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Forum: Thumpers Today, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4,708
Views: 1,209,541
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 Today, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4,708
Views: 1,209,541
Posted By Rob.G
Yep I'm already there. :) Rob

Yep I'm already there. :)

Rob
Forum: Thumpers Today, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4,708
Views: 1,209,541
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: 9,145
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,343,563
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: 2,239
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: 103,672
Views: 20,481,564
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: 103,672
Views: 20,481,564
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: 103,672
Views: 20,481,564
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: 11,910
Views: 2,569,936
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: 9,145
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
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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: 827
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: 827
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: 11,910
Views: 2,569,936
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: 4,057
Views: 772,252
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: 4,057
Views: 772,252
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: 9,145
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,343,563
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: 2,139
Views: 244,491
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: 4,057
Views: 772,252
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: 11,910
Views: 2,569,936
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: 2,139
Views: 244,491
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: 9,145
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,343,563
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: 11,910
Views: 2,569,936
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: 85,399
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...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-07-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4,057
Views: 772,252
Posted By Rob.G
I removed and sold off my Eastern Beaver wiring...

I removed and sold off my Eastern Beaver wiring harness... the one that adds the relays and the headlight cutoff. I replaced the headlight bulbs with H4 LEDs (look for the thread here on ADVrider). ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11,910
Views: 2,569,936
Posted By Rob.G
I had the same problem when I put in the new rear...

I had the same problem when I put in the new rear spring. Everything in back basically went up an inch, and now replacing the boot between the airbox and carburetor is an even bigger PITA than it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-30-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,669
Views: 138,846
Posted By Rob.G
Hey here's a question... off-topic but related so...

Hey here's a question... off-topic but related so I hope it doesn't piss anybody off. :)

I've had my KLX for sale, but no takers, so I'll probably end up keeping it. If so, it will continue to be...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-23-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By Rob.G
Wow, this thread got more action than I thought...

Wow, this thread got more action than I thought it would. Sure wish the email replies were more consistent. In any case, thanks for all the great tips!!

I kinda gave up on the idea after the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-21-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,669
Views: 138,846
Posted By Rob.G
I haven't been on Lippencott since 2011 and it...

I haven't been on Lippencott since 2011 and it was only going down... and that was enough for me. I wouldn't want to go up it on my DR650 let alone an 1190. But it'd depend greatly on it's...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-19-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By Rob.G
Olympic Nat'l Park over Thanksgiving? Good idea or Bad?

I'm off all next week due to work cutbacks, and have pretty much nothing to do. There's subfreezing conditions and snow in the Cascades to the east, and I'm tired of the Oregon coast. About the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 85,399
Posted By Rob.G
Give her time. She's home, she's been busy...

Give her time. She's home, she's been busy working on the videos, and working on that novel contest she wanted to get back for. I'm sure she will reply when she can.

Rob
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-15-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,059
Posted By Rob.G
If the frame has already been welded, why whine...

If the frame has already been welded, why whine about getting a new frame? Crap. Odds are it'll just fail again in the same place on the new frame. At least the current one's been fixed and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 85,399
Posted By Rob.G
Wow, Istanbul to Magadan. That trip has been...

Wow, Istanbul to Magadan. That trip has been done so many times and covered by so many people (kinda like the BAM road and Road of Bones trips), that I don't think I would ever care to do them...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 85,399
Posted By Rob.G
ESP perhaps, but not ESPN. I canceled my...

ESP perhaps, but not ESPN. I canceled my satellite service years ago. The only over the air channel I can get is PBS, so what little TV I watch is on Netflix and Hulu. :)

Rob
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 85,399
Posted By Rob.G
She probably got a job there and moved in. ...

She probably got a job there and moved in.

Rob
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-28-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,431
Posted By Rob.G
My 2012 gets 53-58 in "normal" (somewhat...

My 2012 gets 53-58 in "normal" (somewhat spirited) non-freeway riding. On the freeway, no headwind, 45 up to about 75 mph. Above that it goes down to 40 or so.

Best was lower-mid 60's taking my...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 85,399
Posted By Rob.G
Please excuse the nature of this reply, but one...

Please excuse the nature of this reply, but one thing that stood out in your report was having to get up to pee a couple of times during the night, coupled with how cold it was. :)

When I camp, I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 85,399
Posted By Rob.G
I'm sure she'll respond when she has time! I bet...

I'm sure she'll respond when she has time! I bet she's out there having a blast (or, at least, a blast in retrospect).

I think it's safe to say we're all living vicariously though you. :)

Rob
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 85,399
Posted By Rob.G
I've gone down 3-4 times on my V-Strom. ...

I've gone down 3-4 times on my V-Strom. Surprisingly, it hasn't been all that bad to pick back up. I've actually found it a bit easier to pick up than my DR650 when it's loaded down with camping...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 85,399
Posted By Rob.G
+1 with what CooterW said. It's a great photo. ...

+1 with what CooterW said. It's a great photo.

The Goldwing pick-up trick works well, but when you're in mud, you're kinda screwed. I rode my KLX250S a couple weekends ago on local trails and it...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 85,399
Posted By Rob.G
Wow! You're a trooper. I would have been pretty...

Wow! You're a trooper. I would have been pretty well pissed at myself for forgetting to get gas. You took the whole thing in stride... awesome! :)

I've always been fascinated by snails, but...
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