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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-15-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 116,001
Posted By ChuckS
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/cbryansmit/...

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/cbryansmit/Misc%20Motorcycles/P1010314.jpg (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/cbryansmit/media/Misc%20Motorcycles/P1010314.jpg.html)

Am I doing this right?
Forum: Hacks 04-01-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,511
Posted By ChuckS
My 2007 GU did the same.

My 2007 GU did the same.
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,528
Posted By ChuckS
A brake on the hack has saved my bacon. ...

A brake on the hack has saved my bacon.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=826814

Whatever you decide, PRACTICE PANIC BRAKING.
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,388
Posted By ChuckS
Peninsula State Park, Door County: ...

Peninsula State Park, Door County:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/cbryansmit/2013%20Side%20Trip%20Book/2013SidecarTrip-19.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By ChuckS
The RBracing seems to be vapor ware. Nobody...

The RBracing seems to be vapor ware. Nobody actually has one...

Pushrod seal went on mine, too. I replaced the clutch stuff with OEM.
Forum: Hacks 03-01-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By ChuckS
What's your rig? I make the Ural covers sold...

What's your rig?

I make the Ural covers sold by Terry Crawford. Lightweight polyester- UV resistant, breathable.... Mine has lived outside for about 4 years and the cover is just starting to...
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,488
Posted By ChuckS
Dan- women can be sneaky. Maybe she is planning...

Dan- women can be sneaky. Maybe she is planning a surprise.
Forum: Hacks 02-19-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,488
Posted By ChuckS
Update- I've not made the time to write up...

Update-

I've not made the time to write up a RR. Girlfriend & I took a 7 day 900 mile around northern Lake Michigan and turned it into a 9 day, 1800 mile trip.


GF...
Forum: Hacks 02-16-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,286
Posted By ChuckS
1. Please see this thread. ...

1. Please see this thread. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=740384

2. I needed a more economical vehicle in addition to my F150 and couldn't bring myself to buy another econobox.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-02-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By ChuckS
Also check to make sure your battery terminal...

Also check to make sure your battery terminal connections are clean & tight. Ground wire connection good, etc.
Forum: Hacks 01-26-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,161
Posted By ChuckS
Like everybody said, no worries! If you are...

Like everybody said, no worries!

If you are on FB, send me a PM here with where to send a friend request. My girlfriend has an album with FAR too many pics of our 1800 mile, 9 day trip around the...
Forum: Hacks 01-26-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By ChuckS
+1 on Pago's advice. Nothing so special...

+1 on Pago's advice.

Nothing so special about marine ply, other than it has a (mostly) void free interior.
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,480
Posted By ChuckS
In. Thanks for the (vicarious) adventure!

In.

Thanks for the (vicarious) adventure!
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By ChuckS
No cotton! Street clothes under my Motoport...

No cotton!
Street clothes under my Motoport gear. Sidi Discos for boots. I'll take along good sandals & hiking boots in the summer, just the hikers in the winter. The sandals are my favorite...
Forum: Hacks 12-10-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,422
Posted By ChuckS
Floating grounds---- I build custom boat...

Floating grounds----

I build custom boat canvas & spend my days in & around boat dealerships & marinas. When people have trouble with trailer lights, my first advice is always "disconnect the...
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,422
Posted By ChuckS
Got it! Thanks

Got it!

Thanks
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,422
Posted By ChuckS
MIG welding & bike computers

I've got to do some welding on my hack frame. Should I pull the hack frame off of the bike to keep the Mototronic & other little brain boxes away from any stray current?

Or just disconnect the...
Forum: Hacks 11-22-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,554
Posted By ChuckS
The nice big alternator is what tipped me to a...

The nice big alternator is what tipped me to a BMW. I ride all year in Michigan, the DL1000 doesn't have enough juice to run the lights & heated gear I like.

I've had my K1100 some pretty silly...
Forum: Vendors 10-26-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,460
Posted By ChuckS
Just bought some assorted bits for my K1100. ...

Just bought some assorted bits for my K1100.

Thanks!

(bump)
Forum: Hacks 10-18-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By ChuckS
Stock clutch it is. Thanks fellow...

Stock clutch it is.

Thanks fellow sidecarists!

:freaky
Forum: Hacks 10-17-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,071
Posted By ChuckS
Yup, the hack is my primary transportation, even...

Yup, the hack is my primary transportation, even for work.
Forum: Hacks 10-17-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By ChuckS
Question Clutch recommendation? K1100/Ural

My 1993 K1100LT is dripping oil from the weep hole in the clutch housing, and my clutch is slipping under heavy load :cry

I'm thinking it might be time to tear her apart, add a bunch of cash, and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,916
Posted By ChuckS
:lurk It looks like I'll have to head...

:lurk

It looks like I'll have to head towards Gaspe at some point. Too pretty to miss.
Forum: Hacks 09-23-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 22,780
Posted By ChuckS
I was at the girlfriend's work picnic yesterday. ...

I was at the girlfriend's work picnic yesterday. After a quick lunch, I was kept plenty busy giving rides to the kids. The kids ranged from about 18 months to about 480 months. Most of the kids...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,092
Posted By ChuckS
Most bike covers are made from nylon, which...

Most bike covers are made from nylon, which degrades FAST in sunlight or other UV. Polyester is more expensive, but MUCH more resistant to UV.

I made myself a half cover for my K1100 3 years ago...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By ChuckS
Wicked Sidecar-ing Door County, Michigan's UP, a lighthouse or 2

Im writing this RR after our return to suburbia. I had intended to write & post it in real time, but we filled our time with more fun stuff and usually were out of reach of WiFi- perfect! Life is...
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,780
Posted By ChuckS
Hijack....? This is more like a master class...

Hijack....?

This is more like a master class in the black arts of hack suspension. I'm learning lots!

:ear
Forum: Hacks 08-30-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,780
Posted By ChuckS
Excellent discussion. My understanding is...

Excellent discussion.

My understanding is that a sway bar will improve handling over bumps & uneven terrain by transferring load between the rear wheel & hack, which definitely has a place. ...
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,780
Posted By ChuckS
What do I want? Actuated hack wheel, swaybar, or?

If I get time, a ride report is coming. 9 days, 1850 miles through mostly 2 lanes in Wisconsin & Michigan. My K1100/Ural worked admirably, but is going to need some modification before the next...
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,661
Posted By ChuckS
I returned today from an almost 1800 mile trip...

I returned today from an almost 1800 mile trip with my girlfriend. Around town or solo, my K1100/Ural works great. Heavily loaded and racking up miles, I get weary. Time for me to research the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-10-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By ChuckS
We are up and running. Scott fom Green Bay...

We are up and running.

Scott fom Green Bay (hubby) was able to make some phone calls, find the needed fuel pump, and bring it north with him. :clap

Minor was creativity needed to adapt the new...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-10-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By ChuckS
Thanks all & Askel ! Will update as able. ...

Thanks all & Askel !

Will update as able. lunch at Mariner's, then to drain gas, pull pump. An afternoon renting man bikes & playing tourist, then more wrenching this evening after parts...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-10-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By ChuckS
A plan is coming together. A fellow camper has...

A plan is coming together. A fellow camper has her hubby trying to find the part in Green Bay. He will be here late this afternoon. I should be ready for it by then.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-09-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By ChuckS
I've got a pretty girl, just finished a bottle of...

I've got a pretty girl, just finished a bottle of home brew Port, and am watching the meteor shower. I've had it worse.

Locals great so far! Gotta call around in AM looking for fuel pump. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-09-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By ChuckS
Stranded in Copper Harbor, MI

Title says it, girlfriend and I are stranded in CH. 1993 k1100lt/sidecar with a suspected bad fuel pump.

Anybody local?

I think I can get a pump, will need a 5 gallon can to drain my full tank...
Forum: Americas 08-03-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,215
Posted By ChuckS
T-minus 20 hours! :wings ...

T-minus 20 hours!

:wings




Hopefully, RR to follow
Forum: The Garage 07-25-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By ChuckS
Thanks! I'd chase my tail for a LOOOOOONG...

Thanks!

I'd chase my tail for a LOOOOOONG time before even posted a question about why things were acting funny. I'd never think about starter brushes!

Forewarned = forearmed.

Finding lots...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By ChuckS
All better. Mostly.... The center bracket...

All better. Mostly....

The center bracket was beat up enough I couldn't fit it together with any confidence. Press on regardless.

Surprisingly, I guessed right- everything bolted right up. ...
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By ChuckS
Cool- Off to TechShop to use their...

Cool-

Off to TechShop to use their sandbaster & MIG.

Yup- The wiring harness needs help- at least 2 of the wires will need splicing. Another harness not in the pic is chewed up, too.

I am...
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By ChuckS
Replace or weld fairing mounts?

While chasing a wiring problem for my GPS, I saw a bit of torn metal under the fairing of my 1993 K1100LT. Hmmmmm.

An hour later, I find that 4 of 5 mounts are broken, the remaining mount has a...
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