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Forum: Equipment 03-26-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By BiGR Rich
My experience with Seahorsecases.net.....

I know that Seahorse cases can be found at multiple websites but I had their site saved in my bookmarks for some reason. Maybe I ordered my 520 cases there, or maybe I read they were recommended...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By BiGR Rich
Thanks Lance. My father is retired Air Force, so...

Thanks Lance. My father is retired Air Force, so I remember seeing and using some old ponchos, so that makes sense.

Any recommendations on a source? EBay is easy but always a gamble, but there...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By BiGR Rich
Why is a poncho so hard to find?

Maybe I'm being too picky....

I've been looking for a decent poncho for a while now, and every search turns up at the Walmart special. Anybody know where to find a decent poncho that isn't as...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,305
Posted By BiGR Rich
Mrpulldown, I bought what I think is the exact...

Mrpulldown, I bought what I think is the exact same Shakespeare rod & reel today at Walmart. The reel was red and it didn't come with any carrying case, but it was only $20.
Forum: Trip Planning 03-15-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 77,761
Posted By BiGR Rich
I know most people will scoff at this because of...

I know most people will scoff at this because of the size, but here is one thing I'm using more and more:

http://m.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=30889456

The Grand Trunk...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By BiGR Rich
Giganova, what are you painting anyway? If the...

Giganova, what are you painting anyway? If the aluminum spent time soaked in oil, it can absorb it and start to release it under the paint.

Not always likely, but just thought I'd mention it.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By BiGR Rich
The most recognizable difference between the E...

The most recognizable difference between the E and G models are the drive train. The E is chain driven, G models are shafties. Apart from that, I've never looked too closely at the other differences....
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,355
Posted By BiGR Rich
Steve-o, I know this doesn't apply to your...

Steve-o, I know this doesn't apply to your question, but just thought I'd mention it here...

In regards to synthetic bags not compressing as well: I've found that it works well in a hammock tent....
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,195
Posted By BiGR Rich
Is the TW parked in the center of the trailer or...

Is the TW parked in the center of the trailer or offset to one side? Going with Mouthfull's A frame idea..... if the bike was offset on the trailer you could set up a cot on the other side (or a bivy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,110
Posted By BiGR Rich
With a motorcycle, fuel economy isn't important....

With a motorcycle, fuel economy isn't important. Forget about miles per gallon, I'm after smiles per gallon.
Forum: Trip Planning 03-02-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,770
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, 07:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,989
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, 07:04 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,670
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, 05:09 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 18,511
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, 10:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,699
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, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
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, 04:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,699
Posted By BiGR Rich
Thumb Looks good, sir!

Looks good, sir!
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,699
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, 09:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,677
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, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
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, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
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 12-07-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
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, 08:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,459
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, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
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, 01:38 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,110
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, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
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, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
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, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,665
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, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,802
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... 11-13-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 231,251
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... 11-13-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,260
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... 11-13-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,260
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, 08:01 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,229
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, 04:49 AM
Replies: 36,609
Views: 9,567,521
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, 06:40 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,229
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, 06:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,229
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, 06:37 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,229
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, 06:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,229
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, 06:37 PM
Replies: 36,609
Views: 9,567,521
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, 12:02 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,229
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...
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