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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,981
Posted By windmill
I tried a recumbent bicycle once, very awkward...

I tried a recumbent bicycle once, very awkward and odd feeling but I'm sure one could adapt.
The thing I could never get used to is being so low to the ground, my test ride was in a large shopping...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,059
Posted By windmill
I seldom need it either, but "seldom" isn't...

I seldom need it either, but "seldom" isn't never. As a full time rider I may use it 4 or 5 times a year and it has never caused an intentionally negative reaction.

Last month A woman in the right...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,059
Posted By windmill
+1 I'm having a hard time understanding why...

+1
I'm having a hard time understanding why using the horn would be so difficult or confusing for some riders. Its like saying using a turn signal is too hard or distracting when changing lanes or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,994
Posted By windmill
Went by the golf course in Maple Vally today, the...

Went by the golf course in Maple Vally today, the HC parking is along one side of the clubhouse adjacent to the sidewalk, about half the spots occupied. In the middle of the sidewalk between 2 HC...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,059
Posted By windmill
I use it occasionally, Most of my riding is...

I use it occasionally,
Most of my riding is commuting and general transportation, at times and in places drivers tend to be the most distracted.
I cover the horn button like I do the clutch and...
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,425
Posted By windmill
Sorry, I was too vague, the comment about...

Sorry, I was too vague, the comment about temperature extremes was for the engine and transmission where the viscosity stability and range of a synthetic can be desirable. Its not unusual to...
Forum: Hacks 04-05-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,425
Posted By windmill
FWIW, IMWA/Ural uses my rig to field test parts,...

FWIW, IMWA/Ural uses my rig to field test parts, including parts in the engine , transmission, and FD.
I use Redline 20W-50 in the engine, and Redline heavy duty shockproof gear oil in the trans and...
Forum: Hacks 04-03-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,425
Posted By windmill
Those lock tabs combined with lower grade bolts...

Those lock tabs combined with lower grade bolts were a real issue. The tabs were eliminated and 10.9 bolts with red loctite solved that issue, and should be done as PM on older rigs.

IMWA issued a...
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,557
Posted By windmill
Just a FYI, the spin on conversion kits are...

Just a FYI, the spin on conversion kits are shipping, the price is $209.99.
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,994
Posted By windmill
Hey Dave, that's way cool...:clap I got a...

Hey Dave, that's way cool...:clap

I got a steering damper kit for my small part...:clap
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,484
Posted By windmill
A couple of years ago a brake spring broke on the...

A couple of years ago a brake spring broke on the pusher, so I swiped the spring off the hack brake and ran without it. The difference in braking and control was noticeable, not terrible or scarey,...
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,278
Posted By windmill
Around $250.

Around $250.
Forum: Hacks 03-18-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,278
Posted By windmill
2014 steering damper retrofit kit

Ural has released their 2014 style hydraulic steering damper retrofit kit for 2013 and older rigs.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,753
Views: 276,427
Posted By windmill
:clap Very close, ...

:clap


Very close,

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4rqClU9CYLk/UdBeHS95q6I/AAAAAAAAByY/FGpEOSous70/s640/harley-davidson-xlh-1960.jpg

It wouldn't take too much more to go the rest of the...
Forum: Hacks 03-07-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By windmill
I prefet maintainable things over disposable...

I prefet maintainable things over disposable things and figured I would swap out the sealed bearings for roller bearings, but at over 88,000 km I have yet to wear out a sealed bearing or need to...
Forum: Hacks 03-07-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By windmill
If you go to Soviet Steeds and do a little...

If you go to Soviet Steeds and do a little searching you will find that IMWA-Ural involves local Ural owners in their R&D process, invites folks to test ride prototypes and first run units, and has...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,098
Posted By windmill
I really don''t like them, not one...

I really don''t like them, not one bit...........but I also really don't like the behavior that has prompted them.

Nazis and assholes, I could do without either.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,588
Posted By windmill
I don't find speed to be nearly as important as...

I don't find speed to be nearly as important as staying out of blind spots and the danger zones.
I will speed up, slow down, or match speed to be in a safe, visable position that leaves me an out.
Forum: Hacks 03-05-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,227
Posted By windmill
Boeshield http://boeshield.com/ also works well...

Boeshield http://boeshield.com/ also works well and is far easier to find locally at cycle, gun, outdoor, and marine stores.
Forum: Hacks 03-04-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,227
Posted By windmill
Going on 7 years as my full time, year round...

Going on 7 years as my full time, year round transportation, and it shows, but corrosion hasn't been a problem.

I have found spraying on a light coat of WD-40 every few weeks without washing, just...
Forum: Hacks 03-03-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,317
Posted By windmill
When I finally decided to get a rig my first...

When I finally decided to get a rig my first choice was to have DMC hack a GSPD, but I found that the price of the bike and build would exceed my budget. My second option was to check out Harley rigs...
Forum: Hacks 03-03-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,627
Posted By windmill
Ural is actually a US based corporation, and I...

Ural is actually a US based corporation, and I seriously doubt we would go back embargoing their goods, like with China and other countries, business comes before politics these days.
Forum: Hacks 03-01-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,575
Posted By windmill
Just the school of hard knocks. Tried lots...

Just the school of hard knocks.

Tried lots of things when I was young, multi national multi service veteran (perseverance), commercial fishing (welding, fabricating), construction...
Forum: Hacks 03-01-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,575
Posted By windmill
Its a home brew, basically I just adapted the BMW...

Its a home brew, basically I just adapted the BMW design to fit. The performance envelope of a Ural allows for a fair margin in what will work.
Its simply a stock exhaust cut up with a few new bits,...
Forum: Hacks 02-28-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,227
Posted By windmill
Winter riding is a blast, :clap ...

Winter riding is a blast, :clap

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-B0BULYImn2Y/T6Fjj6KED8I/AAAAAAAAADk/Dxt-vU_V44Y/s640/11%252013%252011%2520008.jpg
...
Forum: Hacks 02-28-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,227
Posted By windmill
1wd is sufficient for most conditions, 2wd mostly...

1wd is sufficient for most conditions, 2wd mostly comes into play on steep hills and making extremely poor condition less work.
Regular applicatios of WD 40 will keep corrosion in check, but takes a...
Forum: Hacks 02-27-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,938
Posted By windmill
+2 It's a shame that some feel the need to...

+2

It's a shame that some feel the need to qualify their preferences with gratuitous negativity about others.

I get lots of folks asking me about sidecars, I don't make any sales pitches, if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 17,453
Posted By windmill
And that the bullet is deductible.:D

And that the bullet is deductible.:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,390
Posted By windmill
Ask the hotel management, most will be very...

Ask the hotel management, most will be very understanding and helpful to those who have the courtesy to ask before doing.
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,511
Posted By windmill
I rode a trike once and hated it. That's the...

I rode a trike once and hated it.

That's the typical response to sidecars and trikes, folks think they're motorcycles and find out they're not. I spent a good part of my ride home from the dealer...
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,938
Posted By windmill
I've done 400 miles in a 8 hours alone, and less...

I've done 400 miles in a 8 hours alone, and less than 200 miles in over 10 hours with the wife.
If I'm alone I can just get on and go like when I drove longhaul. With the wife, It's hard to do more...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,938
Posted By windmill
Gotta love the internet. :rofl ...

Gotta love the internet. :rofl

http://pbmo.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/illusory-superiority.png?w=363&h=311
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 224,268
Posted By windmill
I think you're confused by who said what. I...

I think you're confused by who said what.

I simply said Gummee is moderate compared to a segment of the cycling community who believe they have the right to use public roads as they see fit while...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 224,268
Posted By windmill
Thanks, Put together a new rear wheel using a...

Thanks,
Put together a new rear wheel using a 1972 Sturmey-Archer AW. It's intended to be a 3rd world workhorse with no consideration to weight. They have built over 500 million of them since 1950.
Forum: Hacks 02-23-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,938
Posted By windmill
I've used the analogy of comparing a Ural to a...

I've used the analogy of comparing a Ural to a high end custom rig, being like comparing an old CJ Jeep to a Range Rover. after putting a couple hundred km on the 2014, I will say itsnow like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 224,268
Posted By windmill
My new bike, ...

My new bike,

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nI8hxsKapnY/Uwo9_GeHaLI/AAAAAAAAAFw/OzEMmJaexog/s640/PA%252002%2520004.jpg

Front rod brake,...
Forum: Hacks 02-23-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,975
Posted By windmill
You don't seem to understand its not about a...

You don't seem to understand its not about a Urals limitations or shortcomings, its about your proliferation of "humorous" exaggerations, and insulting comments about Ural owners.
Would you like it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 224,268
Posted By windmill
My renewed interest in cycling and spending some...

My renewed interest in cycling and spending some time on cycling forums has shown me that Gummee is actually very moderate, all he's saying is its the cyclists choice when they move right, not the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 224,268
Posted By windmill
Washington has done that too, like the laws...

Washington has done that too, like the laws against texting, cell phones, or DUI it has little if any effect.
Some folks don't like it, and its not the way it should be, but the only real solution...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 224,268
Posted By windmill
I understand what you're saying, there being...

I understand what you're saying, there being legitimate reasons to avoid issues, but the circumstances I'm referring to are where the conditions and layout of the lanes or paths are as close to...
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