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Welcome to the November Bike of the Month Competition!

Tire Wheel Plant Vehicle Motorcycle


Congrats to our October winner, @TDubPete !

Please follow all instructions posted below
  1. You must add 3 Photos; no more, no less. NO Collages. Pictures must be of the current state of your vehicle. Avoid having any people in your images.
  2. List any/all Legal Modifications to your vehicle if you have done any.*
  3. The vehicle must be yours. Vehicles waiting to be purchased may not be included
  4. Include a short description of your favourite aspect of your vehicle, or your favourite memory or ride taken with your vehicle*
  5. Votes for the month’s winner will be tallied by the number of “Likes” your post has on the last day of the month. The winner at the end of the month will win a free 1 Year Premium Membership for the forum and a custom flair under their username. If the winner is already a premium member, their subscription will be extended an additional year.
  6. Remember, please post your entries and pictures in this thread.
  7. If you have won in a previous month, you can no longer enter for the rest of the year. However, if you have a second car that meets the above criteria, you can enter that.
* These are optional but encouraged

Winners will be featured on the sites gallery, found here. Gallery
 

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I'm attaching 3 photos of the bike and 1 of my thumb with the bike covered in snow in the background. (Since you can't actually see bike through the snow, I'm not counting that one as one of my three...)
All photos are recent, taken at the October Moab rally. (Except the snow photo, taken on the way home from Moab)
Tire Sky Cloud Wheel Plant


Tire Sky Wheel Cloud Mountain


Sky Wheel Tire Vehicle Automotive tire


Tire Wheel Vehicle Motor vehicle Automotive tire


My mods are extensive and I doubt this list is all inclusive.
kick stand - XT225 installed
tank - XT225 lined and instaled
petcock - XT225
fuel cap - mod to remove key lock
tail light assy - replaced with LED
front fender and bracket - removed and installed tall fender
skid plate - removed and installed Richochet
clutch springs -removed and replaced w/stronger springs
chain - removed and replaced with DID x-ring
rear turn signals - removed and replaced with LED off eBay
front turn signals - removed and replaced iwth LED off eBay
forks reflectors - removed
seat cover/pad - installed
bar risers - installed
pilot screw adjuster
pilot screw
folding mirrors
front tire
foot pegs
tire sealant
pilot jet from 31 to 34
LED headlight
carb needle shims installed
Quick release seat bolts/pins
Jimbo Shield
Folding shift lever
service manual
rear brake arm
LED flasher relay
LED dash lights
Tank decal
Mirror screw adaptors
oil filters
Irridium spark plug
Manrack rear rack
Kick start
Bark busters
LIFo Battery
Pro taper grips
Grip heaters
Tach/hour meter
Stainless pipe
gun scabbard
folding brake peddle
battery charger
shorty clutch and front brake levers
rear ATV wheel assembly w/tire
Custom CDI
Extended swingarm
13 tooth CS sprocket and gasket
55 tooth rear sprocket
light switch mount w/volt meter and switches
oil drain plug
carb gasket
spare carb
dash LED bulbs
tie down w/lights
stainless steel braided brake line.
TTR225 motor

The favorite aspect of my TW is that it will go nearly anywhere I point it and it's introduced me to several new friends.
 

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Jerry, I believe we're only supposed to list the "Legal Modifications to your vehicle" :giggle:
They are legal. For off road use. Stock exhaust.
Besides, you are only illegal if you are stopped and cited. I consider myself undocumented at worst. Remember, this is California and I identify as Hispanic, an ethnicity, not a race. If you live the lifestyle, then it's an ethnicity and I enjoy taco Tuesday.
 

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"twas teasing you about the ever so popular ATV tire conversion and how the 7 cut and paste rules copied from some other automobile forum don't seem really necessary. It is the spirit of sharing appreciation for one's bike that counts.
I love your post and vote for you even though you didn't adhere to rules 1& 2 but gave a great response to rule #4. :giggle: (y)
 

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"twas teasing you about the ever so popular ATV tire conversion and how the 7 cut and paste rules copied from some other automobile forum don't seem really necessary. It is the spirit of sharing appreciation for one's bike that counts.
I love your post and vote for you even though you didn't adhere to rules 1& 2 but gave a great response to rule #4. :giggle: (y)
You ought to enter your Gismo bike. I swear that is the ugliest bike I've ever seen that still runs. Reminds me of a long dead fish washed up on the shore of some stream. Ha! And it smells....
 

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They are legal. For off road use. Stock exhaust.
Besides, you are only illegal if you are stopped and cited. I consider myself undocumented at worst. Remember, this is California and I identify as Hispanic, an ethnicity, not a race. If you live the lifestyle, then it's an ethnicity and I enjoy taco Tuesday.
Here I was thinking about entering for November. But jimney crickets, after reading Ski Pro’s response I am having an epiphany of Devine scale that’s just too rocking of my world to contemplate a cycle event. I just realized I am Asian, Hispanic, Native AND of European ethnicity (multiples of ethnicities and thus actually of diminished euro-Caucasian stock.) Seriously. I ain’t poking fun at Pro; this is going to be great when I have to check the (a) box on this subject. Around here we have a Sunday standard (Italian), a Tuesday standard (it’s TX so it’s Mexican, tacos and all), Thursdays (Thai), Fridays ( BBQ), and Saturdays (Plaines meats). Mondays are open and we live dangerously those days with no plans! I have plenty of documents so I can’t say I am undocumented however. That’s too political anyway. I am sticking with the rest of this however.

I love it!🥰
 

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I'm attaching 3 photos of the bike and 1 of my thumb with the bike covered in snow in the background. (Since you can't actually see bike through the snow, I'm not counting that one as one of my three...)
All photos are recent, taken at the October Moab rally. (Except the snow photo, taken on the way home from Moab)
View attachment 231291

View attachment 231294

View attachment 231293

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My mods are extensive and I doubt this list is all inclusive.
kick stand - XT225 installed
tank - XT225 lined and instaled
petcock - XT225
fuel cap - mod to remove key lock
tail light assy - replaced with LED
front fender and bracket - removed and installed tall fender
skid plate - removed and installed Richochet
clutch springs -removed and replaced w/stronger springs
chain - removed and replaced with DID x-ring
rear turn signals - removed and replaced with LED off eBay
front turn signals - removed and replaced iwth LED off eBay
forks reflectors - removed
seat cover/pad - installed
bar risers - installed
pilot screw adjuster
pilot screw
folding mirrors
front tire
foot pegs
tire sealant
pilot jet from 31 to 34
LED headlight
carb needle shims installed
Quick release seat bolts/pins
Jimbo Shield
Folding shift lever
service manual
rear brake arm
LED flasher relay
LED dash lights
Tank decal
Mirror screw adaptors
oil filters
Irridium spark plug
Manrack rear rack
Kick start
Bark busters
LIFo Battery
Pro taper grips
Grip heaters
Tach/hour meter
Stainless pipe
gun scabbard
folding brake peddle
battery charger
shorty clutch and front brake levers
rear ATV wheel assembly w/tire
Custom CDI
Extended swingarm
13 tooth CS sprocket and gasket
55 tooth rear sprocket
light switch mount w/volt meter and switches
oil drain plug
carb gasket
spare carb
dash LED bulbs
tie down w/lights
stainless steel braided brake line.
TTR225 motor

The favorite aspect of my TW is that it will go nearly anywhere I point it and it's introduced me to several new friends.
Your bike is a chameleon. Notice how in the desert it blends in, then in the snow, it blends in.
 

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Here I was thinking about entering for November. But jimney crickets, after reading Ski Pro’s response I am having an epiphany of Devine scale that’s just too rocking of my world to contemplate a cycle event. I just realized I am Asian, Hispanic, Native AND of European ethnicity (multiples of ethnicities and thus actually of diminished euro-Caucasian stock.) Seriously. I ain’t poking fun at Pro; this is going to be great when I have to check the (a) box on this subject. Around here we have a Sunday standard (Italian), a Tuesday standard (it’s TX so it’s Mexican, tacos and all), Thursdays (Thai), Fridays ( BBQ), and Saturdays (Plaines meats). Mondays are open and we live dangerously those days with no plans! I have plenty of documents so I can’t say I am undocumented however. That’s too political anyway. I am sticking with the rest of this however.

I love it!🥰
Yeah, some time ago, when I was working for the electric company, they had an affirmative action plan that required the employee demographics reflect the community they serve. Their goal was to match the percentages of races, genders and ethnicities of the community but they didn't stipulate JUST those things. Me and my big mouth, I piped up at the all hands meeting that in order to meet their goal of matching the demographics of the community, we needed to hire 1 out of three with a criminal record and 15% need to be felons. You could'a heard a pin drop until the linemen started hooting and hawing. Ha! Yeah, I'm a hoot!
But I digress. When the company decided to shut down it's nuke plant, they were going to have massive layoffs based on seniority. But this was going to chop a lot of their affirmative action employees, so they got loose with job titles and descriptions in order to keep the demographics they wanted and can the old white dudes, as it were. But I had already put in my employee file that I was Hispanic, an ethic group that they had as protected.
Not sure I've said this enough, but dang I sure am glad I am retired and I bet they are too. Ha!
 

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I'm attaching 3 photos of the bike and 1 of my thumb with the bike covered in snow in the background. (Since you can't actually see bike through the snow, I'm not counting that one as one of my three...)
All photos are recent, taken at the October Moab rally. (Except the snow photo, taken on the way home from Moab)
View attachment 231291

View attachment 231294

View attachment 231293

View attachment 231292

My mods are extensive and I doubt this list is all inclusive.
kick stand - XT225 installed
tank - XT225 lined and instaled
petcock - XT225
fuel cap - mod to remove key lock
tail light assy - replaced with LED
front fender and bracket - removed and installed tall fender
skid plate - removed and installed Richochet
clutch springs -removed and replaced w/stronger springs
chain - removed and replaced with DID x-ring
rear turn signals - removed and replaced with LED off eBay
front turn signals - removed and replaced iwth LED off eBay
forks reflectors - removed
seat cover/pad - installed
bar risers - installed
pilot screw adjuster
pilot screw
folding mirrors
front tire
foot pegs
tire sealant
pilot jet from 31 to 34
LED headlight
carb needle shims installed
Quick release seat bolts/pins
Jimbo Shield
Folding shift lever
service manual
rear brake arm
LED flasher relay
LED dash lights
Tank decal
Mirror screw adaptors
oil filters
Irridium spark plug
Manrack rear rack
Kick start
Bark busters
LIFo Battery
Pro taper grips
Grip heaters
Tach/hour meter
Stainless pipe
gun scabbard
folding brake peddle
battery charger
shorty clutch and front brake levers
rear ATV wheel assembly w/tire
Custom CDI
Extended swingarm
13 tooth CS sprocket and gasket
55 tooth rear sprocket
light switch mount w/volt meter and switches
oil drain plug
carb gasket
spare carb
dash LED bulbs
tie down w/lights
stainless steel braided brake line.
TTR225 motor

The favorite aspect of my TW is that it will go nearly anywhere I point it and it's introduced me to several new friends.
beautiful bike
 

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This is my 2021 with 1500 miles.
she has:
jimbo wind screen
ricochet skid plate
bar risers
acerbis hand guards
cycle racks rear rack
xring chain
hi flow air filter
LED front light
front fender riser
44 th rear sproket
led all around
numerous storage bags
shinko244 not installed yet
thats it for now I think.
I love this bike because I feel safe and its alot of fun. It cruises really well with the 44 tooth gear and can still easily climb a 65 degree hill in 2nd AND CRUISE COMFORTABLY AT 65
Water Tire Wheel Sky Cloud
. I COULD have bought any bike in the show room but the donkey was begging to be bought. Its a great first bike and last bike. Im 52 years old and ill probably ride this till im 80. God willing. I also love our communityno great bunch of guys and girls. Mobstreet , tdubs kid, hurt 1, and many others on you tube have been great for hours of entertainment.
Tire Wheel Plant Motorcycle Automotive tire
 

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This is my 2021 with 1500 miles.
she has:
jimbo wind screen
ricochet skid plate
bar risers
acerbis hand guards
cycle racks rear rack
xring chain
hi flow air filter
LED front light
front fender riser
44 th rear sproket
led all around
numerous storage bags
shinko244 not installed yet
thats it for now I think.
I love this bike because I feel safe and its alot of fun. It cruises really well with the 44 tooth gear and can still easily climb a 65 degree hill in 2nd AND CRUISE COMFORTABLY AT 65 View attachment 231667 . I COULD have bought any bike in the show room but the donkey was begging to be bought. Its a great first bike and last bike. Im 52 years old and ill probably ride this till im 80. God willing. I also love our communityno great bunch of guys and girls. Mobstreet , tdubs kid, hurt 1, and many others on you tube have been great for hours of entertainment.
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Nice bike! Welcome to the forum.
 

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They are legal. For off road use. Stock exhaust.
Besides, you are only illegal if you are stopped and cited. I consider myself undocumented at worst. Remember, this is California and I identify as Hispanic, an ethnicity, not a race. If you live the lifestyle, then it's an ethnicity and I enjoy taco Tuesday.
I identify as a cat in communist NY
 

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Wow, where do you ride where can you find a 65 degree slope? That is more than a 175% grade, or 1 ft rise for less than approximately every 0.6 ft forward.
Best I've even done on a sustained climb is about mid-80 % grade near top of this 90% slope and that is with 13x55 sprockets and an atv tire.
Sky Slope Mountain Bedrock Landscape


Perhaps author meant a 65% grade, which equates to a bit more than a 31 degree slope.
 

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Wow, where do you ride where can you find a 65 degree slope? That is more than a 175% grade, or 1 ft rise for less than approximately every 0.6 ft forward.
Best I've even done on a sustained climb is about mid-80 % grade near top of this 90% slope and that is with 13x55 sprockets and an atv tire.
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Perhaps author meant a 65% grade, which equates to a bit more than a 31 degree slope.
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Apologies for teasing you ak47man73 about misuse of units. Just that bad stuff can happen when we don't pay attention to the units we use. For example we Americans are very good at screwing up imperial and metric units getting Boo-boos like the Air Canada flight that ran out of fuel halfway between Montreal and Edmonton over Gimli Manitoba in 1983 or the Mars Climate Orbiter that made planetfall rather than orbiting Mars in 1999.
 

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Apologies for teasing you ak47man73 about misuse of units. Just that bad stuff can happen when we don't pay attention to the units we use. For example we Americans are very good at screwing up imperial and metric units getting Boo-boos like the Air Canada flight that ran out of fuel halfway between Montreal and Edmonton over Gimli Manitoba in 1983 or the Mars Climate Orbiter that made planetfall rather than orbiting Mars in 1999.
funny i just watched apollo 13 last night units def matter lol
 

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Here, for you consideration, is my entry for November, 2022 Bike of the Month!

1987 with 4100 miles, proudly wearing the Black Widow colorway.
15 X 44 Sprockets
Wide footpegs.
ProCycle Hi mount front fender, with slightly trimmed Acerbis Supermoto fender
Double stacked Kemimoto 30mm bar risers, topped with Tusk ATV "Hi" Handlebars, for a total increase in bar height of 5"
Homemade seat cover, to accomodate 2.5" of added high density seat foam.
Kenda K270 font tire.
Modified Ricochet skid plate (cut off the rear 1/2 to reduce reflected engine noise)
I love looking at this thing as much as I love riding it. It's been a great tool for exploring the Sonoran desert terrain around our central Arizona winter headquarters.

Hope you like it!
Sky Cloud Tire Wheel Plant

Tire Wheel Sky Cloud Vehicle

Tire Wheel Sky Cloud Fuel tank
 
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