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Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25,156
Views: 4,436,794
Posted By trc.rhubarb
ha! wow :D

ha! wow :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25,156
Views: 4,436,794
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Funny, I feel the same way and we have almost the...

Funny, I feel the same way and we have almost the same garage :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,877
Posted By trc.rhubarb
My Duc has few miles on it... it's not very...

My Duc has few miles on it... it's not very comfortable and the mileage shows.
Still, it has occasional electrical issues and the clutch slave leaked fluid all over the inside of the bodywork. Slave...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,518
Posted By trc.rhubarb
over 75k on mine, i'm 300lbs, sometimes more...

over 75k on mine, i'm 300lbs, sometimes more :eek1 and I use the left peg for mounting and dismounting. I've got short legs and can't get on without dragging a foot over the seat otherwise. Side...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,176
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Funny stuff here...Of course everyone has their...

Funny stuff here...Of course everyone has their own experiences but when it comes to Heidenau, I've never seen such extremes.

I've got over 9k on my K60's and have had them in everything short of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,825
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I rode all the way to Michigan to cross the...

I rode all the way to Michigan to cross the bridge on the grated section. :freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,825
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Seems all the other states actually tell you why...

Seems all the other states actually tell you why but WA just fucks with you... I hate it when I'm having a good time in the hills, then see one of these signs... "now what?" was it real? was it just...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,535
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Love my 900ss motor but no experience on the...

Love my 900ss motor but no experience on the triple. One day I'll own a girly tiger. I really like the bike and the sound. There were some issues on the 900 with head bolts, so do a little...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,073
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I think they were just finishing the skyway (if...

I think they were just finishing the skyway (if that was what it was) when I was there last... about November of 2009.
I can't wait to get back.
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,073
Posted By trc.rhubarb
It's been about 4 years since I was last in...

It's been about 4 years since I was last in Manila but traffic was a mess in the city all the way to Pampanga and down to Laguna. On a bigger bike like either of them, your day is half over just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,723
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Well, I wasn't there when it happened but the...

Well, I wasn't there when it happened but the maps of the radiation exposure we were shown looked an awful lot like this:
http://users.owt.com/smsrpm/Chernobyl/Chernobyl4a.GIF

Also had a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,655
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Re: MSF Dirtbike class I've done it twice...

Re: MSF Dirtbike class

I've done it twice now, having never ridden dirt but with tons of street experience

First time on the GSA in the "big bike class" and I couldn't complete the trail...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,476
Posted By trc.rhubarb
They will, and they will get easier to put in...

They will, and they will get easier to put in with time.
Just remember to keep them clean or you risk ear pain.
I just wash them every once in a while in soap and water.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By trc.rhubarb
On the center stand, you could barely fit a...

On the center stand, you could barely fit a playing card between it and my K60's when they were new.
That said, never an issue and no wear on it at all. I've got about 25k on mine and no issues.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,099
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I broke the chain on my Duc... 3k miles, not sure...

I broke the chain on my Duc... 3k miles, not sure why... whatever.
I'm pushing it about 2 miles home and my wife came to grab my jacket, helmet, etc...
She says "don't you have towing...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,081
Posted By trc.rhubarb
6'2/300lbs and with a simple spring change, I can...

6'2/300lbs and with a simple spring change, I can ride the DRZ at speeds faster than the knobbies leave me comfortable with. It can do 80+ but I don't like it.

65mph is a happy speed for mine......
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,267
Posted By trc.rhubarb
That's not how it works... in that case you end...

That's not how it works... in that case you end up taking a lot of metal off your floorboards and in my case, the mufflers too :lol3

Long fast sweeping turns, hit a bump that unsettles the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,405
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Get a BMW boxer motor - it will keep your feet...

Get a BMW boxer motor - it will keep your feet warm
Heated grips, hand guards and regular gear keep me warm down to the low 20's.
Below 20, I freeze because I'm to cheap for heated gear.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,428
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Is that front cover glued on? Must make it a...

Is that front cover glued on?
Must make it a bitch to inspect the belt.
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,267
Posted By trc.rhubarb
If that is what you are referring to, I wouldn't...

If that is what you are referring to, I wouldn't call it instability as much as a characteristic. It's never done anything more than make me feel a bit uncomfortable about it. My 08 did it worse...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,145
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Several years ago I slipped in the garage on the...

Several years ago I slipped in the garage on the Harley and ended up pinned between cardboard boxes and the bike. Had to keep yelling out before my neighbor found me :lol3

Several months ago,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,723
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Not to mention that healthy glow from Chernobyl...

Not to mention that healthy glow from Chernobyl :deal
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8,884
Views: 1,429,596
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Please stop.. my wallet begs you! :lol3

Please stop.. my wallet begs you! :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,194
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Pop right back. They have detents for several...

Pop right back. They have detents for several positions.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,746
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I've gotten a big mix. It's not just BMW. ...

I've gotten a big mix. It's not just BMW. Harley and Ducati have treated me the same.
It took me buying 2 bikes from the local HD dealer before they acted like they wanted my business on the 3rd....
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,194
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Had the little round ones, they sucked Got...

Had the little round ones, they sucked
Got some EMGO, they sucked
Broke down, spent some money on Napoleon and they are awesome. Fold them in for lane splitting on the R90 and away I go. Good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,476
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I tried a ton of throw aways but rarely with...

I tried a ton of throw aways but rarely with success. Couldn't get them in right or spent 5m trying to get them in. Did an impromptu group buy at the IMS last year from one of the vendors... Big...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,928
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I can't bring myself to sell... I want more and...

I can't bring myself to sell... I want more and more but if I still like riding the old, it stays.

Now I need a 2nd garage... something has to go but it's going to hurt.
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By trc.rhubarb
6'2", 300lbs on my DRZ400 - stock it's a little...

6'2", 300lbs on my DRZ400 - stock it's a little cramped but bars have fixed most of it. A taller seat or lower pegs will fix the rest.

A new rear spring did wonders and they are cheap bikes.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Progressive will insure it for offroad damage...

Progressive will insure it for offroad damage which is more than some of the other's I looked at.
Any should cover anything plated with a VIN but many will only cover for street use.

Adding...
Forum: Vendors 10-28-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,029
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Mine is about as wide as it is long... big enough...

Mine is about as wide as it is long... big enough to add another person, but not long enough to keep my belly put away :rofl

Still like it, garage art I guess. :deal
Forum: Vendors 10-23-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,459
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Me too on the upgrades :D

Me too on the upgrades :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,928
Posted By trc.rhubarb
4000 miles is 6 easy days, 10 really easy days or...

4000 miles is 6 easy days, 10 really easy days or 4 long days. I suggest you shoot for somewhere around 6-10.
You will pack too much, you will pack inefficiently. That's ok, repack and/or ditch...
Forum: Vendors 10-20-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,534
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I'm in the 'put the big picture on the back' camp.

I'm in the 'put the big picture on the back' camp.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,060
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Today as I was getting off work at 5pm, I was...

Today as I was getting off work at 5pm, I was asked to head to San Jose for dinner with mom.
I work in Concord so it's about 60 miles in heavy traffic. Even the carpool lane is backed up.

An...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,154
Posted By trc.rhubarb
to your question... The '09 and later frame is...

to your question...
The '09 and later frame is nice but still not perfect.
My 08 was a bit more nimble but very susceptible to the hinging. I could have fixed it but didn't before getting the 10....
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By trc.rhubarb
That's pretty cool looking. I love funky bikes....

That's pretty cool looking.
I love funky bikes.
Congratulations on the acquisition!
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Super easy to break a chain, takes about 2...

Super easy to break a chain, takes about 2 minutes with the right tool.
If you're back in the US now, Cyclegear's is a copy of motion-pro's and it's about $35 for the breaker/riveting kit.

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,060
Posted By trc.rhubarb
haha, if they are in a car- you're gone CHP wont...

haha, if they are in a car- you're gone CHP wont try to follow you.
If they are on a bike, probably leading anyhow.

I've split past cars that were doing 60 while I was doing 80. Safe is relative...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 13,459
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Not an IBA thing, just dumb decisions caused by...

Not an IBA thing, just dumb decisions caused by riding the desert all day in August 2013.
Got up, packed and left camp at just at 430am and went to Bryce Canyon, then Zion, Kolob, some unknown dirt...
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