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Forum: Day Trippin' 01-23-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By Harleytoo
You make a fair point, and there are quite a few...

You make a fair point, and there are quite a few in those fields.

Each of us gets called to our own. Mine tends to be the highways and byways of the US but I have a lot of respect for those who...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-22-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By Harleytoo
dickensheets, I like your forum name .. seems...

dickensheets, I like your forum name .. seems quite appropriate...

NARF keep at it bro, through the rocks that get hurled (physically or metaphorically).
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,768
Posted By Harleytoo
I have to echo this statement. Having each I...

I have to echo this statement. Having each I think the R3 is mechanically a much superior bike. However, I still like my RK as it is very convertible with different bag configurations and I can carry...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By Harleytoo
800 lb bike, but the plate is just there for the...

800 lb bike, but the plate is just there for the off chance that I bottom out.
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By Harleytoo
I can get the 6061-T6 but is it in 1/8 or 5/16...

I can get the 6061-T6 but is it in 1/8 or 5/16 going to be bendable without using a break?
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 647,976
Posted By Harleytoo
Make it look like this and no one steals it but...

Make it look like this and no one steals it but it still does everything it should and more;

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr66/rodstallings/IMG_0610.jpg
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By Harleytoo
Ok thanks for confirming my thoughts as well....

Ok thanks for confirming my thoughts as well. Smooth plate it is.
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By Harleytoo
Skid Plate Material

I am fabricating a skid plate for my bike and was wondering whether to use Aluminum Plate or Diamond plate.

Any thoughts between the two. Seems the straight plate would be best to me.

...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
After collecting parts and picking up a few nuts...

After collecting parts and picking up a few nuts and bolts I went to work today on getting the bag guards on. I had a few other changes I wanted to make as well.

While taking down the stock...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,070
Posted By Harleytoo
The internet (especially forums) and drama go...

The internet (especially forums) and drama go together like peas and carrots.
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
So, Diamond Plate in a decent thickness is...

So, Diamond Plate in a decent thickness is proving elusive.

I have found a sheet of .063 in 12x24 which is about perfect from a size standpoint to allow me to run the plate from the cross member...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
Not much. However, I have replaced the stock...

Not much. However, I have replaced the stock suspension with Progressive shocks and inserts which should manage this better.
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
I am game when you come around! So the new...

I am game when you come around!

So the new setup will be CruiseMax rear 150 and front 130.

Parts are hitting the door so I will post some pic's over the weekend.

A nice 12x24 piece of 1/8...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
That would be great.

That would be great.
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
Thanks guys. Yea, mud is not what I am...

Thanks guys.

Yea, mud is not what I am looking to deal with, beyond a possibly rain wet hard packed dirt road. No river fording in my future.

I have done a number of Harley based slow ride and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
So I ordered a 130/90-16 front tire to match my...

So I ordered a 130/90-16 front tire to match my rear and will fit under the stock fender.

Saves me buying an expensive front fender.

This should help on a number of fronts for my setup. I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
Fox, that is very helpful and informative. ...

Fox, that is very helpful and informative.

I had to 86 the front fender when I went with a 150 front tire. The wet riding rooster tail is somewhat frustrating but has not been much of an issue in...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
Very sweet, thanks for the tip on the Zombie...

Very sweet, thanks for the tip on the Zombie Performance. I will contact them. Very cool product line.
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
Thanks Cake, that is encouraging. Also, I...

Thanks Cake, that is encouraging.

Also, I should probably say that this bike has already been aroun the country quite a bit. Not as much as I want, but its seen Sturgis (yes I rode from Texas and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
I think I need to stop stressing about the tires....

I think I need to stop stressing about the tires. The width is more of a concern than the 16" rim. Mainly due to geting a fender to fit on the front an the rear tire being so close to the belt.
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
Yes. The top end was rebuilt at 30k into a 96.

Yes. The top end was rebuilt at 30k into a 96.
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
Since I have a sense that the tires I currently...

Since I have a sense that the tires I currently have on the RK are too large for what I want to do, I am thinking about a set of these;
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
I see their build report but no ride report. Did...

I see their build report but no ride report. Did he ever post anything on how it faired? Not seeing much past the build.
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
Rocket with hitch; ...

Rocket with hitch;

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr66/rodstallings/IMG_0568.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
I use the Rocket to pull the trailer. It does not...

I use the Rocket to pull the trailer. It does not even know its there.

Thanks for the pic. I just need to get out and start doing it really, get my feet wet.

Going to mock up the skid...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
Bags back on; ...

Bags back on;
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr66/rodstallings/Bags.jpg

Front tire musing;
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr66/rodstallings/fronttire.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
Thanks Murf, yea, I have a center stand that I...

Thanks Murf, yea, I have a center stand that I think is far better for this anyhow. So the side stand is optional for me anyhow.

HD shop did not have bag bars to fit my '05 so I scored a set...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
Thanks for the link. That was the thread that...

Thanks for the link. That was the thread that started it all for me. I found it after an article came out in a HOG magazine. Good tips there. I am still culling through it for details.
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
FR, was the tour pack ever an issue?

FR, was the tour pack ever an issue?
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
Good advice thanks - I especially like the "steer...

Good advice thanks - I especially like the "steer and the back end will be along any moment of its own accord." Nice to know.

I am picking up a set of bag guard loops today and putting the leather...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
John I will surely tell Poncho you said hey. Hope...

John I will surely tell Poncho you said hey. Hope you are doin well Brother.

For now I am going to stick with the stockers to see how they do on typical Texas dirt roads. However, I do need to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,768
Posted By Harleytoo
Having both I have spent far less time in the...

Having both I have spent far less time in the Triumph maintenance bay than I have with the Harley.

10,000 between oil changes on the R3R, a motor that is (literally) built like a Mac Truck! I saw...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
Actually, you are correct. I had a set of 19"...

Actually, you are correct. I had a set of 19" custom wheels on it before I ratted it this year. I still have them, but they are way too light duty for what I want to do.

But, none the less, you...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,374
Posted By Harleytoo
2005 Road King Hardening

In another recent thread I had been toying with the idea of either buying another adventure touring bike or just keeping my Harley and using it. After some great input from the community I decided to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,210
Posted By Harleytoo
Meh, haters gonna hate. Never said I...

Meh, haters gonna hate.

Never said I couldn't ride it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,852
Posted By Harleytoo
Triumph Rocket III Roadster is all I gotta say. ...

Triumph Rocket III Roadster is all I gotta say.

I have a RK as well, but prefer the R3R in just about every way (except storage - which I fixed with a hitch and a small trailer).
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,768
Posted By Harleytoo
The last dealership that did that to me, I graced...

The last dealership that did that to me, I graced with an appearance the next day on the bike I bought from a dealership that let me do a test ride.

Exceedingly stupid on any MC dealerships part!
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,210
Posted By Harleytoo
Since I jumped up to a 150 front tire a fender is...

Since I jumped up to a 150 front tire a fender is a bit of an issue. I am going to have to fashion something. Running 150/150's front and rear looks really cool, but causes a few issues.

Also,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,210
Posted By Harleytoo
That's it from last summer. It is a bit...

That's it from last summer.

It is a bit rattier now as I have added additional components and have "aged" a few more. I want to move the tail lights so that the stock bags do not get hidden by...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,210
Posted By Harleytoo
Ah, good points on the pointy bits and weight....

Ah, good points on the pointy bits and weight. Yes, the tour pack does ride higher, that was why I was thinking of using my Wolf roll bag and a tombstone bag. I do still have the stock leather...
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