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Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,809
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Tell me, why did the Japanese manufacturers...

Tell me, why did the Japanese manufacturers produce so many 700cc bikes in the eighties?
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,591
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Look at a Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad 1500 or 1600,...

Look at a Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad 1500 or 1600, everything but the quick detach bags, or a yamaha royal star tour deluxe, from 2005 - 2009, or a road king.
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,041
Posted By Hatley Rocket
I wouldn't call electronic cruise a "new"...

I wouldn't call electronic cruise a "new" technology since I have it on my 1999 venture but on a 5300 mile road trip, nothing else on that list would have mattered. I wish all my motos would have it.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-10-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,552
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Dang It! Every time I get into a thread...

Dang It! Every time I get into a thread...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-03-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5,977
Views: 1,557,295
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Can we see some pictures of the sidecar? It's....

Can we see some pictures of the sidecar? It's. It this one is it?

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii22/Hatleyrocket/Motorcycles/da5edd7841bc237adedf310e7c22d9f3_zpsutuabbn1.jpg
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,402
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Sherwin Williams

Have any of you guys ever worked with Sherwin Williams macropoxy 646? It's about $100 a gallon for hardener, and another $100 for color. Epoxy paint, works for marine coatings and outdoor stuff. ...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,412
Posted By Hatley Rocket
C-Squared please! "Grade beam". As in slab...

C-Squared please!

"Grade beam". As in slab on "grade". The beam is usually 12 x 12 or 16 x 12, or whatnot, designed to carry the load of the wall. They are usually used on freestanding...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,809
Posted By Hatley Rocket
If your concerned about the geometry, try a...

If your concerned about the geometry, try a cruiser with floorboards, instead of ones with forward controls. Floorboards usually give you a standard chair type position, with your feet below your...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,809
Posted By Hatley Rocket
I've often been given the same line of bull, when...

I've often been given the same line of bull, when are you going to get a real bike, should've bought a Harley, jap crap, rice burner. I've never see a group of people that could be so upset over my...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 318,768
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Those carriers were designed long ago, before...

Those carriers were designed long ago, before chickens were laying such large eggs. Try farm fresh eggs, or store bought large or medium size eggs, they are better sized for the carriers. I found...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-05-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 164,100
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Hit

Yes I think that was it, thanks!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-04-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 164,100
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Spring only

Hey,

Back when I had my tiger living in my basement, and I removed some parts off and cleaned it up I remember finding a replacement spring for the stock 955i shock. It was purple, and they came...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,972
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Raider. I'd love to take one for a spin. Even...

Raider. I'd love to take one for a spin. Even with the ugly pipes, that 113C.I. motor has to be fun!
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,809
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Question It's an 800cc kawasaki drifter. They made them...

It's an 800cc kawasaki drifter. They made them in the usa from 2000 to 2006. Five speed, liquid cooled. They also made a 1500cc version from '99 to '05. All drifters from '99 to '00 had blacked...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17,081
Views: 1,994,467
Posted By Hatley Rocket
I have tools. I'm in WI. I have a 'wheel puller...

I have tools. I'm in WI. I have a 'wheel puller and an 1 1/4" wrench I modified.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-27-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,547
Posted By Hatley Rocket
The multi is prettier. I had an '03 Strom. Nice...

The multi is prettier. I had an '03 Strom. Nice bike, good ergos and decent fuel range. Hard luggage could be had easy for $1000 or less, soft luggage could be $300 to $1000 depending on what you...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 11-25-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 164,100
Posted By Hatley Rocket
My tiger always seems to flop over on its right...

My tiger always seems to flop over on its right side, I'm not familiar with the left side flop. I'll have to dig up my pics.

Did touratech quit making El tigre's bashplate? That sucks! I'll...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 11-22-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 164,100
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Can you take a picture of that, or make a...

Can you take a picture of that, or make a drawing? I always figured I'd sister the original, in case it failed on the road. Maybe while I'm at it I'd re-route the original too.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Have them on my tiger955i. I like them.

Have them on my tiger955i. I like them.
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,941
Posted By Hatley Rocket
90 twins are fun, and sound cool, but the howl...

90 twins are fun, and sound cool, but the howl from that triple is just a cut above. The ergos on a tiger are good also. I put on lowering pegs, bar risers and protapers. More fun than one should...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 56,601
Posted By Hatley Rocket
I've always pictured the Honda exec's looking at...

I've always pictured the Honda exec's looking at his post more like this....


http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii22/Hatleyrocket/Motorcycles/740b9b138a23ebc05f9e5ac47a40e27c_zps941cafac.jpg
...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4,856
Views: 680,463
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Your using AC, can you switch to DC on your...

Your using AC, can you switch to DC on your welder? If you can, try that. DC+ Should help.
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,809
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Sorry, I figured you were paraphrasing DEVO. You...

Sorry, I figured you were paraphrasing DEVO. You left it hanging and I couldn't resist.


http://youtu.be/MfYe187i0I0
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,809
Posted By Hatley Rocket
What does any of this have to do with Japanese...

What does any of this have to do with Japanese cruisers?
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,809
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Indeed your wrong; There was a dog, Who found...

Indeed your wrong;
There was a dog,
Who found two bones.
He licked the one,
He licked the other.
He went in circles 'till he dropped dead.
Freedom of choice is what you've got,
Freedom from...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,809
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Question You don't say much, but you do a lot of face...

You don't say much, but you do a lot of face palming.

My brother worked at Hayes brake, who made brake discs and calipers for most Harley Davidsons. He can chime in, but while he was there they...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,809
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Congratulations!

This guy went from a tasteless, no soul sewing machine to a real bike which just happens to be a dumb twin cam.


http://youtu.be/fCoF9NcW5zE


You managed to highlight the difference between...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,294
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Ok, So I had a 1500 Drifter a few years...

Ok,

So I had a 1500 Drifter a few years back. I really liked it, and should have kept it. Anyhow, I too had been looking for another big twin cruiser like the drifter. I had been looking at the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,982
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Get the givi

A large givi top case will suit you fine. I also had an E 50 Maxia, and I wish I never sold it. Sturdy, durable & watertight. If you don't understand the love for givi, that's fine. They are the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 347,907
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Vision vs CCT

What's the difference on luggage capacity betwixt the two bikes? I always assumed they were the same, with the vision having an integrated GW type look and the CCT having the bags added to a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 201,874
Posted By Hatley Rocket
The frame isn't THAT modern, word on the street...

The frame isn't THAT modern, word on the street it was designed by fools and flexes like a gymnast. Don't even get me started on those tubes under the tank!
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,548
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Yamaha royal star venture has cruise, tiger 1200,...

Yamaha royal star venture has cruise, tiger 1200, as well as the new Polaris indian chiefs. But your right all over $20k. Go figure. It was a godsend for my trip out west, especially on the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 201,874
Posted By Hatley Rocket
No comments on my artwork? I worked hard on...

No comments on my artwork? I worked hard on that. :(
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 201,874
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Scouting

My dad had a '39 scout, years ago. I wish they had been able to do an air cooled motor, though I understand the advantages of liquid cooling. I think the gas tank is proportionate to the bikes size...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,008
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Yamahehahoohaw

I'm on my second 1300V-4. I bought an RSTD new in '05 and took two trips on that one, but sold it after 13,000 miles. Finances :(

It was on that bike that I learned there is no comparison for...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-12-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 164,100
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Highway pegs

Pizza man,

I have the same crash bars, what do you have on their for highway pegs? Can you send me a link? Your bike looks great, the first tiger I ever rode was a black '01. I was hooked.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By Hatley Rocket
O'reilly's

I bought my replacement from an O'Reilly's. I have a n '01 955i, and I needed one with a 1.1 bar or something pressure rating. I heard people having troubles with getting the wrong pressure,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-06-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Tiger stand

My '01 tiger is in my shed yet, buried in snow, I have no point of reference, and I can't picture where those bolts are.

If you can clean out the threads, you could drill them out one size larger,...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-22-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 164,100
Posted By Hatley Rocket
You got it

Pjammer,

You hit the nail on the head. I think these are the pegs, or something similar at least, just bolted to the thunder bike bars. It was the previous owners setup, it worked for him. I...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-09-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 164,100
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Missing my tiger

Last winter my tiger looked like this:

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii22/Hatleyrocket/Motorcycles/a965679363cf5cf8a857f89041626e49_zps7dd243c1.jpg

Now it's just filthy sitting in my shed...
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