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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9,032
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,301,383
Posted By Rob.G
FS: 2010 Kawasaki KLX250S w/351 kit and lots more

I finally remembered to put this here. This is the main ad:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25748095

Rob
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,513,050
Posted By Rob.G
For a brand new bike that's probably not bad. ...

For a brand new bike that's probably not bad. There's no difference between a 2009 and a 2015, mechanically.

If you lived closer, I would shamelessly suggest you look at the for sale ad for mine...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 82,893
Posted By Rob.G
Well at this point she's gone missing, or gotten...

Well at this point she's gone missing, or gotten abducted by aliens. Guess we'll see.

Maybe this will help. I found an interesting link about a neat looking blue sea slug... since she likes...
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3,913
Views: 746,927
Posted By Rob.G
I removed and sold off my Eastern Beaver wiring...

I removed and sold off my Eastern Beaver wiring harness... the one that adds the relays and the headlight cutoff. I replaced the headlight bulbs with H4 LEDs (look for the thread here on ADVrider). ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,513,050
Posted By Rob.G
I had the same problem when I put in the new rear...

I had the same problem when I put in the new rear spring. Everything in back basically went up an inch, and now replacing the boot between the airbox and carburetor is an even bigger PITA than it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-30-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,601
Views: 129,872
Posted By Rob.G
Hey here's a question... off-topic but related so...

Hey here's a question... off-topic but related so I hope it doesn't piss anybody off. :)

I've had my KLX for sale, but no takers, so I'll probably end up keeping it. If so, it will continue to be...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-23-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By Rob.G
Wow, this thread got more action than I thought...

Wow, this thread got more action than I thought it would. Sure wish the email replies were more consistent. In any case, thanks for all the great tips!!

I kinda gave up on the idea after the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-21-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,601
Views: 129,872
Posted By Rob.G
I haven't been on Lippencott since 2011 and it...

I haven't been on Lippencott since 2011 and it was only going down... and that was enough for me. I wouldn't want to go up it on my DR650 let alone an 1190. But it'd depend greatly on it's...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-19-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By Rob.G
Olympic Nat'l Park over Thanksgiving? Good idea or Bad?

I'm off all next week due to work cutbacks, and have pretty much nothing to do. There's subfreezing conditions and snow in the Cascades to the east, and I'm tired of the Oregon coast. About the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 82,893
Posted By Rob.G
Give her time. She's home, she's been busy...

Give her time. She's home, she's been busy working on the videos, and working on that novel contest she wanted to get back for. I'm sure she will reply when she can.

Rob
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,668
Posted By Rob.G
If the frame has already been welded, why whine...

If the frame has already been welded, why whine about getting a new frame? Crap. Odds are it'll just fail again in the same place on the new frame. At least the current one's been fixed and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 82,893
Posted By Rob.G
Wow, Istanbul to Magadan. That trip has been...

Wow, Istanbul to Magadan. That trip has been done so many times and covered by so many people (kinda like the BAM road and Road of Bones trips), that I don't think I would ever care to do them...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 82,893
Posted By Rob.G
ESP perhaps, but not ESPN. I canceled my...

ESP perhaps, but not ESPN. I canceled my satellite service years ago. The only over the air channel I can get is PBS, so what little TV I watch is on Netflix and Hulu. :)

Rob
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 82,893
Posted By Rob.G
She probably got a job there and moved in. ...

She probably got a job there and moved in.

Rob
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,113
Posted By Rob.G
My 2012 gets 53-58 in "normal" (somewhat...

My 2012 gets 53-58 in "normal" (somewhat spirited) non-freeway riding. On the freeway, no headwind, 45 up to about 75 mph. Above that it goes down to 40 or so.

Best was lower-mid 60's taking my...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 82,893
Posted By Rob.G
Please excuse the nature of this reply, but one...

Please excuse the nature of this reply, but one thing that stood out in your report was having to get up to pee a couple of times during the night, coupled with how cold it was. :)

When I camp, I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 82,893
Posted By Rob.G
I'm sure she'll respond when she has time! I bet...

I'm sure she'll respond when she has time! I bet she's out there having a blast (or, at least, a blast in retrospect).

I think it's safe to say we're all living vicariously though you. :)

Rob
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 82,893
Posted By Rob.G
I've gone down 3-4 times on my V-Strom. ...

I've gone down 3-4 times on my V-Strom. Surprisingly, it hasn't been all that bad to pick back up. I've actually found it a bit easier to pick up than my DR650 when it's loaded down with camping...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 82,893
Posted By Rob.G
+1 with what CooterW said. It's a great photo. ...

+1 with what CooterW said. It's a great photo.

The Goldwing pick-up trick works well, but when you're in mud, you're kinda screwed. I rode my KLX250S a couple weekends ago on local trails and it...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 82,893
Posted By Rob.G
Wow! You're a trooper. I would have been pretty...

Wow! You're a trooper. I would have been pretty well pissed at myself for forgetting to get gas. You took the whole thing in stride... awesome! :)

I've always been fascinated by snails, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,635
Posted By Rob.G
Please remember that the left lane is for PASSING...

Please remember that the left lane is for PASSING ONLY and that if you aren't passing, you should be in the right lane. This applies to cars, trucks, bikes, whatever. I'd love to be able to get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,635
Posted By Rob.G
Seat time/experience IS key. All that wind blast...

Seat time/experience IS key. All that wind blast from the freeway that was so agonizing before, no longer bothers me. I did a ride from SoCal up to Death Valley one weekend back in 2011. I cut the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,635
Posted By Rob.G
My first bike was a Kawi ER-6n (naked Ninja 650)....

My first bike was a Kawi ER-6n (naked Ninja 650). It was miserable on the freeway too... the wind turbulence was soooo annoying and tiring. Even a windscreen didn't help much.

I traded that on a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 82,893
Posted By Rob.G
Awesome! I'm glad your finger is better and that...

Awesome! I'm glad your finger is better and that you're back on the road. I guess your "D" finger (if I'm envisioning the Cello's fingerboard correctly) is gonna be out of tune for a while huh? ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-11-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 155,505
Posted By Rob.G
Tis the life of a small business owner. Probably...

Tis the life of a small business owner. Probably busier than he ever thought he'd be.

Rob
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 82,893
Posted By Rob.G
Wow, that doesn't give you much time left to...

Wow, that doesn't give you much time left to explore!

Heading south is definitely a good idea. Even with your heated gear, it'll be COLD up there, and there's already snow in Colorado.

If you...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 82,893
Posted By Rob.G
I see on the tracker you're passing through...

I see on the tracker you're passing through Cincinnati. Tune into WKRP for me please. ;)

Updates... I say up to you. We're getting this fabulous entertainment for free, so I can't complain at...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 82,893
Posted By Rob.G
Wow! That snake made a mess of your poor finger!...

Wow! That snake made a mess of your poor finger! I hope it heals soon. 24 vials of anti-venin... that's wild. FWIW, when I saw the photo of the snake, I knew there was gonna be trouble. Any...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 82,893
Posted By Rob.G
Wow, what a story! I just found this RR today. ...

Wow, what a story! I just found this RR today. You've had quite the adventure! Dang.

I'm sorry about the snake bite, but I'm glad you have somebody to come rescue you and your bike. I hope...
Forum: Vendors 10-04-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 239,438
Posted By Rob.G
Almost forgot... here's a photo of my V-Strom...

Almost forgot... here's a photo of my V-Strom yesterday after putting the pair of H4's in it. Too bad I didn't get a before shot. Oh, and that's the lowbeam.

http://i.imgur.com/NEx07uvl.jpg
Forum: Vendors 10-04-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 239,438
Posted By Rob.G
I agree... the new light is just plain amazing. ...

I agree... the new light is just plain amazing. It makes halogen bulbs look like candles by comparison.

I had noticed when following people, you could see my LED aux lights very plainly reflected...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,816
Posted By Rob.G
I have both bikes... and they're really very...

I have both bikes... and they're really very different animals. For any ride where I'm doing mostly pavement, the DL is the choice. It does quite well on dirt, but I don't run knobbies, so it can...
Forum: Vendors 10-03-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 239,438
Posted By Rob.G
I have the Cyclops H4's in my DR650 and my...

I have the Cyclops H4's in my DR650 and my V-Strom now. Love 'em! Next up will be one for my KLX250S.

But a question... any chance there might be a 9007 coming? That's what my truck takes (2005...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,513,050
Posted By Rob.G
The ground wire fixed mine UNTIL I did the 351...

The ground wire fixed mine UNTIL I did the 351 kit... now it's back.

Rob
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,513,050
Posted By Rob.G
Stock Gas Tank and Side Panels

Does anybody here have any use for a stock 2-gal gas tank and side panels from a 2010 KLX? Panels are black/green. Not perfect; scratched a bit but not terribly. I'm going through and eliminating...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,475
Posted By Rob.G
Hahaha don't forget up here in Oregon and...

Hahaha don't forget up here in Oregon and Washington. Pretty much all the forests around here have documented bigfoot sightings. I didn't think about that til the middle of the night one night when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,475
Posted By Rob.G
EXACTLY! I believe in helping anybody who...

EXACTLY!

I believe in helping anybody who needs it, even if they weren't riding with me. Couple of examples...

A former friend... we'll call him "Brad." He's not on this site. I met him back...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,817
Posted By Rob.G
At your size, I think a DR650 would be about...

At your size, I think a DR650 would be about ideal. There are plenty of used ones out there at many price levels, and it'll grow with you.

Rob
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,475
Posted By Rob.G
FWIW, he wanted to do an overnight trip because...

FWIW, he wanted to do an overnight trip because he hadn't done one before. I planned the trip entirely for his benefit. For me, it was just something to do. I honestly couldn't care less if we...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,475
Posted By Rob.G
Says the Harley rider. :) I'm not out to...

Says the Harley rider. :)

I'm not out to tell anybody what they can or can't wear; but it IS my decision to not ride with them. Or if it's an organized group ride and I'm the leader, meaning my...
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