The Supermotard Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Weirdo, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. BushX

    BushX Been here awhile

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    I get away with just changing damping settings front and rear, but I'm not track riding. Trails and dirt with the 21/18 and street and twisties with the 17's. I use the stock settings for the TE630 for the dirt which has all the compression diaper out and just a little rebound damping in the rear. For the street I use more rebound damping front and rear as well as turning up the slow speed compression in the rear significantly and adding some high speed too. I use the Same springs and preload.
  2. dwdantzler

    dwdantzler Been here awhile

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    Funny, I somehow stumbled on this picture last night. I miss that DRZ, the roads, and the company. Good times... (I'm the Stumpy he's talking about in that picture, btw)
  3. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Long timer

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    Is that looking over lake jocassee and Keowee? I rode those roads about two weeks ago!

    Here's mini and mega tard

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  4. thebigman

    thebigman XR's all the way . Big Thumps or V-twins

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    Anything left from the mega build laying around thats in your way you wanna get rid off , Nice Tards BTW , I'm wanting to do my 1st cherry popping 650R .

    Plenty of the L's under my belt , but found an R with a street title that followed me home 1 evening bout 8 months ago .

    A little rough but runs its nuts off , but cosmetics need help , along with some other things and a Good 17in wheelset .

    Any help or advice is greatly appreciated in advance . Now , WTF do I need to do ???
  5. dwdantzler

    dwdantzler Been here awhile

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    I think that's the overlook on HWY 107 but that has been a while...
  6. Bake

    Bake adventurer

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    I made one of the few Honda CRF250L into a Super Motard though I admit not a lot of "Super" when talking about a 25 hp bike. I love this bike though. With the big rubber, it's MUCH more stable in all conditions, stopping, highway in cross winds, rain.

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  7. Rosco62

    Rosco62 Adventurer

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    Here is mine, We have a love hate relationship, any bike with 3 oil filters is going to give you problems, but mostly we are friends
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  8. Tech23

    Tech23 Been here awhile

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    I don't think multiple oil filters/screens is anything new. Do all the filters need to be serviced each time the oil is changed?

    1983 Honda XL600R oil change procedure...

    http://www.hondaxl.it/download/Manuali/XL600R_honda/part_02.pdf

    Gotta love the low tech simplicity of my DR650 though. One filter, one drain plug. No hate...all love.

    Tech23
  9. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    here's one of mine, I just think of the maintenance as "foreplay"

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  10. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    And since I posted a pic with one too many cylinders, here's my other 'tard

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  11. mikejohn

    mikejohn Long timer

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    Suhweet:clap
  12. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    Haha, the 650 was originally a TN bike.
  13. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer Supporter

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    I've been an inmate since '09 and just now ran across this thread.
    Some really cool bikes here so I thought I'd pop a pic of mine in here. '01 XR650R/SM

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  14. Rosco62

    Rosco62 Adventurer

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    Nice bike for sure. The Honda's always had supermotard potential because of their good looks. Although my KTM isn't too bad either. The Husqvarna Nuda was one evil looking piece though. I nearly had one last year, just couldnt get the seller to see it happening at the price i was offering
  15. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer Supporter

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    Thanks, and obviously I have to agree.
    To me, one of the hardest mods was finding a front fender that is less gargantuan than even a cut back stock one, that also matches in style and color. There are so many "Supermoto" fenders out there, but very few match the style of the XR fender. The one on my bike is off a CRF150, part # 61100-KPS-900ZA FENDER, FR. *R134* Fighting Red
  16. tmEvol

    tmEvol Searching for the perfect bike

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  17. blahwas

    blahwas flow control

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  18. mikejohn

    mikejohn Long timer

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  19. mminob

    mminob MotoHolic

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    This video has me wanting this Husky 701 ... only money right ?

    Very nice looking street legal Supermoto...

    What could go wrong...Yikes:D

  20. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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