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Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24,798
Views: 4,326,830
Posted By jgas
Stiffer but progressive springs for fast off road?

I'm looking into modding my 02 DRZ E to race and do fast single track and some gnarlier two-track that is extremely rough. We have no desert or extremely fast terrain here, but I may do a hare...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 24,798
Views: 4,326,830
Posted By jgas
Rusty cager, I adjust mine until the "little...

Rusty cager, I adjust mine until the "little clicks" are just barely gone. As soon as it starts clicking again I do it again. My theory is that too much tension can be just as bad as too much slap.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24,798
Views: 4,326,830
Posted By jgas
Look at what you just did to the bike when you...

Look at what you just did to the bike when you replaced the carb, techno boy. It's probably something that you inadvertently changed while doing the work. Pinched fuel line? Pinched vent line? Loose...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-17-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,017
Posted By jgas
Need GPS, huge screen and for remote places.

I have looked at many threads here, not found any that exactly answer my questions. I am extremely, and I mean really horribly far sighted. Had artificial lenses installed in the old eyeballs, due to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-17-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8,810
Views: 696,972
Posted By jgas
His legs are fine, and his skills excellent. But...

His legs are fine, and his skills excellent. But I bet his prostate is up under his tongue.
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,232
Posted By jgas
I applaud China for trying. They are a tough,...

I applaud China for trying. They are a tough, smart, ambitious people, very quickly moving towards full Democracy. They have embraced capitalism and are running with it. I think this bike is a step...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11,610
Views: 2,473,071
Posted By jgas
KLX 300 no compression...

There I was, just riding along and... Except this time, it's true. Just riding along, not at high rpm, hadn't been riding the bike very hard and it suddenly lost ALL compression. No mechanical...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11,610
Views: 2,473,071
Posted By jgas
KLX 300 input.

I've said some of this before, but can't remember what so here goes again: I know my 300, (06 model), is not exactly the same as a 250s but pretty similar. Maybe some of this will be useful. I am...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By jgas
I just bought one of these. Here's my insight so...

I just bought one of these. Here's my insight so far. So far I've done nothing but ride it, but insight anyway: It is light, and feels even lighter. Has fantastic gear spacing. Extremely low first,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11,610
Views: 2,473,071
Posted By jgas
It seems pretty clear that I just need to keep my...

It seems pretty clear that I just need to keep my 300 for off road and find a used S for everything else.

But I will be checking into a wider ratio gearset for my DRZ. I had no idea they existed....
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 37,964
Posted By jgas
Fantastic build. Good info here on DRZs in...

Fantastic build. Good info here on DRZs in general. I have owned 3 DRZs, have an E, have owned another E and S. I know a guy that races Quads in national A class in GNCC who has done just about every...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16,209
Views: 2,562,166
Posted By jgas
I must have read a thread previously about a...

I must have read a thread previously about a hopped up 800 making 90-something hp. A stock XR 600 had about 40 hp, I would think an 800 would make at least 60? Either way, they are cool and rare...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16,209
Views: 2,562,166
Posted By jgas
Who's responsible for the travesty?!

Some day I'm going to find the all of the US politicians, EPA bureaucrats, and all the bike execs that conspire to keep great bikes like this out of the US, put em all in a room, and use a poorly...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11,610
Views: 2,473,071
Posted By jgas
I forgot about passenger pegs and lock. Mirrors,...

I forgot about passenger pegs and lock. Mirrors, probably a heavier headlight assembly with better reflector, who knows what else I'm forgetting. Most bikes I've checked the weight of a steel vs...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,929
Posted By jgas
Bearings? I'm lost...

Can't seem to get em sometimes... But when I do, I only buy good ones if I intend to keep a bike. All Balls used to be iffy. When they first came out they had spotty quality. One set would be good,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,929
Posted By jgas
Power output of Yam. 225 vs Hon. CRF 230?

Anyone know the difference in horse power between a Honda 230 and Yamaha 225? I recently got an almost free 2000 YZ 125 with a blown motor, thinking about building a simple e-start, air cooled bike...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11,610
Views: 2,473,071
Posted By jgas
E start 300?

I asked this a few posts ago but forgot to add a title. Sorry. I got a couple responses already, thanks.

I'm re-posting my question in a different way for clarity: I just bought a pretty clean...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-15-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8,810
Views: 696,972
Posted By jgas
Looking at that map got me to thinking: Is there...

Looking at that map got me to thinking: Is there any way to use a map to figure out likely areas to find unknown caves? Some way to guess at the geology that would lead to an area being likely to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 88,944
Posted By jgas
I'm going to jump in right now before this entire...

I'm going to jump in right now before this entire thread gets punted to another area: Here are the facts as I have experienced them over the last 25 years regarding riding motorcycles on public land...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10,451
Views: 1,942,105
Posted By jgas
These seem like an interesting "do it all" bike,...

These seem like an interesting "do it all" bike, but how did Honda manage to make it weigh over 300 lbs dry? That's more than an old XR 600! With half the power! Maybe even less than half?

How...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By jgas
I fairly regularly ride a GasGas XC with a 275...

I fairly regularly ride a GasGas XC with a 275 kit on a variety of rides, some pavement, alot of long dirt road rides. I agree with the poor mileage mentioned. My bike goes about the same distance on...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11,610
Views: 2,473,071
Posted By jgas
I'm sure this as been covered, but is the later...

I'm sure this as been covered, but is the later model 250 S motor truly a direct bolt in to an older 300 frame? I have a recently purchased 300, and am looking for a newer 250 e start to put my 300...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-06-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 8,810
Views: 696,972
Posted By jgas
New bike club in the Russellville area: River Valley Adventure Riders.

It's formed. Kinda. Not incorporated yet, semi-official. But it's here. The basic theme is ride a bike, perform trail maintenance, logistics, donate time/money, or show up an a workday or event, and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11,610
Views: 2,473,071
Posted By jgas
I've ridden the KLX a little more, first...

I've ridden the KLX a little more, first impressions are valid. Quite a bit more power than the several other small bore 4ts I've owned, XRs, DRs, DRZs. In outright acceleration I think it is close...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6,524
Views: 1,308,066
Posted By jgas
I had an 02 520 EXC from 04 until 09. I raced HS...

I had an 02 520 EXC from 04 until 09. I raced HS and Enduros with it from 04 til 07. Trail rode it. Supermotoed it, not competitively, just put on street tires and played on the street. Re-converted...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 11,610
Views: 2,473,071
Posted By jgas
TNC, thanks for the info. I picked the bike up...

TNC, thanks for the info. I picked the bike up yesterday about 5pm, worked on it from 9 until 3am, added barkbusters and new bars, changed the oil, checked the filter, adjusted ergonomics, cleaned...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2,799
Views: 424,630
Posted By jgas
This bike is a bit small and revs too much for my...

This bike is a bit small and revs too much for my taste for DS riding, unless it's pretty gnarly DS, but man is it fast! I mean quick, handles great, stops, etc. Not top speed fast. I think if I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11,610
Views: 2,473,071
Posted By jgas
Is this motor/frame based in any way on the KLX...

Is this motor/frame based in any way on the KLX 250-300s of old? I just bought a well used KLX 300 today, and have been unable to find much about it here or on any other site. A little on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,177
Posted By jgas
KLR650s will outhandle most sport bikes on...

KLR650s will outhandle most sport bikes on extremely twisty roads. Stiffer suspension, a fork brace, tires, and a much better front brake is all they need. They have no power, but if the road is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 31,575
Posted By jgas
This was an underrated bike for its day. It was...

This was an underrated bike for its day. It was heavier and had a little less useable power than an XR 600, but had better suspension for some terrain. For a DS bike it should be great. I think I...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,728
Posted By jgas
This is one of the bikes I've been looking for a...

This is one of the bikes I've been looking for a good used priced one, for the same conversion you are doing. My ideas are about the same as your, except I would add a leading axle fork with 21"...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 23,423
Posted By jgas
Is this the 650, or the 950? Will your kit fit...

Is this the 650, or the 950? Will your kit fit either bike? I think you have crreated the almost perfect adventure bike. You've done what I've been thinking about for years. Please hurry with a kit...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17,286
Views: 5,117,878
Posted By jgas
I have never seen one of these for sale in the US...

I have never seen one of these for sale in the US for a reasonable price. I know they are great bikes, and I think it would be perfect for my use, but I keep seeing 89 or so models advertised for 5...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,906
Posted By jgas
I've never seen any thread on any motorcycle site...

I've never seen any thread on any motorcycle site with the huge variety of opinions on this bike! Some guys say they are high maintenance. Others say they are almost no maintenance bikes. "Overbuilt"...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,271
Posted By jgas
I just posted a similar response on the Tiger...

I just posted a similar response on the Tiger thread, but here goes again: I tried just about every variation on a KLR 650, stock 17" rear wheel, 18" rear wheel, 21" stock wheel with various tires,...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,477,065
Posted By jgas
I an now addicted to this thread. Look every day....

I an now addicted to this thread. Look every day. I had a KLR that I did some of every type terrain on and loved it. My only real complaint was the lack of power. Even heavily modded KLRs are weak....
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 187,254
Posted By jgas
Thanks much for this thread. Great real world...

Thanks much for this thread. Great real world info on the 610. It's at the top of my want list now, maybe beat out by the KTM 690, but can't find a used one for a good price. I've owned 3 KLRs, 3...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 77,535
Views: 8,413,084
Posted By jgas
650 l motor mods: Reliability?

I raced XR 600Rs from 85-96, loved them all. For off road racing they were fine on power with a pipe and jetting. The 650s I've ridden feel slower. I am a power junkie who wants all I can get, but...
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,271
Posted By jgas
SuperTenereTesticle disease. No medication needed.

Seriously? Heck yeah. Nothing wrong with SuperTenereTesticle disease though. I kinda have a little of it myself, but without the Tenere part. I once put flat track tires on a hopped up KZ 650 and...
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,271
Posted By jgas
Only 2 practical ways I can see. Don't let it...

Only 2 practical ways I can see. Don't let it bottom, stiffer suspension. With proper fork tuning you could set it up to be progressive yet not bottom out, or bottom earlier, keeping the tire from...
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