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Forum: Trials 09-16-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,634
Posted By backroadbob.com
TL125 For Sale

I know a guy with a 1974 TL125. It's in his dry shed. It's not running b/c he took the carb off to check for a sticky throttle, but it's all there (100% stock) and he says it ran great when he parked...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4,573
Views: 634,789
Posted By backroadbob.com
A Lot of Fun

Jenseskildsen & LukeMacPU - the XT is a lot of fun. I've had more fun on mine than all the other bikes I've owned combined. It's the best of both worlds.
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,664
Posted By backroadbob.com
Good Stuff!

Mr. Breeze - quite a list! Several rides I always admired like the GS1100G, the DL1000, and the DL650.
ManxTT - you're getting there. What bike?
Inzane123 - Good mileage for a new bike. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-08-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 25,870
Views: 1,079,779
Posted By backroadbob.com
Zippo Museum

Nice roads out that way. Enjoy.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4,573
Views: 634,789
Posted By backroadbob.com
Multi-Tasking

LukeMacPU - keep going. The more you open it up the better it will run. Funny clutch comment.
Roland3 - the older I get the more it happens.
sjc56 - that's a shame. Most riders have a very good...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,664
Posted By backroadbob.com
Bad Day At Black Rock

RichieBoone - I think you're in for a bad day. The only topper could be riding PA Route 666 when you did this (where my friend bent the wheel on his sidecar the only time he rode that route).
Lornce...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 45,981
Posted By backroadbob.com
Rise of the Machines

It's the Gizmo Generation. Just ride!
Forum: Canada 08-18-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,723
Posted By backroadbob.com
Can't Beat The Views

Nice footage. Too bad tourism never recovered after the 2003 SARS scare. Now they don't have the money to keep the roads smooth and trim the roadside trees. Lucky you were on a V-Strom. With sporty...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4,573
Views: 634,789
Posted By backroadbob.com
Tuning An XT350

LukeMacPU - XT350s won't rev out with stock jetting. Take the needle up one step at a time until it's too rich, i.e. wants to load up at low speed, then drop it one shim. They won't rev out with the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,664
Posted By backroadbob.com
Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'

dduelin - get 'em anyway you can.
DutchVDub - and what a very nice place that is to run up some miles. Do it now. It won't be 82F much longer.
RhinoVonHawkrider - properly jetted and piped that's a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4,573
Views: 634,789
Posted By backroadbob.com
Doggie Back Packs

They look good. Eclipse made a nice large set of soft saddlebags backed by a thin aluminum plate to protect the bag from the pipe. They worked great for many miles on my XT.
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,664
Posted By backroadbob.com
H-Ds and KTMs - Not Your Typical Pairing

Chief Ten Bears - Admirable mileage for a Blast.
Lornce - There's no time limit, but it's nice to share.
jphil - BMW has the 100K club and patch. It's the only one I know of.
Colorado Rider - KTM...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 57,065
Posted By backroadbob.com
What A Shame

There's nothing worse than breaking down on the road. Too bad the Consumer Reports Motorcycle Reliability study didn't come out sooner. You would have known.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,304
Posted By backroadbob.com
Good Reason For A Ride

I hope you didn't take any Interstates with all those nice NE two-laners on the way. Otherwise it would have been a torture or a bail bondsman's dream.
NY 22 is always a nice way to get out of town...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-04-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,875
Posted By backroadbob.com
Sweet No More

I've been riding NC215 for twenty years and I never had any trouble when I stopped to sit by the stream. It's one of my personal Top 10 roads in the country with a spectacular overlook at the top. I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,664
Posted By backroadbob.com
The Stories

Lornce - A couple lifetimes of riding? Let's hear the stories.
XteemLEE - Yo, Lee. Let's see your odometer.
TaMPerer - That's the highest mileage (42,000) Ducati I've ever seen. Where have you...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4,573
Views: 634,789
Posted By backroadbob.com
Fork Springs

I used 1/2 GB500 and 1/2 XT350 in mine. Worked well.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-28-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By backroadbob.com
Getting Good Advice

You're getting good advice. Try to stop at Cedar Breaks Interstate Park - one of the nicest. Next time through try US460 - mile after mile of giant hills (a blast!) and you get to go through nice...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,073
Posted By backroadbob.com
Bucket List Shortened

Fantastic ride. Thanks for posting. What's next on the list?
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,664
Posted By backroadbob.com
Posters

Jazzman - have fun with your FZ-09. I hear they're great bikes. Let us know.
Lornce - you have more posts on your odometer than most riders have miles on their odometers. How do you find time to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4,573
Views: 634,789
Posted By backroadbob.com
LukeMacPU

Listen to Webmonstro. He knows what he's talking about.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-30-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By backroadbob.com
Riding On State Game Lands

You're getting good advice. Generally, it's "No", but many SGL roads normally closed during the year are open during hunting season. Other SGLs have miles of gravel through roads that are always...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,353
Posted By backroadbob.com
Don't Listen

Don't listen to those no-naysayers. Just keep riding it. They're just jealous they don't ride in true DS style - like it was meant to be ridden.
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,664
Posted By backroadbob.com
Very Impressive

Keep 'em comin'! Don't forget to give the model and where you've ridden it.
150,000 miles on anything (50,000 of your own), those sweet KTMs, those always high mileage C14s, and 40,000 on a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,019
Posted By backroadbob.com
Nice

Nice Mountain Mile shot.
What's the other one? Ballacraine?
Nice to see the old GSXRs and RDs. We don't see them anymore in the States.
That guy with the purple bike should be in the Purple...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By backroadbob.com
Show Me Your Odometer

Nice!
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23725234
Forum: Face plant 06-09-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 61,375
Posted By backroadbob.com
So Sad

And so easy to happen. I've witnessed several very bad mc accidents, but only one with a fatality. What was he thinking? I'll venture, based on my experience, he wanted to show off to you or the...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,938
Posted By backroadbob.com
Rossi's Spanish?

Test. Which one doesn't belong? Answer - Rossi. Who's missing? Answer - Dani. What an insult! Perhaps a harbinger of things to come.
Pol's riding well, but he's not in that league.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-02-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,200
Posted By backroadbob.com
More Ideas

Check your compression ratio. You're making blind stabs at the problem until you know this. Use two head gaskets and see if the knocking stops. Always do a compression test on a hot engine with the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4,573
Views: 634,789
Posted By backroadbob.com
XT Not Charging to 14v

Webmonstro, I have a 1999 XT350 that charges only to 10.8~ volts. Changed stator, rectifier, and battery. No difference. Any ideas? Obrigado.
Forum: Racing 05-20-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,982
Posted By backroadbob.com
Thanks

Takes me right back. Except for the run into Ramsey, Parliment Sq. (nice viewing spot), and The Gooseneck, it's a complete lap and at a pace us mere mortals can comprehend.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33,187
Views: 8,098,263
Posted By backroadbob.com
Another Reason

Not to use your back brake or get ABS (and it's not fool-proof either). Seen it too many times right in front of me, including on The Dragon.
Forum: Racing 05-20-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 15,420
Posted By backroadbob.com
Just Like Rossi In 2001

It's deja-vu. Only the names have been changed.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By backroadbob.com
Thumper For You

The 650 is the best all-rounder if you can only have one, but I've had the most fun on 350s. The 350-450 class is light, yet will go down the highway fine with the right gearing. Once you get to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,387
Posted By backroadbob.com
Colorful Colorado?

Ever notice, every place the State of Colorado has one of these signs there's no color?
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,387
Posted By backroadbob.com
Colorful Colorado?

Ever notice every place Colorado has these, there's no color?
Forum: Trip Planning 05-20-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,038
Posted By backroadbob.com
Long Days

Physical conditioning = mental endurance and street riding is 90% mental.
Ride within your comfort zone - over riding will burn your concentration.
Be certain you have multiple foot/hand/butt...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4,573
Views: 634,789
Posted By backroadbob.com
XT Tuning

You need to raise the needle on the main carb, but not before putting a new pipe on it or gutting the old one. Stock muffler is extremely restrictive. Won't let the bike get up and go. If you can't...
Forum: EMEA 05-07-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By backroadbob.com
IoM Tips

Unless you really want to say you've ridden the course (I have and been passed on both sides simultaneously by crazy Mad Sunday riders - not a fun experience), go on foot. Not only that, you must...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,253
Posted By backroadbob.com
Freezing Temps

The possibility of icy roads keeps me off the streets. Then it's time for the dual sport or a dirt bike.
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