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Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 02:51 PM
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Posted By Randy
Thanks guys! I'm all about simple,...

Thanks guys!

I'm all about simple, utilitarian, and multi-function stuff. Hopefully this thing will haul my junk to camp, serve as a table while lounging by the campfire, allow me to make fresh...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:54 PM
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Posted By Randy
Rack is done and now the Sporty is ready for a...

Rack is done and now the Sporty is ready for a little trip....


http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu93/ThePosers/Motorcycles/Forty-Eight/IMG_0017_zps84dfa84d.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Randy
I have absolutely no experience with the Dyna or...

I have absolutely no experience with the Dyna or FXR, but the rubber mount Sportsters have frame mounted pillion pegs. Well, I should say they at least have frame mounting points since the 48 (and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 05:37 PM
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Posted By Randy
The new ones may not be like the old ones. ...

The new ones may not be like the old ones. Tastes may vary but the new ones are damn good bikes, IMO. THERE! I said it! Never thought that would come out of my mouth in regard to anything to do...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 04:39 PM
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Posted By Randy
Hmmm... Excellent idea! :thumb ...

Hmmm...

Excellent idea! :thumb




:hmmmmm
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2014, 05:28 PM
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Posted By Randy
Stopped by HF after work today to pick up the 1...

Stopped by HF after work today to pick up the 1 1/2hp plunge router. Seems that I remember reading decent reviews of it here, and the reviews on the HF site are very good. It was showing $79.99 on...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 10:14 AM
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Posted By Randy
Yeah, I think it'll work out for my needs. I...

Yeah, I think it'll work out for my needs. I ordered the HDPE today and it's supposed to be here on Friday. Rainy weekend in the forecast, so... looks like some garage time comin' up... Maybe I'll...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 04:50 PM
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Posted By Randy
Ok, so I made it home. Maybe the following will...

Ok, so I made it home. Maybe the following will make it more clear...

The mount has cutouts for the front and rear mounting hardware bobbins. The front just slips over the front bobbin. The...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Randy
Not home right now, but here's a better pic than...

Not home right now, but here's a better pic than I could take of them on my bike anyway...
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 05:57 AM
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Posted By Randy
Yeah. gotta hand it to Harley for their docking...

Yeah. gotta hand it to Harley for their docking hardware design. Just mounting those four little spools allows quick installation and removal of saddlebags, sissy bars, or the tour-pak mount. All...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 04:39 PM
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Posted By Randy
Finally got around to tackling a luggage solution...

Finally got around to tackling a luggage solution for the Sporty. I'm not looking to do any RTW rides but I would like to be able to carry enough for my normal one or two night camping trips to N....
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 06:00 AM
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Views: 146,381
Posted By Randy
A third option would be to put a bigger fuse in...

A third option would be to put a bigger fuse in it and hope the internal wiring is large enough. :evil Depending on the safety factor designed in, going up one size on the fuse may be enough to not...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 785,399
Posted By Randy
Well, I gotta admit that I'm like that too. I...

Well, I gotta admit that I'm like that too. I SEE lots of great pics when I'm out and about, but either there's nowhere to pull over, or I can't be bothered... I'm trying to get better though.

I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 08:09 AM
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Posted By Randy
That's IT??? Ummm.... Ride report? Come...

That's IT???

Ummm.... Ride report?

Come on dude, ya gotta give us something more than a little blurb and one pic! :deal
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 07:11 AM
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Posted By Randy
Hmmmm.... My XR600R was an '85 model. I...

Hmmmm....

My XR600R was an '85 model. I know that the comparable street going '85 XL600R version had a cush hub. I wasn't aware that they had dropped the cush drive on the later XR650L series. ...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 07:14 PM
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Views: 146,381
Posted By Randy
I'd at least kick it for good measure....

I'd at least kick it for good measure....
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 06:31 PM
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Posted By Randy
No experience with those pancake compressors, but...

No experience with those pancake compressors, but have you tried to bleed the tank down all the way?

The reason I ask is that I have a larger compressor that will sometimes trip its breaker when...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 785,399
Posted By Randy
Yep, and chain drive, asphalt ridden bikes...

Yep, and chain drive, asphalt ridden bikes typically have cush drives too... Late model Harleys use their belts as cush drives. Loose the belt, loose the cush drive. Cush drives typically serve to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By Randy
Yep, that's exactly what I thought when I first...

Yep, that's exactly what I thought when I first encountered it in AL years ago. But, nope, a followup trip revealed that that was IT. Done, and done! Loose gravel anywhere outside the tire tracks....
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 07:18 AM
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Posted By Randy
On the subject of gravel and tar... Stay...

On the subject of gravel and tar...

Stay AWAY from Alabama! It seems that Alabama has a thing for "tar and chip" when they "resurface" a road. For those not familiar with this shit, it's where...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 12:57 PM
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Posted By Randy
Excellent point out! :thumb. I've never noticed...

Excellent point out! :thumb. I've never noticed it but then again I can't say that I've ever checked a drive belt's tension when it was hot....

Kinda makes sense that it could though. Different...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 11:10 AM
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Posted By Randy
I'm not sure about the Progressives specifically....

I'm not sure about the Progressives specifically. I'm just speaking in general terms based on the geometry of the rear end of most motorcycles. IF the output sprocket were on the same axis as the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 01:38 PM
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Posted By Randy
Rod, I'm quite sure. I'm also fairly...

Rod,

I'm quite sure. I'm also fairly certain you understand exactly what I meant, and that it's just the words that is confusing. It's kinda hard for me to explain in words without a graphic of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 10:22 AM
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Views: 785,399
Posted By Randy
I'm sure you've already considered this, but just...

I'm sure you've already considered this, but just to be safe...

If making a large change in shock length be sure to pay attention to your belt tension. Since the belt tension is set with the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 08:15 AM
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Posted By Randy
I take it your bike is a pre-rubber mount then? ...

I take it your bike is a pre-rubber mount then?

On the rubber mounts you have interference issues with the rear exhaust bracket as well as the rear brake master cylinder bell crank at anything...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 09:48 AM
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Posted By Randy
Yeah. While it doesn't rival the N. GA areas I...

Yeah. While it doesn't rival the N. GA areas I prefer riding, in scenery or twisties, it is a nice country road ride for me since I can avoid the interstate altogether and ride back roads all day. ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Randy
Took a little ride on the Sporty yesterday. ...

Took a little ride on the Sporty yesterday. Meant to take a little jaunt around the local roads near home, but decided to go to Alabama for some ice cream. :wink: By the time I made it back it was...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Randy
... three of which was spent at fuel stops... ...

... three of which was spent at fuel stops...

:wink:

:lol3

My low fuel light usually comes on at around 75 miles, and by my calculations I should safely get 100 miles per tank. While that's...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 785,399
Posted By Randy
Yeah, those look familiar but can't remember...

Yeah, those look familiar but can't remember where I've seen 'em. Details?

Look sturdy without being overly heavy. Maybe a good candidate for the the Ghost brackets similar to how Mary is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4,358
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Posted By Randy
Be sure to post up what you have to do to adapt...

Be sure to post up what you have to do to adapt your bike to accept the longer shocks, and your impressions once complete and tested. :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4,358
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Posted By Randy
While I understand the sentiment, I will say that...

While I understand the sentiment, I will say that people have different lifestyles, commitments, and sometimes interests other than riding. I love riding but I will admit that I don't have the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 12:03 PM
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Views: 785,399
Posted By Randy
boatpuller, It may help us to hone in on...

boatpuller,

It may help us to hone in on your needs if you could explain what it was you didn't like about the various bikes you've ruled out so far.
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 785,399
Posted By Randy
I knew the tuber Buell's engines where hot rodded...

I knew the tuber Buell's engines where hot rodded Sportster mill, but I was under the impression that the latter engines were a good bit different. Not sure where I picked it up but I thought that...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 785,399
Posted By Randy
Yeah, I'd think that the weights are close...

Yeah, I'd think that the weights are close enough. But, I will say that while the GS's weight goes away on the road, it feels MUCH heavier at a stop or just pushing it around. The CG is much...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 785,399
Posted By Randy
Just wanted to add something to the above.... ...

Just wanted to add something to the above....

When I speak of "miles" the term isn't necessarily indicative of the length of my rides. Take a Iron Butt rider, or just the typical interstate...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4,358
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Posted By Randy
Doug is an awesome guy and I sometimes envy his...

Doug is an awesome guy and I sometimes envy his lifestyle and sense of adventure. BUT, he's also a guy that went around the world on an old Indian, among many other interesting choices of rides,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 785,399
Posted By Randy
PM returned. Believe it or not I've never ridden...

PM returned. Believe it or not I've never ridden in that area. I've worked up through that area quite a bit and know there's a lot of nice country backroads and all. In fact I've thought about...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 785,399
Posted By Randy
Just found this little video. Doesn't show a lot...

Just found this little video. Doesn't show a lot of detail but it has a nice panoramic view of the surrounding area starting at about 1:20. Looks to have been filmed this past winter so it's not as...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 785,399
Posted By Randy
Ginger, T.W.O. now TWoS, is a Georgia...

Ginger,

T.W.O. now TWoS, is a Georgia motorcycle tradition. No m/c trip through GA is complete without at least stopping by. It's located in Suches, GA which is a community just north of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 785,399
Posted By Randy
Yeah, I think you'll enjoy it. It's a cool place...

Yeah, I think you'll enjoy it. It's a cool place because everyone staying there is also a real rider, in my experience. The fire pits are scattered around the campground with the idea that they...
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