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  1. Bike is now for sale in classifieds and on ebag. It now has a 1997 XR100 motor (with the nice modern electronics!). I would add pics but i can't figure out how to anymore.....
  2. I did a little modification to a pit posse tire changer. I went with that one over others, as it has the bead breaker. The bb works well in my opinion. I made it as modular as possible. It is adjustable in the garage to bolt to studs that are all common centers (i.e.- 16", 24"). And, it is adjustable in the z axis to work with trailer hitch receiver's of multiple heights. As a bonus, I do my own powdercoating, so I was able to coat it in hammertone to make it look nice. Any questions, I'll be glad to help. Complete assembly- Adjustable Height Wall Mount Center Stud
  3. for $350 you got a pretty nice trailer. good job.
  4. Pat4wd has the right idea. As an engineer myself (not in auto/moto) your thread caught my interest. If you really want to work in the bike industry, really go for it. Don't just send your resume to companies, do something 'outside the box'. Find a privateer, and work with him on a national race circuit, even if you have to do it without pay (if you can swing it), stay at campgrounds, whatever... Do something like this, meet the right people, and who knows what doors might open up. If nothing else, you'll have the time of your life, and an experience like this would impress most engineering managers i've worked for. Approach it as a career move, not a vacation, and explain in well in an interview. I had ideas like this when I was younger. But, one day i woke up with a wife, kids, a mortgage, rental property, more bills than the gov't...... I'll regret not doing something like this forever ..
  5. 100% correct. Also, keep in mind, one of the most challenging parts to PC'ing is prep (i.e.- sand blasting). Essentially you need a larger cabinet (or area) than your oven, as you need work around the part. This is my limitation, I built an over large enough for frames and the whole 9 yards. But, my blast cabinet only will fit a wheel - max. So, I have to run all large parts to the blaster next town over. Works, but your at their mercy as far $$ and time. PC'ing is worth getting into if your into restoration's or the like. But, if your only looking to do a set of rims here and there, I would consider finding a DIY'er local guy, and paying him. On the other hand, if you have alot of riding buddies, you can always work out horse trades, etc... Good Luck, and have fun!
  6. I've been Powder Coating for about 5 yrs now. I thought it would be interesting to start a thread obtaining color matches, and which brand of powder looks best. I'm thinking relative to the small guy - not production / custom mix (i.e.- Eastwood, Columbia, PBP, Caswell, and other small qty mail order suppliers). For example, I am currently in need of a gold to match the mid 80's Honda Z50R rims? My initial contribution will be: XR75 Plastic (Meirer Replacement stuff)= Eastwood / Bright Red
  7. Illinois

    Yes the midwest is flat. Yes the weather generally sucks. So what would you like us to do genius? Maybe we should all pack up and move out to Oregon. Oops, then you'd bitch about being overcrowded, right? Better yet, maybe you'd like all of us from the midwest to give up riding. We could join anti-freedom lefties and work on getting public trails shut down, or even those evil fossil fuel burning engines banned. Then at least we would be so stupid for riding on our flat ground, right? Riding anywhere is better than not riding at all in my opinion. It is just to bad your part of the sport....
  8. Dakar!! now your talking but, that might be a little to grand of a plan. but it is fun to dream.
  9. thanks jason. good to hear your ok, that sounds terrible. you bring up a good point, i can't see worth a darn at night, so racing - probably not good. Going on one of those baja tours might be cool. Mammoth - good thought, that might make me think about putting mx back on the table.
  10. If you could take your vacaiton and go compete in any one event what would it be? I'm not talking to about going to win, just compete, get the whole experience (as opposed to just watching). My best MX days are long gone, so trying qualify for Lorretta's, or such is out of the question. I'm a pretty versitial rider, and my main goal is just to have fun, and gain the experience of a lifetime. I've been thinking about this most of my life, but you know, careers, houses, kids, have delayed it. After watching my grampa pass recently, I can't quit thinking about lying there someday and thinking; 'god i should have'..... While I have many riding yrs left, its gotta get done! My thoughts, in no order are: Boneville: mod up the KTM, or build some sort of speedster bike. Talk my father into driving across country with me, run the bike, and get see the amazing big time speed guys run. Pikes Peak: I believe they have a supermoto class, and i'm well versed at sliding around flat track style. Just always thought this was a cool race, with many inovative vehicles. Baja / Desert race: always admired these guys, plus it would help me up my fitness with years worth of prep. Any other ideas?
  11. sounds cool to me. it will prompt conversations with the mike minded people, if nothing else. let the crowd who thinks putting a new graphics kit, or clutch lever on their bike think they're doing something special. they will say 'why', I say why not!!! Post Pics!!!
  12. Thanks for compliments!! 1. I made the cradle, but the idea came from banke performance. I liked the single tube idea. 2. It is an XR100 swingarm w/ the custom loop. I did use both XR75 wheels (I like the size, astetically). You will have machine custom spacers, I refuse to use stacks of washers. I bought a cheapy china Horrible Freight type bench lathe, about 1/2 way thru this project. Its well worth its $300 price tag. Unless you have other access, or a deep wallet, it would be difficult to complete a project like this without one. 3. Yes I did have to shorten the CR80 forks, I believe it was 2 or 3 inches. I got the rear suspension figured out, then leveled the bike out by shorteing the forks the corrrect amount. I also had to weld in a larger, stronger steering stop. As the CR forks are much wider, and larger tubes. Without the stop, they will smash your nice new tank before they hit full lock. This pics shows both. Good luck with your XR!
  13. Chain guard is stock Honda part. Off of xr100, 79-81 believe. XR80's might be the same as well. The roller is model generic, moose racing. They make two (at least) generic ones. Don't get the mini one, I ordered one, it had no bearing in it. I didn't like it, so I got one for a full size bike, has the bearing in it.
  14. peryco- nice bikes!! i went back and forth for awhile trying to decide whether or not to stay twin shocker, or go mono. I like both. Your DG replica pipe is on my list of future purchases. By the way. That looks like quite the musuem...??
  15. Frame Brace: Exhaust Hanger: Chain Roller: Front Brake Plate: