simicrintz

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About simicrintz

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  • Birthday 10/25/59

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    http://www.chockstyx.com

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    Escondido, California
  1. I love mine. Started on a XR500 in 1982 and have had the XR400 when the 500 was discontinued and now on my '08 650. I've always been on heavy bikes and don't know any different. Did finally get the suspension done which made it an even better bike and way more fun to ride. And I do not miss the kick starter that the other bikes had!
  2. That's just freakin cool!
  3. Link no worky
  4. Those look nice. I have the ones from Baja Designs on mine and have been happy with them. Much better than the huge stock signals that came on my bike.
  5. Yup, could never do those kind of miles on the XR (and ever hope to walk again!). Desert (and riding in general) is closed to me until fall (I am a swimming pool guy and will be slammed until Labor Day!) Would love to do a ride along side of you and see the difference in the bikes. As Bagstr said, it is impressive how you handle the bike in the sand!!
  6. Great looking bike!! I can understand the long miles on the KLR versus the XR. The farthest I've gone on mine at a time was 184 miles (and the wife was on the back) and it was anything but comfortable! I went down pretty hard in Ocotillo a couple years ago, and the wife asks "are you done with that yet"? Told her no way; intend to ride to 70 (it was 60 at the time) and then see how I feel . I don't feel my age (thankfully) and hope to have many more years of fun out there. Stay safe out there as well!
  7. I have been on XR's since 1982. Looked at the KLR's but they just look heavy and bulky (not that the XR's don't!) . Interesting to see another perspective that I have not considered. Was strongly considering a KTM, but after having my suspension reworked on my XR I am much happier and don't mind the weight. At almost 58 years old that weight may become an issue at some point though
  8. What would make you choose the KLR over the XR in your sig? My wife almost bought me a KLR for my 50th but a buddy stepped in and "corrected" her and pointed her to my XR, so I am wondering.
  9. You guys piss me off; so jealous!!!
  10. Check this CL advertisement out:https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/b ... 02983.htmlIn case the ad is down, here is what the ride upon looked like, and the ad for it: NOT A KIDS TOY!" VERY FAST " NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART THIS CUSTOM BUILT PEDAL CAR HAS A 26" WHEELBASE THIS PEDAL CAR WILL DO WHEEL STANDS AND CARRY THE FRONT WHEELS 6-8 FEET ( WITH 200 POUND RIDER)CHASSIE IS SQUARE TUBE WITH STEERING, FOOT REST FOLD UP AND DOWNRUNNING A MODIFIED STEEL BODY THIS PEDAL CAR IS TUBBED RUNNING SLICKS IN THE REAR WITH WHEELIE BARS.RUBBER AIR FILLED TIRES ON MAG WHEELSIT IS ELICTRIC POWERED RUNING A TRACTOR REAR END CHAIN DRIVE WITH REAR DISC BRAKE RUNS A BIG BLOCK CHEVY STARTER FOR A MOTOR. HAS A MARINE FULL SIZE BATTERY INSTALLED.HAS WORKING HEAD LIGHTS AND TAIL LIGHTS ( BUT WHEN LAST PAINTED THEY PAINTED OVER GROUND WIRES SO THE LEADS NEED TO BE REPLACED IF I HAVE TIME WILL PULL BODY AND MAKE LIGHTS WORK AGAIN) PAINT IS CUSTOM CANDY RED WITH GHOST SKULLS ON REAR QUATER PANELS AND HOOD & FRONT FENDER BEHIND WHEEL ARE SKULLS WITH FLAMES ( SEE LAST PICTURE)AGAIN THIS IS NOT A KIDS TOY "BUY AT YOUR OWN RISK" CAR WAS BUILT FOR ADULTS WITH NO FEAR OF DEATH!
  11. Good for you, Dave, and hoping that you get way more than 20 more years riding!
  12. Very sad