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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Today, 10:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By Rob.G
Question (honestly -- I'm actually NOT trying to...

Question (honestly -- I'm actually NOT trying to be a dick)... are you a cop? Or a paramedic or something?

I believe that cops and similar types are "taught" that people are stupid and will do...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 08:21 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,130
Posted By Rob.G
+1 on the rejet. I just did this same thing on...

+1 on the rejet. I just did this same thing on my KLX250S (which has the 351 big bore). I was only getting about 48 mpg on a recent ride when a guy on a stock WR250R got (get this) 80 mpg and a guy...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 04:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By Rob.G
To a point, yeah... but so many places are...

To a point, yeah... but so many places are running laser that radar detectors aren't doing much good. Here in Oregon, laser is everywhere. So far the only product I've found that looks like it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 03:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By Rob.G
Let's not even get into the whole "broke the law"...

Let's not even get into the whole "broke the law" bit. The simple fact is that 99.9% of "speed" laws are unjust. Idaho, like Oregon, likes to vastly underpost their speed limits in order to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14,609
Views: 1,701,070
Posted By Rob.G
Thanks, that's a good idea. And I don't have to...

Thanks, that's a good idea. And I don't have to rip the top half of the bike off to get to the electrics. Though if I go in that far, I'd probably find the relay and wire in a kill switch so it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14,609
Views: 1,701,070
Posted By Rob.G
Permanent ABS Disable?

A friend's 2006 Dakar just got him a torn ACL in his right leg this past weekend because of the freaking ABS. We have yet to figure out how to disable it; nobody here seems to know how either.

He...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 651,023
Posted By Rob.G
With Kawi, it's hard to say. Normally I'd say...

With Kawi, it's hard to say. Normally I'd say Fall... Sept/Oct or so. But I've seen 'em announce new models as early as July/August. So who knows.

Most likely the only changes on the 650 will...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 651,023
Posted By Rob.G
My KLX is the one bike I don't have a screen on,...

My KLX is the one bike I don't have a screen on, and don't really feel a need for one. It just isn't fast enough. Up until about 60 mph, it doesn't seem necessary.

Rob
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,075
Posted By Rob.G
Great RR! Sorry to hear about your Tiger. ...

Great RR! Sorry to hear about your Tiger.

BTW I'm just down the road in Salem...

Rob
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 651,023
Posted By Rob.G
You silly Canadians and your kilometers! :) ...

You silly Canadians and your kilometers! :)

Seriously though... congrats!

Rob
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 651,023
Posted By Rob.G
The stock V-Strom windscreen sucks. Mine was bad...

The stock V-Strom windscreen sucks. Mine was bad no matter what position. I replaced it with a Givi Airflow and it's been great. I do get buffeting on occasion, but it's mainly in either heavy...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 651,023
Posted By Rob.G
Yes, it can be done. Two options that I'm aware...

Yes, it can be done. Two options that I'm aware of... Aprilia Campanord wheels are a direct fit (good luck finding any), OR, have a set custom-made. That'll cost between $2000-2200 for the set,...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 651,023
Posted By Rob.G
Yep... I love my KLX, but it's just not a touring...

Yep... I love my KLX, but it's just not a touring bike. I dunno how people manage to do long trips on it. I mean... it's comfy enough for sure, but it's so small that it doesn't carry that much...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 651,023
Posted By Rob.G
Oh cool so you're keeping the KLX. That's good! ...

Oh cool so you're keeping the KLX. That's good! That way you can get your hard-core dirt stuff satisfied, and then be able to relax on the V-Strom.

Rob
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 651,023
Posted By Rob.G
I'll get the Cogent DDCs and some springs for...

I'll get the Cogent DDCs and some springs for mine. I'm a big fan of improved valving. I notice it rebounding more than I'd like, and that's one of the things I'd like to change.

Likewise with...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 651,023
Posted By Rob.G
Once you get used to it, and as long as you don't...

Once you get used to it, and as long as you don't plan to haul ass, you'll enjoy it. Oh, another limitation worth mentioning -- the aluminum wheels! Don't hit stuff too hard or you'll crack or taco...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 651,023
Posted By Rob.G
I take back what I said a couple weeks ago about...

I take back what I said a couple weeks ago about the V-Strom being a "barely acceptable off-road bike." I just did an 1100-mile trip this past weekend (over 2.5 days), about 60 of which was on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,148,012
Posted By Rob.G
104 octane isn't going to do crap to make it stop...

104 octane isn't going to do crap to make it stop stalling. Sounds like you need to turn the idle up a little bit or maybe go up a notch on the pilot jet.

Rob
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10,696
Views: 2,286,273
Posted By Rob.G
So what you need to consider is this... will the...

So what you need to consider is this... will the cost of selling off your KLX and getting the Husky be significantly more than getting the 351 kit, and a few other things to go with it, like an...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10,696
Views: 2,286,273
Posted By Rob.G
LED Signals

Been meaning to post this for a while...

I know we need a different flasher relay to use LED turn signals. I also know you can order 'em for $15-ish or so, or probably buy 'em locally for $30. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10,696
Views: 2,286,273
Posted By Rob.G
1. The 351 only comes from Bill Blue. 2....

1. The 351 only comes from Bill Blue.
2. Nothing if you don't want to; the rest is purely optional
3. If you want it done right, you do. It's not hard, especially if you have patience and a little...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By Rob.G
Okay, here's the deal. I know the bike you're...

Okay, here's the deal. I know the bike you're talking about. I was there the night we got it running. I've seen the inside of the carb and it's SPOTLESS (as is the rest of the bike -- it really...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,148,012
Posted By Rob.G
Cleaning Acerbis Gas Tank

My white Acerbis gas tank looks like hell. It's dirty. I can't seem to get it clean again like when it was new. Just like the IMS tank I had before it, it collects dirt that won't come all the way...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,442
Views: 299,784
Posted By Rob.G
Hey Gwhis... what windscreen is that on your...

Hey Gwhis... what windscreen is that on your bike? I like!




This looks a lot like OBDR Route 3 south of Mt. Washington. I was there this time last year. :)
...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-13-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,306
Posted By Rob.G
Trades aside, there are a lot more bikes out...

Trades aside, there are a lot more bikes out there besides KTMs. Not to knock 'em... I want a 1190 Adventure something awful. but no $$. :)

If the guy is in no rush, take the time to explore your...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-08-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,365
Posted By Rob.G
Great report! I like your writing style. I...

Great report! I like your writing style.

I want to get down to that area sometime. I also want to get back down to see High Rock Canyon in Nevada again. I rode that on ATVs about ten years...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,522
Posted By Rob.G
Is this new triple listed on the RSW site? I...

Is this new triple listed on the RSW site? I have the DR650 page up but I'm not sure if it is. The $145 price is awesome if it is.

Your write-up is great.. I'm on the verge of doing this swap...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,148,012
Posted By Rob.G
My '96 had a yellow spring, but it's blue now...

My '96 had a yellow spring, but it's blue now because it's the 7.6kg spring on my Cogent shock. However, I want to swap it out for the heavier 8.15kg one; no idea what color it'll be. :)

Rob
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 651,023
Posted By Rob.G
Perfect, then you'll be set! The V handles...

Perfect, then you'll be set! The V handles gravel just fine, and even mild off-roading just fine. Just take it slowly. It's when it gets badly rutted or rocky that it gets bad. I had mine on some...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 651,023
Posted By Rob.G
I'm going through this same topic with a new...

I'm going through this same topic with a new local friend. IMO, the V-Strom barely qualifies as an offroad-capable bike. Will it go? Sure. Will it be fun? If you don't going VERY slow and really...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-07-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Rob.G
Well, y'all missed out on a heck of a great...

Well, y'all missed out on a heck of a great ride!!

I only did Route 4. By the time I got to Seneca and had dinner and gassed up, I was in no mood to continue. There's no hotel there, and it was...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,148,012
Posted By Rob.G
Thanks!! Very helpful. So, what I've gathered...

Thanks!! Very helpful. So, what I've gathered so far is... you have to get something to bite into the old seal, but be careful not to go through it and damage the seal beneath it. When...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,148,012
Posted By Rob.G
Thankfully I already have the retainer, just...

Thankfully I already have the retainer, just never installed it. I'll pick up a new seal when I'm in town on Friday. I need to go over the bike and see what else I might need. Think it might be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,148,012
Posted By Rob.G
Okay then. :) Thanks! Rob

Okay then. :)

Thanks!

Rob
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,148,012
Posted By Rob.G
Oil Leak

I noticed it starting a couple of weeks ago but didn't think a whole lot about it since it was very minor. But after a trip this weekend, it's gotten pretty bad. It's bad enough that it's...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10,696
Views: 2,286,273
Posted By Rob.G
OMG. Right around the 10 minute mark. Yikes. ...

OMG. Right around the 10 minute mark. Yikes. I'm so NOT doing that, thankyoueverymuch! :)

Rob
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10,696
Views: 2,286,273
Posted By Rob.G
I'm a bit late to the party in replies, but this...

I'm a bit late to the party in replies, but this is likely the problem. If that part is upside down, the bike won't run. I know because I had the same problem on mine just over a year ago and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,089
Posted By Rob.G
Soft isn't the issue; it's the shape of the seat...

Soft isn't the issue; it's the shape of the seat itself and how wide you make it. You should work the foam to be wider at the back to better support your butt, and taper it at the sides so as to not...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,089
Posted By Rob.G
Glad we were able to get your bike running...

Glad we were able to get your bike running tonight! You got a great bike there. It should be a lot of fun!

Rob
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-29-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Rob.G
July 4th Weekend: OBDR Route 4 / 5

I'm heading out Thursday mid-afternoon to ride OBDR Route 4 from east of Prineville through Seneca, and then north on Route 5 and head up a ways towards Baker. Probably slab it back on Hwy 26 on...
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