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Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13,558
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+1 $500 is a decent deal, but as stated, be...

+1

$500 is a decent deal, but as stated, be prepared to spend a few hundred dollars and a fair bit of time on it, time being the bigger investment here.

If you have such time to spare than go...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13,558
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All sorts of Wisconsin people in this thread. ...

All sorts of Wisconsin people in this thread. Wonder what that means? Us northerners must just love fixing up old shit.
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13,558
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Did the mods seriously delete the two posts Dave...

Did the mods seriously delete the two posts Dave and I made about cars?

Dave and I make a lot of posts in this thread, we're probably some of the top posters in this thread, yet we go outside...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13,558
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I don't plan on getting rid of mine, but I won't...

I don't plan on getting rid of mine, but I won't be buying any more motorcycles for a while. I have kids now so I wont have much use of one for a while, other than maybe commuting and the occasional...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13,558
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No posts in this thread for 4 days?? Does...

No posts in this thread for 4 days??

Does that mean that for the span of 4 straight days nobody's XL broke down?

This has to be a record.
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Go test ride one. You're going to notice quite a...

Go test ride one. You're going to notice quite a difference. Especially if your trail has the 3 speed auto. The Grom feels nice enough to ride down the street, you could even commute with it for...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13,558
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You're just north of the Salton Sea. Pretty cool...

You're just north of the Salton Sea. Pretty cool area out there. So much open space to explore out west.

Nothing to explore in the Midwest. Everything is either a forest or a farm...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13,558
Views: 1,383,661
Nice pics. So you live by one of those failed...

Nice pics. So you live by one of those failed developments like California City?
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13,558
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I think a KTM is a good next bike for the XL600R...

I think a KTM is a good next bike for the XL600R owner since we're already well accustomed to having to do regular engine repairs.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13,558
Views: 1,383,661
Don't sweat it. You can have just as much fun...

Don't sweat it. You can have just as much fun driving a truck as you can on your bike.

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/Fhfj2HQegtA/maxresdefault.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
That XT will work. Just about any 600cc thumper...

That XT will work. Just about any 600cc thumper will make a halfway decent street supermoto. Excluding a KLR of course.

Other than the wheels get a 320mm brake rotor kit and do the suspension. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13,558
Views: 1,383,661
You can run pods, they just need to be jetted...

You can run pods, they just need to be jetted properly. Most of the time it involves running a bigger pilot jet.

When I put pod filters on my CV carbed ZR550 Kawasaki all I read on the internet...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13,558
Views: 1,383,661
It is a POS. I tried posting once from my phone,...

It is a POS. I tried posting once from my phone, it sucked, then I removed the app and now I just zoom in and read threads.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-26-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Nice area, you have to dig the west with all it's...

Nice area, you have to dig the west with all it's open parks and trails.
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13,558
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No I don't think so. I think people like the...

No I don't think so. I think people like the longer swing arm, I'd imagine it gives a bit more stability at speed. You'd have to ask someone who's done the swap.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-23-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,522
Nice pics. Not to be a stick in the mud, but...

Nice pics.

Not to be a stick in the mud, but 99% of the time when you take plastics off a sport bike it ends up looking like shit. Plus, with as much as you ride, you're going to really miss the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13,558
Views: 1,383,661
Don't know about the SLR650 front wheel, but the...

Don't know about the SLR650 front wheel, but the NX250 in the US uses a 19" front wheel that fits.

All the aluminum swing arms that fit are a bit different length, both the XR600R and XL600LM...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13,558
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Werd. The stock springs on the XL are super...

Werd. The stock springs on the XL are super soft, not to mention old. My rear was bottomed out from just me sitting on it, and I'm only 225 lbs. I found a rear shock on Ebay with an aftermarket...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13,558
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That seat cover looks good, but the stock spring...

That seat cover looks good, but the stock spring on that XR500 shock might be a bit weak.
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,837
A Porsche is something that you only drive on the...

A Porsche is something that you only drive on the street or a race track and you often wind out the motor to go as fast as possible, so you really need a tachometer. The KTM is a dirt bike that you...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-16-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,973
I really don't know how it would perform off...

I really don't know how it would perform off road, but I couldn't imagine a super sport 4 cylinder being much good for putting around on trails. Geared down it might go alright, but then it will be...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-13-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,973
Unless it's already been dropped, then don't. If...

Unless it's already been dropped, then don't. If it's a nice clean bike, sell it while it's still worth something, because once you turn it into a homebrew adventure bike it will ruin the resale...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13,558
Views: 1,383,661
+1 Lacing the rear wheel on this bike is a big...

+1 Lacing the rear wheel on this bike is a big pain in the ass, especially when the only other wheel lacing experience you ever had was doing the front one.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13,558
Views: 1,383,661
Word. O.F.B. Old Fucking Bikes Occasionally...

Word. O.F.B. Old Fucking Bikes

Occasionally I start looking for another vintage bike to buy, but then I just look at the XL and remember how much work old bikes are.
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13,558
Views: 1,383,661
:lol3:lol3:lol3

:lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13,558
Views: 1,383,661
"In Greek mythology, a phoenix or phenix (Greek:...

"In Greek mythology, a phoenix or phenix (Greek: φοῖνιξ phoinix) is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn."

It fits
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-07-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,779
That thing really looks good. The fizzer...

That thing really looks good. The fizzer bodywork goes great with the raised suspension. Well done.

BTW How's the Aussie transplant working for you? I read a few books on the continent and it...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13,558
Views: 1,383,661
Lol, next time I hear a Christian talking about...

Lol, next time I hear a Christian talking about the second coming I should show them this thread. RFVC performs a resurrection once a week.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-04-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,293
+1 That's a pretty serious suit.

+1 That's a pretty serious suit.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-04-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,628
Cool Flathead. I always wanted to build one of...

Cool Flathead. I always wanted to build one of those motors, they have like a million different intake manifolds for them and all sorts of other crazy experimental hot rod parts.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13,558
Views: 1,383,661
I'd just run it. I'd go through the carbs first,...

I'd just run it. I'd go through the carbs first, maybe pour a splash of oil into rocker cover after you fill it up.

Let us know the results.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-02-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 21,639
Yikes, I was just looking at the transit time.

Yikes, I was just looking at the transit time.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-01-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 21,639
Man, even if it did show up on the 29th, that's...

Man, even if it did show up on the 29th, that's still a long ass time. 5 days to get to the west cost from Kansas? Is it coming by horse?
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,306
Maybe your racism plays a big factor in a...

Maybe your racism plays a big factor in a motorcycle purchase...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-30-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,774
Nice idea, I'm looking forward to the photos.

Nice idea, I'm looking forward to the photos.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-29-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,774
How tight does the hose fit between the shock and...

How tight does the hose fit between the shock and the frame? I'd like to build a setup like this myself, but I hear it's hard to fit anything through that spot.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-29-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,038
XR350/250 are light bikes with small low power...

XR350/250 are light bikes with small low power motors, they don't put a lot of stress on the drive chain. A heavy bike with a big motor does.

Cool project, but you should seriously consider a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,262
Yeah I don't know why people want 6 speed...

Yeah I don't know why people want 6 speed thumpers so bad. The five speeds are all geared pretty low, and the bikes they're in don't go over 100mph. How much shifting do you want to do? It would...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13,558
Views: 1,383,661
Nice gold supertrapp, but I'd rather take that...

Nice gold supertrapp, but I'd rather take that Bronco.
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,262
And I'd bet that ATVs outsold Dual Sports and...

And I'd bet that ATVs outsold Dual Sports and dirt bikes two to one.

ATV's stole the thunder from dirt bikes since the mid 80's, that's why all the bikes sold today are still running their old...
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