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Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 04:23 PM
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Posted By Randy
That's too bad... I enjoy build threads of that...

That's too bad... I enjoy build threads of that sort and it's really nice to learn from the experiments of others. Sure saves time, and headaches, when and if I ever get a chance to build my own...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 11:50 AM
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Views: 878,278
Posted By Randy
Looking at the pic you directed me to earlier... ...

Looking at the pic you directed me to earlier...

http://advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=327536&stc=1&d=1412623985

... and reading your last few posts, has me curious about the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,832
Posted By Randy
But, back on the topic of Scramblerish Sportys,...

But, back on the topic of Scramblerish Sportys, other than the front fender, here's another that I find interesting...
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,832
Posted By Randy
This one... ...

This one...

http://ragspix.smugmug.com/photos/i-Jh8ff3R/0/M/i-Jh8ff3R-M.jpg


... is a rubber mount, '04+, and looks to be built from Storz bits to me...

...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,832
Posted By Randy
Yep. It's currently in the front running, among...

Yep. It's currently in the front running, among a few other styles, for what I'd like to build, and my favorite of the "Scrambler" types.

Here's the other side...
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,832
Posted By Randy
Actually, I believe you can safely go up to 13.5"...

Actually, I believe you can safely go up to 13.5" shocks without issue. I'm currently running 13.25" Roadster shocks on mine. But, actually, there are two belt interference problems with going much...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,832
Posted By Randy
Looks to be Storz. Nice, but pricey pieces... ...

Looks to be Storz. Nice, but pricey pieces...

Between the tail, tank, exhaust, wheels, paint, chain conversion, and probably lots of stuff I can't see, combined with the somewhat limited market...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 07:17 AM
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Posted By Randy
I'm surprised that none of the more knowledgeable...

I'm surprised that none of the more knowledgeable Sportster wrenches have answered this one yet.

Do you have an 883 or a 1200, and what exactly are you trying to accomplish?

THIS...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 04:49 PM
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Posted By Randy
If the quality is half as good as it looks that's...

If the quality is half as good as it looks that's one hell of a find for the money! :thumb

Hell, I think I paid something like $160 shipped for my used, never mounted, Licks solo bag.... Not...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 03:43 PM
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Views: 878,278
Posted By Randy
Thanks for your input, George. Yeah,...

Thanks for your input, George.

Yeah, vibration is one of those subjective things that's hard to describe or quantify. Over the years I've read various magazine reports and such that ran the gamut...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 04:54 AM
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Posted By Randy
That's my local dealer, where my bike was...

That's my local dealer, where my bike was purchased, and where I pick up various things like oil and such... But, nah, no test rides for me... or any other type of riding for the foreseeable...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 05:55 PM
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Views: 878,278
Posted By Randy
That's odd. I can't picture how it's intended to...

That's odd. I can't picture how it's intended to be used as a right side bag. It looks basically identical in shape to my Lick's solo bag which is intended as a left side bag.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-28-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 29,323
Posted By Randy
Oh yeah, Rod, I'm very happy with the 48! With...

Oh yeah, Rod, I'm very happy with the 48! With the minor mods
I've done to it, I have to say that I'm beginning to think that it
may very well be my favorite bike overall. It'll never be as...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 174,205
Posted By Randy
Yep, I just started converting mine a couple of...

Yep, I just started converting mine a couple of days ago, and you're right, my compressor regulator is 1/4" and came with a "M" coupler. I'm replacing my couplers and fittings with "V" style...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 174,205
Posted By Randy
Am I seeing something wrong? I don't see how rim...

Am I seeing something wrong? I don't see how rim size would affect the use of it. I could see how sidewall height could be a limiting factor, but that shouldn't be an issue for a typical M/C tire....
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 06:22 AM
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Views: 878,278
Posted By Randy
I also wandered into a Harley dealership in...

I also wandered into a Harley dealership in Houston, TX just to kill some time. I actually didn't even have an interest in HD at the time. Until, I saw my bike, that is. Well, not actually mine,...
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 174,205
Posted By Randy
Looked into these a little and found this picture...

Looked into these a little and found this picture comparing the "M" and the "V" style couplers and male fittings...

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk54/SteveU_/FamilyPhotos0506635.jpg

I'll...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 06:37 PM
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Views: 878,278
Posted By Randy
On a side note regarding my recent addition of...

On a side note regarding my recent addition of the NRHS air filter setup, the bike now runs like the proverbial scalded dog, or raped ape, or whatever... :D

I had originally bought this setup from...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 02:19 PM
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Posted By Randy
Yep, overfilling will cause a lot of oil blow-by...

Yep, overfilling will cause a lot of oil blow-by on some bikes. I once had my KTM serviced by the dealer while it was in for some warranty work. They overfilled it with oil. I didn't know it until...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-21-2014, 01:40 PM
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Posted By Randy
That one has an almost "scramberish" vibe to it. ...

That one has an almost "scramberish" vibe to it. Nice looking bike regardless of what "category" it fits into... :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Randy
Yeah, it's not a big deal on a lot of bikes...

Yeah, it's not a big deal on a lot of bikes really. I just don't like grungy, oily shit on my bikes. The way the PO had the vent routed to the K&N style filter that came on the Buell, the filter...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 08:50 AM
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Views: 878,278
Posted By Randy
Yep. On the Sportster engine the crankcase is...

Yep. On the Sportster engine the crankcase is vented through the rocker boxes. If you look at the diagrams of the rocker boxes in the service manual you'll see how this is designed to work. Some...
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2014, 11:41 PM
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Views: 174,205
Posted By Randy
Hmmm.. Good info! I'll have to pick up a few of...

Hmmm.. Good info! I'll have to pick up a few of these. Thanks! :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2014, 11:19 PM
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Views: 878,278
Posted By Randy
Finally got around to installing my NRHS...

Finally got around to installing my NRHS HurricaneFlow intake. :clap

My experience with my Buell S1 was that once the factory crankcase venting system was altered I had oil misting issues on the...
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2014, 10:43 PM
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Views: 174,205
Posted By Randy
I can't remember... Do the impact wrenches come...

I can't remember... Do the impact wrenches come with one? If so, I'm sure I used it. If not, then I used what I already had. Either way, it's a normal size, and doesn't leak, so I can't imagine...
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 174,205
Posted By Randy
I gotta pick up one of these. I had a HELL of a...

I gotta pick up one of these. I had a HELL of a time breaking the bead on my GS last time I changed tires and swore I'd get a bead breaker before the next set of tires...
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 174,205
Posted By Randy
Can't speak to other models, but... Mine has a...

Can't speak to other models, but... Mine has a fairly obvious air adjustment knob on the bottom of the grip, just in front of the air fitting. The knob has 4 positions with #4 having the larger...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4,731
Views: 878,278
Posted By Randy
Yep. My moto when dealing with bikes and...

Yep. My moto when dealing with bikes and craigslist is, "have cash, will travel". Of course how far I'm willing to go depends on the bike in question, how rare it may be, and how good of a deal I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4,731
Views: 878,278
Posted By Randy
Here's one with 5000 miles that was listed on the...

Here's one with 5000 miles that was listed on the fleamarket and sold recently. If it hadn't been so far away, and I had had the cash at the time... Oh well...
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4,731
Views: 878,278
Posted By Randy
Yep, sub-4 grand would be my range too. If he...

Yep, sub-4 grand would be my range too. If he was asking $4000 to $4500 it might be worth a look and offer. A lot of people build a little negotiating room into their asking price. But at $5800...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 10:10 AM
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Views: 878,278
Posted By Randy
Ya never know unless you make an offer. But his...

Ya never know unless you make an offer. But his asking price is a fair spread from what I'd be willing to pay. In this case I wouldn't want to insult the guy with an offer as he obviously thinks...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-16-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 45,194
Posted By Randy
Yeah... It's just that my project is pretty big,...

Yeah... It's just that my project is pretty big, and pretty high profile... and mid October is pretty much smack dab in the middle of CRUNCH TIME when a lot of pieces are coming together. Taking...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 174,205
Posted By Randy
Generally, yes, but not always. I bought one for...

Generally, yes, but not always. I bought one for a specific application as noted above. And since most of my wrench spinning involves motorcycles, the vast majority of the fasteners I deal with...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-13-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 45,194
Posted By Randy
Yeah, I said last year, that I'd go this year... ...

Yeah, I said last year, that I'd go this year... But with what's going on at work, I seriously doubt I'll make it, again... Even if I could, it'd only be a one day quick dash on Sunday, and even...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-13-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 45,194
Posted By Randy
What's the date of the Barber thing? I missed it...

What's the date of the Barber thing? I missed it last year because I didn't hear about it until afterward. Of course, now the project I'm leading is pushing 6 days a week, I probably won't be able...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4,731
Views: 878,278
Posted By Randy
Glad to see you're still alive, Rod! Haven't...

Glad to see you're still alive, Rod! Haven't seen you posting lately and wondered where you'd been hiding.... But yeah, I know how "real life" can sometimes take over... Lord knows I've had my...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4,731
Views: 878,278
Posted By Randy
Yeah, I know what you mean. I don't spend...

Yeah, I know what you mean.

I don't spend much time on xlforum at all really. It's mainly a different group of "riders" over there, with a lot of "dude! your shit looks sik!" and such. But,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4,731
Views: 878,278
Posted By Randy
While not cheap, I'm happy with the size and...

While not cheap, I'm happy with the size and quality of my Lick's bag. Of course, like you, I didn't want to spend too much and was lucky enough to find one on xlforum, used, but never installed,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4,731
Views: 878,278
Posted By Randy
And since you posted this pic, and while I did...

And since you posted this pic, and while I did mention it in the other "project" thread, I'll add here that there's also another small separate bracket not shown in this picture. It's a Z shaped...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4,731
Views: 878,278
Posted By Randy
I was curious about this as well... While I...

I was curious about this as well...

While I admittedly have very limited experience with this, my little experience did have me concerned about this subject...

One of my other bikes is a Buell...
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