indiana ride thread

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by tpar1220, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. knudsen

    knudsen Peanut Gallery Sup.

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    Oddometer:
    186
    Location:
    Cobblers Knob, IN
    He's probably happier now, if it was a bull. :lol3:lol3:lol3
  2. TooSlow4U

    TooSlow4U 2 Wheel Wonder Rider

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,090
    Location:
    Bedford, IN
    A "Grunge Brush" works much better for proper chain maintenance....just so yanno :lol3
  3. tpar1220

    tpar1220 such a pud..

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,866
    Location:
    martinsville... ish, in.
    meh...... just tryin to wipe off all that excess grease from new chain. :deal
  4. nickgindy

    nickgindy KLR Basher

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,690
    Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Be nice if you knew how to post pictures.
  5. knudsen

    knudsen Peanut Gallery Sup.

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    Oddometer:
    186
    Location:
    Cobblers Knob, IN
    Damn that rascal's light.

    Motor weight is down below COG, so it helps as much as it hurts. Doubling the cc's usually doesn't go anywhere near double the weight, and in most of cases, increasing the cc's weighs about the same. So I say go for it! Sounds like a fun project.

    Now that our minds are already stimulated, how 'bout a picy?:lol3
  6. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,252
    Location:
    Bedford, Indiana
    Forget the Cobra KTM engines. Them freakin things are pure bread high compression lightweight racing engines. Incredibly loud and temperamental. They're both liquid cooled and will over heat without air moving across the refridgerators. Stupid fast when they hit the power. Very sensitive, high maintenance, lightweight little clutches that a 6 year old can break if he abuses it too much.
    You need a drivetrain out of a trials bike. Mega power, reliable, quiet.
    Or just put a seat and a gun rack on a trials bike and your done. :lol3
  7. nickgindy

    nickgindy KLR Basher

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,690
    Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Met c vestal as well. Nice guy. Then picked up a decent deal on another tank bag. Came with a tshirt. Winning!
  8. BK

    BK Electron herder

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Oddometer:
    693
    Location:
    Indiana
    ....
    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3CKDnYmeVHs" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
  9. nickgindy

    nickgindy KLR Basher

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,690
    Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    I'm glad I didn't pay anything to get in. Defiantly wasn't worth $15 in my opinion. There was some neat stuff and the dealer expo has some cool new stuff out too though.
  10. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,486
    Location:
    Bloomington, IN USA
    The IMS show was nothing but OEM's to speak of. In one sense thats cool for me because I don't get to be around all of the new shiny bikes all the time like other dealers. On the other hand I would be pretty bummed if I was someone that payed to get in because all it would take is a trip to a couple of dealers to see the same thing. If you were one of the people that waited until 1 on Sunday to get into Dealer Expo and the IMS I would say you got your moneys worth. That isn't to say the Dealer Expo is anything to write home about though but it just gave people a whole lot more to look at.
  11. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,486
    Location:
    Bloomington, IN USA
    What a great day for a ride!
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Spring is coming (just not tomorrow)
  12. knudsen

    knudsen Peanut Gallery Sup.

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    Oddometer:
    186
    Location:
    Cobblers Knob, IN
    Get a 100 Amp buzzbox and a MAPP gas torch to anneal the welds. I rebuilt a Willys Jeep with just that, including a lot of frame repairs. No cracks. An angle grinder is great for shaping bracketry and getting some really cool scars. You can probably land all you need for about $200. :1drink
  13. knudsen

    knudsen Peanut Gallery Sup.

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    Oddometer:
    186
    Location:
    Cobblers Knob, IN
    Back in the day, everyone used arc on those frames... it works. You can get a cheap gasless mig if you're worried about it, they weld OK, but the spatter is really bad and sucks to grind off. I got one on sale to play with and after quite a few welds, I got stacks of dimes out of it. I wouldn't waste the money on a good one, unless it has the gas option. I'd get a good gas torch, but I don't want to mess with bottle rental. Too much $$$ for occasional home use. I got one of those small deals that works off disposable bottles and it paid for itself on one exhaust repair on my Jeep GK. Cost $10 in 02 to save a $100 head pipe plus labor to pull the damned thing out. I was afraid to electric weld in place because of the CPU. I know people do it, but I chickened out and brazed it.

    I'll be doing some frame work as soon as it warms up, and not sure which I'll use, but they have all been commonly used at one time or another.
  14. flatwoods

    flatwoods Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2011
    Oddometer:
    283
    Location:
    OUT HERE IN MY OWN MIND.
    NICE NATE THATS WANT I NEED TO SEE RIDIN PICTURES:clap
  15. gtackett

    gtackett Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Oddometer:
    708
    Location:
    Bedford, IN

    Well, I was high bidder on ebay on a used windshield...up to the last few minutes... stinkin last minute bidders!
  16. bogieboy

    bogieboy Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,042
    Location:
    Clifton Springs NY
    is there any other way to buy on ebay than throw your bid on something at the last seconds of the auction? if not you pretty well always pay too much....LOL
  17. gtackett

    gtackett Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Oddometer:
    708
    Location:
    Bedford, IN
    There is the Make An Offer option on ebay. I've went back and forth with another seller with another windshield. I think we are within $5 of agreeing on a price...waiting to see who blinks.

    This seems like a good option, some of these guys parting bikes out may be willing to take less to turn the parts quicker...
  18. KneeKicker

    KneeKicker Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,642
    Location:
    Indiana
    Kool-Aid?

    I can't even afford sugar:cry
  19. RedBirdStation

    RedBirdStation Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Oddometer:
    563
    Location:
    Indiana
    I have used http://esnipe.com/ for years.

    I just won a auction this morning and all I had to do was wait for the email if I won or not.
  20. godwinmt

    godwinmt They call me Crash

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,076
    Location:
    Seymour, IN
    So I just had an appointment with my doc to see how the leg is healing...The great news is that it's healing superbly... the not so great news is that he doesn't want me on a bike for another 3 months.. so no ice breaker or swinging bridges for me :( in 3 months it should be completely healed though. No running or jumping until then either.