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Forum: Beasts 01-05-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 92,443
Posted By rusty spuds
Kraven, Mike brings up some excellent points, I...

Kraven, Mike brings up some excellent points, I would just add that
03 was the last time for the double tapered bearings on the crankshaft
which is a bit stronger than the single roller that is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2009, 01:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,863
Posted By rusty spuds
"xcellent work, I kind of want a Sportster now....

"xcellent work, I kind of want a Sportster now. Just curious though, it looks like there is a passenger peg tucked in just under the bottom muffler. Has anyone ever used those passenger pegs, if so...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,863
Posted By rusty spuds
"Damn, I love those pipes. I would just about get...

"Damn, I love those pipes. I would just about get a Sportster so I could have a set of those pipes. I am simply too large for a Sportster, unfortunately.

Can I ask why you switched to chain...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,863
Posted By rusty spuds
I bought the fairing to protect the headlight...

I bought the fairing to protect the headlight from rocks and it works well
for that, it also takes some air off of your chest. I like it and would recommend it, it's mounted so you can put it on or...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2009, 04:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,863
Posted By rusty spuds
I have an 03 that I inherited from the wife, they...

I have an 03 that I inherited from the wife, they are fun to ride and parts are plentiful. I haven't ridden the Roadster or the Bonneville so I can't compare them, but they both look great and I...
Forum: Beasts 12-30-2008, 02:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,043
Posted By rusty spuds
JP CYCLES , They even have one in black... ...

JP CYCLES , They even have one in black...


http://www.jpcycles.com/productdetail.aspx?PID=3800354&cs=Harley&GID=2853E63F-DDAF-4D29-9C27-09EA09CE013D&store=&page=&search=

...
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,043
Posted By rusty spuds
Sounds like a great trip John. Here is one...

Sounds like a great trip John.
Here is one suggestion, in case of a problem involving the starter
solenoid or the wiring to it, there is a solenoid cover available with a button on it that works...
Forum: Beasts 12-27-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,963
Posted By rusty spuds
"Very nice! 1200 or 883?" It's a 1200 Steve. ...

"Very nice! 1200 or 883?" It's a 1200 Steve.


"Rusty Spuds, I have admired pics of that bike on here before. Thanks for the details on it. Who did you go through for the shocks? I was concerned...
Forum: Beasts 12-27-2008, 05:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,963
Posted By rusty spuds
http://rustyspuds.smugmug.com/photos/452290944_igT...

http://rustyspuds.smugmug.com/photos/452290944_igTSd-L.jpg

Murf2, I had the same idea last year when my wife gave me her 03 sportster "sport 1200 model". It came stock with some things like fully...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2008, 07:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,021
Posted By rusty spuds
Dempster hwy

http://rustyspuds.smugmug.com/photos/315888326_6pRpB-S.jpg

Before the rain :lol3 .
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 17,688
Posted By rusty spuds
I would definatley avoid this one :lol3 ...

I would definatley avoid this one :lol3


http://rustyspuds.smugmug.com/photos/291407860_miXV5-S.jpg
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,562
Posted By rusty spuds
Rubber gloves, I had gortex and the coated mitts...

Rubber gloves, I had gortex and the coated mitts that fit over your gloves but they didn't work for long. I picked up a set of fleece lined rubber gloves in Seward that worked great.
A neck gaiter...
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,350
Posted By rusty spuds
I wish you had given me that last piece of advice...

I wish you had given me that last piece of advice before my ride to AK
in 06 :lol3 . I had some problems , trashed wheel bearings, broken belt ,
broken side stand , 2" gash in rear tire, starter...
Forum: Hacks 12-26-2007, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,936
Posted By rusty spuds
First hack for me, so not alot of experence. I...

First hack for me, so not alot of experence. I came across an 03 harley sidecar for sale last winter for $2500. that was like brand new and just couldn't pass it up for that price. It came with every...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2007, 03:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 27,685
Posted By rusty spuds
Bigger pic...

http://rustyspuds.smugmug.com/photos/228737498-XL.jpg

Sorry for the delay, I've been busy in the shop.
This started as an 03 "sport" 1200 that came with cartridge forks,dual plug heads, low to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 27,685
Posted By rusty spuds
Sportsters are easy to come by and parts are...

Sportsters are easy to come by and parts are plentiful. I had some fun last winter putting this together and it's a blast to ride.
http://rustyspuds.smugmug.com/photos/228429939-S.jpg
...
Forum: Hacks 11-14-2007, 04:50 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,839
Posted By rusty spuds
new hacker here...

I picked up a sidecar for my roadking last winter and just put it on a few weeks ago. I always thought they looked like fun and now I know first hand. It's a blast to ride and it seems to be a people...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2007, 04:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By rusty spuds
I rode up last year and I'am planning to return...

I rode up last year and I'am planning to return next year. Here are a couple of things that might help. Be sure your rain gear works for more than a couple of hours, I went through many days of all...
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2007, 02:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 26,291
Posted By rusty spuds
Sporties...

Fun bikes for sure, I enjoy mine...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By rusty spuds
I vote for option #2 I was looking for the same...

I vote for option #2
I was looking for the same kind of bike you are. I have a uly and it's does
alot of things well but the tires that are currently available don't like mud
and it has a tall...
Forum: Hacks 09-16-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 41,091
Posted By rusty spuds
I've never ridden one, but this past winter I saw...

I've never ridden one, but this past winter I saw one for sale for a price that was too good to pass up. It's an 03 harley ultra model with all the extras and with everything needed to bolt it on....
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By rusty spuds
"Anyways, has anyone found a driver which can do...

"Anyways, has anyone found a driver which can do the bearings larger than 25mm. I'm not interested in using punches/drifts/hammers. Ideal would be to just buy a 30mm (and maybe 26mm) adapter which...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2007, 03:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,545
Posted By rusty spuds
Tires...

Nice job on the plate. Here is a 16" d/s tire for the rear I found while looking for knobs for my sporty. I ended up going with an 18" laced wheel on back so I've never tried them...
...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2007, 12:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,708
Posted By rusty spuds
The spacer that I found short was not the one...

The spacer that I found short was not the one that was involved with the bearing failure, it was a new one that was in service for a while and had been torqued to specs by the factory procedure.
I...
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,306
Posted By rusty spuds
Uly Luggage...

I have the HB bags and haven't had any problems with them. I do use straps around them as a precaution after hearing of some latches failing.
I bought a rack for the trunk from...
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2007, 08:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,708
Posted By rusty spuds
Wheel Bearings...

I had mine crap out last year on the way home from Alaska. I think there was about 11,000 miles on them at that time. The wheel was full of water and the spacer was covered with rust indicating that...
Forum: Canada 05-19-2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,255
Posted By rusty spuds
This one decided to try a little meat...

This one decided to try a little meat...
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2007, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4,297
Views: 918,991
Posted By rusty spuds
I was very glad to have that screen for the trip,...

I was very glad to have that screen for the trip, it worked great at stopping
rocks and providing some protection from the storms. I don't notice any buffing, just a little noise. It certainly...
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2007, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4,297
Views: 918,991
Posted By rusty spuds
Uly in the Yukon...

Checking out Dawson City...
Forum: Alaska 04-17-2007, 02:29 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 66,808
Posted By rusty spuds
[quote=Tom S]How ya doin RS. Heard you had some...

[quote=Tom S]How ya doin RS. Heard you had some 'issues' getting home. Bummer.]

I don't think the uly wanted to go back to NJ and I don't blame it, I didn't
either:lol3 . I think I have...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2007, 07:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,173
Posted By rusty spuds
I rode to AK last year and will add a little,...

I rode to AK last year and will add a little, ditto on all the advice given on your rain gear. I carried three pair of " waterproof " gloves including a gortex pair and none of them worked for very...
Forum: Alaska 04-16-2007, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 66,808
Posted By rusty spuds
Tom, I met you at HOH last summer while I was...

Tom, I met you at HOH last summer while I was having some work done on the uly. I'am SURE glad it was a friendly meeting cause I don't think I want to piss you off with the talent you have in photo...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2007, 03:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,535
Posted By rusty spuds
Another thumbs up for the uly tank bad, I used it...

Another thumbs up for the uly tank bad, I used it on a trip to AK last year and couldn't beleive how much fits in even without extending it.
The rain cover puffs up like a wedding dick at speed:lol3...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2007, 04:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,756
Posted By rusty spuds
Not bullit proof but by far the most reliable...

Not bullit proof but by far the most reliable I've had in the last 45 years.
A 94 RK with a 113 s&s, 6 speed baker, over 300k miles and always made it home on it's own...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2007, 03:58 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,706
Posted By rusty spuds
TR, I did that last year and you are right. They...

TR, I did that last year and you are right. They were great and had some good coffee also:lol3 . I had a problem with the front rotor and they took it in and replaced it and had me out in no time. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2007, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,168
Posted By rusty spuds
I think this is the gent from OZ that rode his...

I think this is the gent from OZ that rode his yam from SA to AK last year
to celebrate his 84th birthday at the artic circle.
As has been said many times, it's the rider more than the bike.
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2007, 04:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,939
Posted By rusty spuds
I always had a soft spot for the sportys,...

I always had a soft spot for the sportys, actually for anything on two
wheels . I'am a whore when it comes to bikes :lol3 .
The fairing is the quarter fairing from HD, that I scored from e-bay.
I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2007, 02:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,939
Posted By rusty spuds
The bike is/was a 1200 sport model. The 883 tank...

The bike is/was a 1200 sport model. The 883 tank and other parts came from E-bay, that's one of the benifits of a sportster,you can get parts
almost anywhere cheap. I have a friend in the business...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,939
Posted By rusty spuds
The pipes are by super trap and the wheels are...

The pipes are by super trap and the wheels are from american wire wheel.
The tank and front fender arrived today,so it's almost finished. I want to add a steering damper and maybe some guards for...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2007, 02:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,939
Posted By rusty spuds
It is still isn't finished but a short list...

It is still isn't finished but a short list includes, 18" rear 140 908 rr dunlop
on an american wire wheel hoop with ss spokes, front= 21" 9o8rr dunlop
on the same brand wheel, rear shocks are...
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