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Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 62,558
Posted By shojimon
Here is a thread on using NOx as a performance...

Here is a thread on using NOx as a performance tuning tool. Quite interesting.

http://speedtalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6355
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 62,558
Posted By shojimon
OK, motolab, please bear with me here- I am...

OK, motolab, please bear with me here- I am going to reiterate what I think you said , to make sure I understand correctly.

1-cylinder filling- increases with cut airbox, contributes to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 62,558
Posted By shojimon
Go back about five or six pages and read about...

Go back about five or six pages and read about what motolab has said- he brings up concerns on detonation issues with an open airbox and TM40- in particular with a stock exhaust, as evidently a free...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 62,558
Posted By shojimon
A very convincing argument has been made here by...

A very convincing argument has been made here by motolab - about drilling the fuel needle cover so the idle mixture can be adjusted, and using a oem non US needle so the needle height can be changed,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 62,558
Posted By shojimon
This is an extremely interesting thread- Thank...

This is an extremely interesting thread- Thank you Derek for your insight.

I am running a 2007 DR650, 4000mi, with a TM40, cut airbox and stock exhaust. 25 pilot, 142.5 main, needle on first...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-05-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3,312
Views: 320,561
Posted By shojimon
Hey, guys, , thanks for showing me around- it was...

Hey, guys, , thanks for showing me around- it was a lot of fun. The DR got 50 mpg on our ride, guess i should twist it's tail a little harder!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-05-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,321
Posted By shojimon
All this used to be free/covered by taxation...

All this used to be free/covered by taxation before the damned government decided it's main purpose was to take from one group and hand it to another, then impose new fees for anyone who wanted to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-05-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,082
Posted By shojimon
One of the things I miss about New England is the...

One of the things I miss about New England is the swimming holes, most of them quarries- the old marble quarries in Vermont were really something, you could see a 100 feet down in the clear water...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-29-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3,312
Views: 320,561
Posted By shojimon
I hope to be at the logger around 8:30 for...

I hope to be at the logger around 8:30 for breakfast, , if no weird stuff happens....:1drink
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-29-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3,312
Views: 320,561
Posted By shojimon
What sort of terrain are you gonna ride? anything...

What sort of terrain are you gonna ride? anything an old dawg on a DR650 can do? Want more company from an old boatbuilder?
Forum: Road Warriors 03-28-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,080
Posted By shojimon
Me. I am very surprised they never offered a...

Me. I am very surprised they never offered a "street" version-

but a reduction in seat height, a 19" front wheel and a street styled tank would be pretty easy to do.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-28-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,520
Posted By shojimon
I ride a DR650 and a ZRX1200 with round...

I ride a DR650 and a ZRX1200 with round headlight- rather have clean airflow with wind pressure than turbulence and noise.
The best protection I ever had was with a big barn door plexifairing on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,212
Posted By shojimon
Any one remember how huge their first bike...

Any one remember how huge their first bike seemed? Lot's of veteran riders here, we forget what a challenge riding was, starting out- right grip throttle, right lever front brake, left lever clutch,...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-28-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,535
Posted By shojimon
I had a lot of fun on a Yankee Z back in the...

I had a lot of fun on a Yankee Z back in the 70's- never saw a red one though! A few years ago I looked for one but it seems like about 5 guys have every one ever made....!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-03-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 866
Posted By shojimon
Rich's in Kingston has done several seats for...

Rich's in Kingston has done several seats for wife and I- We have been very pleased.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-03-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By shojimon
There is more riding over on the east side, I...

There is more riding over on the east side, I think- Bainbridge Is as far as I know has no place to ride off road. Tahuya is a public off road park, but it is a haul to get there over the Agate Pass...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 111,140
Views: 22,575,382
Posted By shojimon
Yeah, I believe it- is the cable soldered as well...

Yeah, I believe it- is the cable soldered as well as crimped? Bad ju-ju to do that- copper hardens when heated and cooled slow, the opposite of steel. I have seen harley battery cables broken off...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 58,628
Posted By shojimon
To the OP- I suggested this to the DR650 crowd-...

To the OP- I suggested this to the DR650 crowd- how about a new generation DR650-? nobody thought it was a good idea, they went on about what a great bike it was and any changes would add cost,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
Posted By shojimon
10" over springer, you can get 'em off old...

10" over springer, you can get 'em off old choppers on CL...:D
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,250
Posted By shojimon
If you are a biz owner now, you are WAY ahead of...

If you are a biz owner now, you are WAY ahead of the game moving wise, because you have the skill set to develop another business-and this will allow you to live where you want- especially if you can...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 35,191
Posted By shojimon
I did some boot fitting today- the Alpinestar...

I did some boot fitting today- the Alpinestar Toucan, and Sidi Discovery and Adventure.

I have high instep, medium width toe and narrow heel and ankle.

The alpinestars fit much better-...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,700
Posted By shojimon
You eloquently describe a condition known among...

You eloquently describe a condition known among professionals as "OBT" :D (over boot top)
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,061
Posted By shojimon
The Husky Terra 650 was getting very close to...

The Husky Terra 650 was getting very close to what I want to buy- about 50 lbs too heavy and no antilock brakes... but the concept was perfect for me, an old guy who grew up on OSSA's etc- I don't...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-20-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 317,854
Posted By shojimon
You have some whacked out notion we don't like...

You have some whacked out notion we don't like art? Link us up!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-17-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,200
Posted By shojimon
If you happen to be on MT89 coming back, there is...

If you happen to be on MT89 coming back, there is an excellent cafe in the farming town of Fairfield- at least there was a few years ago- they had rustic furniture for sale in one half of the place,...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-01-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,660
Posted By shojimon
I have been many times- it is a cool event- I...

I have been many times- it is a cool event- I think the reason they don't publish the date is to try to limit the numbers of bikes- not some grudge against anyone- it is a small island, serviced...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-01-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 631,091
Posted By shojimon
How bad is the motor? I got mine toasted once...

How bad is the motor? I got mine toasted once by lending it to a friend who did not realize there was a petcock per cylinder and ran it dry on one side, seizing the bearings.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-01-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 631,091
Posted By shojimon
I used to have a yankee z a long time ago- bought...

I used to have a yankee z a long time ago- bought it new from the dealer.:D
So- do you have all the parts for the one in boxes ? Headlight, speedo, exhaust etc? All the weird unobtainium bits? Is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-25-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,498
Posted By shojimon
I am just north , in Olalla- not much riding...

I am just north , in Olalla- not much riding right now as work is eating all the slack my tennis elbow has- trying to take it easy so the damn thing heals.
It is always worth a PM or a post...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-25-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By shojimon
Thanks- I will check out Brothers- I heard that...

Thanks- I will check out Brothers- I heard that Max Rpm stopped working on bikes?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-15-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By shojimon
How rough a ride is it? All single track boulder...

How rough a ride is it? All single track boulder gardens and bottom pits of mud? Or can an old guy with moderate riding skills do it on a DR650?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,921
Posted By shojimon
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Yep- did that once myself- vicegrips ROCK!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,639
Posted By shojimon
I live in the west Puget Sound-Kitsap county. It...

I live in the west Puget Sound-Kitsap county. It used to be quiet thirty years ago. Now it is getting over run. The dry side east of the Cascades, or Spokane- or Idaho would be my choice. One thing...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,657
Posted By shojimon
sounds like you are making a big shift- depending...

sounds like you are making a big shift- depending on the dirt-street ratio you may want to try that V Strom too- a really nice bike, but not as much of a trail machine.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-17-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By shojimon
Skilled dyno tech in Bremerton or Port Orchard WA area?

Just put a TM40 Mikuni pumper on the DR650 and would like to run it on a dyno and do a fuel/air mixture check. But I want to make sure I get a good tech to do it. Any recommendations (or warnings)...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By shojimon
Thanks for putting this up - very interesting. ...

Thanks for putting this up - very interesting. Please post more on riding in Kenya.
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,580
Posted By shojimon
I found climbing steep terrain, the tank bag...

I found climbing steep terrain, the tank bag interfered with being able to get my weight forward enough=had to take it off and bungee it to the rear . Never had a problem on smooth ground though....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-18-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By shojimon
Twisp is a good place to stop for the night, plus...

Twisp is a good place to stop for the night, plus they have a pub right on the river, good beer and food.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-18-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By shojimon
Several years ago I went there, they had a Duc...

Several years ago I went there, they had a Duc monster that had been in inventory for years-literally. They had dropped the price to some low figure the week before, so I came in to make a deal. Had...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-21-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,620
Posted By shojimon
Thanks for the pics of the "hard" section. Glad I...

Thanks for the pics of the "hard" section. Glad I took the easy route, I think that would have been the end for my old bod and DR650!
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