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Forum: Old's Cool 05-16-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 396,432
Posted By redfishguide
Hey Troop, With your weight on the bike no...

Hey Troop,

With your weight on the bike no settling at all? If so that's a problem in and of it self. Something you might need to address as your present suspension will not work very well if...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-16-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 396,432
Posted By redfishguide
Hey Troop, Good for your congrats....

Hey Troop,

Good for your congrats. :clap:clap

A few thoughts on your previous post. If you take a look under your motor you will soon realize cutting out the frame sections will yield very...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 396,432
Posted By redfishguide
WHY?????? :eek1:eek1:eek1 What would you really...

WHY?????? :eek1:eek1:eek1 What would you really gain??

Jack
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 396,432
Posted By redfishguide
Hey Baza, Yeah I've done the conversion...

Hey Baza,

Yeah I've done the conversion BUT no running motor as of yet so can't really help.:evil I would think setting up the rear to complement the front would be the most important issue. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 396,432
Posted By redfishguide
Go for it Baza!!!!! A little extra suspension...

Go for it Baza!!!!! A little extra suspension sure couldn't hurt the type of riding you do!!!!! :ricky:ricky

Jack
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,623
Posted By redfishguide
Don't think the shock angle is right for a...

Don't think the shock angle is right for a special frame which should be more laid down.

Question is can't he read the year off the title. Oh wait is there a title???
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,623
Posted By redfishguide
What he said.....

What he said.....
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,623
Posted By redfishguide
Don't think that's an 81.......

Don't think that's an 81.......
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 396,432
Posted By redfishguide
Hey Troop, Not trying to talk you into any...

Hey Troop,

Not trying to talk you into any thing here just offering up a few options. If your main concern is weight changing to a 21 inch wheel and using a stock rotor will make very little...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 396,432
Posted By redfishguide
Lacing a stock wheel is fairly easy. Its when you...

Lacing a stock wheel is fairly easy. Its when you start changing rims that problems occur. There are an infinite way that rims are drilled which changes the spoke angle and naturally the length. This...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 396,432
Posted By redfishguide
Hey Troop, I'll be back later with some...

Hey Troop,

I'll be back later with some photos. Front end was off an 80 ish XT 600 that I got from a good friend. Maybe he'll pop in later with more info.

Jack
Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 396,432
Posted By redfishguide
Hey Troop, If your really serious about...

Hey Troop,

If your really serious about going to a 21 inch front wheel. A few thoughts to consider. It would be almost as cheap to get a complete 80's or 90's dual sport front forks with wheel,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 396,432
Posted By redfishguide
Kinda what I figured but not such a great idea....

Kinda what I figured but not such a great idea. Don't believe there is fuse protection between the relay and the starter either. Positive lead snaking down and under the frame to connect to the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-02-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 396,432
Posted By redfishguide
Another thought on fuses. I've built and totally...

Another thought on fuses. I've built and totally rewired two XS's using four individual marine glass type fuses. They are sealed water proof and each holds a spare fuse.

Once you get rid of all...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 396,432
Posted By redfishguide
Pretty sure my tapered bearings came with the...

Pretty sure my tapered bearings came with the seal. Think they were from "All Balls" bearings.

Jack
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-13-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,077
Posted By redfishguide
I looked long and hard but don't think the front...

I looked long and hard but don't think the front end history is listed. Real curious about the forks and triple trees used.

Thanks,
Jack
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-20-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19,609
Views: 8,273,090
Posted By redfishguide
Wow awesome skills!!! :clap:clap:clap ...

Wow awesome skills!!! :clap:clap:clap

Florida sand, big heavy bike, been there done that; just not very well :huh

Thanks for posting.

Jack
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 198,568
Posted By redfishguide
Very nice! Tastefully done. :clap:clap:clap

Very nice! Tastefully done. :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,862
Posted By redfishguide
Hey Claude, I think someone needs to do a...

Hey Claude,

I think someone needs to do a chemical analysis on your shit to find out what you've been smoking. And when they do let me know cause I think I need some!! Must be some really good...
Forum: Hacks 02-10-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,556
Posted By redfishguide
FR700 Ah yes why doesn't one just think...

FR700

Ah yes why doesn't one just think once in awhile? :norton I am not a total idiot though some may disagree. :huh My whole approach to mounting the fender was to use as many existing holes...
Forum: Hacks 02-10-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,556
Posted By redfishguide
Fr700, Just curious. I'm guessing your...

Fr700,

Just curious. I'm guessing your fender is mounted to the frame somehow. I have mine mounted to the swing arm so is moving with the suspension. Trying to figure a way to mount it to the...
Forum: Hacks 02-09-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,556
Posted By redfishguide
Sorry managed to mix up videos and can't figure...

Sorry managed to mix up videos and can't figure how to edit so the second vid is here.

<IFRAME height=315 src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6uuA_PZ3pDw" frameBorder=0 width=560...
Forum: Hacks 02-09-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,556
Posted By redfishguide
Two short vids of Buck and me doing a little...

Two short vids of Buck and me doing a little rough riding. We had too pick a sunny section of this road to get a decent video. Road has pot holes big enough to swallow a truck!! :huh :huh but they...
Forum: Hacks 02-08-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,556
Posted By redfishguide
Hey Ken, Thanks for posting looks good :clap...

Hey Ken,

Thanks for posting looks good :clap I'm all about the patina! I'm telling ya a little bit of "new school baby" black Gorilla tape and it will look brand new.

If my rig turns 40,000...
Forum: Hacks 02-07-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,556
Posted By redfishguide
Hey Slowpoke, If you take a look at page one...

Hey Slowpoke,

If you take a look at page one or maybe two you can see where I build a wooden mock up of the frame. This gave me a real good idea about the final dimensions. I had been advised to...
Forum: Hacks 02-04-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,152
Posted By redfishguide
Hi Dianne, Take this for what its worth. I...

Hi Dianne,

Take this for what its worth. I am far from a sidecar expert and certainly not a professional welder. I have completed a sidecar build which thus far is holding up well.

I for one...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 396,432
Posted By redfishguide
Hey Troop, Bought my first bike in 1969, a...

Hey Troop,

Bought my first bike in 1969, a 69 Triumph trophy 500. It was my daily transportation. Started riding some dirt and rode it to a hill climb competed, crashed and rode it home. Two...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 396,432
Posted By redfishguide
Hey Baza, What kind of cruising speeds to...

Hey Baza,

What kind of cruising speeds to you get loaded up like that??

Jack
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 396,432
Posted By redfishguide
Hey Troop, I'm quite familiar with the ole...

Hey Troop,

I'm quite familiar with the ole XS, having built two already. Check the link in my signature for my XS hack build.

My on again off again dual sport build stalled when I was trying to...
Forum: Hacks 01-30-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,556
Posted By redfishguide
I dunno about you but I will take a day's work...

I dunno about you but I will take a day's work over 3 busted ribs any time!!! I'm sure age is a factor but I've busted ribs on three different ocaisions The last three (ribs) being the worst. I'm...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 396,432
Posted By redfishguide
Good stuff!!!!! :clap:clap:clap Love seeing the...

Good stuff!!!!! :clap:clap:clap Love seeing the ole XS in the woods. Might be enough inspiration to get back on my dual sport project.

Jack :ricky
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 396,432
Posted By redfishguide
Also thinking about the HF 904 130 X 16. What...

Also thinking about the HF 904 130 X 16. What makes you think the tire would be too big for an XS rear?

Thanks,
Jack
Forum: Hacks 01-27-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,556
Posted By redfishguide
Oh I did forget to mention I was in front of you...

Oh I did forget to mention I was in front of you at the time :deal

Jack
Forum: Hacks 01-27-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,556
Posted By redfishguide
Well Ray you can say that again!!!!!!!! I've...

Well Ray you can say that again!!!!!!!! I've managed to bust a number of bones during my not to illustrious riding career. Collar bone was nasty but nothing like those three ribs. Broken and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 203,933
Posted By redfishguide
Pretty sure they were braized with a gas torch...

Pretty sure they were braized with a gas torch not TIG

Jack
Forum: Hacks 01-25-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,556
Posted By redfishguide
Hey Slowpoke, My old stomping grounds were...

Hey Slowpoke,

My old stomping grounds were in south Jersey. Fishing the coast and riding in the Pine Barrens. Managed to break 3 ribs doing one of the Pine Barrens 500 a few years back. :eek1 ...
Forum: Hacks 01-16-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,556
Posted By redfishguide
Hey Ken where did you go? XS 650 dudes are a...

Hey Ken where did you go? XS 650 dudes are a rare commodity we need to stick together. :freaky Come pay us a visit.

Jack
Forum: Hacks 01-12-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,275
Posted By redfishguide
This story sounds familiar :deal lets see dog,...

This story sounds familiar :deal lets see dog, dirt roads, vintage, cheap maybe you should take a look at my build. Just saying :evil:rofl:rofl


Jack
Forum: Hacks 01-04-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,556
Posted By redfishguide
I did however do some work on the car today....

I did however do some work on the car today. Mounted a second Odyssey battery in my storage box and created sort of a false floor so I can put junk ah
make that tools and camping gear on top.

My...
Forum: Hacks 01-04-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,556
Posted By redfishguide
Come on Ken post that picture. Put it right up...

Come on Ken post that picture. Put it right up here in my thread so I have something to shoot for.
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