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Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 20,420
Posted By fazer6
Rumored to see production version at EICMA, now...

Rumored to see production version at EICMA, now that Strada and Terra are officially official.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,428
Posted By fazer6
...

...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2012, 06:19 PM
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Posted By fazer6
Count me in on a center stand too

Count me in on a center stand too
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By fazer6
Honda

Wait a few months and get this: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/tokyo-honda-crf250l/19469.html
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8,722
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Posted By fazer6
I don't know if rolling resistance is hugely...

I don't know if rolling resistance is hugely different, but the ride is FAR smooother. Hard to judge top speed or mpg, as I ride it harder now, and since I upped the front size too, the speedo now...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8,722
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Posted By fazer6
Correct--I for one, wouldn't bother with anything...

Correct--I for one, wouldn't bother with anything Shinko makes, no offense to those who ride on them, but I intentionally wanted to maximize the performance of the bike, and the Michelins fit the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8,722
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Posted By fazer6
None at all, in fact very much the opposite--I...

None at all, in fact very much the opposite--I can't believe I didn't do it sooner!
Pluses:
Much improved braking
Smoother at all speeds
Better handling at all speeds
Speedo reads correct
Minor...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,428
Posted By fazer6
First, check tire pressure and wear. 2nd,...

First, check tire pressure and wear.
2nd, realize these bike have pretty flexible frames.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 20,420
Posted By fazer6
Love it. Has the edge on the street over my...

Love it.

Has the edge on the street over my x-country but could still do light off-raod duty.

Perfect--Now if only it comes in priced right.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9,298
Views: 1,408,651
Posted By fazer6
I take it you've never owned an Italian bike?

I take it you've never owned an Italian bike?
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 29,799
Posted By fazer6
Meh, I already had an X-Country--GIVE ME A MOAB!

Meh, I already had an X-Country--GIVE ME A MOAB!
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2011, 06:36 PM
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Posted By fazer6
and

more
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2011, 06:34 PM
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Posted By fazer6
....

still more
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2011, 06:32 PM
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Posted By fazer6
...

more
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2011, 06:31 PM
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Posted By fazer6
pics

nice ride
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2011, 04:27 PM
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Posted By fazer6
THis is what I put on--You might be able to go...

THis is what I put on--You might be able to go larger, but not much, especially considering the narrowness of the rims.
I think this size and some decently sticky rubber is just about perfect,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8,722
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Posted By fazer6
I'm still getting used to NOT having to do all...

I'm still getting used to NOT having to do all that--Catching myself speeding, and/or wondering why she's only showing 75.
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8,722
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Posted By fazer6
Up to 120/90 rear, 100/90 front. No clearance...

Up to 120/90 rear, 100/90 front. No clearance issues at all.
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8,722
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Posted By fazer6
Oh, yeah, and the speedo is now dead on, instead...

Oh, yeah, and the speedo is now dead on, instead of 10% high.
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,428
Posted By fazer6
New tires WOW

Installed the new Michelin Pilot Activs front and rear--Also went up a size on each and WOW, night and day difference--I knew the stock tires were holding me back, but what a transformation! These...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2011, 08:39 PM
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Posted By fazer6
2200m

2200m
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2011, 11:21 AM
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Posted By fazer6
How do you disable the AI system? We're already...

How do you disable the AI system? We're already into triple digit temps here...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,428
Posted By fazer6
Yes, I added copper bbs after I put on the barend...

Yes, I added copper bbs after I put on the barend mirrors, since they are lighter than the stock barend weights. Made it smoother than stock.
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,428
Posted By fazer6
That's my point, just made in a cheeky way--To...

That's my point, just made in a cheeky way--To touch the pegs, the rear tire is REALLY moving around a lot, and quite scary really, but the bike is so flickable it just begs to be tossed into curves...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,428
Posted By fazer6
I'll be putting in Mobil1 20w-50 this weekend,...

I'll be putting in Mobil1 20w-50 this weekend, now that temps in the valley are consistently above 90F--By the end of my commute I'm getting some odd behavior due to the heat and thinning oil.
Still...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,428
Posted By fazer6
I regularly run @ 70 mph (80 indicated), the...

I regularly run @ 70 mph (80 indicated), the engine is screaming, but it seems pretty smooth, and I've definitely hit the throttle stop more than a few times when trying to pass, or up a hill or into...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,428
Posted By fazer6
A TU hack? :evil

A TU hack? :evil
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8,722
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Posted By fazer6
Huh. Glad you found the source, that kind of...

Huh. Glad you found the source, that kind of thing can drive you nuts.
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,428
Posted By fazer6
Interesting...Looking forward to seeing it...

Interesting...Looking forward to seeing it painted and finished.

Is that a CRZ? How do you like it?
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8,722
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Posted By fazer6
It rained Monday...

...but I didn't get wet. Sunny and 70 today.:D
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,428
Posted By fazer6
I get that every now and then--No doubt it's the...

I get that every now and then--No doubt it's the ECU stumbling for some reason, seems to do it if I've been particularly hard on the engine for a minute or two, it'll stumble or hiccup--feels like...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,428
Posted By fazer6
That's what I put on mine--LOVE them.

That's what I put on mine--LOVE them.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8,722
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Posted By fazer6
I live in Phoenix, AZ:D It's 88F right now, 91...

I live in Phoenix, AZ:D It's 88F right now, 91 tomorrow.


I followed break-in, but not "strictly".
Particularly after the 600 mile service, when I also switched to Mobil 1.
Sounds like other...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,428
Posted By fazer6
vibes

Partly because I swapped the heavy barend weights for relatively light mirrors, i was getting a lot of vibes on the freeway (I'm just shy of 1000 miles now), so I used a trick I've done on a few...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,428
Posted By fazer6
tires

I'm planning to put these on: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/28/396/6157/ITEM/Michelin-Pilot-Activ-Front-Tire.aspx
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,428
Posted By fazer6
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,428
Posted By fazer6
Where do you get a printed manual? Is there an...

Where do you get a printed manual? Is there an official one, or 3rd party?
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,428
Posted By fazer6
Mobil 1

Mobil 1
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,428
Posted By fazer6
I'm also interested in the 16t change. 1st gear...

I'm also interested in the 16t change. 1st gear is really low, and the engine is screaming to cruise above 60mph. Although it's still better than any of the small displacement dual-sports I have...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,428
Posted By fazer6
Found another '09 brand new for sale here

Local dealer here has a new '09 on the floor, sounds like they're willing to let it go really cheap: http://www.apachemotorcycles.com/

2nd fillup on mine showed 75mpg with some freeway time.
Just...
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