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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-06-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By layzrider
Sorry about that

Sorry about my bad attitude. I just got a little frustrated there. I was reluctant make a post, sorry I said anything. At 67, I am retired and generally not in a hurry. It was a last minute thought...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-02-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By layzrider
I guess no one gives a **** whether I find a good

place to camp and ride or not. So much for Californian hospitality. I thought it was worth a try. 91 looks and nobody can even bother to type a few words. Well fine, I will just wing it. If any of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-02-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By layzrider
Which area would you recommend ?

I am headed for Rio Vista, leaving Sunday, kite boarding for two months, camping along the way. Shasta for a couple of days. Been to Stony. Nice. I am trying to decide on some new areas to check out....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-02-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By layzrider
23" on my off road bikes

I used my bikes to find some common dimensions for my project. My 400 drz and Transalp have 23" (on center) swing arms. Very different bikes yet they have the same length arms. My old 350 and 250...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-22-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
I made new radiator guard mounts

I made new radiator guard mounts. The earlier versions had a slightly different shape. The shapes bothered me , so I made new ones. Not a big deal, but it put off dealing with the wiring. ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-21-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
I wanted a challange and I got one

Lessons learned so far:
.Start with a complete bike, preferably one that runs and has a functioning electrical system. I only hope the bike will actually start and run.
.Need a parts bike? Buy a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-20-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
Well that is nice to hear

I saw posts where people mounted it wrong and the speed doubled after 10 mph. The directions did say I could mount it the way I did, but I was skeptical. Like a lot of stuff on this project, I will...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-20-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
Low cost folding mirrors

http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv35%3A%3B4%3Enu%3D46%3C6%3E%3B%3C6%3E%3A34%3EWSNRCG%3D3633734%3A73344nu0mrj
This is one of my folding mirrors. I have a similar setup...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-20-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
Making progress

Here is the epoxy/glass under seat tank, ready to install. Not too pretty, but seems sturdy enough. There are three fittings, the top two are the inlet and vent connections. The out connection is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-05-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 17,467
Posted By layzrider
Dave, local KLR rider in the Ochoco NF

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-30-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 17,467
Posted By layzrider
Squishey and Dan? headed down the road.

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-26-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17,889
Views: 5,565,020
Posted By layzrider
hawk rotor available

I have a honda hawk front wheel with a rotor. I need to get rid of it. How much of it do you need? I think I have the front calipers too. I converted a hawk to a dualsport and used a cr500 front...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-22-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By layzrider
A plug for Vancouver

Consider Vancouver. A bunch of car dealerships in and around the Hannah auto mall. A better school system than Portland, no State income tax, reasonable property tax and just as close to fine off...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 199,545
Posted By layzrider
More on the Transalp

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I bought the bike from a guy who got it back after it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17,889
Views: 5,565,020
Posted By layzrider
Out in the forest yesterday with some friends

Transalp running good. Not happy with fork covers. I may go back to the old ones. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-20-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5,097
Views: 396,225
Posted By layzrider
baroqenride riding yesterday in the Yacolt area

Yacolt is a good place to ride some backroads, close to Portland. Loop routes are possible. Thought I would plant this photo here as I don't have his e-mail....
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 199,545
Posted By layzrider
Love the old bikes, brings back memories

I started on British singles and twin scramblers. At 67, I am still at it. My latest, a 583 Honda Transalp....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-13-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 17,467
Posted By layzrider
Probably head over there Thursday morning, the 26th

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-12-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
This was not a bolt on

The swing arm and complete suspension was from a cr500. I made spacers for the swing arm shaft. I cut out a piece of an old xr swing arm, a longer piece to make up for the angle out. I made backing...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-12-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 92,570
Posted By layzrider
Nice fender bracket

A work of art. Love these bikes, thanks for posting.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-12-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
sprocket spacer

One view is shown on post #91. Here is one from the other side....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-12-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
Making a mold for the top gas tank

I will post photos of the spacer next. I will make the under seat tank first. I will probably learn a few things on that one. I am looking at a post on "Doingtheton" web site on how to make the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-11-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-04-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
Wow, that does look like it was a challange

I guess if you figured that out, there is hope for me.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-04-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
If my wiring turns out okay..

It will be a total miracle. I have done the easy connections and now I am down to mating the trashed Honda wiring with the new Baja kit wiring. I am studying the wiring diagram for the Hawk alot. If...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-03-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
I made a mold for the under seat gas tank

I measured the displacement of water in a bucket. It came out to just under two gallons. Nice. Now I just have to make a top tank mold for two gallons or more to achieve my goal of four gallons...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-03-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
Recent ride, note fender keeps mud off guard

http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv3658%3A%3Enu%3D46%3C6%3E%3B%3C6%3E%3A34%3EWSNRCG%3D35%3C67%3A6%3B33344nu0mrj
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-03-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
Not enough holes?

Yes, from the previous photo, it does not look like the holes are big enough. From a different angle, they look more...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-03-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
A cover for not so attractive fender mount

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-19-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 24,614
Posted By layzrider
Chain saw use in a NF varies from Forest to Forest

I have been active with dirtbike volunteers for many years in the Gifford Pinchot NF. The FS does require volunteers to be certified saw operators clearing trail. However, there is no law that says I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-17-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 17,467
Posted By layzrider
Where should I park with my trailer?

Looking forward to joining you all. Bringing the Transalp and 400 DRZ. I don't want to take up a lot of space with my trailer like I did at the Apple Jam. Looking a the photos of Chimney Rock, I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-16-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17,889
Views: 5,565,020
Posted By layzrider
Here is a photo of the spacer I had made

http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv392%3A7%3Enu%3D46%3C6%3E%3B%3C6%3E%3A34%3EWSNRCG%3D35%3C3493%3B9%3A344nu0mrj
I am building a new bike from parts, mainly a 650 Honda...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-14-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
I am making some reinforcing plates

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No, not out of plywood. I cut up...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-13-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
Widening the swingarm

I made the crucial cuts today on the swingarm to make it wider. This will align the sprockets. I had a space made for the rear sprocket and a longer axle made. Now I need to make some reinforcing...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-13-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
Speed calibration

I read briefly thru the directions. It seems like the distance covered by one rotation of the tire is what is important, not where the sensor is located. There are some numbers listed for different...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-12-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
Working on installing an Acewell speedo/computer

I had to mount the magnet for the speedo on the spokes because there was no room closer in. I hope the mounting is correct, with the end of the sensor pointing to the magnet. In the photo, the wheel...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-04-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
Radiator guards for tree branches and sticks

when riding the Forest Roads here in the NW, you have to be ready to ride off into the ditch if you come around a corner and face a head on with a pickup. At that point, ramming a broken branch into...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-04-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
Not big enough holes ?

I based the size of the holes and spacing on my Suzuki's Unabiker shields and my Transalp home made ones. They have about 2/3 rds hole and 1/3 solid surface. I have an Acewell speedo computer for the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-02-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
It's a different mind set

On a stock bike I would be reluctant to do the things I have to done on this project. Basically, nothing fits. But I have to make them fit. Cut, grind, drill. Whatever it takes. I have to keep an...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-02-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,257
Posted By layzrider
Progress on the subframe

[/SIZE[SIZE="4"]]Got some more welding done on the subframe, including fender support bars. I also got the side panel covers made and mounted. Note the radiator guard. 213 holes drilled. Now it is on...
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