Adventure Sportster Build AKA Piglet

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Austin hayes, May 28, 2016.

  1. ClutchDumpinDan

    ClutchDumpinDan Go do

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    You're crazy...glad you decided to come along :lol3

    Too bad there's no footage of the DEEP holes! :eekers
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  2. boatpuller

    boatpuller Long timer

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    So your Sportster is hanging with KTMs in water crossings? Well done.
  3. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    I kept up until I blew my head gasket out on the way home haha
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  4. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Replaced my blown front head gasket, went to fire it up and found no spark on front cylinder. Traced it to ignition module, I had a dynatek dualfire system on it, anyone else ever had that? Rear cylinder fired fine.
  5. tobiism

    tobiism Been here awhile

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    I blew two Dyna modules in a row. Really disappointed me for sure!
  6. tobiism

    tobiism Been here awhile

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    The stock sprocket cover is notoriously weak. If you haven't broken one yet, you are lucky. I've broken and seen quite a few.
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  7. Hvymax

    Hvymax Been here awhile

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    Harley's used to come with a free pickup truck so you could get them home!
  8. Hvymax

    Hvymax Been here awhile

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    I was seriously considering doing something similar but don't have the time I had 30 some years ago. Bravo I'm in Southern Maryland so maybe I could meet up with you all. At least no one would call my KLR conventional! IMG_20161029_152630953.jpg
  9. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Many people consider. Few people go for it.
  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    It always seems that young people with energy and low funds have the time older people with more funds, less energy and more responsibilities lack.
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  11. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®℗

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    :nah Can't say I agree with that.


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  12. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    I wish I could say I had time haha. Drive/ motivation is the word your looking for.
  13. mach1mustang351

    mach1mustang351 Long timer Supporter

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    I trained managers for most of my career, a phrase I have used probably 1,000 times or more is "we always have time for what we feel is important." This applies to work, life, or anything. When I was 19 years old I worked two jobs, went to college full time at night and often stayed up till 2am working on my project cars. Life changes and priorities change. Sometimes we have to reassess and make changes.
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  14. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Not really. I have drive and motivation, but I also have a full time job, part time business, a house, a kid, a wife, 2 cars, 3 motorcycles, and not enough time in the day. I only sleep 5 hours as it is.
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  15. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Priorities may have been a better word for what I meant, if you make it a priority to build a bike you will find the time to do it.
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  16. spokester

    spokester Long timer

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    What was the problem with the no spark situation?
  17. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Fried my coil, it was a dyna 5 ohm to match my ignition system. I unplugged the front cylinder when the head gasket blew and limped it about half a mile to a gas station, it fried in that short time.
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  18. spokester

    spokester Long timer

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    Thanks for the info! That would explain it.
  19. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Started back working on the bike since winter is upon us.

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    Chopped up another swingarm I had and after some scientific suspension calculations I decided on 4'' stretch.

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    Actually it just sat the best at 4''.
    I left the shock mounts in the original position and Chopped the mounts from the donor swingarm. Just needs some square tube to internally sleeve it and then I'll find out how much stiffer my shocks need to be for it to work .
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  20. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    That's where mine ended up 4" stretch and stock shock placement as measured from the pivot. I can look at what spring I used if ya like.