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Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,573
Posted By Johnfrmcal
Yup what he said. No comparison. Don't even...

Yup what he said. No comparison. Don't even waste your time on the other stuff until you do the big bore. A pipe and sprocket set puts you close to the big bore cost. Just do the big...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10,964
Views: 2,337,893
Posted By Johnfrmcal
Well, actually it's more like a 56% increase in...

Well, actually it's more like a 56% increase in cost, not a 56% savings (the savings from the purchase price is 23/66) but I digress....

My point was, it's only $23 bucks. I'll buy the expediency...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10,964
Views: 2,337,893
Posted By Johnfrmcal
Talking Just saw this post. That's pretty resourceful...

Just saw this post. That's pretty resourceful and all, but you saved $23 bucks. For me personally I'd rather just sit here in my pajamas, drink my coffee, Paypal Bill the money and wait for the UPS...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By Johnfrmcal
We love motorcycles, but motorcycles suck. They...

We love motorcycles, but motorcycles suck. They suck because they are a bigger compromise than just about any other toy you can play with. There is no way around it, if you want to play in the dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 90,814
Posted By Johnfrmcal
My understanding is that the 250 tranny is the...

My understanding is that the 250 tranny is the same as the 300 tranny for the '06 and '07 models. .904:1 for 6th gear, the '09 models actually got a lower 6th gear, .952:1 so they will be even more...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 90,814
Posted By Johnfrmcal
Hmmm, hard to be positive about what you are...

Hmmm, hard to be positive about what you are saying, there are so many different things that one could classify as a "knock". But, I can tell you this, I have a 2007 KLX300R and a 2007 KLX250S,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-01-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,881
Views: 437,580
Posted By Johnfrmcal
It was. I don't think he was "feelin' it" on...

It was. I don't think he was "feelin' it" on Sunday, so he was a bit frustrated. I felt bad. I actually blew both easy splits. Greg bailed and rode back on his own. John followed me and was pissed. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-31-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4,881
Views: 437,580
Posted By Johnfrmcal
Cool vids Mark, nice meeting you guys. Julie is...

Cool vids Mark, nice meeting you guys. Julie is such a trooper, my GF would never ever attempt that stuff nor would she take crashing in such stride.

Funny how the slope of the hill climbs never...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10,964
Views: 2,337,893
Posted By Johnfrmcal
Thanks for the clarification TNC. But now this...

Thanks for the clarification TNC. But now this sucks 'cuz I have to buy both! The stock metal tank must go, that's just a given. I greatly prefer the look of the Clarke over the Acerbis, but the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,405
Views: 529,880
Posted By Johnfrmcal
What Flea Market ad???????

What Flea Market ad???????
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10,964
Views: 2,337,893
Posted By Johnfrmcal
Which gas tank?

I'm about to buy a bigger gas tank for my '07. After searching and reading all the tank related posts in this thread, here's what I've gathered:

The Clarke and the Acerbis will fit without mods...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10,964
Views: 2,337,893
Posted By Johnfrmcal
I must be deaf because I took the lid off mine...

I must be deaf because I took the lid off mine and I can't even hear what you guys are talking about...:dunno

Maybe it's because I put a pipe on at the same time. I hate the way these things...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10,964
Views: 2,337,893
Posted By Johnfrmcal
I think you'll need the pumper carb. That's what...

I think you'll need the pumper carb. That's what really gives you the low end hit, it made a much bigger difference than the exhaust on my 300. Pumper carb plus exhaust instantly gave my 300...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10,964
Views: 2,337,893
Posted By Johnfrmcal
Correct. Easy to find on Ebay. Super easy to...

Correct. Easy to find on Ebay. Super easy to mount, they use an extra long bolt setup so the bolt that holds the levers on the perches are the same bolts that mount the hand guards. They are...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10,964
Views: 2,337,893
Posted By Johnfrmcal
The Pair...

So, to conclude my little story, here is a pic to prove that I really do have a pair...:rofl

(And yet another fuzzy phone pic)
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I'll post more as the bikes progress.

And what's the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10,964
Views: 2,337,893
Posted By Johnfrmcal
My KLX's...

So then I started thinking that it would be nice to pick up a matching KLXS electric start version of my bike. I am enjoying my 300 so much that I decided I wanted an '06 or '07 so it would be as...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10,964
Views: 2,337,893
Posted By Johnfrmcal
My KLX's...

I figured it was time to contribute to this thread. I started out with a KLX300R. I was tired of my CRF450R, my motocross days are long since over and that hyper race bike just wasn't fun to ride...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10,964
Views: 2,337,893
Posted By Johnfrmcal
If it bothers you that much, try a steering...

If it bothers you that much, try a steering dampener before you switch bikes. Your friends who say their bigger bikes don't do it may be more experienced riders who don't even think about it or...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 57,364
Posted By Johnfrmcal
There is a dealer in Southern Cal offering Ebony...

There is a dealer in Southern Cal offering Ebony '09's for $2599. Even if they tack on a $199 filing fee and $300 prep fee (junk fees), you'd still be about $3500 OTD. I know this is the opposite...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-28-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,113
Posted By Johnfrmcal
Garmin's are great but Garmin documentation sucks...

Garmin's are great but Garmin documentation sucks out loud.

Yes you will need Mapsource and yes you will need to get your maps on your computer. Do what I did in the beginning...call Garmin. Yes...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-28-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4,881
Views: 437,580
Posted By Johnfrmcal
Question I got a 2007 plated KLX300R (came from the dealer...

I got a 2007 plated KLX300R (came from the dealer plated, have no idea how). It's brand new. I put a pipe and pumper carb on it and that really woke it up, it couldn't power wheelie without clutch...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-27-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4,881
Views: 437,580
Posted By Johnfrmcal
Definitely don't take it personally. I inquired...

Definitely don't take it personally. I inquired this year about trying some of his rides, and although he was very cordial with his reply, he definitely sent a message that said basically "you...
Forum: Beasts 07-30-2007, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 909,230
Posted By Johnfrmcal
Here's the trusty steed all loaded up two weeks...

Here's the trusty steed all loaded up two weeks ago for our 2-up ride, 1400 miles up the coast of California and she performed flawlessy as usual. The bike didn't do so bad either!:evil
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Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2007, 07:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,039
Posted By Johnfrmcal
Thanks for the pic Mendodave, is this my 15...

Thanks for the pic Mendodave, is this my 15 minutes of fame??:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2007, 09:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,039
Posted By Johnfrmcal
Yeah, I knew my pic would show up on some forum...

Yeah, I knew my pic would show up on some forum somewhere!:lol3
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,506
Posted By Johnfrmcal
What?

What?
Forum: Beasts 02-22-2007, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 909,230
Posted By Johnfrmcal
Just thought I'd throw a pic up from last weekend...

Just thought I'd throw a pic up from last weekend
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Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-10-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,568
Posted By Johnfrmcal
I understand what you are saying, just don't...

I understand what you are saying, just don't unlock the V8 disk once you receive it until after the V9 release date, that way you could still use the V7 version that you received and unlocked after...
Forum: Vendors 02-05-2007, 09:34 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 29,383
Posted By Johnfrmcal
It's on the maps page of Garmin.com, go to order...

It's on the maps page of Garmin.com, go to order the V.8 and it asks you for your code if you have one, if you don't have a code you pay, if you do have a code, you don't pay...you basically order...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,034
Posted By Johnfrmcal
I just bought a Canon SD630 yesterday. It wasn't...

I just bought a Canon SD630 yesterday. It wasn't cheap at $300 with a 2Gb card, but the thing that really sold me, besides being truly pocket-sized...it turns on instantaneously, takes the actual...
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2006, 10:09 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,302
Posted By Johnfrmcal
Wow Anna, that's hard core! Props to you!:clap

Wow Anna, that's hard core! Props to you!:clap
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2006, 11:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,843
Posted By Johnfrmcal
Here's mine, just bought it, '92 with about 15K...

Here's mine, just bought it, '92 with about 15K miles...I got sick and tired of looking for one of these in good condition so I gave up, I was one week away from plunking down for a brand new Wee...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2006, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 566,080
Posted By Johnfrmcal
I just spent this entire week reading this thread...

I just spent this entire week reading this thread after happening across it. I have been mesmerized by the story and the adventure. You have no idea how much I admire you both for embarking on this...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2006, 09:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,123
Posted By Johnfrmcal
It doesn't matter what the brochure print says. ...

It doesn't matter what the brochure print says.

How does it FEEL???????!!!!!!!!

That's the ONLY thing that matters. Unless of course you're bench-pressing them.:D
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2006, 09:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,438
Posted By Johnfrmcal
My point was not that a KLXR weighs the same as...

My point was not that a KLXR weighs the same as an XR650R, my point was that in terms of bike classes, the KLXR is similar to the XR650R rather than the XR650L. It is certainly loads lighter than...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2006, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 836,503
Posted By Johnfrmcal
My most recently finished (this is #2, a '96. #1...

My most recently finished (this is #2, a '96. #1 is a '94).

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Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2006, 04:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,438
Posted By Johnfrmcal
Maybe not the KLX650C, but the KLX650R performs...

Maybe not the KLX650C, but the KLX650R performs as well as an XR650R. You will need to have the suspension done if you want to leave terra firma, but the R model is very similar to the R model...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2006, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By Johnfrmcal
Last one 73568

Last one

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Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2006, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By Johnfrmcal
Another view 73567

Another view

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Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2006, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By Johnfrmcal
KLX650R Minimalist Approach

Here's one of my plated KLX650R's. Went with a minimalist approach, battery-less system, all the lights/blinker/horn stuff but far from "technically" legal. Not really a road bike but most of the...
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