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Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 02:52 PM
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Posted By kermitridesagain
100 mile ride home on a new to me 2001 klr...runs...

100 mile ride home on a new to me 2001 klr...runs like a top
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8,754
Views: 2,290,078
Posted By kermitridesagain
anyone know what side racks these are?

anyone know what side racks these are?
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 03:37 PM
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Posted By kermitridesagain
lets hiope i can put up 150k miles on her i...

lets hiope i can put up 150k miles on her

i never considered a klr cos they arent sold here, this was a random us import. and i thought fuck it


went n test rode it and loved it, such a high...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17,579
Views: 2,103,340
Posted By kermitridesagain
i just bought a 2001 klr with 11k miles i...

i just bought a 2001 klr with 11k miles

i honestly hadnt even considered buying one before yesterday
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12,633
Views: 2,823,877
Posted By kermitridesagain
what this bikes comfort zone on road 60-65??...

what this bikes comfort zone on road

60-65?? mph i mean
Forum: Road Warriors 05-21-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,159
Posted By kermitridesagain
new reply i own one 55-60 is its...

new reply

i own one

55-60 is its comfort zone, tops out but its screaming at 72 indicated , suffers into headwinds like all 250s

but its solid little engine, just keeps thumping along
...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-21-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,261
Posted By kermitridesagain
or this ...

or this

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/7f/3d/0b/7f3d0bdfb6ad58541857d45d88096629.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors 05-21-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,261
Posted By kermitridesagain
this...

this toohttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_GLq1lX9Q80/UuVprS4reiI/AAAAAAAABf0/ES_IKex0i5M/s1600/sr400-gibbonslap-wrenchmonkee-1.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors 05-21-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,261
Posted By kermitridesagain
this without a...

this without a doubthttp://kbike.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/WR250X/i-gjvtXpx/0/M/cimg2551-M.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 50,024
Views: 10,644,142
Posted By kermitridesagain
as for the other part of why i am limiting...

as for the other part of why i am limiting myself... i dunno having been on the 500 at 80-90 mph on the highway it just kinda bores me, sure it can be handy to get from a to b and i guess that s the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 08:05 PM
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Posted By kermitridesagain
irish licensing is a factor, i since had a 500cc...

irish licensing is a factor, i since had a 500cc parralell twin which i crashed and my arm is a bit botched

dr650s arent available here, that was the first bike i wanted on my list

ktm 690 are...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 50,024
Views: 10,644,142
Posted By kermitridesagain
not if you ve only got enough ching ching for one...

not if you ve only got enough ching ching for one bike
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 50,024
Views: 10,644,142
Posted By kermitridesagain
problem is i want both

problem is i want both
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 09:05 PM
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Posted By kermitridesagain
thanks i m leaning more towards the bmw xcountry...

thanks i m leaning more towards the bmw xcountry now based on the words od people on here over the last few days
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 50,024
Views: 10,644,142
Posted By kermitridesagain
i think i like the idea of smaller...

i think i like the idea of smaller displacement...prevents me from zipping along just a little too quick.....

both bikes are rare enough here , i ve only seen 2 of each for sale in the last six...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 50,024
Views: 10,644,142
Posted By kermitridesagain
thanks yes there are less trails in europe but...

thanks yes there are less trails in europe but most of my riding is on secondary and tertiary roads in ireland with big potholes.....i had a midrange streetbike and crashed it , messed my arm up . i...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 50,024
Views: 10,644,142
Posted By kermitridesagain
that sounds ideal to me

that sounds ideal to me
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 07:03 PM
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Views: 10,644,142
Posted By kermitridesagain
lol good answer

lol good answer
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 50,024
Views: 10,644,142
Posted By kermitridesagain
if you could only have one bike bmw...

if you could only have one bike

bmw xcountry or wr250r for mainly secondary roads with brief highway spins but with having the capabilty of touring europe , which would you choose
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 50,024
Views: 10,644,142
Posted By kermitridesagain
you mean smooth as in the vibes through the bars...

you mean smooth as in the vibes through the bars seat and footpegs

everyone seems to say this that it is a smooth ride
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27,416
Views: 5,093,726
Posted By kermitridesagain
seems a good answer and exactly what i wanted to...

seems a good answer and exactly what i wanted to know...i dont like high speed getting anywhere..i find it extremely draining
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 50,024
Views: 10,644,142
Posted By kermitridesagain
ok i understand the mechanical sympathy...i tend...

ok i understand the mechanical sympathy...i tend to feel that little hint of concern when going beyond what i feel seems to be the bikes comfort zone..it can be done for short stints but to keep the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 50,024
Views: 10,644,142
Posted By kermitridesagain
really , this is the sort of response that...

really , this is the sort of response that suprises me
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 50,024
Views: 10,644,142
Posted By kermitridesagain
yes but the dr650 isn t readily available this...

yes but the dr650 isn t readily available this side of the atlantic unfortunately....drzs are pretty common, with other options being xt660r, bmw xcountry

but mostly just hour long jaunts on the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 50,024
Views: 10,644,142
Posted By kermitridesagain
also the kind of answer i was looking for

also the kind of answer i was looking for
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 50,024
Views: 10,644,142
Posted By kermitridesagain
thanks , thats exactly the answer i wanted to know

thanks , thats exactly the answer i wanted to know
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 50,024
Views: 10,644,142
Posted By kermitridesagain
65-70 is a realistic real speed to cruise along...

65-70 is a realistic real speed to cruise along at ?

that seems more real world for a 250
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,779
Posted By kermitridesagain
can you get a set of dirt wheels for this bike? ...

can you get a set of dirt wheels for this bike?


there s one for sale near me at the moment and i m curious about it but it seems a little underpowered
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 255,838
Posted By kermitridesagain
more pics guys!!!!

more pics guys!!!!
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 50,024
Views: 10,644,142
Posted By kermitridesagain
just wondering what the true cruising comfort...

just wondering what the true cruising comfort zone of this bike is

i see people say they are cruising at 85 75 others say it is happiest at 65

so for people who ride them what would your...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27,416
Views: 5,093,726
Posted By kermitridesagain
curious can the drz handle road speeds of 60-70...

curious can the drz handle road speeds of 60-70 mph and is it comfy at it?
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 255,838
Posted By kermitridesagain
it looks way more agile and light than a stock...

it looks way more agile and light than a stock bike
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 255,838
Posted By kermitridesagain
i had spotted the forks and the 2 into 1 but not...

i had spotted the forks and the 2 into 1 but not the brakes


you ve done a good job....for an amateur mechanic!!!
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 255,838
Posted By kermitridesagain
i love your bike too, it also looks really light ...

i love your bike too, it also looks really light

more photos required!!!!!

it just looks ready to jump on and have a great time
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3,174
Views: 425,047
Posted By kermitridesagain
i found this on the net not mine but it is...

i found this on the net

not mine but it is pretty

its a suzuki djebel 250 xc custom scrambler
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27,416
Views: 5,093,726
Posted By kermitridesagain
what is this bike like as a predominantly road...

what is this bike like as a predominantly road bike
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,174
Views: 425,047
Posted By kermitridesagain
i assume this is an easy process? i d be a...

i assume this is an easy process?

i d be a complete newb to this
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3,174
Views: 425,047
Posted By kermitridesagain
i have zero experience offroad, hence the idea of...

i have zero experience offroad, hence the idea of sticking with a little bike

i think a big one i d be picking up all the time and likely busting myself in coming off it
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,174
Views: 425,047
Posted By kermitridesagain
lighter lower are both beneficial yes will...

lighter lower are both beneficial yes

will it struggle at altitude?
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,325
Posted By kermitridesagain
love your bike

love your bike
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