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Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 54,019
Posted By ChuckS
As always, thanks for the detailed report! I'm...

As always, thanks for the detailed report! I'm in the dreaming stages of this year's sidecar trip with my other half. We'll be doing the Superior loop. She's never seen the north shore of the...
Forum: Hacks 04-23-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,474
Posted By ChuckS
30-40. Speed up to about 70 doesn't seem to...

30-40. Speed up to about 70 doesn't seem to matter. No ethanol = 40, maybe a bit better. 35 or 36 for combined use.
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By ChuckS
Hmmm, I just bought a Sprinter, so I'm poor for a...

Hmmm, I just bought a Sprinter, so I'm poor for a bit.

My vote is it's one of the more well sorted and tested rigs out there. If my other half didn't LOVE the open ride in the Ural tub, I'd...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,308
Posted By ChuckS
I almost always carry my rugged/waterproof P&S. ...

I almost always carry my rugged/waterproof P&S. But, I go to some PRETTY places and want more control of my camera, so I also commonly carry a Canon 60d with a travel zoom, and maybe a limited zoom,...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By ChuckS
See if The North Face has any good answers. ...

See if The North Face has any good answers.

The fly may be made from "HydroSeal" fabric, which had some issues years ago. I have a bivy that died from getting gummy. No fix for it.
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,867
Posted By ChuckS
Yikes! I'm glad everybody is mostly OK. ...

Yikes!

I'm glad everybody is mostly OK. Sorry about your rig.

The roads in these parts are impressive. Not in a good way!

Wave if you see a red K1100/Ural!
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,892
Posted By ChuckS
I had a R100/Ural & it worked great. I needed...

I had a R100/Ural & it worked great. I needed more alternator- 2 up, year around in Michigan needs lots of amps.

I sold it & acquired a K1100/Ural rig. It's better in every way. Especially the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,409
Posted By ChuckS
Here's a cemetery near St Anthony, Newfoundland: ...

Here's a cemetery near St Anthony, Newfoundland:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/cbryansmit/Cemetery/P1000974.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,409
Posted By ChuckS
Holy Cross cemetery, Detroit. Lots of Polish...

Holy Cross cemetery, Detroit. Lots of Polish Steel Workers here, lots from the Ford Rouge plant.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/cbryansmit/HolyCross-2.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,091
Posted By ChuckS
Here's my experience with my significant other. ...

Here's my experience with my significant other. YMMV :D

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=740384
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,723
Posted By ChuckS
Tipis are an awesome way to live. Years ago, I...

Tipis are an awesome way to live. Years ago, I spent about a month living with friends, who own/run Nomadics Tipis.

A bit much on a rig maybe. (says he who has been known to carry 2 full size...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By ChuckS
Mine are doing great after 7-8 years & probably...

Mine are doing great after 7-8 years & probably 70-80,000 miles.
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,812
Posted By ChuckS
I'm seriously interested. GF bought me a tandem...

I'm seriously interested. GF bought me a tandem flight for my birthday, I just have to find a bit of time.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-13-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,312
Posted By ChuckS
I was patrol boat crew for about 15 years for the...

I was patrol boat crew for about 15 years for the the hydro races, mostly on the pit boat. If they racer's don't start, we had to go get 'em before the current pushed them into the breakwall...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-13-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,312
Posted By ChuckS
Hmmm, I'll be driving past the Isle today. ...

Hmmm,

I'll be driving past the Isle today. I guess my F150 is the wrong ride. I'll be at the DYC in the next few days & grab the pic with my sidecar.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-07-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,312
Posted By ChuckS
OK, I'll play. ...

OK, I'll play.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/cbryansmit/Local%20Adventures/20140707_141539.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 07-01-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,051
Posted By ChuckS
I had a 1983 R100RT/Ural rig. I liked it a LOT. ...

I had a 1983 R100RT/Ural rig. I liked it a LOT.

Spooky- I bought mine with 7980 miles on the clock.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-20-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,744
Posted By ChuckS
Yup. Madstad, round Ducati mirrors= no...

Yup.

Madstad, round Ducati mirrors= no buffeting. It did take me a LOT of adjustments to dial in the Madstad.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,632
Posted By ChuckS
I had one of the big mail order houses send me a...

I had one of the big mail order houses send me a helmet. I never ordered a helmet. :D
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By ChuckS
Thanks Jay! I guess I'll call Hagon in the...

Thanks Jay!

I guess I'll call Hagon in the morning.
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By ChuckS
Question Electric camber adjustment- do I need a travel limiter for the hack shock?

I'm wrapping up the ejector seat (GF named it)- the electric camber adjustment- on my Ural hack.

In over thinking the design, I neglected one little detail- I needed to cut the shock travel stop...
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By ChuckS
HellRacer posted my thoughts. My K1100/Ural...

HellRacer posted my thoughts.

My K1100/Ural rig has been incredibly trouble free and low cost to maintain. Lots of power & brakes. I bought mine in minty condition, 20k miles, for less than...
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By ChuckS
Question New door for the bat cave?

After years of use & abuse, getting hit by the truck, and the occasional kayak left on the truck rack, the garage door has given up the ghost.

1 car garage, roll up door, I'd rather buy bikes &...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,753
Posted By ChuckS
K1100 with sidecar = I'd guess commonly 50%. ...

K1100 with sidecar = I'd guess commonly 50%. Occasionally, 100%. At one time or another, I've had each of the wheels off the ground while avoiding something or other. The ABS gets used, and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,227
Posted By ChuckS
I enjoy riding towns & cities. I enjoy it more...

I enjoy riding towns & cities. I enjoy it more when I take the hack & GF along. We spend a fair amount of time exploring Detroit.

In Detroit, anybody on a bike is cool. Anybody on a sidecar...
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,635
Posted By ChuckS
And the verdict is...?

And the verdict is...?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-15-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 141,769
Posted By ChuckS
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/cbryansmit/...

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/cbryansmit/Misc%20Motorcycles/P1010314.jpg (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/cbryansmit/media/Misc%20Motorcycles/P1010314.jpg.html)

Am I doing this right?
Forum: Hacks 04-01-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,891
Posted By ChuckS
My 2007 GU did the same.

My 2007 GU did the same.
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,727
Posted By ChuckS
A brake on the hack has saved my bacon. ...

A brake on the hack has saved my bacon.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=826814

Whatever you decide, PRACTICE PANIC BRAKING.
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 33,423
Posted By ChuckS
Peninsula State Park, Door County: ...

Peninsula State Park, Door County:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/cbryansmit/2013%20Side%20Trip%20Book/2013SidecarTrip-19.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,043
Posted By ChuckS
The RBracing seems to be vapor ware. Nobody...

The RBracing seems to be vapor ware. Nobody actually has one...

Pushrod seal went on mine, too. I replaced the clutch stuff with OEM.
Forum: Hacks 03-01-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By ChuckS
What's your rig? I make the Ural covers sold...

What's your rig?

I make the Ural covers sold by Terry Crawford. Lightweight polyester- UV resistant, breathable.... Mine has lived outside for about 4 years and the cover is just starting to...
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,333
Posted By ChuckS
Dan- women can be sneaky. Maybe she is planning...

Dan- women can be sneaky. Maybe she is planning a surprise.
Forum: Hacks 02-19-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,333
Posted By ChuckS
Update- I've not made the time to write up...

Update-

I've not made the time to write up a RR. Girlfriend & I took a 7 day 900 mile around northern Lake Michigan and turned it into a 9 day, 1800 mile trip.


GF...
Forum: Hacks 02-16-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,077
Posted By ChuckS
1. Please see this thread. ...

1. Please see this thread. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=740384

2. I needed a more economical vehicle in addition to my F150 and couldn't bring myself to buy another econobox.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-02-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By ChuckS
Also check to make sure your battery terminal...

Also check to make sure your battery terminal connections are clean & tight. Ground wire connection good, etc.
Forum: Hacks 01-26-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,033
Posted By ChuckS
Like everybody said, no worries! If you are...

Like everybody said, no worries!

If you are on FB, send me a PM here with where to send a friend request. My girlfriend has an album with FAR too many pics of our 1800 mile, 9 day trip around the...
Forum: Hacks 01-26-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,402
Posted By ChuckS
+1 on Pago's advice. Nothing so special...

+1 on Pago's advice.

Nothing so special about marine ply, other than it has a (mostly) void free interior.
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 22,324
Posted By ChuckS
In. Thanks for the (vicarious) adventure!

In.

Thanks for the (vicarious) adventure!
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By ChuckS
No cotton! Street clothes under my Motoport...

No cotton!
Street clothes under my Motoport gear. Sidi Discos for boots. I'll take along good sandals & hiking boots in the summer, just the hikers in the winter. The sandals are my favorite...
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