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Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2006, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,879
Posted By compman21234
That's the usual effect I've found when modifying...

That's the usual effect I've found when modifying to more compression on engines. The top end really is a little better, but just not as noticeable as the lower revs.
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2006, 06:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,867
Posted By compman21234
Get the bike that gets your blood pumping --...

Get the bike that gets your blood pumping -- every time you get on it, you will feeel the excitement again -- but, if you buy an unexciting bike, it will feel that way every time you ride it , until...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2006, 05:45 AM
Replies: 102,192
Views: 19,979,644
Posted By compman21234
Pull the snorkle off, drill an extra couple holes...

Pull the snorkle off, drill an extra couple holes in the airbox lid, and use a #160 mainjet. Works great on mine with FMF Q pipe.
Doesn't seem to have much effect on the mileage, if you don't run...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2006, 05:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,661
Posted By compman21234
Good Lord -- I would NOT survive riding that...

Good Lord -- I would NOT survive riding that trail!
I freely admit that these guys have MUCH larger testicles than I do!
:knary :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2006, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,624
Posted By compman21234
If you get the 400, get a Corbin seat, to make...

If you get the 400, get a Corbin seat, to make the rides that last over 2 hours more bearable for your butt. Rides under 2 hours, you can survive the stock seat -- any longer than that, you need...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2006, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,205
Posted By compman21234
This is what the Dynojet kits are made for. Even...

This is what the Dynojet kits are made for. Even if you keep the stock exhaust and air filter, at least get the Dynojet kit installed. You and the bike will be happier. Get the kit with your first...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2006, 05:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,749
Posted By compman21234
Dang -- that's a pretty shot.

Dang -- that's a pretty shot.
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2006, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By compman21234
Did you cut the Corbin, or did they do it for...

Did you cut the Corbin, or did they do it for you?
I would maybe like to buy one, if it was as low as my Suzuki gel seat is (to me, the Corbin looks about an inch higher than the gel seat).
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2006, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,861
Posted By compman21234
I wish they would bring new Super Sherpa's back...

I wish they would bring new Super Sherpa's back for sale in the U.S. -- I would buy one in an instant. Nice bikes. Good brakes, too.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By compman21234
It's true -- this bike is the biggest POS ever. ...

It's true -- this bike is the biggest POS ever.

Happy now?

BTW -- I lied. Sorry.
Break down and get one....:ricky
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2006, 09:04 AM
Replies: 102,192
Views: 19,979,644
Posted By compman21234
Last year I read a forum posting somewhere, where...

Last year I read a forum posting somewhere, where an Aussie let his expert MX-racing buddy use his DR650 in a local MX race, just for "giggles" -- and the guy supposedly won it. -- and without...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2006, 04:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,116
Posted By compman21234
Yep -- my 2006 KLX250S is the quietest stock dual...

Yep -- my 2006 KLX250S is the quietest stock dual sport I've ever owned, and I've owned a lot of them over the years. Yep -- even quieter than my stock DR650 was (before I did the usual mods on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2006, 05:11 AM
Replies: 102,192
Views: 19,979,644
Posted By compman21234
Which seat do you have? At the Corbin website,...

Which seat do you have? At the Corbin website, the seat for the stock gastank appears to be *very* different in shape from the one for the aftermarket tank -- if they are shaped differently, I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2006, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,265
Posted By compman21234
I read a post somewhere that the person's rear...

I read a post somewhere that the person's rear rack broke from carrying some extra fuel on the rear rack.
If I was going to do this, I would consider a set of Dirt Bagz (if they have some that fit...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2006, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,265
Posted By compman21234
At those high elevations, the stock jetting would...

At those high elevations, the stock jetting would probably be just right -- people that have done the re-jetting, say the (very quiet) stock muffler works pretty well, when they re-jet for riding...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2006, 11:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,749
Posted By compman21234
1964 Yamaha 80cc -- bought it wrecked (T-boned a...

1964 Yamaha 80cc -- bought it wrecked (T-boned a car) from somebody's back yard in 1966 for $25, got new fork tubes, hammered-out the sheet-steel frame, and rode the heck out of it....
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2006, 04:49 AM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,265
Posted By compman21234
I have both bikes, and the KLX has a little more...

I have both bikes, and the KLX has a little more power in every part of the entire powerband -- enough to notice.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2006, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By compman21234
The Mojave atv and KLR250 share same engine --...

The Mojave atv and KLR250 share same engine -- this place can give you anything you need to make a klr go as fast as you want -- mild to wild.Check their parts and services for the...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2006, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,205
Posted By compman21234
Back in 2003-2004, I talked on this forum, (or at...

Back in 2003-2004, I talked on this forum, (or at Thumper Talk or the Yahoo 650 group, maybe), with a guy that had a DR650 with sidecar -- he used it to rip around the desert off-road, as much as he...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2006, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,265
Posted By compman21234
You mean me?

You mean me?
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2006, 05:45 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 80,391
Posted By compman21234
My 06 DR650 has Dynojet kit, airbox snorkel...

My 06 DR650 has Dynojet kit, airbox snorkel removed, K&N air filter, and FMF Q exhaust -- will do pure power wheelies in 1st and 2nd gear, and if you yank on the bars, can wheelie 3rd gear.
It has...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2006, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,265
Posted By compman21234
Please post a final parts list for the 300 "kit",...

Please post a final parts list for the 300 "kit", if you get it running okay, so I can get the 300 parts kit too -- I've seen a couple different sets of numbers, so I'm waiting to see what really...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2006, 05:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,776
Posted By compman21234
Where do you live in MD?

Where do you live in MD?
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2006, 07:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,278
Posted By compman21234
*ahem* -- it means that on a conscious or...

*ahem* -- it means that on a conscious or subconscious level, the person didn't like/want the bike anymore, and was hoping it would be stolen, thereby allowing the person to be free of it.
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2006, 11:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,320
Posted By compman21234
I wasn't promoting a 650 for anybody here -- go...

I wasn't promoting a 650 for anybody here -- go back and read the ENTIRE thread, including my first post -- the one you're alluding to is taken out of context as it is referring to someone else's...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2006, 10:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,320
Posted By compman21234
That's the point I was trying to make in my...

That's the point I was trying to make in my earlier post -- the dyno torque curve on the 650 will be way above the 400 torque curve of an equally-prepped 400 the whole way -- while the 400 is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2006, 06:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,320
Posted By compman21234
You "doubt" that -- "should be" -- so, as usual,...

You "doubt" that -- "should be" -- so, as usual, just your *opinions* -- no facts from actual experience -- since I have actually owned and ridden both bikes for years, I can tell you the actual...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2006, 05:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,320
Posted By compman21234
I sold my 2005 DRZ400 to get a 2006 KLX250S and a...

I sold my 2005 DRZ400 to get a 2006 KLX250S and a 2006 Suzuki DR650 -- the DRZ400 was geared too high for off-road, and geared too low for highway. The KLX250 has 6 speeds, and first gear is lower...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2006, 09:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,645
Posted By compman21234
Primary chain gears are different, too. (The ones...

Primary chain gears are different, too. (The ones under the clutch case).
Even with a 1200 front pulley, the 883 will still be geared slightly lower overall.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2006, 08:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,645
Posted By compman21234
They have the same 3.5 inch bore as 1200cc...

They have the same 3.5 inch bore as 1200cc Sportster, but with a shorter stroke. They should have left the stroke the same and it would have been a 600cc instead of 500cc. If you put a big-bore...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2006, 05:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,645
Posted By compman21234
Jeez -- is it streetable? Or would it just blow...

Jeez -- is it streetable? Or would it just blow after a few miles of street riding? Or, is it an alky or fueler? Nah -- couldn't be a fueler, or it would make twice that power. But maybe an alky?...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2006, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,265
Posted By compman21234
I always have the sidestand down, and use the...

I always have the sidestand down, and use the left footpeg to mount and dismount. Much easier.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2006, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,265
Posted By compman21234
You can also get 2-inch ones (what I have) -- see...

You can also get 2-inch ones (what I have) -- see the Kouba website.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2006, 06:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By compman21234
A DR650 can be lowered really nice, if you use...

A DR650 can be lowered really nice, if you use the Suzuki low gel seat, slide the forks up an inch, and move the rear shock mount to the upper hole in the bracket, and use the shorter sidestand....
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2006, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,147
Posted By compman21234
Sometimes the handlebar kill button gets dirt or...

Sometimes the handlebar kill button gets dirt or something loose underneath, and can cause intermittent misfiring.
Saw a post somewhere that had similar problem and that's what it was.
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2006, 05:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,629
Posted By compman21234
That thread probably would give someone a good...

That thread probably would give someone a good feel for the bike -- everyone that has one likes it so far.
Basically, the faster you go, the better the suspension is compared to the KLR250 -- it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2006, 07:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,629
Posted By compman21234
I have both (05 KLR250, 06 KLX250) and to me, the...

I have both (05 KLR250, 06 KLX250) and to me, the KLX actually feels lighter -- both when pushing it around, and when riding it.
I would have to actually weigh them, before I will believe the KLX...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2006, 06:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,694
Posted By compman21234
The cable adjustment was my first thought, too,...

The cable adjustment was my first thought, too, and easily and quickly reversible.
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2006, 06:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,616
Posted By compman21234
Yeah, I found that out, and was not happy about...

Yeah, I found that out, and was not happy about it, since they were the main reason I went.
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2006, 05:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,319
Posted By compman21234
I wonder if the USMC KLR's have the same dang...

I wonder if the USMC KLR's have the same dang doohickey as the civilian model? And if so, I wonder if they have any problems with them? Maybe they (USMC) have a beefed-up version?
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