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Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,115
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Bought an Airhawk 2 slightly used on eBay (make a...

Bought an Airhawk 2 slightly used on eBay (make a saved search, you'll find one, winter is coming) and it's the best $40 I've spent on an upgrade.

I've had bikws with Corbin seats, and they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 64,668
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
So many things about the Ducati Monster's. ...

So many things about the Ducati Monster's.

Tried a few, a 2002 620i.e., a 1997 Monster 750 (carb'd and could barely hit 100, so gutless), and a 2006 S2R 800 (the most tolerable of them all).
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,377
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
My current 96 dr650se. Just right. Doesn't look...

My current 96 dr650se. Just right. Doesn't look too flashy. Friends have ridden these around the Earth multiple times.

Despite that, the dumb hippies in my little college town ask, "do you ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,556
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Friend is a bush pilot in Alaska where fog, rain,...

Friend is a bush pilot in Alaska where fog, rain, and bugs on the plastic airplane windshields are a daily thing.

He uses and recommends Pledge furniture polish. Inexpensive, aerosol cans last...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Micro-Hall of Wisdom: Selling moto parts gear tools on the internet:

So much of the fine writing on this website speaks about how we wish we could have more money for our motorcycling hobby, more time off, etc.

I discovered that selling spare gear, parts, etc...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,423
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
As I understand it, manufacturers give a...

As I understand it, manufacturers give a dealership very little (less than $500 each) for each new 'major unit' (complete motorcycle or atv) sold. Your income is from accessories, parts, and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 21,169
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Seriously this is the obvious choice for what is...

Seriously this is the obvious choice for what is offered in North America.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,423
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Heaps of knowledge on here, I'll read this thread...

Heaps of knowledge on here, I'll read this thread a few times.

Consider options for a business. I have worked in a big 4-brand moto retail place, and 2 different 'independent' moto repair shops,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 395,296
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
I use 'Pledge Wipes' that are sold at hardware...

I use 'Pledge Wipes' that are sold at hardware stores for less than $5, and come in a re-sealable bag. Alaskan bush pilots use Pledge aerosol to keep water off their plastic aircraft windshields for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 395,296
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Until you are very confident mechanically, find a...

Until you are very confident mechanically, find a good motorcycle mechanic and do what they say (usually the good motorcycle mechanic is an independent one not at a stealership).

Some people...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,099
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Honestly, this is a briliant idea. I have...

Honestly, this is a briliant idea.

I have ridden some bikes with big grips (Harley's are 1" (2.54cm) handlebars) and the bigger diameter makes my hands fatigue less, and go numb less = I like.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 98,509
Views: 18,768,377
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Yes, I know that method and it's probably...

Yes, I know that method and it's probably inevitable. I just don't like to damage the cogs if I can avoid it.

I used to work at Lake Missoula Motorsports, for 1.5 year or something until old...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 98,509
Views: 18,768,377
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Tried to loosen the lock ring on the rear shock,...

Tried to loosen the lock ring on the rear shock, to increase spring preload. After trying 3 different methods, and getting no movement -- I'm wondering what the trick is? Seems super tight.

My...
Forum: Australia 07-05-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,891
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
The plastic PET bottle is a good idea. Allows...

The plastic PET bottle is a good idea. Allows travelling lightly, can find them all over.

No talk of Sweet Cheeks? A friend used this and says it works really well:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 70,261
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Read a lot of this thread, and I'm glad it's here...

Read a lot of this thread, and I'm glad it's here as this topic has its place.

33 years old now, been riding since 13 years old. I remember riding my first bike, a 1983 xr100 for the first time. ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,749
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Fascinating thread. I am completely a believer...

Fascinating thread. I am completely a believer that the best working motorcycle is one that is very close to how it came from Japan. I buy and sell bikes here and there, and my experience...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,532
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Bought a new tall Cee Bailey's windshield and I...

Bought a new tall Cee Bailey's windshield and I think thats the finest one made.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-22-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 27,585
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Fantastic work! I think the zzr600 is basically...

Fantastic work! I think the zzr600 is basically the finest carbureted inline 4 cylinder motorcycle they made (along with the 900) but who needs more than 600cc's?

I am bringing a bike back...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,688
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Having owned several airhead bikes, several KLR's...

Having owned several airhead bikes, several KLR's and heaps of others ... an airhead is close to the worst bike to take.

Valves and valve seats fail more than any other bike I've seen.
Parts...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,819
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
I think most of them look like some fiction from...

I think most of them look like some fiction from the Transformers movie = dumb.

I guess the Transformers cartoon did come from Japan. The best bikes are also coming from Japan. Still look...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,572
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
When I meet a person who freaks out about the...

When I meet a person who freaks out about the fact that motorcycles, airplanes, trailers, bicycles, etc have tires utilizing tubes I usually notice that they are simply inexperienced about mechanical...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,059
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
I have had a lot of Blue-Point hand tools. I've...

I have had a lot of Blue-Point hand tools. I've used them myself mechanaching and sold hundreds of sets overseas.

My personal experience is that they are simply awesome quality. I can't think...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,511
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
JIS = Japanese Industrial Standard. Also, a...

JIS = Japanese Industrial Standard.

Also, a JIS 'thing' is they make their fastener heads in increments of two. 2,4,6, 8,10,12,14,16,18, etc.

Brilliant idea, consider that to the goofy and...
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,154
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Go to eBay, find auctions of: Blue-Point, or...

Go to eBay, find auctions of:
Blue-Point, or older snap-On or Craftsman.

Fine used Blue-Point tools go for nearly nothing on eBay. I don't understand why, but it is true.

May as well show...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13,495
Views: 1,333,733
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
(After 4 KLR650's, I'm now a dr650 rider but that...

(After 4 KLR650's, I'm now a dr650 rider but that KLR650 is one HECK of a bike. Just sayin, carry on.)
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-17-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 41,823
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
I am the sort of person who really hopes the...

I am the sort of person who really hopes the SmartPhone will overtake the big clumpy proprietary GPS and all it's special 'motorcycle mounting kits' etc ...

BUT

I bought a Garmin 660 a few...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,520
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Bizarre, but once a regulator fails, we usually...

Bizarre, but once a regulator fails, we usually see the bike come back in for a stator replacement.

Test is against the real standards from a good repair manual, or have an experienced person test...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,418
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
As little as possible when by myself, to make...

As little as possible when by myself, to make good time.

Enough to make it fun when I have a passenger.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,908
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
In an effort to fit a tank bag (and other second...

In an effort to fit a tank bag (and other second hand saddlebags that I've come across) I use colored zip ties to further secure the straps.

The bright yellow color makes it obvious to see, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
I'm a pharmacy student and can look up adverse...

I'm a pharmacy student and can look up adverse effects of medicines, if you PM me the medicine and dose you are taking. We have to memorize, and reference this stuff a few times a day so it's no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 68,140
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Some exciting stories on here. I would...

Some exciting stories on here.

I would never try to out run the police, for several reasons. Maybe the 3rd or 4th reason is: they are highly-trained professional 'hunters' that can probably...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-05-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,073
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Reminds me of the wealthy American kids that...

Reminds me of the wealthy American kids that spend $150k of their parents money to get a liberal arts degree, then move to northern Maine to become 'farmers' and run plows pulled by horses.

Vis...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-04-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,959
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Read an AMAZING writeup by a former or current...

Read an AMAZING writeup by a former or current motorcycle thief a few years ago. I think you can find it on Reddit by searching "motorcycle thief AMA"

Summary from what I remember:

- Do not...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
I think I've had this problem before. Consider...

I think I've had this problem before. Consider this:

- Mark with a grease pen of some sort where the not-beading place is on the rim AND the tire.

- Dismount it, and remount the tire...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 41,999
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Fantastic journalism work. I can only imagine...

Fantastic journalism work. I can only imagine the energy it takes to capture footage and photos while in such harsh conditions. Your friend, Lance the septic tank :dhorse
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,270
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
This Plasti-Dip actually works pretty well. ...

This Plasti-Dip actually works pretty well.

I dipped some tools in it for my 'road tool kit' so they wouldn't make noise vibrating / buzzing around. Used the YELLOW color and it can help you not...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,850
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Very nice job! Please keep us updated on your...

Very nice job! Please keep us updated on your design and progress.
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,850
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Very impressive!

Very impressive!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,055
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
In my humble opinion, I have found: Keeping...

In my humble opinion, I have found:

Keeping things very close to stock causes LESS problems.

Maybe you adjust your fuel idle mixture, get the carb changed for your altitude, but overall KISS...
Forum: Australia 04-04-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,056
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
$700 for a fuel pump to fit a 2007 Suzuki DL1000....

$700 for a fuel pump to fit a 2007 Suzuki DL1000.

On eBay there are Chinese ones for $35 shipped! Just order two, and keep one as a spare!?

That BMW bracket is simply stuipid. I just don't...
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