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Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 05:57 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 36,713
Posted By johnwesley
Zombieperformance makes them in 7/8 and 1". Those...

Zombieperformance makes them in 7/8 and 1". Those are taco bars and they are normally 2" rise, I had him make them in 4". He can build what ever you want they are all hand bent
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-24-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 36,713
Posted By johnwesley
got some new bars in from zombie performance....

got some new bars in from zombie performance. love the forward lean he put in them, helps to open up the cockpit. Feels good just sitting on the bike. when i get my forks back i'll know for sure.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-24-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,511
Posted By johnwesley
i'm in, just cause your getting more crap for...

i'm in, just cause your getting more crap for this build than i did on the Harley. :rofl
sounds fun, loved the 250 ninjas. this should be a hoot off road and in the canyons. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,664
Posted By johnwesley
As far as just links go the raising links, give...

As far as just links go the raising links, give less travel, and the lowering links give more. But not in great percentages. Since this happens the people with raising link say the bottom out less...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,664
Posted By johnwesley
Not true, the linkage change the ratio. The total...

Not true, the linkage change the ratio. The total travel is dependent on both shock stroke and ratio. I changed both on mine and measured it with out a spring to see what gains I had made.

The...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-28-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 122,938
Posted By johnwesley
go for it, i don't mind

go for it, i don't mind
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-28-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 36,713
Posted By johnwesley
got a little work done to day. Finished carving...

got a little work done to day. Finished carving my number plate for the headlight, got some more wiring done and carved out the mount so the speedo will fit. getting a little closer.
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Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5,077
Views: 1,005,384
Posted By johnwesley
have fun, good looking ride. The new seat will...

have fun, good looking ride. The new seat will help the bike feel biger
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-26-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 36,713
Posted By johnwesley
Bluhduh its good to have spare parts to play with, i...

its good to have spare parts to play with, i bought a sporty with a blown engine a few years back and it has proved its worth.

i put the 130 rear back one and really like the look better than the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-21-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 36,713
Posted By johnwesley
I'm not sure on the comfort yet, I've road it but...

I'm not sure on the comfort yet, I've road it but not above freezing and that cold the foam is very hard. Think new corbin hard. Not putting a lot of faith in the comfort. It is very narrow. Big...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-21-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 36,713
Posted By johnwesley
waiting on parts always gets me in trouble. This...

waiting on parts always gets me in trouble. This thing will never start, what bird brain would do this :norton
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5,077
Views: 1,005,384
Posted By johnwesley
I'm in the process of changing mine up too, it'll...

I'm in the process of changing mine up too, it'll be closer to stock, but still not look it so much.
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5,077
Views: 1,005,384
Posted By johnwesley
i love that bike, every time i see it. :D

i love that bike, every time i see it. :D
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,340
Posted By johnwesley
some things are better shown. i get around dallas...

some things are better shown. i get around dallas on occausion, maybe we could go out. use to teach off-road skills for large adv bikes. it been about 4 years since i had a class:deal
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,534
Posted By johnwesley
if i was you I'd look at the mps build, right...

if i was you I'd look at the mps build, right along the lines your talking. multi purpose sportster
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-13-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 36,713
Posted By johnwesley
got a good deal on a used biltwell seat. fits in...

got a good deal on a used biltwell seat. fits in good with the peanut tank, i think.

http://johnwesley.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Adv-sportster-build/i-S4bprwS/0/L/smugshot_521612-L.jpg
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Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,101
Posted By johnwesley
Thumb lookin good. love the seat

lookin good. love the seat
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,340
Posted By johnwesley
Thumb check out zombie performance, they can build the...

check out zombie performance, they can build the bars to your spec. then you have just what you want. they even do some in stainless.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-10-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 36,713
Posted By johnwesley
working on the other air cooled project, too many...

working on the other air cooled project, too many projects sometimes.

http://johnwesley.smugmug.com/Cars/Bug/i-HGdTQwt/0/L/smugshot_520969-L.jpg
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Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,340
Posted By johnwesley
what bike do you use to pull the trailer

what bike do you use to pull the trailer
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-10-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 42,257
Posted By johnwesley
now that is one of my all time favorite bikes

now that is one of my all time favorite bikes
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,340
Posted By johnwesley
This is all stock on Ophir pass. It does fine, as...

This is all stock on Ophir pass. It does fine, as will yours

http://johnwesley.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Big-Dog-event/2013/i-SXXK27V/0/L/smugshot_9454363-L.jpg
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Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,340
Posted By johnwesley
i hear you can get bridgestone trailwings in a...

i hear you can get bridgestone trailwings in a 16" rear don't really know of anything for the front. get a 19 on and you can get as aggressive as you like. im with you on the front. I'd like at least...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,340
Posted By johnwesley
you could run a 17" off a 2004 dyna. They are...

you could run a 17" off a 2004 dyna. They are spoked too. grab a 19" for the front and be set on tire choices. It would still handle the street well too. Mom use to handle her soft tail just fine on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-09-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 36,713
Posted By johnwesley
took her out for a short spin today. New battery...

took her out for a short spin today. New battery and plugs. I'm going to really enjoy this motor. Very anxious to get my forks back and see what the front will look like and how they preform....
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,968
Posted By johnwesley
the HD is ho hum, but diggin' the star.

the HD is ho hum, but diggin' the star.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-07-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 36,713
Posted By johnwesley
correct, the seat for a 3.3 tank curves up to...

correct, the seat for a 3.3 tank curves up to meet the tank. IMO it looks out of place with a small tank, so you would need a seat off the older bike for the look to match. or get one of the biltwell...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-07-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 36,713
Posted By johnwesley
if you look at the top pic, you can see where the...

if you look at the top pic, you can see where the frame curves down. The 3.3 gallon tank goes just past the curve and the small one stops well before it as pictured. now that you can see that go back...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-07-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 36,713
Posted By johnwesley
thanks, now if it holds up to the vibes I'll be...

thanks, now if it holds up to the vibes I'll be happy.

got an old style 2 gal tank. i like the look of the smaller tank with the frame showing. i have a seat to match on the way. will keep my 3.3...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3,215
Views: 938,168
Posted By johnwesley
seen this on instagram and figure id come here...

seen this on instagram and figure id come here for the rest of the story
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-04-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 36,713
Posted By johnwesley
here's the brushed finish ...

here's the brushed finish

http://johnwesley.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Adv-sportster-build/i-snjXmBK/0/L/smugshot_9353007-L.jpg
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-04-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 36,713
Posted By johnwesley
coil mount done. ...

coil mount done.

http://johnwesley.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Adv-sportster-build/i-5FJ4FRR/0/L/smugshot_3260268-L.jpg

Reason:
it keeps the coil out from the heat in slow speed off-road.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-03-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 36,713
Posted By johnwesley
got a start on a coil relocation brakcet. you...

got a start on a coil relocation brakcet. you cant buy one for a sport so a made in arkansas part :) Hacksaw and a drill makes brackets a thing you earn
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,664
Posted By johnwesley
Same design, damper rod set up

Same design, damper rod set up
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-01-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 36,713
Posted By johnwesley
Thanks, I do have a spitfire windshield I could...

Thanks, I do have a spitfire windshield I could try as well. I just spent an hour sanding out scratches and putting a brushed finish on it
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-01-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 36,713
Posted By johnwesley
First part building of the new year. ...

First part building of the new year.

http://johnwesley.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Adv-sportster-build/i-HbhWbpQ/0/L/smugshot_6046999-L.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,664
Posted By johnwesley
the gen 2 have no gauge mounting issues. one...

the gen 2 have no gauge mounting issues. one thing the other forks offer that stock never can is more travel and a more stable front from the usd 42_46mm forks. The precision from those forks in...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-31-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 36,713
Posted By johnwesley
playing with a fairing i got in on a trade. i...

playing with a fairing i got in on a trade. i think it will work for longer rides. looks ok in the shop, what say yee?
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-31-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 42,257
Posted By johnwesley
looking good and strong :deal

looking good and strong :deal
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-30-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 42,257
Posted By johnwesley
you cant stop here, come on we have to atleast...

you cant stop here, come on we have to atleast see the mount finished. Use a hand file :D
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