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Forum: Racing 08-07-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,660
Posted By r_crabb
Ah! Sometimes the answer is right there in front...

Ah! Sometimes the answer is right there in front of my nose.
Forum: Racing 08-07-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,660
Posted By r_crabb
Kind of an odd choice for Pedrosa and Bradl to be...

Kind of an odd choice for Pedrosa and Bradl to be on the pit pass. I guess Pedrosa makes sense b/c he was last year's winner, but Bradl?
Forum: Racing 08-06-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,660
Posted By r_crabb
Of that, I'm quite sure. I think we're going to...

Of that, I'm quite sure. I think we're going to hit the track in the afternoon on Saturday, and try to go the whole day on Sunday. He should last through the motogp race at least, but don't think...
Forum: Racing 08-06-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,824
Posted By r_crabb
I'll be there, along with my 3-year old. I'm...

I'll be there, along with my 3-year old. I'm from the twin cities, and will be meeting a friend of mine from the New Jersey area.
Forum: Racing 08-05-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,660
Posted By r_crabb
Ground transportation?

I'm flying in and staying downtown. Any advice on the best way to get to the track? Would like to avoid renting a car if possible (My 3 year old will be attending as well, and I'd like to avoid...
Forum: Racing 07-18-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,660
Posted By r_crabb
A right-left-right combination where you can see...

A right-left-right combination where you can see the pagoda in the background.

Looks like turns 7-8-9, viewed from one of the "spectator mounds"

Track map is here:
...
Forum: Racing 07-17-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,660
Posted By r_crabb
Yup. Ordered this pair of child-size 3M...

Yup. Ordered this pair of child-size 3M earmuff-style hearing protectors this morning.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000I7NX5E/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Forum: Racing 07-16-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,660
Posted By r_crabb
Glad I found this thread. I won a contest, and...

Glad I found this thread. I won a contest, and will be attending the Indy GP in the Turn 9 club with my 3-year-old son. I know there's a Kid Zone at IMS, but does anyone know of additional...
Forum: Face plant 06-14-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,118
Posted By r_crabb
On the plus side, it was the FRONT that he locked...

On the plus side, it was the FRONT that he locked up. Many mistakes here (gear, maintenance, following distance), but at least he showed a tiny bit of good judgment by not just standing on the back...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-20-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 386
Posted By r_crabb
Trailer help, twin cities 7-20

Hey,

Can anyone help an advrider in need? I have a stranded F650GS Dakar on eastbound I-94, about a mile from the WI border. I need a tow to Hudson, about 3 miles away. Would be happy to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,066
Posted By r_crabb
About 1050 miles in about 19 hours. Left at...

About 1050 miles in about 19 hours.

Left at 7:00 a.m. from a motel in Carrizozo, NM on my 2001 650 Dakar. Got into a motel in St. Louis around 1:30 or 2:00 in the morning. The route was all slab,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By r_crabb
I have a 2001 Dakar with 90K miles. Best...

I have a 2001 Dakar with 90K miles.

Best advice? Don't pretend that it's a KTM 250 in the woods. It's a heavy bike, and though capable, it's happiest off-road at a nice, relaxed pace. Don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By r_crabb
I would have been out there a few days. When I...

I would have been out there a few days. When I got to Deming BMW, it was the Friday before a long weekend. The BMW warehouse was taking inventory, and although they had 6 or 7 fuel pumps in stock,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By r_crabb
During my first Continental Divide Ride (2003?),...

During my first Continental Divide Ride (2003?), I had a fuel pump go out on my F650GS Dakar somewhere in the middle of New Mexico. Pretty much a dirt trail, though it appeared on the map. Don't...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 47,120
Posted By r_crabb
Sounds like someone's in love with their KLR. ...

Sounds like someone's in love with their KLR. That's not a bad thing, but it's not the only game in town.

My 2001 Dakar has 86,000 miles on it. Admittedly, very few of those have been outside...
Forum: Face plant 03-09-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,752
Posted By r_crabb
Ouch. Has happened to me, too. Now, I attach...

Ouch. Has happened to me, too. Now, I attach the disc lock so that I can't travel for more than a couple of inches before it stops the wheel. (As in, snugged up as close to the caliper as it can...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-06-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,031
Posted By r_crabb
My ears were burning. (see post #9, from good...

My ears were burning. (see post #9, from good friend and fellow attorney Mr. Weber)

Yeah, I used to live in Chicago, now am up around the Twin Cities. I have an F650GS Dakar with around 84K miles...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2007, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,845
Posted By r_crabb
Easy question first: Doing your own oil...

Easy question first:

Doing your own oil changes does NOT void your warranty. It can't, by federal law, unless the factory supplies the maintenance for free. It's the Magnusson-Moss act.

You...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,492
Posted By r_crabb
You'll likely have differences in engine tuning,...

You'll likely have differences in engine tuning, suspension, and electrics.

Enduro bikes tend to be tuned more for broad power than the explosive power you often find on pure MXers.

Enduro...
Forum: Face plant 08-13-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,224
Posted By r_crabb
I'm glad they're both relatively OK, and...

I'm glad they're both relatively OK, and positively giddy that the hit & run guy got caught.

Not a slam, but I hope they wear the gear next time.
Forum: Face plant 08-10-2007, 12:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,485
Posted By r_crabb
The sunglasses look pretty scraped up. Did your...

The sunglasses look pretty scraped up. Did your faceshield come open, then?

Good on ya for being able to walk away from this one, and best wishes for a quick recovery. Hope the pain meds are...
Forum: Face plant 08-09-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,567
Posted By r_crabb
When I read the title to this post, I thought...

When I read the title to this post, I thought that Jack Bauer had an off.

Anyway, best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery. You've got a great attitude, which is a large part of it.
Forum: Racing 08-07-2007, 12:29 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 29,526
Posted By r_crabb
Best wishes for a quick and complete recovery,...

Best wishes for a quick and complete recovery, Chris.
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2007, 09:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,286
Posted By r_crabb
I'm a former Chicagoan. Moved to the Twin Cities...

I'm a former Chicagoan. Moved to the Twin Cities last year. Part of the reason is that twisties are now 20 miles from my house. Oh, and the fact that I could afford a house up here.

Anyway,...
Forum: Face plant 07-12-2007, 12:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,541
Posted By r_crabb
One thing that a couple of posters seem to have...

One thing that a couple of posters seem to have overlooked or obscured:

The court ruled that the passengers could be held civilly liable (money), not criminally liable (liberty). They aren't at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2007, 04:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,130
Posted By r_crabb
Everyone on two wheels gets a wave from me. ...

Everyone on two wheels gets a wave from me. Minneapolis PD just started using Harleys, and I ride by the parking lot where they were training. I saw one of them leave the facility, and waved at...
Forum: Racing 06-26-2007, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By r_crabb
"I love MotoGP. That's the NASCAR of...

"I love MotoGP. That's the NASCAR of motorcycling."
-Michael Jordan
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 109,436
Posted By r_crabb
RC4, hmmm? Who's interested in a...

RC4, hmmm?

Who's interested in a single-cylinder sportbike, a la the Supermono?

Too bad it'll never sell.
Forum: Face plant 06-21-2007, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By r_crabb
Thanks for all the well wishes. For the record: ...

Thanks for all the well wishes. For the record:

1. I was about 5th or 6th in line. The only thing I was first to do was to fall.

2. Everyone had bags on. Part of the fun of the ride was...
Forum: Face plant 06-20-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By r_crabb
Fully loaded, off-road face plant

I was having a great time with the folks at Enduraid last weekend. We were doing some of the trail systems in the Chequamegon national forest, in northern WI. We were warned about the Dead Horse...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 455
Posted By r_crabb
Service manual available for 2000-2002 XR650R

Hey all,

I was at my new (to me) local bike store, Mondus Motorsports in Hudson, WI, last night. As I was leaving the store, I noticed a box of service manuals for sale for $10.00 each. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By r_crabb
Metzeler Karoos work well, and are pretty good on...

Metzeler Karoos work well, and are pretty good on the street. Wear out fairly quick, though.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-18-2007, 08:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,407
Posted By r_crabb
+1 on the many folks telling you to spring for a...

+1 on the many folks telling you to spring for a garage space. The Reader might be a good suggestion for finding space, but Chicago's a big place; the chances of you finding a garage close to your...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,407
Posted By r_crabb
You're exactly right. Sorry, Seymour.

You're exactly right. Sorry, Seymour.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2007, 02:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,407
Posted By r_crabb
Seymour's a good guy. He'll show up at Full Moon...

Seymour's a good guy. He'll show up at Full Moon Cafe sometimes, usually in full race leathers.

I've never seen him ride a bike there.

Good mechanic, I hear that he had a pretty bad accident a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,407
Posted By r_crabb
I recently moved from Chicago after living there...

I recently moved from Chicago after living there for 15 years or so. Great town. Lotsa good restaurants, lotsa fun neighborhoods. Also, plenty of traffic, and no really good motorcycling roads...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,318
Posted By r_crabb
I believe that BMW recommends 10w50. I use 10w50...

I believe that BMW recommends 10w50. I use 10w50 synthetic. Stay away from EC (energy-conserving) oils, as some folks have claimed that they make your clutch slip.
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2007, 11:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,139
Posted By r_crabb
I've got a 2001 Dakar. 78K miles. I've done the...

I've got a 2001 Dakar. 78K miles. I've done the Continental Divide from Canada to Mexico twice on it, and ride it to work most days. I've done an 1100 mile day on it with the stock seat.

It's...
Forum: Regional forums 06-07-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,711
Posted By r_crabb
Search on "Continental Divide Ride." I've...

Search on "Continental Divide Ride."

I've done it twice (or rather, 1 1/2 times, thanks to a bad water pump) on a 650 Dakar. Great ride, fantastic scenery, lots and lots of gravel. Hitting it...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-07-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By r_crabb
It's not dirt, but you should check out Hwy 1...

It's not dirt, but you should check out Hwy 1 between Ely and 61. Great road, and due to be straightened (and boring-ized) this summer.
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