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Forum: Some Assembly Required Today, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,686
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Posted By mischief
Cool, I hope it works out. I don't think those...

Cool, I hope it works out. I don't think those hondas ever made it over here. The swap I was talking about was for the rear.
Forum: Some Assembly Required Today, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 1,219,309
Posted By mischief
Yup

Yup
Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 10:20 AM
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Views: 1,219,309
Posted By mischief
I think a fairly common/easy mod is to swap in a...

I think a fairly common/easy mod is to swap in a spring from a 250, same size but half again stiffer. There is a dedicated ex500 forum that has a lot of good information
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-26-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 1,219,309
Posted By mischief
I built it up for my partner and one of the...

I built it up for my partner and one of the things she wanted was to be able to put her feet on the ground. Short travel suspension would be an issue for an aggressive rider but she isn't so, no. If...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-26-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 1,219,309
Posted By mischief
Ninja EX500r ...

Ninja EX500r

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7660/17139278258_6635ab4e0f_z.jpg

Build thread here

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1059530
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-26-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,914
Posted By mischief
Straightedge, you should at least try something...

Straightedge, you should at least try something and fail first. It would seem sort of silly to pay me $4-500 to build one and silly of me to build it for less.
Those weld on mounting nuts solve the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5,357
Views: 806,856
Posted By mischief
Most towns/cities of any size have a hydraulic...

Most towns/cities of any size have a hydraulic supply house that can make up custom hoses or brake lines. I just measured what length I needed at full extension and had one made up. Cost about $50....
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17,029
Views: 2,166,242
Posted By mischief
http://www.wixfilters.com/Lookup/PartDetails.aspx?...

http://www.wixfilters.com/Lookup/PartDetails.aspx?Part=33031

also works, in the 4/5 dollar range
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-03-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,914
Posted By mischief
I didn't know what grip puppies were. :1drink ...

I didn't know what grip puppies were. :1drink
But I have a box of bicycle grips. Yes, I do like to think that I come up with
my own solutions but I also know it's damn hard to come up with anything...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-02-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,914
Posted By mischief
Lots of motorcycle hand grips seem too small and...

Lots of motorcycle hand grips seem too small and these are no different. A cheap and fairly easy way to make them bigger is to use bicycle grips cut into 1/4" wide rings stretched over the originals....
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17,029
Views: 2,166,242
Posted By mischief
Maybe just buy a tap and rethread the perch to...

Maybe just buy a tap and rethread the perch to accept the adjuster you want to use? Not exactly a high stress application and the coarse thread should overwrite the fine threads ok. That's how I roll...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-30-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,914
Posted By mischief
Thanks Straightedge The front of the skidplate...

Thanks Straightedge
The front of the skidplate is attached with weld on nuts.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8689/17119642617_c3c03cab44_z.jpg
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-30-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,914
Posted By mischief
Thanks 2002maniac, I'm not sure what defines...

Thanks 2002maniac, I'm not sure what defines "cute" either but Connie thinks so and she's going to ride it. :deal
I thought it came together pretty well, for what it is. It's never going to be a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-29-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,914
Posted By mischief
I finished up the rack today. ...

I finished up the rack today.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7797/17317519525_c8e1b59a35_z.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7758/17317518415_91f7f6cb12_z.jpg
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-27-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,914
Posted By mischief
NinjaRat has a side stand ...

NinjaRat has a side stand

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7718/17107279938_d4049b7b5b_z.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7704/17294560071_173a54f7fd_z.jpg
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-27-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,914
Posted By mischief
Rubbermaid may be too flexy, something like a...

Rubbermaid may be too flexy, something like a sheet ABS and a heat gun might work better
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 298,352
Posted By mischief
Thanks Hybridchemistry, I have a build thread on...

Thanks Hybridchemistry, I have a build thread on it here

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26662118#post26662118

Christi
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8,137
Views: 2,832,808
Posted By mischief
I was going to say that I liked the little screen...

I was going to say that I liked the little screen on there :1drink
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 298,352
Posted By mischief
After breaking my second vise in a week, :dunno ...

After breaking my second vise in a week, :dunno
I used parts of both, one a 5" and one a 6" to make one that is working.
A little grinding and fitting...
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-26-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,914
Posted By mischief
Thanks Superzoom. I am reserving judgement on the...

Thanks Superzoom. I am reserving judgement on the screen for now. I have a couple of different aftermarket screens, one that I bought especially for this project. But they didn't seem to work out,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-26-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,914
Posted By mischief
After too much thought going into the fairing, I...

After too much thought going into the fairing, I decided it wasn't going to work. With a compression strap, a short 2x4 and a heat gun I have it a little rounding and tweaking, then I lowered it 2"....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-24-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,914
Posted By mischief
Thanks Allblak, I got a few things done. The PO...

Thanks Allblak, I got a few things done. The PO was a little light on maintenance so I got the valves adjusted, they were all tight. Then I moved on to put seals in a weepy water pump. I read up on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-21-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,914
Posted By mischief
I also cleaned up the rear ...

I also cleaned up the rear

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8744/16607329714_2e94e7265f.jpg

I also needed to raise the handlebars about 4 inches. No small project as it has proprietary bars and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-21-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,914
Posted By mischief
NinjaRat 500r

There seem to be several Kawasaki 650 projects but I haven't found any COMPLETED 500 projects. Please point them out to me if there are any.
Anyway, I ended up with a 2005 500r in a trade for this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 81,967
Posted By mischief
I did try one but it just wrinkled up on the end,...

I did try one but it just wrinkled up on the end, I guess I just wasn't holding my tongue right

Warm enough for you down there?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 81,967
Posted By mischief
One of my fork seals started leaking :1drink

One of my fork seals started leaking :1drink
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 298,352
Posted By mischief
Some handlebar relocation and switch mounting ...

Some handlebar relocation and switch mounting

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7624/16970934067_68f64017b3.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7596/16990579548_ee10fb34ec.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By mischief
paying ins monthly is easier too, doesn't cost...

paying ins monthly is easier too, doesn't cost much more and it doesn't give you a heart attack once a year :deal
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5,357
Views: 806,856
Posted By mischief
I looked for diagrams but I didn't find any that...

I looked for diagrams but I didn't find any that made sense if it to me. Link?
So do I need a toggle for each one?
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5,357
Views: 806,856
Posted By mischief
Has anyone done away with the ignition switch? It...

Has anyone done away with the ignition switch? It looks like 4 wires green, red, grey/yellow and grey blue. Can I just connect the greys and the green together and switch to the red?
I made a mount...
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 298,352
Posted By mischief
I broke both my pipe bender and my vise today,...

I broke both my pipe bender and my vise today, not a good day for building shit :deal
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,478
Posted By mischief
I just used the one off of the 650 twin, for the...

I just used the one off of the 650 twin, for the same reason

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6827624643_45030fb1c1.jpg

Christi
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17,029
Views: 2,166,242
Posted By mischief
It's really easy to move it to the right side,...

It's really easy to move it to the right side, just two longer bolts and two spacers

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7638/16715740437_5de9a95e31.jpg

Christi
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5,357
Views: 806,856
Posted By mischief
I measured it at 190 also. Why are you getting...

I measured it at 190 also.
Why are you getting a new one made? Scotts has one with a sub mount for under $300, Can you make it for less than that?

Christi
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By mischief
The shorter spring doesn't make any difference...

The shorter spring doesn't make any difference until you've screwed the preload all the way in. It's never been an issue for me, even riding double I've never bottomed it out. But I'm still on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By mischief
I'm thinking about trading

my '09 F800 for one of the older 650 singles for my partner. I have an '01 dakar that I've been riding mostly when I ride by my self. It has enough power for me and I don't worry much about dropping...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17,029
Views: 2,166,242
Posted By mischief
I decided to go ahead and run new wires for my...

I decided to go ahead and run new wires for my new regulator. I don't know if it was better or not but it's done and works :clap

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7619/17002592382_f325b55756.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17,029
Views: 2,166,242
Posted By mischief
I think Homedepot carries it. That at least...

I think Homedepot carries it. That at least smells better than walmart. :puke1
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17,029
Views: 2,166,242
Posted By mischief
regulator replacement

I have a new shindengen mosfet fh020aa regulator. The current wiring includes the three yellow wires and two greens and two reds. Is there a problem with hooking up the reds to the + terminal on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By mischief
Another thread ...

Another thread

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26437305#post26437305
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