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Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 38,380
Posted By Big_John
I went to install a new counter shaft sprocket,...

I went to install a new counter shaft sprocket, and noticed that the counter shaft seal was bleeding oil. Ordered about $100 worth of parts off of Bike Bandit, which are supposed to arrive on Monday...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-06-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,563
Posted By Big_John
She's leaking big again....guess I will pull and...

She's leaking big again....guess I will pull and clean....but might be time for a new ORing.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 31,797
Posted By Big_John
Just snagged a 1999 TTR250 for the wife and a...

Just snagged a 1999 TTR250 for the wife and a second bike for friends and by brother, when he can come to Colorado. This bike is mint.....less than 500 miles and showroom beautiful.

Anyway, am...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 38,380
Posted By Big_John
Alright....I am the next one in line. I am...

Alright....I am the next one in line. I am dual-sporting my 'new to me' 2003 450EXC.

Challenge #1. Gas Tank. The 2003 has the dual header, and thereby....only a few tanks as an option. I...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-27-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By Big_John
This event is being rescheduled.....stay tuned...

This event is being rescheduled.....stay tuned for dates....




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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-27-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 15,368
Posted By Big_John
Mac and Modette will pass this on to...

Mac and Modette will pass this on to everyone....but make sure you stick with tradition......

1. Bring your own camp chair
2. Bring a metal fork and knife
3. With the exception of Coffee in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-27-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 15,368
Posted By Big_John
Gang, I have signed up to lead three...

Gang,

I have signed up to lead three rides.

Any ride I lead is a total team effort. We intend to get everyone through the route, even with bike-spots, etc. You will be challenged and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-27-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 15,368
Posted By Big_John
Some pics of the area..... ...

Some pics of the area.....


http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h255/Wildernesshunter/IMG_0829_zpsbmvbbwk8.jpg...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-27-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 15,368
Posted By Big_John
Last year, the end of March, the wife and I...

Last year, the end of March, the wife and I headed out to Moab and camped at Pack Creek. They have such a great atmosphere and a group of 'full-timers' that we got to know around the campfires each...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-03-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By Big_John
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h255/Wildernessh...

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h255/Wildernesshunter/350782068_p1000401.jpg (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/Wildernesshunter/media/350782068_p1000401.jpg.html)
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-03-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By Big_John
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h255/Wildernessh...

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h255/Wildernesshunter/IMG_3339.jpg (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/Wildernesshunter/media/IMG_3339.jpg.html)
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-03-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By Big_John
There is country that offers as tough a riding as...

There is country that offers as tough a riding as you would want.....or riding that is gentle and easy.


http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h255/Wildernesshunter/DSCF0302_zpse9e140cd.jpg...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-03-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 15,368
Posted By Big_John
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h255/Wildernessh...

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h255/Wildernesshunter/P1030029.jpg (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/Wildernesshunter/media/P1030029.jpg.html)
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-03-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 15,368
Posted By Big_John
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h255/Wildernessh...

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h255/Wildernesshunter/P1030104.jpg (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/Wildernesshunter/media/P1030104.jpg.html)
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-03-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 15,368
Posted By Big_John
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h255/Wildernessh...

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h255/Wildernesshunter/DSCF1692.jpg (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/Wildernesshunter/media/DSCF1692.jpg.html)
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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-03-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By Big_John
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h255/Wildernessh...

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h255/Wildernesshunter/Phone11-10-2014324_zpsa5c1bdd3.jpg (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/Wildernesshunter/media/Phone11-10-2014324_zpsa5c1bdd3.jpg.html)
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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-03-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By Big_John
2015 GraceADV Big Bend Camp Meeting - Nov 12-15

YES....we are returning to the Big Bend area and all the awesome riding the area has to offer!!!!

Hit the website for more information. By the way, we are still providing four meals at every...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-03-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By Big_John
2015 GraceADV Colorado Mountain Camp Meeting - Sept 3-7

Likely the base camp is in the vicinity of Lake City, CO. This is high mountain adventure riding at its best.


Hit the website for more information. By the way, we are still providing four...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-03-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By Big_John
2015 GraceADV Texas Hill Country Camp Meeting - May 22-25

Come Join GraceADV for their 2nd year of Adventure Motorcycle Events!!!!

The first of the year is in the Hill Country of Texas, just west of San Antonio. With the exception of Big Bend, this is...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-02-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By Big_John
GraceADV 2015 Events - Come Join Us

Come join us!

http://www.gracemotoadv.com (http://www.gracemotoadv.com)

Our rundown for 2015 is as follows......

April 16-19 RMAR Rendezvous in Moab, UT

May 22-25 ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-02-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Posted By Big_John
GraceADV 2015 Events

Come join us!

http://www.gracemotoadv.com (http://www.gracemotoadv.com)

Our rundown for 2015 is as follows......

April 16-19 RMAR Rendezvous in Moab, UT

May 22-25 ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By Big_John
looking for an'03 - '04.....as they have the...

looking for an'03 - '04.....as they have the highest seat height.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-28-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,103
Posted By Big_John
http://www.cs.trinity.edu/~jhowland/1190-ex-1.jpg[...

http://www.cs.trinity.edu/~jhowland/1190-ex-1.jpg[/QUOTE]

That high fender is 'sick'. Only way to go.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-28-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 15,368
Posted By Big_John
ADVRiders...this is all about, the RIGHT THING. ...

ADVRiders...this is all about, the RIGHT THING. Freakin awesome riding and all for a good cause.

Come on out, boys!!!!

Oh...did I mention....a Rib-eye Steak Dinner...and more feasts.....and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-14-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,103
Posted By Big_John
Once the bike was back at camp, the owner...

Once the bike was back at camp, the owner detailed cleaned the bike. He removed the actuator and checked it. No difference.

It feels like the clutch is permanently engaged regardless of gear,...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-14-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,103
Posted By Big_John
My 950 has nearly 45,000 miles on her and the...

My 950 has nearly 45,000 miles on her and the only issue was a wire jiggled loose from an actuator....causing the starter not to work. A couple of push starts to get home and about 2 hours tracing...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By Big_John
I have owned an XRR....and it is an awesome...

I have owned an XRR....and it is an awesome bike.....completely awesome....but doesn't have a button.

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h255/Wildernesshunter/DSC08221.jpg...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-11-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,103
Posted By Big_John
1190 R...the Weak Link....

Unfortunately, the 1190 R was that bike that went down first in the ride in Big Bend, Texas..... Seems the clutch went 'kapoop' with only 7k on the odometer.
...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-11-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 481
Posted By Big_John
Big Bend - Terlingua

Give us a "like" on Facebook....to see the rest of the pics.....

GraceADV FaceBook Page - Click HERE (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grace-Moto-ADV/417016078444239)
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By Big_John
Yes....awesome bike....but the only one for sale...

Yes....awesome bike....but the only one for sale in my area is nearly $10k. Need to be under $4k.

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcd/4709844836.html
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By Big_John
Trail Bike for Tall Rider - 6'4"

Gang....I am looking and as you know, fall/winter is the time to buy. I am looking for a dual-sport, light trail bike with the power to push around my 250lb flesh.

I am a Yamaha fan and based on...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-01-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,542
Posted By Big_John
We are a week away and I hear from locals that...

We are a week away and I hear from locals that the recent rains are going to show a phenomenal desert. We will ride the national park one day and the state park the next. It will be a blast..... ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 384,921
Posted By Big_John
By the way....my Bill Meyer seat is worth every...

By the way....my Bill Meyer seat is worth every penny!!!!!


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Forum: Vendors 10-09-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 46,684
Posted By Big_John
I talked with Terry and they are working on their...

I talked with Terry and they are working on their packaging. Quart bottles and 12 qt/case shipping is still available.





TRUE....but quart cases are still available.....
Forum: Vendors 10-09-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 46,684
Posted By Big_John
This oil is a lot better than 3k, but if you want...

This oil is a lot better than 3k, but if you want to test....get after it. Yes, shared sump applications are pretty hard on oil, but this stuff holds its TBN for a while!!!!

I was an official...
Forum: Vendors 10-09-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 46,684
Posted By Big_John
Bern is local to me and he has left the...

Bern is local to me and he has left the building.... He loves the oil and will continue to use it, but it just isn't profitable for him when purchasers are wanting refunds for leaky bottles. When a...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-09-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,542
Posted By Big_John
Had a few more register and sign up this...

Had a few more register and sign up this week..... Tell you boys and gals.... this is the place to be the first of November as the snow is hitting the Rocky Mountains!!!!



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Forum: Vendors 10-09-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 46,684
Posted By Big_John
Very pleased with the 10w40 in my BMW RT and the...

Very pleased with the 10w40 in my BMW RT and the 15w50 in my KTM


Haven't had this smooth an oil in either of these two bikes, period.



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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-09-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 15,368
Posted By Big_John
Giddy up.....I recognize a couple of those boys. ...

Giddy up.....I recognize a couple of those boys. There is such great riding out there.

Come on bunch.....



STEP UP
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-03-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 15,368
Posted By Big_John
Gang, I am shopping for another Yammy. I was a...

Gang, I am shopping for another Yammy. I was a fool to let this one go. I really miss this bike. So I will probably lead a Big Bike ride one day on the 950 Adventure S around White Rim..... And...
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