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Forum: Hacks 01-29-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 623
Posted By Hookalatch
Tried a TKC80 on my R1200GS solo. Worked MUCH...

Tried a TKC80 on my R1200GS solo. Worked MUCH better off road than any of the more road orientated dual sport tires. Didn't like it much on road but most of that had to do with cornering. Mine...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4,315
Views: 715,748
Posted By Hookalatch
+1 on that. My 1966 XLCH was my only...

+1 on that. My 1966 XLCH was my only transportation for a while. I was a complete optimist in those days and approached the bike fully geared up each winter morning. By the time I got the bike...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,743
Posted By Hookalatch
For me this entire thread has been useful and...

For me this entire thread has been useful and educational. However, I still do not understand everything I now know about subframes and attachments. Perhaps there are others in the same boat:wink: ...
Forum: Hacks 01-27-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,743
Posted By Hookalatch
Sorry you don't feel inclined to chime in more...

Sorry you don't feel inclined to chime in more often. As a complete newby who has never installed a sidecar yet, but have used a lot of heim joints in things that needed movement, I have been trying...
Forum: Hacks 01-25-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 15,305
Posted By Hookalatch
Meatloaf appreciates the compliment. I have been...

Meatloaf appreciates the compliment. I have been around dogs for 67 years and usually have several at a time. Meatloaf is the best dog I have had. Thanks for giving me a chance to brag on him. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-22-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,382
Views: 159,303
Posted By Hookalatch
Toni Bou

Don't know how many of you follow trials besides Hop, but I happened onto X Trials on TV. Hadn't ever seen it before. I am feeling quite inadequate as far as motorcycle skills after watching that. ...
Forum: Hacks 01-14-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3,008
Views: 517,347
Posted By Hookalatch
Please take this as a well intended comment from...

Please take this as a well intended comment from a non-Ural owner and somewhat dis-interested party- even if you are completely correct in all your claims you are not helping anyone, especially...
Forum: Hacks 01-14-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By Hookalatch
I appreciate the responses. One reason I posed...

I appreciate the responses. One reason I posed the question was so I wouldn't have replace the wiring if it was too small. I went ahead and ordered 6 gauge welding cable. If it turns out to be...
Forum: Hacks 01-12-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By Hookalatch
Thanks, that link was very helpful. I had been...

Thanks, that link was very helpful. I had been looking at welding cable but had only found it in large quantities. I see values of anywhere from 320 to 180 amp draw for the BMW starter. Using...
Forum: Hacks 01-12-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By Hookalatch
Battery Relocation

I plan to run a battery in the sidecar. The tug is a BMW Airhead. This bike had 6 gauge wiring from the battery. I will be running a larger battery with more capacity but will be adding 3-4' of...
Forum: Hacks 01-11-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By Hookalatch
Besides the issues Dave identified I was told...

Besides the issues Dave identified I was told many of the Terraplane's were made for Goldwings and have an extra long mounting system. Since the mounts often get changed this can probably be dealt...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,788
Posted By Hookalatch
Well now you've gone too far! Why buy the cow...

Well now you've gone too far! Why buy the cow when she lets you drink the milk for free? Just Kidding! I have been married 38 years to the same woman myself. Marriage is a wonderful thing,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-06-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,788
Posted By Hookalatch
"if your girlfriend hikes a couple miles in the...

"if your girlfriend hikes a couple miles in the snow on a 'motorcycle ride' in December without complaining, she's a keeper."

Chico- if you have a girl friend that even rides on a motorcycle...
Forum: Hacks 01-05-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 11,904
Posted By Hookalatch
Jay is probably right about the phone. I sent...

Jay is probably right about the phone. I sent them an email inquiry several months ago and never got a response.

Chuck
Forum: Hacks 12-31-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,229
Views: 330,822
Posted By Hookalatch
The easiest thing would be to just tie her ears...

The easiest thing would be to just tie her ears behind her head.:rofl
Seriously, there is a big difference between the trauma the a dogs ear takes when shaking its head and the effect of blowing in...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,920
Posted By Hookalatch
Restoring and attaching Meatloaf's sidecar to the...

Restoring and attaching Meatloaf's sidecar to the Airhead is my current project.

Chuck

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l286/Hookalatch/ural/Ural006.jpg
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,568
Posted By Hookalatch
I took a 1984 R80RT and turned it into a R100S...

I took a 1984 R80RT and turned it into a R100S clone. It is the third Airhead I have owned and one of more than 50 bikes and it is one of my all time favorites. I made a thread of the build here:...
Forum: Hacks 12-15-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,593
Posted By Hookalatch
Welding Holes

The tub had over 20 holes that I wanted to weld up. I have had good luck backing butt welds in sheet metal with a piece of copper. The weld will not stick to the copper. I tried using this to fill...
Forum: Hacks 12-15-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,593
Posted By Hookalatch
Slow Progress

After experiencing the worst drought in California's history we are now being deluged with rain. No complaints. In fact it has given me an excuse to back away from all the overdue outside chores...
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By Hookalatch
Collet and Ball

You have the parts the collet goes into. Imagine a couple of spoon shaped jaws that get pulled into the tapered parts you have. They are clamped around a ball attached to the bikes frame. Bikes...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,153
Posted By Hookalatch
They probably figure if you get that far north...

They probably figure if you get that far north you are probably okay. They definitely stop folks north of Redding on I5 and get turned back if no chains when there is heavy snow. Personally never...
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,790
Posted By Hookalatch
[QUOTE=photomd;25666761]I enjoy painting as well...

[QUOTE=photomd;25666761]I enjoy painting as well and this looks like a great project. This will be fun to watch. You're a smart man. I usually convence myself that I can paint something once and be...
Forum: Hacks 12-04-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,410
Posted By Hookalatch
Perhaps a protest due to Monkey Wrench's failure...

Perhaps a protest due to Monkey Wrench's failure to launch?

Chuck
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-29-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2,382
Views: 159,303
Posted By Hookalatch
+1 Chuck

+1

Chuck
Forum: Hacks 11-15-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,631
Posted By Hookalatch
You might find some used but the Canadian company...

You might find some used but the Canadian company that used to make them no longer does so.
Search the Airheads forum for emulators and you will get a lot of info. Basically the recommended...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,394
Posted By Hookalatch
I am a member because I have never been around...

I am a member because I have never been around any other group, motorcycle or otherwise, that I have enjoyed so much or felt so instantly comfortable with. That's worth the price of membership alone...
Forum: Hacks 11-08-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,514
Posted By Hookalatch
I was at his shop yesterday and I am fairly...

I was at his shop yesterday and I am fairly certain he is not interested in participating at all. I even suggested he seems to be well treated in the Hacks section. Don't expect him to be...
Forum: Hacks 11-07-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,593
Posted By Hookalatch
The plan is to try and color match. I didn't...

The plan is to try and color match. I didn't measure paint components on the bike so it will be a bit of a guess. Probably be a while because it will likely be too cold to paint until spring. We...
Forum: Hacks 11-07-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,593
Posted By Hookalatch
Okay, looking at the dog and the sidecar I was...

Okay, looking at the dog and the sidecar I was beginning to worry. We need to work on riding position a little but one of us is ready. This may not be a long term solution but at least I will find...
Forum: Hacks 11-05-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,288
Posted By Hookalatch
Thank you for the response Jay. In searching...

Thank you for the response Jay. In searching there were references that you might offer something to make this conversion easy. I can't find it now but I remember reading that you no longer offered...
Forum: Hacks 11-05-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,288
Posted By Hookalatch
Collet & Ball vs. Clevis & Heim

1978 Ural on a 1984 BMW Airhead. This must have been done many, many times. In searching for the best way to mate the two I am coming up with differing opinions- shock!

I have a DMC subframe...
Forum: Hacks 11-03-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,593
Posted By Hookalatch
I think there would be room for both dogs in that...

I think there would be room for both dogs in that rig. Thanks for the advice about Boxer Metal. Chris has been helping me with advice and an occasional part for some time. He will be doing the...
Forum: Hacks 11-03-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,593
Posted By Hookalatch
Haven't tried to get him in it yet. He will...

Haven't tried to get him in it yet. He will probably pee on it as soon as its on the ground. I know I will have to remove the seat and windshield. Should be room for him to sit or stand and stick...
Forum: Hacks 11-02-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,593
Posted By Hookalatch
Meatloaf is a Bullmastiff. That picture is a...

Meatloaf is a Bullmastiff. That picture is a couple of years old, he was a stealth 150# pounds then. Like his owner, he has put on a few extra pounds since then.
Forum: Hacks 11-02-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 15,305
Posted By Hookalatch
Best Money I have Spent so far!

After toying with the idea of a sidecar for decades I finally decided to take the plunge a few months ago. Besides eating, my dog Meatloaf's next love is riding on anything that moves, especially...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-02-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,382
Views: 159,303
Posted By Hookalatch
New Project

Probably not going to see much Dualsport use, but since this thread was headed for page 3, I bumped it up showing my latest project. I have wanted a sidecar forever but never ended up with one. I...
Forum: Hacks 11-01-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,593
Posted By Hookalatch
The Next Step

It has taken me a lot longer than I expected to take this next step. It had more to do with maintaining martial bliss than anything else. Watching the movie Sit Stay Ride tipped her over the edge. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-22-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 18,082
Posted By Hookalatch
No worries. It was purr-fect, and like everyone...

No worries. It was purr-fect, and like everyone else thought the music choice was excellent.

Sorry I wasn't able to stay a 2nd night. It was a lot of fun even though I can't blame the bear for...
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,023
Posted By Hookalatch
Hard to pick out a favorite ...

Hard to pick out a favorite http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2011/10/unique-sidecars-showcase.html

Chuck
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-09-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 18,082
Posted By Hookalatch
That's a little disappointing to hear. Races are...

That's a little disappointing to hear. Races are always fun. Just for future reference, are modifications to the chair allowed?- shaving the legs, duct tape for more aerodynamic efficiency. ...
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