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Forum: Face plant Today, 04:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By JettPilot
It should make you think !!! You do not have to...

It should make you think !!! You do not have to go to the extreme of giving up riding altogether. It does not have to be 0 or 100 % choice, there is a lot of in-between.

I LOVE riding, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 04:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By JettPilot
Use the brake ??? This sounds like a non issue,...

Use the brake ??? This sounds like a non issue, and no brainer to me. Its a pain the ass to have the shifter fall off, but not something that would scare me in any way, or be a safety issue....
...
Forum: Face plant Today, 04:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By JettPilot
I am glad to see you posting, that will give you...

I am glad to see you posting, that will give you something to do and take your mind off things... The " Turning " seems like total needless BS. When I was in an accident broke my leg, I layed on my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 03:31 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,555
Posted By JettPilot
Tubeless tires

This is my first motorcycle with tubeless tires. Do you guys plug or patch them when you get a flat ??? Anything special or different about getting these tires off the rims ???

Mike
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:01 AM
Replies: 11,630
Views: 2,225,111
Posted By JettPilot
The suspension on the CRF250L is a little soft,...

The suspension on the CRF250L is a little soft, but since I ride mostly street / forest roads, its perfect for me. The softness keeps the bike comfortable, and is perfect for my style of riding.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,555
Posted By JettPilot
I totally agree, and would not recommend this...

I totally agree, and would not recommend this bike for anyone looking for enduro type riding. What it is perfect for is adventure riding :D I took my CB500X on a bad dirt road, and intentionally hit...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,555
Posted By JettPilot
I love the RED, but it was not offered here in...

I love the RED, but it was not offered here in the US... My wife really liked the looks of the bike in black, she thought I paid like 25,000 for it :rofl So maybe its not all bad ! The black is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,555
Posted By JettPilot
His lean angle was more appropriate for a Sports...

His lean angle was more appropriate for a Sports bike, and smooth road tires... He was just asking for it doing that on Knobbies.

I don't even do that on the CB500X, even though it wants to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 11,630
Views: 2,225,111
Posted By JettPilot
Are you talking about the CRF250L ??? I find the...

Are you talking about the CRF250L ??? I find the throttle so smooth and even, I never even think about it. Maybe you were riding the XR650R and did not realize it :D

Mike
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-02-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,555
Posted By JettPilot
Anyone know a good place to order the centerstand...

Anyone know a good place to order the centerstand for the CB500X ??? Also, do I need to get any additional bolts, nuts, or anything to put it on ???

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11,630
Views: 2,225,111
Posted By JettPilot
Just about as legal as half the aftermarket...

Just about as legal as half the aftermarket exhaust systems we see on bikes... Does not seem to stop anyone :rofl

Mike
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-02-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,555
Posted By JettPilot
Here is my 2015 CB500X !!! I had it on order for...

Here is my 2015 CB500X !!! I had it on order for months, so probably one of the first to be sold. I like the new graphics color, it looks perfect against the black.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-01-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,555
Posted By JettPilot
If you really meant what you said, your post from...

If you really meant what you said, your post from last night would have been written a little nicer. My first thought was to respond in kind last night, but fighting in the forums is not any fun, so...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-28-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,555
Posted By JettPilot
Here is the 2015 CB500X !!! Almost as good...

Here is the 2015 CB500X !!! Almost as good looking as the wife and the dog :D

Mike
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-28-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,555
Posted By JettPilot
You thinking is about 20 years behind technology....

You thinking is about 20 years behind technology. The first ABS Version 1.0 in old BMW's had a hard time in gravel. The current version made by Honda will stop you sooner, and save you crashes,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 23,826
Posted By JettPilot
Its brighter than it looks, and definitely...

Its brighter than it looks, and definitely changes other drivers behavior for the better. No one pulls out when It looks like a train is coming down the road at them :D A picture does not portray...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-28-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,555
Posted By JettPilot
Really good advice !!! Gawd I hate telemarketing...

Really good advice !!! Gawd I hate telemarketing calls.

One way to avoid this is to make your calls on Skype on your computer. They can never get a number this way, or call you back.

...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 23,826
Posted By JettPilot
What happened, why did she do that ??? Was it...

What happened, why did she do that ??? Was it really the dirtbike trip that did in your marriage. 5 weeks apart happens in life, if not a dirtbike trip, it can be work, or a lot of things. In...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-28-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,555
Posted By JettPilot
It sounds like you are more on a mission to make...

It sounds like you are more on a mission to make others bend to your will, rather than buy a bike. There are probably legal reasons why they don't want to quote a price in an email. We live in a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 11,630
Views: 2,225,111
Posted By JettPilot
If you rode in South Florida, you could just...

If you rode in South Florida, you could just eliminate the exhaust header off all together and run an open exhaust directly from the cylinder ! The police here are so busy with real crime, and the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 11,630
Views: 2,225,111
Posted By JettPilot
I wish I could try it also, it does sound like a...

I wish I could try it also, it does sound like a LOT of fun :D I love power as much as anyone, especially since I have liked and ridden bigger bikes in the past. There was a day not to long ago I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 11,630
Views: 2,225,111
Posted By JettPilot
That black seat does look REALLY GOOD !!!! How...

That black seat does look REALLY GOOD !!!! How did you do that ???

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11,630
Views: 2,225,111
Posted By JettPilot
Yeah, the XR650L will do that if you are not...

Yeah, the XR650L will do that if you are not really careful ! There are times the CRF250L is just an all around better ride :)

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11,630
Views: 2,225,111
Posted By JettPilot
Hi Taurkon, If you look at my list of...

Hi Taurkon,

If you look at my list of bikes below, I have a lot of them. I got the CRF250L because it is shorter, much smoother and more comfortable than the 650's, really great fuel mileage,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11,630
Views: 2,225,111
Posted By JettPilot
You came to the right place !!! Welcome to the...

You came to the right place !!! Welcome to the forum. There is a lot of information for you here, so read what people say, and go with what works best. We were all noobs at one time, so no one...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11,630
Views: 2,225,111
Posted By JettPilot
It is NOT a matter of top speed, it is a matter...

It is NOT a matter of top speed, it is a matter of vibration and the bike feeling BUZZY when cursing on the highway. With its stock gearing, the Honda does very well on the road, where 90 % of the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 11,630
Views: 2,225,111
Posted By JettPilot
Very good information. A big bore kit will be...

Very good information. A big bore kit will be very unreliable and problematic, there are plenty of failure reports of these if you take the time to look. See my post above. If you want significantly...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11,630
Views: 2,225,111
Posted By JettPilot
A CRF300L would be AWESOME !!!! I would not hold...

A CRF300L would be AWESOME !!!! I would not hold my breath though, or even wait. You could wait a very long time, and it still might never come...

If you want to go faster, you can get a really...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-26-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,555
Posted By JettPilot
I do not think one could substitute the other...

I do not think one could substitute the other either... Even with the Rally raid upgrades, it will be an improvement in dirt capabilities, but I think the CB500X will always be more of a road bike,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-26-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,555
Posted By JettPilot
That's a cool bike !!! I went with the Honda...

That's a cool bike !!! I went with the Honda CRF250L instead, but very similar... I will keep both the 250 and CB500X, and pick the correct one depending on the type of riding I want to do. The 250's...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11,630
Views: 2,225,111
Posted By JettPilot
I totally respect Mark for the way he approaches...

I totally respect Mark for the way he approaches this like a professional. I disagree with him on this particular subject, but that OK. Mark presents his case in a factual and honest way, just as I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 11,630
Views: 2,225,111
Posted By JettPilot
You want to keep your bike reliable and not want...

You want to keep your bike reliable and not want to have to rebuild it often, no want it to leave you stranded in the side of the road, leave it as it is... The big bore kit is problematic and...
Forum: Americas 02-24-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,172
Posted By JettPilot
Hahahaha, Yeah, I get it. It would be...

Hahahaha,

Yeah, I get it. It would be fun to do on my CRF100F, but I just don't want to see you get hurt.

I hope you put some ridiculously bright, flashing light on the back of your...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,555
Posted By JettPilot
Do the mods to get similar performance increases...

Do the mods to get similar performance increases with the CB500X, and you will have a horrible, loud, unreliable, bike that you have to constantly have to work on and rebuild... Same goes for taking...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,555
Posted By JettPilot
Hahahaha, my claws just came out :rofl No...

Hahahaha, my claws just came out :rofl

No worries, I will go back to lovable dog mode pretty quickly !

Mike
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,555
Posted By JettPilot
Not smart. An witty comeback does not help...

Not smart. An witty comeback does not help anyone, and just dumbs down the conversation to the point where it is useless. But if you want to dumb it down a notch, then the question is, SHOULD you...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,555
Posted By JettPilot
I went back and read my post just to make sure,...

I went back and read my post just to make sure, and I NEVER said he had to take my advice, and could not make his own choice :rofl If I think he is making a mistake, I will tell him, I am no ones...
Forum: Americas 02-24-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,172
Posted By JettPilot
Why go to all this trouble to do it on a...

Why go to all this trouble to do it on a ridiculously small motorcycle ??? Just ride a proper sized bike for the trip. Going that slow is just hazardous, and you are REALLY taking a huge risk of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,555
Posted By JettPilot
The amount of weight you save by changing the...

The amount of weight you save by changing the exhaust on that bike will make zero noticeable difference. Its a 430 pound motorcycle. Taking 5 pounds off a 250 pound dirtbke you are jumping, throwing...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,555
Posted By JettPilot
Hi Jeff, You totally missed the MOST...

Hi Jeff,

You totally missed the MOST IMPORTANT drawback to the Yamaha FJ... Its a heavier bike, not by a huge amount, but enough notice. Also consider how heavy the bike feels.. Will it feel small...
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