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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 1,687
Views: 230,347
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Cool photo! Where was it taken? I thought...

Cool photo!

Where was it taken? I thought I had been all over Michaux, but I haven't been here...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5,280
Views: 1,064,166
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I have owned a 2002 Buell Cyclone, a 1999...

I have owned a 2002 Buell Cyclone, a 1999 Sportster 1200 Sport, and a 2006 1200 with some performance mods. All 3 bikes are suprisingly different.

You owned a Buell, so you know what thats about....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-06-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
What type of bike would be ideal for this ride? ...

What type of bike would be ideal for this ride?

250-350 thumper?

~650 thumper?

'bigger' adventure bike?

If I can do it on a DR650, I'll try to make it...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Why do you want a knobby 17'' front tire? I...

Why do you want a knobby 17'' front tire?

I have had dual sport bikes with both 21'' and 17'' front wheels... and the 21'' is MUCH better off road. A 17'' with a knobby isnt going to good off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 61,485
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I mostly ride vintage bikes (Harleys included)....

I mostly ride vintage bikes (Harleys included). Back in the day HD had a lot of innovations (knucklehead OHV motor in 1936, 12v electrics and electric start in 1965, the XLCH was one of the fastest...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-02-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 6,660
Views: 274,060
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Cool. Is is going to be a project bike, economy...

Cool. Is is going to be a project bike, economy commuter, city beater...?

I've always wanted to turn a Blast into a dual sport bike...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5,280
Views: 1,064,166
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
http://advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachme...

http://advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=338516&stc=1&d=1427761589
Nice looking bike. What are your plans for it? It looks like it would be a good restoration candidate, lots of nice...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-01-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6,660
Views: 274,060
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
What buell are you guys getting? I love...

What buell are you guys getting? I love Buells... and regret selling mine sometimes.
Forum: Hacks 03-31-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,738
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Quarantine periods and vet paperwork are going to...

Quarantine periods and vet paperwork are going to be you biggest problems. A friend of mine is traveling to New Zealand, from the US, for a temporary but long-ish term job. They have a 6 week...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6,660
Views: 274,060
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Does anyone know abput this place? Its the...

Does anyone know abput this place? Its the Baltimore City abandoned vehicles lot:

https://maps.google.com/maps?output=classic&dg=brw


You can see into the 'yard' pretty well from the ramp...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5,280
Views: 1,064,166
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Nope, its not an XR. Its a 1971-72 XLCH. Nice...

Nope, its not an XR. Its a 1971-72 XLCH. Nice bike though.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-26-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 18,865
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Thanks for the Windows Explorer and Google Earth...

Thanks for the Windows Explorer and Google Earth freeware tips!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 61,485
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
This was my winter project this year, which I...

This was my winter project this year, which I just finished:

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh37/jmk015/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsfsjkrt9l.jpg

It started as a 1995 Sportster 883 Deluxe. I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-26-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 18,865
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
If you're trying to save some of the route links...

If you're trying to save some of the route links in this thread (or any other routes you find online) to your "My Maps" it isn't going to happen. Google used to have this feature, but they took it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 14,309
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Needless to say, it didn't happen. Stupid snow. ...

Needless to say, it didn't happen. Stupid snow. Now I need to wait 2 weeks for another day off.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-23-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Thanks for the info. Do you have a build thread...

Thanks for the info. Do you have a build thread for you Sportster? I'd like to check it out.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-23-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
The seat height is ~31 inches, so its not very...

The seat height is ~31 inches, so its not very tall. I don't have the ground clearance or peg height measurements, but I'll take some for you.

The bike doesn't feel too 'hefty' when you're...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5,280
Views: 1,064,166
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I just finished my sportster Scrambler / Dual...

I just finished my sportster Scrambler / Dual sport build. Thread here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1052019

Teaser photo:...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-23-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Here is the 18'' back wheel with the Shinko 244...

Here is the 18'' back wheel with the Shinko 244 tire and a PBI 53 tooth rear sprocket mounted:
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh37/jmk015/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps2dywg6bb.jpg
Here are some...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-23-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Building the exhaust: I welded up a set of...

Building the exhaust:

I welded up a set of srambler style pipes out of some pieces of old pipes I had sitting around
Mock up:...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-23-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I used PBI sprockets and a Renthal O-rin chain...

I used PBI sprockets and a Renthal O-rin chain for the belt-to-chain conversion. I don't want to risk snapping a belt when some gravel gets cought in it.

With a 21 tooth front and 53 tooth rear...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-23-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I installed the Honda XL600R front forks, wheel,...

I installed the Honda XL600R front forks, wheel, axle, and brakes onto the Sportster. It went together so easily, its basically a bolt on mod.

The tubes slid into the Sportster trees without a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-23-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Here are the fenders for the build. The front is...

Here are the fenders for the build. The front is a UFO plastics 'universal fit' dirt bike front fender. The rear is a plastic 'bobber' fender that I found on Amazon... but I think it will make a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-23-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Here is a my donor bike for the front end and...

Here is a my donor bike for the front end and wheel:
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh37/jmk015/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps9490deef.jpg
This is a 1988 honda xl600r. I bought it cheap as a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-23-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Here is my plan for the build: 1) Replace...

Here is my plan for the build:

1) Replace the front forks, wheel, and brake with ones from a Honda XL600r. The XL600r has 39mm tubes and the spacing is just about the same as the Sportster. I plan...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-23-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Sportster Scrambler / Dual sport build

I like building bikes. I like dual sport bikes, but I like Harleys too. I also like a good callenge. I have seen a few scrambler Sportster builds and they looked really cool, but I wanted to build...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Looks nice and clean, good job! I'm sure people...

Looks nice and clean, good job! I'm sure people will be interested in your wiring insturctions, the 12v conversion is a popular mod.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-18-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I'm interested to learn about the other half of...

I'm interested to learn about the other half of the 'secret stash'...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-17-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,817
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
This is a really cool project!! Is the...

This is a really cool project!!

Is the frame neck rake of the 3-wheeler frame going to work in 2-wheeled format? It looks like very minimal rake in the photos...which might make for interesting...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,026
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
He should be good to go then! I used to...

He should be good to go then!

I used to have a 1990 4runner with a crappy aftemarket hitch, which is why I pointed it out. The newer models are WAY nicer than the old ones though.
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,026
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Yes, it will... but make sure you have at least a...

Yes, it will... but make sure you have at least a class 3 hitch on your vehicle.

The wet weight of a stock DR650 is 360 lbs. The hitch rack will probably weigh ~40 lbs. Lets call it 400 lbs...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 14,309
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
The next 3 tags are actually pretty close...

The next 3 tags are actually pretty close together:...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Yep, the folks from the Balitmore Ridin' Dirty...

Yep, the folks from the Balitmore Ridin' Dirty thread go up your way a lot. One of our usual meeting spots in the park and ride off of MT Carmel Road, which should be pretty close to you.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 18,865
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Bummer. We could still ride down and check it...

Bummer. We could still ride down and check it out though...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-17-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 125,267
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Thanks, this really helps!

Thanks, this really helps!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 18,865
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Thanks for the input. I like these ideas and...

Thanks for the input. I like these ideas and I'll incorporate them into the route.

Do you have any more info on Edwards Ferry? I see on Google Maps where it is on Edwards Ferry Road, but where...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-16-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 125,267
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
How does connectivity of a tablet compare to a...

How does connectivity of a tablet compare to a Garmin hiking/outdoors GPS?

By 'connectivity' I mean how fast does it connect to satellites and how often does it lose signal when you're way out in...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 7,603
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Yeah, that's great! Lube the cable up and see...

Yeah, that's great! Lube the cable up and see how it works. If it feels smooth when you twist the throttle I'd use it. If it feels rough or 'notchy' I might still consider replacing the cable,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 7,603
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Yep. DR ATV has replacement throttle cables for...

Yep. DR ATV has replacement throttle cables for $12-20, depending on what year the bike is. Just replace it. Its not worth the risk of riding around with an old rusty cable. What if it decides to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 18,865
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Yep, that sums it up. I do the best I can finding...

Yep, that sums it up. I do the best I can finding good dirt roads around here... but its slim pickings.


If you want to get to the good stuff go to the Monogahelia National Forest West...
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