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Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2013, 03:36 PM
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Views: 583,193
Posted By xplodee
Hey TR650 guys! Does anyone have or have had...

Hey TR650 guys!

Does anyone have or have had a squeak coming from the rear of the bike on a new bike? My machine is new as h3ll and has a squeak from the rear wheel that seems to be periodic...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10,005
Views: 1,783,583
Posted By xplodee
The guy who stole my CRFL has posted it on...

The guy who stole my CRFL has posted it on craigslist, information and his phone number here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836104
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
I've always felt the guy writing for Hell for...

I've always felt the guy writing for Hell for Leather has too little talent and too much time. It's funny reading him complain about the tires while admitting that more experienced riders were faster...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
Sell the CBR. 250 street bikes are fun and all...

Sell the CBR. 250 street bikes are fun and all but there are plenty of other larger and more capable bikes for just as little money. An SV650 probably being the best option if you need a street bike....
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,891
Posted By xplodee
Will find out more details tomorrow since it...

Will find out more details tomorrow since it happened Saturday. It's an awesome bike, I'll be buying another one once I get paid. I highly recommend it, modern technology, low maintenance, great...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,891
Posted By xplodee
I got around 70 for around town driving on my...

I got around 70 for around town driving on my 250L before it was stolen :(
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
no comment.

no comment.
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
I do have full coverage so I should be fine, but...

I do have full coverage so I should be fine, but now I have to sit around and wait for a new bike to come in. Hopefully it's not a long time to find one. I have a $250 deductible, so long as my...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
Well apparently these bikes are desirable Mine...

Well apparently these bikes are desirable
Mine just got stolen from outside a Korean BBQ restaurant in northern Philly. Waiting for the police to show up now. If you guys see any parts for sale,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
Anyone have a preferred tool kit that fits well...

Anyone have a preferred tool kit that fits well within the CRF250L tool storage? I'd like to have a tool kit as well as a fender tube/iron kit for future rides.

T
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
I agree, the CRF250L sounds great for you. My...

I agree, the CRF250L sounds great for you. My fiance just got her motorcycle license and I'd LOVE to put her on one of these bikes, but it would have to be lowered a LOT. It's such a great beginners...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
Reducing the throttle body diameter results in a...

Reducing the throttle body diameter results in a higher air velocity entering the combustion chamber and therefore more torque, although it comes at the expense of top-end power. Sounds like a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
Being that it's the same engine as the CBR250R,...

Being that it's the same engine as the CBR250R, do we have any ideas what the difference is? Does the CBR have hotter cams resulting in more peak power whereas the CRF is tuned for midrange? Is the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
Found this video: ...

Found this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO011n3O5qU

Based on that I think I'll be ok with the increased noise. I'd rather the weight savings and power improvement anyway.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By xplodee
New to Dirt, Lehigh Valley Areas to Ride?

I'm in the Lehigh Valley area in PA and am looking for trails within a few hours of me. I've seen some state parks up near the Poconos but have done further research and determined that this is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
I'm new to dirt and so don't have much experience...

I'm new to dirt and so don't have much experience with FMF. I personally kinda like how quiet the bike is, I can hear it well enough on the trails to know what I'm doing but it doesn't attract much...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-28-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By xplodee
Lehigh Valley Area, PA Trails?

I'm in the Lehigh Valley area in PA and am looking for trails within a few hours of me. I've seen some state parks up near the Poconos but have done further research and determined that this is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
My understanding is that the ECU is a closed loop...

My understanding is that the ECU is a closed loop ECU so will be able to compensate for minor changes to it. Regardless, removing the evap equipment shouldn't have any effect on the running of the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
So far I've plugged the vacuum line from the...

So far I've plugged the vacuum line from the engine and left the airbox hose and fuel tank vent open.

Since you mentioned that the fuel tank doesn't vent from the cap, wouldn't it make most sense...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
One week with the bike and I have 330miles on it,...

One week with the bike and I have 330miles on it, not bad. Went on a great ride with my fiance down 32S to New Hope, PA and stayed at a B&B saturday night. I've put most of my miles on this bike...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
Is there a rack that will fit on this bike or...

Is there a rack that will fit on this bike or will we be waiting through winter for aftermarket to make a specially designed one? Would love a rack.
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
I called race tech about mods on the suspension....

I called race tech about mods on the suspension. They're waiting on someone to donate their bike so racetech can learn about it. It'll prolly be at least through the winter before there are legit...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
Had my CRF250L on the highway today. Scary above...

Had my CRF250L on the highway today. Scary above 60mph with a healthy wind blowing. I'll be using my Monster for highway commutes and this guy for anything and everything else.
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 44,809
Views: 8,665,029
Posted By xplodee
For about $30 a year you can purchase a premium...

For about $30 a year you can purchase a premium membership to bike bandit which includes free shipping on every order and a free subscription to cycle world magazine. My only complaint is their...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 47,869
Posted By xplodee
navin- You're borderline trolling this...

navin-

You're borderline trolling this thread. I may be newbie here but I am blown away that you care so much about some guy's post comparing two bikes that you really shouldn't care too much...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
just took the bike out on my first trail, some...

just took the bike out on my first trail, some good variable terrain, dirt, gravel, roots, stones, puddles, mud, etc. I didn't crash! I really enjoyed it a lot! Can't wait to ride more and get more...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
Considering the price difference between the two...

Considering the price difference between the two and the very similar specs (at the end of the day the added weight isn't that bad and can easily be corrected with some mods), I think you're going to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
so now that some of us have our bikes, is anyone...

so now that some of us have our bikes, is anyone planning on any suspension modifications? I'd like to either send my front end and rear end out or buy a replacement shock and send the front out....
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,377
Posted By xplodee
The valve question and in image of the...

The valve question and in image of the instrumentation can be answered by searching, as for the inseam... I'm 5'8"/5'9" with a 30" inseam. When it's just me on the bike I can get the balls of both my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 47,869
Posted By xplodee
this forum is hilarious. I've been reading...

this forum is hilarious. I've been reading motorcycle forums about various bikes for the last ten years and this is the only one I've ever been on where people are constantly comparing the lengths of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,377
Posted By xplodee
I've got one, put about 110 miles on it this...

I've got one, put about 110 miles on it this weekend (picked it up yesterday). I love it. It's my first dual sport or dirt bike but this thing is SO much fun. I've been riding two-up with my fiance...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
Some feedback, the seat sucks. I'd love better...

Some feedback, the seat sucks. I'd love better foam.
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
Bike is mine :) put 40miles on it, 5 putzing...

Bike is mine :) put 40miles on it, 5 putzing around in fields and doing a small hill over and over again. Remember, this is my first dirt bike. I love it! Ive had my fiancé on the back for 20 of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
My bike came in today (two days late) and I'll be...

My bike came in today (two days late) and I'll be picking it up tomorrow morning. Can't wait! Will take some pics this weekend. fwiw I'm a total beginner on dirt (not a beginning rider though, been...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 44,809
Views: 8,665,029
Posted By xplodee
Pleas post details in the CRF250L thread ;)

Pleas post details in the CRF250L thread ;)
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
When you consider that if you finance it it will...

When you consider that if you finance it it will only cost me $150/month, I didn't really care about the $300 fee was more concerned about getting the first one ASAP. Honda's finance rate is 2.99%...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
guess I paid at the higher end of the spectrum at...

guess I paid at the higher end of the spectrum at MSRP plus $300 fee plus tax/tags. $5250 OTD
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
all these pics are KILLING ME!!!!! I am really...

all these pics are KILLING ME!!!!! I am really hoping the dealer calls today with my bike ready to pick up. It's supposed to rain later but whatever.
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
My bike is promised to come in tomorrow, keeping...

My bike is promised to come in tomorrow, keeping my fingers crossed!

T
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,666
Posted By xplodee
ah ok, I'm new to dirt/dual sport so just figured...

ah ok, I'm new to dirt/dual sport so just figured the tanks are plastic because the aftermarket ones are.

How much weight savings switching to a plastic tank?
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