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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 42
Poll: Mmod
Views: 1,763
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I've held steady at 5 for at least 5 months now....

I've held steady at 5 for at least 5 months now. :D
For the first time in as long as I can remember, i'm not dreaming or shopping.
I've got no more room in the garage unless I want to unload the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26,360
Views: 4,737,365
Posted By trc.rhubarb
When I bought mine, my list was somewhat similar...

When I bought mine, my list was somewhat similar but most of the bikes with all that stuff had been ridden hard and often carried a high premium for the parts. You might consider another option

I...
Forum: Vendors 03-08-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,170
Posted By trc.rhubarb
https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/search?term=wol...

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/search?term=wolfman

Try that link.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26,360
Views: 4,737,365
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I was always taught to use odd/odd or odd/even...

I was always taught to use odd/odd or odd/even but never even/even so that the chain doesn't hit the same teeth on each rotation. In the end, more bother than it's worth on a sub 40hp bike imo.
...
Forum: Vendors 03-06-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 68,587
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Almost nothing will work through the BMW plug....

Almost nothing will work through the BMW plug. It's got a very low current limit.
Either wire it direct to the battery, through a distribution panel or add a 2nd one that is connected one of those...
Forum: Vendors 03-03-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By trc.rhubarb
So it's not a wallet eh? :D Let's say I...

So it's not a wallet eh? :D

Let's say I wanted more info... where would I find that? No links or company names in your post.
Forum: Vendors 03-01-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 86,576
Posted By trc.rhubarb
About 40k now and still fully functional. Talk...

About 40k now and still fully functional. Talk about getting my money's worth! :freaky And these aren't even the new improved models. Maybe you're making them too good now... :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,437
Posted By trc.rhubarb
My neighbor just picked up a beautiful, low...

My neighbor just picked up a beautiful, low mileage K75RT for 2k. It looks brand new, runs like a clock, looks easy to do maintenance on, already has bags and adjustable windshield and would leave...
Forum: Vendors 02-13-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,170
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Thank you Rocky Mountain ATV! I was chosen as one...

Thank you Rocky Mountain ATV! I was chosen as one of the winners and within 2 days, the box was at my house. The box was so small, I thought this bag was the size of a tank bag before opening it up. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4,389
Views: 471,655
Posted By trc.rhubarb
My qualifier on the brakes is this... I said "on...

My qualifier on the brakes is this... I said "on such a big machine".
It will never stop like my Duc, no matter how much dev they put in the brakes.
A harley touring bike uses tires that get...
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,348
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Just did my 21" front on the DRZ in the parking...

Just did my 21" front on the DRZ in the parking garage at work.
replaced the tube and used cheap motion pro 6" irons and the factory tool kit.
Cold, no lube, on the ground and nobody to help......
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4,389
Views: 471,655
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I like my 0 maintenance hydraulic lifter overhead...

I like my 0 maintenance hydraulic lifter overhead valves and I'd not want to lose them.
Brakes on my 2010 are more than solid for such a big machine.
Transmission is smooth but slow and my only...
Forum: Vendors 02-08-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,170
Posted By trc.rhubarb
duffel

I'd put everything in it. Work stuff for commuting, gear for longer rides, not just DS.
Tools, camping gear, who carries clean clothes when camping? Just another set of dirty ones for me :lol3...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,865
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I've used Redline for a long time in my HD's. I...

I've used Redline for a long time in my HD's. I walked into a shop and they had a transmission opened up on the bench covered in what looked like cough syrup... it was redline shockproof oil and that...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9,687
Views: 1,619,182
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I wanted one too, then I sat on one. It felt 3/4...

I wanted one too, then I sat on one. It felt 3/4 scale but still bigger than a Grom :lol3
I wish it was a bit bigger.
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Study the dirt roads... it's the fastest way...

Study the dirt roads... it's the fastest way around even when you travel miles out of your way. You can spend hours trying to get through on the main roads. Think trying to drive down bourbon street...
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,599
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Mine is very happy sitting in the garage and...

Mine is very happy sitting in the garage and speaking broken German with the R90.
Of course the BMW makes no effort at all to learn Italian! :lol3

The GS is just an elitist bastard and talks...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,249
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I got tired of my GPSs talking to me years ago. ...

I got tired of my GPSs talking to me years ago.
So much better without that chick telling me im not going the way she wants me to go.
I can hear fine over earplugs but I no longer run speakers in...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,064
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Remember that outside of Casper can be a long,...

Remember that outside of Casper can be a long, LONG way to gas.
Make sure whatever you choose has some range on it or you will be limited in your explorations.

Only time I've run out of gas...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,220
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Don't believe the hype. I've had mine now for...

Don't believe the hype.
I've had mine now for 3 years and only used it to see how it works and play with the tests.
When you need it, you need it, that's for sure but otherwise it sits in a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26,360
Views: 4,737,365
Posted By trc.rhubarb
ha! wow :D

ha! wow :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26,360
Views: 4,737,365
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Funny, I feel the same way and we have almost the...

Funny, I feel the same way and we have almost the same garage :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,905
Posted By trc.rhubarb
My Duc has few miles on it... it's not very...

My Duc has few miles on it... it's not very comfortable and the mileage shows.
Still, it has occasional electrical issues and the clutch slave leaked fluid all over the inside of the bodywork. Slave...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,562
Posted By trc.rhubarb
over 75k on mine, i'm 300lbs, sometimes more...

over 75k on mine, i'm 300lbs, sometimes more :eek1 and I use the left peg for mounting and dismounting. I've got short legs and can't get on without dragging a foot over the seat otherwise. Side...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,339
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Funny stuff here...Of course everyone has their...

Funny stuff here...Of course everyone has their own experiences but when it comes to Heidenau, I've never seen such extremes.

I've got over 9k on my K60's and have had them in everything short of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,260
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I rode all the way to Michigan to cross the...

I rode all the way to Michigan to cross the bridge on the grated section. :freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,260
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Seems all the other states actually tell you why...

Seems all the other states actually tell you why but WA just fucks with you... I hate it when I'm having a good time in the hills, then see one of these signs... "now what?" was it real? was it just...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,847
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Love my 900ss motor but no experience on the...

Love my 900ss motor but no experience on the triple. One day I'll own a girly tiger. I really like the bike and the sound. There were some issues on the 900 with head bolts, so do a little...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,802
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I think they were just finishing the skyway (if...

I think they were just finishing the skyway (if that was what it was) when I was there last... about November of 2009.
I can't wait to get back.
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,802
Posted By trc.rhubarb
It's been about 4 years since I was last in...

It's been about 4 years since I was last in Manila but traffic was a mess in the city all the way to Pampanga and down to Laguna. On a bigger bike like either of them, your day is half over just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,025
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Well, I wasn't there when it happened but the...

Well, I wasn't there when it happened but the maps of the radiation exposure we were shown looked an awful lot like this:
http://users.owt.com/smsrpm/Chernobyl/Chernobyl4a.GIF

Also had a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,398
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Re: MSF Dirtbike class I've done it twice...

Re: MSF Dirtbike class

I've done it twice now, having never ridden dirt but with tons of street experience

First time on the GSA in the "big bike class" and I couldn't complete the trail...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,249
Posted By trc.rhubarb
They will, and they will get easier to put in...

They will, and they will get easier to put in with time.
Just remember to keep them clean or you risk ear pain.
I just wash them every once in a while in soap and water.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By trc.rhubarb
On the center stand, you could barely fit a...

On the center stand, you could barely fit a playing card between it and my K60's when they were new.
That said, never an issue and no wear on it at all. I've got about 25k on mine and no issues.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,530
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I broke the chain on my Duc... 3k miles, not sure...

I broke the chain on my Duc... 3k miles, not sure why... whatever.
I'm pushing it about 2 miles home and my wife came to grab my jacket, helmet, etc...
She says "don't you have towing...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,419
Posted By trc.rhubarb
6'2/300lbs and with a simple spring change, I can...

6'2/300lbs and with a simple spring change, I can ride the DRZ at speeds faster than the knobbies leave me comfortable with. It can do 80+ but I don't like it.

65mph is a happy speed for mine......
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By trc.rhubarb
That's not how it works... in that case you end...

That's not how it works... in that case you end up taking a lot of metal off your floorboards and in my case, the mufflers too :lol3

Long fast sweeping turns, hit a bump that unsettles the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,310
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Get a BMW boxer motor - it will keep your feet...

Get a BMW boxer motor - it will keep your feet warm
Heated grips, hand guards and regular gear keep me warm down to the low 20's.
Below 20, I freeze because I'm to cheap for heated gear.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,782
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Is that front cover glued on? Must make it a...

Is that front cover glued on?
Must make it a bitch to inspect the belt.
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By trc.rhubarb
If that is what you are referring to, I wouldn't...

If that is what you are referring to, I wouldn't call it instability as much as a characteristic. It's never done anything more than make me feel a bit uncomfortable about it. My 08 did it worse...
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