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Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10,699
Views: 2,026,770
Posted By TheJRM
I think you're right. I own the CB500x and LOVE...

I think you're right. I own the CB500x and LOVE It for what it is: A street bike dressed up in "ADV" clothing that gives me everything I need for my daily commuting, road and LIGHT dirt road...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,147
Posted By TheJRM
Loved it!

AWESOME RR man! Very inspirational and I absolutely loved the pictures. I've always wanted to venture out to that part of the country and dream of doing it on 2 wheels.

Big props to you for...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10,699
Views: 2,026,770
Posted By TheJRM
Deposit Down!

My local dealer, who I purchased my CB500x from last summer, came back with an offer of $4884 + tax OTD. They've been great to me, and are only 15 min. away so... I jumped on it.

Deposit down. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 10,699
Views: 2,026,770
Posted By TheJRM
Ha! I'd be happy with a price match given the...

Ha! I'd be happy with a price match given the savings. We'll see what transpires...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10,699
Views: 2,026,770
Posted By TheJRM
My primary reason for purchasing this bike as...

My primary reason for purchasing this bike as well.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10,699
Views: 2,026,770
Posted By TheJRM
You guys aren't making this any easier :lol3 ...

You guys aren't making this any easier :lol3

So here's the deal:

$4,784 OTD before taxes is 3 hours from me.
$4,849 OTD before taxes is 2 hours from me.

(both dealers have 3 CRF250Ls in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10,699
Views: 2,026,770
Posted By TheJRM
Oh man... dealership said they can do $4,784...

Oh man... dealership said they can do $4,784 (bike, doc fees, freight, etc.), before taxes. In MA, I'm looking at 6.25% and then another $60 or so to register and plate it.

All said and done, I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10,699
Views: 2,026,770
Posted By TheJRM
I might be joining this club effective tomorrow. ...

I might be joining this club effective tomorrow. Put an offer in for a brand new 2014. Told the dealership that if they can do $4,750 OTD, I'll roll. They are seriously considering my offer and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,891
Posted By TheJRM
Should have known better than to ask for feedback...

Should have known better than to ask for feedback on this site; now I'm all geeked up and ready to pull the trigger!

I might be able to snag a brand new 2014 for $4,750 OTD. Dealer is seriously...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,891
Posted By TheJRM
Looks AWESOME! Wish it were Spring and I had...

Looks AWESOME! Wish it were Spring and I had $4k+ to burn right now! ;)
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,891
Posted By TheJRM
Sorry man. What kind of shape is your bike...

Sorry man.

What kind of shape is your bike in? How many miles?
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,891
Posted By TheJRM
Awesome insight! And, JettPilot: I really...

Awesome insight!

And, JettPilot: I really appreciate your insight on the Cycle Racks rear rack. To be honest, it IS pretty big, and I wasn't really looking forward to mounting such a huge rack...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,891
Posted By TheJRM
Based on everything I've been reading, sounds...

Based on everything I've been reading, sounds like you summed it up perfectly!

As much as I love the thought of being able to rip off road, that's simply not happening for me. There's nothing...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,891
Posted By TheJRM
Thanks everyone! Yes: I concur that bigger...

Thanks everyone!

Yes: I concur that bigger is not always better. I LOVE the TW for it's low CG, agility and ability to ride ANYTHING. I'm looking for a like minded dual sport bike that's simply...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,891
Posted By TheJRM
Good to know! I think it's going to work for me....

Good to know! I think it's going to work for me.

I weigh 165#. Resprocketed the tw and, as long as I have a flat road with no head wind, I can easily hit 70 mph in a semi tuck. Wife pulls away...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,891
Posted By TheJRM
Great feedback! I've looked at the WR, but given...

Great feedback! I've looked at the WR, but given the fact that I really have no interest in serious trail riding (and no ability to do so - we don't have any (legal) trails to ride around here), the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,891
Posted By TheJRM
How do you feel it handles (in stock form) on...

How do you feel it handles (in stock form) on fire roads, double track, etc? I could see this bike being used for very easy single track riding, but nothing more than that. Looking to use this as a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,891
Posted By TheJRM
I used to own a DR650 before purchasing the...

I used to own a DR650 before purchasing the CB500X in July of 2013. I ended up trying to convert the DR into a street bike (daily commuter), but wasn't happy with the end product, hence it's sale. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,891
Posted By TheJRM
Is the CRF250l Right For Me?

So here's the deal: I currently own a CB500x. I love the bike and commute on it daily. I've slowly been outfitting it as a commuter/day tripper; tall screen, center stand, bags. Plan on...
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,152
Posted By TheJRM
Had one. Sold it. MUCH prefer the CB500x on the...

Had one. Sold it. MUCH prefer the CB500x on the street and for general every day riding. I have no doubt that the DR is the better bike as far as Dual Sport riding is concerned - even if you were...
Forum: Vendors 10-30-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 28,492
Posted By TheJRM
p.s. Read the following if you have a moment. ...

p.s. Read the following if you have a moment. Speaks volumes about the benefits of riding a smaller/lighter/lower machine for the type of ADV riding that 99% of people actually do. Also note the...
Forum: Vendors 10-30-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 28,492
Posted By TheJRM
I'm very, very excited to see where this all...

I'm very, very excited to see where this all goes. I posted the following on a thread I started about the possible upcoming unveiling of the new Honda Africa Twin. In all honesty, I don't want or...
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,152
Posted By TheJRM
I have been doing just that! Might have to make...

I have been doing just that! Might have to make those upgrades on my X if (sadly) no one can produce a product that meets the specs I'm looking for in a proper mid weight ADV touring machine!
...
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,152
Posted By TheJRM
Well, the internet rumors all speculated that the...

Well, the internet rumors all speculated that the new AT would weigh in close to 400 lbs. Not sure how that's possible with a 1000 CC bike, but we'll see.

I agree with you though: I WISH there...
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,152
Posted By TheJRM
"Hater's Gonna Hate" :rolleyes I'm calling...

"Hater's Gonna Hate" :rolleyes

I'm calling it - the new Honda Africa Twin is real and will be unveiled in 1 week's time.

And, based on my experiences with Honda to date, I would have no...
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,152
Posted By TheJRM
"Honda will also have its new 1000cc, parallel...

"Honda will also have its new 1000cc, parallel twin powered Africa Twin adventure bike on display"

Crying wolf? Did you read the aforementioned line in that press release?
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,152
Posted By TheJRM
2015 Africa Twin ADV 1000 to be Unveiled at EICMA!

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/honda-rcv-road-bike-coming-to-milan-show/25797.html

Can't wait to see what it'll look like! :clap

I absolutely love my CB500X, so I have high...
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5,212
Views: 984,279
Posted By TheJRM
Math. 60 (+/-2) mpg at EVERY fill up to date. ...

Math. 60 (+/-2) mpg at EVERY fill up to date. Display is constantly 10 - 12 mpg lower than what I'm actually getting.
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5,212
Views: 984,279
Posted By TheJRM
I LOVE This Bike

Have spent over 3 months on the X now and have LOVED every minute of it, save when the rocker arm plug worked it's way out around mile 140! :eek1

Honda stepped up and took care of that issue the...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5,212
Views: 984,279
Posted By TheJRM
Like I said, to each his own. No one can...

Like I said, to each his own.

No one can keep the 500x, especially the ABS version, in stock here in the US. Not the case with the 700x (plenty of those on the floor).

Glad you like your 700x...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5,212
Views: 984,279
Posted By TheJRM
All good, as long as you don't mind the extra...

All good, as long as you don't mind the extra "heft" of the 700. I most certainly did/do. The 700 is a much bigger bike. I love how easy the X is to handle, whether that be while pushing it in and...
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5,212
Views: 984,279
Posted By TheJRM
Ride #2 Thoughts

After babying the X on my 55 mile, round-about ride home from the dealer on Thursday, I opted to employ a bit of the "MotoMan" method of engine break in on yesterday's ride. I spent 90% of my 65 mile...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5,212
Views: 984,279
Posted By TheJRM
Man, that's great to hear. I'm waiting for...

Man, that's great to hear.

I'm waiting for mine to show. Should be here tomorrow and built up by Thursday. I took the plunge and put a $500 deposit down on this bike back in May without ever...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5,212
Views: 984,279
Posted By TheJRM
Picking Mine Up on Wednesday

The long wait is finally over for me: My ABS equipped X will be here on Tuesday and I'll be riding it off the lot the following day.

After 1 year of mixed back road/highway commuting on my...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5,212
Views: 984,279
Posted By TheJRM
I'm a little worried after reading this...

This was posted on another forum. Now I'm *a little* worried about whether I made the right call by handing over a down payment for a bike unseen (I saw the R and F versions in person, and they...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5,212
Views: 984,279
Posted By TheJRM
Agreed! My little T-Dub is a prime example!

Agreed! My little T-Dub is a prime example!
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5,212
Views: 984,279
Posted By TheJRM
You can still use leaves instead of toilet paper...

You can still use leaves instead of toilet paper too; They'll do the job, but "leave" a little something to be desired, of course.:kat
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5,212
Views: 984,279
Posted By TheJRM
Ding! Ding! Ding! Correct answer. I plan...

Ding! Ding! Ding! Correct answer.

I plan on using this bike to commute to/from work each morning, while running the gauntlet of fat, middle aged women in their SUVs who swerve from lane to lane...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5,212
Views: 984,279
Posted By TheJRM
The wait is killing me!

Well, at least it's been raining on-and-off for the past 5 or 6 days, because the wait is killing me!

Still waiting for my ABS equipped X to show. Seems like they're showing up out in CA, the...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,144
Posted By TheJRM
For what it's worth... I've embraced the "more is...

For what it's worth... I've embraced the "more is less" concept for the very reasons you have come to dislike your V-Strom.

My wife and I ride TW200s. I commute on that bike daily (highway and...
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