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Forum: Hacks 12-16-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 321,950
Posted By AL-58
You're 100% right. I've pulled the seat cushion...

You're 100% right. I've pulled the seat cushion from my sidecar and replaced it with a piece of carpet glued to a chunk of yoga mat foam. It's cut exactly to size and very stable, the dogs don't...
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,976
Posted By AL-58
That definitely looks like lean in. Get on the...

That definitely looks like lean in. Get on the bike (or your equivalent weight) and put a 90 degree square against the back wheel to check it. With car tyres absolutely vertical can be OK, otherwise...
Forum: Australia 12-11-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,981
Posted By AL-58
The original poster (not the responder) was...

The original poster (not the responder) was asking for a historic plate scheme similar to Vic (with log book).

There are no restrictions on what you can do with it, doesn't need to be club...
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,490
Posted By AL-58
With my first sidecar, I was riding it all the...

With my first sidecar, I was riding it all the time and decided to sell my solo (TDM850). Got sick of it after a while and converted the sidecar back to a solo.

Now i have the K100RS sidecar and...
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 321,950
Posted By AL-58
Me and Leroy (Border Collie/Labrador Retriever)...

Me and Leroy (Border Collie/Labrador Retriever) just near home.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f182/AL-58/DSCF0910-crop_zps7fd452f1.jpg

Al
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,967
Posted By AL-58
Our first (94) we bought because we were heading...

Our first (94) we bought because we were heading to a rally in a desert with lots of sandy roads and it sounded like the right thing.

Since then it's just fun and very practical too, very rarely...
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,248
Posted By AL-58
Fabulous movie, cant help but make you smile. ...

Fabulous movie, cant help but make you smile.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f182/AL-58/DSCF0910-crop_zps7fd452f1.jpg

Al
Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,908
Posted By AL-58
If anyone is looking for Ians funeral details...

If anyone is looking for Ians funeral details please PM me and I'll pass them on.

It will be Wednesday 15/10 in Sydneys north.

Al
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,908
Posted By AL-58
I had a dig, Ian did post a few years back as...

I had a dig, Ian did post a few years back as 'Horsey', but only a handful of times. I've known him a few years, helped him out with some magazine issues from time to time (he has been the editor of...
Forum: Australia 07-31-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,831
Posted By AL-58
Any idea if its catered/not catered? Al

Any idea if its catered/not catered?

Al
Forum: Australia 06-22-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,097
Posted By AL-58
The owners of the venue won't allow us to have a...

The owners of the venue won't allow us to have a fire on the grassed area. That's why the fire is out at the end on the dirt.

Al
Forum: Australia 03-30-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 33,581
Posted By AL-58
There's been a big development and very good news...

There's been a big development and very good news just recently.

On St Patricks Day Bala was taken to hospital as a matching heart became available for a transplant. He's still in St Vincents...
Forum: Australia 03-28-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 41,626
Posted By AL-58
Having just got a $1000 bike back on the road...

Having just got a $1000 bike back on the road I've been looking for this.

Problem is the same weekend as the Far Cairn.

Maybe next year.

Al
Forum: Hacks 02-11-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,500
Posted By AL-58
Do you know anything about the sidecar hood Dave?...

Do you know anything about the sidecar hood Dave?

I've done a few and that looks like one of mine. I did one double hood of that style from memory, but it was on a red one with standard 10" wheel...
Forum: Australia 12-07-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,600
Posted By AL-58
In '76 I rolled a car and got thrown on the road,...

In '76 I rolled a car and got thrown on the road, landing on the rear of my left shoulder and head. This resulted in 4 compression fractures of vertebrae in my upper back.

I remember exercises to...
Forum: Australia 12-07-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By AL-58
So, in your case Morro as long as the event (OCR)...

So, in your case Morro as long as the event (OCR) is in the clubs(the club where your historic rego is sponsored) event calendar, you can use your bike for the purpose of the event (but carry your...
Forum: Hacks 11-29-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,165
Posted By AL-58
With a 120/90-18 rear you should have a drum rear...

With a 120/90-18 rear you should have a drum rear brake. You will notice all the bikes with adapters and 15" wheels bolted on have disk brake rear ends. As the drum for the brake is actually part...
Forum: Hacks 11-05-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 30,832
Posted By AL-58
<object width="420" height="315"><param...

<object width="420" height="315"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/f6_qyNUUBTY?hl=en_GB&amp;version=3"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param...
Forum: Australia 10-20-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,869
Posted By AL-58
I'm in Mt Riverview. The northern end was at...

I'm in Mt Riverview. The northern end was at risk early in the piece(I'm on the western side). I've been watching the fires at Yellow Rock closely (from a lookout in the scrub across the road). ...
Forum: Australia 09-25-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,634
Posted By AL-58
Arrows of fire I had a nice nap for part of...

Arrows of fire

I had a nice nap for part of it

Al
Forum: Australia 09-25-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,140
Posted By AL-58
.657 bpy in 38 years 827.8cc average ...

.657 bpy in 38 years

827.8cc average

2.56 cylinder average

average 3.84 strokes each

Al
Forum: Australia 09-22-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,634
Posted By AL-58
And then of course there was this: ...

And then of course there was this:
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f182/AL-58/1234021_726664537360520_1667516231_n_zps1585ed92.jpg

165 registered entries to the rally was the number I heard. ...
Forum: Australia 09-18-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,429
Posted By AL-58
This photo would have been taken by Alanna on the...

This photo would have been taken by Alanna on the run to the 94 OCR.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f182/AL-58/Bikes/Sidecars/sidecar%20build/Mariedesertoutfit_zps800bf082.jpg
Forum: Australia 09-18-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,429
Posted By AL-58
We've got a copy somewhere in the house. My wife...

We've got a copy somewhere in the house. My wife Marie and Alanna took our first K100/HRD sidecar to the OCR at Mt Dare in '94. The road took its toll on the bike.

Al
Forum: Hacks 09-13-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By AL-58
The main difference I've seen and I've had both...

The main difference I've seen and I've had both types is that the floating calipers allow the suspension to move when you are breaking, where the fixed mountings make the suspension much stiffer when...
Forum: Australia 09-04-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,266
Posted By AL-58
LOL, our R100GS's must have come off the line...

LOL, our R100GS's must have come off the line together

Al
Forum: Australia 08-31-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,634
Posted By AL-58
This year we're also encouraging any K series BM...

This year we're also encouraging any K series BM owners to come along and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the start of the K. Special awards for K's this year also.

Al
Forum: Australia 08-18-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 207,918
Posted By AL-58
I have ROX pro offset block risers on mine, but...

I have ROX pro offset block risers on mine, but they look different to those ones.
http://roxspeedfx.com/product/rox-pro-offset-block-riser.htm

No problem with the cables, but I wouldn't try for...
Forum: Hacks 08-17-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,785
Posted By AL-58
That's why I always used to run either a 4.00-18...

That's why I always used to run either a 4.00-18 Metzeler Enduro 2 or Michelin Sirac at the front of my K outfit when I had the original 18" wheel. I hate those sidecar specific tyres, durability is...
Forum: Hacks 08-16-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 321,950
Posted By AL-58
Taken last week <IFRAME height=315...

Taken last week

<IFRAME height=315 src="//www.youtube.com/embed/H2Cm4oVf2tI?rel=0" frameBorder=0 width=420 allowfullscreen></IFRAME>
Forum: Australia 05-29-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By AL-58
I'm in the wrong state

I'm in the wrong state
Forum: Australia 04-23-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,910
Posted By AL-58
+1, Count me in. Al

+1, Count me in.

Al
Forum: Australia 04-12-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,602
Posted By AL-58
I sold a TDM850 (quite a few) years ago. It had...

I sold a TDM850 (quite a few) years ago. It had 15,000kms less on the clock than it had actually done.

Why? Because it took Yamaha that long to supply a speedo cable after it broke. I wore a...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,774
Posted By AL-58
I've had a dog on the bike since 1987. Carried...

I've had a dog on the bike since 1987. Carried them on the tank most of the time till the rule changes a few years ago. Now she's either in the sidecar or in the gearsack behind on the solo. I...
Forum: Australia 02-06-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By AL-58
I've got a 500g(could be 1kg even) tub of the...

I've got a 500g(could be 1kg even) tub of the stuff(Molybond) with the appropriate NATO number on it. I picked it up while helping to clear a garage after a friends partner had died, he brought it...
Forum: Australia 02-06-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,826
Posted By AL-58
I had a '91 Paralever R100GS, bought it 3 months...

I had a '91 Paralever R100GS, bought it 3 months old in Sydney, The flush fuel cap was standard fitting by then.

Al
Forum: Australia 02-02-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 33,581
Posted By AL-58
Bala was camped with us last weekend up the...

Bala was camped with us last weekend up the Bridle Track. Fingers crossed he should be at Karuah next weekend (being chauffuered).

Al
Forum: Australia 01-06-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 19,219
Views: 2,311,569
Posted By AL-58
Got my tickets for the Blue Mountains Festival...

Got my tickets for the Blue Mountains Festival already. Seen Arlo a few years ago in Katoomba, one of the most entertaining shows I've been to.

Al
Forum: Australia 01-06-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,725
Posted By AL-58
I hear the Army is being deployed to protect...

I hear the Army is being deployed to protect against looters now.

Al
Forum: Australia 01-05-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,725
Posted By AL-58
I've got friends in Connollys Marsh.They were...

I've got friends in Connollys Marsh.They were evacuated, the house was well prepared, water bombed and is OK. Her mums place on the beach got totalled. She was evacuated by boat before it hit.
...
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