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Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2012, 08:15 AM
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Posted By Downstater
First off welcome... Second, start breathing...

First off welcome... Second, start breathing again haha. Your new baby is just fine. What your seeing is actually just the cheap chain lube the factory puts on. It is thin runny junk and spins off...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2012, 05:52 AM
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Posted By Downstater
So you like spending exorbitant prices for...

So you like spending exorbitant prices for marginally better products?

Haha just kidding... I like the WR...And yes pellet stoves are the tits. I havnt used oil in 3 years.
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2012, 07:44 PM
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Posted By Downstater
Thanks. I forgot mention... The blinkers...

Thanks.

I forgot mention... The blinkers were removed and left off on purpose. I ride in the woods a lot and in pa they are not required if you use hand signals. Less crap to break off and it...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2012, 07:10 PM
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Posted By Downstater
Drc tail light install...

Fellow CRFL owners...

I don't know about you but the one thing I really hated on this bike (and most bikes for that matter) was the ridiculously huge and fugly rear tailight and plate holder...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,156
Posted By Downstater
No, it's still quite impressive for the money. :D

No, it's still quite impressive for the money. :D
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2012, 02:32 PM
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Posted By Downstater
KLR's r tanks and from my experience are aweful...

KLR's r tanks and from my experience are aweful off road. Ide go with the crfl. I wouldnt pay more than 5k otd with taxes prep and all the other BS fees.
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,629
Posted By Downstater
YES. Solid as hell. They saved my buddies ass...

YES. Solid as hell. They saved my buddies ass twice (I think hes a member on here) when he dropped his wee strom with them on. Once in the rain and once in the snow. nothing got bent cases just...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2012, 04:22 PM
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Posted By Downstater
Hmmm maybe I'll just stick with the 13/42 setup...

Hmmm maybe I'll just stick with the 13/42 setup and see what the pipe and programmer do for some more pep. Thanks for the calculations.
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2012, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Downstater
I have already bent my brake lever twice on the...

I have already bent my brake lever twice on the trails. Shell probably snap next time. I really wish the aftermarket would kick it into high gear already. We need parts people!!!!
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2012, 05:51 AM
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Posted By Downstater
I won't know till I do it but I would think that...

I won't know till I do it but I would think that the bike will still do 70 mph w/ the 13/45T setup without being wrung out.
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2012, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Downstater
Sprocketos...

Gentlemen (And ladies?) question for you more techy folks...

I have already done the 13T in the front and would like to do the 45T in the rear since I mostly only ride dirt and would like to make...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2012, 05:38 PM
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Posted By Downstater
Hard to tell from the video but it sounds fine to...

Hard to tell from the video but it sounds fine to me. If it really bothers you, bring it to the dealer. Otherwise just ride the teets off of it.
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2012, 12:46 PM
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Posted By Downstater
I will also gladly take one of the first run skid...

I will also gladly take one of the first run skid plates off of one of u guys if interested. I will happily bend/cut one of these to make it work... If the price is right :evil. Any takers? ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 03:16 PM
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Posted By Downstater
Levers?

Anybody have access to a Honda dealer parts computer? I'd like to run a cross reference check on these stock levers to see what other bikes share them. I highly doubt these levers are specific to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Downstater
I'm not a susp tech geek but I would also like to...

I'm not a susp tech geek but I would also like to tweak it a bit. I have no doubt that the susp companies will be coming out with different weight springs, emulators, valves etc very shortly. I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Downstater
$5500? $5900? $6200? WTF?! These dealers...

$5500? $5900? $6200? WTF?! These dealers crack me up. I cant blame them for trying to make a buck but man that is just plain crazy. I know the margin on this bike is pretty thin but no one...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Downstater
:tough

:tough
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 08:37 AM
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Posted By Downstater
Wicked I thought I was pretty diplomatic lucky. Some...

I thought I was pretty diplomatic lucky. Some thicker skin would go a long way for you. Additionally, If my fairly neutral words offended you, other not so diplomatic people on here will down...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 05:58 AM
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Posted By Downstater
Lucky, 1. Your bike is fine. Fi will vary...

Lucky,

1. Your bike is fine. Fi will vary rpms upon startup.

2. The only problem I see is comparing this bike to a 650 twin road bike. All do respect... That's just silly. Perhaps this was...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2012, 07:45 PM
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Posted By Downstater
yes. 13T will make a big difference in that...

yes. 13T will make a big difference in that department. It improved the bike greatly for me. I do ride fairly hard though and mostly off pavement so I will likely do a 42T rear sprocket as well. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2012, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Downstater
Yes I only did the front sprocket so far. I put...

Yes I only did the front sprocket so far. I put a 13T on. I will probably do a 42T on the rear too though now that crfs only sells them. After that this thing will be perfect on the trails. Top...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2012, 08:41 PM
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Posted By Downstater
Wow.. Good info. And way to screw the pooch on...

Wow.. Good info. And way to screw the pooch on the first date ricochet.

The engine clearance will definitely become a case hole with one good whack and that oil filter issue will def be a pain in...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2012, 08:12 PM
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Posted By Downstater
Sure. The DRZ while only slightly heavier on...

Sure. The DRZ while only slightly heavier on paper, now feels like its 50-70 pounds heavier off road. Not sure why but it does to me. This thing is just so flickable off road, its brought back a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2012, 05:50 PM
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Posted By Downstater
I talked to FMF today. First round of pipes were...

I talked to FMF today. First round of pipes were made today. Should ship end of next week. Geaders will be made mid next week.

Ordered the ecerbis taillight too. Should be here tomorrow. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2012, 03:26 PM
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Posted By Downstater
Talking I've been punishing mine similarly and it loves...

I've been punishing mine similarly and it loves every second of it.


My stock bash plate is also wasted. I think moose is coming out with one soon
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 05:20 PM
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Posted By Downstater
Doh! Oh well, I tried.

Doh! Oh well, I tried.
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Downstater
There is a plug that's taped off and tucked up...

There is a plug that's taped off and tucked up under the front left corner of the gas tank. Not sure what it is but I wouldn't be surprised if it was a factory pto circuit for just such a use. I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 10:10 AM
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Posted By Downstater
Agreed. And yes let's get back to the bike. ...

Agreed. And yes let's get back to the bike.

So is that FMF q4 available yet?!! Haha
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 08:15 AM
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Posted By Downstater
Although I agree to a degree that ill-maintained...

Although I agree to a degree that ill-maintained 2 smokers and 4 stroke mx bikes with straight thru race exhausts definitely do not help, I think they have become something of a scapegoat lately to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 07:42 AM
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Posted By Downstater
Cry I couldn't agree more. The only place I might...

I couldn't agree more. The only place I might differ is on the term "loud pipes". That is a veeery generalized term. Aftermarket high quality pipes like the fmf q4 are not that loud IMHO and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2012, 12:31 PM
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Posted By Downstater
Thanks joe. Much appreciated

Thanks joe. Much appreciated
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2012, 05:36 PM
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Posted By Downstater
Reflector brackets

Calling all service manual Owners!!!..... Can you please take a look at you bibles and let me know what the torque specs are for the upper triple tree bolts on the front forks? I'm getting rid of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2012, 07:45 PM
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Posted By Downstater
crappy video of me

http://youtu.be/tFGaJATNKAg?hd=1

...Just a crappy video of me flogging my 250L up a hill at our cabin today. It was the first time I really rode her fairly hard and she performed nicely. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9,821
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Posted By Downstater
Yea I went down a couple times riding up at the...

Yea I went down a couple times riding up at the cabin today. Worst damage was a bent rear brake lever. bent right back. good to go. This bike is a beast.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9,821
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Posted By Downstater
I talked to fmf again today. They said to expect...

I talked to fmf again today. They said to expect all the exhaust models for this bike to be ready within the month!

Problem is I don't know if the bazzaz or pcV programmers will be available by...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9,821
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Posted By Downstater
An aftermarket exhaust and power commander...

An aftermarket exhaust and power commander programmer (both available soon) will uncork this bike nicely and make popping the front up easy... Although mine already does without the aforementioned...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 418,691
Posted By Downstater
I'm still waiting for the point of your post? ...

I'm still waiting for the point of your post?

Also, all due respect, why would a BMW guy (like yourself) even comment on a bike being heavy? It's like a morbidly obese fella talkin trash about...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2012, 11:05 AM
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Posted By Downstater
I grew up in Mahwah. Still have some friends...

I grew up in Mahwah. Still have some friends there. Great place. Pops still lives there.

I have find memories of riding all over stagg mountain as a kid. Some awesome trails up that way just...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9,821
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Posted By Downstater
I'm in the Philly burbs. Grew up in jersey. ...

I'm in the Philly burbs. Grew up in jersey.

Answers to your ?'s

-manual is under seat
-mine has no vibes. Check plastics bolts
-hard to tell not knowing your aptitude but it's not rocket...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 34,844
Posted By Downstater
Man I wish I could get back te 5 minutes I just...

Man I wish I could get back te 5 minutes I just wasted reading that. As others have said your entitled to your own opinion but IMO your opinion is complete rubbish. To call the 230 a "superior"...
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