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Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,231
Posted By aaat doc
congrats....i love mykdx for singletrack....mine...

congrats....i love mykdx for singletrack....mine is set up like yours....you will appreciate all the upgrades. great dependable bike.
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By aaat doc
i enjoy riding my wife's crf230f. great trail...

i enjoy riding my wife's crf230f. great trail bike with electric start. it would be the first thing i looked for if i wanted a general purpose easy maintenance reliable casual riding trail bike. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,342
Posted By aaat doc
sometimes just because a bike is an older style...

sometimes just because a bike is an older style bike does not necessarily make it inferior to the newer "more modern" bikes. i agree that my xr650r needed a fork / suspension upgrade to match up...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,748
Posted By aaat doc
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,342
Posted By aaat doc
actually you are probably more right than i would...

actually you are probably more right than i would normally admit. my other strictly singletrack bike (although dual sported) is indeed a kdx220...heavily modified just like my xr.


the question...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,342
Posted By aaat doc
going to add my input here....in much the same...

going to add my input here....in much the same boat and for me, it is the grass is greener syndrome.

i have an xr650r and love the torque and low end grunt..but i am always catching myself...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,212
Posted By aaat doc
markk53 said what i did not take the time to say....

markk53 said what i did not take the time to say. agree +1
other bike to consider if used for me would be
klx250
dr350se if i could find a good used one
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,212
Posted By aaat doc
although i am a honda guy, on this choice i would...

although i am a honda guy, on this choice i would take the klx250. but i would eventually do the 351 kit (see thread on reliability of klx351 here on thumper / advrider).

however i never buy...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 22,720
Posted By aaat doc
rokon

rokon
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,231
Posted By aaat doc
i would just ride and get some experience with...

i would just ride and get some experience with the bike before doing the fork upgrade. the usd forks do improve the handling of the bike a lot, but i would not spend the money until i was first...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,231
Posted By aaat doc
i guess i'm a little too much old school. have a...

i guess i'm a little too much old school. have a dual sported xr650r for more open riding and a kdx220r dual sported for tighter stuff. both are considered out of date by todays standards (except...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By aaat doc
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=330158
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,503
Posted By aaat doc
anybody know for sure? i sold my edelbrock after...

anybody know for sure? i sold my edelbrock after i was able to obtain the correct accelerator pump assembly for replacement.....but i do not remember my 9097 part looking like the pic on that ebay...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,503
Posted By aaat doc
just a thought in process.... 1) i know they...

just a thought in process....
1) i know they have been put around the air box
2) also beside the carb like the baja design estart kit did
3) also seen behind the right radiator where one would put...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,634
Posted By aaat doc
bad side to the internet.....when looking for a...

bad side to the internet.....when looking for a particular product like a motorcycle for example, you will find so many positive reviews for it if you look when you are interested in purchasing one...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,503
Posted By aaat doc
well my xr has been up on a stand for over a...

well my xr has been up on a stand for over a month....bad weather and also in middle of smaller upgrades (stator upgrade and usd fork conversion) that i did not have the proper time to finish...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,634
Posted By aaat doc
for every one negative comment, there are many...

for every one negative comment, there are many many many who had no need to make a comment....they were satisfied.
be happy with what you have....enjoy it.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,503
Posted By aaat doc
had this happen to me. luckily made it home. ...

had this happen to me. luckily made it home. much prefer separate mirror clamps even if they are not so trick....
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,549
Posted By aaat doc
my fse was dirt oriented....no supermoto set up,...

my fse was dirt oriented....no supermoto set up, strictly enduro.
don't know when they changed from fse model name to ?
mine was factory street legal only in the fact that the gasgas models did not...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,503
Posted By aaat doc
you know your time is coming....you shouldn't be...

you know your time is coming....you shouldn't be doing this to those of us trapped inside right now. i admit i could be out in the snow, but snow here is more a wet nasty slush with many spots of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,549
Posted By aaat doc
i had an 05 450fse that was a great bike. hard to...

i had an 05 450fse that was a great bike. hard to get parts easily, but a great bike. excellent components, suspension, etc. fuel injection was spot on. far ahead of the competition at that time but...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,503
Posted By aaat doc
the cheapest upgrade is the borynack shim stack...

the cheapest upgrade is the borynack shim stack rebuild of forks and shock if desired.
if you want to go to usd forks, most purchase a used set of cr or crf forks since there are many for sale now....
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,503
Posted By aaat doc
currently finishing usd conversion on my xr. ...

currently finishing usd conversion on my xr.
many threads here and on thumpertalk. perhaps best thread for me was on supermotojunkie at ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,503
Posted By aaat doc
usually a used set available in the classifieds,...

usually a used set available in the classifieds, etc on a semi-regular basis for considerable less.
otherwise, it seems motostano often mentioned as one of the better sources for new set.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,443
Posted By aaat doc
i would pull the carb and clean it very well. ...

i would pull the carb and clean it very well. check what jets are in place, etc.
how does it run after you get it started?
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,503
Posted By aaat doc
exact same experience for me. when i found my...

exact same experience for me. when i found my pump assembly had deteriorated, i was lucky enough to find atv galaxy still had a few in stock. if i had known there would be no more, i would have...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By aaat doc
all very good choices, but may be little heavy if...

all very good choices, but may be little heavy if doing much dirt.

consider a suzuki drz400 - especially dirt version?

my guess would be your choice for your son would be smaller dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 21,773
Posted By aaat doc
have to agree with the team idiot (tHEtREV) -...

have to agree with the team idiot (tHEtREV) - don't regret it at all,

gone from one to several.





but (sorry i can not resist - remember the wr250r thread)
it is no...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,503
Posted By aaat doc
thanks adamco... (like the brp by the way) ...

thanks adamco...
(like the brp by the way)
could you tell much difference with the usd forks? my stock suspension has been revalved and is much nicer, but have the itch for the usd..
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,503
Posted By aaat doc
would be easier, but i have both a set of black...

would be easier, but i have both a set of black dirt wheels and a set of talon hub supermoto wheels (both xr650r) that i would like to keep...

going to either order a set of spacers from...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,503
Posted By aaat doc
slightly different topic: for those with usd...

slightly different topic: for those with usd conversions (front forks)...i am putting a set of crf450r forks (05 model) on my xr with a set of cr500 triples: going to use my xr wheel
what brake...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By aaat doc
well there was a trip meter in the bag, but not...

well there was a trip meter in the bag, but not the same as yours. mine is from an 03 kdx220....has only one screen and resets to zero by turning small dial on the side. does not look like yours...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,503
Posted By aaat doc
trouble with any e-start kit now would be getting...

trouble with any e-start kit now would be getting replacement parts if anything failed....all discontinued according to what i can find. i think the BD kits were the best of the lot, but still had...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,503
Posted By aaat doc
know what you mean. i have absolutely no desire...

know what you mean. i have absolutely no desire for anything else as a replacement to the xr, but once in a blue moon, the e-start would be nice. luckily i saw one on ebay last year and was the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By aaat doc
don't recall seeing one, but when i purchased a...

don't recall seeing one, but when i purchased a used kdx220 last year, the guy handed me a bag of take off parts, etc....- i never looked at it.

it had a vapor speedometer / odometer unit on it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,102
Posted By aaat doc
wife's current bikes: honda c70 passport ...

wife's current bikes:
honda c70 passport
honda crf230f (heavily modified) dual sport
bmw f650gs twin
had a harley fxdl but hated it - gone now.

my current:
ktm 950 adventure
xr650r...
Forum: Vendors 10-11-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,024
Posted By aaat doc
also interested if anymore available....

also interested if anymore available....
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 27,979
Posted By aaat doc
also in for purchase of unit...

also in for purchase of unit...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-03-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,945
Posted By aaat doc
i currently have the high fender on my 05.5 950...

i currently have the high fender on my 05.5 950 adventure - will these work with the high fender (currently using se front fender) with some slight adaptation - say a few spacers, or longer bolts for...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-03-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,945
Posted By aaat doc
thanks for the heads up... been watching for a...

thanks for the heads up...
been watching for a used set because i thought the older version was not available.
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