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Forum: The Garage 10-20-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Bobthebiker
Sams Club, they have two purple degreasers. one...

Sams Club, they have two purple degreasers. one is a degreaser concentrate, in a round gallon bottle, buy THAT one. DO NOT get it on your skin (trust me, I've learned the hard way) and WEAR A GD...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By Bobthebiker
I just checked ebay, its a DL650/1000 seat. the...

I just checked ebay, its a DL650/1000 seat. the GS and GSX seats arent even CLOSE. the GS had two styles on the 500, neither of which is what you have, and the GSX seat is also quite different for...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,244
Posted By Bobthebiker
what bike is it on? a VF series V4? if so, that...

what bike is it on? a VF series V4? if so, that crack is a common issue, and I've heard on the VFRworld forum someone might make a billet replacement for it.
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,039
Posted By Bobthebiker
yup. if your gas is green, and doesnt smell like...

yup. if your gas is green, and doesnt smell like gas, you should just pull the carbs now and not be frustrted because they gotta be pulled later.

seafoam is weaksauce to me. and overpriced. ...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,218
Posted By Bobthebiker
I'm running em on my DR650. they're decent...

I'm running em on my DR650. they're decent tires, on the same level in my book as the TKC80's, although very noisy on the road. they like to hum.

offroad, they're not bad for light riding. ...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,213
Posted By Bobthebiker
I've seen SIMILAR lights, for higher prices, but...

I've seen SIMILAR lights, for higher prices, but DDM is a reputable brand at least. I have one from ADVMonster in a spot pattern, and HOLY CRAP are they good to have. for what I do, you cant even...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 50,541
Posted By Bobthebiker
Amongst my roadside finds have been all manner of...

Amongst my roadside finds have been all manner of things..

most recently, the end cap for my CBR's chain adjuster not 3 blocks from the house on the way to work....

then there's the random...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,248
Posted By Bobthebiker
I'm certainly an exception to this. but I...

I'm certainly an exception to this. but I learned by disasembly of the lawn mower as a kid.

if you take something apart, and know how it went together, you can learn motors easy.
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,686
Posted By Bobthebiker
heh, been a few years since I even looked. but I...

heh, been a few years since I even looked. but I REALLY dislike dabblin in the consumer stuff. right now my newest saw is a 90's McCulloch Eager Beaver. the little top handle model.

IMHO,...
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,686
Posted By Bobthebiker
I used to have a bunch of old chainsaws. the 290...

I used to have a bunch of old chainsaws. the 290 310 and 390 are all entirely different machines. you need parts for your model. the old 031 and 310 though are the same saw. and ARE indeed...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,759
Posted By Bobthebiker
new brake fluid is an absolute must in my book. ...

new brake fluid is an absolute must in my book. that item is a routine maintenance thing anyhow. and FREQUENTLY neglected.

brake fluid is hygroscopic,meaning it absorbs water, which promotes...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,860
Posted By Bobthebiker
yes it would. I admit, I MIGHT have been...

yes it would.

I admit, I MIGHT have been thinking of the specs for those POS DOHC 750, 900 and 1000 models honda made. I know they needed bigger clearances. but most 80's bikes were crap.
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,860
Posted By Bobthebiker
make sure you use the V4 forum's valve clearance...

make sure you use the V4 forum's valve clearance specs, Honda's specs were shit and notorious for causing cam failures due to insufficient clearance. it'll be noisy, but it'll let your motor work...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,229
Posted By Bobthebiker
Another useful resource, YOUTUBE. Theres bound to...

Another useful resource, YOUTUBE. Theres bound to be some sort of "how to" videos on there.

believe me, not only will you feel GREAT about saving huge heaps of money every time you do...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,077
Posted By Bobthebiker
yank that lame CD player shit out, throw in a...

yank that lame CD player shit out, throw in a radio with an MP3 player input. no more stuck cd's ever.
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By Bobthebiker
dibs! I need a tank.

dibs! I need a tank.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 30,912
Posted By Bobthebiker
I noticed the DRZ400 SM is no longer in...

I noticed the DRZ400 SM is no longer in production as well. I DEMAND TO KNOW THE REASON OF THIS BLASPHEMY!
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,996
Posted By Bobthebiker
you mention "cobbled" wiring. that means...

you mention "cobbled" wiring. that means mandatory wire harness replacement right there. no if's and's or buts. REPLACE the harness. once a harness gets chopped, you simply ARE NOT going to find...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,573
Posted By Bobthebiker
absolutely jump the clutch switch, as well as...

absolutely jump the clutch switch, as well as sidestand. although the clutch is the more likely failure. its a very crappy design of switch, and I personally think its garbage.

one less...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-23-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,574
Posted By Bobthebiker
for the criteria, a 2 stroke liquid cooled engine...

for the criteria, a 2 stroke liquid cooled engine is your most likely bet. other than that, you're simply not going to make 70+hp RELIABLY from an EX500.

the ninja 650 motor has the potential...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,032
Posted By Bobthebiker
start with new tires. then align the wheels, and...

start with new tires. then align the wheels, and check that BOTH wheels are true and spokes not loose anywhere.
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,869
Posted By Bobthebiker
I call em cavities in a toolbox. the only way...

I call em cavities in a toolbox. the only way I'd want it.
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 101,376
Views: 19,669,257
Posted By Bobthebiker
just picked one of these up today for $700. ...

just picked one of these up today for $700. needs a killswitch, and some small stuff, but not in terrible shape. I'Z BACK!
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,079
Posted By Bobthebiker
eh, in years past, I've owned ONE, this past...

eh, in years past, I've owned ONE, this past month I've arranged a second. MAYBE I'll buy a third, but two is all I realy need. a sport tourer, sportbike, and if I find another XT, a dual purpose.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,463
Posted By Bobthebiker
I own a 90 600F Hurricane. they're reasonably...

I own a 90 600F Hurricane. they're reasonably comfortable bikes, well built, and exceptionally reliable aside from the regulators failing often(unless appropriately updated and relocated.

cant...
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 105,186
Posted By Bobthebiker
as of now, I've been using: a set of their...

as of now, I've been using:
a set of their color coded 3/8 drive metric sockets, outstanding product, really nice
the 3/8 drive long hex drivers (one snapped pulling a starter on an RF900)
a...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,504
Posted By Bobthebiker
I've got one of their kits on an 00 magna 750, ...

I've got one of their kits on an 00 magna 750, they look decent, and feel sturdy to me. not RK grade chains, but they're good none the less.
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,360
Posted By Bobthebiker
Go to Sams Club and buy a gallon of purple...

Go to Sams Club and buy a gallon of purple degreaser. its Proforce heavy duty degreaser. 50/50 dilution with water, sprayed onto any greasy surface and scrub with a stiff bristle brush. whatever...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,328
Posted By Bobthebiker
this is a nonissue question. given regular use,...

this is a nonissue question. given regular use, and good maintenance it'll last far longer than its owners expected lifespan, and is therefore well worth the price tag.

this is true of ANY...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,146
Posted By Bobthebiker
I'm already on there, great resource since I...

I'm already on there, great resource since I found my wire diagrams(which I needed) and the service manuals, which were very beneficial.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,146
Posted By Bobthebiker
buy it, and I"ll buy a bunch of stuff off of it...

buy it, and I"ll buy a bunch of stuff off of it from you? I need quite the array of misc pieces and parts... everything from caliper to hand controls is kinda a mess, but THANK GOD, the OEM wiring...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,146
Posted By Bobthebiker
rescued from certain death 1975 CB400F

since reading a few other threads on her about ones mans trash being another's gold(absolute truth btw) I guess I should post up about what I bought like 2 weeks ago.

I from time to time work...
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,543
Posted By Bobthebiker
6 years old, they're trash IMO.

6 years old, they're trash IMO.
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By Bobthebiker
steering bearings are worn out and require...

steering bearings are worn out and require replacement. common problem on many motorcycles.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-22-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,772
Posted By Bobthebiker
I'm not intending to be a TOTAL dick. ...

I'm not intending to be a TOTAL dick.

however, as I suggested, some busa front forks, maybe rear shock. should net some significant upgrades. plus the inverted forks offer less flex which...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-22-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,772
Posted By Bobthebiker
where do you belong? and this is me being VERY...

where do you belong? and this is me being VERY polite. at the recycler cashing in all that scrap metal in your garage.

sorry I cant really be very nice about harleys. I've torn them down...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,015
Posted By Bobthebiker
My passion for motorcycling runs deeper than the...

My passion for motorcycling runs deeper than the ride, or the bike, although both are a great part of my love. for me, the big thing is the PEOPLE. I've met so many strange, interesting, and flat...
Forum: Face plant 01-16-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,058
Posted By Bobthebiker
simply put, riding is an accepted risk, just as...

simply put, riding is an accepted risk, just as living is. wanting to get back on after crashing, simply says you are unwilling to succumb to fear and permit it to control your life.

I've heard...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,051
Posted By Bobthebiker
personally, I'd go with pulling the ignition...

personally, I'd go with pulling the ignition cover on the side of the motor, and use a wrench. it SHOULD turn over fairly easily. if you feel resistance, STOP. simple as that.

also a lot...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By Bobthebiker
as far as insuring it goes, contact your...

as far as insuring it goes, contact your insurance agent, a bunch of people on a forum can tell you what their experiences have been, but your agent will be able to give you a solid yes or no and...
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