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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
I can drag the footpegs with the 705's,blasting...

I can drag the footpegs with the 705's,blasting paved backroads is fun,and then with the right psi they arent bad on dirtroads. The price is right as well,I get about 3 rear tires to one front with...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
I have a set of 19"/17" fat wheels with Shinko...

I have a set of 19"/17" fat wheels with Shinko 705's for the DR,and the stock wheels with knobbies. The 705's are a whole bunch smoother on road obviously.
I can still do fireroads ok with the...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
Stock gearing is most likely useless in the dirt?...

Stock gearing is most likely useless in the dirt?


Id like to get one someday,I had an old Lc4 which was debilitating on vibration with the very tallest gearing that would fit on it,could cruise...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
60mph is fine and dandy,how do the 690's do at a...

60mph is fine and dandy,how do the 690's do at a steady 85mph out in the great wide open for a day or so?
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
The only reason I suspect the 690 to vibrate a...

The only reason I suspect the 690 to vibrate a decent amount on the hiway is most everybody that has one eventually admits that they do,and then the gearing isnt a real wide spread. But they could...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 04:54 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 15,354
Posted By Foot dragger
Random Pit Pics at Sac Mile

http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv4796%3Dot%3E3369%3D487%3D%3C25%3DXROQDF%3E266%3B787%3C85254ot1lsi
Shayna's Bikes
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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 04:35 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 15,354
Posted By Foot dragger
I was dis-heartened to see Shayna's bike never...

I was dis-heartened to see Shayna's bike never run properly,she had to switch bikes in her heat,then the # 2 bike didnt run for beans. Then in the semi her Triumph didnt make it 25' off the line and...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
DR for all it's porkyness and old fashion'ed ways...

DR for all it's porkyness and old fashion'ed ways does a good job for general bashing around, with out investing 10's of thousands of dollars into a new 690,and is evidently smoother on the hiway.. ...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
Your kind of a persistent hanger on,not many jobs...

Your kind of a persistent hanger on,not many jobs coming up in your area?

Posting some H1/H2 Smoky burnout pics would help some.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,333
Posted By Foot dragger
The NX700X's resemblance to a Porpoise is the...

The NX700X's resemblance to a Porpoise is the only thing that bothers me much about it.

I swore off Honda's many years ago after some bad mojo kept happening with them.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
Stick with your WRR,no squids need apply.

Stick with your WRR,no squids need apply.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
Some 530's have issues,some run a long time. They...

Some 530's have issues,some run a long time. They are hard to sell.

I went back to the 525.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
Dude,that CRF250R came with a book,20 hours is...

Dude,that CRF250R came with a book,20 hours is the piston life on those and they come apart,a friend couldnt get 100 hours on a CRF250X trailbike piston,1 valve adjustment and that's it baby needs a...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
Oil CAN be drained out the top of the engine but...

Oil CAN be drained out the top of the engine but is more labor intensive.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 210,137
Posted By Foot dragger
Very nice,wet dirt,singletrack,pine trees. And...

Very nice,wet dirt,singletrack,pine trees. And some nearly straight sections between corners which is fun,there doesnt seem to be room for those here.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
When you say you love "changing the oil" what...

When you say you love "changing the oil" what you mean is you love having the dealer do it?
I for one cant imagine a WRR owner who could repeatedly find a drain plug and then know which way to...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
Its OK if you were to find one at a landfill and...

Its OK if you were to find one at a landfill and were able to make it run for pennies,otherwise why not spend the time and money on tarting up the KDX?
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By Foot dragger
DR650. Its whats for dinner.

DR650. Its whats for dinner.
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 07:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,208
Posted By Foot dragger
+1. I put the +20 hammerhead shifter on my 525...

+1. I put the +20 hammerhead shifter on my 525 and with my big foot and Guarne SG12 boots,shifting takes no energy now. And a person could experiment with different length shift tips if they wanted.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 114,516
Posted By Foot dragger
In reference to the shop,I much like the Hammer...

In reference to the shop,I much like the Hammer collection hanging suggestively against the wall.

A person could do some work with those.
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As far as...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
Perhaps Inuvit is what I was thinking of,never...

Perhaps Inuvit is what I was thinking of,never been to either but I would take the DR if I went.

Rode up and back in 03 on a mostly streetride,Anchorage from Chico.
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
Dave S has been swiping sparkly dust from out...

Dave S has been swiping sparkly dust from out behind the Yamaha shop and cutting it with baby laxative/super glue,makes him wilder then usual.
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
People routinely ride Gold Wings on 500 miles of...

People routinely ride Gold Wings on 500 miles of gravel to get out to Inavuk,far north in Alaska.
Many ADV riders wouldnt consider such a thing with out a 2015 20,000.00 ADV bike and 4000.00 in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
Dude,snap out of it,the DR is a DR,not a...

Dude,snap out of it,the DR is a DR,not a trailbike,I dont carry it around or ride it up waterfalls. Its weight isnt a problem for it's intended use. Its 377lbs full of gas anyways not 400+.

And...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
You need to snap a pic of that awesomeness and...

You need to snap a pic of that awesomeness and send it to the local Yamaha shop,they cant sell the little blue oinkers at any rate,a beginner bike at 300lbs,25hp,close to 7 grand OTD is a losing...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
The DR works great,and dusts the baby 250 easily...

The DR works great,and dusts the baby 250 easily on power to weight and torque,runs smooth at 85mph,never blurs the mirrors,climbs long hills with a good load with out much shifting. And its...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
A WRR rider would need some No-Doze to stay awake...

A WRR rider would need some No-Doze to stay awake and a good throttle lock to pin the throttle open all day to do a RTW trip,and hope the donkey carts dont run them down from behind.

And then hope...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,454
Posted By Foot dragger
Lame is putting it very mildly,makes less then no...

Lame is putting it very mildly,makes less then no sense as a title.
Forum: Racing 07-27-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 15,354
Posted By Foot dragger
Oh Man! We stood at the start/finish line for...

Oh Man! We stood at the start/finish line for the main and they came through 4 or 5 wide clipping haybales at about a buck thirty around lap 10 or so..........Epic main event!
Best Ive seen at Sac...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-27-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By Foot dragger
Tubliss is the 1st thing you want to do,dont...

Tubliss is the 1st thing you want to do,dont listen to these backmarker guys!
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 132,042
Posted By Foot dragger
You may have a problem,99.9% of us with DR's have...

You may have a problem,99.9% of us with DR's have no problem.
DR is a very popular RTW bike for a reason,simple/reliable/carries a load well. Dwelling on a tiny % of bikes with issues isnt healthy...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
It IS a much nicer overall package,pretty sure...

It IS a much nicer overall package,pretty sure the factory has ceased sending WRR's to this area,there's no way to sell the things.

Even including a trailer package and plaid bermuda shorts hasnt...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 132,042
Posted By Foot dragger
On gears? You really think they save pennies on...

On gears? You really think they save pennies on gears on only the 3rd gear set in a DR? How do they pick 3rd gear to be the cheap one if metallurgy is the problem?

Doesnt make a ton of sense.
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
Im thinking a gold valve and some SKF seals are...

Im thinking a gold valve and some SKF seals are going in the 525 forks sometime soon,the DR has been the project this week.

If they only had WRR rental services near here I wouldnt be so on the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 132,042
Posted By Foot dragger
Its amazing that Suzuki would pick only the DR's...

Its amazing that Suzuki would pick only the DR's 3rd gear to forget how to build a gear,I mean they have built a few bikes over the years,and to forget how metallurgy works on just these?
Its just...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,814
Posted By Foot dragger
WRR rider back up vehicle?

http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s449/Rambozo427/PA310032.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,807
Posted By Foot dragger
Same when I sold my 650 Strom,I ended up...

Same when I sold my 650 Strom,I ended up stripping every extra and almost giving the bike away,there's only so long a bike can sit for sale. People who want a Strom or Versys want cheap.


If...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,442
Views: 299,955
Posted By Foot dragger
No valving changes in the shock,just oil change? ...

No valving changes in the shock,just oil change?

If it works it works,the stock shock on mine when it was new had 0 rebound control and almost no compression damping,seems like a heavy spring...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Foot dragger
You've got it figured,load an already ill...

You've got it figured,load an already ill handling heavy slow bike with as much stuff as can be bolted on and ride it in the sand,tires arent the biggest factor in sand,rider skill is.

Im thinking...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Foot dragger
Guys have done fully loaded trips to Alaska and...

Guys have done fully loaded trips to Alaska and back with stock DR suframes,there are no mounts to re-enforce as they are part of the frame,they dont seem to break. KLR only needs stronger bolts...
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