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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 523,771
Posted By plumber mike
I'm happy with my recommendation from Sendler to...

I'm happy with my recommendation from Sendler to get a tank bag to tuck on. It does make a nice almost "pillow to rest on". I also like luggage that is forward facing blocking just a little extra...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 523,771
Posted By plumber mike
I got what "felt" like improvement from removing...

I got what "felt" like improvement from removing that plastic cover covering the intake and the rubber from the smaller hole of the original inlet. You might try it. You can always go back if the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4,377
Views: 779,426
Posted By plumber mike
Ida gotten blue :lobby Good spend. ...

Ida gotten blue :lobby

Good spend.

Congrats:clap
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9,841
Views: 1,657,683
Posted By plumber mike
Oh my:evil Hello...

Oh my:evil

Hello beautiful.........oh...what's that?.....you like it rough?

Would you like to come back to my place for a motul?:wink:
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,535
Posted By plumber mike
I redid my BIL's clapped out 93 Yammy FZR600. The...

I redid my BIL's clapped out 93 Yammy FZR600. The bike was reliable, stable and fun. Screamer? For $500 it was. Would have raised the bars a tad if I was keeping it as a grocery getter.

I'm really...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 523,771
Posted By plumber mike
Poor boy tidy

Poor bike. I hope not. The only part harmed was one hole through the plastic wheelwell liner.
http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t531/harmonyandmike/image.jpg2_zpstxtw35ef.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 523,771
Posted By plumber mike
Thank you guys for the informative posts. ...

Thank you guys for the informative posts.

Sky, earth, road.......your screen looks to be a good 6" taller than the stocker with a considerable upswing as compared to it as well. I was thinking...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 523,771
Posted By plumber mike
Anyone here have an aftermarket wind screen? ...

Anyone here have an aftermarket wind screen?

MC superstore has zero gravity on close out. I'm thinking the sport touring screen looks to have the best coverage to extend the short season we have....
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 523,771
Posted By plumber mike
Found it, thanks. Just working my way through the...

Found it, thanks. Just working my way through the "what color rim tape" threads searching for the meat n taters.

175 miles on two gallons of gas:clap

A 15 tooth front sprocket and a wire for my...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 523,771
Posted By plumber mike
Looks good. Looks better with the aftermarket...

Looks good. Looks better with the aftermarket pipe. I'll bet it can breath now too. Little guy seems choked up with the stock pipe to me.....but still enough power for all legal speeds:clap

Any...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 523,771
Posted By plumber mike
My XR is a dirt bike that honestly I've never had...

My XR is a dirt bike that honestly I've never had on pavement, so I may be the wrong guy to ask.

I think the engine is a good bit smoother than the XR. Seems like a wider gear spread too. All...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 26,278
Posted By plumber mike
Honda thumpers have been good to me.....got me...

Honda thumpers have been good to me.....got me hooked with only 50cc.

I'd read the Zuki was heavier and it certainly looked uglier.
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 26,278
Posted By plumber mike
Yeah. New CBR250. I probably won't try the GW...

Yeah. New CBR250. I probably won't try the GW now. I'd hate to find out I liked it more.
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 523,771
Posted By plumber mike
URL=http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/harmonyandmi...

URL=http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/harmonyandmike/media/image.jpg1_zps1vjcf0hi.jpg.html]http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t531/harmonyandmike/image.jpg1_zps1vjcf0hi.jpg[/URL]
I finally did it.
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 26,278
Posted By plumber mike
I'm heading down to the "good" dealer in hopes of...

I'm heading down to the "good" dealer in hopes of trying it out.
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 26,278
Posted By plumber mike
Bump.:ear

Bump.:ear
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 523,771
Posted By plumber mike
I've been searching thumpers to find this...

I've been searching thumpers to find this thread:huh

Mind if I ask the price on red 2012 with 3k?

I'm close. Narrowed it down to a captain America leftover 12 and a nice Repsol with 200 miles...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9,829
Views: 1,536,284
Posted By plumber mike
I thought I'd pop in to say hello to Snooker,...

I thought I'd pop in to say hello to Snooker, Geoff, Drone, and muddyrabbit.......

And.......

To remind all of you to not sell your X. You will miss it:cry

Hope everyone is well.

I also...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,488
Posted By plumber mike
Use an o ring style fitting like a shark bite...

Use an o ring style fitting like a shark bite connector. Crimp and expansion style like to leak over time with air for some reason.

Uponor brand pex if I'm being picky. Remember ultraviolet light...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,850
Posted By plumber mike
Gastite Wardflex Tracpipe Most...

Gastite

Wardflex

Tracpipe

Most supply houses will "certify" you in order to make the sale. Buy the proper cutter that is recommended. It will save you a lot of headache. A regular tubing...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,075
Posted By plumber mike
A chunk of wood or plastic in the holes works...

A chunk of wood or plastic in the holes works well if you got a little carried away with your holes. Don't mess with the Phillips tips, and as said already, a ratchet for final torque to prevent...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By plumber mike
Snookers is the only one I've ridden with one,...

Snookers is the only one I've ridden with one, and I think it was lost on me.

If I may ask, what is the reason for wanting one? What style of riding do you do?
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,367
Posted By plumber mike
I had an 09 Xcountry and raised it 3.5"(as told...

I had an 09 Xcountry and raised it 3.5"(as told by the required kickstand extension)by swapping an air shock and a 21/18 wheelset....later adding new forks.....so going the other way has to be...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By plumber mike
I did have an issue with my sidestand switch...

I did have an issue with my sidestand switch cutting the engine on rough washboard sections. I cut it out of the system and did not have any more stalling/cutting out issues. Others have had the same...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2,301
Views: 406,672
Posted By plumber mike
Thanks fellas. I guess someone saved me from...

Thanks fellas. I guess someone saved me from removing it myself. Bike starts just fine.

I've been reading trying to learn. I've learned enough that I'm going to tear the rear swing arm off and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9,829
Views: 1,536,284
Posted By plumber mike
:lol3:lol3:lol3 Oh how I must have embarrassed...

:lol3:lol3:lol3
Oh how I must have embarrassed you.
.........they are not just for KLR's anymore.

It's not that I didn't love,love,love my X. I almost backed out of the sale, but the gal was so...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2,301
Views: 406,672
Posted By plumber mike
Hello all!

I'll be hanging out here now:D

I sold this
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Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By plumber mike
Head over to the x bike issue log thread. The...

Head over to the x bike issue log thread. The stalling problem is well documented......the repair is a bit of trial and error if I remember correctly.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9,829
Views: 1,536,284
Posted By plumber mike
Matt- that thing is falling apart:rofl J/K I...

Matt- that thing is falling apart:rofl J/K

I sold my X to a local gal:cry:clap

.....nothing else will compare, except the smile from a young boy who now has a bike of his very own and a wife...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 523,771
Posted By plumber mike
I went back thru and found I posted the same...

I went back thru and found I posted the same question in 2012 when the bike was a lot more $$$

I am going to try a dirt road on the test drive today.

Hope to be posting more/better stuff soon....
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 523,771
Posted By plumber mike
Ok guys. I might be a newb to this thread soon. ...

Ok guys. I might be a newb to this thread soon.

The local dealer has a brand new 2012 captain America model that they were wanting $3399 for.......still new with a one year warranty.

I just...
Forum: Americas 08-16-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By plumber mike
Well I would start by heading east from your...

Well I would start by heading east from your home. Kiowa/Bennett area has some nice paved and dirt roads that can take you north into the panhandle of Nebraska without all that pesky front range...
Forum: Americas 07-11-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By plumber mike
I've got you guys covered in the northern black...

I've got you guys covered in the northern black hills aka deadwood. I'll show you some great trails but I won't take you to the faces:lol3

PM me if you need camping, repair, recovery, or just a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 105,620
Posted By plumber mike
In. Liked it on FB so friends know I'm in...

In. Liked it on FB so friends know I'm in too:norton

Thanks for taking us along!
Forum: Americas 07-06-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By plumber mike
Black Hills

I've taken July off to work on my house, so I'll be around

I'm about 5 miles south of deadwood and about 20 miles south of I-90.

PM me if I can be of assistance. The last guy I told that to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-29-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By plumber mike
I'd check with Gary at the Fish and fry...

I'd check with Gary at the Fish and fry campground in deadwood. Tell him the dakota dual sport riders sent you. Good guy, and should be a good location to base camp from. Us hwy 385 about 10 miles...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-24-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By plumber mike
I would say no without a cell phone signal...

I would say no without a cell phone signal booster. You could get text messages at times.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9,829
Views: 1,536,284
Posted By plumber mike
Extra parts

Have a look. Pm me if you see something you want. All parts pulled from my 09
Since it's not the flea market, make an offer if you find value in any of it....
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9,829
Views: 1,536,284
Posted By plumber mike
Hey Matt, I know it's been awhile, but have you...

Hey Matt, I know it's been awhile, but have you changed your rear mudflaps arrangement since I saw you last?
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9,829
Views: 1,536,284
Posted By plumber mike
Those pics make me miss riding with Snooker. I'll...

Those pics make me miss riding with Snooker. I'll be down for a ride for sure this summer.......unless of course your coming up here:deal

Leafman- I had good luck with drive systems usa last fall....
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