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Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5,002
Views: 1,360,559
Posted By JohninVT
I wasn't knocking it. I wouldn't change a thing....

I wasn't knocking it. I wouldn't change a thing. Ride that pony til it drops!
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5,002
Views: 1,360,559
Posted By JohninVT
Looks like either a Shinko 244 or a Kenda 270. ...

Looks like either a Shinko 244 or a Kenda 270.

That bike needs a name. I suggest, "hepatitis". :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8,854
Views: 2,561,635
Posted By JohninVT
Cool post. My favorite part? The Misfits...

Cool post. My favorite part? The Misfits sticker...lol. I've got one on my TW200
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,601
Posted By JohninVT
I'm sure that a gas klr has excellent fuel...

I'm sure that a gas klr has excellent fuel mileage and range at 55mph too.

This particular klr has a Kubota 3 cyl in it that weighs 160lbs, plus a separate transmission, plus a turbocharger,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,601
Posted By JohninVT
Sorry that I was so negative.

Sorry that I was so negative.
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,601
Posted By JohninVT
The global average for a liter of diesel in May...

The global average for a liter of diesel in May was .98 dollars. The average price for a liter of gasoline was 1.10. It makes no sense to convert a KLR to diesel.

A diesel KLR would cost...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,601
Posted By JohninVT
So...a much heavier and slower KLR that uses more...

So...a much heavier and slower KLR that uses more expensive fuel than gas, is worse off road and is crazy expensive to boot? Perfect.

A 10 gallon IMS tank for the KLR is five hundred bucks and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By JohninVT
Turdblanche is the Chris Bangle of the motorcycle...

Turdblanche is the Chris Bangle of the motorcycle world. His shit is fucking ugly.
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By JohninVT
Is the in line filter in the correct orientation?...

Is the in line filter in the correct orientation? If the tank and gas are clean and fresh, remove the in line filter to see if the fuel starvation disappears. I always start with the simplest stuff...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By JohninVT
Not quite. Somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000...

Not quite. Somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000 miles though ;-)

Float level sounds like a good place to start. I'd also swap out the petcock(they're $15 on EBay) and put an inline filter under...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-10-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,481
Posted By JohninVT
Jim, you're the single biggest BMW fanboy on this...

Jim, you're the single biggest BMW fanboy on this forum and have been for years. The only person with an agenda is the guy selling maintenance DVDs and running tech days for BMW's who gets defensive...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-09-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,481
Posted By JohninVT
You realize that CR is a not for profit...

You realize that CR is a not for profit organization with over 7 million members, right? Do you honestly think they singled out BMW in order to inflate their magazine sales?
...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-09-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,481
Posted By JohninVT
That's patently false. On both fronts. You...

That's patently false. On both fronts.

You constantly defend BMW and that's fine. We all have preferences in bikes.

Consumer Reports is the most trusted consumer review publication in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5,002
Views: 1,360,559
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: 2,221
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: 2,221
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: 39
Views: 4,092
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: 36
Views: 5,441
Posted By JohninVT
Anyone bought a set of these?

Anyone bought a set of these?
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,687
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: 30
Views: 3,687
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: 75
Views: 6,550
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: 8,854
Views: 2,561,635
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: 5,002
Views: 1,360,559
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: 5,002
Views: 1,360,559
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: 543
Views: 113,764
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: 3,494
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: 3,494
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: 27
Views: 3,244
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: 3,494
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: 3,494
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: 5,002
Views: 1,360,559
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: 5,002
Views: 1,360,559
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: 3,494
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: 5,002
Views: 1,360,559
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: 5,002
Views: 1,360,559
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: 8,854
Views: 2,561,635
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: 2,798
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: 2,798
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: 2,640
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: 2,798
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...
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