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Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,881
Posted By Off the grid
It calls the XRL suspension "Excellent." ...

It calls the XRL suspension "Excellent."

:photog
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By Off the grid
:photog Yeah, because the XRR is perfect for a...

:photog
Yeah, because the XRR is perfect for a guy who's 5'9" 140lbs.
Christ.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By Off the grid
I ran it in my 05 EXC, didn't notice much change,...

I ran it in my 05 EXC, didn't notice much change, the biggest change in bike temp was when I dropped a JD Jet kit in it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27,063
Views: 3,962,313
Posted By Off the grid
After I put Rox Risers on my 09, my idle speed...

After I put Rox Risers on my 09, my idle speed jumped from 1400 to 3k. Turns out the fast idle cable was too taut. Even with the ferrule fully out, the idle is too high as the cable is too tight. I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,305
Posted By Off the grid
OP is 6'11" 300lbs. The bike is fine.

OP is 6'11" 300lbs. The bike is fine.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,305
Posted By Off the grid
Get a hitch carrier. Seriously. The tongue...

Get a hitch carrier. Seriously.
The tongue weights are estimated on the low end. If you're really nervous, get airbags or spring spacers.

Or you could ride it, which that EXC would laugh at,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,536
Posted By Off the grid
So much fail in this thread. :fpalm :photog

So much fail in this thread. :fpalm :photog
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By Off the grid
New bike? It's an 81' XR. They never ran good...

New bike? It's an 81' XR. They never ran good even when new.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,402
Posted By Off the grid
I would, because it's fucking stupid. After...

I would, because it's fucking stupid. After muscling a 400lb bike off-road for 100 miles, you're going to ride 200miles on the street to get home? :photog
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,402
Posted By Off the grid
What type of a sadist would want to do that?...

What type of a sadist would want to do that? Seriously. You can waste your life dodging cars while I'm roosting dirt.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,402
Posted By Off the grid
No, not really. Because a 2001 EXC is still 10x...

No, not really. Because a 2001 EXC is still 10x the bike a new DR is.

But don't listen to me. Seriously, everyone here is full of shit.

Go to a rally. Go to a dual sport event/Hare...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,402
Posted By Off the grid
I think the point of it is that it's a 20yr old...

I think the point of it is that it's a 20yr old design that's relatively unchanged, but needs massive upgrades to make passable. Thus, buying one new is kind of.....insane.
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,402
Posted By Off the grid
So what, you went from 17hp to 22? :huh Fkn...

So what, you went from 17hp to 22? :huh Fkn awesome.

No one is debating that the WRR is not a good bike. But it's still a Japanese bike, which means shitty brakes, suspension and components. It's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,553
Posted By Off the grid
Maybe in 1980. In Australia.

Maybe in 1980. In Australia.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,553
Posted By Off the grid
Pretty crappy bike for singletrack and tight...

Pretty crappy bike for singletrack and tight trails as well. Better off with an 01+ RFS bike.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,402
Posted By Off the grid
:photog

:photog
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,402
Posted By Off the grid
Clearly this question is posted by someone who's...

Clearly this question is posted by someone who's never ridden a KTM. :lol3

And the answer is no. Not now, not ever.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,309
Posted By Off the grid
Why not? You could be dead tomorrow. :deal ...

Why not? You could be dead tomorrow. :deal

Plus you only need 3k or so for an 01-05ish EXC.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,309
Posted By Off the grid
There's only so much lipstick you can put on a...

There's only so much lipstick you can put on a pig.

Get a modern bike and drink the kool-aid like thousands of us have. It's eye-opening.

http://imageshack.com/a/img913/5277/drssfD.gif
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-06-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6,682
Views: 312,121
Posted By Off the grid
Guess who's coming to LI to visit in a few weeks?...

Guess who's coming to LI to visit in a few weeks?
http://imageshack.com/a/img537/8163/ZVmPkt.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img913/5277/drssfD.gif
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,335
Posted By Off the grid
Rox risers are better because they allow you to...

Rox risers are better because they allow you to move the bars forward as well, which helps a lot.

The Fastways are expensive, but you do notice the difference.
I had them on my 450 and just got...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,682
Posted By Off the grid
:photog

:photog
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,682
Posted By Off the grid
Once you drink it, you will never go back....

Once you drink it, you will never go back. Congrats, beautiful bike.
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By Off the grid
The intakes on those RFS bikes go out about 2x as...

The intakes on those RFS bikes go out about 2x as fast as the exhausts, IIRC.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By Off the grid
Because they are that good. :rolleyes :fpalm

Because they are that good. :rolleyes :fpalm
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,576
Posted By Off the grid
Why not get a lightweight trail bike with decent...

Why not get a lightweight trail bike with decent brakes and suspension and trailer it to where you want to go? Everything is a compromise.

I've seen people ride KLRs through some insane offroad...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By Off the grid
Used DRZ or DR.

Used DRZ or DR.
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,744
Posted By Off the grid
All my buddies that started on DRZs back East are...

All my buddies that started on DRZs back East are all riding KTMs, Huskys, or GasGas.

Think about it.

That said, the DRZ (both models, but I like the E for the hotter cam and more HP) is a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,744
Posted By Off the grid
Fixt. :deal The 450 was my first DS bike after I...

Fixt. :deal The 450 was my first DS bike after I sold my XRR. The TE is my second.

Beautiful TE, btw. The XRR is a great bike for Death Valley/So Cal/NM/etc.

But the TE is mo' betta.:deal
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,744
Posted By Off the grid
Price is way too high. The BRP is a...

Price is way too high.

The BRP is a terrible bike for the snotty, rooty, tight and wet NE trails with it being kick-only, prone to overheating, bad suspension, tall center of gravity and Japanese...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,782
Posted By Off the grid
That would be me. :lol3 My cost of living in...

That would be me. :lol3

My cost of living in the valley is 1/3 what it was on LI, plus I'm making more and working less. Riding year-round except for July and Aug. Bought a house, great job,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 27,063
Views: 3,962,313
Posted By Off the grid
They are closed. The only Husky shop in Modesto...

They are closed. The only Husky shop in Modesto is Cycle Specialties, a BMW dealer.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,080
Posted By Off the grid
07+ EXC are plateable in CA, but finding an 07 is...

07+ EXC are plateable in CA, but finding an 07 is tough. I've seen earlier models plated, but worry that the plate could be pulled at any time.

And yeah, any Japanese 250 will suffer in the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,080
Posted By Off the grid
Plated KTM, Husky, or similar.

Plated KTM, Husky, or similar.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 39,623
Posted By Off the grid
Oh, the EXC will do street miles no problem. It...

Oh, the EXC will do street miles no problem. It remains one of the most comfortable bike on the road for me, with it's open cockpit and ergos.

It's just that it's home in the dirt. The gnarlier,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,018
Posted By Off the grid
Or make a WR450R with the 250 gearbox, FI, and...

Or make a WR450R with the 250 gearbox, FI, and engine specs.

/shrug

Might as well wish for a pony while you're at it.

For offroad, the Euros own the market. End of story.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,018
Posted By Off the grid
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 27,063
Views: 3,962,313
Posted By Off the grid
Thanks mate. I know there are companies that can...

Thanks mate. I know there are companies that can make springs, but I was hoping for a drop-in set of springs that I put in every bike I've owned like RaceTech, Edibach, etc.

Looks like I'm SOL,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By Off the grid
The Sherpa is surprisingly light, nimble and has...

The Sherpa is surprisingly light, nimble and has a bunch of torque. It's not refined in any way, but it is capable. I rode with a guy that had one, we swapped bikes for a bit, him on my 450EXC and me...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 27,063
Views: 3,962,313
Posted By Off the grid
Hey folks, I picked up this sweet 09 610TE with...

Hey folks, I picked up this sweet 09 610TE with 6800 miles on the ODO about 2 weeks ago. My last bike back East was an 05 450 EXC.

Everyones seen a bike on a truck before, but a truck on a bike?...
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