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Old 06-12-2013, 04:20 AM   #46
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this weekend =very bad, cousin's wedding, fathers day, grandma's funeral. :(


If you go with a different more street worthy bike, then I would say a KLX would make sense. I think it compliments my FZ6 just perfectly.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:38 AM   #47
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this weekend =very bad, cousin's wedding, fathers day, grandma's funeral. :(


If you go with a different more street worthy bike, then I would say a KLX would make sense. I think it compliments my FZ6 just perfectly.
We'll find some other time. Condolances for grandma. :(
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:31 AM   #48
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We'll find some other time. Condolances for grandma. :(
Thanks, Man.

Anybody up for a Rudy J's in Bay City breakfast meetup on a Saturday or Sunday morning?

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Old 06-13-2013, 02:32 PM   #49
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Probably available, but won't the Meat and Greet thread feel left out?


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Thanks, Man.

Anybody up for a Rudy J's in Bay City breakfast meetup on a Saturday or Sunday morning?

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Old 06-14-2013, 03:34 AM   #50
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That front looks like the Pirelli scorpion pro fim. I am pretty sure the back is a D606. I know the KLX250 keeps up fairly well with a DRZ-S because the KLX has a 6 speed. You could also look for a WR250-R.

Yes, rear is a D-606. The front is the Pirelli Pro Scorpion FIM all terrain enduro on that 250. They are both DOT legal.They work really well in a variety of terrain.They also last really well.......
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:57 AM   #51
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Did anybody manage to do the meet n greet thing? I'm working this weekend but am expecting to be off next weekend unless otherwise noted.

I'm up to about 3200 miles ridden this year, but primarily resulting from commuting unfortunately. Since late April, I've put just under 200mi on the cage. The KLR is within about 2 round trip commutes of turning 15,000mi old. I don't think I'll throw it a party but will probably pull the valve cover and recheck the valve clearances and drill/tap some of the rear suspension components to add grease fittings. That seems much more convenient than tearing the rear suspension apart to lube it.

It is almost time for a new rear tire. The bike has a Kenda 761 on the rear now with about 8800 miles on it and it still looks like it has another 1500 miles or so left before it needs replacement. I'm not sure if I want to go back to more of a 50/50 tire or throw another street oriented tire on there since I haven't had the time to do much off roading with it anyway. I was thinking if I had a more street oriented tire I might see better MPG for the commute, but didn't really see a big difference. The front has a new-ish K761.

There are some tempting photo tags floating around, but I'm just lacking for time.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:34 AM   #52
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Summer weddings are the bane of my existance.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:34 AM   #53
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Exactly, don't they realize it cuts in to prime riding time? I mean they've waited this long, why not wait til winter when most people prefer to be indoors anyway?
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:22 AM   #54
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Exactly, don't they realize it cuts in to prime riding time? I mean they've waited this long, why not wait til winter when most people prefer to be indoors anyway?

Just do what I do... Don't go to the wedding.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:41 AM   #55
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Anybody have a set of bent handlebars laying around with a clamp on crossbar that I can get? My new renthal road bars are visibly flexible and I'd like to stiffen them up.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:48 AM   #56
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Anybody have a set of bent handlebars laying around with a clamp on crossbar that I can get? My new renthal road bars are visibly flexible and I'd like to stiffen them up.
Fakme with a fork! I just stuck a set in the trash two weeks ago. Been kicking around the garage for years. Finally got tired of moving them around. Sorry about your karma. How about a slightly used 50 tooth rear sprocket for a Honda crf230?, or 110 links of 520 o-ring chain? ..... or.......
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:23 AM   #57
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Fakme with a fork! I just stuck a set in the trash two weeks ago. Been kicking around the garage for years. Finally got tired of moving them around. Sorry about your karma. How about a slightly used 50 tooth rear sprocket for a Honda crf230?, or 110 links of 520 o-ring chain? ..... or.......
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:38 PM   #58
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Anybody have a set of bent handlebars laying around with a clamp on crossbar that I can get? My new renthal road bars are visibly flexible and I'd like to stiffen them up.

I have a couple pair in the barn I haven't had to move around yet . I'll look and see if the cross bars are removable . My son was hard on handle bars ... Liked Renthal too...
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:33 PM   #59
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I have a couple pair in the barn I haven't had to move around yet . I'll look and see if the cross bars are removable . My son was hard on handle bars ... Liked Renthal too...
Much appreciated :)
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:40 PM   #60
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send me a pm in a few days if no crossbars, I got a few.
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