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Forum: Hacks 04-15-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,844
Posted By transalpian
I'm slow, but steady. Mounted up the M&H...

I'm slow, but steady.

Mounted up the M&H this weekend and can report that it fits on the front end of a '05 Rocket 3. A quick ride down the road resulted in nothing too surprising. I'll report...
Forum: Hacks 10-01-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3,215
Views: 544,382
Posted By transalpian
Because I think this ad will have a short life, I...

Because I think this ad will have a short life, I am quoting the verbage here for posterity:


A motor cycle is the Kremlin escort.

It was produced only 17 in the USSR. From them 5 motor...
Forum: Hacks 09-20-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3,215
Views: 544,382
Posted By transalpian
And if you can find this tire in the US or...

And if you can find this tire in the US or Canada, please let us know. Not an easy (or some say possible) task.
Forum: Hacks 09-20-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,844
Posted By transalpian
No progress to report, and I've tried many new...

No progress to report, and I've tried many new unsuccesful routes...

What do you think of the M&H racemaster radial DOT drag front tire in 185/55-17? Seem to run around $190 shipped.

Link to...
Forum: Hacks 08-29-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,041
Posted By transalpian
Now that you have that shiny GS rig, want to...

Now that you have that shiny GS rig, want to trade Rocket front ends? :evil:evil

Looks like a great rig, another hit by Claude.
Forum: Hacks 08-09-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,844
Posted By transalpian
That seems to be the going rate, no matter the...

That seems to be the going rate, no matter the source...

At this point, I'm also considering swapping the front wheel with a 16" from a later model Rocket III Touring. Much better tire selection....
Forum: Hacks 08-09-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,844
Posted By transalpian
I looked at this path as well. I can't find...

I looked at this path as well. I can't find anybody in Canada (including Bridgestone's Canadian Corporate presence) that shows this tire exists. I'm really starting to think its almost a UK only...
Forum: Hacks 08-09-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,844
Posted By transalpian
Kind of sort of yes. :evil I spoke with a...

Kind of sort of yes. :evil

I spoke with a couple local tire dealers who handle Bridgestone. They said the tires aren't in their book of "availables" so they can't order them. I also spoke to a...
Forum: Hacks 08-08-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,844
Posted By transalpian
My rig runs a Metzler ME880 150/80-17 on the...

My rig runs a Metzler ME880 150/80-17 on the front. SWMoto tire has them for $138.66 shipped. I've never had motorcycle tires go more than 10,000 miles. Often they don't go nearly that far when my...
Forum: Hacks 08-08-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,844
Posted By transalpian
Basically, yes. Your assumption is correct, but...

Basically, yes. Your assumption is correct, but not the ratios.

Looking at different UK online tire sellers, the tire is about 170 GBP (or $260) each. Total cost for one shipped by air to Ohio...
Forum: Hacks 08-08-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,844
Posted By transalpian
Tire Update I have made contact with Rod at...

Tire Update

I have made contact with Rod at Motopodd! I guess the Olympics were too much a distraction for him? :D

Buying them 1 or 2 at a time will be very expensive ($300+). We are trying...
Forum: Hacks 08-08-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,844
Posted By transalpian
Not to change the subject, but didn't I see that...

Not to change the subject, but didn't I see that you sold your rig? At least I think it was your rig for sale on sidecar.com...
Forum: Hack Vendors 08-08-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 17,009
Posted By transalpian
Its a 4" rim, no? I have no experience, but it...

Its a 4" rim, no? I have no experience, but it seems to fit quite nicely on the triumph 3.5" wide front rim. The tire comes OEM on a vauxhall VX220 which has a 5.5" front rim. So to me, it should at...
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,844
Posted By transalpian
So are you a possible fourth for a group buy?...

So are you a possible fourth for a group buy? (assuming price, etc)
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,844
Posted By transalpian
Do they make a tire stretcher? Thanks, but we...

Do they make a tire stretcher? Thanks, but we need 17" not 15"
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,844
Posted By transalpian
No luck with Cooper. On Coker, the closest...

No luck with Cooper.

On Coker, the closest thing is a 600/650R17 Excelsior Stahl Sport Radial. Main problem is that the thing is 29.5" OD (versus about 26.5" OD for stock). I know the width...
Forum: Hack Vendors 08-07-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 17,009
Posted By transalpian
Rod Is this tire and offer still available?...

Rod

Is this tire and offer still available? I know of at least two of us here in the states who need a tire....

'alp
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,844
Posted By transalpian
Not yet. I talked to Brock at Steerite and will...

Not yet. I talked to Brock at Steerite and will likely go that route this winter.

I had Unit leading links on my wing, but never really got it to where I wanted it to be. Have you seen any...
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,844
Posted By transalpian
Yes, its a 2005 with a Champion Escort car....

Yes, its a 2005 with a Champion Escort car. Hydraulic Brembo on the car wheel with Jay's TILT mechanism between the car and bike. I'm thinking its an upgrade from my old GL1000/Velorex 562.
...
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,844
Posted By transalpian
Yep. The Euro-specs get the 17's, we get 16's. ...

Yep. The Euro-specs get the 17's, we get 16's. I'm hoping (probably falsely) that my local Lotus dealer can get parts for both?

Have you talked to Claude about suitable replacements?
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,844
Posted By transalpian
I've looked at all the major (and minor) tire...

I've looked at all the major (and minor) tire suppliers. It seems this tire is not used on any US-spec cars so it's very hard to obtain here.

It is used on a Euro Spec Lotus Elise so my next...
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,844
Posted By transalpian
And here is my rig: ...

And here is my rig:

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/16/rocketrig.jpg
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,844
Posted By transalpian
I was also looking at a Yokohama S-Drive in...

I was also looking at a Yokohama S-Drive in 195/45/17. It looks to be about 1" wider than the 175/55/17 on kailuasurfer's bike above. I'll need to measure closely, but it looks like it might fit and...
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,844
Posted By transalpian
Yes, a car tire for the front of my new rig. :D...

Yes, a car tire for the front of my new rig. :D The bike is coming with a well worn moto tire on the front, I'm preparing to replace it.



I've seen a lot of those price range options too. I...
Forum: Hacks 08-06-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,844
Posted By transalpian
Tried that with a pm and email. No response yet...

Tried that with a pm and email. No response yet so I'm checking around.
Forum: Hacks 08-06-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,844
Posted By transalpian
sources for 175/55/17 tires in US

I'm looking for a 175/55/17 tire to put on the front end of my Rocket 3 rig. Does anybody know of a US source for this (or a similar size) tire?

FYI, the Rocket has a 17" x 3.5" wide front rim.
Forum: Hacks 07-31-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3,215
Views: 544,382
Posted By transalpian
Upgrading to a new rig, so my beloved goldwing...

Upgrading to a new rig, so my beloved goldwing hack rig is for sale in the flea market:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=813372
Forum: Hacks 04-17-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,147
Posted By transalpian
I like them. Dead simple, easy to adjust, and...

I like them. Dead simple, easy to adjust, and fairly tolerant of crud (compared to oem).

They are loud, but its a good noise. My left knee is a little close to the air cleaner. I'm hoping the new...
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,147
Posted By transalpian
Updated pictures!! ...

Updated pictures!!

http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/4888/pic3f.jpg

http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/4982/pic2mr.jpg

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/2277/pic4ge.jpg
...
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,147
Posted By transalpian
If you haven't already, check out the unique...

If you haven't already, check out the unique carburation discussions at ngwclub.com. Folks there have tried everything from a single barrel holley up to fuel injection and supercharging!

Single...
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,844
Posted By transalpian
Not really. When the brakes are applied, the...

Not really. When the brakes are applied, the torque generated is transferred into the horizontal element of the leading links. Since I'm talking about braking going forward, the torque is...
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,844
Posted By transalpian
This and this I guess I...

This



and this



I guess I understand the advantages of floating and with unlimited funds for this project would have incorporated them into the front end. However, I don't and didn't.
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,147
Posted By transalpian
The Webers are an interesting thing. Randakk...

The Webers are an interesting thing. Randakk makes a set of intake manifolds that allow relatively easy installation of twin 40IDF units. the linkage gave me fits intially (its all custom) but I got...
Forum: Hacks 03-20-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,147
Posted By transalpian
Wow, its been a long time since I've updated the...

Wow, its been a long time since I've updated the thread. (Unfortunately, my progress was slow too)

The Webers are installed, the linkage was built (twice :lol3), new starter, a 300 mile move, and...
Forum: Hacks 03-20-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,844
Posted By transalpian
Fixed front calipers

Greetings all! My hack rig has regained the status of "moving under its own power"!!!!!

All in all, I'm pleased. But with all things, not yet "done". Here is an old picture. (Progress has been...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,671
Posted By transalpian
Light rebuild, definately. I did not order...

Light rebuild, definately.

I did not order part 7, but did order all the others. Am I still in the doable by noob stage? I did order a pin wrench for the caps.
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,671
Posted By transalpian
Ok, last question for now, what is recommended...

Ok, last question for now, what is recommended weight fork oil? I'm going with the hd oem springs, I'm 250lb, the bike is a 72 r60/5, and I'm a gemini. :)
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,671
Posted By transalpian
Ok, thanks! Stupid next question, is the...

Ok, thanks!

Stupid next question, is the bumper you talk about this part number: 31421230751, described as a ring (part #9 on the fiche)? I assume seals are part number 31421230001, described as...
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,671
Posted By transalpian
Whats the verdict on the progressive rate front...

Whats the verdict on the progressive rate front springs? Worth it? Better options?
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,671
Posted By transalpian
So dropping the forks at the triple tree is not a...

So dropping the forks at the triple tree is not a good approach?
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