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Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11,233
Views: 778,265
Posted By MeRide
Dakar coverage in the US

It actually has nothing to do with the American viewers. We have to watch what the media is selling because that's whats on TV. They push what they decide we should see. Not the other way around....
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11,233
Views: 778,265
Posted By MeRide
Thank you Tomas!!!! Your efforts are very much...

Thank you Tomas!!!! Your efforts are very much appreciated. :clap



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Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11,233
Views: 778,265
Posted By MeRide
Yes salt is a great preservative :lol3

Yes salt is a great preservative :lol3
Forum: Racing 01-10-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11,233
Views: 778,265
Posted By MeRide
I wonder if its more of deep rooted passion that...

I wonder if its more of deep rooted passion that drives RG than winning Dakar? Making his own race vehicle, driving it, managing the team. Self made. Multi-dimensional as opposed to strictly driving....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-24-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,531
Posted By MeRide
^^^ This!

^^^ This!
Forum: Old's Cool 12-15-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
The difference in ground clearance and suspension...

The difference in ground clearance and suspension of a KTM 640 Adventure and a Harley VL........:lol3 (Both are VERY fun!!!!)

http://www.vintagedragbike.com/VLD/diff.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
P/N 504-34. It was added to 1934 VL's after s/n...

P/N 504-34. It was added to 1934 VL's after s/n 1200. 504-28 was the predecessor. That's your "screw head". My 1935 also has a screen (and clip to hold it)to block contaminants from the breather. My...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-29-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
Thank you for this great information. It will...

Thank you for this great information. It will help many you will never know so thanks for sharing it and your experiences. I have my VLD over oiling for protection but would need to fine tune it for...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-29-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
Nutz! :becca Yank the jug time. Hope your...

Nutz! :becca Yank the jug time. Hope your turkey dinner was good. :thumb
Forum: Old's Cool 11-04-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
I was going to mention the Harley/Indian...

I was going to mention the Harley/Indian marketing thing but guess I forgot about it before posting the inportant tech details instead. Yes, Indian put the throttle on the left to get the police...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
Your project has gotten me back out into the shop...

Your project has gotten me back out into the shop to revisit the bike that I went through so many years ago so it has been helpful to me too. I try to document projects in detail but with better...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
More detail and the answer added to Post #317...

More detail and the answer added to Post #317 above. :deal
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
I almost replied last night but as they say...

I almost replied last night but as they say "haste makes waste".

I've had my VLD for 10 years and I did most of the deep wrenching on it back in the day so I can't recall the insides of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
You deduced correctly! I guess I should...

You deduced correctly!

I guess I should have included a pic........

http://www.vintagedragbike.com/VLD/TimerGround.jpg

You're right about the wire's purpose. Lots of oil in the timer...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,020
Posted By MeRide
Suspension is everything so my vote is KTM....

Suspension is everything so my vote is KTM. Besides, you've already had 2 KLRs so why not try something different than a Kawi? Did I mention suspension? Get the KTM and experience it. You only live...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
Regarding the axle adjusters....The part number...

Regarding the axle adjusters....The part number is the same for both sides just a quantity of two. I checked my VL and they look the same length.

It's been a while since I adjusted the front...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
Your VL is looking AWESOME!!!! Nice work. The...

Your VL is looking AWESOME!!!! Nice work. The long road of brain crunching, wrench twisting, sweat, and cash is getting close to the first fire up. :clap


The answer is.......... 1611-29 ...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
Wow, you don't see SKF's "Made in USA" very...

Wow, you don't see SKF's "Made in USA" very often. Most I've used were made in one of the various european plants. Last couple I got for one of the other bikes were from the Brazil plant.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
Hey, what happened to the Ducati ? I was...

Hey, what happened to the Ducati ?

I was poking through my bookshelf and saw a book that is helpful in setting up the VL bikes. Its a compilation of many of the factory's 1930s service bulletins...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-05-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
Mine opens fully and closes all the way. Again,...

Mine opens fully and closes all the way. Again, it's a 1935 VLD so has the factory Linkert M31 carb (vs M21).

http://www.vintagedragbike.com/VLD/WOT1.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-05-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
Wow, I guess I've been away from the thread or a...

Wow, I guess I've been away from the thread or a while! Too much work followed by a much needed vacation. No riding or wrenching on this vacation but I did get to see the Cannonball riders on their...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-26-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 286,890
Posted By MeRide
Hiiiiiiiiiggggggghhhhhhh pressure........

Hiiiiiiiiiggggggghhhhhhh pressure........
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9,267
Views: 2,045,600
Posted By MeRide
Did you try your engine number on the link the...

Did you try your engine number on the link the TowPro mentioned? Select "engine" instead of the default for the "frame" and input the engine number and it will tell you the year of the engine.
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9,267
Views: 2,045,600
Posted By MeRide
You will find complaints and bad stories about...

You will find complaints and bad stories about any bike if you look because the good news never gets talked about only the problems. There are threads in this forum about 25,000 - 100,000 mile...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
I'm going to litter SG's thread with more repop...

I'm going to litter SG's thread with more repop igniton coil talk....well, er, pics. :huh

The reproduction coils use some sort of generic 6volt coil (wish I knew what its original purpose is...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
This is interesting....... ...

This is interesting.......


http://www.caimag.com/forum/showthread.php?12055-Why-Reproduction-quot-Harley-quot-coils-Fail...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
Glad the carb block change helped. I'm...

Glad the carb block change helped.

I'm running the stock generator and cutout relay......... but here are some thoughts on the heat concern with the modern voltage regulator thingy.

- where...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
More prgress, lookin' good! Happy 4th to you and...

More prgress, lookin' good! Happy 4th to you and the '34 !! That bike has now been around for eighty Independence Days!!!! :beer

I'd recommend swapping the throttle and oil pump wires in the carb...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,181
Posted By MeRide
I've bought most of my late model bikes used with...

I've bought most of my late model bikes used with low miles. For example, a 4year old KTM 640Adv with 900 miles, 5 year old Ural with 650 miles, and a 4yr old Kawi KDX220R with only a couple miles on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9,267
Views: 2,045,600
Posted By MeRide
A couple random notes. Assuming you have the...

A couple random notes. Assuming you have the Mikuni on your '06. The float doesn't meter fuel it just allows fuel into the carb. The Mikuni doesn't have a choke (an air restirction to the venturi) it...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
The muffler on the '35 has essentially the same...

The muffler on the '35 has essentially the same forward section the '34 does. On my '35 there is some clearancing on the back side (~10 O'Clock if looking from the rear). It was in the repop muffler...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
Short answer is the fender looks right and the...

Short answer is the fender looks right and the battery box bracket has too much radius to it. Are you sure it is an original box and not a reproduction? Not many original boxes made it through 80...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
Glad you are well and back to the VL project, SP!...

Glad you are well and back to the VL project, SP! :clap

I have to run out right now but later I'll look at your fender questions. I have both an original OEM battery box and a repop box plus an...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9,267
Views: 2,045,600
Posted By MeRide
Molten Orange and Nuclear Blue.......NICE! :deal

Molten Orange and Nuclear Blue.......NICE! :deal
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9,267
Views: 2,045,600
Posted By MeRide
A couple of notes about the high fender mod..... ...

A couple of notes about the high fender mod.....
1) there are several different KTM high fenders that can be used

2) one of the keys with the mod is the mounting of the fork leg guards. Some...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
The brake pedal looks too high. Mine stops well...

The brake pedal looks too high. Mine stops well before that. The linkage rod really stops the pedal. I've got to say, the rear brake is stout. Doesn't need much pressure to grab hard. The front brake...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
Ahh.....the wait for entertainment is over. :lol3...

Ahh.....the wait for entertainment is over. :lol3 Thanks for the update SP. Good tutorial on the handlebar control install. I just noticed that your kickstarter arm has a grease fitting it it.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-27-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 286,890
Posted By MeRide
Scotch doesn't do that. Not that scotch would be...

Scotch doesn't do that. Not that scotch would be neglected out in your garage :lol3
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By MeRide
There are many trailer threads for Urals on...

There are many trailer threads for Urals on Soviet Steeds. Here is one example.

http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=32615...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,638
Posted By MeRide
I can't imagine doing wiring over like that. But...

I can't imagine doing wiring over like that. But I do realize old wiring (maybe not 1964 old) decays to the point of being bad and hazardous. I'm sure that's why my VLD was cobbled up. The cloth and...
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