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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,733
Posted By Rufjeep
I've about decided that no one can tell you (or...

I've about decided that no one can tell you (or me or anyone) what bike will work for them. I had a WRR and didn't like it...it was a fine bike, but the riding style it demanded didn't mesh with my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,317
Posted By Rufjeep
It's got to be ugly enough to leave on the side...

It's got to be ugly enough to leave on the side of the road in B.F.E. while I hike into remote trout streams/ backpack.
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 48,746
Posted By Rufjeep
Are you logging many pavement miles on your 525? ...

Are you logging many pavement miles on your 525? I've got one as well, and the dang thing has been so tough that I can't help thinking that with the right seat and a little wind protections, it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 20,791
Posted By Rufjeep
Funny to see this thread resurrected; I started...

Funny to see this thread resurrected; I started it as a bit of a joke. I'm still beating on my 525...toughest bike I've ever owned. I submarined it with a poor line through a flooded creek...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-20-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12,743
Views: 589,642
Posted By Rufjeep
Brought home a raging beast of a bike: '84 Honda...

Brought home a raging beast of a bike: '84 Honda z50:D The kids are super stoked. My 9 yo daughter started rebuilding her 1st carb last night. Good times.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-17-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12,743
Views: 589,642
Posted By Rufjeep
Awesome ride, awesome group! Boy am I feeling it...

Awesome ride, awesome group! Boy am I feeling it this morning.
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By Rufjeep
I just picked up an '84 last week. It's a little...

I just picked up an '84 last week. It's a little rough, but this is going to be a fun project for me and the kids. Yhey are 6 & 10...and super excited.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-13-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12,743
Views: 589,642
Posted By Rufjeep
Oh, and yea, I'm in....

Oh, and yea, I'm in....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-13-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12,743
Views: 589,642
Posted By Rufjeep
We got about 7", but it's melting fast; probably...

We got about 7", but it's melting fast; probably 4" left this evening. I think It'll be good on Sunday.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,202,697
Posted By Rufjeep
Two things: if you gear it low enough to...

Two things: if you gear it low enough to competently handle tight, nasty singletrack, you lose any ability to cruise as 60+ on the road. The other issue is idle speed; idling in 1st at 7-8 mph can...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-12-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12,743
Views: 589,642
Posted By Rufjeep
if we get 3-6" of snow, followed by a couple of...

if we get 3-6" of snow, followed by a couple of freeze/ thaws, it's going to be slicker than owl snot and any creek crossings will be thumping. I bet the valley will still have snow in it. Think...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-11-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12,743
Views: 589,642
Posted By Rufjeep
Ah, all the snow'll be melted by Saturday...'cept...

Ah, all the snow'll be melted by Saturday...'cept in the valley by all those rocks, and near the creek, and probably on that one big hill climb. I think IHF is onto something here. This one has...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-11-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12,743
Views: 589,642
Posted By Rufjeep
Sounds awful. I'm in.:clap

Sounds awful. I'm in.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,710
Posted By Rufjeep
If you like it, then it makes sense for you. I...

If you like it, then it makes sense for you. I don't really get the "amazing sence for a 250" thing, though. It feels like a mildly tuned 250...nothing magical about it.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,710
Posted By Rufjeep
There was a lot I liked about the WRR, and it did...

There was a lot I liked about the WRR, and it did carry it's weight well....I just found it too down on power. As so many others have said, if they could build the same bike but make it a 450- total...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,202,697
Posted By Rufjeep
I live up on Signal and also ride a 525 MXC. ...

I live up on Signal and also ride a 525 MXC. When I first got the bike, I tried 13x52 for a while. It was fine off road, but 6th gear was really limited. I played around with several combinations,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,202,697
Posted By Rufjeep
That's a nice spread of bikes (R80 & 200 EXC)!...

That's a nice spread of bikes (R80 & 200 EXC)! I've lusted after that 800 for a while now, and am amazed at how capable they can be in the right hands.

I've struggled with the thought of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,710
Posted By Rufjeep
It's funny to hear someone refer to KTM's as...

It's funny to hear someone refer to KTM's as fragile. Mine has been the absolute toughest motorcycle I've ever owned...and my bikes don't live an easy life.
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,710
Posted By Rufjeep
Does this mean that if we ever get to ride...

Does this mean that if we ever get to ride together you won't swap bikes for a while?
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,710
Posted By Rufjeep
Who said they had never heard of fried pies?!...

Who said they had never heard of fried pies?! Brother, that's hardship. The best pies come from orchards...fresh apples, peaches, or blueberries folded into a delicious pocket of flaky crust deep...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,968
Posted By Rufjeep
That Scrambler is AWESOME! Artfully done, sir. ...

That Scrambler is AWESOME! Artfully done, sir.

Congrats on the new bike:clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,710
Posted By Rufjeep
Awesome trailer! You know, when I owned a WRR I...

Awesome trailer! You know, when I owned a WRR I did the whole "ride to the ride" thing, too. There was nothing like ending the "ride" part of the ride covered in mud, soaked, and beat...then having...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,710
Posted By Rufjeep
We lived out in San Diego for a while and I got...

We lived out in San Diego for a while and I got to spend a few seasons out at Glamis and Ocotillo...amazing riding. I really like the vibe out there; good folks.
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,710
Posted By Rufjeep
I think the ground shook as the irony landed.

I think the ground shook as the irony landed.
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,710
Posted By Rufjeep
I try not to let the knowledge of my own mediocre...

I try not to let the knowledge of my own mediocre abilities prohibit me from making others aware of their own. :evil<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,710
Posted By Rufjeep
Good Job! Keep at it, and one of these days...

Good Job! Keep at it, and one of these days you'll be able to ride that same stuff without a trials bike. :D
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,710
Posted By Rufjeep
Turtle, hu? We've got two guinea pigs...useless...

Turtle, hu? We've got two guinea pigs...useless little pooping rats. I'm seriously thinking about releasing them into the wild. I can just see them galloping out through a meadow in the sunshine.
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,710
Posted By Rufjeep
I can definitely see your point if you are...

I can definitely see your point if you are exclusively taking long journeys to places like S. AMerica. Sounds awesome. I suspect you are savoring the journey, while some of us have to wring the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,710
Posted By Rufjeep
I have a funny memory of my WRR. A large group...

I have a funny memory of my WRR. A large group of us were doing a woods ride and we had begun to wick it up some. Me, a guy on a DRZ, and several guys on KTM's were jockeying back and forth- just...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,710
Posted By Rufjeep
All true! I am poor, a ham-fisted mechanic, and a...

All true! I am poor, a ham-fisted mechanic, and a mediocre rider...but I still like my 525 more than the WRR:D

Really, for me, the bike is about the experience; it's a escape. Some guys do...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,710
Posted By Rufjeep
So, I'm kind of curious who has owned both a WRR...

So, I'm kind of curious who has owned both a WRR and a KTM?

I have. Who else?
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,138
Posted By Rufjeep
So, how many of you are routinely using your...

So, how many of you are routinely using your bikes for longer dual sport trips that involve a fair amount of pavement/ back roads ?
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,710
Posted By Rufjeep
Well played, sir. Well played:lol3

Well played, sir. Well played:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,710
Posted By Rufjeep
Did any of you WRR dudes make the transition from...

Did any of you WRR dudes make the transition from the Honda XR650L? How do you think they compare?
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 20,791
Posted By Rufjeep
I actually started this thread as a joke. ...

I actually started this thread as a joke. Though, I was a little curious about the number of people who would come forward with bad experiences. Not many, apparently.

I've been more than...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,710
Posted By Rufjeep
I think you would be surprised to find out how...

I think you would be surprised to find out how unsurprising that is.:D
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,710
Posted By Rufjeep
So, you've got a 525 and a 640? How well do those...

So, you've got a 525 and a 640? How well do those two bikes cover your bases? (I have 525 which I really like and have lusted after the 640).
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 20,791
Posted By Rufjeep
Anyone ever bought a KTM EXC and regretted it?

This post had to be created as a counter balance to the "Anyone ever bought a WRR and regretted it?" thread...or else, the earth will tip off it's access.

I, personally, I have not regretted it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,048
Posted By Rufjeep
x2...had DRZ & WRR as well, and would rate the...

x2...had DRZ & WRR as well, and would rate the XR4 as a better trail bike than either.
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,710
Posted By Rufjeep
:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3

:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3
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