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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:36 AM
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Posted By JettPilot
Very interesting information Samtech, I always...

Very interesting information Samtech, I always enjoy the technical details you post. Mobil 1 is all I use, and recommended in a LOT of very high performance and expensive vehicles. Its expensive...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,294,174
Posted By JettPilot
Hi Mark, I have to respectfully disagree...

Hi Mark,

I have to respectfully disagree with you on this.

ENGINE MANUFACTURERS: Almost every high end, high performance car maker in the world now recommends full Synthetic oil in their cars....
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,294,174
Posted By JettPilot
I looked at the WR250R the same day I bought my...

I looked at the WR250R the same day I bought my CRF250L. It was taller than I liked, I wanted something shorter and easier to ride. I have XR650L's that are tall, but I wanted to be a bit more...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,294,174
Posted By JettPilot
You darn right about that ! Ever used one of the...

You darn right about that ! Ever used one of the new EPA gas cans ??? The EPA's answer to NO SPILL gas cans, have literally resulted in 10 times more gas spillage than before they got involved in the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,294,174
Posted By JettPilot
I use Mobil 1 full synthetic oil specific FOR...

I use Mobil 1 full synthetic oil specific FOR MOTORYCYCLES. They have been making synthetic oil for a lot longer than Castrol, and Mobil 1 synthetic is OEM oil in Mercedes, Corvette, and a LOT of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 52,958
Posted By JettPilot
I stand corrected :D

I stand corrected :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 1,197,927
Posted By JettPilot
Hi, I know there are a lot of very...

Hi,

I know there are a lot of very experienced guys here, but there are also a lot of people that just read, and new people here. So my post is more for their benefit...

I use a Scorpion...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 1,197,927
Posted By JettPilot
Do not worry, there is no danger that you will "...

Do not worry, there is no danger that you will " Throw water " on his business :rofl He is making some AWESOME products that people will buy, and that he will make a pile of money with :clap If you...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 52,958
Posted By JettPilot
I love the motorcycle in the house on the carpet,...

I love the motorcycle in the house on the carpet, I just wish I could see what room that was :D That just cool, a hardcore biker always has keeps his motorcycle in the house :clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,294,174
Posted By JettPilot
Quiet is awesome !!! The quiet and smoothness of...

Quiet is awesome !!! The quiet and smoothness of the CRF250L is one of the biggest advantages and reasons I bought it. If not for that, and the lower seating height, I would just have just kept...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 03:51 AM
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Posted By JettPilot
Quiet is awesome !!! The quiet and smoothness of...

Quiet is awesome !!! The quiet and smoothness of the CB500X is one of the biggest advantages and reasons I bought it. If not for that, and the ABS, I would just have used the XR650L for long...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,294,174
Posted By JettPilot
Once I made the mistake of removing the catalytic...

Once I made the mistake of removing the catalytic converter from a Honda Civic.. I was trying to get more power out of it :D Yeah, speed and power are fun !!!

The result was HORRIBLE. All...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,294,174
Posted By JettPilot
Thanks for the link, I was thinking the spark...

Thanks for the link, I was thinking the spark arresting screen in the muffler...

And yes, most definitely agreed, removing the backfire screen on the intake side is a really bad idea !!!

...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,294,174
Posted By JettPilot
Thanks for the pictures, unfortunately I cant use...

Thanks for the pictures, unfortunately I cant use that one since I have modified that area on my bike. I like the one from IRC, but not sure it would fit now either.

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,294,174
Posted By JettPilot
A bike fire from a backfire ??? How did that...

A bike fire from a backfire ??? How did that happen ?? Any muffler system should easily be able to contain a backfire, that is what they are designed for. This just does not make any sense... I see...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 1,197,927
Posted By JettPilot
Here is an excellent review and example of what...

Here is an excellent review and example of what it is like to ride the CB500X.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAZzwoDJmng


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAZzwoDJmng


Mike
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6,559
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Posted By JettPilot
Probably because your bike vibrates across the...

Probably because your bike vibrates across the entire RPM range now instead of just 5000 :rofl

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,874
Posted By JettPilot
I so see the appeal, and love small bikes. I...

I so see the appeal, and love small bikes. I have a CRF100F that I like to ride at times just because it is so small and light ! I have even fantasized about getting on it and driving across the...
Forum: Face plant 03-21-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 33,061
Posted By JettPilot
Next time, land on the roof of one of those cars,...

Next time, land on the roof of one of those cars, they are much softer.. I just saw in a movie that would shake yourself off, get back on the bike, and ride away :D

Its good to see you back...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 05:06 AM
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Views: 1,197,927
Posted By JettPilot
Hahah, in your case, yeah, you probably beat the...

Hahah, in your case, yeah, you probably beat the KLR in dirt :D I am still running stock tires, so I am a bit slower in the dirt :cry

The Rally Raid conversion will change everything, the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6,559
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Posted By JettPilot
FANTASY: Riding on a bunch of really bad dirt...

FANTASY: Riding on a bunch of really bad dirt roads... REALITY: Any long adventure ride you go on is going to be 90 % pavement. The CB500X is way more capable, comfortable, and reliable on pavement...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,294,174
Posted By JettPilot
What kind of windscreen is that ??? I have been...

What kind of windscreen is that ??? I have been looking for something that will fit my bike.

Mike
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6,559
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Posted By JettPilot
The MT 07 just looks so uncomfortable and...

The MT 07 just looks so uncomfortable and unrefined, not something I would want to ride for more than 30 minutes. If you want something with a bigger engine, I would look at the NC750X

...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,874
Posted By JettPilot
I would bet good money that your plans will...

I would bet good money that your plans will change... You seem to have a lot of experience which is cool, so you obviously know what you are doing and are capable of a big adventure like this. You...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 1,197,927
Posted By JettPilot
Yeah, he has the most awesome bike on the planet,...

Yeah, he has the most awesome bike on the planet, and he is using a 20 dollar Chinese keychain cam to video it in 240P ??? That's just wrong !!!

Looks like you guys had a lot fun :D

...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-18-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 1,197,927
Posted By JettPilot
Given the brightness of my headlight, cars would...

Given the brightness of my headlight, cars would never be able to see the vest I am , or am not wearing :D

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,294,174
Posted By JettPilot
Its super easy, First, get the long milk crate,...

Its super easy, First, get the long milk crate, the small square ones are to small to hold much of anything... I just set the crate on the rear part of the seat and rear fender, and used #64 rubber...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,294,174
Posted By JettPilot
Wow, Honda finally figured it out :clap I...

Wow, Honda finally figured it out :clap

I have always said I wish that Honda would have just charged a couple more thousand for the CRF250L and made it with much better suspension and components :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 1,197,927
Posted By JettPilot
I have opted for a home made solution for my "...

I have opted for a home made solution for my " Adventure Box " also... Not so much because of cost, but because I want something unbreakable, that wont care if I drop the bike. That eliminates any...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 1,197,927
Posted By JettPilot
No worries, I know the pictures will show up on...

No worries, I know the pictures will show up on the net one day ! And yeah, I would rather go out and ride than posting pictures and writing reports also. I have never liked the " paperwork " :D
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,294,174
Posted By JettPilot
I have been following your ride report, and it is...

I have been following your ride report, and it is awesome :clap I see on your signature " Loves Big Headlights... " I could not agree with your more, a big headlight is a HUGE improvement in safety,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,294,174
Posted By JettPilot
I agree, my post was more for street, especially...

I agree, my post was more for street, especially for highway speeds, and hard packed trail type riding, where most of the riding is done. Obviously sand, and some other surfaces will require...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,294,174
Posted By JettPilot
Some guys like the one above have done their...

Some guys like the one above have done their research and figured it out. Most people just copy what others do, and run absurdly low tire pressures, and have the typical tire issues and performance...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-16-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 1,197,927
Posted By JettPilot
That just not fair, they get RED color, and now a...

That just not fair, they get RED color, and now a high-beam passing light... I knew I should have bought my CB500X from Thailand :cry

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,294,174
Posted By JettPilot
CRF's Only has a folding aluminum shift lever...

CRF's Only has a folding aluminum shift lever that ships really fast ! I got it, but I have not used it yet. If you want to stick with Honda - I have also read that the shift lever from a CRF150F...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,294,174
Posted By JettPilot
The stock tires on my CRF250L have a maximum...

The stock tires on my CRF250L have a maximum pressure of 33 PSI, it is listed as MAXIMUM PERMANENT INFLATION PRESSURE. You can find it printed on the side of the tire. On my XR650L's and other dual...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,294,174
Posted By JettPilot
It seems that the heat is concentrating more in...

It seems that the heat is concentrating more in one very thin area at a higher pressure, and the heat pattern spreading out at lower pressures. What it does NOT mean is that the tire runs cooler at...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 1,197,927
Posted By JettPilot
You guys having done all the research, testing,...

You guys having done all the research, testing, and figuring out what parts work well will be worth whatever that kit costs. If I attempted this, I would have wasted a huge amount of time, twice as...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-14-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 1,197,927
Posted By JettPilot
Yeah, its one of the most awesome bikes ever !!! ...

Yeah, its one of the most awesome bikes ever !!! People just don't know about it yet. If we saw a few well documented ride reports, with good pictures, like if someone were to ride one from...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,850
Posted By JettPilot
UHD tubes are far superior, both dirt and...

UHD tubes are far superior, both dirt and highway. I have been running Michelin Ultra Heavy Duty Tubes for years on the road with zero problems. There is one very important, major point that no...
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