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Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 10:03 AM
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Posted By rodteague
True, he was on the design team for the FXR; not...

True, he was on the design team for the FXR; not to be confused with the FXD "Dyna".

hotbikeweb "Separating, Men from Boys"-history-fxr...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 08:10 PM
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Posted By rodteague
I don't think Buell had anything to do with the...

I don't think Buell had anything to do with the Dyna frame developement. Developement of the Dyna frame started around 1980 and Buell didn't come on to the scene untill 1987. The first Dyna frames...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 10:30 AM
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Posted By rodteague
Randy Can you give some nice close up's of...

Randy

Can you give some nice close up's of the spools and attachment points on the on the rack? Getting ready to start building my luggage system for a trip to the Ozarks this fall. Like to see...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 341
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Posted By rodteague
Thought I might throw my sporty in for...

Thought I might throw my sporty in for consideration. If you're wondering, she has 8.25" of ground clearance and 33" seat height.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4,358
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Posted By rodteague
St.Stan Sounds and looks like this could...

St.Stan

Sounds and looks like this could happen anytime pavement is being resurfaced or potholes are being repaired. This is not a issue caused by dirt or gravel roads. It's not likely that a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 09:07 PM
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Posted By rodteague
RCR, I get it; Randy and I are on the same...

RCR,

I get it; Randy and I are on the same page; have been for a long, long time. We are saying the same thing in a different way. Pre rubber XL's with longer shocks, "create" less tension at...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 07:47 PM
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Posted By rodteague
Sorry to hear about that; ultimately it is a risk...

Sorry to hear about that; ultimately it is a risk most of us have to consider. I'm guessing 80% of my riding is on pavement, the other 20% will be combinations of dirt, and gravel with small...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 02:52 PM
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Posted By rodteague
Randy Looks like we were both posting about...

Randy

Looks like we were both posting about the same time. You and I are on the exact same page. Just goading you to clarify:clap

Ditto's on your last reply; well done. EDIT: BTW, the eye candy...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 02:40 PM
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Posted By rodteague
The only reason you would "loosen" the belt...

The only reason you would "loosen" the belt tension on a longer shock would be if the net gain in travel, takes the swing arm further into the horizontal position. The Progressive 413 15" shocks net...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 05:55 AM
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Posted By rodteague
Randy Are you sure? :huh You may need to...

Randy

Are you sure? :huh You may need to talk me off the edge because this how I see and understand this belt thingy. :norton :lol3 BTW I agree 100% with your post in my thread. Maybe it was a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 03:26 PM
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Posted By rodteague
Just gotta love the R models:D

Just gotta love the R models:D
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 02:37 PM
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Posted By rodteague
I'd like to echo some of what GB said. But in a...

I'd like to echo some of what GB said. But in a different way. I find sportster's are set up too low these days for any real comfort for extended riding. My sporty is set up taller than most and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 10:17 AM
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Posted By rodteague
Randy, You already know what I did to cover...

Randy,

You already know what I did to cover the chrome on my forks……

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/caneyforkoutfitters/IMG_1773_zps6c9723eb.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 03:52 AM
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Posted By rodteague
Sarah, Thanks, that helps a lot; I still...

Sarah,

Thanks, that helps a lot; I still haven't purchased the aluminum for my skid plate. Still exploring my options.

Rod
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 06:48 PM
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Posted By rodteague
Checked out your thread on XL. Yours is with out...

Checked out your thread on XL. Yours is with out a doubt the best of the 3:clap

I'll ask here as well; what thickness aluminum plate did you use? and what was the alloy? Some are more workable...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 03:52 PM
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Posted By rodteague
Good tip; may not see these prices once the...

Good tip; may not see these prices once the secret is out:lol3

FYI The Rancho's are made by Pro Comp. PC OEM's for a lot of suspension mfg.'s; discovered this last year while looking for less...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4,358
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Posted By rodteague
Love the Roadsters; nice bike. Rod

Love the Roadsters; nice bike.

Rod
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-30-2014, 02:29 AM
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Posted By rodteague
Sounds like it was a great ride; was really under...

Sounds like it was a great ride; was really under the weather and couldn't make it. Would've liked to have seen how the ole Sporty would have measured up! It's undergone a few more changes; another...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 05:09 PM
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Posted By rodteague
That is a sweet looking sporty. It's a shame you...

That is a sweet looking sporty. It's a shame you no longer have it.

As far as seats go I'll restate, in a different way from my ride report, my impression of ride height. The Mustang Solo is a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-26-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 204
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Posted By rodteague
I'm still partial to it as well; but I really...

I'm still partial to it as well; but I really think the 2 up bench with the tuck and roll gives it a more classic look. I had thought I would sell the Solo; but after reviewing the pics yesterday,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2014, 03:28 PM
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Posted By rodteague
woodnbow, spikec, LPRoad Thanks for the...

woodnbow, spikec, LPRoad

Thanks for the compliment's

woodnbow

FYI My suspension mods plus Mustang seat(s); seat heights are: Solo 32.5" and Day Tripper 32". Either seat, plus the addition...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2014, 03:21 PM
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Posted By rodteague
Those are really nice pegs; very tempting

Those are really nice pegs; very tempting
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-26-2014, 03:11 PM
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Posted By rodteague
Ride Report I put about 100 miles on the...

Ride Report


I put about 100 miles on the new seat today and yesterday. Now that I have seat time; I can honestly say I noticed no appreciable difference between the Day Tripper and the Solo...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-26-2014, 02:05 PM
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Posted By rodteague
Thanks kinda think so too:lol3

Thanks kinda think so too:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2014, 03:15 PM
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Posted By rodteague
I didn't realize that; I knew the 1200R had the...

I didn't realize that; I knew the 1200R had the dual exhaust. Good to know. Thanks.

Rod
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-24-2014, 09:07 PM
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Posted By rodteague
subscribed:clap

subscribed:clap
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-24-2014, 08:59 PM
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Posted By rodteague
digging this build. Really like your approach....

digging this build. Really like your approach. Who would've thought there would be a bad azz bike under all that dated plastic:lol3

Rod
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2014, 08:24 PM
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Posted By rodteague
I assume your R model is a 1200? The 883R came...

I assume your R model is a 1200? The 883R came stock with a 2:1 and the 1200R had the duals. Looks really good:thumb
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-24-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 22,153
Posted By rodteague
sandalscout, bluestar Thanks Biggest...

sandalscout, bluestar

Thanks

Biggest single critique I had of my bike was my seat selection. The solo is damn comfortable but I could have done without the conch's:lol3 I took it all in stride...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-24-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 22,153
Posted By rodteague
The parts for the final phase are slowly coming...

The parts for the final phase are slowly coming in, my new seat arrived this afternoon.

When I started this build I was a bit torn regarding seat selection. I liked the south western badlands look...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4,358
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Posted By rodteague
A few pages back we were discussing seats. I...

A few pages back we were discussing seats. I initially wanted a 2 up bench type seat; but like many of you I couldn't find one to suit my taste. Finally landed on the Mustang Day Tripper with the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-21-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 22,153
Posted By rodteague
Your going to really like the 15" 413's. The...

Your going to really like the 15" 413's.

The exhaust hanger is the kicker on all the models. Mine had some contact with the belt when the bike was sitting unsprung. When getting on the bike; there...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 785,953
Posted By rodteague
.......and the fact that I couldn't see the video...

.......and the fact that I couldn't see the video of the Ducati tracker. Still can't see it on my iPhone . Guess there is a app or something I need. Oh well, I'll figure it out eventually.:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 785,953
Posted By rodteague
Wow! I get it now. Was replying using my cell...

Wow! I get it now. Was replying using my cell phone and the video wasn't showing.:eek1 Im at home now and finally see what I was missing:norton

I completely agree with yo now. Alls good!
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 785,953
Posted By rodteague
Stock forks are not a requirement for a tracker....

Stock forks are not a requirement for a tracker. In fact most trackers don't use stockers. Quick run through Storz and you see Ceriani inverted forks for their tracker builds. Last time I checked;...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-21-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 22,153
Posted By rodteague
Those are good eye's; popped it up another 1"....

Those are good eye's; popped it up another 1". The seat is on the truck and should be here by weeks end; along with a few more goodies.

What year model is your 1200S? If it is a solid mount you...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 785,953
Posted By rodteague
Very impressive, a tracker utilizing Ducati...

Very impressive, a tracker utilizing Ducati parts. I also like that you went with 19" wheels. So many use 18" and the tracker never looks quite right. Excellent job.

Rod
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4,358
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Posted By rodteague
It appears he has "tracker" bars, which are...

It appears he has "tracker" bars, which are appropriate for the build. Trackers have similar width with a little less rise. I was back and forth regarding the biltwell motto's vs the trackers. The...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 785,953
Posted By rodteague
ditto's on that; that is a very well executed...

ditto's on that; that is a very well executed tracker:clap Out of curiosity; which company did you use for the tracker parts? 18 or 19 inch wheels?

Rod
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 785,953
Posted By rodteague
My dilemma exactly. Took matters into my own...

My dilemma exactly. Took matters into my own hands!

Rod
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