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Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 02:20 PM
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Views: 385
Posted By thumperbuddy
Question 1987 XT600 - Good Starter Bike???

Hi all. About a year ago, I posted a thread asking what a good first bike would be, and got some great responses. I've been shopping for something right for me, and found something I'm interested in....
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,883
Posted By thumperbuddy
Apormc?

Is that an Awesome Players Sticker on your fairing? I see you live near Motoriley in Quebec...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,333
Posted By thumperbuddy
I'd love an XR250. Like I've said, an XR250-400...

I'd love an XR250. Like I've said, an XR250-400 would basically be my perfect bike. I don't mind the kickstart, I've got thighs of steel! :gdog

Oh, and the other day I saw a red, 2010 KLX250S...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,333
Posted By thumperbuddy
Exactly. I won't have a "real" paycheck until I'm...

Exactly. I won't have a "real" paycheck until I'm almost 18 and the gov't starts paying me via the USAF, so money will always be lacking. Id prefer something that I'll hopefully never have to pay...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,187
Posted By thumperbuddy
It'd be interesting to convert it to a supermoto...

It'd be interesting to convert it to a supermoto since its street legal. Uncork it and get some tires, rims, and a fender, and you'd have one SICK urban hooliganism machine. Isn't it supposed to be...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,333
Posted By thumperbuddy
I don't mind fuel injection, I know it's supposed...

I don't mind fuel injection, I know it's supposed to be more reliable, but I would still prefer a carburated bike just for its simplicity and ease of maintenence. And as you said, different carb...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,960
Posted By thumperbuddy
And yes, I also carry a frontier filter straw for...

And yes, I also carry a frontier filter straw for backup. $9.97 at cheaperthandirt.com.
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,960
Posted By thumperbuddy
The katydyn base camp is a nice filter, but for...

The katydyn base camp is a nice filter, but for backpacking I prefer the Platypus GravityWorks system. It's lighter and has a faster flow rate of 4 liters in 2 minutes.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,333
Posted By thumperbuddy
Yeah, the CRF is a pig and its probably not smart...

Yeah, the CRF is a pig and its probably not smart for me to spend almost $5000 as a 16 y/o. Plus, I am indeed a "do-it-yourselfer", and the CRF is downright impossible to work on with all that fancy...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,333
Posted By thumperbuddy
I meant it was "light" when compared to the bike...

I meant it was "light" when compared to the bike I originally wanted (crf250l). Its 40 pounds more, but its also 400 more cc's.......

Now that I think about it even more, I'll be doing, like I...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 18,843
Posted By thumperbuddy
Very good points. As far as weight, a pressurized...

Very good points. As far as weight, a pressurized gas STOVE tends to be lighter than its liquid gas counterpart. Also, a brand new, completely full pressurized canister weighs ~4 oz. Add 2 oz for the...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 18,843
Posted By thumperbuddy
I dont like stoves that require a bottle for...

I dont like stoves that require a bottle for liquid gas.
1. adds weight/bulk
2. you have to pump them up and keep them pressurized.

They arent as versatile as liguid gas stoves, but I still...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,333
Posted By thumperbuddy
At this point, Ive realized that I dont need...

At this point, Ive realized that I dont need something amazing for my first bike. If i could, Id go buy a brand new 500 EXC-F. I think my two most important criteria are 1) lightweight, and 2) cheap....
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 29,669
Posted By thumperbuddy
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGardenSnake

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGardenSnake
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,333
Posted By thumperbuddy
Been awhile, and I've done some shopping, but I...

Been awhile, and I've done some shopping, but I basically think what I though in the beginning, Honda, of course. Now it's just a matter of raising $4000 in 10 months. Of course, if something else,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,333
Posted By thumperbuddy
Ive been looking at dr-z400S's. I began watching...

Ive been looking at dr-z400S's. I began watching 'TheGardenSnake' on youtube, who has a supermoto converted DRZ400S, and its got me thinking. I can get a used DRZ400S for around the same price as a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,333
Posted By thumperbuddy
Thanks for the compliment Greer. Much...

Thanks for the compliment Greer. Much appreciated:D

My dad had been riding about 30 years before he took the class. I dont have much personally against the class, but I dont see a need for it. I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,333
Posted By thumperbuddy
I wouldnt consider the cbr250 for a first bike,...

I wouldnt consider the cbr250 for a first bike, or any bike. i plan to own a sportbike at some point in my life, but at heart i think ill always favor being a dual sport rider.
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,333
Posted By thumperbuddy
LOL. I guess nothing can beat Honda's bulletproof...

LOL. I guess nothing can beat Honda's bulletproof reliability. Today, I also saw a Honda CBR250, that was interesting, and has the same engine as the CRF250L, and ive heard nothing but great things...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,333
Posted By thumperbuddy
i understand a flatfoot isnt neccesary: when my...

i understand a flatfoot isnt neccesary: when my mom began riding in her teens, she was on a reletively tall CB360, considering she was around 4'11". She used to sit on her thigh, hang off one side of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,333
Posted By thumperbuddy
First, on the idea of an MSF class: MY dad has...

First, on the idea of an MSF class: MY dad has taken thm twice, and hated it both times. Wont go into dertails, but its not my cup of tea. Anyway,

Went to a dealership (formula one motorsports on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,333
Posted By thumperbuddy
JCkid, Im a dude. LOL. and in NY, I dont believe...

JCkid, Im a dude. LOL. and in NY, I dont believe there is a motorcycle learners permit. Additionally, I have nowhere near enough moolah saved yet to buy a bike.
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,333
Posted By thumperbuddy
Hmmmmmmmm...

Hmmmmmmmm...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,333
Posted By thumperbuddy
LOL. if an oppurtunity like that presented...

LOL. if an oppurtunity like that presented itself, id be more than happy to snatch it up. unfortunately, smaller, more dirt oriented DS bikes are less common where I live (Long Island), since there...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,333
Posted By thumperbuddy
Hannda- I love you. Thanks for all the great info...

Hannda- I love you. Thanks for all the great info and opinions, you definately give me confidence as far as buying the honda.

As far as gear goes: I have plenty from 2-up'ing the eastern seaboard...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,333
Posted By thumperbuddy
From what I can tell, I think I should be leaning...

From what I can tell, I think I should be leaning toward the Honda (which will be kept stock until the military starts giving me pay checks, which wont be for another 2 years):
1. Price
2. power-...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,333
Posted By thumperbuddy
Well, Damn...:eek1 Thanks for all that...

Well, Damn...:eek1

Thanks for all that well-educated info. My primary purpose for the bike is gonna be around a 70/30 mix of local roads/ light trail and general tomfoolery. I dont need something...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,333
Posted By thumperbuddy
Considering I have to come up with all of the...

Considering I have to come up with all of the money for the bike myself, without a job or any assistance from my parents, the brand-new Yamaha may be out of my price range. I dont mind the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,333
Posted By thumperbuddy
Question First Bike, CRF250L VS. KLX250S

Hello all,
noob here needing some adivce from all y'all's wisdom. heres the situation: Im turning 16 in about 11 months, and my first purchase as a 16 year old will be my bike. My experience is...
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