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Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2013, 08:49 AM
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Posted By Trailrider58
2013 Hillbilly Tour - WVA Sept 2013

Greetings,
Attempting to post a little information and hopefully entertain a bit from our WVA Adventure Ride last month. My sincere gratitude to my two "fox hole buddies" John A (aka Pappy) and Ted...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,724
Posted By Trailrider58
Thumb Haven't been to this blog in awhile. 410cc -...

Haven't been to this blog in awhile. 410cc - sounds even way cooler than the stocker. I just finished replacing the crank seals (both sides) on mine. Seems all is fine now. Wasn't too hard to do,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 316,356
Posted By Trailrider58
Houston area DR650 riders?

Hey, I'm in Cypress (NW side). Been looking for like minded DS riders in our area to do some area rides. No pics to share (other computer crashed with all the pics). But here's a short video of our...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2012, 03:13 PM
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Views: 1,077,323
Posted By Trailrider58
Hope I'm welcome here. I don't own an LC4, just...

Hope I'm welcome here. I don't own an LC4, just lurking and getting ideas for my next adventure bike project. Spend time on the DR650 thread since that is my DS baby at this time.

But, I've got...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,724
Posted By Trailrider58
Know this thread is about dead, but just found it...

Know this thread is about dead, but just found it and wanted to add my 2 cents. I'm pre-apologizing for the rambling, but will address things as they come to mind. I have the 1998 380SX model. In...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,861
Posted By Trailrider58
Love the idea of this new thread about "we are...

Love the idea of this new thread about "we are not getting any younger". Ain't it the truth?

Here's my story. Just this past month, two buddies and I spent a week riding the Ozarks National...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 97,473
Views: 18,496,385
Posted By Trailrider58
Love your quote above about the bike differences...

Love your quote above about the bike differences above. Will keep it in mind while searching Craigslist for another trail bike.

The trail ride video of the DR and DRZs I attached recently was...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 97,473
Views: 18,496,385
Posted By Trailrider58
Your points are well taken. Again, only meant to...

Your points are well taken. Again, only meant to offer up an opinion; the stock DR will get through the rough trails, it will just take more of a physical toll on you than some other models. This...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2012, 07:32 PM
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Views: 18,496,385
Posted By Trailrider58
Being able to have only one bike for a while was...

Being able to have only one bike for a while was exactly the reason I went with the DR in the first place. At the time it was great for chasing around a small son on his CRF70, and some back country...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2012, 07:27 PM
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Views: 18,496,385
Posted By Trailrider58
Understand your affinity for the old XR250 - I...

Understand your affinity for the old XR250 - I had an XR200 and could do surprisingly well on it on tight trails. Underpowered play bike, but could always find traction and handled great.

We...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2012, 07:21 PM
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Views: 18,496,385
Posted By Trailrider58
Good job on your suspension modifications. But I...

Good job on your suspension modifications. But I didn't know pigs could fly. I just don't want to submit my DR to that kind of air. Once had a wonderful little XR200 trailie and was too hard on it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2012, 07:18 PM
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Posted By Trailrider58
so your KTM400 is geared too low and vibrates too...

so your KTM400 is geared too low and vibrates too much on the pavement? This too was one of my possible options for a lighter trail bike.
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 97,473
Views: 18,496,385
Posted By Trailrider58
DR650 vs DRZ400 trail riding - near Mt. Magazine, AR

Will try this again. Just wanted to share my two cents on the topic of which bike to buy - DRZ400 or DR650? Know this may make some viewers mad here, but truly if most of your riding is on rough...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 316,356
Posted By Trailrider58
AR TAT pictures

Where was this top picture taken on the AR portion of the TAT if you don't mind? My buddies and I are riding AR in April and will be hitting both the Ozark National Forest and the Ouachitas. I know...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 97,473
Views: 18,496,385
Posted By Trailrider58
I ran Dunlop 606s on my DR650. My buddy ran...

I ran Dunlop 606s on my DR650. My buddy ran Pirelli MT21s on his DRZ. Both brands did very well on that trip. Nearly one year later, and both sets are still wearing well.

Roll chart holder was...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2012, 07:54 PM
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Views: 18,496,385
Posted By Trailrider58
While April and May are usually wet months in AR,...

While April and May are usually wet months in AR, TN and the surrounding areas, May 2011 was a very unusual time for rain/flooding. The slow moving dirty water was from the flooding. The clear fast...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2012, 05:16 PM
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Views: 18,496,385
Posted By Trailrider58
Even though most of the TN TAT is not rugged,...

Even though most of the TN TAT is not rugged, there are some exciting parts. I would discourage you from doing it solo. Check out our little Youtube video below - we hit TN last year right after...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2012, 04:45 PM
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Views: 18,496,385
Posted By Trailrider58
Another buddy and I did the TN section of the TAT...

Another buddy and I did the TN section of the TAT last year on my DR650 and his DRZ400. You will be fine with the stock tank. I too carried an extra 1.5 gallons of fuel, but never came close to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2011, 06:22 AM
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Views: 18,496,385
Posted By Trailrider58
I have no idea what the Motoman method is, but I...

I have no idea what the Motoman method is, but I babied mine for about the first 1500 miles.. Lots of varied throttle up to about 50-60%, but none for any extended length of time. Heard as a kid...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2011, 06:16 AM
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Views: 18,496,385
Posted By Trailrider58
To add to Danbeck and Oldenuf's comments; my 2006...

To add to Danbeck and Oldenuf's comments; my 2006 got right at 50 mpg daily average over the 600+ mile TN trip. Bike was loaded heavy with gear, tools, even extra gas, and my 230lbs+ of life lived...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2011, 06:01 AM
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Views: 18,496,385
Posted By Trailrider58
I'm guessing you approve? I think some of the...

I'm guessing you approve? I think some of the last still waterhole we hit was nearly 24" deep, but I might be exaggerating some from the excitement of the moment. Most of this still muddy water was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 97,473
Views: 18,496,385
Posted By Trailrider58
TN Trans America Trail

Thought I would share this video of my buddy, Ted Guthrie (DRZ400), and my (DR650) trip through the Tennessee section of the TAT last May. Added some footage, and re-edited some other footage...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2011, 07:01 PM
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Views: 18,496,385
Posted By Trailrider58
Welcome to the DR club. I've been a member for 5...

Welcome to the DR club. I've been a member for 5 years, but still haven't learned the secret hand shake. Pretty bike you've got. Gotta admit I like the side covers being the same color as the bike...
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,216
Posted By Trailrider58
Hey Fritz, totally unrelated reply here. Safely...

Hey Fritz, totally unrelated reply here. Safely back from my TN TAT trip. Had a blast. See ya soon looking for a chat and more advice. Water video gets a little interesting around the 3:30 minute...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 97,473
Views: 18,496,385
Posted By Trailrider58
I went with the 606s; several reasons why. ...

I went with the 606s; several reasons why. Fritzcoinc over at the XRL650 page (lots of respect for this dude/friend/) has successfully used several sets for years with no issues. Purchase price...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2011, 07:07 AM
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Views: 18,496,385
Posted By Trailrider58
General comments on seat,,tires, & oil

Just my two cents on the subject after reading several recent postings here.

I've got a 2006 DR650, and did both the gel seat and lowering options with the shorter side stand. I too am 5'9" with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 97,473
Views: 18,496,385
Posted By Trailrider58
White Oak Preserve - TN Trans America Trail

OK, think I got this short video to work. Hope you enjoy. Things don't get interesting until around the 3:30 mark or so.

We hit the TAT in mid-May, as the entire middle part of the US had been...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 316,356
Posted By Trailrider58
mine again

A quick shot with the Kolpin 1.5 gal aux fuel can, plastic tool holder (actually a hand gun case - $14 at Gander Mountain) and $18 horse saddle bags from Tractor Supply. Side racks are from Happy...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2011, 12:49 PM
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Views: 316,356
Posted By Trailrider58
Here's mine

My 2006 with new shoes, just prior to the TN TAT.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2011, 08:26 AM
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Posted By Trailrider58
tank bag - Nelson Rigg

Nelson Rigg tank bag given to me as a Christmas gift. Think they are about $50 now. Great sized for holding personal stuff and a bit of gear. Zippered side pockets for small stuff, water tight,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 97,473
Views: 18,496,385
Posted By Trailrider58
Tn tat

Riding buddy, Ted from Ohio. Used to be co-workers; friends for the past 10 years or so. First time to ride together, but more trips in the works. Excellent, experienced dude at dual sport rides....
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2011, 07:51 AM
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Views: 18,496,385
Posted By Trailrider58
TN TAT pics - hopefully

Creek crossing. Stumbled onto this creek with a rock bottom and only about 1 foot deep. Had a blast riding the bikes across it several times.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 97,473
Views: 18,496,385
Posted By Trailrider58
new member - 2006 DR650

270276Greetings Gents and Ladies,270276

New member here, but have been viewing for about 5 years. First time to attempt to post; so bear with me. It will become apparant very quickly how...
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