Super Moderator "Loose Nut" - Houston, Texas
2001 Vstar 1100 Classic (sold), 2006 HD Electra Glide Ultra Classic
Definitely adds a very classic look. Nice.
That is a super cool and unique look. Can't say that I've seen anything like that around these parts. Just curious, how is the other side mounted to avoid the bag touching the exhaust system...or are they designed to handle the heat?Fitted a more "classic" looking side bag today. This will replace my other (perfectly good) bags which I will put up for sale soon. I bolted them on so they will NOT come off any time soon.
There is no other side. This is a one side only deal. 😎That is a super cool and unique look. Can't say that I've seen anything like that around these parts. Just curious, how is the other side mounted to avoid the bag touching the exhaust system...or are they designed to handle the heat?
That looks like it should clean up nicely.Well something went seriously wrong with the Stratoliner, either oil pump or crank bearing. I don't have a place to work on it and a shop wants $3,000 labor and $500 for gaskets to even found out what part failed. So until I found a 2001 , 1600 Roadstar with 18,000 miles that just needs carbs cleaned for $1,800 . View attachment 107003 View attachment 107004
Had to check your profile to see if you had a pic. That is a beautiful bike. It is a shame to see you have issues with it. Just a quick poke and it would probably be cheaper to find a replacement engine/trans than to fix that one. But I don't know what kind of job it would be to swap one out. If this were a car it would be an avenue I'd consider.I am still bouncing it around, Les and I discussed it, if someone wanted a project bike I would sell it to them, We figured out te value with all the added assec. if someone gave me $2,000 then had a shop fix it , it would still be at fair market value. They can hear it run it just has a bad whine right at the crank shaft , which is also where the oil pump is. With an engine stethascope you can pinpoint the sound to that location. It has a lot of rare after market parts, slip on muffler, front fender rails, hwy pegs for fatty bars, Ultimate seats, brand new clearview windshield, just the accessories I have over $2,000. Everything is in beautiful condition. That is why I am bummed and not sure what to do. I love that bike.
Wish I were closer, I'd lend a hand. I think it would be cool to do. I've done many in cars over the years but never a bike.We are kicking that around, about $1,800. For me it would be hard. I have a bad back and leg. But I could do it. Just have to build a swap out cart to move it. And get an engine hoist.