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Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 602,563
Posted By backroadbob.com
Fork Springs

I used 1/2 GB500 and 1/2 XT350 in mine. Worked well.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-28-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By backroadbob.com
Getting Good Advice

You're getting good advice. Try to stop at Cedar Breaks Interstate Park - one of the nicest. Next time through try US460 - mile after mile of giant hills (a blast!) and you get to go through nice...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 18,006
Posted By backroadbob.com
Bucket List Shortened

Fantastic ride. Thanks for posting. What's next on the list?
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,118
Posted By backroadbob.com
Posters

Jazzman - have fun with your FZ-09. I hear they're great bikes. Let us know.
Lornce - you have more posts on your odometer than most riders have miles on their odometers. How do you find time to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 602,563
Posted By backroadbob.com
LukeMacPU

Listen to Webmonstro. He knows what he's talking about.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-30-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 876
Posted By backroadbob.com
Riding On State Game Lands

You're getting good advice. Generally, it's "No", but many SGL roads normally closed during the year are open during hunting season. Other SGLs have miles of gravel through roads that are always...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,984
Posted By backroadbob.com
Don't Listen

Don't listen to those no-naysayers. Just keep riding it. They're just jealous they don't ride in true DS style - like it was meant to be ridden.
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,118
Posted By backroadbob.com
Very Impressive

Keep 'em comin'! Don't forget to give the model and where you've ridden it.
150,000 miles on anything (50,000 of your own), those sweet KTMs, those always high mileage C14s, and 40,000 on a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,846
Posted By backroadbob.com
Nice

Nice Mountain Mile shot.
What's the other one? Ballacraine?
Nice to see the old GSXRs and RDs. We don't see them anymore in the States.
That guy with the purple bike should be in the Purple...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By backroadbob.com
Show Me Your Odometer

Nice!
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23725234
Forum: Face plant 06-09-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 45,206
Posted By backroadbob.com
So Sad

And so easy to happen. I've witnessed several very bad mc accidents, but only one with a fatality. What was he thinking? I'll venture, based on my experience, he wanted to show off to you or the...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,235
Posted By backroadbob.com
Rossi's Spanish?

Test. Which one doesn't belong? Answer - Rossi. Who's missing? Answer - Dani. What an insult! Perhaps a harbinger of things to come.
Pol's riding well, but he's not in that league.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-02-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,796
Posted By backroadbob.com
More Ideas

Check your compression ratio. You're making blind stabs at the problem until you know this. Use two head gaskets and see if the knocking stops. Always do a compression test on a hot engine with the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 602,563
Posted By backroadbob.com
XT Not Charging to 14v

Webmonstro, I have a 1999 XT350 that charges only to 10.8~ volts. Changed stator, rectifier, and battery. No difference. Any ideas? Obrigado.
Forum: Racing 05-20-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,815
Posted By backroadbob.com
Thanks

Takes me right back. Except for the run into Ramsey, Parliment Sq. (nice viewing spot), and The Gooseneck, it's a complete lap and at a pace us mere mortals can comprehend.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31,222
Views: 7,575,804
Posted By backroadbob.com
Another Reason

Not to use your back brake or get ABS (and it's not fool-proof either). Seen it too many times right in front of me, including on The Dragon.
Forum: Racing 05-20-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 14,685
Posted By backroadbob.com
Just Like Rossi In 2001

It's deja-vu. Only the names have been changed.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By backroadbob.com
Thumper For You

The 650 is the best all-rounder if you can only have one, but I've had the most fun on 350s. The 350-450 class is light, yet will go down the highway fine with the right gearing. Once you get to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,060
Posted By backroadbob.com
Colorful Colorado?

Ever notice, every place the State of Colorado has one of these signs there's no color?
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,060
Posted By backroadbob.com
Colorful Colorado?

Ever notice every place Colorado has these, there's no color?
Forum: Trip Planning 05-20-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,816
Posted By backroadbob.com
Long Days

Physical conditioning = mental endurance and street riding is 90% mental.
Ride within your comfort zone - over riding will burn your concentration.
Be certain you have multiple foot/hand/butt...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 602,563
Posted By backroadbob.com
XT Tuning

You need to raise the needle on the main carb, but not before putting a new pipe on it or gutting the old one. Stock muffler is extremely restrictive. Won't let the bike get up and go. If you can't...
Forum: EMEA 05-07-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By backroadbob.com
IoM Tips

Unless you really want to say you've ridden the course (I have and been passed on both sides simultaneously by crazy Mad Sunday riders - not a fun experience), go on foot. Not only that, you must...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,046
Posted By backroadbob.com
Freezing Temps

The possibility of icy roads keeps me off the streets. Then it's time for the dual sport or a dirt bike.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,828
Posted By backroadbob.com
Never

Just ask the folks that run MotoQuest in Anchorage what's the most reliable bike they've ever used in a place that punishes them like no other. The answer is KLR.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-22-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,603
Views: 341,385
Posted By backroadbob.com
Sunrise, Sunset

http://www.backroadbob.com/Photos-xtra/nb'95-02_1.jpg

http://www.backroadbob.com/Photos-xtra/shen500'99-15_1.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,773
Posted By backroadbob.com
Signs and What They Mean

Road Closed - a challenge not to be passed up
Pavement Ends - speed up
No Outlet - you've found a new riding area
Bridge Out - a chance to cool off
Improved Road - they've taken out the fun...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 602,563
Posted By backroadbob.com
XT v. TT

The TT has hotter cams, higher compression, less hub damping, stiffer suspension, and different carbs. Many smaller differences too. The TT makes more horsepower, rides a bit rougher, and vibrates a...
Forum: Racing 04-18-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 13,301
Posted By backroadbob.com
It's No Austin

That second video is nice. Proper speed too, but it's no Austin.

http://www.backroadbob.com/Photos-xtra/IMG_0260-brb.jpg

No diabolical Turn 1, no hairpin Turn 11, No VIP anything. I guess...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By backroadbob.com
Oh

Oh, oh.
I thought you posted for a Wife Ration Kit.
Nevermind.
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,118
Posted By backroadbob.com
Incredible or Should I Say Credible

You guys are posting some incredible mileage. 100K (kms?) on a scooter?
938K (?) on a mystery bike.
Tell me more.
Inquiring minds want to know.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,201
Posted By backroadbob.com
A Decade of Dual Sporting

For a decade I rode to, in, and home on my XT350 loaded with just enough gear for a long weekend of camping. That's 35,000 miles and the XT never missed a beat. The longest weekend was always 325...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,118
Posted By backroadbob.com
Wow!

99,000 miles on a Ducati? That's the first one I've seen. Where have you had it? Did you have to do any work to it? What year and model is it? Did you put on all those miles? What are your secrets to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 98,322
Posted By backroadbob.com
Watch Who You Camp With

You have the right idea and you've been given some good advice. Not being noticed is probably the most important point, especially with cell phones everywhere. Just set up camp well before dark, not...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-08-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By backroadbob.com
Depends On The Bike

It depends on the bike. CBR1000Rs used to grind them up regularly because they were a 600# bike with really good binders. My street bike front wheel bearings had very slight wear at 120,000 miles. If...
Forum: Alaska 04-08-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By backroadbob.com
What EWS Means

I wrote about this a couple of years ago on my Tumblr blog http://backroadbob.tumblr.com/page/07.
Their shop MacGyver was a kid from Colorado who rode his KLR650 from Anchorage to NYC because "I'd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,075
Posted By backroadbob.com
A Better Saying

Motorcyclists have a built-in sense of caution when it comes to doing stuff to their rides so they're better than the average car driver. A good mechanic, no matter how good he is, can't fix what...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-08-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By backroadbob.com
2014 COTA MGP Event Schedule

The schedule of track side events is here:

http://circuitoftheamericas.com/media-center/article/circuit-of-the-americas-motogp-event-celebrates-americas-motorcycle-culture
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-01-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,154
Posted By backroadbob.com
NY Route 30

All of it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 19,005
Posted By backroadbob.com
Sometimes You Just Can't Win

I can only relate having close calls, not accidents, but they seemed to increase more with age than the number of times passing on the double yellow. I noticed the same trend among my riding friends...
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