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    dual sport bikes,4x4s,fishing and photography
  1. dave w

    new to thumpertalk introducing myself

    I like it...it's not super thick construction, but it's perfect for what I need it for. It's well constructed ,it's a good size and the price was reasonable. I'd buy another one in a second.
  2. dave w

    new to thumpertalk introducing myself

    That site would really interest me, but the link is for Delta Dental not dirt bike related at all. If you could direct me to a helpful site, I would really appreciate it. thanks
  3. dave w

    new to thumpertalk introducing myself

    Thanks! And thanks for your service to our country!! My Dad was a Marine and I always wished I had followed his footsteps.
  4. dave w

    new to thumpertalk introducing myself

    I like narrow single track with lots of turns and hills. I really enjoy the technical stuff where you have to think about tire placement and know what line you want to take well before you take it. I like crossing logs (nothing huge...10" diameter or so), I like water crossings, I love riding in the snow as long as there isn't ice beneath it, open fields where you can see quite a distance...pretty much everything but deep sand. I'm not a mad man and don't jump or ride motorcross tracks I just like a nice trail where your not sure where you'll come out with great scenery and to feel like you and your riding partner are all alone and have the woods to yourself.
  5. dave w

    new to thumpertalk introducing myself

    To be honest with you I'm perfectly comfortable on the 250. I like to putt around in second gear and give it some throttle on the straight aways. My friend that I ride with has a KLR650 and we just like to explore and sneek up on wildlife (thats why the exhaust is stock and quiet). I was suprized at how easy the DRZ400 is to ride and would probably ride it more if it were street legal. There is no comparison when talking about power though. I bought the newer 250 because of the electric start...I shut the bike off often to hike on foot and kicking the '91 over was getting old, especially in the winter.
  6. dave w

    new to thumpertalk introducing myself

    Yeah, The guy I bought it from was told that the engine was junk from the dealership. The DRZ had less than 500 miles on it and I figured I could still make well over my $500 back if I parted it out. As it turns out , the piston had made contact with one of the valves and damaged the valve seat. I bought a used head on Ebay and runs like a charm. I hope to dual sport it and have all the parts to do so, but nothing is easy at the Massachusetts RMV from my experience...we'll see.
  7. dave w

    new to thumpertalk introducing myself

    I'm pretty new to dirtbike and dual sport riding. I used to have a xl250 in high school but nothing since...that was about 20 years ago. I have been mostly involved with Jeeps and other 4x4s. I love anything that has to do with exploring the woods and back roads. I bought a 1991 DR250 about 2 years ago and have completely fallen in love with the sport. I can't believe it took me so long. My poor Jeep feels neglected because I didn't even put it on the road last year. In the past 2 years I have bought 3 bikes...the first was my 1991 DR250 (purchased for $500) second was my 2002 DRZ400 (purchased for $500 also believe it or not) third came my 1995 DR250 (purchased for $1100). I love this site and everybody seems knowledgable and helpful. I hope these images post because it's my first attemp. http://s261.photobucket.com/albums/ii75/dpw1124/
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    Ammo box to hold my chain

    Hey,thanks. I bought the boxes at an Army surplus store. I think they were from France (based on the stickers on them) possibly first aid kits. I didn't want anything too bulky. I use them for my binoculars, camera, GPS and food/drink. I feel better putting that stuff in a solid container rather than a bag. They don't have padlocks on them, but I'm sure it would be easy enough to do. As a bonus, they protect my turn signals if I drop the bike...and I've been known to do that.
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    Ammo box to hold my chain

    I'm a new guy who has been "lurking" for about 2 years. I love this site and have learned quite a bit. I saw this box that theJosh has made and it reminded me of my own so I thought I would attempt to post a couple of pictures...it's my first attempt so I hope it works. nice job on yours by the way. http://s261.photobucket.com/albums/ii75/dpw1124/
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    replacement carburator 1991 dr250

    Hi, I'm new to this and bought a '91 dr250s last winter. I love it so much I also bought a 2003 drz400e. I've had constant problems with the carburator on the 250 and have decided to replace it. I am confused by the charts and sizes (I'm more of a car and 4x4 guy).Can anybody tell me what I should be looking for as a good replacement carb. I only spent $500.00 for the bike so I want to keep the cost reasonable...maybe $200.00 or below. Any manufacturers part numbers would really be appreciated. thanks in advance-David