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Re: Motorcycles.
« Reply #9120 on: July 31, 2020, 04:57:39 am »
I have an older, but high quality recumbent bike that I have been playing with the idea of adding hub motor to...

I love the idea of a recumbent, but it feels suicidal in traffic.
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« Reply #9121 on: July 31, 2020, 09:52:19 am »
I love the idea of a recumbent, but it feels suicidal in traffic.

I got used to it when I used to commute with it- but it was scary at first.
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« Reply #9122 on: July 31, 2020, 05:33:35 pm »
Looks like a reasonable project, as long as the frame isn't FUBAR.

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« Reply #9123 on: August 01, 2020, 10:58:39 am »
How about one of these, $550 and ships with Prime lol

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« Reply #9124 on: August 01, 2020, 12:46:46 pm »
How about one of these, $550 and ships with Prime lol


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« Reply #9125 on: August 02, 2020, 01:32:30 pm »
More Less powah!
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« Reply #9126 on: August 02, 2020, 01:40:23 pm »
If I had LAND I would get one just to go check the mailbox.
And walk the dogs.
but no land
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« Reply #9127 on: September 02, 2020, 11:45:02 am »
I'm debating whether I should sell the Street Triple at the end of the year or next spring. Each canyon carving ride this year has been ruined by busy canyons full of Sunday drivers. COVID has really crowded our backroads, trails, campgrounds, etc. Plus I no longer commute to an office so my use cases for the bike are drying up.

I'm not sure it's worth having two bikes when the Tiger can do 90% on road + off road + 2Up. On the downside, the Streety was a dream bike I waited years to buy. But I hate not being able to ride it to its full potential. On the positive side, if I were to sell it I'd just roll the funds into a different type of fun vehicle - I'm still brainstorming what that could be.

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« Reply #9128 on: October 21, 2020, 09:25:47 am »
Lots of dirt riding this year. I never see any other adventure bikes out on the backroads, so either they're dumb or I am.


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« Reply #9129 on: October 21, 2020, 01:44:12 pm »
It's about time to tuck my "2 Wheeled Minivan" away for the Winter.......
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« Reply #9130 on: October 21, 2020, 02:39:51 pm »
Lots of dirt riding this year. I never see any other adventure bikes out on the backroads, so either they're dumb or I am.




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« Reply #9131 on: October 21, 2020, 03:03:31 pm »
Is that Lake Bonneville in the distance?
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« Reply #9132 on: October 21, 2020, 10:48:36 pm »
Is that Lake Bonneville in the distance?

Yep, looking westward
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« Reply #9133 on: October 26, 2020, 07:36:55 pm »
This exceeded expectations.  It's like stock car racing on 2-wheels.

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« Reply #9134 on: November 01, 2020, 09:31:23 am »
"New" bike day! When a coworker said he knew someone looking to unload a project bike for cheap, I had to jump on it. It cost me a pack of Coors. :rockon:

The previous owner said it ran as recently as last year but he stopped riding. I'll spend the winter replacing fluids, repairing stuff, etc and hopefully it's ready to go in the spring! Lots of backwoods trails I've been wanting to explore that are too technical for the Tiger.

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« Reply #9135 on: November 01, 2020, 10:03:21 am »
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« Reply #9136 on: November 01, 2020, 10:27:45 am »
I'll give you two packs of Coors!
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« Reply #9137 on: November 01, 2020, 03:51:51 pm »
Good deal.  It's a Honda, it'll run.
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« Reply #9138 on: November 01, 2020, 10:29:14 pm »
I'll give you two packs of Coors!

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« Reply #9139 on: November 02, 2020, 09:29:17 am »
"New" bike day! When a coworker said he knew someone looking to unload a project bike for cheap, I had to jump on it. It cost me a pack of Coors. :rockon:

The previous owner said it ran as recently as last year but he stopped riding. I'll spend the winter replacing fluids, repairing stuff, etc and hopefully it's ready to go in the spring! Lots of backwoods trails I've been wanting to explore that are too technical for the Tiger.

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I have always wanted one of those. If you ever want to unload it, I am just down the road:)

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« Reply #9140 on: November 06, 2020, 10:16:44 am »
I have always wanted one of those. If you ever want to unload it, I am just down the road:)

I forget you're also in Utah :rockon:

Speaking of which - i think the riding season is coming to a close this weekend.
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« Reply #9141 on: November 06, 2020, 02:42:13 pm »
I forget you're also in Utah :rockon:

Speaking of which - i think the riding season is coming to a close this weekend.


There are often some warm days around Thanksgiving but I would agree that riding season is pretty much finished. I do look forward to some rain and/or snow. It has been a really dry summer.

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« Reply #9142 on: November 06, 2020, 02:51:33 pm »
I do look forward to some rain and/or snow. It has been a really dry summer.

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« Reply #9143 on: December 07, 2020, 11:13:11 am »
I squeezed in a ride on the Tiger yesterday with temps ranging from 30-45 depending on how close I was to the mountains. I did see many other bikes and top-down convertibles, which is nice to see.

I picked up an original service manual and have begun ordering parts for the Honda.
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« Reply #9144 on: January 22, 2021, 03:19:38 pm »
Replaced the handlebars and getting ready to install some new handle-bar equipment - clutch lever, light switches, grips, mirrors.
Tank is off, which is easier without emissions and ECUs in the way. Mud everwheres though.

I just got a JIS screwdriver set, so next up is pulling the airbox and carb for a thorough cleaning. I'll likely pull the cylinder head as well - previous owner sloppily applied some gasket goo and i'd rather it done right.

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« Reply #9145 on: February 22, 2021, 10:53:27 am »
It's coming along! I spent most of this past weekend tackling a bunch of things at once. I recently put a TV in the garage too and it's been surprisingly relaxing to wrench with shows in the background.

Done: The carb is cleaned and re-installed. Re-oiled the prefilter. New battery. Forks have fresh seals and fluid. Front & rear wheel bearings regreased. All cables are lubed. I painted some pieces enamel black. New sprockets and chain are standing by until fresh tires are installed in a few weeks. There are only a few options for my wheel sizes (3.00-21, 4.60-17), so I'm going with a set of Dunlop dual sports. Looks like a good balance of on & off road capable. I decided to not remove the cylinder head. Someone else sealed it with gasket material and there doesn't appear to be any oil leaks (common). So I'll just leave well-enough alone until it becomes a problem.

To be done: Install some grippier footpegs. New front turn signals. Swap electrical connectors for the replacement switch module - the XL has a 9 pin female, the new switch is a 6 pin female plus three wires on the side. :rolleyes: I bought a new throttle tube but it doesn't fit my cable housing, so I need to figure a solution for that. The trip odometer reset knob doesn't work, somethings out of place in the speedo housing.

Running total: $~400 in parts


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