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Old 04-21-2013, 09:44 PM   #6346
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The picnic table did have a roof, which at the time seemed good enough, and it was free. I was so close to falling asleep on the bike it didn't matter and I had earplugs, but do tell. I will be doing a repeat in September.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:29 PM   #6347
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anyone know where the yellow single kill switch wire runs to? I have found a wiring diagram but I cant see where the wire actually runs to. I dug this out of my parents back yard and am trying to get er going again after 15 years of sitting.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:43 AM   #6348
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Just wanted to say thanks for this thread, it gave me the idea that I could ride my KLX250 2000+ miles, all for a long weekend of post winter warm weather in Folly Beach, South Carolina...

...Next up is Chicago! Got to go see the girl! Just the motivation I need to try for the Iron Butt Saddlesore. I know the bike can do it, but not sure I can. Came very close on this trip, 900 miles in 24 hrs, but I slept and I didn't have a try for an IB planned. We'll see....
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:31 PM   #6349
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Damn - sleeping under a picnic table - now THAT'S minimalist!
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:44 PM   #6350
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So here's the CRF250L on day 1. I have about 400 miles on it and I have to say I think it's a keeper. I can't imagine needing any more cc's than this for bopping around. The DR200 was great but a bit anemic for me, and this has just enough oomph to keep me happy. I rode my VFR800 today on mostly secondary roads and it seemed like such overkill. Plus there were some crappy potholed tertiary roads I passed by because the VFR suspension isn't made for that. If only Honda would introduce a revised Transalp, I think I would be very happy.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:48 PM   #6351
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Damn - sleeping under a picnic table - now THAT'S minimalist!
I sleep on them all the time. Keeps you off the ground, are free to use, and often found behind churches were they rarely ask you to leave if discovered.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:12 PM   #6352
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So here's the CRF250L on day 1. I have about 400 miles on it and I have to say I think it's a keeper. I can't imagine needing any more cc's than this for bopping around. The DR200 was great but a bit anemic for me, and this has just enough oomph to keep me happy. I rode my VFR800 today on mostly secondary roads and it seemed like such overkill. Plus there were some crappy potholed tertiary roads I passed by because the VFR suspension isn't made for that. If only Honda would introduce a revised Transalp, I think I would be very happy.
Nice,keep us updated,1 day and 400 miles!No battery tenders for you!
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:53 PM   #6353
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Simple, but effective throttle lock is a 175 cable tie (zip tie) placed around the grip, snugged up and shortened so it rests against the brake lever. Rotate it forward against the brake at your desired speed; snug it up if it doesnt hold; use a small pointed knife to release the catch if you get too tight or want to remove it for off road. Rotating the throttle off releases it.
Is this a pretty thick zip tie? I can't see regular ones holding.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:51 PM   #6354
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Is this a pretty thick zip tie? I can't see regular ones holding.
Yes, it needs to be 120-175 lb - zip ties are rated by lbs - most are 50 or under and lower ratings will not hold. I went to 175 to make sure it had enough strength. Harbor Freight sells some white ones rated at 175lbs, but I found them brittle in cold weather(non MC application). I bought mine at Fastenal: $16 for 25 iirc. Gave a bunch away.

Got the idea off a sport bike forum: just google "zip tie throttle lock".
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:31 PM   #6355
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Very cool. I've been thinking of getting something for my XT to hold the throttle briefly.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:00 AM   #6356
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Ya I googled it and found a vid on a Triumph site that cleared up any questions,good idea thanks,I use a cramp buster and its good but something as simple as this zip tie deal is perfect for long freeway jammin and its so easy to disengage.Sometimes when someone post a good simple idea it's hard to grasp,this will be added to the bike today.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:38 AM   #6357
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Ya I googled it and found a vid on a Triumph site that cleared up any questions,good idea thanks,I use a cramp buster and its good but something as simple as this zip tie deal is perfect for long freeway jammin and its so easy to disengage.Sometimes when someone post a good simple idea it's hard to grasp,this will be added to the bike today.
Gonna put Throttlemeister out of business.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:14 PM   #6358
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Nice,keep us updated,1 day and 400 miles!No battery tenders for you!
Oh no, that was 80 days first day, 50 or 60 second.....
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:52 PM   #6359
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Yes, it needs to be 120-175 lb - zip ties are rated by lbs - most are 50 or under and lower ratings will not hold. I went to 175 to make sure it had enough strength. Harbor Freight sells some white ones rated at 175lbs, but I found them brittle in cold weather(non MC application). I bought mine at Fastenal: $16 for 25 iirc. Gave a bunch away.

Got the idea off a sport bike forum: just google "zip tie throttle lock".
On a bike with bar end weights, a thick o-ring, 1/8" or so, placed between the grip and the weight will hold the throttle in place. Keep it on the weight, then roll it off the weight into the groove when you need it.
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So here's the CRF250L on day 1. I have about 400 miles on it and I have to say I think it's a keeper. I can't imagine needing any more cc's than this for bopping around. The DR200 was great but a bit anemic for me, and this has just enough oomph to keep me happy. I rode my VFR800 today on mostly secondary roads and it seemed like such overkill. Plus there were some crappy potholed tertiary roads I passed by because the VFR suspension isn't made for that. If only Honda would introduce a revised Transalp, I think I would be very happy.
Transalps are still available in Europe. I owned a few 89's and 90's, they were great bikes. I would sell a few of the bike I presently own if I could buy a new TA.
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