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Forum: Hacks 04-12-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,982
Posted By drbike
I have had my Ural in the back of my Toyota...

I have had my Ural in the back of my Toyota Tundra a couple of times. It was a tight fit but it fit, with about 1/4 inch of room to spare. I usually use ramps and an available incline or ditch to...
Forum: Hacks 03-23-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,670
Posted By drbike
Failures happen------share for the sake of safety...

Failures happen------share for the sake of safety

Our outfits are generally of limited production runs. Lots of us push our rigs hard, I am not surprised of the failures we have. For the safety...
Forum: Canada 03-04-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,956
Posted By drbike
I bought one of these in January. So far it's...

I bought one of these in January. So far it's been great. I have hauled one craigslist find about 1300 klicks and my new wr250r a few hours from the dealer. These units are good, for the money...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8,660
Views: 2,456,893
Posted By drbike
I am not sure adding to the list is a admirable...

I am not sure adding to the list is a admirable goal. Less is more, well at least when your talking about gear you haul around. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8,660
Views: 2,456,893
Posted By drbike
:ear

:ear
Forum: Hacks 10-05-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By drbike
agh gee shucks Sidecar porn and on Sunday night...

agh gee shucks Sidecar porn and on Sunday night to boot.

Looks real nice!
Forum: Hacks 10-03-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,361
Posted By drbike
I think most things have been covered regarding...

I think most things have been covered regarding the Ural. That said I have both a Ural 2007 and a BMW/DMC hack 2011. The ural has about 50,000 km on the speedo the BMW about 70,000 km.

The Ural...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,452
Posted By drbike
good looking mod Thanks for sharing and the...

good looking mod

Thanks for sharing and the effort in posting pictures :clap.
Forum: Vendors 09-11-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,115
Posted By drbike
Good stuff!:clap

Good stuff!:clap
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,964
Posted By drbike
Have a great trip. ENJOY

Have a great trip. ENJOY
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By drbike
I bought a near new RDL with the heat option and...

I bought a near new RDL with the heat option and its great. 290$ great I am not sure but it is a nice thing to turn on with its a little cold. I agree that heated clothing is perhaps better use...
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,192
Posted By drbike
It was a fun ride for sure. I think the best...

It was a fun ride for sure. I think the best moment of insanity was when the German decided to log a little. I thought my monkey was going dive out of the car to avoid wood splinters. Why either...
Forum: Canada 08-14-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,156
Posted By drbike
I would like to confirm that this is a hack...

I would like to confirm that this is a hack friendly ride???? If so I will be seeing you in Britannia.
Forum: Canada 08-14-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By drbike
Walmart or Cambodian Tire are good work locals. ...

Walmart or Cambodian Tire are good work locals. Both places will sell or loan oil collection containers, or as a alternative cut the side off of a washer fluid container. I have found if they sell...
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,194
Posted By drbike
What a great idea, I will try this next time I...

What a great idea, I will try this next time I need to change a tire. Thinking outside the box.

Thanks
Forum: Hacks 08-13-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,192
Posted By drbike
Paul did indeed get stuck three times. May be...

Paul did indeed get stuck three times. May be the pilot not the rig that is the problem. :huh

Wide Gertrude is a little wider and has less grippy tires but your just better at choosing the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By drbike
If these are the folks who used to be Ural North...

If these are the folks who used to be Ural North West they are fantastic people. I think they are the same crew.
Forum: Canada 07-29-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,020
Posted By drbike
Taking a chance on a tire is sort of goofy but...

Taking a chance on a tire is sort of goofy but that said bring it to a tire shop, have them install a plug from the inside, if done right my local tire guy says they are as good as original and will...
Forum: Hacks 07-29-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,246
Posted By drbike
I agree with Jay the powder coat that DMC puts...

I agree with Jay the powder coat that DMC puts on is tough. It has worn off in a few spots where it is constantly bombarded and dirt blasted. If you can get as good a result with the powder as...
Forum: Canada 07-25-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,156
Posted By drbike
:ear I think I am in...

:ear

I think I am in...
Forum: Hacks 07-25-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,908
Posted By drbike
Great information, I know what I will be getting...

Great information, I know what I will be getting next. Thanks.
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,908
Posted By drbike
Tires Tires Tires Tires

I am getting horrible milage from front tires. I have a 2011 GSA with a DMC tub.

I make no apologies but I do tend to ride a little on the harsh side, and love windy roads but also do a lot of...
Forum: Hacks 07-04-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,117
Posted By drbike
Hope to make it to both. It would be great to...

Hope to make it to both. It would be great to see you there. J and I are heading north to try out the new clutch :rofl:rofl.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,584
Posted By drbike
I live in BC a long ways from any dealer. After...

I live in BC a long ways from any dealer. After blowing the clutch no fault of the bike just from hauling the hack and riding a bit hard and heavy in the hills, a new one was in order. I figured...
Forum: Canada 07-03-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,156
Posted By drbike
:clap:ear looking forward to some localish...

:clap:ear

looking forward to some localish riding
Forum: Hacks 07-02-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,117
Posted By drbike
Very nice indeed. The wife looks happy, wonder...

Very nice indeed. The wife looks happy, wonder how it will be in the puddles. Really nice design. Congrats! :clap:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,726
Posted By drbike
I change my own tires nearly all the time. I use...

I change my own tires nearly all the time. I use mostly Heidenau and interestingly I have not changed weights for the last few changes. It seems to me that some brands of tires are just very...
Forum: Hacks 06-22-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,293
Posted By drbike
I have a Ural, a DMC rig attached to a BMW GSA...

I have a Ural, a DMC rig attached to a BMW GSA and have ridden the spider for part of an afternoon.

My take is the Ural is primitive, rough, slow and a hack of a lot of fun. I have put nearly...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By drbike
Thanks for sharing....I wonder if it was the...

Thanks for sharing....I wonder if it was the soapy stereo that helped them seat?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,584
Posted By drbike
Shails has a positive vote from me. They...

Shails has a positive vote from me. They actually have parts available to sell! The folks at Shails are good people and are willing to do the work and or share information.

It does rather...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,227
Posted By drbike
Thanks for the help. Changed out the batteries,...

Thanks for the help. Changed out the batteries, straight up and the warning is gone so I figure its a done deal. No apparent need for a reset.

Thanks

PS CrustyAPO your bike is way too clean,...
Forum: Hacks 05-26-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,448
Posted By drbike
Hey if your having fun now wait till its broken...

Hey if your having fun now wait till its broken in. The Ural is such a unique rig, I call my Gertrude the ugly Russian cousin, but can that farm girl ever work. Keep on having fun. Report back in...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-24-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,956
Posted By drbike
Laugh Given a little planning long trips with kids is...

Given a little planning long trips with kids is doable and fun for both parties. My daughter started two month trips when she was around 7 or 8 on the back of a tandem bicycle. We switched to a GS...
Forum: Hacks 05-21-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,541
Posted By drbike
Sena smh10 works for us.

Sena smh10 works for us.
Forum: Canada 05-08-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,152
Posted By drbike
Its marked on my calendar.

Its marked on my calendar.
Forum: Hacks 04-14-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,675
Posted By drbike
Two weeks.....wow that's soon. Looking...

Two weeks.....wow that's soon.

Looking forward to seeing it. I am excited for you.
Forum: Hacks 04-13-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,675
Posted By drbike
how is the rig coming? Will we be seeing you on...

how is the rig coming? Will we be seeing you on it soon?:D
Forum: Hacks 01-13-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,846
Posted By drbike
So when can we see the result of his efforts? I...

So when can we see the result of his efforts? I wonder if it will be able to dig holes as good as the GSA?

Paul
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,193
Posted By drbike
every butt is different but for my butt RDL is...

every butt is different but for my butt RDL is mighty fine
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,800
Posted By drbike
:thumbup

:thumbup
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