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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-20-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 42,292
Posted By 5hortbus
Ken Live in DuPage and try to catch RR guys...

Ken

Live in DuPage and try to catch RR guys like Danimal speeding on their way to work through "my town".

Just north of Midway.

Got Sout'side and Westside covered.
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,652
Posted By 5hortbus
Ahhh Playland. Lots of money spent, lost, stolen there. THE BEST!

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n289/newtexture/josh%20alan%20friedman/Lost%20NY/3_playland.jpg
Just the place you'd send your kid to play today!
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21,932
Views: 2,625,763
Posted By 5hortbus
I followed Crypyo's path: old old honda 80 to...

I followed Crypyo's path: old old honda 80 to vfr750 to vf1000r to CBR1000 to XR650R. With big gaps between bikes, and about 30 years off the dirt.
Bring your A game for the XR, or it'll bring it...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 28,445
Posted By 5hortbus
Yeah, I looked at the manual and found it. I've...

Yeah,
I looked at the manual and found it. I've got something "similar"/home made apparently. Maybe it's just because mine is older and less "improved".

I've got a small aluminum plug at the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 28,445
Posted By 5hortbus
Spark Arrestor?

http://macattac.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/PW50/i-JHHFd5f/0/M/PW%2050%20Exhaust-M.png
Ain't no steeenkin spark arrestor. Not that I can find. You mean the restrictor screw/plug at the top of the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 28,445
Posted By 5hortbus
Hold out 'til Christmas huh??

Knew that wouldn't work. Dad is as excited as she is!!

I just got the "PWOnly" plastic kit to update the look and dropped the training wheels. He's a little uncertain about the no training wheel...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,652
Posted By 5hortbus
Bravo!

The more I read, the more I find myself cheering a'la good 80's hip hip: "G Brooklyn! Go Brooklyn, Go Brooklyn!" And waving my hands in the air like I just don't care!

As an ex-pat New Yorker, I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21,932
Views: 2,625,763
Posted By 5hortbus
I'm still a product of our "old" education system...

I'm still a product of our "old" education system built on respect for elders and teachers, corporal punishment when appropriate and learning things beyond the test etc. etc. But, didn't learn the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21,932
Views: 2,625,763
Posted By 5hortbus
Cry What have I done!? (Anyone have a float bowl drain?)

OK,
Cleaning the carb: ultra sonic, pine-sol, lacquer thinner, etc. everything going great! Sludge gone! varnish gone. Then I got distracted and a few parts got left in pine-sol for a couple weeks....
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21,932
Views: 2,625,763
Posted By 5hortbus
XRR Electricity Thread

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=421789
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By 5hortbus
Should've known

AND, should've called at 1am when I saw the ad. 291 miles Sold by 0800 this morning.
-Sally: Nice pic of the PW. My son LOVES his. Lost the training wheels this weekend. He's had it since 3. His...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By 5hortbus
When you say "kinda stole it" what price did you...

When you say "kinda stole it" what price did you pay? I've got a line on an '08 with under 500mi for $1800. But, I have no price perspective. Good deal?
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 21,932
Views: 2,625,763
Posted By 5hortbus
Xr650r frame from CA-2003

Don't know anything about CA registration. So, I don't know if 2003 can be streeted.
But fleabay has a CA XR frame up with no bids, 1 day left $100.
Item. 161136319540

Comes with misc parts as...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-28-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By 5hortbus
Thanks Bultaco, I'll check him out and send...

Thanks Bultaco,

I'll check him out and send him a little winter biz. He's not far fom the in-laws in LaSalle Cty.

'Bus
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21,932
Views: 2,625,763
Posted By 5hortbus
Reputable suspension shop/guy in Chicagoland.

I need to add my big guy springs to my ride and possibly valving for the forks and Shock. 230 lbs plus bigger tank, etc. requires it.

Health prohibits me from doing it myself in the cold. Wife...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-26-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By 5hortbus
Trustworthy Chicagoland Suspension Shop/Mechanic

I know this heading is under "riding", but I'm trying to narrow my search to local resources.

Looking to have the new springs I've got sitting in my garage for the XR650R installed forks/shock...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By 5hortbus
Bravo!! I'm in line for the next fatty set...

Bravo!!
I'm in line for the next fatty set then! My .49kg fronts are waiting for a rear partner.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By 5hortbus
Slog, I'm getting as many responses to my...

Slog,
I'm getting as many responses to my search as well. Here and in the flea market.

Best online $ I've found is at XRsOnly at 109.95 for the eibach.

Tough to be the big guy, sometimes. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-15-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,748
Posted By 5hortbus
Thanks folks! Got the new GPS in hand. I have NO...

Thanks folks! Got the new GPS in hand. I have NO idea what to do with it, other than buy a new SD card.

Gonna start reading and searching to figure out what maps to get, how to get them, etc.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-14-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,748
Posted By 5hortbus
Buy a 60csx?

Seeing as you are all fans. I have an opportunity to buy a 60csx for $150.
It seems like it is the original ADV GPS standard.
It's going to be my first real GPS. Does it make sense to go wither...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21,932
Views: 2,625,763
Posted By 5hortbus
Add me to the big boy list please

Since the other guys are all looking for big boy springs. I need one too! Not afraid to go up to 11.5. Is there a 12? 240, big tank, etc.

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,372
Posted By 5hortbus
True RF. He stated it was from a trusted...

True RF.

He stated it was from a trusted ADVer. I'm just pointing out what the uninformed, non ADVer street cop perspective may be.

On the other hand, it's amazing how much effort and genius...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,372
Posted By 5hortbus
I get it. Well, I've got a call into a...

I get it.

Well, I've got a call into a contact at NICB. Just to feed our collective curiosity.

When I hear back I'll post a "professional" opinion. She may ask me for the VIN on the plate. Do...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,372
Posted By 5hortbus
Another thing is to check with the NICB or...

Another thing is to check with the NICB or National Insurance Crime Bureau.

These are the folks who chase VINs for a living. They know all the fraudulent tricks, and can clarify if the "glued"...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,465
Posted By 5hortbus
Awesome!!

I've been searching Ebay and C-List for you.

You knew he didn't want to try to kick it and run some more.

That's terriffic news.
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21,932
Views: 2,625,763
Posted By 5hortbus
Yeah, the way I ride, I'll just tear up the...

Yeah, the way I ride, I'll just tear up the "protection" too. I was looking at a steel ring or something a'la the typical race light. It seemed like it was going to be a bit of an engineering feat....
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21,932
Views: 2,625,763
Posted By 5hortbus
Other slip-ons to Big Gun Header?

Thanks for the responses regarding the 10" Megalight. I'm trying to find someone with the skill to fab up a bracket/protection for it now.

On to the next question. I've looked (not too hard) and I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21,932
Views: 2,625,763
Posted By 5hortbus
Does this light make my ass look big?

Ok,
Cosmetic opinion question. After a couple of hairy get-offs I thoroughly destroyed my Baja Designs headlight, signals, well... the whole fairing.

I am trying to figure what I should replace...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 21,932
Views: 2,625,763
Posted By 5hortbus
Illinois plating?

Sect8Dr,

Where in Illinois? If you're in an around Chicagoland you can simply carry in your title to Jesse White's Illinois Secretary of State's office, and make it plated. (I love the fact that...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-09-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 28,828
Posted By 5hortbus
Ohh, look who's perked up after his rain dance!? ...

Ohh, look who's perked up after his rain dance!?

Salty, I blame this postponement solely on you!

I will not however, wish the same upon your ride next weekend when I'm working.
Have fun.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-09-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 28,828
Posted By 5hortbus
Boo! I'm out! Damn mother nature, farmers, and...

Boo!
I'm out! Damn mother nature, farmers, and their crazy desire to protect their way of making a living!

That being said, I gotta work next weekend.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-06-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 28,828
Posted By 5hortbus
The more the ...

Black Toyota Tacoma: Skrueg's Katoom and the XRR with the "natural" tank.

I realized that I don't yet need, nor can I handle the 7.0 gal IMS tank it was previously sporting.

In some previous...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-05-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 28,828
Posted By 5hortbus
C'Mon now Salty. If it gets rained out I have to...

C'Mon now Salty. If it gets rained out I have to work NEXT weekend. :cry
Don't be a hatah.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-04-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 28,828
Posted By 5hortbus
Blain/ChevSuz12- I'd love the moral support....

Blain/ChevSuz12-
I'd love the moral support. We'll have our own "Over-Bike Big Boy" support group.

I just about figured out a way to make the training wheels of my 3 year old's PW50 fit on the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-03-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 28,828
Posted By 5hortbus
I'm in.

I'll be there on the XRR, and we'll see how the combination of a "too big" bike and a desperate lack of riding skills plays out. :D

I'll be bringing another guy along to help picking me and my...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-25-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14,120
Views: 678,291
Posted By 5hortbus
Leaf River (Dist Card Required)

Just joined AMA, do I also need to separately join Dist. 17 for Leaf River?
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2011, 03:40 AM
Replies: 21,932
Views: 2,625,763
Posted By 5hortbus
Garthe/Jim: I'm honored

My CDSR evangelism has paid off!

I will certainly be tapping into your "big-boy" knowledge, not to mention your overall XRR knowlege.

The suspension needs a little love.

Congrats on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21,932
Views: 2,625,763
Posted By 5hortbus
Ride today

Well, took the Marblematic out for a ride today. The power after the work has been done is night and day.

My lack of mechanical knowledge of this bike is only matched by my lack of off-road...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21,932
Views: 2,625,763
Posted By 5hortbus
Ahhhh. Peace of mind

The performance difference is staggering after my valves and carb tinkering. I had already gotten rid of the airbox plugs, and the PO had the Big gun pipe and header on the the power-up jetting done...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21,932
Views: 2,625,763
Posted By 5hortbus
Question Tell me I'm not crazy

OK,
I have just started to "tinker" on the XRR this season. I say "tinker", because its all guess work, and I can't really call it work.

Well, I had my carb issues, but that's fixed, and 1st and...
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