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Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
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: 740
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: 1,399
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: 1,399
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: 1,399
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: 461
Views: 64,914
Posted By kj7687
haha

Yea, I've seen that one before :) Epic!
Forum: Trip Planning 07-06-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 64,914
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: 31,429
Views: 2,952,026
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: 11,226
Views: 2,385,959
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: 42,213
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: 11,226
Views: 2,385,959
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: 523
Views: 47,240
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: 523
Views: 47,240
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...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11,226
Views: 2,385,959
Posted By kj7687
Quiet

PERSONALLY, I sort of like a loud bike. But I don't really because it can call unnecessary attention to me while riding, like police attention or private-property-owners' attention, both of which I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11,226
Views: 2,385,959
Posted By kj7687
Thanks!

Thanks Lutz and all the others who've responded to my inquiry. Based on the information I have garnered from your comments, I will take the route of lowest (no...) risk - go with 91 whenever possible...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11,226
Views: 2,385,959
Posted By kj7687
Cool2 LMAO, that show is awesome! If you're like me, it...

LMAO, that show is awesome! If you're like me, it isn't possible for you to read something without noticing all of the spelling and grammatical errors. It is funny to find those errors on the web...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11,226
Views: 2,385,959
Posted By kj7687
Question Airbox Lid gasket

Does anyone have a gasket in excellent condition for the stock KLX 250S airbox lid? If so, I will buy it from you (for a reasonable price, of course).
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11,226
Views: 2,385,959
Posted By kj7687
Question KLX 250S Bill Blue 331 fuel octane questions!

I am in the process of building a KLX 331. I will be running a dynojet stage 2 jet kit with a DJ124 main jet, a Keihin 38 pilot jet, an NGK Iridium IX CR8EIX spark plug, and the air box snorkel...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 47,240
Posted By kj7687
Honestly this is one of the reasons that to me,...

Honestly this is one of the reasons that to me, Yamaha has always been lower on the totem-pole among the Japanese manufacturers. I can't get over the fact that these are the same people making pianos...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 47,240
Posted By kj7687
I understand the points you're trying to make,...

I understand the points you're trying to make, and I can agree with some of what you're saying. But I think you might not be fully understanding what a lot of us actually want. Everyone wants...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 47,240
Posted By kj7687
Laugh The DR200 kind of is a badass, actually.

Hey now, if you knew even a fraction of the shit I've ridden in the 19k miles on my 1997 DR200...lol. It might not have any power but god damn that thing NEVER fucking breaks down, NEVER has any...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 47,240
Posted By kj7687
"Simply put, KTMs are much lighter, are seriously...

"Simply put, KTMs are much lighter, are seriously over-engineered, put out almost double the HP, are just as reliable as similar Japanese bikes (ie 640 vs DR650, 450EXC vs DRZ400, etc) with similar...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 47,240
Posted By kj7687
POS Kymko motor in that thing. LOOKS really nice...

POS Kymko motor in that thing. LOOKS really nice but even more maintenance less reliability than KTM. Don't get me wrong, KTM are great, fun dirt bikes, and yes, Japanese bikes DO have their...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 47,240
Posted By kj7687
Yea...

I pretty much agree wholeheartedly with what this guy said on the subject. I would have done exactly the same thing. I even found a perfect example as he describes it, and had the money. But, alas,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8,795
Views: 1,204,691
Posted By kj7687
Thanks for the response. I'm going to spend a...

Thanks for the response. I'm going to spend a little more time looking into a definite answer on this one. If I can't find one, I think I will plug it. I mean I really can't imagine any reason why...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8,795
Views: 1,204,691
Posted By kj7687
Anything new on this oil leak from that little hole?

I've got the same thing on my 97 with 17k miles on it. I too was wondering what the heck the hole is and if I can plug it. I read everything on this forum about it that was written after your post...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,093
Posted By kj7687
Strange

I haven't been able to find any reviews other than a couple on YouTube that appear to be for a non-street-legal European 310R, not the US 50 state legal dual sport. I'd really like to see a good...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,025
Posted By kj7687
Well said. Understand how much power your bike...

Well said. Understand how much power your bike has "in reserve" at any given speed, and ride accordingly. I've ridden thousands of highway miles on my 20 horsepower, 5 speed DR200. The WR250R has an...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8,795
Views: 1,204,691
Posted By kj7687
Engline life.

I really don't think an XT motor is going to last longer than a DR200 motor. There are reports on THIS very thread of 40k mile DR200's, and one even claiming 90k. I couldn't personally verify these...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8,795
Views: 1,204,691
Posted By kj7687
Thanks a bunch for the fast reply - much...

Thanks a bunch for the fast reply - much appreciated.
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8,795
Views: 1,204,691
Posted By kj7687
Rear shock

So I pulled the rear shock out of my 97 DR200 and the ball-joints/pivot points inside the shock mounts where the bolts go through seem like they are really worn. I hesitate to just stick the sock...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,514
Posted By kj7687
Nah

I, for one, would rather die than give up my DR200 for that grossly overpriced motor home on two wheels. Ok, maybe it's not THAT bad lol but it definitely would be pretty close to the bottom of my...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,750
Posted By kj7687
Indeed. IMO the DRZ400SM has to be one of the top...

Indeed. IMO the DRZ400SM has to be one of the top five most fun commuters (provided that there's not much highway in the mix). Sure something like the SXV is going to be slightly more fun, but a bike...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,750
Posted By kj7687
Ninja 500

I've only just turned over five thousand miles on my 2007 Ninja 500 so far (bought it used with 3k miles, for three grand). Thus far it has been great. Nice, smooth power delivery, with an...
Forum: Regional forums 01-09-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 59,608
Posted By kj7687
Moto Journalist

I'm actually planning on a career as a moto journalist. Unfortunately for me, at this point in my life, I couldn't even dream about the money and time commitments required to even pull off a ride...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-05-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,118
Posted By kj7687
Good times

I was pretty impressed with Elliot's natural riding ability. Apparently he had only ridden a dirt bike once or twice before, ever! With a few tips/suggestions from Airon and I, he kept up with us and...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-05-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,118
Posted By kj7687
Thanks for the kind words Joel. I look forward to...

Thanks for the kind words Joel. I look forward to signing up for another of your rides some time in the future.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-05-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,118
Posted By kj7687
Thankfully my broken sub frame actually didn't...

Thankfully my broken sub frame actually didn't interfere with our ride too much on Tuesday. We were toward the end of our loop, back on the same single track we had come in on (Jawbone), when I heard...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-05-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,118
Posted By kj7687
Wicked Thanks!

Thanks for organizing this ride Catfish. Much fun was had; this little excursion was a nice diversion from the everyday working class grind. I look forward to more of the same (minus broken sub...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-25-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,118
Posted By kj7687
rides

Damn it I hope there are some people up there Monday that want to do some riding! Because I'm leaving early as hell tomorrow morning. I plan on being up there by 8:30... I guess I'll just have to...
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