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Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,653
Posted By rivercreep
I went with a TU250X as my commuter. 84mpg,...

I went with a TU250X as my commuter.
84mpg, 70mph (with my fat ass) and either knobbies and hand gaurds for my fishing adventures or, street tires, saddler bags and a large touring screen for all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 21,962
Posted By rivercreep
F.W.I.W. my 98 with a 3.9 and 5 speed and 2wd got...

F.W.I.W. my 98 with a 3.9 and 5 speed and 2wd got 25 mpg routinely, and once, 29 on a hwy trip.
I never saw the point in trying to make a slug go fast. (although, she did handle like a dream)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,026
Posted By rivercreep
You can come to Pennsylvania and have ours if you...

You can come to Pennsylvania and have ours if you want it.

I'm soooooo missing my DR650 with studded tires right now.

Next year, I'm putting studded knobbies on my TU250X and I'll simply spray...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 17,594
Posted By rivercreep
A funny thing happens as you grow older and gain...

A funny thing happens as you grow older and gain skills; you find you know exactly where your limits are on the bikes you ride so you know just how hard you can push them

What I learned by saving...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 17,594
Posted By rivercreep
I've manhandled many large bikes around corners...

I've manhandled many large bikes around corners in a very fast fashion that were not meant to be "fast" bikes. (like my 1992 GSX1100G)
And enjoyed the sparks show at night that the beast left behind...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,026
Posted By rivercreep
O.M.F.G.!...How long till the snow melts?:huh ...

O.M.F.G.!...How long till the snow melts?:huh

Next question...do hard seats cause hemorrhoids and flat ass syndrome?:ear



:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,282
Posted By rivercreep
I want an EFI air/oil cooled DRZ250 in "S" trim...

I want an EFI air/oil cooled DRZ250 in "S" trim for street legal D.S. riding. (has to come from the factory in street legal form for Pa.)
What could be better than a baby DR650?
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,487
Posted By rivercreep
Let me be the first to recommend the newer...

Let me be the first to recommend the newer XT250's
Mine was an 08 and even with my fat ass, it would pull 75 on the highway with no problem, had a good 180 mile range before reserve, very light,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,480,541
Posted By rivercreep
I'll never understand Suzukis thinking of giving...

I'll never understand Suzukis thinking of giving a "beginner" bike, that breakable body work/lights on the gas tank.
If a 1000CC+ ugly naked bike wouldn't sell, why would a 250 sell?

If they...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,071
Posted By rivercreep
...THANKS! I never thought of that, and that's...

...THANKS! I never thought of that, and that's about how close you have to be.:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,071
Posted By rivercreep
90 on my TU250X, if I draft a tractor trailer in...

90 on my TU250X, if I draft a tractor trailer in a REALLY unsafe way.:D (otherwise, she'll do 70 with my fat ass without much problem)
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 101,257
Views: 19,618,929
Posted By rivercreep
I'm wondering if there were regional differences?...

I'm wondering if there were regional differences?
The one in this video is identical to the 1991 DR650S that I had for many years. (with the exception of the exhaust and a taller tinted screen ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 101,257
Views: 19,618,929
Posted By rivercreep
Valve gaps are slightly larger and more frequent...

Valve gaps are slightly larger and more frequent but other than that, no.

To start it.
Key on. (neutral, sidestand up)
Run, on.
Pull in decompressin lever.
Slowly use the kick start lever to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 21,962
Posted By rivercreep
Depends on how much tread was left (inspection...

Depends on how much tread was left (inspection free State?) and what condition the sidewalls were in. (cracked and hard as rock)
At a Dealership I worked at, a few old people (and people who drove...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 21,962
Posted By rivercreep
Well you see, that's just the thing... I can't...

Well you see, that's just the thing...
I can't work on my car, as I live in a city where you aren't allowed to, and I have no garage. The Bike, I can roll into my small backyard and work on.


As...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 21,962
Posted By rivercreep
You hit the nail on the had! Almost no one on...

You hit the nail on the had!
Almost no one on this Forum would want the kind of bike that can be more economical than ANY cage...that's the real issue most don't factor in.

My TU250X does nothing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 21,962
Posted By rivercreep
Not in this thread but, I did an in depth cost...

Not in this thread but, I did an in depth cost comparison almost 2 years ago on another of these threads comparing my 2011 TU250X to my 2006 Forenza wagon.

Labor costs for my bike were left out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 21,962
Posted By rivercreep
We've been over this before and the conclusion...

We've been over this before and the conclusion was...it depends on the bike vs cage.
My TU250X get 84mpg, the tires are super cheap, not powerful enough to go through them but, still fine for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 101,257
Views: 19,618,929
Posted By rivercreep
Go for it! I had a 91 that went 50,000 before I...

Go for it!
I had a 91 that went 50,000 before I traded it in on my 97 (and I hear the Tech that bought it is still riding it) and once I had rejetted it to run cooler so it wouldn't keep blowing out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,823
Posted By rivercreep
I also found the pinlock works great...until...

I also found the pinlock works great...until you're riding at night and the starburst effect blinds you when someone is headed towards you.

At this point, I removed my pinlock, and placed a piece...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,387
Posted By rivercreep
Here ya go! :topes:rofl

Here ya go! :topes:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,387
Posted By rivercreep
You're right. The countless stories about all the...

You're right. The countless stories about all the oil burning, doohickey and thermobobs, problems etc...they aren't fact; people who own them must be making up stories about their own bikes...right?...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,387
Posted By rivercreep
Bad mouthing vs light hearted ribbing...if you're...

Bad mouthing vs light hearted ribbing...if you're too stupid to know the difference...you aren't worth my explaining anything to.
Bad mouthing is making shit up, which I didn't do. Not my fault if...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,387
Posted By rivercreep
What was the "technical question?...all I saw was...

What was the "technical question?...all I saw was the owner of a KLR somewhat poking fun at his own bike = why I jumped in with what was meant as a lighthearted comment.:ear





That's why...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,514
Posted By rivercreep
Sounds to me like you're the one who really wants...

Sounds to me like you're the one who really wants another bike. :wink:
Why such powerful bikes (I know, that's all a matter of perception) for a beginner?

F.W.I.W. I'd look into getting him...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2,834
Views: 350,900
Posted By rivercreep
No! Even compared to the 08 XT250 I had, the...

No!
Even compared to the 08 XT250 I had, the engine doesn't have enough flywheel to loft the front end.
The XT would wheelie in 1st with no strain whereas I think I could drop the clutch on the TU...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,387
Posted By rivercreep
I don't believe I have a soul!:evil ...and the...

I don't believe I have a soul!:evil
...and the other 1/2 of why I bash KLR's and worship the DR650 on these threads is just to get you to bite the bait AS I TROLL! :deal

It's all fun and games...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,387
Posted By rivercreep
...because I can, that's my motivation and I saw...

...because I can, that's my motivation and I saw I wasn't the first person on this thread to do so. (which sucks!, because I always try to be the first to do the bashing.)
:wink:
And, how can you...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2,834
Views: 350,900
Posted By rivercreep
Sadly...

...I'm still waiting for a new air/oil/FI DRZ250S model to compete with the 250's everyone else has these days.
I'd like to stay in Suzuki's camp but, they're making it awfully hard when all they...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,387
Posted By rivercreep
:DWow! I didn't know they burnt fork oil too?

:DWow! I didn't know they burnt fork oil too?
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By rivercreep
Needed a yes/no option

Same basic design on my 91 saw no loosening @ over 50,000 miles before I traded it in on my 97 and my 97 went almost 50,000 miles before a car got me and totaled it out; without ever touching its...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,775
Posted By rivercreep
It will when some asshole turns on your heated...

It will when some asshole turns on your heated grips that you were forced to hot wire to the battery due to space limitations. (and you come out to a dead battery after being inside work all day)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 21,542
Posted By rivercreep
I want to be able to see you use all that power...

I want to be able to see you use all that power on a snowy commute like I can!:rofl
I'm only baiting you with this to see how you rationalize having so much gross power when it's slippery outside....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,775
Posted By rivercreep
I'd like to see you bump start a modern FI bike...

I'd like to see you bump start a modern FI bike (without much of a hill around) that has a completely dead battery.
F.W.I.W. I've had the batteyr on a 98 Dodge Dakota 5 speed and my TU250X go...
Forum: Hacks 02-04-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By rivercreep
...and drink Pee!:freaky

...and drink Pee!:freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,775
Posted By rivercreep
...by your perspective. To me, the old one was...

...by your perspective.
To me, the old one was better because it was a simple design (no liquid cooling/plumbing to work around or fail) and my old CB400 could handle saddle bags and a larger...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,011
Posted By rivercreep
I like older technology and new, when it's mixed...

I like older technology and new, when it's mixed together properly.
Air/oil cooling with NikaSil and F.I. for starters seems like a great match.
Both combined allow for less moving parts than a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,775
Posted By rivercreep
In my youth, I did a New England tour on my 1978...

In my youth, I did a New England tour on my 1978 Honda CB400 Hawk.
I.M.H.O. they just don't make good basic bikes like that anymore.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By rivercreep
Don't be so sure what people might choose if they...

Don't be so sure what people might choose if they had the money.
My family knows my DR650's have brought me more smiles than anything else in this world...
And I couldn't think of a better way to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 21,542
Posted By rivercreep
...is the fun of riding a small bike! (manageable...

...is the fun of riding a small bike! (manageable and recoverable):wink:
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