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Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 12:21 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
Ed, the mechanic who installed it said it was...

Ed, the mechanic who installed it said it was straightforward. The pump installed using the Honda torque specs with blue Loctite as per Acerbis recommendations (I spoke with Acerbis tech by phone)....
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 12:06 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
Mark, I always enjoy your posts. I find your...

Mark, I always enjoy your posts. I find your information and experience useful. The same applies to others on this thread, such as Mike (Jet...). Sometimes opinions and perspectives differ. That...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 05:45 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
Acerbis Tank

A few shots of the new look with the new tank :-)
I may revert to the normal vent hose; not sure though. I am a bit concerned that the FreeFlo no-slop hose will fail in the hot summer weather. The...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 10:31 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Give Acerbis a call at: Phone: (800) 659-1440 or...

Give Acerbis a call at: Phone: (800) 659-1440 or email to: Email: support@acerbis.com

I spoke with them about my tank which is not yet installed. I found them very helpful on the phone. While...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 07:12 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
Kiwi, I live at about 1100 feet above sea level...

Kiwi, I live at about 1100 feet above sea level and ride between 1100 and 4900 feet. Probably the majority would be between 1100 and 4000 feet.

Cheers,
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 04:26 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
Ed, I think when the EJK came out, everyone took...

Ed, I think when the EJK came out, everyone took Dobeck's recommendations regarding settings as absolute. If a person had an aftermarket exhaust, they went with the stock EJK settings or 3,3,6 and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 03:27 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
Epy, I have been using Shell Rotella T6 Full...

Epy, I have been using Shell Rotella T6 Full synthetic 5W-40 for over 15,000 km now. The shifting is smooth and the engine sounds good. I change it every 3,500 to 5,000 km. I run year-round here in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 09:11 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Yeah, Ed, I think he meant dial them back a half...

Yeah, Ed, I think he meant dial them back a half point at a time to test. I would think he might be best to try 2, 2.5, 4.5 for the full Yoshi if he feels he's getting signs of overly rich.

And...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 09:34 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Hey that's great you found the ideal settings for...

Hey that's great you found the ideal settings for your bike. So many variables from one bike to another, climate you ride in, etc. . I wonder how long the catalytic converter will last being that we...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 11:01 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Mike, I think he is referring to an actual...

Mike,

I think he is referring to an actual backfire in the induction system and into the airbox. It's usually caused by an overly lean mixture that burns too slow, causing gas in the induction...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 07:44 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
Yeah, give it a whirl and see what you think....

Yeah, give it a whirl and see what you think. Every bike is different. The key I think, is to understand how the fuel is added by the EJK, then experiment with the curve in the three phases by...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 07:25 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
Yeah, I know I could have run the risers...

Yeah, I know I could have run the risers inside-out to allow for the the TCI windscreen mount, but I felt that the risers were counterproductive in real rough terrain. Without them, I can weight the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 03:16 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
TCI Windscreen AGAIN!

I really like the TCI Adventure Touring Windscreen because you can install it in a couple minutes when you want to ride mainly highway, and when not attached, the brackets are nicely rounded so as...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 03:04 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
I have experimented with the cut-in points on the...

I have experimented with the cut-in points on the EJK (last three numbers) quite a bit over several months. You have to tune it to your setup, but for the modified stock exhaust and a fully opened up...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 06:47 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
Modifying CRF250L Stock Exhaust

Just in case anyone wants to play with the stock exhaust, here is one simple modification you can do to reduce back-pressure and engine pumping losses, assuming you have a fuel controller (EJK)...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 02:15 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
I suppose what we'll see next is a big bore kit...

I suppose what we'll see next is a big bore kit for the CBR 300, which is 286cc, to bring that to 350cc. No matter the stock size, there is always a desire to increase it.

An engine is designed...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 12:08 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
Ed, Yes, the UNI Filter is the one from...

Ed,

Yes, the UNI Filter is the one from Australia. They ship promptly and their shipping charge is more than fair.
Yeah, the cut-in point are the last 3 values in the EJK settings. Those 3...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 10:27 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Even without full stage one mods, you can get a...

Even without full stage one mods, you can get a solid increase in performance without the loud aftermarket exhaust. Just gear the bike to your riding preference, open out the airbox with a larger...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 02:19 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
It's Spring in February!

Here's a few photos from today's ride on Gillard FSR here in Kelowna B.C.. Such awesome weather for February. So good to get on some dirt, ride higher up, and smell the forests. It was getting a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 08:23 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Jet, I have the Moose Racing Pro plastic skid...

Jet, I have the Moose Racing Pro plastic skid plate, and I totally agree. It's very quiet, slides easy as you say, and it's half the weight of aluminum. Very solidly built. There is no metal on it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 08:30 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Thanks for your thoughts, Mark. I'll just keep an...

Thanks for your thoughts, Mark. I'll just keep an ear out for if and when it begins to have that loose rattle, then your manual unit will go in. Gotta say, it sure is a pleasure to ride without that...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 08:21 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Hi Mark, The lead mechanic at the dealership...

Hi Mark,

The lead mechanic at the dealership was able to duplicate that noise at the beginning of the video, on both occasions almost a year apart, each time getting a good idea of location and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 10:29 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Hey Mike, that was my bike in the video. If your...

Hey Mike, that was my bike in the video. If your noise is less than what you here at the 4 minute 4:30 mark in the vid, I doubt you have to worry about it. What you heard in the vid at that point was...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 10:17 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
I think with this particular rattle, a guy can...

I think with this particular rattle, a guy can tell that it can lead to issues just by the nature of it. Engines make noises, not all them pretty. That's normal and part of the design function. This...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 10:23 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
That's most likely your cam chain lifter assembly...

That's most likely your cam chain lifter assembly allowing too much cam chain slack. Honda has replaced mine twice in under two years at their expense even though the last time was out of warranty....
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 107,849
Posted By ScootToots
I try my best not ride in very wet conditions...

I try my best not ride in very wet conditions immediately following a recently melted snow fall. That way I avoid most of the salt or chemical road treatment. I just keep my chain clean and lubed...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 107,849
Posted By ScootToots
Your food looks awesome. I think I'll come...

Your food looks awesome. I think I'll come camping you. Great ideas :-)
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 107,849
Posted By ScootToots
Sorry about that, mate. Being up here in Canada...

Sorry about that, mate. Being up here in Canada in the winter, I forget that some people don't have to contend with cold weather, lol. In hot weather I prefer the technical fiber base layers, They...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 107,849
Posted By ScootToots
Very cool. Dried food is the way to go if you're...

Very cool. Dried food is the way to go if you're on a longer trip out in the boonies. Sounds delicious :-)
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 358
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Posted By ScootToots
At pretty much any clothing store, but I suspect...

At pretty much any clothing store, but I suspect you know that.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 107,849
Posted By ScootToots
Absolutely agree. Canned foods should never be...

Absolutely agree. Canned foods should never be packed. Dried foods weigh very little and take far less space. You can find amazing dried food at cheap prices in a large supermarket. My favorites...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 08:27 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
He could also do a leak-down test where air is...

He could also do a leak-down test where air is injected into the cylinder through the spark plug hole. The amount lost is measured. You can then isolate the leakage. If it comes out the oil filler...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 11:07 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Wow, $100 per year for full liability, fire,...

Wow, $100 per year for full liability, fire, theft, and replacement cost on bike and accessories, is AWESOME.

If you can actually collect on insurance at those prices, these companies must be...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12,539
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Posted By ScootToots
Hey Jett, The one thing we all have in...

Hey Jett,

The one thing we all have in common is our love of motorcycling, and a special liking for the CRF250L. The thing is, we all like the bike for varying reasons. There are riders here that...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12,539
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Posted By ScootToots
Good point. Making a claim in Canada is a...

Good point. Making a claim in Canada is a painless process. Some exceptions no doubt, but by and large, claims go through fast and easy. The figure I quoted for that insurance is the cheapest a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12,539
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Posted By ScootToots
It's all relative I guess. In parts of Canada...

It's all relative I guess. In parts of Canada it's three times that amount, so I'm feeling good when I think about those guys; not so good when I consider how inexpensive it is in some parts of the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 11:16 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Here in B.C. Canada, I use ICBC (compulsory) for...

Here in B.C. Canada, I use ICBC (compulsory) for the basic insurance plus a little extra added to the liability. That costs me about $300. For the balance of the coverage I use Megson Fitzpatrick....
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 09:33 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
At almost 22,000 km's only my exhaust valves...

At almost 22,000 km's only my exhaust valves needed adjustment, and they only required one shim size smaller to bring them to spec. The intake valves were still in spec. The valves were checked on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12,539
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Posted By ScootToots
I have ordered a UNI Filter 2 stage Foam Filter...

I have ordered a UNI Filter 2 stage Foam Filter that is made for the CRF250L. It is from Uni Filter in Australia. It is touted (according to their specs) to trap much smaller particulate than the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 10:32 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Hi Mark, I have just sent you an email and I...

Hi Mark,

I have just sent you an email and I have also sent you the funds by PayPal to purchase a tensioner unit for my CRF250L. As I said in the email, I may let Honda install the new OEM...
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