When I have time I will post an ad with more info. In the mean time send me a message of what you need and we can work out fair prices.
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,287,059
Posted By streakerfreak
If anyone is looking for a parts bike, I just put...

If anyone is looking for a parts bike, I just put it up for sale. Not ready to part it out yet due to my living situation and the difficulty in doing that.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,287,059
Posted By streakerfreak
I would say about 40-50lbs, but I come from years...

I would say about 40-50lbs, but I come from years of backing the Appalachian Trail and multi weeks treks through the southwest. I know how to pack light and still be comfortable and clean.

No...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,287,059
Posted By streakerfreak
Long term KLX250S review

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w172/streakerfreak/301307_248503775181100_100000644394924_860513_8033684_n.jpg

This is me fully loaded on a trip from Helena, MT to Prescott, AZ using Giant Loop...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,287,059
Posted By streakerfreak
As soon as I know more I will let everyone know...

As soon as I know more I will let everyone know and give a 50,000 mile review of the 2010 KLX250s.
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,287,059
Posted By streakerfreak
I will post what happened at another time. This...

I will post what happened at another time. This engine is not rebuildable as I need to ask Riverside Motorsports since they are the ones who tore it apart. Found a complete used engine on ebay for ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,287,059
Posted By streakerfreak
My 2010 KLX250s bought new with 1 mile on it in...

My 2010 KLX250s bought new with 1 mile on it in May 2011 has breathed its last breath with over 50k on the odometer.

It was my only means of transportation so now I am scrambling to figure out...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-03-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By streakerfreak
The food is amazing. I eat it every night. Be...

The food is amazing. I eat it every night. Be warned, its a high end restaurant. Expect to pay $100 to $200 for 2 people.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-31-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By streakerfreak
Yup, parts have been ordered and will be slapped...

Yup, parts have been ordered and will be slapped on as soon as they come. I replace all three when I just need to do one of the three.

Concord is such a cool little historic village. I love...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-31-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By streakerfreak
After 40,000 the valves were exactly to spec...

After 40,000 the valves were exactly to spec believe it or not.

Now for the retard moment of the month. No understand I knew I needed a new chain, but was waiting on my next pay check. I ride with...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-30-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By streakerfreak
Its all good. Basically, I picked and chose what...

Its all good. Basically, I picked and chose what needed to be done and only had them do the stuff I can't do here. Most everything is within my means and what I can do under the landlords noise.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By streakerfreak
Thanks guys, but it looks like it has progressed...

Thanks guys, but it looks like it has progressed to the point I must get it done right now. I will have to suck it up and pay.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-22-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By streakerfreak
That should work for me. Let me see what I can do...

That should work for me. Let me see what I can do about getting the bike up there without running it.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-21-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By streakerfreak
I'm sure I can find a way to get the bike up...

I'm sure I can find a way to get the bike up there, but I'm looking at all options I have. Can't work on it here due to lack of tools and place to work.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-20-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By streakerfreak
Not a problem.

Not a problem.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,287,059
Posted By streakerfreak
Eh, I'm happy with the bike the way it is. ...

Eh, I'm happy with the bike the way it is.



Just moved the girlfriend from Somerville. I've seen a few KLXs around the Boston area since moving back.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-19-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By streakerfreak
This is something I want to learn to do that's...

This is something I want to learn to do that's for sure. Not looking to just have someone do it for me.






Thank you for the link. I will need to get it taken care of before fall. The...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,287,059
Posted By streakerfreak
Posted up in the Northeast section. Took to...

Posted up in the Northeast section.

Took to riding overnight. There is not much else I enjoy more then exploring on the bike.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-19-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By streakerfreak
Wrenching Help

Hey everyone,

Just moved back to New England from AZ. I ride a KLX250s daily all year long. I am in need of some help/guidance/etc on some bike maintenance. I was encouraged by others to post...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-19-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By streakerfreak
Just moved to Waltham from AZ (I'm from CT). I...

Just moved to Waltham from AZ (I'm from CT). I work in Concord at the restaurant 80 Thoreau. Don't know any shops, but I am near by.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,287,059
Posted By streakerfreak
Well aware of it, but just can't swing to have it...

Well aware of it, but just can't swing to have it done at a shop. Hopefully, I will figure out how to get it taken care of soon.



Bought the bike in Montana and put about 100 miles on it daily...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,287,059
Posted By streakerfreak
Hey guys, Been reading this thread for over...

Hey guys,

Been reading this thread for over a year now and its a wealth of information. Here is my 2010 KLX250s. Bought it new May 2011 with 1 mile on it. Now has somewhere between 35,000 and...
Forum: Face plant 02-10-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,693
Posted By streakerfreak
I was about to leave from a crowded Target...

I was about to leave from a crowded Target parking lot a few days before Christmas when my riding pants caught on my peg as I was getting the kick stand up. Down I went, with the bike landing on top...
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