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Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I use a wax leather conditioner. I park it in...

I use a wax leather conditioner.
I park it in the sun, ride and park in the rain, etc...
Leather looks different than new but doesn't look damaged except where my legs rub the seams.

Lexol...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,438
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I see what he's saying too. It was the rider's...

I see what he's saying too. It was the rider's fault for being there when he wanted to pass. It was the rider's fault that they were on Harley's too being "black Harley FLSCHXWTF baggers". 2 bikes...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By trc.rhubarb
The day I brought home my 07GSA (used), I missed...

The day I brought home my 07GSA (used), I missed a shift on a very short freeway onramp and hit 121 Mph GPS recorded. Ya, I missed and that's when I found out what happens past 4500rpm so I kept...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,745
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Wow, that would look really nice next to the R90...

Wow, that would look really nice next to the R90 in the garage.
Good thing I can't afford it though... it might get very expensive :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3,754
Views: 344,308
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Rear brake issue on my softail was the high reach...

Rear brake issue on my softail was the high reach to the pedal. I changed to a lower pedal and all was better with the rear brake.

My current and previous rides have lower pedals from the factory....
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,787
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Ya... mine did well until I opened the motor...

Ya... mine did well until I opened the motor up...
Cams, "hydrosolid" lifters, replaced the ECU with ThunderMAX (my undoing) and wideband O2 sensors, etc...
Just have to keep tuning but I get bored...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,787
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I did too until I messed with it. I'm almost up...

I did too until I messed with it. I'm almost up to 180 miles per tank...got a lot more tuning to do.
I don't know why I keep messing with my bikes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,754
Views: 344,308
Posted By trc.rhubarb
You left out "While in a rainstorm so hard you...

You left out "While in a rainstorm so hard you can't see the road but if you stop you will be run over and you are heading towards the biggest, darkest funnel shaped cloud you have ever seen!"
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,745
Posted By trc.rhubarb
It's hanging out in Road Warriors ...

It's hanging out in Road Warriors
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=927556
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3,754
Views: 344,308
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Kansas tries real hard! :lol3

Kansas tries real hard! :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,787
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Been waiting for this but those pics are...

Been waiting for this but those pics are underwhelming.
I'm not sure I like the downward tilt on the fairing either.

Just not digging the new styling. I might keep my current a very long...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I bounce off mine all the time. Bike is still...

I bounce off mine all the time. Bike is still pulling hard when it hits.
Not as bad as with the HD though at 6100!

Generally I do this after riding the Ducati for a few days.

The...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I would have loved to have seen this before my...

I would have loved to have seen this before my master took a dump in the middle of nowhere. it would have saved a 500+ mile banzai trip home. It's tough having no way to release the clutch.

It...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By trc.rhubarb
If you buy yourself some speedbleeders (works...

If you buy yourself some speedbleeders (works great when you have 1 or 2 bikes but gets expensive after that), you will find it so easy, you might just change fluid every 12 months to keep it fresh....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,819
Posted By trc.rhubarb
07 GSA - ~70k miles Final Drive, Drive...

07 GSA - ~70k miles
Final Drive, Drive Shaft/Swing arm and clutch Master Cylinder all between 60-68k miles
Shocks worn out by 40k
Fuel quick connects broke when they thought I might touch them....
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,319
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Save me one ot them DRZs would ya? :lol3 ...

Save me one ot them DRZs would ya? :lol3

Seriously, learn to fix the basics yourself... bad mechanics live for guys like you that don't know enough to ask more questions.
I'm with the team that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,284
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Looks like you opted for the lead u-joint option....

Looks like you opted for the lead u-joint option. That's a nasty failure. Did it destroy the swingarm or just bang it up? Looks like it must have totally destroyed it.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Looks an awful lot like this one with a different...

Looks an awful lot like this one with a different color pattern.
http://www.touratech-usa.com/media/xUwpVj/01-044-1030-01-lg.jpg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,532
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Mine were terribly loud on the right road at the...

Mine were terribly loud on the right road at the right speed but quieter than the K60s I have now.
Different is the pitch though.

Performance... they lasted over 10k before I removed them for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 1,728,182
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Ya but they sure look fun!

Ya but they sure look fun!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,371
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I was coming home from work on a long commute...

I was coming home from work on a long commute this week on the Harley. Not just a harley but the biggest of the land barges doing about 80 or so. Car full of young guys pulls up next to me and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,284
Posted By trc.rhubarb
That's fucking brutal. Are you going to keep...

That's fucking brutal.

Are you going to keep going? If he hasn't left yet, he can pick up mine and you can swap bikes on the trailer so you can finish the trip.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3,754
Views: 344,308
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I used to think this was the case until I picked...

I used to think this was the case until I picked up a Duc.
I've never had so many random wimmin talk to me about my bike before, even my wife's friends.
Now because of said wife, I've never tried...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3,754
Views: 344,308
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I think you're wrong. The people you have put...

I think you're wrong. The people you have put into your stereotype may not look at electric bikes but I, for one, see one in my future. Once they become a bit more convenient and value priced.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Considering if it is messed up, you have to only...

Considering if it is messed up, you have to only undo those 2 bolts again, I'd fix it and ride.
It's not going to get worse.
Besides it's a small amount of oil and there is already a lot all...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Didn't need to pull my shock to pull the slave. ...

Didn't need to pull my shock to pull the slave.
Took maybe 5 minutes to pull and inspect (leave the hose connected).

I bought mineral oil from a Auto parts/Hardware/Grocery/drugstore in the...
Forum: Face plant 06-20-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,542
Posted By trc.rhubarb
coming up on 7 weeks ago, I did similar (2 ribs)...

coming up on 7 weeks ago, I did similar (2 ribs) but didn't have any internal bleeding.
I could probably handle the bouncing of dirt at this point but would be hurting quickly.
Was wearing all...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Mine failed in exactly this way but the slave was...

Mine failed in exactly this way but the slave was totally dry. Turns out the master gave up the ghost and was no longer pumping enough volume to move the slave. It's a pretty quick job to pull the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Agreed. I run the Touratech with the spoilers. I...

Agreed. I run the Touratech with the spoilers. I was going to take the spoilers off in the summer but doesn't make enough difference to bother. The rest of me gets much hotter, hands are ok. I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,072
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I know this is late but I rode that stretch on my...

I know this is late but I rode that stretch on my Harley, with 3 other guys on Harleys all using street tires. The one guy with a boattail rear fender was throwing tons of roost too :lol3 Sounds more...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,437
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I didn't balance the first few... then I changed...

I didn't balance the first few... then I changed the tires on the Harley and holy crap the bike was bouncing down the road. The rear wheel is a real bitch to pull and that sucked. I always balance...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,707
Posted By trc.rhubarb
The problem with CL is that it makes the pictures...

The problem with CL is that it makes the pictures tiny. So if you took what a typical person does in a picture, the bike is no more than 1/4 the frame. Shrink that down to tiny size and you can't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,894
Posted By trc.rhubarb
When I lived near Miami (a looong time ago......

When I lived near Miami (a looong time ago... before most mortals had cell phones), the rule was count to 5 after your light turns green, then proceed with caution. In San Francisco, it's a complete...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,707
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Camera phones have come a long way but compared...

Camera phones have come a long way but compared to my 4 year old DSLR, they are pretty awful.
Unfortunately, the DSLR is far too big to carry around and spends most of it's time at home.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Markk53 - awesome info! Thank you. Everyone...

Markk53 - awesome info! Thank you.

Everyone else, also thank you.

I fit the DRZ pretty well. I have short legs, so I'm not cramped.

I think I'm committed to the DRZ at this point. Carbs...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7,552
Views: 1,114,853
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Today I saw this... didn't even know it existed ...

Today I saw this... didn't even know it existed
Beta 400RS

http://www.betausa.com/sites/default/files/rslarge.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Thanks for the ideas and info. I have all...

Thanks for the ideas and info.

I have all those street bikes below but I live in the city and to get to the dirt, I need a plate which is what brings me to this decision. A dirtbike with plates...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By trc.rhubarb
a little bike info please

I asked once before about which bike and got some decent info.
I know a lot more now about what I want and need and what I like so I wanted to check a few things that I can't seem to figure out.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,707
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Makes everything small. You used to be able to...

Makes everything small.
You used to be able to link to your hosting site and do nice ads with html and big pictures.
If the picture wasn't great to start with, their system makes it really bad.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,707
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I think there are a lot of people that have no...

I think there are a lot of people that have no understanding of the digital age.
They post ads without pictures at all or just crappy pics.
They are used to talking to people and having them come...
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