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Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 56,125
Posted By hangontight
this thread is full of win

this thread is full of win
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By hangontight
Thank you guys for all the insight. As far as...

Thank you guys for all the insight. As far as trails, I live in Northern Illinois so it's mostly gonna be more open trails, not tight woods single track or anything. I'm definitely not expecting to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By hangontight
Bike choice for someone new to dirt riding

I have a longing to ride dirt. I'm 30 yrs old and have ridden street since I was 18. Mostly Buells, sportsters, etc. I've done a fair amount to track riding so I consider myself an experienced...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,021
Posted By hangontight
I would love to have lane splitting here in...

I would love to have lane splitting here in Illinois. The ONLY problem I see with it is some Harley riders (and other big bikes like gold wings) have a really hard time maneuvering their massive...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,499
Posted By hangontight
Fixed two things w/ JB Weld

1.) Cracked/leaking stator cover on my GSXR track bike. Smeared JB on the outside, let it harden, and painted it black to match the engine. Haven't had a problem since.

2.) Pitted upper fork...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By hangontight
thanks for all the advice. I ended up repeating...

thanks for all the advice. I ended up repeating my cleaning method and then sloshing around some 2 stroke oil in there before completely filling the tank w/ fresh gas. I guess time will tell if it...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By hangontight
Ok to leave cleaned gas tank unlined???

I picked up an RD350 the other day and I'm working on cleaning out the varnished/rusty gas tank. My first try I washed it out with phosphoric acid and then rinsed it with acetone. The tank looked...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-11-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,256
Posted By hangontight
If you make good food, you won't be in trouble,...

If you make good food, you won't be in trouble, even in this crappy economy. I have been to 4 of those restaurants listed above. None of them have above average food....just sayin'. The times are...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-20-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By hangontight
I just found out I need to work that weekend...

I just found out I need to work that weekend :bluduh. I was supposed to have 3 day weekends for another month but the labor strike here in Chicago ended so its back to the grind. Looks like I'll be...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-19-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By hangontight
Circle Tour of Lake Michigan...wanna go?

I'm going to ride my motorcycle around Lake Michigan on the weekend of 7/30-8/1. I plan on leaving early Friday morning from the Chicagoland area and going counterclockwise around the lake. I'm...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-19-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 457,441
Posted By hangontight
1980 honda hawk for $3k

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/mcy/1850921673.html

you got to be kidding me. kbb lists the retail price at $810.
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,208
Posted By hangontight
Great report so far....:lurk

Great report so far....:lurk
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 31,950
Posted By hangontight
harbor freight orbital sander...blew out the air...

harbor freight orbital sander...blew out the air seals within 10 minutes (in all fairness I might have not regulated the pressure off the compressor low enough)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-21-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 457,441
Posted By hangontight
seems like a great deal....$2750 for a old...

seems like a great deal....$2750 for a old goldwing that is NOT a collectible. Plus he's a doctor....instant credibility.:rofl
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-21-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 457,441
Posted By hangontight
A Bargain hunter's dream!

This is a 1978 Honda Goldwing GL1000 in pristine condition runs + drives excellent low miles approx 12 K . carb and clutch rebuilt, work done by dealership paperwork to show I have...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-19-2010, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 457,441
Posted By hangontight
H-D MT 500 Brand New

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/mcy/1559813246.html

Now that is a collector's item.

:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By hangontight
replacing fork gaiters

So I'm looking at buying my first dirtbike and i noticed it is missing the fork gaiters. How hard is it to replace them? Do you need to pull the fork legs out of the triple clamps or can you just...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 99,177
Views: 18,929,294
Posted By hangontight
yeah, i guess that is the general idea: risers,...

yeah, i guess that is the general idea: risers, lowered pegs, & stiffer springs. I would look at an xrl but I feel like they are not as street oriented.
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 99,177
Views: 18,929,294
Posted By hangontight
yeah, i guess that is the general idea: risers,...

yeah, i guess that is the general idea: risers, lowered pegs, & stiffer springs. I would look at an xrl but I feel like they are not as street oriented.
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 99,177
Views: 18,929,294
Posted By hangontight
Question too tall for a DR?

fellas,
I'm looking at getting a DR650 but I'm concerned it will be too small. I'm 6'3" and 'bout 225lbs. Will the stock springs be stiff enough? Do they have adjustable preload? What about...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-08-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14,693
Views: 714,882
Posted By hangontight
Question anybody willing to help me out?

Question: Would anyone in the Chicagoland area want to rent me their pre-08 KLR650 for a day. I'm trying to decide between a KLR and a few other bikes but I've never ridden one before. Or, maybe...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,420
Posted By hangontight
well against most of your advice, I went with the...

well against most of your advice, I went with the fiberglass handle...I had already purchased it so I didn't feel like driving across town to exchange it for a hickory one. I used loctite 2 part...
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,420
Posted By hangontight
i went with this: ...

i went with this:

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/products/detail.asp?catid=11&subid=49&plid=760

we'll see if it holds up!
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,622
Posted By hangontight
I ride a Buell so I don't need a tool kit.:amazon...

I ride a Buell so I don't need a tool kit.:amazon

:hide
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,420
Posted By hangontight
Question bonding handle to a sledge head....

I broke the hickory handle on my sledge/splitting maul. I bought a new fiberglass handle to put on but the epoxy that it came with it was not enough to fill all of the void space between the hole in...
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,345
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 293,578
Posted By hangontight
oh make no mistake...that Jeep went all the way...

oh make no mistake...that Jeep went all the way in. It went all the way to the bottom (18 feet down) and we had a scuba diver come out to hook the chains on. Then we pulled it out with the John...
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1,345
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 293,578
Posted By hangontight
also, avoid leaving a Jeep in neutral when parked...

also, avoid leaving a Jeep in neutral when parked on a slope next to a pond (see avatar picture).
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2009, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1,345
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 293,578
Posted By hangontight
when your bike starts falling over on the...

when your bike starts falling over on the opposite side of where you are standing, don't try to hold it up, it will take you down with it:deal
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 49,115
Posted By hangontight
Good Luck from Warrenville

Good luck from right down the street in Warrenville, IL. I'll be watching this one!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-09-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 457,441
Posted By hangontight
keywords....

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/mcy/1312897126.html

just a few keywords.....
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2009, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By hangontight
I have had good success with my Ortleibs mounted...

I have had good success with my Ortleibs mounted without racks on my 06 Ulysses. When fully loaded they do swing in a little, but nothing to be concerned about. Best part is they do the trick and...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,672
Posted By hangontight
All I know is this: I regularly take my '06 Uly...

All I know is this: I regularly take my '06 Uly off road and have much fun. Also, I ride it 2-up with my wife and have alot of fun...very comfortable for long rides. Finally, next week I'm doing a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-13-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 457,441
Posted By hangontight
Cm400t $600

Ok, i won't be able to buy this so i figured i'd show ya'll:

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/mcy/1255873064.html

looks pretty clean to me!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-30-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 457,441
Posted By hangontight
Cheap T-Dub

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/mcy/1243708165.html

for six hundo plus a little wrenchin' it might be a nice little scoot.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-19-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14,693
Views: 714,882
Posted By hangontight
Motorcycle Safety Course

Anybody here taking the NIU advanced rider motorcycle safety course tomorrow @ Elgin Community College?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 99,861
Posted By hangontight
'89 Suzuki GS500E. I good little bike I picked...

'89 Suzuki GS500E. I good little bike I picked up for $1200 with only 5k on it. Wish I never sold it.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-18-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 457,441
Posted By hangontight
Ural w/ sidecar!!!

http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/mcy/1171221516.html

:tb me wants.....

somebody please buy this so it doesn't keep torturing me. I just have this thing for sidecars...
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,351
Posted By hangontight
I picked up a brand new '06 XB12X in January for...

I picked up a brand new '06 XB12X in January for $7k out the door. 0 miles, 2 year warranty, the works... I say this to confirm what you've been hearing, there are still left overs out there which...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-15-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 457,441
Posted By hangontight
That's the story of my life :bluduh

That's the story of my life :bluduh
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-14-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 42,865
Posted By hangontight
Kirk Warrenville, IL 60555 Buell Ulysses

Kirk
Warrenville, IL 60555
Buell Ulysses
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