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Forum: Hacks 05-26-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,572
Posted By hsblue
They do that with weight on them, but if the bike...

They do that with weight on them, but if the bike tracks straight, deal with it.

More importantly, I am not being snarky but this is not a sidecar issue. Your body - heart, lungs and joints...
Forum: Hacks 03-04-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,832
Posted By hsblue
I'm confused. No problems on the test drive but...

I'm confused. No problems on the test drive but then it belched blue smoke out of one side, then you worked on the carbs and it now blows smoke out of the other?

How many miles on this beast?
...
Forum: Hacks 03-02-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3,938
Views: 670,791
Posted By hsblue
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/mcy/4356548...

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/mcy/4356548445.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00404_gbPoE8cYaXh_600x450.jpg
There are some red flags here, but for $1,500, the tub looks decent
"The...
Forum: Hacks 02-27-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,444
Posted By hsblue
And as Jay said, there are sufficiently different...

And as Jay said, there are sufficiently different from other airheads that they are the unappreciated black sheep of the airhead clan. Whether that is deserved or not, it affects resale value.
...
Forum: Hacks 02-13-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,023
Posted By hsblue
I'm good at that, but it gets no points from my...

I'm good at that, but it gets no points from my wife:rofl
Forum: Hacks 01-26-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,318
Posted By hsblue
My father had Baltimore Colt season tickets and I...

My father had Baltimore Colt season tickets and I went to every home game from the game before the "Greatest Game Ever Played" until about a year before they moved to Indianapolis.

Back in the...
Forum: Hacks 01-23-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,799
Posted By hsblue
Too many negative waves. In another thread,...

Too many negative waves.

In another thread, Claude pointed out there are 7 sidecar builders that do significant volume in the US. Three of them are in this forum. That's a pretty good...
Forum: Hacks 01-21-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,377
Posted By hsblue
Looks like it has a blunter nose than Steib and...

Looks like it has a blunter nose than Steib and nothing like a Ural.
Metal working and fabricating is not one of my skill sets but I hope it is one of yours, because I see a lot of work there.
...
Forum: Hacks 01-19-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,208
Posted By hsblue
Where is the date stamped? I bought a rim and...

Where is the date stamped? I bought a rim and laced it to a hub last year.
Henry
Forum: Hacks 01-19-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,390
Posted By hsblue
The whole point of using a car battery in the...

The whole point of using a car battery in the trunk is to have a less expensive, yet larger battery to power all the farkles and not to simply to put the mc battery in the hack.

You recognize the...
Forum: Hacks 01-14-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3,938
Views: 670,791
Posted By hsblue
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mariginiup/motorcyc...

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mariginiup/motorcycles/gsx1400-side-car/1032621788

Looking for the above bike I found this. It looks like it could be a cargo/passenger rig, but here is no...
Forum: Hacks 01-14-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3,938
Views: 670,791
Posted By hsblue
I realize the US is not your target, but it's...

I realize the US is not your target, but it's easier if you don't make the locals hunt. Is this yours?
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/tura-beach/motorcycles/k100-rt-and-sidecar/1035146841
Forum: Hacks 01-14-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
Posted By hsblue
I did this for a woman, who, in her younger days,...

I did this for a woman, who, in her younger days, used to be a horseback riding instructor. In her 70's, after 2 strokes, she lost use of her left side and spent most of her time in bed. We had to...
Forum: Hacks 01-14-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,187
Posted By hsblue
I am reminded of the 1970 Richard Petty wreck,...

I am reminded of the 1970 Richard Petty wreck, with his arm flailing around outside the racecar http://youtu.be/wlFLnFc79bI

The roll cage keeps the rig from crushing the passenger. It doesn't...
Forum: Hacks 01-12-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By hsblue
A guy I know from the Airhead list on micapeak...

A guy I know from the Airhead list on micapeak makes beefier top triple clamps for /5's - /7's. http://www.pbase.com/toastertan/top_braces

I see he does not offer them for the GS. This leads me...
Forum: Hacks 01-11-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By hsblue
Here is the link...

Here is the link http://www.advrider.com/<wbr>forums/showthread.php?t=<wbr>605213&highlight=wasp+forks (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=605213&highlight=wasp+forks)
Forum: Hacks 01-11-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By hsblue
The slash 7 had 36 mm forks, I believe yours are...

The slash 7 had 36 mm forks, I believe yours are 40.
However all is not lost. Contact Mark at info@waspmotorcycles.com.
There is a thread somewhere on Advrider about their leading links coming...
Forum: Hacks 01-07-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3,938
Views: 670,791
Posted By hsblue
Nice rig, car tires, LL. Not mine either Henry

Nice rig, car tires, LL.
Not mine either
Henry
Forum: Hacks 01-05-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By hsblue
My 85 RS/ural has been waiting nearly 10 years...

My 85 RS/ural has been waiting nearly 10 years for LL.

If yours is an RS it will need longer clutch and throttle cables if you use RT/LT bars. BMW owners are just as cheap as sidecarists, so it...
Forum: Hacks 01-02-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By hsblue
This was a sidecar racing school thread a couple...

This was a sidecar racing school thread a couple years ago
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=388457

These people also race sidecars:
http://www.sra-west.us/html/about.html

In...
Forum: Hacks 01-02-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,730
Posted By hsblue
I had a Memphis Shades windscreen. Looks like...

I had a Memphis Shades windscreen. Looks like their Classic Deuce, tho I'm not certain that was the model http://www.memphisshades.com/universal-mount/classic-deuce

The windscreen itself is in...
Forum: Hacks 12-31-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By hsblue
That's pretty spectacular and moves quickly. ...

That's pretty spectacular and moves quickly.
You had a good year, wishing a another one in 2014

Henry
Forum: Hacks 12-29-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 947
Views: 79,422
Posted By hsblue
I'd call your example of metallic green, more a...

I'd call your example of metallic green, more a puke green. How about a proper British racing green

http://tinyurl.com/mb9exq2...
Forum: Hacks 12-27-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,976
Posted By hsblue
Totally not the same thing but while flying the...

Totally not the same thing but while flying the chair on a U-turn, I came a little too close to the curb and put my foot down. Fortunately I was going just slow enough not to break my leg. Never...
Forum: Hacks 12-27-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,325
Posted By hsblue
I have a BMW K100/Ural. I once parked it facing...

I have a BMW K100/Ural. I once parked it facing down hill.
It will NEVER EVER happen again, so I don't need reverse.

Once had a Ural on the tug side, reverse is pretty cool.

Henry
Forum: Hacks 12-25-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,572
Posted By hsblue
Make mine a big one...

Make mine a big one http://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Steel-Remover-Changer-Curved/dp/B004MBJRSO

Henry
Forum: Hacks 12-24-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By hsblue
Interesting. You can use and old title a repro...

Interesting. You can use and old title a repro frame? Just asking, I'm sure the hot rod folks must do something like that, just never thought about it.

Ape hangers. How does that work with a...
Forum: Hacks 12-18-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,733
Posted By hsblue
Nice rug on his head :1drink

Nice rug on his head :1drink
Forum: Hacks 12-18-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,172
Posted By hsblue
Yep. Probably jack knifed with the trailer. ...

Yep. Probably jack knifed with the trailer.

Henry
Forum: Hacks 12-16-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,172
Posted By hsblue
in August, Ked wanted to ride his first sidecar,...

in August, Ked wanted to ride his first sidecar, 800 miles and people weren't nearly so ready to hang black crepe. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=910740

Everyone seems to have taken...
Forum: Hacks 12-15-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,629
Posted By hsblue
Russia has always had a different color palette...

Russia has always had a different color palette from American tastes.
Forum: Hacks 12-15-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By hsblue
Ask....maybe the owner got it fixed. If not...

Ask....maybe the owner got it fixed.
If not that's point to negotiate the price lower.

Henry
Forum: Hacks 12-15-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,411
Posted By hsblue
Small children have big heads relative to their...

Small children have big heads relative to their bodies and weak necks. There is a relevant post in the thread below. In other posts, riders have chosen to put bicycle helmets or no helmets at all...
Forum: Hacks 12-14-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By hsblue
You may know,but others may not, BMW did away...

You may know,but others may not, BMW did away with an important circlip in the transmission from 1986 through 1994. Installing that part is recommended by all the gurus on the Airhead list.
...
Forum: Hacks 12-14-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,672
Posted By hsblue
There so few of you, you might as well do all you...

There so few of you, you might as well do all you can to help your business, before Amazon tries to put all of you out of business. :rofl

Henry
Forum: Hacks 12-13-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,197
Posted By hsblue
I would not recommend hounds. My first had a...

I would not recommend hounds. My first had a strong prey instinct and wanted to chase everything she saw, so I did not have her ride in the sidecar.

My next 2 were rescues. The first "shy"...
Forum: Hacks 12-09-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By hsblue
Maybe it's time to look at your steering head...

Maybe it's time to look at your steering head bearings and inspect for damage. Streaks across the races is a bad thing as is notchiness.

The circa-2000 bikes would take BMW /2 bearings. I do...
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,375
Posted By hsblue
Hal Kendall you will be missed

This information is from the Yahoo group SCT
Hal passed away Oct 5th.
I don't know any details, but he had more than his share of medical problems.

Hal was responsible for the sidecar...
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,027
Posted By hsblue
Not sure about the frame but the sidecar looks...

Not sure about the frame but the sidecar looks like a Kenna to me. Jay would be the one to ask about the frame. http://www.dmcsidecars.com/gallery/kenna-sidecars/

Henry
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,735
Posted By hsblue
Absolutely it's fun. Judging by your handle, you...

Absolutely it's fun. Judging by your handle, you don't have the crotch rocket mentality of needing to zip between cars at 100mph.

It's also a social experience. The Ural folks call it UDF Ural...
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