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Old 09-26-2013, 08:53 PM   #1621
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Very interested in your ride report! I've read that the Radix kits were only so-so compared to the others (particularly the timbersled which I think is built by an inmate here), but it looks to be fairly well done. Keep us posted!
Timbersled was my first choice, but Mr. Bigwheel sent me a link to this thing in a town about 360 miles from home. Since it is used, It has already depreciated a large amount (only going to get worse under my care) making it feasible for me to own. If I were to build one of these, I think I would have gone timbersled. That is the excuse I am looking for when I will be crashing this thing all over the place..... if only I had a timbersled, I would have made that..... hill climb etc. etc.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:57 PM   #1622
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Yeehaww, got word from my mechanic the cylinder head is back from the shop, had to bore it one size up so new piston and such.. went ahead and ordered new head gasket and cylinder gasket too. Working all weekend but I'll do my best to get some time to put the head back on! I'm really hoping this is the final issue and bike will be running. No more 35psi compression please!
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:18 PM   #1623
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Timbersled was my first choice, but Mr. Bigwheel sent me a link to this thing in a town about 360 miles from home. Since it is used, It has already depreciated a large amount (only going to get worse under my care) making it feasible for me to own. If I were to build one of these, I think I would have gone timbersled. That is the excuse I am looking for when I will be crashing this thing all over the place..... if only I had a timbersled, I would have made that..... hill climb etc. etc.
I hear you there. I'm a cheapskate, so if I ever end up with a snow bike it'll be because it was close and it was a screaming good deal, AND I happened to have some money to spend. Never happen. On the other hand, I did drag an old KTM 495 home from the junk yard a year or two ago with the idea that it would eventually power a track conversion...
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:55 PM   #1624
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Just installed a pair of the $20 Steele footpegs from eBay. Anyone riding on them now? Would have added pics but did not want to draw attention away from Cliff's new snow plow. Do you think that thing would work in the Florida sugar sand?lol
I am sure any one of your neighbors has a snowbike in their garage. In Florida, these must be everywhere. Maybe one of them would let you try it out in their sandbox. That is a ride report that I would be most interested in!

I think as long as your pegs are steel, they should be fine. My porous aluminum pegs were cheap, and that was part of the problem. After the pegs broke in two sequential rides, I liked the larger size of them, but I got to thinking what might have happened if they had broke when I was attempting a Red Bull sponsored jumping event. The IMS pegs are supposed to be made of stainless steel, so they should be (and have proven to be) very durable, no issues whatsoever. Now if only IMS would ship my bike to Desert 100 as part of a sponsorship package, I would be ecstatic, and pass out free IMS stickers!

On a side note, the pegs that we are using are for a TW 200. A friend of mine has a TW and his stock pegs are not as big as the aftermarket ones we get. A question was once asked on here if stock TW pegs would work. Likely so, but the stock pegs would be much smaller than the aftermarket ones. Go big with IMS pegs, or cheap with ebay steel, but not ebay aluminum, and enjoy one of the better upgrades one can do to his or her BW.
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:35 AM   #1625
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Larger Pegs

I got TW200 pegs on ebay that were $17.00 shipped (I believe) Made sure they were steel. They are bigger, wider and a direct fit. Much easier keeping my feet on the pegs over all the rocks we have here.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:17 AM   #1626
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I got TW200 pegs on ebay that were $17.00 shipped (I believe) Made sure they were steel. They are bigger, wider and a direct fit. Much easier keeping my feet on the pegs over all the rocks we have here.
Rocks in Brooklyn? Where are you riding? I never saw anything but concrete and asphalt anywhere except for central park. I also never saw a gas station anywhere in Manhattan or the little bit I was in Brooklyn either.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:34 AM   #1627
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I'm quite certain that he was referring to Rockaway Beach.

Or perhaps it was Rochester..
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:53 AM   #1628
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:00 PM   #1629
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WOW. You gonna stuff a supercharger under there too!?
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:00 PM   #1630
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What!? You didn't put that new triple on the powdercoated frame!?
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:09 AM   #1631
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Hall Clamps Fork Setup

What sort of travel is the new fork setup expected to have?
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:49 AM   #1632
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I got TW200 pegs on ebay that were $17.00 shipped (I believe) Made sure they were steel. They are bigger, wider and a direct fit. Much easier keeping my feet on the pegs over all the rocks we have here.
I have a set of TW pegs out in the shed, about the size of the average mans big toe? If they have any value to someone they can have em for shipping.

My ol Vmax pegs were an almost direct replacement and HD passenger pegs mate perfectly to forke brace .



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Old 09-28-2013, 08:58 AM   #1633
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Rocks and Sand in NY

Rocks are upstate sand is in Long Island and Gerritsen Beach in Brooklyn
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:02 AM   #1634
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BW Bye Bye

Seems my wife and I are going to be going our seperate ways. I'm going to have to sell my BW so I can move. If yo've seen it has a transferable VT registration. Has horn, bark busters, new chain, sprocket, signals, mirrors ect. Any Idea what I should list it for before posting it?
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:39 AM   #1635
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Bye Bye BW - Dang!

Sad situation. My 2 cents worth...street legal registration ready to go is worth $1,000 over the value of the bike without title or with an "off-road" branded title.

I would price the bike based on the Craigslist action, then add at least $1,000 for the transferrable street legal title status. My guess is that you will be surprised at the interest you get - but, be sure and list it on Craigslist with the "Street Legal Transferrable Title" stated clearly.

To verify the street legal status premium, check out the listing for some of the popular off-road models that have been converted to street legal status. There is a good bit of variation, but if the bike is a desirable off-road model, then a street-legal conversion will show in the prices.

If you get the feeling somebody is lowballing you, pm me before you sell The Zombie Killer and I might be able to take her off your hands at a fair price.
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