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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8,030
Views: 1,231,229
Posted By rockydog
does anyone know of a sidecar mounted on a nx250?...

does anyone know of a sidecar mounted on a nx250? just saw a pic of one mounted to a very old 90cc Honda, looked like fun. just a thought

links, pics, suggestions? all helpful, thanks
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By rockydog
bought a Discovery from a vendor in here, years...

bought a Discovery from a vendor in here, years ago. great winter jacket, zip-on collar thing keeps the wind off your neck.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-25-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6,207
Views: 1,077,032
Posted By rockydog
local dealer has a 500X $6200 out the door, add...

local dealer has a 500X $6200 out the door, add $2000 for the Rally Raid suspension and wheels package makes it a nice option, especially if you need a low bike. For that money you can buy 2 TA's,...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,202
Posted By rockydog
have a Kriega15 for long rides, bought it before...

have a Kriega15 for long rides, bought it before the 20 came out which might work as far as keeping a low weight and once you get these on you forget it's there. the sternum strap is the best of any...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7,636
Views: 1,220,048
Posted By rockydog
thanks for the help, gents, on Saturday will...

thanks for the help, gents, on Saturday will bleed the lines with my friend who has a vacuum pump. and go from there.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7,636
Views: 1,220,048
Posted By rockydog
I flushed and bled my brakes about a year or so...

I flushed and bled my brakes about a year or so ago and the pressure in the front held solidly until a few days ago, now the front brake lever is mush. I can squeeze to the throttle, no leaks at all....
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,214
Posted By rockydog
Usually just take my IPad gen 1 with Maps.me....

Usually just take my IPad gen 1 with Maps.me. Free gps app that tells me where I am, no routes cause I can do that. Find a pub with wifi in the afternoon, talk to people.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6,174
Views: 1,143,445
Posted By rockydog
I've been following this thread and the RallyR...

I've been following this thread and the RallyR products, enough so that I went to my local Honda dealer and got a $6,200 quote out the door with no extra charges....if I bought it now. Sitting on the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6,207
Views: 1,077,032
Posted By rockydog
Going back a little further than the early Dakar...

Going back a little further than the early Dakar days when the whiners
didn't say it's gotta have this, can't be that, etc. You did what you could with whatcha' got.

And yeah, those are...
Forum: EMEA 02-10-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By rockydog
Another positive experience with Martin Hurley...

Another positive experience with Martin Hurley here, the easiest and probebly cheapest way to start your trip. Green card ins is available through the Motosapiens moto camp in Bulgaria, a great place...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17,613
Views: 5,354,605
Posted By rockydog
Jwb, what shop did you use? Occasionally I show...

Jwb, what shop did you use? Occasionally I show up in the bay area on my alp and a good shop is always good to know. Also the approx cost if you would?

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8,030
Views: 1,231,229
Posted By rockydog
Terre Haute In. Craigslist has a nx250 listed,...

Terre Haute In. Craigslist has a nx250 listed, $1,000 and 11,000 miles. No
affiliation, etc
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,686
Posted By rockydog
I've used the S.O.C. bugout bag to travel with,...

I've used the S.O.C. bugout bag to travel with, indestructible, tad bit heavy but fits great.

I think sandpiper of california makes them
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7,636
Views: 1,220,048
Posted By rockydog
a few extra tools frequently are advantageous to...

a few extra tools frequently are advantageous to help others get back on the road, and I never really know what crazy stuff in gonna go south on my bikes. I carry 2 small vise grips now, 1 needle...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By rockydog
thanks for the heads up

thanks for the heads up
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6,207
Views: 1,077,032
Posted By rockydog
Honda 2013 annual report

the link below is to Honda's 2013 annual report to Investors, page 14 and 15 have the motorcycle info. Units sold in Japan, North America, Europe, Asia and other regions in 2012 and 2013. I would...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6,207
Views: 1,077,032
Posted By rockydog
mcmann, you obviously have deflated the ball by...

mcmann, you obviously have deflated the ball by posting some actual facts in this thread
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,759
Posted By rockydog
I bought some Rukka pants 4 or 5 years ago, and...

I bought some Rukka pants 4 or 5 years ago, and the model I bought(forgot the name) has been rebranded as the Focus. great pants, I have a couple of their jackets, and their gear is totally...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,052
Posted By rockydog
anyone tried whiffle golf balls? plastic with...

anyone tried whiffle golf balls? plastic with holes…..
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,635
Posted By rockydog
The brown triangles are self sticking furniture...

The brown triangles are self sticking furniture pads, the rusty steel is the start of a rack. I spaced the aluminum so the tank just misses the chain guard.
thickness is 2 cm
...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,635
Posted By rockydog
I'll post a pic of the plate without the tank...

I'll post a pic of the plate without the tank mounted tomorrow, c-m.
just saw a video on the fcmoto webpage, in Germany, with the siphon cap.
maybe they will sell just the cap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-09-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6,207
Views: 1,077,032
Posted By rockydog
it's really gonna be cool ...

it's really gonna be cool


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viYfWqSECAk
Forum: Vendors 01-07-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,927
Posted By rockydog
I'd like to thank the wedge guy a few posts back...

I'd like to thank the wedge guy a few posts back for pointing out how totally illegal all things Martin are, cause I was one of the first half dozen totally illegal clients/mates to spend 3 months...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,635
Posted By rockydog
Have the smaller Acerbis on my xch, the hose...

Have the smaller Acerbis on my xch, the hose fitting is loose enough to adjust the length of the hose. I think you could do other same in the roto pac cap by drilling a hole and use 2 rubber o rings...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,009
Posted By rockydog
There are numerous build threads in thumpers...

There are numerous build threads in thumpers covering shortcomings, and a ride report with thorough prep info from a couple doing a RTW on 2 of these bikes
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-08-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6,207
Views: 1,077,032
Posted By rockydog
been following the CCM GP450 progress for awhile....

been following the CCM GP450 progress for awhile. The buyers are now picking
up their bikes at the factory, and lots of reviews like the total package. Service interval is on par with other bikes,...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,061
Posted By rockydog
If you can access the foam around your ears cut...

If you can access the foam around your ears cut out a 'channel' for your frames
to slide in. Makes it much easier to wear glasses. Check out this company

Warby Parker for inexpensive glasses
...
Forum: EMEA 11-24-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,571
Posted By rockydog
Bought a bike from Martin, Wheatwhacker on here,...

Bought a bike from Martin, Wheatwhacker on here, he's got a thread in this section and is on Facebook using Motofeirme, I believe. Check him out, my RR of The Isles is below
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-14-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6,207
Views: 1,077,032
Posted By rockydog
does anybody know the origin of the label...

does anybody know the origin of the label "Adventure" motorcycle, gear, trip etc?
I assume someone in marketing had a hand….
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7,636
Views: 1,220,048
Posted By rockydog
Rid, Sent pm, but ditto c-m in above post ...

Rid, Sent pm, but ditto c-m in above post

Swapping the rear shock is easy, grab a socket and wrench from your tool kit, prop the bike up on a cement block, etc. pull the bolts out of the top...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,529
Posted By rockydog
My Rukka gear meets all my needs..

My Rukka gear meets all my needs..
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-06-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6,174
Views: 1,143,445
Posted By rockydog
listed weight on the 500x is listed on the honda...

listed weight on the 500x is listed on the honda site as 425lbs plus fluids. How much weight can you lose on this bike? realistically
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 49,649
Posted By rockydog
nothing new to add

nothing new to add
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6,207
Views: 1,077,032
Posted By rockydog
I'm placing my bets that its a huge photo I can't...

I'm placing my bets that its a huge photo I can't even size to view all of it
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-29-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6,207
Views: 1,077,032
Posted By rockydog
this continues to be my fav adv thread, sorta...

this continues to be my fav adv thread, sorta like fantasy football for some folks
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-18-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17,613
Views: 5,354,605
Posted By rockydog
Grab the tire with both hands with the tire away...

Grab the tire with both hands with the tire away from you, swing and bounce it hard on the pavement like you would a sledge hammer or axe, rotate tire, repeat. Say bad things to the tire
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By rockydog
the ipad i used for 3 months traveling in the...

the ipad i used for 3 months traveling in the British Isles worked great, I had it in the tank bag, tho, and used paper maps mainly. the app I used, and still do, is Maps.me. 2 versions: a free lite...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,349
Posted By rockydog
My friend Loretta Vince, a cheeky Brit, rode...

My friend Loretta Vince, a cheeky Brit, rode across America last winter

http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab111/rockydog11/Tiff/908ad98c19ba28fca9d1bffbb1502294.jpg
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-15-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By rockydog
bike transport available Oklahoma to San Francisco

Heading to Bay Area, Ca. in early early October from Enid area. for more info send me an email pls….

Stephen

backtalk8124@sbcglobal.net
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7,636
Views: 1,220,048
Posted By rockydog
Called TouratechUSA recently, they don't list the...

Called TouratechUSA recently, they don't list the subframe separately and are not sure if the racks and sub fame are still available. On the microfiche for the Xc at Bob'sBMW the frame is listed at...
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