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Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 104,638
Posted By jonathonbarton
The Gen 1 Katana was worse. ...

The Gen 1 Katana was worse.
http://www.jonathonbarton.net/Images/biek/Gen1Katana.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 31,285
Posted By jonathonbarton
Did you buy that one from Chad R.? It sure looks...

Did you buy that one from Chad R.? It sure looks familiar.

I went to look at it, and had completely sold myself on buying it right up until the moment I sat on it. Somehow, it wound up being even...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,474
Posted By jonathonbarton
FWIW, I'm 69" with a 30" inseam, and I use the...

FWIW, I'm 69" with a 30" inseam, and I use the stock seat.
With the recommended 3" sag out back and 2.75" up front, the bike is completely managable. I'm comfortably on the balls of both feet when...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,678
Posted By jonathonbarton
Well, there ya go! Hang the pepper spray from...

Well, there ya go!
Hang the pepper spray from your clutch lever using one of those horse clips!
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By jonathonbarton
You could find the perfect the 650 now, and save...

You could find the perfect the 650 now, and save the hassle of selling/buying/'trading up' in the future.

Alternately, you could choose whichever 250 has the easiest front sprocket change -...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By jonathonbarton
This is the best explanation I was able to...

This is the best explanation I was able to Google...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By jonathonbarton
As for fit, I've only got a 30" inseam, and can...

As for fit, I've only got a 30" inseam, and can manage the (comparatively tall) KLR650 just fine.

The KLR was in production for 20 years with only (VERY) minor changes, so spares and such are dirt...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,320
Posted By jonathonbarton
I brought my KLR in from DFW Metro. The only...

I brought my KLR in from DFW Metro.

The only 'extra time' it took was the amount of time it took the guy who was helping me to walk out to the parking lot with me at the Adams County DMV just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,877
Posted By jonathonbarton
Nthing the calls to take the MSF BRC. See my...

Nthing the calls to take the MSF BRC.
See my signature for why. =)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,395
Posted By jonathonbarton
Your first mistake was splitting at those speeds....

Your first mistake was splitting at those speeds. Splitting at 15 MPH when everyone else is stopped buys you a LOT of time. Splitting at 65 when the surrounding traffic is going 60 buys...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,265
Posted By jonathonbarton
'Stop and Go' traffic on the freeway is just 'Go'...

'Stop and Go' traffic on the freeway is just 'Go' traffic.
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,299
Posted By jonathonbarton
Totally. But now if you're trying to Google the...

Totally. But now if you're trying to Google the answer, the answer is in the first result.

*lets go of thread, allows to sink once more into the ADV ocean*
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,299
Posted By jonathonbarton
Putting the answer to the OP here, because this...

Putting the answer to the OP here, because this thread is still the first Google result for "KLR 0-60".

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/roadtests/122_0708_2008_kawasaki_klr650/stats.html

Tech...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,837
Posted By jonathonbarton
Height and weight are irrelevant in this...

Height and weight are irrelevant in this particular case.
113 HP is far, far, far too much horsepower for a first bike. Not because you're 16 - but because it's your first bike.

It's not about...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By jonathonbarton
I brought my KLR back from Dallas (to Denver -...

I brought my KLR back from Dallas (to Denver - 800.0 miles door to door), and I found that 70 MPH (indicated) at 5k RPM was much nicer (smoother) than 65 MPH (indicated) at 4500 RPM.

The stock...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By jonathonbarton
I had the wobble (starting at 65-70 MPH) until...

I had the wobble (starting at 65-70 MPH) until last Wednesday, when I did a fork and stem servicing. The 'quick and dirty' way I'd check the head bearing:

* Remove the front wheel.
* Remove the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,161
Posted By jonathonbarton
People say KLR's aren't that great in the dirt. ...

People say KLR's aren't that great in the dirt.
Don't believe them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl5Di73l51w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY0hzNVq_h0

People say KLR's aren't that great on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,248
Posted By jonathonbarton
It took me a minute... "Eat most of...

It took me a minute...
"Eat most of the...fender? How?!?!?!"

:rofl


Edit: Here's the working link (http://klr650reviews.com/2010/07/16/2008-klr650-lowered-front-fender-modification/) to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,964
Posted By jonathonbarton
5'9" with a 30" inseam checking in. Getting on or...

5'9" with a 30" inseam checking in. Getting on or off is a bit hillarious to watch - I swing my straight right leg up, and plant my right heel on the seat, then hop forward on my left foot until my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,527
Posted By jonathonbarton
I bought my KLR at the end of May in Dallas, and...

I bought my KLR at the end of May in Dallas, and rode back to Denver on the 287.

In Texas, the speed limits were 65 MPH, which put me around 4500 RPM. It sucked.
Once I got to Colorado, the limit...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,062
Posted By jonathonbarton
I'm a new rider also (under 2000 miles, and 2...

I'm a new rider also (under 2000 miles, and 2 months out of my MSF), and I nth the KLR recommendation.
I'm 5'9", and wear 36/30's. On the bike, stopped, I'm comfortably on the balls of my feet. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-02-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,148
Posted By jonathonbarton
I inferred that from MeterPig's post. If you...

I inferred that from MeterPig's post.
If you pull over, pull your heat, and inform the other person that you have a firearm and you're calling police - you'd damn well better *be* calling the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-01-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,148
Posted By jonathonbarton
There's a secondary element that people tend to...

There's a secondary element that people tend to forget when they hear someone 'only' got probation.

2/3 of people who get probation don't complete it successfully - meaning that probation is an...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,569
Posted By jonathonbarton
Well, the trip is done. Not with a bang (and a...

Well, the trip is done. Not with a bang (and a trip to Faceplant), but with a whimper.
The wind here in Limon, CO is so fierce that anything over 30 MPH is total pucker...and the next leg is on the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,569
Posted By jonathonbarton
Got a room in Amarillo. Had dinner at the...

Got a room in Amarillo.
Had dinner at the Coyote Gulch(?). Was featured on Man vs Food.
It rocked my world...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,569
Posted By jonathonbarton
Indeed. Made it as far as Childress,TX so far. I...

Indeed. Made it as far as Childress,TX so far. I figure I may stop for the day in Amarillo, maybe.

Adventures In Loctite, episode 1. The speedometer cable came loose
Return of ADVenture in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,569
Posted By jonathonbarton
Getting on the plane in a couple hours. Live...

Getting on the plane in a couple hours.
Live updates via twitter (johnrbarton) or website (http://www.jonathonbarton.net)
Forum: Face plant 05-27-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,801
Posted By jonathonbarton
Glad you're, all things considered, not terribly...

Glad you're, all things considered, not terribly injured.

Note to self: MSF for the GF is a must-have. (wife, in your case)
I find some added peace of mind knowing that she could get us home, if...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,569
Posted By jonathonbarton
Yeah, my current plan is to get a room and leave...

Yeah, my current plan is to get a room and leave the DFW area around 6am.
14 hours on the bike, 10-14x 10 minute stops to stretch and loctite things, if necessary :D, puts me in Westminster between...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,569
Posted By jonathonbarton
My Memorial Day Madness!!!

Oh, holy crap. The time is nigh upon me to get my butt in gear and make this happen, isn't it? Leave it to me to have the first time I get on a bike after passing the MSF be on a strange bike, 800...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-19-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,317
Posted By jonathonbarton
I've got one. M Instruction Permit states that...

I've got one.
M Instruction Permit states that you must be "under the direct supervision of a licensed driver who has obtained an M Endorsement". End of story. Nothing about Night or Passengers in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-18-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14,917
Views: 1,152,247
Posted By jonathonbarton
To be fair, that's only for registrations that...

To be fair, that's only for registrations that require new automobile plates - that's not counting people who come in to re-reg their existing car, or already have plates that they pulled off another...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-18-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,162
Posted By jonathonbarton
Fun fact. In 2002, the household with the...

Fun fact.
In 2002, the household with the second-most noise complaint calls about air traffic from Denver International Airport was a household who called Noise Complaint Hotline 1602 times in a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-18-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12,427
Views: 1,625,223
Posted By jonathonbarton
Hate to point it out, but that seems a (very)...

Hate to point it out, but that seems a (very) reasonable price for a bill that was recalled by the government in 1969, and is now worth more than face value on the basis of scarcity.

Of course, if...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-17-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By jonathonbarton
Could always use Google Maps, with the "Avoid...

Could always use Google Maps, with the "Avoid Highways" and "Avoid Tollways" advanced options checked. I found what looks to be an :drif route from Denver to Blythe, CA that way - only about 20 miles...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-09-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By jonathonbarton
http://www.beapilot.com I've got 35 whole...

http://www.beapilot.com
I've got 35 whole minutes in my logbook. =)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 24,762
Posted By jonathonbarton
No it won't. Insurance companies can only...

No it won't.
Insurance companies can only consider the last 36 months of your driving record. If you're out of the country for 5 years, that ticket will still show up for your agent (I just changed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 14,401
Posted By jonathonbarton
1. How long have you been riding?...

1. How long have you been riding? 09/14/2009-10/18/2009, about 230 miles total so far.
2. Do you ride often? Uh...not so much, thanks to Colorado Weather. :clap
3. Have you ever crashed a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,133
Posted By jonathonbarton
Not a fact or a 'truth' to be told, not...

Not a fact or a 'truth' to be told, not particularly inclined to agree that it's being blown out of proportion.

2004-2009 Prius Sales: 748,700
2004-2009 NHTSA complaints vs the Prius (of any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,645
Posted By jonathonbarton
I couldn't tell ya. I bought it with 177,771 on...

I couldn't tell ya. I bought it with 177,771 on the clock. The records are all from the (very, VERY meticulous) POs.

*looks at the records*

Ah. I see. 3 of them were duplicate entries in the...
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