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Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,878
Posted By Off the grid
True, it's in the same ballpark of the 690, which...

True, it's in the same ballpark of the 690, which is just fine for a middleweight ADV bike.

The XRL weighs 30-40lbs more. But the ergos, high placement of the weight and rudimentary suspension...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,878
Posted By Off the grid
Life is short, ride what moves you. :thumb

Life is short, ride what moves you. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,878
Posted By Off the grid
Brand loyalty is for fools. It's almost as...

Brand loyalty is for fools.

It's almost as bad as those people who worship sports teams. :photog
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,878
Posted By Off the grid
In what, 1978? You can ride any bike in any...

In what, 1978?

You can ride any bike in any terrain. The point is, do you want to? Especially as you get older. Do you want to expend your energy lugging a 380lb, top-heavy bike with terrible...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,878
Posted By Off the grid
:photog

:photog
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,878
Posted By Off the grid
Which does nothing to change the rake/trail of...

Which does nothing to change the rake/trail of the bike. It's a band-aid on the larger problem of Japanese bikes still being stuck in the 70-era motocross style of ergonomic design.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Off the grid
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/661/2p...

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Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Off the grid
I used to do filters every third change myself....

I used to do filters every third change myself. The bikes are way hardier than we give them credit for.
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,878
Posted By Off the grid
Don't do it, you will be massively disappointed.

Don't do it, you will be massively disappointed.
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By Off the grid
It can be done, but it fkn sucks. There's nothing...

It can be done, but it fkn sucks. There's nothing to BRP can do that a 450-525/500EXC can't do twice as good. Hell, my TE is is much better bike for the tight stuff.

The ergos, suspension, brakes...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 27,120
Views: 4,018,814
Posted By Off the grid
About 1500 too much, but it might be different in...

About 1500 too much, but it might be different in Canada. I paid 3500 for my 09 with a bunch of farkles, same mileage.
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,135
Posted By Off the grid
It calls the XRL suspension "Excellent." ...

It calls the XRL suspension "Excellent."

:photog
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By Off the grid
:photog Yeah, because the XRR is perfect for a...

:photog
Yeah, because the XRR is perfect for a guy who's 5'9" 140lbs.
Christ.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By Off the grid
I ran it in my 05 EXC, didn't notice much change,...

I ran it in my 05 EXC, didn't notice much change, the biggest change in bike temp was when I dropped a JD Jet kit in it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27,120
Views: 4,018,814
Posted By Off the grid
After I put Rox Risers on my 09, my idle speed...

After I put Rox Risers on my 09, my idle speed jumped from 1400 to 3k. Turns out the fast idle cable was too taut. Even with the ferrule fully out, the idle is too high as the cable is too tight. I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,443
Posted By Off the grid
OP is 6'11" 300lbs. The bike is fine.

OP is 6'11" 300lbs. The bike is fine.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,443
Posted By Off the grid
Get a hitch carrier. Seriously. The tongue...

Get a hitch carrier. Seriously.
The tongue weights are estimated on the low end. If you're really nervous, get airbags or spring spacers.

Or you could ride it, which that EXC would laugh at,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,654
Posted By Off the grid
So much fail in this thread. :fpalm :photog

So much fail in this thread. :fpalm :photog
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By Off the grid
New bike? It's an 81' XR. They never ran good...

New bike? It's an 81' XR. They never ran good even when new.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 11,358
Posted By Off the grid
I would, because it's fucking stupid. After...

I would, because it's fucking stupid. After muscling a 400lb bike off-road for 100 miles, you're going to ride 200miles on the street to get home? :photog
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 11,358
Posted By Off the grid
What type of a sadist would want to do that?...

What type of a sadist would want to do that? Seriously. You can waste your life dodging cars while I'm roosting dirt.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 11,358
Posted By Off the grid
No, not really. Because a 2001 EXC is still 10x...

No, not really. Because a 2001 EXC is still 10x the bike a new DR is.

But don't listen to me. Seriously, everyone here is full of shit.

Go to a rally. Go to a dual sport event/Hare...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 11,358
Posted By Off the grid
I think the point of it is that it's a 20yr old...

I think the point of it is that it's a 20yr old design that's relatively unchanged, but needs massive upgrades to make passable. Thus, buying one new is kind of.....insane.
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 11,358
Posted By Off the grid
So what, you went from 17hp to 22? :huh Fkn...

So what, you went from 17hp to 22? :huh Fkn awesome.

No one is debating that the WRR is not a good bike. But it's still a Japanese bike, which means shitty brakes, suspension and components. It's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,721
Posted By Off the grid
Maybe in 1980. In Australia.

Maybe in 1980. In Australia.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,721
Posted By Off the grid
Pretty crappy bike for singletrack and tight...

Pretty crappy bike for singletrack and tight trails as well. Better off with an 01+ RFS bike.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 11,358
Posted By Off the grid
:photog

:photog
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 11,358
Posted By Off the grid
Clearly this question is posted by someone who's...

Clearly this question is posted by someone who's never ridden a KTM. :lol3

And the answer is no. Not now, not ever.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,435
Posted By Off the grid
Why not? You could be dead tomorrow. :deal ...

Why not? You could be dead tomorrow. :deal

Plus you only need 3k or so for an 01-05ish EXC.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,435
Posted By Off the grid
There's only so much lipstick you can put on a...

There's only so much lipstick you can put on a pig.

Get a modern bike and drink the kool-aid like thousands of us have. It's eye-opening.

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-06-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6,688
Views: 315,572
Posted By Off the grid
Guess who's coming to LI to visit in a few weeks?...

Guess who's coming to LI to visit in a few weeks?
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Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,532
Posted By Off the grid
Rox risers are better because they allow you to...

Rox risers are better because they allow you to move the bars forward as well, which helps a lot.

The Fastways are expensive, but you do notice the difference.
I had them on my 450 and just got...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,938
Posted By Off the grid
:photog

:photog
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,938
Posted By Off the grid
Once you drink it, you will never go back....

Once you drink it, you will never go back. Congrats, beautiful bike.
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,393
Posted By Off the grid
The intakes on those RFS bikes go out about 2x as...

The intakes on those RFS bikes go out about 2x as fast as the exhausts, IIRC.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Off the grid
Because they are that good. :rolleyes :fpalm

Because they are that good. :rolleyes :fpalm
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,839
Posted By Off the grid
Why not get a lightweight trail bike with decent...

Why not get a lightweight trail bike with decent brakes and suspension and trailer it to where you want to go? Everything is a compromise.

I've seen people ride KLRs through some insane offroad...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 836
Posted By Off the grid
Used DRZ or DR.

Used DRZ or DR.
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,941
Posted By Off the grid
All my buddies that started on DRZs back East are...

All my buddies that started on DRZs back East are all riding KTMs, Huskys, or GasGas.

Think about it.

That said, the DRZ (both models, but I like the E for the hotter cam and more HP) is a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,941
Posted By Off the grid
Fixt. :deal The 450 was my first DS bike after I...

Fixt. :deal The 450 was my first DS bike after I sold my XRR. The TE is my second.

Beautiful TE, btw. The XRR is a great bike for Death Valley/So Cal/NM/etc.

But the TE is mo' betta.:deal
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