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engine
12th May 2005, 01:06
...from the Indy shop. Got Metzler tires (ME880 rear, ME33 front) THe front tire is a 100/90. I like how it fills in the fender. Also installed the Fork lowerink kit. Dropped it 1", enough to pretty much level the bike out with the rear, yet not slamming it too low. I like how it came out. Also got the lower fork legs powdercoated black, while they were disassembled. Also did a few adjustments to make it tight, primary chain, drive chain, clutch. THey did a good job, I'm happy with it, although the price was more than I was expecting, but that's my fault for not asking for an estimate first. Paid half in cash, and the other half on plastic. Gotta hide the bill from the wife when it comes in... :eek:
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txsporty
12th May 2005, 01:38
Engine

Good Lookin Scoot!! :clap :clap :clap

Curious, Why did you go with two different Metler's?? I'm looking to get a set and I'm wonder what's the better tire? Let me know how they ride.

engine
12th May 2005, 03:40
Engine

Good Lookin Scoot!! :clap :clap :clap

Curious, Why did you go with two different Metler's?? I'm looking to get a set and I'm wonder what's the better tire? Let me know how they ride.

If you go to Metzler's site, look at the "brochure" in PDF format. They say the ME33 fronts work very well with the ME 880 rear. The ME33 supposedly has a superior ride over rain grooves or bridges and stuff, without wandering or "finding a groove".

Kenny
12th May 2005, 03:48
Wow!! the black on black on black looks very groovy and your right that tire really fills in the fender.

PlanB
12th May 2005, 05:34
Engine, You've done VERY well with your scoot in the short amount of time you've owned it! You must be a natural at visualizing what you want...I remember when you first signed on...I had no idea you would jump into the Sporty with both feet! I'm anxious to see how the pipes hold up after a summer of riding...keep us up to date on those, ok? Good job...now enjoy the fruits of your labor through the summer and ride, ride, ride! AND show it off!

Takingabreak
12th May 2005, 06:33
Looks really good, i like the satin look of the pipes.

txsporty
12th May 2005, 08:39
Engine

Do have have Metzler Web Address??

GRAYFEATHER
12th May 2005, 13:19
Yep Looks good. how do them Metzler's handle.

Grayfeather

SilverSporty
12th May 2005, 14:57
Engine

Do have have Metzler Web Address??

Here it is: http://www.us.metzelermoto.com/

engine
12th May 2005, 22:15
Engine, You've done VERY well with your scoot in the short amount of time you've owned it! You must be a natural at visualizing what you want...I remember when you first signed on...I had no idea you would jump into the Sporty with both feet! I'm anxious to see how the pipes hold up after a summer of riding...keep us up to date on those, ok? Good job...now enjoy the fruits of your labor through the summer and ride, ride, ride! AND show it off!
I'm surprised someone is actually paying attention to my bull crap...
SO far, I haven't really draggd my knees in the turns, the INdy told me to take it easy in the beginning because the tires will be a little slippery. I have to break the side archs (or whatever you call them, not the sidewalls...) in.But so far they're pretty good.
A far as pipes...When they get dirty, I just wipe them clean with a damp cloth, no need to polish. I'm still going to make my own one day, maybe over next winter.

This afternoon, I was working on a roof in the Bronx. I found some kind of knob from I don't know what. Looks like an old faucet valve knob, with the 4 fingers on it for grip. It's aluminum and has a 3/8" stud coming out the bottom, that is broken about 1-1/4" out. Looks like it was used for some type of construction apparatus, used to tighten a clamp. But anywho...I'm going to use it for the shifter knob in the suicide shifter, when I decide to make it... :smoke

thatbikerguy
12th May 2005, 22:19
I've been told those "side archs" are nicknamed "chicken strips"

engine
12th May 2005, 22:34
here are a couple pics of that knob I found. Maybe one of you can tell me what it's from:
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SportsterBart
12th May 2005, 22:37
Looks like a hatch door bolt. (latch bolt)


Bart

engine
12th May 2005, 23:47
I just found something 1000% better than that friggin hatch knob.

...an old-assed City of NY Public School solid brass door knob. I was cleaning up that hatch knob and I glanced over to my left, and there this puppy was. It has pink paint on it, and sent it over the wire wheel/bench grinder and 5 minutes later...stylin'
http://longislandbiker.com/forums/uploads/1114016038/gallery_12_8_169826.jpg

You're probably wondering how in the hell this 50+ year old doorknob was sitting in my garage.
My dad works for the NYC Board of Education as a school facility inspector. Sometimes he'd pick up some old stuff that schools are throwing out. Like we have these old copper ceiling lamps. Polish the copper and replace the cloth-insulated wires, and good like new.

txsporty
13th May 2005, 02:54
Here it is: http://www.us.metzelermoto.com/

Thanks SilverSporty!!!

txsporty
13th May 2005, 03:00
Knob might be from a old water heater!!!

Can't read the writing on it!!!

ESCOBAR
13th May 2005, 03:07
sweet ride man!!!!!!!!!!

AND YO!!!!!!! THAT NYC PUBLIC SCHOOL KNOB IS OFF THE HOOK!!
MY MOM TEACHES AT P.S 85 IN ASTORIA QUEENS AND SHE HAS SOME OLD STUFF THAT SHE WAS ABLE TO SNAG BEFORE THE REMODEL..... SWEET ANI'T NO CHITE LIKE FREE CHITE :bump :bump


:D ESCO :D

engine
13th May 2005, 04:31
Knob might be from a old water heater!!!

Can't read the writing on it!!!
the writing seems to have been double stamped, as though the first time was screwed up, so theytried again...or the knob got held up on the line and got stamped twice. It says "Jergens Cleve HK2250"

Escobar, hell ya, if it's free, it's fo' me!
What streets is PS 85 on? I went to HS in Astoria, on Cresent St @ Ditmars Ave. You originally from NY? I can't wait to leave...