Motorcycle Thread - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Discussion Forums > Off-Topic

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-21-2012, 12:31 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 612
Motorcycle Thread

For some reason Jeeps and motorcycles seem to go well together. I am a dirtrider myself, but wanted to start a thread for all types of two wheeled chatter, so lets hear about your bikes!

RedRubi2012 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 02:21 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 612
Heres a pic of my ride. It's a DRZ400s, and I modified it quite a bit from stock configuration. I'd like to say I'm just about finished with mods.... but ha, who am I kidding, I know how this game works.


RedRubi2012 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 10:51 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
AKYJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Brighton Colorado
Posts: 283
Images: 22
Nice drz that was my last bike loved it but went back to smokers.

My 03 yz250 building her into a woods bike, I ride her to work every nice day put around 1500 trail miles on her this year and counting.

Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20120821_094546.jpg
Views:	79
Size:	199.3 KB
ID:	152325



Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20120821_094456.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	136.6 KB
ID:	152324
__________________
92YJ 2" BDS Lift, 34'' TrXus MT's Metalcloaked, NV3550 ford 8.8, built 4.0, Comp 4x4 Cam, Diamond high comp pistons few other bolt ons.


When was the last time you got an adrenaline rush at 3 mph?
AKYJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 10:58 AM   #4
Hardcore Jeeper
 
Peepers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Windsor, CT
Posts: 3,320
I have an 85 suzuki SP250 dirt bike / dual sport and a 95 Honda Shadow 600
__________________
What have we got?
We have one heavily armed Recreational Vehicle


ΣΧ
The Power Tech 6
Peepers is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 01:22 PM   #5
Six
Jeeper
 
Six's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Durtburg, WV
Posts: 1,203
I currently own a 2006 Softail Deuce. I may keep this one for a while as I actually ride it and have some big plans for it.
Six is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 01:25 PM   #6
Mmmm. Good Toast.

WF Supporting Member
 
Tater Todd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Over the Hills and Far Away
Posts: 9,866
2002 Harley Softail FXSTI - Love it.
__________________
"It's a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart" - Ulysses Everett McGill
Tater Todd is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 01:45 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Todd_UnlimitednCT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Hebron, CT
Posts: 166
2005 Honda ST1300.
Bought new and now have 105,000 miles on her..
I've been to 20 states and 3 provinces

Longest single ride was Hebron, CT to Ocala, FL..1208 miles in 22 hours.

Ridden in temps ranging anywhere from 4 to 107..(Its all about your riding gear)

I go through oil and tires...thats it...flog the crap out of that 125hp v4 and she barely notices...love that bike.

Riding is my first passion...
Ride hard, long and fast because there is no other way.

Ride safe everyone!..
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	blueridge.jpg
Views:	30
Size:	66.9 KB
ID:	152379   Click image for larger version

Name:	Copy%20%283%29%20of%20Copy%20of%20P5160175.JPG
Views:	32
Size:	80.6 KB
ID:	152380  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Winner!.jpg
Views:	30
Size:	178.4 KB
ID:	152381   Click image for larger version

Name:	Jay06.jpg
Views:	31
Size:	227.5 KB
ID:	152382  

Attached Images
 
Todd_UnlimitednCT is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 06:47 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 612
Quote:
Originally Posted by AKYJ View Post
Nice drz that was my last bike loved it but went back to smokers.

My 03 yz250 building her into a woods bike, I ride her to work every nice day put around 1500 trail miles on her this year and counting.

Attachment 152325



Attachment 152324

The Z is actually the first bike I've had in 7 years (been riding since I was 10)....I used to race motocross and had a bad crash off a big stepdown jump that left me unconscious for about 5 mins. Sold the bike and then college got in the way...I always intended to get another bike, but I wanted to switch directions to woods type riding and get something that was street legal and that I could run trails on....enter the Z and I'm happy with it so far. My last bike was a 2004 CR250r and the power delivery was a handful for me (I only weigh 135lbs)...I just never felt in control of the bike like I did with with my KX125. Anyways...I like the smooth power delivery of the Z and it works great for running singletrack around here...has plenty of bottom end when you gear it properly (14/47) and its tractable and predictable with a proper set of knobbies. Its no enduro bike....but I think a decent rider could do ok on it in C class.

Thats a nice YZ you got there....what type of mods have you done and are you planning to do on it? I love 2t's don't get me wrong...but don't you find the lack of bottom end and the ability to run at idle speed along the tight, twisty trails without "loading" up the engine a disadvantage? I would think you would be constantly having to rev. it out just so you don't foul plugs...but it all depends on the type of trails you are running. Around here its difficult to get out of 2nd gear on most trails and in alot of spots you are in 1st gear.

1500 trail miles?!?! Now thats some serious riding....I have about 1700 miles on the Z so far this year but there was quite a bit of slab thrown in there too.
RedRubi2012 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 06:48 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 612
Quote:
Originally Posted by Six View Post
I currently own a 2006 Softail Deuce. I may keep this one for a while as I actually ride it and have some big plans for it.
Very nice...what are your plans?
RedRubi2012 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 06:52 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 612
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peepers View Post
I have an 85 suzuki SP250 dirt bike / dual sport and a 95 Honda Shadow 600
SP250 haha!!! Man those suckers are pretty rare....you hardly ever see them for sale. Just like the old Honda XL250 except with a full floater monoshock rear suspension. You got a pic of that beast that we can drool over?
RedRubi2012 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 06:52 PM   #11
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
schnutzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: ring side seats to the the country's largest circus
Posts: 28,192
Send a message via AIM to schnutzy
my DD.
a 2012 Suzuki TU250x
25XX miles since i bought it at the end of april.

__________________
clinging on to sanity, one motorcycle at a time.
schnutzy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 06:54 PM   #12
Mmmm. Good Toast.

WF Supporting Member
 
Tater Todd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Over the Hills and Far Away
Posts: 9,866
[QUOTE="Todd_UnlimitednCT"]2005 Honda ST1300.
Bought new and now have 105,000 miles on her..

Holy crap. That's some miles.
__________________
"It's a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart" - Ulysses Everett McGill
Tater Todd is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 06:54 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 612
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harleyrider1108 View Post
2002 Harley Softail FXSTI - Love it.
I bet thats a smooth riding machine...my old man just picked up a new HD Sportster 48' with the peanut tank and full retro styling....he loves it so far...and I have to admit that even though I am not much of a street rider other than riding my Z on the street to get to trails....its a pretty hot bike.
RedRubi2012 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 07:00 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 612
Quote:
Originally Posted by Todd_UnlimitednCT View Post
2005 Honda ST1300.
Bought new and now have 105,000 miles on her..
I've been to 20 states and 3 provinces

Longest single ride was Hebron, CT to Ocala, FL..1208 miles in 22 hours.

Ridden in temps ranging anywhere from 4 to 107..(Its all about your riding gear)

I go through oil and tires...thats it...flog the crap out of that 125hp v4 and she barely notices...love that bike.

Riding is my first passion...
Ride hard, long and fast because there is no other way.

Ride safe everyone!..
You are putting up some serious miles there sir! Dang...thats like 15000 miles a year....much more than I even put on my DD Jeep haha. Which states haven't you been to yet? What are your recommendations for all weather riding gear? What is your tire of choice and how many miles are you getting out of them? Wow that ride from CT to FL must have been a fun one...riding dirt is my first love, but I would like to get a roadworthy bike to do some "epics" on as well. I am thinking WA to AK would be awesome.
RedRubi2012 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 07:05 PM   #15
Mmmm. Good Toast.

WF Supporting Member
 
Tater Todd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Over the Hills and Far Away
Posts: 9,866
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedRubi2012

I bet thats a smooth riding machine...my old man just picked up a new HD Sportster 48' with the peanut tank and full retro styling....he loves it so far...and I have to admit that even though I am not much of a street rider other than riding my Z on the street to get to trails....its a pretty hot bike.
It's very smooth. After 15,000 miles a year I'm really embarrassed over the number of miles I've ridden it. Not even going to post it up.
__________________
"It's a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart" - Ulysses Everett McGill
Tater Todd is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 07:09 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 612
Quote:
Originally Posted by schnutzy View Post
my DD.
a 2012 Suzuki TU250x
25XX miles since i bought it at the end of april.

Very nice! I like how they still make some of the models with the classic styling cues but you get the modern design features....best of both worlds. Doing pretty well with 2500 miles so far! Do you get blown around much at highway speeds without a fairing or windshield (I know that about 55 is the fastest I like riding my Z on the road due to wind buffeting)? How is the power for passing etc? Do you find it to be pretty comfortable?
RedRubi2012 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 07:14 PM   #17
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 612
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harleyrider1108 View Post
It's very smooth. After 15,000 miles a year I'm really embarrassed over the number of miles I've ridden it. Not even going to post it up.
No reason to be embarrassed....if you like the machine, then it doesn't matter if you ride it 0 miles and just sit and stare at it in the garage. My old man also has a 1968 HD Sportster XLCH all original with 8000 original miles!!! Thing is beautiful...and sounds beautiful (can't believe how much better it sounds than his new one)...anyhow, he probably only rides it a few hundred miles a year. Just likes to take it out once in a while and "sport" around town.
RedRubi2012 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 07:17 PM   #18
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
schnutzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: ring side seats to the the country's largest circus
Posts: 28,192
Send a message via AIM to schnutzy
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedRubi2012 View Post
Very nice! I like how they still make some of the models with the classic styling cues but you get the modern design features....best of both worlds. Doing pretty well with 2500 miles so far! Do you get blown around much at highway speeds without a fairing or windshield (I know that about 55 is the fastest I like riding my Z on the road due to wind buffeting)? How is the power for passing etc? Do you find it to be pretty comfortable?
i dont get blown around, at least not that i can tell. and that is at speeds up to an indicated 86. power is on the low side, i believe the bike is rated at like 18 hp. ive not really been bothered by that. it makes things more fun, more about enjoying the ride instead of just getting from point a to b. i can get a little sore after about an hour, but that has more to do with me being a larger guy(6'4") and this being a slightly smaller bike. i will never get ride of it though. 80mpg is awesome
__________________
clinging on to sanity, one motorcycle at a time.
schnutzy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 07:24 PM   #19
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 612
Quote:
Originally Posted by schnutzy View Post
i dont get blown around, at least not that i can tell. and that is at speeds up to an indicated 86. power is on the low side, i believe the bike is rated at like 18 hp. ive not really been bothered by that. it makes things more fun, more about enjoying the ride instead of just getting from point a to b. i can get a little sore after about an hour, but that has more to do with me being a larger guy(6'4") and this being a slightly smaller bike. i will never get ride of it though. 80mpg is awesome
Dang I can't believe you are getting 80mpgs!!! That IS awesome...I routinely get about 65mpg on the Z and I thought that was pretty amazing. Does that bike have a 6spd transmission or 5 speed? I imagine it wouldn't be too difficult to hook up some panniers/saddlebags and take it on some longer rides. How much does a bike like that go for new these days?
RedRubi2012 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 07:40 PM   #20
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
schnutzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: ring side seats to the the country's largest circus
Posts: 28,192
Send a message via AIM to schnutzy
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedRubi2012 View Post
Dang I can't believe you are getting 80mpgs!!! That IS awesome...I routinely get about 65mpg on the Z and I thought that was pretty amazing. Does that bike have a 6spd transmission or 5 speed? I imagine it wouldn't be too difficult to hook up some panniers/saddlebags and take it on some longer rides. How much does a bike like that go for new these days?
it has a 5 speed. comes from suzuki geared a little low, almost like a dirt bike. ill be putting new sprockets on it to change that, and my millage will probably get a little better. ive looked at a few saddle bags, but i will have to relocate the turn signals before i can do that.
__________________
clinging on to sanity, one motorcycle at a time.
schnutzy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 07:58 PM   #21
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 612
Quote:
Originally Posted by schnutzy View Post
it has a 5 speed. comes from suzuki geared a little low, almost like a dirt bike. ill be putting new sprockets on it to change that, and my millage will probably get a little better. ive looked at a few saddle bags, but i will have to relocate the turn signals before i can do that.
For some reason "Mother Suzuki" seems to like to put close ratio transmissions on their street legal bikes. Its kinda weird....I know when I ride mine on the street I am always looking for that 6th gear to shift to but its not there. Good thing is that there are a couple aftermarket mfg's that make a wide ratio 5spd kit for the Z and if I ever get into the engine to do a big bore kit and cams then I might just go ahead and install those new tranny gears.

Keep in mind if you raise the final drive ratio (ie gear it up for speed) you are going to lose acceleration...and if you said that its already pretty low on power....then maybe you better stick to something like 1 or 2 teeth smaller on the rear sprocket.
RedRubi2012 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 08:04 PM   #22
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
schnutzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: ring side seats to the the country's largest circus
Posts: 28,192
Send a message via AIM to schnutzy
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedRubi2012 View Post
For some reason "Mother Suzuki" seems to like to put close ratio transmissions on their street legal bikes. Its kinda weird....I know when I ride mine on the street I am always looking for that 6th gear to shift to but its not there. Good thing is that there are a couple aftermarket mfg's that make a wide ratio 5spd kit for the Z and if I ever get into the engine to do a big bore kit and cams then I might just go ahead and install those new tranny gears.

Keep in mind if you raise the final drive ratio (ie gear it up for speed) you are going to lose acceleration...and if you said that its already pretty low on power....then maybe you better stick to something like 1 or 2 teeth smaller on the rear sprocket.
there are actually 2 versions of my bike. the other comes with the taller gearing from the factory. i wanted fuel injection though, so i got the one i have.the sprocket swap has become a well documented improvement for the bike among other owners. first comes so low that it is useless on the street.
__________________
clinging on to sanity, one motorcycle at a time.
schnutzy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 08:09 PM   #23
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 612
Quote:
Originally Posted by schnutzy View Post
there are actually 2 versions of my bike. the other comes with the taller gearing from the factory. i wanted fuel injection though, so i got the one i have.the sprocket swap has become a well documented improvement for the bike among other owners. first comes so low that it is useless on the street.
I wonder how that bike would do offroad...I mean easier stuff, but by just looking at it, I think it would work ok on some mild dirt like fire roads or rougher dirt roads.

What are the sprocket sizes stock and what do they recommend swapping to?
RedRubi2012 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 08:34 PM   #24
Jeeper
 
kheiland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Galveston IN
Posts: 280
bikes and jeeps

Here is a picture of my 01 HD RoadKing..but when I pass another Jeep I still wish I was in mine too.
kheiland is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 08:46 PM   #25
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 612
Quote:
Originally Posted by kheiland View Post
Here is a picture of my 01 HD RoadKing..but when I pass another Jeep I still wish I was in mine too.
Wow thats a nice paintjob you got there....are the flames actual paint or decals?

Funny thing about seeing a jeep when I am riding mine on the street. I think of how much more awesome the open air/freedom feeling is on the bike than in a Jeep sans doors and top. Plus I also remember how much of a PITA it is to remove the hardtop and doors....nothing will put the wind in your face like a 2 wheeler (especially one without a fairing or windshield).
RedRubi2012 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 08:55 PM   #26
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 612
Does anyone in here follow any pro racing? Ive been trying to keep up with the outdoor nationals this year...and its been a challenge since they split the televised schedule between Fuel TV and NBC Sports...needless to say I pretty much watch all of them online now.
RedRubi2012 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 08:57 PM   #27
Newb
 
ENG 1 TWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2
2004 Suzuki GSRX 600. Flat black on gloss black. Stretched 9 in and lowered 2.5. Full Voodoo exhaust.



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1792056248.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	153.4 KB
ID:	152526
ENG 1 TWR is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 08:59 PM   #28
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
schnutzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: ring side seats to the the country's largest circus
Posts: 28,192
Send a message via AIM to schnutzy
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedRubi2012

I wonder how that bike would do offroad...I mean easier stuff, but by just looking at it, I think it would work ok on some mild dirt like fire roads or rougher dirt roads.

What are the sprocket sizes stock and what do they recommend swapping to?
A few people have done that.three suspension is pretty low end for that. I'll go one tooth up in the front and two down in the back
__________________
clinging on to sanity, one motorcycle at a time.
schnutzy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 09:04 PM   #29
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 612
Quote:
Originally Posted by ENG 1 TWR View Post
2004 Suzuki GSRX 600. Flat black on gloss black. Stretched 9 in and lowered 2.5. Full Voodoo exhaust.



Attachment 152526
Sweet ride! What is the purpose of stretching a supersport like that? Are you drag racing, because I would think the biggest benefit would be to help to keep the front tire down on launch. How does that affect handling for tighter corners and such?
RedRubi2012 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2012, 09:06 PM   #30
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 612
Quote:
Originally Posted by schnutzy View Post
A few people have done that.three suspension is pretty low end for that. I'll go one tooth up in the front and two down in the back
Wow that is going to alter the gearing pretty significantly....typically 1 tooth on the front is equivalent to 3 teeth on the rear sprocket, so if you are doing both, then I would guess its going to be pretty noticable at the throttle.

RedRubi2012 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:38 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC