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Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 93,300
Posted By jsonder
5 1/2 years (13,600 miles of trail riding) using...

5 1/2 years (13,600 miles of trail riding) using a Ricochet skid plate from an outfit in Utah that makes them. It has held up well and done it's job, despite the scratched engine case covers. There...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
Was the whole tube shattered or did it merely...

Was the whole tube shattered or did it merely need trimming so that the tube could turn sufficiently to get you home (as shown below):
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 93,300
Posted By jsonder
Good to know that it is still included.

Good to know that it is still included.
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 93,300
Posted By jsonder
I've run the stock carb jetting with the XRsOnly...

I've run the stock carb jetting with the XRsOnly smog/air pump kit. It included a wee washer to shim up the jet needle a tad; it may or may not still be included as it is not listed on their web...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 93,300
Posted By jsonder
KM: That bike looks much less hard ridden than...

KM: That bike looks much less hard ridden than my 230L which has essentially identical mileage. The covers on the Charlotte bike do not appear to be scarred up, but maybe it wasn't ridden in rocky...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 93,300
Posted By jsonder
It is more cost effective to sell the 230L and...

It is more cost effective to sell the 230L and buy a used bike with more power than to work over the 223 cc engine that comes on this bike.

Personally (I'm old), I'm satisfied with the bike after...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
The Beemer lets you switch it off, the Honda...

The Beemer lets you switch it off, the Honda needs this as communicated by Rick(ramz):
=======================================================
If anybody is interested here is the info how to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
As the owner of a CB500XA, I question that...

As the owner of a CB500XA, I question that adventure bike potential. The ABS cannot be turned off. The bike is seriously heavy, especially in sand.

I have restricted mine to pavement and graded...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
As one of those "X" riders who is turning 73 next...

As one of those "X" riders who is turning 73 next month, I bought a CB500XA strictly as a multipurpose pavement bike. I figured that I needed the ABS (still an option in my country) in my declining...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
Here is an alternative rack available in the US: ...

Here is an alternative rack available in the US:

http://cycleracks.com/ProductDetail/tabid/87/ProductID/50/Default.aspx
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15,845
Views: 1,345,002
Posted By jsonder
Being both old and lazy, I tend to ride close to...

Being both old and lazy, I tend to ride close to home, which usually means the Santa Ritas. I'm on the edge of Green Valley and could play down by Arivaca. Andy Spear lives just outside of Arivaca...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 93,300
Posted By jsonder
I think that much of the "carb improvement" from...

I think that much of the "carb improvement" from the XRsOnly smog removal kit comes from shimming the needle. (instructions of a sort come with it)

It does make the bike more tidy and eliminates...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
When I replaced the tires, I kept the tubes from...

When I replaced the tires, I kept the tubes from the old tires and let them put in new tubes. The front is typically a 3.00x21, or 90/90-21.
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 93,300
Posted By jsonder
Sorry, but, your problem description sounded like...

Sorry, but, your problem description sounded like a typical newbie unable to get it into first gear after stopping.

Bike normally carries 15-18 pounds of tools in a red tool bag on the rack.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 93,300
Posted By jsonder
I've got a little over 13000 miles on my 230L. I...

I've got a little over 13000 miles on my 230L. I have had to straighten the shift lever several times (I carry a spare for trail use that I also use as the straightening template). I have had to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
As a point of comparison, I have dumped the...

As a point of comparison, I have dumped the CRF230L on it's left side many times and had to "restore" the shifter lever (in fact I carry a spare to "get home" on that I use as guide for restoring the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
replacement mirrors

I've used these on the dirt bikes for years.

https://www.denniskirk.com/ken-sean/dual-sport-universal-mirror.p391305.prd/391305.sku
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-07-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 30,916
Posted By jsonder
just local riding. I'm retired, remember. ...

just local riding. I'm retired, remember.

I did ride a couple of Sheetiron 300s in California with my middle son, but that predates this bike.

Local can be fun:
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-07-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 30,916
Posted By jsonder
Here is the dirt bike: ...

Here is the dirt bike:

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn164/jsonder/eclipseANDjunk/P1010895_zps095f1b45.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-07-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 30,916
Posted By jsonder
Kray, you are a bit braver than I about where to...

Kray, you are a bit braver than I about where to take a CB500X. I haven't seen a skid plate that I'd trust on the trails around here.

Mine is set up as my "street bike" and, I think that that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
When I put the first Dunlop 606 120/90-18 on the...

When I put the first Dunlop 606 120/90-18 on the rear of my CRF230L, I also changed the rear sprocket from 39 to 48 teeth. I used a new chain 6 links longer to move the tire back far enough.

Of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15,845
Views: 1,345,002
Posted By jsonder
It reminds me of why we finally retired to...

It reminds me of why we finally retired to Arizona from Montana.

June 13th, 2001, Bozeman, Montana:

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn164/jsonder/thisiswhy.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
I'm 5'6" and short legged (28" inseam). I faced...

I'm 5'6" and short legged (28" inseam). I faced this a while back and bought the Honda equivalent of the xt225. I opted for a bike that fit me and I've ridden the dickens out of it.

One...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
I have always stuck with the OEM steel drive...

I have always stuck with the OEM steel drive sprocket, and made changes with the rear sprocket. I know that there was a minor difference between the OEM sprockets for the CRF230F and CRF230L.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
When I needed to replace the drive sprocket on my...

When I needed to replace the drive sprocket on my 230L, I changed the rear sprocket from 39 teeth to 48 teeth. It climbs much better that way! I bought a 120 link chain and figured what I needed...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
Feeler gauge

Ignition Products 990023 Feeler Gauge - 20 Piece
$14.99
Sold by: Amazon.com LLC

This has a tapered tip and should work OK.

I bought my micrometer from Sears, ages...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
Any chance that I could get you to move to...

Any chance that I could get you to move to Arizona, live next door to me, and have you keep my bikes clean, too? :evil
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
I showed mine 3 pages back.... ...

I showed mine 3 pages back....

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23198079&postcount=7067

I carry about 20 pounds of tools. The bumps and jumps are hard on the subframe.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23198079...

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23198079&postcount=7067
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
How are you lubing the chain? I had an NX250...

How are you lubing the chain?

I had an NX250 that I just sold which had over 11,000 miles on the new chain and sprockets and the chain hadn't needed adjusting yet. That was my "street bike" chain...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
The shaft was fine. They make the shift lever...

The shaft was fine. They make the shift lever out of "pot metal" to protect the shaft.

I actually carry a spare and straighten the bent one on/in a vise at home. The spare is also a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
I'm fond of the OEM shift lever. ...

I'm fond of the OEM shift lever.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn164/jsonder/dirtbike/P1000961_zps832e4121.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
That is true. ...

That is true.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn164/jsonder/P1010160.jpg (http://s304.photobucket.com/user/jsonder/media/P1010160.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
Another southern hemisphere bird, possibly. ...

Another southern hemisphere bird, possibly.

Or, the poster likes linux.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
The parts cost $16 more so free shipping would...

The parts cost $16 more so free shipping would have cost me an extra $6, compared to discounthondaparts.com. I stopped at $92 with the order to get the under $100 shipping rate of $9.99. My parts...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
I compared the prices for parts that I had...

I compared the prices for parts that I had ordered recently at discounthondaparts.com with those from hondapartsnation.com, and partsnation was about 40 cents higher on on every item (I ordered 6 oil...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
The NX250 has a 19 inch front rim, that is...

The NX250 has a 19 inch front rim, that is correct.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-15-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 15,845
Views: 1,345,002
Posted By jsonder
Whitehouse Canyon Road to FS 62 (Box Canyon...

Whitehouse Canyon Road to FS 62 (Box Canyon Road), 62 to Helvetia Road, Helvetia Road to 411, 411 to 62, 62 to the Greaterville Road (FS 229), FS 229 to FS 165, FS 165 to dead end circle (a mile or...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11,614
Views: 2,218,409
Posted By jsonder
No real credit for this. I bought the bike used...

No real credit for this. I bought the bike used at the end of 2007 with 10K miles and in need of a new rear tire. I promptly found it dying every so often, bought Tracy Martin's electrical...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-15-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15,845
Views: 1,345,002
Posted By jsonder
I had a good day today. 69 miles, 3.5 hours,...

I had a good day today. 69 miles, 3.5 hours, touring speed. For folks who like argillites:

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn164/jsonder/eclipseANDjunk/P1010863_zpsc40873dd.jpg...
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