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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 104,469
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
This is a fantastic effort and idea! However,...

This is a fantastic effort and idea! However, over half of us won't go into Pig Stye Motorsports.

Another meeting place, and you'll have a turnout. Just calling a spade a spade.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 15,007
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Super easy to find failure reports covering...

Super easy to find failure reports covering brands. Set your brand religion aside, and the facts are that the Euro bikes are terribly unreliable compared to those coming from Japan.

I was pretty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,352
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
These vids are top quality!

These vids are top quality!
Forum: Battle scooters 01-02-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
These seem super solid to me. I've only worked on...

These seem super solid to me. I've only worked on one where the auto clutch 'failed.' Took it apart, cleaned it, couldn't find anything wrong, reassembled and it works like new.

I'd buy one if...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-31-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,872
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Very good work!

Very good work!
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-30-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,403
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Tradey here on ADV had his 5th gear fail on a...

Tradey here on ADV had his 5th gear fail on a 2009 f800gs that he bought new. BMW replaced it after something like 10 months of it grinding away, and about 6 different dealerships 'looking' at it. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-28-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,327
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Disclaimer: I can't afford to buy new stuff, and...

Disclaimer: I can't afford to buy new stuff, and probably won't be able to for 5 more years (I'm 34 y.o. now), so ...

I utilize the wisdom of ADV to see what bikes, gear, or stuff is a good value...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 73,287
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Great travel updates and photos! I reckon this...

Great travel updates and photos! I reckon this takes a lot of time, but we home-bound ADVers appreciate it!

I remain curious about the reason your bike continues to consume oil. Opening the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-23-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1,826
Views: 177,073
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
What a truly dumb motorcycle.

What a truly dumb motorcycle.
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 166,458
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Turkey Baster Mod #72 is the best video I've seen...

Turkey Baster Mod #72 is the best video I've seen on here! Very clever, being transparent you can monitor it. Expect to see that as standard parts on the 2015 DRZ's.

Your episode with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,461
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: 162
Views: 12,839
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: 260
Views: 77,464
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: 18,904
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Impressive fabricating skill! Great thread!

Impressive fabricating skill! Great thread!
Forum: Australia 11-08-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 49,427
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: 241
Views: 34,137
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: 94
Views: 8,805
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: 14,107
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: 1,342
Views: 97,296
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: 723
Views: 166,458
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: 55,337
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: 1,069
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: 3,422
Views: 704,461
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: 3,837
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: 1,251
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: 815
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: 1,283
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: 1,151
Views: 221,461
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: 1,313
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: 1,693
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: 90
Views: 10,994
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: 624
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: 5,530
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: 5,530
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: 494
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: 2,929
Views: 889,787
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: 423
Views: 81,497
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: 28
Views: 2,197
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: 423
Views: 81,497
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: 15,691
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...
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