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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-18-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,400
Posted By cribaby
Measurements

I have measured the gap between the 19" stock tire and the Radiator

1 5/16" at full collapsed suspension.

I'd post a pic but ADV won't let me.

21" tire should fit as long as I can find a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-17-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,400
Posted By cribaby
Thanks PiJiL Great pics and thanks for the info...

Thanks PiJiL
Great pics and thanks for the info - Yes I understand that the wee forks are flexy I have to live with them as I am not swapping out forks to much work and not enough return, if I get...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-16-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,400
Posted By cribaby
Just rim with no tire = 6.28" difference in...

Just rim with no tire = 6.28" difference in circumference

I know that tire profile has a great effect on the total combination of tire and rim so with the right combo's you might be able to have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-16-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,400
Posted By cribaby
Yes there is - even 1 psi can make a tire feel...

Yes there is - even 1 psi can make a tire feel solid or worst yet create a flat

larger diameter slack'ins the rack easier rolling over objects

this is why they have practice session at races...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-15-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,400
Posted By cribaby
Suspension in the work now I'm doing a major tear...

Suspension in the work now I'm doing a major tear down re-grease of the entire bike and upgrading the suspension and serviceable components to make it easy to stay riding and not wrenching

Front...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-15-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,400
Posted By cribaby
I have no fantasy that I could race this bike or...

I have no fantasy that I could race this bike or even try to convert it into a racer - I'm going to convert to spoke wheels and want to know if changing wheel size is possible, nothing more
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-15-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,400
Posted By cribaby
The wee fits the bill for the type of riding I...

The wee fits the bill for the type of riding I plan on doing - I not looking for a dirt bike I have an XR4 for the single track and rough stuff, as I said in my early posts I have alot of miles to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-14-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,400
Posted By cribaby
Yea you're right but if I damage a rim in the...

Yea you're right but if I damage a rim in the future I don't have to buy the hole gig again next time.
Heavy bike + bad roads + twisted wrist and some of this :freaky= bent rims and flat tires
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-14-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,400
Posted By cribaby
Thanks for feed back I'm hoping that I can make...

Thanks for feed back I'm hoping that I can make it fit but if not then I'm still going to go with the spoke wheels
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-14-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,400
Posted By cribaby
Laugh It's not a real issue more of a preference on my...

It's not a real issue more of a preference on my part - I have a few dent on both of my cast rims but they have never failed. I have a few dents and flat spot on my XR4 rims so that being said and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-14-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,400
Posted By cribaby
Yep you're right on ease of repairing most leaks...

Yep you're right on ease of repairing most leaks but you can't repair tubeless side walls punctures or large gashes and I plan on trying to find some remote places that are some distance from help...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-14-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,400
Posted By cribaby
Thanks for the link but I'm looking to see if I...

Thanks for the link but I'm looking to see if I can mount a 21 inch using the stock forks and maybe get a lead on a fender setup
I'm planning on using the RAD hubs and spoke rims - 18 inch rear and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-14-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,400
Posted By cribaby
Question Wee Strom 21 inch front wheel

Has anyone converted to a 21 inch spoke wheel on their Wee using stock forks - I have searched and can't find a solid answer
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-26-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,858
Posted By cribaby
Bingo - we have a winner I was told during...

Bingo - we have a winner

I was told during the interview that offroad riding is very prohibited on that ranch, including employee access - Also was told that is one of the fastest ways to be...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-26-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,858
Posted By cribaby
This sounds like a great time and I'll try to...

This sounds like a great time and I'll try to make it this year It's only about a hundred miles from Van Horn and I hear that is s short distance in Texas - I don't know what my new work schedule...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-26-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,858
Posted By cribaby
I am an aerospace engineer - I will be working...

I am an aerospace engineer - I will be working for a small private company there.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-25-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,858
Posted By cribaby
SKINNY Thanks for the info it's a good starting...

SKINNY
Thanks for the info it's a good starting point - I'm sure as time goes on I'll find some of the areas secert jems

NFE
Thanks for the heads up I keep an eye out for it.

Charlie
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-25-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,858
Posted By cribaby
G-RDR Thanks for the info and yes I am coming...

G-RDR
Thanks for the info and yes I am coming to terms with the long distances between areas. When I was out there interviewing I went up to Cloudcroft and explored the town and area - I got a map...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-24-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,858
Posted By cribaby
New to West Texas - relocating from So Cal

Everyone I am relocationg to Van Horn, TX in early Nov and I am looking for advice on single track and off road trails in the area.

Any help will be appreicated as I have only been there for a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-30-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By cribaby
But seriously I have 2 pairs of gloves and 2 uni...

But seriously I have 2 pairs of gloves and 2 uni little people jeresys and a youth large helmet and a pair of xs elbow pads
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-30-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By cribaby
I'll be the second to offer up, I know I have at...

I'll be the second to offer up, I know I have at least one pair of kids gloves - I should have a pair of kids mx pants and a jersey, maybe more gear, I will check when I get home tonight.

Have...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-18-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10,740
Views: 869,214
Posted By cribaby
Yea that trail looks well ridin, just like it did...

Yea that trail looks well ridin, just like it did 6 years ago, is the white truck still there?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-13-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10,740
Views: 869,214
Posted By cribaby
Rob I see that you're interested is because Jim's...

Rob I see that you're interested is because Jim's handling too many pipes right now?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-27-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 32,392
Views: 3,145,297
Posted By cribaby
Hey nice meeting you up in Big Bear today, I'm...

Hey nice meeting you up in Big Bear today, I'm terrible with names so forgive me- glad you had a great solo trip - weather Friday challenged us all - woke up to 2 in of snow Sat morning
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-26-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32,392
Views: 3,145,297
Posted By cribaby
Hey Rich, I had my front aluminium rim welded...

Hey Rich,
I had my front aluminium rim welded (crack at the original factory weld) It has held up just fine. I left it laced and tensioned to prevent warping, steel should be no problem. Aluminium...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 32,392
Views: 3,145,297
Posted By cribaby
Yep and to also cure epoxy laminite layups,...

Yep and to also cure epoxy laminite layups, remember they painted the inside of your oven with paint. I just run a oven clean cycle after then leave the dooor open for a few hours and all vapor are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 32,392
Views: 3,145,297
Posted By cribaby
Your kitchen stove will work if it's gas, if not...

Your kitchen stove will work if it's gas, if not a propane bar b q
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-30-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By cribaby
Thanks Yea I can see the route is easy to...

Thanks
Yea I can see the route is easy to follow after the river it's the part before between Baldy Mesa and the river that I am wondering about. I see the route you're talking about. I might take...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-30-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By cribaby
Thanks John I'm headed to Barstow on Friday so...

Thanks John
I'm headed to Barstow on Friday so N Anderson area is good. I know the powerlines you're talking about - I'm leaving from I-15/Serria Ave and going to overnight at the Motel 6 in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-30-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By cribaby
I'm looking for a easy to follow route that will...

I'm looking for a easy to follow route that will get through/around Hesperia without to many deadends so that I can keep good time/speed until I get into the desert. I never tried to skirt between...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-30-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By cribaby
Need Help with a Route - Baldy Mesa Staging Area to JV

Does anyone know of a dirt/mostly dirt route from the Baldy Mesa Staging Area to Johnson Valley OHV (Camp Rock Rd/Anderson Dry Lake)?

Been looking at Google Earth on the south side of Hesperia,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 133,177
Posted By cribaby
Keep me posted - 1000 miles sounds challenging...

Keep me posted - 1000 miles sounds challenging :norton just might have to try.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 133,177
Posted By cribaby
Rob You'll have to average 41.666 mph, that's...

Rob
You'll have to average 41.666 mph, that's with no beer stops no gas stops - I take a case of beer anginist that action, but keep me posted I might be interested in riding as well mainly just to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-21-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 32,392
Views: 3,145,297
Posted By cribaby
Yep, but it wasn't the ill-fated one with the...

Yep, but it wasn't the ill-fated one with the couple of busted collar bones and dead bikes, it was the one with your bike dying. :rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-21-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32,392
Views: 3,145,297
Posted By cribaby
It was with me and we were gonna hit the husky...

It was with me and we were gonna hit the husky monument, but everyone was tired from the day befores brewery run, so we just loop around Red Mt and then back to camp and home.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-14-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10,740
Views: 869,214
Posted By cribaby
Not a problem by me the more the merry - I just...

Not a problem by me the more the merry - I just have to be at Oaks Polo Fields by noon, so speeds are relative, stops might be lenghtly, it's an hour + from Maple Springs to HK's

Rob's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-13-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10,740
Views: 869,214
Posted By cribaby
Rob Keeping up with you while riding has never...

Rob
Keeping up with you while riding has never been a problem, but keeping up with your schedule changes that's another story:lol3

I'm in for Sunday, lets say 8:00a Maple Springs gate. I am...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-12-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 10,740
Views: 869,214
Posted By cribaby
I'm IN - just have a couple of schedule thingy's...

I'm IN - just have a couple of schedule thingy's to work out - it's the daughters senior year home coming dance the night before so that'll have potenial impact and she has a soccer game at noon on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-09-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10,740
Views: 869,214
Posted By cribaby
I'm out - I'm on the way to the ER to get the...

I'm out - I'm on the way to the ER to get the daughter an ankle X-Ray, sorry for the late notice
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-08-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10,740
Views: 869,214
Posted By cribaby
Do you mean the "Blue Jay gate"? I would be...

Do you mean the "Blue Jay gate"?

I would be up for either :evil
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