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Forum: Thumpers Today, 11:32 AM
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Posted By JettPilot
Plenty of reports out there if you do your...

Plenty of reports out there if you do your research... Just tell us all the reasons why it cant and wont happen :rofl

" You has a leak too?

My first tank which was black leaked and I opened up...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11,663
Views: 2,230,641
Posted By JettPilot
You are just wrong about carrying gas being more...

You are just wrong about carrying gas being more hazardous. And I do not have to carry spare gas ALL the time, but once that tank is installed, it is there ALL the time. So really no comparisons.
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Forum: Thumpers Today, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11,663
Views: 2,230,641
Posted By JettPilot
There are a lot of reasons to keep the stock...

There are a lot of reasons to keep the stock tank. If that ever leaks, the gas is going straight to the engine, and that wont be pretty ( And yes they have leaded ). That will be a point of concern...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6,178
Views: 1,144,523
Posted By JettPilot
Where did you tap into the power for all these...

Where did you tap into the power for all these things ???

Mike
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 03:59 AM
Replies: 6,178
Views: 1,144,523
Posted By JettPilot
I have been in really bad financial shape before,...

I have been in really bad financial shape before, I had been working for airlines that suddenly went out of business on more than one occasion. The answer is fairly easy, the bills can wait, they...
Forum: Face plant Today, 03:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,138
Posted By JettPilot
How you doing today ??? Good for you and this...

How you doing today ??? Good for you and this attitude ! I just watched Real sports, about how a fair number of young athletes are getting hooked on pain killers after sports injuries, and end up...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By JettPilot
That motorcycle is bigger than my car !!! It...

That motorcycle is bigger than my car !!! It must have been very expensive to rent. I would not even want to think what they would charge if you dropped it...

Mike
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6,178
Views: 1,144,523
Posted By JettPilot
That would definitely put more strain on and test...

That would definitely put more strain on and test a plug more than I ever have on a car... Would be interesting to see the result.

One technique I use is to run my tires at their maximum...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6,178
Views: 1,144,523
Posted By JettPilot
WOW, super awesome video !!! Thanks for posting....

WOW, super awesome video !!! Thanks for posting. I think the CB500X will be a popular adventure bike once word about it gets around. I looked at the Yamaha Tenere , but it was just to huge. I...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11,663
Views: 2,230,641
Posted By JettPilot
If I had a larger bike for the street like the...

If I had a larger bike for the street like the V-Strom, I would say there is really no need for the CB500X... You would just be duplicating the awesome highway and street capability you already have....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6,178
Views: 1,144,523
Posted By JettPilot
What kind of motorcycle is that ? Where did you...

What kind of motorcycle is that ? Where did you get the extra rims ???

Cool pictures, I know that is not Florida though ! You must be doing some long rides to get to places like that.

...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11,663
Views: 2,230,641
Posted By JettPilot
The CB500X is AWESOME :D If you are riding on the...

The CB500X is AWESOME :D If you are riding on the street, the CB500X is the very clear winner. Its incredibly smooth, quiet, and comfortable. For a street bike, its light at 430 LBS, and very agile....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6,178
Views: 1,144,523
Posted By JettPilot
I do appreciate all the good advice from everyone...

I do appreciate all the good advice from everyone !! That's what I love about forums, we can get a bunch of information, user reports, learn a lot, and then make the best choice.



Mike
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6,178
Views: 1,144,523
Posted By JettPilot
I would never replace an almost new tire just...

I would never replace an almost new tire just because of a flat from a nail or screw. That is just taking paranoia to a ridiculous level, and a total waste... I plug the tires in my cars all the...
Forum: Face plant Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,138
Posted By JettPilot
Obviously if there are other medical problems,...

Obviously if there are other medical problems, that can change... Given a healthy guy, no other problems, there is ZERO need to be doing it in the first 24 hours when all the surgeries have not been...
Forum: Face plant Yesterday, 04:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,138
Posted By JettPilot
It should make you think !!! You do not have to...

It should make you think !!! You do not have to go to the extreme of giving up riding altogether. It does not have to be 0 or 100 % choice, there is a lot of in-between.

I LOVE riding, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 04:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By JettPilot
Use the brake ??? This sounds like a non issue,...

Use the brake ??? This sounds like a non issue, and no brainer to me. Its a pain the ass to have the shifter fall off, but not something that would scare me in any way, or be a safety issue....
...
Forum: Face plant Yesterday, 04:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,138
Posted By JettPilot
I am glad to see you posting, that will give you...

I am glad to see you posting, that will give you something to do and take your mind off things... The " Turning " seems like total needless BS. When I was in an accident broke my leg, I layed on my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 03:31 AM
Replies: 6,178
Views: 1,144,523
Posted By JettPilot
Tubeless tires

This is my first motorcycle with tubeless tires. Do you guys plug or patch them when you get a flat ??? Anything special or different about getting these tires off the rims ???

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 11,663
Views: 2,230,641
Posted By JettPilot
The suspension on the CRF250L is a little soft,...

The suspension on the CRF250L is a little soft, but since I ride mostly street / forest roads, its perfect for me. The softness keeps the bike comfortable, and is perfect for my style of riding.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6,178
Views: 1,144,523
Posted By JettPilot
I totally agree, and would not recommend this...

I totally agree, and would not recommend this bike for anyone looking for enduro type riding. What it is perfect for is adventure riding :D I took my CB500X on a bad dirt road, and intentionally hit...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6,178
Views: 1,144,523
Posted By JettPilot
I love the RED, but it was not offered here in...

I love the RED, but it was not offered here in the US... My wife really liked the looks of the bike in black, she thought I paid like 25,000 for it :rofl So maybe its not all bad ! The black is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6,178
Views: 1,144,523
Posted By JettPilot
His lean angle was more appropriate for a Sports...

His lean angle was more appropriate for a Sports bike, and smooth road tires... He was just asking for it doing that on Knobbies.

I don't even do that on the CB500X, even though it wants to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 11,663
Views: 2,230,641
Posted By JettPilot
Are you talking about the CRF250L ??? I find the...

Are you talking about the CRF250L ??? I find the throttle so smooth and even, I never even think about it. Maybe you were riding the XR650R and did not realize it :D

Mike
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-02-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6,178
Views: 1,144,523
Posted By JettPilot
Anyone know a good place to order the centerstand...

Anyone know a good place to order the centerstand for the CB500X ??? Also, do I need to get any additional bolts, nuts, or anything to put it on ???

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11,663
Views: 2,230,641
Posted By JettPilot
Just about as legal as half the aftermarket...

Just about as legal as half the aftermarket exhaust systems we see on bikes... Does not seem to stop anyone :rofl

Mike
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-02-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6,178
Views: 1,144,523
Posted By JettPilot
Here is my 2015 CB500X !!! I had it on order for...

Here is my 2015 CB500X !!! I had it on order for months, so probably one of the first to be sold. I like the new graphics color, it looks perfect against the black.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-01-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6,178
Views: 1,144,523
Posted By JettPilot
If you really meant what you said, your post from...

If you really meant what you said, your post from last night would have been written a little nicer. My first thought was to respond in kind last night, but fighting in the forums is not any fun, so...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-28-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6,178
Views: 1,144,523
Posted By JettPilot
Here is the 2015 CB500X !!! Almost as good...

Here is the 2015 CB500X !!! Almost as good looking as the wife and the dog :D

Mike
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-28-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6,178
Views: 1,144,523
Posted By JettPilot
You thinking is about 20 years behind technology....

You thinking is about 20 years behind technology. The first ABS Version 1.0 in old BMW's had a hard time in gravel. The current version made by Honda will stop you sooner, and save you crashes,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 26,548
Posted By JettPilot
Its brighter than it looks, and definitely...

Its brighter than it looks, and definitely changes other drivers behavior for the better. No one pulls out when It looks like a train is coming down the road at them :D A picture does not portray...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-28-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6,178
Views: 1,144,523
Posted By JettPilot
Really good advice !!! Gawd I hate telemarketing...

Really good advice !!! Gawd I hate telemarketing calls.

One way to avoid this is to make your calls on Skype on your computer. They can never get a number this way, or call you back.

...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 26,548
Posted By JettPilot
What happened, why did she do that ??? Was it...

What happened, why did she do that ??? Was it really the dirtbike trip that did in your marriage. 5 weeks apart happens in life, if not a dirtbike trip, it can be work, or a lot of things. In...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-28-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6,178
Views: 1,144,523
Posted By JettPilot
It sounds like you are more on a mission to make...

It sounds like you are more on a mission to make others bend to your will, rather than buy a bike. There are probably legal reasons why they don't want to quote a price in an email. We live in a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 11,663
Views: 2,230,641
Posted By JettPilot
If you rode in South Florida, you could just...

If you rode in South Florida, you could just eliminate the exhaust header off all together and run an open exhaust directly from the cylinder ! The police here are so busy with real crime, and the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 11,663
Views: 2,230,641
Posted By JettPilot
I wish I could try it also, it does sound like a...

I wish I could try it also, it does sound like a LOT of fun :D I love power as much as anyone, especially since I have liked and ridden bigger bikes in the past. There was a day not to long ago I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 11,663
Views: 2,230,641
Posted By JettPilot
That black seat does look REALLY GOOD !!!! How...

That black seat does look REALLY GOOD !!!! How did you do that ???

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11,663
Views: 2,230,641
Posted By JettPilot
Yeah, the XR650L will do that if you are not...

Yeah, the XR650L will do that if you are not really careful ! There are times the CRF250L is just an all around better ride :)

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11,663
Views: 2,230,641
Posted By JettPilot
Hi Taurkon, If you look at my list of...

Hi Taurkon,

If you look at my list of bikes below, I have a lot of them. I got the CRF250L because it is shorter, much smoother and more comfortable than the 650's, really great fuel mileage,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11,663
Views: 2,230,641
Posted By JettPilot
You came to the right place !!! Welcome to the...

You came to the right place !!! Welcome to the forum. There is a lot of information for you here, so read what people say, and go with what works best. We were all noobs at one time, so no one...
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