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Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-08-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,782
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
Cool2 Been MIA...

Okay. I know. I'm a bad girl. I get you guys halfway through the project, finish it up, then abandon the thread in lieu of the beautiful weather. :shog HOWEVER, she's done!! :clap

So, I got all...
Forum: Regional forums 06-16-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 506,969
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
Preaching to the choir, as it were. I have a 29"...

Preaching to the choir, as it were. I have a 29" inseam and by the time I get pants that fit my butt and legs (because I'm a dancer and have muscles) they are about 4 to 6 inches too long. It drives...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5,507
Views: 297,533
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
Ok. So, I haven't been overly active here in a...

Ok. So, I haven't been overly active here in a few weeks, relegating myself to a few brief moments of lurking in between wrenching. But, now I can actually take a few minutes to research rides in the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-09-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,782
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
:shog Thanks! I guess I could teach the girlie...

:shog Thanks! I guess I could teach the girlie side of the garage ('cause caves aren't only for men?). :deal

Don't give up on her! It actually took me a LONG time to be comfortable in a shop and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-09-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,782
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
I forgot to mention that we came up with a few...

I forgot to mention that we came up with a few new engineering terms during the crash bar and rock guard projects. Things can be "crowbar close" or "screwdriver close" and we tighten bolts until......
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-09-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,782
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
Let's try this again. My browser decided to shut...

Let's try this again. My browser decided to shut down right as I was clicking "Submit Reply" and it will NOT open the page that had everything. Grr... I think I'd rather do another mod than trying to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-03-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,782
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
Updates!

Ok. I did not get any pictures of the fork seal job, but I did it all by my own self and it was super easy with the driver tool I splurged on. :D

Before I could do anything more though, I HAD to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-02-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,782
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
:shog Thanks. It is a lot of fun and as much as I...

:shog Thanks. It is a lot of fun and as much as I rip on my husband, he has been a great help throughout this project. :freaky

Good point. They are a bit pokey.

Unfortunately, I've done a lot...
Forum: Regional forums 06-01-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 506,969
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
I got a 2001 Suzuki SV650. I have a thread in...

I got a 2001 Suzuki SV650. I have a thread in "Some Assembly Required" on the mod project with a TON of pictures. Not sure if I am breaking any rules here, but this is the link to the thread:...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-01-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,782
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
I know right?! :rofl We have a pile of...

I know right?! :rofl

We have a pile of random parts off other random projects and bikes laying around, so we decided to recycle. :D

By the way, do NOT let a man in the shop during a fork seal...
Forum: Regional forums 06-01-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 506,969
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
I sold the XT. It was a fun little off-road bike,...

I sold the XT. It was a fun little off-road bike, but I needed something more road capable. And, since I am not going to be taking it off any jumps or up goat trails, it just seemed like the wrong...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-01-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,782
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
My Shortypants SV650 ADV Mod

What does a person do when their favorite bike in the last decade was a twistie road eating, lightweight, short, street bike, but they've found themselves to have a newfound passion for adventure...
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
:lol3 I have a didgeridoo. Will that work...

:lol3 I have a didgeridoo. Will that work instead?

I got it to lessen and located the evaporative canister, cleaned out the valve they have in there, and now it seems to have gone away. I don't...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
ADV8 that is exactly what the internals look...

ADV8 that is exactly what the internals look like. And, yes it is an SV650. Sorry, I forgot to mention it. :shog

I tore it apart today and cleaned a substantial amount of grit out of it. The...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
Gas Cap Whistle

I took my project bike out for a spin the other day and discovered an annoying problem. The gas tank whistles under pressure. It was fine for a few miles, then started this high-pitched noise that...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-27-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 1,074,337
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
If you can dream it, you can build it! :ricky

If you can dream it, you can build it! :ricky
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-27-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5,507
Views: 297,533
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
I can do some research and get back to you. I had...

I can do some research and get back to you. I had to rebuild the carb on my XT225 and it scared the CRAP out of me! Now that I know how to do it, it's actually kinda fun to fiddle. :D
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-27-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 1,074,337
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
Thank you! Any advice is much appreciated!

Thank you! Any advice is much appreciated!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-26-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 1,074,337
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
Thank you! It is already proving a fun project....

Thank you! It is already proving a fun project. He does have some nice bikes. Great ideas! Gonna need to take some measurements... :D
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-26-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 1,074,337
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
I don't have too much experience with shaft...

I don't have too much experience with shaft drives, so I am not completely certain. However, I did drop the suspension on an older R850 that was shaft drive, and it handled fine. So, I THINK it may...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-26-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 607,626
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
I don't mean to hijack the thread, but what is...

I don't mean to hijack the thread, but what is the bearing size on the Ninja wheel? I'm ADV modding a first generation SV650 and they run a 17" wheel that is a bit expensive if damaged. :ear
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-25-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 1,074,337
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
And so it begins...

Here is my beautiful new-to-me 2001 Suzuki SV650 bound for an ADV mod. I am going to do almost all of the work myself while my husband generously lets me borrow his tools and motorcycle lift, and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-25-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5,507
Views: 297,533
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
I regret to say that I have never been in there....

I regret to say that I have never been in there. CDA Honda has quite a lot of off-road and dual sport stuff, but they are a bit pricey and do not carry anything as convenient or easy to use as the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-24-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5,507
Views: 297,533
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
Back in college my husband and I would take Hwy 2...

Back in college my husband and I would take Hwy 2 over to Everett starting on the short-cut to airway heights then on through a bunch of small towns. It was fun and took longer than just buzzing 90,...
Forum: The Garage 05-23-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,185
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
Thank you for the feedback! I'll look for a...

Thank you for the feedback! I'll look for a better deal on metal ones.
Forum: The Garage 05-23-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,185
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
Question Brake Pads: Kevlar/Carbon VS Sintered Metal?

I just bought a motorcycle with a front fork oil leak that led to some very well lubricated brake pads. :huh Clicking around I found the common sintered metal pads for far more than I thought they...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-21-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,880
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
For tires have you tried searching your size on...

For tires have you tried searching your size on http://www.chaparral-racing.com/? I'm looking at a Suzuki SV650-ADV conversion and they have decent prices on 17" dual-sport tires. I'm thinking about...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8,711
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,194,338
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
How tall is it? In other words, could a 5'3"...

How tall is it? In other words, could a 5'3" shorty with a 29" inseam touch the balls of her feet to the gravel on it with little or no modification?
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 377,824
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
This year I installed some panniers on my XT225...

This year I installed some panniers on my XT225 and had to build extension cords for the rear turn signals. The wires were short about 6 inches so I bought a cheap extension cord from the hardware...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-21-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 1,074,337
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
Nice! :thumb Thank you! Did you do anything...

Nice! :thumb

Thank you! Did you do anything fancy to yours? Or, just some different tires and springs?
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,000
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
Nothing today

Did not get any tinkering done today, but yesterday I diagnosed and fixed a carb issue. Bike was acting like a cold-blooded zombie lizard in winter even though it was 80 degrees outside. So, I tore...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-20-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 1,074,337
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
Question Looking to ADV mod a 2001 Suzuki SV 650...

I tried searching the forums for tips and suggestions, but my brain went fuzzy, so I figured I'd post here and ask for some help. I have owned an older generation SV before and LOVED it! I had to...
Forum: Regional forums 05-18-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 506,969
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
A member of my family went through that procedure...

A member of my family went through that procedure and, while there was snow on the ground still, she didn't ride for about a month and a half. If it hadn't have been so cold, she said she would have...
Forum: Regional forums 05-18-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 506,969
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
I've been riding about 10 years now. My hands...

I've been riding about 10 years now. My hands down favorite was my '02 Suzuki SV650. The standard version with the tube frame was absolutely beautiful in blue. It was a short bike to begin with and...
Forum: Regional forums 05-17-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 506,969
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
:shog A bit. I took her out camping in the FS...

:shog A bit. I took her out camping in the FS near my house and she handled fine off-road, but couldn't come close to being comfortable on the street. And, coming from a street-riding background,...
Forum: Regional forums 05-17-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 506,969
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
Question Poll (For Purely Selfish Reasons)

What does everyone ride?
How do you like it?
What do you like best about it?
What do you like least about it?

Personally, I ride a Yamaha XT225. Love the low seat height and the light weight,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,625,685
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
The weather is finally turning around and it...

The weather is finally turning around and it landed me in a comical situation. I bought my XT225 back in January during a blizzard (I have a habit of buying bikes in inclimate weather) and...
Forum: Regional forums 03-25-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 506,969
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
As is mine if you are traveling through the north...

As is mine if you are traveling through the north Idaho panhandle. We have 5 acres in the woods, a guest room, and a kitchen so you won't have to "rough" it. :clap Send me a PM if you are planning on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,625,685
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
I'm 5'3" and touch firmly on the balls of my feet...

I'm 5'3" and touch firmly on the balls of my feet with NO modifications made to the XT225. I would be flat footed if I had taller boots, but haven't gotten to that piece of the puzzle yet. I've got...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,625,685
Posted By Gypsy_Writer
Since we're on the subject...

Anyone know of a good GPS that will accurately show forest service roads and trails that I don't have to sell my bike to be able to afford? Wishful thinking, I know, but a girl's gotta ask right? :ear
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