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Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Austin hayes, May 28, 2016.
You're crazy...glad you decided to come along
Too bad there's no footage of the DEEP holes!
So your Sportster is hanging with KTMs in water crossings? Well done.
I kept up until I blew my head gasket out on the way home haha
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.
I blew two Dyna modules in a row. Really disappointed me for sure!
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.
Harley's used to come with a free pickup truck so you could get them home!
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!
Many people consider. Few people go for it.
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.
Can't say I agree with that.
I wish I could say I had time haha. Drive/ motivation is the word your looking for.
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.
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.
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.
What was the problem with the no spark situation?
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.
Thanks for the info! That would explain it.
Started back working on the bike since winter is upon us.
Chopped up another swingarm I had and after some scientific suspension calculations I decided on 4'' stretch.
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 .
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.