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Forum: Hacks 04-25-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,983
Posted By Hookalatch
This is a great tip that is so obvious once...

This is a great tip that is so obvious once pointed out that it makes me want to slap my forehead and ask myself why didn't I think of that. I will be using that technique when I finally get around...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,967
Posted By Hookalatch
Soon to be a sidecar rig

Mostly stock parts except cosmetics. Started as an R80RT, now an R100S clone. Currently painting a Ural sidecar to match. Won't hold a candle to that fabulous rig Robert posted earlier.
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Forum: Hacks 04-20-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 357,369
Posted By Hookalatch
Congratulations! I read about your initial trip...

Congratulations! I read about your initial trip home. I was impressed that you managed to overcome a couple of glitches but I am even more impressed that you managed to have a puglet that likes to...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Hookalatch
The Pilot Activs are the best handling tires I...

The Pilot Activs are the best handling tires I have used on my Airhead. My snowflake wheels were powder coated making the already hard to seat tires extremely hard to seat all the way around. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-16-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 179,281
Posted By Hookalatch
Nice photos of the family Hop. 3 years old and...

Nice photos of the family Hop. 3 years old and already 2 trials! I have been out to watch these trials on a couple of occasions. Not only is it a great ride out to the area but it is very...
Forum: Hacks 04-02-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,488
Posted By Hookalatch
Dianne's hound may be too large to fit a person...

Dianne's hound may be too large to fit a person in with her but if you have room that is something to try until the dog is more comfortable riding.

Chuck
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Hookalatch
I have "rebuilt" a couple sets of carbs without...

I have "rebuilt" a couple sets of carbs without replacing these O rings and thought the carbs worked well. The last set I replaced the shaft O rings and now appreciate how well the carbs work when...
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By Hookalatch
Flanders sidecar bars

Scroll down to see the 27" wide sidecar bars in either chrome or black

http://www.sideroadcycles.com/ImportedMotorcycles/ImportHandlebars/BMWbars/MaguraBMW.html

Chuck
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,217
Posted By Hookalatch
Great writeup and I have to agree- from what we...

Great writeup and I have to agree- from what we can see it looks like a beautiful combo. How about more pictures?

Chuck
Forum: Hacks 03-17-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,692
Posted By Hookalatch
You can have the Ural axle pressed out and turned...

You can have the Ural axle pressed out and turned down from the stock 20mm to the 17mm the snowflake wheel uses. Some people will tell you that is not safe and if the axle breaks while traveling you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By Hookalatch
I should not have made such a general statement...

I should not have made such a general statement since I rarely ride south of Marin County. It is a very different road in the north. Lots of rivers and streams drain into the ocean and the road...
Forum: Hacks 03-16-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,991
Posted By Hookalatch
Looking at the page numbers in what Chris posted...

Looking at the page numbers in what Chris posted it appears to me that the repair sidebar was not the only thing left out. I believe Chris was trying to share the main events of the trip without...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-16-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 179,281
Posted By Hookalatch
Thanks for the invite. It was a lot of fun...

Thanks for the invite. It was a lot of fun despite the rain. The Ditch Grade road was dry on the way home and I finally got to use the side of my tires.

Chuck
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 179,281
Posted By Hookalatch
Don't know how accurate the Accuweather minute by...

Don't know how accurate the Accuweather minute by minute forecast is but right now it says rain will start in about 20 minutes, last a little while and start again right before 10. If its not...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By Hookalatch
The viewing and access to pullouts is better...

The viewing and access to pullouts is better going N to S.
Be ready to get stuck behind agonizingly slow traffic.

Chuck
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 179,281
Posted By Hookalatch
Sorry to hear about your butt Hop, but that...

Sorry to hear about your butt Hop, but that half-assed excuse won't excuse you from the trials bike.

Chuck
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By Hookalatch
Think you guys might be a little hard on this...

Think you guys might be a little hard on this guy. Its not something I would be interested in either but this does go out to the whole west. For someone with limited time and no knowledge of the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,906
Posted By Hookalatch
Are you sure the crank and cam are toast? The...

Are you sure the crank and cam are toast? The top end is likely to seize first and may have done so before the crank and valve train were damaged. If you just have to do the top end you wouldn't...
Forum: Hacks 03-09-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,031
Posted By Hookalatch
Thank you for helping me understand this- it...

Thank you for helping me understand this- it makes total sense now. I probably should have realized the torsion bar was inside of the tube but that is what had me confused. I can't quite see how...
Forum: Hacks 03-08-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,031
Posted By Hookalatch
The link you provided was very helpful. Perhaps...

The link you provided was very helpful. Perhaps I am not seeing how everything ties together in the picture but it doesn't look like the arm off the torsion bar attaches to the rear suspension and...
Forum: Hacks 03-08-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,031
Posted By Hookalatch
I am still trying to learn more about the various...

I am still trying to learn more about the various ways to attach the tub. I was quite confused about the sidecar suspension until you posted the picture in the previous post and saw that it pivots...
Forum: Hacks 03-06-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 357,369
Posted By Hookalatch
For some reason the quote mechanism isn't working...

For some reason the quote mechanism isn't working but Eric said
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Forum: Hacks 03-03-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,281
Posted By Hookalatch
If you want to look into the Hagon shocks Dave...

If you want to look into the Hagon shocks Dave Quinn is a super guy to deal with and very knowledgeable. No conection, just a multi-time satisfied customer. Google his name if interested.

Chuck
Forum: Hacks 03-03-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 357,369
Posted By Hookalatch
As a veterinarian (and a veteran) I can pretty...

As a veterinarian (and a veteran) I can pretty much assure you than you can get any opinion you desire from dogs should never be in a sidecar to no restrictions. Considering the huge variation in...
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,670
Posted By Hookalatch
You don't even have to be a thinking man to enjoy...

You don't even have to be a thinking man to enjoy this. You do a great job of describing that perfect day, the perfect ride, the perfect corner- and I still feel lucky that I get to experience that...
Forum: Hacks 02-22-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 841,906
Posted By Hookalatch
I have to agree, I don't think there would be...

I have to agree, I don't think there would be much comfort in this rig and I wouldn't want it but I still find it one of the most appealing looking rigs you have posted recently. If I was rich, and...
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,221
Posted By Hookalatch
Backward running 2 strokes

Many decades ago I raced Bultacos and many of my competitors were on Montessa or Ossa bikes. Can't remember which it was but when the flag dropped the bike next to me went backwards. Never saw that...
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,871
Posted By Hookalatch
Any kind of moisture would be welcome here in...

Any kind of moisture would be welcome here in Northern California. 77 degrees today. When will this heat wave end? Just more of the same predicted for the next couple of weeks.:rofl
With another...
Forum: Hacks 02-19-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,317
Posted By Hookalatch
Wow!

Glad I didn't miss this thread. Very interesting machines. I would love to know more about each one but this one in particular is especially weird. Any info on it?

Chuck
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,533
Posted By Hookalatch
Actually makes more sense! After all we don't...

Actually makes more sense! After all we don't refer to them as rotor brakes. But either one works.

Chuck
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 357,369
Posted By Hookalatch
Stolen from an Old's Cool thread ...

Stolen from an Old's Cool thread

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l286/Hookalatch/ural/Numriser0030-3.jpg
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,420
Posted By Hookalatch
Cheese and pork chops are easy. However we are...

Cheese and pork chops are easy. However we are fresh out of caviar. Would he settle for Humming Bird's tongue on toast?

Chuck
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,420
Posted By Hookalatch
I watched the DVD for a second time with my wife...

I watched the DVD for a second time with my wife and this time we also watched the outtakes and the whole commentary. Made it even more interesting and enjoyable. Only problem is now if I meet any...
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,772
Posted By Hookalatch
I had a 2003 FXDX. It is supposed to be Harley's...

I had a 2003 FXDX. It is supposed to be Harley's best handling bike. Stock it has centrally placed footpegs and adjustable forks and shocks. I didn't put many miles on it before extensive engine...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 29,852
Posted By Hookalatch
I really enjoyed the show Chris! Glad to see...

I really enjoyed the show Chris! Glad to see Boxermetal getting some well deserved kudos. I thought you all did a great job with your comments- especially the one about sharing your knowledge. ...
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 841,906
Posted By Hookalatch
With 257 100% positive feedback results he may be...

With 257 100% positive feedback results he may be a kid but must be able to follow through and it looks like he (or she) upped their 1/4 million bid.

Chuck
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By Hookalatch
I replaced some slightly worn, glazed EBC HH pads...

I replaced some slightly worn, glazed EBC HH pads with a new set. I also used a maroon roloc disc on a die grinder and went over both sides of both front discs. The change in braking power was...
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By Hookalatch
In this thread...

In this thread http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1021699 I was asking a related question and an inmate supplied pictures of the mounting system Jay described above. It is probably a lot...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 29,852
Posted By Hookalatch
I was fortunate enough to hear this beauty run. ...

I was fortunate enough to hear this beauty run. You probably won't be able to fully appreciate the very SWEET sounds it makes over TV but it sent those warm fuzzy feelings up and down my spine when...
Forum: Hacks 01-29-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,006
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...
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