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Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By plumber mike
Snookers is the only one I've ridden with one,...

Snookers is the only one I've ridden with one, and I think it was lost on me.

If I may ask, what is the reason for wanting one? What style of riding do you do?
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,540
Posted By plumber mike
I had an 09 Xcountry and raised it 3.5"(as told...

I had an 09 Xcountry and raised it 3.5"(as told by the required kickstand extension)by swapping an air shock and a 21/18 wheelset....later adding new forks.....so going the other way has to be...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By plumber mike
I did have an issue with my sidestand switch...

I did have an issue with my sidestand switch cutting the engine on rough washboard sections. I cut it out of the system and did not have any more stalling/cutting out issues. Others have had the same...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2,267
Views: 370,255
Posted By plumber mike
Thanks fellas. I guess someone saved me from...

Thanks fellas. I guess someone saved me from removing it myself. Bike starts just fine.

I've been reading trying to learn. I've learned enough that I'm going to tear the rear swing arm off and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9,291
Views: 1,405,291
Posted By plumber mike
:lol3:lol3:lol3 Oh how I must have embarrassed...

:lol3:lol3:lol3
Oh how I must have embarrassed you.
.........they are not just for KLR's anymore.

It's not that I didn't love,love,love my X. I almost backed out of the sale, but the gal was so...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2,267
Views: 370,255
Posted By plumber mike
Hello all!

I'll be hanging out here now:D

I sold this
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Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By plumber mike
Head over to the x bike issue log thread. The...

Head over to the x bike issue log thread. The stalling problem is well documented......the repair is a bit of trial and error if I remember correctly.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9,291
Views: 1,405,291
Posted By plumber mike
Matt- that thing is falling apart:rofl J/K I...

Matt- that thing is falling apart:rofl J/K

I sold my X to a local gal:cry:clap

.....nothing else will compare, except the smile from a young boy who now has a bike of his very own and a wife...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 487,705
Posted By plumber mike
I went back thru and found I posted the same...

I went back thru and found I posted the same question in 2012 when the bike was a lot more $$$

I am going to try a dirt road on the test drive today.

Hope to be posting more/better stuff soon....
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 487,705
Posted By plumber mike
Ok guys. I might be a newb to this thread soon. ...

Ok guys. I might be a newb to this thread soon.

The local dealer has a brand new 2012 captain America model that they were wanting $3399 for.......still new with a one year warranty.

I just...
Forum: Americas 08-16-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By plumber mike
Well I would start by heading east from your...

Well I would start by heading east from your home. Kiowa/Bennett area has some nice paved and dirt roads that can take you north into the panhandle of Nebraska without all that pesky front range...
Forum: Americas 07-11-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By plumber mike
I've got you guys covered in the northern black...

I've got you guys covered in the northern black hills aka deadwood. I'll show you some great trails but I won't take you to the faces:lol3

PM me if you need camping, repair, recovery, or just a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 45,882
Posted By plumber mike
In. Liked it on FB so friends know I'm in...

In. Liked it on FB so friends know I'm in too:norton

Thanks for taking us along!
Forum: Americas 07-06-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By plumber mike
Black Hills

I've taken July off to work on my house, so I'll be around

I'm about 5 miles south of deadwood and about 20 miles south of I-90.

PM me if I can be of assistance. The last guy I told that to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-29-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By plumber mike
I'd check with Gary at the Fish and fry...

I'd check with Gary at the Fish and fry campground in deadwood. Tell him the dakota dual sport riders sent you. Good guy, and should be a good location to base camp from. Us hwy 385 about 10 miles...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-24-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By plumber mike
I would say no without a cell phone signal...

I would say no without a cell phone signal booster. You could get text messages at times.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9,291
Views: 1,405,291
Posted By plumber mike
Extra parts

Have a look. Pm me if you see something you want. All parts pulled from my 09
Since it's not the flea market, make an offer if you find value in any of it....
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9,291
Views: 1,405,291
Posted By plumber mike
Hey Matt, I know it's been awhile, but have you...

Hey Matt, I know it's been awhile, but have you changed your rear mudflaps arrangement since I saw you last?
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9,291
Views: 1,405,291
Posted By plumber mike
Those pics make me miss riding with Snooker. I'll...

Those pics make me miss riding with Snooker. I'll be down for a ride for sure this summer.......unless of course your coming up here:deal

Leafman- I had good luck with drive systems usa last fall....
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2,510
Views: 600,836
Posted By plumber mike
WTB 75-77 CB400f factory muffler

I'm not sure how many got pulled off back in the day, but a friend is searching for one that says Honda on it.

If you have one you'd like to sell, please PM.

Thanks,

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9,291
Views: 1,405,291
Posted By plumber mike
I have complete forks that came off my 09 at...

I have complete forks that came off my 09 at about 7500 miles. Pm me if you like.

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9,291
Views: 1,405,291
Posted By plumber mike
I'm still here. I can't think of a better do-all...

I'm still here. I can't think of a better do-all bike. I've been thinking about an r12gs or a 990adv for laying big miles down, but for the price I just can't justify it....plus i'd loose my...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,362
Posted By plumber mike
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nA2oml9w9EQ/UI1...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nA2oml9w9EQ/UI1K9qWs8cI/AAAAAAAABbE/t1yTEsKnyLo/s800/IMG_2419.JPG
...and be careful with old bike's, because much like a Lay's potato chip, no one can have just...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,362
Posted By plumber mike
Talking Ninjette's.This is old's cool forum:lol3 ...

Talking Ninjette's.This is old's cool forum:lol3

Suzuki TU250 maybe?

The Buell Blast was a good suggestion.

F650GS. Lot's of low seat/suspension options available

I wish you were...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,763
Posted By plumber mike
Very cool. There is a fella in Nederland with a...

Very cool. There is a fella in Nederland with a mint one if you need reference on reassembly. He seems very knowledgeable about these bikes.

If you give up on it and start offloading parts, let...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By plumber mike
I don't know who helped who, but it was a...

I don't know who helped who, but it was a pleaseure to meet Feike and learn from him. This man could be my wingman in the woods anytime:D He was well prepared for his trip and laced that wheel in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-31-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By plumber mike
I'm in Lead. Mike @6055912912

I'm in Lead. Mike @6055912912
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9,291
Views: 1,405,291
Posted By plumber mike
Niedz- Now that's using your noggin! I like it! ...

Niedz- Now that's using your noggin! I like it!

Geoffster- That pics looks....um.....crowded. Lot's of revenue for the Bama there. I see why you need an Xco...to escape:lol3

I personally saw...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,052,661
Posted By plumber mike
We stick together, but not stuck together:eek1 ...

We stick together, but not stuck together:eek1

That's what boxer buddies are for:deal:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,052,661
Posted By plumber mike
I'll mail you mine! Anyone willing to mow my lawn...

I'll mail you mine! Anyone willing to mow my lawn deserves it. Plus, I don't use them and your bike is much prettier:evil Thanks for the note. Just got home. Sorry I missed you.
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 487,705
Posted By plumber mike
OK then. Thanks guys! I'm willing to pay it to...

OK then. Thanks guys! I'm willing to pay it to support the smaller dealer and actually have a choice of colors.

Yes. The 1.9% interest means I won't have to sell old Honda's to get a new one. Very...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 487,705
Posted By plumber mike
Just wondering what you guys are paying OTD. I...

Just wondering what you guys are paying OTD. I went out shopping today for this bike, but the dealer wanted to charge me 4490 for a non ABS. He said shipping from the MFG is not included in the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9,291
Views: 1,405,291
Posted By plumber mike
Very cool photos....and one helluva bike:freaky ...

Very cool photos....and one helluva bike:freaky

Oh and Snooker is so hardcore, I think he should go hardtail. Chrome plate that swingarm and be done:lol3 Have you considered an air shock? I don't...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9,291
Views: 1,405,291
Posted By plumber mike
Leafman- If that works, It will be brilliant:clap...

Leafman- If that works, It will be brilliant:clap A custom aluminum replacement with some healthy bulges would get very expensive.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,128,255
Posted By plumber mike
I connected all three wires together. No issues...

I connected all three wires together. No issues since:D
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9,291
Views: 1,405,291
Posted By plumber mike
....and knowing it's done right! Priceless:freaky

....and knowing it's done right! Priceless:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9,291
Views: 1,405,291
Posted By plumber mike
I might get proactive about this. I'm thinking...

I might get proactive about this. I'm thinking about replacing the ignition switch with a discreet toggle switch. I may leave the key for a steering lock, but I really never use it. I also think a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9,291
Views: 1,405,291
Posted By plumber mike
Lewis- I believe the screws that are preventing...

Lewis- I believe the screws that are preventing you from removing it are accessed from underneath. I seem to remember having to pull the taillight. I'll go look for that part in my bin and check.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9,291
Views: 1,405,291
Posted By plumber mike
1) Ummm. It's still runs fine, but I've only got...

1) Ummm. It's still runs fine, but I've only got 13K and my engine had it's case replaced at 1500 miles. Maybe at the end of this season. Maybe.

2) Every season without fail. I've seen on my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9,291
Views: 1,405,291
Posted By plumber mike
MKJDDS- Congrats on the bike! When I think of...

MKJDDS- Congrats on the bike! When I think of Drone's bike......I think of a bike that has been masterfully prepared and then not used to it's full potential:lol3Maybe he built it just for you. Go...
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