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Forum: Airheads 10-21-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Putting GS rear suspension on a RS

A 1986 single shock suspension R100RS is for sale near me and the price is suitable. Since a proper GS is getting so expensive I'm thinking...Why not take off the fairing, put on a longer GS size...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By EddieKilowatt
That's what my mechanic also said about the...

That's what my mechanic also said about the kicker on R90's. Is your rear suspension the stock length or are they longer?
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Hey Red Bud, do you have any custom suspension...

Hey Red Bud, do you have any custom suspension going on that bike?
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By EddieKilowatt
For dollar reasons it might be a good idea to...

For dollar reasons it might be a good idea to start with an r90. They're plentiful and cheaper than gs models. My local mechanic said I could add an inch of travel to the rear shocks without running...
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Thanks Desmo, some great bikes in there. Visually...

Thanks Desmo, some great bikes in there. Visually I'd have to say one of the first few photos posted by JTWind is the one closest to how it looks in my head.
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Ah, gotcha. I don't doubt that on the price...

Ah, gotcha. I don't doubt that on the price disston, just gathering my thoughts for this winter's project idea and sorting out what is feasible compared with the idea in my head.
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By EddieKilowatt
That's a pretty nice bike Desmo. You've done a...

That's a pretty nice bike Desmo. You've done a lot of what I have in mind. A kick start too if I saw correctly. Hmmm. I'm probably in the "find parts and make them work" tax bracket but this would be...
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By EddieKilowatt
/5 gs

I sold my bike to buy the house I'm almost finished remodeling. But that's given me time to consider my next moto while painting, scrubbing, refinishing, et cetera.

I want to get some sort of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-07-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,652,631
Posted By EddieKilowatt
http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv96/eddiekilow...

http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv96/eddiekilowatt/Motorbikes/BikesBMWwithWinterinMineralPoint.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,353
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Interesting, thanks for the education folks

Interesting, thanks for the education folks
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,353
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Apparently they need the oil changed every...

Apparently they need the oil changed every 500kms. Interest just went pretty flaccid.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,353
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Vor 503 Supermoto- any opinions?

A Vor 503 supermoto just came up for sale near me. Looks like a pretty cool bike. Anybody have any experience with these bikes or this company? I wasn't previously familiar with the marque.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,167
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Thanks for the invite Pablo, but Milwaukee's...

Thanks for the invite Pablo, but Milwaukee's where I'll be. The tinky noise seems to be consistent while continuing to run.
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,167
Posted By EddieKilowatt
It's an '88. I really don't know how the bike was...

It's an '88. I really don't know how the bike was previously taken care of, I believe I'm the 3rd in line. I assume I should probably try to replace the tensioner assembly, then go from there, hoping...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2010, 03:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,167
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Did check the valve clearances, started up to the...

Did check the valve clearances, started up to the same noise. Not so much of a chattering as a consistent "chink" sound with every engine evolution.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,167
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Well given my experience putting on about 400...

Well given my experience putting on about 400 miles and now this noise...not sure I'd be giving up the XT in a hurry.
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,167
Posted By EddieKilowatt
NX650, is it the cam chain and if so...?

I recently got an NX650 and have been getting to know it. I don't know how many miles are on the bike, gauges are not stock.

After an oil change the bike sounded fine so I took it for ~150 mile...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,217
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Newly Acquired FT500 Ascot

Bought this one for a steal (with a title!) of a deal it's running but still a project. Well, I'm probably going to make it a project anyway....

Any suggestions are glady welcomed and I'm looking...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4,018
Views: 991,687
Posted By EddieKilowatt
leaky petcock

I replaced the o rings in the petcock and still seeing gas residue dripping down the tank. Any ideas? Did I just get the wrong gauge o ring?

Anyone have a line on a nicely working petcock I could...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Compression PSI

Anyone know what the compression's supposed to be? A friend's got a tester so I'm going to find out what I'm dealing with before saying the ok.
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Thanks for the info Pablo, something I never...

Thanks for the info Pablo, something I never would have known. PS...NX Sumo-Wow!
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,825
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Yeah I'm just trying to find the perfect marriage...

Yeah I'm just trying to find the perfect marriage between old style looks/armor/not paying a mint. I may be asking toooo much!
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By EddieKilowatt
NX650-what should I look out for?

I'll most likely be trading a guy and acquiring his 1988 Honda NX650 Dominator. Can anyone give me some tips on what specific things to check/look out/listen for, etc. in looking the bike over?
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,825
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Where are the waxed cotton jackets with armor?

Looking for a way to blow my tax return...

I've seen the Aerostich but was wondering if there was a more traditional looking waxed cotton 3/4 length coat which does have armor.

Also, has...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,141
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Good point about the "love riding them, hate...

Good point about the "love riding them, hate owning them." Probably not the best bike for me with my level of mechanical (un)prowess. A boy can still dream...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-29-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,141
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Ducati Pantahs: Where are they I just fell in love

I imagine adventure rider may not be the absolute best for the but...

I've just fallen in love with the Ducati Pantah. Were they even imported to the states? Anyone know where a fair priced one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,842
Posted By EddieKilowatt
I know the feeling

Paying close attention definitely increases your "luck"



cat's lives



what else can you do,
when
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,688,881
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Borrowed bike along the Mississippi

This is a CB600F Hornet 120mph+ "beginner's bike" that was lent to me for a weekend trip. Behind me is the sleeping bag and air mattress in a dry bag with one-way air release valve...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-08-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 164,631
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Not quite a mirror but...

It's a picture of my buddy Winter and his Honda 550. When we got back from the BBC rally his engine was entirely cooked and he had to turn to the got of Norton to have a running bike again. How...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,307
Posted By EddieKilowatt
scraping, crashbars

I was going to get a set of crashbars for my /5 because I keep grinding the valve covers in turns but then decided a set of new shocks that didn't bottom out was a better idea. I also didn't want to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,365
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Finally Harley put out a bike that performs. I...

Finally Harley put out a bike that performs. I understand they're already racing them in spain, leaning the things all the way over.
Forum: Americas 11-25-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,887
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Wow. Thanks to many of you. I didn't...

Wow. Thanks to many of you.

I didn't realize this would become an ordeal. My kid's very young. I'm excited to spend time getting to know him well. He's not even old enough to sit on a...
Forum: Americas 11-20-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,887
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Thanks everyone. I may be over-thinking it too. ...

Thanks everyone. I may be over-thinking it too. I've got quite awhile yet until then. I'm just excited to get on a bike with my kid. If dirt comes up I'd like to be able to hop on it instead of...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-20-2008, 01:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,240
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Get decent wind protection. Maybe that goes...

Get decent wind protection. Maybe that goes without saying but you'd be amazed how much of a difference wind can make in exhausting you. It pushes you back at whatever speed your speedometer is...
Forum: Americas 11-20-2008, 12:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,887
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Is 2-up touring on a DR650 possible?

So I've read the threads comparing the bikes...it seems the DR650 is better for adventure touring compared with the KLR. I want to ride up to Alaska with my son when he's 8 (from Milwaukee) and I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2006, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 762
Posted By EddieKilowatt
Looking for luggage and suggestions on a 1991 Yamaha XT350

Hey y'all. I'm from Milwaukee, WI and since I have bad luck with cars, I decided to make a 1991 Yamaha XT350 my "winter car." Any recommendations for winter riding? So far I've got knobbies and it...
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