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Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Midlife_Madness
Yeah, I do and yeah, that's my fear too.

Yeah, I do and yeah, that's my fear too.
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Midlife_Madness
XL250R timing chain question

I'm pretty sure I know the answer, but I appreciate the experts out there chiming in to confirm what I'm thinking.

I had pulled the bike out of storage a few weeks ago, fired it up and made sure...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By Midlife_Madness
What's my 1982 XL250R worth?

Okay, so this may be a really stupid question, but I figure you guys could give me some ideas of what I should ask for my bike. It's a 1982 Honda XL250R that I rebuilt. See the full story here: ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-15-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By Midlife_Madness
Mt. Spokane area will probably be where I go...

Mt. Spokane area will probably be where I go first since it's so close. Quick for me means 20 minutes from my house. I will probably wander over to the Riverside ORV Park also. That might be a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-14-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5,524
Views: 299,868
Posted By Midlife_Madness
north side rides?

I was told to post this question here as most of the folks from Spokane hit this thread a lot. I just finished rebuilding my 1982 XL250R and got my plate for it today. I'm looking for some dirt...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-13-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By Midlife_Madness
Fun rides close to Spokane

I finally finished my project bike - a rebuild of a 1982 Honda XL250R. So now I'm looking for ideas for fun, quick rides in the Spokane area. My brother (Bravo21) has a much newer Kawasaki Super...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,886
Posted By Midlife_Madness
Sr500

My first motorcycle of any kind was a 1978 Yamaha SR500. I got one because a friend had the TT and I wanted the street version. Great bike, tons of torque, very simple. But would flood at the drop...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-08-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By Midlife_Madness
I took a ride on the road to Avery once before...

I took a ride on the road to Avery once before about two years ago and it is an awesome road. Lots of twisties that can be taken at a pretty good clip. I just haven't taken the time to go up into...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-07-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By Midlife_Madness
still snowed in

Calling the Ranger station at Avery was the right thing to do. They say it's still full of snow and won't likely be clear until the middle of June. I'll tackle that later in the summer.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-07-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By Midlife_Madness
Good suggestion, Jim. I'll contact them. ...

Good suggestion, Jim. I'll contact them.

Thanks all for the feedback.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-06-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By Midlife_Madness
St Joe River Road to St. Regis?

Can any of you Idaho and Montana folks give me an idea of the condition of St. Joe River Road past Avery and on through on Little Joe Road in Montana thru to St. Regis? I'm thinking of taking that...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 587
Posted By Midlife_Madness
XL250R decompression cable

I've got a 1982 XL250R that I'm rebuilding. I need a decompression cable for it but am having a hard time finding one. I found one for a XR250 (part no. 22890-KT1-671). Not knowing too much about...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By Midlife_Madness
what did you find?

I know this is an old thread, but I'm working on the exact same bike (model & year). What did you find? It's a long story, but I need to replace the pipe itself on the bike and I thought maybe I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 525
Posted By Midlife_Madness
XL250R rear fender suggestions?

I'm rebuilding a 1982 Honda XL250R and trying to bring it back to being a street legal dual sport. I'm getting there, but I found out last night that the rear fender I bought off Ebay that I thought...
Forum: Vendors 02-13-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 46,275
Posted By Midlife_Madness
what about hot weather?

I know these are new, so you don't have an answer by experience for this particular boot, but in general do the Gaerne boots allow your feet to get hot in the really warm summer months? I've read on...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,036
Posted By Midlife_Madness
I haven't watched all your footage yet, but it...

I haven't watched all your footage yet, but it looks great so far. Glad to know the strom worked well. An Alaska trip is on my agenda as soon as I can arrange it. Being a bit further east of you,...
Forum: Face plant 06-20-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,900
Posted By Midlife_Madness
I'm his brother, who was about two blocks up...

I'm his brother, who was about two blocks up because I made it through the light. Sitting there looking in my mirror to see when to take off. When suddenly as I'm looking my brother himself takes...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 403
Posted By Midlife_Madness
XL250R engine swap?

Can anyone tell me what problems, if any, there would be on a 1982 XL250R to swap the engine with a 1979 XL250? I've got a project bike I'm working on replacing and thinking about doing the really...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 568,577
Posted By Midlife_Madness
Allen's Cycle and it's on Pittsburg (close...

Allen's Cycle and it's on Pittsburg (close enough!). It's on my list of places to visit. I just haven't had time after work yet to head over there to talk to him. There's another place in Coeur...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 568,577
Posted By Midlife_Madness
parts for 1982 XL250R?

I have a 1982 Honda XL250R that I've acquired as a project bike. I've stripped it down to the frame and will start the rebuild, painting the bike and getting it back to street legal. I've picked up...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-18-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,682
Posted By Midlife_Madness
missed it

I should check the forum more often. I don't check it every day mostly because I'm not yet a real adventure-ride-it-in-the-dirt guy on my v-strom. Still, I'm sorry I missed meeting you people...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-19-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By Midlife_Madness
Try Westside

I bought my Tourmaster jacket from the Westside booth at the Spokane Motorcycle show in February, then went to their store to pick up the pants and boots I needed. Was helped by a young man named...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-15-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,559
Posted By Midlife_Madness
Ladybug - thanks. I'll try and meet up with you...

Ladybug - thanks. I'll try and meet up with you guys when you get together next. And by the way, the jacket I bought is a Tourmaster Transition 2 in that same bright hi-viz color. I don't want...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-14-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,782
Posted By Midlife_Madness
WU7X - I enjoyed the show quite a bit. Got to...

WU7X - I enjoyed the show quite a bit. Got to see bikes that I'd seen in magazines and on the internet, but not in the flesh, so to speak. I added to the report thread about what I liked about the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-14-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,782
Posted By Midlife_Madness
WU7X - were you carrying around a hi-viz jacket,...

WU7X - were you carrying around a hi-viz jacket, wearing an orange t-shirt Saturday at the show? I think my buddy and I were talking to you about the value of being seen when riding. We were looking...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-14-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,559
Posted By Midlife_Madness
I haven't posted much on the forum, mostly...

I haven't posted much on the forum, mostly lurking and sponging off the pool of knowledge here. I also went to the show yesterday but neglected to take pictures of anything. I've not been to a...
Forum: Beasts 10-23-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 690,381
Posted By Midlife_Madness
Bought a black K8 650 a couple of weeks ago even...

Bought a black K8 650 a couple of weeks ago even though the season is pretty much gone up here. I've been enjoying having a bike again after a nearly 28 year gap. Looking forward to picking up stuff...
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