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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4,036
Views: 638,867
Posted By jon_l
If it is clean, buy it. What difference 3 years...

If it is clean, buy it. What difference 3 years from now if a different one might have popped up for a few hundred dollars less?

In the scheme of things, smiles per mile matters. A little beer...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By jon_l
The 98/99 DR350SE is the best of the DR350...

The 98/99 DR350SE is the best of the DR350 series, but that one is awfully $, and any DR350 is old. DR350s are cramped, weird ergos, for me.

If you want a smaller bike, for that kind of money...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 41,363
Views: 7,717,842
Posted By jon_l
x 2, this is exactly what I did with my...

x 2, this is exactly what I did with my Flatlands. I haven't been bothered by noise, though I do wear earplugs.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 41,363
Views: 7,717,842
Posted By jon_l
x2 This is the cheap route, and I am very...

x2

This is the cheap route, and I am very satisfied with mine.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6,451
Views: 244,526
Posted By jon_l
Yes, and that is a damn fine looking moto! ...

Yes, and that is a damn fine looking moto!

And, FWIW, I would look just as fat beside it.
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,023
Posted By jon_l
Given the variety of answers you would get from...

Given the variety of answers you would get from inmates on ADV about the best bike for your particular mission, I am not surprised salespeople would similarly offer a wide range of suggestions.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 41,363
Views: 7,717,842
Posted By jon_l
Mine is a 120/80.

Mine is a 120/80.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 41,363
Views: 7,717,842
Posted By jon_l
I will check this weekend to make sure my T63 is...

I will check this weekend to make sure my T63 is a 110/100. I didn't notice any change from the OEM trailing.

I don't have much mileage on it, maybe 1000 miles, but so far I like it a lot.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6,451
Views: 244,526
Posted By jon_l
Lawd have mercy, as my granny used to say. ...

Lawd have mercy, as my granny used to say. Perhaps you need an earthquake or mudslide or tsunami Foot Dragger. I hope Navin reads your post and fixes your wagon.

This morning in Ontario, out my...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 59,446
Posted By jon_l
Recreateme - Best wat to search is thus: In...

Recreateme - Best wat to search is thus:

In Google, type:

yoursearchterms + site:www.advrider.com

As far as I know, the CBR125 has never been sold in the USA, so there is probably not a...
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 174,373
Posted By jon_l
Thank you. Mine is a Toro too, and I did what...

Thank you. Mine is a Toro too, and I did what you do, empty as much as I could and ran it dry after adding Stabil.

FWIW - mine has never needed more than 2 easy pulls to start, but last weekend...
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 174,373
Posted By jon_l
How should one "winterize" a 2 stroke machine...

How should one "winterize" a 2 stroke machine like a snowblower? I always stabilized fuel and run dry my 4 strokes. Does running dry starve the 2 stroke of oil? Doesn't seem like it would since...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By jon_l
Thanks DT. It did involve a cast. But I...

Thanks DT.

It did involve a cast. But I expect I would have been injured in any boot. Trapped my foot between a moving bike and a tall pine stump.

That said, Oiled Balance are amazingly...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,963,251
Posted By jon_l
Coincidentally there is a t63 thread and link to...

Coincidentally there is a t63 thread and link to a review right now in Equipment, which links here:

http://www.spiritstrike.com/gear/2014/3/26/michelin-t63-dual-sport-motorcycle-tires.
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By jon_l
Gaerne Oiled Balance are wide, waterproof, and...

Gaerne Oiled Balance are wide, waterproof, and very comfortable. They are not highly protective, off road boots. I wear mine for street and dual sport riding. For off road, you need more...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,963,251
Posted By jon_l
I can't say, but ours have been good, we'll buy...

I can't say, but ours have been good, we'll buy again. I generally trust Michelin quality.

Most companies make stuff in China now, quality seems to depend on spec and oversight by the company...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,963,251
Posted By jon_l
Have a look at the Michelin T63. Good traction,...

Have a look at the Michelin T63. Good traction, good life. Wife's Sherpa has 7000 kms and they look 50-60% worn.

I like the rear on my WRR too, but too soon to know how well they will last.
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By jon_l
I re-read your post, and now I understand what I...

I re-read your post, and now I understand what I missed the 1st time. Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By jon_l
Re: the E-track, if the chock uses E-track, I...

Re: the E-track, if the chock uses E-track, I assumed I would run a short sections across the trailer, between the long, length-wise tracks. I like E-track for flexible tie-down anchor points.
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By jon_l
trailer wheel chocks

I have a new, enclosed 6x12 trailer, that will be used for the usual utility trailer stuff, and will be used to haul bikes. I plan to install 3 lengths of 8' E-track long-ways on the floor, near...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 25,651
Posted By jon_l
http://photos.imageevent.com/motorbiker/reviews/Re...

http://photos.imageevent.com/motorbiker/reviews/Review-2014-Honda-CTX-1300-02.jpg

kind of reminds me of
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 943,533
Posted By jon_l
Me too. Not as a R1200GS wanna-be, maxi-Adventure...

Me too. Not as a R1200GS wanna-be, maxi-Adventure Beast, because I know I don't want to go off-road on anything this portly, but rather as an upright, all-round moto. I found the DL650 bland, but...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 943,533
Posted By jon_l
Wifey fell in love with this at the recent bike...

Wifey fell in love with this at the recent bike show. It is a sweet ride. Perhaps not enough of an all-rounder, but looks stupid-fun.
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 970
Views: 89,829
Posted By jon_l
What I have read that seems most convincing is...

What I have read that seems most convincing is that switching to synthetic in an older or well-worn engine may expose leaks that were about to happen anyway.

Wouldn't have anything to do with a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 139,869
Posted By jon_l
True. I suspect one could also advertise a swap,...

True. I suspect one could also advertise a swap, as there are lots of folks who like spoke wheels, and some V7 models that come with cast alloy wheels. Personally, I would always want tubeless...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 970
Views: 89,829
Posted By jon_l
Well it wouldn't make sense to ship lots of bikes...

Well it wouldn't make sense to ship lots of bikes until they gauge demand. If I were Yamaha I would get some out there to see how the market receives them rather than flood the dealerships with too...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 41,363
Views: 7,717,842
Posted By jon_l
Cool bike Drannen! It would look even better...

Cool bike Drannen!

It would look even better of you take those warning stickers off the tank and swingarm.
Forum: Canada 03-24-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,504
Posted By jon_l
2 candidates not mentioned previously: Tiger...

2 candidates not mentioned previously:

Tiger 800XC
R1200GS
Forum: Canada 03-24-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 21,735
Views: 2,235,240
Posted By jon_l
Well I couldn't find a decent used trailer, so on...

Well I couldn't find a decent used trailer, so on Friday a new one followed me home!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7017/13317980453_35656b1e6d_c.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-24-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7,143
Views: 6,328,653
Posted By jon_l
Super Sherpas with milk crates! Here is my wife...

Super Sherpas with milk crates! Here is my wife and her Sherpa:

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6189/6145140006_6aa000ab1f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37262441@N04/6145140006/)
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 943,533
Posted By jon_l
I am prepared for ridicule, but I want to test...

I am prepared for ridicule, but I want to test ride on of these:

http://www.motorcycle.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/032014-2014-honda-ctx1300-KWP_0582-583x389.jpg

Rider triangle looks...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6,451
Views: 244,526
Posted By jon_l
new trailer Ajay

Brought this home Friday. Been wanting one for years. Moving house this year, so decided this is the time.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7017/13317980453_35656b1e6d_c.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By jon_l
I liked it the rear on my DR650, but ran a...

I liked it the rear on my DR650, but ran a knobbier front (MT-21). Sold the bike before I wore out the tire, so I don't know how long it would have lasted, but on easy trails and any roads, it...
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By jon_l
The best way to search is essential tools...

The best way to search is

essential tools [or whatever you're looking for] site:www.advrider.com



Some unsolicited comments, from my experience - if you are a newish rider, you may find that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4,036
Views: 638,867
Posted By jon_l
I read this entire thread before changing my...

I read this entire thread before changing my first tire. Lots of great info.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50717
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 41,363
Views: 7,717,842
Posted By jon_l
Don't need pads, but just a suggestion - fill in...

Don't need pads, but just a suggestion - fill in your profile so we know what part of what country you are in.
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 139,869
Posted By jon_l
This is what I think I would want ...

This is what I think I would want

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/IMG_0060cropped.jpg
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,439
Posted By jon_l
My previous post was from a tablet, and didn't...

My previous post was from a tablet, and didn't include the link. Here it is:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50717
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4,036
Views: 638,867
Posted By jon_l
Glad to hear they came through for you. I hope...

Glad to hear they came through for you. I hope they get it back to you soon and in good order. Surely winter will end soon???????
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 41,363
Views: 7,717,842
Posted By jon_l
Tony, I can't speak to Rotopax, but re:...

Tony,

I can't speak to Rotopax, but re: saddlebags, my factory heat shield doesn't get hot at all, and my Wolfman E-12s lay on right on it. The bag does scuff the paint, but to me that is of no...
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