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Forum: Day Trippin' 05-17-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By whipit1k
nice countryside. my ladyfriend (who was born in...

nice countryside. my ladyfriend (who was born in Germany) is always trying to get me to go and see the country. I tell her as soon as I can pack a bike in my carry on luggage, Im there!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-13-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5,247
Views: 479,378
Posted By whipit1k
I live four miles north of that potential rat rod...

I live four miles north of that potential rat rod project, though I think it is more likely a rat colony project or scrap metal. they had four old cars of similar vintage out there a few weeks ago,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-05-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 40,815
Posted By whipit1k
wow,I would love to ride in your part of the...

wow,I would love to ride in your part of the world some day
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-13-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By whipit1k
better check the oil in your rear end for water...

better check the oil in your rear end for water and think about greasing the swingarm pivot
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-09-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,678
Posted By whipit1k
love the VTR. I have an 02 with high mount MIG...

love the VTR. I have an 02 with high mount MIG pipes that look similar to yours. It is kind of on winter break while I ride the vstrom daily. (heated grips and hand guards)
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,164
Posted By whipit1k
ha! very nice I actually owned a 1999 Scorpa...

ha! very nice
I actually owned a 1999 Scorpa easy.
It was a fine machine, though the air filter was a bit of a joke
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-24-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5,247
Views: 479,378
Posted By whipit1k
I need to get up there and check out the cool...

I need to get up there and check out the cool dirt roads north of morganton.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-24-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 69,307
Posted By whipit1k
yes, yes, I understand that it is probably very...

yes, yes, I understand that it is probably very satisfying in the lower RPM range , but does it do anything at lower RPM's that the GS or the KTM1190 don 't? and then when those two bikes continue...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-24-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 69,307
Posted By whipit1k
Oh, I am not knocking the super tenere, and now...

Oh, I am not knocking the super tenere, and now that they can be had at nice prices, the S10 is at the top of my list. My Vstrom is coming up on 100K and, of course, runs just the same as it ever...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-24-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By whipit1k
The distance to a dealer makes no difference...

The distance to a dealer makes no difference whatsoever to me. There is this thing called the internet- any part or accessory I could possibly want can be had cheaper and delivered directly to my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-24-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 69,307
Posted By whipit1k
This thread does not need to be fourteen pages...

This thread does not need to be fourteen pages long. The super ten does not sell because it is a bit porky and makes some fairly small HP numbers for a 1200cc bike. It is a great bike, I am sure, but...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 84,413
Views: 9,775,325
Posted By whipit1k
I am jealous of the NX transmission. How the...

I am jealous of the NX transmission. How the XR650L ever went into production with such horrible ratios is beyond me. It is truly a glaring flaw for off road use, nearly a fatal flaw to me
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-12-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5,247
Views: 479,378
Posted By whipit1k
from a couple m onths back I guess but I noticed...

from a couple m onths back I guess but I noticed that you had ridden along the base of south mountain through golden valley. If you were on golden valley rd/jonestown rd, there are some cool spots to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 31,074
Posted By whipit1k
I don't care if it is outdated. what I do care...

I don't care if it is outdated.
what I do care about is that it suffers from the same BS problems now that it did 14 years ago when it came out:it has a neutered motor, crap carb, and a severe lack...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-04-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,305
Posted By whipit1k
very nice! stay off the mud roads on the way home!

very nice! stay off the mud roads on the way home!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-26-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 20,409
Posted By whipit1k
If Yamaha can build this triple 1) without...

If Yamaha can build this triple 1) without de-tuning the motor in any way and 2) without gaining much weight, I will haul ass to the dealer to buy one. that would be a great great bike.

sadly,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-17-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,978
Posted By whipit1k
cool pictures of warmer times! did you go...

cool pictures of warmer times! did you go straight from Shoneys to the hospital cardiac unit for a stent or two? lol
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-22-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,174
Posted By whipit1k
hmmm...wonder what was going on in that little...

hmmm...wonder what was going on in that little underground structure? you didn't happen to see this parked nearby, did ya>?
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-28-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,680
Posted By whipit1k
yes it s truly heartbreaking to sift through...

yes it s truly heartbreaking to sift through craigslist these days, it seems every numbskull who owns a sawzall is currently in the business of butchering classic Japanese bikes. glad this one dodged...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-19-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,588
Posted By whipit1k
comparing a 12 DL650 to a honda 500X is pretty...

comparing a 12 DL650 to a honda 500X is pretty unfair to the honda. It is a nice bike, I am sure, but not in the same league
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-19-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,718
Posted By whipit1k
The only good argument against buying a higher...

The only good argument against buying a higher mileage strom is the fact that there are a load of them out there with low mileage for a song. Best deal on two wheels in my book. I would not really...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-10-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3,670
Views: 763,449
Posted By whipit1k
It never ceases to amaze me how frequently some...

It never ceases to amaze me how frequently some digital pics snapped by some dude at a bike show or out in the real world somewhere put the studio pics a manufacturer banks on to introduce their new...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,425
Posted By whipit1k
awesome report, love your "new" 350. such a cool...

awesome report, love your "new" 350. such a cool machine
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-18-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,342
Posted By whipit1k
Dear (american) Honda, Thanks for making my...

Dear (american) Honda,
Thanks for making my buying decisions quick and easy by failing to import the interesting bikes I like. Love my V-strom. Keep peddaling those shadow cruisers, maybe some day I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-01-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,272
Posted By whipit1k
it could be carried on a vstrom pretty easily....

it could be carried on a vstrom pretty easily. modern trials bikes have a very large, flat aluminum skid plate that would sit oh so nicely on the vstrom cargo rack. you would need to find a way to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,798
Posted By whipit1k
wow , I need to do that trip some day

wow , I need to do that trip some day
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9,561
Views: 1,439,617
Posted By whipit1k
it is a very bad idea to make a rocker box (valve...

it is a very bad idea to make a rocker box (valve cover) gasket and put it in where it does not belong. Take it out NOW and re assemble with liquid gasket. The head and rocker box are machined in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9,561
Views: 1,439,617
Posted By whipit1k
I think you are just used to two 310mm rotors...

I think you are just used to two 310mm rotors with radial mount calipers on a typical sportbike...serious braking power. The DR200 is never, ever going to have (or need) that type of braking power....
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9,561
Views: 1,439,617
Posted By whipit1k
I guess I have answered my own question by...

I guess I have answered my own question by researching a bit more
There is nothing missing. The DR200 does not use the shift drum cam stop and spring that normally live under this oil drain plug...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9,561
Views: 1,439,617
Posted By whipit1k
Question concerning the right side "oil drain...

Question concerning the right side "oil drain plug" on the underside of the bike.

I realize now that this is not really an oil drain plug. I see it is supposedly a plug to retain a spring and pin...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9,561
Views: 1,439,617
Posted By whipit1k
I am looking for a stock DR200se seat cover....

I am looking for a stock DR200se seat cover. anybody got one they would like to sell? maybe leftover from a custom seat job?
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9,561
Views: 1,439,617
Posted By whipit1k
Just bought a 1996 DR200 , I am curious, does...

Just bought a 1996 DR200 , I am curious, does anybody know who has got the highest mileage DR200 in the adv family here? I am sure it is not me: my bike has 15K. more than most little bikes but not...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7,517
Views: 1,366,453
Posted By whipit1k
I ride a fuel injected bike and do occasionally...

I ride a fuel injected bike and do occasionally rant about the unnecessary complexity of the system. Especially when costly fuel pumps die.



Some of the most satisfying bikes out there are...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7,517
Views: 1,366,453
Posted By whipit1k
well how did people ever do it in the past? There...

well how did people ever do it in the past? There have been motorcycles out there in this scary, multi surface world you describe for a hundred and ten years, dealing with the treacherous , ever...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-02-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,850
Posted By whipit1k
do you have any idea how slow and horribly...

do you have any idea how slow and horribly underpowered a TW200 is to begin with, let alone loaded down with a bunch of gear? as long as you are riding to and from a location that never sees traffic...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-02-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7,517
Views: 1,366,453
Posted By whipit1k
I could give a rats ass about abs, traction...

I could give a rats ass about abs, traction control, or any other type of electronic BS. I have been the one riding and controling the bike since the beginning, and that is how it is going to stay. I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,887
Posted By whipit1k
I also have an 05 DL1000. Only 75k on my bike. I...

I also have an 05 DL1000. Only 75k on my bike. I cant see replacing it any time soon. It was dirt cheap, is pretty damn good at everything I ask it to do, very reliable. I suppose I could go out and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9,595
Views: 3,861,476
Posted By whipit1k
click the craigslist link for more pics....

click the craigslist link for more pics. something I just ran across. It is pretty neat
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9,595
Views: 3,861,476
Posted By whipit1k
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/whipit1k/3E...

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/whipit1k/3E33M43N75Ld5N25Fed4r96cc9917bcc41a6d_zps995d66bf.jpg ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 23,095
Posted By whipit1k
Full disclosure: I rode one harley in my life, a...

Full disclosure: I rode one harley in my life, a 2001 softtail something or other. put a new front tire on it for a guy and decided to give it a whirl. I was expecting it to be slow and to vibrate a...
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