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Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,273
Posted By BuilderBob
I like this idea. This is cool too. How do...

I like this idea.

This is cool too. How do I figure what size I need?

With the lightweight rim lock I should be able to reduce the amount of weights that I need. I'll be able to keep the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,273
Posted By BuilderBob
Front wheel rimlock - is it really necessary?

Got a new KTM 500 EXC. Sweet bike. I will occasionally ride it on the road to the trails and I want to tame the drastically out-of-balance condition caused by the rimlock in the front wheel.

In...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By BuilderBob
Yes it is, for the time being. The bike it is...

Yes it is, for the time being. The bike it is replacing (the WR) is still in the garage waiting for the new owner to pick it up. There are also two other bikes in there with the WR and my car, so...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By BuilderBob
New 2014 KTM 500 EXC in the house!

Picked this up a couple of weeks ago. I've been riding a heavily modded WR250X with dirt wheels. I did everything short of a stroker kit to extract as much power as possible out of the WR, but my...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-15-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 3,456,277
Posted By BuilderBob
Just picked this one up this week. Brand new...

Just picked this one up this week. Brand new 2014 KTM 500 EXC

http://www.soundquarters.com/EXC/500.JPG
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 63,425
Posted By BuilderBob
Glad I came across this thread. I have 3...

Glad I came across this thread.

I have 3 bikes; a BMW K1600GT, a KLR 650 and a WR250X/R (I have both SM and dirt wheelsets for it). Although I love my klunky KLR, on a recent trip, I really...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,773
Posted By BuilderBob
That's not saying much for his previous bikes!

That's not saying much for his previous bikes!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-03-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 3,456,277
Posted By BuilderBob
The Stable ...

The Stable

http://www.soundquarters.com/The%20Stable.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-03-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 3,456,277
Posted By BuilderBob
Much better. Thanks. :thumb Very nice...

Much better. Thanks. :thumb

Very nice looking bike, BTW.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-03-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 3,456,277
Posted By BuilderBob
My connection is fine. The server hosting the...

My connection is fine. The server hosting the picture is not.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-02-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 3,456,277
Posted By BuilderBob
Really. Mods, please delete it. Slowing down...

Really. Mods, please delete it. Slowing down the site considerably.

Looks like a great bike, but it would look just as good at 600x800.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-17-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 3,456,277
Posted By BuilderBob
Wow! Very nice! :thumb

Wow! Very nice! :thumb
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-11-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 3,456,277
Posted By BuilderBob
I love all of those gizmos on my K1600GT, but I...

I love all of those gizmos on my K1600GT, but I also love the basic simplicity of my KLR. It's possible to enjoy both extremes.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-09-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 3,456,277
Posted By BuilderBob
2012 K1600GT ...

2012 K1600GT

http://www.soundquarters.com/K1600GT/K16GT%201.jpg

2008 KLR650

http://www.soundquarters.com/KLR/Fender%202.jpg

2008 WR250X (Athena 290 BB kit installed)
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 252,569
Posted By BuilderBob
I had a set of custom ear molds made that accept...

I had a set of custom ear molds made that accept my Etymotic ER6i earphones. They will accept other brand earphones as well. No fiddling with getting these babies in there just right, there is only...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-17-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 3,456,277
Posted By BuilderBob
That must be the same group that had a mining...

That must be the same group that had a mining operation in "Kennecott", AK. The mine has been shut down since the 1930s, but the old structures are still there. I visited last year.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-10-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 836,530
Posted By BuilderBob
http://soundquarters.com/KLR/KLR%20packed.jpg

http://soundquarters.com/KLR/KLR%20packed.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,773
Posted By BuilderBob
RC8R is a fantastic sport bike. I had no...

RC8R is a fantastic sport bike. I had no complaints, but I realized that I would never come close to extracting its full sporting potential, so I traded it when I got my K1600GT. If I go back to a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,773
Posted By BuilderBob
Thanks. I bought it as a wreck and pretty much...

Thanks. I bought it as a wreck and pretty much built it from the ground up. Tweaked the suspension and painted it myself in my garage. Took it to the track a couple of times. I would still have...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,773
Posted By BuilderBob
I didn't hate mine: ...

I didn't hate mine:

http://soundquarters.com/bobsblog/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/05-SV650.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,773
Posted By BuilderBob
I had a Hayabusa at one time (momentary lapse in...

I had a Hayabusa at one time (momentary lapse in judgement) and after a couple of years, advertised it for sale. A guy with a K1200LT responded and asked if I'd be interested in a trade. We met, I...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,773
Posted By BuilderBob
09 F800GS. Very well farkled, powerful and...

09 F800GS. Very well farkled, powerful and high-tech, but completely soulless. Much prefer my low-tech, funky KLR for the same duty.
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2012, 03:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,670
Posted By BuilderBob
Thank you. I feel so much better now. :wink:

Thank you. I feel so much better now. :wink:
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,670
Posted By BuilderBob
Yamaha Road Star Warrior. Wish I still had mine....

Yamaha Road Star Warrior. Wish I still had mine.

http://soundquarters.com/bobsblog/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Warrior.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,387
Posted By BuilderBob
Check this out: ...

Check this out: http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/docs/Rostra_Cruise_Fitment_Guide_BMW_K1200S_Final.pdf

Cruise fitted to a K1200S, but I checked my 800GS while I still had it and all of...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 252,569
Posted By BuilderBob
OMG. Thank you. For a moment there I thought...

OMG. Thank you. For a moment there I thought the drama was over. :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 252,569
Posted By BuilderBob
Can't say that I haven't engaged in a little of...

Can't say that I haven't engaged in a little of that myself! :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 252,569
Posted By BuilderBob
You're right. I have a friend who has a summer...

You're right. I have a friend who has a summer house in Maine (rich guy). He has invited me to stay any time and I would love to make that trip. Maybe later this summer.

If I can't do that...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 252,569
Posted By BuilderBob
Thanks! I had a 2007 FJR and enjoyed it...

Thanks!

I had a 2007 FJR and enjoyed it quite a bit (my first ST), and later traded it for a 2008 K1200GT, even better. I can honestly say that this one is head and shoulders above all the rest...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 252,569
Posted By BuilderBob
I am here. Picked this up a couple of weeks...

I am here.

Picked this up a couple of weeks ago and promptly rode it from my home in Florida to Asheville and back (with some mountain riding for a few days in between).

Did my first service...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-26-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 3,456,277
Posted By BuilderBob
Just picked this up last week. Love it! ...

Just picked this up last week. Love it!

http://www.soundquarters.com/K1600GT/K16GT%201.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-21-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 3,456,277
Posted By BuilderBob
I just picked this one up a couple of days ago: ...

I just picked this one up a couple of days ago:

http://www.soundquarters.com/K1600GT/K16GT%201.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,183
Posted By BuilderBob
Well, sorry to disappoint, but it looks like I...

Well, sorry to disappoint, but it looks like I won't be the guy to make this happen. I went to the BMW dealer yesterday to get the GS serviced for a trip I'm taking this week and left with a new...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,183
Posted By BuilderBob
Absolutely!

Absolutely!
Forum: Hacks 06-15-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By BuilderBob
Cool. Thanks!

Cool. Thanks!
Forum: Hacks 06-14-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By BuilderBob
When? Sending PM...

When? Sending PM...
Forum: Hacks 06-14-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By BuilderBob
...or a big bore kit to solve oil consumption...

...or a big bore kit to solve oil consumption issues,

or a T-Bob to solve cooling issues,

or a myriad of others.

In that regard, I'm well prepared for a Ural.
Forum: Hacks 06-14-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By BuilderBob
Hey, I'm a KLR owner! Nuff said. :rofl

Hey, I'm a KLR owner! Nuff said. :rofl
Forum: Hacks 06-14-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By BuilderBob
I saw that thread. And, no, I'm not sure. ...

I saw that thread. And, no, I'm not sure. That's the reason for the inquiry.

The bike seems fairly simple to me. I'm not beyond doing some (a lot) of wrenching on my own, so the fact that this...
Forum: Hacks 06-14-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By BuilderBob
I want a Ural...

...I think.

I'm considering a Ural. I was wondering if there are any owners within a reasonable distance of me that wouldn't mind if I took a look at theirs and maybe even would let me take it...
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