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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 11:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,273
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Honestly, this is a briliant idea. I have...

Honestly, this is a briliant idea.

I have ridden some bikes with big grips (Harley's are 1" (2.54cm) handlebars) and the bigger diameter makes my hands fatigue less, and go numb less = I like.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 96,287
Views: 18,164,165
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Yes, I know that method and it's probably...

Yes, I know that method and it's probably inevitable. I just don't like to damage the cogs if I can avoid it.

I used to work at Lake Missoula Motorsports, for 1.5 year or something until old...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 96,287
Views: 18,164,165
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Tried to loosen the lock ring on the rear shock,...

Tried to loosen the lock ring on the rear shock, to increase spring preload. After trying 3 different methods, and getting no movement -- I'm wondering what the trick is? Seems super tight.

My...
Forum: Australia 07-05-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,589
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
The plastic PET bottle is a good idea. Allows...

The plastic PET bottle is a good idea. Allows travelling lightly, can find them all over.

No talk of Sweet Cheeks? A friend used this and says it works really well:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 55,130
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Read a lot of this thread, and I'm glad it's here...

Read a lot of this thread, and I'm glad it's here as this topic has its place.

33 years old now, been riding since 13 years old. I remember riding my first bike, a 1983 xr100 for the first time. ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,951
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Fascinating thread. I am completely a believer...

Fascinating thread. I am completely a believer that the best working motorcycle is one that is very close to how it came from Japan. I buy and sell bikes here and there, and my experience...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 42,293
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Bought a new tall Cee Bailey's windshield and I...

Bought a new tall Cee Bailey's windshield and I think thats the finest one made.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-22-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 23,729
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Fantastic work! I think the zzr600 is basically...

Fantastic work! I think the zzr600 is basically the finest carbureted inline 4 cylinder motorcycle they made (along with the 900) but who needs more than 600cc's?

I am bringing a bike back...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,111
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Having owned several airhead bikes, several KLR's...

Having owned several airhead bikes, several KLR's and heaps of others ... an airhead is close to the worst bike to take.

Valves and valve seats fail more than any other bike I've seen.
Parts...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,429
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
I think most of them look like some fiction from...

I think most of them look like some fiction from the Transformers movie = dumb.

I guess the Transformers cartoon did come from Japan. The best bikes are also coming from Japan. Still look...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,350
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
When I meet a person who freaks out about the...

When I meet a person who freaks out about the fact that motorcycles, airplanes, trailers, bicycles, etc have tires utilizing tubes I usually notice that they are simply inexperienced about mechanical...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,477
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
I have had a lot of Blue-Point hand tools. I've...

I have had a lot of Blue-Point hand tools. I've used them myself mechanaching and sold hundreds of sets overseas.

My personal experience is that they are simply awesome quality. I can't think...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
JIS = Japanese Industrial Standard. Also, a...

JIS = Japanese Industrial Standard.

Also, a JIS 'thing' is they make their fastener heads in increments of two. 2,4,6, 8,10,12,14,16,18, etc.

Brilliant idea, consider that to the goofy and...
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,750
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Go to eBay, find auctions of: Blue-Point, or...

Go to eBay, find auctions of:
Blue-Point, or older snap-On or Craftsman.

Fine used Blue-Point tools go for nearly nothing on eBay. I don't understand why, but it is true.

May as well show...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12,848
Views: 1,225,599
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
(After 4 KLR650's, I'm now a dr650 rider but that...

(After 4 KLR650's, I'm now a dr650 rider but that KLR650 is one HECK of a bike. Just sayin, carry on.)
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-17-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 27,060
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
I am the sort of person who really hopes the...

I am the sort of person who really hopes the SmartPhone will overtake the big clumpy proprietary GPS and all it's special 'motorcycle mounting kits' etc ...

BUT

I bought a Garmin 660 a few...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,332
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Bizarre, but once a regulator fails, we usually...

Bizarre, but once a regulator fails, we usually see the bike come back in for a stator replacement.

Test is against the real standards from a good repair manual, or have an experienced person test...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,171
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
As little as possible when by myself, to make...

As little as possible when by myself, to make good time.

Enough to make it fun when I have a passenger.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,836
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
In an effort to fit a tank bag (and other second...

In an effort to fit a tank bag (and other second hand saddlebags that I've come across) I use colored zip ties to further secure the straps.

The bright yellow color makes it obvious to see, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
I'm a pharmacy student and can look up adverse...

I'm a pharmacy student and can look up adverse effects of medicines, if you PM me the medicine and dose you are taking. We have to memorize, and reference this stuff a few times a day so it's no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 67,111
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Some exciting stories on here. I would...

Some exciting stories on here.

I would never try to out run the police, for several reasons. Maybe the 3rd or 4th reason is: they are highly-trained professional 'hunters' that can probably...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-05-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,938
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Reminds me of the wealthy American kids that...

Reminds me of the wealthy American kids that spend $150k of their parents money to get a liberal arts degree, then move to northern Maine to become 'farmers' and run plows pulled by horses.

Vis...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-04-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,621
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Read an AMAZING writeup by a former or current...

Read an AMAZING writeup by a former or current motorcycle thief a few years ago. I think you can find it on Reddit by searching "motorcycle thief AMA"

Summary from what I remember:

- Do not...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,501
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
I think I've had this problem before. Consider...

I think I've had this problem before. Consider this:

- Mark with a grease pen of some sort where the not-beading place is on the rim AND the tire.

- Dismount it, and remount the tire...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 38,284
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Fantastic journalism work. I can only imagine...

Fantastic journalism work. I can only imagine the energy it takes to capture footage and photos while in such harsh conditions. Your friend, Lance the septic tank :dhorse
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,446
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
This Plasti-Dip actually works pretty well. ...

This Plasti-Dip actually works pretty well.

I dipped some tools in it for my 'road tool kit' so they wouldn't make noise vibrating / buzzing around. Used the YELLOW color and it can help you not...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,611
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Very nice job! Please keep us updated on your...

Very nice job! Please keep us updated on your design and progress.
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,611
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Very impressive!

Very impressive!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,715
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
In my humble opinion, I have found: Keeping...

In my humble opinion, I have found:

Keeping things very close to stock causes LESS problems.

Maybe you adjust your fuel idle mixture, get the carb changed for your altitude, but overall KISS...
Forum: Australia 04-04-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,721
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
$700 for a fuel pump to fit a 2007 Suzuki DL1000....

$700 for a fuel pump to fit a 2007 Suzuki DL1000.

On eBay there are Chinese ones for $35 shipped! Just order two, and keep one as a spare!?

That BMW bracket is simply stuipid. I just don't...
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 38,284
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Fantastic work Chris! Very cool that you are...

Fantastic work Chris! Very cool that you are mates with Adam. I've not met Adam personally yet, but hear great things about him from Tradey (ADV name), and have sent some emails and USD to his fine...
Forum: Australia 03-31-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,721
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Enjoying sourcing: parts (computer parts,...

Enjoying sourcing:

parts (computer parts, disks, mining equipment, research equipment), tools (Snap-On), gear (fine Klim jackets, boots), parts (expensive shocks, voltage regulators, KTM fp...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 44,251
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
SV650 Carbed and EFI: No one really can outgrow...

SV650 Carbed and EFI:
No one really can outgrow these bikes, but people think they can. Sad for them.

CB919:
So ahead of its time. better upright seating position than the FZ1. Can be found...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,224
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
B-M-Trouble-U keeping up their standards. I...

B-M-Trouble-U keeping up their standards.

I work part-time for an independent BMW bike repair shop, and this brand just doesn't stop with the highest cost of ownership. It is hard to see people...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 31,639
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
A fan of your great rides and journalism Chris,...

A fan of your great rides and journalism Chris, your crazed-bones photo inspires a new fad!

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7385/9087090333_2aede9207f_c.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-12-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,813
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Nice writeup!

Nice writeup!
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 75,108
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Bought one locally, refurbished it a bit, had the...

Bought one locally, refurbished it a bit, had the bodywork painted, sold to the first for $3300 or so locally.

It was a 2002 first year, had 19,000 miles. Rode and ran like it was new.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 27,426
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
My friend had 2 countershaft seals fall out...

My friend had 2 countershaft seals fall out (literally) of his 2013 Dr650's within a few hundred miles of each other.

Procycle sells this for $23:
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 15,836
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
I've been interested in the Pitster-Pro bikes for...

I've been interested in the Pitster-Pro bikes for a few years. They have offered some full-size bikes for a few years.

A street legal 250cc for $2800 new. Looks pretty good to me really.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,161
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Very good suggestions, and frankly I believe most...

Very good suggestions, and frankly I believe most of these are valid. We may be better off having these parts provided on a voluntary basis from the free and competitive market. The old expression...
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