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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:42 PM
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Posted By RZRob
I'm in excuse mode. Now I'm on my lunch break. ...

I'm in excuse mode. Now I'm on my lunch break.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:36 AM
Replies: 82,650
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Posted By RZRob
Garage Cam

If you're bored, I mean really bored, and you get a kick out of watching other people suffer, cuss and throw tools, you can watch me working on my XRL today. I'm putting the motor together and hope...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,488
Posted By RZRob
Yes they are. I'm sure they're good and useful as...

Yes they are. I'm sure they're good and useful as a fall is eminent, but I invented a few new cuss words when it came to adding the Uni Filter and I'm not looking forward to the next filter service....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,488
Posted By RZRob
Great Report

Great report. I learned more from yours than any other so far. I've already began making mods on mine and gained a bit more confidence about making more - and actually challenging the unpaved. I've...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
Wow, a bad Asian driver, now that's unusual. ...

Wow, a bad Asian driver, now that's unusual.

But seriously, maybe if you guys tried driving on the right side of the road this wouldn't have happened?

OK, so those were both weak attempts at...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
You really are a geek. That's why we love you....

You really are a geek. That's why we love you. :lol3

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 82,650
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Posted By RZRob
Don't forget the Spoke count. XR's use 32 spoke...

Don't forget the Spoke count. XR's use 32 spoke whereas most performance bikes use 36.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
I thought you'd like that. I approve of the...

I thought you'd like that. I approve of the Shoei product. I was in the CorkScrew at Laguna Seca when Eddie Lawson won the 500cc GP and pulled over and threw his helmet into the crowd. I was so...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
I bought a couple sets of wheels from Keith...

I bought a couple sets of wheels from Keith (Steve turned me on to him). He admits it's best to just call him to discuss needs not email.

BTW, Consider the SM Pros and the Bulldog spokes. They're...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
Yes, they made a lot of changes specifically to...

Yes, they made a lot of changes specifically to address this. They're making a big deal about it. I almost wasn't sure my large brain would fit, but somehow it did.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 82,650
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Posted By RZRob
My new XD4 just arrived today. I still have a gen...

My new XD4 just arrived today. I still have a gen 1 XD, but the new one is so much nicer. I've got a Corsair (RX7RR3) for street riding. I was using a no-name on my LTM and it reminded me why quality...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
The best dual sports are the ones that are...

The best dual sports are the ones that are equally bad at everything. When I had to sell one bike, I kept the XRL and tossed the 450X as while it was good in the dirt, it certainly couldn't take any...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
Love your idea. I was thinking of doing the same...

Love your idea. I was thinking of doing the same thing, but wanted to keep it simple.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
I did this. Easy and cheap. Quality work too. ...

I did this. Easy and cheap. Quality work too.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,679
Posted By RZRob
I'm crushed. Do you have any idea how many hearts...

I'm crushed. Do you have any idea how many hearts you've broken?

I feel like Marsha Brady being told by Doug Simpson 'something suddenly came-up.'

RZ Rob

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Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
Child's play. It's attached to the inside of the...

Child's play. It's attached to the inside of the left side cover. I've had them fail on two bikes and in both cases, you could see and smell that it was "toast."

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
He's describing my bike when the stator winding...

He's describing my bike when the stator winding failed. Excessive load causes this.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
STP Oil Treatment and a louder pipe. RZ Rob

STP Oil Treatment and a louder pipe.

RZ Rob
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-17-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,018
Posted By RZRob
I don't know if I got pics, but you remove the 3...

I don't know if I got pics, but you remove the 3 screws holding the guage cluster and replace them and the collets with new slightly longer screws. The GPS moved too much for me so I preloaded mine...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-16-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,318
Posted By RZRob
I came from an Aprilia RSVR Factory that average...

I came from an Aprilia RSVR Factory that average day rides would be 400 miles. I also have an XR650L and a 450R. The 1190 Adventure R merges all of these together.

I was sort of surprised to...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-16-2015, 07:01 AM
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Views: 53,249
Posted By RZRob
My 1190R is this way. The idea is to use a power...

My 1190R is this way. The idea is to use a power management box (fuse block/relay) and have the 1 amp switched power trip a relay to dole out higher amps when key is switched on.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
Interesting Ulysses. That definitely has its...

Interesting Ulysses. That definitely has its merits - except the cost. That's a serious investment. I'll be interested in seeing the install and what challenges you have and final impression.

RZ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
I'm in Vegas for Mint 400 and just went out to...

I'm in Vegas for Mint 400 and just went out to check on my bike and of all things an XR snuggled up by it.

RZ Rob...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-12-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,600
Posted By RZRob
That's encouraging. I'm on my way to Vegas now to...

That's encouraging. I'm on my way to Vegas now to The Mint 400 as a shake loose, er I mean shake down cruise. Just stopped at In-n-Out to recharge.

RZ Rob
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-12-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,600
Posted By RZRob
Tourtech mount

Thanks Suddzy, I'm going back in soon and going to fab something like you've got. TourTech needs to stop selling their combo as the vibrations are unacceptable in my book. I thought I'd not skimp and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
RadioMan

Got the opportunity to meet RadioMan (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134) and hear him speak to those that gathered at an event at the local BMW dealer. He spoke for about two hours,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
You know the big number goes on the top...

You know the big number goes on the top right?:lol3

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
Zero effect. Just way more responsive out of the...

Zero effect. Just way more responsive out of the hole.

RZ Rob
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-07-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By RZRob
I bent a piece of metal into a U shape and used...

I bent a piece of metal into a U shape and used it to hold the spring in position so I could insert the pivot pin.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
Bummer man. Can't possibly hold out for a change...

Bummer man. Can't possibly hold out for a change of fortune? Network with everyone you know - especially those making good bucks.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
RRRNNN, key to mounting a tire is understanding...

RRRNNN, key to mounting a tire is understanding that the bead must be deep in the V at the OPPOSITE end of where the tire irons are. Remember, the steel in the bead WON'T stretch. If it did, tires...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
Believe it or not, that's was the final straw. I...

Believe it or not, that's was the final straw. I was stopped at a popular meeting point enjoying my new meats when someone pointed out they were on backwards. This after wasting a Saturday for the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
I got frustrated with the whole tire changing...

I got frustrated with the whole tire changing experience (think street bike wheels) so bought a Coats 220 tire machine and Telefix balancer. The Coats has a bead breaker too.

That was 15 years...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
I'm sure they're fine. I'm just being a smart...

I'm sure they're fine. I'm just being a smart ass.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
Is that a brace or a ballast? :lol3 RZ Rob

Is that a brace or a ballast? :lol3

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
I think I have at least two of these (48T) new in...

I think I have at least two of these (48T) new in box I'd sell for half the price - including shipping to the lower 48.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
This, RZ Rob

This,

RZ Rob
Forum: Face plant 03-05-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,707
Posted By RZRob
It's the risk we all take. I wonder if they cited...

It's the risk we all take. I wonder if they cited the guy for being on his phone. He obviously wasn't paying attention.

Get well soon. Glad to read you're up and posting so soon. Hey look, you...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 36,198
Posted By RZRob
Wow, suspenseful. I wanna go. Cool pics. RZ...

Wow, suspenseful. I wanna go. Cool pics.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 82,650
Views: 9,319,253
Posted By RZRob
When I worked at a Honda Dealer in the late '80s...

When I worked at a Honda Dealer in the late '80s I remember the warehouse uncovering a corner full of VF1000Rs that fell out of FIFO rotation. Would love to have gotten one of those.

RZ Rob...
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