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Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 25,848
Views: 3,110,503
Posted By BigBob
Found a new instrument cluster to replace the...

Found a new instrument cluster to replace the beat up one on my wife's 1995 DR350.

How the hell do I get the key switch out? Parts fiche is no help.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,854
Posted By BigBob
More thanks

Spent two days riding gravel roads in SW Wisconsin. Spent the whole time yelling at myself. "Elbows out! Weight on the outside peg! Push the bike down! Stay on the gas!"

That last one was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,854
Posted By BigBob
Weight in the corners

OK, what I'm getting from reading through this thread:

1) Weight on the pegs.
2) Body stays vertical to the ground, move bike around under me.
3) Loose on the bars, let the bike wiggle.
4)...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2010, 03:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,760
Posted By BigBob
Me. ...

Me.


http://bigbob.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2010-Road-America/IMG5440/904031233_R6tN6-M.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,816
Posted By BigBob
How much does weight matter?

I'm a big guy. 6'2". 320lbs. If I lost the 40 pounds I need to lose I'd still be twice as heavy as most humans.

And I ride a XR650L. Not a small bike.

Just got back from a few days in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2010, 05:57 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 97,518
Posted By BigBob
<object width="425" height="344"> <embed...

<object width="425" height="344">


<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/2eqaUXPjiEI&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2009, 05:18 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 61,733
Posted By BigBob
Some pics from Chicago: In the big garage on...

Some pics from Chicago:

In the big garage on Goose Island

http://bigbob.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2009-KCCD-World-Tour/RedNimbus2/739605015_cZaKu-M.jpg



Proper Chicago dining:
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 61,733
Posted By BigBob
As of right now they're in Chicago. We just had...

As of right now they're in Chicago. We just had a hang out, eat pizza and drink beer session with them. Took some pics, I'll get them uploaded when I'm less drunk than I am right now.

Holy crap,...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-07-2009, 02:53 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 165,195
Posted By BigBob
Those beasts rage several weekends a year all...

Those beasts rage several weekends a year all over the USA. I'm leaving for Barber this afternoon.

http://ahrma.org/
Forum: Old's Cool 10-07-2009, 02:52 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 165,195
Posted By BigBob
#309 is a guy named Tim Joyce. He's fast! ...

#309 is a guy named Tim Joyce. He's fast!

Hi Rosko.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,371
Posted By BigBob
I've got a bunch of SOHC CB 750's. '69 Sandcast,...

I've got a bunch of SOHC CB 750's. '69 Sandcast, two 70's, a '71 found in similar circumstances to your bike, a '73, two '78F's, enough parts to build a few more.

I took first place at Daytona a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-05-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,330
Posted By BigBob
I've lived here my whole life. World class...

I've lived here my whole life.

World class museums, music and theater. Name a genre of food and you can find many, many restaurants that will serve up what you're looking for. Bars, nightclubs,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By BigBob
Two weeks later

One of the old timers that was out yesterday had a bunch of useful tips for my tires. Gonna spend some time tweaking things this week.

Yeah, the bike rides like somebody stapled it to the ice. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By BigBob
Can't imbed things from work. ...

Can't imbed things from work.

http://bigbob.smugmug.com/gallery/7074707_osLBo#453344268_4QKea
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By BigBob
Getting it sideways

A buddy of mine knows some guys that set up a small ice track on a lake in Wisonsin every year. He's been telling me to come out for years. And I finally did it.

Took my wife's 1984 XL 125,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-29-2008, 02:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,303
Posted By BigBob
My wife and I spent a few days in Lead in 2003. ...

My wife and I spent a few days in Lead in 2003. Stayed in a B&B on Main Street, did a lot of drinking in Bob's Silver something-or-another. Watched the 4th of July fireworks in the crater. Neat!
...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,996
Posted By BigBob
2 years later

~20,000 miles later - I wore out the Hagon.

Over all it performed just fine. Never really took it off road but riding around in Chicago is kinda similar to an unpaved surface. No issues with...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-28-2008, 08:18 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,673
Posted By BigBob
Not that any of you know me, but I'll be there. ...

Not that any of you know me, but I'll be there. Big mofo, beard, XR650L. Coming out with a few friends from Chicago.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-18-2008, 05:12 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 42,529
Posted By BigBob
http://www.forestcityriders.com/Flyers/2008%20Flye...

http://www.forestcityriders.com/Flyers/2008%20Flyers/FCR%20Fall%20Dual%20Sport%202008.JPG


Anybody going?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-07-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,915
Posted By BigBob
I'll get something posted ASAP. I wound up...

I'll get something posted ASAP.

I wound up bringing the bike to Road America Father's Day weekend, using it as my pit bike while there to race my 1970 CB 750. Fun stuff.

Yesterday I put the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2008, 02:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,915
Posted By BigBob
I use ATF in the forks on all of my CB 750's. ...

I use ATF in the forks on all of my CB 750's. Works great.

In a related story I scored a killer deal on a '71 this past weekend. It was parked in a garage in '94 and it sat there until I came...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,554
Posted By BigBob
Good stuff!

Good stuff!
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 24,230
Posted By BigBob
I've got Little Big Bob this weekend. There's a...

I've got Little Big Bob this weekend. There's a Ladies S or XS Joe Rocket perf jacket that he's probably outgrown in the closet and some MX gloves around here somewhere that I know don't fit him. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,915
Posted By BigBob
1970 K0 race bike

This is me on my 1970 race bike. I took first on Saturday at last year's Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio, AHRMA's Historic Production Heavyweight class. This is from Sunday, a friend shot...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 74,795
Views: 7,855,026
Posted By BigBob
I want to ride so bad I'm nauseous. Got a...

I want to ride so bad I'm nauseous.

Got a lot of snow Friday. I was out of town for the weekend, no big deal.

The race bike has a disassembled front end, waiting on seals.

The Tiger needs a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2008, 05:25 AM
Replies: 74,795
Views: 7,855,026
Posted By BigBob
Race Tech!

After considering all the options I dropped the front end and shock off with some friends yesterday morning. They're sending them off to Race Tech for me. Race Tech is going to disassemble,...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By BigBob
Motodrom!

If you've got a high speed connection and 9 minutes to kill, watch this.

http://www.atomfilms.com/film/motodrom.jsp
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,332
Posted By BigBob
Switch the spark plug wires between the two inner...

Switch the spark plug wires between the two inner cylinders and see if the problem moves. Check to make sure the insulation on the wires is in good shape. Be sure the plug caps are firmly mated to...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,332
Posted By BigBob
Which cylinder?

Which cylinder?
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By BigBob
+1. If you really wail on the later F bikes the...

+1. If you really wail on the later F bikes the heads go boom. Also worth noting is that the cylinder head studs were made out of cheese. They stretch, and stretch bad. Look for oil weeping from...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2007, 08:23 AM
Replies: 74,795
Views: 7,855,026
Posted By BigBob
Gorgeous bike. How do you like the Terra-flex? ...

Gorgeous bike. How do you like the Terra-flex? What size?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-12-2007, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By BigBob
Thanks for the info. If you, Mr. Local Guy,...

Thanks for the info.

If you, Mr. Local Guy, were going to do the Arkansas portion of the TAT - what time of year would you do it? When's the best weather?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2007, 04:12 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 97,518
Posted By BigBob
All 5 seconds of it? I'm pretty sure I've got a...

All 5 seconds of it? I'm pretty sure I've got a DVD around here somewhere...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 97,518
Posted By BigBob
http://springvinmoto.com/gallery/album193/XS650whe...

http://springvinmoto.com/gallery/album193/XS650wheelie?full=1

http://springvinmoto.com/gallery/album193/Yamaha650airborne?full=1

http://springvinmoto.com/gallery/album193/Yamaha650ontop
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-11-2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 42,529
Posted By BigBob
Bob Chicago, 60641 Past bikes '72 Honda...

Bob
Chicago, 60641

Past bikes
'72 Honda CB 750
'75 Honda CB 750
'76 Honda CB 750
'77 Honda CB 750
'79 Honda CB 750
305 Dream
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-11-2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By BigBob
Arkansas at the end of March

I'm thinking about doing some TAT riding in Arkansas. Target date is the last week of March. What's the weather like in Arkansas around that time?
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2007, 05:55 PM
Replies: 74,795
Views: 7,855,026
Posted By BigBob
Hand levers

I'm thinking some spare clutch and brake levers might not be a bad idea. Anyone have any suggestions for aftermarket stuff? Or just as important, anything to NOT buy?

Thanks.

Goddamn you XR's...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2007, 02:15 PM
Replies: 74,795
Views: 7,855,026
Posted By BigBob
Teraflex?

I don't care about weight or price.

Looking at http://www.intercotire.com/site53.php

I only see three options. Will one of these fit on the XR650L easily?

If I go with one of these for a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 74,795
Views: 7,855,026
Posted By BigBob
Tire suggestions?

I'm getting ready to take this beast off road, and 95 pages of stuff is to much for me to wade through in one weekend. Could I ask for some tire advice? Soft to medium terrain, some mud, some...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2007, 06:51 AM
Replies: 74,795
Views: 7,855,026
Posted By BigBob
Score!!!

I picked up my new (to me) '97 on Friday. When I got to the seller's place there was this showroom-new looking bike parked out front. Just gorgeous. Clean, unhacked, shiny.

The seller comes out...
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