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Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2009, 03:09 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 29,525
Posted By puddlejumper
Roberto, Muy bonito su trabajo. Es una buena...

Roberto,

Muy bonito su trabajo. Es una buena idea.

saludes del EEUU

PJ
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,818
Posted By puddlejumper
Is this a new version of the KLR? or someones...

Is this a new version of the KLR? or someones custom?
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2008, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,096
Posted By puddlejumper
ooohhh! I likey, and the bike is nice too!

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,2680.0.html


scroll down a bit for pics of the new 2009 Enfield royal bullet.:clap



BeSafe
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 36,626
Posted By puddlejumper
Wow Guinness, that little 250 GB is very nice....

Wow Guinness, that little 250 GB is very nice. I'd jump on that in a second if they had it here.

With the new tu250 being FI, I wonder how it would do with exhaust and mapping mods?

Morriswf,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,916
Posted By puddlejumper
Here is an artist rendition of the new '09...

Here is an artist rendition of the new '09 bullet,

The importer says close, but not quite right. He's not releasing the real pics till around Oct 7.

...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,916
Posted By puddlejumper
I like the retro look. You might want to...

I like the retro look.

You might want to look at the new Enfield Royal Bullet. No pics yet, but on the Enfield discussion forum they say it will be fuel injected and hydraulic lifters.

Horse...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2008, 03:16 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 36,626
Posted By puddlejumper
Tu250. Hmmmm. I think I likey. ...

Tu250.

Hmmmm. I think I likey.


Besafe
PJ
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2008, 12:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,916
Posted By puddlejumper
Check out the new TU250 on the Suzuki site. ...

Check out the new TU250 on the Suzuki site.

No price yet, but I'm liking it!

BeSafe
PJ

file:///C:/Users/Ralph/Desktop/TU250XK9.jpeg
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 27,719
Posted By puddlejumper
very cool Robertx. LOL, no Svwayne the...

very cool Robertx.

LOL, no Svwayne the passenger looked very relaxed. Had the leaning back on the top bag takin' it all in thing going on.

I have heard many people say that a 650 isn't big...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2008, 12:24 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 27,719
Posted By puddlejumper
I don't have anything to contribute to the...

I don't have anything to contribute to the differences of these two bike, but I did see something last Saturday that got my attention.

I was on I-40 between Ft. Smith AR and OKC doing 75 mph,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2008, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 2,283,153
Posted By puddlejumper
Hi Guys, Just a thought from someone who...

Hi Guys,

Just a thought from someone who lived in latin america. ( Guatemala, from 1964 to 1976).

the xt250 , klr250 , etc would be good choices for most of the roads down there. Unless you...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 101,502
Posted By puddlejumper
Seems like I read somewhere about one for the...

Seems like I read somewhere about one for the gender identity challenged riders called the "Imaboy"
Forum: Hacks 11-26-2007, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,647
Posted By puddlejumper
Congrats. I want one too.:D Does anyone know...

Congrats. I want one too.:D

Does anyone know if the retro can be used without the car?
I've heard that the leading link suspension is not good without the car.
The retro has forks. Don't know if...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,457
Posted By puddlejumper
It's about time they figured it out. Most newbs...

It's about time they figured it out.
Most newbs will buy what has been marketed to them.
If the manufacturers got on board the start small and learn, before moving up
bandwagon, I think they...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2007, 06:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,752
Posted By puddlejumper
You might want to look at the new '08 XT 250 form...

You might want to look at the new '08 XT 250 form Yamaha.

BeSafe
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2007, 07:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,693
Posted By puddlejumper
+1 on the GS 500. I have one for my daily...

+1 on the GS 500. I have one for my daily commute.
I get 204-206 miles to reserve consistantly. The cali model does have a bit smaller tank though. I think it's 4.8 gal. vs 5.1 for the rest of us.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2007, 01:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,026
Posted By puddlejumper
I thought it was to make a motorcycle sound as I...

I thought it was to make a motorcycle sound as I pedaled down the street.
:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2007, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,588
Posted By puddlejumper
I'll keep you posted if I get it. Not sure if...

I'll keep you posted if I get it.
Not sure if there is a manual with it or not.
BeSafe.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,588
Posted By puddlejumper
Thanks for the info guys. I'll find out more...

Thanks for the info guys.
I'll find out more about it in a couple of days.
Not sure I want it, but it's interesting.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,588
Posted By puddlejumper
Suzuki SP370

Does anyone know anything about these.

I came across a 1977 model, supposed to be clean and runs.
They want 300.00 for it.

How would it do on short hiway runs and for commuting?

Thanks....
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,156
Posted By puddlejumper
+1 on the GS500F It will do 100 indicated with...

+1 on the GS500F
It will do 100 indicated with no problem. I run on the interstate at 75 to 85 all the time staying with traffic.

On the Interstate I get 52 MPG consistantly, just over 200 miles...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2007, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By puddlejumper
Do a search for " long term KLX250S review " ...

Do a search for " long term KLX250S review "

You will need to be in the mood to do a lot of reading.
I quit after 118 pages.:D

Long story short. It's a pretty cool bike.
BeSafe.
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2007, 09:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,573
Posted By puddlejumper
Your welcome, Sooner or later someone parts out a...

Your welcome, Sooner or later someone parts out a bike on there.
turning theirs into a track bike or after a get off.
I ended up with an extra set of brackets for mine. I guess I need to post it...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2007, 10:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,573
Posted By puddlejumper
Congrats on the new bike. I have an "04 blue...

Congrats on the new bike.
I have an "04 blue one. I get 52MPG commuting on the interstate. And 60+ on easy back road rides.
It will do 100 indicated very easy.

Also, when you get ready to change...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2007, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 2,283,153
Posted By puddlejumper
This is what the baby ninja powerplant in an...

This is what the baby ninja powerplant in an Enduro frame would look like...

http://www2.odn.ne.jp/hokkaido-agp/hokk-de.side/news/kle250.jpg

It's a KLE 250. But it's not available in the US.:cry
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2007, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,754
Posted By puddlejumper
Have you checked out the MZ125 bikes. I think...

Have you checked out the MZ125 bikes.
I think they are available in the US and they come in
Street bike, DS and Motard configuration.
BeSafe.
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2007, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 2,283,153
Posted By puddlejumper
I would love to see Hyosung build a 250 version...

I would love to see Hyosung build a 250 version of the DL650.
That would be a nice MiniTouring bike.:evil
If they ever do, I think I would have to try one.
BeSafe.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 2,283,153
Posted By puddlejumper
Hi, everybody. This thread is great! I've...

Hi, everybody.
This thread is great!
I've been toying with the idea of a small touring machine for some time now.
I didn't know there were any other crazy people out there like me.:D
I like the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2007, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,924
Posted By puddlejumper
I have an '04 suzuki gs500f that came stock with...

I have an '04 suzuki gs500f that came stock with Bt45's on it.
They now have 5500 miles on them. I haven't seen any cracking on them like you had.
Proformance wise, they will go farther than I want...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,697
Posted By puddlejumper
Hi Coldchill, I'm not an expert on either bike,...

Hi Coldchill,
I'm not an expert on either bike, But am in the market for a KLR. Mostly because of the ergos.
However, I grew up in Guatemala. I was there from '64-'76.
If you can fit it in, go see...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2007, 10:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,109
Posted By puddlejumper
Seems like I have the most trouble keeping my...

Seems like I have the most trouble keeping my chin warm on cold weather rides.
A good neck gator should do the trick.
Have fun and Stay Safe.
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2006, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,740,662
Posted By puddlejumper
I'll be all :ear. I have an '04 GS500F but have...

I'll be all :ear. I have an '04 GS500F but have been considering the XT for commuter purposes. Also looking at the KLR. The GS is a nice bike but the ergos are not real comfortable for me.(my knees...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2006, 08:55 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 175,497
Posted By puddlejumper
Looks to me like the Tengai has the old swingarm.

Looks to me like the Tengai has the old swingarm.
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2006, 08:26 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 175,497
Posted By puddlejumper
I'm in.:clap Now, If only we could get it...

I'm in.:clap

Now, If only we could get it with the Military diesel motor in it.:lol3
Be Safe.
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2006, 07:04 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 175,497
Posted By puddlejumper
I don't see that much more plastic. The...

I don't see that much more plastic.
The radiator shroud hangs down below the gas tank a bit more and that's about it. More expensive plastic maybe, but not more of it.
Some will hate it and others...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2006, 03:49 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 175,497
Posted By puddlejumper
I'm in for one. I was planning on a black '07...

I'm in for one.
I was planning on a black '07 but now I'll wait.
80% of my current riding is to and from work. Part Interstate and part in town. Looks like the '08 will do the highway part better...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2006, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 143,593
Posted By puddlejumper
The 21K bikes are the military commemorative...

The 21K bikes are the military commemorative models.
The Bulldog (civilian) model is supposed to be arround $6500.00
Avg. retail is $5500.00 plus %15 comes out to $6500.00

I would buy one at...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2006, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By puddlejumper
Congrats on the new bike.:clap That's the two...

Congrats on the new bike.:clap
That's the two I'm trying to decide between.:cry
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2006, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,844
Posted By puddlejumper
Congrats on the new bike.:clap I'm still in the...

Congrats on the new bike.:clap
I'm still in the research phase, trying to decide which one.
I lived in Lubbock back in '79. Great town and great people.
Would like to get back there some time and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2006, 07:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,773
Posted By puddlejumper
I guess I missed something. I didn't know we were...

I guess I missed something. I didn't know we were arguing.I thought we were having a discussion about the Pro and cons of motards.

Anyway, as for the MZ's, It's hard to form an opinion about...
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