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Forum: Thumpers Today, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Rob.G
Thanks! What model years are compatible with...

Thanks!

What model years are compatible with this, body-parts wise? The one we're looking at appears to be either silver with blue decals or white with blue, not entirely sure. He really wants...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 50
Posted By Rob.G
Advice on a 2006 BMW 650 Dakar?

A friend is sending me down tomorrow to look at, and probably buy, a 2006 Dakar he found. I have more current bike knowledge than he does, and he's busy running his business, so I volunteered to go....
Forum: Thumpers Today, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9,956
Views: 2,143,725
Posted By Rob.G
John @ MotoPro can sometimes be hard to reach. ...

John @ MotoPro can sometimes be hard to reach. Sometimes I get a quick email reply; other times it may take a week or more. If you really want to reach him, call. And keep calling. He's a busy...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9,956
Views: 2,143,725
Posted By Rob.G
I'm with IDRider. I'd get the lower-mileageone...

I'm with IDRider. I'd get the lower-mileageone in like-new condition. The pipe might be too loud for you, and it's never good for a bike to sit. For all you know you'd have to go back into the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-10-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 955
Posted By Rob.G
If you can deal with the rain and gloom for...

If you can deal with the rain and gloom for almost nine months of the year, it's a pretty nice place once you get over the weirdos and the fact that nobody knows where the right lane is on the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9,956
Views: 2,143,725
Posted By Rob.G
You should like those 244's. The front may feel...

You should like those 244's. The front may feel a little darty at first until they wear in, but other than that, they'll be awesome. I just got back from a quick ride on my DR650 (which has 244's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9,956
Views: 2,143,725
Posted By Rob.G
The best way to do this, as much as it sucks, is...

The best way to do this, as much as it sucks, is to remove the airbox. Then you can unbolt the airbox halves and get the round thing out with the screen, and then cut it out, dremel it smooth, etc. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9,956
Views: 2,143,725
Posted By Rob.G
I can't find the K775 in stock anywhere; they...

I can't find the K775 in stock anywhere; they seem to be on closeout. I agree totally on the Trackmaster II's... not a fan. I already replaced my rear one with a Pirelli MT43 trials tire (it's...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 20,181
Posted By Rob.G
Great RR, Dave! Do I have you confused with...

Great RR, Dave!

Do I have you confused with somebody else, though? I thought you also had a KTM 990 Adventure... thought you had put monster gas tanks on it too.

Rob
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-28-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 561,587
Posted By Rob.G
He's a Roadie. He's probably in motion. :) ...

He's a Roadie. He's probably in motion. :)

Rob
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-09-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,872
Posted By Rob.G
Given the amount of snow that will still be in...

Given the amount of snow that will still be in the park at that time, possible ice on the road, water melting and running place, etc, etc, I'm going to wait til probably later August or even early...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,323
Posted By Rob.G
Here's the thing... In each and EVERY case,...

Here's the thing...

In each and EVERY case, whenever the PROPER yellow light timing has been set in an intersection with a red light camera, the camera has become unprofitable and has been...
Forum: Americas 03-05-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By Rob.G
Hey... found this thread in a Google search. I...

Hey... found this thread in a Google search. I was going to be riding up the Lost Coast area near the end of the month on my way back from California. With Usal Road closed and likely impassable...
Forum: Vendors 02-26-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 142,114
Posted By Rob.G
And the Denalis I'm talking about are the old...

And the Denalis I'm talking about are the old ones that I got three years ago. If I had been able to return them like I wanted, I would have happily spent the extra money for the better lights. ...
Forum: Vendors 02-25-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 142,114
Posted By Rob.G
I ordered a set of these last Summer. Got 'em,...

I ordered a set of these last Summer. Got 'em, installed on my V-Strom. These things are CRAP. They're nowhere near as good as the Denali lights I got from Twisted Throttle that I run on my DR650....
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,210
Views: 258,394
Posted By Rob.G
Hahaha... an Adventure Cruiser! :) Yeah I...

Hahaha... an Adventure Cruiser! :)

Yeah I wanna come up with a better way to secure the bike on that thing so I don't have to use all those straps. But they sure hold it well!!

Rob
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 575,754
Posted By Rob.G
I went through the same thing.. ordered in...

I went through the same thing.. ordered in October. Nothing. Emailed and emailed. Nothing. Called. Voicemail box was full. Gave up for a while. Then a few weeks ago, I sent one more email just...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 132,382
Posted By Rob.G
What a gorgeous area!! BTW, Dave, where'd...

What a gorgeous area!!

BTW, Dave, where'd you get the holders for your fuel bottles?

Rob
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 132,382
Posted By Rob.G
Aha! My mistake then. :) I know what you...

Aha! My mistake then. :)

I know what you mean about nasty wind though. I had done a weekend trip out to Death Valley from Southern California a couple of years ago. I bailed early on Saturday...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 132,382
Posted By Rob.G
Hey Dave... didn't I read back at the beginning...

Hey Dave... didn't I read back at the beginning of your RR that you were running a 14T front sprocket instead of the stock 15T? If so, I would suggest trying to pick up a 15T and swap on for your...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9,956
Views: 2,143,725
Posted By Rob.G
You can do way better than $150. Go here: ...

You can do way better than $150. Go here:

https://www.ddmtuning.com/Product-Categories/Off-Road-LED

Same basic thing for about half the price.

Rob
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,210
Views: 258,394
Posted By Rob.G
Here's one from last Wednesday when I went for an...

Here's one from last Wednesday when I went for an afternoon ride in NW AZ.

http://i.imgur.com/hgojraul.jpg

And here's one from two days later coming back to Oregon.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 132,382
Posted By Rob.G
Awesome RR, Dave! I've been following this for...

Awesome RR, Dave! I've been following this for the last several weeks, taking my time. I finally caught up tonight. Now I can join the others in sitting on the edge of my seat looking forward to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,775
Posted By Rob.G
Yeah you keep waiting for your 6-speed, fuel...

Yeah you keep waiting for your 6-speed, fuel injected, 40 lbs lighter and 15 more hp DR... ain't gonna happen anytime soon. But you can get that bike already anyway -- it's from KTM in the form of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,161
Posted By Rob.G
I usually try to stay out of these types of...

I usually try to stay out of these types of threads, but I've read all 12 pages of it, and the two common things I've noticed are:

- Noise
- Lack of courtesy/respect for others

And really, the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,540
Posted By Rob.G
Combination of available torque coupled with...

Combination of available torque coupled with lower cost. The 650 motors just don't really NEED a 6th gear. The little 250's need all the gearing they can get, so a 6sp is pretty much mandatory. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9,956
Views: 2,143,725
Posted By Rob.G
But you won't get the needle that goes with it. ...

But you won't get the needle that goes with it. IMO the jet kit is well worth the $50, and there's no absolute guarantee that the jet he chose will be the ideal jet for you even being in the same...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9,956
Views: 2,143,725
Posted By Rob.G
I would never want to ride another stock KLX now...

I would never want to ride another stock KLX now that I have the 351 in mine. For the first time, it actually has TORQUE.

Now, as far as what you NEED to finish it? If budget's a huge issue and...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 575,754
Posted By Rob.G
I have not ridden the Tenere, but given your...

I have not ridden the Tenere, but given your size, I suspect that will be a more comfortable bike for you. The guy I bought my FZ1 from is about your size and the reason he got bored of it and sold...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 575,754
Posted By Rob.G
Price might be a little high but doesn't seem all...

Price might be a little high but doesn't seem all that bad. If I were in the maker is probably try to buy it in the 3200-3500 range.

Rob
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 367,227
Posted By Rob.G
I don't like the gold forks; that's one of the...

I don't like the gold forks; that's one of the turn-offs about the Yamahas of recent years.

I dunno if I REALLY want the orange/blue combo or not. I keep going back and forth about it. It's a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 367,227
Posted By Rob.G
I played around with Photoshop... I think if I...

I played around with Photoshop... I think if I got one, I'd want this one:

http://i.imgur.com/vjKVq9s.png

Get the one with the blue wheels then buy the orange tank, which I hope is just a...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,772
Posted By Rob.G
I emailed a complaint to Sidi a few days ago...

I emailed a complaint to Sidi a few days ago about my Adventure Rains that not waterproof at all. So far, no response. I just pinged them on Twitter. We'll see if I get an answer. That will...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9,956
Views: 2,143,725
Posted By Rob.G
My V-Strom is much better at wind/weather...

My V-Strom is much better at wind/weather protection than my FZ1, but I still commute on the FZ1 because it's older, has more miles, has been down multiple times (most from previous owners), and I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9,956
Views: 2,143,725
Posted By Rob.G
The info I have says stock is 224W. I think...

The info I have says stock is 224W. I think their version is the non-street model.

Rob
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,772
Posted By Rob.G
I have the Sidi Adventure Rain boots. Super...

I have the Sidi Adventure Rain boots. Super comfy, but NOT waterproof in any way, shape or form. My feet were SOAKED by the time I got home this past Sunday after riding for two hours in a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9,956
Views: 2,143,725
Posted By Rob.G
As I recall, the "free" watts isn't all that...

As I recall, the "free" watts isn't all that great. I'd say it's probably 60w at most. If you put in an LED taillight and an HID headlight (35W) you can save about 25 watts, but good luck finding a...
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 575,754
Posted By Rob.G
The pre-2012 design of the 650 (or any current...

The pre-2012 design of the 650 (or any current 1000) is probably best for overall wind protection with a good aftermarket windscreen. The 2012+ 650's are narrower, and there's a bit of wind that...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,601
Posted By Rob.G
Stupid question... now that I have the .img file,...

Stupid question... now that I have the .img file, how do I transfer it to my Sena unit? :)

Rob
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,539
Posted By Rob.G
I have both... an iPad and an 11" MacBook Air. ...

I have both... an iPad and an 11" MacBook Air. Here's my take...

If you want the computer, get the 2013 model, because it has a 10+ hour battery life. My 2012 model only gets 4-5 hours on one...
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