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Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4,931
Views: 941,313
Posted By dpetersak
They're WP forks off a KTM EXC 450. The springs...

They're WP forks off a KTM EXC 450. The springs are cut and spacers removed, so they're lowered a bit over 2 inches.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4,931
Views: 941,313
Posted By dpetersak
Not yet. I bought one on ebay for a KLX, but its...

Not yet. I bought one on ebay for a KLX, but its still heading north on the barge. I'm going to try mounting it where you mounted yours.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4,931
Views: 941,313
Posted By dpetersak
A Sportster was born to go places, and pavement...

A Sportster was born to go places, and pavement is optional.

http://akulsp01.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Sportster-Build/i-RS63Zw5/0/M/2012_1130AC2-M.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-03-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,034
Posted By dpetersak
Yep, I think that would get the job done. :nod

Yep, I think that would get the job done. :nod
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-03-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,034
Posted By dpetersak
Hey John, it's good to see you're back at it and...

Hey John, it's good to see you're back at it and the crash didn't injure your desire. I'm guessing, based on the riding you did with your Sportster, that you wouldn't be satisfied with a short-legged...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-25-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 884
Views: 332,937
Posted By dpetersak
Jim, what's the offset on the triple clamp, and...

Jim, what's the offset on the triple clamp, and dare I ask how much it would be for me to get one like it? :eek1
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-22-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
Thanks, I appreciate the feedback! Now if I could...

Thanks, I appreciate the feedback! Now if I could just get out of my driveway and the ice covered roads would hurry up and melt.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-22-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
John, if I remember correctly, the pivot point...

John, if I remember correctly, the pivot point for your stand was right about where the frame starts to curve up behind the primary case. Does the kickstand then rest alongside the swingarm? Any...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-22-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
Kelly, the stock kickstand already angles toward...

Kelly, the stock kickstand already angles toward the ground when it is in the stowed position, so more length results in less clearance. I tried a length of straight tubing, but at that angle it...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-20-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
Here's the kickstand in the up position. I could...

Here's the kickstand in the up position. I could get it to tuck up further if I do a side bend, but I worry about the lateral stresses this would place on the sidewall of that pipe once the weight of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-19-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
kickstand

Since I don't want to carry a 4" block with me when I ride, I needed a longer kickstand. I saw one possibility on ebay off an Aprillia dirtbike, but I decided to first try to extend the stock one. I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-17-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
The Warthog is 98% complete. I need to make a...

The Warthog is 98% complete. I need to make a longer kickstand, wire the heated grips, add saddlebags and side covers, and I'm waiting for a new front brake line. Other than that, all I need is...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-12-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
I cut-out, bent, and drilled some aluminum plate...

I cut-out, bent, and drilled some aluminum plate to create a skid plate.

<a href="http://akulsp01.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Sportster-Build/27242605_QsJxjX#!i=2404552781&k=ncQVWRL&lb=1&s=A"...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-12-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
A few weeks back I was unable to get rid of the...

A few weeks back I was unable to get rid of the play in the front end, even after cranking down on the top bolt as much as I dared. After looking at it further, it seemed that the bottom seal was...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-09-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
Everything on the front end is KTM. The front...

Everything on the front end is KTM. The front rotor is an oversized supermoto rotor, which comes with an adapter bracket to step the caliper out further. The only thing still Harley is the brake...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-08-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
Because I am obsessed with weight, the new rear...

Because I am obsessed with weight, the new rear wheel shaved off another 9 pounds of weight (unsprung) when compared to the stock wheel. The front wheel with the Pirelli tire is 7 pounds lighter.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-08-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
fender

With the tall suspension, the rear fender didn't look 'right'. There was too much hanging out the back with that huge taillight sticking out even further. I bought a hidden, under-the-fender tail...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-08-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
tires

My rear wheel is laced and ready to go. For the rear, I went with a 3.5" Excel rim laced to a hub from an 06 Dyna FXD that I picked up on Ebay for $75. Although I had researched the axle sizes for...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-09-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 884
Views: 332,937
Posted By dpetersak
Thanks, Jim. You're the man!

Thanks, Jim. You're the man!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-09-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 884
Views: 332,937
Posted By dpetersak
trail/ offset

Hey Jim,

I know you're at 18mm of offset, but I'm wondering if you've tried 22mm, or if the difference between 18 and 20 was significant. I need to get the triple clamps away from the rubber-mount...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-03-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
Yep. I've ridden all over the U.S. and my...

Yep. I've ridden all over the U.S. and my favorite roads are still in my own backyard... the Seward Hwy towards Homer and the Richardson Hwy. out of Valdez. Motorcycle heaven.:D
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-03-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
Ginger, the shocks were a grand. I went with the...

Ginger, the shocks were a grand. I went with the pricier model because, like the WP forks, I can dial in the suspension I want. The shocks have 60 positions for rebound and 20 for compression. Also I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-02-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
The fairing and fender are on. I spaced the...

The fairing and fender are on. I spaced the fender as much as I could without interfering with travel. The fairing really seems to tie in the fender visually. The new shocks came in yesterday- 15.75"...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-27-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
Thanks Luke. That's helpful.

Thanks Luke. That's helpful.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-27-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
Yeah Jim, there's no dust cover on mine, although...

Yeah Jim, there's no dust cover on mine, although there was one with the KTM triple I bought. I'm assuming a dust cover pivots with the triple, since it's clamped between the bearing and the top...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-26-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
No worries, Mitch. This is my experimental triple...

No worries, Mitch. This is my experimental triple clamp, $22.00 on ebay. Once I get offset and other things figured out, I'll be buying a pretty triple clamp. I think then I will try a spacer of some...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-26-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
fork play

After getting the fork mounted, I wasn't able to get rid of the play in the steering head (I knew things had been going together to easy!). I cranked down the 27 mm bolt on top of the steering stem...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-24-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
I think the out-of-balance effect is because it...

I think the out-of-balance effect is because it still has the solid rear wheel with a 150 tire. This should change with the laced wheel and 140 mm tire. To mount the fender lower I would have to use...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-23-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
Yeah, I tried to think of another way to do the...

Yeah, I tried to think of another way to do the front fender, but with an inverted motocross fork with that much travel, I didn't come up with anything better. I think I'm stuck with that style.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-21-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
wrthg

I decided to christen this bike the warthog. I sent my side covers to my little bro' yesterday along with some images I found online. He has a small shop in southern Illinois and does custom...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-21-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
I got the forks and bars on. Now, I realize that...

I got the forks and bars on. Now, I realize that I have a biased opinion, but... with those spindly 39mm Showa forks gone, those beefy 48mm WP forks change the entire look of the bike. It looks way...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-21-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
I plan to use the existing handlebars, controls,...

I plan to use the existing handlebars, controls, speedo, etc. and mount to the KTM triple clamp. I cannot come up with any reason to change these if they will work. I have a minor problem with...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-21-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
The KTM front wheel cost me $100 on ebay, and...

The KTM front wheel cost me $100 on ebay, and I'll stick with the stock rim. The new oversized supermoto disc came in this week. This thing should give me plenty of stopping power.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-21-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 884
Views: 332,937
Posted By dpetersak
It's like a work of art, Jim, that keeps getting...

It's like a work of art, Jim, that keeps getting better. I'm working on putting an Acerbis fender on mine, also slotted.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-17-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
brake pedal

I worked on the brake pedal tonight, trying to get spacers and bolt lengths matched. This is one section of the building puzzle that fit together almost as if it were designed that way. I cut off the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-16-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
Kellymac, You've read my mind. The strength...

Kellymac,

You've read my mind. The strength of the footpeg mounts is something that is gnawing at me. Now that you noticed it also, I think I will devise a way to support them further. The...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-15-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
exhaust

Even though I will be raising the frame 3+ inches, I still couldn't have the exhaust hanging so low without interfering with my footpeg mounts and idler pulley for the the drive belt. The exhaust had...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-15-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
Jim, I actually had to use a honing stone on...

Jim,

I actually had to use a honing stone on a drill to open up the inside-- not much though, maybe 1/32" all around, the same amount as the lip on the shaft where the top bearing sits. It must...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-15-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
shifter controls

For my shifter, I stumbled across a photo of a Baha Sportster, and was immediately impressed with the simple design.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-15-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,023
Posted By dpetersak
rear suspension

With the height of the front suspension now set with the shortened WP forks, I experimented with the rear to determine where I needed to be to level out the frame. The swingarm here is set at 16...
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