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Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 25,644
Posted By ChopperCharles
Here is my cruiser-to-cafe conversion. ...

Here is my cruiser-to-cafe conversion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCSo85uM_14

1984 V65 with rearsets, corbin seat, daytona bars, trimmed rear fender, radial brake master with remote...
Forum: Vendors 03-12-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 39,553
Posted By ChopperCharles
Hey, can someone send me the measurements for...

Hey, can someone send me the measurements for this hub? I'd like to use it for a 1993 GSXR 750 front end I have on my adventure/cafe (built out of a CX500). The 93 GSXR750 front wheel has a...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,051
Posted By ChopperCharles
I want to know what front end and wheel are on...

I want to know what front end and wheel are on that scrambler 250. That is very, very slick.

Charles.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,051
Posted By ChopperCharles
The XS400s are hard to find parts for. They're...

The XS400s are hard to find parts for. They're not nearly as popular as the 650s, and because of that parts don't sell for squat on eBay. And therefore, sellers don't even bother with parting out...
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,927
Posted By ChopperCharles
Are they 300 or 310mm rotors though? Charles.

Are they 300 or 310mm rotors though?

Charles.
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,927
Posted By ChopperCharles
Also, I have taken it off-road a bit, but nothing...

Also, I have taken it off-road a bit, but nothing crazy. Gravel roads mostly, though some power line trails too. Mostly the tires are for looks, I'll give you that. But damn this bike is fun :D
...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,927
Posted By ChopperCharles
Hey, so apparently either I got a bad one, or...

Hey, so apparently either I got a bad one, or running the shinko under-inflated for a little while (bad valve stem) really reduced the life, because my replacement 705 has lasted 3000 miles and still...
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,476
Posted By ChopperCharles
I might take you up on that when the weather...

I might take you up on that when the weather warms a bit. I'm in Durham, which is an easy (but not quick) ride from you. I could come out on my heavily modified CX650 scrambler and we can trade for a...
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,476
Posted By ChopperCharles
Snow? Whazzat? I live in North Carolina, I...

Snow? Whazzat? I live in North Carolina, I already ride year 'round. :D

Charles.
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,476
Posted By ChopperCharles
Not quite the crotch rocket mentality, no. But,...

Not quite the crotch rocket mentality, no. But, I've actually moved away from choppers and into cafe racers and scramblers. But the alliteration of "ChopperCharles" kinda stuck :D

I have a Honda...
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,476
Posted By ChopperCharles
They don't look that small to me. Unless I'm...

They don't look that small to me. Unless I'm missing something?
...
Forum: Hacks 12-06-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,476
Posted By ChopperCharles
Okay, maybe I need some talking INTO as well. ...

Okay, maybe I need some talking INTO as well.

I know what goes into the CX500 sidecar conversion.
I know the technical benefits of being able to carry cargo and people.
But I've never ridden a...
Forum: Hacks 12-06-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,476
Posted By ChopperCharles
The CX500 is reliable, more powerful than the...

The CX500 is reliable, more powerful than the Ural, reliable, easy to work on, reliable, will do 105 with stock carbs and exhaust, reliable, 115 with Mikuni round slides and aftermarket exhaust,...
Forum: Hacks 12-06-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,476
Posted By ChopperCharles
So I'm thinking about a hack. Someone talk me out of it.

I've always toyed with the idea of a sidecar rig. Kinda wanted a Ural because of the 2-wheel drive, but the horror stories of their reliability, the price tag, and the general lack of dirt roads in...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,179
Posted By ChopperCharles
A lot of the picture links are broken now, but...

A lot of the picture links are broken now, but here's the latest:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 8,884,983
Posted By ChopperCharles
So say we all. Charles.

So say we all.

Charles.
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,713
Posted By ChopperCharles
Actually, the EX500 runs just fine with pod...

Actually, the EX500 runs just fine with pod filters. The trick is not to use the cheap filters. All of the cheapies (EMGO for instance), have a big rubber lip on the inside. This lip partially...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,281
Posted By ChopperCharles
No build thread yet. But it seems to me that...

No build thread yet. But it seems to me that inexpensive 40-spoke 17" rims would sell like hotcackes on eBay. Think... a Kawasaki H1 two-stroke triple with modern tires, but it still looks stock. A...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,281
Posted By ChopperCharles
Steel is perfectly fine with me! Still unable to...

Steel is perfectly fine with me! Still unable to find them though. I can buy 16 inchers all day for 60 bucks, or 36 hole 17 inchers for 125, but 40 hole 17 inch rims go for $300??

Charles
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,281
Posted By ChopperCharles
So no place where I can get a 40 spoke with the...

So no place where I can get a 40 spoke with the proper nipple dimples? :(

I don't want an expensive one off, I was hoping to buy something off the shelf for 150 or so, plus spokes.

Charles.
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,281
Posted By ChopperCharles
40-hole 17x3.50 rims? Sportster supermoto?

I need a 40-hole 17x3.50 rim for my GL1000 supermoto project. I was hoping there'd be a source for 17" rims for the Harley Sportster, for people who want to build their own supermoto/scrambler, but...
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 25,841
Posted By ChopperCharles
My experience with JB Weld and the putties:...

My experience with JB Weld and the putties: http://www.choppercharles.com/2013/07/jb-weld-is-magic.html

Charles.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-13-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 53,741
Posted By ChopperCharles
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/311875...

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/311875_2427493455255_1125933521_n.jpg
(full resolution: https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/322438_2427493455255_1125933521_o.jpg)

That's...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By ChopperCharles
VRM-163 or HF904?

I need a tire for the rear of my 92 EX500. 16" rim. I believe the stock size is 120/90/16, but it has a 130/90/16 on there now, with plenty of clearance and no distortedness. (RRW is well within spec...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,399
Posted By ChopperCharles
Hrm, I may run the Duro HF904 on the rear then,...

Hrm, I may run the Duro HF904 on the rear then, instead of another one of these VRMs. It's tubed, but it's not nearly as flat a profile as your VRM looks there.

Charles.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,399
Posted By ChopperCharles
What was the verdict on these? I just picked up a...

What was the verdict on these? I just picked up a pair in 120/90/16 to run as front and rears on a 92 EX500. Little oversize on the front, but only *just* outside the RRW for a 120. Hard to find dual...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21,410
Views: 6,193,200
Posted By ChopperCharles
Why such crappy colors for the Triumph Scrambler?

I loved the original two-tone white/blue and white/red. Now all I can get are drab, ugly, easily scratched colors. I want a new bike, I want it to be a scrambler, but the colors are just so dag nasty...
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,927
Posted By ChopperCharles
Well, I'd actually like to switch to the 150. I...

Well, I'd actually like to switch to the 150. I have had some adapter rings machined that will allow me to disassemble the rear comstar, bolt the plates to it, and then lace up any size rim I want....
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,927
Posted By ChopperCharles
I run the 130/80/17 Tubeless on the rear. Paired...

I run the 130/80/17 Tubeless on the rear. Paired with the Distanzia on the front.

americanmototire.com: $59.28
rockymountainatvmc.com: $57.99

So, got me there. Not $50, but in the fifties at...
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,927
Posted By ChopperCharles
This is what I'm running them on: ...

This is what I'm running them on:

http://cx500forum.com/forum/attachments/cx-customization-modifications/93d1366821234-adventure-survival-retro-supermoto-cx-final-photos-imgp1639.jpg

Not...
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,927
Posted By ChopperCharles
Okay. I just wanted to check and make sure. I...

Okay. I just wanted to check and make sure. I mean, at $50ish a tire, that's still a decent deal for 5000 miles. How long will a Distanzia rear last in similar operating conditions? Distanzias are...
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,927
Posted By ChopperCharles
I've seen them on the big beemers.... and my bike...

I've seen them on the big beemers.... and my bike is not nearly as big, heavy, or powerful as a GS1200 or 1200GS or whatever they're called.

Charles.
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,927
Posted By ChopperCharles
Shinko 705 rear wore out really fast

I got about 4000 good miles of primarily street riding on my 750 rear. Distanzia front still looks brand new. At 5000 miles the Shinko is flat in the center with wear bars almost showing --...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 8,884,983
Posted By ChopperCharles
BMAD, What is that? I want it. (The bike, not the...

BMAD, What is that? I want it. (The bike, not the girl). Is that a CB450? If Honda made a bike today that looked exactly like that, they couldn't shut up and take my money fast enough.

Charles.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,939
Posted By ChopperCharles
I absolutely loved the GS850 I had. It beat the...

I absolutely loved the GS850 I had. It beat the snot out of the DOHC CB750C I had at the time. More comfortable, faster, smoother, with better throttle response and much much MUCH better suspension....
Forum: Beasts 01-08-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,036
Posted By ChopperCharles
I have the spoke flanges already (he's selling...

I have the spoke flanges already (he's selling them in limited quantaties), but my problem is that I haven't been able to source a spoked wheel for the 1993 GSX-R750 front end I have on the bike. ...
Forum: Beasts 01-08-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,036
Posted By ChopperCharles
Engine is stock, carbs are a dual Mikuni kit that...

Engine is stock, carbs are a dual Mikuni kit that are being sold by Murray Feldman on the CX500 forum (http://cx500forum.com). They're custom-made specifically for the CX500 and CX650.

I've not...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,036
Posted By ChopperCharles
For the record, I disassembled a stock CX500 rear...

For the record, I disassembled a stock CX500 rear wheel (which had a 16" rim), and attached the 17" rim and spokes from a GL1000 to the CX500 hub.

Charles.
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,036
Posted By ChopperCharles
Here's a couple pics of the bike, mostly...

Here's a couple pics of the bike, mostly finished. Been riding the hell out of this thing! Only little issues left now. (eg, need to clean up the wiring so the connectors are all inside the headlight...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-03-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 260
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Views: 24,105
Posted By ChopperCharles
Awesome, I'll bet the V4 guys will bring their...

Awesome, I'll bet the V4 guys will bring their SGT (Spring Get-Together) back to TWO now (it's been at Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground the last few years).

I run the CX500 forum, and if i have...
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