Villageidiot destroys a perfectly nice sportster.

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by villageidiot, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. Rich B

    Rich B Long timer Supporter

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    And you are fully qualified to be the one to fuck it all up......

    Just say in'


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    :rofl
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  2. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    got some stuff today

    -new (again) wheel bearings for the rear
    -new axle spacer for the rear
    -new front rotor bolts
    -new rear rotor bolts
    -new sprocket bolts and washers

    the new hardware is 2 fold, for one, torx heads fucking suck, and they get torqued pretty tight with loc-tite and i feel its good practice to change the critical hardware

    its also new, not 15 years of oxidation etc on the zinc plating.

    with any luck ill get the hubs and hoops to the wheel shop tomorrow, but works kinda crazy, might have to wait til saturday.
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  3. Oilhed

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    If you're gonna fuck the shit outta it might as well start with a virgin
  4. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    I’m impressed you move along at the pace you do. I’m retired and don’t get shit done on my motorcycle projects unless I have a deadline.
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  5. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    if i don't peck little shit off the list, then ill get bored and sell it in pieces, or part it out, etc.

    i don't think I've ever finished something 100% (dr650 was damn close, but i never made the down pipe exhaust)

    going to try and see this thing thru.
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  6. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    nice to see Alex ( @Kai Ju ) checking in.

    never thought he'd slum it in a harley thread.
  7. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    I’m keeping my eye on this. If it goes tits up I may be able to take advantage! You are doing a Sportster according to a lot of guys dreams. Trouble is I have a 28” inseam and weigh 150. Your DR was a dream RTW machine for someone.
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  8. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    this thing won't be super tall. i too have a 28" inseam. i want it tall enough not to drag the lowered rear sets, and still as low as possible.

    front fork height won't change (at least up to this point I'm not thinking of it) just springs sprung for little ol me. haha

    rear shocks are currently 13", ill likely got o a 14.25-14.5" shock, but it won't be too bad.

    plus i know you've done long yards on the big GS.

    with regard to the DR650, i fucked up selling that one.
  9. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    on my tippy toes.....still do.......going 210 miles tomorrow!
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  10. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer Supporter

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    Years ago got to ride a really nice Sportster that really surprised me in terms of power/brakes/handling. So every now and then I wonder...
    Going to be following your build.
  11. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    We have a family member that rides with Colleen and I, us on our BMW R1200GS’s and Jeff on his 883 Sportster.....he has changed the gearing but still has belt drive. He does everything we do....cruising at 80.....going around corners...carrying camping gear.....only difference is he gets 65mpg.
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  12. fast1075

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    If you are re-springing the forks, throw in a set of cartridge emulators. I was amazed how well they worked on my scooter as an inexpensive upgrade.
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  13. airhead_irl

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    C'mon, less talk and more photos will ya ??!?! Jeez...........

    (Great thread by the way !).
  14. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    I’ll try and get more pics.

    Didn’t think people wanted to see new fasteners.

    Also came home to the roof being done on my garages with no notice from the HOA!!!!

    This is 5 days after coming home from a day out with the wife to a giant pile of tree trimmings in the yard, also with no notice from the HOA!!!!

    We live in a small condo. One bedroom one bathroom, 700 square feet. Luckily we have a 440 square foot 2 car garage and a small little yard.

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  15. JagLite

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    There's been many a time I wished I lived in a condo where the HOA took care of exterior maintenance so that I didn't have to.
    Coming home from work to see that the latest wind storm has stripped off 150 sq ft of shingles that I need to replace immediately...
    Or a tree blown down across the driveway that means I need to get the chainsaw out and work at that for a couple hours before going to bed.

    Yeah, I'm thinking a little condo with a garage would be pretty nice as I get older.
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  16. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    I’d like a 2000 square foot warehouse with a one bedroom area.
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  17. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    For us, it makes sense.

    We’re dinks (dual income no kids)

    We both work 40+hr work weeks, and we have a dog and a cat. We had a house with a 17000 square foot lot and that’s a lot of grass to mow, plants to water etc etc. I don’t like being a slave to the house. This place cleans up in an hour, and it’s nice not worrying about the exterior etc.

    It has its pluses and minuses, but for us, for now, it’s great. We also have to stay local for work, she is a county employee, it’s 3 miles to her work and 10 for me. It makes sense.

    Southern ca is ridiculous expensive, I could buy both my brothers and sisters houses and properties for less than this place, but I don’t wanna be in Oklahoma and Texas
  18. Salsa

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    [QUOTE="JagLite"

    Yeah, I'm thinking a little condo with a garage would be pretty nice as I get older.[/QUOTE]

    That may be a long time away, because as long as you are riding you are not getting older !!!!!!

    Don
  19. JagLite

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    I looked into buying one of the "Garage Condo's".

    One was 2,000 sq/ft with a 3/4 bath, room and plumbing for a small kitchen, a nice sized loft...
    but the rules say you can't live in it :becca

    What's up with that? :dirtdog

    More than one has a full bar and stripper pole for your custom car of course :hide
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  20. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Gotta live that “Dan Tanna” lifestyle
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