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Forum: Thumpers Today, 08:47 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Thumb CRF250L vs KLX250

Thanks for taking the time to do the write-up. :clap
Forum: Ride reports Today, 08:34 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Question Weight

"but at that altitude the KLX did not have any extra horses and it was pretty difficult. This obstacle was nothing at all to ride down going west and I am pretty sure that it would have been pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 02:56 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
My '09 has a Dynajet, Stage 2 mod, and after...

My '09 has a Dynajet, Stage 2 mod, and after installing a 13 tooth front sprocket made 80 mph (GPS), not quite wide open (I ran out of courage). Maybe the wind was at my back. :D However mpg isn't...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 12:32 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Xt225 6th Gear

Useless??....... I guess I was a little harsh. :cry It's quite useful going downhill with the wind at your back. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 07:52 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
I would add that the XT's 6th gear is pretty much...

I would add that the XT's 6th gear is pretty much useless as compared to the KLX's with a 13 tooth front sprocket.
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 07:26 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Looks like a good start. Great pictures. :clap ...

Looks like a good start. Great pictures. :clap The nasty road will pretty much condition you for most things to come.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 02:21 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Smaller trail bike

"I just saw that you have a ttr225, how do you like it? A friend is looking for a trail bike but he's only 5'2" so his choices are very limited. He hasn't found one locally to look at but he's...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 07:23 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
With the condition, mileage and farkles, I would...

With the condition, mileage and farkles, I would say $2850 is a fair price. :clap I picked up my '09, 550 miles, no farkles, needed carb work, and had minor scratches for $2500 last December.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 06:01 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Whewww.... Glad you got it sorted out. :clap A...

Whewww.... Glad you got it sorted out. :clap A trip to CO is something you don't want to mess up with a poor running bike. Have fun. :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 10:28 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
I think your idea of swapping out components is a...

I think your idea of swapping out components is a good way to narrow down the problem. It seems if it isn't the carb, it's got to be a wiring/electrical issue. The CDI is also a likely candidate. ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 09:51 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
You could have lots of riding time left with your...

You could have lots of riding time left with your sons. My sons didn't start riding until their teenage years and thankfully they've never stopped. When my youngest was about 40, we spent a week...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 06:18 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Interesting, how would you do that if the...

Interesting, how would you do that if the extended p/n didn't change? :shog
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 11:12 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
ProTaper Handlebars

After my street dump a week ago, there was no tweaking the OEM handlebars back into shape so based on other inmate's experiences I ordered a ProTaper SE Handlebar - KX High Bend. Also ordered Tusk...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 07:03 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Shift star

You might want to take a look at: http://www.kawasakiforums.com/forum/klx-250s-71/shift-star-design-change-35512/

I just changed mine out because it was the same bad design as yours, and I wanted...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 04:28 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
This is not discussed in public. :lol3

This is not discussed in public. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 03:59 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
ATGATT or the good, the bad and the ugly

Bright and early this morning I'm off to Tucson to help sort out whether my riding buddy has a defective "star shifter" in his '10. It's going to be 104F in Tucson so it's easy to wear my vest that...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 03:59 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Mark, Sounds like you had a concussion - did...

Mark,

Sounds like you had a concussion - did any of the medical folks suggest you have an EEG or something else to explore that possibility? Hope the ankle heals quickly.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 11:42 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Interesting, but is there any hard data (dyno...

Interesting, but is there any hard data (dyno testing) that says this gives you more power. Anything other than conjecture that says gas mileage is improved, or engine life is extended. There was...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 09:47 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Thermo-Bob

What is the purpose of a Thermo-Bob? :huh
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 09:39 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
I would also add that the valve cover gasket will...

I would also add that the valve cover gasket will often times show a leak after it's been reassembled (e.g., after checking/adjusting valves). Current replacement part does not have that problem.
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 09:27 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
I'll be real interested to read your comments on...

I'll be real interested to read your comments on how well it starts without the KARC functioning.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 09:34 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Thumb Mt. Lemmon Ride

Immediately adjacent to Tucson is very nice dual sport ride 115 miles in length - 27 miles of lots of asphalt curves with tremendous views and 80 miles of Forest Service roads with similar views. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 08:13 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Eh? Leaking Head Gasket or Valve Cover Gasket

The valve cover gasket is a fairly easy fix. For me I took off the seat, gastank and shrouds, plus for a little more room, the radiator fan. Replacement part cost me about $40 including shipping. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 03:32 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Maybe the problem is that it really isn't a PDF...

Maybe the problem is that it really isn't a PDF file. I downloaded it and got it to open (don't ask me how :doh), but it looks like it was photocopied - some of the very edges of the pages are...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 06:14 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
If you installed handguards on this machine,...

If you installed handguards on this machine, you're more mechanically inclined than you think. :clap It sounds like you have the owner's manual, and in addition, if you go to: ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 10:30 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
I put the T-63's on a XT225 and then proceeded to...

I put the T-63's on a XT225 and then proceeded to do the Continental Divide Ride, a total of 4600 miles round trip. Went from AZ to Canada on asphalt then back to AZ on the route (mostly :cry). ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 09:21 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Chain maintenance is kind of like oil or tire...

Chain maintenance is kind of like oil or tire threads; opinions are like ------, everybody's got one, but here goes:

First of all you have an o-ring chain. Second my experience with o-ring chains...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 09:51 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Miles

I bought a brand new 1994 KLR650 that had 60,000 miles on it by 2011, and it was still running like a top. :clap Only extraordinary repair was replacing the valve guides. Oh yeah, I absolutely...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 01:51 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Loud pipes is why we are fighting to get our...

Loud pipes is why we are fighting to get our trail rights back. My 351 with power bomb pipe and Q4 can is a bit quieter than my stock KFX400 system. And the trail club next door in Ontario tests...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 03:18 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
My understanding is running too high octane fuel...

My understanding is running too high octane fuel will cause some degradation in both power and mpg. :cry I've always heard that you want to run as low an octane as possible as long as there is no...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 04:15 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
I love the enthusiasm in your videos. :clap:clap

I love the enthusiasm in your videos. :clap:clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 07:32 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Me thinks you're going to enjoy it. :clap :clap ...

Me thinks you're going to enjoy it. :clap :clap

I would suggest one thing, take the basic MSF course. I had been riding for over 15 years when I took it and I got quite a bit out of it.
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 11:14 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Looking at the shifter star on the right, it not...

Looking at the shifter star on the right, it not only has the broken "tit" at the 4 o'clock position, it also seems to be countersunk with the countersink "consuming" a portion of the "tits". That...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 02:11 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Just to confirm - is this the new improved design...

Just to confirm - is this the new improved design shown in this picture?

I, too, have a low mileage '09 I picked up this winter. Seems to shift fine, but........
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 09:37 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Rider Magazine of February, 2013 had a different...

Rider Magazine of February, 2013 had a different take on the Honda, placing it in 3rd place behind the Yamaha WR250 and the KLX250. You can see the article on-line at ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 04:59 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Mileage with Dynojet, Stage 2

1st mileage data point: 54 after adjusting for the odometer being “fast” by 4%. After filling up, zeroed out both the odometer and the GPS. Got home with 13 showing on the odometer and 12.5 on the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2014, 10:39 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Wicked Seat Concepts

A question about the Seat Concepts cover: Is it at least as "sticky" as the OEM? One of the things I disliked about the XT225 I recently got rid of was the tendency to slide forward constantly.
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,622
Posted By OldGypsy
Great RR and terrific pics. :clap Rode the WRT...

Great RR and terrific pics. :clap Rode the WRT on a KLR650 in 2000 at the Moab Dual Sport gathering. Recall putting a huge dent in the engine bash plate going up the section you show in your video...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2013, 12:33 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Good tip - I just passed it on to a buddy who is...

Good tip - I just passed it on to a buddy who is about to do his '10. :clap :clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2013, 03:55 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Talking PO issues in the past

During the 1st week in Dec, I picked up an '09 with 550 miles on it. Bought it for less than 1/2 price of a new one. The owner acknowledged that there were carb issues and an attempt to repair by a...
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