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Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,211
Posted By Vapor_Trails
I really liked the Eliminators 25-30 years ago....

I really liked the Eliminators 25-30 years ago. The new Vulcan S is a very good modern version of that. Now, if Kawi would only make a 900 version with 85ish HP... :D
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 17,823
Posted By Vapor_Trails
I've never been brand loyal either. When I was...

I've never been brand loyal either. When I was your age I had a Sportster parked in the garage right next to a GSXR600. And I liked them both for different reasons.

I don't share your pessimism...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 17,823
Posted By Vapor_Trails
I've got a six pack of IPA and an Arturo Fuente...

I've got a six pack of IPA and an Arturo Fuente Hemingway that says big_sur will be on a Road King in 2034...
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,859
Posted By Vapor_Trails
I've been riding my 2001 VFR that I traded with...

I've been riding my 2001 VFR that I traded with another inmate for a 2004 Girlie. But, I'm about ready to buy a brand new mid-weight beast.

Leaning toward a Tiger 800 but if Yamadog makes a 7/8...
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 60,610
Posted By Vapor_Trails
Pictures please! Lotsa pictures!

Pictures please! Lotsa pictures!
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 32,812
Posted By Vapor_Trails
Apparently there was a demo day yesterday at...

Apparently there was a demo day yesterday at Ducati dealers around the country for the new 1200. I didn't go, but my buddy did. He's got a 2013 1100 EVO, which he loves.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o"...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,247
Posted By Vapor_Trails
That is very nice! You did a great job. How did...

That is very nice! You did a great job. How did your 1000k tour work out?
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,010
Posted By Vapor_Trails
Looks like a nice trip. I really like the last...

Looks like a nice trip. I really like the last pic!
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By Vapor_Trails
I like Eureka tents and was recently in the...

I like Eureka tents and was recently in the market for a new 4-man tent for MC camping this summer. The reason I didn't go with the Tetragon was because of the fiberglass poles. I saw an ad on Amazon...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-15-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,959
Posted By Vapor_Trails
Thanks All! Sorry it's taken me so long to finish...

Thanks All! Sorry it's taken me so long to finish this up.

The next stop was here.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-maK7Kd5DaCg/TuqEBpoGO8I/AAAAAAAAAGo/0s_1gfPD6wY/s800/hgwy_62.jpg
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Forum: Day Trippin' 12-01-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,959
Posted By Vapor_Trails
Folks must have a lot of time on their hands....

Folks must have a lot of time on their hands. There was a lot of this "artwork?" along the railway rise. I had to pull over and get a pic.
http://i40.tinypic.com/f2moo7.jpg

Had to get the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-01-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,959
Posted By Vapor_Trails
Come back to the fold, Brother!

Come back to the fold, Brother!
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-01-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,959
Posted By Vapor_Trails
(Pics fixed I think) After dropping Katie...

(Pics fixed I think)

After dropping Katie off with her mom back at camp I grabbed my jacket, street helmet, and earbuds and off I went to find what was once Rice Air Base.

Across Highway...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-30-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,959
Posted By Vapor_Trails
Rice on Turkey Day

This is my first ever RR so please accept my apologies if you find it to be sub par. I am not a creative person nor do I have any artistic talent whatsoever. Please bear with me. And I realized that...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,441
Posted By Vapor_Trails
Dr350 - Great in the dirt and fun on the street....

Dr350 - Great in the dirt and fun on the street. Decent aftermarket but is dwindling. OP wants 70-30 street-dirt. Nope, more like 70-30 dirt-street with this bike. I owned a 1993 many years ago. I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 26,601
Views: 3,683,663
Posted By Vapor_Trails
Yup, 07 carbed, Leo Vance, 5 gallon tank, heated...

Yup, 07 carbed, Leo Vance, 5 gallon tank, heated grips, seat concepts, bash plate that I rattle-canned black, TKC 80's, tail rack, Pro Taper 1.25" bars, Acerbis sumo fender and Trailtech X2...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26,601
Views: 3,683,663
Posted By Vapor_Trails
New 610 owner here. Rode my first dirt bike in...

New 610 owner here. Rode my first dirt bike in 1973 but only rarely after that. Got my first streetbike in 1985 and have had about two dozen different ones since. I briefly had a 1993 DR350 but this...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By Vapor_Trails
No. they light up separately. You'd have to slice...

No. they light up separately. You'd have to slice them to make them both come on at once.
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By Vapor_Trails
Here is the back of the wiring for the stock...

Here is the back of the wiring for the stock light. The three wires, high, low & ground fit directly onto the wires in the little white wiring enclosure on X2. No mods. Plug n play....
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By Vapor_Trails
I just ordered the TT X2 for my 07 TE610. I...

I just ordered the TT X2 for my 07 TE610. I expect it to get here next week. I bought it specifically because it is marketed as plug and play. But, you are now raising some doubts as to that. Even if...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,000
Posted By Vapor_Trails
I have to disagree. At 6'2" I found the XR650l to...

I have to disagree. At 6'2" I found the XR650l to have a very cramped seat to peg ratio. The DR650 was too short and felt squishy. After test riding those ancient bikes I went home expecting to see...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,307
Posted By Vapor_Trails
Thanks all. So far I'm pretty happy. It's...

Thanks all.

So far I'm pretty happy. It's not perfect but it is in overall good shape and I got a good price. Plus, it came with some really good stuff:

Heated grips
Seat Concepts Seat (I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,545
Posted By Vapor_Trails
I've spent the last few weeks looking at every...

I've spent the last few weeks looking at every dual sport out there. This is my conclusion to OP's question:

No highway use + hauled to trails + street legal + reliability for multi-day off road...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,307
Posted By Vapor_Trails
OP here. Glad to see this thread still has life....

OP here. Glad to see this thread still has life. I ended up buying a 2007 TE610 with lots of good farkles off the Flea Market. I absolutely lust after the 690 Enduro but a new one is/was about $5000...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26,601
Views: 3,683,663
Posted By Vapor_Trails
larryboy, Nice vids. I had fun watching...

larryboy,

Nice vids. I had fun watching them. What handguards and mirrors are those?
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By Vapor_Trails
What's My Next Dual Sport? TE610!

Well, I did get something that peels my eyelids back: a 2007 TE610 with Seat Concepts seat, Leo Vince pipe, oem rack, near new TKC80's, five-gallon tank, etc. AND 17" sumo wheels and tires. Good...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,307
Posted By Vapor_Trails
Sounds good. What do I search for? EXC525?

Sounds good. What do I search for? EXC525?
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,307
Posted By Vapor_Trails
I've thought about that but here in Peoples...

I've thought about that but here in Peoples Republic of Kalifornia I'm worried about having "street legal" status denied in the future. And I will only truck once a month at the very most. The rest...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,307
Posted By Vapor_Trails
Still looking

I rode a 2007 DR650 yesterday. The guy is selling it for $3500. It was a little more scratched up than I am looking for and it ran poorly. It smoked at startup and he had the idle set too high. I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,307
Posted By Vapor_Trails
Sock Monkey, I'm looking for a bike that...

Sock Monkey,
I'm looking for a bike that IdahoRenegade just described. But maybe "one" night's worth of camping gear, not the few days worth he described. In this case I guess road worthy means...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,307
Posted By Vapor_Trails
Many years ago my buddy had a Cagiva 500 he kept...

Many years ago my buddy had a Cagiva 500 he kept at my house. He was in an apt at the time. I had a DR350s and we would ride together when we got the chance. That Cagiva was a hoot... until something...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,307
Posted By Vapor_Trails
Gonna be over $7000 OTD here in So Cal. I'm...

Gonna be over $7000 OTD here in So Cal. I'm capped at $5000. Maybe... :evil
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,307
Posted By Vapor_Trails
No FI is not a requirement. Would be nice,...

No FI is not a requirement. Would be nice, though. That TE610 looks interesting. I know nothing about Husqvarna. I wonder how reliable they are. And where to get parts and stuff around here. I'll...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,307
Posted By Vapor_Trails
True. Kinda. Which is why I said that I wish...

True. Kinda. Which is why I said that I wish there was a WR450R. That would be more competitive with the 690.
I don't know about that. They spec out similar, in the same ballpark anyway, except...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,307
Posted By Vapor_Trails
Would you ride out the 60 to the 10 East past...

Would you ride out the 60 to the 10 East past Indio? That's where I like to go in the winter. But, would also like to explore Johnson Valley, Razr Rd and other trails up there.
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,307
Posted By Vapor_Trails
Harder to find right now than you would think....

Harder to find right now than you would think. How are they on the freeway; say I-5?
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,307
Posted By Vapor_Trails
Hard, if not impossible to find at $5000 or less.

Hard, if not impossible to find at $5000 or less.
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,307
Posted By Vapor_Trails
It kinda turned into an arguement about who needs...

It kinda turned into an arguement about who needs to spend $2500 on setting up a bike and who doesn't. And I was hoping to hear from someone with a different perspective. Plus, I am a little confused...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,307
Posted By Vapor_Trails
KTM Enduro 690 is Too Much $$$ WR250R is Too Small.

If my budget was $10,000 or if the 250 were a 450 I'd probably have one or the other right now. But, my budget is under $5000 and the 250 isn't a 450. What bike falls in between a 690 Enduro and a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,106
Posted By Vapor_Trails
Thanks for all the replies everyone. ...

Thanks for all the replies everyone.

Grreatdog, I was referencing a wishful thinking but non-existent WR450R, not the non-street legal 450F. Meaning I wish Yami would make the WR250R dual sport...
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