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Forum: Alaska Yesterday, 01:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,723
Posted By richardak
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Forum: Vendors 03-19-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1,347
Views: 257,431
Posted By richardak
I'm in for one as well.

I'm in for one as well.
Forum: Alaska 02-22-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By richardak
Alaska Auto Rental is a good company and I know...

Alaska Auto Rental is a good company and I know quite a few visitors that have rented from them specifically to go up the haul road. They outfitted the cars with an full size spare plus an extra,...
Forum: Alaska 02-22-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,530
Posted By richardak
I still haven't stopped yet. I believe I've...

I still haven't stopped yet. I believe I've ridden just about everyday that I've been in Fairbanks since last April. My low for this winter was -45F. Aren't sidecars wonderful!
Forum: Hacks 01-26-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By richardak
As far as speed 65 is no problem and even faster...

As far as speed 65 is no problem and even faster if you want. Avoid heavy loads in 5th as it puts a lot of end load on the transmission bearings and they are a weak point. Cruising in 5th is fine but...
Forum: Hacks 01-26-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By richardak
R100/7 with hack

If you don't have any steering mods, 300 miles will be a long day. I have an R100RT with a Cozy with no steering mods also using a DMC subframe. I'm still trying to decide on the Montana MOA. With or...
Forum: Alaska 01-22-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,848
Posted By richardak
You all know that there is a simple solution to...

You all know that there is a simple solution to winter riding. I've ridden every single day that I've been in town this winter...

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Forum: Alaska 01-20-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,848
Posted By richardak
$2.85 for regular in Fairbanks...

$2.85 for regular in Fairbanks...
Forum: Alaska 01-15-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By richardak
Riding from Ketchikan to Fairbanks

Just in case you are interested, there is a rider from Ketchikan on his way to Fairbanks as we speak. You can read his ride report on SovietSteeds...
Forum: Hacks 11-20-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,673
Posted By richardak
Again, depends on how it's mounted. I have a Cozy...

Again, depends on how it's mounted. I have a Cozy on my R100RT and it's harder to fly than the Ural. The Beemer/Cozy rig is about 6" wider than the Ural.
Forum: Hacks 10-20-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By richardak
I've removed and reattached the sidecar from my...

I've removed and reattached the sidecar from my airhead using the DMC subframe and mounts and it rarely takes more than 15 minutes including fiddling with the wires and re-installing bulbs. But, I'm...
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By richardak
It looks like you have a great project. I have...

It looks like you have a great project. I have one of Jay's subframes on my '84 airhead and the material is much heavier than the existing frame and it's very easy to remove and install the sidecar....
Forum: Hacks 10-09-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,000
Posted By richardak
That looks like it'll be a nice setup. I...

That looks like it'll be a nice setup. I currently have an '83 R100RT with a DMC subframe but with a small Cozy sidecar. When I asked Jay about getting one of the his M72 sidecars, he suggested that...
Forum: Alaska 09-27-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By richardak
BobC asked me to send out a notice to the list. ...

BobC asked me to send out a notice to the list.

Time for the annual first last ride (and possibly the second last ride):

DATE: Sunday, September 28, 2014

MEET AT: ...
Forum: Alaska 07-30-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,132
Posted By richardak
Touring on a Ruckus

I don't know if anyone has been following his trip. Mike left VA in May, went down to Key West, then up to Prudhoe Bay and is in Fairbanks now for at least a few more days. The trip is on a 49cc...
Forum: Hacks 07-22-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,840
Posted By richardak
From the first photo, it looks like one of these...

From the first photo, it looks like one of these http://cozzisidebysidecycles.com/news/two-new-rigs-just-completed-november-2012/attachment/p1060606-2/ from Cozzi.

I tell those that ask me why...
Forum: Hacks 07-22-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,840
Posted By richardak
Absolutely what usgser said about ice. You didn't...

Absolutely what usgser said about ice. You didn't mention where you are located or what you normally see in the winter. Here in interior Alaska, studded tires are permitted and I used studs on the...
Forum: Hacks 07-22-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,840
Posted By richardak
As someone with a Cozy sidecar on my airhead, I...

As someone with a Cozy sidecar on my airhead, I would agree that the sidecar is cramped (16" wide seat) and my wife says the ride is pretty harsh. The stock frame is on the light side but that looks...
Forum: Alaska 07-13-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,529
Posted By richardak
Count me in! I will probably even ride the...

Count me in! I will probably even ride the Beemer…


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Forum: Hacks 06-10-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,000
Posted By richardak
Looks like a great restoration! I'll assume that...

Looks like a great restoration! I'll assume that you also picked up the DMC subframe as well. Were you planning on leaving the steering stock?

Before you completely paint the right lower, you may...
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By richardak
I have an old airhead ('83 R100RT) and added a...

I have an old airhead ('83 R100RT) and added a small, cheap sidecar for the same reason, i.e. not tipping over during the winter. The carbureted engine starts up easily even at -25F though I did add...
Forum: Alaska 06-10-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 24,111
Posted By richardak
#1 E. Knievel #2 Glenda, The Good Witch #3...

#1 E. Knievel
#2 Glenda, The Good Witch
#3 Vwdrvr66
#4 MadDuc_DJ
#5 Solarmoose
#6 AkFroggy
#7 JC aka-01001010 01000011
#8 J&K Kelly
#9 J&K Jade
#10 Alaskajeff
Forum: Hacks 05-05-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 63,271
Posted By richardak
Alaska Sidecar Gathering. Talkeetna, Alaska

May 23 – 25, 2014 – Alaska Sidecar Gathering. Talkeetna, Alaska (campground at the end of town)
Who's invited - Intended as a gathering for current, past, and potentially new USCA Alaska members....
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,330
Posted By richardak
I originally looked for a sidecar for my airhead...

I originally looked for a sidecar for my airhead ('83 R100RT) just so I could extend my riding season here in interior Alaska then remove it for the summer. But now after getting it installed, I'm...
Forum: Alaska 04-05-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By richardak
I hadn't even thought about it. I will take you...

I hadn't even thought about it. I will take you up on the offer if it's still available...
Forum: Hacks 03-17-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,379
Posted By richardak
I use some hand guards designed for use on snow...

I use some hand guards designed for use on snow machines. Completely open in the back so it's easy to get your hands in and out and even see the switch positions if you need to. But they do a good...
Forum: Hacks 03-11-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,405
Posted By richardak
Haven't tried taking the dog or the grandkid. The...

Haven't tried taking the dog or the grandkid. The main reason I put on the sidecar was to not tip over when riding in the wintertime. Fresh snow is a blast!
Forum: Hacks 03-11-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,405
Posted By richardak
As an owner of a Cozy attached to a '83 R100RT,...

As an owner of a Cozy attached to a '83 R100RT, I'd say that it is a decent combination only if you don't plan on regularly carrying a passenger. Pretty narrow seat though I've carried 250# 6'...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 37,851
Posted By richardak
I really like that color. Beautiful bike...

I really like that color. Beautiful bike...
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 37,851
Posted By richardak
Thought I'd add an updated photo. I really like...

Thought I'd add an updated photo. I really like the RT fairing for cold weather riding...
...
Forum: Hacks 02-28-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,180
Posted By richardak
Great photos! Snow is one of the best reasons to...

Great photos! Snow is one of the best reasons to get a sidecar. After seeing your photos, I need to seriously consider a rig with 2WD. (And reverse to get out of stuff that's too deep)
Forum: Hacks 02-28-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,180
Posted By richardak
Fortunately, we have none. All they spread on the...

Fortunately, we have none. All they spread on the roads here seems to be sand and gravel. Broken glass is more a problem than rust at least here in interior Alaska.
Forum: Hacks 02-28-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By richardak
I'd go with the airhead though, like others, I'm...

I'd go with the airhead though, like others, I'm biased. I have an '83 R100RT with a Cozy sidecar mounted using a DMC subframe. They also modified the front sidecar mount to work with their hardware...
Forum: Hacks 02-28-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,180
Posted By richardak
I have been riding my 1WD rig all winter albeit...

I have been riding my 1WD rig all winter albeit with studded tires (Heidenau K60). There have been a few times when 2WD would have been nice to have such as deeper snow but not essential. There have...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By richardak
It may be time to dig out a voltmeter and...

It may be time to dig out a voltmeter and actually see if you are getting the power at the relay. I had the same problem on my '83 R100RT and it turned out to be the relay and the relay socket (very...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,343
Posted By richardak
I must admit that being able to ride all through...

I must admit that being able to ride all through the winter was the initial reason for adding the third wheel. Not to carry passengers or the other benefits. Just wanted to ride on the snow and ice....
Forum: Alaska 02-17-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,369
Posted By richardak
The ratio is especially interesting as it...

The ratio is especially interesting as it indicates adoption. The total number may be important to the manufacturer but it doesn't say anything about the residents. But then again, as was pointed...
Forum: Alaska 02-13-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 24,111
Posted By richardak
This is a graded exercise; do your own work and...

This is a graded exercise; do your own work and do the best you can.

You must list yourself and any other members of your group. How? Easy to do:

1. Scroll to the LAST post!
2. Copy these...
Forum: Alaska 02-07-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,583
Posted By richardak
Verizon has great LTE service in town now but...

Verizon has great LTE service in town now but their voice service runs through ACS, an Alaska telecom, CDMA service. Non-LTE data service also runs through ACS.
Forum: Alaska 02-05-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,583
Posted By richardak
There are a number of great Thai restaurants such...

There are a number of great Thai restaurants such as Lemon Grass that have vegetarian sections in their menu. Lunch, near the News Miner building, is also vegetarian/vegan. If pasta is an option,...
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