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Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-19-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,245
Posted By layzrider
It takes an open mind on a project like this

I was concerned about fitting the battery and CDI under the seat. I realized I might as well put them above the motor and make the entire space under the seat a 1.8 gallon gas tank. It gets the light...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-15-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4,630
Views: 347,752
Posted By layzrider
Cut some logs off the Tillamook trails Sunday

We cut 5 trees, some pokers and brush on the trails from Rogers Camp to about Hog's Back. I rode my Xr with the chain saw holder on front and did without the grip heaters on my Suzuki 400. Roughing...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-13-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 379,167
Posted By layzrider
Love the Photos, here is one of mine

Headed home east of Phoenix
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/DSCN0193-1.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-09-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 4,630
Views: 347,752
Posted By layzrider
Sorry, BTB is in the Tillamook Forest

A view from the "hard" side over to the "easy" side. The trail is on the north side of the ridge.
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/DSCN1260.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-08-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4,630
Views: 347,752
Posted By layzrider
We found a new Back to Back trail

Look on the "easy" of btb. It starts just up the hillclimb 100'. I don't know where it comes out, we went quite a long way, including a side trip out to the top of the hillclimb. One of us had a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-07-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,245
Posted By layzrider
I did check the trail

Turns out, it has about 4" maybe less, but not less than 3-1/2". I checked it several times. Hard to measure exactly. Thanks again to those telling me about this.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-07-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,245
Posted By layzrider
Will this bike meet my goals ?

I think the bike will work, but how well? It is intended for riding forest backroads, gravel and pavement. It will not be a trailbike or a motocrosser. The turning radius is a bit wide, about 16'...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17,419
Views: 5,189,422
Posted By layzrider
Hey Lior520

The TA swing arms are different than XR/Cr. The TA swing arm is 26mm wider than a CR. I am putting one on a Hawk Frame. The Hawk motor is basically the same as the TA. The countershaft is farther out...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-03-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,245
Posted By layzrider
How to make the gas tank(s) big enough?

I just bought a new Lithium battery for the Hawk. I thought it would be quite small. It is almost as big as my regular Transalp battery. It will take up a lot of space under the seat and compromise...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-02-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,245
Posted By layzrider
I am in over my head already

Making a frame would be way too much for me. I am having a local welder do the welding. I looked at using the small cr500 radiators that came with the roller I bought. Too much trouble. Plus, due to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-01-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,245
Posted By layzrider
Thanks for the info Larry and Al

I will have to take off the forks to measure close enough. I wonder how much the frame can take. The Arizona desert might be too much for it. I don't ride that hard but still I have hit some big...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-01-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,245
Posted By layzrider
Yes $700 triples would be a project breaker

Thanks guys for the interest and response. I will read up on the offsets. I don't know if I can measure the existing set up that close. Sounds like there is not much point in getting more turning...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-30-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,245
Posted By layzrider
Does anyone sell offset triple clams for a cr500

I have been searching around. I don't see any triples available for a 96 cr 500. I guess I will need to see about having some made.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-30-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,245
Posted By layzrider
There are still more problems to address

Thanks for the observations on the shock tower. I will look at reinforcing it and putting in a radius. The footpeg brackets should be strong enough. The strong parts are not seen in the photo. I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-29-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,245
Posted By layzrider
I did see the other Hawk project

The other Hawk build thread was very inspirational. His skill level was way above mine. My goal is to make a more trail capable 650 twin. Basically don't screw it...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-28-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,245
Posted By layzrider
Hawk Forum has been a help

I have asked several motor questions on the Hawk Forum and they have been very helpful. I have not said I am converting the bike, they might kick me off. It was a parts bike in poor condition, so...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-27-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,245
Posted By layzrider
shock tower

The gas tank will rest on the front of the shock tower
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-27-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,245
Posted By layzrider
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z376/tomsavage...

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/DSCF0428-1.jpg
Here is the shock tower before welding . I will get a better photo when I take off the shock to modify the recovery tank. I swear,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-27-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,245
Posted By layzrider
The left footpeg bracket

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/biw5PUgkldMBHpLsHaH1uygdTdP4mG2ga6ieMUtzHg=s196-p-no
Another person is doing the welding for me. He has done a very nice job so far.
There are many unknowns on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-26-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,245
Posted By layzrider
Shock tower welded and painted

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/Q-KHX5ywOBWJ9DS56I9rp3p9YvGGcsEgx5fLB1q7Ig=w140-h104-p
Interesting how the height of the cr500 shock determined the seat height. It is at 38" with no motor....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-26-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,245
Posted By layzrider
I made a bracket to hold the right footpeg and brake

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/P5g24pW6Ae30ak9NEAzP2qZo2jk2DgStD7a5ZSSayw=w277-h207-p-no
The bolts are recessed, so the plate is smooth and my boots won't rub on them.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-26-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,245
Posted By layzrider
I modified the recovery tank to clear the shock

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/NUAUCH_vgw0Foj2Nw5HYGA4WpaVsr5jmdoLia5q4qw=w277-h207-p-no
I used a butane torch to heat it up. The challenge was not to melt it. As it cooled, it lost some of the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-08-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4,630
Views: 347,752
Posted By layzrider
A good ride, all things considered

I too had problems with my face shield fogging up, even though I used a anti fog cloth. It seems that for any thing less than top gear cruising, goggles would be better. I also need to get better...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-07-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4,333
Views: 854,926
Posted By layzrider
A waterfall somewhere in the Gifford Pinchot NF

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/DSCF0372.jpg
The previous photos were very nice. Looks like a great place to ride.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-05-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4,630
Views: 347,752
Posted By layzrider
Yacolt Ride

Meet at Burgerville, 134th exit, north Vancouver 10:30. leave at 11:0. So far, only 2 going. It will be about 100 miles, 2/3'rds pavement, 1/3rd gravel. The photo above is my Honda 600 Transalp.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-04-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4,630
Views: 347,752
Posted By layzrider
Friday ride

Left off the detail, mainly FRIDAY, ride Yacolt. I should not post things so early in the morning.
Sunday I would be looking to join a ride somewhere else, if someone suggests a ride and makes it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-04-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4,630
Views: 347,752
Posted By layzrider
Planning a ride Friday in the Yacolt area, Vancouver

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/DSCN1094-2.jpg
I have asked a couple of friends if they want to go. You would be welcome to join us. The view on the route on a clear day (not...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-02-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,245
Posted By layzrider
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z376/tomsavage...

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/DSCF0509.jpg
No time like now to check the valve clearance. One was a hair tight.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-30-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,245
Posted By layzrider
Since the motor was out, I thought I should clean...

Since the motor was out, I thought I should clean the carbs. I poured the gas out. It was not really gas anymore, more like thin varnish. The float bowls had some sediment in the bottom. I probably...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-18-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,701
Posted By layzrider
Another old guy still goin'

I might have to give up on the volunteer trail maintenance at 67.
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/IMG_20140719_140817_4972.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-27-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 453,972
Posted By layzrider
somewhere in Arizona

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/DSCN0077.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-27-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By layzrider
Details? PM sent

Breakfast at 10:00? Where are you headed from there?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-27-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 716
Views: 213,412
Posted By layzrider
Langille trail, Gifford Pinchot NF, WA

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/IMG_20140719_140817_4972-1.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-25-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 379,167
Posted By layzrider
Phoenix area

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/DSCN0193.jpg
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17,419
Views: 5,189,422
Posted By layzrider
consider taking it apart

You could get a good manual and take it apart. The Haynes manual is fair, there may be a better one. Maybe just the rings are stuck or broken and could be repaired without too much work. You could...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-22-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By layzrider
what do you mean, a lake that does not suck?

That is a real value judgement. but I will respond anyway. Try doing some research on the high lakes of the Gifford Pinchot. Council lake would be my first choice. Each lake has its own character....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-14-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3,246
Views: 241,844
Posted By layzrider
yes, you can camp in "your" NF

I worked in recreation for the Gifford Pinchot NF. The policy is the same. You can camp in a "closed " campground. We found it was better to leave the toilets unlocked. That way, the doors don't get...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-27-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By layzrider
will it rain in october?

Probably. Takes care of the dust. We try to time our rides in between rainy periods. It is generally cooler but not real cold. Where will you be staying. If people know that, they can direct you to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-23-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By layzrider
Epoxy, not fiberglass resin

Big Rich is right, fiberglass epoxy will not resist ethanol. Doing some research for my project bike, I found this post. I have to build tanks for my project as none available will work. Steel or...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-21-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,245
Posted By layzrider
making the rear brake linkage was a challange

This took several tries making patterns and a couple of tries cutting out plates,
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z376/tomsavage3/DSCF0417.jpg
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