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Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-13-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By hmmwv15
He can weld, he just doesn't know it yet. :freaky

He can weld, he just doesn't know it yet. :freaky
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-10-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By hmmwv15
If I'm not mistaken I think he modified a KLR 650...

If I'm not mistaken I think he modified a KLR 650 rear fender. :ear
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-01-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By hmmwv15
Don't y'all love it when you get the people...

Don't y'all love it when you get the people coming up and asking what on earth kind of bike you're riding? It's even better when they like what you've done with it. Although, I think I enjoy the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-23-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By hmmwv15
V649's. Right! As far as visibility, I...

V649's. Right!


As far as visibility, I don't put much into color anymore. Back when my Ninja was wearing it's Lime green fairings, I still had gobs of people that "didn't see me".

Ever since...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-23-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By hmmwv15
I vote for a black gas tank to match the rest of...

I vote for a black gas tank to match the rest of the bike. Personal preference! :D


So now's the part where you get together with Kawasaki, sell them your designs and sit pretty when the dealers...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-23-2013, 11:30 AM
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Views: 608,207
Posted By hmmwv15
I could be wrong, but I don't remember much space...

I could be wrong, but I don't remember much space for a case saver in front of the cs sprocket. OEM gearing for me as well.

That new oil pan really excites me.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-01-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,674
Posted By hmmwv15
The short amount of time I worked at a honda...

The short amount of time I worked at a honda dealership, I learned that the motorcycle usually comes almost completely together.

More than likely The handlebars, brake and clutch levers, switches...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-18-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By hmmwv15
The not-so-ADV Ninja

Yo JD, here's the not-quite-finished product. Still need to mount the lower portion of the fairings to the crash bars. I had to cut them slightly different than I had originally planned. This is the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-04-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,648
Posted By hmmwv15
Really interested to see how that Lifan works....

Really interested to see how that Lifan works. I'm in the process of rebuilding a thrashed 1978 Z50 and I can imagine how much more fun I'd have with an engine twice the size in it. But I do want the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By hmmwv15
coolness. At first I wanted to keep...

coolness.

At first I wanted to keep everything as original as possible, but I saw this sweet 110cc engine with CDI ignition and a manual clutch, and I think I'll eventually be going that route....
Forum: Battle scooters 07-08-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By hmmwv15
Took me long enough! but I just found a...

Took me long enough! but I just found a fan-freakin-tastic website!

chpusa.net

If anyone else needs parts it looks like these guys have EVERYTHING you could possibly want. Looks like I'll be...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-07-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By hmmwv15
K3 mini trail Z50

I scored a little mini trail 50, but I'm having trouble finding the correct parts I think. It's a 1978, has a headlight and a tail light. Here is a list of things that I need:

Carb rebuild kit, a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-29-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,320
Posted By hmmwv15
I took an intro to welding course as an elective...

I took an intro to welding course as an elective at a local tech school. I loved that class more than what I was actually going for. So much that if I were to go back for anything, it would probably...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,611
Posted By hmmwv15
I was forced into riding my dr650 every day about...

I was forced into riding my dr650 every day about a month ago. It had been an every other day ride for me before hand anyway. Georgia heat sucks, but then again my truck didn't have A/C in the first...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2012, 10:37 AM
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Views: 18,777,113
Posted By hmmwv15
To any of you that own a rear rack that mounts to...

To any of you that own a rear rack that mounts to the center bolt holding the fender:

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w64/hmmwv15/drweld.jpg

Modify your existing rack, get another, or don't...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,654
Posted By hmmwv15
All my parts have been installed, including a uni...

All my parts have been installed, including a uni filter instead of the cheapo I started out with. I bought the smallest 6v battery that batteries plus had in stock, and proceeded to fab up a battery...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,654
Posted By hmmwv15
Just a little update. I know you guys want to see...

Just a little update. I know you guys want to see pictures, but I don't like stopping work to screw with a camera. So deal with it! :deal

Progress so far includes:

I have the exhaust welded up...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,654
Posted By hmmwv15
Thanks for the reply. Thanks for the tip on the...

Thanks for the reply. Thanks for the tip on the lights, it's a good thing I haven't hooked them up!
It very well could have been that it was running out of gas, because I only filled the float bowl...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,654
Posted By hmmwv15
Sweet little cl's! I'm happy to see more of them...

Sweet little cl's! I'm happy to see more of them out there. Kind of strange though, seems like most of you owned one in the 70's. My little 71 is 20 years older than I am. :D At this point I've got...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,654
Posted By hmmwv15
Thanks for the heads up. Here are another...

Thanks for the heads up.

Here are another few teaser pics with everything set on the CL.

Still need to address/waiting on these parts:

battery
chain
air filter
carb kit
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,654
Posted By hmmwv15
I know for a fact that mine will run without a...

I know for a fact that mine will run without a battery, Right after I got the down tube welded back on I loosely fitted the engine, plugged everything into the wiring harness less the front blinkers...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,654
Posted By hmmwv15
The more I tinker the more my intentions change....

The more I tinker the more my intentions change. I'm still trying to utilize stock parts, but I want it to be as minimalist as possible, while still being road legal.

So far I've "modified" the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,654
Posted By hmmwv15
Honda CL100 thread?

I just picked up and old CL100 basketcase saturday. Had to weld the downtube back on, and sunday morning I wired it back up and got it to run. It has just over 5,000 miles on it. I've got several...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,836
Posted By hmmwv15
those mushroom grips may work for someone who...

those mushroom grips may work for someone who doesn't mind the 7/8" bar.

My dr came with pillowtop protaper grips, but I ended up wrapping them with the foam bicycle handlebar wrap stuff to make...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,836
Posted By hmmwv15
Wait a sec... Are those the Sunline Grand...

Wait a sec...

Are those the Sunline Grand touring grips like the link I posted???

If so, I guess your high rez picture helped me identify them, because those look identical to the ones I saw. ...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,836
Posted By hmmwv15
I appreciate your attempt, but none of them were...

I appreciate your attempt, but none of them were the ones I saw.

The grips in the link I posted are almost identical to the ones I saw on the yamaha, but I know they were not sunline. I remember...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,836
Posted By hmmwv15
The grips were on a Yamaha. It's the Yamaha that...

The grips were on a Yamaha. It's the Yamaha that favors a Vstrom. FJR maybe?

I cannot come up with anything on the searches. The closest I can find is the sunline grips I posted, but those are...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,836
Posted By hmmwv15
No, these were replacement grips, not just a...

No, these were replacement grips, not just a "cover".

I found something similar:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/4/68/16201/ITEM/Sunline-Grand-Touring-Grips.aspx

Maybe the grips I...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,836
Posted By hmmwv15
saw some nice comfort grips but wtf were they?

We had a motorcycle come in the shop a few weeks back that had some rubber "comfort" grips on it. I forgot the name of the manufacturer, and I can't seem to come up with them through google searches....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,544
Posted By hmmwv15
You defy your own logic. What may be a "trail" to...

You defy your own logic. What may be a "trail" to you, could be a "defined lane" to someone else. Therefore by your logic, it's a road to them, so really you have never been "off road" either. You...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,827
Posted By hmmwv15
Sweet. Mine are the E-705's, I had no idea they...

Sweet. Mine are the E-705's, I had no idea they made a newer version. I have not (yet) had a problem with mine. Hopefully this means that they have fixed the problem! I'll definitely be getting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,827
Posted By hmmwv15
From what I can come up with, the only people...

From what I can come up with, the only people that are having problems with de-lamination are those that are running the tires on heavy motos. Seems like they are also running the tire at around...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,517
Posted By hmmwv15
I agree.

I agree.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,517
Posted By hmmwv15
Very interesting list! For some reason I thought...

Very interesting list! For some reason I thought the xr would be a little heavier than the dr. Learn something new every day. I suppose the dr isn't "one of the lightest" 650's out there after all....
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,517
Posted By hmmwv15
Okay, please enlighten me. I was only guessing! I...

Okay, please enlighten me. I was only guessing! I have only seen klr's, dr's, and xr's. I know the dr/xr are very close to weighing the same. Is there a comparable 650 thumper that is lighter? I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,517
Posted By hmmwv15
This is too funny. :rofl Seems like everyone that...

This is too funny. :rofl Seems like everyone that chimes in with a dr/drz loves them. Everyone with the more "modern and sophisticated" motos have probably never owned a dr/drz and proceed to talk...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,990
Posted By hmmwv15
I bet that made some fantastic crunching noises.

I bet that made some fantastic crunching noises.
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,990
Posted By hmmwv15
^ that's why ^

^ that's why ^
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,990
Posted By hmmwv15
Still a good idea to clean and lube it. Keeps...

Still a good idea to clean and lube it. Keeps your chain in good condition. There are plenty of write ups here on how to clean your chain and what to lube it with. :thumbup
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,234
Posted By hmmwv15
I was about 17, there was a new neighborhood...

I was about 17, there was a new neighborhood being put in a mile away from the high school. The back part was still being cleared and having roads cut. I decided to check it out in my 4x4 toyota...
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