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Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 75,661
Views: 8,005,502
Posted By whipit1k
I am jealous of the NX transmission. How the...

I am jealous of the NX transmission. How the XR650L ever went into production with such horrible ratios is beyond me. It is truly a glaring flaw for off road use, nearly a fatal flaw to me
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-12-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 388,925
Posted By whipit1k
from a couple m onths back I guess but I noticed...

from a couple m onths back I guess but I noticed that you had ridden along the base of south mountain through golden valley. If you were on golden valley rd/jonestown rd, there are some cool spots to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 21,537
Posted By whipit1k
I don't care if it is outdated. what I do care...

I don't care if it is outdated.
what I do care about is that it suffers from the same BS problems now that it did 14 years ago when it came out:it has a neutered motor, crap carb, and a severe lack...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-04-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,763
Posted By whipit1k
very nice! stay off the mud roads on the way home!

very nice! stay off the mud roads on the way home!
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,880
Posted By whipit1k
If Yamaha can build this triple 1) without...

If Yamaha can build this triple 1) without de-tuning the motor in any way and 2) without gaining much weight, I will haul ass to the dealer to buy one. that would be a great great bike.

sadly,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-17-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,364
Posted By whipit1k
cool pictures of warmer times! did you go...

cool pictures of warmer times! did you go straight from Shoneys to the hospital cardiac unit for a stent or two? lol
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-22-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,023
Posted By whipit1k
hmmm...wonder what was going on in that little...

hmmm...wonder what was going on in that little underground structure? you didn't happen to see this parked nearby, did ya>?
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-28-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,665
Posted By whipit1k
yes it s truly heartbreaking to sift through...

yes it s truly heartbreaking to sift through craigslist these days, it seems every numbskull who owns a sawzall is currently in the business of butchering classic Japanese bikes. glad this one dodged...
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,140
Posted By whipit1k
comparing a 12 DL650 to a honda 500X is pretty...

comparing a 12 DL650 to a honda 500X is pretty unfair to the honda. It is a nice bike, I am sure, but not in the same league
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,436
Posted By whipit1k
The only good argument against buying a higher...

The only good argument against buying a higher mileage strom is the fact that there are a load of them out there with low mileage for a song. Best deal on two wheels in my book. I would not really...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 523,964
Posted By whipit1k
It never ceases to amaze me how frequently some...

It never ceases to amaze me how frequently some digital pics snapped by some dude at a bike show or out in the real world somewhere put the studio pics a manufacturer banks on to introduce their new...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,431
Posted By whipit1k
awesome report, love your "new" 350. such a cool...

awesome report, love your "new" 350. such a cool machine
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,779
Posted By whipit1k
Dear (american) Honda, Thanks for making my...

Dear (american) Honda,
Thanks for making my buying decisions quick and easy by failing to import the interesting bikes I like. Love my V-strom. Keep peddaling those shadow cruisers, maybe some day I...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,710
Posted By whipit1k
it could be carried on a vstrom pretty easily....

it could be carried on a vstrom pretty easily. modern trials bikes have a very large, flat aluminum skid plate that would sit oh so nicely on the vstrom cargo rack. you would need to find a way to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,856
Posted By whipit1k
wow , I need to do that trip some day

wow , I need to do that trip some day
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8,739
Views: 1,196,676
Posted By whipit1k
it is a very bad idea to make a rocker box (valve...

it is a very bad idea to make a rocker box (valve cover) gasket and put it in where it does not belong. Take it out NOW and re assemble with liquid gasket. The head and rocker box are machined in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8,739
Views: 1,196,676
Posted By whipit1k
I think you are just used to two 310mm rotors...

I think you are just used to two 310mm rotors with radial mount calipers on a typical sportbike...serious braking power. The DR200 is never, ever going to have (or need) that type of braking power....
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8,739
Views: 1,196,676
Posted By whipit1k
I guess I have answered my own question by...

I guess I have answered my own question by researching a bit more
There is nothing missing. The DR200 does not use the shift drum cam stop and spring that normally live under this oil drain plug...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8,739
Views: 1,196,676
Posted By whipit1k
Question concerning the right side "oil drain...

Question concerning the right side "oil drain plug" on the underside of the bike.

I realize now that this is not really an oil drain plug. I see it is supposedly a plug to retain a spring and pin...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8,739
Views: 1,196,676
Posted By whipit1k
I am looking for a stock DR200se seat cover....

I am looking for a stock DR200se seat cover. anybody got one they would like to sell? maybe leftover from a custom seat job?
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8,739
Views: 1,196,676
Posted By whipit1k
Just bought a 1996 DR200 , I am curious, does...

Just bought a 1996 DR200 , I am curious, does anybody know who has got the highest mileage DR200 in the adv family here? I am sure it is not me: my bike has 15K. more than most little bikes but not...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4,527
Views: 794,820
Posted By whipit1k
I ride a fuel injected bike and do occasionally...

I ride a fuel injected bike and do occasionally rant about the unnecessary complexity of the system. Especially when costly fuel pumps die.



Some of the most satisfying bikes out there are...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4,527
Views: 794,820
Posted By whipit1k
well how did people ever do it in the past? There...

well how did people ever do it in the past? There have been motorcycles out there in this scary, multi surface world you describe for a hundred and ten years, dealing with the treacherous , ever...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,665
Posted By whipit1k
do you have any idea how slow and horribly...

do you have any idea how slow and horribly underpowered a TW200 is to begin with, let alone loaded down with a bunch of gear? as long as you are riding to and from a location that never sees traffic...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4,527
Views: 794,820
Posted By whipit1k
I could give a rats ass about abs, traction...

I could give a rats ass about abs, traction control, or any other type of electronic BS. I have been the one riding and controling the bike since the beginning, and that is how it is going to stay. I...
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,685
Posted By whipit1k
I also have an 05 DL1000. Only 75k on my bike. I...

I also have an 05 DL1000. Only 75k on my bike. I cant see replacing it any time soon. It was dirt cheap, is pretty damn good at everything I ask it to do, very reliable. I suppose I could go out and...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9,179
Views: 3,575,074
Posted By whipit1k
click the craigslist link for more pics....

click the craigslist link for more pics. something I just ran across. It is pretty neat
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9,179
Views: 3,575,074
Posted By whipit1k
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/whipit1k/3E...

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/whipit1k/3E33M43N75Ld5N25Fed4r96cc9917bcc41a6d_zps995d66bf.jpg ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,136
Posted By whipit1k
Full disclosure: I rode one harley in my life, a...

Full disclosure: I rode one harley in my life, a 2001 softtail something or other. put a new front tire on it for a guy and decided to give it a whirl. I was expecting it to be slow and to vibrate a...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9,179
Views: 3,575,074
Posted By whipit1k
damn, that is shiny and nice. I imagine my black...

damn, that is shiny and nice. I imagine my black on black 05 looked that way...but it has been a while!
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,136
Posted By whipit1k
aah these threads bring out the true harley...

aah these threads bring out the true harley clones too, don't they?
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,136
Posted By whipit1k
Here is the formula for the ultimate budget H-D...

Here is the formula for the ultimate budget H-D ADV bike: take a vstrom and purposly mistime the cam gears by a tooth or two. Now take both motor side covers off, being sure to tear the gaskets, then...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 506,556
Posted By whipit1k
fantastic looking bike and what deals I see on...

fantastic looking bike and what deals I see on them!
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 168,430
Posted By whipit1k
Just looked at the R model at the local dealer....

Just looked at the R model at the local dealer. it has a refreshingly roomy appearance and high quality look about it. Very nice
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,977
Posted By whipit1k
The KTM1190 really does it for me. That thing is...

The KTM1190 really does it for me. That thing is awesome.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-01-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By whipit1k
Motocross national Muddy Creek Blountville TN june1

is anybody planning a ride to watch the best of the best go at it at muddy Creek? It should be awesome and barring horrendous weather I will be V-stroming my way on over to watch the racing action on...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 690,310
Posted By whipit1k
If your front sprocket and chain are in good...

If your front sprocket and chain are in good shape there is no reason to replace them when making minor gearing changes. I dont even have a speedo healer...the speedo is off a little. not a lot. no...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 690,310
Posted By whipit1k
rear sprocket $50 speedo healer $110 power...

rear sprocket $50 speedo healer $110 power commander $350. you do the math.

also,The DL1000 is geared too tall. No amount of optimizing with a power commander will correct this
Forum: Beasts 02-12-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 690,310
Posted By whipit1k
I would make sure the bike is not still running...

I would make sure the bike is not still running its stock gearing. two teeth on the rear sprocket does wonders for the bike while still allowing overdrive to be speeding ticket on the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-17-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,734
Posted By whipit1k
Very cool. The more ride reports I read, the more...

Very cool. The more ride reports I read, the more I am reminded that living on the east coast is a little like being in jail. No adventures, no open tracts of land, no off road travel. I am...
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