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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 10,118
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I'm leaving my place around 9:20 and getting to...

I'm leaving my place around 9:20 and getting to the park and ride a but before 10:00. I need to make a gas stop.
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4,665
Views: 852,264
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
About 6 months ago my friend bought a 2000...

About 6 months ago my friend bought a 2000 Sportster 1200S with only 9,000 miles. It looked like a brand new bike. It was all stock, except for a Screamin' Eagle 2-1 exhaust. He only paid $3500,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-18-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 4,546
Views: 173,741
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Anyone want to go for a ride Friday morning? ...

Anyone want to go for a ride Friday morning?

Details here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=964566&page=17
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-17-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 10,118
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Filling your bag with tools is a winter...

Filling your bag with tools is a winter project?!? You must be getting a LOT of tools...

Hopefully we can ride together again before winter hits.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-17-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 39,387
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
It looks like you're using the Honda front brake...

It looks like you're using the Honda front brake caliper and the Harley front master cylinder? If so, did you have to get a custom brake line to make them work together? How is the lever feel and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I also have a 1982 xl500r. I LOVE the bike. The...

I also have a 1982 xl500r. I LOVE the bike. The fact that yours is "falling apart" might be the problem. Yeah, the drum brakes are weak and the suspension is average, but its a powerful motor in a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
The other replaies to this thread seem to think...

The other replaies to this thread seem to think that the front drive sprocket is spinning on the countershaft. Is this true?

When I read your description, it sounds to me like the countershaft is...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 09-17-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1,424
Sticky: Tet
Views: 134,454
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I rode the portion of the TET from Maryland...

I rode the portion of the TET from Maryland through Vermont two weeks ago. Very nice route, thanks for putting this together!!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-17-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 10,118
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Is anyone officially "in" for riding this Friday?...

Is anyone officially "in" for riding this Friday? Meet at the Mt Carmel road park and ride at 10:00 am?
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,571
Views: 331,614
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Nice bike. I REALLY like that windshield,...

Nice bike.

I REALLY like that windshield, especially the little lip on it. How do you like it? What brand is it, and where can I buy one? Can you post some more photos of the bike/windshield?...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-15-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 10,118
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Hey everyone, sorry its been a while. Is...

Hey everyone, sorry its been a while.

Is anyone intereted in going on a ride Friday morning (Sept 19)?

Maybe something like this:...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
That $14 one is a good deal. I'm away for along...

That $14 one is a good deal. I'm away for along weekend, but if its still for sale on monday I'll buy it. Thanks for posting it.

I dont care if its an early or late style rack, this isnt a 100%...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
If anyone has a spare CT90 luggage rack that they...

If anyone has a spare CT90 luggage rack that they want to sell for a reasonable price, I'm interested. PM me with info. Thanks.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I'll check the flasher unit on mine. Once I got...

I'll check the flasher unit on mine. Once I got it in running I stopped messing with the little things... I might wait till it gets cold to finish all the little details.

Actually... where is...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-06-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I also need to figure out what to do about the...

I also need to figure out what to do about the font forks. I think the bike should have rubber fork gaiters, but I have seen some with polished springs and no gaiters that looked awesome. I might...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-06-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Yeah, it probably wouldn't have taken too much to...

Yeah, it probably wouldn't have taken too much to get the Cub going, but I wasnt too interested in it. The hardest part of the Cub project will be to find the electric start stator cover, which it...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I got a 53.5 mm piston from Dr ATV and had a...

I got a 53.5 mm piston from Dr ATV and had a local machine shop fit it to one of my rusty cylinders.
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh37/jmk015/photo42_zps3d0ff3db.jpg

I also bought some...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
When I bought the Trail 90 it didn't run. I...

When I bought the Trail 90 it didn't run. I thought it turned over with the kicker, but it was just the clutch slipping in an inconsistent way. Bummer.

I took the clutch apart and it was filled...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
My first scooter: 1969 Trail 90 project

This is my first scooter and I'm pretty pumped about it. I'm really into vintage dual sport bikes and have always been interested in the Trail 90. They look like tons of fun. My girlfriend has...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 98,670
Views: 18,815,868
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
My Dad's 2013 DR650 had this same problem. He...

My Dad's 2013 DR650 had this same problem. He also has the dynojet kit and a cut air box. His bike was running too rich and was getting liquid gas accumulating in the intake, causing it to stall at...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,462
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Subscribed! I also live in Maryland and do...

Subscribed!

I also live in Maryland and do a lot of riding trips with my Dad. We're actually leaving to ride to Maine and back next week, and we're hping to go across the country next year. Maybe...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
A bunch of smoke on startup, that subsides after...

A bunch of smoke on startup, that subsides after running for a minute, is a classic sign of wet sumping. This, combined with the barfing oil, makes me think that you need to inspect the oil pump...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
The clutches on all 3 of mt XT500's stick if they...

The clutches on all 3 of mt XT500's stick if they sit for a week or so. Its normal. Work it in and out a few times and the come free. I dont know why, but it always happens.

The exhaust gasket...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I got your PM. Post some pictures of the bike!!!...

I got your PM. Post some pictures of the bike!!! I'm curious to see if this is my old one!

Before you take anytihng apart, or let a shop mess with anything (in my experience, most shops don't...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-14-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4,546
Views: 173,741
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I got one of these for Christmas last year. ...

I got one of these for Christmas last year.

As a camp stove, I LOVE it. I also have the optional ~2 liter kettle that sits on on top to boil water and doubles as a case for the BioLite. Its...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Yeah, Michaux is my go-to for short day rides,...

Yeah, Michaux is my go-to for short day rides, there are some nice dirt roads up there. I pretty much know every inch of every road up there. I'm bypassing most if it to make better time and cover...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
What I learned from last time: 1) Bring...

What I learned from last time:

1) Bring waterproof EVERYTHING
2) Luggage needs to be quick and easy to open along the road
3) Worrying about how much gas you have left isnt fun

Dad is...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Maryland to Maine, on the roads less traveled.

Back in the spring, I did a fly and ride from Daytona Florida to Ocean City Maryland with my Dad. It was ~1200 miles, lasted 5 days, and took us through some of the worst wether I have ever ridden...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,336
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
It would NOT cause an external leak or loss of...

It would NOT cause an external leak or loss of compression. It would allow oil to get sucked down the valve stem and into the combustion chamber, resulting ain LOTS of blue amoke when the motor is...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 567,655
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
The cables are nice and smooth, and the throttle...

The cables are nice and smooth, and the throttle returns shut every time. I verified many times that the throttle wheel is resting against the stop.

It could be a sticky slide. I'll have to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 19,058
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
That is bizarre. He has some isues... I'm...

That is bizarre. He has some isues...

I'm actually HAPPY when one of my riding buddies buys the same bike as me. It makes taking tools and spare parts on trips much easier. It also makes...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-04-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11,461
Views: 709,825
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Maybe he intended for the street sigh to be...

Maybe he intended for the street sigh to be legible in the photo...?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 567,655
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I just bought a 1982 XL500 from a friend. It has...

I just bought a 1982 XL500 from a friend. It has been sitting for 3 years, but was regularly ridden before that.

It had good compression and spark when I picked it up. I drained the gas and oil...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,796
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I just bought a 1982 XL500 from a friend. It has...

I just bought a 1982 XL500 from a friend. It has been sitting for 3 years, but was regularly ridden before that.

It had good compression and spark when I picked it up. I drained the gas and oil...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,336
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I wish. All of the machine shops in my area are...

I wish. All of the machine shops in my area are crazy epensive. They all must be in on the price fixing together or something, because they all charge about the same price, do average work, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,336
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
Are these 'o-rings' in the valve guides like...

Are these 'o-rings' in the valve guides like valve stem selas?

I'll have to check into that, thanks. I wasnt planning on doing anything to the head, since my normal sized valve spring compressor...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-31-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 10,118
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I'm going to be out of town this weekend......

I'm going to be out of town this weekend... BUMMER! Have fun!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,336
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
The valves and rockers look like they are in good...

The valves and rockers look like they are in good shape. The bike with the seized motor only has 1,600 originam miles on it, so I doubt it needs head work.

Plus, I cant figure out how to get my...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,336
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I took the top end off of my locked up motor this...

I took the top end off of my locked up motor this weekend and found that the rings were rusted to the cylinder. I had to use heat and drive the piston out. The good news is that the crank feels...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,336
Posted By Sidecar Jockey
I put the bike in grer and rolled it around while...

I put the bike in grer and rolled it around while trying to shift into low. All it does is make the ratcheting click. 'High' works fine though.

No-go with turning the motor over with the stator...
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