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Forum: Beasts 08-14-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 66,229
Posted By Wanna Ride
You may want to try to reduce fork and shock...

You may want to try to reduce fork and shock preload / rider sag a bit to soften the ride. Especially if you're not having problems with bottoming out the shock or already using all the fork travel.
Forum: Face plant 07-16-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,345
Posted By Wanna Ride
Just because you don't feel much pain, does not...

Just because you don't feel much pain, does not mean the bone is healed. Stay off it and anything else that risks re-injury or impairs the healing process. If you over work it, and it doesn't heal,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
Race Tech Emulators are valve bodies that can be...

Race Tech Emulators are valve bodies that can be added to damper rod fork. Race Tech Gold Valves have larger holes for the oil to flow through before the oil gets to the shim stack in cartridge...
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,533
Posted By Wanna Ride
Anybody remember the Chevy Citation? I was...

Anybody remember the Chevy Citation? I was working as a car mechanic in a small shop when one of those came in for the first time. It was also the first time I saw a front wheel drive car (besides...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
Is there a question in there somewhere? I...

Is there a question in there somewhere?

I have an 06 Roadster, properly set up suspension full length suspension, and can drag hard parts in virtually any corner that is sharp enough. I have to...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 66,229
Posted By Wanna Ride
Suspension basics apply to all motorcycles. ...

Suspension basics apply to all motorcycles. Suspension tuning starts with getting spring rates to match your weight and riding style. Long travel suspension can get away with springs on the soft...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 66,229
Posted By Wanna Ride
Intiminator Compared and modified ...

Intiminator Compared and modified (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=486633&page=8)

Here is another long thread about Ricor Intiminators.

As and official disclaimer, I did a lot...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
I drilled a hole on the top of the side covers...

I drilled a hole on the top of the side covers and zipped tied it to the frame. Easy, cheap, effective.
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
I tried a similar set up on my 2006 Roadster. I...

I tried a similar set up on my 2006 Roadster. I tried FXDX shocks, but not sure what year they were. I found the spring to be too stiff, even for my 270 lbs. When leaned over in a turn, the inital...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
The standard fork spring from Progressive...

The standard fork spring from Progressive Suspension is for long forks. Bikes with short forks do not have enough travel for the long spring to transition from the light initial rate to the harder...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
Google "Do it yourself motorcycle seat." It...

Google "Do it yourself motorcycle seat."

It won't let me copy the link. Lots of other links will also pop up. It is better to make your seat / bars / foot peg relationship to fit you, not...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
I don't know the actual dimensions, but I have...

I don't know the actual dimensions, but I have read that if you put the piston at bottom dead center, then use a straight rod to measure from the spark plug hole to the opposite side at the bottom of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
I can make a good argument against that point of...

I can make a good argument against that point of view.

I learned how to use the rear brake in my dirt biking days where using the rear brake to slide the back end around is a vital skill. In...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
You might have bent the pins and now the caliper...

You might have bent the pins and now the caliper cannot move as much as needed.

There is a related problem with not getting the caliper properly positioned on the pins during reassembly and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
I put blue, light tack, painting tape over the...

I put blue, light tack, painting tape over the metal tank to prevent scratching the paint when using a tank bag. There are a variety of back racks and back rests that can be added to better support...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/255/Magnum-Plus-M...

http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/255/Magnum-Plus-Mirrors

Large head, long stem, convex mirror.

I have a pair of these, or at least an earlier version of these. I don't know why it says not for...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
Bloodweiser - I forgot to also ask how much do...

Bloodweiser - I forgot to also ask how much do you weigh, how hard do you ride, and what suspension mods are currently on the bike?

The Roadster forks have more like 5" total travel, so you could...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
Bloodweiser - What model and year Sportster do...

Bloodweiser - What model and year Sportster do you have?

The front stock Dunlop tends to have weak side walls and follow grooves in the road. Increasing air pressure to 40 psi is the cheapest fix...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-20-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,730
Posted By Wanna Ride
15 years ago a guy in a Camaro opened his door...

15 years ago a guy in a Camaro opened his door right in front of me. His door got bent up by my crash bar. The Camaro was stopped at a stop light and I use going to the front of the line of cars. ...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
I have Ricor Vibranators in my handle bars, they...

I have Ricor Vibranators in my handle bars, they work well. I have old two stroke dirt bike wrist pain and cannot tolerate any handle bar vibration.

All the rubber mount Sportsters I have...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
Any kind of racing is hard on the equipment. ...

Any kind of racing is hard on the equipment. Ever heard of a flat track bike with 100,000 miles on it?

I have seen reports of rubber mount XR's racing on paved tracks, but this is the first I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
PLEASE don't tell me who made that dirt tracker...

PLEASE don't tell me who made that dirt tracker out of a rubber mount bike. I really, really don't want to do that to my Roadster.

I would like to know how well the swing arm pivot shaft stands...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
First fix whatever bothers you the most. It...

First fix whatever bothers you the most. It depends on how much you want to spend in terms of money and effort.

Start off with setting front and rear rider sag correctly, 1/3 to 1/4 total travel....
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
Two up actually tends to lift the front end a bit...

Two up actually tends to lift the front end a bit because so much weight is so far back. The real problem happens when you hit the front brakes hard and get a lot of fork dive. Or hit a big bump...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
I weigh 270 in gear and typically have additional...

I weigh 270 in gear and typically have additional 30 lbs of back rack and tools. Being an old dirt biker / racer, I know how to set up suspension correctly and have the riding skills to pass the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
The Sundowner seat moves you forward because it...

The Sundowner seat moves you forward because it has a flatter seat area. The stock seat has a depression you sit in, and forces you back. I can't compare the two directly because I added foam to my...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,220
Posted By Wanna Ride
I have no idea about that particular bike, so...

I have no idea about that particular bike, so these comments are general in nature.

If the adjustment changes the pressure on the spring, that is the preload adjustment. Adjust preload so rider...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
The Sportsters with low suspension are difficult...

The Sportsters with low suspension are difficult to make comfortable for two up riding because there is not enough suspension travel. You have to put such stiff springs in them for two up, the ride...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,606
Posted By Wanna Ride
Who wants to buy new gear every year because the...

Who wants to buy new gear every year because the Kevlar has weakened? In addition, from the few accidents I have seen, the stitching and the mating fabric is also important. A Kevlar patch single...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
Before 2009, everybody complained about Sportster...

Before 2009, everybody complained about Sportster suspension on all the models. Starting in 2009 and after, the complaints about stock suspension went down dramatically, so I assume Harley finally...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
Garandman - if money is no object, set your...

Garandman - if money is no object, set your suspension up like mine. See the "7 Pages of Suspension" on the XL Forum for more information. Heavier, more aggressive riders, and riders more aware of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,606
Posted By Wanna Ride
Then you haven't crashed enough. Street race...

Then you haven't crashed enough. Street race gear is different from dirt racing gear. Getting thrown off the bike at speed is different between pavement vs a rocky road, but speed is speed whether...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,151
Posted By Wanna Ride
How do you know the Works damping mechanism is...

How do you know the Works damping mechanism is similar to Ricor Intiminators?

I go by XLXR on the XL Forum, and have done a lot of suspension development on the rubber mount Sportsters. You can...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 27,723
Posted By Wanna Ride
Geeesss, why not just carry the correct feeler...

Geeesss, why not just carry the correct feeler guages for points and valves. Always carry an extra set of points.

From what I remember, and it has been a long time, the light cardboard cover...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-02-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,249
Posted By Wanna Ride
Nothing in California is "legally undefined." ...

Nothing in California is "legally undefined." Contact the government agency responsible for that area and ask them. Everybody carries cell phones, and won't hesitate to use them against...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 27,723
Posted By Wanna Ride
My first bike was a CL 350 in 1971. (I think it...

My first bike was a CL 350 in 1971. (I think it was an L.) I rode it half way across the country a few times. No problems. But I was young and did not have any painful joints.

If the bike is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 30,271
Posted By Wanna Ride
Before you drain the fork oil, measure the oil...

Before you drain the fork oil, measure the oil level to use that as a reference. Not all factory levels are correct. If you leave the forks upside down overnight, you will be surprised how much...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,606
Posted By Wanna Ride
The problem with loose over-suits is the built-in...

The problem with loose over-suits is the built-in pads may move away from the body part they are supposed to protect. Kelvar patches just rip away from the fabric, which offers very little...
Forum: The Garage 04-24-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,824
Posted By Wanna Ride
I didn't bother reading the entire post, but a...

I didn't bother reading the entire post, but a broken chain can also break the engine case, and that will get real expensive. Reversing the sprockets can reduce wear, if you do it long before it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,340
Posted By Wanna Ride
My wife had a Yamaha TT 225 many years ago that...

My wife had a Yamaha TT 225 many years ago that we used to do everything you asked for in the first post.

Light, cheap, reliable, two up OK for short distances, electric start, on or off road, but...
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