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Forum: Battle scooters 02-25-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,959
Posted By Bladeforger
A decent pinstriper / sign letterer can duplicate...

A decent pinstriper / sign letterer can duplicate that logo for you. There ought to be some in your neck of the woods.
Keith
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12,420
Views: 2,748,070
Posted By Bladeforger
I don't know that that would be such a good...

I don't know that that would be such a good trade. I ended up with a KLR650 way back when and will keep it. However, if it died, vaporized, or went away somehow, it might be replaced with a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12,420
Views: 2,748,070
Posted By Bladeforger
Here, at least, you can't get anything else...

Here, at least, you can't get anything else except for a few places that cater to marine customers. What I have done for almost 3 years now is but the gas in a 5-gallon container. Then I add Stabil...
Forum: Hacks 08-29-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,559
Posted By Bladeforger
That's a recommendation I'll certainly...

That's a recommendation I'll certainly remember--especially coming from a guy who built his own shop. Nice blog. I read it all the way back to the first post of your Scrambler Cycle shop being...
Forum: Hacks 08-22-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 69,986
Posted By Bladeforger
Sweet!!! Now all you need is a rumble seat...

Sweet!!!

Now all you need is a rumble seat on top for the occasional passenger. :norton

That is a quality build--no kidding!!!

Keith
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12,420
Views: 2,748,070
Posted By Bladeforger
Thumb THANKS, Dan!!!!!:D

THANKS, Dan!!!!!:D
Forum: Battle scooters 12-14-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 185,458
Posted By Bladeforger
Yep. All it needs is a pink lake. (Yes, I did...

Yep. All it needs is a pink lake. (Yes, I did read about that adventure...) :norton

Which gas tank is that?
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,565
Posted By Bladeforger
I love my little KLX 250! It gets ridden more...

I love my little KLX 250! It gets ridden more than the KLR 650; however, the KLR will NOT be sold off. The next project, which has been on hold for a year due to the economy (mine-not this global /...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-22-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 119,735
Posted By Bladeforger
Brazing usually refers to the use of a bronze...

Brazing usually refers to the use of a bronze filler rod (TIG or torch) and silver solder (torch) depending on who ya talk to.... and some folks say TIGging with a bronze rod ain't actually...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-14-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,691
Posted By Bladeforger
Neat bike! If you sell, you'll be kicking...

Neat bike! If you sell, you'll be kicking yourself before long.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-14-2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 119,735
Posted By Bladeforger
Some blokes ya just can't make happy. :lol3...

Some blokes ya just can't make happy. :lol3 :thumb

I suspect you'll be MUCH happier with it when you take it out on a rough road and it DOESN'T fall apart.

85 kg is, however, a lot. That's,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-10-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 119,735
Posted By Bladeforger
That's a good lookin' girl there--an Aussie I...

That's a good lookin' girl there--an Aussie I presume?
And what kind of animal is that? A giant kangaroo???:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,051
Posted By Bladeforger
All ya need is a good OLD KLR650--then spend the...

All ya need is a good OLD KLR650--then spend the rest of the 3 grand for farkles. But forget about that top speed of 100... no one needs to go that fast with a dual sport bike anyway. :)
Forum: Battle scooters 02-04-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 185,458
Posted By Bladeforger
A donor piece from the original stem... I like...

A donor piece from the original stem... I like it! Thanks! :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 02-03-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 185,458
Posted By Bladeforger
Just add an inch or two to the stem... you make...

Just add an inch or two to the stem... you make it sound soooo easy. And I know it can't be that easy. I'm sitting here puzzling out how you'd do that. Weld (or braze, silver solder) on another...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-30-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 185,458
Posted By Bladeforger
Hey, Hugemoth: What is the front clip from? ...

Hey, Hugemoth:

What is the front clip from? And how do you like it?
I'm looking for candidate front clips. Looks so far like the selection is CT90, CB125, S90, CL90, and SL125.

Oh, wait! I...
Forum: Hacks 01-24-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,346
Posted By Bladeforger
It's looking fine! Airheads are great bikes!

It's looking fine! Airheads are great bikes!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-24-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 119,735
Posted By Bladeforger
I love it!!!! That trailing arm is the stuff!!!!...

I love it!!!! That trailing arm is the stuff!!!! Where did you get that? Can we get them here in the USA?? Details!!!!
Keith
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-18-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 119,735
Posted By Bladeforger
Laugh That converts out to about our 3/32 size rod. ...

That converts out to about our 3/32 size rod. That'll work fine on 1" square tubing; HOWEVER, you can also use 1/8 on that... if ya move fast. I have 3/32 in both 6013 and 6011. The 6013 is the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-17-2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 119,735
Posted By Bladeforger
Cool2 From a long distance away, it looks like you're...

From a long distance away, it looks like you're using 6013 rod, which is kinda forgiving on half-inch to one-inch square tubing in that it won't burn through at the slightest provocation. Still it...
Forum: Hacks 01-16-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,091
Posted By Bladeforger
Laugh Tell your friend Norm that the leading link...

Tell your friend Norm that the leading link suspension is brilliantly done!

Also, the double-shocked swingarm for the sidecar looks really cool! I like the idea!!

Keith
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-15-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 119,735
Posted By Bladeforger
Yeah, we been having temps down in the 40's here,...

Yeah, we been having temps down in the 40's here, too... damn cold. But I thought it was Summer down under?
:norton
Ahhhh, that's CENTIGRADE.
Okay, enough kiddin'. I'm going to be watching...
Forum: Hacks 01-14-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,440
Posted By Bladeforger
Thumb Thanks, Don!!!!! I'd seen the links to your...

Thanks, Don!!!!!
I'd seen the links to your album, but I didn't realize that the process was so well documented. Looks like it'd be possible to do without stripping the bike down to the frame, but...
Forum: Hacks 01-10-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,440
Posted By Bladeforger
Don: I like it!!! I went and dug up some of...

Don:
I like it!!! I went and dug up some of your posts on that subframe, and I have lots of questions. I can weld. I know where to buy square steel tubing.

Can you point me in the direction of...
Forum: Hacks 01-06-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,440
Posted By Bladeforger
Yes, well, I've had some Ural envy myself for a...

Yes, well, I've had some Ural envy myself for a few years... after riding one in a parking lot and then riding one up and down some gravel roads in Arkansas. They're great old-style bikes.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,568,256
Posted By Bladeforger
There's an old saying, "If it has tits or wheels,...

There's an old saying, "If it has tits or wheels, it's going to give you trouble."

And the postscript to that old saying is that we (guys) are addicted to tits and wheels for a reason, in spite of...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-24-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 185,458
Posted By Bladeforger
Arrrrrrrrgh! You're killing me! You almost...

Arrrrrrrrgh! You're killing me! You almost couldn't be farther away from the Suncoast of Florida, but it looks like, as you said, a gem. Good luck... somebody here much closer to you will snap...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 185,458
Posted By Bladeforger
Laugh :chace Here goes. :whip We won't whip ya too...

:chace Here goes.

:whip We won't whip ya too hard for this, because it is, indeed, a very good question... for which there is a very good answer:

Honda has a very smart, very savvy, excellent...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 237,158
Posted By Bladeforger
I like your resistor idea--though we don't need...

I like your resistor idea--though we don't need no dang hand heaters here on the Suncoast of Florida. The Thermobob threw me. <thinking, What's a Thermobob? Gotta go look...>

So I followed the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-14-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 185,458
Posted By Bladeforger
Gorgeous! I want one!!

Gorgeous! I want one!!
Forum: Battle scooters 12-07-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,989
Posted By Bladeforger
:clap Thanks!!!!!!!:ricky

:clap Thanks!!!!!!!:ricky
Forum: Battle scooters 12-06-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,989
Posted By Bladeforger
Question What if you didn't have an exhaust from the old...

What if you didn't have an exhaust from the old engine? Think you could make one? I was thinking a flat piece of steel welded to some tubing bent to fit and wrap it with muffler tape up to a small...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12,420
Views: 2,748,070
Posted By Bladeforger
I had a DR350 with a pumper carb, the airbox...

I had a DR350 with a pumper carb, the airbox opened, and a Big Gun. It was running super rich when I got it. I ended up getting a bunch of jets and going leaner until it was right. I bet I had the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 112,880
Posted By Bladeforger
Laugh In case you upgrade your exhaust...

In case you upgrade your exhaust, make a note that a KLX250 rider might be interested in your old stock exhaust. It's got to be in reasonable condition. PM me.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12,420
Views: 2,748,070
Posted By Bladeforger
Thanks! Okay, that makes perfect...

Thanks!




Okay, that makes perfect sense now that y'all point it out. Thanks. I have only been using it to clean the chain, and then wiping it off and using other lubes. But if it's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12,420
Views: 2,748,070
Posted By Bladeforger
I haven't ridden the DR350 as much in 1.5 years...

I haven't ridden the DR350 as much in 1.5 years as I have the KLX in 2 weeks, and I haven't had either one off road. The DR is / was a project bike. Now that I have the KLX, I'll sell the DR. (I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12,420
Views: 2,748,070
Posted By Bladeforger
Laugh Intro here re new KLX250S with less than 2k miles

Howdy everyone. I just got my KLX250S :ricky a couple of weeks ago. She has her own page on my website now--which links back to this thread, incidentally.

Photos and information on my KLX250S...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12,083
Views: 1,907,657
Posted By Bladeforger
Aha! Today I visited a dealer that had my...

Aha! Today I visited a dealer that had my narrowed-down-to-two candidate bikes: the Yamaha XT250 and the Kawasaki KLX250S. I poked and prodded and sat and bounced forks up and down and sat some...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12,420
Views: 2,748,070
Posted By Bladeforger
Laugh Subscribed

Moved the KLX250S in as a contender for the next bike.
Other contender so far is the Yamaha Serow XT250.

Still reading and saving money...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 41,251
Posted By Bladeforger
Good KLR650 page you have David!!!

Good KLR650 page you have David!!!
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