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Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-21-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,664
Posted By johnwesley
Sorry for the delay, I'm at 50/24 Sent...

Sorry for the delay, I'm at 50/24


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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-03-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By johnwesley
I plan on making it this year too. Looking...

I plan on making it this year too. Looking forward to it
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 44,836
Posted By johnwesley
Just to show I do think ABS is ok. I have the...

Just to show I do think ABS is ok. I have the wife on abs bike. Wouldn't have her on any thing else. I do have a few non abs bike that I enjoy too with out mishap that a digital command could have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 44,836
Posted By johnwesley
I'm no pro but I have the same issues with abs....

I'm no pro but I have the same issues with abs. Even on exit ramps the abs intrudes and keeps you from slowing. The same ramps are a non issue with the bike that do not have abs. ABS forces me to try...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8,404
Views: 1,990,656
Posted By johnwesley
[emoji33] I think your chain has enough oil. ...

[emoji33] I think your chain has enough oil.


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Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,208
Posted By johnwesley
That's the one we have without the lights. Makes...

That's the one we have without the lights. Makes a big difference on the aerodynamics of the bike and fixes some buffeting probls we were having.


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Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,208
Posted By johnwesley
victory motorcycles

You could always try's a cct. The wife loves her and has good protection with just a few mods. We put the fill in panel on the lowers and she loves it.
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Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,208
Posted By johnwesley
victory motorcycles

The wife and I took the Vic's out for a 2000 mile memorial day weekend. They both did great. A few pics say more than words.
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-21-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 881
Views: 313,725
Posted By johnwesley
I really like the contrasting frame and the paint...

I really like the contrasting frame and the paint on the tank. Sets the bike off. Glad you are getting some attention. Love to see it take off.
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,644
Views: 848,134
Posted By johnwesley
And it makes a great table for camping. Use it as...

And it makes a great table for camping. Use it as a cutting board for supper.


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Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4,644
Views: 848,134
Posted By johnwesley
Nothing yet, hope to find out. It's very odds...

Nothing yet, hope to find out. It's very odds for a sportster of this vintage with sock cams.


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Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4,644
Views: 848,134
Posted By johnwesley
I'm looking for some issues involving metal in...

I'm looking for some issues involving metal in the oil. I believe I have found one of the main issues, which is a badly worn #3 cam.


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Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,653
Posted By johnwesley
I believe ur right. I'll walk on this one and...

I believe ur right. I'll walk on this one and look for one I can ride and know what I'm getting into.


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Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,653
Posted By johnwesley
Didn't think about that. Not dry pretty humid...

Didn't think about that. Not dry pretty humid most if the time. Especially during the summer months. Temps can be in the 100's and 80-90 percent humidity.


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Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,653
Posted By johnwesley
Yep, dry county. There are several county's like...

Yep, dry county. There are several county's like that in arkansas


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Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,653
Posted By johnwesley
Right now in negotiations, he wants way to much...

Right now in negotiations, he wants way to much at $3000 I can buy a clean ready to ride goose for that. So it's back in his court. It's an 83 model that needs carb work, throttle shocks and air...
Forum: Hacks 05-04-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,342
Posted By johnwesley
It's a neat bike, also my aunts fist bike. A GL...

It's a neat bike, also my aunts fist bike. A GL 650 silver wing. She took yo it easy and was touring in no time. My mom took the easy route an started on a Yamaha venture it was a black 83 model....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,664
Posted By johnwesley
thanks for the additon to the thread :huh

thanks for the additon to the thread :huh
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,664
Posted By johnwesley
It's a thunder header, I modified it to be up...

It's a thunder header, I modified it to be up swept. No fs spark arrestor. It depends on where you ride if you are required to have one. Never had issue with it. Most fs roads do not require it. And...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,653
Posted By johnwesley
Thanks for the advice. I may work out a trade for...

Thanks for the advice. I may work out a trade for a old VW I have laying around.

What about the cal II makes it heavier than a III or 850t3?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,653
Posted By johnwesley
barn find goose

not sure what I'm getting into. Found a Guzzi in a poll barn and it has been there for 20 years. Its mostly complete. The owner said the windshield and saddle bags are in another barn and they would...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-27-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,664
Posted By johnwesley
The exhaust has a hidden support. I had to modify...

The exhaust has a hidden support. I had to modify it it when I put the upsweep on the thunderheader. No interference any where. I am running modified rearsets though....
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,626
Posted By johnwesley
Been looking forward to this Sent from my...

Been looking forward to this


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Forum: Hacks 04-10-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By johnwesley
well, he has those too. :evil I will be out...

well, he has those too. :evil

I will be out for a while head off to South Africa to visit friends for a few weeks. Hope to get started bike when I get home. we ran out of material. It should be in...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-08-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 881
Views: 313,725
Posted By johnwesley
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-08-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,664
Posted By johnwesley
After sitting up for so long the header started...

After sitting up for so long the header started to get surface rust in spots and the finish wasn't so nice. So I refinished the exhaust with flat black color. We'll see how it holds up.
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-08-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,664
Posted By johnwesley
Got some loose ends tied up and working out some...

Got some loose ends tied up and working out some details. Tightened up all the bolts I could touch and took it for a little spin
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Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4,644
Views: 848,134
Posted By johnwesley
Go Sportsters

They are nice build a sport nets you 6.5" ground clearance stock. It would be cheap and easy to build a scramble type sporty.


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Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-07-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,664
Posted By johnwesley
480lbs

480lbs
Forum: Hacks 04-07-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By johnwesley
no doubt about it being strong enough :D Its...

no doubt about it being strong enough :D

Its also will make it easy to adjust toe in. I think I'll run the 19" wheel on it. Lots of tire options with that. Anything from pure street to a knobby,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4,644
Views: 848,134
Posted By johnwesley
Finally coming back together ...

Finally coming back together

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/08/jy2unepa.jpg


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Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-07-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By johnwesley
I would say roughly 8" you really need the...

I would say roughly 8" you really need the compressed length and extended length where the bike doesn't bottom below the ground and where it not nose high. That keeps the bike sitting as it was...
Forum: Hacks 04-07-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By johnwesley
I have a friend who has his own tubing bender. He...

I have a friend who has his own tubing bender. He built it and bought the die.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-07-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,664
Posted By johnwesley
She moved under her own power !!! Happy boy I...

She moved under her own power !!! Happy boy I am.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/08/ynuvygyb.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/08/edutegu9.jpg

Back on the lift.
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Forum: Hacks 04-07-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By johnwesley
The Beginning...well, a start

Finally lay weld to some metal today. I have bugged most people on the forum, so this should be a relief. As I have heard, "Just build it"

What has brought me to this side of the forum? Well I am...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-07-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 607,650
Posted By johnwesley
V649HP-Kawasaki's new gravel runner

Never said it wouldn't work or not be a good ride. Just trying to help the guy with a question on travel. Going back to me hole now.


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Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-07-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 607,650
Posted By johnwesley
I know this isn't my party, but here are some...

I know this isn't my party, but here are some thoughts. Thoughts only even if stated as fact :)

Balanced travel works best, if you can get 8" on the rear I would try to keep the front no more...
Forum: Hacks 04-05-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By johnwesley
thanks for the info. I have noticed that claudes...

thanks for the info. I have noticed that claudes frames are simple in design. We'll see how this turns out. Hope to have the frames basic design done befor I head out for SA. I head out in a week
Forum: Hacks 04-05-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By johnwesley
drew it upside down. :D

drew it upside down. :D
Forum: Hacks 04-05-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By johnwesley
Thanks for the pics. Haven't seen those yet. I'll...

Thanks for the pics. Haven't seen those yet. I'll start on Monday just looking for thoughts on that design. I have seen a few triangulated to the swingarm mount. Very similar to yours. I may go that...
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