Why the heck a Thumper anyway?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by eddyturn, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. eddyturn

    eddyturn Wannabe

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    Thumpers - you hear about them but what's so special in an off road sitution that you just gots to have one? Anything explanation will work. WTF? Thanks :D
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  2. OrangeYZ

    OrangeYZ Been here awhile

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    Lighter.
    It's a short list, but that's as much as it needs to be.
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  3. rockinrog

    rockinrog Long timer

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  4. laramie LC4

    laramie LC4 crash test dummy!

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    compared to what ????? must be the dope ????


    i have 3 thumpers and none of them are lighter than anything. my big girl weighs in at over 300 and i ride her like she's 125.

    i think the answer to your question is the power. lot's of bottom end, followed by lot's of mid, then topped off with even more top-end. the down falls being all those extra moving parts.

    my $.02,

    laramie :beer
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  5. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Thumpers just look cool

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  6. badcooky

    badcooky I see dumb people!

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    There it is.
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  7. Dino3310

    Dino3310 Been here awhile

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    easy maintenence, reliability my XR6 would be one of the simplist motors ive ever worked on, yet power to weight and reliabilty are friggen awesome...
    and then theres the thump thump thump thump thump
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  8. trackhead

    trackhead Utard Wankster

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    I agree with the reliability of the XR6 (I have one), but I find my CRF250x MUCH easier to work on. Way less time to tear into it and rebuild it.
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  9. OrangeYZ

    OrangeYZ Been here awhile

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    Twins, and other motorcycles with more than one cylinder.

    A 300 lb XR is a better offroad bike than a 400 and whatever lb DL650.
    And with this board being the only one on the planet that defines "Thumper" as any motorcycle with one cylinder, a YZ125 thumper is still a way better offroad bike than a whatever heavy twin BMW makes.
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  10. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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  11. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    What's your definition? :scratch
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  12. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    any size single cyl. 4-stroke engine is a thumper in my book.

    2-strokes are pingers. 2-strokes are not heavily focus on this forum site, thus they are lumped in the thumper forum.
    heck this forum site is not very good at sub-forums anyway.
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  13. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Off the grid

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    WTF

    Torque is the answer.

    Traction is the other answer.

    Big Bang
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  14. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Do the mods let people talk about 2-strokes here?
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  15. warnabrother

    warnabrother .. if you see the Rozzers

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    and you know that for a fact do you ??? :dunno

    pretty sure there is another board somewhere on the planet that refers to "thumpers" and people on that board like to "talk" about their "thumpers".....:ken
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  16. plugeye

    plugeye unforgiven

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    simple
    just enough to do the job
    less stuff to piss out on you
    usable torque vs. unusable horsepower in normal non-race conditions
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  17. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    They just get the job done. Try riding one, it's fun.

    ( I didn't even intend to rhyme like that)

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  18. Flatulator

    Flatulator Banned

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    "anything explanation will work" ?

    OK then

    explanation > better one less than two

    anything else understand no
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    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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    How many HD electra glides do you see in the woods on singletrack?
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  20. plugeye

    plugeye unforgiven

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    not too many. the antennas will whip the shit outta you
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