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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I see a tremendous amount of the 1150s on the...

I see a tremendous amount of the 1150s on the road out here and they seem to list regularly for around $3k on CL. No idea what they actually sell for.

$2-3k seems like a decent price and even...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I caught a yellowjacket in my helmet once in an...

I caught a yellowjacket in my helmet once in an area that there was no shoulder and a high speed backroad with blind corners. It somehow got turned around and I could see it looking out when I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 08:25 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,566
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Crashes happen everywhere and for a variety of...

Crashes happen everywhere and for a variety of reasons. Small bikes and big bikes have accidents splitting lanes, sometimes from operator error, sometimes from car drivers. That video - rider was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,566
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I left the Hunters Point area San Francisco...

I left the Hunters Point area San Francisco yesterday in the middle of high commute time. Google traffic said 1h50m to get home - about 45 miles with 1 bridge and one tunnel to cause problems. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Fix the pedal and say what you said here about...

Fix the pedal and say what you said here about the drops.
Anyone willing to say they stalled it and dropped it, or dropped it while parking is fairly believable.
Most people will say "a friend...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,414
Posted By trc.rhubarb
For me, it's a bike that lets me do what I want...

For me, it's a bike that lets me do what I want to do when on the road. Want to check out that interesting squiggle on the GPS? go! Turned to gravel or dirt? go! I'll be the first to admit, I suck...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,155
Posted By trc.rhubarb
+1

+1
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,155
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I really liked them until I tried to play...

I really liked them until I tried to play sportbike on a ride with some K1600's.
I didn't find anything predictable near the edge with them... one minute all is well, next the front was pushing or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,673
Posted By trc.rhubarb
My friend just sold his HD Softail with no issue...

My friend just sold his HD Softail with no issue at all and 78k miles. One week on CL.

I bought my R90 with 132k on it, no thought to whether it was old.. it's damn old :D
Paid a good price,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Shock is about 10 minutes or so if you know where...

Shock is about 10 minutes or so if you know where you keep your tools :D

Take off wheel, muffler, remove bottom bolt, smack (with hand) swingarm down to release bottom of shock.
Remove seat,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,180
Posted By trc.rhubarb
So on your Duc, you changed your belts every 2-3...

So on your Duc, you changed your belts every 2-3 years right? Inspecting and/or changing the pads takes little more effort and no special tools (especially no tuning fork) with the exception of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Funny, I keep hearing this and yet my K60s...

Funny, I keep hearing this and yet my K60s practically fell on. Front took both beads nearly at once.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I've needed: Final Drive Drive...

I've needed:


Final Drive
Drive Shaft
Swingarm
Clutch master assembly
small amounts of oil

I carry tools and stuff like duct tape, bailing wire, rope, etc...
Forum: Face plant 09-02-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,234
Posted By trc.rhubarb
If you were loaded up for a trip, you probably...

If you were loaded up for a trip, you probably took a ton of weight off the front. Couple that with high winds and your front end may have had too little weight on it. For sure check your rear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,634
Posted By trc.rhubarb
During the peak of riding season and wanting a...

During the peak of riding season and wanting a hot bike, not a lot of negotiating power.
When there's a pile of snow on the ground and it's a slower model, anything is up for discussion.

All...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I bought the emulsion front and went all out on...

I bought the emulsion front and went all out on the back. The front has never gotten exactly where I would like it. It's either too soft or too hard and has too much rebound. I know I can have it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By trc.rhubarb
That's a big hole with big threads. Are you sure...

That's a big hole with big threads. Are you sure they stripped? Maybe just the first thread needs repair/chasing?
I can't imagine stripping that out with anything short of a 1" impact gun.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 399,361
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Disappointing that the RoadGlide didn't come with...

Disappointing that the RoadGlide didn't come with liquid cooling.
Maybe next year....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I'll change the oil again this weekend and see if...

I'll change the oil again this weekend and see if a new filter makes a difference.
My guess though, based on the running warm and cold is the thermostat for the cooler... is that a big job or a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Oil pressure

On a recent trip (got back last night) the bike did something strange 3 times.
After riding for a few hours in the mid 90's(temp), running between 4-5.5 RPM and running fine, I would stop for gas....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,583
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I take a couple advil every 8 hours whether I...

I take a couple advil every 8 hours whether I need it or not when I do back to back 12+ hour days.
I may not need it at the time but by the time I do need it, and I will, it will be too late.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,772
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I replaced my entire unit at about 60k miles...

I replaced my entire unit at about 60k miles after looking at the inside of the original.
For me, it seemed that the seal had leaked and let water in.
Not a lot but some rust on the surfaces and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2,902
Views: 395,128
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Indeed. Just glad they aren't moving and I'm...

Indeed. Just glad they aren't moving and I'm getting away quickly.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I've managed to break my brake lever with the TT...

I've managed to break my brake lever with the TT guards.
I don't anticipate they are more than brush guards and won't protect me from a hard impact with an immovable object. On the other hand, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,376
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Same day if you like as long as you are over 18....

Same day if you like as long as you are over 18. if you don't pass, you will still have your permit. I'm not sure the limit on failures.
You can take the DMV test or, if you like, take a class and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,376
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Haha, you must really be new to CA! All sorts...

Haha, you must really be new to CA!
All sorts of people show up to get their DL by arriving illegally.
Besides, you're legal.

Getting a permit will get you 6 months of riding without an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,376
Posted By trc.rhubarb
He hasn't moved here until he has a permanent...

He hasn't moved here until he has a permanent residence AND don't also live somewhere else.
I've known people to live here for years with out of state plates and licenses... saving on VLF

Your...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Same happened to me, but it was the master. ...

Same happened to me, but it was the master.
Overfilling gave me enough pressure to make it manageable.
You don't really need the clutch except to stop. I made it from near Bonneville to San...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I wish I was at $150/year :) Progressive...

I wish I was at $150/year :)

Progressive charges me more for every bike BUT each bike comes with about a 10% discount.
When I added the R90, it was so cheap that it lowered the price of my total...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 399,361
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I agree with you 100%. Fuck I hate BMW riders....

I agree with you 100%.
Fuck I hate BMW riders. About the only thing worse than a BMW ass is a Ducati rider. When will they learn that there is only ONE real bike! The only thing worse than a guy...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
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: 75
Views: 6,196
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: 1,437
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: 2,043
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: 4,287
Views: 399,361
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: 59
Views: 7,636
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: 59
Views: 7,636
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: 4,287
Views: 399,361
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: 2,043
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: 4,287
Views: 399,361
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Kansas tries real hard! :lol3

Kansas tries real hard! :lol3
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