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Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,975
Posted By johnnydanger
FYI, I finally pinpointed my issue. It was fuel...

FYI, I finally pinpointed my issue. It was fuel overflow or octane. It was a sticky cold start valve! I'm under the impression that ethanol gunks things up and makes the cold start valve/plunger...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,503
Posted By johnnydanger
Ewww, that SUCKS. I got off easy as my output...

Ewww, that SUCKS. I got off easy as my output splines were still in okay shape. I did contact Touratech about the issue and sent them photos showing the sprocket threads being all stripped out. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 23,343
Posted By johnnydanger
If you're not seeing any metal banding you should...

If you're not seeing any metal banding you should be fine. There is a layer of metal mesh in the middle of the material.

I heated mine over an open flame (my stove!) for 30-45 seconds to get it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By johnnydanger
Honda CRF230L Tapping

Just picked up a slightly used 2008 CRF230L. It runs great and is in excellent shape. However, when it gets warmed up though there is a metallic tapping noise that starts up -- but only when the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 23,343
Posted By johnnydanger
I think the air shock gets a bad wrap. If you...

I think the air shock gets a bad wrap. If you get your pressure right and set it to the soft setting it works quite well. If it's on hard or has too much pressure in it it will dance and feel nasty...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,518,182
Posted By johnnydanger
Nathan! I'm sorry to hear that you're ceasing...

Nathan! I'm sorry to hear that you're ceasing writing about your adventure. I've been riveted in front of the computer for the past 4 hours reading it all--work be damned! I totally understand...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-01-2009, 12:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By johnnydanger
FYI, there's a bellingham based dual sport forum...

FYI, there's a bellingham based dual sport forum for local news, ride planning, etc.

http://dualsportmoto.ning.com/

Might see you around.
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,794
Posted By johnnydanger
Clocking in around 240 with gear I find 115psi...

Clocking in around 240 with gear I find 115psi and the SOFT setting to work quite well offroad. Flip it to HARD setting on the road for a firmer ride. I think it works pretty good at that setting. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,975
Posted By johnnydanger
I've experienced these symptoms now and then. It...

I've experienced these symptoms now and then. It always seems to happen about 20-40 miles after I fill up at a gas station. I thought it was a fuel system hydro-lock like if gas was in the vent...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2009, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7,017
Views: 1,075,124
Posted By johnnydanger
I ride my X all the time: on-road, commuting,...

I ride my X all the time: on-road, commuting, longer distances, weekend gravel and trails. It does it all very well. I did a longer trip on a Dakar a while back and while it may have been a touch...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5,693
Views: 1,153,567
Posted By johnnydanger
mxchamp: I'm running a TKC 80 front with a Dunlop...

mxchamp: I'm running a TKC 80 front with a Dunlop 606 rear. The 606 are great for the money and work well on the street too. I have to say the TKC 80 on the front has been great as well. I've got...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4,575
Views: 1,099,060
Posted By johnnydanger
I don't own a TW, but I saw a... whacked out one...

I don't own a TW, but I saw a... whacked out one in Shibuya, Tokyo:

http://johnnydanger.net/dangerzone/images/gallery/tokyo2/_MG_8298.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5,693
Views: 1,153,567
Posted By johnnydanger
I bought Acerbis Multiconcept Enduro handguards...

I bought Acerbis Multiconcept Enduro handguards (Link to Tucker Rocky Catalog Page (http://shop.thumpertalk.com/catalogs/Tucker_Rocky_Offroad_2008/default.asp?p=132&s=2))) with the Pro Taper mounting...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,503
Posted By johnnydanger
Side to side wobble on the shaft. I thought it...

Side to side wobble on the shaft. I thought it might be typical as it is typical on other friends dirt bikes, but the OEM fits snug and the bolt and washers clamp it down tightly... Also, the front...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2009, 02:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,503
Posted By johnnydanger
So I just put on a new chain and new Touratech...

So I just put on a new chain and new Touratech 14T front sprocket and the Drivetrain Specialists 47T rear. I double checked the new front sprocket fitment and really didn't like the side to side...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,503
Posted By johnnydanger
Yeah I was a bit surprised to see that much wear....

Yeah I was a bit surprised to see that much wear. We'll see if it happens again on the new Touratech sprocket in 4,500 miles! :)

Yes I sold the S to a good friend. It was hard to do... 64,000...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,503
Posted By johnnydanger
You mean was my chain so tight that it was...

You mean was my chain so tight that it was causing the wear? I don't think so. I check it fairly regularly and if anything it has been too loose maybe.

Anybody know if the side to side play is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,503
Posted By johnnydanger
G650X front sprocket play

Just took off my old Touratech front sprocket with about 4,500 miles on... the sprocket spline were pretty heavily worn and there was notable front to rear play. Is that normal wear for a front...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By johnnydanger
Just dug around some more and found the following...

Just dug around some more and found the following site that has everything required all in one place. And at a good price too!

http://www.drivesystemsusa.com/c/203056/1/650-x-challenge-07-08.html
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By johnnydanger
Already checked there. No measurements though......

Already checked there. No measurements though... All I found was that somebody got some from sprocket specialists via southsound BMW and that somebody found a replacement that required drilling...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By johnnydanger
G650X rear sprocket size?

Just hacked off my old chain, swapped in a new front sprocket from TT and then pulled the back wheel... The rear Sprocket that I got from Sprocket Specialists (138-47) is NOT THE RIGHT SIZE. The...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,999
Posted By johnnydanger
I've ridden mostly forest roads with it at high...

I've ridden mostly forest roads with it at high speed, lots of foot down flat tracking, some tighter overgrown single track, stream beds, water crossings, gnarly gaping tank traps over 7' deep,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,999
Posted By johnnydanger
I don't know why everyone is so quick to badmouth...

I don't know why everyone is so quick to badmouth the X Challenge. It's a great dual sport, bottom line. It's not a motocross bike, it's not an especially adept tight trails bike, but it IS a great...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,041,033
Posted By johnnydanger
The Leo Vince says 3.89lbs of weight savings.

The Leo Vince says 3.89lbs of weight savings.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By johnnydanger
I use the RAM mount for my Garmin 60CSx. There...

I use the RAM mount for my Garmin 60CSx. There is a similar one available for the Quest.

http://johnnydanger.net/dangerzone/images/gallery/20080720dualsporttrip/_MG_7654.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By johnnydanger
Did you have the stock wiring or had you chopped...

Did you have the stock wiring or had you chopped in grips or something to the line? Just curious if my concern about the stock wire moving is founded. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By johnnydanger
G650X Dash flickering/cutting out

I went riding yesterday and had a bit of an electrical problem. The dash started fritzing out and spark was cutting in an out. Eventually the bike just died and the dash was blinking on and off. I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2009, 12:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By johnnydanger
Well it's official, my squeak is 95% gone after...

Well it's official, my squeak is 95% gone after liberal application of WD-40. I'm not sure if it was the swing arm pivot or the lower shock mount, but I expect it's the latter and the swingarm...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By johnnydanger
I've got about 6,500 miles on now and it just...

I've got about 6,500 miles on now and it just started, though this is my first winter with it so the cold may have something to do with it. I have been doing some water crossings, muddy trail...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By johnnydanger
Indeed. No idea how easy it is. It looks fairly...

Indeed. No idea how easy it is. It looks fairly uncluttered around the pivot, but without coughing up the $135 for the factory manual I'm unsure. I have a feeling it's more likely to be the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By johnnydanger
I WD-40'ed the piss out of it last night and it...

I WD-40'ed the piss out of it last night and it was still squeaking so I was thinking it was the air shock, but today the squeak seems to be gone. I'll have to check it more thoroughly to be sure...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By johnnydanger
G650X Squeaking Rear?!

My G650X just started squeaking... I've lubed all the pivots on the rear of the bike and I still have the squeaking. It's driving me absolutely nuts. It almost sounds as if the squeak is coming...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-01-2009, 12:53 AM
Replies: 3,780
Views: 833,999
Posted By johnnydanger
Big Bend: That first shot is coming down into...

Big Bend:
That first shot is coming down into northern arizona from the Kanab National Forest. Freaking awesome views up there coming down into the open desert. I had the pleasure of riding...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,041,033
Posted By johnnydanger
That sounds a bit like you may have overfilled...

That sounds a bit like you may have overfilled the bike and gotten gas in the fuel tank breather. Though usually that takes a mile or two to actually deprive the engine of gas at idle as the hydro...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2008, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5,693
Views: 1,153,567
Posted By johnnydanger
I have to agree that the G650X is a better bike...

I have to agree that the G650X is a better bike than a XR650L, but it does NOT make twice as much power. And actually, once tuned with jetting, a sprocket, and a pipe an XR650L is neck and neck with...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 46,061
Posted By johnnydanger
My bike definitely runs lean with all the stock...

My bike definitely runs lean with all the stock bits in place. It does have a tendency to stall when cold and slowing to a stop sign, but with a unifilter and no inner airbox cover it would die all...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 46,061
Posted By johnnydanger
G650X: How to richen mixture?

So I've had varying success with improving performance on my X. I initially swapped out the filter for a touratech foam one, and removed the inner airbox baffle. Things seemed to improve a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,680
Posted By johnnydanger
I would love to get (1) SC4 flood, and (1) helmet...

I would love to get (1) SC4 flood, and (1) helmet mounted SCMR16 spot. The best thing about the Trailtech HID setups is that they have INTERNAL BALLASTS which means just plug in power and a switch...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2008, 01:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,680
Posted By johnnydanger
I've been eyeing the Trailtech HID offerings. ...

I've been eyeing the Trailtech HID offerings. They have some sweet and affordable aux. hid lighting that would do the trick perfectly:

http://trailtech.net/lights.html
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,937
Posted By johnnydanger
My understanding is that higher ratios of fuel to...

My understanding is that higher ratios of fuel to air and increased CO emission put the hurt on catalytic converters shortening their lifespans.
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