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Forum: Thumpers Today, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7,274
Views: 1,337,770
Posted By Droptarotter
I have this lever on my 640 and I have short...

I have this lever on my 640 and I have short fingers also, but the lever works for me. It's a little strange at first if you are used to using all your fingers, but you will get used to it.
I also...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 26,088
Posted By Droptarotter
Sure hope you didn't destroy a critical part of...

Sure hope you didn't destroy a critical part of your Chevy truck!

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 26,088
Posted By Droptarotter
Gunner; That's a cool looking...

Gunner;
That's a cool looking guage.........what is it??

Cheers
Forum: Vendors 06-30-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 361,918
Posted By Droptarotter
Are the tool rolls going to fit in the small...

Are the tool rolls going to fit in the small pouch on the back of the Reckless 80? Or in a small Molle??

Tank bag system looks great also.

Cheers
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-28-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 45,427
Posted By Droptarotter
Hi Paul; Sorry to hear about your leg. Beer...

Hi Paul;
Sorry to hear about your leg.
Beer in fridge will be cold for your next adventure if you make it up this way.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9,540
Views: 2,172,854
Posted By Droptarotter
Best way to do this is to remove the left...

Best way to do this is to remove the left petcock. Make an aluminum block off plate for the hole. You also need to change the routing of the fuel lines.
Then just use the two smaller petcocks. You...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By Droptarotter
Get an old pair of coveralls, cut them off at the...

Get an old pair of coveralls, cut them off at the knees and just under the arms.
Sew up the legs and get your preffered fastener for the waist area.........Instant generic giant loop!

Cheers
Forum: Vendors 06-03-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 361,918
Posted By Droptarotter
I took a step back also..............don't really...

I took a step back also..............don't really need mine until the end of July..........so have fun guys!!

I'm glad I didn't wait to volunteer.

This has shown me two things..........that...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-31-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 45,427
Posted By Droptarotter
Paul; Any idea when you might be in the Wa, BC...

Paul;
Any idea when you might be in the Wa, BC area??

September is my motorcycling month.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7,274
Views: 1,337,770
Posted By Droptarotter
I guess it's possible the cover is warped.....but...

I guess it's possible the cover is warped.....but did you have the oil lines off and the leak is coming from the 3 copper washers?
It's also possible that the cover has a crack if someone...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-30-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 45,427
Posted By Droptarotter
Paul; Got your PM..........you know where I am...

Paul;
Got your PM..........you know where I am at and what I have to offer once again........subscribed and beer is still cold in the fridge!

Cheers
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8,276
Views: 1,732,330
Posted By Droptarotter
Bob; thanks for printing that.......what a lot...

Bob;
thanks for printing that.......what a lot of great info!

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7,274
Views: 1,337,770
Posted By Droptarotter
Bill; This doesn't relate anymore! You were...

Bill;

This doesn't relate anymore! You were probably taught on a flathead Briggs & Stratton............now you can't get your thumb anywhere near the spark plug hole!:rofl

Cheers
Forum: Vendors 05-10-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,542
Posted By Droptarotter
Do we really need a rock guard? The guy I...

Do we really need a rock guard?
The guy I bought my light from said I do not need any protection for the lens??
If the Squadron Pro lens can break, do you have a clear guard? Or just get the...
Forum: Vendors 05-08-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 361,918
Posted By Droptarotter
Email list works for me as you describe it! ...

Email list works for me as you describe it!
Cheers
Forum: 2 smokers 05-08-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 400,304
Posted By Droptarotter
Funny......that was one of my motorcycles I hated...

Funny......that was one of my motorcycles I hated the most.....broke my leg on it first time out......could not keep right foot pegs on it and also chucked that huge silencer at a friend of mine!
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9,540
Views: 2,172,854
Posted By Droptarotter
Yes I did. Reason being is that the low beam is...

Yes I did. Reason being is that the low beam is quite a bit longer and i was worried the rear of the light might hit the front brake line/speedo line.

Sorry, have not had time to do a full write...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9,540
Views: 2,172,854
Posted By Droptarotter
You Ba****d......that's my bike.........and now...

You Ba****d......that's my bike.........and now there is beer all over the keyboard and up my nose!!:rofl

Cheers
Forum: Vendors 05-07-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 361,918
Posted By Droptarotter
Peter; Very nicely handled by both you and...

Peter;
Very nicely handled by both you and Harold.

Order has been placed for the Reckless 80, along with 3 Molle's and some MSR stuff.

Now I just have to hope that my dollar will get better...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 71,066
Posted By Droptarotter
Yeah, like a helper strap to let you find out how...

Yeah, like a helper strap to let you find out how much that thing weighs when you get it stuck!!

Just make your own out of 1" webbing.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,845
Posted By Droptarotter
That was hard to read! Don't forget to put a...

That was hard to read!

Don't forget to put a grease nipple in the frame where the dog bone bearings are.

Cheers
Forum: Vendors 05-06-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 361,918
Posted By Droptarotter
I sent you guys an email regarding a large order,...

I sent you guys an email regarding a large order, but I'll post my question here also.

If I order a Reckless 80 with 3 other items you have in stock, and would like all the items to arrive...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9,540
Views: 2,172,854
Posted By Droptarotter
Here are the lights I installed on my Adventure,...

Here are the lights I installed on my Adventure, been meaning to do a write up, so here is a teaser...........

...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,580
Posted By Droptarotter
Get the JD jet kit for the FCR! That's my...

Get the JD jet kit for the FCR!

That's my vote!
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Droptarotter
Sounds more like a battery issue to me. Some...

Sounds more like a battery issue to me. Some battery chargers do not have enough power to crank the engine.
Any way you can try jump starting the bike with another battery and jumper cables?
Will...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7,274
Views: 1,337,770
Posted By Droptarotter
Sent you a pm. Cheers

Sent you a pm.

Cheers
Forum: Vendors 04-29-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 361,918
Posted By Droptarotter
Put that in the flea market under "Other"! ...

Put that in the flea market under "Other"!

Still waiting on dimensions of the 80!

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7,274
Views: 1,337,770
Posted By Droptarotter
o-rings are easy to get to and replace......might...

o-rings are easy to get to and replace......might as well do all 3 of them while you are in there. 2 at the thermostat and one to the head.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7,274
Views: 1,337,770
Posted By Droptarotter
Could be a leaky thermostat o-ring?? Cheers

Could be a leaky thermostat o-ring??

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By Droptarotter
What kind of oil are you running? If you are...

What kind of oil are you running? If you are running automotive oil, it just might have too much slippum ( that's a technical term) that lets the clutch slip under power.

With a wet clutch, you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 229,560
Posted By Droptarotter
Yes they do! HDB also sells some inserts to...

Yes they do!

HDB also sells some inserts to help vibration, but why would you need it, the 640 does not vibrate!:D

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 229,560
Posted By Droptarotter
Hey TaxMan; How well does that trials tire work...

Hey TaxMan;
How well does that trials tire work on the 640??

Cheers
Forum: Racing 04-27-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2,471
Views: 543,286
Posted By Droptarotter
That's some nice work Zen!!:clap Cheers

That's some nice work Zen!!:clap

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 71,066
Posted By Droptarotter
I'm not sure what effect the different slide...

I'm not sure what effect the different slide might have, but what about just playing with your fuel screw to see if that brings the idle down??
On my BMW, this adjustment definitely has an effect on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7,274
Views: 1,337,770
Posted By Droptarotter
Just like any fastener, you can get away without...

Just like any fastener, you can get away without torquing it, but the filter housing is just aluminum and very thin, be careful with it.

I can't remember the torque spec off hand....will post once...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7,274
Views: 1,337,770
Posted By Droptarotter
No bleeding necessary here. Bleeding is done at...

No bleeding necessary here. Bleeding is done at the frame fill when the frame is drained of oil.

Banjo bolts can not be installed incorrectly ( just don't cross thread them) and no holes will be...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9,540
Views: 2,172,854
Posted By Droptarotter
Sent you a pm. Cheers

Sent you a pm.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,351
Posted By Droptarotter
And put a grease nipple in the frame for those...

And put a grease nipple in the frame for those needle bearings!

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7,274
Views: 1,337,770
Posted By Droptarotter
Rubber stays on the old sprocket. New sprocket...

Rubber stays on the old sprocket. New sprocket does not need the rubber.

The screen on the drain plug should be attached to the plug by the circlip that is in the photo.

Hopefully it was just...
Forum: Vendors 04-16-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 361,918
Posted By Droptarotter
This helps a lot, but I could use the dimensions...

This helps a lot, but I could use the dimensions of the bags.
I'm wondering if the 80 will fit on my 640 without the side stand hitting the bag.

Cheers
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