Be Quiet Fest

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Scribe, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Hatch

    Hatch We're not hitchhiking anymore, we're riding!

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    yep. lots of hate-o-rade for the XT cause of exactly what these guys say.

    if you want the feel (see: suspension) of a bike made in the 1970s with early 90s technology, then go for it. but if you want something with real suspension, and real acceleration, look elsewhere.

    that being said, my xt225 has kept up with most of these FFs decently, except on the straight fast parts.:deal :ricky

    one day Ill have to replace the old xt, and itll probly be a drz.
  2. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    That's cause you bring a whole bucket full of skilz with ya:nod

    Not hating on the XT so much Rich. It just really ain't the right tool for the job out here. Your hard earnds would be much better spent on a dirtbike with more suspension, and maybe more ponies.


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  3. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    It doesn't have the t vent mod. I think it was the incompressible liquid filling the cylinder that stalled it:D

    The vent goes up into the frame above the airbox, adding a t with an additional vent below the bike would allow water into the carb:huh

    Maybe something like this would help?
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  4. Scribe

    Scribe £Bob£

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    Is that the Frankenbike?
  5. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    This is the frankenbike, damn near ready for showtime:D

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  6. Egodriver71

    Egodriver71 Rider of something

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    Now, that's a 650 Dual SPORT!!!
  7. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    Sure Buzz check one out - it I remember correct you are not a little guy so 640 could be perfect. Definatly not a tool for a wee man- hard to dab and hard to keep the front end down. Let alone muscle around the woods. Sure it's a handfull but we'r talking man shit here. Vibes are not an issue for Manfu (a common knock people throw out that have never been on one). I don't keep it at a constant speed for long and never slab it. I have found that is't perfect tool for the jobs I throw at it. It's like a claw hammer - never left me on the side of the road and never had any super expensive issues. I have never been on a 525 or 400 so not sure if they have the guts to haul my 190lb fat ass around but would like to check em out one day.



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  8. Scribe

    Scribe £Bob£

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  9. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Yea, don't listen that paint shaker stuff.
    I wont claim they are smooth, in fact they are the most vibey 4 stroke dual sport I have ridden, but only marginally more than a KLR.

    Some are much smoother than others and once off the road I never notice the vibes at all.

    In fact it was the over the road manners of the 640 that contributed to me dumping the DRZ....that and 70 mph slides off road :evil

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  10. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    That pic made my Wheelie Wall of Fame :augie

    No hate for the XT here, either--I had one for a while, and had a lotta fun on it; might've even done a wheelie or two. It's a delightful little trailbike.:D For offroad use, I was happy with the power, but like everybody else has said, the suspension was on the weak side. Felt like it was sprung for a 120# rider...in fact, it probably was. I really liked that wide-ratio 6-spd box, tho. And as Phaedrus has shown, you can put 'em thru the woods mighty quick if'n yer so inclined:deal
  11. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Actually the "T-mod" will still help that bike....even tough that wasn't your problem. :D

    When the vent hose only goes UP

    ..the bike tends to sputter and stall when ridden over rough ground such as whoops. And it is also harder to start after it's been tipped over. That is because there is no place for excess fuel to drain and it "loads up" and floods easier. (my old DR used to do that before the mod)

    When the vent hose only goes DOWN

    ...the carb gets "air-locked" when in water deeper than the bottom of the hose.

    Don't worry...it WON'T suck water in the vent :nah ...but they work much better off road when there's a T venting both ways. :nod

    the following is quoted from the maximum-suzuki.com forum

  12. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Sweeet! :thumb:thumb

    That looks like it'll be fun on those long sandy FRs :ricky
  13. kelly duke 2000

    kelly duke 2000 Retired, Gone Riding Supporter

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    Put over 30k on my duke . same engine lc4 , all road, vibes no problem, just fun.:deal
  14. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    your not helping:evil
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    rich_mc Full Fledged MEM-Ber

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    With all the LC4 love, you guys should come to the SWFL thread and check out the one dirt merchant wants to unload.....

    Someone buy it so my wanter will shut off.....
  16. Mugwest

    Mugwest .

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    Jeeebus if i could only shut my Wanter off..... :eyes

    But then life would suck, no?
  17. Hatch

    Hatch We're not hitchhiking anymore, we're riding!

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    according to some, you can....

    "thou shalt not covet"
  18. Egodriver71

    Egodriver71 Rider of something

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    Fundage shuts my wanter off more than anything else.
  19. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    That's the one I would buy.....if I was a man of Buzztails means.
    He's already got a delightful little dual sport, needs a BIG NASTY ONE to balance things out.
  20. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak :deal