Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Other Hobbies > The Bike Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 03-06-2012, 08:03 PM
Jenny Cruiser's Avatar
Jenny Cruiser Jenny Cruiser is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: North of Hell
Posts: 810
Default

It all depends on the state. TN is a little harder than CO. They title everything here and speak in a funny accent. I have a 17 digit VIN so it's doable. I'll find out for sure when I get there next week.

They come up for sale stateside from time to time. I've got the number of a guy in AZ that has a nice 03 in red and white somewhere. He's asking near 10K for it though.

I'm keeping mine.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-06-2012, 09:11 PM
Bikeman Bikeman is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Highlands Ranch
Posts: 685
Default

I gots me recently my second Honda XR400, a 2001. I had a 1998 as well, and was sorry I sold it about 10 years ago. The bike is street legal. I look forward to start taking it out this spring. It's at my bike shop getting the last of the check-over done, including performing the valve adjustments soon before we get busy.

I've had a 1982 XR500, a 1996 KTM 500EXC, and the 2 XR's.
__________________
Mike


1997 FZJ80, White, Locked, deflared, 5.29'd, 4-5" lift, Fox's, DC shafts F/R, 35" AT's, Metal Tech front bumper w/ winch, custom tube rear bumper, SROR sliders, IPOR skid, Custom exhaust, Snorkel, Eezi-Awn 1600, Mark's Speedo Box.

2008 Subaru WRX Wagon, mods and lifted on 27's

2001 Honda XR400 with goodies
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-06-2012, 10:27 PM
nakman's Avatar
nakman nakman is offline
Rising Sun Commander
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: north side
Posts: 9,878
Default

Hey Mike, why did you get rid of the KTM? Too big? Just curious, since that seems to be the rage right now.
__________________
99 uzj100, 05 525EXC

www.gamiviti.com

Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-07-2012, 08:18 AM
Bikeman Bikeman is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Highlands Ranch
Posts: 685
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nakman View Post
Hey Mike, why did you get rid of the KTM? Too big? Just curious, since that seems to be the rage right now.
It was eating water pump seals, side case was corroding, had a crack in the cylinder that was welded up, the Deloroto carb had a worn out slide, etc. I took the $800 (back years ago) and ran. Ooops, it was a 1986 model know that I think about it.

Maybe we should organize a RS event sometime. I am getting back into things as my life gets turned around...
__________________
Mike


1997 FZJ80, White, Locked, deflared, 5.29'd, 4-5" lift, Fox's, DC shafts F/R, 35" AT's, Metal Tech front bumper w/ winch, custom tube rear bumper, SROR sliders, IPOR skid, Custom exhaust, Snorkel, Eezi-Awn 1600, Mark's Speedo Box.

2008 Subaru WRX Wagon, mods and lifted on 27's

2001 Honda XR400 with goodies
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-07-2012, 09:24 AM
subzali's Avatar
subzali subzali is offline
Rising Sun member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Denver CO
Posts: 7,464
Default

Mm...KTM 950 Super Enduro...
__________________
Matt Miller
"Stay the Trail," "Tread Lightly," and "Leave No Trace" ethics
TLCA# 13684
Rising Sun Bio
1977 FJ40 2F "Brahma" + Lockright, tach, Warn 8274, FJ60 Power Steering, soon to lose the Sanden OBA to go back to factory emissions
1996 FZJ80 1FZ-FE factory lockers + Safari Turbo , CDL switch, cup holder, AATLAS1X leather, heated seats and JDM switches
2000 Tundra Limited TRD 2UZ-FE SOLD
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-07-2012, 06:09 PM
farnhamstj's Avatar
farnhamstj farnhamstj is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: vail co
Posts: 2,576
Default

I had a 950 Adventure last summer. For my lifestyle a 450 is a better choice. You have to ride a 950 for a long time for it to be fun. I much prefer dirt to pavement. I usually get 4 hours max to go ride. Plated 450 KTM is about my ideal bike.
__________________
98 uzj100. Factory rear-ARB front locked 4.88's. ARB Bull, Warn 9000, Irbis rear bumper, Slee sliders and belly pan. OME t-bars w/863 rears, HID, XM
KD0GWO
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-08-2012, 07:35 AM
Red_Chili's Avatar
Red_Chili Red_Chili is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Littleton CO
Posts: 8,409
Default

A 950 would be ideal for me if cost wasn't a factor... because I have an XR650 for 80/20 dirt/street, but not distance, and a KDX220 for pure dirt. Think, ride to Rabbit Valley, then do the Kokopelli, then ride the LaSals and back home. The Buell is... Okay. Fireroads is about as dirty as it likes. No way would it do much of Koko. The 950 would have been a better fit in retrospect.

Of course it came out right after I bought the Buell...
__________________
-Bill Morgan
Heb Dduw, heb ddim; Duw a digon
Abnormally aspirated
KDØRCH
Bio Page
I'm that gun-totin', farm-raised, evangelical, pro-environment, OHV ridin'/drivin', Southern civil rights pro-labor Liberal yo' momma told you couldn't possibly exist.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-09-2012, 10:50 AM
nakman's Avatar
nakman nakman is offline
Rising Sun Commander
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: north side
Posts: 9,878
Default

Just wanted to say that I'm definitely pleased with the responses & quality of posts here in the new motorcycle area, thanks guys for participating I have learned a ton this past week.


Maybe some wondered why a 4x4 club would even want to do have a motorcycle section, since Rising Sun is all about Toyota 4x4's with low range right? Yes and no.. I think we all realize that the lines between users of our roads and trails are very blurry at best.. in fact we all share the trail every day, beginning with backing out of our own driveways. Plus, it's pretty clear that the hobby of Toyota low-ranging is only one tiny piece of the greater hobby of outdoor recreation, which I think you'd agree is what we all have in common. Mountain bikes, hiking, skiing, boating, photography, guns, motorcycles, fabrication, mechanical tinkering.. yes we all have at least some level of interest in every one of those, and while everyone's bar graph may look a little different, I think you can all agree on that point.

So why the reflective blog? just the acknowledgement of how cool it is to learn about new things from the group you came to know through Toyotas. thanks, guys.
__________________
99 uzj100, 05 525EXC

www.gamiviti.com

Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-09-2012, 12:08 PM
Red_Chili's Avatar
Red_Chili Red_Chili is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Littleton CO
Posts: 8,409
Default

Motorcycles are the reason I am into Toyota 4x4s in fact... it became a way to include my family. Motorcycles are more solo. Now that the family has moved on... 4x4s are still fun.

It does depend on the group though. Looking forward to the next Rising Sun Moto Run!

Hey Nakman, if you wanna hit Rampart sometime I've been known to be a fair teacher of skilz. And I don't mind and am not surprised when the student becomes the master...
__________________
-Bill Morgan
Heb Dduw, heb ddim; Duw a digon
Abnormally aspirated
KDØRCH
Bio Page
I'm that gun-totin', farm-raised, evangelical, pro-environment, OHV ridin'/drivin', Southern civil rights pro-labor Liberal yo' momma told you couldn't possibly exist.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-09-2012, 12:19 PM
nakman's Avatar
nakman nakman is offline
Rising Sun Commander
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: north side
Posts: 9,878
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red_Chili View Post

Hey Nakman, if you wanna hit Rampart sometime I've been known to be a fair teacher of skilz. And I don't mind and am not surprised when the student becomes the master...
Yeah that would be great Bill! After Moab..
__________________
99 uzj100, 05 525EXC

www.gamiviti.com

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.