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Forum: Trip Planning 03-02-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By BiGR Rich
To add to Deckyon's advice: make sure you are...

To add to Deckyon's advice: make sure you are warm and dry. If it is 50° at night and your gear is rated for 0° but is soaking wet, you can be in a lot of trouble. Make certain you have dry clothes...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-27-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By BiGR Rich
I didn't see it mentioned anywhere, but I may...

I didn't see it mentioned anywhere, but I may have missed it. What about using a hammock tent instead of a bivy sack? There's more of a learning curve using a hammock tent, but they pack small and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,933
Posted By BiGR Rich
I just found this out a couple years ago and was...

I just found this out a couple years ago and was surprised: in Pennsylvania the only vehicle you are legally required to pull over for is a police officer. In my opinion, you'd be a real d-bag to not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 17,996
Posted By BiGR Rich
Pennsylvania has the same law: if your wipers are...

Pennsylvania has the same law: if your wipers are on, you're required to have your headlights on. Same problem here though too with it being ignored.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,353
Posted By BiGR Rich
VTwin, if you decide to try spoke wheels (and...

VTwin, if you decide to try spoke wheels (and different tire sizes obviously), let me know. I still have one, maybe two rear hubs hanging around in my garage.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-16-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By BiGR Rich
If you head to Radioshack with your needle, they...

If you head to Radioshack with your needle, they sell packs of really tiny washers for a dollar or two. Buy one pack and you'll have all the needle shims you could ever use.....

Edit: that link...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-15-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,353
Posted By BiGR Rich
Thumb Looks good, sir!

Looks good, sir!
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,353
Posted By BiGR Rich
Good to know, Pablo! Haven't heard from ya...

Good to know, Pablo!

Haven't heard from ya in a while - how are the spoke wheels coming along?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,562
Posted By BiGR Rich
Good article (I am always impressed by Mike Rowe...

Good article (I am always impressed by Mike Rowe though).

I work in a large machine shop (with parts weighing anywhere from 30 tons to a couple hundred pounds) and a couple years ago we had to...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,386
Posted By BiGR Rich
I've never had a broken mixture screw, so I can't...

I've never had a broken mixture screw, so I can't say for certain.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,386
Posted By BiGR Rich
The mixture screws have been exposed......hmmm....

The mixture screws have been exposed......hmmm. Check to see that the mixture screws are backed out the same amount first. If that doesn't help any, pull the left mixture screw out completely (watch...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,386
Posted By BiGR Rich
Maybe I missed it - but did you clean out the...

Maybe I missed it - but did you clean out the carbs? The pilot jets & fuel enrichment circuit can be a real bear to get cleaned properly. The biggest reason I ask is because you mentioned the left...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,284
Posted By BiGR Rich
Definitely some good info - thank you sir. ...

Definitely some good info - thank you sir.

I'll share my last story dealing with a speeding ticket. I was heading across town running some errands and on my way home I came to a T intersection....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,386
Posted By BiGR Rich
You could have bought universal Uni filter foam...

You could have bought universal Uni filter foam and cut it to fit the filter cage as well. Last I checked it was something like $12 a sheet.

Clean looking bike btw! If you ever decide to sell...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,868
Posted By BiGR Rich
I'm one of those people. I get satisfaction from...

I'm one of those people. I get satisfaction from knowing how things work, and why they don't work. I try to do everything possible myself (except for mounting tires - but I'm friends with my local...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-15-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,178
Posted By BiGR Rich
Aterry, I highly recommend looking into what it...

Aterry, I highly recommend looking into what it will take to run those carbs without the stock airbox. HerrDeacon knows what I'm talking about - that CrazyPJ guy has a great reputation for drilling...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-15-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,178
Posted By BiGR Rich
Search around on www.dotheton.com for a guy by...

Search around on www.dotheton.com for a guy by the name of CrazyPJ. He is a certified Honda tech, but knows more about the Honda 360's than anybody I've ever heard of.

Edit: it's been a long time...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,595
Posted By BiGR Rich
What a silly name for a motorcycle...... ...

What a silly name for a motorcycle......

Great bikes though! My friends joke that I've owned half of all GR's east of the Mississippi ......which having 3 at one time might actually be true.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,718
Posted By BiGR Rich
You might be surprised how inexpensive even the...

You might be surprised how inexpensive even the rubber parts might be. The carb boots and orings underneath could probably be replaced with GS500 stuff. And with some jetting changes, GS500 carbs...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-14-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 987
Views: 225,927
Posted By BiGR Rich
Here's my little guy when he was about a year...

Here's my little guy when he was about a year old:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/GS450%20S/PicsArt_1384223162406_zps7xqyzupc.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-14-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,180
Posted By BiGR Rich
And my GR650: ...

And my GR650:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/100_1171.jpg (http://s598.photobucket.com/user/rmyers104/media/100_1171.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-14-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,180
Posted By BiGR Rich
Sorry for the goofy YouTube link - it's all my...

Sorry for the goofy YouTube link - it's all my phone is letting me do at the moment:

IMGP2768.MOV: http://youtu.be/ae8zaOXqRQw

If it doesn't work, search YouTube for "CL175 burnout".
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-13-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,878
Posted By BiGR Rich
Small update - got the mount welded to the frame...

Small update - got the mount welded to the frame for the steering stabilizer:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/Suzuki%20GR650%20rebuild/20141111_215613_zpsep5uigmj.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 36,126
Views: 9,406,770
Posted By BiGR Rich
I'm almost positive I know who that is...... if...

I'm almost positive I know who that is...... if it's the same guy he does not have a shop full crazy toys. A couple old bikes, a rad old Chevy stepside, son in the military, loving wife, and a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-05-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,878
Posted By BiGR Rich
After all that, I checked the travel of the GSXR...

After all that, I checked the travel of the GSXR damper and it's way too short to be side mounted. Now I need to weld a mount to the front of the frame and it should be good to go:
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-05-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,878
Posted By BiGR Rich
http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/...

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/Suzuki%20GR650%20rebuild/20141105_010520_zpsbwwxbqxw.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-05-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,878
Posted By BiGR Rich
I plan on using a steering damper from a GSXR...

I plan on using a steering damper from a GSXR side mounted to the frame, but wanted to make sure it would clear the engine. So here is the process of getting the engine back in via pictures:
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-05-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,878
Posted By BiGR Rich
Thanks James! I've been busy putting a new...

Thanks James!

I've been busy putting a new roof on my house so haven't had much time to work on the GR as much. But I added a mount for the rear brake reservoir, tube supports to the rear, and a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 36,126
Views: 9,406,770
Posted By BiGR Rich
Probably should be holding onto the steering...

Probably should be holding onto the steering wheel with both hands in that last pic. Hope he is ok, but I'm sure he learned a very expensive lesson.....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-15-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,878
Posted By BiGR Rich
And the seat frame: ...

And the seat frame:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/Suzuki%20GR650%20rebuild/20141005_084906_zpshsbspguw.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-15-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,878
Posted By BiGR Rich
Now that the rearset plates are fitted up...

Now that the rearset plates are fitted up properly, it was time to make the seat frame removable :
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-15-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,878
Posted By BiGR Rich
All mounting holes drilled out, and cut some...

All mounting holes drilled out, and cut some excess material out from the center area:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/Suzuki%20GR650%20rebuild/20141013_095324_zps8qy0bdxr.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-15-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,878
Posted By BiGR Rich
2 of the 3 rearsets holes drilled, checking...

2 of the 3 rearsets holes drilled, checking fitment ......

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/Suzuki%20GR650%20rebuild/20141002_224443_zpsmftgop8x.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-15-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,878
Posted By BiGR Rich
Generic shape cut out and 2 of the 3 mounting...

Generic shape cut out and 2 of the 3 mounting holes drilled:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/Suzuki%20GR650%20rebuild/20141002_214616_zpseno12hfr.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-15-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,878
Posted By BiGR Rich
Cardboard template: ...

Cardboard template:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/Suzuki%20GR650%20rebuild/20141001_225355_zpsqjv10ero.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-15-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,878
Posted By BiGR Rich
Aluminum came in. 12"*12"*1/4" thick: ...

Aluminum came in. 12"*12"*1/4" thick:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/Suzuki%20GR650%20rebuild/20141001_225334_zpssfc96pql.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-18-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,878
Posted By BiGR Rich
Thanks Tucker! I want a bike that will be able to...

Thanks Tucker! I want a bike that will be able to ride longer distances if need be. I've owned a 30 minute bike before (30 minutes before your wrists, hands, and butt were sore) and it was fun while...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-08-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,878
Posted By BiGR Rich
So I made the rough cuts for the headlights: ...

So I made the rough cuts for the headlights:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/Suzuki%20GR650%20rebuild/20140908_152516_zpsperbccst.jpg...
Forum: Europe 09-05-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 451
Posted By BiGR Rich
Stolen Honda motorcycle - Great Britain

Just spreading the word. Anybody on that side of the pond keep an eye out for this yellow / orange Honda (about halfway down the page in this link):
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-03-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,878
Posted By BiGR Rich
Yep, the small crash bars. I have one set from a...

Yep, the small crash bars. I have one set from a different manufacturer, and those look better than what I have.
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