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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6,964
Views: 1,272,793
Posted By JettPilot
Look at my list of bikes at the bottom of this...

Look at my list of bikes at the bottom of this post. I also ride an XR650L.... The CB500X is so very much superior on the road to the XR650L that you will think you died and went to heaven. It...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6,964
Views: 1,272,793
Posted By JettPilot
Time for what ??? What are you doing to your...

Time for what ??? What are you doing to your CB500X ??? I assume you are putting on the shocks in the picture, but what are they ??? How much extra travel will they give you ? Are you going to...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12,414
Views: 2,389,324
Posted By JettPilot
Hi Paul, You will love the CRF250L then !...

Hi Paul,

You will love the CRF250L then ! It is just a wonderful bike, and feels much lighter than it actually is. Being well designed and a bit lower than the large thumpers help a lot. ...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12,414
Views: 2,389,324
Posted By JettPilot
The CRF250L is exactly like you say, great...

The CRF250L is exactly like you say, great ergonomics, low enough to put your feet on the ground. Very smooth, quiet and comfortable to ride and gets great mileage so has a lot of range for the fuel...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6,964
Views: 1,272,793
Posted By JettPilot
WTF !!!!!! How did that happen ??? Did the tire...

WTF !!!!!! How did that happen ??? Did the tire just fail, or did you run over something ????

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12,414
Views: 2,389,324
Posted By JettPilot
Hi Mark, Don't bail out, you usually have a...

Hi Mark,

Don't bail out, you usually have a bunch of good information in your posts. You are allowed a mistake .. And by the time you wake up tomorrow no one will even care anymore ...

Sorry I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12,285
Views: 2,702,072
Posted By JettPilot
Don't bail out !!! Stuff like that gets forgotten...

Don't bail out !!! Stuff like that gets forgotten in like 5 minutes ...

You have a lot of really good stuff to post sometimes, sorry if I was an ass about it... It just was not a big deal or even...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 215,610
Posted By JettPilot
AMAZING VIDEO !!! It really brings back memories...

AMAZING VIDEO !!! It really brings back memories of time I spent living and riding down in Peru. Considering that this is your first video, I expect that you will be incredibly successful with this...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 215,610
Posted By JettPilot
I am not familiar with that, but I will go read...

I am not familiar with that, but I will go read it.. Loving adventure and motorcycles is great, but you seem very smart about things also, which is important. I see to many ride reports where people...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 12,414
Views: 2,389,324
Posted By JettPilot
That is an AWESOME set up bike !! Really looks...

That is an AWESOME set up bike !! Really looks cool. What is the gold device on the left side of the engine in the last picture ???

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 12,285
Views: 2,702,072
Posted By JettPilot
Here is an awesome Ride Report of two guys going...

Here is an awesome Ride Report of two guys going to Alaska on 250's. There are lots of pictures, and good information on how 250's make a great adventure bike. A lot of guys even liked them better...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6,964
Views: 1,272,793
Posted By JettPilot
Yes, it " Comes in a box " fully assembled, ready...

Yes, it " Comes in a box " fully assembled, ready to go. Same as putting a bike on a pallet for shipping, except this pallet has sides, so its a " Box ". The dealer did not lie to you, but he most...
Forum: Face plant 04-24-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
Posted By JettPilot
ABS Antilock Braking is a HUGE safety advantage,...

ABS Antilock Braking is a HUGE safety advantage, and would have prevented your accident. You were planning the stop, and you still messed it up... Humans have limitations. Now imagine having to do...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,400
Posted By JettPilot
You should just let your kids hang out all...

You should just let your kids hang out all summer, play video games, text their friends, do drugs in the street, and let them be bored and get into all sorts of trouble :huh

I am just messing...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12,414
Views: 2,389,324
Posted By JettPilot
Hi Mark, I am not trying to discredit you, I...

Hi Mark,

I am not trying to discredit you, I have no desire to make you look bad, as you are very often right and have a lot of good information. I am sorry you are taking it this way... Since you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12,414
Views: 2,389,324
Posted By JettPilot
The bike was working PERFECTLY. The new owner did...

The bike was working PERFECTLY. The new owner did not know that the fuel pump was supposed to run when the engine was running :rofl

No worries, I went and corrected this in the KLX250 thread :D
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 12,285
Views: 2,702,072
Posted By JettPilot
That is just WRONG. Fuel injection was being put...

That is just WRONG. Fuel injection was being put into cars long before the emissions laws required it. The manufacturers recognized Fuel injection was superior and spent a lot of money to develop it....
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 12,285
Views: 2,702,072
Posted By JettPilot
This is FALSE and BAD INFORMATION. The rider that...

This is FALSE and BAD INFORMATION. The rider that reportedly fell over did not know how the CRF250L system worked, and that the fuel pump was supposed to be running when the engine was.... There was...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 12,414
Views: 2,389,324
Posted By JettPilot
That SUCKS !!!! I really though Markk53 was an...

That SUCKS !!!! I really though Markk53 was an honest guy, but the post he was responding to was a mistake by the owner not knowing how the system on his bike worked. So he was responding to bad...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 12,414
Views: 2,389,324
Posted By JettPilot
That is a really nice increase and good...

That is a really nice increase and good information. How many miles do you have since doing all of this ??? I would be interested to see the long term reliability of this.

Also, did your...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12,414
Views: 2,389,324
Posted By JettPilot
That was very interesting information about the...

That was very interesting information about the steel liner big bore kits not working out so well. Exactly the kind of information that many of us read the forums for.

A lot of guys are...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 12,414
Views: 2,389,324
Posted By JettPilot
Yeah, it does look like shit :rofl I have always...

Yeah, it does look like shit :rofl I have always been a function over looks guy, and it works INCREDIBLY WELL :D I do not have a build thread as it is just way to complicated for most people. I have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 12,414
Views: 2,389,324
Posted By JettPilot
Hi Epy, No, I have just been quite busy with...

Hi Epy,

No, I have just been quite busy with a lot of things and just not able to spend as much time in the forum as before.

Who does not like more power ??? I sure as heck would love to have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6,964
Views: 1,272,793
Posted By JettPilot
Yeah, that is AWESOME !!! Makes the CB500X the...

Yeah, that is AWESOME !!! Makes the CB500X the perfect adventure bike for those that want a little more dirt capability :D I think they have struck a really nice balance there of keeping it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12,414
Views: 2,389,324
Posted By JettPilot
Very nicely done, I wish I could do work like...

Very nicely done, I wish I could do work like that !!! I bet you could have mounted my LED headlight and made it look good the same time. I had to settle for just mounting it.... I guess its not all...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12,414
Views: 2,389,324
Posted By JettPilot
WOW, that looks like a lot of work, and pretty...

WOW, that looks like a lot of work, and pretty nicely done. How did you get enough support on the front of that fairing ??? My CB500X has a mount on the front of the frame to support the front...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,192
Posted By JettPilot
Wow, That is quite an impressive collection of...

Wow, That is quite an impressive collection of bikes, I only have 8 :cry I also looked at your XR build and that is a pretty incredible work area you have. For 29 years old, you seem quite wealthy to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 12,414
Views: 2,389,324
Posted By JettPilot
I meant TCI windscreen, that post was early in...

I meant TCI windscreen, that post was early in the morning to be remembering things correctly ! This one has really good mounts, made of a better material, so its stronger than the cheap thin...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 12,414
Views: 2,389,324
Posted By JettPilot
Improving the aerodynamics is a really great way...

Improving the aerodynamics is a really great way to get more speed and range out of the CRF250L. Second is running the tires at maximum rated pressure printed on the side of the tire and let the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 61,465
Posted By JettPilot
Looks like fun !!! No crossing Crocodile holes...

Looks like fun !!! No crossing Crocodile holes today ??? Are you able to keep up with those other bikes OK on the CB500X ???

Mike
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-18-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6,036
Views: 358,274
Posted By JettPilot
You got the right idea :D This one has Hi / Low...

You got the right idea :D This one has Hi / Low beams so it wont piss off the cagers...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,455
Posted By JettPilot
That was an awesome report, with great pictures !...

That was an awesome report, with great pictures ! I really enjoyed it. Do you still ride these areas ??? Do you find that they have changed a lot since this report ?

Mike
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-18-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6,964
Views: 1,272,793
Posted By JettPilot
Awesome report Night Wolf !!! That is exactly...

Awesome report Night Wolf !!! That is exactly the kind of report I would expect with the CB500X. Even after a couple months, I am just incredibly happy with this bike, it is the perfect Adventure...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-18-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 6,964
Views: 1,272,793
Posted By JettPilot
That is the most important thing !!! For those...

That is the most important thing !!! For those that love louder mufflers, I absolutely support your right to use them. The USA is supposed to be a free country, and I have little tolerance for...
Forum: Face plant 04-17-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 79,180
Posted By JettPilot
Are you still riding that same motorcycle ???

Are you still riding that same motorcycle ???
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-17-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6,964
Views: 1,272,793
Posted By JettPilot
I do not like BS, myths or bad information. I...

I do not like BS, myths or bad information. I tell things like they are. I am not just someone that parrots whatever might be most popular in a forum. So here is REALITY: Loud has very little impact...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-17-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 6,964
Views: 1,272,793
Posted By JettPilot
It depends on the kind of riding you do... If you...

It depends on the kind of riding you do... If you doing shorter trail rides, lots of lower speed lower power riding, with short bursts of higher power, I do see the appeal of hearing the engine. I...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-16-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2,921
Views: 202,304
Posted By JettPilot
What is Janes ???? Where can I find good riding...

What is Janes ???? Where can I find good riding areas in South Florida. I have been in the blocks a number of times, but it sucks now that they have closed most of it off.

Mike
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6,964
Views: 1,272,793
Posted By JettPilot
She is a smart lady. I would not accept any...

She is a smart lady. I would not accept any louder either. Loud, or even a bit louder is great for the first 30 minutes. Then it just SUCKS...

If you ride long trips, leave it stock, it will be...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-16-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2,921
Views: 202,304
Posted By JettPilot
Riding with a KLR ?? Make sure you bring a tow...

Riding with a KLR ?? Make sure you bring a tow rope :rofl

Mike
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