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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 17,147
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Yes...but...

I'm a believer but I find my hi-viz jacket attracts too much attention, like when I'm off the bike. Co-workers just gawk at it hanging on the coat hook in my office. Other bike guys sort of look at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Sort of...

In NJ there are turns where the queue of cars lined up to go left exceeds the length of the turn lane. If you get in line, you'll be sticking out in traffic.

If I find that to be the case, I go...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 607,466
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Thumb Almost 4 years...

I just wanted to say that as I approach 4 years with my MotoPort gear I'm overall very satisfied with my purchase.

I'm experiencing a little bit of "fuzz" on the right knee, with the mesh and...
Forum: Hacks 10-23-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,405
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
I don't have issues and I use the "difficult"...

I don't have issues and I use the "difficult" Emglo filters.
Yet I would still consider the spin-on upgrade for a few reasons.

First, convenience. Since I end up changing oil every 5000kms and...
Forum: Hacks 10-23-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,336
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
I can second that. SovietSteeds is a good site...

I can second that. SovietSteeds is a good site for Ural owners.
There are also some great events in the NC area as well as some great NC owners who post often.

And congrats on the new rig!
Forum: Hacks 06-21-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,666
Views: 413,800
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
+1 I have just over 20,000km and no major...

+1

I have just over 20,000km and no major parts breakage.
Anything that has gone wrong on the bike has been operator induced. :D
For example;


Broken marker/tail lights from hitting...
Forum: Hacks 06-21-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Go Ural...

I say go with Ural rig.
You can find a used one reasonably priced.
I say this because the Ural already has the proper trail for handling a sidecar, the leading link front end and as mentioned...
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,171
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
One word of caution to all; choose your mounting...

One word of caution to all; choose your mounting location wisely.
Mounting between the hack and the bike provides you with a little more crush protection in the event of an impact/crash/rollover.
...
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
A Ural sidecar would be a bit heavy for a...

A Ural sidecar would be a bit heavy for a 250-300cc rig but a lighter sidecar or even a moto-x type frame-only hack would work well on a small bike.

A hack is always an anchor for the bike, but...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-28-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2,808
Views: 157,818
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
I was going to use Success Lake once for a...

I was going to use Success Lake once for a GSTOR...I was on the Rocket and figured if I could get there anyone could.
I actually got about halfway down that road before sand turned me back. If only...
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,666
Views: 413,800
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
I bought a new Patrol T in 2010. Other than the...

I bought a new Patrol T in 2010.
Other than the frequent oil changes and a few exhaust flange gaskets (from banging the exhaust on ruts and stuff) it has been very reliable.
I ride in the Pines...
Forum: Hack Vendors 01-02-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,319
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Here is JackP525's rig soaking up the NJ Pine...

Here is JackP525's rig soaking up the NJ Pine Barrens trails on the NJ Turkey Leftovers run.

His stock 2006 GearUp front end with original shocks seems to be handling things just fine.
...
Forum: Vendors 11-23-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 229,448
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Mine arrived today as well. Ordered the 19th,...

Mine arrived today as well. Ordered the 19th, postmarked the 20th arrived today.
Very prompt service. It looks part high-tech and part steam punk.

It came too late in the day to do anything more...
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 229,448
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
I too was bumming when they went out of...

I too was bumming when they went out of production.
I wasn't going to miss the opportunity again...just ordered mine.

Now I just need to convince the wife it's needed for household repairs so it...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-26-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 16,915
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
I've sent the following to Diane Allen, Herb...

I've sent the following to Diane Allen, Herb Conaway and Troy Singleton, my state legislators...

Dear Legislator,

I am a 43 year old lifelong NJ resident and property owner, who is opposed to a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-19-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 27,054
Views: 2,189,403
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Off Topic...

Checking out a video posted by I guy I know and guess who shows up?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=u2G3KWGtKRw

Hint, check out the 4:47 mark...small world...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,324
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Hells yeah!

Wear it proud. Hi-Viz is the new black...
...
Forum: Hacks 08-02-2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,967
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
+1 on Rich Maund, but don't even bother trying to...

+1 on Rich Maund, but don't even bother trying to improve the tractor seat for long distance comfort.
Instead spring for teh Road Sofa and do comfort right!
My Ural was undriveable for me at my...
Forum: Hacks 08-02-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,729
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
I wanted a military look but not all of the crap...

I wanted a military look but not all of the crap bolted on the hack, so I got the Patrol T in OD green.
I've added a spare tire and carrier and the Raceway front rack. That's been it so far and for...
Forum: Hacks 08-02-2011, 03:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,887
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Flats...

I bought a new 2010, first flat was a few months after purchase, rear tire. Had slow leak that was intermittent, most likely cruddy valve stem. Would hold air fine for 300 mile ride in one day, then...
Forum: Hacks 07-11-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,324
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
I had concerns about Ural reliability and bought...

I had concerns about Ural reliability and bought new. Knowing what I know now, I'd have saved some money and bought 2006 or newer with low miles.

Get the best 2006 or newer Ural you can get for...
Forum: Hacks 07-11-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,589
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
While the older rigs seem to running a bit high,...

While the older rigs seem to running a bit high, the recent influx of sidecar newbies means there are some very good deals on lightly used models. They buy new, decide it isn't for them and then want...
Forum: Hacks 07-11-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 600
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Swattara Creek on Urals...

Write-up in Daytrippin'...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16367983#post16367983
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-11-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 703
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Swattara Creek on Urals...

I got off my ass and uploaded some video of a ride from 2 weekends ago. I met up with ReCycled (Dave) in Paoli, PA then headed West to meet up with UralDude (JD) at the Bass Pro Shop where we...
Forum: Hacks 06-15-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,310
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Buy it! You won't regret it...

I too was apprehensive of all the horror stories of Russian quality control. I bought a 2010 new because I liked the idea of a warranty and dealer support.

I can happily say I would do it again...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,558
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
I've bought a half dozen Triumph factory parts...

I've bought a half dozen Triumph factory parts form Bike Bandit with no issues. The diagrams are right on their site and I can usually get a Triumph part number from RAT forums for cross reference.
Forum: Hacks 06-01-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,967
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Best cure for a saddle seat...

Get a Rich Maund Road Sofa...I found the stock saddle on my Patrol T unbearable, due to design and my size (300lbs+ at the time, now 275 and 6'6"). My legs were all folded up and that was with my ass...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-27-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 79,513
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
New Zumo 665 on the Ural and hitting the TNJT!

Got the new Zumo mounted up nice and tight with the wiring out of the way where it shouldn't get snagged, melted or pinched.

I think I have the TNJT file loaded and I'll be heading out to Atsion...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 16,522
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
For me the one skill to better riding would be...

Focus.

I've been reading this thread for years and have decided just now that the one skill above all else is focus.

We have all had that "perfect ride" where we were one with the bike, dodged...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,869
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Never cross the center line. Straightening out...

Never cross the center line. Straightening out curves encourages riding beyond one's ability. Then when you DO encounter on-coming traffic but you are going into a corner hot, you will be on a bad...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,555
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Video of Car Tire in Action in Twisties Rocket 3

Because the Rocket can be a tire eater, (800lb bike + 140bhp + 150 ft-lb torque) many of them go "Darkside."

In the video below the rider seems to be doing just fine with his car tire.
...
Forum: Hacks 05-05-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,466
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Definitely would be a Ural...at age 42 the next...

Definitely would be a Ural...at age 42 the next 30 years brings me up to my life expectancy, so I'd need something I could handle despite age/infirmities.

Ural hauls more gear, rides in snow,...
Forum: Hacks 05-05-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,171
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Riding in a snow storm... ...

Riding in a snow storm...

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d87/BinDerSmokDat/Ural/DSC06364.jpg
Forum: Hacks 05-05-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,531
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Oh yeah...well I was conceived in a sidecar...at...

Oh yeah...well I was conceived in a sidecar...at speed.:evil
Forum: Hacks 04-28-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,669
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Always make a Ural earn it's keep...here's mine...

Always make a Ural earn it's keep...here's mine loaded with fire wood and camping gear for the NJ Devil Hunt. Note bulge in tonneau. And this was before I even had a luggage and nose rack!
...
Forum: Hacks 04-28-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,660
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Congrats! The Gobi and Arctic are the 2 best...

Congrats! The Gobi and Arctic are the 2 best Gear-Up colors ever in my eyes, with the Gobi edging out the Arctic. You'll love it!

I bought new as well, mostly spooked by horror stories of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-27-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,745
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
All, thanks for the comments. I have never...

All, thanks for the comments.

I have never used the shovel, it is there primarily for NJ pines sand. (And cool looks! :D) It's a $9 Home Depot special...as opposed to the $80 "official shovel."
...
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 771
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Delaware Water Gap by Ural...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=681614
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-26-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27,054
Views: 2,189,403
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
You might recognize a few of these places... ...

You might recognize a few of these places...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=681614
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-26-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,745
Posted By BinDerSmokDat
Delaware Water Gap by Ural

The wife and I had no plans for Easter so we went camping up near the DWG. Stayed at Camp Taylor, a private campground that is the home of the Lakota Wolf Preserve.

The trip served as a shake down...
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