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Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 69,325
Posted By sportyrider
If you need to be talked into buying one it's...

If you need to be talked into buying one it's probably not the bike for you.
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,089
Posted By sportyrider
AMEN to that. I would rather see a Eric...

AMEN to that.

I would rather see a Eric Buell influence than Arlen Ness. That would be more true to their roots.
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,999
Posted By sportyrider
I never had a flat on a motorcycle until I...

I never had a flat on a motorcycle until I started riding off road. I picked up a nail in the rear tire. No problem I thought as I had carried slime with me. The nail was still in the tire so I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,316
Posted By sportyrider
NICE The blue ones are best

NICE
The blue ones are best
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 102,224
Views: 19,991,341
Posted By sportyrider
Cct

According to the service manual


"Turn the slotted end of the chain tensioner adjuster to lock it with a screwdriver in the clockwise direction "

I know my 06 locked in the retracted...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 85,031
Posted By sportyrider
Yes it is a 3.5" rear rim. I run Bridgestone...

Yes it is a 3.5" rear rim. I run Bridgestone BT-45s on it, 140/70-18. Running the 70 profile keeps the overall diameter close to the stock 130/90-16 tire size.
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 85,031
Posted By sportyrider
Its an 18" rear wheel, camera angle makes it look...

Its an 18" rear wheel, camera angle makes it look bigger, Actually those are progressive 418s on the back ,better than stock but the springs are too stiff, 75/120, or maybe its just the 120 part or...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 85,031
Posted By sportyrider
I suppose its not a pure cafe bike but It sure...

I suppose its not a pure cafe bike but It sure puts a smile on my face every time I ride her [:DIMG]http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii125/sportyrider_2008/resizedforxlforum.jpg[/IMG]
Forum: Beasts 01-03-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 97,996
Posted By sportyrider
I'm intrigued by your idea to possibly use a...

I'm intrigued by your idea to possibly use a buell swingarm . Moving weight lower is always a good idea, I think, and although some give the frame a bad rap as being flexy I really don't see that as...
Forum: Beasts 12-27-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 97,996
Posted By sportyrider
You might check out ...

You might check out http://www.mulemotorcycles.net/. Richard has done some nice street trackers and might be a source of good info/help
Forum: Beasts 12-25-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 97,996
Posted By sportyrider
This is probably a little more dirt oriented than...

This is probably a little more dirt oriented than you had in mind, but I think a sportster adventure bike is a great idea. Keep us...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 891,634
Posted By sportyrider
In case no one has posted 46 Chief great...

In case no one has posted 46 Chief great lines,timelesshttp://www.photos.indianmotorbikes.com/46-48chief/chf022.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 102,224
Views: 19,991,341
Posted By sportyrider
I think MXROB did a dyno run comparing the GSXR...

I think MXROB did a dyno run comparing the GSXR can to FMF and stock. It's probably posted on his web site,http://www.MXROB.com. If I remember right the GSXR can showed an big improvement over stock...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7,406
Views: 3,435,848
Posted By sportyrider
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii125/sportyrid...

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii125/sportyrider_2008/ironworks4-2-1.jpg
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 38,318
Posted By sportyrider
It is a sad day! I hadn't thought of Polaris but...

It is a sad day! I hadn't thought of Polaris but I think that has possibilities. They produce a good product and are more innovative than Harley, have a wide range of product to carry them through...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,579
Posted By sportyrider
Congrats! :clap I"ve lusted after one of those...

Congrats! :clap I"ve lusted after one of those myself. Ahh if only I had more money and more room. Let us know how you like it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16,135
Views: 1,933,310
Posted By sportyrider
00-04 Dakar windshield

Sorry to barge in but I'm looking for a used windshield off of a 2000-2004 Dakar for a project I'm working on. :evil Some scratches are OK. thanks Email me if you have a lead
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-18-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12,427
Views: 1,625,349
Posted By sportyrider
We used to have an old cushman similar to that....

We used to have an old cushman similar to that. It had a two speed trans. I used to ride up front in the step thru and hold on to the handlebars, I could just see over them, got me hooked for life. I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,456
Posted By sportyrider
I'm a 50+ year old inexperienced dirt rider and I...

I'm a 50+ year old inexperienced dirt rider and I find my dr650 a real handful on anything more difficult than an easy trail and difficult to pickup alone. If Irode mostly trails I would get...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 102,224
Views: 19,991,341
Posted By sportyrider
bucking over big bumps sounds like you need to...

bucking over big bumps sounds like you need to adjust the rebound setting on the rear shock for more damping
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 157,559
Posted By sportyrider
Came out nicely is an understatement . That looks...

Came out nicely is an understatement . That looks f****** great! nice job:clap
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2,336
Views: 640,709
Posted By sportyrider
Thanks again Celticgent I am a member of the...

Thanks again
Celticgent I am a member of the xl forum Lots of good info and nice people I'm shoei over there , spoken as schuey. sportsters rule
Rocker59 I don't suppose you have any pics of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2,336
Views: 640,709
Posted By sportyrider
Thanks, I think its pretty f' n sweet too. It...

Thanks, I think its pretty f' n sweet too. It doesn't always get a positive response though. I've been told I've ruined a good sportster and should have bought a "jap" bike. But it sure puts a huge...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,890
Posted By sportyrider
a dr650 with a 6 speed

a dr650 with a 6 speed
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2,336
Views: 640,709
Posted By sportyrider
my 93 sportster, not your typical...

my 93 sportster, not your typical cruiserhttp://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii125/sportyrider_2008/ironworks4-1.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2007, 08:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,071
Posted By sportyrider
I think the Suzuki dr650 should be on your list...

I think the Suzuki dr650 should be on your list also. the BMW does have low seat options but so does the Suzuki. It can be lowed an inch and half by changing mounting holes on the rear shock and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2007, 05:00 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 103,783
Posted By sportyrider
but what about the buell city x. vtwin,good...

but what about the buell city x. vtwin,good mileage,low maintenance,hooligan fun.:evil
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2007, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,806
Posted By sportyrider
First if you just got your bike I wouldn't...

First if you just got your bike I wouldn't change much right away just put miles on it while you research and figure out just what you want to do. If your looking to ride on a wide variety of roads...
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