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Forum: Road Warriors 06-25-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 1,168,148
Posted By TheOtherBart
Tankbags?

What kind of tank bags are y'all running on your Sportsters? I'm in the market for one and always like to get first hand feedback on what works with the shape of the tank and all.
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 249,268
Posted By TheOtherBart
I used a beefy piece of angle iron I bought from...

I used a beefy piece of angle iron I bought from my local fab/welding/truck repair shop, just an offcut they had leaning in the corner. Every town will have a welding shop nearby, and every welding...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-24-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 1,168,148
Posted By TheOtherBart
For $22 shipped it would be hard to go wrong,...

For $22 shipped it would be hard to go wrong, although for some reason their application guide says these aren't compatible with my 2006 Roadster. I wonder if the ID of the bar is different or...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-24-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 1,168,148
Posted By TheOtherBart
I'm starting to think pretty seriously about bar...

I'm starting to think pretty seriously about bar end mirrors for mine. With the Nighster bars, even the "extended" Harley mirrors are too short, and I'm not 100% crazy about the look of the mirrors...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By TheOtherBart
What a cool source, I had no idea the records...

What a cool source, I had no idea the records were out there like that.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By TheOtherBart
Vet this family story

Background: I started racing flattrack around 1979 in Indiana, first on a 50cc Ronchino, then on a 60cc Yamaha. When the first liquid-cooled Kawasaki KX80 came out (which I believe would have been...
Forum: The Garage 06-06-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By TheOtherBart
So far just wooden bodied pens from kits, but I'd...

So far just wooden bodied pens from kits, but I'd like to move into being able to make metal bodies, custom metal bands, that sort of thing. It's definitely a fun way to spend time.
Forum: The Garage 06-05-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By TheOtherBart
I've been casually keeping an eye out for...

I've been casually keeping an eye out for something just like that for making pens. Mind if I ask how much they went for?
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By TheOtherBart
I should post the update...I couldn't lay hands...

I should post the update...I couldn't lay hands on my code reader in my disaster of a garage, and frankly I had run out of time and had other projects to tend to, so off to the shop it went. Turned...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-15-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18,245
Views: 986,221
Posted By TheOtherBart
I sumo'd an XR250L using 17" cast wheels off of a...

I sumo'd an XR250L using 17" cast wheels off of a Suzuki (I believe it was a GS500 but I can't swear to it). On the front it needed wheel spacers and a new caliper bracket. On the rear I found the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-15-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18,245
Views: 986,221
Posted By TheOtherBart
When I was a kid I'd travel a lot with my aunt...

When I was a kid I'd travel a lot with my aunt and uncle, they'd pull a pair of matching Kawasaki 750s behind a motorhome, park at a campground, and then explore on the bikes. It was probably 30...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 1,543,906
Posted By TheOtherBart
Fantastic, thanks!

Fantastic, thanks!
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By TheOtherBart
I should say too that I haven't noticed the pedal...

I should say too that I haven't noticed the pedal "slowly sinking to the floor". It's good and firm with the truck off, and with the truck running it's softer and has more travel than it used to,...
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By TheOtherBart
Lots of good stuff...let's see if I can respond...

Lots of good stuff...let's see if I can respond to some of it...

No, I didn't measure the distance on the rod thingy. I could be wrong, but wouldn't that cause there to be "slop" in the peddle...
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By TheOtherBart
I did not. I know I should have, but...well, I...

I did not. I know I should have, but...well, I didn't. I used a vacuum bleeder, starting at the rear passenger side farthest from the master cylinder. It took a while, but once I had fluid flowing...
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By TheOtherBart
Dodge truck brake problems have me stumped

I have a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2wd that I've owned since new. A couple of weeks ago I started getting a soft brake pedal, followed shortly by the "ABS" and "Brake" lights coming on. It felt just like...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 1,543,906
Posted By TheOtherBart
He was one of my uncle's favorites back in the...

He was one of my uncle's favorites back in the day, sad news. I've actually been looking for a while to find a Carroll Resweber flattrack poster for my basement without any luck, anyone have an idea...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-13-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18,245
Views: 986,221
Posted By TheOtherBart
+1 on that, I've been across it on the DR350 and...

+1 on that, I've been across it on the DR350 and the Sportster both, had to stop on the other side to pick the seat cover out of my ass both times. I seem to remember hearing a rumor that they were...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-05-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 1,168,148
Posted By TheOtherBart
That's exactly how I've done it the couple of...

That's exactly how I've done it the couple of times I've pulled the battery out of mine. Not exactly easy, but not that tough with the right combination of sockets and extensions.
Forum: Vendors 04-30-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,786
Posted By TheOtherBart
On topic: I'd be in for a Kickstarter, and I...

On topic: I'd be in for a Kickstarter, and I definitely like the idea of having the option of hard-wiring to the bike. But that's certainly not a deal breaker. Carrying an extra set of batteries...
Forum: Vendors 04-29-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,786
Posted By TheOtherBart
It's a great thing you're doing asking for input,...

It's a great thing you're doing asking for input, but just realize that you'll never make everyone happy. What you've got there seems like a very reasonable compromise on a lot of issues.
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,488
Posted By TheOtherBart
Thanks, I'll give that a shot next time!

Thanks, I'll give that a shot next time!
Forum: Vendors 04-27-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,786
Posted By TheOtherBart
I'd definitely be interested if it works as you...

I'd definitely be interested if it works as you desbribe. Good luck with it, keep us updated!
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,488
Posted By TheOtherBart
Timely thread, I just pinched a tube on my...

Timely thread, I just pinched a tube on my daughter's dirtbike. I swear I've never once managed to successfully change a tube tire. I give it a try every time the need comes up, and every time I...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-18-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 1,168,148
Posted By TheOtherBart
Looks a lot like my stable, I have an XL1200R and...

Looks a lot like my stable, I have an XL1200R and a DR350. I rarely get a chance to ride off road, so every spring I contemplate selling off the old DR. But it's the bike I pull out first while the...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-16-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 1,168,148
Posted By TheOtherBart
Good idea, I'll definitely give that a shot.

Good idea, I'll definitely give that a shot.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-16-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 1,168,148
Posted By TheOtherBart
And therein lies the beauty of the Sportster,...

And therein lies the beauty of the Sportster, parts and pieces to suit every taste.

I noticed another problem that will need resolved. These bars are slightly narrower, so even with the "extended"...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 249,268
Posted By TheOtherBart
Theoretically it would be more resistant to...

Theoretically it would be more resistant to twisting with a solid sheet of plywood rather than the individual planks, even though the plywood would be thinner.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-16-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 1,168,148
Posted By TheOtherBart
There's no such thing as a small project...I...

There's no such thing as a small project...I wanted some lower, flatter bars with less pullback, in black, for my 2006 Roadster. So I bought some from an inmate (I think off of a Nighster?). I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-03-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18,245
Views: 986,221
Posted By TheOtherBart
I'd imagine he'd have to be, who in the hell...

I'd imagine he'd have to be, who in the hell would want to be a politician for free?



Beauty! If you see someone on a DR350 with a comically large mil surplus top box, or on a Sportster with...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-03-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18,245
Views: 986,221
Posted By TheOtherBart
I might have seen it this week, parked at the...

I might have seen it this week, parked at the city building by the jail? Can't be that many Husabergs in town.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-02-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18,245
Views: 986,221
Posted By TheOtherBart
Smudge, do you ride a Husaberg?

Smudge, do you ride a Husaberg?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-29-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,637
Posted By TheOtherBart
Now that's a proper street tracker, beautiful!

Now that's a proper street tracker, beautiful!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By TheOtherBart
I don't have the foggiest clue. It came out of...

I don't have the foggiest clue. It came out of my uncle's parts stash, and over the years he's built at least one of about every make out there.

It actually matters less now, I was looking to...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By TheOtherBart
ID this carburetor?

I've posted a WTB in the Old's Cool flea market, but I thought getting a solid ID on what I'm looking for would help me search elsewhere in the meantime. It's a Mikuni round slide carb but I can't...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-25-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18,245
Views: 986,221
Posted By TheOtherBart
Moose, what kind of wax did you use? Did you...

Moose, what kind of wax did you use? Did you just wax over all of the decal graphics or do you have to work around them somehow?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 1,543,906
Posted By TheOtherBart
I raced amateur flattrack around the midwest with...

I raced amateur flattrack around the midwest with Kevin Atherton back in the day. Larry Pegram too. I shouldn't say "raced with", I wasn't in their league as far as talent goes. Maybe I should say...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-04-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4,888
Views: 836,267
Posted By TheOtherBart
Wtb: Xr/crf/ttr 80/100/110

I'm still in the market for a move-up bike for my 11 year old. Cosmetics don't much matter but I would like to find something in decent mechanical condition, and I'd love to spend <$1000. Whatcha...
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,944
Posted By TheOtherBart
Okay, ignorant question...what else would I need...

Okay, ignorant question...what else would I need beside this to hack my Sportster? I mean a sidecar, obviously...but anything else? And are there specific models of sidecars that this is designed to...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 1,543,906
Posted By TheOtherBart
That's a great looking streettracker. What's he...

That's a great looking streettracker. What's he looking to get out of it?
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