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Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,217
Posted By Mattbastard
If it were my style of riding I'd own one. Not...

If it were my style of riding I'd own one. Not into the cramped track-bred bikes though.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,150
Posted By Mattbastard
I can't answer your question, but I do have one...

I can't answer your question, but I do have one of my own.

Is there a scavenge pump for the oil return after the turbo? It's mounted really low on those bikes. I thought the turbo was supposed...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,549
Posted By Mattbastard
Very true. I actually bought the 103" conversion...

Very true. I actually bought the 103" conversion crank and some Wiseco 9:1 stroker pistons for it, but I sold it to my bro-in-law. I find it humorous that HD needed persuasion from the competition...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 361,319
Posted By Mattbastard
True, but that's not really the point. I just...

True, but that's not really the point. I just like working on stuff and making things faster.
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 361,319
Posted By Mattbastard
I'd bet it's because of the influx of gas mining...

I'd bet it's because of the influx of gas mining in North Dakota and Montana that ended up bumping us out of the top slot.

Crap, they got us on binge drinking too!!!
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,549
Posted By Mattbastard
I find justifying anything motorcycle related...

I find justifying anything motorcycle related based on a "need" very humorous. The act itself of riding a motorcycle is entirely a "want", and those people who rebuilt the 88" Twinkie to a 95" (or...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 361,319
Posted By Mattbastard
That's subjective. I've ridden bikes with...

That's subjective. I've ridden bikes with 80-90hp (almost twice the NC) with brakes and suspension that's worse and lived.

BTW, when I get bored with the NC's power I'll be turboing it. I like...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,549
Posted By Mattbastard
Some senseless dolt will walk in there and yell: ...

Some senseless dolt will walk in there and yell:

http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/264/200/acb.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 361,319
Posted By Mattbastard
Fix'd

Fix'd
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By Mattbastard
+1000000000 :gun2:splat

+1000000000 :gun2:splat
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By Mattbastard
Yup, or I use that Copper gasket maker spray. ...

Yup, or I use that Copper gasket maker spray. Does the same thing and keeps the gasket stuck while it's curing but it isn't a permanent stick. I've even reused gaskets a bunch of times with that...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By Mattbastard
You think I didn't do that before putting a few...

You think I didn't do that before putting a few hundred bucks into chassis stabilizers?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Mattbastard
So, throw some Tourances on the NC and go...

So, throw some Tourances on the NC and go exploring you're saying?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Mattbastard
I should clarify, I ride an NC700X. I would...

I should clarify, I ride an NC700X. I would dabble in dirt trails, but my original question centers around road riding. Thanks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Mattbastard
Good riding around Phoenix?

So I have a potential job opportunity in Phoenix. To keep this focused, lets just talk about motorcycling. The other opportunity is in San Diego. Obvious pros/cons aside, the motorcycling is damn...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By Mattbastard
This interchange is one I use to specifically...

This interchange is one I use to specifically test high speed chassis issues. It's a long sweeper with a dip right at the apex, just enough to push the rear tire sideways and keep it bouncing for a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By Mattbastard
FYI, I got my dad's 2013 Street Glide to weave in...

FYI, I got my dad's 2013 Street Glide to weave in a 70mph interstate sweeper so I'd venture a guess they haven't fixed the hinge in the middle. You telling me that's too fast?

Until they put the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By Mattbastard
Can't speak for the shovel but I know the Evo and...

Can't speak for the shovel but I know the Evo and Twinkie baggers all have the "hinge in the middle" frame where the swingarm is rigidly mounted to the transmission (thru bearings) and rubber mounted...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,262
Posted By Mattbastard
Coupla questions here. Regarding this...

Coupla questions here.

Regarding this chassis offset, I'm familiar with the system uses for their Dyna and Bagger line with the swingarm technically being directly linked to the transmission but...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 361,319
Posted By Mattbastard
LOL, I just thought of one of those wind socks at...

LOL, I just thought of one of those wind socks at the airport, flapping in the breeze... :lol3

Now you want some serious dick waving, start an oil thread.
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 361,319
Posted By Mattbastard
I second that statement. Some peoples...

I second that statement. Some peoples expectations are much too high. You can't travel on a motorcycle and expect to keep a candle lit.
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,549
Posted By Mattbastard
Thanks man, I appreciate it. I've had my hands...

Thanks man, I appreciate it. I've had my hands in the bowels of a few Twinkes, one Evo, and two Evo Sporters. And done a LOT of research on the faults of the Twin Cam. A few years ago I did...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 361,319
Posted By Mattbastard
Noticing it and complaining about it is...

Noticing it and complaining about it is subjective. Wind noise? No, doesn't bother me for my aforementioned reasons. Now wind buffering, that's a whole 'nuther story. I LOVED my Vision because of...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,549
Posted By Mattbastard
Negative point #1: It's got the old MM fuel...

Negative point #1: It's got the old MM fuel injection, which as the TB and sensors age, the fueling starts acting up, mostly at idle and it's impossible to fix easily. Most of the time a whole TB...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 361,319
Posted By Mattbastard
I won't walk you thru it but if you do a search...

I won't walk you thru it but if you do a search under my username for topics I've started there's one about "Your bike history", and I've personally owned about 30, and ridden but not owned 20 others...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 361,319
Posted By Mattbastard
No offense here, but I find it kinda funny when...

No offense here, but I find it kinda funny when someone is complaining about wind noise on a motorcycle. How quiet is a Category 1 hurricane? Because that's about whats going on at highway speeds...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 361,319
Posted By Mattbastard
Cool, I've been down that way a couple of times...

Cool, I've been down that way a couple of times but it's usually only a quick stop since I'm on my way from Mercer to Sheboygan or vice versa.

I just got my NC as well, only it's a 2012 demo with...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 361,319
Posted By Mattbastard
Where you at in NoWis? I grew up in Mercer.

Where you at in NoWis? I grew up in Mercer.
Forum: 2 smokers 03-06-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,261
Posted By Mattbastard
How is rearsets gonna keep my back from getting...

How is rearsets gonna keep my back from getting sore? I was moving my feet from the front to rear pegs as is and the rears put more stress on my lower back than the fronts do.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,018
Posted By Mattbastard
Initially I want to come out there to dip my toe...

Initially I want to come out there to dip my toe in the water for a few years. If it so intolerable, I'll move. I just want to get it out of my system.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-03-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,018
Posted By Mattbastard
You and me are in the exact same boat. Fuck...

You and me are in the exact same boat. Fuck Wisconsin weather, I'm out!
Forum: 2 smokers 03-03-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,261
Posted By Mattbastard
What the hell is this in my office???

http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac205/Mattbastard750/IMG_0002_zpstdqgytcx.jpg

Clubmans w/ bar end mirrors and SS hex bolts around the engine covers. Screw working on bikes outside, it's...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By Mattbastard
Over the last two years I put 16,500 miles on a...

Over the last two years I put 16,500 miles on a 2013 Vision, and before that 2500mi on a 2010 Hammer. Great bikes, very well built and designed (much more so for the Vision, but the Hammer was also...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-01-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Mattbastard
I won't, but for this trip I'd like to focus on...

I won't, but for this trip I'd like to focus on the Socal area. I'm also looking at Sacramento, Phoenix, and Austin as potential spots as well.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Mattbastard
Wow, great suggestions, thanks everyone. I have...

Wow, great suggestions, thanks everyone. I have Poway on the list since there's a potential employment location there so I'll definitely hit up that Highland Valley road while there. And thanks for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Mattbastard
So Cal Motorcycle Vacation Mar 19-23

I've been to LA a few times for work over the last few years and always wanted to take a trip out there recreationally. This winter in Wisconsin has been exceptionally shitty and cold, so now's the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,254
Posted By Mattbastard
It's worth a try, but I don't personally believe...

It's worth a try, but I don't personally believe it's gonna fix the issue. At least it didn't on my Sportster. The problem starts after you shut the bike down. AFR means nothing at this point. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,254
Posted By Mattbastard
Just an FYI, but I've fiddled with timing and...

Just an FYI, but I've fiddled with timing and jetting until the cows came home and it didn't tune out the CRACK at hot start-up, leading me to conclude the issue is with compression ratio, or a hot...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,254
Posted By Mattbastard
Yup. Do it again this summer.

Yup. Do it again this summer.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-22-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,254
Posted By Mattbastard
Don't waste your money on rivets, I just turned...

Don't waste your money on rivets, I just turned the outer plate 90 degrees and screwed it on. As often as I had my timing plate off anyway it didn't make sense. And I never reused the gasket...
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