Yamaha WR250R Threadfest

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by gjcarving, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. wiswoodsguy

    wiswoodsguy Hickster

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    My first couple vehicles were RWD (first was a 70 Camaro) As an teenager it was a blast, mostly because we didnt have a care in the world and getting somewhere was for fun not function. Around 18ish I gotz my first 4x4 truck, kept one in the stable ever since, wont bang without now.
  2. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    So all's I gotta do to be a brand ambassador these days is wear a hat and use some #'s on the Social Medias?
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  3. Plebeian

    Plebeian Scruffy-Looking Nerf Herder Supporter

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    I was 9 or 10 when my Mom pulled the trigger on the Plymouth. I definitely remember saying something along the lines of, "Shoulda bought a Honda".
    The Civics were hot at the time. Expensive, but already getting rave reviews... We test drove both, I couldn't believe she went with the Plymouth.
  4. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    My ranger had some type of limited slip. It worked well. 200 pounds of sand bags over the rear axle and that thing would rip.

    Rick is used to being able to sit for 20-40 feet before getting on the gas and pegs. That puts him on the actual hill around here.
  5. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    That should just be in my sig line.
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  7. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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  8. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    Yup.... That's all it takes....
    Nothing to do besides that... :jjen
  9. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    A small fix.. but I fixed it for you nonetheless.....
  10. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind! Supporter

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    When we were having our first child my ex drove up piece of crap Toyota Nova with no AC and Rusted. I bought her a Bonneville out of Alabama put Aqua tread tires on it said she couldn't drive it snow she didn't like it even though she had a Trans Am when she was growing up.
    Traded that Bonneville & my two snowmobiles for a Bravada.
    She killed a lot of fun for me that bitch.
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  11. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    Better update that signature of yours too. Make Mr.Mapman look like his ads are childsplay. :thumb
  12. 2WheelNeal

    2WheelNeal F'n Neal Supporter

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  13. 2WheelNeal

    2WheelNeal F'n Neal Supporter

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    Ghey, it's not even the sporty X-11 model. wood knot bang.
  14. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    No.
  15. Dirtleg

    Dirtleg Shop Local Supporter

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    Same here. In highschool I'd drive to school 25 miles down the mountain. Some days it would rain all day at school and when I would be going home there was 5-10" of snow on the road, unplowed. My POS Volvo 244 was good however once the chains were on. Always made it home although it was sketchy at times.

    I know front drive is preferred for snow/ice by most but not me. If the hills get steep enough a RWD vehicle, with enough weight in the back, will go up a much steeper hill than a FWD when it's icy.
  16. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer Supporter

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    My first Ford Ranger was an F100 with 375 ft/pd of torque at just above idle, a limited slip rear end and a three speed. It could pull a freight train if it could find traction.

    Man, that old 360 big block was a wonderful engine. Too bad about the 10 mpg and OPEC oil crisis. Otherwise I might still own that beast.

    My current Ranger is no slouch on speed with the unicorn 4.0 V6 and 5 speed. But it has the pulling power of a Pinto.
  17. Dirtleg

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    Yes. And which answer do you want? Neither answer includes the word "well".
  18. Dirtleg

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    :photog:photog:photog:clap:clap:clap:clap Bingo.

    Watched my Aunt do exactly that on the hwy. (we were travelinig in convoy) Same car too except hers was blue.
  19. andrewgore

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    Even michael stipe knows wat to do. :dunno
  20. Dirtleg

    Dirtleg Shop Local Supporter

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    Wow!:yikes Talk about full service.