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Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 11:38 AM
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Posted By ErockPDX
Huh. I heard "boobs, boobs, and boobs."

Huh. I heard "boobs, boobs, and boobs."
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
I am not having stepper issues at the moment but...

I am not having stepper issues at the moment but am totally in for a preemptive strike. Just added the PCV and Autotune, which required a shunt in place of the O2 sensor at the harness (Autotune...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,548
Posted By ErockPDX
Thought of two more things: 1) Stiff-soled...

Thought of two more things:

1) Stiff-soled boots is crucial. Try riding around the spot by your house in Sambas for a minute...along those lines, nice wide pegs, as has been mentioned. I like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,548
Posted By ErockPDX
fyp.

fyp.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,548
Posted By ErockPDX
Ergo ergo ergo like everybody has been...

Ergo ergo ergo like everybody has been saying--but also, as was said, new activity = new/different muscle activation. Another thing you'll probably discover is that your lower back is a...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
Thanks! Cee Baileys. Just put it on. This is the...

Thanks! Cee Baileys. Just put it on. This is the 19"...I LOVE it. Way better design and look than the stocker, IMHO...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/07/ryga9e5u.jpghtt...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/07/ryga9e5u.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/07/e9u6emyt.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/07/ne6y9ygu.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/07/sa5uqe6y.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 37,594
Posted By ErockPDX
Definitely interested...

Definitely interested...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
Sidestand works great without it.

Sidestand works great without it.
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
Anybody want my Altrider sidestand foot? I'd put...

Anybody want my Altrider sidestand foot? I'd put it up on the free gear thread, but I wouldn't wish this POS on an enemy, and I fear the adverse karma that may come with it. Pay shipping and it's...
Forum: Americas 08-16-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By ErockPDX
My pack, which kinda goes everywhere, includes a...

My pack, which kinda goes everywhere, includes a small but advanced trauma kit, a J-frame, ESEE-3, 6x6 Tyvek (great shelter or rain cover) 2x1 gallon ziplock bags, Surefire, Leatherman, zip ties,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 14,201
Posted By ErockPDX
I was going to chime in but holy crap. Okay...

I was going to chime in but holy crap.

Okay fine screw it. I've owned over 40 bikes...lots given to me as basket cases, some purchased new, and most in between.

I currently owe $10K on my...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
Yeah, clearly, but it snaps back hard without the...

Yeah, clearly, but it snaps back hard without the foot on. Clearly only the sidestand was available for product development rather than the whole bike. I'm going to make an HDPE puck I think.
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
Tiger Tales - Dialling in the 800XC for the dirt

Anybody else hate the Altrider sidestand foot? Weights my stand so much it actually comes down on bumps and kills the engine.
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
Nooooooooo...just let it die there!

Nooooooooo...just let it die there!
Forum: Beasts 07-30-2014, 08:22 AM
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Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
When did they change?

When did they change?
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 07:19 AM
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Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
Good point on the sidestand switch...thanks! And...

Good point on the sidestand switch...thanks! And good point on the metal in the lever. I was concerned about it breaking from fatigue, but I just bent it back and we'll see...
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2014, 03:23 PM
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Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
Seriously. It shouldn't bum me out so much but it...

Seriously. It shouldn't bum me out so much but it does. It was a perfect day for the XC...long highway ride for approach, beautiful Oregon morning, great trail conditions with the exception of the...
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
This is the Touratech shift lever. Didn't even...

This is the Touratech shift lever. Didn't even fall on it. Out at LaDee, muddy rut, just brushed a stick. Yeah, that's bent UNDER the crash bar. I bent it back with my hand....
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
Finally got my Explorer bars in. Strapped for...

Finally got my Explorer bars in. Strapped for time this week, so comparison pics to follow. A quick side-by-side tells me that they're at least 2" wider, 1.5" farther swept, and roughly the same bend...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 76,610
Views: 8,180,900
Posted By ErockPDX
Copy all! Thanks for the advice. I guess...

Copy all!

Thanks for the advice. I guess I'm just frustrated with my inability to interest anyone in the CRF.

RE the BD taillight...I have an auxiliary that will be going on it as well...this...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 76,610
Views: 8,180,900
Posted By ErockPDX
Dude, it's crazy. I just dropped it down to $4K...

Dude, it's crazy. I just dropped it down to $4K for ADVers and $4500 on CL and I've gotten like 2 bites. One CL a-hole was bummed that the plastics were scratched up and there was boot rub. Selling...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 76,610
Views: 8,180,900
Posted By ErockPDX
And that's a kick-ass suggestion. I wouldn't even...

And that's a kick-ass suggestion. I wouldn't even think about it except for the very real possibility that I'll be sitting on a CRF front end, paid for.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 76,610
Views: 8,180,900
Posted By ErockPDX
Hello from PDX

Hey y'all--

I'm Eric--just joined the XR650L ranks with a 2014. The used market is odd these days...the used options (that I looked at) in my area are beat to hell and run ~$4K. the new 2014 was...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
They're going to twist when you crash. Period....

They're going to twist when you crash. Period. Never had one move with aggressive handling at all but they're intolerable on dirt bikes in the woods. Lotsa branches and crashing. Necessary evil for...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 12:41 PM
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Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
Great post! Thanks.

Great post! Thanks.
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
Know what I've discovered? MY annoying clank is...

Know what I've discovered? MY annoying clank is the damned side stand weighted down by the Altrider side stand foot. Special bonus--sometimes it drops far enough to kill the engine.
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
My Explorer bars are coming in tomorrow, I'm...

My Explorer bars are coming in tomorrow, I'm told, so I hope to take some comparison photos.

Here are the Cycras....
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
I found that the mounts worked great, and Cycra...

I found that the mounts worked great, and Cycra threads and screw length were great, but that the bend needed some...bending. I preferred to keep bending tension off that screw so I spent some time...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,719
Posted By ErockPDX
+1 on the beer koozi idea. Kick ass!

+1 on the beer koozi idea. Kick ass!
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
^This. I've personally broken 2 Acerbis guards in...

^This. I've personally broken 2 Acerbis guards in the woods during routine dirt biking.

Another thing to add to the second bit...if you're running heated grips, be VERY careful about that screw...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
IMHO, yeah. I've beat the HELL out of em on...

IMHO, yeah. I've beat the HELL out of em on dirtbikes. Check out the Fastways too...the same person must make em, yeah? Very similar. Full disclosure: I've never owned Barkbusters. So...dunno.
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
+1 on the Protaper Contours. For those not...

+1 on the Protaper Contours. For those not running heated grips, you SHOULD be running these bars at ANY bend. Have em on the CRF, had them on the R1150GS when the heated grips got tiring.
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
I love Cycra Pro Bends. They require a bit of...

I love Cycra Pro Bends. They require a bit of screwing with to fit on the factory bars but DAMN are they bombproof. Also, I wish someone would try a pair of the Pro Moto Billet guards that...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
Good get! RE hard/soft--no comparison for...

Good get!

RE hard/soft--no comparison for soft in the woods for me. I scored a pair of the Wolfy racks and a pair of the Expo Drybags. Running those with a Pax and a Pelican topcase on an Altrider...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
Tried every possible combination with Fastways in...

Tried every possible combination with Fastways in lowboy position, 2" Rox, and stock bars. Still leaning way forward at best...we'll see what the Explorer bars offer.
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
So, after an extended talk with a dude at PMB, it...

So, after an extended talk with a dude at PMB, it looks as though the final low boy height is the same as my EVO3s. With the same Rox Risers and bars as you suggest, I should fit, right? Also, turns...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
Fair enough! Ordered. Thanks again.

Fair enough! Ordered. Thanks again.
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
Thanks for the input. I'm currently running...

Thanks for the input. I'm currently running Fastways pegs in the lowboy position...but maybe the Adventure pegs sit lower?
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 566,591
Posted By ErockPDX
Sounds like I should try them all and take...

Sounds like I should try them all and take pictures then...
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