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Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2,328
Views: 344,457
Posted By thumpnokie
Yep, with its HP and soft suspension, I doubt you...

Yep, with its HP and soft suspension, I doubt you could ride the XT250 hard enough to break its 428 chain. More likely, you'd break your neck before you broke the chain.
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2,328
Views: 344,457
Posted By thumpnokie
428

428
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,159
Posted By thumpnokie
Suzuki DL650 VStrom

Suzuki DL650 VStrom
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2,328
Views: 344,457
Posted By thumpnokie
If you check the service specification label on...

If you check the service specification label on both the Rotella T 15W-40 and the Rotella T6 Synthetic 5W-40 oils, you'll see that they are both JASO MA certified.

<DT>JASO MA = Japanese standard...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2,328
Views: 344,457
Posted By thumpnokie
.05mm = .00197 inches .10mm = .00394 inches ...

.05mm = .00197 inches
.10mm = .00394 inches

Here's a handy conversion site:

http://www.worldwidemetric.com/measurements.html
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,204
Posted By thumpnokie
Great looking bike Tom, I have a plated '03 also....

Great looking bike Tom, I have a plated '03 also.

What is the back tire (and size) you're running on it?
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,328
Views: 344,457
Posted By thumpnokie
Thanks DualsportChic and JohnCW for the...

Thanks DualsportChic and JohnCW for the responses.

Sounds like they do all right on cold mornings.

Maybe even better with a little rejetting help . . . (damn EPA).
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,328
Views: 344,457
Posted By thumpnokie
Cold starting

Hi all, I'm yet another rider thinking of getting an XT250.

I currently have a 2009 TU250X that I like a lot but want something with some off road capability too. A 2013+ XT250 sounds like it...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2,328
Views: 344,457
Posted By thumpnokie
The primary drive ratio is the gearing connecting...

The primary drive ratio is the gearing connecting the crank shaft and the transmission.

My original post reporting 3975 rpm at 65 was km/h rather than mph. I forgot to switch the unit designation...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2,328
Views: 344,457
Posted By thumpnokie
3975 RPM was the Gearing Commander calc for 60...

3975 RPM was the Gearing Commander calc for 60 MPH.
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2,328
Views: 344,457
Posted By thumpnokie
This is a lot easier....

This is a lot easier. http://gearingcommander.com/

It says 3975 in 5th gear and 5010 in 4th.

This bike seems to be geared pretty high in its stock form.
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2,328
Views: 344,457
Posted By thumpnokie
I'll put it a little different. I've been...

I'll put it a little different.

I've been lurking on this thread getting some great info on a bike I'm interested in acquiring.

Headposeur, I was especially interested in your excellent...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 21,215
Posted By thumpnokie
A city commuter (TU250X) and a backroads explorer...

A city commuter (TU250X) and a backroads explorer (plated CRF230F):

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa94/bjw741/IMG_6709_zpsde4f342d.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By thumpnokie
Forget the power up kit . . . as previoulsy...

Forget the power up kit . . . as previoulsy mentioned Coeshow jetting recommendations are excellent.

120 main
45 pilot
Stock needle with clip in 4th groove from the top

With this setup,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,427
Posted By thumpnokie
Too bad you're in Commiefornia. If you were in a...

Too bad you're in Commiefornia. If you were in a little more "liberal" state for motor vehicle licensing, you could plate a 230F if you wished. That's what I have here in Okieland. I like it a lot...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,427
Posted By thumpnokie
I'm somewhat confused by your comparison of the...

I'm somewhat confused by your comparison of the CRF230F and DR200se. The "F" model 230 Honda is an off-road only bike rather than a duel sport machine like the Suzuki. I suspect this is why you can't...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,416,579
Posted By thumpnokie
Congrats on your new acquisition! Did it...

Congrats on your new acquisition!

Did it already have the gel seat on it?
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,416,579
Posted By thumpnokie
Just happened to have one setting on by desk, so...

Just happened to have one setting on by desk, so I got out the kitchen scale and weighed it for you.


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8247/8664668632_3b8b3cd288_m.jpg

It says 7 1/8 oz.
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,416,579
Posted By thumpnokie
LOL . . . great pic. 28 is about 10...

LOL . . . great pic.

28 is about 10 degrees too cold for me on the TU without any of the wind protection of a windshield and hand guards.
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,416,579
Posted By thumpnokie
I used to ride my 20 mile (one way) commute to...

I used to ride my 20 mile (one way) commute to work down to 28 degrees with my VStrom but it had a windshield and handguards.

Without the windshield and handguard protection, I have upped my cold...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,328
Views: 344,457
Posted By thumpnokie
Sold it? What are you replacing it with?

Sold it? What are you replacing it with?
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,416,579
Posted By thumpnokie
Congrats on your new addition. I've just...

Congrats on your new addition.

I've just had my fast red one for two weeks now and I'm liking it more and more.

Rode it for the first time in some gusty cross winds yesterday and was...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,416,579
Posted By thumpnokie
Add another. Bought an '09 TU two weeks...

Add another.

Bought an '09 TU two weeks ago and just sold my '04 Wee last weekend. Had it for 5 years and 26,000 miles. Liked it a lot but am having a blast on the TU for the around town riding...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,416,579
Posted By thumpnokie
I'll add one. I just purchase this ex-MSF...

I'll add one.

I just purchase this ex-MSF trainer this past weekend. 2009 with only 724 miles.

Dealer had had it on the showroom floor for quite a while.

Fun little bike!
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,097
Posted By thumpnokie
Sell both and replace with: '04 -'06...

Sell both and replace with:

'04 -'06 WeeStrom (DL650) ($3,500) for (1) and (3)

and

'06 - '08 KLX250S ($2,500) for (2)
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2,328
Views: 344,457
Posted By thumpnokie
Well forget about anything I previously said...

Well forget about anything I previously said regarding Shinko and aspect ratio. I emailed Shinko asking about the dimensions of their 244 series tire sizes and they emailed me back this link:...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2,328
Views: 344,457
Posted By thumpnokie
LOL . . . that 5.10 is going to be 2.5" - 2.6"...

LOL . . . that 5.10 is going to be 2.5" - 2.6" taller than the stock 120/80 that came on it.

Beside changing the overall gearing, its probably going to affect how it handles at 70 mph too....
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 2,328
Views: 344,457
Posted By thumpnokie
Ron If I recall correctly, you originally...

Ron

If I recall correctly, you originally installed the 16 tooth when you were still running the original rear 120/80 tire and liked the results. Then you replaced the original rear tire with...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By thumpnokie
Though not a thumper, an '04 - '07 WeeStrom...

Though not a thumper, an '04 - '07 WeeStrom (DL650) would fit the requirements also.
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2,328
Views: 344,457
Posted By thumpnokie
Here's an interesting website for comparing...

Here's an interesting website for comparing ergonomics between different bikes.

http://cycle-ergo.com/

Unfortunately I don't see the TTR on the list of available bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,506
Posted By thumpnokie
This ThumperTalk thread that I linked previously...

This ThumperTalk thread that I linked previously is all about an XR250 conversion.
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,506
Posted By thumpnokie
Check out the CFR 150/230 F/L subforum on...

Check out the CFR 150/230 F/L subforum on ThumperTalk. Lots of fork swap info there.

Here's a recent thread (the fork swap info starts on the 2nd page):
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,877
Posted By thumpnokie
My first thumper looked like this one. ...

My first thumper looked like this one.

Cushman Eagle :clap . . . don't even remember what year mine was . . . 1959 to 1962ish I think.

In the summer of '67 at the age of 15, I was riding one...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 21,754
Posted By thumpnokie
My first thumper looked like this. I was...

My first thumper looked like this.

I was 15 and riding a Cushman Eagle to work at the A&W. When I was 16 I traded it for a Hodaka Ace 90.



...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7,952
Views: 2,151,996
Posted By thumpnokie
I dunno . . . it looks kinda heavy to me . . ....

I dunno . . . it looks kinda heavy to me . . . wonder how much its gonna weigh?
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,967
Posted By thumpnokie
Let us know what you find out.

Let us know what you find out.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,967
Posted By thumpnokie
Yes, there is a rev limiter. I've never seen a...

Yes, there is a rev limiter. I've never seen a Honda spec for when the rev limiter kicks in but BBR sells an aftermarket ignition/rev box for the 230F and in their product description, they say that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,967
Posted By thumpnokie
If you aren't already aware of it, here's a...

If you aren't already aware of it, here's a pretty neat website to give you some idea about how gearing and tire size changes will affect your speed at various rpm in each gear.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,967
Posted By thumpnokie
Actually, sixth gear on the "F" model is already...

Actually, sixth gear on the "F" model is already ever so slightly taller than sixth gear on the "L" (but wouldn't be noticabe since the difference is sooooo small).

The "L" model is wider...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,967
Posted By thumpnokie
The six-speed transmission in the "L" (street...

The six-speed transmission in the "L" (street legal) model is different than the six-speed transmission in the "F".

The "L" is wider . . . 3.78 vs 3.41 for the "F".

I'm running 14/50...
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