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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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    Mendo---please hold this for me. pm will be sent. I am at work on my tablet- kind of a PITA
    to do.
    Stand by for details this evening
    Thanks
    John
    BTW. - KICK ASS RM YOU PICKED UP
  2. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    FWIW, my JB welded one fell off eventually. I used silicone this time. Time will tell. One great advantage to silicone is that it is far more tolerant of vibration and flexing. JB weld will and does crack. Essentially, it is just epoxy. That said, I don't leave home without it. There's nothing better in the field for fixing a myriad of problems.
  3. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    It's yours. I wasn't going to sell it to anyone until I heard from you. You're the one who wanted it:wink:
  4. XR BADGER

    XR BADGER Adventurer

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    Went the epoxy route, let you know how it holds up.
  5. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    I think the 49s were 1999 and 2000. Mine are off of a 2000. Yours look just like mine. I have a spare billet top triple if you ever get the itch to go to fatbars and dont want to futz with adapters.
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  6. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    SWEET!!! Nothing like a dirt-only play toy like that!:clap
  7. Sourjon

    Sourjon TAT'erd

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    I had a couple RM250's back when I was 20 something in the 70's. We used to tear up the strip mines with them. Still have a bum shoulder from it too. Great fun but I couldn't hang these days.

    John
  8. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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  9. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    Like this? What a beauty!

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/mcy/3404932268.html

    I bet that thing has a light switch power band. The modern 250s with power valves are much, much more linear in their power deliver. That said, they will still put you on your back quickly.
  10. XR BADGER

    XR BADGER Adventurer

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    I would also like to gather the collectives views on the mods to proceed with next? And, wich one you prefer if so inclined.
    USD
    Oil cooler
    Pumper carb
    Battery relocation
    Groceries

    Or, something that needs to be done besides these.
    Opinions? I know.
  11. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    What are your plans for the bike? Does it spend lost of its time on the street or is dirt a regular part of its diet? If it is going to get dirty, what type of terrain? All of these will guide my advice.
  12. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    Good points Christian.....I definately noticed the Sedona and Pirelli are not near the same sizing wise, the Pirelli obviously runs MUCH bigger in sizing than the Sedona. I have no complaints whatsoever with the traction and performance of the Sedona 887IT, its been an awesome tire for the price so far. I just don't want to stick a way taller tire on the back thats going to offset the sprocket change I made......if thats going to be the case I'll take the Pirelli back and exchange it for another 120/90 thats going to be shorter.

    Any more feedback from you guys would be great :D
  13. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    For me, a mainly road rider with long highway commutes I would put them in order like this:

    Groceries (if you mean a rack)
    Oil Cooler (so you don't have to stop and let her cool down, or just to keep the oil healthy longer)
    Battery relocation (it's easy to do and very cheap if done right- look up spud's write up)
    Pumper carb (no need till you get the engine well past stock power with internal modifications)

    I would also recommend (if your riding is like mine) a wind screen, heated grips, wider pegs and an NX650 5th. They all served me very well.

    -Barron
  14. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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    That looks like it's in a petaluma field
    BTW- Mendo PM sent
  15. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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    My last RM. An '04 125. I had an '01 RM250 10 years ago.

    RZ Rob

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  16. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 3RD Generation Rider

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    Ok...this thread is starting to go in the shitter ........... again

    My (sold) '01 KX250
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  17. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    I got out of riding for a lil over 20 years, my last bike before the l was a 1978 RM250
  18. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    We all have mild to moderate ADD... what do you expect?! :lol3 It's a damned wonder that we stay on topic as much as we do. Next thing you know, we'll be back on oil, tires or bikini pictures.:evil I vote for the latter:clap
  19. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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  20. Sourjon

    Sourjon TAT'erd

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    Man that's sweet. Yes on the light switch. Once it got to the a certain point you'd better have a good grip on it or it'd leave you behind. I used to be fearless about climbing big hills with it. As they took off the over burden on these mines they pushed it over what was called a high wall. We would try to climb them and I looped the bike over on top of myself when I was 20 or 21 and dislocated my right shoulder. Still bothers me today. We usually wore helmets but it was work boots, jeans and tshirts for protective gear. Young and dumb having fun!

    John