Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by terminatorbob, Feb 23, 2003.
The Dakar is gone and I am dual-sporting the XR
work in progress The XR is now street legal and getting closer to being my perfect bike.
Hell and I live in the tropics as well i.e HOT before you even start the bike ! How does it flow everwhere when he drops it, has he not tightened the radiator cap ? I have had it boil over but then this is de riguer for where I live. I check the coolant level after each ride and often add 20ml or so. I pulled up beside a mate the other week and heard the "bubbling sound", for a second I thought it was coming from my bike, we had been doing first gear work crawling over loose rocks the size of soccer balls and mine had boiled over twice but it was coming from his DRZ. I think the main problem is the lack of a fan and an overflow bottle would no doubt help...
He should sell it if he doesn't like it
I have had a couple Huskies, this one is a sweet bit 'o kit. I would seriously doubt it's longeviety after all it is a "euro" RFS e.g of the four guys who have had KTM 525's, 3 "blew" them up (several thousands in damage all within 2 years), Husabergs shit 'emselves all around me (another one went last weekend, towed home by an XR 650 I here !), 3 or so DRZ's have shit themselves. WR's seem to have been good (so far) and XR's are as reliable as hell
If you are woried about such bikes, I suggest a KLR 650.
I can barely hang on to the 450, let alone a 510, I should have got the 250 but I hate changing gears ie I wanted the extra torque.
Where do i go to put my picture up on here?
Damm, that dude bogarted my shot. None of the Gear, none of this time, but he'll get in the water quicker than me.
I aint worried about such bikes...........it's his not mine!!
From what he told me it seems that the coolant is leaking from the overflow when boiling too hot.
He has a 510 cos he is about 18stones DRY!!
I am glad you're happy with it............i wasn't trying to stir up some $hit......just warning you so it wouldn't happen to you.
Enjoying everyone's pics.
Here's one to get us back on the first page...I'm now representing.
My 91 DR650S when I got it last year w/ 4,000 miles Got a GS Adventure coming as well (as soon as I part with the Hardly)
Here's mine. Sorry I forgot to polish the chrome, before taking a picture.
Shameless plug. I'm hosting the N.E. Iowa Gravel Road Ride listed in the Central Regions forum.http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79168
Have several thumpers but this is the latest one an 03' KLR I traded it for my 72 XS2 650 Yamaha.
One of the other thumpers in the barn next to its big brother
An "end of the day" shot to keep this thread alive...
One more pic of the "next generation" on his thumper...
My 05 XT600....
It's a couple of weeks since you got it dirty,and you still haven't cleaned it! Lazy bugger,you don't deserve a new bike!
... in Belgium...
Mine's FS in the Flea Market forum. Like new. sniff...
That's not looking good at this point.... :eek1