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Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2006, 10:27 AM
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Posted By navyman
Thanks Sullydirt, I believe I'll do just that.

Thanks Sullydirt, I believe I'll do just that.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2006, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11,131
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Posted By navyman
I think Nobiman and I might share a similar...

I think Nobiman and I might share a similar passion for off road traction. Why not start with the trackmasters? Good looking out, thanks Nobrakes.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2006, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
Nobrakes, were you the only one? I thought there...

Nobrakes, were you the only one? I thought there were others that recommended the tire as well. Anyrate, I certainly didn't have any ill intent when posting and I apologize for making you feel...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2006, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
No beef with the trackmaster IIs, I had just put...

No beef with the trackmaster IIs, I had just put them on order this morning and cancelled when the local tire guy taught me about tread and made a suggestion about what tire to ride in this area with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2006, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
Nobrakes, you seem to feel I'm picking on you....

Nobrakes, you seem to feel I'm picking on you. I'm not. Did I single you out? No. I simply said I changed my mind after reading about the 270. Lighten up, I thought we were here to share helpful...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2006, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11,131
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Posted By navyman
Thumbs down Kenda 270 tires - Beware!

I had originally intended to purchase some Kenda Trackmaster IIs, but changed my mind after reading posts about the 270s on this site and kawasaki fourums. I purchased the 270s expecting off road...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2006, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
Mmmmmm. Mud.71014

Mmmmmm. Mud.71014
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2006, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
Bike Test!

Finally got my 1st bike test out of the way. We just got through a storm and I was doing some road jumps on fairly muddy grass terrain. Landed on some off camber and the stock knobbies didn't hold. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
It may not be dialed in, but riding it stock at...

It may not be dialed in, but riding it stock at our weight is not a great idea. As I am still a poor college student for another month or so, I can't just go buy new springs. I have, however managed...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2006, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11,131
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Posted By navyman
Called Clymer today, no word on when a manual...

Called Clymer today, no word on when a manual will be produced for our bike. Does anyone know of another good DIY manual like Clymer? I don't really want the OEM manual because it is geared toward...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2006, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11,131
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Posted By navyman
Suspension

So, I just got done going round a bit with my local dealer and Kawasaki Corp over my suspension. I had asked the dealer to set the bike up for my weight (210) when they were prepping it. They assured...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2006, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11,131
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Posted By navyman
Yeah Randy, welcome back - give us the scoop and...

Yeah Randy, welcome back - give us the scoop and some action photos!
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2006, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
I rode 110 miles with my wife on the bike. The...

I rode 110 miles with my wife on the bike. The bike performed wonderfully, however, my butt was killing me. The seat isn't great for prolonged sitting. My off-road style involves a lot of standing so...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2006, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
That is correct. You may want the spark...

That is correct. You may want the spark arrestor/quiet insert to go with it at the bottom #0045-00012 for 27.95 - depending on where you plan to ride. Hope it helps.



On a side note... I have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2006, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
http://www.starcycle.com/exhausts.html These...

http://www.starcycle.com/exhausts.html

These guys have the full stainless/aluminum system with the quiet insert/spark arrestor for 377.90. It is the cheapest I've seen with all of the parts. If...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2006, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11,131
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Posted By navyman
$117 would be a steal if its new. Maybe green...

$117 would be a steal if its new. Maybe green would be ok... :patch
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2006, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11,131
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Posted By navyman
I wonder what the reserve is? I'd bid if it...

I wonder what the reserve is? I'd bid if it wasn't green. If you get it for under 200 it'll be a good deal. More than that.... web.
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2006, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
You just took the helmet off for the...

You just took the helmet off for the picture...right? :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2006, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
I ask because I am considering getting one for my...

I ask because I am considering getting one for my wife down the road and would need to slam it pretty hard in order to make it work. Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11,131
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Posted By navyman
Sounds great Wedge. I am from Idaho originally so...

Sounds great Wedge. I am from Idaho originally so I love the NW. I am looking forward to putting in a few seriously fun rides before the snow flies - does the snow fly there? I've heard there are...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2006, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
You must be in a much warmer part of the country...

You must be in a much warmer part of the country if that shot is current - Brrr! Did you have any trouble bottoming the KLX on a jump now that you've lowered it?
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2006, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
Here is one more in the woods. Love the trees,...

Here is one more in the woods. Love the trees, hate how flat it is.

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Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2006, 05:27 PM
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Posted By navyman
My two favorite things in the world... my wife...

My two favorite things in the world... my wife and my bike!
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This was taken on the Missouri river dam at Yankton, SD.
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
Here's a shot from a quick trip my wife and I...

Here's a shot from a quick trip my wife and I took the other day. If you look you can see the road in the background. I'm really struggling to find places to ride here. This was a nifty little...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2006, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
Just wanted to say thanks to all of you who are...

Just wanted to say thanks to all of you who are posting the mod info. Every bit and morsel is helpful. I'm beginning to wonder if I can wait to get to WA before getting started. Nobiman's post really...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2006, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
Yeah, the tank looks tempting. I worry about the...

Yeah, the tank looks tempting. I worry about the mods that it takes to get it done though... I also like the locking gas cap feature. Wouldn't it be great if someone came out with a bigger tank...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2006, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
I did. Where did you get the stickers?

I did. Where did you get the stickers?
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2006, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11,131
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Posted By navyman
Hehe, thanks. I kinda got carried away with the...

Hehe, thanks. I kinda got carried away with the gear. It all started when I realized that I've "outgrown" my old stuff. Notice the hat is Kawasaki too...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2006, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
Sorry, just noticed your post. The others have...

Sorry, just noticed your post. The others have given the best description you could ask for. I will say that I have had to limber up a bit. It's a bit of a stretch for me to throw my leg over. I grab...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2006, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
Here's a pic of me and the bike on a 110 road...

Here's a pic of me and the bike on a 110 road mile day at a gas station in Irene, SD. Oh my butt!

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It's all still stock and it hauled my bulk along with my wife's buck and some change...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2006, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
I am 5' 11 and 1/2", have a 34 inseam and the...

I am 5' 11 and 1/2", have a 34 inseam and the bike is a chore to get my leg over. 'Course, I'm outta shape but it feels plenty tall to me. I really like this bike for its all around capabilities. It...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2006, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
Am I mistaken or is this the right exhaust? That...

Am I mistaken or is this the right exhaust? That looks like a great price!
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Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2006, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
Signed and sealed! I'll be picking it up...

Signed and sealed! I'll be picking it up Saturday. Can't wait to find someplace to get it dirty.... except that I'm in an almost perfectly flat South Dakota at the moment. :puke1 There's got to be...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2006, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
Ok, after I ride it and still want it - do I ask...

Ok, after I ride it and still want it - do I ask them to do anything to the bike before I haul it off?
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2006, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11,131
Views: 2,368,909
Posted By navyman
Hi all, I just found you and read all of...

Hi all,

I just found you and read all of the posts. Very informative and I'm already thinking about Todd's upgrades and I don't even own the bike yet! I am going to the shop today to check it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By navyman
Thanks for the input. I stopped by the local...

Thanks for the input. I stopped by the local Kawasaki dealer to get a better idea of the KLR and fell in love with the '06 KLX250S. I think it is the blend I was searching for. I'm just not ready to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2006, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By navyman
How much would it handle? I guess I want...

How much would it handle? I guess I want something I could still be comfortable with when off-roading. Something nimble... Is the Dakar the best all around bike there is?
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2006, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By navyman
Question Lookin to break in to the Adventure class

I've been a dirt rider my entire life. I started, like many of you, before I started school. I didn't ride for 5 years when I joined the Navy; I've always turned my nose up at pavement in the past. I...
Forum: Racing 02-17-2006, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By navyman
Those conditions are happily met. Thank you very...

Those conditions are happily met. Thank you very much.
Forum: Racing 02-16-2006, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By navyman
Last man standing torrent?

I missed the coverage when it was on. Does anyone have or know where to find a torrent or copy of this? I posted in the other thread, but I wanted to catch more eyeballs. I am happy to pay anyone for...
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