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Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22,646
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Posted By Twotrak
The linkage looks stock. These things have a lot...

The linkage looks stock. These things have a lot of adjustment just by tightening the spring. And it's not unusual for someone to push the forks up in the triple clamps especially if the rear...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22,646
Views: 2,871,449
Posted By Twotrak
I have one although it is currently not...

I have one although it is currently not installed. I ride other bikes too and find it a little confusing to switch back and forth. I think it makes you faster on single track. I have the old...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 78,835
Views: 8,638,533
Posted By Twotrak
I'm about the same age as you and in the same...

I'm about the same age as you and in the same boat. Sometimes I wish my XR650r had a button. I also have an L and the extra weight makes it more of a pain than the R sometimes. So all I'm saying is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22,646
Views: 2,871,449
Posted By Twotrak
I think it could. These bikes are tall with soft...

I think it could. These bikes are tall with soft suspensions and nowadays a fairly steep head angle. But I think the tread patterns of some front tires is the worst cause on the street. It's...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22,646
Views: 2,871,449
Posted By Twotrak
Well I finally had time to get back out on the...

Well I finally had time to get back out on the highway and try this for myself and you are right, it helped quite a bit. I took it up 74 mph on the gps which is about all I was looking for, and it...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22,646
Views: 2,871,449
Posted By Twotrak
I saw the same video of Johnny Campbell but I...

I saw the same video of Johnny Campbell but I just figured that off road at high speeds it was the only way for someone tall to get on the pegs. But I will try moving my weight back. I think in my...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22,646
Views: 2,871,449
Posted By Twotrak
So are you saying that the 606's are fairly...

So are you saying that the 606's are fairly stable up until you approach 100? Trl Rdr runs 606's and said they were stable also at high speed. Maybe that may be a good tire choice as long as they...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22,646
Views: 2,871,449
Posted By Twotrak
That's what I'm trying to figure out - or is it...

That's what I'm trying to figure out - or is it just something to do with this particular tire. I don't want to go 110 on this but is it possible to find a tire that is good enough on pavement to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22,646
Views: 2,871,449
Posted By Twotrak
A question for the collective:

On my 650R I have Scorpion XCMH tires front and rear. On pavement the bike starts getting squirrely at 60mph and it feels dangerous at 65. I have tried different pressures and lowering the pressure...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,534
Posted By Twotrak
I just got an XT250 also and I weigh about 220. ...

I just got an XT250 also and I weigh about 220. I don't think there is a big bore kit available right now. Also, I noticed that the XT is more limited by it's suspension for a big guy than the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8,227
Views: 2,276,791
Posted By Twotrak
Spud. I noticed you still have your 650L. What...

Spud. I noticed you still have your 650L. What is your take on how it compares to the lighter, smaller bike you have? I have a 650L also and now have an XT250 (partly because of reading this...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By Twotrak
I would throw in a new plug first. On two...

I would throw in a new plug first. On two strokes that can make a huge difference even if the old plug looks OK. I bought a KE 100 a few years ago and had the same problem to start with on the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22,646
Views: 2,871,449
Posted By Twotrak
I noticed this post the other day and was...

I noticed this post the other day and was wondering how this is done. Is it just a matter of jetting?
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2,476
Views: 393,006
Posted By Twotrak
Sawatch, that is beautiful country. But back...

Sawatch, that is beautiful country. But back east this is what we think of as difficult single track.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ctgkdrfafc
At 6:15 into the video it gets absurdly difficult...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2,476
Views: 393,006
Posted By Twotrak
I just bought an XT and so far have done a little...

I just bought an XT and so far have done a little single track. The suspension is not that great but does what I want it to do as part of the overall package. With the XT you get plush, soft travel...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 1,174,611
Posted By Twotrak
Yup. I'm a lefty and mount from the right side. ...

Yup. I'm a lefty and mount from the right side. My old XRL is tall and heavy and if you push it off the side stand from the left it sometimes just keeps going. Then you have to pick it up. That's...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,476
Views: 393,006
Posted By Twotrak
Thanks. That makes sense. I was thinking the XT...

Thanks. That makes sense. I was thinking the XT was more like a TW engine that likes to scream but really the XT has pretty good torque for a small bike and the max torque is at lower RPM than I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,476
Views: 393,006
Posted By Twotrak
[QUOTE=JohnCW;24871251]Do you feel the bike can...

[QUOTE=JohnCW;24871251]Do you feel the bike can comfortably pull the higher gearing at highway speed? I often saw it being stated in the not to distant past that it couldn't, and struggle into a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 78,835
Views: 8,638,533
Posted By Twotrak
Jules. Just out of curiosity, what do you want...

Jules. Just out of curiosity, what do you want the L to do that the R doesn't do now? (I assume the R is street legal).
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By Twotrak
We had a TW and my XT250 (2012) out a few weeks...

We had a TW and my XT250 (2012) out a few weeks ago. Rode them back to back and switched off. I was surprised that there were certain conditions where the TW was superior to my XT at least with...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2,476
Views: 393,006
Posted By Twotrak
If you have a carburetor model and are at sea...

If you have a carburetor model and are at sea level you will get more top end grunt to support higher gearing by removing the air box lid and fitting a one larger size main jet. The downside of this...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2,476
Views: 393,006
Posted By Twotrak
Well I'm probably the only one that doesn't know...

Well I'm probably the only one that doesn't know but what's the answer to the 3 questions?
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,476
Views: 393,006
Posted By Twotrak
So which tires did you have on at that time? I...

So which tires did you have on at that time? I put a set of Pirelli Scorpion XCMH tires on my 650R and was disappointed when anything over 55 mph was terrifying due to squirming and wandering. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,476
Views: 393,006
Posted By Twotrak
Re Headshake

Are a lot of you folks having head shake issues with the XT's? I just bought one myself but so far have only had it up to 64 mph so I am interested.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,402
Posted By Twotrak
Well. If it's any help I just got a Yamaha XT250...

Well. If it's any help I just got a Yamaha XT250 (2012). I'm 59, 6 foot and 225 pounds. I haven't had it long but I have noticed the following. People say this bike can cruise at an honest 55...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 25,215
Posted By Twotrak
I'm glad you posted in this thread. I just...

I'm glad you posted in this thread. I just bought an XT250 (2012) and have worked my way through the other XT thread but this one is new to me.

Regarding your question, I don't think it makes...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 22,646
Views: 2,871,449
Posted By Twotrak
Re XRR weight

Thanks for the replies. The reason I was asking is that I just got hold of an XT250. I want to downsize from my big pigs do to my age and back issues. But I was surprised when I put them on the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22,646
Views: 2,871,449
Posted By Twotrak
XRR Weight

I weighed my XR650R on a bathroom scale one wheel at a time and got a total weight of 309 pounds. Does that sound reasonable to you guys? It has a BD street legal kit and full tank of gas (stock)...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,476
Views: 393,006
Posted By Twotrak
It's a 2012. It was used with about 700 miles on...

It's a 2012. It was used with about 700 miles on it. I was actually looking for one that still had a carb. I know that probably doesn't make sense but that's what I wanted. I guess I'm old...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2,476
Views: 393,006
Posted By Twotrak
New to the XT250

We'll, I just got an XT250. I took it out for the first ride today just on the street though. This is a nice bike. I didn't really try to ring it out but I took it up to 63.8 mph on my GPS fairly...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 78,835
Views: 8,638,533
Posted By Twotrak
Frog. What makes you want to go back to the...

Frog. What makes you want to go back to the 650L. The reason I ask is I am thinking of going the other way from a 650L to a TW.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,247
Posted By Twotrak
Re XRL Seat Height

My XRL is a 2008 so it's broken in and maybe springs have settled a little. But by playing with the rear spring adjustment and moving the forks about 3/4 inch up in the triple clamps I have a 35.5...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,177
Posted By Twotrak
I have one. I bought it to teach family members...

I have one. I bought it to teach family members to ride because it's about as small and light as you can go and still be street legal and have a real clutch. I've had it for several years and it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 78,835
Views: 8,638,533
Posted By Twotrak
I have one. You really notice the difference in...

I have one. You really notice the difference in the way it feels from the stock hub. I don't know if it is something you really need though. I know you didn't ask this but I have another bike that...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22,646
Views: 2,871,449
Posted By Twotrak
PeteN95 is right. I have the z-start too with...

PeteN95 is right. I have the z-start too with the clutch perch adjuster and you still have to shift smoothly. On the original z-start the clutch over ride is not absolute so you either shift very...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,509
Posted By Twotrak
This makes alot of sense to me. Honestly though I...

This makes alot of sense to me. Honestly though I did think that my XR650L seemed to get more jerky and less smooth as the knobs wore down before I got the cush hub. The other thing is that I wonder...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 78,835
Views: 8,638,533
Posted By Twotrak
What you are saying should work but I have never...

What you are saying should work but I have never seen a report of anyone using one on the L. It also would eliminate the problem of the gap between 1st and second and it may eliminate the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22,646
Views: 2,871,449
Posted By Twotrak
It's hard to find good information on this. I...

It's hard to find good information on this. I know XRL's are known to eat countershafts when used on the street. But then I notice that most folks who have this happen had bought a different...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22,646
Views: 2,871,449
Posted By Twotrak
Re the Rekluse on the R

I also have a Rekluse equipped R. And while I think I am pretty good with the clutch lever too I have to admit that I can go faster in tight single track compared to myself at least when the auto...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By Twotrak
If I remember right I had a Benelli 50cc trail...

If I remember right I had a Benelli 50cc trail bike in the late 60's that had that setup. It had 2 back sprockets that stayed on all the time and the chain had an extra master link and a small length...
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