My motohack always needs something

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by High Octane, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. kshansen

    kshansen kshansen

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    Heck a couple ratchet straps and she should be good to go! I can talk like that because SD is a long way from NY!
  2. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

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    A fellow rider told me about a short cut across the snowy range in Wyoming. 5 miles of easy gravel between paved roads. 10 miles latter I lost all my fender bolts. We made it, all the time hoping it wouldn't rain. I'll never trust a KTM rider again!


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  3. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Not being a Wyomingite, where is the Snowy Range? Is that between Laramie and Rawlins? I've been to that little town of Saratoga and liked it. Are the Snowies just east of there?
  4. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

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    Yeah. Between Laramie and Saratoga. We stayed in Saratoga. I like the area a lot. No real tourists, at least during the week. If you were riding a gravel capable rig it could be a lot of fun. But it is still lots of fun on a pavement machine too. Tonight we're in Scottsbluff NE, heading for home and trying to avoid all the Sturgis goon balls on the road.
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  5. RockyMtnRoadRash

    RockyMtnRoadRash Useful and decorative

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    That's them. Fantastic freaking camping in a place you wouldn't expect it. There is a fully paved route.
  6. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

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    Yeah 130 and 230 go thru and are fully paved. But I'm always trying to find the road less traveled. Sometimes a little to less traveled. 130 from Laramie is a very good ride, all on pavement. Also road up to Baggs on pavement, nice ride too.
  7. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

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    Added a bit of capacity to my moto shop. "Millie" the mill.
    Almost unused 1979 Bridgeport. And I ain't afraid to use it. At one time I made my living with this kind of stuff.
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  8. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

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    Took the Kwack for a 1500 mile run to NE for eclipse viewing, then the long way home thru the Black Hills. I kept having a nagging steering issue that felt like a binding issue. When I got back home I emailed Bill and ended up taking out this thing
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    And putting this one in:
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    It's the steering arm, the one I took out was a retrofit to reduce the turning radius, the one I put back in works great. I added the grease zerk to the ball joint because the rubber is shot and the joint was dry. I've got a new one coming. I never knew the Kwack could steer so well, light as a feather, almost.
    Oh, I lost my rear and sidecar brake out in the Hills. Gotta figure that one out yet.
    My motohack always needs something....
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  9. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

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    Finally getting back to working on the auxiliary tank. I had it rigged up for testing and now it's time to finish it.
    Taking some weight out of the skid plate:
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  10. kshansen

    kshansen kshansen

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    Juist had to find a reason to play with the "new"Bridgeport huh?
  11. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

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    Yeah. Did a couple of other jobs too but mostly just playing.
    Did some cutting and grinding to clean the skid plate up for the powder coater.
    Looks like it will make a nice skunk cutter. I should have mounted it on the front.


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  12. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

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    Great day for some Bandit work.


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  13. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    You and Woody have taken to robbing trains ? OMG :(
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  14. ctfz1

    ctfz1 Long timer

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    No digital read out on Mill? So vintage?
  15. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

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    Woody sat this one out. Right in Gearheadgrrl's back yard, Lake Benton.
    Old school mill work, gotta count the turns and read the dials!

    I need to ditch the fairing. Anyone know where I can get a big diameter rally light, cheep? I'd like something about a foot in diameter. Hella makes some nice ones about 9" but I'd like a big ass light!
  16. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

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    Oh what oh what could it be.....

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    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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  18. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    A kangaroo from kalamazoo?



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  19. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

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    Nope.
    Here's a hint. Some rotary table work.
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    Ok here they are, bar risers for the Kwak

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    Now I just have to wait for the metric SS cap screws to get here from McMaster. The local farm stores don't stock much for metric fasteners.
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  20. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Bar risers !
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