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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,150
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Ural is such a POS, no comparison against...

Ural is such a POS, no comparison against anything from Japan.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,741
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Very good thread! I consider myself a sort...

Very good thread!

I consider myself a sort of master for making good motorcycling inexpensive.

Gear and 'accessories' is where the motorcycle industry makes its money. A dealership is lucky to...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-03-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 58,655
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
1.) In the fall of 2009 I was riding some trails...

1.) In the fall of 2009 I was riding some trails in North Idaho with a buddy. We stopped to take a break at about 5:00 PM and were looking west, where we could almost see Highway 95 and Silverwood...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-14-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,373
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Impressive fabricating skill! Great thread!

Impressive fabricating skill! Great thread!
Forum: Australia 11-08-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 40,289
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Looks pretty fantastic! Hopefully it's not as...

Looks pretty fantastic! Hopefully it's not as overweight as all the others.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 26,973
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
96-On dr650se. Suzuki really got it right...

96-On dr650se.

Suzuki really got it right way back then.

I've personally owned almost 200 motorcycles, and the dr650se is the best one I prefer and will keep.

Maybe one day I'll buy a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,418
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
The cb500x looks really cool. But I know...

The cb500x looks really cool.

But I know too many happy klr650 owners to recommend anything else.

I have a lot of time on klr650's old and new. I think the current one is just fantastic. ...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,131
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Truer words ne'er typen on advrider. So many...

Truer words ne'er typen on advrider.

So many mousepad adventurers have much time on their hands, and add a lot of static that isn't useful.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-23-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 69,006
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
I too have pondered this question of life. ...

I too have pondered this question of life.

Do-it-all-App-loaded Smartphone

VS.

Motorcycle-specifically-designed GPS?

Having only owned 1 motorcycle-specific GPS ( the Garmin 660 ), and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 141,431
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Very good work! I have never seen a video ride...

Very good work! I have never seen a video ride report like this, and think you two are doing a nice job with it.

May want to see the thread by my two friends who are in your area now, the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 52,103
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Really pleased and somewhat suprized of the...

Really pleased and somewhat suprized of the positive outcome of this thread.

Considering that the 1150 and 1100's use a myriad of the same internal engine parts (camshaft system parts, etc etc)...
Forum: Americas 10-22-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 935
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Buy yourself an Airhawk inflatable seat pad. ...

Buy yourself an Airhawk inflatable seat pad. Amazing result for long-term comfort and tolerability. Best $100 a person can spend in my opinion.
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3,199
Views: 640,045
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Great work TwoMotoKiwis!! Lnce in Montnaa

Great work TwoMotoKiwis!! Lnce in Montnaa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,653
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Rode in west Africa in a 'big city' for 1 day,...

Rode in west Africa in a 'big city' for 1 day, and a few weeks around a rural village. Rode in Mexico for 30 days, about 50/50.

Hmm, making a curriculum to prepare people for riding in such...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Go manual. The kits on eBay that are...

Go manual.

The kits on eBay that are no-name, and the parts from genuine Kawasaki usually do not produce a reliable petcock 85% of the time.

Something about the factory assembling them at the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Outer clutch basket, or inner clutch basket...

Outer clutch basket, or inner clutch basket grooves from use/chatter.

This prevents the clutch plates from spreading apart and releasting, causing drag. the kind of drag that sounds like glass...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
I may be missing the point bigtime. However,...

I may be missing the point bigtime.

However, before hearing about these fancy-named fuel tank coating kits I handed this problem a simple and inexpensive way.

Rinse the metal fuel tank out with...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 197,321
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Unless you're in a pinch for time, getting a used...

Unless you're in a pinch for time, getting a used good-quality tool of eBay second-hand may cost the same or less money.
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,199
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
A thread-sert is 100% better of a device than a...

A thread-sert is 100% better of a device than a glamorized spring which is what a Heli-Coil is.
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,554
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
I bought some new no-name batteries off of eBay...

I bought some new no-name batteries off of eBay for my DeWalt drill and they worked totally fine.
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,905
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Changing a motorcycle off of a wheel may in fact...

Changing a motorcycle off of a wheel may in fact be worth paying someone $25 to use a proper machine to save you heaps of time, self-inflicted damage, and not messing up your rim.

However, with...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
The above comment will (1.) save you time in the...

The above comment will (1.) save you time in the long run, and (2.) is the only way to access the threads to clean and lubricate them to make it worthwhile in the future. Stainless-steel brush the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-11-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,096
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
I personally think of how well I could get the...

I personally think of how well I could get the imagined bike from being upside-down in the bushes, or out from under water.

My buddy Chris has about the largest bike to pull this stuff off:
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-11-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,096
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Best response to this sort of 'what kind of oil...

Best response to this sort of 'what kind of oil is the best' thread...:evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-11-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Or drill the largest hole you can in it. Two...

Or drill the largest hole you can in it. Two different holes 180-degrees away from each other. Either use a punch and hammer to try to coerce it to move, turn and eventually peel out,

OR,

use...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2,868
Views: 858,563
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
2002 Bajaj Legend, $500 purchase price. ...

2002 Bajaj Legend, $500 purchase price.

($500 to buy) + ($10 quart of oil for oil change, wash the plastic oil filter) + ($102 for registration) ($12 for a headlight bulb and all 5 gauge light...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 79,532
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
KLR650 V1.0: Accessing the battery was hard....

KLR650 V1.0:
Accessing the battery was hard. Factory toolkit doesn't give the deep sockets you need. The tremendous value and tough performance make up for that.

Ducatis: Poor build quality....
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,610
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Bought an Airhawk 2 slightly used on eBay (make a...

Bought an Airhawk 2 slightly used on eBay (make a saved search, you'll find one, winter is coming) and it's the best $40 I've spent on an upgrade.

I've had bikws with Corbin seats, and they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 79,532
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
So many things about the Ducati Monster's. ...

So many things about the Ducati Monster's.

Tried a few, a 2002 620i.e., a 1997 Monster 750 (carb'd and could barely hit 100, so gutless), and a 2006 S2R 800 (the most tolerable of them all).
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,189
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
My current 96 dr650se. Just right. Doesn't look...

My current 96 dr650se. Just right. Doesn't look too flashy. Friends have ridden these around the Earth multiple times.

Despite that, the dumb hippies in my little college town ask, "do you ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,099
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Friend is a bush pilot in Alaska where fog, rain,...

Friend is a bush pilot in Alaska where fog, rain, and bugs on the plastic airplane windshields are a daily thing.

He uses and recommends Pledge furniture polish. Inexpensive, aerosol cans last...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Micro-Hall of Wisdom: Selling moto parts gear tools on the internet:

So much of the fine writing on this website speaks about how we wish we could have more money for our motorcycling hobby, more time off, etc.

I discovered that selling spare gear, parts, etc...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,215
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
As I understand it, manufacturers give a...

As I understand it, manufacturers give a dealership very little (less than $500 each) for each new 'major unit' (complete motorcycle or atv) sold. Your income is from accessories, parts, and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 28,825
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Seriously this is the obvious choice for what is...

Seriously this is the obvious choice for what is offered in North America.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,215
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Heaps of knowledge on here, I'll read this thread...

Heaps of knowledge on here, I'll read this thread a few times.

Consider options for a business. I have worked in a big 4-brand moto retail place, and 2 different 'independent' moto repair shops,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 423,271
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
I use 'Pledge Wipes' that are sold at hardware...

I use 'Pledge Wipes' that are sold at hardware stores for less than $5, and come in a re-sealable bag. Alaskan bush pilots use Pledge aerosol to keep water off their plastic aircraft windshields for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 423,271
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Until you are very confident mechanically, find a...

Until you are very confident mechanically, find a good motorcycle mechanic and do what they say (usually the good motorcycle mechanic is an independent one not at a stealership).

Some people...
Forum: The Garage 07-30-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,528
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Honestly, this is a briliant idea. I have...

Honestly, this is a briliant idea.

I have ridden some bikes with big grips (Harley's are 1" (2.54cm) handlebars) and the bigger diameter makes my hands fatigue less, and go numb less = I like.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 102,282
Views: 20,018,764
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Yes, I know that method and it's probably...

Yes, I know that method and it's probably inevitable. I just don't like to damage the cogs if I can avoid it.

I used to work at Lake Missoula Motorsports, for 1.5 year or something until old...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 102,282
Views: 20,018,764
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Tried to loosen the lock ring on the rear shock,...

Tried to loosen the lock ring on the rear shock, to increase spring preload. After trying 3 different methods, and getting no movement -- I'm wondering what the trick is? Seems super tight.

My...
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