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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-16-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By Curtis in Texas
Type of bike you're riding, what kind of Helmet,...

Type of bike you're riding, what kind of Helmet, location you're riding in, windscreen, no windscreen, tall or short winscreen, rider body style and experience?
If you want real help you gotta give...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-06-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,862
Posted By Curtis in Texas
I've often wondered why there arn't more diesel...

I've often wondered why there arn't more diesel converted scooters or motorcycles in the US. I like the idea of having a choice of powerplants here. Why not?


For Example: My Converted Diesel...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-08-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 305,532
Posted By Curtis in Texas
A simple as I can explain it! Draw an...

A simple as I can explain it!

Draw an imaginary line between the center line of the trailer axle to the centerline of your hitches pivot point. Called a centerline axis of balance.

60% of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-21-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 305,532
Posted By Curtis in Texas
Have you loaded it up and towed it behind your...

Have you loaded it up and towed it behind your Motorcycle yet?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-08-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 305,532
Posted By Curtis in Texas
Certainly not a lurker! Should that remark be for...

Certainly not a lurker! Should that remark be for my benifit.
FYI in case you missed it.
Here's mine again.
Post 647

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113997&page=44

Post 667
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-06-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 305,532
Posted By Curtis in Texas
I wasn't pointing my finger at your spelling, but...

I wasn't pointing my finger at your spelling, but I thought I'd throw that out for others that don't tend to check their spelling or think it won't matter. Here's what I said!

"Oh and one other...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-06-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 305,532
Posted By Curtis in Texas
I have some other suggestions to help you now...

I have some other suggestions to help you now that I've criticized it.

Why not build a proper width sized hitch point for each bike to work with the one trailer? Then it will just be a matter of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-06-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 305,532
Posted By Curtis in Texas
Throw that "All Thread" back on the work bench....

Throw that "All Thread" back on the work bench. It will not work in shear like that for long and will only fail at the worst time. Try finding a minimum grade 8 long bolt at Tractor Supply or...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-06-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 305,532
Posted By Curtis in Texas
Learn to use the "PREVIEW" button to see how you...

Learn to use the "PREVIEW" button to see how you post will look before you post it up for the World to see. Sometimes it looks right the way you set it up but the post skewed the layout.
I have been...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-05-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 305,532
Posted By Curtis in Texas
I cut and paste the Flicker Link and was able to...

I cut and paste the Flicker Link and was able to see his pictures, but I've recieved the same E Mail twice now and have yet to see it here on the Forum.

As for the trailer in the picture all I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-05-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 305,532
Posted By Curtis in Texas
Is anyone else getting notices that there are...

Is anyone else getting notices that there are replies to this thread but not getting the updated post when you click on the link?

My last post shows those stupid fish tank shoes!

Let's see if...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-02-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Curtis in Texas
I rode my Dad's 150 cc Lambretta from 1065 to 68...

I rode my Dad's 150 cc Lambretta from 1065 to 68 to High School and loved it. All my school mates were riding Honda Super 90's back then and I could smoke them any time I wanted.
It looked exactly...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-24-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 305,532
Posted By Curtis in Texas
Where are you in Texas???? See my sig, If...

Where are you in Texas????

See my sig, If you're close I may be able to help you with it.

I'm about to make one for my Tenere before Spring, very similar to the one I built for my KLR! Only...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8,249
Views: 1,916,937
Posted By Curtis in Texas
I bought one a month ago for the same reasons. ...

I bought one a month ago for the same reasons. Nothing better than being able to ride with your GS and KTM riding buddies at 90 mph and being able to speed up for passing!

NO way am I going to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-06-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 305,532
Posted By Curtis in Texas
Route??? You speak of a Route like I have a plan....

Route??? You speak of a Route like I have a plan. Obviously you've not ridden with me before when I have lots of time to explore. :D

Being retired has it's advantages!

I looked on the Garmin...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-06-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 305,532
Posted By Curtis in Texas
Very nicely done video. Looks like you've built...

Very nicely done video. Looks like you've built another winner.
I'm thinbking 80 lbs will be my max weight on my trailer because of the shock spring. The frame and suspension will handle more but...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-03-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,986
Posted By Curtis in Texas
Subscribed! I'm on the other side of the...

Subscribed!

I'm on the other side of the Metromess from you so I probably won't be running out to give you an hand, but I have been wanting to get one of the CT's for my wife to ride. So I"m...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-01-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 305,532
Posted By Curtis in Texas
Looks good! Have you calculated the lean angle...

Looks good! Have you calculated the lean angle in turns your going to be able to do before the front corner of the trailer strikes the ground?

Making a leaning turn into a driveway up a curb...
Forum: Hacks 08-04-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,295
Posted By Curtis in Texas
What's the fastest you've been able to go?????

What's the fastest you've been able to go?????
Forum: Hacks 07-29-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,621
Posted By Curtis in Texas
Trailers are a hoot to pull! I built one for my...

Trailers are a hoot to pull! I built one for my KLR that has made a big difference in capacity and function of my Camping Trips.

Yours are great designs. I really like the Vespa Charriot...
Forum: Hacks 07-29-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,545
Posted By Curtis in Texas
That would be a Hoot to have that bike and car...

That would be a Hoot to have that bike and car hanging on the wall of my shop.

But, I think they are probably concerned that the shooter might get a shovel up their wanhini if they sat on it to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-17-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 305,532
Posted By Curtis in Texas
My advise is to stay away from electric...

My advise is to stay away from electric actuators. They will eventually fail. Some sooner than later. There is a way to rig a long brake cable and put a connector on the tongue. That way you can...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-16-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 305,532
Posted By Curtis in Texas
Love it EddirB. Although it looks long, it...

Love it EddirB. Although it looks long, it tracks right behind your DR just fine! Might want to buiild a box for cargo and teach the dog to ride in it.:lol3 Looks like he wanted to go anyway.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-07-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 305,532
Posted By Curtis in Texas
My box measures 30 " X 14" at the lid, and is 12"...

My box measures 30 " X 14" at the lid, and is 12" deep. A little bigger internally, but I chose that box because I had it already, and it would hold my big tent, cot and folding lawn chair inside...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-23-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 305,532
Posted By Curtis in Texas
My First Motorcycle Trailer build. This very...

My First Motorcycle Trailer build.
This very old picture was taken in 1977 by a Co Worker. My Son and I were riding around town going after something. Can't remember what but it was big what ever it...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-22-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,926
Posted By Curtis in Texas
My Dad was a Lambretta lover from long ago. He's...

My Dad was a Lambretta lover from long ago. He's had three over the years of my childhood. My little brother and I pretty much totaled one of his when he went to Vietnam.
So I've got some Lambretta...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-21-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 305,532
Posted By Curtis in Texas
Well I finally got some daylight pictures of my...

Well I finally got some daylight pictures of my trailer.
Please excuse the dirt; it’s rather muddy out here in the Country.
So here goes....
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,556
Posted By Curtis in Texas
As far as carrying in a battery to the office to...

As far as carrying in a battery to the office to charge, it would be easy to do if the battery pack lifted out of the frame floor like a suitcase with an extension handle and skate board wheels on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-16-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 305,532
Posted By Curtis in Texas
You are a Genius Sir! That's the carrier we...

You are a Genius Sir! That's the carrier we built.

The Trailer was cool too, but I'm going to have to look for it later. Heasded out the door for Fathers Day Cookout!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-15-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 305,532
Posted By Curtis in Texas
I've always built my trailers this way. Mainly...

I've always built my trailers this way. Mainly because when I was in my 20's I worked for a Trailer Fabrication Company that built one wheel dual bike trailers for apartment dwellers. It was a slick...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-11-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 305,532
Posted By Curtis in Texas
Mine! I'm using an 8 inch wheel for now, but...

Mine!
I'm using an 8 inch wheel for now, but the swingarm was built for a 12 inch mag wheel. The rear fender and tail lights are off my 06 KLR and I made a rack over it in case I want to take a...
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 209,989
Posted By Curtis in Texas
Yep, the edge of the clamp is too tight a radius...

Yep, the edge of the clamp is too tight a radius and needs to be rounded more on the edge for aluminum.

It will crack the aluminum if I try and make that sharp of a bend.

I did try it too! ...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 209,989
Posted By Curtis in Texas
Yep, I looked at making some adapter brackets to...

Yep, I looked at making some adapter brackets to mount that same caliper on the KLRs and my Lawyer told me to forget it. The cost a the $1Million Dollar Liability Insurance for a dozen brackets was...
Forum: The Garage 05-02-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 209,989
Posted By Curtis in Texas
I called a Aircraft Mechanic Friend of mine...

I called a Aircraft Mechanic Friend of mine yesterday and started talking about using my sheet metal brake bender on Aircraft Aluminum and got a good lesson on the right way and wrong way to bend...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 209,989
Posted By Curtis in Texas
I was thinking the rear hinges was crazy at...

I was thinking the rear hinges was crazy at first, but after you explained it, it made so much more sense. In fact I'm thinking of adding hinges to the rear of my new panniers. I have been waffling...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 472,644
Posted By Curtis in Texas
I went out to see how hard it would be to remove...

I went out to see how hard it would be to remove mine and send it to you, but discovered that most of it is missing!
So it's a "no go" on mine!
I have plenty of other bikes to ride while mine...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,924
Posted By Curtis in Texas
I had a Custom Holster made for my CHL Hangun for...

I had a Custom Holster made for my CHL Hangun for when I'm riding my Dual Sport bikes!.
It'is a Small of the Back, palm out, left hand draw, 15 degree negative cant, holster for my Sigma 40 cal with...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-25-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 73,966
Posted By Curtis in Texas
My 450 froze up about 4 years ago and I paid...

My 450 froze up about 4 years ago and I paid Garmin the $150 for a refurbised one. Took about a month to get it. I used it once or twice to make sure it was going to work for my big ride to Canada...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 472,644
Posted By Curtis in Texas
Too bad you're looking for a 650. I've got a 95...

Too bad you're looking for a 650. I've got a 95 E900 in my stable that I've been having a hard time finding time to ride and have been kicking around the idea of selling to someone who'll appreciate...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 472,644
Posted By Curtis in Texas
Here's the pictures or you. Nice looking...

Here's the pictures or you. Nice looking bike!!!!!

http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q483/popmorris/ce88e77c.jpg

here's another elefant that's out of work. it lives in oz, and is just on...
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