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Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,466
Posted By DragonRider1
http://www.rideasia.net/motorcycle-forum/bike-talk...

http://www.rideasia.net/motorcycle-forum/bike-talk/2337-honda-250-crf-l-adjusting-lowering-rear-shock.html

This is an article out of an asian forum where someone did exactly this; drilled and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By DragonRider1
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g172/Adventuremy...

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g172/Adventuremyk/mouse_with_helmet.jpg


:)
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10,828
Views: 1,565,688
Posted By DragonRider1
I'm with bill. I found a sweet '01 that I got for...

I'm with bill. I found a sweet '01 that I got for my wife with 3,500 very well kept miles on it for $1,700. It looked virtually new. The only thing I did was swap out the nearly dead stock tires and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10,828
Views: 1,565,688
Posted By DragonRider1
I'd not mind a little more weight if it had much...

I'd not mind a little more weight if it had much easier cold-starting and warm-up characteristics and a suspension my wife didn't outgrow the second time she took it to the dirt. The thing that...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10,828
Views: 1,565,688
Posted By DragonRider1
One of the first things I do when I am going to...

One of the first things I do when I am going to do a mostly-off-road day is yank the mirrors. It saves a lot of $$$ down the road! The downside is that I tend to forget to put them back on. I've...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2007, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10,828
Views: 1,565,688
Posted By DragonRider1
Better still would be the combination of both. ...

Better still would be the combination of both. If you are actually going to use it as a DS, the bark busters and the plastic guards over them will ensure you aren't trying to make it home without a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 88,441
Posted By DragonRider1
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g172/Adventuremy...

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g172/Adventuremyk/Dualsporting-Catoosa-Julie-9-1-07/IMG_1981_resize.jpg

Playing in Catoosa with the wife and showing her XT how to make a real splash with my DR....
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 88,441
Posted By DragonRider1
"Then anti-seize the living shit out of the...

"Then anti-seize the living shit out of the adjuster bolt." - Creeper

Which bolt and is this for th 400s???
Forum: Face plant 07-07-2007, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,206
Posted By DragonRider1
Glad she's okay and she's as enthusiastic as my...

Glad she's okay and she's as enthusiastic as my wife (who broke her wrist her first day of riding, growled like crazy until the doc cleared her to ride, and no I have a hard time keeping up with...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-06-2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By DragonRider1
Welcome to Knoxville. I love it here! Plenty to...

Welcome to Knoxville. I love it here! Plenty to do, lots of adventures, and the politics are about as screwed up as they get. :rofl

I second the EastTnRiders.com forum. It has just about...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-06-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By DragonRider1
http://www.gpsdiscount.com/ These guys have...

http://www.gpsdiscount.com/

These guys have always had what I needed in stock (4GPS's so far and counting with lots of extra gear). My RAM mount works well for both the VFR and the DR-400s (got...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 88,441
Posted By DragonRider1
(okay, so I'm going back through the threads to...

(okay, so I'm going back through the threads to look for idea's on how to tweak my '07... but this was amusing).

Muffin, I am married. I'm married to an American girl. A young lady who can be a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 88,441
Posted By DragonRider1
Finally...

Finally got my '07 replacement for the '03 that was stolen and I'm happily working on her now. :) Haven't had it long enough to get a name, but have had it long enough for the first mods!!!
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Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2007, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,639
Posted By DragonRider1
Thanks! heading over to join ThumperTalk now. :) ...

Thanks! heading over to join ThumperTalk now. :) I don't think I'm going to be swapping out the stock exhaust anytime soon. I rather like it nice and quiet for the types of places I ride. I do,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2007, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,639
Posted By DragonRider1
What are the 1x3 and 3x3 airbox mods? Three 1"...

What are the 1x3 and 3x3 airbox mods? Three 1" and 3" holes drilled with the little air-filter bits in the airbox?? Pics???
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By DragonRider1
3 XT's in the past and on the 4th presently. ...

3 XT's in the past and on the 4th presently. Average mid-60's to low 70's depending on the season, riding style, and what gear (some of the full cordura suits act something like a parachute on the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,558
Posted By DragonRider1
I've been looking. I've been patient. I just...

I've been looking. I've been patient. I just decided it's not time to sit back and watch everyone else having the fun on the DS rides aroudn here and juts wish I could save an extra few hundred...
Forum: Face plant 04-13-2007, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,218
Posted By DragonRider1
Living in Knoxville I heard about the accident,...

Living in Knoxville I heard about the accident, but none of the details. For what it's worth, the original messages were 'rider killed on 321'. Thankfully that wasn't the case! Guessing you were on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2007, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,558
Posted By DragonRider1
True, I am in some fantastic area if you are into...

True, I am in some fantastic area if you are into off-roading, forest roading, or sports car driving. I'm also lucky enough to have the toys to appreciate all 3 and a wife who loves these as much as...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-12-2007, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,256
Posted By DragonRider1
Mine would certainly notice... After all, she'd...

Mine would certainly notice... After all, she'd look at me and politely say "Hey, I haven't ridden that one yet. Keys... NOW!!!" She's another sportbike, sport tour, dualsport girl who was happy to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,558
Posted By DragonRider1
I had an '03 stolen about 2.5 years ago and it...

I had an '03 stolen about 2.5 years ago and it made me sick. Finally got it broken in and dialed in the way I wanted it. I spent the last year seriously looking for a decent '03+ ('02 was the first...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2007, 08:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,966
Posted By DragonRider1
I have a set of fieldsheer pants that I bought...

I have a set of fieldsheer pants that I bought (liked the full-leg zippers to make it easier to get on/off while wearing boots). Two daysafter I bought it I started a 4,500 mile ride. The first...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-12-2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By DragonRider1
I have not tried Edge yet but have had several...

I have not tried Edge yet but have had several good experiances with GPSDiscount.com. Probably similar pricing and if one is out the other may have it kind of deal.

Btw, you'll love the 276C!...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10,828
Views: 1,565,688
Posted By DragonRider1
I live next to a pretty decent ORV park...

I live next to a pretty decent ORV park (Windrock/Coal Creek) and one of our riding buddies picked up one of those. It lasted about an hour and a half. Probably lasted that long because 15minutes...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2007, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10,828
Views: 1,565,688
Posted By DragonRider1
Thanks for all the help guys. :) I simply can't...

Thanks for all the help guys. :) I simply can't wait to pick up a 2nd Dualsport so the wife can see some of the places I was talking about. The Wrangler gets us to a lot, but the dualsports are...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10,828
Views: 1,565,688
Posted By DragonRider1
I think that's what I threw on the old '99 KLR650...

I think that's what I threw on the old '99 KLR650 that I had and I liked them even in the Fla sand. Where did you pick them up and who are the better online retailers for that sort of thing these...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10,828
Views: 1,565,688
Posted By DragonRider1
A few differences. Going up just stand on the...

A few differences. Going up just stand on the pegs and rock your weight back and forth to keep traction without the front end getting too light and wanting to come up. As for picking the bike up,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10,828
Views: 1,565,688
Posted By DragonRider1
Nice ride!! Looks like another '01? Sort of like...

Nice ride!! Looks like another '01? Sort of like this one? :)

I do need to get some new tires for the XT. 3,800 on the originals and they are done, but that's the way we got it in December. new...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2007, 10:18 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 88,441
Posted By DragonRider1
Sweet pics! Where did you get the blue tank? It...

Sweet pics! Where did you get the blue tank? It seems to match up pretty close to perfectly. Is that the 4.0 gallon?
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,233
Posted By DragonRider1
From around '86-89 or so Honda used to make the...

From around '86-89 or so Honda used to make the Reflex for the US which was a street legal trials bike in the 200cc range. I was into the motocross scene at the time and never gave it a second...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-21-2007, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,175
Posted By DragonRider1
Not sure about the Touratech, but I have also...

Not sure about the Touratech, but I have also been running a RAM mount with my '98 VFR for the last 8k miles. No problems. I'm going to be picking up another dualsport, and like yourself, dont'...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-10-2007, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By DragonRider1
Hey, they make Snorkels for quads, why not for...

Hey, they make Snorkels for quads, why not for DR's?
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2007, 08:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,104
Posted By DragonRider1
Alas, my wife didn't have the budget that we...

Alas, my wife didn't have the budget that we would have liked this year but I did get lots of gift cards to local bike shops. That I can live with. :)

However, I did get her a few motorcycle...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-07-2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By DragonRider1
Looks like a blast and good timing on the pics....

Looks like a blast and good timing on the pics. :) I have had a few interesting encounters on my old DRZ-400s, one of which had the front wheel slip to the side, drop 2' and stop instantly... which...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2007, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10,828
Views: 1,565,688
Posted By DragonRider1
Never had a need for Rimlocks on any of the 4...

Never had a need for Rimlocks on any of the 4 we've had in the past. I think the rear has one stock but its in the storage area so I can't just jump down and look.

As for the gearing, 1st gear...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,881
Posted By DragonRider1
I know the feeling. 4 cars, 3 bikes (getting a...

I know the feeling. 4 cars, 3 bikes (getting a 4th soon), 4 cats, a wife, and the apartment isn't cutting it anymore. I *really* need a garage and hopefully a house to have it attached to....
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2006, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By DragonRider1
I live near the University of TN. At any given...

I live near the University of TN. At any given home game and I'd run out of the 1,500+ pics that my camera can hold...

There was that whole string on 'women drivers' where they had cars in the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2006, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10,828
Views: 1,565,688
Posted By DragonRider1
Took the wife and her x-mas present ('01 XT-225)...

Took the wife and her x-mas present ('01 XT-225) out to a family fun ride this afternoon and we all had a blast! The XT, even with about 15% of it's tread left (previous owner rode only on the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-21-2006, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
Posted By DragonRider1
Just doing Bald River Falls a little justice. :) ...

Just doing Bald River Falls a little justice. :)

I live in Knoxville about 35mins from the Gap. It's a great ride, but this time of year the temps and weather can play hell with it.

The...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2006, 05:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,285
Posted By DragonRider1
The one I put on my '93 is the U-haul hitch. It...

The one I put on my '93 is the U-haul hitch. It was identical to the other 4 primary hitches for sale and if you included shipping from them, I came out ahead. There isn't anything at all wrong with...
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