Rockies regional randomness

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Geek, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. James Adams

    James Adams non impediti ratione cogitationis

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  2. eddyturn

    eddyturn Wannabe

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    Goddam.... that area just cannot get a break. Buffalo Creek fire, High Park fire, North Fork Fire, now this one.
  3. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    :cry One of my favorite riding areas. I hope they get it out quickly.

    Marc
  4. atokad

    atokad wan⋅der⋅lust

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    There was some serious lightning coming down out that way yesterday about this time.
  5. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    Ordered the oem Honda centerstand at Fay Myers, it came in pretty quickly and I eventually got around to putting it on :D

    Wish I knew where my spring puller is.... they put one hella stout return spring on, and a slightly smaller backup spring. In all that tangle of headers down there, you have room to get about two fingers involved.

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    The stock seat is really good, I probably would not have changed it if I didn't want a backrest for Jeanne....but I'm glad I did. This seat rocks.

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  6. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    Before selling the bike? How izzat even possible, even with nanospeed technology? :scratch
  7. Krang

    Krang Rides with hippies

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    Getting harder and harder not to buy one of those. . . centerstand, want.

    With your modded seat, hows your seat height?
  8. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    Corbins usually have a bit of a dish making them slightly lower than the oem seat - I usually ask for about 3/4" taller seat pocket. This one is a little bit taller than stock and it's firmness gives me a bit taller seat height.

    The pegs are bordering on sportbike 'up and back', so I put on a pair of Knight Design pegs (~ 1" lower). There's enough adjustment in the brake pedal/master, and shift linkage to get everything where you want it in relation to your foot...

    I put about 4,000 miles on it in the first three weeks, in stock setup.
    It wasn't bad at all, but there was a little room for improvement getting a bit less bend in the knees on a long day. It's a great bike for long days too.
  9. bobfab

    bobfab Long timer

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    blake, i really like that VFR looks awesome!! Last year i waivered between the 800 and 1200 but got the 8.
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    I took mine to work today for the first time this year...
    (first!?! i know i know... i have a sticky company vehicle situation and rarely get the chance to take the bike!)
  10. Osprey!

    Osprey! a.k.a. Opie

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    Do you guys know much about plastics? I have a Tanjor trailer, which I use to haul around my Golden Retriever. The front of the trailer has a clear plastic nose cone which is broken and needs repair or replacing. Tanjor is out of business. Any thoughts?


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    The cone attaches by way of simple screw type fasteners. It can be easily removed for repair.
  11. toddler

    toddler Unpronouncible

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    Instead of you having a working dog, the dog has a working human.:1drink
  12. atokad

    atokad wan⋅der⋅lust

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    Look into a skylight as a replacement? :dunno
    Like from Home Depot, Lowes etc.
  13. Osprey!

    Osprey! a.k.a. Opie

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    And he gets more female attention, too.

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  14. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    I'd have to have my paws on it to tell you the resin and fabrication. Very likely acrylic and vacuum formed or pressure formed. If you have all the bits, try acrylic cement. If the parts fit tightly, use the water thin type that will cappilary into the joints, if they fit loosely, use the thicker stuff in a tube. Maybe find at Home Despot or the like but certain at a plastics house like Tap Plastics. Super glues will also work although they are actual glues. Acrylic cement solvent welds. You can also patch it together with clear silicone if you get the surfaces clean. These last two will work on most clear hard plastics.

    But the thing is on it's way out. I would preserve it and use it as a mold to fabricate a new nosecone out of fiberglas. Superglue everything you have making sure all the joints are VERY flush on the inside. Then fill any holes with bondo being blobby on the outside and really nice on the inside. Lastly wax and PVA the inside and layup into it. Skip the gelcoat to save cost and weight...also makes it translucent so pup gets a bit of a view. The fiberglass should last 20+ years with some 303 on it every so often.

    You can also use the nosepiece as a mold for thin wood battens that are later covered in cloth and dope. Think a steib sidecar

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  15. norton(kel)

    norton(kel) vintage

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    Cause he's better looking than you:lol3
  16. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Doesn't need to be clear. Find a large aluminum wok to replace it. Or a round skylight. Think RVs.
  17. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Damned Garage sales.

    I was out visiting the parents today and for some strange reason stopped at a garage sale on the way home. No I already have one of these, and yes it is a motorcycle, and yes the one like it is in my signature, and no I did not need another one, But it was a garage sale for Pete's sake and I just could not, not buy it. At garage sale prices even. :evil

    So I have a secret. :huh

    Anyone want a cool project after I get through messing around with it and get it running? HMM or did I just buy a whole lot of spare parts for not much cashola?

    Marc
  18. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    :ear
  19. James Adams

    James Adams non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Congrats on the 2nd Eldo. :lol3
  20. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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    Good morning from Trinidad. The dr650 is sold and we are heading to santa fe for next home. The Wal-Mart parking lot seemed a good place to get some shut eye. Gonna hit up the tire center for some grease In the hub before headed out. [​IMG]