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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,106
Views: 345,262
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I use the minimalist as well for about 5 years...

I use the minimalist as well for about 5 years now. It's the only pot I carry.
Esbit stove, a lot of pellets, a lighter, the spork and the finger things all fit inside.
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,626
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I know you bought already but my $.02 for the...

I know you bought already but my $.02 for the next reader...
I have a flip up/convertible, a standard shoei RF1000 and an Arai XD4.
Can't use the peak on the R90 or the Duc - I can't see because...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Another vote for the halfdome 2. I can set it up...

Another vote for the halfdome 2. I can set it up in the dark in about 5 minutes.
Packs small, always fits into it's bag without issue and is long enough for me at 6'2.
I've had it in torrential...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,954
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I was 'accosted' on a reservation in Montana near...

I was 'accosted' on a reservation in Montana near the Canadian and North Dakota borders.
Stopped for gas and to take a break and stare at a map in one of those parks every reservation town seems to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,037
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Fell off a small berm maybe 1' tall that I didn't...

Fell off a small berm maybe 1' tall that I didn't notice when I stopped in tall weeds.
0 MPH and landed with a rock inside the guards. Snapped the front brake lever.
Guards don't always save your...
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 21,523
Posted By trc.rhubarb
If you change your tires with a little tread...

If you change your tires with a little tread left, there are tons of people both here and on CL that are willing to come get them from you. Lots of people happy to get a tire with 500-1000 miles left...
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,992
Posted By trc.rhubarb
As an owner of an EG, you can't change the rear...

As an owner of an EG, you can't change the rear tire with that. The rear fender comes down far and you need a lot of room. Luckily, tires last forever and most people just have the dealer change...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 33,100
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Many years ago, I crested a hill on a road I've...

Many years ago, I crested a hill on a road I've never ridden. The downhill side ended shortly at a "T" with fast cross traffic. The entire downhill was in permanent shade and was green with moss. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 42
Poll: Mmod
Views: 1,862
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: 26,588
Views: 4,807,957
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: 55
Views: 3,716
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: 26,588
Views: 4,807,957
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: 539
Views: 71,880
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: 346
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: 87,286
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: 7,806
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: 55
Views: 3,716
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: 4,395
Views: 480,376
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: 11,489
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: 4,395
Views: 480,376
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: 55
Views: 3,716
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: 1,938
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: 9,846
Views: 1,659,176
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: 673
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: 4,717
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: 8,385
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: 2,122
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: 2,292
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: 26,588
Views: 4,807,957
Posted By trc.rhubarb
ha! wow :D

ha! wow :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 4,807,957
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: 11,309
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: 11,800
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: 12,801
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: 3,303
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: 3,303
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: 1,876
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: 6,028
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: 6,028
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: 3,055
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: 5,455
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...
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