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Old 01-15-2010, 05:14 AM   #16
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why a thumper?

simple
just enough to do the job
less stuff to piss out on you
usable torque vs. unusable horsepower in normal non-race conditions
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:43 AM   #17
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They just get the job done. Try riding one, it's fun.

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Old 01-15-2010, 06:45 AM   #18
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Thumpers , you hear about them but what's so special in an off road sitution that you just gots to have one? Anything explanation will work. WTF? Thanks
"anything explanation will work" ?

OK then

explanation > better one less than two

anything else understand no
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:51 AM   #19
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Eh?

How many HD electra glides do you see in the woods on singletrack?
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:17 AM   #20
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How many HD electra glides do you see in the woods on singletrack?
not too many. the antennas will whip the shit outta you
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:34 AM   #21
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If multiple cylinders would be better, they would use it in motocross/dakar etc.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:43 AM   #22
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and you know that for a fact do you ???

pretty sure there is another board somewhere on the planet that refers to "thumpers" and people on that board like to "talk" about their "thumpers".....
you mean like ThumperTalk.com?
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:45 AM   #23
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If multiple cylinders would be better, they would use it in motocross/dakar etc.
you mean like the Aprilia 450 V-twin? Lopez is riding one and is kicking butt in the Dakar this year
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:48 AM   #24
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:49 AM   #25
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Thumpers - you hear about them but what's so special in an off road sitution that you just gots to have one? Anything explanation will work. WTF? Thanks
you don't. but until recently (Aprilia's 450 twin) it was difficult to find a light weight bike with multi-cylinders.

in regards tpo "what's so special in an off road sitution that you just gots to have one", if weight is your driving criteria, you will have a hard time finding a twin cylinder bike with the same power to weight ratio - and you'll likely end up with a 2-smoke thumper.
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:52 AM   #26
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Good point raised here -

A THUMPER is a 4 stroke single cylinder engine, NOT a 2 stroke....
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:58 AM   #27
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Well, I have been riding since about 1972, and since then everyone I have heard to a Thumper does so to all single cylender 4 stroke motorcycles.

Until recently when the word 2Smoker took over, any 2 stroke was refered to as a ring ding, or just plain 2 stroke.

I remember asking a kid I knew nack in 1974 or so what his Harley 50cc street bike was, I asked is it a 2 stroke or 4 stroke cause I had not heard it run or seen it except from a distance. He got a quizical look on his face and finally said, I think it is a three stroke....I friggin cracked up so hard I couldnt see for like twenty minutes....still on of the funniest motorcycle related things I ever heard to this day.
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:03 PM   #28
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Agree but don't forget that ADV defines the Thumper forum as "If it has one cylinder (2 or 4 stroke), you're welcome to talk about it here."

just sayin....
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:08 PM   #29
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you mean like ThumperTalk.com?
That name rings a bell...

There (and everywhere else) Thumper = 1 cyl + 4 strokes not 1 cyl + 2 strokes
Here, KTM300 = CR450F = KLR650 = 1 cyl = Thumper
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:10 PM   #30
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social definitions trump forum guidelines.

thumper- 4 stroke single. Everywhere I go, anyway. At least the places that fumar Ingles.
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