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Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2009, 05:49 PM
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Posted By CaptTurbo
Congrats on getting your tank. I really can't...

Congrats on getting your tank. I really can't believe they made you wait so long. I'm sure it's a beauty but I didn't have your patients and went with the EB - rotopax thing. It works fine but I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,435
Posted By CaptTurbo
For me "other" would mean the WR250R or WR250X if...

For me "other" would mean the WR250R or WR250X if you like the sumo edition.

Six speed box, more power (fuel injection) then the other small bikes listed, low maint schedule as in 26,000 mile...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 101,385
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Posted By CaptTurbo
+1 :lurk

+1

:lurk
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2009, 08:45 PM
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Posted By CaptTurbo
Have a great time Pax! Been a long time in the...

Have a great time Pax! Been a long time in the planning. Be safe and bring us back some stories.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 45,976
Views: 9,128,201
Posted By CaptTurbo
I agree about not getting too wound up about it....

I agree about not getting too wound up about it. I think I heard or read somewhere that the pump has been updated so if that is the case I will feel better (if my pump does fail at some point) about...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2009, 04:56 PM
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Posted By CaptTurbo
Weird huh? My tag does say Japan. I thought...

Weird huh? My tag does say Japan. I thought (think) they are (were) all built in Japan.

No matter what, whether I eventually have to replace the fuel pump ot not, I'm very happy with this bike...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2009, 09:59 AM
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Posted By CaptTurbo
I have a fairly early bike. Production date is...

I have a fairly early bike. Production date is 01/08 with a VIN# 793. The pump is still performing as it should at 5000 miles.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 101,385
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Posted By CaptTurbo
I doubt it Rusty. Whatever the replacement is it...

I doubt it Rusty. Whatever the replacement is it will be a fuely. I do so love my pumper though. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2009, 09:35 AM
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Posted By CaptTurbo
Fold up the hat is more like it. The Enduro is an...

Fold up the hat is more like it. The Enduro is an excellent choice for the R²
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,676,163
Posted By CaptTurbo
ssDan, no such gizmos.

ssDan, no such gizmos.
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,676,163
Posted By CaptTurbo
Lex ... Good memory! That was a while back but I...

Lex ... Good memory! That was a while back but I did say that. It is true but (always a "but") if the factory vacuum petcock goes bad it can allow fuel to flow in the "run" position. It never...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2009, 09:35 AM
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Posted By CaptTurbo
The Safari tank design has the pump sitting in a...

The Safari tank design has the pump sitting in a recessed pool of fuel.
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,676,163
Posted By CaptTurbo
Well Jeff, that plastic shrouding on the WRR does...

Well Jeff, that plastic shrouding on the WRR does cover the steel tank so you can't see all of it. The steel tank is painted the same black color as the plastic. I can only ask you to trust me on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2009, 09:08 AM
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Posted By CaptTurbo
I'm really likeing what you guys are saying! I...

I'm really likeing what you guys are saying! I was under the impression that you could only correct the speedo or the odo but not both. If you are right about this, .... I'm gonna have to dig into my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By CaptTurbo
Whatever you decide to buy, you picked a great...

Whatever you decide to buy, you picked a great time to enter the market. Incredible deals are popping up all over the place due to economic hardship.

I have a DR 650 that I'm very happy with....
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By CaptTurbo
Anything you do will help. My last project to...

Anything you do will help. My last project to quiet a skid plate was on my WR250R. I used four coats of that plastic dip stuff. I got it at Horrible Fright but I would think you could buy it at lots...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 101,385
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Posted By CaptTurbo
While my R1150GS has a steel tank, my R100 GS/PD...

While my R1150GS has a steel tank, my R100 GS/PD has a 9.25 gallon plastic tank.

One correction to Jeff's post: The WR250R/X comes with a two gallon steel tank. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2009, 08:19 PM
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Posted By CaptTurbo
Congrats on the new bikes guys! :clap

Congrats on the new bikes guys! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,676,163
Posted By CaptTurbo
The DR ain't no thing of beauty, especially after...

The DR ain't no thing of beauty, especially after you've farkled it out to be the most outstanding duel sport in the land. Don't worry aboout "hacking" the air box. Geeze nobody will even see it. Let...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,646
Posted By CaptTurbo
Nice ride report Krabill. Thanks for taking us...

Nice ride report Krabill. Thanks for taking us along.
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,676,163
Posted By CaptTurbo
The pregnant guppie tank is wonderful. She...

The pregnant guppie tank is wonderful. She carries her weight low and will get you there and back. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,676,163
Posted By CaptTurbo
I agree with Warrior that the stock can actually...

I agree with Warrior that the stock can actually flows pretty well. The weight is the big issue with it. Leave it on until you have some money to play with.

Just my opinion but I don't think you...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2009, 08:57 PM
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Posted By CaptTurbo
Do we know for sure that a 14 C/S will work? That...

Do we know for sure that a 14 C/S will work? That sure could open up some good possibilities for both on and off the road. Big sprockets and big chains with the option of a 12th C/S sprocket.
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2009, 07:51 PM
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Posted By CaptTurbo
Guess it seems like a great deal to me after my...

Guess it seems like a great deal to me after my long search but Obongo may have them going for fifty bucks before it's all done.

I am amazed at how many WRRs and X's are showing up for sale...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2009, 04:46 PM
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Posted By CaptTurbo
Nice used R² for sale

This bike is in my my area (Ft. Myers, Florida) and I just talked with the guy on the phone for a while. Seemed like a very nice guy. I called him after seeing it on Craigslist and wanted to ask him...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 101,385
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Posted By CaptTurbo
bardo, I have the Corbin for the stock tank and...

bardo, I have the Corbin for the stock tank and found that it didn't fit right with the Safari tank. Instead of working up a sweat trying to modify things to fit, I simply used zip ties to hold the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2009, 11:41 AM
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Posted By CaptTurbo
HighFive, would that be big Bore doings that I...

HighFive, would that be big Bore doings that I see in progress?

:lurk
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,293
Posted By CaptTurbo
+1 for the Sea Foam. Otherwise pull the carb off...

+1 for the Sea Foam. Otherwise pull the carb off and clean the idle cicuit. This is a common problem wth those tiny passages. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,676,163
Posted By CaptTurbo
Happy Birthday! Glad to see another happy camper...

Happy Birthday! Glad to see another happy camper that tweaked his carb and didn't screw up his bike! :lol3

Now, if you're like me this is going to cost you some money when you start thinking...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,676,163
Posted By CaptTurbo
+1 for the 35 mm film negative for cleaning the...

+1 for the 35 mm film negative for cleaning the crud out of there. Usually works. Go for it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By CaptTurbo
I wish it was a DR!!!!!!!! It sure is nice to get...

I wish it was a DR!!!!!!!! It sure is nice to get an easy question once in a whi!e :lol3 :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,676,163
Posted By CaptTurbo
Hi Rusty. I have been using the TurboCity signal...

Hi Rusty. I have been using the TurboCity signal relocater for a couple years now. I hate to say it but without it I would be blinking away for miles too. I guess us older guys have more to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,676,163
Posted By CaptTurbo
Befrore I went to the FCR pumper carb I went...

Befrore I went to the FCR pumper carb I went through all the mods on the BST carb starting with shimming the needle with a washer and pulling the snorkel. This is a very easy mod and the payoff is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,676,163
Posted By CaptTurbo
I think you need to close that air box up a bit....

I think you need to close that air box up a bit. Tape it off and experiment with the best opening size.

Edit: actually after re-reading your symtoms, it doesn't sound like too much air. I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2009, 01:42 PM
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Views: 9,128,201
Posted By CaptTurbo
Not unless he uses the same dyno as you did.

Not unless he uses the same dyno as you did.
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2009, 09:56 AM
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Posted By CaptTurbo
I have some folding mirrors that mount on the...

I have some folding mirrors that mount on the outside of my barkbusters. So far they seem pretty well made since I haven't managed to break them. I don't know who makes them since they came on my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By CaptTurbo
I think you could toss the TE-610 into the "best"...

I think you could toss the TE-610 into the "best" group. I have a DR650 and a WR250R/X (both wheel sets) and like them both very much but hope to one day try a TE if I ever have room to shoehorn one...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,676,163
Posted By CaptTurbo
It's about $500.00 away from SW Florida in...

It's about $500.00 away from SW Florida in shipping. :lol3

Fantastic deal for a local Cheesehead.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,676,163
Posted By CaptTurbo
Dave, The reason that you don't need the...

Dave, The reason that you don't need the enrichmeent valve (choke) now is that you are overly rich. Yes, it will cure the decel popping or backfires but you will also burn too much fuel. I would...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 45,976
Views: 9,128,201
Posted By CaptTurbo
Hi Sarah. Glad to see your interest in the R² ...

Hi Sarah. Glad to see your interest in the R²

My un-lowered DR measures 35" with the Corbin on it. The WRR with Yamalink and most of the manual lowering is at 34". I could actually take...
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