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Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 06:14 PM
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Posted By jsonder
replacement mirrors

I've used these on the dirt bikes for years.

https://www.denniskirk.com/ken-sean/dual-sport-universal-mirror.p391305.prd/391305.sku
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 52
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Posted By jsonder
just local riding. I'm retired, remember. ...

just local riding. I'm retired, remember.

I did ride a couple of Sheetiron 300s in California with my middle son, but that predates this bike.

Local can be fun:
...
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 04:51 PM
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Posted By jsonder
Here is the dirt bike: ...

Here is the dirt bike:

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn164/jsonder/eclipseANDjunk/P1010895_zps095f1b45.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,743
Posted By jsonder
Kray, you are a bit braver than I about where to...

Kray, you are a bit braver than I about where to take a CB500X. I haven't seen a skid plate that I'd trust on the trails around here.

Mine is set up as my "street bike" and, I think that that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9,785
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Posted By jsonder
When I put the first Dunlop 606 120/90-18 on the...

When I put the first Dunlop 606 120/90-18 on the rear of my CRF230L, I also changed the rear sprocket from 39 to 48 teeth. I used a new chain 6 links longer to move the tire back far enough.

Of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15,391
Views: 1,250,385
Posted By jsonder
It reminds me of why we finally retired to...

It reminds me of why we finally retired to Arizona from Montana.

June 13th, 2001, Bozeman, Montana:

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn164/jsonder/thisiswhy.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9,785
Views: 1,729,890
Posted By jsonder
I'm 5'6" and short legged (28" inseam). I faced...

I'm 5'6" and short legged (28" inseam). I faced this a while back and bought the Honda equivalent of the xt225. I opted for a bike that fit me and I've ridden the dickens out of it.

One...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9,785
Views: 1,729,890
Posted By jsonder
I have always stuck with the OEM steel drive...

I have always stuck with the OEM steel drive sprocket, and made changes with the rear sprocket. I know that there was a minor difference between the OEM sprockets for the CRF230F and CRF230L.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 06:32 PM
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Posted By jsonder
When I needed to replace the drive sprocket on my...

When I needed to replace the drive sprocket on my 230L, I changed the rear sprocket from 39 teeth to 48 teeth. It climbs much better that way! I bought a 120 link chain and figured what I needed...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 08:20 PM
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Posted By jsonder
Feeler gauge

Ignition Products 990023 Feeler Gauge - 20 Piece
$14.99
Sold by: Amazon.com LLC

This has a tapered tip and should work OK.

I bought my micrometer from Sears, ages...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 12:29 PM
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Posted By jsonder
Any chance that I could get you to move to...

Any chance that I could get you to move to Arizona, live next door to me, and have you keep my bikes clean, too? :evil
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9,785
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Posted By jsonder
I showed mine 3 pages back.... ...

I showed mine 3 pages back....

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23198079&postcount=7067

I carry about 20 pounds of tools. The bumps and jumps are hard on the subframe.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9,785
Views: 1,729,890
Posted By jsonder
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23198079...

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23198079&postcount=7067
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9,785
Views: 1,729,890
Posted By jsonder
How are you lubing the chain? I had an NX250...

How are you lubing the chain?

I had an NX250 that I just sold which had over 11,000 miles on the new chain and sprockets and the chain hadn't needed adjusting yet. That was my "street bike" chain...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9,785
Views: 1,729,890
Posted By jsonder
The shaft was fine. They make the shift lever...

The shaft was fine. They make the shift lever out of "pot metal" to protect the shaft.

I actually carry a spare and straighten the bent one on/in a vise at home. The spare is also a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9,785
Views: 1,729,890
Posted By jsonder
I'm fond of the OEM shift lever. ...

I'm fond of the OEM shift lever.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn164/jsonder/dirtbike/P1000961_zps832e4121.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 08:14 PM
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Posted By jsonder
That is true. ...

That is true.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn164/jsonder/P1010160.jpg (http://s304.photobucket.com/user/jsonder/media/P1010160.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9,785
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Posted By jsonder
Another southern hemisphere bird, possibly. ...

Another southern hemisphere bird, possibly.

Or, the poster likes linux.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 06:39 PM
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Posted By jsonder
The parts cost $16 more so free shipping would...

The parts cost $16 more so free shipping would have cost me an extra $6, compared to discounthondaparts.com. I stopped at $92 with the order to get the under $100 shipping rate of $9.99. My parts...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 03:57 PM
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Posted By jsonder
I compared the prices for parts that I had...

I compared the prices for parts that I had ordered recently at discounthondaparts.com with those from hondapartsnation.com, and partsnation was about 40 cents higher on on every item (I ordered 6 oil...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9,785
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Posted By jsonder
The NX250 has a 19 inch front rim, that is...

The NX250 has a 19 inch front rim, that is correct.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-15-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15,391
Views: 1,250,385
Posted By jsonder
Whitehouse Canyon Road to FS 62 (Box Canyon...

Whitehouse Canyon Road to FS 62 (Box Canyon Road), 62 to Helvetia Road, Helvetia Road to 411, 411 to 62, 62 to the Greaterville Road (FS 229), FS 229 to FS 165, FS 165 to dead end circle (a mile or...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 03:56 PM
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Posted By jsonder
No real credit for this. I bought the bike used...

No real credit for this. I bought the bike used at the end of 2007 with 10K miles and in need of a new rear tire. I promptly found it dying every so often, bought Tracy Martin's electrical...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-15-2014, 03:34 PM
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Posted By jsonder
I had a good day today. 69 miles, 3.5 hours,...

I had a good day today. 69 miles, 3.5 hours, touring speed. For folks who like argillites:

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn164/jsonder/eclipseANDjunk/P1010863_zpsc40873dd.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 01:03 PM
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Posted By jsonder
I dig it! You are enjoying the bike. Below is a...

I dig it! You are enjoying the bike. Below is a 25 year old Honda 250 doing the same thing.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn164/jsonder/eclipseANDjunk/P1000352_zpsfdb50f26.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2014, 01:55 PM
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Posted By jsonder
Basically my bike (2009 CRF230L) has been used...

Basically my bike (2009 CRF230L) has been used for trail riding in and around the mountains south of Tucson. It currently has a bit over 12,500 miles on it and the only "protection" items on the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9,785
Views: 1,729,890
Posted By jsonder
$100 plus shipping Considering how many...

$100 plus shipping

Considering how many times I have high centered my L'il Red Piglet, it was absolutely necessary. It depends what one uses the bike for.

...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9,785
Views: 1,729,890
Posted By jsonder
You migh want to check out the Ricochet skid...

You migh want to check out the Ricochet skid plate; some engine protection.

http://www.ricochetoffroad.com/store/page469.html
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-29-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15,391
Views: 1,250,385
Posted By jsonder
John, did you find these fellas playing "share...

John, did you find these fellas playing "share the road" with you?

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn164/jsonder/eclipseANDjunk/P1010856_zps73f58c65.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9,785
Views: 1,729,890
Posted By jsonder
I just cut down the levers that came on the bike....

I just cut down the levers that came on the bike.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn164/jsonder/P1000987.jpg (http://s304.photobucket.com/user/jsonder/media/P1000987.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9,785
Views: 1,729,890
Posted By jsonder
Steel bolts were cut off and inserted into the...

Steel bolts were cut off and inserted into the sub frame. A buddy is a retired welder who rides, so he knew what he was doing. The problem was finding the right diameter and length bolts to cut the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9,785
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Posted By jsonder
When I replaced the drive sprocket and upsized...

When I replaced the drive sprocket and upsized the rear sprocket (39->48 tooth) and changed to the Dunlop 606s, I got a new 120 link chain and cut it down to fit (106 links) The surplus was used to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9,785
Views: 1,729,890
Posted By jsonder
Yup, and I suspect that the rack for the 250L...

Yup, and I suspect that the rack for the 250L will be similar in overhang.

After the welding, I still carry the kitchen sink tool bag. I ride solo 90+% of the time and I carry what I might need...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9,785
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Posted By jsonder
Cyclerack on a 230L (last pic shows rack after...

Cyclerack on a 230L (last pic shows rack after repairing the subframe):

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn164/jsonder/eclipseANDjunk/P1010571.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9,785
Views: 1,729,890
Posted By jsonder
It takes a while to get your "bike sense" back. ...

It takes a while to get your "bike sense" back. And, if you didn't ride dirt before, there is a lot to learn, not just re-learn. Carl Adams' book on the essentials of dual sport riding is fairly...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9,785
Views: 1,729,890
Posted By jsonder
I was only getting 2K miles out of them so I...

I was only getting 2K miles out of them so I shifted to Dunlop 606s (along with increasing the rear sprocket size), The 606 rear is an 18-120/90 and on my 2009 230L that meant a chain addition to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9,785
Views: 1,729,890
Posted By jsonder
The Honda CRF230L has a 32-inch seat height and a...

The Honda CRF230L has a 32-inch seat height and a curb weight of 270 pounds.

I highly recommend it.
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9,785
Views: 1,729,890
Posted By jsonder
And, it is a water-cooled engine. I run 20-50 in...

And, it is a water-cooled engine. I run 20-50 in my air-cooled CRF230L during the Arizona summer, but my ancient water-cooled NX250 only gets/got the recommended 10W-40, even when it was my "dirt"...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9,785
Views: 1,729,890
Posted By jsonder
higher_ground, did the shift lever look like...

higher_ground, did the shift lever look like this?

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn164/jsonder/dirtbike/P1000961_zps832e4121.jpg...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-05-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15,391
Views: 1,250,385
Posted By jsonder
Good advice.

Good advice.
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