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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 12,245
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: 286
Views: 12,245
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: 34
Views: 2,358
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: 286
Views: 12,245
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: 52
Views: 7,799
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: 286
Views: 12,245
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...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-12-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9,289
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,409,608
Posted By Rob.G
Bill Mayer KLX250S Seat

No photos because I'm lazy... but I have an excellent condition (minus one 2" split in the seam that isn't spreading) Bill Mayer custom seat that fit my 2010 KLX250S. It was made back in mid-2011...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 12,245
Posted By Rob.G
Not to knock it, but for the price, I'm...

Not to knock it, but for the price, I'm comfortable with my $6 can of chain lube and weekly or bi-monthly lubes. I even carry a small can with me on trips in case I need it.

FWIW, a properly...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 12,245
Posted By Rob.G
Depends on the weather and how much riding I do. ...

Depends on the weather and how much riding I do. Here in Oregon, it rains A LOT. So in the winter, yes, it gets lots of lube. In the Summer, maybe every other week. But my bikes also get a lot of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 12,245
Posted By Rob.G
That's pretty typical. When I worked for State...

That's pretty typical. When I worked for State of Oregon, I rode every day, because there was plenty of motorcycle parking (versus no free car spaces). It always took me like ten minutes to gear up...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,799
Posted By Rob.G
If it makes you feel any better, I've had similar...

If it makes you feel any better, I've had similar problems. Thankfully, after much trial and tribulation, those issues no longer exist (knocking on wood). :)

Mine started in 2011 when I noticed...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 36,105
Posted By Rob.G
I read that story about the German family a while...

I read that story about the German family a while back... a good read for sure.

Rob
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-11-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,490
Posted By Rob.G
This is a BAD idea, no matter what.

This is a BAD idea, no matter what.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-10-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 12,245
Posted By Rob.G
Haha no, haven't heard of him. I still won't...

Haha no, haven't heard of him. I still won't mention names, but this individual lives in the south-central US and rides (or last time I knew about him, rode) a V-Strom. No idea now as I prefer to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-09-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 12,245
Posted By Rob.G
I'm not local to the area, but I just read this...

I'm not local to the area, but I just read this whole thread and thought I'd throw in my own $1.25 worth (2 cents at today's inflated prices).

I didn't interpret anything Newbreeze said as to...
Forum: Hacks 03-08-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,791
Posted By Rob.G
My local Polaris dealer had one sitting out front...

My local Polaris dealer had one sitting out front last time I was there. I looked at it briefly... kinda went, "meh" and went inside.

I suppose if I had money to burn, I'd get one. I'll admit...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4,837
Views: 1,263,963
Posted By Rob.G
How big is the stator on the TW? I asked that Q...

How big is the stator on the TW? I asked that Q on the TW forum and all I got was a link to the service manual. I looked in there and it doesn't actually say, at least not in watts. I know it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-04-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By Rob.G
I got Senator Boquist to submit SB172... and I...

I got Senator Boquist to submit SB172... and I got this email from him yesterday:

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As you are aware, Senator Boquist has introduced your bill request in the Oregon State Senate. The...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
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, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4,837
Views: 1,263,963
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, 08:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,393
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, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,393
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, 09:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,638
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, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
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, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
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, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
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, 08:22 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,144
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, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4,837
Views: 1,263,963
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, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4,837
Views: 1,263,963
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, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4,837
Views: 1,263,963
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, 02:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,495
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, 12:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,495
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, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4,837
Views: 1,263,963
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, 09:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,495
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, 05:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,624
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, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4,837
Views: 1,263,963
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, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4,837
Views: 1,263,963
Posted By Rob.G
Yep I'm already there. :) Rob

Yep I'm already there. :)

Rob
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4,837
Views: 1,263,963
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, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9,289
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,409,608
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, 09:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,752
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...
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