The 12X12 build...

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by NortwestRider, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Finally got around to mounting the new " snow " tire on the front today.It rubs just alittle on the side knobs but I will trim them.

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  2. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    You'll have a new song when rolling now.

    Until I noticed the extra disk, I though you had snuck in and took my leaners wheel.:D

    Pic's soon.
  3. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Nice !
  4. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I really wanted the winch and the tires on BEFORE the big show in 2 weeks.I don't drive the rig that much ( maybe once a week ) ,I commute everday on the Vstrom.When it snows I will drive it more.!!!.


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  5. Motoblag

    Motoblag Replacing skill with will

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    I saw your rig at the Seattle show on Saturday. Lookin' good!
  6. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Thanks,there's alot of blood,sweat and cussing under that matt black paint !!


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  7. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    So Black Sunshine is going to get a little make over this winter.
    I will be removing the tub and modding the frame ( lightning it up by about 50+ lbs ) making a box for it.I will also mod the car suspension and the bike as well and change the fairing to a more PD style.I'm going to make the whole rig a little more OVERLANDISH and go off road more!!.
    STAY TUNED !!


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  8. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    It's always good to make plans for months in advance. We are still hoping summer will start breaking by then. 102 at lunch yesterday.
  9. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Got the roof done today !!!
    Now I have a BIG covered area to build!!!.
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    The inside will be cleaned out soon and I will start the concrete floor..


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  10. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    Glad to see you are getting a place to work and it looks like it could hold up a few inches of snow.
  11. Al-X

    Al-X Been here awhile

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    Man, what an interesting thread! Went through the whole 45p to see if I could find the VSTrom damper but did not see what I wanted to see!! :rofl

    So kept on reading the rest! Wish I was as handy as you are! Bloody nice!
  12. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I'm sure the dampner is there ??,I will check later and if not I'll post pics for ya.

    We don't get much snow,last year not a flake !!.


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  13. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    There are pics of the dampner on pages 5,6 and 7..


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  14. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    We'll it 's a sad day but also the beginning of a new adventure.
    BLACK SUNSHINE IS GONE !! Sold her today to make room for a Dual Sport bike.


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  15. norton(kel)

    norton(kel) vintage

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    Oh no! Are we going to have a 12x12 build part II :lol3
  16. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    The next one will be " The 24 x 16 build. ".
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  17. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Lookin' good Al, love a nice man cave. :clap
  18. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Sad to hear about Black Sunshine but congrats on the new shed ( including a metalshaping stump :clap )
  19. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Max you are the first to notice my stump. !!!.
    Good eye. !!.


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  20. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    :D

    I've been lurking at the Metal Meet Forum and already called a friend for an oak stump as soon as she starts cutting the trees in her fathers forrest :clap