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Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By Dukeryder
Sag is what you'll need to set by most likely...

Sag is what you'll need to set by most likely backing off the compression on the rear spring. If you can't get the correct sag, you'll need to swap to a lighter spring. This is a short vid showing...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,678
Posted By Dukeryder
Yes the 2011 are the best yet and an improvement...

Yes the 2011 are the best yet and an improvement over the 08-'10 bikes, but the '08-'10 bikes are drastically improved over the previous bikes. From some point in the 90s until 2007 the chassis were...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,649
Posted By Dukeryder
I've ridden a DRZ400S with stock gearing at...

I've ridden a DRZ400S with stock gearing at 80+mph (indicated) on I-10 between New Orleans and Baton Rouge and it's no worse than any other thumper. The bitch is the seat; you gotta move around a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,493
Posted By Dukeryder
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=793805

I think the consensus is 150psi is the minimum and the point you should do new rings.
Forum: Americas 12-23-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By Dukeryder
:thumb probably the best piece of advice so far!

:thumb probably the best piece of advice so far!
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10,954
Views: 1,556,546
Posted By Dukeryder
Only way I'd have one of those, is if I lived in...

Only way I'd have one of those, is if I lived in some place like CT, RI or other East Coast hell where there's no real legal trails; so that I could ride stealth and not piss off the neighbors.
...
Forum: Americas 12-22-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 777
Posted By Dukeryder
As long as he can show proof of ownership and...

As long as he can show proof of ownership and insurance he should be good to go if he gets pulled over as long as the tags are current. That's only in California though. Here in Colorado you buy a...
Forum: Americas 12-22-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By Dukeryder
I've Tent camped at Westport Beach near Fort...

I've Tent camped at Westport Beach near Fort Bragg a few years ago and it was a good place to camp on the beach; but Late Winter? :vardy the beaches in Nor Cal can be cold at night in the Summer! ...
Forum: Americas 12-22-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 777
Posted By Dukeryder
It all depends on the State. In some states you...

It all depends on the State. In some states you keep your tags, in other states like California the plate stays with the vehicle from day 1.
Forum: Americas 12-22-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 642
Posted By Dukeryder
PCH is a MUST DO

Here's my recommended route:

Start in Oregon on US-199 and head southwest on it to US-101. Take 101 South from Arcata/Eureaka to CA-254 "Avenue of the Giants" and ride that South until you get to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-22-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,402
Posted By Dukeryder
U.S. Forest Service responds to concerns about dangerous spikes along Western states

http://northdenvernews.com/u-s-forest-service-responds-to-concerns-about-dangerous-spikes-along-western-states-trails/#
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,339
Posted By Dukeryder
Exactly; it won't make much difference to you,...

Exactly; it won't make much difference to you, the '09 W gets the same forks as the '08 XC, so 09+ KTMs will have equally good suspension. If all you're doing is tight woods, buy an XC (2008+). The...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,339
Posted By Dukeryder
Research the GAS GAS before buying

OP: The Gas Gas 300 is a great bike and I was seriously considering buying a 2013 GasGas 300 for $5000 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25179956&postcount=15032) back in September. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-20-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,641
Posted By Dukeryder
Math Major? Can you get a clearance? Lots of...

Math Major? Can you get a clearance? Lots of Defense Contractor jobs in Colorado and if you don't mind an entry level position ($50K/yr) I'm sure you could find an "engineering" job. That is if...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-19-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,214
Posted By Dukeryder
that's unreal! I haven't run an MT16 in years,...

that's unreal! I haven't run an MT16 in years, but I ran that tire the 19" size on my KX250 but mine seemed to last forever (ran it in the Southeast LA/TX/MS), never ran one in the West or on a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 811
Posted By Dukeryder
+1 The vibes don't bother some people, but...

+1

The vibes don't bother some people, but others like myself can't stand it. The power is there for sure with the LC4 but I don't see the XR600 as a dog in comparison but the KTM WP suspension...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By Dukeryder
He's a High School Senior; I don't think he'll be...

He's a High School Senior; I don't think he'll be doing much drinking on this trip.

OP: If you can; try to guilt your folks into giving you their gas card if they have one, :deal that'll help you...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,339
Posted By Dukeryder
Go for the 2008+ KTM XC bikes. Don't waste your...

Go for the 2008+ KTM XC bikes. Don't waste your time with the older ones. There's so much more aftermarket support for the newer stuff and it's also much more refined.

I just bought a 2008...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-18-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Dukeryder
^ He's moving from Brookly NYC, Cap Hill is going...

^ He's moving from Brookly NYC, Cap Hill is going to feel tame in comparison!



Cap Hill is a perfect 'hood for an early 30s guy same with Congress Park or Lo Do. You can walk to many places in...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 777
Posted By Dukeryder
^Montana No Tax. NH and OR also have no sales...

^Montana No Tax. NH and OR also have no sales tax but I'm not 100% sure if they have some vehicle tax or not.

If you buy in any state you can register it in Montana without paying tax, but like I...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By Dukeryder
+1 on reading the Ride Reports. There's so...

+1 on reading the Ride Reports.

There's so many good back road routes to take. If you're departing CA in the Summer I'd plan a more northern route for the bulk of the trip. I'd start my trip by...
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 777
Posted By Dukeryder
A previous post on Registering a Bike in NC: ...

A previous post on Registering a Bike in NC:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=668629

The Vermont route isn't as easy as it once was :(
http://dmv.vermont.gov/Buying_A_Vehicle

I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10,954
Views: 1,556,546
Posted By Dukeryder
The one I bought was from a 2007 CRF450R every...

The one I bought was from a 2007 CRF450R every CRF450 up until the bikes went FI had the FCR...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By Dukeryder
I've ridden those sugar sands in the Ocala NF and...

I've ridden those sugar sands in the Ocala NF and always found speed was my friend in the sand. The only 2 bikes I've ridden there were the XR650L and DRZ400S. Of the 2 the DRZ with a Kenda...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10,954
Views: 1,556,546
Posted By Dukeryder
I picked up my FCR41 with throttle tube for $130...

I picked up my FCR41 with throttle tube for $130 plus shipping on eBay. After the XRL intake, adapter, jets, needle and hot start I'm still right around $200 total into the project.

Go do a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Dukeryder
There was a local guy on Bay Area Riders Forum...

There was a local guy on Bay Area Riders Forum (BARF) that people raved about when I was living there. Might be worth checking out.

There's plenty of good shops out there, I always try to find...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,678
Posted By Dukeryder
Get an '08+

2008 300 XC here. Best dirt bike I've ever owned or ridden.

I picked up my '08 for $3400, it didn't "need" anything, but I stripped it to the frame, and freshened it up (service suspension,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-15-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By Dukeryder
OHV Sticker is a good idea But...

There's a lot of conflicting info, between what is on the books, what Rangers believe and what's posted on the trail heads. If you don't ride "FT #" trails there should be no need for an OHV permit...
Forum: Americas 12-12-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dukeryder
Da Fuq? :dood You want to destroy pristine nature...

Da Fuq? :dood You want to destroy pristine nature with spray paint? This isn't the ghetto of Chicago man.

I think it would be cool if the roads that were part had the TAT logo on them, of course...
Forum: Americas 12-12-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Dukeryder
Spend at least a day in NOLA

Lots of fun stuff to do in New Orleans, I'd recommend staying in the Marigny for a night then hitting HWY 90 in the AM; you can ride it right out of New Orleans and through the swamps and then along...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-12-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,468
Posted By Dukeryder
My girlfriend booked us a couple nights in Eagle...

My girlfriend booked us a couple nights in Eagle River AK this past summer using Air BnB, she has a low tolerance for bullshit so the site couldn't have been that difficult.

We stayed with Capt....
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3,042
Views: 853,684
Posted By Dukeryder
2000 xr600

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Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,502
Posted By Dukeryder
:thumb Exactly what I learned to ride on! A 1974...

:thumb Exactly what I learned to ride on! A 1974 Yamaha GT80, it was an old beater then (20+yrs ago) that belonged to one of the neighborhood kids but we all took turns riding it on backroads and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-12-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By Dukeryder
From what I understand if your bike is plated you...

From what I understand if your bike is plated you only need an OHV sticker if you're riding on routes designated as "Forest Service Trails", Forest Service Roads only require plates. What's on the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Dukeryder
A 1990? $200-$300 Why? 'cause it's so old and...

A 1990? $200-$300 Why? 'cause it's so old and will probably be hard to get parts and if you can find parts they'll be super expensive. At $2-300 you could at least hope to make some money if you...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-10-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,051
Posted By Dukeryder
OP wants to move here "mainly for the riding"

This State is the best; and that's why 1,000 people are moving here each Month.

I've only been living here full time since 2011 but it's been goal of mine to live here for as long as I can...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-04-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,878
Posted By Dukeryder
I haven't been very active with the RockyMtn...

I haven't been very active with the RockyMtn group of riders with the exception of the Jekyll and Hyde ride. But I've met a lot of great people through ADV over nearly the last 10 years, even got a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-03-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By Dukeryder
http://tourbikes.com/ I've rented from this...

http://tourbikes.com/

I've rented from this guy before (back in 2009, before I lived here); he offered GREAT customer service and was very accommodating. He had a DR650 back then but it looks...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-02-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,209
Posted By Dukeryder
Places to ride until the snow melts.

In addition to places already mentioned.

Two Rivers Racing MX Leahy Family Farm, is located in Miliken not that far from Longmont, open Sundays at Noon. It's a track, but there's all kinds of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-26-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,640
Posted By Dukeryder
Talk to your neighbors. Century Link in my...

Talk to your neighbors.

Century Link in my experience is that they are grossly incompetent and offer the shittiest services of any major utility I've experienced in my entire life.

On the...
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