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Forum: Hacks 06-23-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By ErictheBiking
Good luck. Mind you, I was mostly travelling at...

Good luck.
Mind you, I was mostly travelling at only 100/110 kph [60/65 mph].
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 53,311
Posted By ErictheBiking
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t279/migmidas1/...

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t279/migmidas1/AliceSpringstripMay2014299_zpsbbbc2ff8.jpg
Grand Parade Alice Springs
...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 53,311
Posted By ErictheBiking
Luke nailed it. Barkly Highway heading to...

Luke nailed it.

Barkly Highway heading to Three Ways, having not long left Camooweal.
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 53,311
Posted By ErictheBiking
The Gus Bus goes to Alice Springs for the Ulysses AGM

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t279/migmidas1/AliceSpringstripMay2014018_zps90c43588.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t279/migmidas1/AliceSpringstripMay2014321_zpsada64cc2.jpg

Fuel...
Forum: Hacks 06-15-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,382
Posted By ErictheBiking
Well, I'll speak for the GL1500 Goldwing as this...

Well, I'll speak for the GL1500 Goldwing as this was my outfit.
A 175/75 R16 light truck Pirelli tire was mounted on the bike's rear rim by a Honda motorcycle workshop.
It was very slightly taller...
Forum: Hacks 06-15-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,382
Posted By ErictheBiking
So if we have a reality where heavy, powerful...

So if we have a reality where heavy, powerful sidecar outfits are running car tires on unmodified motorcycle wheels over long distances and varied terrains [sometimes extreme as seen in videos posted...
Forum: Hacks 06-14-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,382
Posted By ErictheBiking
And yet

I know in theory you are right;
However, in Oz, car tires are fitted successfully to GSX1400 outfits which are more powerful and heavier than the DL1000.

I ran a car tire on a 1500 Goldwing...
Forum: Hacks 06-14-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By ErictheBiking
Michelin Commander 2

I have just completed a 6000km trip on my FLHT outfit [the Gus Bus] and the Michelin Commander 2 tires front and back have plenty left in them.

Temperatures at one point were around 35 Celsius.
Forum: Hacks 04-13-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 53,311
Posted By ErictheBiking
"My hair was grey when I got there but after that...

"My hair was grey when I got there but after that trip in the tub, it's now WHITE. I would never have believed that you could do those things on anything without it either flipping or self...
Forum: Hacks 04-05-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,685
Posted By ErictheBiking
Where I work, they are very strict on safety -...

Where I work, they are very strict on safety - they will issue a 'first and final' written warning if you are seen not to be wearing a seat belt in a vehicle.

Anyway, we run a few open topped...
Forum: Hacks 03-18-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,891
Posted By ErictheBiking
I had a Goldwing sidecar outfit with an electric...

I had a Goldwing sidecar outfit with an electric brake, adjustable for load and road conditions and it was excellent.

My current outfit has an individual brake on the sidecar wheel and FR700...
Forum: Hacks 03-16-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 53,311
Posted By ErictheBiking
The loop behind the seat is for a strap to stop...

The loop behind the seat is for a strap to stop the tonneau cover sagging when rain sits on it or flapping as you get down the road.


Grab a strap from bunnings, they're only a couple of beer...
Forum: Hacks 03-15-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 53,311
Posted By ErictheBiking
'Outstanding, Eric ... now go and get it dirty' ...

'Outstanding, Eric ... now go and get it dirty'

Thanks Luke, but I think you mean dirtier.
Forum: Hacks 03-11-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 53,311
Posted By ErictheBiking
And topbox

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t279/migmidas1/Harleyupgrades010_zps32ba4199.jpg
Forum: Hacks 03-11-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 53,311
Posted By ErictheBiking
Stainless rack

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t279/migmidas1/Harleyupgrades009_zps67f094d5.jpg
Forum: Hacks 03-11-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 53,311
Posted By ErictheBiking
Gus Bus and owner in their natural environment

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t279/migmidas1/Mobile%20Uploads/Harleyupgrades002_zps175d3234.jpg
Forum: Hacks 03-11-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 53,311
Posted By ErictheBiking
Windscreen in nominal owner's favourite position

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t279/migmidas1/Mobile%20Uploads/Harleyupgrades003_zps1203911a.jpg
Forum: Hacks 03-11-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 53,311
Posted By ErictheBiking
Windscreen

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t279/migmidas1/Harleyupgrades005_zps695a802c.jpg
Forum: Hacks 03-11-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 53,311
Posted By ErictheBiking
Removeable headrest

Any resemblence to the back of a kitchen chair is not accidental.
Well spotted Luke [waiting for rubbish collection on the side of the road]


...
Forum: Hacks 03-11-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 53,311
Posted By ErictheBiking
New Cover

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t279/migmidas1/Harleyupgrades013_zpsf2e5047b.jpg
Forum: Hacks 02-16-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 303,963
Posted By ErictheBiking
Gus in the Gus Bus

He loves it.
Thought the Harley loud pipes might put him off; not a problem.
As long as we have forward motion, nothing else matters.
Not even a wallaby running across the road in front of us.
...
Forum: Australia 11-19-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,279
Posted By ErictheBiking
I just bought a new 3 door Hyundai i20 for $12500...

I just bought a new 3 door Hyundai i20 for $12500 for a 6 day a week [between the 2 of us] 160km round trip commute.
5 star safety rating and 5 year unlimited km warranty. 6 speed manual gearbox....
Forum: Australia 08-15-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,651
Posted By ErictheBiking
I put one in a 2.8 diesel Hilix 4wd

I was doing the same trip day after day.
The Hiclone made no difference at all.
No problems getting a refund.

I think they sell something they know doesn't work, always give a refund
and rely...
Forum: Australia 08-14-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,157
Posted By ErictheBiking
Blackman's Gap Road is closed until sometime in Sept

Road repairs to slips caused by flooding earlier in the year.
Forum: Hacks 07-16-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,992
Posted By ErictheBiking
Could we possibly change the terms left and right turns

and instead use turns towards the sidecar [TTTS]? and turns away from the sidecar [TAFS]?.
I know those of us with sidecars on the left are a very small minority;
however there are some...
Forum: Hacks 03-22-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By ErictheBiking
I'm pretty sure if you do a search you'll find...

I'm pretty sure if you do a search you'll find some inmates have fitted a car tyre directly to the original GSX1400 rear rim.
If you want to reduce the gearing, a change of sprocket would do the...
Forum: Hacks 03-13-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By ErictheBiking
Keep in mind

that you won't be able to modify the steering which could make for heavy going if driving in rough off road conditions when locked in.
Forum: Hacks 03-10-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By ErictheBiking
I had a 13 inch wheel on my Goldwing outfit. It...

I had a 13 inch wheel on my Goldwing outfit.
It had a drum brake with an electric brake installed.
Braking effect could be adjusted for road and load conditions. No hydraulics or pipes.
Very...
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,444
Posted By ErictheBiking
Height adjustable chair?

Any chance of some more info on this feature, advantages, ease of use?
Thanks,
Eric
Forum: Hacks 01-29-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,444
Posted By ErictheBiking
Wish list in order

Yamaha Super Tenere
Next year's Suzuki DL1000 with ABS
Suzuki Bandit 1250 with suitably modified [raised] suspension
Forum: Hacks 01-04-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,719
Posted By ErictheBiking
No, it is not. Maybe 40% at best which was a...

No, it is not.
Maybe 40% at best which was a surprise to me as I thought I was subscribing to an English version.
Beautiful photos and top quality production.
Frustrating when you don't have a...
Forum: Hacks 12-27-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 51,398
Posted By ErictheBiking
So Brendan

Any particular reason you are considering other bikes instead of going straight for another Super Tenere?
Forum: Hacks 12-26-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 51,398
Posted By ErictheBiking
But this won't be my only outfit I'll ever have...

But this won't be my only outfit I'll ever have I'm currently toying with idea of what bike I will get next as a tug and mulling over the design of the next chair.[/QUOTE]

Brendan, this is...
Forum: Hacks 08-31-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6,390
Views: 2,352,581
Posted By ErictheBiking
There is something "just right" about the shape...

There is something "just right" about the shape and dimensions of this sidecar. Reminds me a bit of those classic 1930's sports cars.


OTE=FR700;19461516]Thank you Dave.

Building a new...
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,390
Posted By ErictheBiking
This is entirely feasible as I have exactly this...

This is entirely feasible as I have exactly this set-up on my GL1500 outfit.
Have done many thousands of kilometres with no drama at all.
Infinitely adjustable in seconds from no braking at all to...
Forum: Hacks 01-16-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,528
Posted By ErictheBiking
If you just want to reduce negative air pressure

and increase air flow a bit and if the screen is not too sharply curved, maybe installing one of those adjustable vents you see in Goldwing screens would help.
Forum: Hacks 01-16-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,400
Posted By ErictheBiking
I'm running a rear Metzeler Marathon

140/70-18 mounted back to front on the front of the GL1500.
Forum: Hacks 11-18-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6,390
Views: 2,352,581
Posted By ErictheBiking
Yes Dave, Newcastle put on a good show. Enjoyed...

Yes Dave, Newcastle put on a good show. Enjoyed the festivities and exploring the region. Alice Springs will probably be the next one for us,
Forum: Hacks 11-17-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6,390
Views: 2,352,581
Posted By ErictheBiking
Gl1500

At the annual Ulysses gathering. A social group for older riders 50 and above although junior members can join at age 40.
Held in a different State each year. Between 3500 and 6000 oldies attend;...
Forum: Hacks 10-26-2011, 03:30 AM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 303,963
Posted By ErictheBiking
1982 GS1100G and Gus

Gus is a very quiet dog. He almost never barks except when he thinks we are going too slow.
Then he gives a series of short, fairly high pitched barks until we are travelling at a respectable dog...
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