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Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5,706
Views: 1,164,947
Posted By TheHeretic
Randy, that bike looks awesome! I've been toying...

Randy, that bike looks awesome! I've been toying with the idea of purchasing another sporty to modify similar to what you have. I currently have an 86 Liberty sportster 1100 that is 100% stock and...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-02-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,771
Posted By TheHeretic
I've got an 1800c and it really does have a odd...

I've got an 1800c and it really does have a odd exhaust sound, especially just off idle.........sounds like its running on 1 cylinder. The sound improves as your speed increases but its more like a...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-21-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 641,103
Posted By TheHeretic
Should be no problem but I'd use a time-sert...

Should be no problem but I'd use a time-sert instead of the heli-coil. It should be no problem since the caps can be removed and drilled and tapped in a drill press to keep them straight.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-21-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,854
Posted By TheHeretic
09 V Star 1100 is still carbureted. All others...

09 V Star 1100 is still carbureted. All others are fuel injected I believe.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-21-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5,706
Views: 1,164,947
Posted By TheHeretic
That bike is also on my short list. I've got a...

That bike is also on my short list. I've got a test ride coming up as soon as we get a nice weekend here.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-21-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,854
Posted By TheHeretic
Mid size - Vulcan 900 classic (I have one) or 950...

Mid size - Vulcan 900 classic (I have one) or 950 Star

1300 V Star is awesome bike....not many used though.

Quite a few 900 Vulcans around for reasonable prices. Very reliable and lots of...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-13-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,830
Posted By TheHeretic
Good solid advice.......I have on one mine. Was...

Good solid advice.......I have on one mine. Was installed by previous owner.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-12-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,830
Posted By TheHeretic
V-star 1100's are also a nice bike. They are air...

V-star 1100's are also a nice bike. They are air cooled and carbureted but I never found that to be much of an issue.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-04-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5,706
Views: 1,164,947
Posted By TheHeretic
In my 86 1100, I use the same oil as the engine....

In my 86 1100, I use the same oil as the engine. 20W50 Castrol MC oil. Seems like the easiest thing to do. Their are some arguments against gear oils that are heavy in sulfer. Eating yellow metals is...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-09-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,220
Posted By TheHeretic
I use Castrol 20W50 Dino MC oil in my Sportster...

I use Castrol 20W50 Dino MC oil in my Sportster engine and primary. Oil Filter is a Fram MC filter from Wally World.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-04-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2,481
Views: 698,907
Posted By TheHeretic
WOW! Those are awesome....... I have to agree...

WOW! Those are awesome....... I have to agree that Sportsters rule. I bought an 86 Liberty this past summer with just under 5000 original miles for very short money. All original. Needed some...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-20-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,480
Posted By TheHeretic
I've toyed with the idea of getting a Vrod...

I've toyed with the idea of getting a Vrod myself. Around here, used units are a really good value. They do not seem to retain resale value like the air cooled big twins.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-14-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,956
Posted By TheHeretic
I bought a leftover 2013 last spring. No sense...

I bought a leftover 2013 last spring. No sense posting a picture as it is an all stock silver and black. I really like the bike. Nice torquey power band and upright riding position. Wish it would rev...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12,156
Views: 1,960,865
Posted By TheHeretic
Shinko's came in yesterday so when I have it on...

Shinko's came in yesterday so when I have it on the lift, I'll give the bearings and spokes the once over.
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12,156
Views: 1,960,865
Posted By TheHeretic
I set the pressure per the sticker on the bike......

I set the pressure per the sticker on the bike... maybe higher pressure would help on the street? The bike is hard to keep going straight is the best I can describe it. Constantly requiring minor...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12,156
Views: 1,960,865
Posted By TheHeretic
...lol.....I've had pretty good luck using...

...lol.....I've had pretty good luck using Murphys oil soap and water.....for changing tires I mean........
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12,156
Views: 1,960,865
Posted By TheHeretic
OK, Shinko 244's it is. Can't believe how...

OK, Shinko 244's it is. Can't believe how inexpensive these tires are. Out of all my bikes, the XT's stock tires have to be the twitchiest I've ever ridden on the street. Are the 244's fairly easy to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12,156
Views: 1,960,865
Posted By TheHeretic
Can't remember what the pressures are but I...

Can't remember what the pressures are but I followed the recommendations on the little sticker for both tire pressures.
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12,156
Views: 1,960,865
Posted By TheHeretic
Looking for tire recommendation

I ride my XT primarily on paved back roads and an occasional graded dirt road here and there. I bought the bike a year ago (07 model) with just over 500 miles on the clock. Still has stock tires. It...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-28-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5,706
Views: 1,164,947
Posted By TheHeretic
I joined the new to me Sportster owners club a...

I joined the new to me Sportster owners club a few weeks ago.. I found a 1986 1100 Liberty edition with 5589 original miles. The bike started right up and ran great, took it for a test ride and...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-27-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,197
Posted By TheHeretic
I just bought one this spring and could not be...

I just bought one this spring and could not be happier. Depends on what you expect from a motorcycle. For that price I think you could not go wrong.
Forum: Road Warriors 08-06-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5,706
Views: 1,164,947
Posted By TheHeretic
It was an original 1200. Not sure how common a...

It was an original 1200. Not sure how common a problem this is. A quick search on google netted quite a few hits on various HD forums. Oh well...my wife wasn't to excited by the color...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-06-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5,706
Views: 1,164,947
Posted By TheHeretic
Congrats on your new Superlow! Well, I went to...

Congrats on your new Superlow! Well, I went to check out the 1200 last evening and the bike looked to be in great condition, engine started and ran well but the base gaskets of both cylinders were...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-05-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5,706
Views: 1,164,947
Posted By TheHeretic
Going to see the bike after work. Talked to the...

Going to see the bike after work. Talked to the owner for a good bit on the phone and he seems pretty savvy. The bike has new tires and all service is up to date. Not sure about belt change...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-05-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5,706
Views: 1,164,947
Posted By TheHeretic
To be honest, I never really had many issues with...

To be honest, I never really had many issues with my AMF era 1977 Ironhead. I owned it for over a decade and it proved to be a fun and reliable bike. My only mods were an S&S carburetor which made it...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-05-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5,706
Views: 1,164,947
Posted By TheHeretic
Wow That's almost exactly what I use to...

Wow

That's almost exactly what I use to justify bikes in my head...what's worse is that my wife is an enabler who loves motorcycles almost as much as I do. I've got a bunch of Sporties to look at...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-05-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5,706
Views: 1,164,947
Posted By TheHeretic
85 Ironhead

Looked at a 1985 Ironhead on Saturday. The bike was in nice unmolested condition , mostly all original, original paint (With the exception of 40" drag pipes) Has 14,000 and change original miles....
Forum: Road Warriors 07-17-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5,706
Views: 1,164,947
Posted By TheHeretic
Thanks for your comments Ginger Beard. It is to...

Thanks for your comments Ginger Beard. It is to bad that most Sporties have suspension that's been neutered at the fatory for the sake of lowering them. The 48 has always tickled my fancy, love the...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-17-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5,706
Views: 1,164,947
Posted By TheHeretic
Randy I think you hit the nail right on the...

Randy

I think you hit the nail right on the head here. You sound a lot like me as I am only 5' 6" and also have a few tall bikes. Never really bothered me that much but when I get on one of my...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-16-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5,706
Views: 1,164,947
Posted By TheHeretic
The last thing I really need is another bike but...

The last thing I really need is another bike but after reading this entire thread, I am thinking about all those great Sportster deals on my local craigslist. I had a 77 Ironhead from 77-86. With all...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17,328
Views: 11,169,043
Posted By TheHeretic
Oh yeah.... definitely agree with that.....

Oh yeah.... definitely agree with that.....
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17,328
Views: 11,169,043
Posted By TheHeretic
I have a lot of fond memories of the 70's and...

I have a lot of fond memories of the 70's and Hustler Magazine. My younger brother was the king of porn rags at our house. He had so many mag's stuffed in the drop ceiling of my Grandma's inlaw...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-09-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 101,883
Posted By TheHeretic
Thanks for your opinions guys. I'm in the process...

Thanks for your opinions guys. I'm in the process of selling off some dirt bikes that have not seen any use in a few years (No place convenient to use them around here any more) One in particular...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-09-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 101,883
Posted By TheHeretic
Does anyone own both? I just purchased the 700x...

Does anyone own both? I just purchased the 700x but for some reason, the 500x also calls out to me. I'm sick like that though and have a severe case of MBD. The 500x seems like it would be like a...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-30-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5,799
Views: 1,244,615
Posted By TheHeretic
In my area they are selling well according to the...

In my area they are selling well according to the sales manager of the local dealership. They sold 3 just last week including the silver one I just bought. They sold about a dozen or so over the...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-17-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,982
Posted By TheHeretic
I'll add a plus 1 for the Victory Judge. I'm...

I'll add a plus 1 for the Victory Judge. I'm developing quite a fetish for Victories after a coworker and fellow MBD sufferer turned me on to them.
Forum: Road Warriors 11-25-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5,799
Views: 1,244,615
Posted By TheHeretic
[QUOTE=webbiker;22848424]Question for NC owners:...

[QUOTE=webbiker;22848424]Question for NC owners: what do you think is making people trade in the NC (the X in particular) with very low miles?

I'm seriosly considering this bike, but I have never...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12,156
Views: 1,960,865
Posted By TheHeretic
I also joined the XT225 club last weekend....

I also joined the XT225 club last weekend. Purchased a 2007 from a local dealer with 400 miles on it for $2350.00. Never been off road or anywhere else from the looks of it. I thought that was a good...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-19-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 197,756
Posted By TheHeretic
I'm getting a green one as soon as my Bandit...

I'm getting a green one as soon as my Bandit sells. Looks like a perfect bike for my twilight years. It's been a long time since any new bike really exited me but these new small bore sport bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2,843
Views: 502,939
Posted By TheHeretic
That's a great deal and I buy one like that in a...

That's a great deal and I buy one like that in a heartbeat if I come across one. There always seems to be a few available until I have some extra cash. Then there's not one to be found.........
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