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Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 04:31 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
270 lbs? Isn't it more like 320? I'd look for a...

270 lbs? Isn't it more like 320? I'd look for a DR200 for a short rider. If she needs to flatfoot I'd go for that or the Yamaha TW200. Those are both fairly short seat heights for the class, and will...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2013, 06:33 AM
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Posted By dalehazelton
For me that would be an accident waiting to...

For me that would be an accident waiting to happen. Unless you put some kind of zip up soft bag inside stuff will come out all of those holes for sure. I thought about one of these with the guts...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2013, 02:10 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
Nice farkles. But curious why you're changing out...

Nice farkles. But curious why you're changing out the gauge cluster. You don't like the icon of a V8 engine on a dirtbike?
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2013, 06:00 AM
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Posted By dalehazelton
I often think about the Sequoia rack for the CRF...

I often think about the Sequoia rack for the CRF but it doesn't attach anywhere low on the frame - ALL the weight is on the subframe. Your experience is disappointing but unless you go with a KLR650...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2013, 10:49 AM
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Posted By dalehazelton
I've heard of enough Shinko failures (sidewall...

I've heard of enough Shinko failures (sidewall bulges, tread separation) that I wouldn't go to anything less than a Kenda in the budget department. Those were mostly scooter and sport bike tires, but...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2013, 04:13 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
I went from the DR200 to the Honda - HUGE...

I went from the DR200 to the Honda - HUGE improvement in power and speed, but I really miss that 3.5 gallon tank....I changed the front sprocket up one to a 16 tooth and got up to 99 mpg on the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 05:49 AM
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Posted By dalehazelton
I find the gas gauge to be WAYYYYYYY off. I'm...

I find the gas gauge to be WAYYYYYYY off. I'm down to one bar and it only takes a gallon or so to refill. The odometer on the other hand is only one mph optomistic up to 60ish according to my gps,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 01:33 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
My first few tanks were in the 73 mpg range. A...

My first few tanks were in the 73 mpg range. A few rides I've done recently were over 80. Stock bike, no windshield. I do add a bit of Startron to the tank. I try to ride with economy in mind. get to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 04:36 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
How did you get the Coleman/Walmart pad on your...

How did you get the Coleman/Walmart pad on your bike? I tried and the plastic clips don't fit UNDER the seat and don't really work on the sides.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2013, 07:51 AM
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Posted By dalehazelton
"There you are on the side of a hill and you have...

"There you are on the side of a hill and you have to fish for neutral first before restarting?"

I noticed that, but when you pull the clutch lever ALL the way in it will start. Try that before you...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2013, 12:39 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
They don't say how many liters of storage that...

They don't say how many liters of storage that bag is, but it looks like it would easily swallow a helmet and jacket. And gloves. And maybe even some street shoes. You could also get a mesh jacket...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2013, 07:09 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
"Don't buy one" because it gets scratched or...

"Don't buy one" because it gets scratched or dented if YOU damage it? Seriously?
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2013, 03:59 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
"Normal. The only comparable bike that comes with...

"Normal. The only comparable bike that comes with a big tank is the Suzuki DR200."

That's the dual sport bike I had before this. 3.5 gallon tank is awesome, and I was getting mileage in the 90s...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2013, 02:23 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
Friend was going to buy a Husqvarna dual sport...

Friend was going to buy a Husqvarna dual sport because prices were slashed onthem. Then he read they require a valve check every 600 miles. Bought a WR250 instead.
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2013, 10:42 AM
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Posted By dalehazelton
It works and you can't argue with the price. And...

It works and you can't argue with the price. And that kind of plastic (HDPE?) will never break.
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2013, 06:21 AM
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Posted By dalehazelton
Can we see that? I like make dos.

Can we see that? I like make dos.
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2013, 04:53 AM
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Posted By dalehazelton
You can buy just brackets from Turbo City and...

You can buy just brackets from Turbo City and make your own screen. Or buy the above set up, try it and if you still want shorter cut it down yourself.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 05:11 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
My other bike is a VFR 800. I have two different...

My other bike is a VFR 800. I have two different windshields for it including one with a laminar lip and can tell you that doing 60 or 65 on the CRF is less buffeting/noisy than riding the VFR. Being...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 04:35 AM
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Posted By dalehazelton
What rack do you have? I'd like one but it seems...

What rack do you have? I'd like one but it seems a lot of them are hollow tubing which would seem prone to cracking. Any body make one out of solid tubing?
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2013, 09:45 AM
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Posted By dalehazelton
"So with stock gearing 65mph is feeling good?Im...

"So with stock gearing 65mph is feeling good?Im looking at the various 250's as a replacement for my KLR650 and 65 is the speed I do now."

Remember that it's the motor from the CBR250 and it was...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2013, 04:32 AM
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Posted By dalehazelton
I believe I saw your mounting Lost Rider, now...

I believe I saw your mounting Lost Rider, now that you show it again. I didn't want to lose the OEM toolbox for aesthetics though (I'm a little bit of form precedes function on this bike at the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2013, 03:01 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
I saw the Whitehorse gear price and 3 from...

I saw the Whitehorse gear price and 3 from Agrisupply was cheaper than two from them, so that's what I did. May sell extras to any friends local who want one for $10 or so...

Okay, I put the thing...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2013, 12:56 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
Agrisupply Manual Tube on CRF?

I did a search and didn't see this come up - has anyone mounted the Agrisupply manual tube on their LRP yet? I ordered a few (you might as well get a bunch - they'll charge you a small fortune to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2013, 05:10 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
Nice screen on the WR as well - is that a...

Nice screen on the WR as well - is that a Parabellum? Have fun!
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2013, 02:59 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
That Bajaj is really nice looking Oldgringo....

That Bajaj is really nice looking Oldgringo. Don't think we get those in the US. I don't know if Bajaj scooters are still sold here.
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2013, 07:55 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
How about something even brighter? Would require...

How about something even brighter? Would require creative mounting because of the size but might be nice...

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200498858_200498858
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2013, 02:37 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
Don't know how or why I googled Emerson Motor...

Don't know how or why I googled Emerson Motor Works today, I got my '72 R60/5 out a couple of days ago and that got me thinking of David as she wears a used Corbin seat from him. Met him at the show...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2013, 04:02 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
I miss my DR already. Love the CRF250L but the DR...

I miss my DR already. Love the CRF250L but the DR was old tech - easy to fix if need be, lighter, shorter, stone simple and incredibly fuel efficient. Sadly, it was also slow as molasses which is why...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2013, 05:42 AM
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Posted By dalehazelton
As a newbie, I have to ask - how do you mount...

As a newbie, I have to ask - how do you mount something like that fully loaded? I had a couple of step through Burgman scooters and that was a no brainer loaded up. Do you put your left foot on the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 06:45 AM
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Posted By dalehazelton
These are large and CHEAP at $29 at tractor...

These are large and CHEAP at $29 at tractor supply store. If you search for that brand name on ebay they come in different colors and configurations as well. I bought but returned as I checked my old...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2013, 05:54 AM
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Posted By dalehazelton
Selling used bike

Yeah, every time I've bought or sold or consigned I feel like I've been screwed over. When the dealer pulls out that NADA book that doesn't consider mileage or condition or accessories you know...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2013, 06:09 AM
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Posted By dalehazelton
DR sold

Dealer where I had this consigned for $2300 just called and said the sold it for $2,000. After I pay them commission I will be getting less than average retail, and they were much more money on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2013, 12:14 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
Oh no, that was 80 days first day, 50 or 60...

Oh no, that was 80 days first day, 50 or 60 second.....
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2013, 05:44 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
So here's the CRF250L on day 1. I have about 400...

So here's the CRF250L on day 1. I have about 400 miles on it and I have to say I think it's a keeper. I can't imagine needing any more cc's than this for bopping around. The DR200 was great but a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2013, 05:31 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
Damn - sleeping under a picnic table - now THAT'S...

Damn - sleeping under a picnic table - now THAT'S minimalist!
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2013, 05:06 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
I have to say that in a headwind or a side wind...

I have to say that in a headwind or a side wind the bike is ALL over the place. That's disappointing, and I felt like it would be a touch more stable than the DR200 due to the higher weight, but I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2013, 02:58 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
I've got about 350 miles on the Honda so far and...

I've got about 350 miles on the Honda so far and I have to say that if you want that little bit of extra power it's worth it. MPG is down to about 75, coming off the DR200 I'm not happy about that,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2013, 01:05 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
Lurker

Hello all,

Enjoying poking around here and reading how folks do so much with as little as possible. I have a 2006 DR200 that I put 1,700 miles on last year, a few hundred mile days. I put a 16...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2012, 02:47 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
Sorry, didn't read your post well. I'd drain off...

Sorry, didn't read your post well. I'd drain off that extra 150 mils. Also make sure you have no gas in the oil, if you do you should add a real shutoff switch to keep your gas tank from draining...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2012, 01:28 PM
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Posted By dalehazelton
"i just recently bought a 2008 DR200se with 32000...

"i just recently bought a 2008 DR200se with 32000 miles on the clock"

Alex, is that 32 THOUSAND on a four year old 200 cc bike or 32 hundred? If it runs fine, starts easily and just needs a bit...
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