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Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Raider. I'd love to take one for a spin. Even...

Raider. I'd love to take one for a spin. Even with the ugly pipes, that 113C.I. motor has to be fun!
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 27,103
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Question It's an 800cc kawasaki drifter. They made them...

It's an 800cc kawasaki drifter. They made them in the usa from 2000 to 2006. Five speed, liquid cooled. They also made a 1500cc version from '99 to '05. All drifters from '99 to '00 had blacked...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14,862
Views: 1,600,990
Posted By Hatley Rocket
I have tools. I'm in WI. I have a 'wheel puller...

I have tools. I'm in WI. I have a 'wheel puller and an 1 1/4" wrench I modified.
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,833
Posted By Hatley Rocket
The multi is prettier. I had an '03 Strom. Nice...

The multi is prettier. I had an '03 Strom. Nice bike, good ergos and decent fuel range. Hard luggage could be had easy for $1000 or less, soft luggage could be $300 to $1000 depending on what you...
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 140,379
Posted By Hatley Rocket
My tiger always seems to flop over on its right...

My tiger always seems to flop over on its right side, I'm not familiar with the left side flop. I'll have to dig up my pics.

Did touratech quit making El tigre's bashplate? That sucks! I'll...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 140,379
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Can you take a picture of that, or make a...

Can you take a picture of that, or make a drawing? I always figured I'd sister the original, in case it failed on the road. Maybe while I'm at it I'd re-route the original too.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Have them on my tiger955i. I like them.

Have them on my tiger955i. I like them.
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505
Posted By Hatley Rocket
90 twins are fun, and sound cool, but the howl...

90 twins are fun, and sound cool, but the howl from that triple is just a cut above. The ergos on a tiger are good also. I put on lowering pegs, bar risers and protapers. More fun than one should...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 19,002
Posted By Hatley Rocket
I've always pictured the Honda exec's looking at...

I've always pictured the Honda exec's looking at his post more like this....


http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii22/Hatleyrocket/Motorcycles/740b9b138a23ebc05f9e5ac47a40e27c_zps941cafac.jpg
...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 599,167
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Your using AC, can you switch to DC on your...

Your using AC, can you switch to DC on your welder? If you can, try that. DC+ Should help.
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 27,103
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Sorry, I figured you were paraphrasing DEVO. You...

Sorry, I figured you were paraphrasing DEVO. You left it hanging and I couldn't resist.


http://youtu.be/MfYe187i0I0
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 27,103
Posted By Hatley Rocket
What does any of this have to do with Japanese...

What does any of this have to do with Japanese cruisers?
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 27,103
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Indeed your wrong; There was a dog, Who found...

Indeed your wrong;
There was a dog,
Who found two bones.
He licked the one,
He licked the other.
He went in circles 'till he dropped dead.
Freedom of choice is what you've got,
Freedom from...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 27,103
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Question You don't say much, but you do a lot of face...

You don't say much, but you do a lot of face palming.

My brother worked at Hayes brake, who made brake discs and calipers for most Harley Davidsons. He can chime in, but while he was there they...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 27,103
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Congratulations!

This guy went from a tasteless, no soul sewing machine to a real bike which just happens to be a dumb twin cam.


http://youtu.be/fCoF9NcW5zE


You managed to highlight the difference between...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,791
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Ok, So I had a 1500 Drifter a few years...

Ok,

So I had a 1500 Drifter a few years back. I really liked it, and should have kept it. Anyhow, I too had been looking for another big twin cruiser like the drifter. I had been looking at the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,520
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Get the givi

A large givi top case will suit you fine. I also had an E 50 Maxia, and I wish I never sold it. Sturdy, durable & watertight. If you don't understand the love for givi, that's fine. They are the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 301,426
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Vision vs CCT

What's the difference on luggage capacity betwixt the two bikes? I always assumed they were the same, with the vision having an integrated GW type look and the CCT having the bags added to a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 134,860
Posted By Hatley Rocket
The frame isn't THAT modern, word on the street...

The frame isn't THAT modern, word on the street it was designed by fools and flexes like a gymnast. Don't even get me started on those tubes under the tank!
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,833
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Yamaha royal star venture has cruise, tiger 1200,...

Yamaha royal star venture has cruise, tiger 1200, as well as the new Polaris indian chiefs. But your right all over $20k. Go figure. It was a godsend for my trip out west, especially on the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 134,860
Posted By Hatley Rocket
No comments on my artwork? I worked hard on...

No comments on my artwork? I worked hard on that. :(
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 914
Views: 134,860
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Scouting

My dad had a '39 scout, years ago. I wish they had been able to do an air cooled motor, though I understand the advantages of liquid cooling. I think the gas tank is proportionate to the bikes size...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,181
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Yamahehahoohaw

I'm on my second 1300V-4. I bought an RSTD new in '05 and took two trips on that one, but sold it after 13,000 miles. Finances :(

It was on that bike that I learned there is no comparison for...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 140,379
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Highway pegs

Pizza man,

I have the same crash bars, what do you have on their for highway pegs? Can you send me a link? Your bike looks great, the first tiger I ever rode was a black '01. I was hooked.
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By Hatley Rocket
O'reilly's

I bought my replacement from an O'Reilly's. I have a n '01 955i, and I needed one with a 1.1 bar or something pressure rating. I heard people having troubles with getting the wrong pressure,...
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Tiger stand

My '01 tiger is in my shed yet, buried in snow, I have no point of reference, and I can't picture where those bolts are.

If you can clean out the threads, you could drill them out one size larger,...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 140,379
Posted By Hatley Rocket
You got it

Pjammer,

You hit the nail on the head. I think these are the pegs, or something similar at least, just bolted to the thunder bike bars. It was the previous owners setup, it worked for him. I...
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 140,379
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Missing my tiger

Last winter my tiger looked like this:

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii22/Hatleyrocket/Motorcycles/a965679363cf5cf8a857f89041626e49_zps7dd243c1.jpg

Now it's just filthy sitting in my shed...
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 140,379
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Hobbes?

Is it Hobbes? As in Calvin & ?

Der, I posted this then clicked on the link. I ended up ordering a set in lime green. We will see how well they match the roulette.

T
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 140,379
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Back rests

Raider one,

If'n your not happy with the stock seat another option is to get a Corbin with the backrest. I got one for around $200 off eBay/cL, which is a far bit cheaper than the price from...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 140,379
Posted By Hatley Rocket
I agree with link for the most part. I had an...

I agree with link for the most part. I had an '03 vstrom new, and put about 5,500 miles on it, before trading it in. I liked it, it was plenty powerful, not the smoothest bike on gearchanging. ...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 140,379
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Oops

So I guess I fox newsed the tigers weights. Didn't realize I was comparing wet to dry. Those were the only published weights I had found. I thought it was odd that the tiger 800XC only weighed 3...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 140,379
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Need help cortech super mini strap mount tank bag

Ok,

Tiger 955i 475 pounds, 800 473 pounds, TEX 570 pounds. The 1200 weight approximately 20% more as the 955i. Not that I want to argue about it. The tiger explorer is not the bike for me, I...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 140,379
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Thanks DC!

I was wondering what I had done or done wrong on putting it back together to cause it. About three heat cycles sounds about right, to the point I noticed it was off. At leat now I know it's not...
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 140,379
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Size matters

It's more visible in person, but the tiger looked 7/8 size compared to the tenere. It looked almost diminutive next to it. I was really suprised as i thought the tiger was quite a big bike. I...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 140,379
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Tiger time

Finally,

I got my tiger put together and out of the basement. I couldn't just push it up the stairs like the c70 passport I had down there, so I thought I would use the engines power to "ride" it...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 140,379
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Even longer preload spacer?

Mustang,

Should I go with an even longer spacer, your serious then? I figured they were already pretty long. I don't want to affect the suspensions ability to use full stroke with jamming in...
Forum: Beasts 05-03-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 140,379
Posted By Hatley Rocket
'01 fork setup

Roadinator,

Your swingarm and shock are dirty, FYI.

I took my front forks apart, I wanted to change the oil to a heavier weight, and add pre-load spacers to stiffen up the front end. When I...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 140,379
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Tank bags

River,

Which wolfman tank bag do you have? I was looking for a cortech super mini strap mount bag, but I can't find one in black anymore. Anyone else have any tank bag suggestions?

Thanks
...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5,839
Views: 1,490,752
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Nice tiger

I really Like the color. What made you decide to go with a newer bike, and is there something you preferred about the 800 over the 800XC? Are you going to get luggage for it? Hope it serves you...
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