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Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By lvdukerider
Theres your problem,or at least part of it. A...

Theres your problem,or at least part of it. A good 12V wet cell should show at least 12.63 or better after being placed under a load and then allowed to recover. I bet if you load the battery by...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By lvdukerider
I have this happen,usually every other year give...

I have this happen,usually every other year give or take with my 2000 Duke II and its always the battery. Theres nothing wrong with the charging system and I use a battery tender when parked at home....
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,357
Posted By lvdukerider
As long as your not overly senitive to vibration...

As long as your not overly senitive to vibration I think based on the other bikes you have owned and your intended use, I think you would be quite happy with a 640A.
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By lvdukerider
I used to ride my 93 XR650L all over Las Vegas in...

I used to ride my 93 XR650L all over Las Vegas in summer with temps well over 100 degrees. The worst I ever got was spark knock from idleing in traffic, id just back off the throttle untill the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,731
Posted By lvdukerider
Either clean the carb again or opt for a FCR 41...

Either clean the carb again or opt for a FCR 41 like I did to my "gray motor" 2000 Duke II to make it run like the factory proably intended. Purchaed mine new 11/99, recieved the briefcase but not...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13,925
Views: 1,403,234
Posted By lvdukerider
Theres nothing new about it,when I worked at a...

Theres nothing new about it,when I worked at a multi brand shop in Chicago back in the 80's they did that. We did the final prep before delevery though.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-21-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,564
Posted By lvdukerider
Thumb While not my first bike, (1st was a 77 XL75) I...

While not my first bike, (1st was a 77 XL75) I had a 79 version of that bike that I hit my first car with shortly after getting my license at 16. I then rebuilt it and rode that thing all around...
Forum: Face plant 12-24-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,762
Posted By lvdukerider
Im no lawyer but i dont think some little waiver...

Im no lawyer but i dont think some little waiver signed in haste is going to do much to protect them if you hurt yourself on their bike that they are willing to let you take a test spin on in the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By lvdukerider
Just loosen both fists holding the ecentrics on...

Just loosen both fists holding the ecentrics on the end of the swing arm and the allen inside the hole on the left side of the swing arm that holds the rear brake caliper carrier so it can move. DO...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,603
Posted By lvdukerider
Laugh OMG that was great,had the backgroung music going...

OMG that was great,had the backgroung music going in. my head as I read it. I havent laughed that hard in awhile,well done.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11,104
Views: 1,658,469
Posted By lvdukerider
I have rode both XT225's and XT250's back to back...

I have rode both XT225's and XT250's back to back regulary, IMHO the only negitave I have observed on the 250 from the 225 is a slightly larger gap between 1st and 2nd gear this only becomes a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,097
Posted By lvdukerider
Ya know that blue rhyno lining looks pretty good....

Ya know that blue rhyno lining looks pretty good. Does it stay nice or do the gas fumes cause it to lift over time?
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,181
Posted By lvdukerider
Im more than able to pay cash for my...

Im more than able to pay cash for my toys/vehicles etc, but with the proper downpayment and low intrest rate I can more than make up the intrest investing the money I would have spent purchacing the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,542
Posted By lvdukerider
The Wrath, loved that movie when it came out.:clap

The Wrath, loved that movie when it came out.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By lvdukerider
I had the same rack on my 93 purchaced new. The...

I had the same rack on my 93 purchaced new. The rack was from Lockhart/Phillips.FYI.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,544
Posted By lvdukerider
Its not a federal offence, but as others have...

Its not a federal offence, but as others have said its a very bad idea. Around here, at best you will recieve multiple citations and get your vehicle impounded and held untill the police equiptment...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13,242
Views: 1,297,745
Posted By lvdukerider
EnduroTom, back in 88-89 I owned your bikes twin...

EnduroTom, back in 88-89 I owned your bikes twin right down to the tires and luggage rack. Friends used to ask to ride it and I always told them "if you can start it you can ride it". It was great...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6,174
Views: 1,120,951
Posted By lvdukerider
Congrats on your new toy, I too have a 2000 Duke...

Congrats on your new toy, I too have a 2000 Duke II, purchaced new in Nov 99. I think mine is a early 2000 because it has a gray motor and one fork handles compression duties, the other rebound with...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,308
Posted By lvdukerider
Page 75, pics pics pics,you and the police...

Page 75, pics pics pics,you and the police thread. Sorry im not too savvy with posting pics and links and all that, but the XT250 that says Metro police is one of our scoots, last pick on that page.
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,308
Posted By lvdukerider
FWIW, at work we use the XT225/250 for police...

FWIW, at work we use the XT225/250 for police duties and we have some very large people riding basicly stock bikes for 10 hr shifts without problems for bike or rider. Granted were not touring on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By lvdukerider
It depends on how bad they want to sell the bike...

It depends on how bad they want to sell the bike and how bad you really want to buy it. Its a buyers markt out there right now. Personally I would walk in with cash in hand and tell them what im...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3,033
Views: 519,035
Posted By lvdukerider
Nice find, I owned the identical bike right down...

Nice find, I owned the identical bike right down to the F1 slip on's 85-89. Mine was still in perect shape as yours seems to be from the picture. Enjoy it those are great bikes.
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
Posted By lvdukerider
Thats what i was afraid of. My Mazda CX7 came...

Thats what i was afraid of. My Mazda CX7 came with 6 mo. free Sirius, its about to expire and Sirius has sent me a couple of letters asking me to sign up and pay but they always advise to visit their...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,370
Posted By lvdukerider
Unless the bike/tires were stored in a less than...

Unless the bike/tires were stored in a less than ideal enviorment,IE dry rot from UV rays/extream heat or excessive moisture I think they would be fine. If not he should proably replace all the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 45,312
Views: 8,857,791
Posted By lvdukerider
That looks totaly useless and unrideable. I WANT...

That looks totaly useless and unrideable. I WANT ONE.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,309
Posted By lvdukerider
So true,or a bicycle, quiet, small and you can...

So true,or a bicycle, quiet, small and you can throw it on your sholder to climb over unrideable obsticals.
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,309
Posted By lvdukerider
Crossbow and swords after all the ammos...

Crossbow and swords after all the ammos gone,:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 76,563
Views: 8,167,618
Posted By lvdukerider
I used the stainless filters for many years in my...

I used the stainless filters for many years in my 2000 Duke II with no problems. That said, its faster, easier, and cheaper at least for me to just buy the disposable filters, I wasted too much time...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,856
Posted By lvdukerider
It depends what you want and what its worth to...

It depends what you want and what its worth to you. Even if it was new in the crate, its from a diffrent era and it sounds like you want a bike to ride, not a collector peice. Personally if I wanted...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,089
Posted By lvdukerider
Too late.

Too late.
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11,104
Views: 1,658,469
Posted By lvdukerider
Dont sweat the hard shifting. We have many...

Dont sweat the hard shifting. We have many XT225's at work and quite a few of them dont like to shift from 1st while at a standstill with the engine running. The newer XT250's dont seem to have this...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,032
Posted By lvdukerider
I remember those when they were new and that one...

I remember those when they were new and that one looks like new. Might be worth just keeping it as a example of the breed. Even though they were great bikes in their day somthing built in the last 10...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4,735
Views: 946,727
Posted By lvdukerider
Yes, I worked in a multi line dealership just...

Yes, I worked in a multi line dealership just north of Chicago back in the 80's and i always thought the Nighthawk S model was one heck of a good looking and all around practical bike, and fast for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6,174
Views: 1,120,951
Posted By lvdukerider
When I installed the FCR41 on my 2000 Duke II, I...

When I installed the FCR41 on my 2000 Duke II, I retained the handlebar mounted choke lever by simply useing the choke plunger from the BST40 and snipping off the little protruding tip. It fits and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 68,617
Posted By lvdukerider
FWIW, my 2000 Duke II drain plugs,screens, and...

FWIW, my 2000 Duke II drain plugs,screens, and filter have always looked like that at every oil change since new and to this day and ive never had any problems yet. I think its just normal wear and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By lvdukerider
Im about 6' 4" 200 and had a 86 XL600R that I...

Im about 6' 4" 200 and had a 86 XL600R that I rode till I traded it for a 90 KLR650. It was rejetted,air box lid removed with UNI filter and supertrapp with about 8 discs and stock gearing. it would...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8,069
Views: 2,194,184
Posted By lvdukerider
I had a 1979 XL125S back in high school its...

I had a 1979 XL125S back in high school its almost identical to the 185 which is what I wanted, but in Illinois you were limited to no more than 150 cc on the street untill 18 years old. My friend...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,734
Posted By lvdukerider
FWIW ive been using Mobil 1 15W50 car motor oil...

FWIW ive been using Mobil 1 15W50 car motor oil from Wal Mart for the last 10 years in my 2000 Duke II as well as all my other vehicles, road going and off road, with no ill effects. i wouldent have...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,473
Posted By lvdukerider
FWIW, I no longer use Yuasa batteries, last one I...

FWIW, I no longer use Yuasa batteries, last one I installed in my Duke II I purchaced dry, filled and charged it as required, it went bad unexpectedly in just a month, and I keep all my stuff on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,473
Posted By lvdukerider
My 2000 Duke II does this every few years and its...

My 2000 Duke II does this every few years and its always the battery. LC4's seem to be rough on batteries and require a strong fresh battery for the electrics to operate properly, the battery even if...
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