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Forum: Hacks 07-05-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7,596
Views: 2,873,554
Posted By DirtyDR
Airing out the garage. ...

Airing out the garage.

http://dirtydr.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Brood/i-vsxTM8z/0/L/KIMG0002-L.jpg (http://dirtydr.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Brood/19551310_B9XVNV#!i=4180827987&k=vsxTM8z&lb=1&s=A)
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Forum: Hacks 07-03-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By DirtyDR
You think the sidecars are entertaining check out...

You think the sidecars are entertaining check out the trike kits, http://www.saferwholesale.com/category-s/1486.htm
They have a trike kit that fits all Can-Ams also,...
Forum: Hacks 07-02-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By DirtyDR
I would stay as far away from these as possible....

I would stay as far away from these as possible. These were a topic at the USCA sidecar national last week and there are some scary stories about these out there.
Forum: Hacks 07-01-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By DirtyDR
I saw one where they had welded a chain to both...

I saw one where they had welded a chain to both sides of the spring housing so if it did come apart it couldn't go all of the way. Quick release added to the center of the chain for maintenance.

...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-30-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By DirtyDR
Kebler Pass is a good place to take your Harley...

Kebler Pass is a good place to take your Harley for a spin. The Mag-Chlor can get a bit slippery when wet.

http://dirtydr.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/JAM-Pagosa/i-xFXzfdM/0/L/090829_120211-L.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 06-30-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,362
Posted By DirtyDR
The group picture at the Rushmore monument. Had...

The group picture at the Rushmore monument. Had 60 rigs at the monument and 216 people registered for the rally.
...
Forum: Hacks 06-30-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,362
Posted By DirtyDR
A few Show and Shine pictures. A matched...

A few Show and Shine pictures.

A matched pair of what looks like 2006 Ural Patrols, twins to mine.
...
Forum: Hacks 06-30-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,362
Posted By DirtyDR
Steve and Melva showed up from Minnesota wirh...

Steve and Melva showed up from Minnesota wirh Melva on their R1150R/EZS rig and Steve riding his old Knuckle head.
...
Forum: Hacks 06-30-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,362
Posted By DirtyDR
Loading up to head out from Spat and Cookies...

Loading up to head out from Spat and Cookies house.

http://dirtydr.smugmug.com/USCA-Nationals/USCA-2015/Monumental-Rally/i-CjH6R4H/0/L/KIMG0013-L.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 06-30-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By DirtyDR
Fashionably late to the party but yes the grub...

Fashionably late to the party but yes the grub screws are the only thing keeping the wheel from coming loose but the way the axle goes together there is no way for the grub screw to come out. The...
Forum: Hacks 06-17-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By DirtyDR
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Forum: Hacks 06-17-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By DirtyDR
You expect me to remember that long ago. My...

You expect me to remember that long ago. My mistake was that I started looking at it and thinking about it.

We had an Enginemam in A gang, taught me everything he knew.
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By DirtyDR
What was getting me was the fact that the...

What was getting me was the fact that the adjustment was on the bottom of the fork tubes as opposed to the swing arm. I was just looking at it as the pivot point on the end of the fork tubes ignoring...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,909
Posted By DirtyDR
Stan and Heidi are great people and Fayola was a...

Stan and Heidi are great people and Fayola was a cool dog. You will have as much fun as they did.

Heidi and Fayola:...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By DirtyDR
No problem, I have an hour to go and I am on...

No problem, I have an hour to go and I am on vacation until the 30th so I should not be thinking this hard any way.

If nothing else I can be an example to others.
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By DirtyDR
Thanks for kicking me in the ass, I needed that...

Thanks for kicking me in the ass, I needed that to look at it correctly.
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By DirtyDR
I was typing while you were posting. They...

I was typing while you were posting.

They all have the pivot at the bottom of the tube legs the only thing unique on the Earle's and the reason he got a patent was that the tube legs, hence the...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By DirtyDR
OK, looking at all of that if you move the pivot...

OK, looking at all of that if you move the pivot from A to B then the axle C moves backwards and the mark D moves farther away from E, E being the only constant and the gap between D and E is the...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By DirtyDR
OK, /2 Earles Type Leading Link; ...

OK,
/2 Earles Type Leading Link;

http://dirtydr.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/i-JvB8HbD/0/L/red-right-L.jpg (http://dirtydr.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/7436378_3rc8dL#!i=4137151315&k=JvB8HbD&lb=1&s=A)
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Forum: Hacks 06-16-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By DirtyDR
That is the problem, I have been looking at it...

That is the problem, I have been looking at it too much and have second guessed myself enough I am now completely confused.
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By DirtyDR
Leading Link Question

I have a question on this EML leading link. It has the adjustable pivot on it and I always understood from the old /2 leading links that the forward position was for sidecar duty, lowest trail, and...
Forum: Hacks 06-15-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,509
Posted By DirtyDR
One of the ladies in attendance at the national...

One of the ladies in attendance at the national in Ohio asked me if I could teach her how to get the chair up, she did not necessarily want to fly it but just get the wheel up. I took her out in the...
Forum: Hacks 06-15-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,509
Posted By DirtyDR
Just because. ...

Just because.

http://dirtydr.smugmug.com/USCA-Nationals/USCA-2012/Coeur-dalane/i-T9JCgB6/0/L/courdealene%20155-L.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,509
Posted By DirtyDR
And I bet you they do not need an alarm to tell...

And I bet you they do not need an alarm to tell them that the chair is coming up because they have practiced and know when where and how far it is going to come up.

I am only referring to having...
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,509
Posted By DirtyDR
personally I do not care how many alarms or bells...

personally I do not care how many alarms or bells or lights or whatever you put on when you are going down that mountain road in a nice easy left handed sweeper watching the scenery and all of a...
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,509
Posted By DirtyDR
Now where is the fun in that? Any fool can turn...

Now where is the fun in that? Any fool can turn corners in a Miata but it takes a special fool to hammer corners in a 30 year old Hilux with bad suspension, now that's entertainment.:p3rry
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,480
Posted By DirtyDR
You just might have a good time at the sidecar...

You just might have a good time at the sidecar rally Mike, different kind of get together if you have not been to a national before. Most people could care less what kind of bike you got since it is...
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,480
Posted By DirtyDR
That makes more sense now. Spat and Cookie did...

That makes more sense now. Spat and Cookie did not get to Colorado until the mid 80s, me I was born here. I got out of the Navy in '75 and in '77 picked up a '75 900 Z1 Kawi, my first bike was a 500...
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,480
Posted By DirtyDR
You guys are going to make me feel bad, I just...

You guys are going to make me feel bad, I just turned 59 and a trip East usually starts with leaving Denver and riding to St. Louis for the first day. I try not to get more than 700 or 800 in a day...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-10-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,480
Posted By DirtyDR
There is some kind of powdered creamer there but...

There is some kind of powdered creamer there but I always liked Spat's non-dairy creamer personally.
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,480
Posted By DirtyDR
I can see how the fast one is better with the...

I can see how the fast one is better with the dog. I am an old Navy salt and being an ex MM I like the old steam ships so I prefer the SS Badger.

For what it is worth I don't drink either but...
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,362
Posted By DirtyDR
There are a few coming up from Denver but I think...

There are a few coming up from Denver but I think they are shy, maybe embarrassed.

Spat and Ridenfly are two of them.

With 160+ preregistered we may have 200 or so in attendance.
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,480
Posted By DirtyDR
Which ferry? The SS Badger is of course the best...

Which ferry? The SS Badger is of course the best one.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-09-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By DirtyDR
Clear Creek Reservoir, ...

Clear Creek Reservoir,
http://www.uncovercolorado.com/national-lands/clear-creek-reservoir/
Forum: Hacks 06-04-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7,596
Views: 2,873,554
Posted By DirtyDR
http://dirtydr.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/K-Bike-6-3-...

http://dirtydr.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/K-Bike-6-3-15/i-3r6WfHc/0/L/KIMG0001-L.jpg (http://dirtydr.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/K-Bike-6-3-15/49717495_ZLTVZ6#!i=4107388409&k=3r6WfHc&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Hacks 06-04-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,992
Posted By DirtyDR
I rode it to work yesterday and all seemed good...

I rode it to work yesterday and all seemed good so I went for a little detour on the way home. It is amazing what new tires, wheel bearings that are actually round and a new steering dampener that...
Forum: Hacks 06-04-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,992
Posted By DirtyDR
After a few weeks on blocks I got the new rig...

After a few weeks on blocks I got the new rig sorted out and back on the road yesterday. The brakes were shot all of the way around, the fronts were almost on metal,
...
Forum: Hacks 06-02-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 120,698
Posted By DirtyDR
Too bad, I am looking forward to seeing it.

Too bad, I am looking forward to seeing it.
Forum: Hacks 06-02-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 120,698
Posted By DirtyDR
Looking good there Dave, really hope to see you...

Looking good there Dave, really hope to see you in Sturgis with it.

Any luck I should have my new one all back together and off of the jack stands today so I can actually ride it some.
Forum: Hacks 06-01-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,362
Posted By DirtyDR
I will be there. We have our local BMW...

I will be there.

We have our local BMW club rally the weekend of the 12th in Hotchkiss, CO, which by the by is where the sidecar national will be next year. I have to work for a couple of days...
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