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Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 07:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 752
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 10-17-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,537
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, 07:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,411
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, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
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, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
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, 03:55 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,537
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, 03:36 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,609
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...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Mine are either 2 or 2.5"... I can't remember for...

Mine are either 2 or 2.5"... I can't remember for sure.
Sounds like you moved ahead already but if you want pictures, I can do that.

I ride dirt/gravel roads and have no issues.
I've tried...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By trc.rhubarb
On my BMW, I have ROX risers. Where I...

On my BMW, I have ROX risers.
Where I originally set them, I had the same problem you are with vibration and numbness.
I changed the angle slightly at the recommendation of ROX and it nearly all...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Graded dirt - any tire is fine Loose dirt or...

Graded dirt - any tire is fine
Loose dirt or gravel - any tire fine BUT something more aggressive makes me feel more comfortable on my big GS.

Heidenau makes an expensive but long long...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Gear commander helps with stock vs other...

Gear commander helps with stock vs other sprockets but this seems a special case.

Definitely do the chain wrap method. Some people are ok with using 2 masters to make the chain longer. I'm...
Forum: Vendors 10-10-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,737
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Got one! Thanks :lol3

Got one! Thanks :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,441
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Clean your rims and use plenty of lube. My tires...

Clean your rims and use plenty of lube. My tires hold tight.
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,255
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Thanks for the offer, Once I get a little...

Thanks for the offer, Once I get a little practice, I'd love to take you up on it.

Waiting on new bar and springs, should all be here by Saturday.

I need to run off the Geomax MX51's on...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,255
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Thanks for the offer of help. I may take you up...

Thanks for the offer of help. I may take you up on that one of these days. :freaky
To alleviate concern, I mean solo at a rec area. Tons of bikes there but nobody that I'm riding with. The one...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 4,220,303
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I just did the duct tape to the cover and the...

I just did the duct tape to the cover and the tool pouch in the air box.
Used lots of tape to ensure it doesn't come off and block the filter.
Bike runs exactly the same.
Will be using zipties...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,255
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Thanks everyone! I'm going to have to learn on...

Thanks everyone! I'm going to have to learn on the DRZ. It's too far 50+ to the closest recreation area and I have no car or truck to tow with. I know the DRZ is still big but hopefully I'll be...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,255
Posted By trc.rhubarb
So in northern California, we have dry, hilly and...

So in northern California, we have dry, hilly and rocky. Sometimes hard pack sometimes thick loose dirt.
No mud, little flat, but lots of hills...

I was at Carnegie SVRA and I was on the beginner...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,255
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Trials vs Knobbie - a different question

I've read dozens of threads on the subject and I understand the benefits of each and am trying to understand the mindsets of those that believe in either.

I'm a dirt newbie but have a lot of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 4,220,303
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Hey, on the sfbay craigslist there is a motor...

Hey, on the sfbay craigslist there is a motor from an 05 for sale. No price of course.
It's just east of San Francisco but maybe worth checking out.
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I was concerned that the pack wouldn't fit in a...

I was concerned that the pack wouldn't fit in a stable way over the back protector.
Sounds like it will do just fine!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I lost a FD and a driveshaft within 10k of each...

I lost a FD and a driveshaft within 10k of each other.... which took out the swingarm.
No warning on the shaft, was fine then it wasn't.
FD got to making a nice clicking sound when you rolled the...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By trc.rhubarb
hydration pack that fits over back protector?

I wear an EVS G6 Ballistic Jersey.
It has articulated back protection as most do.

I'm looking for a hydration pack/tool bag like the KLIM NAC Pack but I can't touch them to see if they will...
Forum: Vendors 10-02-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 90,696
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Thanks and good luck!

Thanks and good luck!
Forum: Vendors 10-02-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 90,696
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I ordered the 243s. Thanks for the help......

I ordered the 243s.
Thanks for the help... immediate help at 10pm even :freaky
Forum: Vendors 10-02-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 90,696
Posted By trc.rhubarb
This is a bike bought specifically for dirt and...

This is a bike bought specifically for dirt and getting to and from.
I'll be happy with the shorter ones. If not, I think I have a friend that is more narrow bodied than I am who would love them....
Forum: Vendors 10-02-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 90,696
Posted By trc.rhubarb
So I'll take your advice on the 243mm. The...

So I'll take your advice on the 243mm.
The difference between the two is a double-hinge?
Also each page says they come as a pair, then says order 1 or order a pair.
if I put 1 in the box, am I...
Forum: Vendors 10-02-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 90,696
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Looking for a set for my DRZ. I'm having...

Looking for a set for my DRZ.
I'm having trouble figuring out your web site :lol3

Can you send me a quote and how to order? Either 243 or 280 - standard round... I hate looking at my shoulders.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,441
Posted By trc.rhubarb
They are loud but I put mine on by hand with 3...

They are loud but I put mine on by hand with 3 levers and didn't break a sweat. Front practically put itself on.
You want hard... I put a set of Pirelli Angel GTs on a K1600GTL. That was hard!...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I've got a Mayer that hurts me, a corbin that...

I've got a Mayer that hurts me, a corbin that used to be great but now hurts me and the stock that hurts me.
I can ride my other bikes without pain but this one has been a bitch.

I'm planning...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,441
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Have about 9k on my first set. They have been...

Have about 9k on my first set. They have been great all around tires but they are not as sticky as the anakees they replaced. In hard riding in the twisties, they remind you of that quickly but not...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I see a tremendous amount of the 1150s on the...

I see a tremendous amount of the 1150s on the road out here and they seem to list regularly for around $3k on CL. No idea what they actually sell for.

$2-3k seems like a decent price and even...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,006
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I caught a yellowjacket in my helmet once in an...

I caught a yellowjacket in my helmet once in an area that there was no shoulder and a high speed backroad with blind corners. It somehow got turned around and I could see it looking out when I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,316
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Crashes happen everywhere and for a variety of...

Crashes happen everywhere and for a variety of reasons. Small bikes and big bikes have accidents splitting lanes, sometimes from operator error, sometimes from car drivers. That video - rider was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,316
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I left the Hunters Point area San Francisco...

I left the Hunters Point area San Francisco yesterday in the middle of high commute time. Google traffic said 1h50m to get home - about 45 miles with 1 bridge and one tunnel to cause problems. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Fix the pedal and say what you said here about...

Fix the pedal and say what you said here about the drops.
Anyone willing to say they stalled it and dropped it, or dropped it while parking is fairly believable.
Most people will say "a friend...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,927
Posted By trc.rhubarb
For me, it's a bike that lets me do what I want...

For me, it's a bike that lets me do what I want to do when on the road. Want to check out that interesting squiggle on the GPS? go! Turned to gravel or dirt? go! I'll be the first to admit, I suck...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By trc.rhubarb
+1

+1
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I really liked them until I tried to play...

I really liked them until I tried to play sportbike on a ride with some K1600's.
I didn't find anything predictable near the edge with them... one minute all is well, next the front was pushing or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,638
Posted By trc.rhubarb
My friend just sold his HD Softail with no issue...

My friend just sold his HD Softail with no issue at all and 78k miles. One week on CL.

I bought my R90 with 132k on it, no thought to whether it was old.. it's damn old :D
Paid a good price,...
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