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Forum: Road warriors Today, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 197,539
Posted By NJ-Brett
The bike has a crankcase vent system, like all...

The bike has a crankcase vent system, like all bikes, but it should not cause any oil use.
I have run my bike very hard, and at red line, for no oil use at all.

I did break it in very hard...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 197,539
Posted By NJ-Brett
There is no oil pressure sensor, so the first you...

There is no oil pressure sensor, so the first you will know about an oil issue is when the motor locks up.

The check engine light only looks at the sensors, if they are connected mostly.

I...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 197,539
Posted By NJ-Brett
2.2 quarts.

2.2 quarts.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 197,539
Posted By NJ-Brett
That is why I do all my own work on all my bikes...

That is why I do all my own work on all my bikes and cars.
My bike does not seem to use any oil at all, I have been running Mobil 1 20w50 v twin oil.
Lots of full throttle red line in 5th gear type...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8,633
Views: 1,177,167
Posted By NJ-Brett
I like the Shinko version of the Kenda K270 tire...

I like the Shinko version of the Kenda K270 tire better, the Kenda's have very tall soft knobs that flex like crazy on the street.
Its very spooky riding such a soft tire on the street.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By NJ-Brett
I think, when I was young/younger, it was about...

I think, when I was young/younger, it was about going places on a bike.
These days, its just the fun of riding a motorcycle.
I went with small, light, easy to ride bikes that you can ride like a...
Forum: Face plant Yesterday, 04:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,648
Posted By NJ-Brett
Now you are going to do a high side in the dirt...

Now you are going to do a high side in the dirt and end up in the hospital!
The DR650 is not a dirt bike.
Its a lot of fun though, and if you want even more fun, get a pumper carb, the instant...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By NJ-Brett
You can not get anyplace without the air box and...

You can not get anyplace without the air box and filter in place.
Sounds like the main jet is clogged to me.
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 197,539
Posted By NJ-Brett
When you remove the gas tank (hoses off) gas does...

When you remove the gas tank (hoses off) gas does not pour out of the tank out of the hoses that attach under the tank.

Fuel out to pump, fuel return to tank from the fuel pressure regulator, but...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8,632
Views: 1,400,875
Posted By NJ-Brett
I am almost at 22,000 miles, and was out tonight...

I am almost at 22,000 miles, and was out tonight on it and I still love it.
Its more fun then my new SR400 I think.
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By NJ-Brett
I have the same bike and love it, it runs great. ...

I have the same bike and love it, it runs great.
I had a bad cdi that made it seem like the carb was screwed up and way too rich, no high rpm power.
I replaced the very small crappy air filter with...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 197,539
Posted By NJ-Brett
The quick disconnect on my TU250 works very well...

The quick disconnect on my TU250 works very well and does not leak so far (22,000 miles).
I wish the SR had quick connects, hose clamps in hard to get to places are no fun.

I wonder what is going...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 197,539
Posted By NJ-Brett
Hard to get to (gas tank removal), not much room...

Hard to get to (gas tank removal), not much room on the intake to get a wrench on, but very easy once you get past that stuff.

Start with an almost empty gas tank and work outside wearing gloves...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8,632
Views: 1,400,875
Posted By NJ-Brett
I have seen one parked in Egg Harbor city once,...

I have seen one parked in Egg Harbor city once, never saw one moving...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 197,539
Posted By NJ-Brett
The gas tank has 4 hoses going to it, and one...

The gas tank has 4 hoses going to it, and one electrical connector.
One of the hoses is hard to get off/on under the gas tank, all are filled with gas, so its a mess and a pain.
Its also tight...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 197,539
Posted By NJ-Brett
There are plenty of electric start, huge gas...

There are plenty of electric start, huge gas tank, tubeless tire bikes for sale.
As a mater of fact, I think almost every other bike has what you want.

Look at the new Bonneville, electric start,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 197,539
Posted By NJ-Brett
The SR is supposed to handle much better then the...

The SR is supposed to handle much better then the old 650 twins ever did.
My SR does seem to handle very nice!

For me, the V7 is a bit small and expensive, the Bonneville is too heavy and bulbus,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7,895
Views: 2,127,382
Posted By NJ-Brett
Argentina to Alaska on a honda 250, its air...

Argentina to Alaska on a honda 250, its air cooled!
I hope Frederico does a ride report.


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=995038&page=6
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 197,539
Posted By NJ-Brett
Yes, I have a problem, I have three bikes and...

Yes, I have a problem, I have three bikes and room for one.
I like all my bikes, no, I love all my bikes.
We do not fit on the SR, and I still have no rack for it.
If I could get a longer seat for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10,987
Views: 1,609,623
Posted By NJ-Brett
Was out riding today and came across a very nice...

Was out riding today and came across a very nice clean late model xt225 for sale on the side of the road in Atco NJ, $1800.00 I think, or maybe $1600.00.
A pig compared to my xt200, but a 6 speed...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 197,539
Posted By NJ-Brett
If I pin the throttle, I hit the limiter before...

If I pin the throttle, I hit the limiter before the tach gets to 7000.
Never tried is slow and see where the limiter kicks in, I assumed the tach was behind, but maybe it changes when it kicks in?
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 197,539
Posted By NJ-Brett
Yes, the sprocket does help with running out of...

Yes, the sprocket does help with running out of rpm's before the rev limiter, but I still have to watch the tach a bit.
The motor will outrun the tach in 1st and maybe 2nd, it will hit the rev...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 197,539
Posted By NJ-Brett
Three times in a row it started on the 1st kick...

Three times in a row it started on the 1st kick with a cold motor since I narrowed up the plug gap to just under the minimum spec.
The bike was tending to take 4 to 6 kicks to start when cold...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,346
Posted By NJ-Brett
Small or average size person, a used TU250 is a...

Small or average size person, a used TU250 is a great bike to start on (and to keep just for the fun), along with a tw200, xt225, any dual sport or cheap street bike you fit on that is light.

Big...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 197,539
Posted By NJ-Brett
You can always downshift. With the 20 tooth,...

You can always downshift.
With the 20 tooth, 4th gear is good around 60 to 70 mph I think, its in the power band then.
5th is at the power peak at about 80? mph I think.

With the stock gearing,...
Forum: Face plant 08-24-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,648
Posted By NJ-Brett
I do not use them, but have seen them in use, and...

I do not use them, but have seen them in use, and they get your attention!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,914
Posted By NJ-Brett
Ran the bike up to the gas tank in a water/mud...

Ran the bike up to the gas tank in a water/mud hole today.

Got it out after a while, kicked it 200 times, then drained the water out of the carb and it started.
Washed the bike off after I got...
Forum: Face plant 08-23-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,558
Posted By NJ-Brett
Was out today, solo like normal, and ran my xt200...

Was out today, solo like normal, and ran my xt200 into a mud hole up the the gas tank.
Stuck in gear, dead motor, thick mud, miles from the road.

I got it out, and after draining the carb of...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,006
Posted By NJ-Brett
Maybe, but I do not want a Ford Taurus of a bike....

Maybe, but I do not want a Ford Taurus of a bike.
Some bikes just feel right, or fun, and others just get the job done.
Forum: Face plant 08-22-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,648
Posted By NJ-Brett
Got the bike fixed?

Got the bike fixed?
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,531
Posted By NJ-Brett
That rad costs about $250.00 more then my current...

That rad costs about $250.00 more then my current dual sport bike cost me!
Not fond of water cooling on bikes.
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,006
Posted By NJ-Brett
I like my xt200, its a hoot in the dirt. Was dirt...

I like my xt200, its a hoot in the dirt. Was dirt cheap as well.

I like my TU250, it always runs, but its still fun to ride hard.

I love my new SR400, very nice indeed.

I liked my old...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,756
Posted By NJ-Brett
Are you saying you can ride a bike for many...

Are you saying you can ride a bike for many years, be really good at it, as in not crashing, going at a good clip through the twisty's, know how to dirt ride, but still look like someone who just got...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,756
Posted By NJ-Brett
Yes, you want to study the neutral light in heavy...

Yes, you want to study the neutral light in heavy traffic.

I tend to downshift and let the clutch out in every gear but first, shifting into neutral before the bike stops moving.
I put my right...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 197,539
Posted By NJ-Brett
Went for my usual after dinner ride and did not...

Went for my usual after dinner ride and did not want to stop, even though it got very dark. What a fun bike to ride.
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 197,539
Posted By NJ-Brett
Repost about sprocket info for the SR400: ...

Repost about sprocket info for the SR400:

20 tooth front sprocket from Amazon, JTF1587.20, $14.00.

They also make a 55 tooth rear sprocket, JTR1839.
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Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,291
Views: 334,629
Posted By NJ-Brett
I had a silver version of that bike, great bike,...

I had a silver version of that bike, great bike, lighter then the new ones, more power, pumper carb.

I have a 1982 XT200 now which is also a hoot, and even lighter, 230 pounds.
I do not feel a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8,632
Views: 1,400,875
Posted By NJ-Brett
With that tire, a 16-43 sprocket setup works...

With that tire, a 16-43 sprocket setup works well.
Dual sport tires will lower speed some from rolling resistance.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,205
Posted By NJ-Brett
I have had some really old carbs with modern gas...

I have had some really old carbs with modern gas and they were all fine.
From 1969 to 1982, to a modern carb.
The carb in my 82 XT 200 was the worse looking thing I ever worked on.
Soaking in pine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,756
Posted By NJ-Brett
I always downshift and let the clutch out, no...

I always downshift and let the clutch out, no guessing what if any gear I am in, and I am always ready to bolt if need be.

Some new riders just pull the clutch in and stop, then try and work the...
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