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Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7,114
Views: 3,246,665
Posted By Stromrider 1583
The people that dis /5 handling are not comparing...

The people that dis /5 handling are not comparing the bike with 1969-1972 vintage motorcycles. I'l bet they don't like proper drum brakes either ...

Just ignore them.

R
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-28-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 218,320
Posted By Stromrider 1583
One has to admit a photo of the bike in the Cafe...

One has to admit a photo of the bike in the Cafe thread with studded tyres would also make it a WTF? winner.
:lol3

Seriously nice work. Worth waiting until the igloos thaw IMO.

Randy
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-28-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 218,320
Posted By Stromrider 1583
Will he get it done soon enough to need snow...

Will he get it done soon enough to need snow tyres? :D
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-23-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 248,370
Posted By Stromrider 1583
+1 I want!

+1

I want!
Forum: Old's Cool 11-15-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,137
Posted By Stromrider 1583
My first bike was a CB350 (69 or 70?) Having a...

My first bike was a CB350 (69 or 70?) Having a 10,500 RPM redline on the tach was a great feature. Got my first traffic tickets and lost my license on that bike. Bike died in a 60+ MPH head on with a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-12-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 218,320
Posted By Stromrider 1583
Fook Loaded ... Boy, you awake?

Fook Loaded ...

Boy, you awake?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-02-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7,114
Views: 3,246,665
Posted By Stromrider 1583
I had never seen a CB450 that I liked ... now...

I had never seen a CB450 that I liked ... now you've fucked that up. Gorgeous bike, just stunning.

R
Forum: Airheads 10-26-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,952
Posted By Stromrider 1583
I used to run Dunstall Decibel mufflers on my /5....

I used to run Dunstall Decibel mufflers on my /5. I think you can still get copies. Great look and nice sound (maybe a bit loud).
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-13-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 218,320
Posted By Stromrider 1583
An old painter friend of mine said it well: "Hand...

An old painter friend of mine said it well: "Hand prep builds character."
:D
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-09-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 218,320
Posted By Stromrider 1583
Got anything done in the last three days? :fyyff

Got anything done in the last three days? :fyyff
Forum: Hacks 09-09-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,519
Posted By Stromrider 1583
I had to get the Stump running either way so...

I had to get the Stump running either way so after a new battery and a bit of fresh gas the old girl was ready to go. The bike fits me well, its comfy and has more power than I'll ever need. A 2003...
Forum: Hacks 09-09-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,493
Posted By Stromrider 1583
The Z1 engine would be a good "period" choice....

The Z1 engine would be a good "period" choice. The clutch/trans is more than stout enough for any HP you can build into it.

I don't recall the H3's doing all that well in hacks.

Another...
Forum: Hacks 09-06-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,493
Posted By Stromrider 1583
Did it come out of Southern California? The only...

Did it come out of Southern California? The only Kawa Triple outfit I ever saw with a wing was the outfit that Doug Bingham ran at Laguna Seca in the 70's

R
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 651,603
Posted By Stromrider 1583
Wow ... old thread I got my DL1000 in 2003,...

Wow ... old thread

I got my DL1000 in 2003, rode the crap out of it. Won a mileage award and had some big time fun. I parked it in 2007 with 70,510 km on the clock.

I just got it running again...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-30-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,774
Posted By Stromrider 1583
Is the bike electric start? Does it have a...

Is the bike electric start? Does it have a ballast resistor? If the ignition system is designed such that the coil(s) see full battery voltage whist cranking (9-10 vdc) and then voltage after the...
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 25,687
Posted By Stromrider 1583
Its a term of endearment for my K3. I parked it...

Its a term of endearment for my K3. I parked it in 2007 and just got it running again. :D

I've decided that next spring's project will be adding a hack.

I'm just curious about the need for...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7,114
Views: 3,246,665
Posted By Stromrider 1583
Belarusian company Motovelo together with...

Belarusian company Motovelo together with specialists design bureau Yuri Shifa recently presented a prototype of a 500-cc motorcycle with the elements of a cafe-style Reiser Honda GB500 Clubman,...
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 25,687
Posted By Stromrider 1583
Front ends?

It looks like many (most?) V-Stump hacks are not changing the front end? No need for leading links or other trail reducing alterations?
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,440
Posted By Stromrider 1583
I have a thing about time based oilers ... I...

I have a thing about time based oilers ... I don't like them.

Chains should be oiled by distance. For this you need something more sophisticated than a drip type oiler.

I have had good luck...
Forum: Hacks 08-10-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,205
Posted By Stromrider 1583
To quickly narrow it down, put a test light in...

To quickly narrow it down, put a test light in the 12v lead that powers the ignition. If the the light stays on when the engine dies, the problem is in the ignition unit. If the light goes out, you...
Forum: Hacks 05-14-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 150,354
Posted By Stromrider 1583
"Lean-Out" is camber thrust used to adjust...

"Lean-Out" is camber thrust used to adjust tracking
"Toe-In" is slip angle thrust used to adjust tracking

It makes sense to use sidecar wheel "Lean-In" also.

When cornering with the chair on...
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,935
Posted By Stromrider 1583
Great ride idea. Back in the day the RR sidecar I...

Great ride idea. Back in the day the RR sidecar I built engines for was road legal ... the roads around Alice's were used for practice ...

The old timers at the corners might remember Wayne Lougee...
Forum: Hacks 04-09-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,519
Posted By Stromrider 1583
I don't have any desire to maintain a stable of...

I don't have any desire to maintain a stable of bikes (or women), one should do the trick (although having several bikes is probably cheaper than having several women). :)

The more I think, the...
Forum: Hacks 04-09-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,801
Posted By Stromrider 1583
I'm hearing that if you DON'T plan to to do more...

I'm hearing that if you DON'T plan to to do more than ride on the occasional dirt road or cobblestones (Mexican Taxi type roads) that you won't need 2WD.

This makes the Tourist a good choice for...
Forum: Hacks 04-08-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,519
Posted By Stromrider 1583
Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I like my...

Thanks for the feedback.

Yes, I like my V-Stump ... but I don't ride it much ... I've been doing boat things the last couple of years. Before that I did ride the crap out of it. Daily driver...
Forum: Hacks 04-08-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,519
Posted By Stromrider 1583
Thanks for the invite! I'll still be out of...

Thanks for the invite!

I'll still be out of the country then.

I'll be back in BC in June. Maybe I can make a meet on a later date.

R
Forum: Hacks 04-08-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 25,687
Posted By Stromrider 1583
Dauntless has a M72D sidecar and V-Strom mount...

Dauntless has a M72D sidecar and V-Strom mount for $4495 ...
My DL1000 needs a new rear tire anyway ... ME880? or ?

Can someone talk me out of this idea?

R
Forum: Hacks 04-08-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,519
Posted By Stromrider 1583
Fat lot of help you are! :) I do like the...

Fat lot of help you are! :)

I do like the stump and with the availability of a "bolt on" subframe it makes it all an option. I get to keep the bike I like and my just broken in 30,000 mi + custom...
Forum: Hacks 04-08-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,519
Posted By Stromrider 1583
V-Strom or Ural and random questions ...

Looking at all 2500+ posts in the show me thread and seeing the huge variety of hacks on the road I have a few questions. My background is road racing sidecars so if I sound stupid, please bear with...
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 150,354
Posted By Stromrider 1583
Wow ...

Lots of interesting information here.

Glad to see that the location of an outfit's roll centre (assuming solo + sidecar geometry) is agreed to be at ground level. :)

Turning into the chair and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2004, 07:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,272
Posted By Stromrider 1583
New England and points south ... After a...

New England and points south ...

After a weekend with no weather channel I had no worries. Ignoance = Bliss The next destination was Kalamazoo, Michigan ... this one is only 840 miles away and I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2004, 03:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,272
Posted By Stromrider 1583
On to Gromag's ... I attack the from the rear ......

On to Gromag's ... I attack the from the rear ...

Border crossing #6:

This time I got lucky only a couple of questions and "Have a nice ride" sent me into Bar Harbor. It was almost Midnight...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2004, 03:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,272
Posted By Stromrider 1583
I loose at GPS Roulette, meet Frances and have a...

I loose at GPS Roulette, meet Frances and have a boat ride

I ask the GPS for shortest route to Fredericton and don't bother to check the route against the map, I've had pretty good luck with GPS...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2004, 03:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,272
Posted By Stromrider 1583
Riding a foreign country that I happen to live in...

Riding a foreign country that I happen to live in ...

It was just dark when I rolled into Sault Sainte Marie, I cruised down the main drag looking for an old time, all ground floor, each room has...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2004, 03:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,272
Posted By Stromrider 1583
The Road to Cromag's or how to turn 1600 miles...

The Road to Cromag's
or how to turn 1600 miles into a 5 day ride ...

I slept for 11 hours. Out in the lot, this guy was feasting on prime, day-old South Dakota bugs ...
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2004, 12:08 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 15,268
Posted By Stromrider 1583
fixed :thumb

fixed :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2004, 07:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,272
Posted By Stromrider 1583
Thank you, I was real happy with the choice....

Thank you,

I was real happy with the choice. I ended up taking 281 then 81 all the way up to I-90. Slowing to 35 for the little towns is not so bad since they tend to be pretty far apart.

The...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2004, 07:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,272
Posted By Stromrider 1583
Agreed ... that's why I passed on taking a...

Agreed ... that's why I passed on taking a picture of the markmanship on signs that were on the side of the road on straights ... I don't expect tight shot groups on drive-bys ... This one was at a T...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2004, 06:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,272
Posted By Stromrider 1583
The Border 2 Border Run or What to see in...

The Border 2 Border Run
or What to see in Nebraska at Night

04:00 September 2, 2004 (Day 13):

"This is Tom Burdett, don't hang up, this is the wake-up call you asked for ..."

I thanked...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2004, 08:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,272
Posted By Stromrider 1583
Aliens, Floods, and Justice West of the Pecos ......

Aliens, Floods, and Justice West of the Pecos ...

August 31, Tuesday (Day 10):

I've been talking to Wench almost every night, part of the deal for this trip was that I was to check in with her...
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