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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 07:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,139
Posted By Rob.G
Too late. Picked it up today for a kilobuck. ...

Too late. Picked it up today for a kilobuck.

http://i.imgur.com/7Xcxbih.jpg

It's in really nice condition overall. The gauges are near perfect.. no rust, corrosion, etc. The electrical...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 12:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,139
Posted By Rob.G
Bumping an old thread! Rather than starting...

Bumping an old thread!

Rather than starting a new one, I figured I'd reply to this.

I found what appears to be a pretty nice 81 SP500 for sale. Owner says it runs good but has electrical...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4,959
Views: 1,323,949
Posted By Rob.G
The front tire has a reputation for being lousy. ...

The front tire has a reputation for being lousy.

You might want to pop over to tw200forum.com. Tons of grassy info there.

Sent from my Galaxy Note 3.
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4,959
Views: 1,323,949
Posted By Rob.G
Great find!! Better find even than the '92 I...

Great find!! Better find even than the '92 I paid $500 for in February.

I'm sure the bike is fine. Put a good quality battery in it (cheap ones won't last), fresh gas, fresh spark plug, and see...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By Rob.G
A couple years ago I went to do the OBDR Route 4...

A couple years ago I went to do the OBDR Route 4 ride on my KLX250S. Not having side bags or boxes, I packed everything into a big tail bag (Motofizz Medium for those who know what that is), plus a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4,959
Views: 1,323,949
Posted By Rob.G
The key would be eBay. I'm guessing you'd need a...

The key would be eBay. I'm guessing you'd need a new wiring harness to go with it. I managed to buy a complete CDI and wiring harness for $100 that included all the relays and everything else. The...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-22-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,107
Posted By Rob.G
Yep gotta love good ole gov't who clearly thinks...

Yep gotta love good ole gov't who clearly thinks they know better than us. You have a way more positive attitude towards the defeat than I do. I'm so f'ing fed up with gov't.

Rob
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,107
Posted By Rob.G
Do we have a list of the committee members? I...

Do we have a list of the committee members? I wonder if it'd be worth sending an email to each one of them expressing support for it?

Rob
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,107
Posted By Rob.G
So... How did the hearing go? I got a reply from...

So... How did the hearing go? I got a reply from my rep and he said he would be voting in favor. Woo!

Sent from my Galaxy Note 3.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-18-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,473
Posted By Rob.G
Hmm... I might be up for this if there's any room...

Hmm... I might be up for this if there's any room left. What's a good bike for these trails? DR650 or my little TW200? :)

Rob
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-18-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 24,411
Posted By Rob.G
When/what is that? I mean, I know what Barlow...

When/what is that? I mean, I know what Barlow Road is... but am unfamiliar with this if it's a ride of some sort.

Rob
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-15-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,107
Posted By Rob.G
Since you don't need anymore people to attend, I...

Since you don't need anymore people to attend, I will skip it and get work done instead.

I did just write a letter to my own rep (Mike Nearman), who I'm hoping is on our side. I sent him the link...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,667
Posted By Rob.G
This wouldn't be ADVRider if there wasn't at...

This wouldn't be ADVRider if there wasn't at least one smart-ass post.

Thanks again to all the helpful people.

Rob
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 812
Posted By Rob.G
I'm so fed up with all these fees to access...

I'm so fed up with all these fees to access PUBLIC LANDS. And where does the money go? Oh yeah, to all the groups fighting to CLOSE public land. Yeah that makes sense.

I'll take the ticket. I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,667
Posted By Rob.G
I think I've been over the Bridge of the Gods,...

I think I've been over the Bridge of the Gods, actually. Couple years ago I did a ride up and around Mount St. Helens and Rainier, and came south from there and crossed a narrow, straight bridge...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,667
Posted By Rob.G
Thanks everybody! I like the ferry idea. :) ...

Thanks everybody! I like the ferry idea. :)

Rob
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,667
Posted By Rob.G
Astoria Bridge?

Call me what you want... but I hate long, tall bridges. Not in cars; no problem there. But on a bike? Yikes. It's the wind mainly that concerns me. Or bridge surfaces that are that grated metal...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-12-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 24,411
Posted By Rob.G
I just found this thread tonight. I read over...

I just found this thread tonight. I read over all the posts and I don't recall anybody posting a place to host the GPX files. If that's still needed, I can host them on my server... won't cost...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 24,007
Posted By Rob.G
I think I want one of these. Don't have the...

I think I want one of these. Don't have the money, but want one nevertheless. :)

Having a hard time deciding between the yellow Icon and the Urban Enduro. Not that either would see much dirt;...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By Rob.G
Also remember that on the California side of the...

Also remember that on the California side of the lake, lane splitting is legal... so make use of it! :)

Rob
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-07-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,107
Posted By Rob.G
I have this on my calendar. Where exactly is it...

I have this on my calendar. Where exactly is it going to be held? I want to be there this time.

Rob
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-23-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,107
Posted By Rob.G
Oh, good one. I'll try to remember to bring that...

Oh, good one. I'll try to remember to bring that up... the ecological benefits. That'll sell well here in overly green Oregon.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-23-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,107
Posted By Rob.G
Well good, there haven't been any rear-end...

Well good, there haven't been any rear-end collisions involving bikes in eight years. That's great. But there's more to it than that (we know it; they should know it).
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-23-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,107
Posted By Rob.G
If you have the time, find out... maybe you can...

If you have the time, find out... maybe you can educate him in case this one dies and we have to do it all over again.

But other than that, it's now time for the Reps. I already know my...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-23-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,107
Posted By Rob.G
What an ass. I'd love to ask him a few...

What an ass. I'd love to ask him a few questions.. like, "Have you ever ridden a motorcycle?" And go from there, ending up with, "why not let those of us who do ride, and ride often, make our own...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-23-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,107
Posted By Rob.G
Boquist gave a nay?? WTF? He's the sponsor of my...

Boquist gave a nay?? WTF? He's the sponsor of my bill -- SB172. Weird.

Okay, so this is neat. I just got a call from Channel 2 in Portland. They're coming out here in an hour to interview me...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-17-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 24,335
Posted By Rob.G
This thread is a great reason why I no longer...

This thread is a great reason why I no longer post much on this site. Too many "I know better than you" types, and too many who manage to misread what you're trying to say, no matter how hard you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4,959
Views: 1,323,949
Posted By Rob.G
Speaking of tanks, I'm trying to decide whether...

Speaking of tanks, I'm trying to decide whether to get the Clarke 2.7 gal tank for the TW200 or the Clarke 4 gal tank for the XT225, since the latter can be made to fit with just a little effort. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,158
Posted By Rob.G
I sold my KLX250S recently (all done up with 351...

I sold my KLX250S recently (all done up with 351 big bore and full suspension). Why? I never rode it anymore. There was too much overlap with my DR650. That and the KLX just didn't get very good...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-02-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,107
Posted By Rob.G
If they do a hearing on SB172, I hope to get them...

If they do a hearing on SB172, I hope to get them to let me show this video as part of my testimony...

http://jalopnik.com/5974948/heres-why-lane-splitting-should-be-legal-for-motorcycles
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-02-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,107
Posted By Rob.G
I went back to the email I got from Senator...

I went back to the email I got from Senator Boquist and went to a link in the email and plugged in the info for SB172. This is the page:
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-02-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,107
Posted By Rob.G
Curious to hear from those who attended how this...

Curious to hear from those who attended how this went. I wish I could have made it, but work prevented it.

I'm also wondering about SB172 -- the better lane splitting bill that covers all roads. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-29-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 24,335
Posted By Rob.G
I totally understand! BTW... regarding that...

I totally understand!

BTW... regarding that tool bag. Don't spend much $$ on tools for it. Smaller tools -- wrenches, sockets, etc. Go cheap. Wal Mart, Harbor Freight, etc. Only on anything...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-29-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 24,335
Posted By Rob.G
Sounds like you're already learning a lot! ...

Sounds like you're already learning a lot! That's great.

I'll add my own $1.20 (two cents' in today's dollars) to the part about "don't be that guy" -- being a mechanical noob is fine. Everybody...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 24,335
Posted By Rob.G
Sounds great! As the time gets closer, we can...

Sounds great! As the time gets closer, we can figure out the details.

Rob
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 24,335
Posted By Rob.G
Take a screwdriver and whap the side of the carb...

Take a screwdriver and whap the side of the carb with the handle, at the bowl area (the bottom). That should unstick it.

I have the boots Hondo posted about. LOVE them.

How about this... find...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,387
Posted By Rob.G
I bought a used carrier that was $150 on eBay (I...

I bought a used carrier that was $150 on eBay (I paid $60 for it a few years ago). It worked fine for my KLX and DR, but I always felt it was a bit wimpy. So I welded it up (in addition to the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 24,335
Posted By Rob.G
NewBreeze: If you have to, take a break from...

NewBreeze:

If you have to, take a break from riding for a few days til you regain your nerve. Then go try it again. As a beginner, stay well within what you feel is comfortable. Don't push it...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,788
Posted By Rob.G
Glad you got your electrical stuff sorted out! ...

Glad you got your electrical stuff sorted out!

When you get close to Oregon, let me know. If I'm still here, you're welcome to camp here. I've been considering heading for Utah myself (Moab) but...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-13-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 24,335
Posted By Rob.G
I late to reply, but I'll chime in... I buy...

I late to reply, but I'll chime in...

I buy almost all of my OEM parts from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC (rockymountainatv.com). Their prices are very close to the cheapest I've seen, and with their $7...
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