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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Rob.G
The main thing about 395 is that it's WINDY. Can...

The main thing about 395 is that it's WINDY. Can make for a miserable ride. I would suggest going down 95 to Beatty as others suggested.

Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4,783
Views: 1,242,013
Posted By Rob.G
As I fix up my little basket case TW, I'm trying...

As I fix up my little basket case TW, I'm trying to NOT put too much money into it, because the less I can get for it, the less likely I am to sell it if I get bored with it for a while. :)

That...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,577
Posted By Rob.G
Thanks guys! I keep forgetting to check YouTube....

Thanks guys! I keep forgetting to check YouTube. That link was perfect. I just need to get a couple of punches and I'll be ready to go.

Rob
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,577
Posted By Rob.G
How to remove wheel bearings?

I have two bikes I need to do wheel bearings on... my DR650 and TW200. I bought Motion Pro's wheel bearing driver tool, which appears to be great for installing new bearings, but doesn't do anything...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-13-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,483
Posted By Rob.G
We have a bill being submitted to the Oregon...

We have a bill being submitted to the Oregon legislature too:

- Traffic must be going 10 mph or less
- The motorcycle is going 20 mph or less

That's basically it. It basically amends the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Rob.G
BINGO!! I went back to the kill switch. I had...

BINGO!! I went back to the kill switch. I had wired in a newer one and thought I had it right. I put the old one back on and it fired up. Woo! Now to figure out how to adapt the newer kill...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Rob.G
Thanks, Tinker. I checked... the plug wire wants...

Thanks, Tinker. I checked... the plug wire wants the threaded end.

I know the ground is good because the motor won't even turn over if it isn't; found that out already. :)

Here's where I am...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Rob.G
No spark on TW200

I've been posting about this over on the tw200forum and it seems they've run out of ideas, so I thought I'd try here for some more generic help. :)

Picked up a '92 TW200 a couple of weekends ago. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 12,539
Posted By Rob.G
Clearly it's another law to generate revenue and...

Clearly it's another law to generate revenue and give cops another opportunity to bull motorcyclists, whether that was the original intent or not.

Why hasn't somebody written to the AMA about...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4,783
Views: 1,242,013
Posted By Rob.G
I've never been a fan of the round headlight...

I've never been a fan of the round headlight conversions on some bikes, but the TW actually seems to look pretty good with one. So yeah, if there's a HOWTO, I'd love to see it as well. Might as...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4,783
Views: 1,242,013
Posted By Rob.G
That's a fairly easy fix, except that it requires...

That's a fairly easy fix, except that it requires removing the left side engine cover, which means another gasket as well. I have mine apart right now and just replaced those countershaft seals...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4,783
Views: 1,242,013
Posted By Rob.G
Paebr332: What carb are you swapping in? I have...

Paebr332: What carb are you swapping in? I have the stock Keihin from my KLX250S that I'm wondering if I could make it fit... should my stock one give me any issues.

Rob
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,305
Posted By Rob.G
Sorry Marca, can't agree. Despite that I...

Sorry Marca, can't agree.

Despite that I also agree people are idiots, I think it's due to ignorance more than anything else. Yes, there are those such as yourself who believe the world is going...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,305
Posted By Rob.G
Whether this hypothetical "turner" kills a...

Whether this hypothetical "turner" kills a cyclist or another car driver, the problem is still the same -- the charges are insufficient. Vehicular Manslaughter should apply. Not only that, killing...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4,783
Views: 1,242,013
Posted By Rob.G
I've had my TW200 apart for a few days as I...

I've had my TW200 apart for a few days as I gather up the list of parts I need to order. So far I think I've spent about $600 in parts, so my $500 bike is now an $1100 bike. :)

The starter clutch...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,305
Posted By Rob.G
I agree, the last thing we need are more laws;...

I agree, the last thing we need are more laws; just enforce the existing ones. I'm all for properly charging people who injure or kill a motorcyclist, if they are deemed to be at fault, or mostly at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,301
Posted By Rob.G
I'm with the OP; it's all about revenue, and the...

I'm with the OP; it's all about revenue, and the fact that cops hate it that we can track them, even though they can track us. Turnabout is fair play.

Rob
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4,783
Views: 1,242,013
Posted By Rob.G
Thanks! Hmm... I'm wondering if maybe the clutch...

Thanks! Hmm... I'm wondering if maybe the clutch isn't bad after all. The PO said that after riding it for a bit, it starts slipping. Once I get it running (hopefully tomorrow) I will play with...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4,783
Views: 1,242,013
Posted By Rob.G
Yep I'm already there. :) Rob

Yep I'm already there. :)

Rob
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4,783
Views: 1,242,013
Posted By Rob.G
Howdy! I've the last two days reading through...

Howdy! I've the last two days reading through this entire thread before posting; that way I can ask intelligent questions rather than ones that were just asked recently.:)

I picked up a minor...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-23-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9,226
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,383,104
Posted By Rob.G
Depending on the load you plan to carry on that...

Depending on the load you plan to carry on that trailer, as well as the weight of the trailer itself, you may want to stick with a 17" rear wheel and tire, which will be rated to carry a lot more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,586
Posted By Rob.G
The first time riding in nasty wind is always the...

The first time riding in nasty wind is always the worst. It's exhausting. I had to ride back to SoCal from Death Valley in a huge windstorm a few years ago. I was on my DR650 with a bunch of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 105,296
Views: 20,900,071
Posted By Rob.G
Same here. I've never worn out a clutch, even on...

Same here. I've never worn out a clutch, even on my sand quads. I did replace the clutch in my KLX250S when I put the 351cc big bore in it, because it was recommended to use the beefier EBC Dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 105,296
Views: 20,900,071
Posted By Rob.G
Thanks! Yep been there twice before; 2003 and...

Thanks! Yep been there twice before; 2003 and 2007, but both times on ATVs.

I'll run D606's and 14/46 gearing most likely (I do 16/46 for regular use). I would run my Shinko 244's but they don't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 105,296
Views: 20,900,071
Posted By Rob.G
Better bike for Moab...

I'm planning a trip to Moab for late April with a local group of dual sport/ATV/4x4 guys. For those who have been, is the DR650 a small-enough bike to do most of the trails there? I've done many of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12,051
Views: 2,619,462
Posted By Rob.G
See if you can remove the rubber piece entirely...

See if you can remove the rubber piece entirely (shouldn't be too hard) just to see if it fits then. If so, either shave it down or find another one.

There was a factory recall on my 2010 where...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-12-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9,226
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,383,104
Posted By Rob.G
Congrats! Now if somebody will buy my...

Congrats!

Now if somebody will buy my KLX250S (with 351 big bore), link to the ad is in my sig. :)

Rob
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-09-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,004
Posted By Rob.G
Oh good, that'll make it much better all around. ...

Oh good, that'll make it much better all around. And the hotel thing will be nice too. Less crap to carry and can just park, go in, shower, and collapse. No setup-required. :)

Have fun!

Rob
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-08-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,004
Posted By Rob.G
IMO, a noob-friendly route will have to be little...

IMO, a noob-friendly route will have to be little more than a fire road if it's gonna be long. As an experienced rider, a 150-200 mile day is a lot if you're doing entirely (or almost entirely)...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12,051
Views: 2,619,462
Posted By Rob.G
I went with the cheap $20 set from Rocky Mountain...

I went with the cheap $20 set from Rocky Mountain ATV... but that setup basically uses the same amount of juice whether on Low or High so it's not real efficient. What I did was just used the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-04-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4,128
Views: 794,783
Posted By Rob.G
Thanks guys. Yeah after I made that post I did...

Thanks guys. Yeah after I made that post I did some Googling and decided to just get some Prestone. I had only started thinking about coolant types when I did a coolant change on my '05 Dodge diesel...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-04-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4,128
Views: 794,783
Posted By Rob.G
Anybody know what the cooling system capacity is...

Anybody know what the cooling system capacity is on a 2012+ V-Strom 650? I'm thinking that when I tear into the bike to do the valve check/adjust, I might as well do a coolant flush while I'm at it....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-04-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9,226
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,383,104
Posted By Rob.G
Acerbis 5.3 gal gas tank DR650

My DR650 currently has a white 5.3 gal Acerbis gas tank that I installed about a year ago. It has the dual petcock setup. I'd like to sell it to upgrade to the larger 6.6 gal tank, but don't have...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 322,128
Posted By Rob.G
Why not check the dealers in Winnemucca and Elko?...

Why not check the dealers in Winnemucca and Elko? Worst-case, drive out to Salt Lake and get one there. Cheaper than shipping.

Rob
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-01-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4,128
Views: 794,783
Posted By Rob.G
Congrats! I look forward to reading a comparison...

Congrats! I look forward to reading a comparison between the two... am especially curious if the "roughness" in the 4700-5000 RPM range is gone. That's the only really annoying thing about my '12...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12,051
Views: 2,619,462
Posted By Rob.G
FYI... the IMS tank is only 3 gallons. And...

FYI... the IMS tank is only 3 gallons. And fitting the 3.7 is pretty easy, fwiw. Depends what look you prefer (all green tank, all black tank, or tank with your stock panels on it).

Re:...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 322,128
Posted By Rob.G
This is a very interesting bike. The only thing...

This is a very interesting bike. The only thing that bothers me is the 17" front wheel. I sure wish it had a 19" so it could replace my V-Strom for mild off-road riding. But for the price,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-19-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9,226
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,383,104
Posted By Rob.G
FS: 2010 Kawasaki KLX250S w/351 kit and lots more

I finally remembered to put this here. This is the main ad:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25748095

Rob
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12,051
Views: 2,619,462
Posted By Rob.G
For a brand new bike that's probably not bad. ...

For a brand new bike that's probably not bad. There's no difference between a 2009 and a 2015, mechanically.

If you lived closer, I would shamelessly suggest you look at the for sale ad for mine...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 86,914
Posted By Rob.G
Well at this point she's gone missing, or gotten...

Well at this point she's gone missing, or gotten abducted by aliens. Guess we'll see.

Maybe this will help. I found an interesting link about a neat looking blue sea slug... since she likes...
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