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Forum: Road warriors Today, 11:51 AM
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Posted By rodteague
Thanks Randy I'll have to inspect my after...

Thanks Randy

I'll have to inspect my after market air box and cleaner more closely. I get a little oil that drips occasionally on to the block and a lot of oil in and around the filter. Never...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 04:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,816
Posted By rodteague
The problem is, all of these vehicles are...

The problem is, all of these vehicles are marketed as "green", and "better for the environment". The narrative is set before one ever makes a purchase; heck, in the US, you get a tax break for...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
So.....pardon my ignorance, is this neat little...

So.....pardon my ignorance, is this neat little trick for catching the oil that sportys are known to burp out occassionally? Still have alot to learn:norton

Rod
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,262
Posted By rodteague
Thanks, the build as well as the motorcycle have...

Thanks, the build as well as the motorcycle have been a lot of fun. Just wanted to add; the Bonneville and Sportster were born in the same era; HD and Triumph both have machines that are virtually...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 02:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,262
Posted By rodteague
bdonley It appears we have very similar...

bdonley

It appears we have very similar tastes; FWIW I'd let the Sporty push your buttons again. I know you've seen mine and I can tell you it is a dream to ride. Not like the butt draggin' ,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
Have to agree with Dave; I see similar prices and...

Have to agree with Dave; I see similar prices and listing's on CL in the middle TN area. Williamson and Davidson Co. bikes being listed $1-2K higher than surrounding communities. I simply quit...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 616,337
Posted By rodteague
Thanks Steve, still a few more mods and additions...

Thanks Steve, still a few more mods and additions to come.

Rod
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 616,337
Posted By rodteague
Great thread; can't believe I have missed it for...

Great thread; can't believe I have missed it for so long. Guess I'll throw my humble Sportster in the mix.



2002 883XLH with a number of subtle and not so subtle modifications.
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Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
According to HD's web site; currently, all...

According to HD's web site; currently, all Sportsters are assembled in Kansas City.

Go to the HD website, select "events" select a factory under "factory tours" and it will give you when the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
Its the Mustang Daytripper; I have the same seat...

Its the Mustang Daytripper; I have the same seat with the tuck n role top. While it is fairly comfortable, my Mustang Solo rides so much better.


Daytripper

...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-09-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 8,884,983
Posted By rodteague
Agree with Tom. ditto's Oh…..My…...:D

Agree with Tom. ditto's Oh…..My…...:D
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
I so agree; thats why I raised my suspension....

I so agree; thats why I raised my suspension. It's now more usable and a pleasure to ride.

Rod
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
I liked it; pretty cool video. Sums it up for me....

I liked it; pretty cool video. Sums it up for me. My sporty and I have hit the pavement twice now, so I'll take the good with the bad and even cherish a little road rash. The whole experience is what...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
That is correct; the Tallboy is for the Street...

That is correct; the Tallboy is for the Street models.
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
You are really going to like the Mustang Solo. I...

You are really going to like the Mustang Solo. I have the Day Tripper and the Solo; after putting many miles on both, I have come to favor the latter. Great seat and very comfortable.

Rod
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
True, he was on the design team for the FXR; not...

True, he was on the design team for the FXR; not to be confused with the FXD "Dyna".

hotbikeweb "Separating, Men from Boys"-history-fxr...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
I don't think Buell had anything to do with the...

I don't think Buell had anything to do with the Dyna frame developement. Developement of the Dyna frame started around 1980 and Buell didn't come on to the scene untill 1987. The first Dyna frames...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
Randy Can you give some nice close up's of...

Randy

Can you give some nice close up's of the spools and attachment points on the on the rack? Getting ready to start building my luggage system for a trip to the Ozarks this fall. Like to see...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 147,094
Posted By rodteague
Thought I might throw my sporty in for...

Thought I might throw my sporty in for consideration. If you're wondering, she has 8.25" of ground clearance and 33" seat height.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
St.Stan Sounds and looks like this could...

St.Stan

Sounds and looks like this could happen anytime pavement is being resurfaced or potholes are being repaired. This is not a issue caused by dirt or gravel roads. It's not likely that a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
RCR, I get it; Randy and I are on the same...

RCR,

I get it; Randy and I are on the same page; have been for a long, long time. We are saying the same thing in a different way. Pre rubber XL's with longer shocks, "create" less tension at...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
Sorry to hear about that; ultimately it is a risk...

Sorry to hear about that; ultimately it is a risk most of us have to consider. I'm guessing 80% of my riding is on pavement, the other 20% will be combinations of dirt, and gravel with small...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
Randy Looks like we were both posting about...

Randy

Looks like we were both posting about the same time. You and I are on the exact same page. Just goading you to clarify:clap

Ditto's on your last reply; well done. EDIT: BTW, the eye candy...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
The only reason you would "loosen" the belt...

The only reason you would "loosen" the belt tension on a longer shock would be if the net gain in travel, takes the swing arm further into the horizontal position. The Progressive 413 15" shocks net...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
Randy Are you sure? :huh You may need to...

Randy

Are you sure? :huh You may need to talk me off the edge because this how I see and understand this belt thingy. :norton :lol3 BTW I agree 100% with your post in my thread. Maybe it was a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
Just gotta love the R models:D

Just gotta love the R models:D
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
I'd like to echo some of what GB said. But in a...

I'd like to echo some of what GB said. But in a different way. I find sportster's are set up too low these days for any real comfort for extended riding. My sporty is set up taller than most and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
Randy, You already know what I did to cover...

Randy,

You already know what I did to cover the chrome on my forks……

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/caneyforkoutfitters/IMG_1773_zps6c9723eb.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
Sarah, Thanks, that helps a lot; I still...

Sarah,

Thanks, that helps a lot; I still haven't purchased the aluminum for my skid plate. Still exploring my options.

Rod
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
Checked out your thread on XL. Yours is with out...

Checked out your thread on XL. Yours is with out a doubt the best of the 3:clap

I'll ask here as well; what thickness aluminum plate did you use? and what was the alloy? Some are more workable...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
Good tip; may not see these prices once the...

Good tip; may not see these prices once the secret is out:lol3

FYI The Rancho's are made by Pro Comp. PC OEM's for a lot of suspension mfg.'s; discovered this last year while looking for less...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
Love the Roadsters; nice bike. Rod

Love the Roadsters; nice bike.

Rod
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-30-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 12,926
Views: 619,418
Posted By rodteague
Sounds like it was a great ride; was really under...

Sounds like it was a great ride; was really under the weather and couldn't make it. Would've liked to have seen how the ole Sporty would have measured up! It's undergone a few more changes; another...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
That is a sweet looking sporty. It's a shame you...

That is a sweet looking sporty. It's a shame you no longer have it.

As far as seats go I'll restate, in a different way from my ride report, my impression of ride height. The Mustang Solo is a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-26-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 25,862
Posted By rodteague
I'm still partial to it as well; but I really...

I'm still partial to it as well; but I really think the 2 up bench with the tuck and roll gives it a more classic look. I had thought I would sell the Solo; but after reviewing the pics yesterday,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
woodnbow, spikec, LPRoad Thanks for the...

woodnbow, spikec, LPRoad

Thanks for the compliment's

woodnbow

FYI My suspension mods plus Mustang seat(s); seat heights are: Solo 32.5" and Day Tripper 32". Either seat, plus the addition...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
Those are really nice pegs; very tempting

Those are really nice pegs; very tempting
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-26-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 25,862
Posted By rodteague
Ride Report I put about 100 miles on the...

Ride Report


I put about 100 miles on the new seat today and yesterday. Now that I have seat time; I can honestly say I noticed no appreciable difference between the Day Tripper and the Solo...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-26-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 25,862
Posted By rodteague
Thanks kinda think so too:lol3

Thanks kinda think so too:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4,670
Views: 852,554
Posted By rodteague
I didn't realize that; I knew the 1200R had the...

I didn't realize that; I knew the 1200R had the dual exhaust. Good to know. Thanks.

Rod
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