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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:31 AM
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Posted By rockydog
I have a stock low seat, forks raised little...

I have a stock low seat, forks raised little under 1 inch and a Hyperpro shock lowered 1 inch. Unladen seat height is 33-3/4 inches, and clearance is 9-1/2 to 10 inches with the Scheffle bash plate,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7,201
Views: 1,184,246
Posted By rockydog
My Honda service manual, published in 1988, for...

My Honda service manual, published in 1988, for my 89 XL600V list these weights:
dry weight--399lbs
curb weight--443lbs

and I care, cause I'm the sucker that has to pick it up...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 04:39 AM
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Views: 1,245,342
Posted By rockydog
thanks for the post, git, and your other...

thanks for the post, git, and your other assistance to all in here
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5,739
Views: 1,206,968
Posted By rockydog
I swap my Airhawk from bike to bike, makes every...

I swap my Airhawk from bike to bike, makes every seat comfortable. no affiliation, etc. bought one used cause these are pricy

http://www.motorcyclecushions.net/?gclid=CJqAvbLLucQCFRCqaQodxXsAYw
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7,201
Views: 1,184,246
Posted By rockydog
more non AT stuff…sue me ...

more non AT stuff…sue me

http://www.motorbeam.com/2013/05/bikes/honda-cbr400/honda-launches-cbr400-in-japan-announces-specifications/
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,582
Posted By rockydog
The bulldog looks to be a clever concept bike...

The bulldog looks to be a clever concept bike aimed directly at the young, small statured audience. 15" wheels, 400cc's, 28" seat height, storage panels on the side of the tank…

a few years back I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 05:05 AM
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Posted By rockydog
Thanks,Dutchgit…the battery is holding at 12.9...

Thanks,Dutchgit…the battery is holding at 12.9 volts. What do you recommend for lube, light coating of grease?
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7,799
Views: 1,245,342
Posted By rockydog
advice needed

over the past 2 months have had 2-3 instances of quick 'misses' on the x, each about a half second, just a couple quick hits. then a couple of days ago started missing a lot when off the throttle and...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By rockydog
I have a Kreiga 15 backpack, the iPad slips into...

I have a Kreiga 15 backpack, the iPad slips into the Camelpac pocket, works great
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By rockydog
Acerbis makes 2 sizes of these small tanks, plus...

Acerbis makes 2 sizes of these small tanks, plus there is a lot of good info in thumper forums in bikes…search for G650X

...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-18-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7,201
Views: 1,184,246
Posted By rockydog
I have really enjoyed the diversity of this...

I have really enjoyed the diversity of this forum, from the lets rag on somebody posts to all the hard info on patents, metallurgy, marketing, dealers, design aspects, import laws, manufacturing,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,582
Posted By rockydog
they are here, too ...

they are here, too

https://www.facebook.com/crf250lrally
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,254,709
Posted By rockydog
does anyone know of a sidecar mounted on a nx250?...

does anyone know of a sidecar mounted on a nx250? just saw a pic of one mounted to a very old 90cc Honda, looked like fun. just a thought

links, pics, suggestions? all helpful, thanks
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By rockydog
bought a Discovery from a vendor in here, years...

bought a Discovery from a vendor in here, years ago. great winter jacket, zip-on collar thing keeps the wind off your neck.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-25-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7,201
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Posted By rockydog
local dealer has a 500X $6200 out the door, add...

local dealer has a 500X $6200 out the door, add $2000 for the Rally Raid suspension and wheels package makes it a nice option, especially if you need a low bike. For that money you can buy 2 TA's,...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,304
Posted By rockydog
have a Kriega15 for long rides, bought it before...

have a Kriega15 for long rides, bought it before the 20 came out which might work as far as keeping a low weight and once you get these on you forget it's there. the sternum strap is the best of any...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 11:51 PM
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Posted By rockydog
thanks for the help, gents, on Saturday will...

thanks for the help, gents, on Saturday will bleed the lines with my friend who has a vacuum pump. and go from there.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 05:25 AM
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Posted By rockydog
I flushed and bled my brakes about a year or so...

I flushed and bled my brakes about a year or so ago and the pressure in the front held solidly until a few days ago, now the front brake lever is mush. I can squeeze to the throttle, no leaks at all....
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,457
Posted By rockydog
Usually just take my IPad gen 1 with Maps.me....

Usually just take my IPad gen 1 with Maps.me. Free gps app that tells me where I am, no routes cause I can do that. Find a pub with wifi in the afternoon, talk to people.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6,603
Views: 1,208,376
Posted By rockydog
I've been following this thread and the RallyR...

I've been following this thread and the RallyR products, enough so that I went to my local Honda dealer and got a $6,200 quote out the door with no extra charges....if I bought it now. Sitting on the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7,201
Views: 1,184,246
Posted By rockydog
Going back a little further than the early Dakar...

Going back a little further than the early Dakar days when the whiners
didn't say it's gotta have this, can't be that, etc. You did what you could with whatcha' got.

And yeah, those are...
Forum: EMEA 02-10-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By rockydog
Another positive experience with Martin Hurley...

Another positive experience with Martin Hurley here, the easiest and probebly cheapest way to start your trip. Green card ins is available through the Motosapiens moto camp in Bulgaria, a great place...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17,703
Views: 5,413,177
Posted By rockydog
Jwb, what shop did you use? Occasionally I show...

Jwb, what shop did you use? Occasionally I show up in the bay area on my alp and a good shop is always good to know. Also the approx cost if you would?

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,254,709
Posted By rockydog
Terre Haute In. Craigslist has a nx250 listed,...

Terre Haute In. Craigslist has a nx250 listed, $1,000 and 11,000 miles. No
affiliation, etc
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,767
Posted By rockydog
I've used the S.O.C. bugout bag to travel with,...

I've used the S.O.C. bugout bag to travel with, indestructible, tad bit heavy but fits great.

I think sandpiper of california makes them
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7,799
Views: 1,245,342
Posted By rockydog
a few extra tools frequently are advantageous to...

a few extra tools frequently are advantageous to help others get back on the road, and I never really know what crazy stuff in gonna go south on my bikes. I carry 2 small vise grips now, 1 needle...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By rockydog
thanks for the heads up

thanks for the heads up
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7,201
Views: 1,184,246
Posted By rockydog
Honda 2013 annual report

the link below is to Honda's 2013 annual report to Investors, page 14 and 15 have the motorcycle info. Units sold in Japan, North America, Europe, Asia and other regions in 2012 and 2013. I would...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7,201
Views: 1,184,246
Posted By rockydog
mcmann, you obviously have deflated the ball by...

mcmann, you obviously have deflated the ball by posting some actual facts in this thread
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,946
Posted By rockydog
I bought some Rukka pants 4 or 5 years ago, and...

I bought some Rukka pants 4 or 5 years ago, and the model I bought(forgot the name) has been rebranded as the Focus. great pants, I have a couple of their jackets, and their gear is totally...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,225
Posted By rockydog
anyone tried whiffle golf balls? plastic with...

anyone tried whiffle golf balls? plastic with holes…..
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,742
Posted By rockydog
The brown triangles are self sticking furniture...

The brown triangles are self sticking furniture pads, the rusty steel is the start of a rack. I spaced the aluminum so the tank just misses the chain guard.
thickness is 2 cm
...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,742
Posted By rockydog
I'll post a pic of the plate without the tank...

I'll post a pic of the plate without the tank mounted tomorrow, c-m.
just saw a video on the fcmoto webpage, in Germany, with the siphon cap.
maybe they will sell just the cap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-09-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7,201
Views: 1,184,246
Posted By rockydog
it's really gonna be cool ...

it's really gonna be cool


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viYfWqSECAk
Forum: Vendors 01-07-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,850
Posted By rockydog
I'd like to thank the wedge guy a few posts back...

I'd like to thank the wedge guy a few posts back for pointing out how totally illegal all things Martin are, cause I was one of the first half dozen totally illegal clients/mates to spend 3 months...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,742
Posted By rockydog
Have the smaller Acerbis on my xch, the hose...

Have the smaller Acerbis on my xch, the hose fitting is loose enough to adjust the length of the hose. I think you could do other same in the roto pac cap by drilling a hole and use 2 rubber o rings...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,132
Posted By rockydog
There are numerous build threads in thumpers...

There are numerous build threads in thumpers covering shortcomings, and a ride report with thorough prep info from a couple doing a RTW on 2 of these bikes
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-08-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7,201
Views: 1,184,246
Posted By rockydog
been following the CCM GP450 progress for awhile....

been following the CCM GP450 progress for awhile. The buyers are now picking
up their bikes at the factory, and lots of reviews like the total package. Service interval is on par with other bikes,...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,479
Posted By rockydog
If you can access the foam around your ears cut...

If you can access the foam around your ears cut out a 'channel' for your frames
to slide in. Makes it much easier to wear glasses. Check out this company

Warby Parker for inexpensive glasses
...
Forum: EMEA 11-24-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,592
Posted By rockydog
Bought a bike from Martin, Wheatwhacker on here,...

Bought a bike from Martin, Wheatwhacker on here, he's got a thread in this section and is on Facebook using Motofeirme, I believe. Check him out, my RR of The Isles is below
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