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Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,020
Posted By tallrider
I use the CRG's also. Mounted them to the...

I use the CRG's also. Mounted them to the original bar end weights by necking a section where the mirror clamps. The weight is held in place by wedging due to the slope on the bar weights and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4,155
Views: 1,862,706
Posted By tallrider
Mono Lake, CA perfect weather this past weekend...

Mono Lake, CA perfect weather this past weekend for riding.
http://beached.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/HP2/i-HrHqrzP/0/M/P1010433-M.jpg
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,927
Posted By tallrider
Put a little over 500 miles on the Stadler gea...

Put a little over 500 miles on the Stadler gea this past weekend from the Lake Tahoe area back down to LA through the eastern Sierra. Went over the Monitor pass and down along the 395. It was a...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,927
Posted By tallrider
expatbrit, you cost me a bunch of money, but I'm...

expatbrit, you cost me a bunch of money, but I'm OK with it. :D

Last summer I searched on tall motorcycle clothing 6'7" and found this thread. Yesterday a box arrived from Germany with jacket...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,049
Posted By tallrider
+1 on the RC8. It is very adjustable. I'm 6'7"...

+1 on the RC8. It is very adjustable. I'm 6'7" and the bike is very comfortable to me. Made slightly longer spacers for the rear sets and just put on Apex risers. Can easily go 300-400 miles in a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,020
Posted By tallrider
Here is a pic with the covers off. Lots of metal...

Here is a pic with the covers off. Lots of metal back there. I made a rack that plugs into the sockets where the seat goes.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,020
Posted By tallrider
I find the rc8r to be a great rhythm bike. You...

I find the rc8r to be a great rhythm bike. You can place it so precisely in a corner and the V-twin has great torque anywhere past 2500rpm. With the strong engine braking you can lazily rip through...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,020
Posted By tallrider
I have a 2012 rc8 that I enjoy immensely. I went...

I have a 2012 rc8 that I enjoy immensely. I went out looking for a 1200vfr or possibly a K1300s sat on the ktm and that was it. I am 6'7", mid fifties and can ride the bike all day.

I extended...
Forum: Vendors 11-29-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 20,802
Posted By tallrider
Big Dom, Nice idea on modifying the light. ...

Big Dom,

Nice idea on modifying the light. I never thought of that.

I have been running the HID in my setup mostly. So far have not aggravated any motorist so will continue with that for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-18-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,742,450
Posted By tallrider
Peach, I just did that same ride yesterday. ...

Peach,

I just did that same ride yesterday. Tahoe, Monitor pass, Sonora Pass on south to home. Construction crews held up traffic near the Marine base on the east end of 108. After working our...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,502
Posted By tallrider
Big Dom, I think you're right that the...

Big Dom,

I think you're right that the driving version would most likely work better on the street. The H4 with the 7 inch hella reflector works OK but it is nowhere near as good as the straight...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,502
Posted By tallrider
There is a thread in vendors forum: ...

There is a thread in vendors forum: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=539160&highlight=boatman

He also does the same thing for the trail tech light. The trail tech is unhoused so...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,726
Posted By tallrider
Older and shorter than you (6'7" with a 37"...

Older and shorter than you (6'7" with a 37" inseam). I split the difference and bought a used HP2E. Even with the HP2's height I still had Renazco remake the seat by adding more padding to thicken...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By tallrider
I posted a reply to a similar question on the...

I posted a reply to a similar question on the orange crush a little while back. See below.

I just finished tacking up some aluminum parts on my HP2, I like the orange bikes too. Work was done...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,502
Posted By tallrider
I finally finished the headlight frame to mount...

I finally finished the headlight frame to mount the 8 inch Baja Designs race light. For street I am using boatman's conversion which uses an H4 bulb (low and high beam like stock).

In order to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,065
Posted By tallrider
I used the HDB hand guards which I think are a...

I used the HDB hand guards which I think are a great product, maybe the best. The HP2 is not a standard fitment for them so you will to inquire about a revised bar clamp.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-09-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By tallrider
I just finished tacking up some aluminum parts on...

I just finished tacking up some aluminum parts on my HP2, I like the orange bikes too. Work was done with an inverter tig (Miller Dynasty). Used high frequency arc start and AC for the weld.

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,502
Posted By tallrider
With the long weekend finally made some more...

With the long weekend finally made some more progress. Have welded up more of the frame and added the instrument cluster mount.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,502
Posted By tallrider
The light would work on almost any bike, it is...

The light would work on almost any bike, it is just a question of how much work you want to do.

On the HP2 the light is mounted to the fork so keeping it as close to the center line and as light...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,502
Posted By tallrider
I like the lower version as well. Plan to start...

I like the lower version as well. Plan to start welding up the frame for it this weekend. The only issue with the ignition switch is it forces the light further from the center of rotation for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,502
Posted By tallrider
Trying to make progress on this project but many...

Trying to make progress on this project but many other things in life get in the way. These photos show two version of mock ups. The first sits a little higher the second puts the light about an 1...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
Posted By tallrider
Using the LC8 fender requires some fabrication to...

Using the LC8 fender requires some fabrication to make brackets that pick up the fender stays that land on the caliper mounts. Not a big deal but adds a little to the project.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By tallrider
Thanks, I'll put in the tool box and not worry...

Thanks, I'll put in the tool box and not worry about it.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By tallrider
HP2 tank vent valve

Does anyone know the resistance value of the vent valve that is part of vapor recovery system. The canister is long since gone but the valve was left in place to prevent a fault code. I am in the...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,754
Posted By tallrider
I use an Extech pen multimeter. I have the...

I use an Extech pen multimeter. I have the 381626 which is a little expensive, > $100. But I think they make a version that is about $50.

Fits great in a tool roll as it long and relatively...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,502
Posted By tallrider
Wicked I am still working on my 8 inch version. Got to...

I am still working on my 8 inch version. Got to the point where I need to pull the front of the bike apart to fit up the mounting pads before welding and I just didn't want to be without a bike to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,688
Posted By tallrider
Bruce, Sorry you deciding to stop riding. ...

Bruce,

Sorry you deciding to stop riding. Your HP2 was a great set up. I wish I had been more aggressive about arranging time to head up to Santa Barbara to check out all the things you had...
Forum: Vendors 02-09-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,634
Posted By tallrider
ebrew, Thanks for the suggestions about the...

ebrew,

Thanks for the suggestions about the fork. Most likely will head in that direction, however you really nailed it for road use. It is a very quick bike through the coastal canyons in so...
Forum: Vendors 02-07-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,634
Posted By tallrider
I think your right. I have been digging into a...

I think your right. I have been digging into a bit more and I think I can get what I want with the existing forks with some internal changes. The benefit of the WP48 forks is there are all kinds of...
Forum: Vendors 02-04-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,634
Posted By tallrider
Thanks Bobby I will check out QTM. Looks like a...

Thanks Bobby I will check out QTM. Looks like a good solution.

JP
Forum: Vendors 02-03-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,634
Posted By tallrider
Sounds logical to me. Do you think the fork end...

Sounds logical to me. Do you think the fork end with the radial caliper is an available spare part if I wanted to modify a set of SE forks? Or, do I have to mix and match parts from my existing...
Forum: Vendors 02-03-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,634
Posted By tallrider
Bobby, I do not know what bike my forks are off...

Bobby, I do not know what bike my forks are off of. I think is was a 950 sm but but I am not sure. I also believe there is a spacer in there that limits travel by 20mm or so. They really are great...
Forum: Vendors 01-31-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,634
Posted By tallrider
Thanks! I feel a new a project coming on. ...

Thanks! I feel a new a project coming on.

JP
Forum: Vendors 01-31-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,634
Posted By tallrider
Not sure what forks they are. But are a little...

Not sure what forks they are. But are a little harsh off road. OK when running fire roads but not much more. Travel looks to be 200 mm.

The axle spacer is 4 mm shorter than standard.

I...
Forum: Vendors 01-31-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,634
Posted By tallrider
I have the bike that ebrew originally modified to...

I have the bike that ebrew originally modified to use the WP48 fork. As you can see in the photo below the bike is set up with a 320mm disc and a radial mount caliper. Stopping power is quite good....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By tallrider
Switch part number is: 61 31 7 698 424 Grips...

Switch part number is: 61 31 7 698 424

Grips are: 61 31 2 352 031
61 31 2 352 034

Very easy to install maybe 30 minutes taking your time.

JP
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,226
Posted By tallrider
I agree with funhouse. I have the 19" wheel on...

I agree with funhouse. I have the 19" wheel on my bike now and greatly prefer it over the 17". The 17" wheel made the handling a bit twitchy on high speed sections between the twisties.

A...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 21,608
Posted By tallrider
i made a turned mount for putting the hind sight...

i made a turned mount for putting the hind sight lane split mirror on my HDB hand guards.

http://beached.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/HDB-Install/DSC0001/930355511_eNxfg-M.jpg

When folded in it is...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,502
Posted By tallrider
Working on using the 8 inch version of the Baja...

Working on using the 8 inch version of the Baja Designs Sol Tek light with Boatman's modification to use an H4 bulb. That should make it fully compatible with the wiring system.

I have set aside...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4,155
Views: 1,862,706
Posted By tallrider
I have the HP2 that ebrew modified in a number of...

I have the HP2 that ebrew modified in a number of ways, the best being he put on a WP fork with a radial mounted brembo caliper. As near as I can tell the "only" change was a custom built lower...
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