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Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 74,835
Posted By pumkin640
So...what happened here? Pics of the new...

So...what happened here?

Pics of the new bike safely at home and/or on some great rides
......or wrecked & totaled it?
Forum: Face plant 10-25-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,302
Posted By pumkin640
Did I miss the Hero part?

Did I miss the Hero part?
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,870
Posted By pumkin640
Besides the obvious choice of the DR650, I also...

Besides the obvious choice of the DR650, I also thought of another bike similar to the SMT, but perhaps available for quite a bit less on the used market.
The Triumph Tiger 1050.
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,870
Posted By pumkin640
Sorry, cant say I have seen it. :rofl ...

Sorry, cant say I have seen it. :rofl



Isn't this road warriors, where street bikes are the subject and dirt use is generally not part of it.
There are many areas where dirt is a part of the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,870
Posted By pumkin640
I was agreeing with your right tool for the job...

I was agreeing with your right tool for the job comment.

In this case Multistrada, Buell Ulysses and perhaps the Versys seem to fit the bill.
The Versys is only a 650 so not quite in the same...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,870
Posted By pumkin640
What a surprise :huh You suggest a DR650 for...

What a surprise :huh
You suggest a DR650 for every thing from trail bikes to touring bikes.

Seriously in what possible way is an old school 650 single in anyway the equivalent of a 990 cc twin...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,753
Posted By pumkin640
Still feel this is what reliability is all about?...

Still feel this is what reliability is all about? :rofl
Forum: Hacks 08-30-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,546
Posted By pumkin640
Are the mounts really that bad? This just...

Are the mounts really that bad?
This just looks right.
Even ground clearance between the bike and car and what looks like a reasonable car CG
The car is not jacked way up in the air only to be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10,832
Views: 2,319,481
Posted By pumkin640
Ha.... I am not exactly chomping at the bit to...

Ha....
I am not exactly chomping at the bit to ride it stock.

Well I live pretty close to coastal GA myself and winter is prime riding time here.
Hot steamy summer is when you don't mind...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10,832
Views: 2,319,481
Posted By pumkin640
I am looking at a stock 07 KLX. Its a bit...

I am looking at a stock 07 KLX.
Its a bit gutless, but I like many things about the bike.
I cant see dumping a ton of money into the bike, but $500-600 would be ok.

Given that kind of a budget...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 15,939
Posted By pumkin640
A reliable trouble free one at a realistic cost...

A reliable trouble free one at a realistic cost would be refreshing.
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21,045
Views: 3,692,952
Posted By pumkin640
What are you guys paying (or being quoted) for an...

What are you guys paying (or being quoted) for an ABS XC?

I have contacted 2 dealers that have them on the floor and both are close to $13,000 including the destination/handling charge.

I was...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,346
Posted By pumkin640
Yes, I guess my first post did not spell out that...

Yes, I guess my first post did not spell out that I had the X-Challenge very well, sorry for the confusion.

Yes, selling this and buying used would save a lot of money, but I cant sell this bike...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,346
Posted By pumkin640
We have other bikes, but the X-Challenge was...

We have other bikes, but the X-Challenge was bought as a do it all bike to keep at our cabin.
It is used for everything from single track to light touring.
It does this duty well, but issues with...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,346
Posted By pumkin640
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,932
Posted By pumkin640
:huh A R1200RT?

:huh A R1200RT?
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By pumkin640
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By pumkin640
Yup, the stock Metzlers...they were at the wear...

Yup, the stock Metzlers...they were at the wear bars but not the cords.
I was amazed as well.

The guy weighed next to nothing, I think that's how the shaft seal survived the over tight chain. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By pumkin640
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