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Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 73,845
Views: 7,660,055
Posted By Harpoonalt
I've searched but obviously not in the right...

I've searched but obviously not in the right places or the right way. I have the Burns Moto double USB plug. Where's the best and easiest place to mount it and tap into switched power?
Our snow...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,909
Posted By Harpoonalt
I have a '12 XRL. I picked it up used with 250...

I have a '12 XRL. I picked it up used with 250 miles and saved a bundle. I've had quite a few dual sports. Either bike will be fine and deals on like new used models are always around.
This is the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 73,845
Views: 7,660,055
Posted By Harpoonalt
Maybe a few verses of Kumbaya and Spud will come...

Maybe a few verses of Kumbaya and Spud will come back. Or did you permanently bake his potato? :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 73,845
Views: 7,660,055
Posted By Harpoonalt
This thread is like a summer camp. Too much...

This thread is like a summer camp. Too much togtherness and some people get on each others nerves. If we were monkeys, you'd be flinging poo at each other.
Forum: Trials 01-28-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,783
Posted By Harpoonalt
Certainly an incentive to never put a foot down!...

Certainly an incentive to never put a foot down! :eek1
Forum: Trials 01-27-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,783
Posted By Harpoonalt
We're looking at the Carolinas for retirement in...

We're looking at the Carolinas for retirement in 5 years. I hate snakes. So how often do you actually see one? :gun1. Did I mention I hate snakes!
Forum: Trials 01-27-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,783
Posted By Harpoonalt
What kind of critters are we talking about?:eek1

What kind of critters are we talking about?:eek1
Forum: Trials 01-19-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 106,123
Posted By Harpoonalt
This is a great thread! Seeing regular people do...

This is a great thread! Seeing regular people do things I could imagine myself doing, is way better PR for trials than watching someone hit a 6 ft vertical wall. Still 2 or 3 more months of winter...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-19-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,389
Posted By Harpoonalt
Momma said not to judge a book by it's cover. As...

Momma said not to judge a book by it's cover. As with any states, you certainly will run across some Larry and Darryl's. Some are dumber than a box of rocks, but some are the most clever, talented...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-15-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,389
Posted By Harpoonalt
Benefits? Yeah....You can go sledding 9 months of...

Benefits? Yeah....You can go sledding 9 months of the year.
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By Harpoonalt
I bought a '12 with 250 miles on it for 5 even...

I bought a '12 with 250 miles on it for 5 even from a dealer. It looks good from the picture. How's the chain and sprockets? Easy to drop a few hundred on things you don't think about. $2500 isn't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By Harpoonalt
Asking price is just that. Nothing ventured ,...

Asking price is just that. Nothing ventured , nothing gained. Offer $2200 cash. There's always wiggle room.:freaky
Forum: Trials 01-12-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,783
Posted By Harpoonalt
When I got my Sherco 2 summers ago, I picked it...

When I got my Sherco 2 summers ago, I picked it up 3 hours from my house. I had people come out of the store when I got gas to ask, "What the hell is that?". Twice at stoplights people asked the same...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-12-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,389
Posted By Harpoonalt
I've done the wood thing. Some people love it,...

I've done the wood thing. Some people love it, but it takes up a lot of your time. Many native Vermonters have gone to pellet stoves instead of wood. My neighbor deals firewood and sells most of it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,594
Posted By Harpoonalt
Sure did! Bought the Carl Shipman book on...

Sure did! Bought the Carl Shipman book on Observed Trials and got a TY250 the next summer. That bike and my Z50 mini-trail, I miss the most!
Forum: Trials 01-12-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,783
Posted By Harpoonalt
I think this is a great idea. I'm 55 now, but...

I think this is a great idea. I'm 55 now, but remember my first look at a trials bike, a TY250 sitting on the Yamaha dealership floor. I was 16 but instantly hooked. Got the Carl Shipman book and...
Forum: Trials 01-08-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,783
Posted By Harpoonalt
My friend and I had TY250 trialers back in the...

My friend and I had TY250 trialers back in the 70's. no one new what they were back then and no one around here knows what they are now. When I brought my Sherco 2.9 home in the back of the truck and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-07-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Harpoonalt
Excellent info Laura! Looks like you have a ton...

Excellent info Laura! Looks like you have a ton of great places to explore. I'm really looking forward to being able to ride year round. Up here the bike gets put up in October and really doesn't...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-07-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Harpoonalt
It's 9 degrees here..........I can wait. :D

It's 9 degrees here..........I can wait. :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-06-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Harpoonalt
Coastal SC rides

I'm curious what kind of riding the coastal area of SC has for riding areas or dirt roads, single track, rural stuff. I retire in a few years and we're checking out retirement areas within 30 minutes...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 73,845
Views: 7,660,055
Posted By Harpoonalt
At the speed this thread moves, It's easy to get...

At the speed this thread moves, It's easy to get left in the dust. I'm 3 pages behind reality already! :kboom:kboom
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,158
Posted By Harpoonalt
Harry, I can see why people who follow...

Harry,

I can see why people who follow bikes buy used ones. My '12 XR650l is $6600 new. I paid 5 even with 250 miles on it. Threw another 1000 at it with seat,bars, suspension, and performance...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,158
Posted By Harpoonalt
Update nothing! No matter what they did to it,...

Update nothing! No matter what they did to it, people would bitch and change it anyway. It, along with the KLR and XRL are good basic platforms that you can turn into anything you want. And...
Forum: Trials 01-01-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,610
Posted By Harpoonalt
Better balance can be learned on and off the...

Better balance can be learned on and off the bike. Plenty of sites with balance exercise ideas. I did a number of the exercises daily before ski season and it made a world of difference. Literally...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 85,079
Posted By Harpoonalt
Great thread Gas Guy! I was originally set on a...

Great thread Gas Guy! I was originally set on a F800GS, but your thread hit home with me. Picked up a '12 XR650L, upgraded it to fit and work better and have enough money left to pick up a nice...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 73,845
Views: 7,660,055
Posted By Harpoonalt
Any more pictures of this bike? Love to see the...

Any more pictures of this bike? Love to see the front end.
Forum: Trials 12-30-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By Harpoonalt
How do you like the Explorer so far? I'm back and...

How do you like the Explorer so far? I'm back and forth between that and a real trials bike. I don't compete. I just like to hone my bike skills and trils certainly does that. The explorer interests...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 73,845
Views: 7,660,055
Posted By Harpoonalt
So my seat is off and I'm down to just the seat...

So my seat is off and I'm down to just the seat pan. Hoping to send it off tomorrow to Seat Concepts as my late Xmas present to myself. Any hints as to the best way to wrap it for shipment? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,102
Posted By Harpoonalt
Absolutely agree! I've spent years looking for...

Absolutely agree! I've spent years looking for the perfect bike. Very happy with my XR650l as my "do most things" bike. I cruise the easier trails, fire and back roads of Vermont. Too heavy to enjoy...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 73,845
Views: 7,660,055
Posted By Harpoonalt
[QUOTE=Grayjet;23092149]Have you ever been...

[QUOTE=Grayjet;23092149]Have you ever been trackside astride your mighty thunder pig and thought, "I bet I could do that"? Well, that's what I thought Saturday. Unfortunately, I thought wrong. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 73,845
Views: 7,660,055
Posted By Harpoonalt
Wow! I've bought 3 here in New England and had...

Wow! I've bought 3 here in New England and had great deals on everyone. Latest one was a '12 with 250 miles on it and I paid $5000 for it from the dealer. It was like new. DS bikes aren't big sellers...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,917
Posted By Harpoonalt
Funny, but I forget some and years? Forget it! ...

Funny, but I forget some and years? Forget it!

Honda 50
Kawasaki KE 100
Honda SL350
Honda Hawk 400
Yamaha TY 250
XR650l x3
Kawasaki ZR7
Yamaha BW 200
Forum: Trials 12-24-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 121,287
Posted By Harpoonalt
Nice bike! But I really have my eye on that...

Nice bike! But I really have my eye on that Landcruiser!
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 108,502
Posted By Harpoonalt
X2. The Versys I had lasted a year as well. There...

X2. The Versys I had lasted a year as well. There was a lot to like about the bike, but overall, it was too small for me physically and just a bit too road oriented. The companies have all the right...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,411
Posted By Harpoonalt
Downgraded? No. Came to my senses? Yes! I've...

Downgraded? No. Came to my senses? Yes! I've had a lot of bikes. Most with way more power than I would ever need or prudently use. The saying, "with great power,comes great responsibilty" certainly...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 73,845
Views: 7,660,055
Posted By Harpoonalt
This is my 3rd XR650l. Last 2 were older and not...

This is my 3rd XR650l. Last 2 were older and not exactly what I wanted. Been a few bikes in between, but none were as much fun to ride as this Honda. So I got my latest bike, a 2012 that had 250...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 73,845
Views: 7,660,055
Posted By Harpoonalt
If I may ask, what would make you go with the 4.7...

If I may ask, what would make you go with the 4.7 Clarke tank over the 4 other than the obvious .7 gals? I want mine to be more distance friendly and 4 is enough. Just curious if there are other...
Forum: Trials 12-17-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 53,889
Posted By Harpoonalt
LOL.....Must be you get to a certain age and...

LOL.....Must be you get to a certain age and having something to sit on once and awhile becomes important. I'm 55, 6'1" and 230 lbs. Risers for sure. Cables ok with 2" risers?
I appreciate your...
Forum: Trials 12-16-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 53,889
Posted By Harpoonalt
I had a Sherco 2.9 for a brief time and foolishly...

I had a Sherco 2.9 for a brief time and foolishly sold it. I'm looking again for a trials bike but the Explorer seems like it would work better being able to travel short distances to prime riding...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 73,845
Views: 7,660,055
Posted By Harpoonalt
Spud, mcma?, tech, More a lurker than a...

Spud, mcma?, tech,

More a lurker than a poster, but you guys really have been a wealth of info for me. I'm on my 3rd 650l and this one is a keeper. I may add bikes but this bike stays til I croak...
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