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Forum: Hacks 07-24-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,127
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
I have a 2004. It has the 750 and was the first...

I have a 2004. It has the 750 and was the first year of the Denso alternator. It doesn't have the new gears but I'm not going to lose any sleep over it. The rest of the stuff is just "bells and...
Forum: Hacks 07-19-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
A sleeping bag. A picnic basket. Etc. ...

A sleeping bag.
A picnic basket.
Etc.

Something light, I would think. And something not so big it gets in the way of someone getting in and out of the car.

Sarge
Forum: Hacks 07-17-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,536
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
That is Yuri in one of his many incarnations. If...

That is Yuri in one of his many incarnations. If you are looking at a sidecar ONLY, proceed carefully but keep your hand on your wallet at all times. If you are considering one of his motorcycles or...
Forum: Hacks 07-12-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,109
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
Claude, As you might expect, my vote is for...

Claude,

As you might expect, my vote is for aluminium. Look at the K-Monster. If you had built that tub out of steel, it would have weighed 8.3 metric tons. Built out of glass, it would have...
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 24,650
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
I thought of putting the stuff in her car after...

I thought of putting the stuff in her car after it was all over and she was gone.:baldy

Sarge
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 24,650
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
Back when my rig was new (2004), I stopped at the...

Back when my rig was new (2004), I stopped at the grocery store on the way home from shopping/errands. I parked next to a SUV. While I was still on the bike, a VERY attractive blond soccer mom:sweeti...
Forum: Hacks 06-08-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
Back in my pre-Ural days, I suffered REDF with my...

Back in my pre-Ural days, I suffered REDF with my Royal Enfield Bullet. It got so bad at work that the Boss was getting a little peeved with all the people coming in the shop to ask about the bike....
Forum: Hacks 06-03-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,120
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
Owned both. Go with the Ural. RE is a great...

Owned both. Go with the Ural. RE is a great little bike but it is NOT a sidecar tug in any way, shape or form. Also the Cozy is quite small and is best as a dog/gear hauler rather than a people...
Forum: Hacks 06-01-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,971
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
The Champion Legend is a re-creation of an old...

The Champion Legend is a re-creation of an old Indian sidecar so, naturally, it is a perfect fit with a big ol' Drifter. NICE!

Sarge
Forum: Hacks 05-16-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,225
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
Check with Claude. I believe he is making them. ...

Check with Claude. I believe he is making them.

Sarge
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,480
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
I think you are VERY wise to go with the hacked...

I think you are VERY wise to go with the hacked Wing as a beginner's rig rather than hacking your Ninja. Installing a sidecar turns a motorcycle into a tug. It is no longer a motorcycle. If you love...
Forum: Hacks 04-12-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
A few years ago one of the resident nut cases...

A few years ago one of the resident nut cases over at the Ural discussion group lost his FD dipstick. He then asked himself that classic Ural question, "What would Ivan do?" Checking around, he...
Forum: Hacks 04-12-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,813
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
The on-again/off-again part of your question has...

The on-again/off-again part of your question has been answered soundly. Not worth the effort.

As for Cosy sidecars, themselves, just remember that the Cosy is built in India basically to carry...
Forum: Hacks 03-07-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
Them K-rigs can bite you. My K-Monster had a very...

Them K-rigs can bite you. My K-Monster had a very bad habit of lulling me off to na-na land thinking I was cruising along in the 55-60 range only to look down at the speedo and discover I was running...
Forum: Hacks 02-28-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
Obviously you guys have never been to Ron Dee...

Obviously you guys have never been to Ron Dee Voo, the rally Claude puts on! No (big) spiders but plenty of snakes and black bears within a few feet of camp (a zoo on the property) and then there is...
Forum: Hacks 02-28-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,243
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
Dark Side - Schmark Side. He isn't looking for a...

Dark Side - Schmark Side. He isn't looking for a Gold Wing after all! Somehow I can't picture him in a matching satin jacket!:rofl

Sarge:1drink
Forum: Hacks 02-23-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,402
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
Passengers? I thought a sidecar was a great big...

Passengers? I thought a sidecar was a great big saddlebag.

All seriousness aside, that is why I had Claude build the K-Monster with a giant cargo sidecar. I needed a pickup truck, not a...
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,569
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
Naw. This old cop can tell you. Ya see a...

Naw. This old cop can tell you. Ya see a headlight on one side and a running light on the other side and that is exactly what it looks like, a car with one headlight out. Never really thought about...
Forum: Hacks 02-10-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,667
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
Just keep in mind that a brand new Ural can be...

Just keep in mind that a brand new Ural can be pretty rough in the beginning. Crummy acceleration, no smoothness, no gas mileage, etc., etc., etc. Expect to have to keep backing down on the idle. The...
Forum: Hacks 02-10-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6,558
Views: 2,427,697
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
"Two peoples divided by a common language."...

"Two peoples divided by a common language." Winston:freaky

Sarge
Forum: Hacks 02-07-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,870
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
I believe Jay Giese has done at least one. Check...

I believe Jay Giese has done at least one. Check his web site.

http://www.dauntlessmotors.com/

Sarge
Forum: Hacks 02-07-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
I'm sure you can get some help here. It is a...

I'm sure you can get some help here. It is a Yahoo Group for people making repro Wehrmacht cycles out of Chang Jiangs. (Much more accurate base bikes than Dneprs.)
...
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,760
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
I'm not but I believe she was. THAT was the...

I'm not but I believe she was. THAT was the danger!:eek1

Anyhow, listen to what Claude says. We have too dammed much time in the winter to think. Relax, get mellow and go up to the shop as soon as...
Forum: Hacks 02-04-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,760
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
Ernie, FWIW, Bob's BMW sells what they call...

Ernie,

FWIW, Bob's BMW sells what they call "sidecar bars". They are pretty "euro flat" but wider. Might I suggest a set of those with raised risers? Might help a ton. For weight, a couple of...
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,760
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
I owned a Bullet Military for eleven years. My...

I owned a Bullet Military for eleven years. My baby. My toy. I swore on a stack of Bibles the only person who would sell that bike would be my executor. Last spring reality hit. My physical situation...
Forum: Hacks 01-31-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,760
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
As much as they are both great bikes, sell the...

As much as they are both great bikes, sell the W650 and RE and use that money to buy a /2. KEEP THE CONVERSION RIG. You will kick yourself a million times over if you dump it!:baldy

Sarge:1drink
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Forum: Hacks 01-26-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,300
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
Some years back, I installed a Cosy "Euro"...

Some years back, I installed a Cosy "Euro" sidecar on my RE Military. Prior to the installation, verified max speed (slight downhill grade, wind at back, laying down on tank) was 73 mph. A...
Forum: Hacks 12-30-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,859
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
I have a Ural today and suffer UDF. A few years...

I have a Ural today and suffer UDF. A few years back, however, I rode a Royal Enfield Military, which generated "REDF" in similar doses. I couldn't ride the thing to work as people were coming in the...
Forum: Hacks 12-27-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
In the words of Monty Python, "RUN AWAY!" Been...

In the words of Monty Python, "RUN AWAY!" Been there, done that with a 1992 Ural. That "passport" is a worthless piece of paper. Went through everything including being threatened with arrest....
Forum: Hacks 12-14-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,276
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
Idea has been around for a week or two. ...

Idea has been around for a week or two.

Sarge:D

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u319/sgtbrown103/Misc%20Photos/CycleAmbulance.jpg
Forum: Hacks 12-14-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,936
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
Even with the helmets and the engine noise, I can...

Even with the helmets and the engine noise, I can hear them saying:

Yea, though I ride through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I shall fear no evil.....

Sarge:1drink
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6,558
Views: 2,427,697
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
Now THAT is the rig to have for running around at...

Now THAT is the rig to have for running around at rallies!!:clap

Sarge
Forum: Hacks 11-24-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,398
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
Claude, My question concerns the necessity...

Claude,

My question concerns the necessity for a strip of fly paper directly over your head. Expecting a visit from Al Butterfield?:lol3

Gotta get over there again. This time, hopefully, I'll...
Forum: Hacks 11-18-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,398
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
Not too shabby there, Claude! It's been a long...

Not too shabby there, Claude! It's been a long time coming and I am glad to see the company thriving. Helluva difference from no web site at all and a drafty pole barn behind the convenience...
Forum: Hacks 11-06-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,496
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
Talk to Claude at Freedom Sidecars. He is a...

Talk to Claude at Freedom Sidecars. He is a member here at ADV.

http://freedomsidecars.com/

Sarge
Forum: Hacks 11-03-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,989
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
OOPS!!:flush Perhaps I should change that to...

OOPS!!:flush

Perhaps I should change that to "Well, I haven't hit anything since - with the Ural."

Sarge:lol3
Forum: Hacks 11-01-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,989
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
2004. Trailered mine home from the dealer in NY....

2004. Trailered mine home from the dealer in NY. Pulled out of the driveway for my first ride. Six miles later, I was down with a locked rear brake. (As I was to discover, a problem with 2004-2006...
Forum: Hacks 10-27-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,287
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
Murphy's Law

Someone asked why the "Sidecars - Let's See Them" thread wasn't a sticky and someone else came back that it gets posted to so often it is always near the top. Well, it's now on Page 2, Oct 15th,...
Forum: Hacks 10-27-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,590
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
How about a "Stoli" model with crystal-clear...

How about a "Stoli" model with crystal-clear paint?:freaky

Sarge
Forum: Hacks 10-25-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,717
Posted By Sidecar Sarge
It appears he removed the folding seat from the...

It appears he removed the folding seat from the shopping cart. Too bad. I'd put a life-size doll in there just to give people fits.:rofl

Sarge
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