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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 980
Posted By Ginger Beard
any motorcycle that gets me out of my house....

any motorcycle that gets me out of my house. beyond that I can figure it out while I'm on the road.
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,491
Posted By Ginger Beard
Spike and Conundrum , thanks for the positive...

Spike and Conundrum , thanks for the positive feedback on the bike.


oldNbolb, DO IT!! I'm working out my luggage solution as I type this. :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,491
Posted By Ginger Beard
I'm definitely grateful. We are lucky for sure!...

I'm definitely grateful. We are lucky for sure! :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 39,395
Posted By Ginger Beard
Even harder to find in a nursing home... ...

Even harder to find in a nursing home...


Glad you found the crank pin. Positive vibes headed your way for the rebuild! :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 39,395
Posted By Ginger Beard
From what I've seen, he and the crew will...

From what I've seen, he and the crew will probably just melt down an old International Harvester, carve a crank shape in some kids sand box and pour themselves a brand new one.
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,334
Posted By Ginger Beard
My manballs are rolling right along with yours in...

My manballs are rolling right along with yours in solidarity!! :clap Wait, what?! :huh





Great RR ! :freaky
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-13-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 41,647
Posted By Ginger Beard
10-12 of October. I've been wanting to go for...

10-12 of October. I've been wanting to go for years.
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,491
Posted By Ginger Beard
I have terrible timing...I just responded in my...

I have terrible timing...I just responded in my build thread!! :lol3


That would be cool! Let me know if you decide to go.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-13-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 41,647
Posted By Ginger Beard
I'm headed to the Overland Expo East and Barber...

I'm headed to the Overland Expo East and Barber Vintage Festival. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,491
Posted By Ginger Beard
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,491
Posted By Ginger Beard
Ummm.... You're welcome?:lol3

Ummm.... You're welcome?:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,491
Posted By Ginger Beard
Ofam, I believe I have read through a couple of...

Ofam, I believe I have read through a couple of ride reports by you. hopefully my ride report turns out equally epic. Glad to have you along.
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,491
Posted By Ginger Beard
Thank you! Hopefully it performs as good as it...

Thank you! Hopefully it performs as good as it looks for this trip. Me? hopefully I perform better.:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,491
Posted By Ginger Beard
Eh? A Ginger on a Scramster goes for a ride.

On Sept 27th I will be headed out on a multi-week ride through the southeastern USA. En route I will be heading to the first Overland Expo East as well as attending the Barber Vintage Festival. Other...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-12-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By Ginger Beard
I may wind up in lot D as well. Some local...

I may wind up in lot D as well. Some local chopper guys invited me to camp in their spot so hopefully that pans out. If not I may be commando camping.



2tall, Don't you know that you can't...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-12-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 41,647
Posted By Ginger Beard
So after two broken belts over the last six...

So after two broken belts over the last six months I decided that I wanted something a bit more "dirt bike". I had actually been wanting to do this since this bikes inception but just never pulled...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-12-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 41,647
Posted By Ginger Beard
Better late than never...Welcome MrPopples!

Better late than never...Welcome MrPopples!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,334
Posted By Ginger Beard
Why do you assume that to be the case? What were...

Why do you assume that to be the case? What were the exact circumstances of your "near fatality"?
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 39,395
Posted By Ginger Beard
Sweet!! In! :clap

Sweet!! In! :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 69,762
Posted By Ginger Beard
I posted at the beginning of this thread...

I posted at the beginning of this thread regarding a turbo Hyabusa that I spent some time on. That bike put down 305whp on a dyno and single handedly ended my obsession with making things faster. It...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-09-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 41,647
Posted By Ginger Beard
Vapor install on the Scramster

I wanted to get rid of the large stock speedo on the bike so I decided to install a Trail Tech Vapor. I have mounted several to other bikes I have owned and they have all functioned perfectly. While...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-09-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 41,647
Posted By Ginger Beard
Thanks man. I have actually had a few requests...

Thanks man. I have actually had a few requests for the front mounts and will be producing them locally (more than likely out of billet) when I return from my October ride. If you want a pair let me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,334
Posted By Ginger Beard
Why wouldn't you be able to turn and brake...

Why wouldn't you be able to turn and brake without ABS?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-09-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 41,647
Posted By Ginger Beard
Bring it up the rear...Scramster rear turn Signals that is.

What I like to do on Sportsters (and HD's in general) is to use the license plate mount and convert it into a simple and clean signal relocation bracket. I have made several at this point and it is...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-09-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 41,647
Posted By Ginger Beard
The Scramster get's some turn signals

So, since I plan to tour on this bike that means that I will need to be able to ride though states that require turn signals without drawing unwanted attention from the Coppers ( I can do enough dumb...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 44,538
Posted By Ginger Beard
I notice that the Corgi on the right stopped in a...

I notice that the Corgi on the right stopped in a shorter distance. :augie
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,334
Posted By Ginger Beard
Absolutely but we still have to consider the fact...

Absolutely but we still have to consider the fact that not everyone reacts the same way to a large surge of adrenaline. Adrenaline was as common to me as coffee for much of my life due to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,334
Posted By Ginger Beard
Anyone can do this practice but the human brain...

Anyone can do this practice but the human brain acts and reacts differently during time of duress. Adrenaline plays a large roll in the "locked up my brake" scenarios as it not only increases...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,334
Posted By Ginger Beard
There is a definite science behind the function...

There is a definite science behind the function of ABS. There is no science in claims like this one:

"ABS has saved my neck when I panic stopped after looking at an interstate entrance sign in...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-09-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5,576
Views: 456,375
Posted By Ginger Beard
The roads north of there are far better and have...

The roads north of there are far better and have some decent elevation as well as some fun curvy sections that will make you wonder if you are in another state but please don't tell anyone! :D

...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-09-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5,576
Views: 456,375
Posted By Ginger Beard
:lol3 No problem.

:lol3 No problem.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-09-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 41,647
Posted By Ginger Beard
That bike is SWEET! Regarding weight, I...

That bike is SWEET!


Regarding weight, I did not weigh the two systems side by side in order to compare totals. I can tell you that the Sprockets are far lighter than the pulleys but the chain...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 236,517
Posted By Ginger Beard
How does your wiring look? and how about the head...

How does your wiring look? and how about the head pipes? The bikes that I saw at the dealer did not look anything like the one pictured on the previous page. The wiring, though visible, seemed to be...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-09-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By Ginger Beard
How many days are you planning to take to get...

How many days are you planning to take to get from NC to Barber? And will you be on a DS or street bike?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,334
Posted By Ginger Beard
While I promised myself that I would not get...

While I promised myself that I would not get roped into another silly ABS/TC debate just can't pass up asking a few questions.

Why is it that experiences by the folks that would prefer not to...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-07-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By Ginger Beard
Are you riding up to NC from FL?

Are you riding up to NC from FL?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-07-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By Ginger Beard
It will only be multi week if the bike holds...

It will only be multi week if the bike holds together:lol3
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-06-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 41,647
Posted By Ginger Beard
I'm sure that the bike would probably dyno about...

I'm sure that the bike would probably dyno about the same. with the chain the power delivery seems to be far more instantaneous. More power was probably a bad description to use. more responsive in...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-06-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5,576
Views: 456,375
Posted By Ginger Beard
Regarding Jane's, I was out there last weekend...

Regarding Jane's, I was out there last weekend and the road is pretty torn up with some patches of slick mud here and there. if you are very comfortable riding off road then it is doable on a street...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-06-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5,576
Views: 456,375
Posted By Ginger Beard
SignalX, you are quite welcome. if you can...

SignalX, you are quite welcome. if you can squeeze in enough time to make it up near the Frostproof area do it. it really is worth the trip. Plenty of hills and curves all around there and there's...
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