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Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 959
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: 2,923
Posted By Off the grid
:photog

:photog
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,923
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: 801
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: 475
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: 3,963
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: 664
Posted By Off the grid
Used DRZ or DR.

Used DRZ or DR.
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,406
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: 1,406
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
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,406
Posted By Off the grid
Price is way too high. The BRP is a...

Price is way too high.

The BRP is a terrible bike for the snotty, rooty, tight and wet NE trails with it being kick-only, prone to overheating, bad suspension, tall center of gravity and Japanese...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,374
Posted By Off the grid
That would be me. :lol3 My cost of living in...

That would be me. :lol3

My cost of living in the valley is 1/3 what it was on LI, plus I'm making more and working less. Riding year-round except for July and Aug. Bought a house, great job,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26,930
Views: 3,887,895
Posted By Off the grid
They are closed. The only Husky shop in Modesto...

They are closed. The only Husky shop in Modesto is Cycle Specialties, a BMW dealer.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 873
Posted By Off the grid
07+ EXC are plateable in CA, but finding an 07 is...

07+ EXC are plateable in CA, but finding an 07 is tough. I've seen earlier models plated, but worry that the plate could be pulled at any time.

And yeah, any Japanese 250 will suffer in the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 873
Posted By Off the grid
Plated KTM, Husky, or similar.

Plated KTM, Husky, or similar.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 38,428
Posted By Off the grid
Oh, the EXC will do street miles no problem. It...

Oh, the EXC will do street miles no problem. It remains one of the most comfortable bike on the road for me, with it's open cockpit and ergos.

It's just that it's home in the dirt. The gnarlier,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,280
Posted By Off the grid
Or make a WR450R with the 250 gearbox, FI, and...

Or make a WR450R with the 250 gearbox, FI, and engine specs.

/shrug

Might as well wish for a pony while you're at it.

For offroad, the Euros own the market. End of story.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,280
Posted By Off the grid
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26,930
Views: 3,887,895
Posted By Off the grid
Thanks mate. I know there are companies that can...

Thanks mate. I know there are companies that can make springs, but I was hoping for a drop-in set of springs that I put in every bike I've owned like RaceTech, Edibach, etc.

Looks like I'm SOL,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By Off the grid
The Sherpa is surprisingly light, nimble and has...

The Sherpa is surprisingly light, nimble and has a bunch of torque. It's not refined in any way, but it is capable. I rode with a guy that had one, we swapped bikes for a bit, him on my 450EXC and me...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 26,930
Views: 3,887,895
Posted By Off the grid
Hey folks, I picked up this sweet 09 610TE with...

Hey folks, I picked up this sweet 09 610TE with 6800 miles on the ODO about 2 weeks ago. My last bike back East was an 05 450 EXC.

Everyones seen a bike on a truck before, but a truck on a bike?...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,253
Posted By Off the grid
Almost any bike from Europe made after 2009.

Almost any bike from Europe made after 2009.
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 801
Posted By Off the grid
For an RFS bike in the snotty NE, there are a few...

For an RFS bike in the snotty NE, there are a few things that are a must.

1. JD jet kit.
2. Lower bar Rad cap. (with engine ice)
3. Fan kit.
4. All the engine/caliper protection you can...
Forum: Vendors 01-26-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,755
Posted By Off the grid
Put me down for one.

Put me down for one.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 26,930
Views: 3,887,895
Posted By Off the grid
That was exactly it, mate. I also swapped out the...

That was exactly it, mate. I also swapped out the Leo Vance because I need to get the bike CA approved.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26,930
Views: 3,887,895
Posted By Off the grid
I was concerned about some slop in the battery...

I was concerned about some slop in the battery compartment as well, but I put a small roll of documents and a 20$ bill which tightened it up.

But really, the battery is so light that I'm not...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 26,930
Views: 3,887,895
Posted By Off the grid
Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I went to the...

Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I went to the dealer today and picked up this puppy for about 160.

It's smaller than the existing battery was, and amazingly light. It's almost comically light....
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,384
Posted By Off the grid
You know, if you lose some fkn weight it will...

You know, if you lose some fkn weight it will make this entire process, and your riding way easier/better.

Fat bastard. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26,930
Views: 3,887,895
Posted By Off the grid
The battery in my new-to-me TE is dead. Is the...

The battery in my new-to-me TE is dead. Is the 200$ cost of the Yuasa YTZ12S battery worth it?
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26,930
Views: 3,887,895
Posted By Off the grid
When you get your new TE but can't ride it..... ...

When you get your new TE but can't ride it.....
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/908/L0o0Tt.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,186
Posted By Off the grid
The problem is not as much the riding...

The problem is not as much the riding compartment, but the ergos.
That picture, like the Honda designs are over 20 years old! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,186
Posted By Off the grid
The Honda is tall, but it's riding compartment is...

The Honda is tall, but it's riding compartment is tiny compared to the DR and especially any Euro bike. The seat-to-peg and seat-to-bar distance is like a motocross bike from the 70s. If you like the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,186
Posted By Off the grid
You're actually a middleweight in ADV terms....

You're actually a middleweight in ADV terms. :lol3

Plenty of bikes out there for you to research, the most important thing is for you to really pin down what you want to do with it.

Me? I love...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,922
Posted By Off the grid
People with brand loyalty=:eek1:lol3:photog

People with brand loyalty=:eek1:lol3:photog
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,384
Posted By Off the grid
PS your chain is way too tight, Jesse. :deal ...

PS your chain is way too tight, Jesse. :deal

It should look almost too loose.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/821/dscn0359b.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,922
Posted By Off the grid
The XRR isn't a terrible bike for the money. In...

The XRR isn't a terrible bike for the money. In fact, it's one of the best engines the big 4 have ever made.

That said, I consider actually starting the bike while hot part of "reliability."
So...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,922
Posted By Off the grid
Yeah, you guys are wrong. But it's all good....

Yeah, you guys are wrong.

But it's all good.

The XRR is a decent engine mated to shitty everything else and a 20yr old design.

But yeah, it holds up today for sure. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,922
Posted By Off the grid
Yes I have. Why would I comment on it otherwise?

Yes I have. Why would I comment on it otherwise?
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,384
Posted By Off the grid
I believe I had the highest rate spring that...

I believe I had the highest rate spring that Racetech made for my 05 EXC. I can't recall if it was progressive or not. It was still a bit undersprung. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,922
Posted By Off the grid
IF you can start it. :deal

IF you can start it. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,922
Posted By Off the grid
The XRR is in no way, shape or form more reliable...

The XRR is in no way, shape or form more reliable than a KTM or TE.
In fact, the XRR is much harder to do maintenance on.

But hey, enjoy. Riding is all that matters.
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