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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 08:28 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 19,110
Posted By Rob.G
This thread is a great reason why I no longer...

This thread is a great reason why I no longer post much on this site. Too many "I know better than you" types, and too many who manage to misread what you're trying to say, no matter how hard you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4,897
Views: 1,286,081
Posted By Rob.G
Speaking of tanks, I'm trying to decide whether...

Speaking of tanks, I'm trying to decide whether to get the Clarke 2.7 gal tank for the TW200 or the Clarke 4 gal tank for the XT225, since the latter can be made to fit with just a little effort. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By Rob.G
I sold my KLX250S recently (all done up with 351...

I sold my KLX250S recently (all done up with 351 big bore and full suspension). Why? I never rode it anymore. There was too much overlap with my DR650. That and the KLX just didn't get very good...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-02-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,897
Posted By Rob.G
If they do a hearing on SB172, I hope to get them...

If they do a hearing on SB172, I hope to get them to let me show this video as part of my testimony...

http://jalopnik.com/5974948/heres-why-lane-splitting-should-be-legal-for-motorcycles
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-02-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,897
Posted By Rob.G
I went back to the email I got from Senator...

I went back to the email I got from Senator Boquist and went to a link in the email and plugged in the info for SB172. This is the page:
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-02-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,897
Posted By Rob.G
Curious to hear from those who attended how this...

Curious to hear from those who attended how this went. I wish I could have made it, but work prevented it.

I'm also wondering about SB172 -- the better lane splitting bill that covers all roads. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-29-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 19,110
Posted By Rob.G
I totally understand! BTW... regarding that...

I totally understand!

BTW... regarding that tool bag. Don't spend much $$ on tools for it. Smaller tools -- wrenches, sockets, etc. Go cheap. Wal Mart, Harbor Freight, etc. Only on anything...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-29-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 19,110
Posted By Rob.G
Sounds like you're already learning a lot! ...

Sounds like you're already learning a lot! That's great.

I'll add my own $1.20 (two cents' in today's dollars) to the part about "don't be that guy" -- being a mechanical noob is fine. Everybody...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 19,110
Posted By Rob.G
Sounds great! As the time gets closer, we can...

Sounds great! As the time gets closer, we can figure out the details.

Rob
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 19,110
Posted By Rob.G
Take a screwdriver and whap the side of the carb...

Take a screwdriver and whap the side of the carb with the handle, at the bowl area (the bottom). That should unstick it.

I have the boots Hondo posted about. LOVE them.

How about this... find...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,151
Posted By Rob.G
I bought a used carrier that was $150 on eBay (I...

I bought a used carrier that was $150 on eBay (I paid $60 for it a few years ago). It worked fine for my KLX and DR, but I always felt it was a bit wimpy. So I welded it up (in addition to the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 19,110
Posted By Rob.G
NewBreeze: If you have to, take a break from...

NewBreeze:

If you have to, take a break from riding for a few days til you regain your nerve. Then go try it again. As a beginner, stay well within what you feel is comfortable. Don't push it...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,281
Posted By Rob.G
Glad you got your electrical stuff sorted out! ...

Glad you got your electrical stuff sorted out!

When you get close to Oregon, let me know. If I'm still here, you're welcome to camp here. I've been considering heading for Utah myself (Moab) but...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-13-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 19,110
Posted By Rob.G
I late to reply, but I'll chime in... I buy...

I late to reply, but I'll chime in...

I buy almost all of my OEM parts from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC (rockymountainatv.com). Their prices are very close to the cheapest I've seen, and with their $7...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-12-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9,353
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,436,564
Posted By Rob.G
Bill Mayer KLX250S Seat

No photos because I'm lazy... but I have an excellent condition (minus one 2" split in the seam that isn't spreading) Bill Mayer custom seat that fit my 2010 KLX250S. It was made back in mid-2011...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 19,110
Posted By Rob.G
Not to knock it, but for the price, I'm...

Not to knock it, but for the price, I'm comfortable with my $6 can of chain lube and weekly or bi-monthly lubes. I even carry a small can with me on trips in case I need it.

FWIW, a properly...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 19,110
Posted By Rob.G
Depends on the weather and how much riding I do. ...

Depends on the weather and how much riding I do. Here in Oregon, it rains A LOT. So in the winter, yes, it gets lots of lube. In the Summer, maybe every other week. But my bikes also get a lot of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 19,110
Posted By Rob.G
That's pretty typical. When I worked for State...

That's pretty typical. When I worked for State of Oregon, I rode every day, because there was plenty of motorcycle parking (versus no free car spaces). It always took me like ten minutes to gear up...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,281
Posted By Rob.G
If it makes you feel any better, I've had similar...

If it makes you feel any better, I've had similar problems. Thankfully, after much trial and tribulation, those issues no longer exist (knocking on wood). :)

Mine started in 2011 when I noticed...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,331
Posted By Rob.G
I read that story about the German family a while...

I read that story about the German family a while back... a good read for sure.

Rob
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-11-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,598
Posted By Rob.G
This is a BAD idea, no matter what.

This is a BAD idea, no matter what.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-10-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 19,110
Posted By Rob.G
Haha no, haven't heard of him. I still won't...

Haha no, haven't heard of him. I still won't mention names, but this individual lives in the south-central US and rides (or last time I knew about him, rode) a V-Strom. No idea now as I prefer to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-09-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 19,110
Posted By Rob.G
I'm not local to the area, but I just read this...

I'm not local to the area, but I just read this whole thread and thought I'd throw in my own $1.25 worth (2 cents at today's inflated prices).

I didn't interpret anything Newbreeze said as to...
Forum: Hacks 03-08-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,259
Posted By Rob.G
My local Polaris dealer had one sitting out front...

My local Polaris dealer had one sitting out front last time I was there. I looked at it briefly... kinda went, "meh" and went inside.

I suppose if I had money to burn, I'd get one. I'll admit...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4,897
Views: 1,286,081
Posted By Rob.G
How big is the stator on the TW? I asked that Q...

How big is the stator on the TW? I asked that Q on the TW forum and all I got was a link to the service manual. I looked in there and it doesn't actually say, at least not in watts. I know it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-04-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,897
Posted By Rob.G
I got Senator Boquist to submit SB172... and I...

I got Senator Boquist to submit SB172... and I got this email from him yesterday:

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As you are aware, Senator Boquist has introduced your bill request in the Oregon State Senate. The...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By Rob.G
The main thing about 395 is that it's WINDY. Can...

The main thing about 395 is that it's WINDY. Can make for a miserable ride. I would suggest going down 95 to Beatty as others suggested.

Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4,897
Views: 1,286,081
Posted By Rob.G
As I fix up my little basket case TW, I'm trying...

As I fix up my little basket case TW, I'm trying to NOT put too much money into it, because the less I can get for it, the less likely I am to sell it if I get bored with it for a while. :)

That...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,601
Posted By Rob.G
Thanks guys! I keep forgetting to check YouTube....

Thanks guys! I keep forgetting to check YouTube. That link was perfect. I just need to get a couple of punches and I'll be ready to go.

Rob
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,601
Posted By Rob.G
How to remove wheel bearings?

I have two bikes I need to do wheel bearings on... my DR650 and TW200. I bought Motion Pro's wheel bearing driver tool, which appears to be great for installing new bearings, but doesn't do anything...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-13-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,831
Posted By Rob.G
We have a bill being submitted to the Oregon...

We have a bill being submitted to the Oregon legislature too:

- Traffic must be going 10 mph or less
- The motorcycle is going 20 mph or less

That's basically it. It basically amends the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Rob.G
BINGO!! I went back to the kill switch. I had...

BINGO!! I went back to the kill switch. I had wired in a newer one and thought I had it right. I put the old one back on and it fired up. Woo! Now to figure out how to adapt the newer kill...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Rob.G
Thanks, Tinker. I checked... the plug wire wants...

Thanks, Tinker. I checked... the plug wire wants the threaded end.

I know the ground is good because the motor won't even turn over if it isn't; found that out already. :)

Here's where I am...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Rob.G
No spark on TW200

I've been posting about this over on the tw200forum and it seems they've run out of ideas, so I thought I'd try here for some more generic help. :)

Picked up a '92 TW200 a couple of weekends ago. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,451
Posted By Rob.G
Clearly it's another law to generate revenue and...

Clearly it's another law to generate revenue and give cops another opportunity to bull motorcyclists, whether that was the original intent or not.

Why hasn't somebody written to the AMA about...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4,897
Views: 1,286,081
Posted By Rob.G
I've never been a fan of the round headlight...

I've never been a fan of the round headlight conversions on some bikes, but the TW actually seems to look pretty good with one. So yeah, if there's a HOWTO, I'd love to see it as well. Might as...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4,897
Views: 1,286,081
Posted By Rob.G
That's a fairly easy fix, except that it requires...

That's a fairly easy fix, except that it requires removing the left side engine cover, which means another gasket as well. I have mine apart right now and just replaced those countershaft seals...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4,897
Views: 1,286,081
Posted By Rob.G
Paebr332: What carb are you swapping in? I have...

Paebr332: What carb are you swapping in? I have the stock Keihin from my KLX250S that I'm wondering if I could make it fit... should my stock one give me any issues.

Rob
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,591
Posted By Rob.G
Sorry Marca, can't agree. Despite that I...

Sorry Marca, can't agree.

Despite that I also agree people are idiots, I think it's due to ignorance more than anything else. Yes, there are those such as yourself who believe the world is going...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,591
Posted By Rob.G
Whether this hypothetical "turner" kills a...

Whether this hypothetical "turner" kills a cyclist or another car driver, the problem is still the same -- the charges are insufficient. Vehicular Manslaughter should apply. Not only that, killing...
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