ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Some Assembly Required
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-02-2011, 02:35 PM   #151
johnwesley OP
wanta be
 
johnwesley's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: mena, Ar
Oddometer: 1,525
It's the Happy Harley
johnwesley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 04:56 PM   #152
johnwesley OP
wanta be
 
johnwesley's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: mena, Ar
Oddometer: 1,525
thanks to Jimmy the Hog I have a set of rearsets that work better for the ds conversion. I little massaging of the brake lever and removal of the spring it's a great fit. The peg position is spot on. I like the tapered head bolts on the mounts as that gives more clamping force for the mount. I think it is a beefier set up all the way around and will work out great





johnwesley screwed with this post 06-02-2011 at 05:17 PM
johnwesley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 10:28 PM   #153
JimmyTheHog
Low Speed Adventurer
 
JimmyTheHog's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Oddometer: 706
Glad it worked John! - thats good to know. Even know we have the same exhausts, theres dimensional tolerance differences, so I wasnt shure the lever would not interfere with your exhaust. Mine was close, but all it would take is a little material removal and no problem.

If I get some free time this weekend, I'll sketch up the new shift lever and get em going.
__________________
Jim

09 R12GSA, 2013 SC3 Adventure
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=657449
http://www.carduccidualsport.com
JimmyTheHog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 05:32 AM   #154
johnwesley OP
wanta be
 
johnwesley's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: mena, Ar
Oddometer: 1,525
A new shifter will be sweet!!!

I think my exhaust sits farther away from the engine than yours. And therefore the top of the tube is in line with the brake lever. Also my exhaust could be tweaked as it is used
johnwesley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2011, 07:11 PM   #155
johnwesley OP
wanta be
 
johnwesley's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: mena, Ar
Oddometer: 1,525
Got a little work done that took alot of time. Fuel cell done, now I have a total of 7.5 gallons. I am going to build a custom rear fender but do not have the time before heading to Inuvik. So I have a spare under fender piece that I pulled in to do the job. A little KLR cheap scate coming out here I bought an off set air cleaner to give more room for standing, plus it gives a narrower feel to the bike. I have an issue with the rear wheel bearing spacer, it is too long. It's out at the machine shop to get 141 thousandths taken off. It's going to be close on having this done before I leave. If its not finished then the trusty old klr will have to be the work horse









johnwesley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2011, 05:56 PM   #156
JimmyTheHog
Low Speed Adventurer
 
JimmyTheHog's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Oddometer: 706
Nice ! - That should get you 250-300 miles ??? or more....
How do you transfer the gas to the main tank when needed ?

Hope you get it done for the trip - Id like to see the ride report.
__________________
Jim

09 R12GSA, 2013 SC3 Adventure
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=657449
http://www.carduccidualsport.com
JimmyTheHog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2011, 07:11 AM   #157
johnwesley OP
wanta be
 
johnwesley's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: mena, Ar
Oddometer: 1,525
should get a good 300 miles with a .5 gallon left. It is all bolt on so when just running short trips or with the family I can go back to a Harley fender like this



For the fuel it is plumbed in to the main fuel line with a manual shut off. So I leave the main tank off and run the back tank out first. The use the main so I keep the res warning on low fuel.



johnwesley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 09:10 AM   #158
johnwesley OP
wanta be
 
johnwesley's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: mena, Ar
Oddometer: 1,525
getting the pannier mount set up this position seems to work well




johnwesley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 06:53 PM   #159
johnwesley OP
wanta be
 
johnwesley's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: mena, Ar
Oddometer: 1,525
on the road with a little seat time. bike is going to be a hoot



need to adjust shocks and change sprockets for more swingarm clearance. It is just a touch loose feeling above 80mph, but one the rear shocks are adjusted right I think that will smooth out.
johnwesley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 07:01 PM   #160
ohiofathead
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Southern Ohio
Oddometer: 308
Awesome!

Can't wait to see some off-road video.
ohiofathead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 07:13 PM   #161
johnwesley OP
wanta be
 
johnwesley's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: mena, Ar
Oddometer: 1,525
I'll have to work out the gearing and swingarm clearance before getting to aggressive off-road. May need to shortent he shocks some to get the swingarm angle in check.
johnwesley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 08:54 PM   #162
Czechsix
Slower than you....
 
Czechsix's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: SoCal San Diego Suckage
Oddometer: 288
Damn, that bike looks tall. What's the seat height?
__________________
FYCYFF (Dakar 2011)
'98 XR400R, Rokon Trailbreaker
CORVA, SDORC, SDADV
Neduro to Dakar 2012
TEAM F5 2012 WHAT A GREAT RIDE!
Czechsix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 09:04 PM   #163
bk brkr baker
Beastly Adventurer
 
bk brkr baker's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: The Bluegrass
Oddometer: 5,007
How about moving the shock mount back on the swinger ?

It'll lower the bike to a degree and get the angle where it needs to be also. You'll have to experiment with spring rates again but, the whole progect is a experiment, right?
__________________
RR's Catnip Hill to Peoria ___Loopin' Seattle to WestFest
It started with some beers __1500 miles to the Dentist
Skeedaddle to Seattle______ A 30 year old on a Three Flags Run
bk brkr baker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 10:17 PM   #164
JimmyTheHog
Low Speed Adventurer
 
JimmyTheHog's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Oddometer: 706
Looks awsome !
I want to see some air !!!

Really interested to see how you are attaching the panniers.
__________________
Jim

09 R12GSA, 2013 SC3 Adventure
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=657449
http://www.carduccidualsport.com
JimmyTheHog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2011, 05:04 AM   #165
ULY-RPG
cool hands adv
 
ULY-RPG's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: South of Chicago
Oddometer: 294
I love it,too bad HD dosen't have that in their line up!!!
ULY-RPG is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 10:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014