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Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4,936
Views: 942,354
Posted By Randy
Sorry Rod, I didn't mean to come off as arguing...

Sorry Rod, I didn't mean to come off as arguing the point, but I guess my quote of your post kinda made it seem that way. I was just using your post to preface my thoughts on the subject and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4,936
Views: 942,354
Posted By Randy
Swapping out the trees to give the mid-glide...

Swapping out the trees to give the mid-glide width is much more cost effective than swapping the whole front end. It's pretty common for a crashed bike to have the forks tweaked and ruined while the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4,936
Views: 942,354
Posted By Randy
Yep. Typical lawyer talk in our overly litigious...

Yep. Typical lawyer talk in our overly litigious society. While an improperly installed fork brace could affect handling and potentially be dangerous, it isn't exactly rocket science to install one...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4,936
Views: 942,354
Posted By Randy
I received a similar or same email... No...

I received a similar or same email... No affiliation. Just passing along the info in case anyone is interested...

"The group buy is for any Sportster SuperBrace. The group buy price is "$134.95"...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4,936
Views: 942,354
Posted By Randy
I can't help with your primary questions, but...

I can't help with your primary questions, but hopefully someone will come along to either give you the details or point you in the right direction.

But... as far as starting a new thread... just...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 42,734
Posted By Randy
Very true, and probably explains a lot of the...

Very true, and probably explains a lot of the variations of people's opinions on similar gear. The bike I've been riding most lately has been my Sportster. A completely naked bike with no wind...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 42,734
Posted By Randy
If I rode fully swaddled in heated gear I would...

If I rode fully swaddled in heated gear I would probably feel the same. But, in my case, all I have is a heated liner, and now, my recently added heated gloves... Even back in the old days of my...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 42,734
Posted By Randy
While I haven't had an opportunity to give my new...

While I haven't had an opportunity to give my new liner or gloves the real test, I do want to give a little update on my earlier comments about the gloves. I had remarked about their "bulk" when...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4,936
Views: 942,354
Posted By Randy
The 1200S has better STOCK suspension than other...

The 1200S has better STOCK suspension than other Sportsters. And it has a few minor engine performance enhancements as well. Comparing it, stock to stock, against other solid mount Sportsters, it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4,936
Views: 942,354
Posted By Randy
Don't have one, but if nice I'd snatch it up in a...

Don't have one, but if nice I'd snatch it up in a heartbeat!

More power, better brakes and suspension. What's not to like?
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4,936
Views: 942,354
Posted By Randy
While a Sportster can lose weight, it ain't easy,...

While a Sportster can lose weight, it ain't easy, and the result is a different bike for the most part. I don't believe weight savings was ever a mandate, or even a consideration for HD engineers. ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-16-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,112
Posted By Randy
I'm anxious to hear your impression of the Hammer...

I'm anxious to hear your impression of the Hammer kit.

And this BMW guy does love ya, man! :thumb





... of course, I'm also a Sportster guy....:D
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4,936
Views: 942,354
Posted By Randy
In order to lift the rear you'll have to address...

In order to lift the rear you'll have to address a couple of things other than the shocks. On a rubber mount you'll run into belt interference with the rear exhaust bracket and the rear master...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4,936
Views: 942,354
Posted By Randy
If I had to speculate I'd say that it's because...

If I had to speculate I'd say that it's because Harley's US market research has shown that style and appearance is more important than functional performance for the majority of their prospective...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 42,734
Posted By Randy
Didn't mean the bulky comment as a negative,...

Didn't mean the bulky comment as a negative, really. They're no more bulky than what one would expect from a heated, waterproof glove. Yes, they are bulkier than my summer gloves, but I expected...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 42,734
Posted By Randy
I place my order last Thursday afternoon,...

I place my order last Thursday afternoon, selected the free shipping option, and received everything today. :thumb

I opted for the Ultimate II Touring gloves (size selected based on measurements...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 42,734
Posted By Randy
I've just ordered my first heated gloves, but I...

I've just ordered my first heated gloves, but I have had that issue with some other riding gloves in the past. I probably wouldn't want to do it in the winter, but during warmer weather I've just...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4,936
Views: 942,354
Posted By Randy
Yeah, it would probably work that way too,...

Yeah, it would probably work that way too, although, if I decide I need the extra space, and since I built this rack plate specifically for this application, I'll probably just build a new rack plate...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 42,734
Posted By Randy
Just placed my order for a WP liner, a pair of...

Just placed my order for a WP liner, a pair of Ultimate II gloves, and a dual remote control heat-troller. I sent an email and Krysti sent me a diagram of how to take the needed measurements of my...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4,936
Views: 942,354
Posted By Randy
Yeah, I actually saw those before building my...

Yeah, I actually saw those before building my rack and strongly considered making my rack's top plate run longitudinally so I could run them in the D106 configuration. But, that puts it all sorta...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,808
Posted By Randy
Yep, Phil Little Racing sells a kit with...

Yep, Phil Little Racing sells a kit with everything you need to do the conversion. It's to convert a 19" front wheel for use on the rear, and is something I've been considering doing for the look on...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 42,734
Posted By Randy
Yeah, 20 years ago or so I had a good ridin' bud...

Yeah, 20 years ago or so I had a good ridin' bud that made fun of the 'lectric blanket controller I had on the top triple of my Duc. Then again, I was warm.... :lol3

I want to upgrade my current...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 42,734
Posted By Randy
Mike, I appreciate you taking the time to...

Mike,

I appreciate you taking the time to respond to my questions. I'm still debating between the three models of your liners. I've about decided to just hold onto my old Widder. Probably never...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 42,734
Posted By Randy
Not to mention that this is their peak busy...

Not to mention that this is their peak busy season... I mean, if it had been 7 to 10 days I might could see questioning it, but one or two days?
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,808
Posted By Randy
I'm not sure. Maybe it varies somewhat between...

I'm not sure. Maybe it varies somewhat between different models. I know that on mine, with 13.25" Roadster shocks, with the bike on the side stand, the belt is within 1/8" of the rear exhaust...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,808
Posted By Randy
I'm unclear on what caused your instability...

I'm unclear on what caused your instability issue. A chain conversion doesn't affect steering geometry.
Looking at the pic of the modified bike, it appears that the lower frame rails are fairly...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 42,734
Posted By Randy
I would have to agree and opt for the liner with...

I would have to agree and opt for the liner with the higher output potential. With PWM controllers you'll only consume as much power as you set the controller to consume. If you use a 90W liner and...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 42,734
Posted By Randy
Ok, so, after putting it off for a while I've...

Ok, so, after putting it off for a while I've decided it's time to upgrade my winter riding setup... Been researching for the last couple of days and think I may have narrowed things down a bit,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-28-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 36,624
Posted By Randy
Just depends on your goal... Street only -...

Just depends on your goal...

Street only - 17"F/17"R. Pretty much the standard today, and has the largest selection of street oriented tires.

ADV type bikes that spend most of their life on...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4,936
Views: 942,354
Posted By Randy
Yep, it was a good weekend and a much needed...

Yep, it was a good weekend and a much needed break from a stressful project at work. Thanks!

I forgot to include this pic of the bike all loaded up with gear.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4,936
Views: 942,354
Posted By Randy
Work finally slowed down, the weather was...

Work finally slowed down, the weather was PERFECT, so I finally took a Saturday off! :clap

This is the first chance I've had to try out my homemade luggage rack and Dryspec luggage. It was also...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4,936
Views: 942,354
Posted By Randy
Thanks for the additional info. :thumb You...

Thanks for the additional info. :thumb

You have an interesting build going on there. You should consider doing a thread (complete with a ton of pics) just to document the things you've done...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-27-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 36,624
Posted By Randy
Possibly, depending on your tire choice.... ...

Possibly, depending on your tire choice.... Overall rolling diameter doesn't always follow with rim size.

For example, the rear tire on my GS is 150/70-17. Doing the math (for us inch-centric...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-27-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 36,624
Posted By Randy
Personally, if building a adv. bike from a...

Personally, if building a adv. bike from a Sporty, I'd strongly consider swapping to a 17" rear rim and spoke kit from Buchanan. While there may be a few decent 16" rear tires available, a 19"F/17"R...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4,936
Views: 942,354
Posted By Randy
That's too bad... I enjoy build threads of that...

That's too bad... I enjoy build threads of that sort and it's really nice to learn from the experiments of others. Sure saves time, and headaches, when and if I ever get a chance to build my own...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4,936
Views: 942,354
Posted By Randy
Looking at the pic you directed me to earlier... ...

Looking at the pic you directed me to earlier...

http://advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=327536&stc=1&d=1412623985

... and reading your last few posts, has me curious about the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,808
Posted By Randy
But, back on the topic of Scramblerish Sportys,...

But, back on the topic of Scramblerish Sportys, other than the front fender, here's another that I find interesting...
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,808
Posted By Randy
This one... ...

This one...

http://ragspix.smugmug.com/photos/i-Jh8ff3R/0/M/i-Jh8ff3R-M.jpg


... is a rubber mount, '04+, and looks to be built from Storz bits to me...

...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,808
Posted By Randy
Yep. It's currently in the front running, among...

Yep. It's currently in the front running, among a few other styles, for what I'd like to build, and my favorite of the "Scrambler" types.

Here's the other side...
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,808
Posted By Randy
Actually, I believe you can safely go up to 13.5"...

Actually, I believe you can safely go up to 13.5" shocks without issue. I'm currently running 13.25" Roadster shocks on mine. But, actually, there are two belt interference problems with going much...
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