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Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,636
Posted By doink1968
Hammerhead shocks....

By the way... several folks have asked me about the shocks. I found mine on Ebay; new old stock.
They are Vintage Racing shocks made by Redwing. I just found out they are available from Omar's Dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,636
Posted By doink1968
Latest update!!

WOW! Finally got to go down to Jay's place and get some work done last weekend. I drove down Saturday night after the kids went to sleep, and woke up to find my bike entirely apart! It's a good thing...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,137
Posted By doink1968
Just found this thread... No, the RYCA kits...

Just found this thread... No, the RYCA kits aren't that new. If you go to the Suzuki Savage forum, there are a bunch of build threads detailing the process, and lots of guys who have taken theirs...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,636
Posted By doink1968
CHEERS VICTOR! With those kinds of skills,...

CHEERS VICTOR!
With those kinds of skills, you'll have a pretty great time with it I'm sure.
You should definitely go to the Savage Forum and check out what some of the guys there are doing with...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,636
Posted By doink1968
And just for the record... Jay and I had a...

And just for the record...
Jay and I had a conversation about the rear loop rail in that last photo; seems he thought it would be covered by the seat pan, but I sent him back to my drawing, and we...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,636
Posted By doink1968
I just realized the power of cut-n-paste! And...

I just realized the power of cut-n-paste!
And since you guys seem more interested in this than the guys over at road warriors, I'm going to re-post my original Savage forum post here, just to make...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,636
Posted By doink1968
This bike is NOT a RYCA conversion: ...

This bike is NOT a RYCA conversion:
http://www.rycamotors.com/

But I have to give them GREAT CREDIT; they've done a really great thing with their kit, and Jay and I seriously considered it, but...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,636
Posted By doink1968
I like your BOINGERS... but it turns out I found...

I like your BOINGERS... but it turns out I found a sweet pair of vintage 1970's redwing shocks, NOS... see below...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 841,367
Posted By doink1968
That's very true! In fact, when I did the...

That's very true! In fact, when I did the drawing, I printed out a photo of one of the RYCA bikes, and traced over it. Those guys have put together a great package, and Jay and I considered it, but...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,636
Posted By doink1968
Suzuki savage - vintage roadster conversion..

I know most of you guys here are looking at Dirt bikes, but this is a thumper just the same, and I thought some of you might be into it.

I lucked into this 1994 Suzuki Savage; 12,000 miles, and in...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 841,367
Posted By doink1968
Savage roadster...

1994 Suzuki Savage, 12,000 miles, and in surprisingly good shape overall for $250! It was running pretty good, but the carb had gotten a little gummy from sitting....
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,955
Posted By doink1968
Gotta agree here; I bought an '83 Sabre 750 a...

Gotta agree here;
I bought an '83 Sabre 750 a few years back, and I loved the way it rode, but I had a lot of trouble with it mechanically, and the parts are almost all unobtanium these days. Those...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,781
Posted By doink1968
Go givi

HEY DELTATANGO,

I have to agree with these guys about the looks of the batwing, but I won't beat you up over it any more. HOWEVER, there are a lot of good reasons NOT to do it beside the looks..
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By doink1968
Not what the OP was asking for, but... half way...

Not what the OP was asking for, but... half way between the Guzzi and the Triumph might lie the Harley XR1200? If it were me, I'd be looking at all three. I remember reading a couple of great reviews...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,261
Posted By doink1968
I had a baby Sabre for a few years that I really...

I had a baby Sabre for a few years that I really enjoyed, but I had a lot of little mechanical and electronic problems with it, and it was just too hard to find parts for and keep on the road. (I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,365
Posted By doink1968
Outside the us...

Elsewhere they are sold as the TEMPTER in 400cc form...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,365
Posted By doink1968
Savagely savage?

I've got a client who works at a bike building shop near me, and we recently picked up a nearly running (just needs a carb cleaning...) 1994 Savage in surprisingly good shape for $250.... and we gots...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2011, 01:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,278
Posted By doink1968
Yup.

That actually looks like the stock front end to me, but yes, that's the Hans Muth designed GS1000 that's been cafe'd. Other than the seat/tail end, all that body work is really unchanged, just got a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,837
Posted By doink1968
Breva Sport

I was just eye-balling this one near me in NH. Maybe not the one for you, but their photos are GREAT:

http://www.nationalpowersports.net/itemDetail.aspx?itemID=6478

They also happen to have a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,989
Posted By doink1968
That is a great thing to have, and a bonus for...

That is a great thing to have, and a bonus for the Harley owners, BUT...
My point is that I don't want to NEED it! I'd rather spend what little time I have riding, not checkin in with my dealer...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,989
Posted By doink1968
Harley?

I'd like to chime in on this with you Harley guys.
I've been looking at a lot of stuff about the new XR1200, and while a lot of people are saying that the new Harleys are easy to maintain and super...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4,759
Views: 963,090
Posted By doink1968
I chucked the old plugs right away. They were...

I chucked the old plugs right away. They were very rusted on the outside. I do have a fresh set of stock NGK plugs in hand (I was thinking this also, even before I posted...) I also want to check the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4,759
Views: 963,090
Posted By doink1968
Funny ignition problem, '91 750.

Posted this on the Nightawk forum, but I wondered what you guys think also.... Thanks for listening!:ear

I lurk here a lot, but mostly keep my mouth shut.
I bought a somewhat neglected '91 750...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 841,367
Posted By doink1968
OOOH.. Say now, THAT looks Tempting!

OOOH.. Say now, THAT looks Tempting!
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,892
Posted By doink1968
I've always been one of those guys who gets...

I've always been one of those guys who gets really excited about bikes looking at pictures, reading the reviews, and going on websites like this. (Not that those are bad things to do....) i don't...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,892
Posted By doink1968
Nighthawk?

I have a new baby at home too, well, 18 months old now... and found myself in similar waters.
I wanted to get down to a less expensive good all around bike, having had a half dozen bikes pass...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,641
Posted By doink1968
Congratulations!

I've been oogling those over here as well. They only came to the US for a couple of years, and are hard to find. I'm riding an '91 Nighthawk 750 right now, which seems to serve the same purposes...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,164
Posted By doink1968
Since you are in-seam challenged, I think the...

Since you are in-seam challenged, I think the ER-6n would be worth a look, test ride for sure. I'm 6 foot, and had a Versys briefly, and I still added the lowering block to it (inexpensive and really...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4,759
Views: 963,090
Posted By doink1968
I just sent my seat out to Spencer after reading...

I just sent my seat out to Spencer after reading tons of great reviews about his work on line. He was super-fast, and really great to work with. Unfortunately, my bike is still on blocks waiting for...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By doink1968
Gas in your crank case could be big trouble. ...

Gas in your crank case could be big trouble.
You should definitely post this question on the ADV nighthawk thread, and the nighthawk forum:
http://nighthawk-forums.com/
Those guys are super...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,803
Posted By doink1968
I went from a fully faired bike to a naked 750...

I went from a fully faired bike to a naked 750 Nighthawk.
I got this one from Givi, and I absolutely love it. Every bit as much wind protection: I enjoy short rides on a naked bike, but i get tired...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By doink1968
sabmag

HEY THERE;
I had an '83 Sabre for a couple of years, and there's a great mailing list group of guys who all own and work on these sabres and Magnas. They have been amazingly helpful to me, and they...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 28,701
Posted By doink1968
The new v45/65 sabre?

HEY CURVE-CARVER!
I had a 1983 V45 Sabre for a couple of years myself, and I've been eyeing the Cross-runner for the very same reasons. I loved my Sabre, but the one I had was just too old, hadn't...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,689
Posted By doink1968
There are a few different things to choose from,...

There are a few different things to choose from, but having owned one for 7 years, I have to say, I don't know anything that's going to scratch that 70's/'80's superbike itch any better than the ZRX....
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4,759
Views: 963,090
Posted By doink1968
It's really hard to make anything out in those...

It's really hard to make anything out in those photos, but if it's broken off in the cover itself, and not the main engine case, would it make sense to look for a used cover on Ebay and just replace...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By doink1968
The Scrambler would be a great bike, but way over...

The Scrambler would be a great bike, but way over your $2500 budget. Also over your budget would be a Kawasaki Versys-Perfect for your height, and probably for your needs.
If you really can't spend...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4,759
Views: 963,090
Posted By doink1968
With all the luggage and fairings and such, the...

With all the luggage and fairings and such, the NT is definitely NOT a UJM, but I would love to see them put out a naked bike built on the same platform. It wouldn't be that hard or that expensive to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,261
Posted By doink1968
... And how many "Squids" out there "Begin" on a...

... And how many "Squids" out there "Begin" on a 1300 Hyabusa? or some other such widow-maker? The idea that any strong running bike at 650cc's or 750cc's is for a beginner is crazy to me, but that's...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,406
Posted By doink1968
+1, +2, +3.... She's beautiful! I've been...

+1, +2, +3....
She's beautiful! I've been drooling over those for a while now; (guess it's because I'm from OHio!)
Please, tell us more about it; where'd that swingarm and rear end come from and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4,759
Views: 963,090
Posted By doink1968
HEY TRUCKDRIVER, I just gave a pair of...

HEY TRUCKDRIVER,
I just gave a pair of universal Supertrapp mufflers to a friend who was going to sell them in the Spring. They came from a Ducati, but might be made to fit. I had them on a 750...
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