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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,593
Posted By Hookalatch
I took a 1984 R80RT and turned it into a R100S...

I took a 1984 R80RT and turned it into a R100S clone. It is the third Airhead I have owned and one of more than 50 bikes and it is one of my all time favorites. I made a thread of the build here:...
Forum: Hacks 12-15-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,127
Posted By Hookalatch
Welding Holes

The tub had over 20 holes that I wanted to weld up. I have had good luck backing butt welds in sheet metal with a piece of copper. The weld will not stick to the copper. I tried using this to fill...
Forum: Hacks 12-15-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,127
Posted By Hookalatch
Slow Progress

After experiencing the worst drought in California's history we are now being deluged with rain. No complaints. In fact it has given me an excuse to back away from all the overdue outside chores...
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By Hookalatch
Collet and Ball

You have the parts the collet goes into. Imagine a couple of spoon shaped jaws that get pulled into the tapered parts you have. They are clamped around a ball attached to the bikes frame. Bikes...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,820
Posted By Hookalatch
They probably figure if you get that far north...

They probably figure if you get that far north you are probably okay. They definitely stop folks north of Redding on I5 and get turned back if no chains when there is heavy snow. Personally never...
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,851
Posted By Hookalatch
[QUOTE=photomd;25666761]I enjoy painting as well...

[QUOTE=photomd;25666761]I enjoy painting as well and this looks like a great project. This will be fun to watch. You're a smart man. I usually convence myself that I can paint something once and be...
Forum: Hacks 12-04-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,121
Posted By Hookalatch
Perhaps a protest due to Monkey Wrench's failure...

Perhaps a protest due to Monkey Wrench's failure to launch?

Chuck
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-29-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2,327
Views: 151,958
Posted By Hookalatch
+1 Chuck

+1

Chuck
Forum: Hacks 11-15-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,390
Posted By Hookalatch
You might find some used but the Canadian company...

You might find some used but the Canadian company that used to make them no longer does so.
Search the Airheads forum for emulators and you will get a lot of info. Basically the recommended...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 21,961
Posted By Hookalatch
I am a member because I have never been around...

I am a member because I have never been around any other group, motorcycle or otherwise, that I have enjoyed so much or felt so instantly comfortable with. That's worth the price of membership alone...
Forum: Hacks 11-08-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,273
Posted By Hookalatch
I was at his shop yesterday and I am fairly...

I was at his shop yesterday and I am fairly certain he is not interested in participating at all. I even suggested he seems to be well treated in the Hacks section. Don't expect him to be...
Forum: Hacks 11-07-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,127
Posted By Hookalatch
The plan is to try and color match. I didn't...

The plan is to try and color match. I didn't measure paint components on the bike so it will be a bit of a guess. Probably be a while because it will likely be too cold to paint until spring. We...
Forum: Hacks 11-07-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,127
Posted By Hookalatch
Okay, looking at the dog and the sidecar I was...

Okay, looking at the dog and the sidecar I was beginning to worry. We need to work on riding position a little but one of us is ready. This may not be a long term solution but at least I will find...
Forum: Hacks 11-05-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By Hookalatch
Thank you for the response Jay. In searching...

Thank you for the response Jay. In searching there were references that you might offer something to make this conversion easy. I can't find it now but I remember reading that you no longer offered...
Forum: Hacks 11-05-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By Hookalatch
Collet & Ball vs. Clevis & Heim

1978 Ural on a 1984 BMW Airhead. This must have been done many, many times. In searching for the best way to mate the two I am coming up with differing opinions- shock!

I have a DMC subframe...
Forum: Hacks 11-03-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,127
Posted By Hookalatch
I think there would be room for both dogs in that...

I think there would be room for both dogs in that rig. Thanks for the advice about Boxer Metal. Chris has been helping me with advice and an occasional part for some time. He will be doing the...
Forum: Hacks 11-03-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,127
Posted By Hookalatch
Haven't tried to get him in it yet. He will...

Haven't tried to get him in it yet. He will probably pee on it as soon as its on the ground. I know I will have to remove the seat and windshield. Should be room for him to sit or stand and stick...
Forum: Hacks 11-02-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,127
Posted By Hookalatch
Meatloaf is a Bullmastiff. That picture is a...

Meatloaf is a Bullmastiff. That picture is a couple of years old, he was a stealth 150# pounds then. Like his owner, he has put on a few extra pounds since then.
Forum: Hacks 11-02-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,286
Posted By Hookalatch
Best Money I have Spent so far!

After toying with the idea of a sidecar for decades I finally decided to take the plunge a few months ago. Besides eating, my dog Meatloaf's next love is riding on anything that moves, especially...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-02-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,327
Views: 151,958
Posted By Hookalatch
New Project

Probably not going to see much Dualsport use, but since this thread was headed for page 3, I bumped it up showing my latest project. I have wanted a sidecar forever but never ended up with one. I...
Forum: Hacks 11-01-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,127
Posted By Hookalatch
The Next Step

It has taken me a lot longer than I expected to take this next step. It had more to do with maintaining martial bliss than anything else. Watching the movie Sit Stay Ride tipped her over the edge. ...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-22-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 16,781
Posted By Hookalatch
No worries. It was purr-fect, and like everyone...

No worries. It was purr-fect, and like everyone else thought the music choice was excellent.

Sorry I wasn't able to stay a 2nd night. It was a lot of fun even though I can't blame the bear for...
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,889
Posted By Hookalatch
Hard to pick out a favorite ...

Hard to pick out a favorite http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2011/10/unique-sidecars-showcase.html

Chuck
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-09-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 16,781
Posted By Hookalatch
That's a little disappointing to hear. Races are...

That's a little disappointing to hear. Races are always fun. Just for future reference, are modifications to the chair allowed?- shaving the legs, duct tape for more aerodynamic efficiency. ...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-08-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 16,781
Posted By Hookalatch
Move me from the Maybe list

I am fighting off the last stages of a cold.
This weekend is a big-deal multi-state family reunion I am expected to attend.
However, I am badly in need of a good ride and a large dose of...
Forum: Hacks 09-28-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,495
Posted By Hookalatch
Boxermetal http://boxermetal.com/ has done this...

Boxermetal http://boxermetal.com/ has done this including especially for dogs. Chris participates in this forum and may see this thread.

Chucl
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-22-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 16,781
Posted By Hookalatch
Put me down for a maybe/probably. Either weekend...

Put me down for a maybe/probably. Either weekend okay but if there are bears about, perhaps it would be better to wait until the leaves are off the trees.

Chuck
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-02-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2,327
Views: 151,958
Posted By Hookalatch
Dirt Biased DRZ400S for Sale

My son has a DRZ400s for sale in the Flea Market- http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1001032&highlight=drz400s

Got a lot of nice equipment and upgrades to make it more off-road worthy....
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-02-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,484
Posted By Hookalatch
Out

Sorry I am going to miss this event. Wife had longer standing plans for a family reunion that weekend I have been mentally ignoring. Anyone on the fence about this event should try to make it. The...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-18-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,327
Views: 151,958
Posted By Hookalatch
Laugh That is impressive Hop. I don't think I could...

That is impressive Hop. I don't think I could even throw a pistol that far let alone hit a tin can with it.<label for="rb_iconid_26">http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/Laughing.gif</label>

Chuck
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-18-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By Hookalatch
As already stated if they have over 7500 miles...

As already stated if they have over 7500 miles those bikes are legal in CA despite any VIN number.

Chuck
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-04-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,484
Posted By Hookalatch
A Bump

I visited the campground last week. Weather was much nicer than the valley. Campground was basically empty. Should make for a nice gathering. Will probably be plenty of bikes in the area. Central...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-04-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,327
Views: 151,958
Posted By Hookalatch
Is quoting yourself like talking to yourself? ...

Is quoting yourself like talking to yourself? Hop-Sing influence? I had never plugged a motorcycle tire before so I thought I would report. 270 miles of brutal punishment- it took a lickin' but...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-04-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2,327
Views: 151,958
Posted By Hookalatch
Muletown road is orders of magnitude harder than...

Muletown road is orders of magnitude harder than anything we rode on all day. Most of the group on our ride had never met before. On any of these impromptu get-togethers everyone rides at their own...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-04-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By Hookalatch
Local news person commented this morning that she...

Local news person commented this morning that she just returned from Southern OR and the smoke was horrible all the way well past Yreka. The fires to the east of Redding near Cassel and Burney are...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-02-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2,327
Views: 151,958
Posted By Hookalatch
Tire is holding air so I will see you guys as...

Tire is holding air so I will see you guys as close to 7 as I can make it, but it will be a little after.

Chuck
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-01-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2,327
Views: 151,958
Posted By Hookalatch
If I get the plug to take in my tire I will try...

If I get the plug to take in my tire I will try to join you. Apparently there isn't any repair shop that will patch a tubeless tire anymore. I am up early and live close but would be pressed to be...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-29-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2,327
Views: 151,958
Posted By Hookalatch
Hammered

No hammers were harmed during the maintenance of Mike's DRZ. However, the maintainers did get hammered. Despite this the bike runs great! Suspension upgrades, pumper carb, lowered gearing and the...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,100
Posted By Hookalatch
Its good to know I am doing something right! ...

Its good to know I am doing something right!

As far as the posts in question, I sometimes find them interesting and when they are not I just quit reading.

Chuck
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-25-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By Hookalatch
Lots of opinions on the "real NorCal". Most...

Lots of opinions on the "real NorCal". Most people up this way think of it being North of the Sack-o-tomatoes. Another option below. Or were you asking about the roads here?
Here's one...
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