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Old 10-26-2013, 10:10 AM   #62761
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I need to make a decision on a winter bike soon. Either order trackmasters for the klx and stud them, or something for my new-to-me v-stom, studded.

I'm leaning to the klx for obvious reasons, but the wind protection and added stator output of the strom is tempting.

Any thoughts? Tire recommendations for strom if I go that route? Automotive studs are at least 10mm long I believe, so I'd prefer a tire that will take them and last reasonably long. I'm not spending $200 for aerostich screw in studs or anything crazy like that.

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I'm looking to go studded this winter too, planning on studding up whatever knobby tires i can get in 19inch front and 18 inch rear. I've got a junky old CB550 i put together for less than 200 bucks. I like riding 4 cylinders in the snow because they don't have any grunt down low, a little easier to get them moving when its really slick.

Do you have a stud gun or have you found someone to put them in? Maybe we can have a get together to prepare tires.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:22 AM   #62762
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I'm looking to go studded this winter too, planning on studding up whatever knobby tires i can get in 19inch front and 18 inch rear. I've got a junky old CB550 i put together for less than 200 bucks. I like riding 4 cylinders in the snow because they don't have any grunt down low, a little easier to get them moving when its really slick.

Do you have a stud gun or have you found someone to put them in? Maybe we can have a get together to prepare tires.
A local tire shop did a friend's tires last year for $12 each. We'd have to drill the holes ourselves and tell the shop it's for a dirtbike, but no big deal. I have a drill press here I was planning on using for it, just let me know if you want to come over. Shouldn't take too long to drill the holes I'd imagine.

I never thought of using a CB. I have a 500 and a 350, it's kind of tempting. The 350 would be stupidly easy to handle, it weighs like 15lbs or something. Needs tires anyways too. Might have to think about that.

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Old 10-26-2013, 11:31 AM   #62763
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I have my 03 xt 225 for sale in the bike thread. asking $1200. PM if interested.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:34 AM   #62764
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:10 AM   #62765
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Everyone's been out riding, weather has been so great!

P.S. that rendering of a cricket looks like a dildo with pubes stuck on it.
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:16 AM   #62766
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Leaves are pretty colorful in this corner. Went out tooling around for a little while before my daughter's final soccer game yesterday. First 50 mile ride on the little bike I picked up. It did well, will need chain & sprockets soon.
Some of this:






On the little T-Dub.



It really is confidence inspiring, I find myself doing stupid things on it and grinning while I do them. Generally riding it around like I did my Honda 50 when I was a kid. Maybe comparable to a new Grom?
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:25 AM   #62767
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My cricket had Restless Leg Syndrome.....very sad,we had to put him down
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:07 AM   #62768
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It really is confidence inspiring, I find myself doing stupid things on it and grinning while I do them. Generally riding it around like I did my Honda 50 when I was a kid. Maybe comparable to a new Grom?
The Grom is exactly like that. It's impossible not to smile while you're riding it.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:33 AM   #62769
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Ruppster,

The TWs do look like tons of fun. I hate to say it but as I get older I think A TW200 or Zuma 125 will be my "back roads" bike.

We use the TWs for our training bikes and I really enjoy riding them around. The low CG, wide bars and low gearing make for a very maneuverable machine....You just cant be in a hurry.

It seems like the stock jetting, at least on the new ones is pretty lean, my guess is they will do much better if you fatten them up a bit.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:11 AM   #62770
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just fitted a new engine from a SXC in it.

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Old 10-28-2013, 08:23 AM   #62771
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Stolen 05 640 Adventure

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big and orange :)
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just fitted a new engine from a SXC in it.

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Rob that sucks on so many levels.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:36 AM   #62772
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Rob that sucks on so many levels.
The fact that it was stolen and the fact that Michael J Fox is his photographer?
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:52 AM   #62773
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:19 AM   #62774
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Ruppster,

The TWs do look like tons of fun. I hate to say it but as I get older I think A TW200 or Zuma 125 will be my "back roads" bike.

We use the TWs for our training bikes and I really enjoy riding them around. The low CG, wide bars and low gearing make for a very maneuverable machine....You just cant be in a hurry.

It seems like the stock jetting, at least on the new ones is pretty lean, my guess is they will do much better if you fatten them up a bit.
Mine is a 89, doesn't seem too lean. 68mph wide open in a full tuck, maybe with a tail wind. 50 is pretty nice, 55 OK but a little buzzy. Electric + kicker and drum brakes on both ends.
I need to throw a leaf peeper/gravel road ride together before winter. Thinking about Nov 9 right now. If anyone* wanted to borrow the TW for the ride they'd be welcome to.
*Well maybe not just anyone, but most anyone.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:18 AM   #62775
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Rob that sucks on so many levels.
this it does
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