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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 07:58 PM
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Posted By engineman
I've always kind've gotten the cold shoulder at...

I've always kind've gotten the cold shoulder at Gina's. She must be able to sense that I can't afford a BMW:D
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:52 AM
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Posted By engineman
Not mine. Screwed up quoting an earlier...

Not mine. Screwed up quoting an earlier post[emoji1]
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 06:54 PM
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Posted By engineman
http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad52/swepstne/A...

http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad52/swepstne/ADV/DSC04134_zps6fefec6d.jpg (http://s921.photobucket.com/user/swepstne/media/ADV/DSC04134_zps6fefec6d.jpg.html)[/QUOTE]


What racks are those?
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 06:53 PM
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Posted By engineman
Maybe you just need to be tall. :D I'm 6'2",...

Maybe you just need to be tall. :D I'm 6'2", 250# and have never had any wobble issues on the stock knobbies all the way up to XT250 max speed.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-04-2014, 10:07 AM
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Posted By engineman
Looks awesome

Looks awesome
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 07:40 AM
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Posted By engineman
Glad it worked!

Glad it worked!
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 06:22 AM
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Views: 363,017
Posted By engineman
So my newish XT250 is refusing to start when its...

So my newish XT250 is refusing to start when its below 55deg or so. The TW200 fires right up. I can't seem to find the right combination of choke and throttle to get it to fire. Any guesses/...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 06:41 PM
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Views: 363,017
Posted By engineman
So I've got to ride from Iowa to Arkansas and...

So I've got to ride from Iowa to Arkansas and back in the next 3 days. For the 2nd time this year the stator on my Versys has burned up right before i leave for a big trip. So i'm looking at 1200...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 06:32 PM
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Views: 363,017
Posted By engineman
If it were me I'd file a notch in the outer...

If it were me I'd file a notch in the outer circumference of the plug then use a hammer and chisel to spin the cap counterclockwise until it is loose. Kind've hard to explain but i think it would...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-17-2014, 11:01 AM
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Views: 352,718
Posted By engineman
Some pics from the MITRA ride. As usual, I...

Some pics from the MITRA ride. As usual, I brought my camera and barely used it.

Waiting for the train
http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv157/glockster/20140914_143340_zps5g9tnye7.jpg
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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-13-2014, 04:35 PM
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Posted By engineman
Brad, you have pretty much single handedly cured...

Brad, you have pretty much single handedly cured me of any desire to own a KTM[emoji1]
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-13-2014, 04:33 PM
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Posted By engineman
Planning on it

Planning on it
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,652
Posted By engineman
Im suprised nobody has mentioned the TW200. Low...

Im suprised nobody has mentioned the TW200. Low seat height, good trail bike. My wife is short with short legs and it suits her well. Her only problem is keeping me off of it
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-13-2014, 05:51 AM
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Posted By engineman
So what's the diagnosis?

So what's the diagnosis?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 05:39 AM
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Posted By engineman
I have a fullbore M40 on the front of my versys. ...

I have a fullbore M40 on the front of my versys. Seems very similar to the 705. No grip issues on pavement. No visible wear after 2k miles. Good tire
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,589
Posted By engineman
Great pictures. This looks like a pqrt of the...

Great pictures. This looks like a pqrt of the world we dont see enough of. Beautiful country.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-03-2014, 05:17 AM
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Posted By engineman
Enginewife and I are planning on doing the MITRA...

Enginewife and I are planning on doing the MITRA ride. It'll be her first group ride so we'll see if the mighty TW can keep up
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 08:03 AM
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Posted By engineman
I did get an email back from Rick at Cogent. He...

I did get an email back from Rick at Cogent. He had the spring dimensions and provided suggestions for spring rates.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 10:15 AM
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Posted By engineman
Thanks. I think this is exactly what i was...

Thanks. I think this is exactly what i was looking for
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 07:44 PM
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Posted By engineman
My 13yo daughter endo'd my wife's TW tonight. ...

My 13yo daughter endo'd my wife's TW tonight. Target fixation on one of the shrubs in the front yard.

Broke the clutch lever casting where the mirror threads in. Is there a better solution for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 08:45 AM
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Views: 363,017
Posted By engineman
So I called Cannon Racecraft to get some fork...

So I called Cannon Racecraft to get some fork springs and they need the spring dimensions OD and free length. Anybody got that info handy?
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 09:08 PM
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Posted By engineman
So I've been enjoying my XT250 a lot since I got...

So I've been enjoying my XT250 a lot since I got it and am getting ready to pull the trigger on the first big modification.

I ride alot of gravel, some highway and some trail riding. If I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 09:07 AM
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Posted By engineman
My wife's been riding for several years but we've...

My wife's been riding for several years but we've spent more time riding together this year since she got the TW than we have in the last 5 without it. That alone has been worth the purchase price.
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 70,243
Posted By engineman
I'm crushed that I didn't see this ride report...

I'm crushed that I didn't see this ride report until after you ride right past my house. Great job with the write up. Good travels
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-15-2014, 11:31 AM
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Posted By engineman
Wife and kids at the badlands this summer ...

Wife and kids at the badlands this summer

http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv157/glockster/20140622_183048_zpsfa7e2582.jpg
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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-15-2014, 10:44 AM
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Views: 352,718
Posted By engineman
Anybody going to the Peoria TT this weekend?

Anybody going to the Peoria TT this weekend?
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 21,457
Posted By engineman
Just camped at Pikes Peak this weekend. Great...

Just camped at Pikes Peak this weekend. Great gravel roads around there. While you're there you'll be right on the Great River Gravel Ride Route. Hit the sections closest to Pikes peak and enjoy
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Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,489
Posted By engineman
I'd look hard at a Kawasaki Versys. It's good...

I'd look hard at a Kawasaki Versys. It's good for all the same reasons the V-strom is. Cheap, comfortable, economical to run and maintain, reliable, versatile, good aftermarket support, good dealer...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 12:23 PM
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Views: 363,017
Posted By engineman
I paid 3800 for a 2012. With 250 miles on it this...

I paid 3800 for a 2012. With 250 miles on it this year. I'd say it's a great deal but not suspiciously. So
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2,393
Views: 363,017
Posted By engineman
I've Had my xt250 (2012 ex msf school bike) for...

I've Had my xt250 (2012 ex msf school bike) for about 6 weeks now. I've put 1800 miles on it and since I got it the versys and the monster have been neglected in the garage. What a fun little bike....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-26-2014, 10:10 AM
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Views: 352,718
Posted By engineman
So- just to clarify, if I go to Lakeview or...

So- just to clarify, if I go to Lakeview or Rathbun OHV parks with a street licensed bike, do I still need the OHV sticker?

My wife is wanting to start taking her TW200 trail riding and those...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-10-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By engineman
Great links! very helpful Thanks a million

Great links! very helpful Thanks a million
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-09-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By engineman
Thanks. Will probably stick to fire roads. ...

Thanks. Will probably stick to fire roads. Although some single track would be fun, we'll have the kids on back and that might be pushing our luck
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-09-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By engineman
Black hills trip

We're loading up the winnebago and heading west in a couple of weeks. I'm hauling the xt250 and tw200 along for transportation. We're planning on 2 or 3 days in the black hills and I'd like to do...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 04:14 PM
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Views: 1,123,407
Posted By engineman
So I just got my new TW200 this week and I think...

So I just got my new TW200 this week and I think the first think I need is a rear rack.

I like the looks of the cyclerack rack but I have one question about it. Does it interfere with anybody...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By engineman
Just got back from the dealer. Bought a new 2010...

Just got back from the dealer. Bought a new 2010 tw200 and new 2012 xt250. Was giggling like a little girl during the test ride for the TW

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 47,913
Posted By engineman
Screw it. i just bought a new bike and will be...

Screw it. i just bought a new bike and will be there tonight.

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 47,913
Posted By engineman
Well the %#=/&&/& rewound stator I just installed...

Well the %#=/&&/& rewound stator I just installed still has a dead leg. Barring a miracle, I'm out.

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2014, 02:45 PM
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Views: 47,913
Posted By engineman
You guys that have already left are making me...

You guys that have already left are making me jealous. I'm really hoping there's a rewound kawasaki stator in my mailbox when I get home so I can get my bike fixed to go on the ride.

Sent from my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By engineman
This is exactly what I've been thinking. Of...

This is exactly what I've been thinking. Of course, me being me I'll have to build it myself

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