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Old 01-29-2011, 08:10 AM   #886
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I would've never thought rearset dirtbike pegs, for a Sporster, were available anywhere. Wow!
they are actually for cafe racers, but they should work ok. I had him make them with the pegs an inch lower
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:03 AM   #887
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:19 PM   #888
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That's a slick looking kit. I guess you've got to polish your cases now...
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:43 PM   #889
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Looks good Doug, but I wonder about their strength in a dump given they bolt on through the case covers. Kind of risky as a broken case cover in BFE Russia would really suck, but the Sportsters really don't offer many options for frame-mounted rear-set pegs. Brake lever looks to hang pretty low to.
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:11 PM   #890
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I'm gonna make a set of crashbars, & it'll have aluminum bags, plus the pegs fold up. Also, it hugs pretty close to the motor.

besides, when have I ever had anything break on a trip?



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Old 01-29-2011, 06:15 PM   #891
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Those rearsets look good ! Im doing a sportster conversion right now too and was thinking about the Storz rearsets, but these are much less $$ and look like they will do the work.

Very nice
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:54 PM   #892
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what is the hight of the pegs compared to stock mids?

lower?
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:44 PM   #893
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what is the hight of the pegs compared to stock mids?

lower?
I dunno how much lower they are, but they move em about a foot back. Much better for standing on the pegs for river crossings & mud.
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:18 AM   #894
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While I was waiting on the rearsets & wheels to show up, I went on a bike safari to the unappealing frozen wastelands of the north.

Theres a couple swapmeets I wanted to hit, plus we planned to visit some friends and just have some fun. The first swap was in Ohio, its mostly harley, but sometimes I find some good stuff there. And I also sell off some of my excess HD doodads I have cluttering up the shop. It was as usual, nothing great, but I like swapmeets, cuz you never know what the next guy will unload from his truck....

After that, we went to the AMA museum to see the new display they had. I also met up with the editor of the AMA magazine, they want me to write another story for them, which will be cool. They have a nice collection of stuff. Right now, its motorcycle celebrities, with a good collection of racebikes. They change it every couple years.









Dave Barr's bike. he is badassed. I hope to meet him someday



The stuntbike from T2, an XR500 made to look like a kawi cop bike.

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Old 01-30-2011, 05:35 AM   #895
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I had talked to a guy who was doing an estate auction in WV. he told me there were over 1000 bikes here, & barns full of parts.
So we had to go see! There was a big pile o crap for sure. Unfortunately, not much of it was much good. Most stuff had been sitting outside for so long it was junk. The guy didnt know what kind of bikes were there, but I figured it was mostly jap scrap, which it was. To get there, you had to take a 2 lane road to the middle of nowhere. Then turn off that road onto a small road that twisted thru the hills about 8 miles. then turn off that one onto dirt. At the end of that road, filling up a holler in the hills, was this place. I was one of the first to come looking since the guy died, as I even had to have a lock cut off one of the barns, as no one had been in there yet. I spent a whole day digging thru barns, school busses, sheds, & an old house. It was the most fun I'd had in a long time. I found a decent pile of stuff, mostly the only british/euro stuff that was there. The guy takin care of the stuff was selling me the engines/parts by the pound, & I bought a complete harley motor for 8 bucks!
I wish the bikes hadnt been all covered with snow, as Im sure I coulda found some more treasures, but it was still a fun day.

I should have asked if I could have this sign, it woulda looked great in my garage







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Old 01-30-2011, 05:40 AM   #896
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:47 AM   #897
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oh, and here is my 8.00 harley engine.

It'll look good hangin in the garage!

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Old 01-30-2011, 09:49 AM   #898
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sheeeeeoooooot Doug, you was in my neighborhood and didnt stop by? I live just down the road about 25 miles from the AMA museum. In fact, I'll bet you went right down 33 from the museum on your way to West Virginny, in which case you passed within a mile of me casa.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:05 AM   #899
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well damn, Im sorry, but you arent in my database of offers for a free meal and/or a cool refreshing beverage.
Would you like to be?

Just Kiddin!

Had I known, I'da called up to meet for a coke or something. I always enjoy meeting guys from ADV!

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Old 01-30-2011, 11:27 AM   #900
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Outstanding photos as per usual. Thanks.

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