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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-27-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By layzrider
will it rain in october?

Probably. Takes care of the dust. We try to time our rides in between rainy periods. It is generally cooler but not real cold. Where will you be staying. If people know that, they can direct you to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-23-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By layzrider
Epoxy, not fiberglass resin

Big Rich is right, fiberglass epoxy will not resist ethanol. Doing some research for my project bike, I found this post. I have to build tanks for my project as none available will work. Steel or...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-21-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By layzrider
making the rear brake linkage was a challange

This took several tries making patterns and a couple of tries cutting out plates,
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/DSCF0417.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-20-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By layzrider
well that did not work

The suspension is just held together with bolts, not yet welded, so it did not sag like it will. The front wheel does not have the correct spacers, so I could not pump the suspension. It does seem...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-20-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By layzrider
shock tower

This is the top mount for the shock. The gas tank will rest and be bolted to a top piece, not shown in this photo. I am putting the wheels on today and will get to sit on the bike. I will soon know...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-20-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By layzrider
Shock mount and tower redy for welding

I cut out the pieces of the mount. Seems like all the components are related. Everything is tight. It has required lots of time thinking about how all the parts are...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-02-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 425,167
Posted By layzrider
Oh, you will like this trail. Has a tight spot though...

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/DSCN0077.jpg?t=1404308509
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-19-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By layzrider
RB, the creative person, works for creative co.

Interesting he should work for Polaris.
Thanks for the offer of help. I am going kite boarding in the Frisco Bay area for six weeks, so I will be posting photos from July on and will ask questions....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-18-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By layzrider
Thanks, the hawkworks info led me to

A nice on line service manual. This will be a huge help when I get to the engine and wiring. A lot of stuff was missing from the bike. Just looking at the carbs, I don't know what some of the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-17-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By layzrider
I don't get the reference

For those less in the know, what is the Hawklist? Fury kritters and chocolate?
I enjoyed looking at Robb's bike and other projects like it on ADV. It inspired me try a project. Some of the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-17-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,614
Posted By layzrider
Good info from Hillclimber and others

I plug my Garmin into the usb port, turn it on and then turn on the computer. Otherwise, the computer will not recognize the Garmin. Sounds like there are some settings I might check to get it to...
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16,993
Views: 4,906,920
Posted By layzrider
I got a little carried away trimming the original...

I got a little carried away trimming the original front fender, so I got one off E-bay. Looks better. I think the lines fit better with the other bodywork.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-10-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By layzrider
thanks, that is where I started from

Not really knowing much about how the suspension set up should be, I tried to copy the CR setup as much as I could. I made a mount for the dog bone as low as I thought I should, making it about level...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-10-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By layzrider
So much for the 35" seat height

I had to give up on this and go with a 37" seat height so the top of the subframe would clear the shock. Also so there would be enough clearance under the fender. It is a good thing I have the 400...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-28-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By layzrider
Sunny day riding

I will be around starting in July. I know a couple of good dualsport routes. What bike would you be riding?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-27-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By layzrider
Capt Ron hit upon some issues

The CR forks should be nice but...
I dropping the forks 2" in the triples to help achieve a 35" seat height. I have to lower the fender 1" to clear the radiator. So, the wheel would hit the fender...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-26-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By layzrider
This is the best description of how to build a tank

Best one I have found anyway.
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=gnudnc0tjgav99135v9v4fi2c0&topic=6339.15
Seems there are lots of ways to do it wrong. This one has a good...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-25-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By layzrider
Half Hearted? It is like half full or half empty

I am building the bike to my likes, on a limited budget. The two parts bikes were less than $1000. Less than some people would spend on a muffler. No exotic cnc parts so far. I don't even have a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-22-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By layzrider
Thanks for the info

I was not planning to modify the engine anyway. Now I know I am not. Thanks for the heads up on the cushioned hub. My TA output shaft has some wear on it after 20,000 miles. Not by me. The Hawk shaft...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-20-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,893
Posted By layzrider
I had a fine time

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/DSCF0237.jpg?t=1398019711
It was fun to look at all the bikes. The people along the alleys and streets seemed to be enjoying the parade. Too bad...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-20-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By layzrider
I am learning frame geometry

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/DSCF0238.jpg?t=1398019669
Now I am working on the mounts for the rear suspension. I need to get creative to achieve a 35" seat height and make...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-10-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By layzrider
Not sure what you mean by Rally

You mean it won't really be a dirt bike, more of an Adventure or Rally bike. That is my goal. The rear suspension is being replaced by a CR500 system. No, it does not fit. Yet. The front is also...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-06-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By layzrider
No cush drive in the CR500 wheel

Is that a problem? The cr500 wheel is solid. Here is part of my sketch of what the bike will hopefully look like.
http://rs1186.pbsrc.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/untitled.png~c200?t=1396794988
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-05-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By layzrider
The Hawk is a 650

It has a few more horsepower than the 583 TA. I think your plan will be less work than mine. The TA frame is more suitable for modification.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-05-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By layzrider
TA and NT

Transalp I did not want to wreck but rather ride this year.
http://rs1186.pbsrc.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/Resampled_2013-11-27_12-14-45_95.jpg~c200
Project Hawk on the stand....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-05-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By layzrider
Honda Hawk to a XLV 650- this is going to take a while

I wanted to improve my Transalp suspension but decided I did not want the bike in pieces for a long time. The improvements might not work either. I found a partial NT 650 cheap and bought a CR500...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-01-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4,366
Views: 314,869
Posted By layzrider
Help save the Gifford Pinchot riding trails

http://rs1186.pbsrc.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/ax.jpg~c200?t=1396314319Here is a photo of the trail tools volunteers use in the Gifford Pinchot NF. I am trying to get some volunteers to do tread work...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-08-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 1,066,013
Posted By layzrider
I forgot, progresssive springs

Front fork springs were replaced with progressive springs. They take the big bumps better.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-08-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 1,066,013
Posted By layzrider
Ride height is stock

A little low for any trails. I have been able to ride some real easy ones. The skid plate has really helped prevent damage.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-08-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 1,066,013
Posted By layzrider
fairly stock

Yea, kind of an old thing to do, reversing the brake linkage. Works fine.
I improved the front forks a little with Race tech gold valves. The forks are still not up to modern standards but better...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-06-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 1,066,013
Posted By layzrider
Love looking at the converted bikes

Here is mine. I have posted this before on other pages. It is a 89 Honda Transalp. Fun to ride, sounds great.
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/DSCN1581.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-01-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4,030
Views: 959,389
Posted By layzrider
The Coke Ovens, out of Phoenix, Arizona, USA

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/DSCN0172.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-30-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,693
Posted By layzrider
Utah

http://rs1186.pbsrc.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/DSCN1735.jpg~c200
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-30-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 528,291
Posted By layzrider
Washington State

http://rs1186.pbsrc.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/d2d5c520-5db8-48b1-8dad-170ccd263b1a.jpg~c200?t=1388417777
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-28-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 95,955
Posted By layzrider
A little small, let's try that again

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/DSCN1546.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-28-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 95,955
Posted By layzrider
Some really cool bikes, here is my 89 Honda Transalp

http://rs1186.pbsrc.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/DSCN1581.jpg~c200
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-27-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 3,181,594
Posted By layzrider
Thanks for the compliment

Not really very powerful, 50 +-. Very comfortable and the sounds good.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-27-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,693
Posted By layzrider
Somewhere near Moab Utah

http://rs1186.pbsrc.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/DSCN1735.jpg~c200
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-27-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 3,181,594
Posted By layzrider
Modified 1989 Transalp

Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington , USA, Mt Adams in backgroundhttp://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/DSCN1581.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-24-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,312
Posted By layzrider
the tank is steel

I thought about painting it silver color. Looking at a future project bike where silver might look good. Aluminum would cost a fortune and hard to fix dents.
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