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Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 73,739
Views: 7,627,097
Posted By Rob Rideout
Nice job..looks like a factory prototype...I...

Nice job..looks like a factory prototype...I think Pierre Karsmakers had one on his Honda.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 73,739
Views: 7,627,097
Posted By Rob Rideout
Sorry I'm no help with possible donor info. I cut...

Sorry I'm no help with possible donor info. I cut the perforated section from an old sport bike muffler I had here. It was big enough that a golf ball would pass through it.. I resized it to fit my...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 73,739
Views: 7,627,097
Posted By Rob Rideout
a few pages back were some postings on muffler...

a few pages back were some postings on muffler baffle mods. Here's mine. Its almost as quiet as the stock baffle but flows much better.

this was my first attempt. ID was just under 1"...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 73,739
Views: 7,627,097
Posted By Rob Rideout
Yep you can have the one off of mine...PM me your...

Yep you can have the one off of mine...PM me your address.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-19-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 52,536
Posted By Rob Rideout
1976, age 17 on my 76 CR125 ...

1976, age 17 on my 76 CR125
http://www.robertrideout.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/1976cr125.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 73,739
Views: 7,627,097
Posted By Rob Rideout
bag racks

I received my Wolfman Teton bags this week. They are on clearance sale by the way if you've been on the fence for a set. I started work on the racks today and have one side done. Since the bag weight...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 73,739
Views: 7,627,097
Posted By Rob Rideout
Here's a photo of the stock baffle next to my...

Here's a photo of the stock baffle next to my homemade version with whistle delete.:lol3 The stock is roughly 7/8" ID and the new one is approx 1". noise levels are real close. almost no change....
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 73,739
Views: 7,627,097
Posted By Rob Rideout
That's the first think I noticed with my homemade...

That's the first think I noticed with my homemade baffle, the whistle is gone.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 73,739
Views: 7,627,097
Posted By Rob Rideout
I was afraid of that. I built a new baffle and...

I was afraid of that. I built a new baffle and left out the post. Figured it was to keep kids from sticking their fingers in there. My kid is grown and gone so didn't I think I needed it. I may...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 73,739
Views: 7,627,097
Posted By Rob Rideout
pin thru baffle

Anyone know why there is a vertical pin through the baffle on the stock muffler?
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 73,739
Views: 7,627,097
Posted By Rob Rideout
Looks really nice. Can you somehow show the path...

Looks really nice. Can you somehow show the path or how the internal ports pass thru the cooler?
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 73,739
Views: 7,627,097
Posted By Rob Rideout
bead breaker

Here's my homemade bead breaker which has worked well on the cheap. I attached this hinged piece to one of the garage support post. It's only hinged to lay flat when not inuse....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-04-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 20,100
Posted By Rob Rideout
http://www.robertrideout.com/Pict6270.jpg ...

http://www.robertrideout.com/Pict6270.jpg
http://www.robertrideout.com/Pict6271.jpg
http://www.robertrideout.com/Pict6272.jpg
http://www.robertrideout.com/Pict6273.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,749
Views: 628,170
Posted By Rob Rideout
White Rim Trail 3 weeks ago

about 15 mins. of clips from my GoProHero recording from Utah. No Music, just the video. Other rider is Saddlsor on his DR350. I registered 92 miles from blacktop to blacktop and it took us 8 hours...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,210
Posted By Rob Rideout
try a notch lower windshield setting. I had this...

try a notch lower windshield setting. I had this same problem once riding 2 up. I found I was tipping my head up slightly to get the same line of sight over the shield I was use to riding solo. It...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,331
Posted By Rob Rideout
I cut one for the front fender out of an old...

I cut one for the front fender out of an old R100RS rear mudflap. still throws some mud on the front but not as bad as it did before. I don't hear rocks bouncing off of the exhaust crossover pipe as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,822
Posted By Rob Rideout
You sissy :D so how was the trip? Pictures?

You sissy :D
so how was the trip? Pictures?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,197,959
Posted By Rob Rideout
Damnit. Thats nice.

Damnit. Thats nice.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,173
Posted By Rob Rideout
True single track is hard to come by. Unless you...

True single track is hard to come by. Unless you own your own land or have access to harescramble courses limited to motorcycle only events most single track disappeared in the late 70s early 80s...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,345
Posted By Rob Rideout
I wonder, what would you gain if you cut the...

I wonder, what would you gain if you cut the bottom out of the tray and made both areas one. the step in the tray would still keep it located and the rubber strap would stiil work. Wouldn't increase...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,597
Posted By Rob Rideout
mt. bike bracket works

I use a mt. bike water bottle bracket. It's in arms reach but would need a different type of bottletop to get around a full face helmet. I have used it to soaked my face and neck on the fly. It's...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,749
Views: 628,170
Posted By Rob Rideout
while we're in video mode..

This is from this Saturday on the Dual Sport legal roads at Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky. My first time there and first time offroad on the GS. I went with fellow inmate Saddlsor and his DR350....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By Rob Rideout
I use a Sony DRC BT15 with my iphone. I'm not...

I use a Sony DRC BT15 with my iphone. I'm not positive it works with an ipod. On my phone it will control Volume and start and stop the ipod. I use Shure earphones without the extension and it...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,657
Posted By Rob Rideout
I don't remember anyone ever posting they broke...

I don't remember anyone ever posting they broke their sidestand. But that sharp bend worries me. I figured I could beef it up easier than I could fix it if it broke. I'll find out later it was made...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 420
Posted By Rob Rideout
Who sells a stainless mid pipe?

I have a new stainless slip-on G-Force muffler from a closed shop inventory. I believe it may have been used as a display piece. It has lots of swirl marks like it was handled a lot. But it was clean...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,197,959
Posted By Rob Rideout
topboxes

topboxes are very handy. If I don't want the wife to go along I just take it off. :evil
http://www.robertrideout.com/gallery/albums/Misc/PICT4722.sized.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By Rob Rideout
You put some load on the engine by dragging it...

You put some load on the engine by dragging it down with the clutch, then quickly pull it back in. If thats the noise your hearing, I'm hoping they all do that. I believe it's the sound of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By Rob Rideout
the GSA seat I took apart did not have the foam...

the GSA seat I took apart did not have the foam glued to the pan. Don't know about the Russell.
Curious about the stapler required myself..
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,622
Posted By Rob Rideout
Just curious, Are you re-setting your MPG counter...

Just curious, Are you re-setting your MPG counter to zero at fill up? If not I believe it will average all miles to date and changes will be very minor.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,730
Posted By Rob Rideout
And if you think you might like to stop in a...

And if you think you might like to stop in a hurry, turn off abs first.:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,196
Posted By Rob Rideout
Well it's hard to see in this picture but this is...

Well it's hard to see in this picture but this is a shot of me and the wife doing a wheelie earlier this winter. Just moments before this shot was taken I was giving the peace sign too. Yes normally...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,197,959
Posted By Rob Rideout
:eek1 I'd be checking the lower fork brace too....

:eek1 I'd be checking the lower fork brace too. If the fork legs are not parallel now or if they were pointing in different direction at any time it seems to me there would be a bunch of stress to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Rob Rideout
My front wheel doesn't "easily" lift. It causes...

My front wheel doesn't "easily" lift. It causes the bike to pivot back onto the rear wheel without the forks compressing at all. And the paralever doesn't rise unless you can lift the front with...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,161
Posted By Rob Rideout
extra fine steel wool

I used extra fine steel wool on the rear panels on my boxes. I tried Scotchbrite pads but it was too coarse. I'm going to do the fronts next. it ends up sort of a brushed aluminum look. I wiped in...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By Rob Rideout
It's pretty tough to determine a problem with one...

It's pretty tough to determine a problem with one sample. when a failure is found on one sample it's because the sample was taken to proof what everyone already knew was going to be bad news. And...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By Rob Rideout
I had the same problem. Since my wife riding with...

I had the same problem. Since my wife riding with me is maybe 10% of the miles I ride I didn't want a backrest sticking up behind me all the time. I run HT boxes so I bought their matching topbox....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Rob Rideout
Front fender extension

I got an old rear mudflap from a buddy..http://www.robertrideout.com/gallery/albums/Misc/oldmud.jpg
4 or 5 beers later..
http://www.robertrideout.com/gallery/albums/Misc/newmud.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,948
Posted By Rob Rideout
For me the only offroad advantage I could see the...

For me the only offroad advantage I could see the GSA had was the extra inch of suspension and maybe first gear. Compared to GS the extra weight probably cancels both of those out. I went with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By Rob Rideout
I went with these for some of the same reasons...

I went with these for some of the same reasons you mentioned. I didnt need the bars closer just higher due to using the high seat height setting. They still come back to you slightly because of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 73,854
Posted By Rob Rideout
I'm wondering how much heavier the sprung disc is...

I'm wondering how much heavier the sprung disc is over the unsprung OEM. I have heard of complaints in VW drag racing circles where shifting problems were blamed on the input shaft not slowing down...
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