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Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,237
Posted By RobDek
Arrived safe & sound from the UK...thanks to...

Arrived safe & sound from the UK...thanks to bandit-helmets.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v51/chelseaantiques/386D8AE0-0FC8-46B9-B1EA-E5B915A5BB03_zpsjhteg5lj.jpg
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,237
Posted By RobDek
Schuberth likes to control the market to keep...

Schuberth likes to control the market to keep their products at premium pricing.
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,237
Posted By RobDek
Yup, I just received notification from Parcel2Go.

Yup, I just received notification from Parcel2Go.
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,237
Posted By RobDek
I'm no fan of UPS for international shipments but...

I'm no fan of UPS for international shipments but Charlene seems to be on the ball. Should have the helmet by next Tuesday or Wednesday.
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,237
Posted By RobDek
Yes, of course. Apart from the DOT sticker. In...

Yes, of course. Apart from the DOT sticker. In past articles about the original C3 helmet, it was noted that there was a 100gram difference between DOT and ECE but I would take that with a grain of...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,237
Posted By RobDek
Sounds like a deal to me...about $700 CDN even. ...

Sounds like a deal to me...about $700 CDN even. Hopefully, it sails thru without any added duty, etc.
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,237
Posted By RobDek
Didn't know that...will look into it. Thnx.

Didn't know that...will look into it. Thnx.
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,237
Posted By RobDek
That's the thing for warranty....just as easy for...

That's the thing for warranty....just as easy for me to send the helmet to Europe if needed.
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,237
Posted By RobDek
Ah, found his full offering on eBay...and message...

Ah, found his full offering on eBay...and message sent.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=171692024768&hash=item27f9a463c0&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&_ssn=bandit-helmets&LH_PrefLoc=2
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,237
Posted By RobDek
I haven't pulled the trigger just yet. I'm...

I haven't pulled the trigger just yet. I'm waiting for the catch... :deal
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,237
Posted By RobDek
Wow....the price is just too far apart!!! ...

Wow....the price is just too far apart!!!

Unfortunately, bandit-helmets don't list the size I need.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/bandit-helmets/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=50&_trksid=p3692
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 617,069
Posted By RobDek
DMO is the best!!! You'll love the footpegs.

DMO is the best!!! You'll love the footpegs.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-11-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 709,329
Posted By RobDek
The problem is that Suzuki has withdrawn their...

The problem is that Suzuki has withdrawn their own metal skidplate...it's not available.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-08-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 709,329
Posted By RobDek
Yikes...after viewing these pics of the Motech...

Yikes...after viewing these pics of the Motech skid plate in action, I'm now convinced this is clearly not an option.

Taken from this Austrian publication.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-08-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 709,329
Posted By RobDek
Well, I think you make a very valid point there...

Well, I think you make a very valid point there about suspension set-up. When I asked the guy who suffered the scrapes about his setup, I didn't get an answer. So perhaps set too soft or was the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-08-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 709,329
Posted By RobDek
How many owners have had problems with their...

How many owners have had problems with their Motech plates?

This reviewer has discounted the problem.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/sw-motech-skid-plate-engine-guard/review.htm

I'm still on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-08-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 709,329
Posted By RobDek
LOL Need not apply.

LOL Need not apply.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-07-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 709,329
Posted By RobDek
I'm 6'6" with a 34" inseam. Much easier now to...

I'm 6'6" with a 34" inseam. Much easier now to shift gears and of course my legs are less cramped. I was worried how the bike may handle but I really haven't noticed any change...and even if it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-07-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 709,329
Posted By RobDek
Today, I received the Suzuki Tall Seat from my...

Today, I received the Suzuki Tall Seat from my local dealer. Here are some comparison pics to the regular seat. Those 30mm make a huge difference. I find the seat super comfortable. I'm glad I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 617,069
Posted By RobDek
Gotta make room for new toys, right? :wink: ...

Gotta make room for new toys, right? :wink:

BTW...I used your video to promote the bike. Hope you don't mind?
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 617,069
Posted By RobDek
My Big Wheel 350 is on the market. ...

My Big Wheel 350 is on the market.

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-dirt-bikes-motocross/moncton/1987-yamaha-big-wheel-350-bw350/1023891462
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-04-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 709,329
Posted By RobDek
In Canada, the SE model comes equipped with...

In Canada, the SE model comes equipped with sidebags, hand guards, and center stand. As a promo, Suzuki is throwing in either a top case or engine guards and fog lights. I chose the latter.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-04-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 709,329
Posted By RobDek
Took delivery of my new V-Strom last Wednesday...

Took delivery of my new V-Strom last Wednesday and put on 400km so far. Waiting on a Suzuki tall seat and a footpeg lowering kit.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 617,069
Posted By RobDek
Just received word that both DC Plastics and Hot...

Just received word that both DC Plastics and Hot Frog Moto are standing behind their product and will be replacing the defective intake. Awesome service and follow-up!!!
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 617,069
Posted By RobDek
Found the source of my engine woes. The...

Found the source of my engine woes. The replacement intake manifold that I purchased last Spring developed a crack and casued an air leak. Sealant was applied to temporarily fix the problem. I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 617,069
Posted By RobDek
Which other motorcycles or ATV's use the same...

Which other motorcycles or ATV's use the same carb as the BW350? The reason I ask is that I need a choke assembly but they're no longer available. Any suggestions?
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 617,069
Posted By RobDek
That's excellent to know!!!!

That's excellent to know!!!!
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 617,069
Posted By RobDek
Ah crap...I think I have an air leak somewhere in...

Ah crap...I think I have an air leak somewhere in the intake of my BW350. The engine is surging and popping through the muffler plus it wants to stall at low revs. Only does it when the engine is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 617,069
Posted By RobDek
I was saving the best for last!!! :evil

I was saving the best for last!!! :evil
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 617,069
Posted By RobDek
I installed an IMS Banshee shifter on my BW. I...

I installed an IMS Banshee shifter on my BW. I find it a bit high, will have to reposition it if and when I think of it.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 617,069
Posted By RobDek
Still available... ...

Still available...

http://www.partzilla.com/parts/search/Yamaha/Motorcycle/1986/BIG+WHEEL+-+BW80S/STARTER/parts.html
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 617,069
Posted By RobDek
This is one project I delegated to motorcycle...

This is one project I delegated to motorcycle shop....they didn't seem to have any trouble sourcing all the necessary seals and parts.
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 617,069
Posted By RobDek
Just about sold my BW350 but my kids convinced me...

Just about sold my BW350 but my kids convinced me otherwise. Seems that they like riding with their old man.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 617,069
Posted By RobDek
It's a pretty one!!! Gotta be close to a record...

It's a pretty one!!! Gotta be close to a record breaker. Time will tell if the transaction was finalized.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 617,069
Posted By RobDek
It followed me home... ...

It followed me home...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v51/chelseaantiques/f10f02fec0247d36f729e8edab3c1595_zps1dc3f812.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 617,069
Posted By RobDek
LOL It's a big wheeled go-kart.

LOL It's a big wheeled go-kart.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 617,069
Posted By RobDek
It's a 350. Going to check it out later this...

It's a 350. Going to check it out later this afternoon.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 617,069
Posted By RobDek
Oh darn it!!!

Oh darn it!!!
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 617,069
Posted By RobDek
Does this count as a Big Wheel? Going to check...

Does this count as a Big Wheel? Going to check it out in the coming days.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v51/chelseaantiques/7392cec2f8d0eae9865f1d08fe260733_zps3e8f6b89.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 617,069
Posted By RobDek
The ITP Mud Lites have a decent round profile for...

The ITP Mud Lites have a decent round profile for use on the Big Wheel. I'm running 25x12x9 on the rear and 25x8x12 on the front. There are no rubbing or clearance issues on my 350...I can't...
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