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Forum: Trip Planning 08-02-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 148,071
Posted By Roadrunner
Yeah...I was worried about that. If I do them,...

Yeah...I was worried about that. If I do them, maybe only on days with snow while using my truck.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-31-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 148,071
Posted By Roadrunner
Have you been able to do a halo or dutch braid...

Have you been able to do a halo or dutch braid with your helmet? My hair is just above shoulder length, and I usually wear it in a low pony tail while I ride, then let it down when I arrive. The hair...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-16-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,896
Posted By Roadrunner
We sure liked it. Played it about 6 times. :D

We sure liked it. Played it about 6 times. :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-26-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,468
Posted By Roadrunner
Dog'gone thieves! :bluduh I've been looking...

Dog'gone thieves! :bluduh

I've been looking for your posts and wondered what happened to 'ya.
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,572
Posted By Roadrunner
Thank you for all the feedback. I'd forgotten I...

Thank you for all the feedback. I'd forgotten I even started this thread. :wink:

I'm going to start looking again, as I'm finding that when it is hot I am only wearing blue jeans or jeans-type...
Forum: Racing 07-12-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,940
Posted By Roadrunner
In. Glad to help.

In. Glad to help.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-09-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,667
Posted By Roadrunner
Great ride report - as usual. Thank you for...

Great ride report - as usual. Thank you for sharing it!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-12-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,796
Posted By Roadrunner
We're a little bit further south than Santa Fe -...

We're a little bit further south than Santa Fe - but welcome! Let us know (my husband and I) if you ever want to go up the back of the Sandia's - though it is closed at the moment due to fire danger....
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2,450
Views: 381,013
Posted By Roadrunner
Yes - knobies can produce a "wobble" on the...

Yes - knobies can produce a "wobble" on the XT250. What kind of tires came on the bike? If they are Chen Sh** then I felt a pronounced wobble. I now have Pirelli Rally Cross tires, and they feel much...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,996
Posted By Roadrunner
We paid $4200 OTD on 1 2008, then another one...

We paid $4200 OTD on 1 2008, then another one later - both new Yamahas XT250's (the first in New Mexico, the second in Colorado).
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2,450
Views: 381,013
Posted By Roadrunner
+1 :clap

+1 :clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2,450
Views: 381,013
Posted By Roadrunner
:clap She may not even need them. I'm 5'4...

:clap

She may not even need them. I'm 5'4 1/2 and ride it stock, with the rear suspension spring slightly loosened - but do whatever it takes. :1drink

Linky...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 269,424
Posted By Roadrunner
Thank you - your answers make me want to look...

Thank you - your answers make me want to look more seriously into this bike. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 269,424
Posted By Roadrunner
Thanks for the info. Do you think that the long...

Thanks for the info. Do you think that the long suspension would be a detriment if the rider is making sharp 90-degree turns on a graveled incline?

Or, due to its' handling - do you think it would...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 269,424
Posted By Roadrunner
This sounds like a bike I might need to look...

This sounds like a bike I might need to look into. :wink:

Has she had any experience with it in steep gravel? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 269,424
Posted By Roadrunner
We're in the talking stage of getting 2...

We're in the talking stage of getting 2 additional street cruiser bikes for more long-distance road cruising. I have no idea where to start, as we have a very difficult driveway - all gravel, very...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 269,424
Posted By Roadrunner
OK - since someone wrote who isn't 5-feet...

OK - since someone wrote who isn't 5-feet 'nuthin, I thought I'd chime in at 5'4, 120 pounds. I bought this XT250 in the summer of 2008. I had some problems with the front fork shimmying when I was...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-13-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 148,071
Posted By Roadrunner
Your better 'n me. I now tend to let my husband...

Your better 'n me. I now tend to let my husband work on our bikes. :shog
Forum: Trip Planning 03-12-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 148,071
Posted By Roadrunner
I remember when a guy asked if I was a girl....

I remember when a guy asked if I was a girl. :lol3

We were the only vehicles stopped at a stoplight, and he was in a pickup with his window down. It was late at night. I had on a full face helmet,...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-12-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 148,071
Posted By Roadrunner
You should have seen how odd it was in the 80's. ...

You should have seen how odd it was in the 80's.

Keep on riding! :thumb
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-17-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By Roadrunner
For anyone interested in trying out Flyball -...

For anyone interested in trying out Flyball - this is what it looks like from a competitive level. It is a warm-up and one heat filmed by a handler,

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-16-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By Roadrunner
I just found these videos of a piece of our...

I just found these videos of a piece of our tournament in Rio Rancho a few years ago.

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rS-wFlhXkaQ?feature=player_detailpage"...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,703,668
Posted By Roadrunner
Congratulations....and welcome to the XT'rs,...

Congratulations....and welcome to the XT'rs, compliments of the OT - wickerman777.
The more the merrier! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2,450
Views: 381,013
Posted By Roadrunner
Congratulations! The skidplate will add...

Congratulations!

The skidplate will add weight, also. That is why I've chosen not to get it.
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2,450
Views: 381,013
Posted By Roadrunner
You can see a good sized "ding" on my exhaust...

You can see a good sized "ding" on my exhaust pipe here.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20193426&postcount=759
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2,450
Views: 381,013
Posted By Roadrunner
Try pulling over.....it's a lot safer.

Try pulling over.....it's a lot safer.
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2,450
Views: 381,013
Posted By Roadrunner
:clap

:clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2,450
Views: 381,013
Posted By Roadrunner
Not a problem. I was thinking more of the...

Not a problem.

I was thinking more of the luggage rack - as I already have a tail rack.

But, thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,450
Views: 381,013
Posted By Roadrunner
Who's Lisa?

Who's Lisa?
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2,450
Views: 381,013
Posted By Roadrunner
I'm very interested....got any pics? :ear

I'm very interested....got any pics? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2,450
Views: 381,013
Posted By Roadrunner
As long as you have the accelerator cranked up...

As long as you have the accelerator cranked up (as in riding), and don't let the gloves draw from the battery during much idling.

I have heated gloves, also. But they are also a pain to put on -...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,450
Views: 381,013
Posted By Roadrunner
Definitely. :thumb

Definitely. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2,450
Views: 381,013
Posted By Roadrunner
Congratulations! :clap

Congratulations! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,450
Views: 381,013
Posted By Roadrunner
NM has a lot of areas that have great XT riding....

NM has a lot of areas that have great XT riding. :thumb

If ever in the area, let us know and we'd be happy to share them.
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,450
Views: 381,013
Posted By Roadrunner
Or have you tried letting the motor die after...

Or have you tried letting the motor die after turning off the petcock? Letting the line run dry makes an enormous difference for mine. The trick - especially when not at your own house, is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,450
Views: 381,013
Posted By Roadrunner
5 seconds - straight? I won't even try for 5...

5 seconds - straight?

I won't even try for 5 seconds - too hard on the battery.
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,450
Views: 381,013
Posted By Roadrunner
Bad miss, yet maybe you were meant to find an...

Bad miss, yet maybe you were meant to find an even better one. :D

And I'm sorry - I don't now if fuel injection helps.

But like I said, my husband's doesn't have this problem nearly as much as...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2,450
Views: 381,013
Posted By Roadrunner
Yeah...it is interesting. My husband's XT starts...

Yeah...it is interesting. My husband's XT starts more easily with cold starts. Mine - I had to learn the hard way to run it dry or I'd start running down my battery trying to get it to kick over in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2,450
Views: 381,013
Posted By Roadrunner
We always run our carb dry - making cold starts a...

We always run our carb dry - making cold starts a lot easier.
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,450
Views: 381,013
Posted By Roadrunner
Even I can pick up my '08 XT250 - barely. :D

Even I can pick up my '08 XT250 - barely. :D
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