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Old 01-16-2010, 03:38 PM   #46
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adv mods just lumped all 1 cyl bikes together in 1 forum.
And thats where the confusion starts on this ADV forum.
Many people really do not know.
Lot of mid lifers come into motorcycles so green and unknowledged, and then you have a thumper forum that includes two strokes.
You think it would be easy to put an extra forum in for the ring dings.

Two other things that make a thumper work well these days.
Counterbalancing and the automatic compression release.

Oh, and electric start for the the boys that never had to man up and kick start a thumper, although it does make the thumper easy.
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:11 AM   #47
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If multiple cylinders would be better, they would use it in motocross/dakar etc.
I'm probably late to the party, but

They did.
'Till they banned them too dangerous what a freaking joke.

Next year is 450s only
Bring back the big twins and lose all ragulations

BTW, the Aprilia 450 that came in 3rd in this years Dakar is a twin...
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Old 01-17-2010, 04:35 AM   #48
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I like my Thumper, because I can carry all the parts I need to rebuild my carb in my pocket, it can run on about any grade gas, while its heavy compared to my MX bike, I can still muscle it around (130lbs soaking wet), it handles better than a sport bike on a tight road like when I run The Hill or as you foreigners call it "The DRAGON!" I can carry all my gear for a month or longer, I get decent mileage, its just plain sexy (Prob just me ), all the kids love seeing a dirt bike on the road, I can ride some gnarly single track (not nearly as fast as I can a dedicated enduro bike) and have a dang good time doing it cheap.
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Old 01-17-2010, 04:41 AM   #49
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A Thumper is an off road or dual sport bike that can thump any so called adventure bike (V-Strom, Tiger, etc) on any trail or off road situation.
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Old 01-17-2010, 04:44 AM   #50
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Single piston
lots of low end tourque

Wow, we no longer need to hide in shame in battle scoots. We are part of the cool guys.
Hey, can I hang out with you and do some easy fire roads. please, guys, guys. hey, can you make that dust go away, its hard to see out here
Sorry matey - No Go

That thing would only thump - if you chuck it off a cliff... whizzzzzzzzzzzz THUMP!

Clues in the term "Thumper"
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:10 AM   #51
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Yes, that movie might have had a little more to offer than Dumb and Dumber.

Yea like really, really, extremely dumb!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:58 AM   #52
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Yea like really, really, extremely dumb!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara
You think Che was dumb?
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:28 AM   #53
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You think Che was dumb?
Well, I guess he was as smart as Marx, Castro and Chavez.

Why do all commie dictators like to wear camos?

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Old 01-17-2010, 12:04 PM   #54
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Why do all commie dictators like to wear camos?
So they can sneek into the woods to take a quick toke.
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:22 PM   #55
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So they can sneek into the woods to take a quick toke.
I thought it was to match their KLRs.
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:18 AM   #56
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So they can sneek into the woods to take a quick toke.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:13 AM   #57
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Why a "Thumper"?

Because real men don't need to ride an obnoxious HD V-Twin to be cool!

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Old 01-19-2010, 10:51 AM   #58
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because real riders dont need a multi-cylinder motor to be obnoxious

its all good
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:36 AM   #59
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because real riders dont need a multi-cylinder motor to be obnoxious

its all good


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Old 02-03-2013, 04:03 AM   #60
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I love my Thumper. Somebody should end this thing.
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