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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-25-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,941
Posted By bobfab
re: picture: :rofl ridgeline owner here. I...

re: picture: :rofl

ridgeline owner here. I havent done black bear specifically but the ridge has handled everything i have done, keep in mind i dont do "real" offroading or seek out offroad trails...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-25-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11,701
Views: 1,458,353
Posted By bobfab
http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/4568100847.html ...

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/4568100847.html

John (the OP), i am sorry if you are on ADV, but what do you think makes this "cafe" bike worth 3k!? geez!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-25-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,489
Posted By bobfab
agreed^^^ My CRF250L has been a good...

agreed^^^

My CRF250L has been a good compromise bike also, but not enough grunt compared to the 650's on the road.

Best bet for new rider, one bike, no trailer, i would get a DR650, Wr250r or...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-25-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By bobfab
we just rode from dinner station south for an...

we just rode from dinner station south for an hour along 424 a couple weeks ago, great riding. It seemed open to motos to me.

maybe some #'s from this diagram would help the discussion:
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7,814
Views: 2,082,479
Posted By bobfab
This bike looks so remarkably similar to a suzuki...

This bike looks so remarkably similar to a suzuki GS500 but a V-twin instead of inline twin, even the bottom end engine cases look the same! edit: well not exactly the same but similar :)
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-24-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 31,210
Posted By bobfab
Wally world also sells universal peel and stick...

Wally world also sells universal peel and stick reflectors. For $5, its worth it to buy them for inspection rather than have to reschedule if you fail.
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9,545
Views: 1,654,039
Posted By bobfab
I will likely switch to this setup too when the...

I will likely switch to this setup too when the stock wears out. I have a lightly used MT43 left over from my old dual sport. Stoked to get it on, but cant seem to wear the stock tires fast enough :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-24-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11,701
Views: 1,458,353
Posted By bobfab
I bought my 2004 KTM 200 for 1200$ in the...

I bought my 2004 KTM 200 for 1200$ in the beginning of last summer. Saw it that morning and swooped it up at lunch, they are tough to find as-is, let alone at that price range!

Best (most...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-22-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By bobfab
i have done uship a couple times now between CO...

i have done uship a couple times now between CO and PA. The rates are entirely subjective on workload and gas prices. I have noticed of the 3 (4?) times i did it, it got more expensive each time. You...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-21-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14,559
Views: 2,119,931
Posted By bobfab
wells shit, i woulda taken that too! Ah well!

wells shit, i woulda taken that too! Ah well!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-21-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11,701
Views: 1,458,353
Posted By bobfab
that is awesome!!

that is awesome!!
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9,545
Views: 1,654,039
Posted By bobfab
can we see some more pictures of that rotopax...

can we see some more pictures of that rotopax setup?




I have done enough street riding to know that DRC and other slim taillight/turnsignals arent great for visibility purposes. As you say...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-18-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,681
Posted By bobfab
:clap:clap:clap awesome!

:clap:clap:clap awesome!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-18-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2,641
Views: 281,339
Posted By bobfab
ill take it :D PM incoming.

ill take it :D

PM incoming.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By bobfab
Fitness and balance is important. I havent taken...

Fitness and balance is important. I havent taken the plunge yet but i would like to do some slacklining to improve balance. Strive to eat and exercise better, it helps more than just motorcycle...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-15-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By bobfab
Its almost passable. This was from last...

Its almost passable. This was from last weekend...

http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/bobfab/2013%20CRF250L/2014-07/03EF4413-E0F9-4CCE-B190-34773E5D6B78_zpsg9cdfmqx.jpg

Just before...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-15-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 27,587
Posted By bobfab
I love lurking this thread, just saw the snowbike...

I love lurking this thread, just saw the snowbike pictures !! :eek1

:lurk
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2,717
Views: 302,779
Posted By bobfab
I would be willing to bet a DRZ400 front guard...

I would be willing to bet a DRZ400 front guard would bolt on.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-14-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By bobfab
^^^ thats a nice campsite / grounds. I stayed...

^^^ thats a nice campsite / grounds. I stayed there last year and it was nice to have CLEAN facilities day and night!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-14-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,058
Posted By bobfab
judging by this picture, it looks like motos...

judging by this picture, it looks like motos arent welcome... puzzling
http://www.traildamage.com/trails/bv_carnage/_walked/signs_at_trailhead.jpg
http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=178...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-11-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14,559
Views: 2,119,931
Posted By bobfab
^^ damn you, another month or two and i would buy...

^^ damn you, another month or two and i would buy it for sure. I have been jonesin for a miata!
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9,545
Views: 1,654,039
Posted By bobfab
its a 5 speed wide ratio. IMHO splitting the...

its a 5 speed wide ratio. IMHO splitting the cases to install an aftermarket transmission sounds like you bought the wrong bike... just saying.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-08-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14,161
Views: 1,038,905
Posted By bobfab
i was wondering the same thing.

i was wondering the same thing.
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9,545
Views: 1,654,039
Posted By bobfab
i have owned a couple DRZs, one of which was...

i have owned a couple DRZs, one of which was modified to the hilt with USD forks etc... While the CRF is down on power, you will be taking a major step back on a DRZ. The transmission is a deal...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-08-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,624
Posted By bobfab
sounds like a typical engine swap for these...

sounds like a typical engine swap for these little bikes!! hahah! Once i got mine bolted up it was a dash to figure out how to rig ahem modify everything to function correctly!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-07-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,381
Posted By bobfab
you wont have to worry about kick starting it...

you wont have to worry about kick starting it either!! Best of luck to you and everyone!! Sounds like a blast :freaky
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-07-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,609
Posted By bobfab
So much truth to this post. There are a couple...

So much truth to this post. There are a couple other equivalents (WRR, CRFL, XRL, DR650), but with your bias of 80/20 you would have many many happy miles on a KLR!


heres a cheap example that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9,545
Views: 1,654,039
Posted By bobfab
embrace the lack of power!! I just rolled...

embrace the lack of power!!

I just rolled over 1000 miles yesterday and feel like it is still breaking in!

Had a great ride yesterday attempting to reach Rollins Pass CO
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 490,934
Posted By bobfab
Thanks for the suggestion. I was able to get a...

Thanks for the suggestion. I was able to get a chance to put it up on the stand this weekend and mess around. It seems like the axle, fork and wheel might have been mis-aligned. There is slight...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,665
Posted By bobfab
well they look like great builds i look forward...

well they look like great builds i look forward to the play by play!!

:lurk
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-03-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6,761
Views: 361,392
Posted By bobfab
I just got a photo at that spot with my bikes in...

I just got a photo at that spot with my bikes in the back of the truck. Shame it doesnt count!!
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 490,934
Posted By bobfab
My mechanic actually recommended just that. Mine...

My mechanic actually recommended just that. Mine is still below the first valve check interval, but i have researched new engines are they are less than half the cost of the valve check labor. I am...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9,545
Views: 1,654,039
Posted By bobfab
No, i am using protaper oversized bars, direct...

No, i am using protaper oversized bars, direct from HDB.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9,545
Views: 1,654,039
Posted By bobfab
Thanks guys, i am trying to gear mine up to be a...

Thanks guys, i am trying to gear mine up to be a commuter / ADV travel bike.

Not sure if it was anyone on this forum, but i just won a TCI windscreen off ebay yesterday! Excited to try it out and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-02-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11,701
Views: 1,458,353
Posted By bobfab
sweet ktm brah.. ...

sweet ktm brah..

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/4549315040.html
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9,545
Views: 1,654,039
Posted By bobfab
unlike alot of more expensive bikes which are...

unlike alot of more expensive bikes which are fine tuned for a certain riding style, the CRF is an open canvas. If you want to make it more trail worthy, you can. If you want to make it more of an...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-01-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,459
Posted By bobfab
a couple of xposts to bring this thread up to...

a couple of xposts to bring this thread up to speed.

Time for an update, things are finally slowing down this week...

So the fuel line situation is a mess. The stock 1970 carb has a built in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By bobfab
if no hardcore dirtbiking is involved, i would...

if no hardcore dirtbiking is involved, i would reccomend a DR650, KLR650, xr650l, Wr250r or CRF250L or the like.

A cheap heavy dualsport will suffice for most needs other than gnarly trails or...
Forum: Vendors 06-30-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By bobfab
Sorry guys, but i have to back out of the sale of...

Sorry guys, but i have to back out of the sale of these racks. This is a great deal and someone will be very happy. Sorry for the confusion, monday morning excitement got the best of me. thanks,
Forum: Vendors 06-30-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By bobfab
David, sorry to back out but i will not be able...

David, sorry to back out but i will not be able to pickup the racks as described.
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