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Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,921
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Logically, it makes sense to use a capacitor with...

Logically, it makes sense to use a capacitor with a rectifier... but i'm not using one. Would it work better with a rectifier? I don't know. I certainly wouldn't hurt.

Disclaimer: I'm not an...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I know you're asking about Airheads in this...

I know you're asking about Airheads in this thread... but you just goit into Urals... so here is some info on the 'Hand Grenade' alternator:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=815698...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,921
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I don't have a wiring diagram, other than in my...

I don't have a wiring diagram, other than in my head.

For a capacitor, just hook it up to the 'accessory' side of your circuit breaker. (right side of the breaker in the hand drawn diagram in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,921
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I have two xt500's, a 1978 and a 1979. On one I...

I have two xt500's, a 1978 and a 1979. On one I do NOT have a regulator on the 12v yellow headlight wire, but I DO on the other. I added the regulator on the one bike because it kept blowing bulbs....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5,499
Views: 217,385
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
http://s.quickmeme.com/img/b1/b13a9b633372d196cfca...

http://s.quickmeme.com/img/b1/b13a9b633372d196cfca3d5fbe804747d9826a0c7e5eb7714758d2271f168ff7.jpg

I came across this photo on the internet, and thought that it would be a good solution for...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,921
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I ended up wiring my bikes up like in the drawing...

I ended up wiring my bikes up like in the drawing above, except that I connected a 12v headlight to the yellow wire, instead of hooking the headlight into the white wire crcuit, and I'm running a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4,901
Views: 936,532
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Nope, never had it on a dyno. That's aslo on the...

Nope, never had it on a dyno. That's aslo on the to-do list.

It has 10:1 compression pistons and I'm running the early style thin head gasket, PB+ cams, dual Mikuni roundslide carbs with Branch...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4,901
Views: 936,532
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I always wondered how much my 1981 XL1000 weighs....

I always wondered how much my 1981 XL1000 weighs. I took pretty much everything off it that I could to get the dirt tracker look. The frame is one heavy piece though...
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-27-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5,499
Views: 217,385
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
The 'documentary' is less about riding and more...

The 'documentary' is less about riding and more about their 'sticking it to the man'.

I used to think they were inner city kids trying to blow off some steam, and now I think a LOT less of them...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,864
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I have used vintage bikes as my daily transport...

I have used vintage bikes as my daily transport for the last 10 years. The key is to choose a bike with a cult following.

The parts availability for 1980's Honda Shadows and the DOHC Honda CB's...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-22-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 5,499
Views: 217,385
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
It is. Its 90% Harley, 5% British, and 5%...

It is. Its 90% Harley, 5% British, and 5% Japanese. Last year I saw a triumph and a guy selling triumph parts, an xs650, and a nice xl350. I also saw a bunch of Twin Cam Harleys, piles of stock take...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-09-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 270,097
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
That might actually be a pretty nice bike. I bet...

That might actually be a pretty nice bike. I bet the husband spent more than $1500 on it. The custom seat, paint, and brake job probably cost more than that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 436,292
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Sportsters are AWESOME. I think people who bash...

Sportsters are AWESOME. I think people who bash Sportsters must have never ridden one, or feel the need to put others down.

I have several 'Big Twins', as well as many other brands and types of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 52,839
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I think the Dynas are all pretty much the same...

I think the Dynas are all pretty much the same bike, with different bits bolted on or taken off.

To save some serious money, you could buy a used Dyna and add the windshield and bags like you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-25-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5,499
Views: 217,385
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
This sounds like a good time. I'm a maybe. I'm...

This sounds like a good time. I'm a maybe. I'm free that night, but the GF is just getting back from being out of the country for 10 days the day before... so I might be in trouble if I go out. Maybe...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 13,183
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I'm leaving my place around 9:20 and getting to...

I'm leaving my place around 9:20 and getting to the park and ride a but before 10:00. I need to make a gas stop.
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4,901
Views: 936,532
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
About 6 months ago my friend bought a 2000...

About 6 months ago my friend bought a 2000 Sportster 1200S with only 9,000 miles. It looked like a brand new bike. It was all stock, except for a Screamin' Eagle 2-1 exhaust. He only paid $3500,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-18-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5,499
Views: 217,385
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Anyone want to go for a ride Friday morning? ...

Anyone want to go for a ride Friday morning?

Details here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=964566&page=17
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-17-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 13,183
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Filling your bag with tools is a winter...

Filling your bag with tools is a winter project?!? You must be getting a LOT of tools...

Hopefully we can ride together again before winter hits.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-17-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,561
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
It looks like you're using the Honda front brake...

It looks like you're using the Honda front brake caliper and the Harley front master cylinder? If so, did you have to get a custom brake line to make them work together? How is the lever feel and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I also have a 1982 xl500r. I LOVE the bike. The...

I also have a 1982 xl500r. I LOVE the bike. The fact that yours is "falling apart" might be the problem. Yeah, the drum brakes are weak and the suspension is average, but its a powerful motor in a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,553
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
The other replaies to this thread seem to think...

The other replaies to this thread seem to think that the front drive sprocket is spinning on the countershaft. Is this true?

When I read your description, it sounds to me like the countershaft is...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 09-17-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 1,455
Sticky: Tet
Views: 142,231
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I rode the portion of the TET from Maryland...

I rode the portion of the TET from Maryland through Vermont two weeks ago. Very nice route, thanks for putting this together!!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-17-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 13,183
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Is anyone officially "in" for riding this Friday?...

Is anyone officially "in" for riding this Friday? Meet at the Mt Carmel road park and ride at 10:00 am?
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 373,383
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Nice bike. I REALLY like that windshield,...

Nice bike.

I REALLY like that windshield, especially the little lip on it. How do you like it? What brand is it, and where can I buy one? Can you post some more photos of the bike/windshield?...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-15-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 13,183
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Hey everyone, sorry its been a while. Is...

Hey everyone, sorry its been a while.

Is anyone intereted in going on a ride Friday morning (Sept 19)?

Maybe something like this:...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,577
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
That $14 one is a good deal. I'm away for along...

That $14 one is a good deal. I'm away for along weekend, but if its still for sale on monday I'll buy it. Thanks for posting it.

I dont care if its an early or late style rack, this isnt a 100%...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,577
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
If anyone has a spare CT90 luggage rack that they...

If anyone has a spare CT90 luggage rack that they want to sell for a reasonable price, I'm interested. PM me with info. Thanks.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,577
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I'll check the flasher unit on mine. Once I got...

I'll check the flasher unit on mine. Once I got it in running I stopped messing with the little things... I might wait till it gets cold to finish all the little details.

Actually... where is...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-06-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,577
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I also need to figure out what to do about the...

I also need to figure out what to do about the font forks. I think the bike should have rubber fork gaiters, but I have seen some with polished springs and no gaiters that looked awesome. I might...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-06-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,577
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Yeah, it probably wouldn't have taken too much to...

Yeah, it probably wouldn't have taken too much to get the Cub going, but I wasnt too interested in it. The hardest part of the Cub project will be to find the electric start stator cover, which it...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,577
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I got a 53.5 mm piston from Dr ATV and had a...

I got a 53.5 mm piston from Dr ATV and had a local machine shop fit it to one of my rusty cylinders.
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh37/jmk015/photo42_zps3d0ff3db.jpg

I also bought some...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,577
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
When I bought the Trail 90 it didn't run. I...

When I bought the Trail 90 it didn't run. I thought it turned over with the kicker, but it was just the clutch slipping in an inconsistent way. Bummer.

I took the clutch apart and it was filled...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,577
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
My first scooter: 1969 Trail 90 project

This is my first scooter and I'm pretty pumped about it. I'm really into vintage dual sport bikes and have always been interested in the Trail 90. They look like tons of fun. My girlfriend has...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 102,115
Views: 19,957,273
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
My Dad's 2013 DR650 had this same problem. He...

My Dad's 2013 DR650 had this same problem. He also has the dynojet kit and a cut air box. His bike was running too rich and was getting liquid gas accumulating in the intake, causing it to stall at...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,809
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Subscribed! I also live in Maryland and do...

Subscribed!

I also live in Maryland and do a lot of riding trips with my Dad. We're actually leaving to ride to Maine and back next week, and we're hping to go across the country next year. Maybe...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
A bunch of smoke on startup, that subsides after...

A bunch of smoke on startup, that subsides after running for a minute, is a classic sign of wet sumping. This, combined with the barfing oil, makes me think that you need to inspect the oil pump...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
The clutches on all 3 of mt XT500's stick if they...

The clutches on all 3 of mt XT500's stick if they sit for a week or so. Its normal. Work it in and out a few times and the come free. I dont know why, but it always happens.

The exhaust gasket...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I got your PM. Post some pictures of the bike!!!...

I got your PM. Post some pictures of the bike!!! I'm curious to see if this is my old one!

Before you take anytihng apart, or let a shop mess with anything (in my experience, most shops don't...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-14-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5,499
Views: 217,385
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I got one of these for Christmas last year. ...

I got one of these for Christmas last year.

As a camp stove, I LOVE it. I also have the optional ~2 liter kettle that sits on on top to boil water and doubles as a case for the BioLite. Its...
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