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Forum: Some Assembly Required Today, 03:49 PM
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Posted By jdrocks
the V649 type builds need a much longer...

the V649 type builds need a much longer sidestand, and from the previous builds i knew the 08+ KLR650 sidestand i use would need to be extended about 85mm, but it doesn't hurt to check since i had a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 06:06 AM
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Posted By jdrocks
i took another look at your photo...here's a...

i took another look at your photo...here's a caption.

i once acquired a box of misc Versys odds and ends, cheap or free, and in with the bits was a 12mm bolt with locknut mated to an unusual chunk...
Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 05:54 AM
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Posted By jdrocks
that's the one. it's an interesting global...

that's the one.

it's an interesting global economy we live in. the Leo Vince was purchased from an Australian company, then shipped from a distributor in Italy to my door in 72 hours via DHL with...
Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 05:42 AM
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Posted By jdrocks
i'll check out the sound tomorrow.

i'll check out the sound tomorrow.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-21-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3,301
Views: 747,931
Posted By jdrocks
here's the full picture now. i have a handful of...

here's the full picture now. i have a handful of parts left to install, and will fire it up this weekend.

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-Bmm4Mft/0/M/i-Bmm4Mft-M.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-21-2015, 05:56 PM
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Posted By jdrocks
installed the exhaust, OMG a Leo Vince. the LV...

installed the exhaust, OMG a Leo Vince. the LV can cost more than the frame and motor combined, strange economics involved with these builds. i wanted to try one of these, but was never able to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-21-2015, 05:39 PM
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Posted By jdrocks
fender mounted...1" clearance to tire tread. note...

fender mounted...1" clearance to tire tread. note long rear section which helps protect the radiator and the front of that cop motor.

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-GWn6MNk/0/M/i-GWn6MNk-M.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-20-2015, 06:17 PM
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Posted By jdrocks
thanks, it's not show bike quality work, but it...

thanks, it's not show bike quality work, but it fits the bike well and functions perfectly.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-20-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22,094
Views: 1,214,451
Posted By jdrocks
sorry, meant west and south. there's better...

sorry, meant west and south. there's better riding that's easier and faster to get to than going all the way up to Fort Valley. i wouldn't bother with Taskers or Pedlar, just ride the county and FS...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-20-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22,094
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Posted By jdrocks
Little Fort is tucked back in off the road, if...

Little Fort is tucked back in off the road, if nobody is around, i don't know how secure things are there. to get much gravel out there you need a plated bike.

the store at Fort Valley was closed...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-20-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3,301
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Posted By jdrocks
no real fast way to form it without some...

no real fast way to form it without some specialty equipment that would be common to a fabrication shop that does this work regularly. because the shape of the fender is irregular, ya need to pound...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-19-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3,301
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Posted By jdrocks
blacksmithing, or rather coldforming the front...

blacksmithing, or rather coldforming the front fender mount...compound curves, tricky little job but it's ready for the painter, always an adventure.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 49,126
Posted By jdrocks
scenic in spots, but plagued by graffiti on the...

scenic in spots, but plagued by graffiti on the rock outcroppings along the highway, an inukshuk every .5km, and an OPP every 10km. time the ride, early fog is common, and it's moose country, so...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2015, 04:01 PM
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Posted By jdrocks
June is traditionally the best weather month, but...

June is traditionally the best weather month, but you always roll the dice up there. i was in Inuvik in June, 85 degrees, warmer there than in Virginia on the same date. back again on the same road...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2015, 03:21 PM
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Posted By jdrocks
this is the 3rd moto in this build series, and...

this is the 3rd moto in this build series, and the most expensive, the other cost less.

the concept is not exactly "untried", the previous bikes have been on the TAT, CDR, FTR, and into the Yukon,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2015, 02:30 PM
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Posted By jdrocks
short version... Versys frame, ER6N...

short version...

Versys frame, ER6N sportbike motor w/EX650 side drain pan, 49mm DRZ400 forks, DL1000 front wheel, TL1000 rotor, EX650 front fender, Big Block, EX650 swingarm, R1 reservoir shock,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2015, 05:38 AM
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Posted By jdrocks
70+HP will have to do...but for $1500, i can't...

70+HP will have to do...but for $1500, i can't complain much. it does have nearly 20" of suspension travel, but not 10" on each end. i need to get it finished up so i can tag along with you...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-12-2015, 12:27 PM
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Posted By jdrocks
that's the one, 25mm axle, 25x52x15mm wheel...

that's the one, 25mm axle, 25x52x15mm wheel bearings with corresponding axle spacer and seals. it's an entirely new assembly, not just a change from 3 spoke to 10 spoke. you could swap in a set of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-12-2015, 06:53 AM
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Posted By jdrocks
i haven't seen anyone report using this wheel,...

i haven't seen anyone report using this wheel, but aside from the somewhat retro 10 spoke design, there's cost and availability, plus....this wheel uses a 25mm axle, not the common 20mm axle found on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-10-2015, 04:22 PM
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Posted By jdrocks
ok, ok, i'll get right on it.

ok, ok, i'll get right on it.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-10-2015, 04:20 PM
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Posted By jdrocks
i am too.

i am too.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-10-2015, 08:54 AM
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Posted By jdrocks
i need a front fender mount, and have used a...

i need a front fender mount, and have used a DRZ400 fork brace as the foundation for the mount since i wanted a fork brace too. two birds, blah, blah, but it does work out really well in the end.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-10-2015, 08:21 AM
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Posted By jdrocks
got a few other parts cleaned up and mounted... ...

got a few other parts cleaned up and mounted...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-Gs5dfpf/0/M/i-Gs5dfpf-M.jpg (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/31504400_45Hm9T#!i=4047591261&k=Gs5dfpf&lb=1&s=A)
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-10-2015, 08:12 AM
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Posted By jdrocks
i need to field test a bit, then report. i have...

i need to field test a bit, then report. i have several swing arms on hand and i need to take the time to measure them side-by-side, the 2012+ EX650 is reported to be slightly longer, but it must be...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-10-2015, 07:52 AM
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Posted By jdrocks
i ain't that patient, so there's some pain in...

i ain't that patient, so there's some pain in waiting.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-09-2015, 05:03 AM
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Posted By jdrocks
ok then, i guess the moto will be safe.

ok then, i guess the moto will be safe.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-09-2015, 05:02 AM
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Posted By jdrocks
thanks David, waiting for a few parts to show up,...

thanks David, waiting for a few parts to show up, then i can find out if it runs.

when you go cheap on these builds, shopping eats up some time, but it's still worth it. it's plain crazy what can...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-08-2015, 06:22 AM
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Views: 81,924
Posted By jdrocks
well said Jack...

well said Jack...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-07-2015, 02:03 PM
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Posted By jdrocks
yeah, i'll be up that way eventually, but as far...

yeah, i'll be up that way eventually, but as far as the "sexy beast", no inappropriate touching...no slobbering on the paint either.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32,051
Views: 1,943,077
Posted By jdrocks
that's it. i do add a dab of rtv at the clip, it...

that's it. i do add a dab of rtv at the clip, it won't fall off, but still can be removed easily.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2015, 07:07 AM
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Posted By jdrocks
praying for some positive news.

praying for some positive news.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-07-2015, 06:39 AM
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Posted By jdrocks
i received a Versys seat in the mail yesterday...

i received a Versys seat in the mail yesterday from an inmate in Montana, man, it's like new...much grass, my friend.

i just had to stop what i was doing and install the seat, i'd never even sat...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 32,051
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Posted By jdrocks
not for everyone, my preference is the clip style.

not for everyone, my preference is the clip style.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-06-2015, 06:41 AM
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Posted By jdrocks
there's more of everything coming up.

there's more of everything coming up.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-06-2015, 06:39 AM
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Posted By jdrocks
all i can say Mr. Moody is that there's a...

all i can say Mr. Moody is that there's a psychobabble term involved with your observation.


the bike looks great in person, i'm pretty sure Ms. Berry does too.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-06-2015, 06:36 AM
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Posted By jdrocks
keep your phone handy...

keep your phone handy...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-05-2015, 07:25 PM
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Posted By jdrocks
temp hit 80, so the painter went back to work... ...

temp hit 80, so the painter went back to work...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-75bQqsw/0/M/i-75bQqsw-M.jpg (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/31504400_45Hm9T#!i=4038443878&k=75bQqsw&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,135
Posted By jdrocks
dyna beads in there?

dyna beads in there?
Forum: Canada 05-05-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By jdrocks
a friend when up that road to do some grayling...

a friend when up that road to do some grayling fishing, so you should be able to get in there. he said there were some bad washouts on part of it at the time.

take your Versys to the top of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,987
Posted By jdrocks
What is the notched frame/pan on the Versys?

What is the notched frame/pan on the Versys?
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