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Old 04-04-2013, 04:06 PM   #23896
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Really? What happened to the DRZ400s you and your dad had?
I sold my DRZ last year year to WayneJ and bought a KTM 525EXC; dad still has his DRZ. Wanted something with more power and better suspension. Well the KTM definitely fit the bill.....just maybe a little too well. Or maybe it's just that crazy person that lives inside most of us that wants to own every bike ever made at least once! Anyways, I've got WR250R on the brain right now, and so I'm testing the waters. If I try one and like it, and think it fits me better than the KTM, then I may start actively looking for one; if not, I guess I'll have to make do with the KTM!


You gonna come out riding with us this year? Laurel Forks maybe?
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:15 PM   #23897
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I just realized your old bike knocked over your new bike last WE.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:20 PM   #23898
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I just realized your old bike knocked over your new bike last WE.
...I wish we had a picture of that fall - he stuck the landing - a perfect 10!
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:27 PM   #23899
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I just realized your old bike knocked over your new bike last WE.
I didn't think of that at the moment; now that's funny!

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...I wish we had a picture of that fall - he stuck the landing - a perfect 10!
Yeah, you should've had your GoPro running! Had a chance to go through any of the footage that you took?
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:32 PM   #23900
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I didn't think of that at the moment; now that's funny!



Yeah, you should've had your GoPro running! Had a chance to go through any of the footage that you took?
I don't want to talk about the "lost footage". I had the gopro set on camera instead of video, so I only got pictures of when I thought I started and stopped the "video". A major blunder - sorry!
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:07 PM   #23901
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I don't want to talk about the "lost footage". I had the gopro set on camera instead of video, so I only got pictures of when I thought I started and stopped the "video". A major blunder - sorry!
Did you know there is a go pro app that lets you operate the camera remotely with a IPhone, IPad or an IPod using WIFI? I think there is also one for android devices... or is in the works.
You can see a "preview" of where the camera is aimed so you don't take pics or videos of the sky or the ground. You can also scroll thru and change what modes the camera is in, start and stop videos and pics, but you can't review your pics or video.

The one downside I see is it will eat up batteries quicker while in WIFI mode but it would do the same using the remote.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:51 PM   #23902
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Did the Doohickey mod today with a little oversight and technical assistance from George. Procedure went text book perfect with no issues. My bike has 8000 miles on it. Manual calls for tension lever adjustment at 7500 miles by removing little rubber stopper on outside cover, easing lever lock down bolt 1/4 turn and tightening back up. Of course, you can't see what is going on inside with this simple adjustment, but in theory the spring tension takes up any acquired slack in the chain. So, after pulling outside and inside casings you can watch the lever when you loosen the lock down bolt. My spring still had some tension and the lever moved 1/8 inch, but after that the spring was pretty much collapsed. No more tension for any future adjustment. Hence, I would say the modification was timely and necessary despite dealership insistence that they have never seen an issue and don't know what all the hype is about. Torsion spring is the way to go.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:15 PM   #23903
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Well the one in the main bathroom is a 1.6 too..
So now both are good to go...
Good to go...
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:42 PM   #23904
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I sold my DRZ last year year to WayneJ and bought a KTM 525EXC; dad still has his DRZ. Wanted something with more power and better suspension. Well the KTM definitely fit the bill.....just maybe a little too well. Or maybe it's just that crazy person that lives inside most of us that wants to own every bike ever made at least once! Anyways, I've got WR250R on the brain right now, and so I'm testing the waters. If I try one and like it, and think it fits me better than the KTM, then I may start actively looking for one; if not, I guess I'll have to make do with the KTM!

You gonna come out riding with us this year? Laurel Forks maybe?
Interesting, Denis! Somewhere out there is the perfect bike for each of us; light, predictible, fast and furious. Or some reasonable compromise. It will be interesting to see what you think of the 250. For me, a 250 doesn't have enough grunt to satisfy my need for g's. But that's my crazy person inside. Did you know Honda was coming out with a CRF250L? Should be out in August.

I would love to come riding with you but LF is going to conflict with my son's defense of his dissertation. I hope the weather smiles on you, as unpredictible as it tends to be this time of year, especially lately. To wit, snow is falling here now. But definitely hope to catch up soon. When you gonna be riding down this way after LF? I'd stop by and see you if you still lived at home, on the way to or from my mom's, but you up and moved to MD.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:47 PM   #23905
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Did the Doohickey mod today with a little oversight and technical assistance from George. Procedure went text book perfect with no issues. My bike has 8000 miles on it. Manual calls for tension lever adjustment at 7500 miles by removing little rubber stopper on outside cover, easing lever lock down bolt 1/4 turn and tightening back up. Of course, you can't see what is going on inside with this simple adjustment, but in theory the spring tension takes up any acquired slack in the chain. So, after pulling outside and inside casings you can watch the lever when you loosen the lock down bolt. My spring still had some tension and the lever moved 1/8 inch, but after that the spring was pretty much collapsed. No more tension for any future adjustment. Hence, I would say the modification was timely and necessary despite dealership insistence that they have never seen an issue and don't know what all the hype is about. Torsion spring is the way to go.
Hell, all I did was talk your ear off. And drink all your beer. But what are friends for?
It was fun and you did a great job. And now to go for a ride. After the snow melts.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:51 PM   #23906
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Did you know there is a go pro app that lets you operate the camera remotely with a IPhone, IPad or an IPod using WIFI? I think there is also one for android devices... or is in the works.
You can see a "preview" of where the camera is aimed so you don't take pics or videos of the sky or the ground. You can also scroll thru and change what modes the camera is in, start and stop videos and pics, but you can't review your pics or video.

The one downside I see is it will eat up batteries quicker while in WIFI mode but it would do the same using the remote.
I have heard of the app....but I don't have the right phone.
Also I have an early version of the gopro - not sure if it can do the wireless thingy.
..something else I want to update....
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:47 PM   #23907
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It works~But needs a lid... It has a huge tank...
I just replaced it with a 1.6 gal one...

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Old 04-04-2013, 07:48 PM   #23908
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I sold my DRZ last year year to WayneJ and bought a KTM 525EXC; dad still has his DRZ. Wanted something with more power and better suspension. Well the KTM definitely fit the bill.....just maybe a little too well. Or maybe it's just that crazy person that lives inside most of us that wants to own every bike ever made at least once! Anyways, I've got WR250R on the brain right now, and so I'm testing the waters. If I try one and like it, and think it fits me better than the KTM, then I may start actively looking for one; if not, I guess I'll have to make do with the KTM!


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Just thought I'd butt in here....I did the KTM 525 thing a few years ago and came to the conclusion that it was just a little too much bike for dual sportin' and trail riddin' central Va., not to mention the issue of maintenance intervals.

I sold it and got a WR250R a couple of years ago and have really enjoyed it. Sure, it's a little buzzy slabbin' across the Valley to the mountains west of Staunton but so what!? It's light, reliable, easy to keep serviced, dealers are everywhere and it's just plain easy to ride. Engine performance is by no means KTM-breathtaking but I get to concentrate on the ride and not dealing with a handful of bike. The Honda is a sweet bike but a notch down in performance from the WR, not to mention being characteristically (for Honda) a little overweight.

The WR is a great trail bike / dual sporter. It's not an enduro racer or an adventure tourer. It's been a good decision for me.


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Old 04-04-2013, 08:21 PM   #23909
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That bike looks great.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:28 AM   #23910
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and Al Bundy wept...
This new toilet has a good strong flusher ..
It would make Al Bundy very happy ...
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