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Forum: Hacks 09-05-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,564
Posted By Orpheus
Bumping ancient thread for some pointers. I have...

Bumping ancient thread for some pointers. I have a pretty heavily customized Bonneville T100 and a (presumably) CJ sidecar I'd like to attach to it. It's unclear what other hardware I need.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 59,150
Posted By Orpheus
I see them pop up on Ebay/Craigslist every once...

I see them pop up on Ebay/Craigslist every once in a while. This particular model was given to me by one of my mother's friends from high school after her (the friend's) husband died. He bought it...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 59,150
Posted By Orpheus
All I ride these days are parallel twins. ...

All I ride these days are parallel twins.

2006 Triumph Bonneville T100
http://diogenes-lamp.info/images/utah_trip/utah_trip008.jpg

1966 Honda CL160 and 1969 Honda CL350...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,886
Posted By Orpheus
From one Triumph road-to-ADV rider to another,...

From one Triumph road-to-ADV rider to another, this thread makes me proud.
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,274
Posted By Orpheus
I'm willing to bet no one on this forum follows...

I'm willing to bet no one on this forum follows at the distance required to brake from 80-0 when a stationary object appears from under a car he or she is following.
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,500
Posted By Orpheus
40k miles on my '06 T100 in all sorts of...

40k miles on my '06 T100 in all sorts of conditions. Early on, I had fuel starvation issues from a pinched ventilation hose under the tank. It had the same irritating "wait 2 minutes"/"open the cap...
Forum: Beasts 03-19-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21,889
Views: 6,424,845
Posted By Orpheus
For what it's worth, Evan said that short of...

For what it's worth, Evan said that short of extremely heavy damage, he can repair most of his aluminum tanks to like-new condition in the event of "accidents".
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 21,889
Views: 6,424,845
Posted By Orpheus
Two on my Bonnie. The welded bolt is a weak...

Two on my Bonnie. The welded bolt is a weak point.
Forum: Beasts 02-09-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21,889
Views: 6,424,845
Posted By Orpheus
Yep. I sold it to a guy in Australia. It was...

Yep. I sold it to a guy in Australia. It was irreparably damaged in transit, USPS would not honor insurance on it, and I lost a total of $2200 on the tank between the original cost, polish, paint,...
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21,889
Views: 6,424,845
Posted By Orpheus
Thanks. Close to 40k now. Haven't had as much...

Thanks. Close to 40k now. Haven't had as much time to ride recently. :/

Yep, I got the 360mm (I think) length. I haven't changed the front suspension travel/length but I do have Progressive...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21,889
Views: 6,424,845
Posted By Orpheus
I got them directly from Works. I live in Orange...

I got them directly from Works. I live in Orange County so I just rode up and talked to them about everything. I have the piggyback Pro Racers with ride-height adjustment and adjustable rate...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 21,889
Views: 6,424,845
Posted By Orpheus
I'm glad I could be in inspiration to others to...

I'm glad I could be in inspiration to others to take our pigs into the mud! :norton I think suspension travel is less of an issue than adjustability and load capacity. I had stockers (no way),...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 21,889
Views: 6,424,845
Posted By Orpheus
My T100 is a 2006 and it has a 19" front. I...

My T100 is a 2006 and it has a 19" front. I think they switched over to other size front wheels (somewhat) recently.

EDIT: Beaten by many.
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 21,889
Views: 6,424,845
Posted By Orpheus
Get the bike you like, but the character of the...

Get the bike you like, but the character of the engine is different.

Anyone who keeps the suspension stock on either bike and does any off-asphalt riding is a masochist, so yeah I'd plan on...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 21,889
Views: 6,424,845
Posted By Orpheus
If you're willing to go through the effort to...

If you're willing to go through the effort to machine something like that, why not just swap out the whole front end? If you're really going to be bouncing around someplace that demands that much...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,865
Posted By Orpheus
Just a Bonnie, but I hope you don't mind. La Sal...

Just a Bonnie, but I hope you don't mind. La Sal mountains near Moab, at the Utah/Colorado border.

http://diogenes-lamp.info/images/utah_trip/utah_trip073.jpg
Forum: Hacks 05-10-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,487
Posted By Orpheus
'06 Bonneville + CJ Sidecar = The Road to Victory?

A while back, I picked up a CJ sidecar to put on a ratty /5 I bought. Well, that was a dumb idea, so I recently sold the /5 and have decided to hook up the CJ to my '06 Bonneville T100. I saw a guy...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,115
Posted By Orpheus
Low and slow! Not a lot of clearance, hence the...

Low and slow! Not a lot of clearance, hence the bash plate, but I usually just flat-foot through anything tricky. I'm not Rhodie. I have always been able to go where the other bikes are headed,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 90,003
Posted By Orpheus
Works Pro-Racers with ARS in back. Still stock...

Works Pro-Racers with ARS in back. Still stock tubes up front with Progressive springs.

Smoked MRA Road Shield, I think. Yep, the Wilcox tank is doing great. 7.5 gallons.
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,115
Posted By Orpheus
Looks like I checked the boards at just the right...

Looks like I checked the boards at just the right time. 2006 T100.

http://diogenes-lamp.info/images/utah_trip/utah_trip113.jpg

In the field (literally)....
Forum: Old's Cool 10-23-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,767
Posted By Orpheus
Thanks for the jugs, wirewrkr! ...

Thanks for the jugs, wirewrkr!

http://diogenes-lamp.info/images/r75cylinders.jpg

So if I use R75 cylinders bored out to 85mm and R80 pistons, should I be using R75 heads or R80 heads?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,767
Posted By Orpheus
Is there enough material in R60/6 cylinders to...

Is there enough material in R60/6 cylinders to bore out to R80 spec or do I need R75 cylinders?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2009, 03:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,767
Posted By Orpheus
rebuilding r60/5 engine: displacement++

A long while back I started considering this rebuild, but I forgot pretty much all of the advice everyone told me (except some stuff from wirewrkr... hmm...).

Anyway, I bought a ratty R60/5 as a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2009, 03:24 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 90,003
Posted By Orpheus
If I ever decide to do anything about it, I'll...

If I ever decide to do anything about it, I'll probably just have a bit of extra material added on to my Bonnie center stand. Right now if I need the rear wheel to spin freely, I can slip just about...
Forum: Beasts 10-17-2009, 03:18 AM
Replies: 21,889
Views: 6,424,845
Posted By Orpheus
Yeah there are enough, but you do have to be...

Yeah there are enough, but you do have to be aware of how all of those small towns are spaced out. It's the same situation as going from Phoenix to San Diego on I-8. If you don't plan your stops...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 38,187
Posted By Orpheus
Current Buell owners shouldn't despair too much...

Current Buell owners shouldn't despair too much about parts availability. If Elefant riders can keep their bikes on the road, anyone can. :norton
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21,889
Views: 6,424,845
Posted By Orpheus
Now THAT'S a topcase!

Now THAT'S a topcase!
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,652
Posted By Orpheus
I wrote down all the info for my flasher, went to...

I wrote down all the info for my flasher, went to buy one... and noticed at the store (AutoZone) that the matching flasher was two-prong. I didn't realize the flasher pulled off of the base until I...
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 21,889
Views: 6,424,845
Posted By Orpheus
In honor of this thread's long life and other...

In honor of this thread's long life and other riders who scoff at the idea of adventure riding on a Scrambler, let's go over the common failure points of the Scrambler/Bonneville to compare to other...
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 21,889
Views: 6,424,845
Posted By Orpheus
I'll end the mystery: $2000. Practically...

I'll end the mystery: $2000.

Practically speaking, I'd look into a fuel cell or Tour Tank. I wouldn't trade my tank for anything, but it was a damned lot of money.
Forum: Airheads 08-23-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,652
Posted By Orpheus
it's about time i did something about that airhead...

Cross-posted from another forum, so I apologize for spelling out stuff that you guys could recite in your sleep...

***

My friend Rob came over today and helped me try to sort out my airhead's...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By Orpheus
Thank you. It's an Evan Wilcox custom tank. He...

Thank you. It's an Evan Wilcox custom tank. He calls it the "Clubman GS". It's based off of an old BSA Goldstar tank design. It has a flush, center-mounted cap, vents to the charcoal canister,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By Orpheus
Thanks! It's an XR650L.

Thanks! It's an XR650L.
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By Orpheus
Bonnies rush in where Rubicons fear to tread.

Granted, it was a rented Rubicon being driven by some old French ladies, but I still felt like a stud!

There's a lot of overlap between my trip and Kinjari/PlasticSun's because we were together...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21,889
Views: 6,424,845
Posted By Orpheus
Seconding this. My Ikons were a decent step up...

Seconding this. My Ikons were a decent step up from stock, but they can't take adventure riding abuse. You might also consider Works Performance shocks. I got some for my Bonnie (Scrambler length)...
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21,889
Views: 6,424,845
Posted By Orpheus
I hate it when people do this!!! :nono ...

I hate it when people do this!!! :nono






:evil
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21,889
Views: 6,424,845
Posted By Orpheus
For long-range off-road travel, I think a KLR is...

For long-range off-road travel, I think a KLR is always going to fare better than a Scrambler. The Scrambler does have a nice, low seat height, but it also weighs a non-trivial amount more than the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,120
Posted By Orpheus
I had to replace my odo and haven't found a good...

I had to replace my odo and haven't found a good way to run it forward to the proper mileage. But I just turned over 30k miles on my last trip. Absolutely no engine problems.
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21,889
Views: 6,424,845
Posted By Orpheus
All of the yellow/black stuff is Wolfman gear,...

All of the yellow/black stuff is Wolfman gear, and it's all fantastic. The tank bag is the small (strap, non-magnetic) Wolfman Expedition and it fits my tank perfectly, just behind the gas cap. The...
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21,889
Views: 6,424,845
Posted By Orpheus
Just got back yesterday from a 3,500 mile trip:...

Just got back yesterday from a 3,500 mile trip: Orange County (California) to Red Rock Canyon, Grand Staircase, Moab/La Sal Mountains, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and a few days bumming around Bozeman,...
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