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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:46 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Great pics! Thanks for sharing! :thumb

Great pics! Thanks for sharing! :thumb
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 01:43 PM
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Posted By zekester63
I'd probably do the same - save the $ and buy...

I'd probably do the same - save the $ and buy some farkles instead. One argument for the '14 though is that some day when you go to sell it, the '14 will seem newer to potential buyers.

Either...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-25-2014, 06:31 AM
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Posted By zekester63
If it's what I think it is, it's about 20 miles...

If it's what I think it is, it's about 20 miles from the OAT, and about 41 hours by foot west of Tulsa, according to Google. :evil
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 06:09 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Ya, go figure on the mpg we got - I get about...

Ya, go figure on the mpg we got - I get about 10mpg less on a regular basis in Oklahoma, with mostly just me riding alone, and I always run real gas here at home (couldn't really find any on our...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 08:55 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Well here's a case where opinions obviously vary....

Well here's a case where opinions obviously vary. My wife and I just got back from a 1-week, 2200+ mile vacation, riding in NM, CO and UT. With hard cases, tail box, tank bag, crash bar bags and tool...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 07:40 AM
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Posted By zekester63
I have read of people changing countersprockets...

I have read of people changing countersprockets during a trip, typically if they have a lot of slab or distance to cover quickly, or like the eastern portion of the TAT, etc., and then going down 1...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 06:56 AM
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Posted By zekester63
There's a couple big threads on deflectors over...

There's a couple big threads on deflectors over on stromtroopers (possibly only 2012+), and one member has even started making them to sell. I made my own pair out of acrylic. They definitely help,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 07:46 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Been lurking - great stuff here! I'm curious...

Been lurking - great stuff here!

I'm curious about this carnage - is it just from the bad roads? Hopefully not from any unplanned naps....

Thanks for taking us along! :thumb
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-11-2014, 07:41 AM
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Posted By zekester63
EDIT: Nevermind - found it with some Google-fu. ...

EDIT: Nevermind - found it with some Google-fu. Nice tag.

So where along the OAT were those markers? Mainly just curious...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 01:09 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Nice setup. Hopefully you don't go into...

Nice setup. Hopefully you don't go into "withdrawals" after all the farkling ends. It can be a bit addicting. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 06:35 AM
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Posted By zekester63
+1. I also run 705s on my X wheels. As stated,...

+1. I also run 705s on my X wheels. As stated, they work just fine for most dirt/gravel roads that I've been on, and I haven't had any scary moments on pavement either. And from the looks of it,...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-02-2014, 06:35 PM
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Posted By zekester63
I just tried now on my iPad and it works, but you...

I just tried now on my iPad and it works, but you have to choose "Follow Link" to view it in Safari, then tap the magnifying glass in the lower right corner of picture. It's a little touchy, but...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-02-2014, 12:35 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Clicking the picture takes you to Photobucket (or...

Clicking the picture takes you to Photobucket (or wherever it is hosted), and then you can zoom in and clearly read that it says "Lucien Rural Fire Dist.".
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 02:34 PM
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Posted By zekester63
I tried... Again, there is no right and wrong...

I tried... Again, there is no right and wrong folks! Just what works for you. If you're happy with your gearing (or oil, tires, suspension, etc.), then that's really all that matters!
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 01:42 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Fortunately there's no right or wrong, only what...

Fortunately there's no right or wrong, only what each one of us think is right for own riding style. Personally after a couple different setups, I run 14/47 on my X wheels, and 14/50 with my R.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 11:46 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Not that they're the authority, but one article...

Not that they're the authority, but one article at motorcycle.com says redline is 11,500.

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/yamaha/2011-yamaha-wr250r-review-90192.html
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 02:29 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Never having had stator issues before, what...

Never having had stator issues before, what "connectors" are involved that should be checked/cleaned?
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 09:32 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Sounds to me like you've won yourself a tire from...

Sounds to me like you've won yourself a tire from coresports... :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 03:03 PM
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Posted By zekester63
I think if you posted over on the wr250rforum,...

I think if you posted over on the wr250rforum, you'd probably have to give that tire away pretty quickly. Although as with most forums, some original owners of '08s might have already moved on, have...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 09:05 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Although mine hasn't failed, I'm fairly certain...

Although mine hasn't failed, I'm fairly certain the fuel pumps on the '08s were prone to fail, regardless of mods. Other year models have had some fail, but I think primarily it was the '08s. Not...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 07:46 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Not that this necessarily helps, but 5200 miles...

Not that this necessarily helps, but 5200 miles difference can mean a lot if it's abused, or little if taken care of. If you know the history and have a good feeling about the '08, then it's really...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 07:38 AM
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Posted By zekester63
+1 :thumb I use mine every time I lube the chain!

+1 :thumb I use mine every time I lube the chain!
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 02:43 PM
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Posted By zekester63
http://www.gearingcommander.com/ is your friend. ...

http://www.gearingcommander.com/ is your friend. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 11:57 AM
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Posted By zekester63
This is a great idea. I've already got scratches...

This is a great idea. I've already got scratches in my case, and would like to prevent getting more.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 09:25 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Don't know anything about this one, but if you...

Don't know anything about this one, but if you break/bend them often, this might be worth carrying as a spare anyway... $27 with free shipping.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 02:54 PM
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Posted By zekester63
I've never had a MT21 so I can't make that...

I've never had a MT21 so I can't make that comparison. I've been happy with the 606s, and they seem to last quite a while.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 01:42 PM
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Posted By zekester63
+1 on D606 front & back. I've got a couple grand...

+1 on D606 front & back. I've got a couple grand on mine now and there's lots of miles left in them, and no cupping. But quiet and "drone" free on pavement they're not. :ear
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 07:21 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Personally I don't like using my iPhone as a GPS...

Personally I don't like using my iPhone as a GPS because it's almost impossible to see in normal sunlight. But I have done it, and it does work if you don't have a GPS. I used this cheap handlebar...
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2014, 11:14 AM
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Posted By zekester63
+1 :thumb It's what I did as well. It might...

+1 :thumb It's what I did as well. It might not hold up to serious off-roading or bigger rocks, but works great for my purposes, and the price is hard to beat.
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2014, 04:14 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Ha...nice glove! Oh, and good job on the...

Ha...nice glove! Oh, and good job on the penny-tech solution!
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 09:14 AM
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Posted By zekester63
I actually got the beads to use on my V-Strom,...

I actually got the beads to use on my V-Strom, (also have one on back for my wife), but if I know I'll be doing mostly road riding on my WRX, I throw the beads on it. The best thing about the beads...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 08:03 PM
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Posted By zekester63
After looking at various solutions for a heat...

After looking at various solutions for a heat shield for my E12 saddlebags resting on my Q4, I finally decided to just use the stock shield. A few bolts, a couple hose clamps and brackets later, it's...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 08:39 AM
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Posted By zekester63
+1. Mine has been connected for a couple years...

+1. Mine has been connected for a couple years now.
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 05:39 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

Thanks for sharing your videos...looks like you guys had tons of fun. You blasted through some serious puddles in part 2.
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 09:31 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Well I actually suggested that, as that's what I...

Well I actually suggested that, as that's what I had done with my own stock heat shield and Wolfman bags. However, I can't imagine running any bag on an aftermarket exhaust without some sort of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 07:54 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Great pic! I see you've got 2 of the GL heat...

Great pic!

I see you've got 2 of the GL heat shields on your exhaust. I'm looking into options right now myself, and am not real anxious to lay out $25 each for those GL shields...

I bet if...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 06:21 AM
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Posted By zekester63
I'm pretty sure mine were similar. I think I...

I'm pretty sure mine were similar. I think I just bent the tabs a little so I could get to them with my hex key. IIRC I bent the top one more outwards making it easy to access from an angle,...
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2014, 10:31 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Speaking for myself, the likelihood of ever...

Speaking for myself, the likelihood of ever mounting half-used tires again is slim, so unless you don't mind "wasting" them, personally I'd just arrange something with Adventure Cycleworks...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-02-2014, 10:38 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Yep. N36 14.146 W95 10.977

Yep. N36 14.146 W95 10.977
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 07:25 PM
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Posted By zekester63
I've painted my stock shield with black Krylon...

I've painted my stock shield with black Krylon Fusion anyway, so I just touch it up as needed. I've run the E-12s on multi day trips in the summer, and the worst that's happened is that the right...
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