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Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 12:04 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
My XT225 was a little billy goat on the trails,...

My XT225 was a little billy goat on the trails, but at 6'3", I just had to have the KLX250 once I sampled my buddy's. And, now I can go 70mph and more without going downhill with the wind at my...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 06:29 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Wink Just a Little Ride

Just a little afternoon ride too keep me loose. Rode from my house east on AZ 82, and turned right onto FS 215, across from the entrance to the Circle Z dude ranch. At the gate to this FS road I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 03:16 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Sure hope you do a write-up on your Moroccan...

Sure hope you do a write-up on your Moroccan adventure.
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 03:05 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
My 1st "m/c", a 1967 Honda Trail 90 also had a...

My 1st "m/c", a 1967 Honda Trail 90 also had a hi/lo mechanism of some sort, too. I always kept it in the low range. And low was really low. I remember letting a buddy try it out in my backyard. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 10:55 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
The XT225 does have a beautiful gear spread. Too...

The XT225 does have a beautiful gear spread. Too bad the 225 engine can't do anything with the 6th gear unless you're going downhill with the wind at your back. :lol3

With the 13T sprocket and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 05:07 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
A few years ago a 1/2 hour ride on my daughter's...

A few years ago a 1/2 hour ride on my daughter's CRF230R got this 70+ year old coot to give up my KLR650 in a heartbeat and head for 225-250 land. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 04:10 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Why did they run like crap? Electrical or carb...

Why did they run like crap? Electrical or carb issue? I kind of stole my '09 because the PO said it had carb issues he couldn't get fixed. In the course of my fooling around with the carb I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 01:15 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Cry Gas Mileage

Did another check of the mileage today. A mixture of slow FS roads and highway produced the same as all highway - 54mpg. Wished I got the same as my buddy's all stock '10 - 70mpg, but I'm very...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 04:56 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Wink Nice little ride

Took a nice little ride of 70 miles this morning. Rode into Patagonia, AZ and then headed to Lochiel, a little not quite a ghost town and not quite a town right on the Mexican border.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 05:13 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
:cry That was Ken's KLR650, not Barbie's. :evil

:cry That was Ken's KLR650, not Barbie's. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 09:34 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Just for comparison I weighed 185#. Weight my...

Just for comparison I weighed 185#. Weight my bike was carrying was 207# - me and riding gear, 47# - stuff, and 12# - extra gas capacity, for a total of 266#. Net of 81# in addition to me. This on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 09:47 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 07-28-2014, 09:34 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, 03:56 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, 01:32 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, 08:52 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, 08:26 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, 03:21 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, 08:23 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, 07:01 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, 11:28 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, 10:51 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, 07:18 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, 12:12 PM
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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, 08:03 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, 05:28 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, 04:59 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, 04:59 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, 12:42 PM
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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, 10:47 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Thermo-Bob

What is the purpose of a Thermo-Bob? :huh
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 10:39 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, 10:27 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, 10:34 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, 09:13 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, 04:32 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, 07:14 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, 11:30 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, 10:21 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, 10:51 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, 02:51 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...
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