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Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By kj7687
If your adventure riding is to comprise of 80 to...

If your adventure riding is to comprise of 80 to 90 percent highway riding, and you never plan on doing any serious off road riding, then sure. You've come from Honda dirt bikes; I'm sure you know...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 82,781
Posted By kj7687
Yes

It's nice to see that 77% of us believe in freedom of choice. My hat's off to you all, fellow Adventurers! Education>absolute control. I rarely lane split myself because I consider it to be less safe...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 9,111
Posted By kj7687
Bingo. It is much smarter to start off on a small...

Bingo. It is much smarter to start off on a small motorcycle, and not doing so undoubtedly does contribute to a lot of destroyed motorcycles, and serious injuries and fatalities.

That being said,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,595
Posted By kj7687
Well

I'm very annoyed that this forum won't count additions to quotes as characters in a new message...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,595
Posted By kj7687
CaseyJones: I do agree that normally, heating and...

CaseyJones: I do agree that normally, heating and cooling will cause added stress (mainly because of extra wear from cold-starts). However, my reasoning for giving the engine plenty of rests during...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,595
Posted By kj7687
Thanks for the great responses everyone. The...

Thanks for the great responses everyone. The no-bs facts (hard data) that many of you have provided have helped me come to a conclusion about how I'm going to do this in the future. Much appreciated!...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,595
Posted By kj7687
Yea that's kind of my issue with it; true race...

Yea that's kind of my issue with it; true race engines really aren't meant to go the distance, and they're not going to be concerned with a bit of oil burning either.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,595
Posted By kj7687
I do see your point, but for me, the problem is...

I do see your point, but for me, the problem is oil burning. I don't want my next new bike to burn oil. Unfortunately for me, there won't be any guarantee against that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,595
Posted By kj7687
There is pretty much a consensus on some aspects...

There is pretty much a consensus on some aspects of break in, that most agree upon:

*Don't run the engine hard while it's still cold
*Vary throttle position and RPM frequently
*Change the oil...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,595
Posted By kj7687
So, a person who cares about their investment and...

So, a person who cares about their investment and takes it seriously is a macho biker wannabe? Sound logic, Mick...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,595
Posted By kj7687
I rode my Honda Ruckus at 30 to 40 mph for five...

I rode my Honda Ruckus at 30 to 40 mph for five thousand miles! It's very doable :)

Wish I'd never sold it!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,595
Posted By kj7687
"Macho sounding"...? Really!? If you "don't...

"Macho sounding"...? Really!?

If you "don't give a hoot," why are you posting here? This thread is for people who do. No one demanded that you give your input. If you don't want to, by all means...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,595
Posted By kj7687
Nevermind. I'll be nice...

Nevermind. I'll be nice...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,595
Posted By kj7687
Yea this is a good point which I have considered...

Yea this is a good point which I have considered as well, myself. I have seen factory videos before (I think I might have seen one for Triumph, for example) showing them running the engines before...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,595
Posted By kj7687
If it meant less oil consumption, I couldn't care...

If it meant less oil consumption, I couldn't care less for a 5 percent (or whatever) power loss... Of course, Motoman claims lower (or no) oil consumption with his method, IIRC.






Also,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,614
Posted By kj7687
Small bike/ATGATT

For dirt bikes/dual sports: nothing bigger or more powerful than a 400 cc four stroke - preferably no bigger than 250 cc four stroke (avoid two stroke as a starter bike IMO).

For street bikes:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,595
Posted By kj7687
Frequent oil changes: I actually did do them at...

Frequent oil changes: I actually did do them at those intervals with my KLX big bore. And yes, I did see some particles in the first few changes, but not later. I want those out of my motor asap....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,595
Posted By kj7687
Your first paragraph: Do you remember if you did...

Your first paragraph: Do you remember if you did heat cycles - letting the engine reach operating temperature and then cool completely several times during the first couple hundred miles, without...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By kj7687
This actually may well be your battery. Batteries...

This actually may well be your battery. Batteries do funny things like this... If you have a multimeter, I'd test the battery. If not, buy a new battery; if that doesn't fix it, you can sell the new...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,595
Posted By kj7687
Well sure all motors burn oil, but some burn A...

Well sure all motors burn oil, but some burn A WHOLE LOT more than others. Between having to top off every 50 miles (POS TW), to not having to add any between a 3k mile oil change (Ninja 500). To me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,595
Posted By kj7687
Great info/good point, with regard to the...

Great info/good point, with regard to the different types of synthetic oil. As far as break in, I pretty much did it as you describe for my KLX big bore. It burned oil. It wasn't a ton, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,595
Posted By kj7687
Thanks. Good to know you've done factory break in...

Thanks. Good to know you've done factory break in and not had oil consumption. That is what I want to hear lol! I did that with my TW200, except that i was a supernoob at the time. I didn't really...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,595
Posted By kj7687
Yea, I've actually done quite a lot of research...

Yea, I've actually done quite a lot of research on this subject and read the Motoman stuff a few times. He does actually say to "open the throttle hard." He also mentions, "full throttle", and "hard...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,595
Posted By kj7687
Engine Break-in: By the book or harder method?

EDIT: See post number 89 (page 6) for my own personal conclusions/resolution.




I have one simple thing that is bothering me concerning engine break-in, and that is this quote: "I think that...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,441
Posted By kj7687
Awesome bike!

If this is a blog, consider me a follower lol!

If any of you didn't know, the PR5 and PR7 are both supposed to be 50 state street legal by 2017! Plated fully legal PR5, my god, that's kind of a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 9,494
Views: 1,411,535
Posted By kj7687
fixed

Well, it did fix the external oil leak (which is a problem in and of itself). I don't want to tear into the engine until the engine doesn't run, especially if it runs perfectly as it always has....
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9,494
Views: 1,411,535
Posted By kj7687
Thumb Suzuki DR200 oil leaking from cylinder weep hole - FIXED!

I think...LOL. I know that oil leaking from the little "weep hole" or whatever the hell it is, at the base of the front side of the cylinder on the DR 200 is a fairly common problem. My first repair...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,583
Posted By kj7687
Yep

I think there is a high probability that Kawasaki will indeed release a 300 cc, fuel injected KLX very soon. Then Honda will in turn release a CRF300L. Same as what happened with the little Ninjas...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,220
Posted By kj7687
Yea as others have said, I'd say there will be...

Yea as others have said, I'd say there will be absolutely no adverse effects of going 1 or 2 mm smaller. In a cooling system repair on a truck I owned, I effectively cut the inner diameter of one of...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,835
Posted By kj7687
Thanks!

Thanks very much for the detailed answers! I'll get them all in spec and get all the other maintenance done, and hopefully this damn thing will get me through college! If it doesn't, I will simply be...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,835
Posted By kj7687
I try not to worry so much but can't help it......

I try not to worry so much but can't help it... I'm already shelling out quite a bit of time and cash for a new gasket and all those shims :( Unless I can "trade" my shims for the ones I need (never...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,835
Posted By kj7687
Question Valve adjustment question! Please advise!

Firstly, this is a question pertaining primarily (though not entirely) to my recently-purchased 99 Toyota 4Runner, so I hope I'm not breaking any forum rules lol... If I am, please don't ban my...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-14-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 75,962
Posted By kj7687
haha

Yea, I've seen that one before :) Epic!
Forum: Trip Planning 07-06-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 75,962
Posted By kj7687
Thumb Ridiculous stupidity...in a good way.

I've always found it interesting when people decide to do things like this on the technically worst bikes possible for the job! I think for sure it adds something to the "adventure"! It's something...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 32,439
Views: 3,180,544
Posted By kj7687
Big Bear

Hey there Joel, been a long time since I've ridden with you (2011 Death Valley??); maybe I can catch you on one of those rides! If I can find the time lol. I assume you'll post it on this thread if...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12,325
Views: 2,716,082
Posted By kj7687
Yea that's pretty much why I ditched that Two...

Yea that's pretty much why I ditched that Two Brothers setup. On my ride home after purchasing the bike (80 miles), I was paranoid as hell and felt like I couldn't do anything when a cop was around...
Forum: Face plant 03-23-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 44,549
Posted By kj7687
Thumb Sorry to hear of your misfortune

Glad you're ok! I've ridden in some gnarly on-off crosswinds like you describe. It's like being in a race - requires all of your focus to make sure you're ready to adjust. I can totally see this...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12,325
Views: 2,716,082
Posted By kj7687
Q4

Yea the Q4 is the one exhaust that I would actually seriously consider for my KLX. I'm sure I would be happy with the performance, but again it comes down to not really being worth the money to me. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 56,284
Posted By kj7687
Cool2 Well for the record, I still do think the DRZ is...

Well for the record, I still do think the DRZ is an excellent choice -among the very best of the current dual sport options, IMO. I'd just like to see a couple more options in that category. I looked...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 56,284
Posted By kj7687
I was only being partially serious. I have also...

I was only being partially serious. I have also had a very poor ownership experience with Yamaha in the past. I suppose I could give them another chance some day...as I realize there is a lot more to...
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