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Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,000
Posted By BigToad
Hard to believe its been 9 years! RIP Andy!

Hard to believe its been 9 years!

RIP Andy!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,824
Posted By BigToad
If I knew the ride would have mud I would also go...

If I knew the ride would have mud I would also go for the TKC 80. My preference however is the Anakee mainly because of the significant cost of running TKC. At speed on tarmac the TKC 80 knobs...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,824
Posted By BigToad
In my opinion if you actually plan to ride "10%...

In my opinion if you actually plan to ride "10% mud" you have no choice but knobbies. Which of course given the weight of the GS means you will need a hefty budget for tires. Tourance and anakees...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By BigToad
Yes over tightened. Drill a very small hole at...

Yes over tightened. Drill a very small hole at the top of the crack and then crazy glue the hole
Forum: Americas 12-14-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,919
Posted By BigToad
Actually no tire system protects you from nails? ...

Actually no tire system protects you from nails? however with tubliss you can generally pull the nail and use a plug and be on the way. Although they recommend slime I don't like using the stuff so...
Forum: Americas 12-14-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,919
Posted By BigToad
Have a read of this on the tubliss system...

Have a read of this on the tubliss system http://slavensracing.com/shop/tubliss-tubeless-core-tire-system-by-nuetech/

Just take your time the first time you install and enjoy!
Forum: Americas 12-07-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,919
Posted By BigToad
Go with the tubliss system, for me it has proven...

Go with the tubliss system, for me it has proven to be absolutely bulletproof! Best part is you don't have to run higher pressures (obviously depending on load your carrying) which makes for great...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-17-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By BigToad
Check out the yearly Death Valley noobs...

Check out the yearly Death Valley noobs ride/rally for ride reports. They use Panamint Springs resort campground as a base which works very well.

Offroad I always ride with 25psi on my GSA with...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,670
Posted By BigToad
Just wrap the pump in a rag, when you use it just...

Just wrap the pump in a rag, when you use it just lay the pump on the rag, did that for many years with no problems
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,199
Posted By BigToad
Tire pressure is the key in my experience, even a...

Tire pressure is the key in my experience, even a crap or worn out tire will get far better traction when you manage air. Offroad I run no more than 25 psi on my tubeless GSA, on my anakees/TKC's...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,843
Posted By BigToad
My experience/experiment with the tubliss system...

My experience/experiment with the tubliss system has exceeded all my expectations and I will definitely have it on all my future dirt bikes. When the trail is rocky or when i feel the need for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23,304
Views: 3,061,166
Posted By BigToad
Times are tough, no bites so far, I wish I found...

Times are tough, no bites so far, I wish I found this when i was looking for an xr. Fortunately the wife didn't figure out how much I spent on the upgrades!!
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23,304
Views: 3,061,166
Posted By BigToad
Unfortunately I just posted my XR for sale in the...

Unfortunately I just posted my XR for sale in the flea market. Its in Vancouver BC (thus the price)....bummed about selling it......

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=881850
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Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,494
Posted By BigToad
That's one serious sport touring machine, looks...

That's one serious sport touring machine, looks perfect for a long ride!.....I really don't get the 1600cc engine though, how much HP does it have? It's my belief that the 1300cc they use in their...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,345
Posted By BigToad
I agree with Jim's comment...replace it, not...

I agree with Jim's comment...replace it, not worth having another possible failure point, particularly there.

IMO (and perhaps obvious) If your on a budget and decide screw it I'm taking it to...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,670
Posted By BigToad
Just go to any big discount store and buy a small...

Just go to any big discount store and buy a small one that's in a plastic box. Then cut off all the useless housing crap and get rid of the box. I bought one at a flea market for $6 when I was done...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,744
Posted By BigToad
Check out the rayban 4057...

Check out the rayban 4057 http://www.ray-ban.com/usa/rb4057

I had these converted to prescription for the bike and liked them so much I wear them all the time now. They are very comfortable and...
Forum: Canada 04-09-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,955
Posted By BigToad
Although I disagree with the law I doubt it's a...

Although I disagree with the law I doubt it's a reason to avoid BC unless your looking for an excuse. I have back issues and ride standing probably way more than most riders. I have never had an...
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,321
Posted By BigToad
I would just clean it up, wet it out with epoxy, ...

I would just clean it up, wet it out with epoxy, lay on some 12 oz cloth, wet it out again and your done, if required another coat 12 to 24 hours later, Thats what I have done on my container here...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,996
Posted By BigToad
It's very easy to screw up your ankles or feet so...

It's very easy to screw up your ankles or feet so don't go cheap, like they say get used if you have to! Unfortunately I had my tech 8's cut off my feet after a major crash where I broke my femur...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,792
Posted By BigToad
My 661 pressure suit saved my ass twice in the...

My 661 pressure suit saved my ass twice in the last two years. Unfortunately the last time they had to cut it off so now no choice...getting a new one. Been thinking of the Leatt model which...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23,304
Views: 3,061,166
Posted By BigToad
I have big hands so mounting the 6.3 Acerbis is a...

I have big hands so mounting the 6.3 Acerbis is a pain in the ass! Is the IMS 7 easier to take on and off? Anyone with experience mounting both?
Forum: Canada 03-13-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,304
Posted By BigToad
a friend of mine has a wireless hotspot 4G device...

a friend of mine has a wireless hotspot 4G device he pays by the month for ($50) which is about the size of a throwaway cell.. He then uses it for skype calls as well the laptop. Unless your...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,758
Posted By BigToad
Thanks...Hopefully using it will be the fix. It...

Thanks...Hopefully using it will be the fix. It looked like a teaspoon of oil was going to drip off bottom of shock.

If that doesn't work looks like I will be taking it to RMR Suspensions for...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,758
Posted By BigToad
I'm pissed! Just noticed oil coming from my...

I'm pissed! Just noticed oil coming from my front ohlin on my 1200 06 GSA. I bought the set used but in mint condition (10,000 miles)from an inmate here, then I had them sent to ohlins USA and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,872
Posted By BigToad
sounds like you will have a blast.... definitely...

sounds like you will have a blast.... definitely download the TCAT GPS files....lots of cool backroads.

Definitely shake some gear! The trip is way more fun with far less gear/weight to pack...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-15-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By BigToad
Now for a real adventure rent 650's take hwy 15...

Now for a real adventure rent 650's take hwy 15 to Primm NV turn right into the mountains (see google earth) at the big 2 star casino ($35 a night). There you will find the trail head to 1000s of...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18,421
Views: 1,230,736
Posted By BigToad
Not sure who organized that engine for...

Not sure who organized that engine for Patrick.......but all us CDN fans thank them dearly!!
Forum: Racing 01-07-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18,421
Views: 1,230,736
Posted By BigToad
Damn that's better news than bike broken in two...

Damn that's better news than bike broken in two and possible broken leg!

Go Don!!
Forum: Racing 01-07-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18,421
Views: 1,230,736
Posted By BigToad
That's a bummer about Don!! Super guy I was...

That's a bummer about Don!! Super guy

I was really hoping that this was his year to finish! Just curious was he acting as Pavey's WC or were they just riding together?
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23,304
Views: 3,061,166
Posted By BigToad
Best to stay away the guy obviously has no...

Best to stay away the guy obviously has no clue.....other than winning the Baja many times there never was a Baja version. Each of the years were exactly the same with only one exception I believe...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 18,797
Posted By BigToad
I have only had the DL 1000 and now ride the GSA...

I have only had the DL 1000 and now ride the GSA however my riding mate rides the wee. The wee is bullet proof and very smooth, check out how many bikes Suzuki uses that engine in ( for many years)...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-30-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3,548
Views: 611,285
Posted By BigToad
I would never leave home without it, read the...

I would never leave home without it, read the story under this youtube video pasted below......

It's good for tracking however I will never mount it to my bike again. In this crash which broke...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 20,992
Posted By BigToad
While they were there protecting our liberties...

While they were there protecting our liberties they were forced to wear helmets, gee i wonder why?

Beyond a shadow of a doubt a helmet has saved my life more than once, I simply won't ride...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23,304
Views: 3,061,166
Posted By BigToad
I prefer the screen size of the Montana, I note...

I prefer the screen size of the Montana, I note that's what Colebatch uses it on the Sibirsky Extreme ride partially because it holds a massive amount of waypoints

On the XRR I had to stick an ear...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,108
Posted By BigToad
Should I go back to an all stock set-up? In...

Should I go back to an all stock set-up?

In my view trying to extract more HP out of such a high performance motor is not worth it unless perhaps your racing, particularily when you can't risk not...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23,304
Views: 3,061,166
Posted By BigToad
No I said I was burning up...It was high noon and...

No I said I was burning up...It was high noon and very hot that day, something like 35c (95F). To make it worse the ditch I was lying in was acting like a solar collector. At one point I said they...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23,304
Views: 3,061,166
Posted By BigToad
The XR will be less maintenance but will weigh...

The XR will be less maintenance but will weigh like 55 lbs more. There will definitely be more farkles available for the CRF as they haven't made the XR since 07. Personally any farkle that adds...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,447
Posted By BigToad
On my XR650R I bought the 6.3 gallon acerbis...

On my XR650R I bought the 6.3 gallon acerbis tank. Its great for long trips however when I trail ride etc its size is a pain in the ass, particularly when full. You can manage that by just filling...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23,304
Views: 3,061,166
Posted By BigToad
Honestly I don't remember having to change the...

Honestly I don't remember having to change the decomp cable? Seams to me I was able to get it to work by rerouting however maybe someone else whose tall here has done it recently and can comment
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