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Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By oprahrider
<3 different people actually thought a high...

<3 different people actually thought a high performance two stroke off road bike would make a cheap, dependable and fuel efficent freeway commuter:huh>


Oh to be a newbie again
It's so cute...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By oprahrider
Well actually I am in sales......Not saying I'm good at it...LoL

I'll bet your day job is not in sales. :lol3

Actually it is.
All of my income is 100% commission and has been for the last 25+ years. To this day it still freaks my wife out :lol3 I always...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By oprahrider
Idiot, Honorable, or Honorable Idiot? "POLL"

Ive had 3 different guys come to my house to see this RMX250

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=357832

that I have for sale. All 3 guys said they would take it, all 3 guys were...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,729
Posted By oprahrider
Hands down the easiest bike to wheelie

http://www.davesgoldwing.com/wheelie2.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,346
Posted By oprahrider
I think they are the virtually the same sidewall...

I think they are the virtually the same sidewall height. One is a little more that 3/8" wider.

Overall they are close.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 97,432
Views: 18,484,850
Posted By oprahrider
[MCE Karoo........?????????? Anyone have...

[MCE Karoo........??????????

Anyone have experience with this one, the tube type?
It looks a bit more agressive than the TKC80, but I wonder about the ride on-road and the life.

The MCE...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 97,432
Views: 18,484,850
Posted By oprahrider
Now what kind of Monkey would have parted with...

Now what kind of Monkey would have parted with those kick ass wheels?:eek1
Glad to see that youre enjoying them Brad. Did you already scuff up the outer edges of the tires?
You know,...... The...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 97,432
Views: 18,484,850
Posted By oprahrider
Keep what you got.

Hi Josh, for what you planning to ride I would just stick with the OEM. Hell even the stock tires are more dirt oriented then where you ride. Keep the stockers :nod

Bill
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,522
Posted By oprahrider
Want it all do you?....Not gonna happen

The word to remember when shopping for a dualsport bike is "Compromise"

They simply don't make a KX450F that is as comfortable as a Goldwing on a long trip, the KX stereo just doesn't have...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,735
Posted By oprahrider
DR650 motor wedged into a RM450F frame, add the...

DR650 motor wedged into a RM450F frame, add the street legal bits and a 6th gear overdrive (make 1-5 low and close) You get a great handling, underpowered, bulletproof Dual Sport for $6500 OTD. 5...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,735
Posted By oprahrider
Do not listen to this man. Take your losses on...

Do not listen to this man.
Take your losses on the kids now.
They only depreciate further as they get older.
Hell at some point you will have to pay great sums to have them towed away!.............
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2008, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By oprahrider
Dumb tire question

This weekend I'm mounting some new Michlin Anakee Tires on my 2nd set of wheels for a long trip that involves 99.9% slab and virtually no dirt:cry

The patterns on the front and rear tire are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,195
Posted By oprahrider
Who makes best inner tubes

Who make the best inner tubes for the streetbound dual sport bike?
I have a 2nd set of rims that I am mounting new Michlen Anakees on. 130/80/17 rear and 110/80/19 on the front.
These wheels will...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By oprahrider
Crashed my DR650 into a Honda today...Crap

No shit
I really hit the back of a Honda Accord today
I was leaving the hospital from visiting my niece when I ran through a puddle of oil about two feet wide by four feet long. I never even saw...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-28-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,527
Posted By oprahrider
Hey I just got back from Ocotillo Wells and it really sucked.

I never worked so hard in my life just to ride my DR650. That place is NOT big bike friendly. My buddy Scott had his DRZ400K, the lighter kickstart model and man what a difference 80 lbs makes. I had...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By oprahrider
DR650 washing intervals are approx everytime

You change tires............

No more, no less:lol3
No shit they run better when dirty.....Something about subatomic particles advancing the warp drive system in the dingle arm modulator. Here...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,749
Posted By oprahrider
What he said

+1+

Without adding more compression and/or ignition timing you are really making less HP with the hi octane stuff. I instatlled the HC pistons in my 1600cc Roadstar with some pretty good gains...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 97,432
Views: 18,484,850
Posted By oprahrider
Tell Ernie to step away from the TIG welder

Man I thought I was a bad welder.....WOW....Really though it's a decent design that is probably needed in some areas. I have to assume that this is just the prototype. If it is then you need to get...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 97,432
Views: 18,484,850
Posted By oprahrider
[quote=PhL0aTeR]:rofl:rofl6'4" and 320~ Im...

[quote=PhL0aTeR]:rofl:rofl6'4" and 320~ Im waiting on an invoice from jesse for the beefiest springs he has... LOL

Well we have some good news and some bad news

The good news is that Jesse...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 97,432
Views: 18,484,850
Posted By oprahrider
[quote=Dirty Harry]Ahh, warm and sunny last...

[quote=Dirty Harry]Ahh, warm and sunny last summer. Winter keeps rearing its ugly head here in Indiana...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3027/2312346377_b62a95d78b.jpg

Agreed here is another
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,639
Posted By oprahrider
Tire Balls...Whose got them? Are they worth the $$$

Ok I am about ready to drop about $200 per wheel on these tire balls. I personally hate dealing with flats and it is worth every penny of $400 to never think about a flat tire again. In the video...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 97,432
Views: 18,484,850
Posted By oprahrider
GO BIG as you can.

Change the fork oil to 20 wt . I know a lot of guys here say that going from the stock 10 wt to a heavier 15 wt is OK but I found it still went through the stroke both directions to fast. As far as...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,054
Posted By oprahrider
Are you sure you don't mean switched your 19"...

Are you sure you don't mean switched your 19" rims out for 18" rims?

6 Words for you.
Bultaco, Maico, CZ,Penton, Greeves, Can Am
http://romeromotos.com/images/romerofotos/PursangMk4.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 256,934
Posted By oprahrider
The fat bitch was cheating on me

When I left home this AM she was all clean and shiney...I come home and found her like this.....Cheating Whore!
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By oprahrider
Easy fix just take the gas cap off

And slip a KTM530EXC underneath it.
Make sure you reattach the gas cap:rofl .

The Weave will be gone!
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,054
Posted By oprahrider
Go 17"

We used to switch out the 18" rear rims on our motocross bikes for 17" rims when we did offroad work like GNCC or Hare Scrambles. Notice I did not say track work. The theory is that the 17" will take...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,716
Posted By oprahrider
This is the set up for extra gas

I got this from Tom at Turbo City....Hold an extra 1.5 Gallons and you can rig it to hold two of these cans for a 60% increase in fuel capacity. It locks down with just a quarter turn of that black...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,182
Posted By oprahrider
Glad we got this cleared up!

We all owe Calrider a debt of gratitude for answering this age old question.

Does a bear shit in the woods????...
No, apparently, he does not!
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 97,432
Views: 18,484,850
Posted By oprahrider
Anyways here i am before the ride: Jesus...

Anyways here i am before the ride:

Jesus they grow em big in your part of the country.
Ok we need your Height and weight.
No kidding you might be the biggest DR650 rider Ive seen.
I'm getting...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By oprahrider
Here is the Google link ..........if I did this...

Here is the Google link ..........if I did this right. Everthing to the North is great riding. It might be good in other directions but I didn't get there yet.
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By oprahrider
Hello Todd, Yes indeed we are having a good time....

Hello Todd, Yes indeed we are having a good time. What else is there in life? As you can see I have not yet switched over to the 21/17 combo. These Karoos handle the blacktop so well that I'm...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-03-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By oprahrider
Photoshow San Jacinto on 3-1-08

Here is the link to my photoshow.

http://www.photoshow.net/viewshow/VE6uV5kY
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By oprahrider
Photoshow of my San Jacinto ride...w/hillbilly music!

Click on this link to see our ride last Saturday

http://www.photoshow.net/viewshow/VE6uV5kY
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,331
Views: 1,845,224
Posted By oprahrider
Wow....not really sure what to say

I guess this is yet another wake up call to all of us,
that this is Not a Dress Rehersal.

Let it never be said that Clayton stood in the batters box and just watched 3 fast balls come right...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 97,432
Views: 18,484,850
Posted By oprahrider
Well said First time I agreed with a Kiwi. ...

Well said
First time I agreed with a Kiwi.
Whats a dumb Mick to do?:rofl
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2008, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 617
Posted By oprahrider
The Dickheads locked us in on the Main Divide Norte

On Sunday, DRZFIRE and I rode up to the Bedford gate to see whats up in that area. Well as luck would have it the gate was wide open with no keep the "F" out signs to be seen.......So naturally we...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-07-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,858
Posted By oprahrider
Wow...thank you all for the great information.

Well Fireman Dave, One Ball and I (Oprahrider) will look over all this great information and come up with a plan.

Thanks again for all of your help guys. I salute you from my Lucerne Valley...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-05-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,858
Posted By oprahrider
"Idaho" in May what MUST I see while there?

This May we are leaving So. California and heading up to the Twin Falls area of Idaho for a week of dual sport adventure. Can you guys recommend places we MUST see while we are there? Crossing into...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 97,432
Views: 18,484,850
Posted By oprahrider
Hey good idea we could call it Options for Anvils..LoL

But really the DR650 is about as complacated as an anvil.
So we really don't need a whole lot of "tech talk" resources like certain bikes on this forum that will remain nameless.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,174
Posted By oprahrider
10,000 Miles???

Dude you must riding on marshmellows

Or something softer.............Good for you!:clap

You might want to consider going back to whatever the good lord and Mama Kawi decided to bless you...
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