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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-02-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By jdrocks
agree...

agree...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-28-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 689,068
Posted By jdrocks
the mains are 27W LEDs and the aux lights are...

the mains are 27W LEDs and the aux lights are either 10 or 17W LEDs. all these chineseum LED lights are crazy cheap on Amazon, even cheaper now than when i purchased mine.

all the tires and tire...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-21-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 19,700
Posted By jdrocks
all american apple pie, save the pumpkin for when...

all american apple pie, save the pumpkin for when she gets home. a la mode wouldn't hurt, french vanila if available, plus a pinch of cinnamon for healing.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-21-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 19,700
Posted By jdrocks
PIE!...hang in there my friend, we're all with...

PIE!...hang in there my friend, we're all with you both.
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,095
Posted By jdrocks
I'd like to see a simple sketch on the layout of...

I'd like to see a simple sketch on the layout of 28 column footings under this house, and an indication of the loads involved.

If warranted by the column layout, it might be less expensive...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-18-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 32,417
Views: 1,943,461
Posted By jdrocks
congrats Macon, now you'll be needing an even...

congrats Macon, now you'll be needing an even bigger toy barn.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-18-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 19,700
Posted By jdrocks
oh yeah, there's the news we've been waiting for.

oh yeah, there's the news we've been waiting for.
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 49,475
Posted By jdrocks
there's some good news...i'd stick with the story...

there's some good news...i'd stick with the story on the "blue", and hope you never actually have anyone verify. everyone i've ever spoken to about their new hip or knee had a good outcome, except...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 49,475
Posted By jdrocks
get out the snow shovel and start diggin', a true...

get out the snow shovel and start diggin', a true 575 is under there somewhere, no cash.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-16-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 32,517
Views: 1,596,237
Posted By jdrocks
those sharpened carriage bolts stuck out of the...

those sharpened carriage bolts stuck out of the knob at least an inch, you got all bloody just looking at them. traction on the ice was unbelievable. it was so cold that getting a bike started at the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-16-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 32,517
Views: 1,596,237
Posted By jdrocks
used to ice race with home-made spiked tires...

used to ice race with home-made spiked tires using sharpened carriage bolts. you never ever wanted to put the bike down during a race, getting hit by another bike would have been the same as being...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-16-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 19,700
Posted By jdrocks
our best wishes from the frozen coast...Dave and...

our best wishes from the frozen coast...Dave and Bev
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-14-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 689,068
Posted By jdrocks
Shinko 150/70-17 on the late model SV650 rear...

Shinko 150/70-17 on the late model SV650 rear wheel. unusual blocky tread pattern, quite different from the TKC or Big Block. i'll have to see how it compares.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-14-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 689,068
Posted By jdrocks
photos of the 2012+ swingarm bearing arrangement...

photos of the 2012+ swingarm bearing arrangement explain the "gap" much better...

left side pair of 25mm needle bearings

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-pZfz44v/0/M/i-pZfz44v-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 49,475
Posted By jdrocks
true, beyond the usual, this bike can carry you...

true, beyond the usual, this bike can carry you to some unlikely places, as in the reports. TAT, CDT, FTR, AZBDR...like those, for instance.
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 49,475
Posted By jdrocks
give Creekgeek a haiku and a ride in the candy...

give Creekgeek a haiku and a ride in the candy van...he'll let ya keep it at his place.
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 49,475
Posted By jdrocks
hey, that's red, not ginger...doen't mean you...

hey, that's red, not ginger...doen't mean you fellers haven't had some experience with the real deal ginger. if ya think you're seeing freckles on that thing, they're just blems in the paint.

...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-14-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6,934
Views: 1,607,900
Posted By jdrocks
that fine dust collected next to the throttle...

that fine dust collected next to the throttle body runners downstream of the filter is a real problem, and evidence that the motor has already ingested at least some dust. the OEM filter is not...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-13-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 689,068
Posted By jdrocks
there might be a couple options to fill the gap,...

there might be a couple options to fill the gap, but a good WP grease is the easiest, especially since all the components need to be greased anyway. the Versys and 06-11 EX650 share the same 4...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-12-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6,934
Views: 1,607,900
Posted By jdrocks
i'd replace the bushings as long as the forks are...

i'd replace the bushings as long as the forks are apart. use synthetic fork oil.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-12-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 689,068
Posted By jdrocks
nope...and the advice is still the same, don't...

nope...and the advice is still the same, don't try it in low temps.
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 49,475
Posted By jdrocks
i figured you'd show up to solve the mystery. ...

i figured you'd show up to solve the mystery.

did you get a titanium hip fix over the winter?


if ya liked that bike i was riding at 3Step, here's another in the early stages.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-11-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 689,068
Posted By jdrocks
the 2012+ swingarm uses larger bearings than the...

the 2012+ swingarm uses larger bearings than the previous versions, but there's still a gap between the ends of the needle bearings on the inside of the swingarm tube. i like to fill this gap with...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-11-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 689,068
Posted By jdrocks
easy to find photos of a bare 2012+ EX650 frame,...

easy to find photos of a bare 2012+ EX650 frame, Ebay for one, so ya can see the completely different mount for the beefy steel 2012+ EX650 swingarm, but as mentioned earlier, it will still bolt up...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-11-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 689,068
Posted By jdrocks
thanks Shannon, more on the way...

thanks Shannon, more on the way...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-10-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 689,068
Posted By jdrocks
more RED... this swingarm is a monster ...

more RED...

this swingarm is a monster

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-sMfjf9s/0/M/i-sMfjf9s-M.jpg (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/31504400_45Hm9T#!i=3871440577&k=sMfjf9s&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-10-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 689,068
Posted By jdrocks
and fast in red too.

and fast in red too.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-10-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 689,068
Posted By jdrocks
i think it's on the upper right corner...

i think it's on the upper right corner...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-10-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 689,068
Posted By jdrocks
thanks, got some things in mind, we'll see how it...

thanks, got some things in mind, we'll see how it works out.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-09-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 689,068
Posted By jdrocks
seeing RED... ...

seeing RED...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-KnMJThC/0/M/i-KnMJThC-M.jpg (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/31504400_45Hm9T#!i=3869244038&k=KnMJThC&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-09-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 689,068
Posted By jdrocks
some ideas maybe, but these bikes are all...

some ideas maybe, but these bikes are all custom...no two alike, which is the beauty of these builds. no cookie cutter type deals found in these ptwin motos, each builder adds his own stamp.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-08-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 689,068
Posted By jdrocks
here's a new one, very nicely done, ready to...

here's a new one, very nicely done, ready to tackle the wilds of west Texas. maybe Calvin will drop in and explain certain particulars in detail...

...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 49,475
Posted By jdrocks
very nice Calvin, now where's my invite to come...

very nice Calvin, now where's my invite to come back out there again to ride the rest of Big Bend with you and Fritz? only 277 miles, but in the future you'll be surprised at the places that bike can...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-07-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 31,115
Views: 1,849,562
Posted By jdrocks
don't take the Tiger on Union Springs...

don't take the Tiger on Union Springs...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 49,475
Posted By jdrocks
Som Ting Wong he ask about the ride mystery. ...

Som Ting Wong he ask
about the ride mystery.
Rocks fall all around.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-04-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 689,068
Posted By jdrocks
i've been waiting to paint some key parts, but...

i've been waiting to paint some key parts, but it's just too cold in the shop. nothing showing in the 10 day forecast either.

once i can spray, i can start assembly.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-04-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6,934
Views: 1,607,900
Posted By jdrocks
Very nice, these swaps always look better with...

Very nice, these swaps always look better with the matching Suzy 3 spoke rear wheel. Possibly the 17/19 wheel setup Kiko sold recently? That 19 makes a difference.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-03-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,371
Posted By jdrocks
lots of holes, but still not enough free air....

lots of holes, but still not enough free air. these radiators need plenty of air, or you'll see an indicator light in any conditions where you have high ambient temps and slow speeds. you may see a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 49,475
Posted By jdrocks
next, i find Texas, but not the truck.

next, i find Texas, but not the truck.
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 49,475
Posted By jdrocks
busy at the moment, but eventually... wind,...

busy at the moment, but eventually...

wind, rain, sleet, snow, aliens, oil, dust, dark, and zero visibility. in other words, one of those little tests riders encounter when out there. i was very...
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