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Forum: Hacks 06-23-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7,592
Views: 2,871,009
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Nowt like a bit of nostalgia, FR. Some time since...

Nowt like a bit of nostalgia, FR. Some time since the old K looked like that.
Forum: Hacks 06-23-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 7,592
Views: 2,871,009
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Reminder - "Sidecars Let's See Em" PLEASE...

Reminder - "Sidecars Let's See Em" PLEASE !
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7,592
Views: 2,871,009
Posted By Sidecarjohn
"Minus the computer enhancements is a KTM really...

"Minus the computer enhancements is a KTM really that radical a departure from an earlier time or just refinements in metallurgy and manufacturing techniques and I don't see anything mind blowing...
Forum: Hacks 06-13-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7,592
Views: 2,871,009
Posted By Sidecarjohn
This looks very interesting ! Can't wait for...

This looks very interesting ! Can't wait for updates.
Forum: Hacks 06-04-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7,592
Views: 2,871,009
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Cool blue rig, DavePave. How does she go ?:clap

Cool blue rig, DavePave. How does she go ?:clap
Forum: Hacks 06-03-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7,592
Views: 2,871,009
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Oh well, never mind. Folk post pictures of TRUCKS...

Oh well, never mind. Folk post pictures of TRUCKS on the 500th page of "Hacks" most popular thread. !!!! :norton
Forum: Hacks 05-31-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,350
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Maybe the thread should be renamed, "Cameras and...

Maybe the thread should be renamed, "Cameras and drink don't mix" ?

Where would TubeYou be without those "reinventing the wierd" ?
Forum: Hacks 05-25-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,998
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Forty plus years of various sidecar outfits, plus...

Forty plus years of various sidecar outfits, plus a trike based upon a GL1100 Wing.
Agree with Claude on the clear merits of the sidecar option, as well as the wide diversity of sidecar/ motorcycle...
Forum: Hacks 05-19-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,326
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Suggest the first move is to do all that is...

Suggest the first move is to do all that is essential to get your outfit in action, ride it for some time and put in the miles. Effectively, get yourself, your other half, and the rig up to speed,...
Forum: Hacks 05-10-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,783
Posted By Sidecarjohn
That you have considered the prospect of a Ural...

That you have considered the prospect of a Ural despite already operating another rig suggests some sort of need/ desire. I say go for it and give it a whirl. If it satisfies the "itch", then all is...
Forum: Hacks 05-06-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,961
Posted By Sidecarjohn
EML wheels with a predictable problem. The story...

EML wheels with a predictable problem. The story goes with the older wheels that the weld betwixt the tubular spokes and rim was suspect quality wise. Unsure of the metallurgy arguements, but...
Forum: Hacks 05-03-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,483
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Really looks as if you secured a good deal there...

Really looks as if you secured a good deal there considering what the sidecar and fittings look like. Guess you are happy with the price.
The Sportster looks good too. Considering other recent...
Forum: Hacks 05-03-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Limitations such as passenger space, consequent...

Limitations such as passenger space, consequent comfort, and luggage carrying options should perhaps be considered seriously. The "look" is important, if your needs are relatively single purpose,...
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By Sidecarjohn
The serious worry here is the apparent denial by...

The serious worry here is the apparent denial by BMW, and curiously owners of a problem with yet another model. The GS forum indicates a known issue since 2009. It seems that an incident in Spain has...
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,326
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Absolutely !!

Absolutely !!
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2015, 11:38 AM
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Views: 2,871,009
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Whoa, let's get this well and truly understood....

Whoa, let's get this well and truly understood. This particular pianist, watch the spelling, is a pure unadulterated product of the UK.
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7,592
Views: 2,871,009
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Enjoy the ride, DJ, like it.:clap

Enjoy the ride, DJ, like it.:clap
Forum: Hacks 04-13-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 7,592
Views: 2,871,009
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Yes, but only use a light oil !

Yes, but only use a light oil !
Forum: Hacks 04-12-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,479
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Agree with Claude wholeheartedly. Ballast of some...

Agree with Claude wholeheartedly. Ballast of some desription as appropriate, particularly where the chance of a rising sidecar can affect confidence at best, or something more serious makes sense....
Forum: Hacks 04-11-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,565
Posted By Sidecarjohn
"I'm having a lot of fun with mu Ural" Good,...

"I'm having a lot of fun with mu Ural"

Good, pleased for you, that should be what sidecars are all about regardless of your ride. Now, calm down !
Forum: Hacks 04-08-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,565
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Fair point FR700, I had a Ural once. Whilst that...

Fair point FR700, I had a Ural once. Whilst that 1972 venture wasn't exactly our first outfit, it did represent a commitment to a long term sidecarring.

Would not wish to ever infer ability in all...
Forum: Hacks 04-08-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,565
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Maybe it's time to incorporate a dedicated ADV...

Maybe it's time to incorporate a dedicated ADV section to the Ural phenomenon. Considering the fervour and almost radical, some might say "fundamentalist" outlook of owners, it would appear churlish...
Forum: Hacks 04-07-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,709
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Cliff Day's famous home built sidecar was white,...

Cliff Day's famous home built sidecar was white, as was the Guzzi tug alongside. Beautiful and a real mile cruncher, plus suited to its Moby Dick title. Always a pity that health prevented us seeing...
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Karl, Although our kids, 41 and 37...

Karl,
Although our kids, 41 and 37 respectively, basically abandoned our third wheel world as tney also hit sixteen, they are not negative about their geriatric parents' lifestyle, they are more in...
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
Posted By Sidecarjohn
For sure, you need to check the two front body...

For sure, you need to check the two front body mounting points, the ones on each side. Despite internal strengthening within the fibreglass body, failure was likely. Old models that haven't...
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Sidecarpat was a babe riding alongside her folks...

Sidecarpat was a babe riding alongside her folks tandem bicycle in a Watsonian pedal cycle sidecar. She progressed to powered outfits, Norton and BSA, and consequently had years sidecar experience...
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,234
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Bit like that other reference to some bikes,...

Bit like that other reference to some bikes, namely "Character", what is meant by "Cool" ?:norton
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Away from motorcycling I worked for two...

Away from motorcycling I worked for two charitable organisations here in the UK. The work of both involved young people with significant special needs. The professionals working with the young people...
Forum: Hacks 03-20-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,234
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Suppose your requirements can dictate bike...

Suppose your requirements can dictate bike choice, as well as inherent issues/ problems with the respective Beemers. However, having operated 2 airhead and 1 K outfits, the choice would be the K.
OK...
Forum: Hacks 03-17-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Apex Sports in Colorado Springs and ask for Doyne...

Apex Sports in Colorado Springs and ask for Doyne Bruner. An enthusiatic sidecar man and a few decades connecting all manner of motorcycles and sidecars.:clap
Forum: Hacks 03-16-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,889
Posted By Sidecarjohn
In the relatively "safe" confines, or otherwise...

In the relatively "safe" confines, or otherwise of our mutual countries, dogs are pets, companions, family members, even children. However, in several parts of the planet they are viewed very...
Forum: Hacks 02-27-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,985
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Excellent build thread. Did appreciate there...

Excellent build thread. Did appreciate there being no "interruptions", distracting comments, or hijacks. Certainly helped to appreciate the skills involved.
Great outcome, although updates would be...
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,221
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Our VMax is one of the last 1200s, 2007 I believe.

Our VMax is one of the last 1200s, 2007 I believe.
Forum: Hacks 02-12-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,221
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Maybe that's because I've not seen you Chris ! ...

Maybe that's because I've not seen you Chris !
I'll keep looking.:norton
Forum: Hacks 02-09-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,221
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Sorry for a very late update on this thread. ...

Sorry for a very late update on this thread.
Discussed with the lady of the house, wore no helmet because she's totally to blame for the Vmax now in the garage. Happy days.
Forum: Hacks 02-08-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 7,592
Views: 2,871,009
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Methinks a KS750 too. Guess not a quality issue,...

Methinks a KS750 too. Guess not a quality issue, maybe serious age ?
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,901
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Maybe the greatest issues are about route and...

Maybe the greatest issues are about route and acceptable contingency plans rather than outfit choice.

After all a Panther outfit towing a large trailer made the UK to SA way back

"The Rugged...
Forum: Hacks 01-04-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,075
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Who's got the remote ? Change the channel !!

Who's got the remote ? Change the channel !!
Forum: Hacks 01-03-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,089
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Lighting to see rather than be seen has been an...

Lighting to see rather than be seen has been an ongoing topic for years. Increased wattage (illegal in some situations ?), relays, and materials (tungsten, halogen, etc), have performed, or otherwise...
Forum: Hacks 01-03-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,075
Posted By Sidecarjohn
Snow ? Taos ? Absolutely pictures, please !

Snow ? Taos ? Absolutely pictures, please !
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