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Forum: Hacks 10-29-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,119
Posted By Marvin and towser
necessity

When the wife's mum died we inherited her dog ( a great little terrier) when he died 8 years later, the wife then wanted another dog. I wanted to get back to travelling to work by motorcycle...
Forum: Hacks 09-09-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,985
Posted By Marvin and towser
upping the power

If you want to do this you will need to up the power a bit!
The Ace fireball kit seems a well respected kit.
there is also a kit to add another cylinder to the engine to double the displacement. ...
Forum: Hacks 09-06-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,839
Posted By Marvin and towser
I have to stop and put the cover on you can see...

I have to stop and put the cover on you can see it is up here as we had some rain on the way to work.
http://i50.tinypic.com/2a818ih.jpg
Mind my dog is a lurcher and they get cold very easily as...
Forum: Hacks 09-06-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6,635
Views: 2,469,704
Posted By Marvin and towser
Hey Smiley1eye

Sorry I forgot to ask on the last post what is that loop behind the screen?
Forum: Hacks 09-06-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6,635
Views: 2,469,704
Posted By Marvin and towser
She cleans up real good. Thought I'd show her...

She cleans up real good. Thought I'd show her off a bit.
Oh I like that. Very nice light weight.
Forum: Hacks 08-23-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,039
Posted By Marvin and towser
Gs

I had a solo GS550 for a while, I should think it would make a good enough tug. The engine was pretty bullet proof though the electrical connectors and general wiring were no better than should be...
Forum: Hacks 08-23-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,939
Posted By Marvin and towser
It's a brave man that takes on a rig!

I would be very careful about hacking any bike but a GS could be a nightmare, since getting my rig I can attest to the claims that they are addictive. Mine is small old and slow but I love it,...
Forum: Hacks 07-23-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 17,873
Posted By Marvin and towser
I'm just back from the the Philippines near...

I'm just back from the the Philippines near Manila which surely has a shot at being called sidecar city I saw a full grown live pig in a specially adapted cargo cage! I also saw a sidecar taxi with 6...
Forum: Hacks 07-10-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,873
Posted By Marvin and towser
Around my little town of Penrith in the UK...

Around my little town of Penrith in the UK http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penrith,_Cumbria
There are 4 other rigs that I see reasonably frequently 2 early gold wings, a honda cx and something...
Forum: Hacks 06-29-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By Marvin and towser
Yes torrential rain here yesterday and my house...

Yes torrential rain here yesterday and my house cut off due to flooding
Forum: Hacks 06-28-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By Marvin and towser
A tall tale of a rig in rhyme for Canadians from a Brit.

Oh the year was 1998, how I wish I’d bought a good rig now
A registration Mark came from the king
To an ex-army bike that should never have been.

God damn them all!
I was told we'd cruise...
Forum: Hacks 06-28-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,244
Posted By Marvin and towser
Powder coat

Powder coat
Forum: Hacks 06-27-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,120
Posted By Marvin and towser
Airplane or aircraft?

Airplane or aircraft?
Forum: Hacks 06-26-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,119
Posted By Marvin and towser
dog, daughter in that order

dog, daughter in that order
Forum: Hacks 06-26-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,721
Posted By Marvin and towser
I should think the less motorcycle experience the...

I should think the less motorcycle experience the better, I nearly crashed my combination several times on my pick it up and drive it home ride due to trying to ride it like a motorcycle. While there...
Forum: Hacks 06-24-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,472
Posted By Marvin and towser
I went out the other day with my 75KG wife on the...

I went out the other day with my 75KG wife on the back and my 25Kg Girl in the tub. I really think you should be looking to find a chair that will take both wife and dog and then find a suitable...
Forum: Hacks 06-23-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,450
Posted By Marvin and towser
That looks great, good purchase by the look of it.

That looks great, good purchase by the look of it.
Forum: Hacks 06-21-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 468,475
Posted By Marvin and towser
OK this may be harking back to page one or even...

OK this may be harking back to page one or even the OP's ride reports but I am just back from working a couple of weeks near Surabaya which is the other end of the island from Jakarta. From what I...
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By Marvin and towser
That is a very nice outfit indeed I'm rather...

That is a very nice outfit indeed I'm rather envious. Well done.
Forum: Hacks 05-31-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 468,475
Posted By Marvin and towser
In Limey land and another 75 countries we drive...

In Limey land and another 75 countries we drive on the left so can't get the 2 wheel drive option for on road use this may make a difference to how these machines are veiwed but we still have 2 or 3...
Forum: Hacks 05-30-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 468,475
Posted By Marvin and towser
:clap :rofl Careful the ATGATT guys will be...

:clap

:rofl Careful the ATGATT guys will be jumping in demanding that you are wearing the proper protection.
Forum: Hacks 05-30-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 468,475
Posted By Marvin and towser
I don't have a Ural but have looked and admired...

I don't have a Ural but have looked and admired plenty. The OP has admitted to frustration when starting this tread but I think he has a point. The new 750cc models are marketed as MUCH more reliable...
Forum: Hacks 05-29-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 468,475
Posted By Marvin and towser
The original poster has taken his bike on quite a...

The original poster has taken his bike on quite a journey, he doesn't seem in any way like a pussy, just some one who wanted to ride. Ural is making bikes in small volumes (not one off) and with the...
Forum: Hacks 05-29-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 468,475
Posted By Marvin and towser
My a pussy what?

My a pussy what?
Forum: Hacks 05-28-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,821
Posted By Marvin and towser
As a Brit its not often a Harley excites my...

As a Brit its not often a Harley excites my interest but that looks really good. The Kneeslider had a post on offroad sportsters...
Forum: Hacks 05-26-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 316,159
Posted By Marvin and towser
Securing the mut.

So far with my Lurcher I have just been riding with the hood up on the sidecar. Turns out the hood has a top speed of around 70MPH, I looked down on my way back from work and the cover had blown...
Forum: Hacks 05-24-2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,880
Posted By Marvin and towser
The answer may just be Quadro 4D Apart from...

The answer may just be Quadro 4D

Apart from increasing the contact patch of the tyres a bit, I'm struggling to see a significant advantage of that over a normal big scooter. Then again my outfit...
Forum: Hacks 05-17-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,961
Posted By Marvin and towser
I'm British and so have no experience with belt...

I'm British and so have no experience with belt drives outside of industrial ones used in my job. Shaft drives need less maintenance but are easy to neglect leading to very expensive failures and are...
Forum: Hacks 05-16-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,096
Posted By Marvin and towser
The only reason I can think of is so that your...

The only reason I can think of is so that your nick name can be wing commander!
Forum: Hacks 05-15-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By Marvin and towser
IF I had gone another ten minutes I could have...

IF I had gone another ten minutes I could have done "Snow and killed it dead for you!" bloody snow in may!
http://i47.tinypic.com/2ldhh0x.jpg
Forum: Hacks 05-15-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By Marvin and towser
I see your fire station ...

I see your fire station
http://i47.tinypic.com/13zn4ft.jpg
and raise you a post office as another easy transatlantic one.
http://i49.tinypic.com/2egagev.jpg

When I get off and go to take the...
Forum: Hacks 05-15-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,880
Posted By Marvin and towser
I'm selling my XT600 two wheeler once I get it...

I'm selling my XT600 two wheeler once I get it tarted up a little and get a service done on her for the new owner, I just like hacking about and taking my dog or daughter with me. If I had more money...
Forum: Hacks 05-13-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,202
Posted By Marvin and towser
I think he said he was in Queensland Australia so...

I think he said he was in Queensland Australia so that tells you where he lives and also indicates that he might be working in Australian dollars but as they are around one to one with US dollars it...
Forum: Hacks 05-13-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 53,239
Posted By Marvin and towser
Honda SLR 650 single with squire ST1 chair....

Honda SLR 650 single with squire ST1 chair. Bought from ebay for 1300 which works out at around $2000.00 the chair had the front roll bar and a multipoint harness which convinced the wife that me...
Forum: Hacks 05-13-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By Marvin and towser
I'm in

I'm in
Forum: Hacks 05-12-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 134,509
Posted By Marvin and towser
That looks industrially excellent

That looks industrially excellent
Forum: Hacks 05-12-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,592
Posted By Marvin and towser
Bang! That is a nice looking rig to my eyes....

Bang! That is a nice looking rig to my eyes. Looks like fun
Forum: Hacks 05-12-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By Marvin and towser
Hi can you explain the game? If me and Towser go...

Hi can you explain the game? If me and Towser go to a fire brigade station and get a picture then what?
Forum: Hacks 05-12-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,339
Posted By Marvin and towser
SidecarJohn the combination consultant!

He did it all by private message so I just want to say that advice from Sidecar John now has my outfit running very well indeed. He did it all privately so no-one on here saw anything but over the...
Forum: Hacks 05-08-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By Marvin and towser
Looks like a good turn out, I do like a correctly...

Looks like a good turn out, I do like a correctly orintated V twin.:ricky
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