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Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By Robert^
Just a guess, but looking at the pattern of the...

Just a guess, but looking at the pattern of the oil varnish, the down side is down in the photo as posted. It looks like the top underside is hot and less supplied with oil and the bottom underside...
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By Robert^
Yes, it could be the window, especially if the...

Yes, it could be the window, especially if the old window has been removed and a "new" one put back in. Many times the installation of the new window involves using caulk instead of the proper...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-25-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,026
Posted By Robert^
No. It is a really fun ADV-worthy tractor. And it...

No. It is a really fun ADV-worthy tractor. And it may be not-visibly heavy or not depending on how it is set up.
Good thing a GS didn't cross that bridge first.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-25-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,026
Posted By Robert^
That looks like a Ford / New Holland 9030...

That looks like a Ford / New Holland 9030 Versatile / bi-directional. This tractor is articulated in the center, has a hydrostatic transmission, and has a seat and some controls which can spin to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-23-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Robert^
Here are two. I have used Electrochem and expect...

Here are two. I have used Electrochem and expect to be using Pioneer.
The chrome stripping I don't know about. The following anodization services may have providers they can direct you toward....
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,574
Posted By Robert^
I'm not sure your premise is universally true....

I'm not sure your premise is universally true. Engines have frictional losses and a single cylinder can have aspects such as a very simple valvetrain and a ratio of displacement to ring-swept surface...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-01-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,735
Posted By Robert^
I am on a smaller bike, a DR650, and love the...

I am on a smaller bike, a DR650, and love the Avon Gripsters front and rear for wet and cold urban riding; steel bridges, light rail everywhere, standard wet stuff. They work very well riding almost...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By Robert^
I am in PDX. You might check with some local...

I am in PDX. You might check with some local trucking companies, bulk materials haulers, or at the truck stop to see if they know anyone you might trust enough who has an empty backhaul from where...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-12-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,060
Posted By Robert^
I went for a slide in Portland on the same day,...

I went for a slide in Portland on the same day, down Glisan near 58th near the hospital district. The road was black from the recently new asphalt on the highway being tracked through the exit. It...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,559
Posted By Robert^
On my bike I removed the stock bulb sockets from...

On my bike I removed the stock bulb sockets from the blinker housings and installed some Custom Dynamics "Dynamic Clusters" hardwired to OEM type connectors. Rear signal housings now have marker,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-25-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 745
Posted By Robert^
https://www.youtube.com/user/Lorddarthvader1701?fe...

https://www.youtube.com/user/Lorddarthvader1701?feature=watch
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,816
Views: 162,304
Posted By Robert^
I have a DR650 too and I have played around in a...

I have a DR650 too and I have played around in a local parking lot. Avon Gripsters are great and you will reach the edge on the front before the rear. Regarding the brake, using it well with a heavy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,816
Views: 162,304
Posted By Robert^
http://www.citybikerblog.com/2009/06/low-speed-tri...

http://www.citybikerblog.com/2009/06/low-speed-trick/

More control.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By Robert^
Good question. I have been thinking about adding...

Good question. I have been thinking about adding a fan to my DR oil cooler for the summer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,958
Posted By Robert^
Yep, a dualsport w sticky tires is awesome in the...

Yep, a dualsport w sticky tires is awesome in the city. I call it adventure riding and it comes complete with wet railroad tracks, wet bridge grates, wet manhole covers, potholes, pedestrians, and...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-13-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,759
Posted By Robert^
Fabrizio, Very nicely done. Thank you. ...

Fabrizio,

Very nicely done. Thank you.

Your frames on GrabCAD are super detailed. Are they from scans or how did you generate them. I have been very interested in the Honda GL650 frame and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33,051
Views: 8,053,804
Posted By Robert^
Wow, it's the perfect answer for chicken strips....

Wow, it's the perfect answer for chicken strips. It is also pretty foolish considering how motorcycle tires work when cornering:

http://www.tonyfoale.com/Articles/Tyres/TYRES.htm

Just because...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By Robert^
I am in Portland, ride in the rain very often,...

I am in Portland, ride in the rain very often, and have been considering the same. This is what I have found:

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/klim-valdez-parka

It is Pro-Shell so the first...
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 992
Posted By Robert^
PTFE = fluoropolymer =: ...

PTFE = fluoropolymer =:
...
Forum: Racing 02-19-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By Robert^
You might also look here: expeditionportal.com ...

You might also look here:
expeditionportal.com
theoverlander.org
bing.com/images/search?q=overlander+truck+dakar
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,689
Posted By Robert^
I think it is just solid black with reflective...

I think it is just solid black with reflective delete. I have solid black with reflective. The reflective panel on the back is great in my opinion. I am not so sold on it for the front pocket. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,561
Posted By Robert^
I ride in rain daily for much of the year in...

I ride in rain daily for much of the year in Portland. I am a big fan of tires that work well in the wet and for me these have been several sets of Avon Gripsters. I understand Avon tends to be...
Forum: Australia 11-30-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,056
Posted By Robert^
If you don't think you need a helmet, you are...

If you don't think you need a helmet, you are probably right.

Anyhow, the point of a helmet is to absorb energy and reduce rates of acceleration (+/-) so your skull and brain does not have to. As...
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,030
Posted By Robert^
Charles, May I ask, what carbs do you have...

Charles,

May I ask, what carbs do you have and what kind of power do you think you are getting out of the engine.

What forks?

I saw a brief list of mods such as bores, pistons, cams, and...
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,030
Posted By Robert^
Charles, Very, very nice. I have been...

Charles,

Very, very nice. I have been researching the exact same type of transformation. What did you end up with for the front wheel / brake setup?

There is a Twtex.com forum thread...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-23-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,789
Posted By Robert^
Super fast turns and dry feet and groceries.

Super fast turns and dry feet and groceries.
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,186
Posted By Robert^
The Klim looks like fantastic gear. I have been...

The Klim looks like fantastic gear. I have been considering the same and will probably come down on the side of all black. Currently I have a Roadcrafter in black jacket w grey pants. Black is...
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,358
Posted By Robert^
Some more links: ...

Some more links:

http://www.customdynamics.com/load_equalizer_diodes.htm

Look for "Genesis Metric Cruiser Diode Kit."
...
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,358
Posted By Robert^
I would ignore the resistor info. If the signals...

I would ignore the resistor info. If the signals work fine after removing the indicator bulb then resistors are not the fix.

Fix 1: remove indicator bulb and live with no indicator (what I did).
...
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,358
Posted By Robert^
I assume you are using a blinker module that is...

I assume you are using a blinker module that is suitable for LED's. Since LED's draw so little power, they need a special module.

What is probably happening is the left and right are connected via...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-22-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,287
Posted By Robert^
I haven't had problems. I consider it a "hat" as...

I haven't had problems. I consider it a "hat" as far as what I am allowed to board with and what is counted as carry on. Similarly, I consider my gear to be a "coat" and "pants" or outerwear. A...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,816
Posted By Robert^
There are a few. Neander has done some really...

There are a few. Neander has done some really cool stuff with diesels for motorcycles. The dual rod / dual crank setup reduces the need for heavy engine designs:
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,607
Posted By Robert^
It could be alot of things. You might best get...

It could be alot of things. You might best get the opinion of a reputable independent mechanic who services BMW's.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By Robert^
Good point. A buck took me out in a pickup truck...

Good point. A buck took me out in a pickup truck because of this - ran down a steep embankment and out from behind a van coming the other way. Neither of us had a chance. It was a small truck and a...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,321
Posted By Robert^
You have rigged a true Spanish windlass. They are...

You have rigged a true Spanish windlass. They are used to seize blocks in marine rigging and are also used to move very heavy loads with minimal resources:
...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,948
Posted By Robert^
Can you document a technique to use when natural...

Can you document a technique to use when natural anchors aren't handy. For instance, is it possible to push someone else's bike over and use it as an anchor? Since the pull needs to be directional, I...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-24-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,566,865
Posted By Robert^
Well said!

Well said!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,467
Posted By Robert^
Consider any gears, bearings, and guides which...

Consider any gears, bearings, and guides which are copper in color. This includes things like oil pump gears, valvetrain chains and needle bearings, clutch discs (if in engine oil) and possibly valve...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,442
Posted By Robert^
My brother and a friend each took European...

My brother and a friend each took European delivery on some k75 BMW's, rode them around, and came back to the states. With European delivery, BMW was responsible for shipping the bikes to the states...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,531
Posted By Robert^
Very interesting. So far I haven't had any...

Very interesting. So far I haven't had any difficult passengers but one in particular was very easy and pleasant to have on the bike.
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