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Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By elizilla
db: Wow, geocities, didn't know they were still...

db:
Wow, geocities, didn't know they were still around. :) Interesting project!

drone:
I think a powered sidecar wheel reverse would run the bike in a very small circle if I didn't steer. But...
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By elizilla
Electric reverse

I have a friend whose shop is inhabited by a pack of leprechauns similar to the ones that hang out in FR700's shop. She was over here yesterday to see the new rig, and she's all fired up with an...
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 09:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,698
Posted By elizilla
I have not fiddled with the stock suspension...

I have not fiddled with the stock suspension since the sidecar arrived. I must admit that I struggle to wrap my head around the suspension stuff, even for two wheels let alone three. Many times I...
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 06:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,698
Posted By elizilla
I'm not unwilling to buy suspension parts. The...

I'm not unwilling to buy suspension parts. The problem is, I'm not made of money. I just act like it occasionally. Then I have to dig myself out before I can do it again.

Also, as a...
Forum: Hacks 04-23-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,698
Posted By elizilla
I have put aftermarket suspensions on past bikes...

I have put aftermarket suspensions on past bikes and they really are great. Though crazy spendy. I'll add it to my list, but first try what I already have in the pipeline.
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By elizilla
Gas mileage on hacks

I'm curious what sort of fuel mileage other people are getting from their sidecar rigs. My Ural usually got about 30 mpg (as we say in the USA) or 36mpg (as they say in the UK) or 7.8 L/100km (as...
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,698
Posted By elizilla
Monday I had the day off so we put the original...

Monday I had the day off so we put the original dogbones back in, and raised the rear back up a touch, to shift weight back to the front a bit and perhaps tune out the wobble. It's been cold and wet...
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,181
Posted By elizilla
That's not the NT700V model I used to have. I...

That's not the NT700V model I used to have. I think it's a prior generation, one of the ones that never made it to the USA. I think they were 650cc?
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 114,609
Posted By elizilla
I have a friend who is restoring a Jag, and I was...

I have a friend who is restoring a Jag, and I was telling him about your post. He asked me to ask you, how did the motor end up where it did? Is the seller the same idiot who replaced it with the...
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,157
Posted By elizilla
Or maybe even an electric hub motor?

Or maybe even an electric hub motor?
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By elizilla
I don't know if they match other shifters from...

I don't know if they match other shifters from other bikes. The Ural shifter is a heel-toe shifter which is different from a lot of bikes, even if the splines match up. I'd send you the one I took...
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 350,171
Posted By elizilla
The bottom half of the seat pulls out with no...

The bottom half of the seat pulls out with no tools - there is a plastic strap down in the crack of the seat, and you fish it out and yank on it. I don't have a dog so I never tried it, but it seems...
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By elizilla
I had the Raceway tank shifter on my Ural and it...

I had the Raceway tank shifter on my Ural and it worked pretty well. I switched to hand shifting because of a bum left foot - I can shift a few times, but I only have about a dozen shifts in me...
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Posted By elizilla
I stopped in and visited the Warkshop, a few...

I stopped in and visited the Warkshop, a few years ago when I was in Marietta for another event. That was before I had gotten my feet wet with sidecars. Even though I didn't buy anything that day,...
Forum: Hacks 04-12-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By elizilla
Could you just loosen the clutch cable a little...

Could you just loosen the clutch cable a little bit, so that the friction zone is closer to the bar? On a bike with a hydraulic clutch you have to mod the lever to get it closer, but with the cable...
Forum: Hacks 04-10-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By elizilla
LOL! Hi Pete!

LOL! Hi Pete!
Forum: Hacks 04-10-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,200
Posted By elizilla
Sometimes these guys win, sorta. There was a...

Sometimes these guys win, sorta. There was a local motorcycle hoarder who had been letting things rot in his leaky barn for the last 50 years. He was holding onto the stuff, it was so valuable, etc...
Forum: Hacks 04-08-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,772
Posted By elizilla
Another vote for the Ural

When I went shopping for my first sidecar outfit, I found all these competing voices championing different approaches. I read the Yellow Book but honestly it made my eyes glaze over; I had so little...
Forum: Hacks 04-02-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 42,336
Posted By elizilla
If they want to get exempted from the helmet laws...

If they want to get exempted from the helmet laws (in states that have them) they need to have some kind of safety standard that they can point to and say they met it. OTOH, a lot of the reason...
Forum: Hacks 04-01-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,309
Posted By elizilla
http://www.searchtempest.com/ Is a good site...

http://www.searchtempest.com/

Is a good site for searching craigslist. You can search for "sidecar" and your zip code, and it will fan out beyond your local area to search for ads that are...
Forum: Hacks 03-31-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By elizilla
You should be able to get a street-worthy used...

You should be able to get a street-worthy used outfit for well under $10K. I'd try for around $6K. It may not be your favorite bike, and you may have to travel to get it, but there are a lot of...
Forum: Hacks 03-30-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,309
Posted By elizilla
Ask for lodging and local guides

People love to live vicariously through other travelers. They can put you up, feed you, and show you the things in their town that are most worth seeing. The forum gets to know you as your various...
Forum: Hacks 03-30-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,309
Posted By elizilla
you r doin it wrng

I have had some awesome adventures on other people's motorcycles, and loaned my own motorcycles for other people to have awesome adventures. But in all cases, it was because I had invested a lot of...
Forum: Hacks 03-30-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,698
Posted By elizilla
Hello Brendan! I followed your build with great...

Hello Brendan! I followed your build with great interest but I don't have the fab skills or tools so I had to just throw money at DMC instead.

Interesting about the spokes. This is the first...
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By elizilla
I was just at the Michigan Norton Owner's meeting...

I was just at the Michigan Norton Owner's meeting today. It was well attended, 40 or 50 people there. There were several technical presentations that were very detailed, and a recitation of an...
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,698
Posted By elizilla
Car tire on rear

People keep asking me what car tire DMC put on the rear of my Super10. It is the Economist ATR-K, size 175/55 R17.

It is a very tight fit. Here are some photos so you can see where there's...
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7,370
Views: 2,737,365
Posted By elizilla
If I were you I'd make a list of possible...

If I were you I'd make a list of possible resources along the way. That way if you need a rescue mission you know who's available. No reason you'd come north into Michigan, so you won't be passing...
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By elizilla
I love the t-shirt! Where do I get one?

I love the t-shirt! Where do I get one?
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,698
Posted By elizilla
My Super10 is the first year they were in the...

My Super10 is the first year they were in the USA, one of the early delivery 2012s that arrived in 2011. I didn't pre-order but when they were delayed by the tsunami, a lot of the pre-order people...
Forum: Hacks 03-24-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,698
Posted By elizilla
I used to own a TDM and that's what made me sit...

I used to own a TDM and that's what made me sit up and take notice of the Ténéré when it was announced. That TDM was a sweet, sweet motorcycle and I wish I'd never let it go.

I'm not going to...
Forum: Hacks 03-23-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By elizilla
I can't give a definitive answer, however it's my...

I can't give a definitive answer, however it's my understanding that that they are mostly generic. The difference between Retros and other models is that they have 18" wheels while most other models...
Forum: Hacks 03-23-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,863
Posted By elizilla
Any justice in the world and we-the-people...

Any justice in the world and we-the-people wouldn't have de-funded the state to the point where they can't fix the roads. People wanna "starve the beast" well this is what we get - crap road...
Forum: Hacks 03-22-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By elizilla
I was thinking of Gretna Green, which is a UK...

I was thinking of Gretna Green, which is a UK equivalent. I was there last year and they have signs for "Ye Olde Blacksmith Shoppe Wedding Chapel" and whatnot.
...
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By elizilla
It's like getting married over the anvil.

It's like getting married over the anvil.
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,698
Posted By elizilla
Not even close. My hair is waist length, I'm...

Not even close. My hair is waist length, I'm untidy and geeky, and I have never ever learned to get up early in the morning. :)




Interesting! My invoice says it's a Pingel shifter but the...
Forum: Hacks 03-20-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,698
Posted By elizilla
Awesome! Can't wait to see the pics!

Awesome! Can't wait to see the pics!
Forum: Hacks 03-20-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,879
Posted By elizilla
I owned a K75 with a sidecar, for a summer. It...

I owned a K75 with a sidecar, for a summer. It was a superb tug and pulled the sidecar really well.

I got rid of it because I just couldn't like the bike. But that wasn't because it was a K75,...
Forum: Hacks 03-20-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,863
Posted By elizilla
I think it was both. I have ridden the Ural over...

I think it was both. I have ridden the Ural over those potholes before and it is always upset by them. There is definitely something about the shape/density of that pothole patch, that makes it...
Forum: Hacks 03-20-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 99,285
Posted By elizilla
My credit union also loses their mind when...

My credit union also loses their mind when confronted with anything international. They are great locally but a huge PITA while traveling.
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,698
Posted By elizilla
It is the DMC Expedition. There are more...

It is the DMC Expedition.

There are more pics, including a bunch that DMC sent to me while it was being built, in the album I linked in my first post. I haven't taken very many of my own yet...
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