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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Yesterday, 03:44 PM
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Posted By John in Seattle
Great warning sign ...

Great warning sign
http://johnbiccum.smugmug.com/Other/UK-Motorcycle-trip/i-Fh7c8v7/0/X2/UK%20122-X2.jpg
Forum: Trip Planning 07-15-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 54,650
Posted By John in Seattle
Space blanket= awesome tarp

2. tarp / fly over cooking area (like the green one in your pic) - again, during rainy camping a little bit of dry that isn't your tent is a good thing, particularly for your riding gear.[/QUOTE]

...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-15-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,380
Posted By John in Seattle
Free advice, maybe worth the price charged

The key to financial independence is actually very simple: spend less than you earn and invest the surplus. Pay yourself first: put 20% or so of your income away pre-tax and watch it grow. As others...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-15-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 61,194
Posted By John in Seattle
Skillet Burritos (5 mins to prepare)

I pick up a box or can of chili, some pre-shredded cheeese ("Mexican 3-Cheese Mix" is good) and some torillas at a grocery store. Size the tortillas to your skillet.

Grill the tortilla on the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-20-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7,367
Views: 2,504,411
Posted By John in Seattle
http://johnbiccum.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Seattle-...

http://johnbiccum.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Seattle-to-Denver/i-R8q5WsS/0/L/WP000644-L.jpg
Forum: Americas 05-30-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By John in Seattle
Denver to Moab, the interesting way?

My daughter in Denver has cleared her calendar for a week mid July. The plan(?) is for me to ride the KLR from Seattle to Denver to meet her. Then we will take a couple of days to ride Denver-Moab,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-19-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 236,207
Posted By John in Seattle
ATGATT circa 1973

http://johnbiccum.smugmug.com/Other/CB77/Superhawk/1258610702_sWBQW2B-L.jpg

I have the same make, model, year and color bike in my collection now.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-27-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9,050
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,311,457
Posted By John in Seattle
Alpinestars "Web" Goretex Boots (unused)

Never worn except to try on.

These are Euro size 49 which according to the Alpinestars sizing chart is equivalent to a US size 13 ˝ but that chart lies! <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-27-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9,050
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,311,457
Posted By John in Seattle
Happy Trails Aluminum boxes for KLR650

These came on a bike that I just bought and I'd rather go with something like Pelicans. Complete with racks, turn signal relocation bits, hardware etc.

Ride into my garage in Bellevue and I'll...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2011, 12:56 AM
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Views: 2,046,262
Posted By John in Seattle
I was on my Moto Guzzi Mille GT the other day...

I was on my Moto Guzzi Mille GT the other day when a cage pulled up next to me.

He leaned way out the window and said "Wow what a cool bike! What kind is it?"

I told him it was a Moto Guzzi....
Forum: Americas 06-15-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,213
Posted By John in Seattle
It works the other way too. My Canadian...

It works the other way too.

My Canadian cousin has a conviction for violating The Narcotic Control Act of Canada. His violation: posession of two joints. But at that time ANY violation of the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-13-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 1,128,356
Posted By John in Seattle
Uh...no

GL500 and GL650s are monoshock bikes. As are the turbos and the CX650E. I've had 5 of them, have a CX650E in the garage now.
One day I am going to replace the mechanial seal and who knows...might...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,534
Posted By John in Seattle
I have about 65,000 miles on my A16 (2002). It...

I have about 65,000 miles on my A16 (2002). It had the (world's first) 685 kit at ~32,000 miles and new valves about 10K miles later. Broken doohickey changed out at 2K miles, the rest of the engine...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-06-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3,398
Views: 209,744
Posted By John in Seattle
Great seeing you inmates tonight

I hope to see (some) of you at the Orca ride, that is if I can wangle a registration at this late juncture. Rather that taking the Tourance-shod WeeStrom you saw tonight I'd take my Dunlop D606-shod...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-21-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,263
Posted By John in Seattle
[quote=brianjonesphoto] Mods to come soon later...

[quote=brianjonesphoto]
Mods to come soon later date
SV1000 front calipers
Braided front lower lines

Welcome back Brian, glad both you and your Wee are now healthy enough to ride.

You will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2009, 01:58 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 42,372
Posted By John in Seattle
It a continiuum...

Dual sport and adventure bikes are all compromises...

I think of dual sport bikes as falling somewhere on a contiuum anchored at one end with a "dirt bike with a plate" and at the other end with...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-15-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,395
Posted By John in Seattle
Place to stay etc.

Hi Marko

I've got a place you can stay in Bellevue, 13 miles east of Seattle. We can pull the wheels off in my shop and I have a truck you can use to haul them to Federal Way (15 miles?) to be...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-31-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By John in Seattle
I've tried to ride Magruder three years in a row...

I've tried to ride Magruder three years in a row and had fire closures each time. I'm leaving Seattle August 1st Saturday morning early and will probably overnight in Elk City and hit Magruder Sunday...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-31-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,542
Posted By John in Seattle
I wear a Hi-Vis 'stich and run a headlight...

I wear a Hi-Vis 'stich and run a headlight modulator and still about once every six or eight months some braindead cretin makes a left JUST in front of me while talking or texting.

The gold...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-29-2009, 01:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,263
Posted By John in Seattle
Get a Sergeant seat

I found the stock seat on my Wee painful after more than 50 miles, it was just too soft.

I have a Corbin flat on the KLR. Although I curse Corbin every time I have to wrestle the ill-fitting...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-29-2009, 12:27 AM
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Sticky: PNW Flea Market
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Posted By John in Seattle
WTB XR250 head (89-95)

Or will buy a complete engine if you have one.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-24-2009, 07:43 PM
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Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,311,457
Posted By John in Seattle
Sold, thanks Mark!

Sold, thanks Mark!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-24-2009, 01:22 AM
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Sticky: PNW Flea Market
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Posted By John in Seattle
Arai XD-2 Large Silver/Grey $250 Bellevue, WA

This is about a two years old and has been used very sparingly as it just does not fit me comfortably. Always used with a helmet liner, the shield in good shape. Has a couple of scratches on back ,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8,247
Views: 2,286,262
Posted By John in Seattle
I need not have worried about the higher...

I need not have worried about the higher compression making the bike hard to start. I kicked it through twice with the key off then turned the key on and the bike started on the first kick. Too...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,486
Posted By John in Seattle
IRC GP-110 "Trails" tires

I ended up with one of these on the front of my KLR when I killed a Dunlop D908 Rally Raid front having too much fun on Beartooth Pass.

The GP-110 was the only 21 inch dual sport tire I could...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8,247
Views: 2,286,262
Posted By John in Seattle
XR250 Big Bore kit

I have been having so much fun with my XR250L that I ordered a 277cc piston for it. I picked up the J&E piston kit as sold by XRs Only. They quote 10.5:1 compression ratio, the stock bike is 9.3:1...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,880
Posted By John in Seattle
XR250 Big Bore kit

I have been having so much fun with my XR250L that I ordered a 277cc piston for it. I picked up the J&E piston kit as sold by XRs Only. They quote 10.5:1 compression ratio, the stock bike is 9.3:1...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2008, 01:15 AM
Replies: 25,159
Views: 4,439,597
Posted By John in Seattle
[quote=taco250]Yes, ditch the front signals for...

[quote=taco250]Yes, ditch the front signals for some more normal ones. It's the rear ones that get broken off easy.


Buel stockers are super flexible, super cheap (~$12 each) and are likely in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8,247
Views: 2,286,262
Posted By John in Seattle
Probably the most common reason is that they...

Probably the most common reason is that they think they will like riding motorcycles so they buy a bike and then discover that they don't like riding all that much. I think that is what happened with...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2008, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8,247
Views: 2,286,262
Posted By John in Seattle
Xr250l

I picked up a garage queen '92 XR250L.

The PO put 22 miles on it over the 7 1/2 years he owned it. I rode it home from his house, coincidently a distance of 22 miles. So the first day I equaled...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 25,159
Views: 4,439,597
Posted By John in Seattle
My new DR-Z400E/K also has an Edelbrock carb on it

Should I keep that or put the FCR back on? Whare are FCRs worth to DR-Z400S riders?
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25,159
Views: 4,439,597
Posted By John in Seattle
What to do about a too loud DR-Z400E/K?

Greetings inmates!

I just scored a dual-sported 2004 DR-Z400E with the kickstart kit on it. It has an aftermarket Pro Circuit exhaust system that is too loud for me. Where I ride Loud Pipes Lose...
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 409,721
Posted By John in Seattle
Roadside roll pin fabrication

I was on my first "real" motorcycle trip, age 16 on my CB-77 Superhawk.

Madison, WI to Chicago, IL and return via US-12. About half-way back to Madison the bike bogs like its running out of gas....
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 22,063
Posted By John in Seattle
XR250s rock

These little XR are a lot of fun.

I picked up a pristine '92 XR250L, the dual sport model. The PO put all of 55 miles on it in the 7 1/2 years he owned it. But he did put the bike away with a...
Forum: Vendors 11-24-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,259
Posted By John in Seattle
WeeStrom stock shock available for a core

+++++SOLD++++++

I wish I had seen this thread before buying my Elka shock for the WeeStrom. I have a stock DL650K7 shock just gathering dust in the Elka box on the floor of my garage. Anyone need...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 79,069
Views: 8,683,985
Posted By John in Seattle
Eaton Aluminum handlebars

When I started the job last Sunday I was surprised that Eaton specified 310 inch pounds for the M8x1.25 stainless cap screws. “Wow” I thought, “that’s a lot of torque for a stainless M8”.

So I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 79,069
Views: 8,683,985
Posted By John in Seattle
Buell turnsignals

My barn-fresh XR250L came with the handlbar mounted stock turn signals on the front and tiny almost invisable aftermarket turn signals on the rear. So I tossed the Honda stockers in the junk box and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 79,069
Views: 8,683,985
Posted By John in Seattle
1994 Xr250l

I just picked up a 1994 XR250L with all of 6800 miles on it. The PO put 55 miles on it between 2000 when he bought it and now when I bought it. But he put it in the garage with the tank full with...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-05-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9,050
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,311,457
Posted By John in Seattle
I agree. Also anything that ugly isn't something...

I agree. Also anything that ugly isn't something I'd wear. I think it's going to end up as a garage wall decoration.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-04-2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9,050
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,311,457
Posted By John in Seattle
Pair 99% street tires for KLR 50+% tread remaining $40

These are Continental Enduro Pros in 90/90-21 and 130/80-17. They are amazing sreet tires, I terrorizing squids on my Lost Coast trip with these bad boys. They have 4,326 miles on them and the tread...
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