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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-25-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 420,159
Posted By JagLite
Thumbs down Adventure cruiser V1

Alaska is short of back roads.


Once out of town, any town, you are probably on the only highway going anywhere.


So, a cruiser for highway comfort, combined with some good offroad suspension...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-23-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,923
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Fixed now

Thanks for my daily fix! :clap

I love watching a project come together and solving the inevitable issues that come up.

I learned on my street tracker build (first project) that I need to have...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-23-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 61,530
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 New bars

The new Protaper SE KTM bend bars:

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af325/JagLite/AJS%20Street%20Tracker/IMG_0694_zps43a80a2c.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-21-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 61,530
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 The latest update

No electrical problems since removing the relay a month ago.
I had previously removed the kick stand switch and wires but had left the jumpered relay in place.
Now the wires are still jumped...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-21-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,923
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Wow!

That is not work...
That collection is ART!
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,147,679
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Never

Never assume... :eek1
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-21-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,923
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Progress!

Moving along beautifully :clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,147,679
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Popeye

Interesting question.
I have a TM40 on my Dr. Street Tracker and the CV on my D/S DR.
I often ride both on the same day, one after the other, and I don't notice the difference.
I will have do more...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-19-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 36,375
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Long wait is over!

Glad to see you are getting back to the build.

Life interferes...
I lost 16 months with fixing up our house to sell and fixing up the older house we bought, moving, and all that goes with it. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-15-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 91,393
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Street Tracker

DR650 turned into an AJS tribute Street Tracker

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af325/JagLite/AJS%20Street%20Tracker/IMG_0315_zps9477c1fd.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,147,679
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Breaker breaker!

Read up some online and found that the little breakers are available from several big name companies.

I also read several pages on why you would want to use one or the other.
I think this page is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,147,679
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Circuit breaker

Nice! :clap
I would research it and see if those who have switched from a fuse to the little breaker are happy.
If so, I will order a few for my bikes.
When I was having issues with the side...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4,457
Views: 1,045,956
Posted By JagLite
Question TW ADVenture!

What mods to the bike for the trip?
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,147,679
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Wobble a bit you say?

I am guessing you haven't seen this video by Dunlop Tires

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3OQTU-kE2s&index=3&list=FLw2PrvHxaIhFL6IwsFgwFCA

Should be required viewing for all riders I think. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,520
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Forked again!

Great write up!
Nice details for the conversion.
Thanks for taking the time to share with us :clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,147,679
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Problem solved for Brutalguy

I have read with interest your ongoing battle with the DR.

Wondering why you have more trouble with one bike (and 2 engines) than 1,000 of us have - combined.

After many hours of deliberation,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,072
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Lessons learned

Quite educational building stuff isn't it!
I have done similar projects where I had not considered where everything needed to go...
We learn as we go sometimes.
And other times we get to learn...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-07-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 46,149
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Sell?

That is sad. I am sorry to read that you are going to sell it. It is unique.

I realized years ago that I don't want the regrets that come from selling a bike I really like.

Too many say "I wish...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 46,149
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Heavy man

Did I miss it?
What is the finished weight?


I finally found an XR200 donor for my winter build project this week.
It looks almost as good as your XR donor did.
That means lousy, mistreated,...
Forum: Alaska 07-06-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Thanks for taking us along for the ride :D

Thanks for taking us along for the ride :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,072
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Framed!

Excellent!
Thanks for the great pictures of your frame reinforcements.
Well thought out brace designs instead of just throwing a bunch of heavy steel at it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,147,679
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Introduction to Motorcycle Chain Design 101

Research results have been very interesting.
Now I know much more about chain design and construction as well as wear patterns on the rollers, bushings and pins (rivets).

What I was calling a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,147,679
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Chain gangs

Thanks for the link.
Interesting reading.

I did some chain problem searching and found complaints about every brand of chain, including the most expensive ones.

Seems to be like a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 125,266
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 New adventures

Great news!
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,072
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 RTW DR build

Excellent! :clap
Safari tank?
I am looking forward to details of the pannier "frame" tanks and the many other custom features of your bikes.
Forum: Alaska 07-04-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,460
Posted By JagLite
Laugh GS flambe'

Oh, I can see the CL ad already...

Custom bobber for sale, stripped down and really hot.
This won't last long & priced to sell at only $24,000


:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 1,077,179
Posted By JagLite
Thumb Dr. Big indeed!

Beautifully done!

A bike to be proud of and a joy to ride :clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 96,193
Views: 18,147,679
Posted By JagLite
Question Chain question

Ok, this is something I have never seen before... Is this normal?

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af325/JagLite/AJS%20Street%20Tracker/IMG_0617_zps62d0915d.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-03-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 15,489
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Bootyfull!

Looks great!

A fun bike to ride and show off :clap
Forum: Alaska 07-01-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 So neat

I was out riding trails off Burma Rd Saturday and had a great time.
I have no idea where they went or where I was :rofl

They must be dog sled trails... I think.
Anyone know if there is a trail...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4,457
Views: 1,045,956
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Whittier Tunnel

Actually it is the longest train/vehicle shared tunnel.


But only the second longest vehicle tunnel in the USA.


It is 13,300 ft long.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 1,285,826
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 photo time

Fantastic action shots!
Really captures the thrill :clap
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,607
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 What a bike!

So sad you need to sell it already.
It is a unique bike and will be perfect for the right rider.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,204
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Suspended

Look at Procycle for options:
http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html#suspension

Depending on your budget of course.

I have both of my DR's on Cogent rebuilds of the stock shock with...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-17-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,120
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Priorities

It is good to have our priorities straight.

Projects come and go, but kids just grow up and leave...

You made an excellent start to the project so anyone who takes over won't have to redo what...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-17-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,849
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 New home

Nice bike so I am sorry to see you are looking for a new home for it.

Someone will get a great start to a nice project bike.

Like the song, "You have to know when to walk away..."
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 1,077,179
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Dual range transmissions

Quite a few bikes had dual range transmissions for a few years.
Small trail bikes and some bigger bikes both dirt and street:

Husky 360
Honda CB900 ('82 Custom)
Honda CB1000 ('83)
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,204
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Springing forward

I have two 2002 DR's, one with 38+k miles and one with just over 3k miles.
Both had stock springs and settings when I bought them.
The high mileage bike sat OK, the low mileage, almost new...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Great Start

Looking good.

I am guessing you looked at the DRR link that has the stock muffler filleted by now.
You have great pictures of it end wise and Jeff took the picture of it sliced lengthwise.

I...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 1,285,826
Posted By JagLite
Cool2 Tribute bikes

Another beautiful build sir!
Excellent photo shoot too :clap
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