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Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 45,363
Views: 8,883,808
Posted By JP4
Take a look at the xt 225 for your wife. My wife...

Take a look at the xt 225 for your wife. My wife is small and she learned to ride on it very easily. It's a great little bike for putting around town and capable of easy (or not so easy) trail work. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,943
Posted By JP4
Twisted Throttle says it fits most LC4's except...

Twisted Throttle says it fits most LC4's except the Duke II.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/228/78/
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,943
Posted By JP4
+1 on the SW Motech rack. Though the design is...

+1 on the SW Motech rack. Though the design is identical to the stock adventure rack, it is actually a little bit bigger and includes the spacers ( the factory rack doesn't come with them).
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,734
Posted By JP4
Three years of shaking and it's still...

Three years of shaking and it's still working!:clap
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,004
Posted By JP4
I've owned a '96 steamer and an '03 Vstrom 1k and...

I've owned a '96 steamer and an '03 Vstrom 1k and ridden the Wee. There is no denying that the Triumph is a cool bike, but either Strom is going to be more reliable and easier to get parts and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 402,851
Posted By JP4
Wow, bummer of a time for restructuring their...

Wow, bummer of a time for restructuring their cargo system.
What about riding back to Quito and flying out of there? Is that where Scott and Chris flew out of? Probably not as much fun to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 402,851
Posted By JP4
Another vote for Colombia. I spent a month down...

Another vote for Colombia. I spent a month down there last year and I can't say enough about it. If you can fit it into your plans, I'd highly recommend it. Glad you guys are all moving down the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,809
Posted By JP4
+1 on the Maier Universal. Adjustable and on or...

+1 on the Maier Universal. Adjustable and on or off in 30 seconds. I did replace the plastic thumb screws with some stainless allen head bolts so I can get it nice and tight. No adverse handling...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11,119
Views: 1,662,500
Posted By JP4
I bought my wife a used XT after she got her...

I bought my wife a used XT after she got her license and it has been a great bike for her to learn on and a great scooter for me to ride around town. For a small person I don't think you can beat...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11,119
Views: 1,662,500
Posted By JP4
[QUOTE=norvegicus]I think I'm going to go with...

[QUOTE=norvegicus]I think I'm going to go with the Metzeler Enduro 3 Sahara this year sometime..

does anyone have experience with these?


Everybody is going to have a different opinion, but I...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,835
Posted By JP4
+1

+1
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-20-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By JP4
+1 on that. You want one with the torsion bar...

+1 on that. You want one with the torsion bar front end for a baja conversion.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 80,735
Posted By JP4
My '01 failed at around 6k miles I think. I...

My '01 failed at around 6k miles I think. I don't know if I've heard of a 400 bearing failing yet. There is usually a little warning before total failure (metallic particles in the oil,...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-22-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,877
Posted By JP4
Another vote for CoffeeBreakSpanish: ...

Another vote for CoffeeBreakSpanish:

http://www.radiolinguamedia.com/cbs/www/index.html

Easy to use and you can listen to it in your car with your mp3 player pugged into the stereo. It's very...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,580
Posted By JP4
Most of the difference you are noticing is due to...

Most of the difference you are noticing is due to the '04 having the high flow head and your's does not. When I ride my buddies with the new head it is noticeably more powerful (about 4-5 horses I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,580
Posted By JP4
Everything you need to know about the BST carb: ...

Everything you need to know about the BST carb:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79898

If you keep the Supertrapp, I've had good success removing the discs and re-installing them...
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,312
Posted By JP4
One more consideration, there was a problem with...

One more consideration, there was a problem with some of the ECU,s on certain years of Vstroms. Suzuki was replacing them on a case by case basis. It happened to my buddies '04. It started running...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By JP4
+1 This is a normal if somewhat startling noise.

+1 This is a normal if somewhat startling noise.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-08-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,443
Posted By JP4
+1 on the Radio Shack SAE plugs. I installed pig...

+1 on the Radio Shack SAE plugs. I installed pig tails with the SAE plug on two bikes plus my car so I can switch between all three vehicles. Very simple, just watch the polarity when you wire them...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,425
Posted By JP4
I went a different route when tuning the 'trapp. ...

I went a different route when tuning the 'trapp. I installed 1/2 inch long aluminum spacer sleeves over the bolts under the stack of discs, thus causing a good portion of the exhaust gases to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By JP4
Just flip it on it's side to the vertical...

Just flip it on it's side to the vertical position and mount it that way, it fits perfectly. Never been hassled by the man for having it mounted that way.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By JP4
Cry Have prices recently gone up substantially? (Doh!...

Have prices recently gone up substantially? (Doh! Like prices across the board?). When I priced these GP1's a month or two ago I could easily get the pair under $100, but not so anymore....[/QUOTE]
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,395
Posted By JP4
I'll have a header and pre-muffler from my '01 ...

I'll have a header and pre-muffler from my '01 available in a few weeks. I bought a full SXC system from Motograndpa last year and have only installed the can so far. Waiting for the longer SXC...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By JP4
Yep, 5.10 on the back and 3.00 on the front. I...

Yep, 5.10 on the back and 3.00 on the front. I ran several sets of those on my 640 and really liked them on the street and for light gravel road duty. Just watch the air pressure as you can't run...
Forum: Face plant 04-14-2008, 11:37 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,466
Posted By JP4
Yep, did mine in '83 (I'm 46 now) and had the...

Yep, did mine in '83 (I'm 46 now) and had the stapled in patella graft, same rehab and atrophy. Fast forward to now, after two more meniscus injuries and subsequent scopes to clean them out, and I'm...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-02-2008, 12:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,938
Posted By JP4
If you don't need the xm or bluetooth, look at...

If you don't need the xm or bluetooth, look at the Zumo 450.Less money than the 550.
BTW, I have a Zumo on my LC4 and I like the size. I use the RAM mount and position it over the speedo behind the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-17-2008, 12:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,017
Posted By JP4
Zumo 450 on the standard ram mount on the bars. ...

Zumo 450 on the standard ram mount on the bars. No issue with vibration on the Vstrom or the KTM 640. I can't imagine a bike that shakes more than an LC4 and my Zumo has never had an issue. Could...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,060
Posted By JP4
I have the silver Bushwacker and have been very...

I have the silver Bushwacker and have been very impressed with it. It has incredible temperature range with the removable liner. The thing that most shocked me was that after riding in the pouring...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By JP4
Ok, I'll bite. I have an uncorked '01 E and have...

Ok, I'll bite. I have an uncorked '01 E and have several friends with uncorked XRR's that I ride with frequently. I ridden the XR several times, and honestly it comes down to how it feels to you. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2007, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By JP4
Check that the tank is not deformed. A buddy got...

Check that the tank is not deformed. A buddy got a new 18L tank that would not slide forward all the way. It turned out to be a bad molding job on the tank where it captures the frame. It was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-22-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By JP4
I just rode it two days ago, open and clean. ...

I just rode it two days ago, open and clean. Sweet road!
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2007, 03:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By JP4
On vacation away from the bike now, so I can't...

On vacation away from the bike now, so I can't take a picture of it, but it is one of these:...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By JP4
I have a Maier Universal on my E. Works great,...

I have a Maier Universal on my E. Works great, not too expensive.
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2007, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By JP4
Being as your bike is a 2004, you do not have the...

Being as your bike is a 2004, you do not have the original clutch basket that came on the 2002 and most of the 2003's. Those were much worse than the later bikes. Suzuki replaced mine under...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2007, 02:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,801
Posted By JP4
Mine hasn't backfired since I removed the...

Mine hasn't backfired since I removed the Secondary throttle plates.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,916
Posted By JP4
I've got the Motech version of the stock rack: ...

I've got the Motech version of the stock rack:
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/228/89/
I thought it would be the same, but actually it is much larger and beefier than the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11,119
Views: 1,662,500
Posted By JP4
I had the same experience with noise with the...

I had the same experience with noise with the snorkel removed. I ended up cutting off all of the snorkel that extends into the airbox. It is just as quiet as before but seems to have a bit more...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By JP4
A really worn chain and sprockets will cause...

A really worn chain and sprockets will cause quite a surging feeling, especially around town.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,381
Posted By JP4
This may seem obvious, but I've seen it more than...

This may seem obvious, but I've seen it more than once. Check to make sure the shift lever isn't hitting somthing. Sometimes they get adjusted too low and will do exactly what you are describing.
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2007, 12:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,300
Posted By JP4
To begin with, this particular light is a grill...

To begin with, this particular light is a grill mounted light for unmarked police cars. That being said, you can have any of those funky patterns you see on police cars or other emergency vehicles....
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