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Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 493,299
Posted By Johnny Truant
Poor cbr250

in 2011 I waited for months for my CBR250RA to arrive. Once it did I promptly had a daughter, got promoted to a demanding position with long, long hours and let it sit idle for over a year.

Well I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 493,299
Posted By Johnny Truant
I thought this is what block shifting meant...

I thought this is what block shifting meant exactly, not releasing the clutch as you downshift through several gears. I have read that it has happened to people when doing exactly what I highlighted.
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 493,299
Posted By Johnny Truant
On one of the dedicated forums there were wide...

On one of the dedicated forums there were wide reports of an engine rattle that a few people solved by tightening up bolts. There is also a much less reported problem of the engine cutting off when...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By Johnny Truant
I got the Bohn adventure pants. They are WAY more...

I got the Bohn adventure pants. They are WAY more comfortable than I expected. You can't see them under jeans, but that is not an issue for me anyway. They do make the waist of the jeans a little...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By Johnny Truant
I'm expecting mine to arrive today. I decided to...

I'm expecting mine to arrive today. I decided to go with the Bohn and the draggin liners. It is going to be a lot of steps to get geared up with three layers, but I have patience and want to be as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,972,398
Posted By Johnny Truant
I have been lurking here for a good while too and...

I have been lurking here for a good while too and had not seen it until you posted it. I'm glad I caught it before you nuked it. :deal
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By Johnny Truant
I'm 5'4". 32 waist, 28 inseam. Never bought off...

I'm 5'4". 32 waist, 28 inseam. Never bought off the rack pants in my life that didn't need to be hemmed. The armor is the problem though. Funny thing, I found hard to fit sites that have short sizes....
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By Johnny Truant
Good lower body protection for shorties

I have been looking for good gear to complete my kit. Wow. It adds up quick, don't it? $$:eek1

Anyway, as each piece of the puzzle is fit I see the next gap open. Long story short I want to get...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,372
Posted By Johnny Truant
I found better deals in about 10 seconds when I...

I found better deals in about 10 seconds when I googled it just to see what it looked like out of curiosity. Try putting Nolan N103 in your google search bar. There is one for $227 shipped right near...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By Johnny Truant
I asked my dealer to give me a good deal on a...

I asked my dealer to give me a good deal on a helmet when I bought my CBR250 in Carmichael. They gave me a better deal than I found anywhere else. Online included. :deal

If you want to try on a...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,407
Posted By Johnny Truant
I returned the ICONs. I really wanted them to...

I returned the ICONs. I really wanted them to work but they were just too thick in and boxy in the toe. As a n00b I really don't want to stack things against myself and the ICONS not only made...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,407
Posted By Johnny Truant
Ahhh. I tried the Chukka in the store but didn't...

Ahhh. I tried the Chukka in the store but didn't get them because of the lack of ankle protection too. The ones I have are the full buckle up the side model, and they really do have a much fatter toe...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,407
Posted By Johnny Truant
How did you like the Field Armor boots? Did the...

How did you like the Field Armor boots? Did the zipper hold up? Thanks for the reply, I was assuming I'd get used to shifting with them too. Those Daytonas look really nice, but $450 is a little more...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,407
Posted By Johnny Truant
boots with good protection and THICK soles

I'm gearing up to be ATGATT. Being a smaller gent, I face a few challenges with many aspects though. One thing I have had issues with is finding boots that have a decently thick sole on them. With my...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 493,299
Posted By Johnny Truant
If you search for the cbr250 dedicated forums...

If you search for the cbr250 dedicated forums there are a lot of threads about mods/accessories for this bike and I was just reading one about adding heated grips. Much of the coolest stuff is done...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 493,299
Posted By Johnny Truant
HOT DOG!! I went and paid in full today. Got my...

HOT DOG!! I went and paid in full today. Got my insurance just now. Picking her up tomorrow!! CBR250RA. Red. I would have taken either color, but man the red looks better in person than in pictures!...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 493,299
Posted By Johnny Truant
Well, thank you for all of your activity in this...

Well, thank you for all of your activity in this thread. I have been following it for a long time and enjoying your story with this bike. :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 493,299
Posted By Johnny Truant
the dealer got it in. Now I just need a day off...

the dealer got it in. Now I just need a day off to go pick it up!!!!!

CBR250R ABS. I'm in.

:clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 24,428
Posted By Johnny Truant
I agree 100%. I got my license after taking the...

I agree 100%. I got my license after taking the MSF course and honestly, I should not have it. I can go buy any bike I want today and get on the freeway by law. I am so far from ready for that. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 24,428
Posted By Johnny Truant
We would probably get along great in real life...

We would probably get along great in real life and I would learn a ton from you about bikes and riding. I hope you never are forced to buy a bike with ABS by law, but if it does come to pass, I hope...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 24,428
Posted By Johnny Truant
Here is an answer, but you are not going to like...

Here is an answer, but you are not going to like it. I don't really like it either, but I think it's true. There are two parts of your argument. Things shouldn't be mandatory if you, and some others...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 493,299
Posted By Johnny Truant
!!!! I got a call from my dealership in Sac...

!!!!

I got a call from my dealership in Sac today. They expect it in a couple of days!

Thanks for the tip though. I will drive to Chico and pick it up if it is longer than a couple of...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 493,299
Posted By Johnny Truant
On another forum I saw a guy asking if anyone...

On another forum I saw a guy asking if anyone with a black bike wanted to trade for the silver plastics with someone who had a red one. Then it would be black and silver and the other guy would have...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 493,299
Posted By Johnny Truant
I have read on dedicated forums that some have...

I have read on dedicated forums that some have the ABS version state-side. The day I got tired of waiting for it and went to put a deposit on the non-ABS a few months back the dealer told me the ABS...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 493,299
Posted By Johnny Truant
:cry Mine was supposed to come in this month, now...

:cry Mine was supposed to come in this month, now they are saying maybe December. My baby is due January first and I doubt I'll get much time to ride for a while after that. For the love of Pete!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,395
Posted By Johnny Truant
I respect your thinking on bikes and your...

I respect your thinking on bikes and your experience in riding as well, but the folks on this forum and cbr250 dedicated forums who bought and use the bikes for commuting disagree with you for the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,395
Posted By Johnny Truant
Eh. I probed a bit more to see where he was...

Eh. I probed a bit more to see where he was coming up with his strongly stated "facts". I think he has a lot of experience and knowledge to share, but I will take it all with a grain of salt from now...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,395
Posted By Johnny Truant
I get the theory, but what did you actually...

I get the theory, but what did you actually experience that makes it less suitable than the ninja? How does it translate to the rider at sustained highway speeds in your experience with both bikes?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,395
Posted By Johnny Truant
When you rode the cbr250, did you take it on the...

When you rode the cbr250, did you take it on the freeway? What did you experience as the limitations at freeway speeds? Did you try the ABS model or non?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,395
Posted By Johnny Truant
That's pretty much what I figured between the two...

That's pretty much what I figured between the two as well, the deciding factor for me again being the inseam challenge. I'm sure I'd do well on either but the CBR just felt way better under me. I do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,395
Posted By Johnny Truant
Because that is what is offered in new small...

Because that is what is offered in new small displacement bikes currently. Yes I know, dual sports. If you are below average height they are not ideal. I'd prefer an old school standard looking bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,395
Posted By Johnny Truant
Why?

Why?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,395
Posted By Johnny Truant
I have a deposit on one with ABS for my first...

I have a deposit on one with ABS for my first bike. Due in a few weeks but I'm not holding my breath because they have been late coming to Nor Cal for some reason.

I asked about the ABS in the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 493,299
Posted By Johnny Truant
Who has the ABS model? Reports?

I finally broke down and went in to the dealership to put a deposit on a non-abs model. I have been waiting and waiting and they kept telling me not to hold my breath.

So I go in today and the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 493,299
Posted By Johnny Truant
Hi all! I got my M1 finally today and am...

Hi all!

I got my M1 finally today and am thinking this will be my first bike. The dealership in my area did not seem informed or eager to find out any information on my behalf over the phone but...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 493,299
Posted By Johnny Truant
I spotted a red one on the road today in norcal....

I spotted a red one on the road today in norcal. It looks small, which is appealing to me because so am I. I am taking my MSF soon and think this is going be my first bike. I'll wait until I have...
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