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Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12,002
Views: 2,296,341
Posted By TheJRM
Tires aside... I have been following your...

Tires aside...

I have been following your trip/ride reports. AWESOME! Continued luck to the both of you as you make your way north. Last I checked, you were in S. America, I believe.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,406
Posted By TheJRM
Resurrecting an old thread - this guy has you all beat

http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/03/14/wxp-motorcycle-chase-shopping-mall.hln
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,758
Posted By TheJRM
Or why not just big bore it?

EPY: I know that you've put some money into your CRFL.

Consider the fact that your Race Tech suspension is a lot nicer than the stock WR suspension. I'm sure that you've put money into other...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12,002
Views: 2,296,341
Posted By TheJRM
Looks good!

Looks good!
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12,002
Views: 2,296,341
Posted By TheJRM
Can you post a pic? I've yet to install mine...

Can you post a pic? I've yet to install mine (black).

How long did the install take you?
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12,002
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Posted By TheJRM
Couldn't agree more. Well said my friend.

Couldn't agree more. Well said my friend.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12,002
Views: 2,296,341
Posted By TheJRM
Acerbis Tank/Punting This Thread

Bought one a few weeks ago but have not had a chance to install it yet. Snow is starting to melt up here in MA with 50+ degree temps heading our way next week. Might use this weekend to watch...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6,561
Views: 1,198,858
Posted By TheJRM
Thanks!!! I know that the rear NC700 sprocket...

Thanks!!! I know that the rear NC700 sprocket works with the X, so I'll give the front sprocket a go too (short $ even if it won't).

Thanks again!:clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6,561
Views: 1,198,858
Posted By TheJRM
Sprockets?

I'm in the midst of taking care of a bunch of bike mods since we're buried under 6+ feet of snow up here in the Northeast.

The CB500X is my daily commuter. I'd like to change the gearing up a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By TheJRM
It really is slim pickings, isn't it?!?! In...

It really is slim pickings, isn't it?!?!

In the end, perhaps it'll just have to be a KTM for true off road work and stay safe (and legal) with the CB500x on road.

Jumping off curbs, riding...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By TheJRM
I hear you man. I suppose I should have...

I hear you man. I suppose I should have clarified that I'm looking to keep the CRF in pristine shape for regional touring and mini-adv type rides. It's a relatively heavy 250 to start, and only...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By TheJRM
Most Reliable, Low Maintenance Bike for SM/DS Use

So the sickness is in full effect these days. After being away from motorcycles for the past 15 years (was busy racing as a triathlete), I got back into riding 5 years ago and have loved everything...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By TheJRM
Spoke with Acerbis over the phone. They are well...

Spoke with Acerbis over the phone. They are well aware of the issue and have no plans to address it. Rep stated that the made it that way to allow for enough slack in the fuel line. Said to zip...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By TheJRM
CRF250L Acerbis Gas Tank ?

Anyone here mount one on their CRF250L?

I love the idea of the extra range that the tank will provide, and $209 STYD is very doable for me. Great time to do the mod too since we're now up to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12,002
Views: 2,296,341
Posted By TheJRM
I keep hearing that. Probably will pass as a...

I keep hearing that. Probably will pass as a result. I don't want the extra noise! Wish there was a way to find that final bit of power without raising the DBs!
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12,002
Views: 2,296,341
Posted By TheJRM
Hey Gnath, We've gone back and forth on TT...

Hey Gnath,

We've gone back and forth on TT about our beloved CRF250L.

What's your take on the FMF full exhaust? Have you noticed much of a power increase since it's install or is the gain only...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12,002
Views: 2,296,341
Posted By TheJRM
Now that being said...

The OCD side of me still thinks...

Maybe I should sell my CB500X, buy a left over WR, have fun modding it over the course of the next year and then be able to truly, unbiasedly, decide which bike...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12,002
Views: 2,296,341
Posted By TheJRM
My first impressions when driving my CRF250L off...

My first impressions when driving my CRF250L off the dealer's lot back at the end of November: Gearing was too tall, and power was lower than I had hoped.

I was able to finagle a nice year end...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,246
Posted By TheJRM
Update

Boots showed up today. Smooth transaction with Motostorm from Italy! Price for the boots was $234, including shipping.

I knew that I was rolling the dice ordering from overseas, but that bet...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 188
Posted By TheJRM
CRF250L Gold Valve Installation ?

The short of it: I installed the Race Tech GS-3 shock yesterday. Piece of cake. I have the spring and gold valve kit. Instructions make no mention of drilling a bleed hole , but the...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,246
Posted By TheJRM
I checked Forma USA's website and went with their...

I checked Forma USA's website and went with their recommendation (foot length 15 - 20mm less than internal foot bed).

My longest foot only measures 258 mm, so I went with the size 42 which has a...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,246
Posted By TheJRM
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,246
Posted By TheJRM
Thanks man. How did your formas fit, length...

Thanks man. How did your formas fit, length wise, compared to your Asolos? I agree that Asolos run narrow. Just trying to figure out if I should go with the 42s (which I wear in Asolos and my...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,246
Posted By TheJRM
Forma Adventure Sizing Help! 42s or 43s?

About to pull the trigger on these boots. I've been drooling over them for too many weeks now and I can't hold out any longer :tb

I Have a nice set of boots for true off road work (see below),...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By TheJRM
Tariffs/Duties/Taxes if Ordering Through Motostorm?

The short of it: I'm drooling over a pair of Forma Adventure boots. $185 + $37 FedEx shipping through Motosport (Italy).

Anyone know what kind of additional fees I'd be looking at if I were to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,209
Posted By TheJRM
I have limited experience, obviously, but we do...

I have limited experience, obviously, but we do own a tw200 (used to own, and take tips on 2), and have also owned a dr650 in the past. All that I can say is that I can push the L pretty hard on the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,209
Posted By TheJRM
Correct! Looking forward to working on it this...

Correct! Looking forward to working on it this winter.
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,209
Posted By TheJRM
Thanks man. In the end, I think what I'm looking...

Thanks man. In the end, I think what I'm looking at is the following:

Just sold an old AR scope that's sitting in my safe for $200. I'll use that $ and purchase the RT front suspension kit.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,209
Posted By TheJRM
Thanks! Sorry for the ignorance here, but when...

Thanks! Sorry for the ignorance here, but when they say "non-rebuildable," does that mean you can't change the spring out if you so desire?
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,209
Posted By TheJRM
Great advice! The OCD side of me wants to make...

Great advice! The OCD side of me wants to make the bike perfect right out of the gates, but I agree fully that I need more ride, and wrench time to experiment and figure out what's right for me. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,209
Posted By TheJRM
Thanks fellas. As it stands, rear shock now...

Thanks fellas.

As it stands, rear shock now feels A LOT better after maxing the prload out. Front suspension is pretty squishy on the hard rock hits though, so perhaps addressing that first,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,209
Posted By TheJRM
Racetech rear shock (as pictured) + front springs...

Racetech rear shock (as pictured) + front springs and valve kit will run about $850 with discounts. Not bad, but... I bought this bike with the intention of using it as a 1 - 2 day, light load...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,209
Posted By TheJRM
Thanks man. Is there a simple way to check if it...

Thanks man. Is there a simple way to check if it might happen? When I compress the rear suspension, the coils do not make contact or come even close to doing so. There is very, very little preload...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,209
Posted By TheJRM
"Because you've just screwed up the spring collar...

"Because you've just screwed up the spring collar you really have no idea how much loaded sag you actually have. Chances are its inadequate and the rear suspension will 'top out' excessively."
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,209
Posted By TheJRM
Thanks. I'll check sag today. At stock preload...

Thanks. I'll check sag today. At stock preload setting, the rear suspension collapses quite a bit under it's own weight (as in inches, not mm!), and even more so when I climb on. That being said,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,209
Posted By TheJRM
Thanks everyone. Happy New Year!

Thanks everyone. Happy New Year!
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,209
Posted By TheJRM
I maxed the preload out (cranked the rings all...

I maxed the preload out (cranked the rings all the way down). Bike sits higher now, with me on it, and handled the rocks, ruts and roots A LOT better on tonight's quick ride.

Before I made this...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,209
Posted By TheJRM
Thanks for the explanation! The bike feels so...

Thanks for the explanation! The bike feels so much more planted with the preload maxed out. Kind of scary, given I only weigh 165lbs. :eek1

I feel bad for the bigger guys who buy this bike. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,209
Posted By TheJRM
Maxing Out Rear Shock Preload

I recently picked up a CRF250l. Rear suspension in particular is WAY too soft for even moderate double track riding; totally doable, but not an overly pleasant experience.

I've been...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By TheJRM
I suppose it might be worth it. I bought this...

I suppose it might be worth it. I bought this bike to compliment my CB500X, which sees road duty only (it's a road bike, afterall!).

The L is going to be used for everything from local, stealth...
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