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Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4,735
Views: 948,438
Posted By Johnny5jz
I measured the tube diameters and the inside of...

I measured the tube diameters and the inside of the two tubes with a caliper and calculated the distance between centers. I just hate measuring out to the limits of a caliper. Anyway, I measured 63...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4,735
Views: 948,438
Posted By Johnny5jz
I can measure mine also, but am worried about...

I can measure mine also, but am worried about getting it accurate. I have found dimensions listed online for older bikes that list the dimensions needed to build a fork brace. Most of them are all...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4,735
Views: 948,438
Posted By Johnny5jz
I am looking to machine a fork brace for my 1992...

I am looking to machine a fork brace for my 1992 Nighthawk 750 and I was wondering if anyone knew the fork stanchion diameter and the distance between the center of the fork tubes.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7,354
Views: 3,363,633
Posted By Johnny5jz
The tank is a modified CX500 Deluxe tank. It is...

The tank is a modified CX500 Deluxe tank. It is one of the few with a tunnel wide enough to fit the nighthawk.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7,354
Views: 3,363,633
Posted By Johnny5jz
Here is a bike that I am in the process of...

Here is a bike that I am in the process of building. It will be a few months before it is going to be finished.

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l558/Johnny5jz/IMAG0594_zpsfda04fc7.jpg
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,378
Posted By Johnny5jz
I have done it on the first bike I ever built. I...

I have done it on the first bike I ever built. I worked well until the next tire change when I went through and trued the rim. Just like what has been said, it will chip on the spokes you adjust. I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 76,681
Views: 8,194,544
Posted By Johnny5jz
So while we are on the subject of tire, I am...

So while we are on the subject of tire, I am planning on trying the D952s also. Which front tire is a good match? I am afraid that the D952 front would be sketchy on pavement.
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 76,681
Views: 8,194,544
Posted By Johnny5jz
I fought this on my bike and it annoyed the hell...

I fought this on my bike and it annoyed the hell out of me. I did shim the needle up a hair on the rich side, and now the hesitation is pretty much gone. If I whack the throttle in gear in low RPM...
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 37,836
Posted By Johnny5jz
Well, I just put around 800 miles on this...

Well, I just put around 800 miles on this weekend. I did not notice any buffeting what so ever. There is a lot of wind noise due to the fact that the windshield is small, and side winds do push the...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 37,836
Posted By Johnny5jz
From what I understand Suzuki put a lot of time...

From what I understand Suzuki put a lot of time in the windtunnel with the new bike. I am 6' 3" and I dont notice any buffeting. I really love the new V-Strom. It really handles itself well in the...
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 37,836
Posted By Johnny5jz
Here is my new one after installing a Givi E45...

Here is my new one after installing a Givi E45 last night.

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l558/Johnny5jz/IMAG0404.jpg
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,318
Posted By Johnny5jz
If you look at my later post you see that I...

If you look at my later post you see that I traded the Harley for the Vstrom. I think the Vstrom is a much better bike in general. On the other hand though, I didn't buy the Vstrom for it's looks. ...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,318
Posted By Johnny5jz
None! I traded it for the Vstrom :rofl

None! I traded it for the Vstrom :rofl
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,318
Posted By Johnny5jz
I totally agree with you. I am so glad the new...

I totally agree with you. I am so glad the new Vstrom looks a little nicer. I always liked the bike but thought it was ugly. With the new model out I wend and bought one on Monday night. Rode it...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 37,836
Posted By Johnny5jz
Well, I did it. I went and traded my Harley for...

Well, I did it. I went and traded my Harley for the new Wee Strom. Wow what a blast. This thing is a riot. I don't have anything to compare to last years model, but I love this one.:clap
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6,093
Views: 2,682,956
Posted By Johnny5jz
I have the same problem. I am looking at putting...

I have the same problem. I am looking at putting in supports so that the door goes above the supports which will have lights mounted to them. They will work with the door open or closed.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 76,681
Views: 8,194,544
Posted By Johnny5jz
Only if you hooked it up backwards :D

Only if you hooked it up backwards :D
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 76,681
Views: 8,194,544
Posted By Johnny5jz
A good carb dunk tank works great. About 20...

A good carb dunk tank works great. About 20 minutes and it should be free. You can get the 1 gallon cans at any automotive store.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 76,681
Views: 8,194,544
Posted By Johnny5jz
So I go to ask. I put on the XRR sprocket last...

So I go to ask. I put on the XRR sprocket last summer due to some countershaft wear. It is working great and any outcomes that the small misalignment issues could cause are much cheaper than me...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 76,681
Views: 8,194,544
Posted By Johnny5jz
Dave's mod is the best thing I have done to my L....

Dave's mod is the best thing I have done to my L. I couldn't image riding it without. Throttle response is sooooo much better.
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6,093
Views: 2,682,956
Posted By Johnny5jz
My 20X20 mancave. Sorry the pictures are not too...

My 20X20 mancave. Sorry the pictures are not too good, but every one I have taken looks bad. Anyway it works for now but is a bit small. The first one is an old pic and the second two are recent. At...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-16-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 105,919
Posted By Johnny5jz
I like your seat approach. I am working on a...

I like your seat approach. I am working on a similar one right now and glad to see it worked out for your. It gives me a little more confidence to jump into it myself. Great project.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-16-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,174
Posted By Johnny5jz
I am planning to build a dual sport with an old...

I am planning to build a dual sport with an old honda CB450 twin using CR 250 forks and a custom monoshock swingarm. I am a little worried about the geometry and how it will handle. I am glad to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-15-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,174
Posted By Johnny5jz
Has the added height in suspension affected the...

Has the added height in suspension affected the handling characteristics of the bike at all?
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 76,681
Views: 8,194,544
Posted By Johnny5jz
I have to agree with Spud. I am not sure what...

I have to agree with Spud. I am not sure what causes the wear, but I do know mine are worn and is from the previous owner. I installed the XR650R sprocket and it has stopped the wear and the...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6,093
Views: 2,682,956
Posted By Johnny5jz
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-jmCS-Yldlew/SyJ...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-jmCS-Yldlew/SyJ7OYZR_4I/AAAAAAAABJc/mVITHylAmL0/s576/IMG_4714.JPG[/QUOTE]


I like how the garage is not done yet, but you already have satellite hooked up! ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 76,681
Views: 8,194,544
Posted By Johnny5jz
My shaft was pretty chewed up on my 2002 that I...

My shaft was pretty chewed up on my 2002 that I recently acquired. I installed the XR650R sprocket and it is still super tight after 600 miles. It looks like I should get many miles out of it. ...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6,093
Views: 2,682,956
Posted By Johnny5jz
What kind of mill is that in the corner? It looks...

What kind of mill is that in the corner? It looks like the perfect size. I have been looking for one for a while now.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-02-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,439
Posted By Johnny5jz
Thanks OONER. I will start highlighting my route...

Thanks OONER. I will start highlighting my route soon. I can't wait for a chunk of time this summer to try it out.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-02-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,439
Posted By Johnny5jz
So how hard is it to follow this trail? I have...

So how hard is it to follow this trail? I have done a lot of ATV riding on the ATV trails that you have ridden on during this trip. I am planning to ride the T.W.A.T. this summer with my father on...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 327,681
Posted By Johnny5jz
Here is one I just finished building. It is a...

Here is one I just finished building. It is a blast to ride too.

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l558/Johnny5jz/IMG00116-20100808-1804.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By Johnny5jz
I sold my 1983 XL600R at the beginning of this...

I sold my 1983 XL600R at the beginning of this summer for $1300. It had 10,000 miles was in fair shape and needed a headgasket. I had about 4 offers before I sold it. I would at least try $2000...
Forum: Trials 10-21-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,946
Posted By Johnny5jz
That makes me want a trials bike. I have ridden...

That makes me want a trials bike. I have ridden bicycle trials for 10 years now. I wonder what it would be like to do it with a motorcycle:evil
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 624,426
Posted By Johnny5jz
Here is my wide glide on the lower left. This...

Here is my wide glide on the lower left. This pic was taken on the Flood Run in Minnesota. We do the ride at least once a year.

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l558/Johnny5jz/untitled.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 27,975
Posted By Johnny5jz
The only guy on that show that has any talent is...

The only guy on that show that has any talent is Rick, and his is just the shop bitch. My friends and I have been building and restoring bikes for the last 8 years, and we do more custom work than...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8,150
Views: 3,202,943
Posted By Johnny5jz
Here is my old school ride. It started off as a...

Here is my old school ride. It started off as a 1974 Cb750k. This is how it looks after 2 years of work. It was all done in my garage and it is a blast to ride. I am just finishing the carb...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,355
Posted By Johnny5jz
I do alot of powdercoating myself. I have done a...

I do alot of powdercoating myself. I have done a few sets of wheels, and it is much stronger than paint. I have changed tires a few times and the wheels look great. I have had a lot of problems...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7,354
Views: 3,363,633
Posted By Johnny5jz
My Cafe's

Here are a couple I built. One is a 1980 CB750K and the other is a 1977 GS400.

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l558/Johnny5jz/gs4002.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 76,681
Views: 8,194,544
Posted By Johnny5jz
2002 Xr650l

http://s1123.photobucket.com/albums/l558/Johnny5jz/?action=view&current=IMG00158-20100831-1924.jpgWell, I have been lurking around here for quite some time. I thought I would start posting here. I...
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