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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 1,267,988
Posted By JohninVT
Pour a couple cups of diesel or kerosene and a...

Pour a couple cups of diesel or kerosene and a handful of washers in the tank. Cap it and shake the hell out of it. Do it until the kero turns brown. Pour it out, add more kerosene and repeat...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,574
Posted By JohninVT
Exactly. The kid belongs on a TW200, a DR200 an...

Exactly. The kid belongs on a TW200, a DR200 an XT250 or something similar for 2,000-3,000 miles just tooling around the neighborhood and on easy dirt roads. Expecting her to jump on a bike and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,574
Posted By JohninVT
Why is a KLX or similar 250 not a perfect choice?...

Why is a KLX or similar 250 not a perfect choice? She's 16 and doesn't know how to ride.

Expecting her to jump on a top heavy, super tall dual sport and keep up with you on a KTM 990 isn't a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-24-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,461
Posted By JohninVT
Cool! Can't wait to see how it comes out.

Cool! Can't wait to see how it comes out.
Forum: Vendors 03-24-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,307
Posted By JohninVT
Anyone bought a set of these?

Anyone bought a set of these?
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,301
Posted By JohninVT
Yup. That would work. Except lowering links on...

Yup. That would work. Except lowering links on a DRZ just make it bottom out even easier than it already does.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,301
Posted By JohninVT
Nope. Their shit breaks and everything they sell...

Nope. Their shit breaks and everything they sell that's a dual sport starts at 10k.. How about 330 lbs with a sub frame strong enough for two people and gear, 30hp and a seat height that doesn't...
Forum: Vendors 03-18-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,853
Posted By JohninVT
I went with the round Squadron Pro on my TW200...

I went with the round Squadron Pro on my TW200 with a Skene dimmer. It is a light cannon.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 8,560
Views: 2,415,175
Posted By JohninVT
I can afford a BMW or KTM but I own a V-Strom...

I can afford a BMW or KTM but I own a V-Strom 1000 and a TW200 because I'd rather ride than wrench. I'd buy a Honda 250 rally/adv bike in a heartbeat. Around 330lbs with a real rear subframe that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 1,267,988
Posted By JohninVT
Thumb Just to add a couple points; yes, the stock skid...

Just to add a couple points; yes, the stock skid plate is adequate for most typical TW riders. However, it's not enough for northern New England granite. If you find yourself riding a lot of ATV...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 1,267,988
Posted By JohninVT
I found the Ricochet skit plate on sale at(I...

I found the Ricochet skit plate on sale at(I think) Happy Trails. At checkout, it also took the ADVrider discount code so in the end, it was $70 delivered.
Forum: Vendors 02-26-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 83,788
Posted By JohninVT
Pretty sure Rick Mayer has been sporadically...

Pretty sure Rick Mayer has been sporadically fucking people since the Reagan years. The only difference is that instead of sporadically breaking it off in potential customers....now he does it...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,037
Posted By JohninVT
Many basements in New England started as root...

Many basements in New England started as root cellars. As the houses were expanded, their basements were as well. It's pretty common to have an unheated basement here as it maintains a constant...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,037
Posted By JohninVT
So you're saying insulation doesn't air seal?...

So you're saying insulation doesn't air seal? That is a patently false statement. Every blower door test I've ever done refutes that. Blowing 20" of cell over fiberglass bats in an attic will show...
Forum: Vendors 02-25-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,530
Posted By JohninVT
Any plans for adding a dual function to your R46...

Any plans for adding a dual function to your R46 line?
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,037
Posted By JohninVT
Yes. People who only work in the theoretical and...

Yes. People who only work in the theoretical and who don't understand molecular physics disagree. Read the second paragraph of your link. It's full of falsehoods.

Doubling the R value does NOT...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,037
Posted By JohninVT
According to the International Building...

According to the International Building Code....which every town in America that has a code uses as their foundation, you DON'T need to use Thermax unless it's a conditioned living space. You can...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 1,267,988
Posted By JohninVT
Both FMF and DG's TW200 mufflers have approved...

Both FMF and DG's TW200 mufflers have approved spark arresters.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 1,267,988
Posted By JohninVT
I've got a DG arriving this week. I'd sell you...

I've got a DG arriving this week. I'd sell you my stock muffler cheap ;-)
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,037
Posted By JohninVT
You can use Tuff-R, blue board or whatever you...

You can use Tuff-R, blue board or whatever you like in an unconditioned space. IBC only requires fire protection in conditioned living spaces. Using foam board in an unfinished basement is the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 1,267,988
Posted By JohninVT
Every time someone posts a photo of Idaho...it...

Every time someone posts a photo of Idaho...it makes me want to visit. It looks spectacularly beautiful. Spud Rider and you both make me jealous of your riding area.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 1,267,988
Posted By JohninVT
I keep stupidly selling the TW's I buy. Finally...

I keep stupidly selling the TW's I buy. Finally got another and plan on keeping this one. 1996 with 1800 miles for $1,000. So far I've ordered:
Pro taper ATV bars
Pillow top grips
Tusk D-Flex...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8,560
Views: 2,415,175
Posted By JohninVT
Cycleracks has a photo of a Chevy Suburban front...

Cycleracks has a photo of a Chevy Suburban front end resting on top of a TW200 rear rack. If I was gonna ride Vietnamese style(entire family plus livestock) I'd choose a TW200 with front and rear...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,223
Posted By JohninVT
If there was a 93 TW200 with 4k on it being sold...

If there was a 93 TW200 with 4k on it being sold for $1300 near me I would buy it immediately. They're great machines.
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,223
Posted By JohninVT
The only bike that will carry more clucking,...

The only bike that will carry more clucking, oinking, quacking livestock than a CT90 is a TW200 with front and rear racks. Think of it as a high speed, two wheeled tractor. They will go....anywhere.
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,217
Posted By JohninVT
Have you ever ridden a DRZ? The seat height is...

Have you ever ridden a DRZ? The seat height is about a foot taller than your Harley and the Zuk' seat is classified by the UN as equal to water boarding in terms of torture implements.
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,223
Posted By JohninVT
A CT90 is just as reliable as a DRZ if it's in...

A CT90 is just as reliable as a DRZ if it's in the same condition. In fact, the only three things that will be left on earth after the apocalypse are cockroaches, Twinkies and CT90's.

The CT90...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 19,181
Posted By JohninVT
It hasn't been built so the spec's aren't set in...

It hasn't been built so the spec's aren't set in stone. As of now, Cycle-Ergo's representation of the bike is a guess.
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 19,181
Posted By JohninVT
I'd like to see the 1000F with a normal sized...

I'd like to see the 1000F with a normal sized human on it...and color-matched hard luggage.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-29-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,321
Posted By JohninVT
The Multi upper fairing looks like something...

The Multi upper fairing looks like something you'd stuff in a pornstars ass. Fucking Terblanche.
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,568
Posted By JohninVT
How does it, "jam up" when downshifting? Could...

How does it, "jam up" when downshifting? Could you describe how you downshift and what the symptoms are?
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,568
Posted By JohninVT
If I wanted a retro single to ride two lanes and...

If I wanted a retro single to ride two lanes and gravel roads, I'd buy a TU250. It's a far better value than the Yamaha and has 80-90% of the performance.

The Guzzi is a whole different animal....
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 19,181
Posted By JohninVT
The video linked earlier says 220kg...so 484lbs.

The video linked earlier says 220kg...so 484lbs.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-16-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 29,204
Posted By JohninVT
Soooo....are you underwhelmed?

Soooo....are you underwhelmed?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-16-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,452
Posted By JohninVT
Crashing your heavily loaded...

Crashing your heavily loaded bike...repeatedly...at speed...then demanding the cracked frame be repaired under warranty makes you an asshole.

Smearing the manufacturer on forums after your...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8,827
Views: 1,587,120
Posted By JohninVT
My GF has a TU250 and I have just as much fun...

My GF has a TU250 and I have just as much fun cruising around on it as I do my VStrom 1000. I've had a couple of Honda Passports and three TW200's. The TU is in the same ballpark as a Passport or...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 19,181
Posted By JohninVT
A 160hp, sub 500lb sport tourer with rock solid...

A 160hp, sub 500lb sport tourer with rock solid reliability, priced around 10 grand seems like a killer deal. I think it kinda looks like Bluebird in profile. I'd like to see some hard bags mounted.
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,127
Posted By JohninVT
A used DL1000 is one of the best bargains in...

A used DL1000 is one of the best bargains in motorcycling. For less than 1/4 the price of a new RT, you can buy a low miles Strom with bags, Madstad bracket and engine guards.

With a Russell...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-27-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,708
Posted By JohninVT
There are several guys with hacked Stroms in...

There are several guys with hacked Stroms in Hacks. The 1000 vs. 650 thing is in 3-4 threads as well with all the builders and experts saying the 1000 is a far better choice.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By JohninVT
Vstrom 1000. Ignore what it looks like. It has...

Vstrom 1000. Ignore what it looks like. It has a 100hp V twin, stout frame, good to excellent weather protection and an upright riding position. In the $3-4,000 range, nothing else comes close to...
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