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Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,938
Posted By East Coast Rider
Thanks guys! I forgot to mention...she had...

Thanks guys!

I forgot to mention...she had to lower the WR.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,938
Posted By East Coast Rider
Serious question, gents. This involves WRs and...

Serious question, gents. This involves WRs and KTMs.

Have a good friend who learned to ride last year...she bought a spanking new WR250. The WR is porky for a 250 (doesn't bother me a bit, I am...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,938
Posted By East Coast Rider
This thread is still so full of win Thanks,...

This thread is still so full of win

Thanks, fellas! :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 12,143
Posted By East Coast Rider
Hmm. My KLR? OK. :D I call it "The Pig". ...

Hmm. My KLR? OK. :D

I call it "The Pig". Why? Well...because it is a pig.

The bad?

1.) Heavy....but I can pick it up on my own if I drop it.

2.) Underpowered...hopefully I will roll...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 12,143
Posted By East Coast Rider
I don't think the asian companies will ever build...

I don't think the asian companies will ever build exactly what we are looking for in a bike.

I can't afford a huge stable of bikes. I own 2. A 33 year old Suzuki GS1100E and a 12 year old KLR.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,170
Posted By East Coast Rider
Couple ways they can hurt you: Going down in...

Couple ways they can hurt you: Going down in soft ground, the leg on the low side of the bike tends to get dragged toward the rear, or if you plant a plant a foot and bike keeps going, you'll get...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,872
Posted By East Coast Rider
Watch it there, sir! You are about to hurt my...

Watch it there, sir! You are about to hurt my feeling.

:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 23,074
Posted By East Coast Rider
Just make your own Frankenbike! :D

Just make your own Frankenbike! :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12,819
Views: 1,223,426
Posted By East Coast Rider
Welcome aboard, Taiga!! Good looking KLR you...

Welcome aboard, Taiga!! Good looking KLR you have. Loaded up with gear, bash plate and crash bars...and a bit of dirt.


Just like it should be!
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12,819
Views: 1,223,426
Posted By East Coast Rider
Jefpel, that's a good deal! Follow Tsotsie's...

Jefpel, that's a good deal!

Follow Tsotsie's advice...but I would add spray the electrical connections with 'deoxit' or some other electrical contact cleaner before applying the dielectric grease....
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,872
Posted By East Coast Rider
A bit emotionally attached? :lol3 You sir, have...

A bit emotionally attached? :lol3 You sir, have a gift for understatement!
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8,293
Views: 1,936,557
Posted By East Coast Rider
But what happens if both valves fail at the same...

But what happens if both valves fail at the same time? All that energy pushing in toward the center line of the bike? :dunno


:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,938
Posted By East Coast Rider
Thank you, sir. :D The Pig is the only...

Thank you, sir. :D

The Pig is the only offroad weapon I have, so I had to dance with the one that brought me...ha!

I got the hang of it later and got much more comfortable, but can't say I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,938
Posted By East Coast Rider
My first drop in the sand. My first time in the...

My first drop in the sand. My first time in the sand. 2nd drop was about 20 feet later :lol3 I did get the hang of it, though...but I am glad it had been raining, otherwise, I think maybe I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,938
Posted By East Coast Rider
I'm poor. I can't afford a WRR, let alone a KTM....

I'm poor. I can't afford a WRR, let alone a KTM.

I have ridden a brand spanking new WRR on some pretty damn nasty terrain. The stock suspension was set up perfectly for me (160lbs). It is a fair...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,938
Posted By East Coast Rider
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,938
Posted By East Coast Rider
Yes. Everyone is jealous of green.

Yes. Everyone is jealous of green.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,665
Posted By East Coast Rider
There are never enough DR/KLR/XRL build threads!!...

There are never enough DR/KLR/XRL build threads!! :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,938
Posted By East Coast Rider
I love reading this thread :lol3

I love reading this thread :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,872
Posted By East Coast Rider
Buy what you can afford. Mod it to suit...

Buy what you can afford.

Mod it to suit your riding style.

Ride til the wheels fall off or until you can afford that "perfect" bike.

Who gives a flying f@#k if other people on the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,938
Posted By East Coast Rider
I'll ride my KLR til the wheels fall off & I love...

I'll ride my KLR til the wheels fall off & I love the bike...but good grief, the chain driven balancer and doohickey set up is the dumbest thing ever. Gear driven is the way to go!
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,938
Posted By East Coast Rider
I wouldn't say the WRR is any more reliable than...

I wouldn't say the WRR is any more reliable than a DR or a KLR. Better stock suspension and a lot lighter than both, for certain. For general usage, I'd still rather have a DR or my KLR.


I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,938
Posted By East Coast Rider
I didn't find Alaska and western Canada or the...

I didn't find Alaska and western Canada or the Top of the World Highway very boring, or the sand tracks of the UP of Michigan for that matter

Just different strokes for different folks. :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,938
Posted By East Coast Rider
Not when you're a few hundred miles in the middle...

Not when you're a few hundred miles in the middle of nowhere...the ride there and typically the scenery of the destination are plenty enough excitement for me.
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,938
Posted By East Coast Rider
*snip* I feel the same way...and I happily...

*snip*

I feel the same way...and I happily ride a KLR. 46,000 Muddy, dirty, ugly, low maintenance, slow, fuel efficient pack mule, trouble free miles and counting.

It does what I need it to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 96,242
Views: 18,154,563
Posted By East Coast Rider
:poser :poser Man, you're lucky some of...

:poser :poser


Man, you're lucky some of us have a sense of humor. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,446
Posted By East Coast Rider
I have a 1st gen KLR. Love it. An absolutely...

I have a 1st gen KLR. Love it. An absolutely faithful, trouble free bike.

It's ugly.
It's heavy.
It's under powered.

It SUCKS in the sand :lol3 It will go places that most people claim the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12,819
Views: 1,223,426
Posted By East Coast Rider
Here is some experience for ya: My ATF...

Here is some experience for ya:

My ATF lubed chains have both gone 20K+ miles, even with off road riding. Over my 10,000 mile trip from SC, thru western Canada & into AK and back the chain didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By East Coast Rider
I think that is cheap enough. Some pretty...

I think that is cheap enough.

Some pretty serious light output compared to stock, I think.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12,819
Views: 1,223,426
Posted By East Coast Rider
This is why I chose to use ATF as a lube: high...

This is why I chose to use ATF as a lube: high detergent level, and have you ever seen a rubber gasket or oring inside an automatic transmission fail due to dry rotting? :D

90% of the aerosol...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12,819
Views: 1,223,426
Posted By East Coast Rider
The definition of adventure :D I am guilty of...

The definition of adventure :D I am guilty of the same thing!
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12,819
Views: 1,223,426
Posted By East Coast Rider
I use a scott oiler & ATF as a lube. A shot...

I use a scott oiler & ATF as a lube.

A shot of WD40 after a day riding in the rain for good measure. Second chain on the bike. 46,000 miles on the bike. This current chain still has plenty of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,127
Posted By East Coast Rider
My '02 has over 46K on the odo. No noticeable...

My '02 has over 46K on the odo. No noticeable consumption over 3,000 mile OCI...but I don't run it over 5500 RPMs.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,505
Posted By East Coast Rider
Chasbo, ACT (Advanced Clutch Technology)...

Chasbo,

ACT (Advanced Clutch Technology) makes a wide ratio tranny for the DRZ. I'll see if I can find the link for you!

http://www.advancedclutch.com/100wrh02-7900

But they are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,505
Posted By East Coast Rider
To answer your question, were I limited to those...

To answer your question, were I limited to those two bikes I'd choose the DRZ.


Here is some good reading for selecting an ADV bike, from our very own Colebatch. If you haven't read his threads,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By East Coast Rider
Me? I bomb around on my KLR650. Practically...

Me? I bomb around on my KLR650. Practically everywhere.

Personally, I think the DRZ400SM with a spare set of dirt wheels would be a fantastic value. :nod

Or any dual sport with two...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By East Coast Rider
DR/KLR, heck, even the DRZ400 isn't particularly...

DR/KLR, heck, even the DRZ400 isn't particularly fun in sand. Sand sucks. Sand sucks even more if you have to pick up your bike 20 times while you're getting the hang of it. I'd prefer something in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By East Coast Rider
My '02 KLR is pushing 50,000 miles. 95% of those...

My '02 KLR is pushing 50,000 miles. 95% of those miles came after I purchased it in 2008. It has never seen moto rated oil. I used Mobil 1 15w50 synth for about 10,000 miles, but switched to Mobil...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,287,059
Posted By East Coast Rider
Put a 606 on the rear (or Kenda Trackmaster) and...

Put a 606 on the rear (or Kenda Trackmaster) and plow right thru the mud :)
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,287,059
Posted By East Coast Rider
Jesus, I think I'd kill myself if I tried that!!...

Jesus, I think I'd kill myself if I tried that!! :poser

I think the highest I was ever off the ground was maybe 3' at the absolute max, and in the air for a couple bike lengths. Really makes me...
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