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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 309,481
Posted By Twotrak
Well I'm probably the only one that doesn't know...

Well I'm probably the only one that doesn't know but what's the answer to the 3 questions?
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 309,481
Posted By Twotrak
So which tires did you have on at that time? I...

So which tires did you have on at that time? I put a set of Pirelli Scorpion XCMH tires on my 650R and was disappointed when anything over 55 mph was terrifying due to squirming and wandering. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 309,481
Posted By Twotrak
Re Headshake

Are a lot of you folks having head shake issues with the XT's? I just bought one myself but so far have only had it up to 64 mph so I am interested.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By Twotrak
Well. If it's any help I just got a Yamaha XT250...

Well. If it's any help I just got a Yamaha XT250 (2012). I'm 59, 6 foot and 225 pounds. I haven't had it long but I have noticed the following. People say this bike can cruise at an honest 55...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 21,588
Posted By Twotrak
I'm glad you posted in this thread. I just...

I'm glad you posted in this thread. I just bought an XT250 (2012) and have worked my way through the other XT thread but this one is new to me.

Regarding your question, I don't think it makes...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21,686
Views: 2,572,396
Posted By Twotrak
Re XRR weight

Thanks for the replies. The reason I was asking is that I just got hold of an XT250. I want to downsize from my big pigs do to my age and back issues. But I was surprised when I put them on the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21,686
Views: 2,572,396
Posted By Twotrak
XRR Weight

I weighed my XR650R on a bathroom scale one wheel at a time and got a total weight of 309 pounds. Does that sound reasonable to you guys? It has a BD street legal kit and full tank of gas (stock)...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 309,481
Posted By Twotrak
It's a 2012. It was used with about 700 miles on...

It's a 2012. It was used with about 700 miles on it. I was actually looking for one that still had a carb. I know that probably doesn't make sense but that's what I wanted. I guess I'm old...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 309,481
Posted By Twotrak
New to the XT250

We'll, I just got an XT250. I took it out for the first ride today just on the street though. This is a nice bike. I didn't really try to ring it out but I took it up to 63.8 mph on my GPS fairly...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 73,740
Views: 7,627,700
Posted By Twotrak
Frog. What makes you want to go back to the...

Frog. What makes you want to go back to the 650L. The reason I ask is I am thinking of going the other way from a 650L to a TW.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,466
Posted By Twotrak
Re XRL Seat Height

My XRL is a 2008 so it's broken in and maybe springs have settled a little. But by playing with the rear spring adjustment and moving the forks about 3/4 inch up in the triple clamps I have a 35.5...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,271
Posted By Twotrak
I have one. I bought it to teach family members...

I have one. I bought it to teach family members to ride because it's about as small and light as you can go and still be street legal and have a real clutch. I've had it for several years and it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 73,740
Views: 7,627,700
Posted By Twotrak
I have one. You really notice the difference in...

I have one. You really notice the difference in the way it feels from the stock hub. I don't know if it is something you really need though. I know you didn't ask this but I have another bike that...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21,686
Views: 2,572,396
Posted By Twotrak
PeteN95 is right. I have the z-start too with...

PeteN95 is right. I have the z-start too with the clutch perch adjuster and you still have to shift smoothly. On the original z-start the clutch over ride is not absolute so you either shift very...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,234
Posted By Twotrak
This makes alot of sense to me. Honestly though I...

This makes alot of sense to me. Honestly though I did think that my XR650L seemed to get more jerky and less smooth as the knobs wore down before I got the cush hub. The other thing is that I wonder...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 73,740
Views: 7,627,700
Posted By Twotrak
What you are saying should work but I have never...

What you are saying should work but I have never seen a report of anyone using one on the L. It also would eliminate the problem of the gap between 1st and second and it may eliminate the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21,686
Views: 2,572,396
Posted By Twotrak
It's hard to find good information on this. I...

It's hard to find good information on this. I know XRL's are known to eat countershafts when used on the street. But then I notice that most folks who have this happen had bought a different...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21,686
Views: 2,572,396
Posted By Twotrak
Re the Rekluse on the R

I also have a Rekluse equipped R. And while I think I am pretty good with the clutch lever too I have to admit that I can go faster in tight single track compared to myself at least when the auto...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Twotrak
If I remember right I had a Benelli 50cc trail...

If I remember right I had a Benelli 50cc trail bike in the late 60's that had that setup. It had 2 back sprockets that stayed on all the time and the chain had an extra master link and a small length...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21,686
Views: 2,572,396
Posted By Twotrak
Re Rekluse clutch

From what I have read guys who desert race the R tend to destroy the Rekluse. I have not read of anyone having any problems who uses them in the woods. I have one on my R and I like it so far but I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Twotrak
Sark. It will work and it fits the cable that...

Sark. It will work and it fits the cable that came with the tripmeter on the XRR. I didn't bother trying to hook up the wires that backlight it. All I wanted was a permanent odometer which is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,553
Posted By Twotrak
I'm 6' and 217 lb and ride a 2001 KE 100. I...

I'm 6' and 217 lb and ride a 2001 KE 100. I bought a larger rear sprocket and now it is a torgue monster! First gear throttle wheelies are easy especially since you sit right over the rear axle. It...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,609
Posted By Twotrak
So has anyone had this happen with the stock...

So has anyone had this happen with the stock countershaft sprocket?
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,938
Posted By Twotrak
It's a 2001. It had 360 miles on it and had sat...

It's a 2001. It had 360 miles on it and had sat until all the gas in the tank evaporated. I had to clean the carb and ended up getting a new pilot jet. The tank had either some corrosion or just alot...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2009, 05:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,938
Posted By Twotrak
http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd330/outerbank...

http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd330/outerbanksdave/Kawasaki.jpg
I happen to own a private race course. The track goes around the bird feeder, behind the storage barn, between the canoe and the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,278
Posted By Twotrak
Thanks for posting the link. Does anyone have...

Thanks for posting the link. Does anyone have access to the sales figures? I know there is an increased interest in dual purpose bikes but around here that seems to mean that the dealer sold 4 last...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,429
Posted By Twotrak
My road bike is a Triumph Sprint 1050 so I want a...

My road bike is a Triumph Sprint 1050 so I want a dual-sport with some more juice than a 230 provides.

Seriously, I am 5' 7" with a 30" inseam and the only thing reasonable I can find is a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,460
Posted By Twotrak
http://performance-design.net/performance_design_s...

http://performance-design.net/performance_design_suspension.htm

They have a pretty good site. You may have some trouble with your calculations because there is a wide variation in the way...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2008, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,460
Posted By Twotrak
I found my old notes: I have an XR650L and I put...

I found my old notes: I have an XR650L and I put on a PD lowering link. Here are the measurements:
Stock center of 1 hole to center of the other - 3.23 inches
PD link center of 1 hole to center of...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,057
Posted By Twotrak
Don't get the L. It's too tall for a bike that...

Don't get the L. It's too tall for a bike that weighs 350 pounds unless you already have alot of experience. I'm 6' with a 32 inch inseam and with it lowered with suspension adjustment and a lowering...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,423
Posted By Twotrak
Canadius. I don't have a DRZ but I put that...

Canadius. I don't have a DRZ but I put that fender on my XRL. Because the mounts are universal I had to mess with it awhile to get exactly the tire clearance I wanted and I ended up just pushing the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,181
Posted By Twotrak
Re Swingarm tool

I made the tools by carving the sockets. I spent the whole day and ended up with 2 butchered sockets that barely worked. Now I wish I would have taken some metal shop in high school instead of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2008, 08:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,952
Posted By Twotrak
Re front fender

It's a UFO Superbike Low Front Fender. Comes from Arrowhead Motorsports in Moab, Utah. Comes in Black, White, Red, Blue. It's $38.00. By the way, it seriously lowers the operating temperature on an L...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,453
Posted By Twotrak
"Still, few bikes bring together the combination...

"Still, few bikes bring together the combination of race bike performance and trail bike reliability like the big XR...something we are going to miss in an era of (more) fragile, high maintenance...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,952
Posted By Twotrak
This works good for me.

http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd330/outerbanksdave/OuterBanks2008001-2-1.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By Twotrak
Well I knew when I first read your thread you...

Well I knew when I first read your thread you were going to take some ribbing about the chaps! But I do feel your pain. I'm sitting here with my ankle in a cast after they put it back together with...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,828
Posted By Twotrak
Thanks for the replies on this thread. Frog13,...

Thanks for the replies on this thread. Frog13, I'm on the north side of I-275 in Hamilton. By the way, Sunday I smashed my ankle while riding the L. It's broke in 3 places and I'm getting plates and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 73,740
Views: 7,627,700
Posted By Twotrak
I got my fender from Arrowhead Motorsports in...

I got my fender from Arrowhead Motorsports in Moab. They have it in red. It's not really specific for any one bike - people use them on KLR's etc. It works OK on the L and I assume it would work on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By Twotrak
Sorry, I meant 14/52, not 11/52 in my previous...

Sorry, I meant 14/52, not 11/52 in my previous post. I guess that's why you can preview your post.
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By Twotrak
No, 15/48 gives you 13mph/1000rpm. You can cruise...

No, 15/48 gives you 13mph/1000rpm. You can cruise at a true 60MPH at 4600 RPM which the R is pretty happy at. With your 11/52 at 60mph you are at 5360 RPM which is going to buzz. One of the other...
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