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Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 09:08 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,523
Posted By tbird649
https://www.gov.uk/importing-vehicles-into-the-uk/...

https://www.gov.uk/importing-vehicles-into-the-uk/temporary-imports

I would make sure you can even use the right hand chair in the UK. Look at this link, it says you must comply with ALL of the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,292
Posted By tbird649
Dont apologise, its a great report. (certainly...

Dont apologise, its a great report. (certainly better than mine would be in German!!) It just made me smile the way it read. Very interested in Corner Adventures. Ive done a couple of trips in...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,292
Posted By tbird649
Thats a new way to kill your political opponents!...

Thats a new way to kill your political opponents! Although, looking at that TukTuk, maybe not! :D:D:D
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,523
Posted By tbird649
I should think by the time the OP has ridden down...

I should think by the time the OP has ridden down through Europe and the length of Africa she will be teaching others how to "ride and fix stuff" !!!!!!:wink:
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,523
Posted By tbird649
[QUOTE=FR700;26197127]Urals are pretty good in...

[QUOTE=FR700;26197127]Urals are pretty good in that regard. The factory has seen to it that that feature is incorporated in all of their vehicles :lol3

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,523
Posted By tbird649
Thats what I think! Just fix it!:evil

Thats what I think! Just fix it!:evil
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,523
Posted By tbird649
Just to avoid confusion, brake rotor = brake...

Just to avoid confusion, brake rotor = brake disc ( in UK English!!!!) :D
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,523
Posted By tbird649
I also agree that its unlikely you will need 2wd....

I also agree that its unlikely you will need 2wd. One major plus regarding Urals is that they are tough, and built for the type of going you will encounter. Last October/November my wife and I did a...
Forum: Hacks 02-16-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,523
Posted By tbird649
You cannot register a right hand outfit in the UK...

You cannot register a right hand outfit in the UK if it is newer than September 1981.
Forum: Hacks 02-11-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,523
Posted By tbird649
Left or Right?

In the UK you cannot legally use a sidecar outfit with a right hand chair unless it was manufactured and registered before September 1981. No idea why, because they dont ban European tourists from...
Forum: Hacks 02-04-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 536,251
Posted By tbird649
[QUOTE=xrocket;26080530]"So far, I have ridden it...

[QUOTE=xrocket;26080530]"So far, I have ridden it 30 feet and nothing broke :-)"

I hope you have had proper training, and have read and inwardly digested the Yellow Book :D
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,520
Posted By tbird649
If I end up replacing mine tomorrow, I may buy...

If I end up replacing mine tomorrow, I may buy the parts and build a spare to carry on trips.[/QUOTE]

IF you can actually find one! Lots of sites seem to list them, but when you get down to it,...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,520
Posted By tbird649
Found it on Soviet Steeds. Microswitch USA or...

Found it on Soviet Steeds. Microswitch USA or Honeywell 1AV12F.
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,520
Posted By tbird649
If I remember rightly, the actual sensor is a...

If I remember rightly, the actual sensor is a Honeywell component, but it is now obsolete. I cant remember the exact Honeywell part number. I think I found it is rated to 125 degrees C, which I would...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,520
Posted By tbird649
Mine was about £60 (UK pounds) Just Googled...

Mine was about £60 (UK pounds)
Just Googled "Ural Hall Sensor" and Ural New England list them at $74.95 + postage
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,520
Posted By tbird649
[QUOTE=PineyMountainRacing;26034070]electrical...

[QUOTE=PineyMountainRacing;26034070]electrical components and wiring?

When my Hall Sensor failed, it worked again of a fashion when it cooled down, took me 30 miles to make it fail again. (I still...
Forum: Hacks 01-27-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,520
Posted By tbird649
Just a Thought

Just a thought, may be worth checking. When the Hall Sensor failed on my 2008, initially the bike just packed up completely. After I trailered it home, the bloody thing started first go! Anyway, all...
Forum: Trials 01-25-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,665
Posted By tbird649
Unusual Trials Bikes

Saw these today, at the Talmag Trial, at Aldershot. I have seen a Douglas used before (why would you?!?!) but I have never seen an MV Agusta Trials bike. There was also a 500 Vincent, but he got away...
Forum: Hacks 01-21-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By tbird649
Sorry, thought you meant LEGALLY, not warranty...

Sorry, thought you meant LEGALLY, not warranty wise :wink:

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Forum: Hacks 01-20-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By tbird649
Yes they are. You can also tow a trailer with a...

Yes they are. You can also tow a trailer with a solo.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,378
Posted By tbird649
Not sure HOW he did it, but essentially I have...

Not sure HOW he did it, but essentially I have modern damper rods etc inside my 1961 Triumph forks.
I have Betor MX shocks, trials one's would be better for the sections, but they are too soft for...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By tbird649
Dont know about the collection, What a...

Dont know about the collection, What a garage!!!!!!!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By tbird649
:clap:clap:clap

:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Hacks 01-17-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 536,251
Posted By tbird649
[/QUOTE] Bought mine with 6k on it, now...

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Bought mine with 6k on it, now got 15k, its much better all round, as I hope I am at riding it.
Keep it, you know it makes sense!:evil
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,378
Posted By tbird649
It started out as a 1961 T100A, bathtub model. I...

It started out as a 1961 T100A, bathtub model. I bought it in the 1980's as a rough pre 65 trials bike. I used to live near a very clever man, Reg May, sadly gone now. Reg ,as well as being an...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,378
Posted By tbird649
My 500 Triumph

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/tbird649/20140216_113334_zpsa9276849.jpg (http://s1090.photobucket.com/user/tbird649/media/20140216_113334_zpsa9276849.jpg.html)

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Forum: Hacks 01-14-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 536,251
Posted By tbird649
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Forum: Hacks 01-08-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 20,647
Posted By tbird649
Yes, well said. Cyclepath, I am a bit younger...

Yes, well said.
Cyclepath, I am a bit younger than you (57), but same off road background, still competing on a 500 Triumph. Had my Ural 2 years now, yes, it was weird at first, but now I love it....
Forum: Asia Pacific 01-07-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By tbird649
You sure it was Thailand not Vietnam? Sounds like...

You sure it was Thailand not Vietnam? Sounds like www.exploreindochina.com
Highly recommended, been twice.:D
Forum: Hacks 12-30-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 18,803
Posted By tbird649
I'm getting confused here! Are you keeping it or...

I'm getting confused here! Are you keeping it or selling it?:evil
Forum: Hacks 12-27-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By tbird649
Was it under warranty?:evil

Was it under warranty?:evil
Forum: Hacks 12-18-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,868
Posted By tbird649
Must be true, he read it on the internet...

Must be true, he read it on the internet !!!!!:rofl
Forum: Hacks 12-17-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,868
Posted By tbird649
Nor do fuel prices - goes up very quick, down...

Nor do fuel prices - goes up very quick, down very slow!
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,965
Posted By tbird649
Well Done

Excellent report and pictures, I thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you,:evil
Forum: Hacks 12-17-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,868
Posted By tbird649
Just got a reply. They will offer me 55 roubles...

Just got a reply. They will offer me 55 roubles to the euro til 5th January. XE currency exchange is saying todays rate is 81 roubles.
Forum: Hacks 12-17-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,868
Posted By tbird649
Dont Hold Your Breath

I just emailed a company in Ektairinberg, Russia that offers Ural Sidecar holidays in the Ural mountains. Prices on the website are in Roubles and Euros.
Previously I had thought its way too...
Forum: Hacks 12-15-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,108
Posted By tbird649
My collie cross, Monty is the same. Friendliest...

My collie cross, Monty is the same. Friendliest dog in the world. UNLESS he is protecting
either my van or his sidecar!
Forum: Hacks 12-14-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By tbird649
We went with www.exploreindochina.com This...

We went with www.exploreindochina.com
This was my second trip with them, we did a 6 day trip two up on a solo Ural a couple of years ago. This was 11 days, North from Hanoi following the Chinese...
Forum: Hacks 12-14-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By tbird649
Right Side Wrong Side

Just remembered I said I would post my experience of riding an outfit with the sidecar on the other side. I have only been riding an outfit for 2 years, in the UK, so my chair is on the correct...
Forum: Hacks 12-13-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,560
Posted By tbird649
Learning to pilot an Outfit

As a fairly new sidecarist, (two years) I can only remember too well thinking that my outfit had a brain of its own (not a very good one at that!) Some corners were OK, you think you have it sussed,...
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