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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 10:00 AM
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Posted By redfishguide
Can't quite visualize how adapters could work. ...

Can't quite visualize how adapters could work. Going the other way thick to thinner maybe. Hope I'm wrong.

I'm tall 6'2" and find most stock set ups are too low for stand up riding. By...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 329,788
Posted By redfishguide
I put fat bars on a project XS. They tapered at...

I put fat bars on a project XS. They tapered at the ends so all the stock controls should fit. Mounting them is another story. I found a set of risers that bolt in to the stock bar mount location...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-27-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 32,692
Posted By redfishguide
Take a look at the Duro HF 904. Haven't tried...

Take a look at the Duro HF 904. Haven't tried one yet but will be buying in the near future. Heard decent reports.

Jack
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,364
Posted By redfishguide
Thanks Clancy for taking the time and making the...

Thanks Clancy for taking the time and making the effort to put this report together. Great read from this side of the world about a great country. Would love to do something like that some day. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 329,788
Posted By redfishguide
Good stuff Baza! :clap:freaky:clap

Good stuff Baza! :clap:freaky:clap
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 101,218
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By redfishguide
Thanks will definitely give it a try and maybe...

Thanks will definitely give it a try and maybe pray a little :evil
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 101,218
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By redfishguide
Starter Help Please

Hello all,

Looking for a little help with a starter issue on my 03 DR 650 with 23,000 miles on the clock.

On a little ride close to home I stopped for a second then went to restart and click...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 329,788
Posted By redfishguide
Enjoy and may the XS gods shine upon you. I wish...

Enjoy and may the XS gods shine upon you. I wish we had some similar rallies round here so I guess I'll just have to make up my own.

Jack
Forum: Hacks 09-10-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,603
Posted By redfishguide
Thanks all for the kind words :thumb I'm over a...

Thanks all for the kind words :thumb I'm over a year into this project but extremely happy with the results thus far. I can tell this may never get totally finished as I will always find little...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-09-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 329,788
Posted By redfishguide
Michael is the man for sure. Been talking with...

Michael is the man for sure. Been talking with him for a long time now! :clap www.650central.com (http://www.650central.com)
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 329,788
Posted By redfishguide
Keep in mind I added a plate to a later model...

Keep in mind I added a plate to a later model clutch. I forget the actual year but yamaha switched from 7 to 6 plates so the change is pretty easy. Don't quote me on the number I think its 7 to 6...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 329,788
Posted By redfishguide
Hey Baza, I think your right and will stick...

Hey Baza,

I think your right and will stick with the 36 tooth sprocket at least for now.

My clutch is good. I added an extra plate, heavy springs and a one piece rod. Not slipping it much at...
Forum: Hacks 09-07-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,603
Posted By redfishguide
Okay so I have been a slacker lately. But do have...

Okay so I have been a slacker lately. But do have a couple of good excuses. :norton

Any how finally have my table finished and am quite happy with it. Works a charm. So a few photos are in order....
Forum: Old's Cool 09-03-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 329,788
Posted By redfishguide
Thanks Baza, My motor handles the car really...

Thanks Baza, My motor handles the car really well. Great off the line with great acceleration. However once you get to 60 mph or so its like hitting a wall then tops out rapidly at 70 mph and...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-02-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 329,788
Posted By redfishguide
Hey Baza, Just curious how you liked the...

Hey Baza,

Just curious how you liked the 38 tooth rear sprocket? Had one on my hack and dropped down to a 36. Lost a lot on top and was pretty dang buzzy. I'm considering dropping back to...
Forum: Hacks 08-12-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,603
Posted By redfishguide
Box is pretty much complete and mounted on the...

Box is pretty much complete and mounted on the frame. Looks like it will do the job. Still working on supports so the lid can do double duty as a table.

Plan on mounting a second battery,...
Forum: Hacks 07-31-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,603
Posted By redfishguide
Hey Ray, Glad to see your still hanging in...

Hey Ray,

Glad to see your still hanging in there :clap My hip is getting better every day so the pace should start picking up soon. :deal

Jack
Forum: Hacks 07-31-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6,642
Views: 2,472,589
Posted By redfishguide
Bummer!! Hopefully it will not be as major as I...

Bummer!! Hopefully it will not be as major as I am sure you are thinking.
Forum: Hacks 07-29-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,603
Posted By redfishguide
Hey Cleatus, I definitely know what you...

Hey Cleatus,

I definitely know what you mean. Btw I got a lot of inspiration from your build. LL front end has been rolling around in my addled brain for some time.

Plan is to finish the rig...
Forum: Hacks 07-29-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,603
Posted By redfishguide
Thanks Cleatus good to know someone is following....

Thanks Cleatus good to know someone is following. This whole project has been a labor of love with large number of firsts for me.

Thanks,
Jack
Forum: Hacks 07-28-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,603
Posted By redfishguide
Sorry for the delay in updates but it seems life...

Sorry for the delay in updates but it seems life has a way of butting in. In my case it was a big piece of metal recently added to my right upper leg. Actually I now have a brand spanking new hip.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,735
Views: 1,367,710
Posted By redfishguide
Simply gorgeous!!! And for me it was the one...

Simply gorgeous!!! And for me it was the one that got away 40 years ago.
Thanks for posting. :clap:clap





[QUOTE=GSMark;24676924]I drew this a month ago:
...
Forum: Hacks 07-08-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,603
Posted By redfishguide
Thanks Claude. This project would not have got...

Thanks Claude. This project would not have got off the ground without your kind support. Fred has also been a big help.

You know the offer I made you so come visit any time.

There is a...
Forum: Hacks 07-06-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,603
Posted By redfishguide
Buck was quite nervous at first. He loved the...

Buck was quite nervous at first. He loved the hack but was wary of the motorcycle's engine noise. I still warm up the bike first, shut the motor off and then let him load up. Restart the motor and...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 329,788
Posted By redfishguide
Sounds like a good price. Values have gone up...

Sounds like a good price. Values have gone up quite a bit over the last couple of years. You didn't state year and model. Standards and very early models seem to command the highest prices but all...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 329,788
Posted By redfishguide
Hey Bazza, First let me express my gratitude...

Hey Bazza,

First let me express my gratitude for keeping this thread alive.

My experience with products from MikesXS has not been favourable with anything made of rubber. I would be very...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-01-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19,031
Views: 7,781,078
Posted By redfishguide
I think Sugarloaf might be in North Carolina. I'm...

I think Sugarloaf might be in North Carolina. I'm right on the south east coast of South Carolina. No mountains here!

Would love to have a shot at some of your multi day out back rides.

Again...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-30-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19,031
Views: 7,781,078
Posted By redfishguide
Nice! Real nice! :clap Thanks for posting.

Nice! Real nice! :clap Thanks for posting.
Forum: Hacks 06-26-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,603
Posted By redfishguide
One more side and we have a rectangle. ...

One more side and we have a rectangle.


http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q732/redfishguide/Side%20Car%20Build/Sidecar%20build%203/IMG_3313_zps1e768783.jpg

...
Forum: Hacks 06-26-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,603
Posted By redfishguide
Time to fire up the old TIG and get this thing...

Time to fire up the old TIG and get this thing finished. Well maybe.

Seems to me by adding a rear storage box I might have just build a complete body from the start. I knew that damn nose piece...
Forum: Hacks 06-23-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,742
Posted By redfishguide
I checked this with Odyssee. While it will not...

I checked this with Odyssee. While it will not need to vent under normal conditions if over charged it will "off gas" and that could be a problem. Short version I would vent. I am using two...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 158,929
Posted By redfishguide
Me too! :hide Thanks for a great thread.

Me too! :hide Thanks for a great thread.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-17-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 329,788
Posted By redfishguide
My XS 650 hack build is here if any one is...

My XS 650 hack build is here if any one is interested.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=980501
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,603
Posted By redfishguide
That's cheating Ray :deal He was actually turning...

That's cheating Ray :deal He was actually turning around to look at the cameraman. But for sure he is always ready to go for a ride. Seems I spend so much time on this build I'm riding way less then...
Forum: Hacks 06-15-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,603
Posted By redfishguide
I kinda skipped one little detail that aggravated...

I kinda skipped one little detail that aggravated me for a couple of weeks.

Oh the joys of wiring! :eek1:cry:huh

If you look close at some of my pics you might notice I shoe horned an Odysee PC...
Forum: Hacks 06-15-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,603
Posted By redfishguide
I guess a little history about Buck is order...

I guess a little history about Buck is order before we go for his first ride.

He's a 3 year old rescue dog half Golden and half ????. He spends most of his or should I say my waking time with me....
Forum: Hacks 06-13-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,603
Posted By redfishguide
Okay Mr. Baker I appreciate the response, kinda...

Okay Mr. Baker I appreciate the response, kinda thought this report was lost in space. Good to see someone else is looking.

I think you must have met "Buck" in another life. He is a very cautious...
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,603
Posted By redfishguide
Seems we might be missing a few photos at this...

Seems we might be missing a few photos at this point so we will just charge ahead. Like I said earlier I knew this nose piece would evolve into something not in the original plan. But so be it.
...
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,603
Posted By redfishguide
At this point both "Buck" and I agree maybe this...

At this point both "Buck" and I agree maybe this is not the best time for his maiden hack voyage. Matter of fact he seemed to be pretty emphatic about it. Something about having a front, sides, rear...
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,603
Posted By redfishguide
While I was thinking it occurred to me that I...

While I was thinking it occurred to me that I skipped a pretty important segment of this yarn so we shall digress just for a moment or two.

...
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