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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,727
Posted By JamesK
This gas tank certainly is not going to win any...

This gas tank certainly is not going to win any beauty contests but it sure was functional. John also told me that given his height the tank (with the tangbag on it) was the perfect height to let...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,727
Posted By JamesK
Dan, et al, Sorry your first attempt at John's...

Dan, et al,
Sorry your first attempt at John's record ended prematurely.
I was living in FL at the time John did his record breaking UCC ride so made time to ride out to meet him as he was pulling...
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24,090
Views: 4,377,459
Posted By JamesK
I have over 200,000 miles on my 2007 FJR, have...

I have over 200,000 miles on my 2007 FJR, have been running Synthetic Oil (car oil btw, without friction modifiers) from around 4,000 miles old.
I also add 1/2 bottle (about 150ml) of Nulon E20...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
Yep, my TM33 went on without any major mods. I...

Yep, my TM33 went on without any major mods. I did have to use the pumper carb snorkel tube (the one connecting to the airbox) and make some slight bends/adjustment to the throttle cable assembly to...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,349
Posted By JamesK
No experience with the Canyons, but the Armada...

No experience with the Canyons, but the Armada are THE most comfortable (right out of the box) boots I've ever owned. They have great breath-ability and solid feel, while being all day comfortable...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 83,905
Posted By JamesK
Different strokes for different folks :D, in my...

Different strokes for different folks :D, in my case unless I was on the track doing competitive racing I would NOT buy any helmet without a quick and easy ratchet closing feature.

As for a good...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,349
Posted By JamesK
duckman44, thanks a bunch for the pic, now I have...

duckman44, thanks a bunch for the pic, now I have some level of confidence of actually buying boots that should fit. As long as I buy them in the US :clap
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,349
Posted By JamesK
James, I'm not losing my mind, they are...

James, I'm not losing my mind, they are half-sized here.
I didn't think of taking a pic of the Japanese Sidi labels but will do next time I'm in the shops and post it here for prosperity :evil
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,349
Posted By JamesK
duckman44, would you be so kind as to take a...

duckman44, would you be so kind as to take a picture of the size label on your Sidi Armada boots?
I could really use some help to confirm the sizing as it seems to differ on the Sidi boots sold in...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,349
Posted By JamesK
dmac57, thanks for the info/advice. I'll search...

dmac57, thanks for the info/advice. I'll search around for that sizing guide. From what you've just confirmed about the Armada being sized typically of the Sidi brand, I'm even further confused by...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,349
Posted By JamesK
I'm at a total loss of what size to order in the...

I'm at a total loss of what size to order in the Armada. I have a pair of A* Toucans in size EU44.5/US10 and they fit really well. Unfortunately I have tried 3 different Sidi boots (one sport, one...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 69,925
Posted By JamesK
Tex76, I know so many people have already said...

Tex76, I know so many people have already said this, but freaking awesome pics and RR :clap
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,429
Posted By JamesK
I've had these boots for about 3 weeks now, and...

I've had these boots for about 3 weeks now, and have put about 5,000 km on them, they are really nice, and getting better as they break in.
I did a quick waterproofness test yesterday and they...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
1zero sorry I don't know/remember the jet sizes,...

1zero sorry I don't know/remember the jet sizes, and after pulling the carb more times than I care to remember in the past, trying to get the OEM CV POS working properly both on and off road I really...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
I bought mine off a mob called CarbParts also new...

I bought mine off a mob called CarbParts also new and prejetted based on the mods I told them I'd made. These being, an opened up air box, after market pipe, removed the spark arrestor screen in the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
I've not had to adjust the valves on this engine,...

I've not had to adjust the valves on this engine, but changing the CCT was a peace of cake, just secure the chain to keep it from jumping a tooth or two and this can be done with just the rocker...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
Nice job, which carb are you running? I'm...

Nice job, which carb are you running? I'm running the TM33 pumper carb...
Are you planning on making these available for purchase :evil
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
I'd start off by replacing the CCT (Cam Chain...

I'd start off by replacing the CCT (Cam Chain Tensionner). This is an inexpensive part and is easy to swap out. I did this on my Djebel soon after I got it (mine has a lot of miles on it too) and...
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 132,651
Posted By JamesK
I am confused, why wouldn't these lights work...

I am confused, why wouldn't these lights work with a Skene dimmer unit, that unit simply controls the output of whatever is connected to it, so why not? :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
I could get the 14T to fit ok with the case saver...

I could get the 14T to fit ok with the case saver in place, but the 15T would not fit unless I removed/moded the case saver.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 257,255
Posted By JamesK
Hey Rollin' you may ride alone, but I'm here to...

Hey Rollin' you may ride alone, but I'm here to tell you my friend that you're not alone in your attitude to riding. I too as a rule hate to piss away time that should be spent riding on long...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
Hey Gavrila could you pls let me know which model...

Hey Gavrila could you pls let me know which model Acebris tank this is, how big it is and what "adjustments" are needed to make it fit. I'm guessing this thing is plastic right?
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
Keep posting the pics, it cool to see the bike so...

Keep posting the pics, it cool to see the bike so naked :rofl
Just wondering why you didn't do it in winter though.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
Agreed on the tires, but for EVERYTHING ELSE you...

Agreed on the tires, but for EVERYTHING ELSE you just can't beat the US, when you only pay domestic shipping.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
TDRally, previously mentioned that he has...

TDRally, previously mentioned that he has successfully run a 46T rear sprocket with the OEM chain guard.
I can confirm that the following combination works ok:
- Front Sprocket: 12T
- Rear...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
The T63 are great knobies, well recommended. ...

The T63 are great knobies, well recommended.
I'm puzzled as to why you'd buy anything domestically however, since you have SOFA status and access to the Base shops :huh

Buy stuff directly from...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
Some excellent trails in Chichibu too - year...

Some excellent trails in Chichibu too - year round :wink:



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/klauzja/JP%20Rides/Kiyo%20Off%20Road%20Ride%2020-Jan-2013/20130120_114223.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
That's a really clean looking Djebel, we need to...

That's a really clean looking Djebel, we need to get you out into the mountains/trails around here to get that thing respectably dirty :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
I recently bought a brand new TM33 from...

I recently bought a brand new TM33 from www.carbparts.com for $319. You tell them what you've done to the DRZ250 and they pre-jet it for you, and include two sets of spare jets too. It's a nice...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
All I can say is that when I tried to put the...

All I can say is that when I tried to put the rear wheel back with a 51T sprocket it was hitting the bottom of the chain guard even without the chain on it and less than half way into where the wheel...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
This is great news, thanks for the info :clap

This is great news, thanks for the info :clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
I'm anxious to hear your findings, since the 51T...

I'm anxious to hear your findings, since the 51T I tried definitely interfered with the chain guide.
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
Thanks Alex, but that means that it will still...

Thanks Alex, but that means that it will still not work with a 51T sprocket right.
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
Thanks tdrrally, I've ordered a 49T rear...

Thanks tdrrally, I've ordered a 49T rear sprocket, which is supposed to provide around 14% increase in torque and will I hope based on your comment work with the OEM chain guide.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
Just to follow up, Twinrider found a post on some...

Just to follow up, Twinrider found a post on some Japanese blog where the guy tried install a 51T rear sprocket and found the same problem as I did. Based on the crude translation by Google Translate...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
I tried putting on a 51T rear sprocket yesterday...

I tried putting on a 51T rear sprocket yesterday only to find that it interferes with the lower chain guide.
What have you guys done for this, just remove the plastic from the inside or go with an...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
Hey guys, need some more WOTL, this is my first...

Hey guys, need some more WOTL, this is my first chain bike, so I'm a noob at anything to do with the chains and sprockets, as in what's good and what's not.
Here is what I've dug up on eBay, what...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
Thanks for the great advice guys on the...

Thanks for the great advice guys on the sprockets. Based on the posts, I guess I'll try to switch the rear out to either 51T or 52T. My chain whilst still in good condition in terms of free...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
It's OEM, so not actually sure, will count...

It's OEM, so not actually sure, will count tonight.
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 302,177
Posted By JamesK
This kind of hills: ...

This kind of hills:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/klauzja/JP%20Rides/Kiyo%20Off%20Road%20Ride%2020-Jan-2013/20130120_154633.jpg
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