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Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By Motocolumbo
Damn. I am sorry. I am sorry if you have to hear...

Damn. I am sorry. I am sorry if you have to hear 18 year old guys running around singing "I wanna be a Sig Tau ranger, live the life of sex and danger..." Please tell me they don't still do that. I...
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 09:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,594
Posted By Motocolumbo
That's about where I'm at with travel speed. Did...

That's about where I'm at with travel speed. Did you convert to chain mostly for gearing options or to prevent belt damage from gravel? Did you use a kit for that?
Brendan
Forum: Hacks 09-15-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,594
Posted By Motocolumbo
Nice ride. I have an 05 Roadster as a tug with...

Nice ride. I have an 05 Roadster as a tug with the same tank color scheme. What was a comfortable cruising speed(s) for you?
Brendan
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,886
Posted By Motocolumbo
I would echo the comment above about the more...

I would echo the comment above about the more they are ridden, the more reliable they are.
Also, I can't say how many times I've read the urban legend about how timing side bushing on crankshaft on...
Forum: Hacks 08-03-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By Motocolumbo
Duro is model HF 904. I see there is a...

Duro is model HF 904. I see there is a Bridgestone TW40 In 16 but I believe is 120/90 and so even skinnier.
Forum: Hacks 08-03-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By Motocolumbo
05 Sportster with stock cast wheel. Front 19"...

05 Sportster with stock cast wheel. Front 19" wheel had more options, but I went with a Kenda dual sport. I think the front is tubed and rear is tubeless.
Forum: Hacks 08-03-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,640
Posted By Motocolumbo
A cheap furniture dolly from Harbor freight and a...

A cheap furniture dolly from Harbor freight and a magnetic level to levle the hack frame, and also to attach to the bike's brake disk for adjusting lean out were the best tips I got from here....
Forum: Hacks 08-03-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,179
Posted By Motocolumbo
You already have the bike and you like Sportsters...

You already have the bike and you like Sportsters I would definitely hack what you have. I got a late model used Velorex last year for about 2500 with shipping and subframe, etc. and put it on a...
Forum: Hacks 08-03-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By Motocolumbo
When I was looking last fall the only dual sport...

When I was looking last fall the only dual sport tire I could find in 16" was a Duro 130/90. It is skinnier than t he stock Dunlop. I have it on a Sportster/Velorex rig and rode it all winter where...
Forum: Hacks 03-08-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3,436
Views: 582,961
Posted By Motocolumbo
62 Triumph

Appears to be bolt on rigid.
http://www.chopcult.com/KT/classifieds/84414/
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,592
Posted By Motocolumbo
It appears to have a Montana Vintage Motorcycle...

It appears to have a Montana Vintage Motorcycle Club sticker on the windscreen, of which Bob Clement, of Bob's Motorwerks, is a member. 445-2044 is his number.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2,480
Views: 577,214
Posted By Motocolumbo
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s82/mbs4082/IMG...

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s82/mbs4082/IMG_2076_zps7934911b.jpg (http://s150.photobucket.com/user/mbs4082/media/IMG_2076_zps7934911b.jpg.html)
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Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2,480
Views: 577,214
Posted By Motocolumbo
I'm also open to suggestions about an after...

I'm also open to suggestions about an after market Speedo. It's taken me 3 years to decide what to do with this bike :shog[/QUOTE]

http://www.speedhut.com
They use GPS as the speed sensor and are...
Forum: Hacks 03-02-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,422
Posted By Motocolumbo
I have found this thread very helpful, and maybe...

I have found this thread very helpful, and maybe the best single reference I found for assisting sidecar setup and alignment. Thanks for posting it.
I especially benefited from the advice to buy a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-02-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 202,772
Posted By Motocolumbo
[QUOTE=RidingDonkeys;23589750]You, sir, have fine...

[QUOTE=RidingDonkeys;23589750]You, sir, have fine taste in motorcycles. Any more pics of the Norton?

Thanks, and sure, I don't want to steal too much thunder from the sons, though:...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 75,518
Posted By Motocolumbo
From the Save a Horse Ride a Norton rally this...

From the Save a Horse Ride a Norton rally this summer in Wyoming:
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s82/mbs4082/IMG_0996_zpsf65bb30d.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 75,518
Posted By Motocolumbo
My own bike last spring: ...

My own bike last spring:
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s82/mbs4082/IMG_0090_zps796cde43.jpg (http://s150.photobucket.com/user/mbs4082/media/IMG_0090_zps796cde43.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-01-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3,543
Views: 1,509,225
Posted By Motocolumbo
Hanging with Fran

Off for Saturday morning breakfast this summer
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s82/mbs4082/IMG_1230_zpsa68ea1cb.jpg (http://s150.photobucket.com/user/mbs4082/media/IMG_1230_zpsa68ea1cb.jpg.html)...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-01-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 202,772
Posted By Motocolumbo
A few years ago ...

A few years ago
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s82/mbs4082/141_4110.jpg (http://s150.photobucket.com/user/mbs4082/media/141_4110.jpg.html)

Wrenchin...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Motocolumbo
Appears down from here too. Brendan

Appears down from here too.
Brendan
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,965
Posted By Motocolumbo
The front brake looks to be single leading shoe...

The front brake looks to be single leading shoe variety used on '67 and earlier. Compare the front brake on yours to One Less Harley's double leading shoe front. Although it's possible that the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 224,392
Posted By Motocolumbo
I thought it was a current ad for The Gap.

I thought it was a current ad for The Gap.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,965
Posted By Motocolumbo
I've been half way looking for a T100C. I might...

I've been half way looking for a T100C. I might be interested in taking it off your hands if you decide not to go for it. I'm in Billings, MT.
Brendan
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,001
Posted By Motocolumbo
http://johnwesley.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Fast-Lan...

http://johnwesley.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Fast-Lane-events/PNW-fast-lane-rally-2010/i-8s32hXJ/0/XL/IMG_1979-XL.jpg[/QUOTE]

Is that the Beartooth Highway? If so I hope you were heading down the...
Forum: Hacks 01-23-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,060
Posted By Motocolumbo
Thanks for posting that. I had seen that before...

Thanks for posting that. I had seen that before but had forgotten about it. Is that an XS400 serving as the lug in the manual?
Forum: Hacks 01-23-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,060
Posted By Motocolumbo
Hmmm. I don't think the dog looks like he will be...

Hmmm. I don't think the dog looks like he will be ok with the sale.
Brendan
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,060
Posted By Motocolumbo
The collapsing in the middle just happened when I...

The collapsing in the middle just happened when I had everything loosened up and was readjusting, and not having the sidecar frame and bike supported adequately by the single point car jack. I have...
Forum: Hacks 01-19-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,060
Posted By Motocolumbo
Thanks for all of the replies. I rechecked the...

Thanks for all of the replies. I rechecked the adjustments today and I either measured wrong before, or I had slippage, as the bike was actually leaning in a bit. So I readjusted and set it so there...
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,060
Posted By Motocolumbo
Track width was measured from center to center of...

Track width was measured from center to center of the tires. For toe in I used 1 1/4" channel as a straight edge, shimmed out the front wheel to account for the difference in front and rear tire...
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,060
Posted By Motocolumbo
Sportster Velorex setup advice

I have an 05 Harley Sportster (rubber mounted engine) with an 09 Velorex 562. I got a subframe from DMC.
My first attempt at alignment had a slight pull to the right, but not bad. I did have what...
Forum: Hacks 01-16-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,583
Posted By Motocolumbo
Yep xlforum despite ads all over the place has a...

Yep xlforum despite ads all over the place has a very helpful knowledge base.
Brendan
Forum: Hacks 01-15-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,583
Posted By Motocolumbo
Ok ...

Ok
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s82/mbs4082/IMG_0927_zps45e873ab.jpg (http://s150.photobucket.com/user/mbs4082/media/IMG_0927_zps45e873ab.jpg.html)
Forum: Hacks 01-14-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,583
Posted By Motocolumbo
I have for sure been enjoying my brief experience...

I have for sure been enjoying my brief experience with a Sportster as a tug. Pros: readily available on the market used, unbelievable aftermarket support, a good model specific forum with plenty of...
Forum: Hacks 01-12-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 25,085
Posted By Motocolumbo
Those rivets look awesome. I recently hooked up...

Those rivets look awesome.
I recently hooked up a Velorex to an 05 Sportster. The only things really adv about it are the 16" Duro/19" Kenda dual sport tires, installed with snow in mind. What...
Forum: Hacks 12-31-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 307,043
Posted By Motocolumbo
Gunner looks a little terrified on his first...

Gunner looks a little terrified on his first ride.http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s82/mbs4082/IMG_0917_zpscaa8ebda.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 12-19-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 416
Posted By Motocolumbo
Seasonal Greetings

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s82/mbs4082/xmascardscan_edited-1_zpsd98882c1.jpg (http://s150.photobucket.com/user/mbs4082/media/xmascardscan_edited-1_zpsd98882c1.jpg.html)
Forum: Hacks 12-05-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By Motocolumbo
Grainger supply may have something suitable. ...

Grainger supply may have something suitable.

http://www.grainger.com
Forum: Hacks 11-10-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 25,085
Posted By Motocolumbo
Great project and craftsmanship. It looked like...

Great project and craftsmanship. It looked like you got some new shocks in one of your earlier posts, what are you using?
Also, are those Kenda dual sport tires?
Brendan
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,701
Posted By Motocolumbo
XS650. I owned and commuted on one a few years...

XS650. I owned and commuted on one a few years ago and Mike's XS650 was a great source for cheap parts. I have been riding a Norton Commando since I had the XS and after some initial teething...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,397
Posted By Motocolumbo
Those dirt pictures are awesome. Brendan

Those dirt pictures are awesome.
Brendan
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