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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-21-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By ElkSlayer
Thanks a bunch for the good tips to point me in...

Thanks a bunch for the good tips to point me in the right direction.

Jim
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-19-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By ElkSlayer
Thanks for the replies guys. Both the KLR and...

Thanks for the replies guys. Both the KLR and DL650 are on my short lists, but haven't considered the BMWs... Not being mechanically inclined, was kinda' worried about the price of ownership. Any...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-18-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By ElkSlayer
Moving to Reno... Best bike?

Ok guys, moving out to Reno this year from Northern Idaho and need some advice since I haven't even seen Reno. I have a XR250L and need to add another bike to the stable. I want something that will...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 56,115
Posted By ElkSlayer
Probably a dumb question, but if your xr250l's...

Probably a dumb question, but if your xr250l's battery is shot, will it be more difficult to start?

Thanks,

Jim
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,732
Posted By ElkSlayer
So should one avoid hitch carriers? See them for...

So should one avoid hitch carriers? See them for about $120 at HF, but this thread has me worried...

Jim
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By ElkSlayer
Thanks Buddy!!! Jim

Thanks Buddy!!!

Jim
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By ElkSlayer
FatherX...I hear ya, buddy! So I want to hear...

FatherX...I hear ya, buddy! So I want to hear from experience... I have my XR250L which I have proven to be a great "dropper." When riding a non-dropper, how easy is it to go by that elk trail...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By ElkSlayer
Dropping your bike...

When does one stop dropping their bike? Last year, I lusted for a Dakar, but talking to experts on here and Thumpertalk, advised me to get something a bit more practical. I am truely enjoying my 91...
Forum: The Garage 08-08-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,191
Posted By ElkSlayer
Guys, Thanks so much for taking the time to...

Guys,
Thanks so much for taking the time to respond to my questions. You guys are all the best!

Jim
Forum: The Garage 08-07-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,191
Posted By ElkSlayer
Need some sprocket education...

Was hoping some of you would give me a little education on sprockets. I have a 1991 XR250L with the stock 13/40 sprockets. If one changes the tooth count on the front, rear, or both sprockets, how...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-04-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 48,523
Posted By ElkSlayer
Question: As for offroad capability, would this...

Question: As for offroad capability, would this not be basically in the same class as the '93 TDM 850?

Jim
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By ElkSlayer
Need a new headlight...

Sorry for the dumb question, but I need some help. My 1991 XR250L's headlight leaves a lot to be desired. My low beam is rather dim and when I turn on the brights, it seems to flood and gives me a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Posted By ElkSlayer
Cycleracks mounting question???

Probably a dumb question here... Just got my cycleracks.com rack for my XR250L. My question is, do I need to pick up some bolts to put it on my bike, or does it use bolts that are already on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 24,371
Posted By ElkSlayer
Wasn't this all covered by SouthPark a couple of...

Wasn't this all covered by SouthPark a couple of years ago? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkqCmVXXbk4

Jim
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By ElkSlayer
After sitting around for three years, I would be...

After sitting around for three years, I would be seeing about getting a better deal on that Sherpa! Heard nothing but great things about 'em.

Jim
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By ElkSlayer
Thanks for taking the time, guys! As for the...

Thanks for taking the time, guys! As for the Dakar, I love the looks of the bike, but not so sure I want to pay the bill from the local BMW shop if I need to get any work done.
What do you think...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By ElkSlayer
Thanks for the input guys...all three are on the...

Thanks for the input guys...all three are on the list.

Jim
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 49,639
Posted By ElkSlayer
..signed.

..signed.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By ElkSlayer
Yet another What Should I Buy thread!

Need some more expert opinions.... Right now, my in-town bike is my MIGHTY Aero 50 that I bought when I was 15...27years later she still runs like a champ. Last year, I bought a 1991 Honda XR250L. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-11-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 108,324
Posted By ElkSlayer
Thanks for the reply!!! Jim

Thanks for the reply!!!

Jim
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-11-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 108,324
Posted By ElkSlayer
Keep me posted, Buddy! Jim

Keep me posted, Buddy!

Jim
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-10-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 108,324
Posted By ElkSlayer
Bringing back from the dead.... Will the...

Bringing back from the dead.... Will the MapCreate software work with Windows7??? NIB XOGs are still around for $90, but I am not certain I can run the software on my newer computers.

...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 2,446,014
Posted By ElkSlayer
Question XR250L Windscreen suggestions...

Anyone have any suggestions for a XR250L windscreen/windshield? Just looking for something that blocks the wind descently, but doesn't look too out-of-place.

Thanks,

Jim
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,929
Posted By ElkSlayer
Do these pants you mentioned offer some...

Do these pants you mentioned offer some protection while riding on pavement? Really new here and the thought of leaving my skin on the concrete isn't too appealing.

Jim
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,929
Posted By ElkSlayer
What kind of pants do you wear dual sporting?

The last piece of equipment on my list is pants... We are talking about a twenty minute ride on pavement and then the rest of the day on logging roads. What works for you guys?

Jim
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 2,446,014
Posted By ElkSlayer
Just joined a few weeks ago.... Was looking for...

Just joined a few weeks ago.... Was looking for a KLR650 when I found a 1991 XR250L for $1250 locally. Under 4,000 miles, but it had a slow oil leak that the owner couldn't find the source of. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By ElkSlayer
Hanynes manual says, "Pro-Honda SS-8 suspension...

Hanynes manual says, "Pro-Honda SS-8 suspension fluid or equivalent."

Jim
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 708
Posted By ElkSlayer
XR250L oil leak....input requested!

Today we located the oil leak on my XR250L... Took it over to an old enduro racers house and after just over an hour, he located the leak. On the right side engine cover, TWO BOLTS were stripped by...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 56,115
Posted By ElkSlayer
Just bought a '91 tonight... 3974miles on her,...

Just bought a '91 tonight... 3974miles on her, really good shape, but drips a few drops of oil when warm. Hopefully, that will be a cheap fix, or I will just live with it. For $950 I wasn't going...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By ElkSlayer
Two years later............ Thanks so much...

Two years later............

Thanks so much for all the advice on this post and my other ones. After riding a KLR650 the other day, I started re-thinking this whole adventure bike thing. Believe...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By ElkSlayer
Thanks guys!!!! Got your replies and decided to...

Thanks guys!!!! Got your replies and decided to head to work instead...

Jim
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By ElkSlayer
Quick reply needed: Dr650

Help! Just found a yellow, '03 DR650 w/6200 miles. Looks totally stock and clean....priced at $3,000. I know that's not much information, but I have an hour to decide if I take a vacation day and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,505
Posted By ElkSlayer
:deal GREAT QUESTION!!!!! Jim

:deal GREAT QUESTION!!!!!

Jim
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,464
Posted By ElkSlayer
Took a closer look at it this evening...I am...

Took a closer look at it this evening...I am passing on it! Looks like she was parked on the beach for a couple of years...


Jim
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,464
Posted By ElkSlayer
What year is this guy? Saw this yesterday and...

What year is this guy? Saw this yesterday and stopped and did a quick look...appeared to be stock, but only has 3,200 miles. The only scratches I even saw were light ones on the bottom of both tank...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By ElkSlayer
How to inspect a used bike???

After over two years on here, the money is on the way and I am ready to go get a bike. This will obviously my first purchase of a used bike and would like some simple pointers on what to look for......
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,464
Posted By ElkSlayer
I don't see any difficult terrain in my future......

I don't see any difficult terrain in my future... These logging roads are actually in pretty darn good shape. If it didn't take my old Aero50 two weeks to get there, I would be confident in that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,464
Posted By ElkSlayer
The experts have spoken! Thanks guys, I...

The experts have spoken! Thanks guys, I appreciate it, I really do! So the 350 is out of the running....

Jim
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,464
Posted By ElkSlayer
Question Hey you DR guys...need some input!

After being on here for two years, tonight I secured $3,000 for a bike.:clap The whole "which bike" thing STILL isn't settled after many an hour on the web and talking to riders. Looking for a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,101
Posted By ElkSlayer
Nice work!!!!!:clap Jim

Nice work!!!!!:clap

Jim
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