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Forum: Airheads 03-21-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,397
Posted By RedRaptor22
For getting things un-stuck which you're probably...

For getting things un-stuck which you're probably going to be doing a lot of on this bike just save the wd-40 for cleaning stuff with because it's worthless as a penetrating oil.

Not sure if you...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-17-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By RedRaptor22
Looks like a pretty good start, way better than...

Looks like a pretty good start, way better than the old AT1 I inherited from an old boss, not much of it wasn't completely rusted, bent or broken :(, Plan with mine is since the engine was basically...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-11-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,780
Posted By RedRaptor22
I know it's not a twin, or even anything vintage...

I know it's not a twin, or even anything vintage or special really, but I for one think something like a suzuki savage/S40 would make a really good beginner project bike for something like what you...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 73,405
Views: 7,547,927
Posted By RedRaptor22
Yeah I did that when I replaced the harness...no...

Yeah I did that when I replaced the harness...no luck :cry

Toxic marshmallows do sound kinda good right now :D
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 73,405
Views: 7,547,927
Posted By RedRaptor22
Yep, pretty sure there is something wrong with...

Yep, pretty sure there is something wrong with it, and it's something that changing the whole charging system has not fixed lol, that's why I'm ready to go manual start only or light it ablaze or...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 73,405
Views: 7,547,927
Posted By RedRaptor22
Switching to kick-only?

I've seen quite a few people do the kicker conversion on their bikes and have started gathering parts for mine, my main question would be has anyone gone to a total loss system with the XR650L?
...
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,076
Posted By RedRaptor22
One of my biggest breakthroughs with electrical...

One of my biggest breakthroughs with electrical work was when my neighbor who is an electrician told me not to think about it all as wire and electricity, but like water and pipes...suddenly...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-08-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,642
Posted By RedRaptor22
And that reminds me of this! ...

And that reminds me of this!
http://i42.tinypic.com/15p62yo.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-08-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,642
Posted By RedRaptor22
I've seen lots of the air cooled guys who add oil...

I've seen lots of the air cooled guys who add oil coolers and fans use computer case fans or processor fans with good luck.

They run on 12v dc and have sealed motors....and usually are cheap as...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-02-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,696
Posted By RedRaptor22
Well every measurement I've ever seen...depending...

Well every measurement I've ever seen...depending of course on tension and length of the parts reads as follows 95-98% power transfer for chain, 90-95% power transfer for belt and shaft drives are...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-02-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,696
Posted By RedRaptor22
Chain drive is a good bit lighter, those pulleys...

Chain drive is a good bit lighter, those pulleys are stupid heavy. But the main thing is that chain drive does'nt eat up nearly as much power and they tend to be a bit stronger.

Down side is the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-29-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,696
Posted By RedRaptor22
Well I'm not sure about what bolts up and what...

Well I'm not sure about what bolts up and what does'nt but I know most aftermarket calipers are just prettied up copies of nissin and tokiko calipers and use the same pads and rebuild kits as suzuki...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-28-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,696
Posted By RedRaptor22
For wheels it should'nt be too hard to knock some...

For wheels it should'nt be too hard to knock some weight off, if you don't mind going with spoke wheels, go with some aluminium hoops and it should knock off quite a bit right there.

Plus looking...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-30-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,555
Posted By RedRaptor22
Looks like dominator duals, had a set on my Sv...

Looks like dominator duals, had a set on my Sv fighter...I think the buells are only about 1/4 the price if you can still get them new...and shine way better, the dominators have a weird pattern and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-26-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,059
Posted By RedRaptor22
Looks good so far, the potato chip strainer...

Looks good so far, the potato chip strainer headlight guard is genius!

For the seat I'd replace the foam with some more dense rubbery carpet padding foam and cut it thinner, maybe even taper it...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-20-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,680
Posted By RedRaptor22
Careful with that pledge, it attracts bees and...

Careful with that pledge, it attracts bees and hornets lol.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-18-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,680
Posted By RedRaptor22
Lots of the guys on the vintage bmx forums have...

Lots of the guys on the vintage bmx forums have real good success bring back ancient plastic seats and mag wheels by rubbing on a good thick coat of vaseline and letting it sit for a few days before...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-01-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,213
Posted By RedRaptor22
Polishing is fairly common on alu frames,...

Polishing is fairly common on alu frames, especially stretched and lowered bikes...but it's done in complete ignorance usually when done on plated and insured street bikes, as polishing is a process...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-13-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,642
Posted By RedRaptor22
Make sure to use a center punch to pop a nice...

Make sure to use a center punch to pop a nice size divot in the aluminium, then start with a small bit that is small enough to not jump out of your punch mark, then work your way up from there until...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-09-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,642
Posted By RedRaptor22
Very cool GL for some inspiration. ...

Very cool GL for some inspiration.

http://www.bikeexif.com/gl1100
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-31-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 26,526
Posted By RedRaptor22
Not sure I would mess with the stainless fillers,...

Not sure I would mess with the stainless fillers, that does'nt look bad, I just see bad stacks, no burning or anything.

Drop down a size on your filler and work a smaller puddle, if your having...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-11-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 26,526
Posted By RedRaptor22
Jb weld should hold up ok if you clean and rough...

Jb weld should hold up ok if you clean and rough everything nicely before you put it on.

I had an Xr100 as a kid and beat on it just like the one you ended up with, and most of that life was lived...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-30-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,250
Posted By RedRaptor22
Here's a drastically different take on the ole...

Here's a drastically different take on the ole 920, a ground up sport build from a guy over on Svrider.com, guy has some pretty awesome skills, those bikes can go so many ways!
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-28-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,062
Posted By RedRaptor22
I'm imagining what your describing, I'm picturing...

I'm imagining what your describing, I'm picturing some sort of funky fwd bmw lol.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-27-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 74,498
Posted By RedRaptor22
I would make sure it's not one of the ones that...

I would make sure it's not one of the ones that maybe never got brought back for the recall they had, I believe in 07 or 08 there was a massive recall for explody motors, the con-rods were snapping...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-25-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,062
Posted By RedRaptor22
Anything is doable if you've got the time, the...

Anything is doable if you've got the time, the power density on a typical outboard engine is not that great though, I would look towards a snowmobile or jetski engine, usually more power per cc and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-15-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 97,228
Posted By RedRaptor22
Yep, have seen that done on a broken fourwheeler...

Yep, have seen that done on a broken fourwheeler a-arm about two hours out on a trail, surprisingly it held the whole way back and broke about 50yds from the campground lol.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-09-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 97,228
Posted By RedRaptor22
Can't remember if you have one or not but a handy...

Can't remember if you have one or not but a handy trick that may have helped a bit with the swinger if you have a tig torch you can dry wash certain welds to pull it back straight if it gets a bit...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-08-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 41,884
Posted By RedRaptor22
Lol I was'nt trying to call anyone out but after...

Lol I was'nt trying to call anyone out but after doing tires for the past few years you would be amazed at how many people insist you mount their fronts backwards because of the tread direction even...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-23-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 97,228
Posted By RedRaptor22
Volume, shape and baffling has a lot to do with...

Volume, shape and baffling has a lot to do with airbox efficiency too, nowadays most bikes have airboxes tuned so that between after one intake pulse the air is still moving into the airbox at faster...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-22-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 59,608
Posted By RedRaptor22
Make sure to use some anti-seize on those ss...

Make sure to use some anti-seize on those ss bolts, quite partial to ss bolts myself as they are stronger than the fine french cheese that most of the bolts suzuki uses and will never rust like the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-20-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 41,884
Posted By RedRaptor22
I'm not sure if the Avon roadriders are different...

I'm not sure if the Avon roadriders are different from pretty much every other tire but it looks like that front is on backwards, usually the front tread is opposite directions from the rear, belts...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-18-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,647
Posted By RedRaptor22
That is by far the coolest looking exhaust I've...

That is by far the coolest looking exhaust I've ever seen even though it's on the huge side!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-12-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 74,498
Posted By RedRaptor22
I was'nt very clear lol, I did'nt mean actually...

I was'nt very clear lol, I did'nt mean actually mounting them to the cases like back in the day, mount them to the original rear set tabs on the frame like in the picture that Sanjoh posted, in...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-09-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 74,498
Posted By RedRaptor22
It may or may not be possible depending on chain...

It may or may not be possible depending on chain and sidestand locations but for bulletproofing those pegs I think making them a single unit like on the old way back bikes were they bolted them to...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,400
Posted By RedRaptor22
So your looking to put a cruiser style headlight...

So your looking to put a cruiser style headlight on a dirtbike?

It'd look pretty horrible but it's your bike, probably the cheapest decently made ones I've seen are bikemaster units from tucker...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-30-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,726
Posted By RedRaptor22
Going to be a sweet build, you say your from LA...

Going to be a sweet build, you say your from LA as well, you should sign up on DSRL, maybe get some local knowledge and hands to put to use.

I know my neighbors are some pretty good wrenches, one...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 73,405
Views: 7,547,927
Posted By RedRaptor22
I know what you mean, a few years ago I crushed...

I know what you mean, a few years ago I crushed my foot with a steel beam, took few surgeries and still have a few bone fragments floating around in my toes, after about the fourth day after leaving...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-14-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,340
Posted By RedRaptor22
And a lot has to do with how and where the power...

And a lot has to do with how and where the power is delivered as well, the suzuki Sv twins are fairly linear with lots of midrange, vs the peaky power band of an inline and even some of the other...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-12-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,340
Posted By RedRaptor22
They make them in two sizes, I was talking about...

They make them in two sizes, I was talking about the 1000, I must have left that out when redoing my post.
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