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Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,178
Posted By bobaab
Can you show us a side profile of your CL, Billy?

Can you show us a side profile of your CL, Billy?
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8,882
Views: 1,428,000
Posted By bobaab
Take this: ...

Take this:
http://images.cyclenews.com/PhotoGalleries/HondaGrom3.jpg

make it look like this:
http://0.tqn.com/d/motorcycles/1/0/O/o/0/-/honda-grom-racer.jpg

and do this (GROM Prix!):...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 82,387
Posted By bobaab
Mmm so many nice naked bikes on this thread! ...

Mmm so many nice naked bikes on this thread!

My other bike is a 99 SV...like everyone else. But does this count?
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,676
Posted By bobaab
Definitely sounds like a carb issue, report back...

Definitely sounds like a carb issue, report back when you clean it up and put it back together.

I have a 99 SV650 with 41,000 miles on it now. So with a little care, the bike will go a long way...
Forum: Australia 08-20-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,175
Posted By bobaab
Awesome. Thanks! You should not...

Awesome. Thanks!




You should not leave your house between December 23rd through Jan 5th.
Forum: Australia 08-20-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,175
Posted By bobaab
Good set of advice here, thanks! I am infamous...

Good set of advice here, thanks! I am infamous for not being able to out drink ANYONE so no challenge on any Aussie's part :D

Oh, I'd be flattered to be called whatever. I confuse the hell out of...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 405,565
Posted By bobaab
I got them at Motorcycle-Superstore.com. Front...

I got them at Motorcycle-Superstore.com. Front was $58 and rear was $81 from what I see on this receipt. I dont know how I got it for that price, but it is much higher than that now. Maybe it was a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 405,565
Posted By bobaab
Oh, and here is my SV650. Has just under 40,000...

Oh, and here is my SV650. Has just under 40,000 miles on it! This is a pic when I went to visit some family in Boston :D

http://imageshack.us/a/img812/3063/p1030201s.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 405,565
Posted By bobaab
I bought one of the first batches of these...

I bought one of the first batches of these guys...aside from some weird vibration of the front wheel around 40 mph, the tires are excellent. I rebalanced a few times at the shop and it still hasn't...
Forum: Australia 08-14-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,175
Posted By bobaab
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Australia 08-14-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,175
Posted By bobaab
I guess I'm still considering it. I won't lie, it...

I guess I'm still considering it. I won't lie, it is quite interesting. Kind of cost conscious after the price of the flight to Sydney :eek1

Thanks for the tip though. From everything I heard,...
Forum: Australia 08-14-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,175
Posted By bobaab
Hey advice for you from what I've learned so far,...

Hey advice for you from what I've learned so far, just don't ask which "route" you should take to her parents' house :rofl

But yes, maybe we can meet all meet for a few beers! Would be fun.
Forum: Australia 08-14-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,175
Posted By bobaab
Quite the road rager. I have seen something...

Quite the road rager. I have seen something similar here in the States. But you're right, people are allowed to carry a gun in their cars as long as it's in sight. Not much here, but in Texas for...
Forum: Australia 08-14-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,175
Posted By bobaab
I appreciate all the replies :) By the way,...

I appreciate all the replies :) By the way, "route" is not always pronounced that way you are thinking of...but who gives a root? (am I doing it right?) :D

Thanks for the links, Matt. Looks like a...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,175
Posted By bobaab
Phew, quite an intro to Australia :D Glad I'm...

Phew, quite an intro to Australia :D Glad I'm asking here and not in person ;)

So basically, I should read up on the Aussie phrasebook my gf bought me huh? Where did I put that thing...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,175
Posted By bobaab
Talking So...I'm going to your country in 131 days

Hello from Chicago :D

My name is Bob and I will be in Australia in 131 days! I will be visiting my girlfriend in Sydney and spending Christmas and New Years with her.

Here's me on the left with...
Forum: Americas 06-19-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,248
Posted By bobaab
Have fun! I've only done a few long rides...

Have fun! I've only done a few long rides (longest being 700 miles in a day), but a few things eased my mind.

1) Clothing matching the weather. If you tend to get hot easily, plan for it. For...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-12-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,900
Posted By bobaab
Never too old. My dad's dad (aka my grandpa, but...

Never too old. My dad's dad (aka my grandpa, but I've never met him) started riding when he was in his 70's too!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,581
Posted By bobaab
Some hostile people here! I asked an open...

Some hostile people here! I asked an open question to get a wide range of answers :)

I know with my good ol 72 Honda CL175 that I use eBay, CL, and dealerships, but I'm always on the lookout for...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,581
Posted By bobaab
Where do you guys buy old bike parts?

eBay? CL? Your neighbor?

What have you guys have best luck with?
Forum: Old's Cool 01-20-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,829
Posted By bobaab
That's my thought, I'm not good with grinders and...

That's my thought, I'm not good with grinders and welders which leaves me to wrenching and screwing :lol3

So many people have told me the same, but I think they will be pleasantly surprised how...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,829
Posted By bobaab
72 CL175...where is the manual for this screwdriver?

I posted this on DoTheTon, but I want to post it here too! Story about me and my "new" 1972 Honda CL175...let's title it:

"Where is the Manual for this Screwdriver?"

So my history of tinkering...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 23,089
Posted By bobaab
Picking up a 72 CL175 on Sunday if all goes...

Picking up a 72 CL175 on Sunday if all goes well...excited! :clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-11-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,540
Posted By bobaab
Who said anything about money? I will gladly...

Who said anything about money?

I will gladly pay a little bit more for a great experience. I already have a bike to ride, now I just need to keep my hands busy and learn more :)

If you want to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-11-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,540
Posted By bobaab
Thanks for the replies! I'm assuming that...

Thanks for the replies!

I'm assuming that during those 2 or so years that I won't be able to ride it...correct? That would kind of suck, but then again, the application itself is quite a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-10-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,540
Posted By bobaab
IL: Getting a title for a non-titled motorcycle

Anyone know how easy/hard this is in the state of Illinois? I imagine it just takes time, but what if the bike's owner in question can't be found? I'm assuming as long as the bike was never...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-24-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By bobaab
Thanks for the reply guys!! Unfortunately,...

Thanks for the reply guys!!

Unfortunately, my family vetod the 10 hour drive out there...:cry

But I'm definitely going to keep this thread handy for next time I am out there! I realized I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-22-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By bobaab
Looking for a cabin rental

Hey guys,

My family loves deciding vacations at the last minute. This year, I'm treating them to a few nights of lodging. I'd LOVE to spend this New Year's in the Smoky Mountains area!

It'll...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-12-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,524
Views: 411,570
Posted By bobaab
Took my first spill today...

Like the title says, I laid the bike down for the first time ever...and did it 20 more times!

This is what I did with a friend of mine today. We took advantage of the blizzard condition around...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 378,868
Posted By bobaab
I'm going to look at a 95 XR250L on Saturday...am...

I'm going to look at a 95 XR250L on Saturday...am I making a mistake? :evil
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-14-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,797
Posted By bobaab
I invited 3 of my friends to do this too. I...

I invited 3 of my friends to do this too. I remember seeing it last year, I might have to join you guys this year!

As long as there is no snow that will hinder my SV650 to be taken out of the...
Forum: Americas 08-21-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By bobaab
LoL @ Candle Store statistics. Duly noted. ...

LoL @ Candle Store statistics. Duly noted.

The Dayton Ohio Air Force Museum is intriguing...is the ride there decent?
Forum: Americas 08-21-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By bobaab
I'm on a 99 SV650 but pretty farkled up for...

I'm on a 99 SV650 but pretty farkled up for touring. My friend is on a Vstrom and the other buddy will be on a Honda 919. I did the ride to Smoky Mountains on it a few months ago, good times! ...
Forum: Americas 08-19-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By bobaab
Need suggestions for weekend trip from Chicago

A group of us are planning a small trip for the weekend. We all live in the Chicagoland area and need a destination that won't be overly boring. Actually, we just want to ride.

We were even...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,671
Posted By bobaab
When I had my 250, I noticed that once it warms...

When I had my 250, I noticed that once it warms up, the RPMs do go up. Not a couple thousand RPMs though...

I would do a carb clean, make sure you have no vacuum leaks, then proceed to do a valve...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By bobaab
I have a pair of Fieldsheer overpants and they...

I have a pair of Fieldsheer overpants and they have been awesome. It's a four-season one, I think, since it has no vents. They are comfortable and fit me a little big, but not much of a problem. ...
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,230
Posted By bobaab
Thanks to all that gave advice! I went ahead and...

Thanks to all that gave advice! I went ahead and drilled a #40 size (3/32") size hole a few millimeters away from the crack. I used no adhesives to seal the crack. So far so good. I put about 50...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,230
Posted By bobaab
Holy hell this is a lot of information. Awesome!...

Holy hell this is a lot of information. Awesome! :clap

I'm not as handy as you, so I may go with that Loctite product you mentioned. The ADV sticker I plan on slapping on there will act as a...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,230
Posted By bobaab
Thanks for the advice! The third step in the...

Thanks for the advice!

The third step in the repair is probably going to be an ADV sticker over the repair :evil

What adhesives will work for something like this? Anyone have any...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,230
Posted By bobaab
Reading more about this online, the consensus is...

Reading more about this online, the consensus is that it's best to replace the windshield.

But from what I've seen, the windshield that came with my bike had massive repairs done to its...
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