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Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3,071
Views: 590,769
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, 08:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,106
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: The Garage 10-17-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
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: The Garage 10-17-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
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, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
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, 10:05 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 174,319
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, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
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, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,267
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, 10:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,961
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, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
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: Orange Crush 10-11-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,097
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: Orange Crush 10-11-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,097
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: Orange Crush 10-11-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
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, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2,794
Views: 826,025
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, 10:33 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 71,380
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 09-10-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
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, 12:09 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 71,380
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 08-05-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,701
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 08-05-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,774
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 08-05-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
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, 10:06 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,754
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, 09:51 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 22,580
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, 09:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,754
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 07-30-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 404,767
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 07-30-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 404,767
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 07-29-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,268
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, 10:09 PM
Replies: 99,867
Views: 19,154,163
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, 10:19 PM
Replies: 99,867
Views: 19,154,163
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...
Forum: Australia 07-05-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,002
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
The plastic PET bottle is a good idea. Allows...

The plastic PET bottle is a good idea. Allows travelling lightly, can find them all over.

No talk of Sweet Cheeks? A friend used this and says it works really well:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 78,907
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Read a lot of this thread, and I'm glad it's here...

Read a lot of this thread, and I'm glad it's here as this topic has its place.

33 years old now, been riding since 13 years old. I remember riding my first bike, a 1983 xr100 for the first time. ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,081
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Fascinating thread. I am completely a believer...

Fascinating thread. I am completely a believer that the best working motorcycle is one that is very close to how it came from Japan. I buy and sell bikes here and there, and my experience...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 46,292
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Bought a new tall Cee Bailey's windshield and I...

Bought a new tall Cee Bailey's windshield and I think thats the finest one made.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-22-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 28,424
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Fantastic work! I think the zzr600 is basically...

Fantastic work! I think the zzr600 is basically the finest carbureted inline 4 cylinder motorcycle they made (along with the 900) but who needs more than 600cc's?

I am bringing a bike back...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,006
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Having owned several airhead bikes, several KLR's...

Having owned several airhead bikes, several KLR's and heaps of others ... an airhead is close to the worst bike to take.

Valves and valve seats fail more than any other bike I've seen.
Parts...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,484
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
I think most of them look like some fiction from...

I think most of them look like some fiction from the Transformers movie = dumb.

I guess the Transformers cartoon did come from Japan. The best bikes are also coming from Japan. Still look...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,726
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
When I meet a person who freaks out about the...

When I meet a person who freaks out about the fact that motorcycles, airplanes, trailers, bicycles, etc have tires utilizing tubes I usually notice that they are simply inexperienced about mechanical...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,463
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
I have had a lot of Blue-Point hand tools. I've...

I have had a lot of Blue-Point hand tools. I've used them myself mechanaching and sold hundreds of sets overseas.

My personal experience is that they are simply awesome quality. I can't think...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,550
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
JIS = Japanese Industrial Standard. Also, a...

JIS = Japanese Industrial Standard.

Also, a JIS 'thing' is they make their fastener heads in increments of two. 2,4,6, 8,10,12,14,16,18, etc.

Brilliant idea, consider that to the goofy and...
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,400
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
Go to eBay, find auctions of: Blue-Point, or...

Go to eBay, find auctions of:
Blue-Point, or older snap-On or Craftsman.

Fine used Blue-Point tools go for nearly nothing on eBay. I don't understand why, but it is true.

May as well show...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13,931
Views: 1,403,595
Posted By REALGRAVEROBBER
(After 4 KLR650's, I'm now a dr650 rider but that...

(After 4 KLR650's, I'm now a dr650 rider but that KLR650 is one HECK of a bike. Just sayin, carry on.)
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