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Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 674
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Posted By Taurkon
When you say harsh, what types of riding and what...

When you say harsh, what types of riding and what speeds?

I weigh 215lbs with all gear on, resprung front and back, and am very happy with the suspension so far. The riding I have done is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 08:24 AM
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Views: 61,491
Posted By Taurkon
Welcome to the best party in the neighbourhood!

Welcome to the best party in the neighbourhood!
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,531
Posted By Taurkon
I do know what you are saying. It does depend on...

I do know what you are saying. It does depend on the individual, their experience, comfort on the bike, and as always, how they deal with situations mentally. The picture of my wife above was taken...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,531
Posted By Taurkon
That picture was of a 5' 4" woman @ 135lbs riding...

That picture was of a 5' 4" woman @ 135lbs riding a bike probably loaded up with a gross weight of 480+ lbs riding Fleecer Ridge, MT.

Then there was this "rutted dirt road" too... many more as...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By Taurkon
I'd recommend you consider a bike like the WRR...

I'd recommend you consider a bike like the WRR and truck it for the 25 miles more often than not. I've a plated dirt bike, but I prefer to truck it and then take advantage of the plate to connect...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,531
Posted By Taurkon
I second this... here is my wife on the F650GS. ...

I second this... here is my wife on the F650GS.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g151/Taurkon/September%202011%20Bike%20Trip/5a2817ca-2efa-4e40-b1a4-08855f859d2e_zps51abf300.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,531
Posted By Taurkon
+2 on the shorty pants thread. One note...

+2 on the shorty pants thread.

One note GypsyWriter... the KTM 690 is actually the same weight or lighter than all the bikes the OP posted, and is also lighter than the CRF250L and a bit heavier...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
I've owned XR and XL's from the 70's and 80's and...

I've owned XR and XL's from the 70's and 80's and I can tell you without a doubt, they were significantly lighter than the current CRF. I've lifted them enough to know.


Opportunity


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Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
I don't buy it. The wheel has been invented so...

I don't buy it. The wheel has been invented so there is no need to invest heavily into re-inventing it. Sure, and engine may weight a bit more due to usee of common metallurgy applications, but...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
That last sentence is where I am really...

That last sentence is where I am really challenged. This bike is not light considering it is a 250cc bike, regardless of how you define an "Adventure" bike. When a 690cc adventure bike comes in dry...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
Having ridden Tabitha's CRF250L, I can completely...

Having ridden Tabitha's CRF250L, I can completely understand where you are coming from. The platform it's self is pretty good, but the suspenders and engine receive an "F" as far as I am concerned. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
Hey michaelkozera, I see you are selling the...

Hey michaelkozera, I see you are selling the ride. Just wondering if you mind sharing your thoughts on why? Just curious if you are looking to replace... not trying to be nosy.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,500,105
Posted By Taurkon
:thumbup Greaet thread; fantastic pic!

:thumbup Greaet thread; fantastic pic!
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
I run a damper on my race bike which is a Berg...

I run a damper on my race bike which is a Berg TE250, and could see running it on my Husky FE501S. The reasons I use a damper are as follows:

1. When I am riding off-road or unmaintained dirt &...
Forum: Canada 05-13-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Taurkon
Bear Creek - Okanagan Valley

Need a little info. The wife and I are thinking of heading to Bear Creek this summer for a week of riding. It will be the first time riding the Okanagan Valley for us.

What I want to know is if...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,500,105
Posted By Taurkon
Thanks MNimum. That second video reminds me of...

Thanks MNimum. That second video reminds me of the first time in sticky clay with my 990 Adventure. Ended up ripping the front fender off
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
Without trying to go down a slippery slope Mike,...

Without trying to go down a slippery slope Mike, you do come across as a "know it all", often times stating uninformed opinions as facts. Some of your arguments are completely heresay, or just are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
Is there any rubbing with the 120's or are they...

Is there any rubbing with the 120's or are they going to fit on a stock bike? Spring slop here can be bad and any extra meat on the floor of the mud is a good thing.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,500,105
Posted By Taurkon
If this statement was directed towards me, I am...

If this statement was directed towards me, I am unsure why. I suggested "affordable" DOT tires from a reputable manufacturer for riding mostly gravel, off-road, and 15% tarmac.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,500,105
Posted By Taurkon
So, I checked out the knobbie tires I have lying...

So, I checked out the knobbie tires I have lying around and am not sure any of them are going to fit on the CRF250L my wife Tabitha rides. Most of them are 140/80/18 and I am not putting one of the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 11:39 AM
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Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
I will check that out, and provide the same info...

I will check that out, and provide the same info I did in this thread, which was
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
Anyone tried the Kenda K760 Trackmaster II? They...

Anyone tried the Kenda K760 Trackmaster II? They seem quite affordable and reviews indicate they are great off-road, reasonably good on the road, and wear is good. Best part... low cost.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
So, I checked out the knobbie tires I have lying...

So, I checked out the knobbie tires I have lying around and am not sure any of them are going to fit on the CRF250L. Most of them are 140/80/18 and I am not putting one of the brand new Michelin S12...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
I'll drink to this... :freaky

I'll drink to this... :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
That really looks good. I am switching out...

That really looks good. I am switching out Tabitha's tires for some knobbies this week and I think she has an exhaust she has either ordered or is ordering. She just finished installing the ZETA...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
Ed, I was thinking of my 990 when I read JP's...

Ed, I was thinking of my 990 when I read JP's post. My 990 sucked with stock gearing, just as my wife hated the CRF with stock gearing.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
Don't you think that is marginalizing peoples...

Don't you think that is marginalizing peoples intelligence? We are not frogs, and most people know when they don't like something. If it puts a smile on your face, that is probably an indicator...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
Nice to hear you use your bike as a true dual...

Nice to hear you use your bike as a true dual purpose bike, althought there are times I am glad I am able to drive my bike home rather than ride after 8 hours or grueling ST.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
Very nice video Pat. It seemed the bike was...

Very nice video Pat. It seemed the bike was struggling with some of the dune climbs, was that the case or na? I certainly think there would be a market for a rally version of this bike similar to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
Mike, you have a stong opinion regarding the...

Mike, you have a stong opinion regarding the stock "awesomeness" of this bike but I'd strongly disagree that the stock exhaust is the best choice a person can make. I'd argue it shoudl be one of the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
Marco

Marco
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 06:16 AM
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Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
Between battery and exhaust, 10 - 15 lbs can be...

Between battery and exhaust, 10 - 15 lbs can be significant depending on what type of riding you are doing. This bike should not be over 300 lbs imo and anything to rectify that, I'm game. I'd also...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,157
Posted By Taurkon
I'll second this and I'm not sure where this...

I'll second this and I'm not sure where this mis-information came from it it has sure been perpetuated on the net. I've a 501S that i bought in January and the dealer (A&E Racing in Brooks, Ab who I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
Um, not sure where markk53 says he does not own a...

Um, not sure where markk53 says he does not own a CRF250L. I've 6 bikes sitting in the garage right now.

My wife said the other day... Frankie (her CRF250L) is her least favorite bike. Put...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By Taurkon
I echo this as well. I had an XR200R I bought...

I echo this as well. I had an XR200R I bought for my wife to learn on and it was a fantastic bike. I then passed it on to my son-inlaw for him to start riding on, and next thing you know, he sold...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9,465
Views: 1,977,760
Posted By Taurkon
I was having similar issues with the front brakes...

I was having similar issues with the front brakes on one of my bikes. Flushed the lines on the weekend and then used 150 grit sand paper on both rotors and pads. Significant difference. When...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
I've had a lot of bikes over the years; the 501S...

I've had a lot of bikes over the years; the 501S still gives me one of the toughest grins to wipe off but is also a bike that can get you in trouble quickly if you skill off-road does not match the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
Just because you are not a beginner rider, does...

Just because you are not a beginner rider, does not mean the CRF-L is not a beginners bike. It is; no question about it. Power is on the very low side, the seat height is low, the suspension is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12,778
Views: 2,488,311
Posted By Taurkon
+1 For the $1500 difference, the only...

+1

For the $1500 difference, the only reason I would NOT buy the WR is if it was too tall and you didn't want to spend the cash to lower it.
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3,249
Views: 469,991
Posted By Taurkon
Somewhat productive weekend. Work I did on...

Somewhat productive weekend.

Work I did on my 990 Adventure
- Replaced fork seals
- Replaced front brake line
- Replaced battery with Shorai
- Replaced air filter
- Oil change

Work...
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