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Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,790
Posted By Whereabouts
What year is it?!?

What year is it?!?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-10-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,456
Posted By Whereabouts
Yamaha XS650 could be a good option if you want...

Yamaha XS650 could be a good option if you want an old school project bike; it's the best Triumph you can buy for under $1k.

Here's and example from the web:...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,245
Posted By Whereabouts
So is it the ridge between the valve pockets (the...

So is it the ridge between the valve pockets (the part that's clearly higher on the new pistons) that's hitting?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-03-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 51,265
Posted By Whereabouts
I wonder if there's any chance that the larger...

I wonder if there's any chance that the larger tank of a Versys would fit. I may be reaching here but the design certainly appears to be similar.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-22-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 51,265
Posted By Whereabouts
More clues . . .

Despite the claims of "A vastly more rigid, semi-double-cradle steel frame", they look pretty darn similar to me.

2013 300r:
http://cdn.rideapart.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/ninja-frame.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-15-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 51,265
Posted By Whereabouts
I forgot to mention, I saw that this article...

I forgot to mention, I saw that this article (http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/firstrides/122_1301_2013_kawasaki_ninja_300/) mentions that the 300 shares half it's engine parts with the 250. This...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-15-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 51,265
Posted By Whereabouts
Hey Tony, I just wanted to let you know...

Hey Tony,

I just wanted to let you know that I'm following this thread with interest. I have long been fascinated with ninjettes and have mulled over similar schemes to yours, but haven't...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,336
Posted By Whereabouts
It sounds to me like you should take a closer...

It sounds to me like you should take a closer look at the Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS. I wouldn't worry so much about weight on a street bike that you're going to carry luggage and/or a pillion on. Any...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8,359
Views: 1,290,637
Posted By Whereabouts
But that's what I want today!

But that's what I want today!
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 171,540
Posted By Whereabouts
It's listed here for $7,000 ( :eek1 ): ...

It's listed here for $7,000 ( :eek1 ):

http://sandemoto.com/inventorydetail.php?id=6

Man, if it really worked like that I would ruin bikes for a living.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 157,258
Posted By Whereabouts
This is awesome. I just stumbled onto this...

This is awesome. I just stumbled onto this thread and was vaguely thinking I should try to dig up a pic of my old bike . . . hey, there it is!

Man, that was a fun day (thanks again Flux!). I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 99,906
Views: 19,175,108
Posted By Whereabouts
Steering stem length

Hey there everyone,

I am exploring the possibility of a front end swap onto another bike using the DR650 triple clamps. Would anyone be so kind as to tell me the length of the steering stem or...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 295,772
Posted By Whereabouts
I will, though it will be awhile before I have...

I will, though it will be awhile before I have any progress to report. This is an idea that I've had for awhile and since I keep coming back to it I'm starting to think that I should make it happen....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-20-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 1,093,184
Posted By Whereabouts
Please share any pics you can as you go. I'm...

Please share any pics you can as you go. I'm anxious to see what you come up with.
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 295,772
Posted By Whereabouts
I did already know the wheel travel, but thank...

I did already know the wheel travel, but thank you. Here's what I've found so far (and please correct any errors as the internet has been known to spread inaccuracies once or twice before):

...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 295,772
Posted By Whereabouts
Shock travel

Hey everyone,

I have a quick question; I've searched all over the internet so I figured it's time to come to the definitive source. Can anyone tell we what the shock stroke is on the pre-08'...
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,971
Posted By Whereabouts
The first thing I'd try is a few squirts of PB...

The first thing I'd try is a few squirts of PB Blaster and let it sit overnight.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,143
Posted By Whereabouts
The problem here is is that the OP is projecting...

The problem here is is that the OP is projecting expectations onto a small, specialty manufacturer competing in a difficult and limited market that would never be met by most major manufacturers or...
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,126
Posted By Whereabouts
Bloodweiser, I appreciate your adventurous, if...

Bloodweiser, I appreciate your adventurous, if sometimes foolhardy spirit. I agree with what others have said that this place is a nightmare. One thing to keep in mind if you haven't been out to...
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,607
Posted By Whereabouts
I have also been looking for a list of bikes with...

I have also been looking for a list of bikes with 19" fronts so I hope this thread takes off.

If I recall, all years of XS650 have a 19" front, some spoked, some cast. They're 1.85x19 I believe....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-11-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 1,093,184
Posted By Whereabouts
Man, that really sucks. I was watching your...

Man, that really sucks. I was watching your build and looking forward to seeing it progress. I hope you get it back.
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,219
Posted By Whereabouts
These two bikes need to make a baby together :evil

These two bikes need to make a baby together :evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-21-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 103,565
Posted By Whereabouts
Nice work, details please . . . Forks,...

Nice work, details please . . .

Forks, tire, wheel issues, etc. How's it ride?

Keep up the good work.
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,617
Posted By Whereabouts
Since you mentioned the Street Triple, I think...

Since you mentioned the Street Triple, I think the real mistake would be to jump into buying a bike in that segment without giving one of those a try as well.
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,413
Posted By Whereabouts
I'm in. I've talked and thought about this very...

I'm in. I've talked and thought about this very project but you're actually doing it so I'm :lurk:lurk
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-22-2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 1,093,184
Posted By Whereabouts
Thanks for responding. Is there any interference...

Thanks for responding. Is there any interference between the DR650 triples and the frame limiting turning radius? Also, is the seat height still manageable? Keep up the good work, it looks like a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-21-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 1,093,184
Posted By Whereabouts
So . . . Fill us in on the suspension mods. ...

So . . .
Fill us in on the suspension mods. What did you do with the front end and how does is handle?
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,317
Posted By Whereabouts
This was my thinking as well. How about...

This was my thinking as well. How about something like and old air/oil GSXR1100 with knobbies and spikes on the gas tank or something. Post-apocalypse, shock-and-awe will take precedence over any...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,323
Posted By Whereabouts
Sounds like a blast. Make sure you post lots of...

Sounds like a blast. Make sure you post lots of pics!
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By Whereabouts
You know, I've had the same thought. What I'm...

You know, I've had the same thought. What I'm picturing is a 250 with longer travel suspension at both ends and 19"/17" tubeless wheels. I believe that you would retain the extremely low operating...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-16-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 61,520
Posted By Whereabouts
Thanks for the feedback, that's great to hear. ...

Thanks for the feedback, that's great to hear. And yes, it makes sense that changing the front wheel diameter and also presumably raising the front suspension a bit more than the rear would help...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-16-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 61,520
Posted By Whereabouts
Very nice build! When can I expect to see a...

Very nice build! When can I expect to see a Sanjohsaki dealer in my area? Their product line is rather small but very interesting.

I have a couple of questions for you if you don't mind. ...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 295,772
Posted By Whereabouts
It's great to hear first-hand experiences like...

It's great to hear first-hand experiences like this. What speed does 10K work out to be and what kind of MPG are you getting? This is the first I've heard of the +1 sprocket hurting mileage on a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-13-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 225,981
Posted By Whereabouts
I know I'm dredging up an old thread and Tony has...

I know I'm dredging up an old thread and Tony has sold the bike, so I will put these questions out to anyone who's willing and able to respond. Though I'm not in a position to do it right now, I...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 84,629
Posted By Whereabouts
Since I've gotten inadvertently sucked into this...

Since I've gotten inadvertently sucked into this thread I figured I would stick my nose in. It seems like there are all different approaches when it comes to tire. Some people will never be...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 1,317,954
Posted By Whereabouts
I'll bet it did . . . Who could blame you? ...

I'll bet it did . . . Who could blame you?

Stellar report as always.
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,913
Posted By Whereabouts
So what does it mean when you paint skulls (or...

So what does it mean when you paint skulls (or dragons) on it?
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,913
Posted By Whereabouts
Yeah. Uncle! Those things are hideous.

Yeah. Uncle! Those things are hideous.
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 295,772
Posted By Whereabouts
That's a nice tank bag, what is it. I won't...

That's a nice tank bag, what is it. I won't comment on the hard luggage :lol3 .
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,661
Posted By Whereabouts
The engine and frame are old so it counts. Very...

The engine and frame are old so it counts. Very nice work by the way!
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