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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11,764
Views: 753,778
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
The tag is practically in my back yard too. We...

The tag is practically in my back yard too. We must be neighbors...

I'm considering going for a grab on my CT90 after work (if i get off in time to get it done in the daylight) ... that bike is a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-28-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11,764
Views: 753,778
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
The tag is about 10 minutes from my new job, so I...

The tag is about 10 minutes from my new job, so I drove by (in the car) yesterday. Most of the dirt roads in the Frederick Watershed are NOT plowed, including this one. This is typical though, most...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-21-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,785
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
First, decide if you want an Ironhead or an Evo. ...

First, decide if you want an Ironhead or an Evo.

Without a doubt, the Ironhead will be a 'cooler' bike with more soul. Its offroad capabilities will be limited, and you'll be doing a decent...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6,007
Views: 240,844
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I feel the same way.

I feel the same way.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-07-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6,007
Views: 240,844
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I have a 2003 Ural tourist (1 wheel drive,...

I have a 2003 Ural tourist (1 wheel drive, 750cc).

It gets about 35-40 mpg without anyone in the sidecar.

Quality of the later Urals is decent. I would consider build quality and...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
What about this Clarke tank? ...

What about this Clarke tank?
http://clarkemfg.com/xttt-500-7681-stock-p-632.html

Its 2.9 gallons, so it holds ~0.7 gallons more than stock. (I find that my stock xt500 tank has ~0.2 gallons of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,232
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Logically, it makes sense to use a capacitor with...

Logically, it makes sense to use a capacitor with a rectifier... but i'm not using one. Would it work better with a rectifier? I don't know. I certainly wouldn't hurt.

Disclaimer: I'm not an...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I know you're asking about Airheads in this...

I know you're asking about Airheads in this thread... but you just goit into Urals... so here is some info on the 'Hand Grenade' alternator:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=815698...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,232
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I don't have a wiring diagram, other than in my...

I don't have a wiring diagram, other than in my head.

For a capacitor, just hook it up to the 'accessory' side of your circuit breaker. (right side of the breaker in the hand drawn diagram in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,232
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I have two xt500's, a 1978 and a 1979. On one I...

I have two xt500's, a 1978 and a 1979. On one I do NOT have a regulator on the 12v yellow headlight wire, but I DO on the other. I added the regulator on the one bike because it kept blowing bulbs....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6,007
Views: 240,844
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
http://s.quickmeme.com/img/b1/b13a9b633372d196cfca...

http://s.quickmeme.com/img/b1/b13a9b633372d196cfca3d5fbe804747d9826a0c7e5eb7714758d2271f168ff7.jpg

I came across this photo on the internet, and thought that it would be a good solution for...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,232
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I ended up wiring my bikes up like in the drawing...

I ended up wiring my bikes up like in the drawing above, except that I connected a 12v headlight to the yellow wire, instead of hooking the headlight into the white wire crcuit, and I'm running a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 978,850
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Nope, never had it on a dyno. That's aslo on the...

Nope, never had it on a dyno. That's aslo on the to-do list.

It has 10:1 compression pistons and I'm running the early style thin head gasket, PB+ cams, dual Mikuni roundslide carbs with Branch...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 978,850
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I always wondered how much my 1981 XL1000 weighs....

I always wondered how much my 1981 XL1000 weighs. I took pretty much everything off it that I could to get the dirt tracker look. The frame is one heavy piece though...
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-27-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6,007
Views: 240,844
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
The 'documentary' is less about riding and more...

The 'documentary' is less about riding and more about their 'sticking it to the man'.

I used to think they were inner city kids trying to blow off some steam, and now I think a LOT less of them...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,078
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I have used vintage bikes as my daily transport...

I have used vintage bikes as my daily transport for the last 10 years. The key is to choose a bike with a cult following.

The parts availability for 1980's Honda Shadows and the DOHC Honda CB's...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-22-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6,007
Views: 240,844
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
It is. Its 90% Harley, 5% British, and 5%...

It is. Its 90% Harley, 5% British, and 5% Japanese. Last year I saw a triumph and a guy selling triumph parts, an xs650, and a nice xl350. I also saw a bunch of Twin Cam Harleys, piles of stock take...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-09-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 303,612
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
That might actually be a pretty nice bike. I bet...

That might actually be a pretty nice bike. I bet the husband spent more than $1500 on it. The custom seat, paint, and brake job probably cost more than that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 449,171
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Sportsters are AWESOME. I think people who bash...

Sportsters are AWESOME. I think people who bash Sportsters must have never ridden one, or feel the need to put others down.

I have several 'Big Twins', as well as many other brands and types of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 56,267
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I think the Dynas are all pretty much the same...

I think the Dynas are all pretty much the same bike, with different bits bolted on or taken off.

To save some serious money, you could buy a used Dyna and add the windshield and bags like you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-25-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6,007
Views: 240,844
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
This sounds like a good time. I'm a maybe. I'm...

This sounds like a good time. I'm a maybe. I'm free that night, but the GF is just getting back from being out of the country for 10 days the day before... so I might be in trouble if I go out. Maybe...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 14,506
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I'm leaving my place around 9:20 and getting to...

I'm leaving my place around 9:20 and getting to the park and ride a but before 10:00. I need to make a gas stop.
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 978,850
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
About 6 months ago my friend bought a 2000...

About 6 months ago my friend bought a 2000 Sportster 1200S with only 9,000 miles. It looked like a brand new bike. It was all stock, except for a Screamin' Eagle 2-1 exhaust. He only paid $3500,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-18-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6,007
Views: 240,844
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Anyone want to go for a ride Friday morning? ...

Anyone want to go for a ride Friday morning?

Details here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=964566&page=17
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-17-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 14,506
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Filling your bag with tools is a winter...

Filling your bag with tools is a winter project?!? You must be getting a LOT of tools...

Hopefully we can ride together again before winter hits.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-17-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 42,201
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
It looks like you're using the Honda front brake...

It looks like you're using the Honda front brake caliper and the Harley front master cylinder? If so, did you have to get a custom brake line to make them work together? How is the lever feel and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I also have a 1982 xl500r. I LOVE the bike. The...

I also have a 1982 xl500r. I LOVE the bike. The fact that yours is "falling apart" might be the problem. Yeah, the drum brakes are weak and the suspension is average, but its a powerful motor in a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,638
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
The other replaies to this thread seem to think...

The other replaies to this thread seem to think that the front drive sprocket is spinning on the countershaft. Is this true?

When I read your description, it sounds to me like the countershaft is...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 09-17-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 1,464
Sticky: Tet
Views: 146,402
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I rode the portion of the TET from Maryland...

I rode the portion of the TET from Maryland through Vermont two weeks ago. Very nice route, thanks for putting this together!!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-17-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 14,506
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Is anyone officially "in" for riding this Friday?...

Is anyone officially "in" for riding this Friday? Meet at the Mt Carmel road park and ride at 10:00 am?
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,764
Views: 393,820
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Nice bike. I REALLY like that windshield,...

Nice bike.

I REALLY like that windshield, especially the little lip on it. How do you like it? What brand is it, and where can I buy one? Can you post some more photos of the bike/windshield?...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-15-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 14,506
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Hey everyone, sorry its been a while. Is...

Hey everyone, sorry its been a while.

Is anyone intereted in going on a ride Friday morning (Sept 19)?

Maybe something like this:...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,710
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
That $14 one is a good deal. I'm away for along...

That $14 one is a good deal. I'm away for along weekend, but if its still for sale on monday I'll buy it. Thanks for posting it.

I dont care if its an early or late style rack, this isnt a 100%...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,710
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
If anyone has a spare CT90 luggage rack that they...

If anyone has a spare CT90 luggage rack that they want to sell for a reasonable price, I'm interested. PM me with info. Thanks.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,710
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I'll check the flasher unit on mine. Once I got...

I'll check the flasher unit on mine. Once I got it in running I stopped messing with the little things... I might wait till it gets cold to finish all the little details.

Actually... where is...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-06-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,710
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I also need to figure out what to do about the...

I also need to figure out what to do about the font forks. I think the bike should have rubber fork gaiters, but I have seen some with polished springs and no gaiters that looked awesome. I might...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-06-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,710
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Yeah, it probably wouldn't have taken too much to...

Yeah, it probably wouldn't have taken too much to get the Cub going, but I wasnt too interested in it. The hardest part of the Cub project will be to find the electric start stator cover, which it...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,710
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I got a 53.5 mm piston from Dr ATV and had a...

I got a 53.5 mm piston from Dr ATV and had a local machine shop fit it to one of my rusty cylinders.
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh37/jmk015/photo42_zps3d0ff3db.jpg

I also bought some...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,710
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
When I bought the Trail 90 it didn't run. I...

When I bought the Trail 90 it didn't run. I thought it turned over with the kicker, but it was just the clutch slipping in an inconsistent way. Bummer.

I took the clutch apart and it was filled...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,710
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
My first scooter: 1969 Trail 90 project

This is my first scooter and I'm pretty pumped about it. I'm really into vintage dual sport bikes and have always been interested in the Trail 90. They look like tons of fun. My girlfriend has...
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