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Forum: Ride reports Today, 04:41 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 189,307
Posted By JettPilot
Yes, some of these reports have a huge bias of...

Yes, some of these reports have a huge bias of short term thinking, with no plan if something goes wrong, or no plan for after the trip. There are plenty of ride reports where the trip ended badly...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 04:21 AM
Replies: 5,508
Views: 1,046,118
Posted By JettPilot
The X model has slightly longer suspension travel...

The X model has slightly longer suspension travel according to Hondas website. The seat is also better on the X model... The biggest advantage will be the hugely improved seating position. Laying...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:49 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 189,307
Posted By JettPilot
That is amazing, being able to change your...

That is amazing, being able to change your spending habits in a big way, and now saving your money. The vast majority of people are not capable of that kind of change. I need to work on the not...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 189,307
Posted By JettPilot
Most people from the banks have no idea how to...

Most people from the banks have no idea how to multiply money... If they ever figured it out, they would no longer need to be working 9 - 5 for a bank... Compounding interest is very dangerous when...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 5,508
Views: 1,046,118
Posted By JettPilot
Drops happen when you ride on dirt, just a...

Drops happen when you ride on dirt, just a reality... I am glad you posted what broke. Given the time it takes to get parts, I will probably get an extra set of handle bars and clutch and brake...
Forum: Face plant 01-21-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,848
Posted By JettPilot
And maybe if you looked at ALL motorcycles, just...

And maybe if you looked at ALL motorcycles, just as many tire pressures would be off, weather involved in a crash or not. So that statistic you quote would mean nothing...

Big difference between...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 5,508
Views: 1,046,118
Posted By JettPilot
I started to actually post this yesterday, I...

I started to actually post this yesterday, I actually wrote it, but did not hit the send button, because it was not sounding so nice, and the last thing I wanted to do was trash you for posting your...
Forum: Face plant 01-21-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,848
Posted By JettPilot
Yep, stuff like that can act and feel like ice......

Yep, stuff like that can act and feel like ice... Lots of things could have been on the road that day that would be hard to spot given all the crap they put on the road for ice and snow, and make...
Forum: Face plant 01-20-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,848
Posted By JettPilot
There is not that much difference... Given the...

There is not that much difference... Given the really ice like traction he was reported, this was definitely NOT air pressure. If the description of the second event is anywhere close to accurate,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 189,307
Posted By JettPilot
All the guys I worked with that had sailboats,...

All the guys I worked with that had sailboats, and wanted to do long trips with them had a boat that cost more than a house, and a pile of money to go along with it :D I had no idea it could be done...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 5,508
Views: 1,046,118
Posted By JettPilot
Get the CB500X with the ABS and there will be a...

Get the CB500X with the ABS and there will be a lot less dropping ! One of the major draws of this bike for me is the ABS, its just a giant safety advantage. It being light enough for me to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 189,307
Posted By JettPilot
Yeah, with a sailboat and a pile of money, that...

Yeah, with a sailboat and a pile of money, that is very easy and nice. This is not possible traveling on a motorcycle. I think Elisa has the right idea, do all your traveling now, RTW ride, etc, and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,107,489
Posted By JettPilot
That is pretty much what I have been saying all...

That is pretty much what I have been saying all along... I have been quite clear in what conditions the stock gearing was best, where is where the vast majority of CRF250L riders ride.

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,107,489
Posted By JettPilot
Trying to widen this into " MILLIONS OF...

Trying to widen this into " MILLIONS OF MOTORYCYCLES " is misleading. I am talking about the CRF250L, no one could ever cover every motorcycle engine ever made as good or bad to modify. You don't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,107,489
Posted By JettPilot
You are one of the main offenders. Every time I...

You are one of the main offenders. Every time I tell someone that a big bore mod is probably the wrong solution for them, because it will make their bike unreliable, you post nasty and vile comments....
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,107,489
Posted By JettPilot
Yes, I agree, and highly suggest this.. If some...

Yes, I agree, and highly suggest this.. If some can not behave properly here, they should use the ignore feature, or better yet leave the forum altogether.

Posting vile comments, and behaving...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5,508
Views: 1,046,118
Posted By JettPilot
That's a good way to ruin your bike... Sure it...

That's a good way to ruin your bike... Sure it sounds cool for the first 5 minutes, or for a minute trying to impress your friends. But who wants to listen to buzzing for hours and hours, a constant ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,107,489
Posted By JettPilot
The gearing charts do seem to impress people, but...

The gearing charts do seem to impress people, but in the end they don't cover a few very important things. The increased vibration and noise on the highway. As very well evidenced in the post...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,107,489
Posted By JettPilot
I gave the guy the information he needed, nothing...

I gave the guy the information he needed, nothing more, nothing less and zero " arrogant crap ". If you Don't agree what I posted, post some facts, in a nice way. The only " Crap " was coming from...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5,508
Views: 1,046,118
Posted By JettPilot
But then I would have to ride that CB500X all day...

But then I would have to ride that CB500X all day back to Miami :D You are making it hard to resist :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,107,489
Posted By JettPilot
Samtech, The above information speaks for...

Samtech,

The above information speaks for itself, a very typical report on these " MODS ".... I have given facts and good information, and you have done nothing but post " you never have "......
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,107,489
Posted By JettPilot
Yep, I have never done drugs either, but I am...

Yep, I have never done drugs either, but I am smart enough to know its a bad idea. The idea that you have to make a mistake to know anything about it is just dumb. Pretty lame to try to hide behind "...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,107,489
Posted By JettPilot
You want to sell big bore kits, and see people...

You want to sell big bore kits, and see people bring their bikes into you for mods and frequent service. If everyone took advice from me, your shop would not have much business, so you have a very...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,107,489
Posted By JettPilot
That being the key DIFFERENCE. You race these...

That being the key DIFFERENCE. You race these bikes, and for racing, the big bore kit is great.... Who gives a schit when if you break down when you are doing circles around the track. Racers...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,107,489
Posted By JettPilot
I am smart enough to learn from other people...

I am smart enough to learn from other people mistakes and reports. Learning from others mistakes is something we professionals do in aviation all the time :D Much better to learn from others mistakes...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,107,489
Posted By JettPilot
Yeah, there is plenty of experience with the big...

Yeah, there is plenty of experience with the big bore kits, and they will RUIN your bike. If you like seized engines, major failures, and a bike that is to unreliable to trust on a long ride, then...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,107,489
Posted By JettPilot
That is the WORST advice I have ever seen for...

That is the WORST advice I have ever seen for someone doing a lot of highway riding... Going to a smaller front sprocket makes the bike buzzy, less fuel efficient, and vibrate and just uncomfortable...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5,508
Views: 1,046,118
Posted By JettPilot
Thanks for the info !!! That sounds like a DEAL...

Thanks for the info !!! That sounds like a DEAL :D I wish they were closer to me ...

Mike
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5,508
Views: 1,046,118
Posted By JettPilot
Gawd, I would HATE that. I would never put...

Gawd, I would HATE that. I would never put something up above the dash that blocked my view to that extent.

People see these rally racers with the tall fairings in front of their bikes and want...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5,508
Views: 1,046,118
Posted By JettPilot
That's awesome you are getting out again !!! ...

That's awesome you are getting out again !!! Hope you decided to keep your X. How about a picture of the tire ??? Is it better in dirt than the stock one ???

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,107,489
Posted By JettPilot
Will the bike even start when its that cold out...

Will the bike even start when its that cold out :vardy OMG, even if I could get the thing to turn over, its like those polar swimmers in January, maybe its physically possible, but why ??? Today is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-16-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5,508
Views: 1,046,118
Posted By JettPilot
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST ???? With a MSRP of...

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST ????

With a MSRP of 6799, how much are you guys actually paying ??? Do most dealers charge Assembly, documentation, and shipping fees ???

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 115,012
Posted By JettPilot
Hi Stephanie, Sharing everything, the bad...

Hi Stephanie,

Sharing everything, the bad along with the good, and keeping it real make the story so much better !!! If we wanted a bunch of edited, overly happy stuff, we could just watch daytime...
Forum: Face plant 01-15-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By JettPilot
Animals are VERY UNPREDICTIBLE. I always slow way...

Animals are VERY UNPREDICTIBLE. I always slow way down, and I mean like 10 MPH, whenever I see one in time. Not just deer, horses, dogs, you name it, just expect them to do the unexpected.

Of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 5,508
Views: 1,046,118
Posted By JettPilot
Wow, I would not have thought about that , but it...

Wow, I would not have thought about that , but it makes sense... Seems like you just cant win sometimes ! Which is why I am glad Rally Raid is doing the development work, that is a project I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 189,307
Posted By JettPilot
Hi Elisa, I hope your bedroom did not look...

Hi Elisa,

I hope your bedroom did not look anything like this after you put your bike back together :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 80,401
Views: 8,895,900
Posted By JettPilot
Yeah, Honda was careful to make all the awesome...

Yeah, Honda was careful to make all the awesome updates on the XR650L for 2015 internal, so that the bike could keep its great looks and still fit aftermarket add on's :rofl

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,107,489
Posted By JettPilot
That is one way to win a race, have something so...

That is one way to win a race, have something so wide, that no one can possibly get by :rofl

Mike
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 38,410
Posted By JettPilot
Thanks for the info !!! I like those, as dual...

Thanks for the info !!! I like those, as dual sport bikes do get dropped from time to time... And yeah, I would most definitely be taking it off the pavement :D

How did you raise the front fender...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 80,401
Views: 8,895,900
Posted By JettPilot
Experience... You will get used to it if you...

Experience... You will get used to it if you ride a lot in those conditions. The first times it kind of freaks you out, but as you get used to it you will just learn to automatically make the...
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