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Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-19-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,254
Posted By coloradogoose
Thanks, I'm looking forward to the final product,...

Thanks, I'm looking forward to the final product, but the process sure is fun.
400 degrees F is what most of my powder requires. I use an oven thermometer to check the temp. I much prefer the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-17-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,254
Posted By coloradogoose
Need some suggestions from the collective

Update from this weekend so far and a request for opinions.

I cut the extra length out of the subframe, welded the curve back in place, then spent some time with the grinder to get it looking...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-16-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,175
Posted By coloradogoose
Well shit, just from that comment alone... I'm...

Well shit, just from that comment alone... I'm in!

I have no input on what motor to use. I've only been into motorcycles for 5 years or so and am on my first real build right now. The...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-15-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,254
Posted By coloradogoose
Been a while

So, it's been a bit since I've updated. Since it's summer I've been riding rather than tinkering. My wife is also a week away from the due date of our first child, so most time spent on the weekends...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-14-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,585
Posted By coloradogoose
I need to take a look at the clamps I have, but...

I need to take a look at the clamps I have, but these may be perfect for what I need. I'll measure tomorrow and get back to you if you still have them.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-14-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 134,684
Posted By coloradogoose
Well that just sums up this whole section of the...

Well that just sums up this whole section of the forum.:D




Agreed, in the last half hour I've realized how to solve three problems on my build that I've been contemplating for a while now,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4,625
Views: 810,084
Posted By coloradogoose
I think they run pretty good at altitude with...

I think they run pretty good at altitude with stock jetting. I haven't played with mine at all, but I live at 7,300 feet and mine runs great. Same problem that everyone has with needing to warm up...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-19-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 21,945
Posted By coloradogoose
While I don't doubt the quality of the stock...

While I don't doubt the quality of the stock build, I would rather have the build that Loadedagain is doing, even for the extra $$$. As a bicycle mechanic for 16 years, one of the things that I love...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4,625
Views: 810,084
Posted By coloradogoose
Aux lighting and a dash

So I read this thread pretty often and get really excited when there is a string of new posts, however I rarely post because, well, I rarely have much to say that someone hasn't already said. No real...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-07-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,315
Posted By coloradogoose
I would love a link to this light bar. I can...

I would love a link to this light bar. I can find similar stuff all over the internet but it would be nice to get one that someone has already mounted on a bike and used. Something like this on my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4,625
Views: 810,084
Posted By coloradogoose
Welcome ch1966. These are great little bikes! ...

Welcome ch1966. These are great little bikes!

Read this post from Rx4pain. Great info in here. #4 in the "intake and carb" section addresses the petcock. Hope that helps.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-02-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,634
Posted By coloradogoose
Sounds like a great adventure! I'm a big fan of...

Sounds like a great adventure! I'm a big fan of the smaller displacement bikes myself. I have a 650 but my favorite bike is a Kawasaki Super Sherpa 250. I have a hard plastic pelican style (read:...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,928
Posted By coloradogoose
Ha ha... Only if she's 160 cm. :evil

Ha ha... Only if she's 160 cm. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,105
Posted By coloradogoose
This doesn't sound like a build thread to me. I...

This doesn't sound like a build thread to me. I could be wrong, but if you are looking to sell this bike you should place the ad in the "flea market" section rather than the "some assembly required"...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-06-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,254
Posted By coloradogoose
Danster, I wanted to use something from a nice...

Danster, I wanted to use something from a nice little Japanese bike, but couldn't find anything in my area that was affordable. I live in the middle of nowhere, and the tradeoffs are that deals on...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,738
Posted By coloradogoose
:lol3 That's what I told my wife when I bought my...

:lol3 That's what I told my wife when I bought my first bike. Believe me, if you enjoy tearing into things and rebuilding them, this will NOT be your only bike for very long. Once people know you are...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,738
Posted By coloradogoose
Definately take Sailah up on his offer to help....

Definately take Sailah up on his offer to help. You will learn more, faster with guidance. You are also more likely to end up with a good solid bike that will do what you want. It's easy to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-04-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,254
Posted By coloradogoose
I decided on a 200CC Zongshen engine to put in...

I decided on a 200CC Zongshen engine to put in the bike. It's a CG200 which is a copy of the Honda CG150 engines that they've been putting out for a long time and are still made. (Though there have...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-04-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,254
Posted By coloradogoose
Yamaha CT1 Mutation - My first build

I'll start by saying that this is my first build and I'm picking up a lot of new skills as I go. What I lack in skills, I make up for in complete stupidity.

I have always been a tinkerer and now...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-05-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,232
Posted By coloradogoose
I would ride to Silverton every day for a lunch...

I would ride to Silverton every day for a lunch like that! (not to mention getting to go over Ophir Pass.) :evil
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-02-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By coloradogoose
It's worth checking the roads. Last I knew even...

It's worth checking the roads. Last I knew even Amasa Back was a county road. It was a class "D" which means no maintenance, but it was a "road" none the less. (This was 10 years ago, so things may...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-02-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By coloradogoose
I lived in Moab for 10 years and was only a...

I lived in Moab for 10 years and was only a mountain biker while I was there. Never rode a moto but had respect for them. As long as they were staying legal I had no issues. If they were off in the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-02-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,232
Posted By coloradogoose
Damn, I'm through Silverton quite a few times a...

Damn, I'm through Silverton quite a few times a year. I live outside of Dolores and do the trip up over Ophir Pass or Scotch Creek quite often. I can't think of a better place to live than Silverton...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4,625
Views: 810,084
Posted By coloradogoose
If the dealer doesn't come through you could...

If the dealer doesn't come through you could always order a 300cc setup from here. http://bandbcyclerestoration.com/
Not cheap, but it sounds like they have cylinders and pistons on hand.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-26-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 118,530
Posted By coloradogoose
Liking the career change. 16 years as a bicycle...

Liking the career change. 16 years as a bicycle mechanic was a long time. One of the best things about the new job is that a friend of mine owns a private 6 mile singletrack mtn bike trail trail...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-25-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 118,530
Posted By coloradogoose
Yeah... that guy in Mancos is an asshole! I'm so...

Yeah... that guy in Mancos is an asshole! I'm so glad he doesn't work there anymore! :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-23-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 118,530
Posted By coloradogoose
And the warranty would be thanks to Asa?

And the warranty would be thanks to Asa?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-07-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By coloradogoose
Neither does Durango oddly enough. We use...

Neither does Durango oddly enough. We use Farmington and Western Slope for this area. I wish we had one though.




Just as a heads up, some of the best bicycle mechanics in the country are...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-07-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By coloradogoose
I love it here. I've lived all around the west...

I love it here. I've lived all around the west and this is my second choice location behind Moab. I'm not a winter person so the snow here isn't my thing, but my wife loves the mountains so here we...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-05-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,047
Posted By coloradogoose
Well, I'm glad you had good sense about you. You...

Well, I'm glad you had good sense about you. You used the best advantage you had which was speed and maneuverability. Any of those people who say " well I woulda kicked his ass!" have no idea what...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-05-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By coloradogoose
I lived in Durango for a year and enjoyed it....

I lived in Durango for a year and enjoyed it. Great location, great beer! (I'm an IPA fan and Modus Hoperandi is as good as it gets).We wanted a little smaller area so we moved out between Mancos and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-03-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 118,530
Posted By coloradogoose
Only if you don't want to bleed them ever again. ...

Only if you don't want to bleed them ever again. That little plastic plug seals the bleed port on the lever. Stupid design IMHO. The nines are part of the reason Hayes lost their market share to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-03-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By coloradogoose
Well, I don't live there anymore but I lived...

Well, I don't live there anymore but I lived there for 10 years and my immediate family still lives there. Honestly, I love the place. I grew up in a big city and Moab is the place where I realized...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-13-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 859,292
Posted By coloradogoose
Cheap sherpa

I picked my 03' Super Sherpa up for $1350 with 3500 miles on it this spring. Adapted an old KLR rear rack to fit with $5 of metal. $25 plastic camera case box bolted to it. Had a good front tire in...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-16-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 48,517
Posted By coloradogoose
Another bicycle mech

I'm enjoying the build and the story behind it makes it even better. It kinda makes me want to find a sportster to do a similar thing to but anything HD is WAY overpriced here.
I work with a few...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-04-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,332
Posted By coloradogoose
I wrap my tubes in shop rags for protection. Then...

I wrap my tubes in shop rags for protection. Then I have rags if I need them. Keep them in my trunk box and no problems yet.
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4,625
Views: 810,084
Posted By coloradogoose
I had the same issue on my new-to-me sherpa, and...

I had the same issue on my new-to-me sherpa, and it was the speedo gear. Just be careful as you take it apart. Much of the set-up is plastic and can break if it's not disassembled carefully. A...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4,625
Views: 810,084
Posted By coloradogoose
New to me Super Sherpa

Well, after lusting after an SS for four years the money and availability of one came together at just the right time for me. I picked up my 03' with 3600 miles on it on Wednesday (still has the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-09-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,536
Posted By coloradogoose
Great ride report! I've travelled much of the...

Great ride report! I've travelled much of the road that you described and it really is beautiful! My sister spent years as an english teacher in southeastern Utah. She's A LOT tougher than I ever...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-07-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 15,505
Views: 2,383,427
Posted By coloradogoose
Wish I had the funds for these. Perfect for my...

Wish I had the funds for these. Perfect for my cruiser. Are they still around? May have a bit more money in a few weeks.
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