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Forum: Face Plant Yesterday, 06:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,380
Posted By JettPilot
As far as paying a pretty high price for that...

As far as paying a pretty high price for that day, consider this. I had an accident where a car pulled in front of me, and was almost as bad off as you were. So I paid a really high price for...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13,280
Views: 2,606,903
Posted By JettPilot
After riding this around for a while, the stock...

After riding this around for a while, the stock seat on the CRF250L feels like a Lazy Boy recliner and the stock tank seems to hold huge amounts of excess fuel :rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7,984
Views: 1,459,518
Posted By JettPilot
The picture of that CB500X makes a Mexican low...

The picture of that CB500X makes a Mexican low rider in LA look like it has a lot of ground clearance :lol3 At only 5' 1" you do what you got to do to make it work ! The few girls that ride...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7,984
Views: 1,459,518
Posted By JettPilot
Hi CLS, No I was most definitely not taking...

Hi CLS,

No I was most definitely not taking a shot at you. I did not know if you had changed the exhaust on your CB500X or not. What does stick in my mind, is that since you also have the NC700X,...
Forum: Face Plant Yesterday, 05:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,380
Posted By JettPilot
No one is treating this as a " Joke ", or...

No one is treating this as a " Joke ", or laughing at you. Yes, we all did stupid shit at 18, and mostly got away with it. When I look back, I did a lot of dumb things that I would never do now,...
Forum: Face Plant Yesterday, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By JettPilot
You should be able to hit the brakes HARD and...

You should be able to hit the brakes HARD and FAST, as often as you like and not have a failure of any kind. I actually practice this quite often on my motorcycles, it is an important skill to be...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:08 AM
Replies: 13,280
Views: 2,606,903
Posted By JettPilot
That will be the most awesome project ever !!!!! ...

That will be the most awesome project ever !!!!! Keep the pictures coming :D

I just rode the CB500X for 6 hours yesterday, and it just an awesome running, smooth, refined, and powerful...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7,984
Views: 1,459,518
Posted By JettPilot
I was very clear that this information was...

I was very clear that this information was applicable to rides of more than an hour in duration... For short rides, it makes little difference. The noise increased noise and growl of a loud muffler...
Forum: Battle Scooters Yesterday, 03:41 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 299,849
Posted By JettPilot
I never thought about it but now that you mention...

I never thought about it but now that you mention it, you are soooo right !!! Just looking at the back geometry of the bike, it would be like a shower on a really wet road, so much water thrown up...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-28-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7,984
Views: 1,459,518
Posted By JettPilot
You are one of the few people smart enough to...

You are one of the few people smart enough to listen to what you body is telling you.. The quietness and smoothness of the CB500X is a real advantage on adventure rides, and really any ride more than...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13,280
Views: 2,606,903
Posted By JettPilot
Make sure you get lots of pictures and videos !!!...

Make sure you get lots of pictures and videos !!! That sounds like an amazing trip.

Mike
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-28-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 299,849
Posted By JettPilot
Did you cross that bridge ??? The open spot is...

Did you cross that bridge ??? The open spot is just inviting the GROM to go through :D

Yours looks stock, what is your top speed on level ground ???

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 49,892
Views: 10,595,658
Posted By JettPilot
As I very clearly stated on my last post, it is...

As I very clearly stated on my last post, it is possible for a company to screw up a carb, or screw up fuel injection. This is a model design issue, NOT an indication of the overall benefit and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 49,892
Views: 10,595,658
Posted By JettPilot
Fuel Injection does not have an off idle " Issue...

Fuel Injection does not have an off idle " Issue ", the WR250R does... There were carbs that worked pretty well, and there were also really shitty carbs made that would not respond worth a darn and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 49,892
Views: 10,595,658
Posted By JettPilot
The carb will not fail due to a charging issue,...

The carb will not fail due to a charging issue, but carburation is still more likely to fail due to 100 other issues. It is utter stupidity to worry about ONE unlikely failure, and totally ignore...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13,280
Views: 2,606,903
Posted By JettPilot
That awesome, you will have a really good time...

That awesome, you will have a really good time riding that around Texas. I have always wanted to ride the big bend area....

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 49,892
Views: 10,595,658
Posted By JettPilot
That is EXACTLY the information I was looking for...

That is EXACTLY the information I was looking for ! The best write up and comparison of the two bikes I have found.

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 49,892
Views: 10,595,658
Posted By JettPilot
That is one of the DUMBEST things I have seen...

That is one of the DUMBEST things I have seen posted on this forum. The entire world has gone to fuel injection just as quickly as manufacturers can spend the money to update models. Cars were first,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 49,892
Views: 10,595,658
Posted By JettPilot
Has anyone ever ridden BOTH the CRF250L and the...

Has anyone ever ridden BOTH the CRF250L and the WR250R ???

I am curious how they compare in actual riding and feel since I got the CRF250L. I know the WR250R has more power at top end, but I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 19,030
Views: 1,096,223
Posted By JettPilot
Yeah, the WR250R is just super awesome !!! I just...

Yeah, the WR250R is just super awesome !!! I just need to get a ride on a WR250R one day, trying to compare it to the CRF250L is very difficult to do based on rider reports and you tube videos....
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 19,030
Views: 1,096,223
Posted By JettPilot
I just got back from checking it. I don't see...

I just got back from checking it. I don't see any WR250R in your bike list, but the WR380R did get my attention.... What is that ?????????????

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 19,030
Views: 1,096,223
Posted By JettPilot
Yes they have, and it is something that is just a...

Yes they have, and it is something that is just a non issue. The AOA sensors have always had good deicing. Even with the old ones, it took a crazy, extreme amount of ice, more than you would...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 13,280
Views: 2,606,903
Posted By JettPilot
I am sure a throttle cable can and will break...

I am sure a throttle cable can and will break eventually, but my money is on that Clutch cable breaking several times before the throttle cable will. I think the idea of zip tying the extra clutch...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13,280
Views: 2,606,903
Posted By JettPilot
The clutch cable is much more highly stressed...

The clutch cable is much more highly stressed than a throttle cable. I hear about clutch cables breaking often enough, never hear about many throttle cables broken.

If I were going on a long trip,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19,030
Views: 1,096,223
Posted By JettPilot
I would love to try one !!! I got the Honda...

I would love to try one !!! I got the Honda CRF250L, and still wonder if it was the correct choice between the two.... The two bikes were so close, I ended up going with the CRF250L because it was...
Forum: Face Plant 06-26-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By JettPilot
It seems a lot of people here knew him, so its...

It seems a lot of people here knew him, so its not just like a random news article with no interest to people in ADVRider. I would hope there would not be a problem with this being posted here.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19,030
Views: 1,096,223
Posted By JettPilot
I see the bikes that you guys are posting...

I see the bikes that you guys are posting pictures of, and also in the list of bikes at the bottom of people posts... I don't see any Yamaha WR250R's here. What's up with that, this is a WR250R...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19,030
Views: 1,096,223
Posted By JettPilot
That's easy, all you have to do is full up your...

That's easy, all you have to do is full up your tires with Helium. You can have your super light bike, tires wont spin on the rims and your tubes wont get pinch flats :D

Mike
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-26-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 299,849
Posted By JettPilot
A pelicase is really nice, but get the black one...

A pelicase is really nice, but get the black one that will match the bike better ! I went a little more third world in styling, but at lest the color of my box matches my bike :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 7,984
Views: 1,459,518
Posted By JettPilot
If you look at my list of bikes, you see I ride...

If you look at my list of bikes, you see I ride an XR650L also. There is just no comparison on the road. I can ride the CB500X all day, and it does not beat me to death, I actually feel good...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 13,280
Views: 2,606,903
Posted By JettPilot
So you managed to get the guy stopped and help...

So you managed to get the guy stopped and help him, and he acted like a demanding asshole ??? I want to see the pictures !!!!

Mike
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-26-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 299,849
Posted By JettPilot
NOW you tell us !!! Darn, I clicked on it, but...

NOW you tell us !!! Darn, I clicked on it, but don't have time to really read it until tonight....

Mike
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7,984
Views: 1,459,518
Posted By JettPilot
99 % of that journey will be on pavement, and the...

99 % of that journey will be on pavement, and the CB500X is AWESOME on the road. More capable, safer, and more comfortable on pavement than the DR650 will ever hope of being. For the few times you...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19,030
Views: 1,096,223
Posted By JettPilot
You do realize that I said the advice to run...

You do realize that I said the advice to run maximum rated tire pressure was for the MAJORITY of riders out there. You are obviously riding at an expert level, and at far greater speeds though the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 7,984
Views: 1,459,518
Posted By JettPilot
You can never have to many bikes :D I do love...

You can never have to many bikes :D I do love the variety and being able to get on a different one each ride, for a different experience and feel ! One day I would like to get my hands on a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 13,280
Views: 2,606,903
Posted By JettPilot
I have been to New York more times that I can...

I have been to New York more times that I can count, and never liked it or had any use for it... Now I find out I was just going to the wrong New York :lol3

Mike
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-25-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 299,849
Posted By JettPilot
There is an idea !!! If I put some 90W gear oil...

There is an idea !!! If I put some 90W gear oil in there it should be perfect, and no need to spend a bunch of money and send the shocks in for service :rofl

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19,030
Views: 1,096,223
Posted By JettPilot
You are running way to low pressure if you are...

You are running way to low pressure if you are getting pinch flats. That's just plain dumb.. Fill the tires up to maximum rated pressure and let the suspension do the job it was designed for.

So...
Forum: Face Plant 06-24-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,056
Posted By JettPilot
One answer to age is to just ride easy roads... ...

One answer to age is to just ride easy roads... Also, a smaller slower bike or even a scooter. Driving a big bike on a road that is difficult is not even in safe for a lot of new riders.

I...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-24-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 299,849
Posted By JettPilot
How were you bottoming out your front forks ??? ...

How were you bottoming out your front forks ??? I have managed to do it offroad with some pretty big potholes and rocks, but have never even come close to doing it on the street. For really bad...
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