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Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-26-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,387
Posted By Neon Black
Thread moved

New thread location: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=890355

Thanks,
-Neon
Forum: Hacks 05-26-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By Neon Black
Neon's urban vendor sidecar experiment (moved)

I posted something in the wrong place. Some friendly fellas with chains told me to come down this-a way. Here's my original post, lets start the conversation here. Thanks for any help!
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-26-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,387
Posted By Neon Black
Here's a good picture of a basic foundation. I'd...

Here's a good picture of a basic foundation. I'd like to start with something like this:

http://www.theroadscholar.net/images/My%20Bikes/sidecar_frame.jpg

I want to know how that type of car is...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-26-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,387
Posted By Neon Black
Neon's urban vendor sidecar experiment

I have an idea and I need some help getting it into motion. I want to make a vendor sidecar, like the millions of different ones I saw in Thailand. Something like this:
...
Forum: Americas 05-22-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By Neon Black
Boston Calling

I made it to the east coast! I rode into Boston last Thursday and my trip (so far) is completed. I've made it across this amazing and huge country of ours and I can honestly say I've never had so...
Forum: Americas 05-10-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By Neon Black
New life on the farm!

One of the farm cats had her litter in the chicken coop. One of the chickens decided to take it upon herself to help momma kitty raise the little ones! Most adorable thing ever! When momma kitty...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 44,840
Posted By Neon Black
so are the VT500FT and VT500 the same thing?? ...

so are the VT500FT and VT500 the same thing??

edit: i knew what the "VT" and "FT" meant, I was just under the impression that they were two separate versions...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 44,840
Posted By Neon Black
Tripping over my own foot

Ok I am jumping ahead of myself. What I just posted here was not entirely correct. It's NOT the cable, but it is also not in the dash. With a little more troubleshooting today I've found out that the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 44,840
Posted By Neon Black
Oooooooooo-tay!!

Alright so it's definitely not the cable, its inside the dash/speedo like I thought. Still having trouble getting to it because the trip-reset knob is getting in the way of removing the dash housing....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-08-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9,197
Views: 2,864,415
Posted By Neon Black
1983 VT500 Ascot "Baby Girl" ...

1983 VT500 Ascot
"Baby Girl"
http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t413/HippopotamusHustler/bike1_zpsc431373e.jpg

Just rode her 1,300mi from Livingston, TX to Kingsport, TN. Leaving the day after...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-08-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9,197
Views: 2,864,415
Posted By Neon Black
Motorcycles are also lots of fun to ride......

Motorcycles are also lots of fun to ride... :baldy Welcome to the asylum.
Forum: Americas 05-08-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By Neon Black
Just for the sake of clarity, I believe when High...

Just for the sake of clarity, I believe when High Country Herb made the "Jack of all Trades" remark, he was referring to the numerous jobs and different types of work I do to keep myself afloat. The...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By Neon Black
Thank you! That means a lot to me for you to say...

Thank you! That means a lot to me for you to say that, assuming you weren't being sarcastic, heh. I like to read. A lot. And I would like to write something that someone else might enjoy reading...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By Neon Black
The Bangkok Fiasco

I was thinking about writing all about what happened to me in Thailand. I started to write. I found the recorded phone conversations where my employer threatened to have people come to my apartment...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 44,840
Posted By Neon Black
PDF Manual

I found a downloadable .pdf manual for the VT500!!

http://hondatech.info/downloads/Moto/VT/VT500/

:huh
Slightly weird thing about it is that half of it seems to be in German or some other...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 44,840
Posted By Neon Black
speed bump...

What do you mean by this? I'm very mechanically-inclined but still have much to learn about bikes and their parts.

Also, I'd like to try to fix it myself if I can. I'm trying to take apart the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 44,840
Posted By Neon Black
odo/speedometer problem

The wire that goes up into my odometer/speedometer was making a loud whining noise in higher gears. Well I rode from Eastern Texas to North-Eastern Tennessee (1,300 miles) and mid-ride my...
Forum: Americas 05-03-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By Neon Black
This just in...

Looks like I'm going to Boston now. A friend told me about some work opportunities there and apparently his couch is free to surf!
Forum: Americas 05-03-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By Neon Black
P.s.

Oh yeah, I'm trying to find some solid work for the summer. I was thinking about trying my hand at dock-stomping on the East coast (working out at sea on fishing boats). One of my brothers does this...
Forum: Americas 05-03-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By Neon Black
mission accomplished

I made it to my grandma's in Kingsport without spending more than an hour on any interstate! I spent some time with my sister in Louisiana, rode the entire Natchez Trace through Mississippi and up...
Forum: Americas 04-27-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By Neon Black
Chattanooga, then on to Kingsport.

Chattanooga, then on to Kingsport.
Forum: Americas 04-25-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By Neon Black
On the road again

Yesterday I left Texas and rode a hundred miles into Louisiana to spend time with my sister, whom I haven't seen in nearly six years. It was a great ride, the first of many more to come, and my Ascot...
Forum: Americas 04-20-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By Neon Black
Once upon a time, a bum found a motorcycle...

Greetings Adventure Riders!

My name is Neon Black and I am 22 years old, I have spent the last four years of my life traveling the world. To be clear, when I say I am a traveler I do not mean that...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 44,840
Posted By Neon Black
New Ascot Owner

Hello all,

New Ascot owner here, new to the forums as well, hell, new to "adventure riding"! I am a traveler. For a while now I've been crossing the states by foot (hitch-hiking, craigslist ads,...
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