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Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-19-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
More on the Idler Pulley, Pt 3

The jamming the bearing in the sprocket part was the hardest really. I went through a bunch of consideration on how to actually pull it off. McMaster Carr offered an idler pulley in a 15 tooth but...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-07-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
More on the Idler Pulley, Pt 2

For the carrier, it took a bit of tweaking to get it right. It had to be all cockeyed for the sprocket to be straight.

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-07-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
Dave, much appreciated, looks good, what ever...

Dave, much appreciated, looks good, what ever works! That was actually plan G...H.....or maybe it was P....I'm loosing track now. I'm almost there, just a couple more on the idler pulley first....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-05-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
More on the Idler Pulley, Pt 1

When I was making it I had no clue if it was actually going to work, so I wanted to limit the frame alterations as much as possible. I knew it the mounts might not be strong enough but I kept a very...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-05-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
Suspension testing in rampart – part 2

Well, it’s not like the bottom of the barrel, technology-wise, 25 year old OEM TA shock had any adjustment whatsoever, beyond cranking down the spring and increasing the preload. And with the huge...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-05-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 16,746
Posted By Z_HARSH
It is hard to not come across as preachy. In my...

It is hard to not come across as preachy. In my mind, the message would be best conveyed as something along the lines of:

"Our trails, some of the best in the world, are disappearing faster and...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-01-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 16,746
Posted By Z_HARSH
Vurb, its pretty stand-up of you putting yourself...

Vurb, its pretty stand-up of you putting yourself out there like this. I just sent a message to John B, he used to be the president of COHVCO. Check your Private Messages, I will send you his...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-31-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By Z_HARSH
Nice work, thanks! Might have to go check it out...

Nice work, thanks! Might have to go check it out this weekend.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-26-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 26,028
Posted By Z_HARSH
Such a great place to ride a motorcycle! There...

Such a great place to ride a motorcycle! There is nothing like island hopping in the Adriatic. We loved it so much we named our dog after one of the islands. I'm sure we would all love to see more...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-25-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
Thanks for checking in from time to time!

YeeeeHaaaawww! Especially on the second one. At least when you drop a G on a rear shock, it comes with some easy adjustment.

3legs, hello Sir, I am more than happy to post more photos, I will...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-21-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
Whoops Testing.

Speaking of whoops......



They are never really something to be sought out, not usually at least, but as more and more of our trails are shut down causing more and more use to the existing...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-13-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
Suspension Tuning on the CO/UT Boarder

Now, this thing isn't meant to be a "single-line slayer" or what not, but after 25,000 miles on a KLR and then 7,000 K's on the TA in Europe, I realized how much more fun it is to have something that...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-13-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,434
Posted By Z_HARSH
Bravo, looking good!

Bravo, looking good!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-01-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
That's fascinating, until you mentioned this I...

That's fascinating, until you mentioned this I never put two and two together, now I see that was the entire premise for the company. A couple guys in the group had them, remember the brake on the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-28-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
Thank you Sir, it is a blast to ride, impresses...

Thank you Sir, it is a blast to ride, impresses me more and more the harder I push it.

That is an interesting question though, by far the biggest thing I notice with the idler pulley is the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-27-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
Suspension Testing

I had to push hard to get the idler pulley together because the riding season was upon me, it was time to head out to the desert. So I threw it on the trailer, along with the dirtbikes, and headed...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-27-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,421
Posted By Z_HARSH
Floating over 2 ft high whoops or jumping a lot...

Floating over 2 ft high whoops or jumping a lot is exactly the priority for the Webber Rally Twin. Or more like blasting over bowling ball sized rock fields at full speed and launching off water...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-26-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,421
Posted By Z_HARSH
He is attempting to make a "Rally Twin" which...

He is attempting to make a "Rally Twin" which means 2 cylinders, 350lbs give or take, and top notch suspension. 12 inches sounds about right to me, otherwise, just go get a KLR or a DR and save on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-19-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
Idler Pulley Test

First things first, I had to make sure it wouldn't blow up in my face, so I put it up on blocks, set up a camera and made sure it was in line and looked like it was safe to ride:

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-17-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
The Fix, Second Try

Well, maybe it was the 3rd try, but either way, it all started with some more help from you guys. I needed to first of all make sure the bearing would withstand the forces. Thankfully Luke so...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-09-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
The Fix, Moving In The Right Direction....

Thanks guys, good points.

I already had a roller on the outside, underneath to help with the slack and to keep it off my frame:

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Forum: Beasts 06-04-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Z_HARSH
I just popped both the part numbers into the...

I just popped both the part numbers into the search on BikeBandit and they came right up...

http://www.bikebandit.com/search?q=43107-kt7-761


http://www.bikebandit.com/search?q=45107-ml7-692
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-03-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
The Fix, How Not To Do It

As the spring riding season came along it was time to figure out my chain cutting into the swing arm issue. My first thought was to add a second chain roller. I found a chunk of steel and after...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-03-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
cedric, thank you thank you! Beautiful country...

cedric, thank you thank you! Beautiful country up there, we still have a ton of snow in our mountains, had to go to the desert the other weekend because of it. I'm not quite done yet, and many good...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-28-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
HA! I see it is still on the rim, good for...

HA! I see it is still on the rim, good for another ride or two I'm guessing.

Although, fresh rubber is always awesome but I luuuuve spinning it sideways without guilt more, what's the rush?

...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-21-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
Well, Sunday was an embarrassing day for a Honda...

Well, Sunday was an embarrassing day for a Honda owner, I had to get towed by a KTM. Usually it is the other way around…. But, I snapped my one year old x-ring chain last weekend, probably only had...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-21-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
Scubabiker, thanks! It is not turning out half...

Scubabiker, thanks! It is not turning out half bad for a backyard hack fumbling his way through…. I’m not sure I love the fairing design though. I like the side view, but didn’t spend as much time...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-15-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
Rear Shock Installation

Ok, back to the rear shock for a moment. I had given Klaus two sets of measurements and let him decide which ones to use. For some reason I was kind of expecting to be using the AT triangle...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-13-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 65,787
Posted By Z_HARSH
Thanks for the tips! The toothpick idea is good. ...

Thanks for the tips! The toothpick idea is good.

At this point I am just playing around. I'm dabbling with redoing my fairing now, my plan is to make female molds eventually so I can vacuum bag...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-12-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 65,787
Posted By Z_HARSH
Really cool stuff, great looking bike! Thanks...

Really cool stuff, great looking bike! Thanks for posting!

If I may ask, what kind of glue did you use to glue together your 2 inch blue insulation foam on the tank plug? I tried contact cement...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 146,411
Posted By Z_HARSH
A little single-line.... <a...

A little single-line....


<a href="http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/Z_HARSH/media/HARSH%20RALLY%20ALP/P1000340_zps5206bfe8.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-11-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
Side Covers (pt. 6)

The idea is to have a perfect mold and when you pop your piece out you have a prefect gelcoat finish that might need a quick sanding and then is ready for paint. Well, that is the idea at least, but...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,786
Posted By Z_HARSH
Is this their flag??? <a...

Is this their flag???

<a href="http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/Z_HARSH/media/IMG_2785_zps1c69690a.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-07-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
Side Covers (Pt. 5)

To mount the side covers I used the same method as the fairing:

<a href="http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/Z_HARSH/media/HARSH%20RALLY%20ALP/P1000207_zps40b66ec6.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-05-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
Glad to help in any way I can. Also, welcome...

Glad to help in any way I can.

Also, welcome to ADVland it is alway an honor to have someone post for the first time on your thread.

Yep, still running the RD07 swing arm without issues. I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-02-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
The Rear Shock

....Oh yea, right, something coming from the East....OK..........


In the TransAlp world most seem to go with Wilbers. Ohlins more so on the Dakar scene it seems, but there are many more options...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-02-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
Thanks guys! All but one of the shots are 4-6...

Thanks guys! All but one of the shots are 4-6 hours from the house in Utah, the one in the middle is less than 20 minutes from the house.


The time and country you are born in and the parents...
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By Z_HARSH
An inmate sent me a link to the eBay auction for...

An inmate sent me a link to the eBay auction for this a week or two ago, quite interesting! I'd love to see more pictures of it!


That thing looks like a one-off to me but I am not sure, you got...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-29-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
Its funny how the more of this… <a...

Its funny how the more of this…


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Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-29-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,282
Posted By Z_HARSH
Time for the next page I'd say....

Time for the next page I'd say....
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