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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,054
Posted By Rob.G
Awesome! Care to share the details for us? :) ...

Awesome! Care to share the details for us? :)

Rob
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,054
Posted By Rob.G
La Grande is only a little farther away... ...

La Grande is only a little farther away...

AC Powersports, 541-663-1111
Xtreme Heights Motorsports, 541-663-0792
B&B Repair, 541-605-0400

It's too bad my friend Jason isn't in LaGrande right...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,054
Posted By Rob.G
Upon studying the map, Baker City is a LOT closer...

Upon studying the map, Baker City is a LOT closer than Pendleton.

Oregon Trail Sales & Services 541-523-6103
Cliff's Saws & Cycles 541-523-2412

Google Maps says 2.5 hours from Baker City to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,054
Posted By Rob.G
Yep, he's on OBDR 5. Here's a snapshot from...

Yep, he's on OBDR 5. Here's a snapshot from Basecamp with the Route 5 tracks, with him as a waypoint on it.

http://i.imgur.com/Kq0KcR6.png

As for bump starting, some friends and I did that...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,054
Posted By Rob.G
Looks like he's on a stretch of OBDR Route 5. If...

Looks like he's on a stretch of OBDR Route 5. If it wasn't a 6+ hour ride/drive, I'd go out and find him.

Best I can suggest for bump starting is to point it downhill and do a standard bump start...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 97,262
Views: 18,418,034
Posted By Rob.G
I'm kinda doing the same thing. Sold my FZ1 a...

I'm kinda doing the same thing. Sold my FZ1 a month or so ago. Down to three bikes and I've been considering selling my KLX250S... I just don't ride it. It's had 500 miles put on it since I did...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3,724
Views: 671,223
Posted By Rob.G
Carb cleaner is also pretty good but a can of it...

Carb cleaner is also pretty good but a can of it won't last long. I'd keep using WD40. Soak it thoroughly. It may take quite a while to get 'em clean.

Rob
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10,848
Views: 2,322,307
Posted By Rob.G
I just got to it. Made a couple of posts just to...

I just got to it. Made a couple of posts just to be sure it wasn't cached. Seems fine.

Rob
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-14-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,774
Posted By Rob.G
Oh... if it isn't already a track, maybe so. Or,...

Oh... if it isn't already a track, maybe so. Or, there may be a Route Manager you can use instead; truth is, I never use routes. I use tracks and then just follow the line on the map.

Rob
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-14-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,774
Posted By Rob.G
On your Montana, go into the System Area, and...

On your Montana, go into the System Area, and choose Track Manager. Look for it in there. When you find the one you want, tap to get into it, then tap Show on Map. For some idiotic reason, tracks...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,524
Posted By Rob.G
I should have known. Freakin' environmentalist...

I should have known. Freakin' environmentalist greenie whackos.

Rob
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,524
Posted By Rob.G
Yeah, didn't they get sued by OOHVA? I agree...

Yeah, didn't they get sued by OOHVA?

I agree though... I don't have a problem using just a GPS too. Heck for me, it's part of the adventure.

Rob
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,857
Posted By Rob.G
It looks remarkably like a "more upright" Gen 1...

It looks remarkably like a "more upright" Gen 1 FZ1.

What I don't care for is the lack of ground clearance, since it appears to use the same suspension setup as the FZ-09. Even with a skid plate,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-12-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,524
Posted By Rob.G
I agree on lack of markings on OBDR. The...

I agree on lack of markings on OBDR. The organization that "manages" it (if you can call it that), OOHVA, apparently just sits back and collects money from people who choose to buy their (IMO...
Forum: Vendors 08-11-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 140,913
Posted By Rob.G
Hey... I'm new to this thread. I found the link...

Hey... I'm new to this thread. I found the link in the first post, but I wanted to ask before ordering... will these fit on a DR650, a KLX250S and a V-Strom? The V-Strom should be easy since there's...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-09-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,524
Posted By Rob.G
I've done OBDR Route 4 and the northern half of...

I've done OBDR Route 4 and the northern half of Route 3, both on my DR650. Both could be done on a V-Strom or similar bike with decent tires. The first half of Route 3 (from the north) starts out...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-07-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By Rob.G
I know of a shop here in Salem that will look at...

I know of a shop here in Salem that will look at it for you; can you bring it down? I'm not sure he'd want to drive way up there. He's done a lot of work to my 5th wheel and does good work. Bakerz...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,393
Posted By Rob.G
+1 on the V-Strom and the Versys. I have a...

+1 on the V-Strom and the Versys. I have a V-Strom 650 and LOVE it. Fantastic long-distance bike. It gets 55 mpg (or even better if you're on a non-freeway). Very comfy.

Rob
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,593
Posted By Rob.G
I've had similar issues with them. When I got my...

I've had similar issues with them. When I got my V-Strom a year ago, I promptly ordered a set of SU racks. Took just over two weeks to get them; apparently they build stuff to order. A few months...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3,724
Views: 671,223
Posted By Rob.G
Givi Airflow. That's the answer to the...

Givi Airflow. That's the answer to the Windshield Question. Fully adjustable (it slides up and down) so you can set it however you want.

Rob
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 97,262
Views: 18,418,034
Posted By Rob.G
Creaky

If the back end of the bike creaks as it goes up and down, is that an indication of bad swing arm bearings? Mine's been creaking for ages, finally started thinking about it today.

Rob
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Rob.G
I just googled 'em. Honestly? I wouldn't...

I just googled 'em.

Honestly? I wouldn't use them for off-road at all. WAAAY too light.

For street boots, I have a pair of Sedicis I got from CycleGear on sale for about $80 that are...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14,951
Views: 1,740,178
Posted By Rob.G
What's it worth?

My friend is going to sell his 2006 F650 Dakar. He wants a smaller, lighter bike for more serious off-roading. It's in really nice condition with only about 5000 miles on it, plus the following:
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-28-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,603
Posted By Rob.G
Question (honestly -- I'm actually NOT trying to...

Question (honestly -- I'm actually NOT trying to be a dick)... are you a cop? Or a paramedic or something?

I believe that cops and similar types are "taught" that people are stupid and will do...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,547
Posted By Rob.G
+1 on the rejet. I just did this same thing on...

+1 on the rejet. I just did this same thing on my KLX250S (which has the 351 big bore). I was only getting about 48 mpg on a recent ride when a guy on a stock WR250R got (get this) 80 mpg and a guy...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-27-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,603
Posted By Rob.G
To a point, yeah... but so many places are...

To a point, yeah... but so many places are running laser that radar detectors aren't doing much good. Here in Oregon, laser is everywhere. So far the only product I've found that looks like it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-27-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,603
Posted By Rob.G
Let's not even get into the whole "broke the law"...

Let's not even get into the whole "broke the law" bit. The simple fact is that 99.9% of "speed" laws are unjust. Idaho, like Oregon, likes to vastly underpost their speed limits in order to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14,951
Views: 1,740,178
Posted By Rob.G
Thanks, that's a good idea. And I don't have to...

Thanks, that's a good idea. And I don't have to rip the top half of the bike off to get to the electrics. Though if I go in that far, I'd probably find the relay and wire in a kill switch so it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14,951
Views: 1,740,178
Posted By Rob.G
Permanent ABS Disable?

A friend's 2006 Dakar just got him a torn ACL in his right leg this past weekend because of the freaking ABS. We have yet to figure out how to disable it; nobody here seems to know how either.

He...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,724
Views: 671,223
Posted By Rob.G
With Kawi, it's hard to say. Normally I'd say...

With Kawi, it's hard to say. Normally I'd say Fall... Sept/Oct or so. But I've seen 'em announce new models as early as July/August. So who knows.

Most likely the only changes on the 650 will...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,724
Views: 671,223
Posted By Rob.G
My KLX is the one bike I don't have a screen on,...

My KLX is the one bike I don't have a screen on, and don't really feel a need for one. It just isn't fast enough. Up until about 60 mph, it doesn't seem necessary.

Rob
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,957
Posted By Rob.G
Great RR! Sorry to hear about your Tiger. ...

Great RR! Sorry to hear about your Tiger.

BTW I'm just down the road in Salem...

Rob
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3,724
Views: 671,223
Posted By Rob.G
You silly Canadians and your kilometers! :) ...

You silly Canadians and your kilometers! :)

Seriously though... congrats!

Rob
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3,724
Views: 671,223
Posted By Rob.G
The stock V-Strom windscreen sucks. Mine was bad...

The stock V-Strom windscreen sucks. Mine was bad no matter what position. I replaced it with a Givi Airflow and it's been great. I do get buffeting on occasion, but it's mainly in either heavy...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3,724
Views: 671,223
Posted By Rob.G
Yes, it can be done. Two options that I'm aware...

Yes, it can be done. Two options that I'm aware of... Aprilia Campanord wheels are a direct fit (good luck finding any), OR, have a set custom-made. That'll cost between $2000-2200 for the set,...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3,724
Views: 671,223
Posted By Rob.G
Yep... I love my KLX, but it's just not a touring...

Yep... I love my KLX, but it's just not a touring bike. I dunno how people manage to do long trips on it. I mean... it's comfy enough for sure, but it's so small that it doesn't carry that much...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3,724
Views: 671,223
Posted By Rob.G
Oh cool so you're keeping the KLX. That's good! ...

Oh cool so you're keeping the KLX. That's good! That way you can get your hard-core dirt stuff satisfied, and then be able to relax on the V-Strom.

Rob
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3,724
Views: 671,223
Posted By Rob.G
I'll get the Cogent DDCs and some springs for...

I'll get the Cogent DDCs and some springs for mine. I'm a big fan of improved valving. I notice it rebounding more than I'd like, and that's one of the things I'd like to change.

Likewise with...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3,724
Views: 671,223
Posted By Rob.G
Once you get used to it, and as long as you don't...

Once you get used to it, and as long as you don't plan to haul ass, you'll enjoy it. Oh, another limitation worth mentioning -- the aluminum wheels! Don't hit stuff too hard or you'll crack or taco...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,724
Views: 671,223
Posted By Rob.G
I take back what I said a couple weeks ago about...

I take back what I said a couple weeks ago about the V-Strom being a "barely acceptable off-road bike." I just did an 1100-mile trip this past weekend (over 2.5 days), about 60 of which was on...
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