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Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 04:48 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 30,033
Posted By Carl Childers
Davebig............ball buster extraordinaire or...

Davebig............ball buster extraordinaire or misunderstood genius.

Possibly only historical hind sight will be able to solve this riddle.:1drink
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By Carl Childers
I never left my two wheeled bikes behind. They...

I never left my two wheeled bikes behind. They are my first love and have been for 48 years of my life. My current DR 650 is set up perfect for my travels and camping in the rugged back country and...
Forum: Hacks 10-27-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 30,033
Posted By Carl Childers
DJ, this sway bar looks like what I'd like to add...

DJ, this sway bar looks like what I'd like to add on to my rig, the motorcycle swing arm picture was really helpful in me visualizing that part of it. Any chance of you posting a picture or two of...
Forum: Hacks 10-25-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By Carl Childers
Luke, I like the rectangle of sheet metal that...

Luke, I like the rectangle of sheet metal that will keep an errant foot from dropping between the frames. I think I'd like to do the same on mine, what's that pattern called I like the look better...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 100,261
Views: 19,264,826
Posted By Carl Childers
I bought one last Spring when a bike I was...

I bought one last Spring when a bike I was changing steering head bearings on was impossible to get any purchase on the back side of the races with a long punch due to the long narrow head tube. That...
Forum: Hacks 10-25-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By Carl Childers
Harley rig yes, adventure not so much. Went to...

Harley rig yes, adventure not so much. Went to get beer after work, there's plenty of room in the tub to stock up!
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,519
Posted By Carl Childers
Shop Lights

Time for some new lights in the work shop. Right now I'm using 30 year old double 8' tube fluorescent fixtures that light the area well but send my electric bill through the roof. What's out there...
Forum: Hacks 10-21-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3,637
Views: 618,932
Posted By Carl Childers
Laugh But she has a great personality.

But she has a great personality.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 100,261
Views: 19,264,826
Posted By Carl Childers
There's an older Shovel Head under there some...

There's an older Shovel Head under there some place. Not a trailer queen, not a chrome shrine...............not mainstream, well I suppose you can hate him for that.:norton
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 100,261
Views: 19,264,826
Posted By Carl Childers
The 18 will put you in good shape to put a trials...

The 18 will put you in good shape to put a trials tyre on the back, seems to be all the rage with the orange bike crowd! I didn't see one KTM in the mountains this Summer without one. No choice for...
Forum: Hacks 10-18-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3,637
Views: 618,932
Posted By Carl Childers
Way out of my league price wise I'm sure but I'd...

Way out of my league price wise I'm sure but I'd love to own it! I like military vehicles and owned a WWII G506 for awhile, something pre-war like this would really be special.
Forum: Hacks 10-16-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By Carl Childers
Over the years I've bought any number of steel...

Over the years I've bought any number of steel add ons for trucks and motor cycles that have needed a little tweaking to get them to fit, like Claude said sometimes it's just built up powder coat or...
Forum: Hacks 10-09-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,446
Posted By Carl Childers
Trailers are for boats.:D

Trailers are for boats.:D
Forum: Hacks 10-09-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,446
Posted By Carl Childers
This one gets my vote! :clap

This one gets my vote! :clap
Forum: Hacks 10-07-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,121
Posted By Carl Childers
That is the one and only aspect of owning a...

That is the one and only aspect of owning a sidecar rig I don't like. To me compared to a solo bike I feel like a sitting duck in traffic. I can't maneuver or zip out of harms way quickly and out on...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 100,261
Views: 19,264,826
Posted By Carl Childers
Wicked This is motorcycle porn to me! :clap My aim in...

This is motorcycle porn to me! :clap My aim in the not too distant future is to find a second nice clean used DR to set up like yours. My DR sees about 90% dirt now but when I'm in the mountains on...
Forum: Hacks 10-06-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By Carl Childers
Is that a new model or a custom, pretty nice...

Is that a new model or a custom, pretty nice either way!

The answer to your question: yes, probably only a Vincent would be harder but anything can be done
Forum: Hacks 10-05-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,121
Posted By Carl Childers
One of these days I'll have to post pictures of...

One of these days I'll have to post pictures of my rig, it's an FLH with a 39 style HD reproduction side car..... a beautiful set up with the tub all out of aluminum built by Claude Stanley. I've...
Forum: Hacks 09-30-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By Carl Childers
Saftey tip: The faster you go the harder it is to...

Saftey tip: The faster you go the harder it is to stick your fingers in the spokes. :deal
Forum: Hacks 09-30-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,063
Posted By Carl Childers
Makes me miss my old 1100 Sport and my 1000...

Makes me miss my old 1100 Sport and my 1000 Lemans.

Love them Geese! :clap
Forum: Americas 09-26-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By Carl Childers
You didn't specify pavement only or dual sport...

You didn't specify pavement only or dual sport but there is hundreds of miles of both that emanate out of Taos NM. Stay in town and do a different loop everyday. The mountains here are beautiful this...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 100,261
Views: 19,264,826
Posted By Carl Childers
More like tamper resistant. :deal

More like tamper resistant. :deal
Forum: Hacks 09-23-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3,637
Views: 618,932
Posted By Carl Childers
Might be a relative of Ken Kesey. I...

Might be a relative of Ken Kesey.

I remember those things in the back of magazines next to the "Build your own mini bike" adds.
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 100,261
Views: 19,264,826
Posted By Carl Childers
Mongle, 40 some years around bikes of all...

Mongle,

40 some years around bikes of all sorts but.......Your right, for me a little care and common sense has saved me from blowing up myself or my workshop. I should have realized in TL'S case...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 100,261
Views: 19,264,826
Posted By Carl Childers
Yeah sort of a given you wouldn't do that...

Yeah sort of a given you wouldn't do that indoors.........not a whole lot of drama either, no need to call the bomb squad. cold motor, no spark, meh.
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 100,261
Views: 19,264,826
Posted By Carl Childers
[QUOTE Probably need to replace those...

[QUOTE

Probably need to replace those o-rings so famous in the carb. It's off, might as well do it. ER will be along shortly with a pic.[/QUOTE]


That was the source of my disaster, well that...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 100,261
Views: 19,264,826
Posted By Carl Childers
IMO A few revloutions of the motor with the sump...

IMO A few revloutions of the motor with the sump plug out as well when it's been drained will not damage anything and will help to expel any remaining gas contaminated oil. I then refilled with cheap...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 100,261
Views: 19,264,826
Posted By Carl Childers
Check your oil sight glass, most likely it did...

Check your oil sight glass, most likely it did and the level is way past full. If so drain it and flush it out.

Same thing happened to me 2 weeks ago.


Cylinder: turn it over with the plugs...
Forum: Hacks 09-20-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By Carl Childers
The sticker is a hoot! The Willys truck kinda...

The sticker is a hoot! The Willys truck kinda cool! I have a line on a nice stock one at the moment, it might be my next old truck project.
Forum: Hacks 09-19-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By Carl Childers
BMW's attempt to cash in on the cruiser market it...

BMW's attempt to cash in on the cruiser market it was not a sales success but seems to come in to its own pulling a sidecar. A nice retro hack compliments its looks!
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 100,261
Views: 19,264,826
Posted By Carl Childers
Replacement Horn

The stock horn on my o6 DR quit working and I want to replace it but maybe not with another stocker. It doesn't have to be super loud, same db is ok and preferably good quality.

Any suggestions?
Forum: Hacks 09-16-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6,568
Views: 2,435,948
Posted By Carl Childers
Funny, I just built a new utility trailer for my...

Funny, I just built a new utility trailer for my business and I was laughing to myself that it could be the worlds biggest sidecar, looks like someone beat me to it! :D
Forum: Hacks 09-15-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,348
Posted By Carl Childers
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Hacks 09-15-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,727
Posted By Carl Childers
Wow Ski that's too bad but like you said at least...

Wow Ski that's too bad but like you said at least you found it, now it's onward and upward. Keep in mind that either a very lean condition from that cylinders carb or an overly advanced ignition...
Forum: Hacks 09-12-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Carl Childers
From what I've seen the bottom back brace needs...

From what I've seen the bottom back brace needs to be cut out and relocated to clear the motor. I'm sure someone here can fill you in on the exact details.

Wouldn't be for the rig that was at the...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 09-12-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,799
Posted By Carl Childers
Puke The surrounding area is full of great rides! The...

The surrounding area is full of great rides! The town and the Gunnison KOA, kind of dismal.
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 100,261
Views: 19,264,826
Posted By Carl Childers
Thanks I'll give Derek a shout.

Thanks I'll give Derek a shout.
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 100,261
Views: 19,264,826
Posted By Carl Childers
Float Assembly O Rings

I think it's time to change out the carburetor float assembly O rings.
Any quick easy source for these , like maybe NAPA Auto?
Forum: Hacks 09-08-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3,637
Views: 618,932
Posted By Carl Childers
HD cookie jars, seems to be no end of stuff that...

HD cookie jars, seems to be no end of stuff that gets marketed along with these bikes, There are even Harley toilet seats in black and orange with the logo on them out there..... Yikes! I'd just be...
Forum: Hacks 09-08-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,727
Posted By Carl Childers
Exhaust won't be it but will need attention. No...

Exhaust won't be it but will need attention. No compression? Head gasket failure, ring failure, hole in the piston or valves or valve seats are not doing what they should. I think a tear down of the...
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