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Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 256,744
Posted By refractor
I have gotten my SR500 cafe'/chopper rolling...

I have gotten my SR500 cafe'/chopper rolling again last week. Next is my XT500 then my other SR500 then my RD350 then my RZ350.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,622
Posted By refractor
Consider this as good news. At least it didn't...

Consider this as good news. At least it didn't fall out while running. It looks like the oil pick up may be removable.
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By refractor
Government liquidation of Sherpas

I have an account with a web site that sells government surplus.

I saw these dual sport motorcycles there.
Three Kawasaki Sherpas at government auction....
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,879
Posted By refractor
I put a Shindengen FH012 on my VFR. It is a...

I put a Shindengen FH012 on my VFR. It is a mosfet design but still shunt type. There are a few mosfet designs that are in series but most are still shunt (parallel) designs. The unit I took out of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,005
Posted By refractor
Another month passed

Maybe I am not a road warrior anymore. Yesterday did a hundred miles on the VFR. I think it was dong what it should have been doing on the ridge roads, lots of curves lots of vertical.

I had put...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By refractor
I had a chance to go through it today as it...

I had a chance to go through it today as it rained. At 70 deg it doesn't need the choke and carburates clean in about 30 seconds from cold. Cleanup took a while. Suspension is adjusted taunter. Rear...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By refractor
New TTR125 the mudpuppy.

Well new to her. She has been riding a 2002 TTR125 mini with 17/14" wheels. Had it for 3 years, she is 5'2" and was a new rider. It truly is a neat little bike. Peppy engine low seat. Once the off...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,181
Posted By refractor
I think that there will be a partial name...

I think that there will be a partial name transition. Probably starting with a Victory Indian model. Then an Indian Victory :)
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2,594
Views: 743,036
Posted By refractor
My sub 1500 bikes 1975 RD 200 800 dollars ...

My sub 1500 bikes
1975 RD 200 800 dollars
1975 RD 350 raced until 1982 still have 900 dollars
1972 Triumph 650 tiger. right foot shift. 600
1989 Elite SB Honda. Have 86cc kit in it and it runs...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,873
Posted By refractor
I am a long retired roadracer in the early 80's....

I am a long retired roadracer in the early 80's. I bought a Virago 3-4 years ago. Reconfigured the bars to something like superbike bars. Rebuilt the bucket seat to a flat one. Put on stiffer longer...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,045
Posted By refractor
Hi 2wheel I live 8 minutes from work. I ride...

Hi 2wheel
I live 8 minutes from work. I ride strictly for pleasure anymore, I only commute on my bike a handful of times a year. I might go out on a nice day and do a 40-100 mile loop on back...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,045
Posted By refractor
I want one for my farm

I generally don't think that battery powered bikes are practical for transportation, running 60 mph for a hundred miles at a time.

In my case but I do think that dirt bike would be tits for my...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,787
Posted By refractor
I have been riding since 1975. I was an undergrad...

I have been riding since 1975. I was an undergrad student. First bike was an RD. I still have it, although it needs to be rebuilt.

I have had 70's 80's and 90's super, midweight and lightweight...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 35,025
Posted By refractor
Unique ride. My 92 FZR1000 made it to 30,000...

Unique ride.
My 92 FZR1000 made it to 30,000 miles before one of center intake valves recessed so far that I couldn't get a thin enough shim to set it right. I checked it every 6,000 miles.

The...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 04-20-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 31,566
Posted By refractor
I saw the words AR and SLAP in the title and...

I saw the words AR and SLAP in the title and thought it was something about rapid fire shooting rather than riding. Both are okay by me.
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,291
Posted By refractor
I would like a motorcycle that is reasonably...

I would like a motorcycle that is reasonably aerodynamic. A feet forward design with low seating and a nice shell. The same hp could give 20% more economy and 20% more performance.

The rider...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,650
Posted By refractor
I find un faired bikes quieter than sport bikes....

I find un faired bikes quieter than sport bikes. The fairing seems to direct much of the air into the upper chest and head.

For me most of the noise seems to come from the bottom of the helmet....
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,005
Posted By refractor
CBX Sounded great, cool engine. Pipes rotted off...

CBX Sounded great, cool engine. Pipes rotted off in 4 years. Cylinder head cracked past warranty. Service was a pain, had to undo the motor mounts on the head and drop engine to remove and rebuild...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,574
Posted By refractor
Since it is noisy only in first, consider leaving...

Since it is noisy only in first, consider leaving it alone. In a second or two you are in second anyway. If it gets better or worse, then you will know what to do.
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,005
Posted By refractor
257Roberts, I would agree that sometimes we...

257Roberts,
I would agree that sometimes we make a mistake on buying particular bike. I am 1:3 on Hondas. My CBX bought in 1980, didn't like it. Had the suspension units of a 350 and weighed 600...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,005
Posted By refractor
The 700 is a short stroke version of the 750. It...

The 700 is a short stroke version of the 750. It runs nearly the same. I am not trying to dis the bike but is not the balance/image that I want.
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,005
Posted By refractor
Made a mistake buying a VFR.

I have an old SR500 and am tired of kicking it to life so about a month ago I bought a well used vfr Honda 700, I did a test ride and thought well the price was right. Put in about 400 dollars in...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 25,770
Posted By refractor
I couldn't help note the tail fairing. Pretty...

I couldn't help note the tail fairing. Pretty much identical to my homemade design.

http://www.veloliner.com/sr500/stings.JPG

I disagree completely that the chop thing is done and NOW is the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By refractor
Do you want me to delete my post. Sorry man.

Do you want me to delete my post. Sorry man.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By refractor
The way that I handled that removal is to put the...

The way that I handled that removal is to put the nut in a vice and turn the clutch with strap wrench. If you use a socket I would recommend an impact wrench.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,645
Posted By refractor
My wife has a 72 Suzuki TS50 Hustler. I have had...

My wife has a 72 Suzuki TS50 Hustler. I have had it to about 50. It is much the same except for a disk valve engine.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 869
Posted By refractor
Cool, where does the ride start? any web link?

Cool, where does the ride start? any web link?
Forum: Battle scooters 07-30-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,922
Posted By refractor
I have a Zuma 49cc. Made my own pipe, ported it a...

I have a Zuma 49cc. Made my own pipe, ported it a bit. bigger carb. Get almost 50 out of it. Probably could go 55-60 with a 70 kit but is fun now.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,536
Posted By refractor
A somewhat popular modification is to put the...

A somewhat popular modification is to put the later tuned Dio engines into the Spree or Elite E (a Spree with Elite style plastic.) My wife has one that will run 60 mph and pulls nicely from idle or...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 50,656
Posted By refractor
I remember getting my first bike an RD200 and...

I remember getting my first bike an RD200 and going back a month later for my RD350. In the showroom of the dealership was a TZ700 that they had converted to 750 but it still was the twin shock. Made...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 141,037
Posted By refractor
Hi Weggie I remember several races with Alex...

Hi Weggie
I remember several races with Alex that day. He would pull me down the straights on his Suzuki 750 and I would try and and pass him as quickly as I could after turn 5 so that I could get...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By refractor
Now if it would quit snowing for more than 4 days.

Now if it would quit snowing for more than 4 days.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-20-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 141,037
Posted By refractor
Here I am at Road America on the outside of turn...

Here I am at Road America on the outside of turn 5, setting up for a pass. It is during the WERA sprints in 1984.
http://www.veloliner.com/wera/rz350roadamerica83800.JPG
Forum: Old's Cool 02-18-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By refractor
TS50 Hustler

Last weekend we picked up a nice TS50 Hustler. It has the wrong fender but the original owner said that they changed it to a Preston/Petty after ruining it.

The weather has limited test rides...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,522
Posted By refractor
About the main thing that dates the 500 Yamahas...

About the main thing that dates the 500 Yamahas is their classic styling and lower, tighter suspension. All three of mine still run after 30-31 years.

Oh the biggie... the kick start.

My...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Posted By refractor
You are running at 80 in the slow lane?...

You are running at 80 in the slow lane? Impressively fast traffic.

Adding a tooth at the front or taking two off the rear or both as mentioned willl help but I doubt that your XT will like...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-28-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,609
Posted By refractor
Although skill and equipment did play part,...

Although skill and equipment did play part, consider yourself mainly lucky. If it had happened a second later you could have had a higher probability of becoming a burger.

Don't blame age; as the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-01-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,151
Posted By refractor
I would hook up the the yellow wire from the...

I would hook up the the yellow wire from the alternator (I bet the wire is actually white and discolored) to the one that I labeled white=alternator and plug the the green wire to the terminal labled...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-01-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,151
Posted By refractor
I would hook the white to the alternator. Green...

I would hook the white to the alternator. Green to ground. Yellow tied to the red where your dc comes out.

Measure DC between the green (-) and red/yellow(+)

If you have more than one white...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,151
Posted By refractor
Hi You did hook up the red and the yellow to...

Hi
You did hook up the red and the yellow to the same point? Usually that works. The yellow wire is what regulates the output. If the yellow is left to float then the unit thinks more power is...
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