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Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 04:53 PM
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Posted By dfye55
Can't remember if this thread has discussed FX...

Can't remember if this thread has discussed FX bikes. They are taking orders for off road bikes now, FX bikes.com. they offer a dual sport kit, but its not everything needed for a license in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-29-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 22,176
Posted By dfye55
mpg results

Here's the results:

tpar1220 KLR650 58mpg pre-ride consistent results. Interstate mpg is 52mpg

woodsrat ct90 frame with lifan 125 87mpg (estimated 'cause used gas can for some refills)
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-28-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 22,176
Posted By dfye55
pm mpg results!

I've got mine, woodsrat's, and tpar1220's miles per gallon info. Sure would like to include yours!

Don
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-28-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 22,176
Posted By dfye55
Puke too long boring video taken during ride

Great ride, thanks to everyone who helped to pull it off.

Here's a too long boring video.
http://youtu.be/B4XjqyImD0Q
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 2,238,110
Posted By dfye55
Hoosier National Forest ride this weekend

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=961624
start in Gatesville, IN Sat 9am about 202 miles sat, 187 miles Sunday, lots of gravel road, nothing technical. Most people will camp at twin lakes...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-23-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 22,176
Posted By dfye55
Sounds like a great opportunity to suggest what...

Sounds like a great opportunity to suggest what we would like.
Lots to ponder but one suggestion...

Stop by their office to explain the "land between the lakes" ride concept... They open...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-21-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 22,176
Posted By dfye55
MPG challenge.* Well, maybe not so much a...

MPG challenge.* Well, maybe not so much a challenge as request.* I am tracking my mpg for the weekend ride and ask that you do the same.* Send me your info and I'll post results.

I had a chance...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-21-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 22,176
Posted By dfye55
See you all at the start. Going to be a blast! ...

See you all at the start. Going to be a blast!

from phone
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8,952
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Posted By dfye55
rack opinion

Yes, Cycleracks are a good product, have one on my KLR250. But, in my opinion, it is heavy and overkill for the DR200. The cyclerack caused me a great deal of pain when I dropped the bike on my leg...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 2,238,110
Posted By dfye55
I've noticed I don't have to think about leaning...

I've noticed I don't have to think about leaning into a side wind, and never thought that trail would cause it to lean into the wind. Thanks for that bit!!!

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Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8,952
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Posted By dfye55
Found "Suzuki DR200SE Interest" is that the fb...

Found "Suzuki DR200SE Interest" is that the fb club page?

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Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8,952
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Posted By dfye55
+1 Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2

+1

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-01-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,138,857
Posted By dfye55
Crosley fish and wildlife area

I got a late afternoon start and headed east south east. Stumbled into Crosley fish and wild life area. Found some dirt road blocked by branch... reminds me of Tim's suggestion we do a public service...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8,952
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Posted By dfye55
Thanks for sharing, been there, well to start of...

Thanks for sharing, been there, well to start of beach , by car and hike, saw someone blasting a dualsport up the beach in softer stuff. I'm going to have to get back there too.

Sent from my...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-31-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,138,857
Posted By dfye55
All this buff 500 talk has me lusting for another...

All this buff 500 talk has me lusting for another go. I had decided I didn't need any more broken bits but you keep bringing back the memories of what a blast it has been the last couple years. I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8,952
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Posted By dfye55
Did they stop including strap at some point? My...

Did they stop including strap at some point? My 04 doesn't have one. I am sticking with stock seat too, and will continue to stand frequently to get the blood flowing again.

Don

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Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8,952
Views: 1,254,839
Posted By dfye55
I'm not going to check the math, I'll stay dumb...

I'm not going to check the math, I'll stay dumb happy to ride it easy knowing I can count on 290 miles per tank.

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Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8,158
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Posted By dfye55
Wow, lots if gear! Yes, I've come to conclusion...

Wow, lots if gear! Yes, I've come to conclusion only dry bags too. I tried a dry bag and tent in one duffel with other gear, but found the multiple bags were a problem, it was too big and hard to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 01:46 PM
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Posted By dfye55
I agree that riding with ear plugs is good, but i...

I agree that riding with ear plugs is good, but i also want to keep the bike as quiet as possible. I have avoided adding bash plate in part due to the noise.

Just my 02 cents.
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Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 06:26 PM
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Posted By dfye55
I agree with all the advice posted earlier. I...

I agree with all the advice posted earlier. I have klr250 and dr200. I prefer the dr. But from your description I wouldn't recommend the dr200.



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Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8,952
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Posted By dfye55
Good idea. My park is opposite of Off, I checked...

Good idea. My park is opposite of Off, I checked key position with ohm meter too, but playing with key made no difference.

I did find and disconnect other wires in headlight, tested ignition...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8,952
Views: 1,254,839
Posted By dfye55
I have a problem with battery drain when parked. ...

I have a problem with battery drain when parked. While installing a rack, I tried systematically disconnecting connections measuring ohms to see what might give me the open circuit to battery I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 2,238,110
Posted By dfye55
AMA Vintage motorcycle days fuel economy results

2004 dr200 fuel economy results comparison to various others...

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24621520&postcount=8450
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8,952
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Posted By dfye55
AMA Vintage motorcycle days fuel economy results

Although I am technically disqualified because I did not have room to store the bags of groceries, I did carry my camping gear for the 4 day trip during the test. Blue 2004 DR200. I'm glad the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-14-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,138,857
Posted By dfye55
Local trials......

Local trials... http://stoneylonesomemc.com/Events/index.html

Ive got a ditch that I ride thru frequently, could probably mark it. Then theres Lawrence co park and moto supreme with plenty of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-13-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,138,857
Posted By dfye55
I'm on way home now. Didn't see a thing to buy,...

I'm on way home now. Didn't see a thing to buy, it helped to not have a place to carry anything home. :p

What I am bringing back is a passion to start vintage trials riding. Anyone with that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8,952
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Posted By dfye55
Yea, stock carb is super efficient, clean and...

Yea, stock carb is super efficient, clean and lean. Makes it tempermental when cold, and lean burn pop on deceleration, both are just confirmation to me that its running right.

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Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8,952
Views: 1,254,839
Posted By dfye55
Rode with Craig Vetter in Mid-Ohio fuel economy...

Rode with Craig Vetter in Mid-Ohio fuel economy challenge today. The little DR did a respectable 80 mpg (mostly 55mph kinda roads, city stop and go, quick starts required to keep up, some interstate...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8,952
Views: 1,254,839
Posted By dfye55
Ha! What gear do u start in? Sent from my...

Ha! What gear do u start in?

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-10-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,138,857
Posted By dfye55
I'm in Clayton,OH on my way. Hope to ride with...

I'm in Clayton,OH on my way. Hope to ride with Vetter fuel economy challenge Fri am, camping on grounds Fri and sat maybe Sunday, ride home Monday.

:D

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Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8,952
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Posted By dfye55
Ready to leave on 4 day ride to find low battery....

Ready to leave on 4 day ride to find low battery. Last rode within 2 weeks. How long should new battery hold enough charge to start? Trickle charge for an hour or so got me going.

Really miss...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 2,238,110
Posted By dfye55
AMA Vintage motorcycle days trip

Woo Hoo... :clap I'm headed to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days! https://www.midohio.com/Schedule/AMA-Vintage-Motorcycle-Days-2014

I plan to leave Thursday July 10 2pm from Columbus, IN. Returning...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-29-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,138,857
Posted By dfye55
Try Hope, quick before they close it! Sent...

Try Hope, quick before they close it!

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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By dfye55
Thanks for your tips. I have bike pump, and have...

Thanks for your tips. I have bike pump, and have repaired tires on roadside before. Takes a few minutes to pump, but works.



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Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8,952
Views: 1,254,839
Posted By dfye55
Overnight trip to Spring Mill, Vintage meet

tested minimalist camping gear and first overnight on dr200. pack was about 15 lbs! For a dry summer overnight, worked OK.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=989855...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 2,238,110
Posted By dfye55
Overnight trip to Spring Mill, Vintage meet

tested minimalist camping gear. pack was about 15 lbs! For a dry summer overnight, worked OK.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=989855

Don
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-28-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By dfye55
overnight to Spring Mill VJMC meet

The Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club held it's national rally in my back yard, Indiana's Spring Mill state park. https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1408325

My newly...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8,952
Views: 1,254,839
Posted By dfye55
crankcase vent to exhaust

Interesting!

But wouldn't you have the same vacuum during the opposite direction (ie compression stroke) of the piston canceling any power gain/lost?
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8,952
Views: 1,254,839
Posted By dfye55
Battery question. Seller told me it was a...

Battery question.

Seller told me it was a new battery, but its not holding charge, apparently even when disconnected from bike it looses charge.

Should I throw it out or would drain and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8,952
Views: 1,254,839
Posted By dfye55
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24302264

indiana ride thread

I bet I was wrong about Portland Indiana, probably Portland Oregon.

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