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Forum: Hacks 02-28-2009, 03:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,781
Posted By Curly27784
I'm located in southeast Michigan.

I'm located in southeast Michigan.
Forum: Hacks 02-27-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,781
Posted By Curly27784
Need advice on Hack dealers

Alright, you guys, I need to know the names of some reputable hack manufacturers that might sell a sidecar that would bolt on to a Honda Shadow Spirit 750. The bike is my wifes and she doesn't ride...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 102,454
Views: 20,074,444
Posted By Curly27784
Thumb Lowering DR 650

I'm vertically challenged myself (5'6"), so I had the factory lowering kit installed by the dealer when the bike was new. If you get the kit from the dealer, a new kickstand comes with it. I also...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2008, 03:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,308
Posted By Curly27784
Most aftermarket Dual Sport countershaft...

Most aftermarket Dual Sport countershaft sprockets are just hardened steel. Changing just the front and not the rear, as well as the chain can make for a jerky ride if the existing chain and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2008, 03:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,948
Posted By Curly27784
Two-up at 60 MPH is askin a lot of the TW200. The...

Two-up at 60 MPH is askin a lot of the TW200. The little Yamaha is at it's best on sandy dirt roads or trails, where the fat tires and low gearing bring out the best in the bike. A used DR650 will...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By Curly27784
There should definately be a plug of some kind in...

There should definately be a plug of some kind in the end of the axle. The whole point of the hollow axle is to reduce unsprung weight. If the axle fills up with mud then the axle gets heavier.
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,333
Posted By Curly27784
Howdy voOOdsy, I'm vertically challenged myself...

Howdy voOOdsy, I'm vertically challenged myself (5'6"). I ride an '01 Suzuki DR 650SE. When I bought it, I had the dealer install the factory lowering kit. That lowered the bike 2". I bought the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,738
Posted By Curly27784
I have a Honda CT 70 and a CT90. Both had rust in...

I have a Honda CT 70 and a CT90. Both had rust in the tanks. I filled the tanks 1/2 full with WD-40 and a couple hundred BBs. Shake until the rust is loosened or dissolved. Then drain the tank and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By Curly27784
The only real belt killers that I have heard of...

The only real belt killers that I have heard of are sharp stones that can occasionally get between the belt and the sprocket. They can cut a belt like a sharp knife.
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,454
Posted By Curly27784
Part of the 35mpg could be the way the bike is...

Part of the 35mpg could be the way the bike is geared. I have an '01V92C with stock gearing and the SC pulls 300rpm more at 70mph(according to the Victory Manual) and an actual comparison made by...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2007, 04:02 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,454
Posted By Curly27784
My ex-wife would have pinched off my oxygen line...

My ex-wife would have pinched off my oxygen line and told Geico to make the check out to her.
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2007, 06:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,390
Posted By Curly27784
Thumb One major advantage that the 250 has over bigger...

One major advantage that the 250 has over bigger bikes, is that it has a built in safety factor as a result of it's reduced power. For us old farts(56) who just can't keep that right wrist in check,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,454
Posted By Curly27784
Good lookin bike! That yellow reminds me of...

Good lookin bike! That yellow reminds me of Corvette Yellow. SWEET!
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 188,028
Posted By Curly27784
I've been to China twice. The second time my...

I've been to China twice. The second time my wife, who comes from Behai, China gave me a tour of southern China on her scooter. If ya want to see one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, ya...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2007, 10:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,580
Posted By Curly27784
Thumb I have one of the Craftsman ATV/Motorcycle...

I have one of the Craftsman ATV/Motorcycle lifts(the red one). Got it on sale for $89. It's rated for 1000lbs. and I believe it. I've had my Victory V92C Deluxe all the way up to the top safety catch...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2007, 02:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,892
Posted By Curly27784
You could take a look at a used Victory. There's ...

You could take a look at a used Victory. There's a lot of them out there and with a 100ci., you and your wife will have plenty of power.
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 28,116
Posted By Curly27784
Harley is too busy catering to the "Professional...

Harley is too busy catering to the "Professional Crowd", who are more interested in buyin a lifestyle than they are in buyin a motorsickle.
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2007, 04:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 28,116
Posted By Curly27784
Cool video. Actually the Sportster was offered in...

Cool video. Actually the Sportster was offered in an off road version back in the 50s and 60s, The XLCH was a stripped down bike with a magneto(no battery and no ignition switch, just a kill button),...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 28,116
Posted By Curly27784
There's plenty of 883 Sportsters around for next...

There's plenty of 883 Sportsters around for next to nothing.I wouldn't mind makin an old Sportster into a high revvin cafe racer. I was at Vintage Motor Cycle Days last July and I watched and heard...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2007, 03:46 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 154,359
Posted By Curly27784
Those bikes are way too nice to be true "Rats". I...

Those bikes are way too nice to be true "Rats". I mean, where's the duct tape and bailing wire? Not enough rust, either.:D
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,496
Posted By Curly27784
When you look at the racing photos, it's easy to...

When you look at the racing photos, it's easy to understand how Vintage Racing has grown so popular. I went to Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio this summer. Hearin Jay Springsteen wind the shit...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2007, 07:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,514
Posted By Curly27784
The Norton 750 Commando is the one I like best. I...

The Norton 750 Commando is the one I like best. I think it was the high water mark for British twins in the 60s. It was the only British bike that would beat the Sportster in a drag race.
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2007, 12:13 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,454
Posted By Curly27784
Pics

I've tried postin a pic of my '01 V92C Deluxe. I love that bike and I'm really proud of it. If anybody knows an easy way to shrink a jpeg file, help me out, so I can show off my pride and joy.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-23-2007, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,525
Views: 1,021,120
Posted By Curly27784
Hey, does anyone know why Dakar bikes run the low...

Hey, does anyone know why Dakar bikes run the low front fender? I'm guessing maybe high speed stability - the high fender might catch too much air at 100+? Also, I guess mud isn't a big factor in the...
Forum: Face plant 11-21-2007, 03:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,914
Posted By Curly27784
Tried bump startin my DR650 in an asphalt parkin...

Tried bump startin my DR650 in an asphalt parkin lot once. Even in 5th gear the beast just wouldn't turn over. Left black skid marks all over the lot, until some guy saw me and asked,"does that thing...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2007, 03:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,303
Posted By Curly27784
A rider your size could easily handle the seat...

A rider your size could easily handle the seat height and weight of a Suzuki DR 650. All you would need is a license plate and an OHV sticker and you can go dirt roadin. Change the tires and you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2007, 01:51 PM
Replies: 102,454
Views: 20,074,444
Posted By Curly27784
Don't worry Klay, I won't cuss about ya if the...

Don't worry Klay, I won't cuss about ya if the battery goes bad in the boonies. I know well enough to make sure I have a good battery on a bike that doesn't have a kickstart. Speaking of which, has...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 102,454
Views: 20,074,444
Posted By Curly27784
DR batteries

I still have the original battery in my '01 DR650. I keep it on a Battery Tender whenever it's parked. I have no idea how much longer it will last, but before I go on any trips into the boonies, I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,464
Posted By Curly27784
I'd go with my DR650, even though I also own a...

I'd go with my DR650, even though I also own a Victory V92C Deluxe and Honda Shadow Spirit 750. The DR650 would handle a long ride better than the Honda or Victory would handle a dirt road.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,080
Posted By Curly27784
That same thought went through my mind when I was...

That same thought went through my mind when I was watching the video. I kept waiting for some real serious incline to show up. For my money I'd go with a DR650, the 520 chain, 14x49 sprockets, and a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2007, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By Curly27784
Sounds like he's a Yamaha dealer who just figured...

Sounds like he's a Yamaha dealer who just figured out that the TW200 isn't a big seller.
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,454
Posted By Curly27784
I thought about joinin the Victory Club, but the...

I thought about joinin the Victory Club, but the benefits didn't really seem worth it. I found that my V92C handled a lot better with the back end raised up. I adjusted the spring tension to the max...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,454
Posted By Curly27784
Me and Vic

I bought this '01 V92C Deluxe used in Jan.'03. A co-worker had an '00 Sport Cruiser and he rode the hell out of it with no breakdowns, so when I came upon this bike for $8K, I bought it without...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,818
Posted By Curly27784
Hey Dusty, the box I've got looks a lot yours,...

Hey Dusty, the box I've got looks a lot yours, except mine doesn't have the back rest or the fancy red striping. Actually, mine looks more like Weber grill than a piece of luggage. Everybody I ride...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,393
Posted By Curly27784
I live in southeast Michigan. I have a Bell Full...

I live in southeast Michigan. I have a Bell Full Face that converts to a snowmobile helmet by putting on a double wall face shield and a breath guard. I wear it a lot in the morning when the air is...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By Curly27784
Harbor Freight and Northen Tool both sell small...

Harbor Freight and Northen Tool both sell small (48"x96") trailers for under $300, that will easily handle two Dual Sport bikes. Those drag behind setups are hard on the rear of the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,818
Posted By Curly27784
I mounted a bis ass soft plastic box on my DR650....

I mounted a bis ass soft plastic box on my DR650. I had to drill and tap the luggage rack for 1/4x20 bolts. No big deal really. Just take it easy when the drill is gettin ready to break through or...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2007, 12:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,321
Posted By Curly27784
The first thing I would do is run a compression...

The first thing I would do is run a compression check. If ya have book on the bike, it'll tell what reading to look for. If the bike has an automatic compression releasese, I would check it out. If...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2007, 03:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,764
Posted By Curly27784
Never thought about the height problem. Of course...

Never thought about the height problem. Of course my height is never a problem. My LACK of height is the problem........LOL
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2007, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,764
Posted By Curly27784
Handlebars

Usually when someone changes bars, they put on wider bars or aluminum bars. The wider bars give ya better leverage,which can be handy if you ride a lot of rutted trails/roads or a lot of soft sand....
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