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Forum: Hacks 07-13-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,543
Posted By oldmanriver1951
why not?

Soon to be 61, have had lots of bikes big and small, and my BMW R75/5 was the most fun for many miles and years, Hondas are nice, Bultaco's were amazing wall climbers, but my Ural has been the most...
Forum: Hacks 05-30-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 596,633
Posted By oldmanriver1951
why so glum? must have the real lemon of the lot...I've had my Ural Patrol...2010...for going on 2 years, and yes there were issues early on...but I did what every ural owner did and learned to do my...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 33,986
Posted By oldmanriver1951
My kids have always ridden with me since they...

My kids have always ridden with me since they were 5 or so..., and now at 20, 22 and 24 they still enjoy going out with me when they have the time off....They love the ride, they especially love the...
Forum: Hacks 01-01-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 27,156
Posted By oldmanriver1951
rednecks and bikers n big dang trucks

Had quite a few UDF moments, and all of them enjoyable. Riding home on a 25mph neighborhood street...and knowing that there were cops -a-plenty...I stayed the 25 per the sign.....Hear a big ol...
Forum: Hacks 01-01-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,249
Posted By oldmanriver1951
a long time ago in a galaxy far far away...

I was 3 years old when my pop put me on his Indian and rode the fence line of the I was hooked on bikes...and have owned bikes for the rest if my life....but as technology has...
Forum: Hacks 12-21-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,480
Posted By oldmanriver1951
small homebuilt job

just a small one to carry camping items for an extended trip around the states...very light, very strong, durable...have a few mods I would like to add on...but a work in progress....
Forum: Face plant 12-21-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,331
Posted By oldmanriver1951
old adage?

have always gone by the old adage..."I don't let anyone else ride my wife...or my bike!"...keeps life simple that my bike in my only source of transport....:norton
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 22,120
Posted By oldmanriver1951
hippo hands...hands down....

Used hippo hands back in the 70's...and Vetter made a good item....have a new pair of Hippo Hands made in canada... mfg'd well, and are made for a particular range of my case...a Ural. The...
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,202
Posted By oldmanriver1951
my Ural Patrol probably wouldn't handle the extra...

my Ural Patrol probably wouldn't handle the extra drain on the I've always went the layering and windproof way. While I can appreciate all the good that heated gear does, there were many...
Forum: Hacks 12-03-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,717
Posted By oldmanriver1951
sorry...gotta time.....

That's my usual reply to nay-sayers and wanna-be's when they start to spoutin' off about what I drive...I happen to love my Ural...when I made it to 60...I decided that I wanted something that would...
Forum: Hacks 12-01-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 27,156
Posted By oldmanriver1951
pull over bubba!

A few weeks...or was it months ago? I mis-remember...growing old fogs the neurons...anyway...running down a side road...notorious for cops hiding in the bushes doing the discreet 25 mph..when...
Forum: Hacks 12-01-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,545
Posted By oldmanriver1951

The ural comes with a nice hack cover already...but could be improved upon in a few spots. As to overall covers...I just use an XL ATV cover. Not a real PIA in most respects...but works fine....folds...
Forum: Hacks 10-27-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,826
Posted By oldmanriver1951
small flag mounts

larger flags tend to end up pulling loose, shredding, etc....Easy enough mount for slow speeds would be a piece of pvc pipe mounted to the sidecar, flag mounted on a good stout farm implement...
Forum: Hacks 10-27-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,881
Posted By oldmanriver1951
true...but as I learned the hard way from a soon...

true...but as I learned the hard way from a soon to be defunct dealer...placing a fan in front of the engine will have the engine 'cold' in regards to adjusting valves an hour or...
Forum: Hacks 10-27-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,831
Posted By oldmanriver1951
winch alternatives

Went back and forth with the rope based puller, really wanted one, but as I don't do a lot of off roading...quite a bit of trail and some cross country, but nothing like the TAT, I finally bought the...
Forum: Hacks 10-27-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,749
Posted By oldmanriver1951
HH continued

I've used variations of these for ages, on my old beemer in the 70's and on my Aero and presently on my Ural. They have enough stiffness in them to not be a problem...and the aspect of them pressing...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,579
Posted By oldmanriver1951
They pack fairly small...and yes they will melt...

They pack fairly small...and yes they will melt if you contact pipes...but not severely....I pack them in the bottom of my Fieldsheer tank bag, insulates my hydration pack rather well....
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,484
Posted By oldmanriver1951
Looks to be same size as mine, was a 30MM ammo...

Looks to be same size as mine, was a 30MM ammo box...heavy as hell, but still had live coals in the bottom after 3 days...(burning off the paint)...but won't crush like a soda can, thats for sure!
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 23,863
Posted By oldmanriver1951
Belstaff and dusters

On my pole to pole trips in the 70's the belstaff worked great...but hot as hell...and needs to be rewaxed every few months...but it was the best available at the time, and it was very stylish for...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,807
Posted By oldmanriver1951
4 seasons satisfaction

My tourmaster Flex series 2 is a grand all around jacket, very versatile, keeps me warm n dry, and in the midst of wet and cold season the Revit Hydratex Ultra H2O gloves with PCM keeps the digits...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,484
Posted By oldmanriver1951
[QUOTE=csbdr;16936998]Hey! Some cool setup you...

[QUOTE=csbdr;16936998]Hey! Some cool setup you made there. One concern mentioned on soviet steeds was the mil spec paint on those cans and exposing them to heat may release some toxins you might not...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 923,962
Posted By oldmanriver1951
fire starter

a line of liquid nails always starts any fire...usually snake out a line on waxed paper, cut it into strips and segments, pack em away...lights first time and every time...
Forum: Hacks 10-07-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,564
Posted By oldmanriver1951
what is this 'wash' you speak of?

wash?...I clean the shield, stop light and headlight, but it's a ural...I ride every day, rain or the rain and the occasional overflowing river/creek does the rest...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,511
Posted By oldmanriver1951
I have hippo hands and use them in the midst of...

I have hippo hands and use them in the midst of winter, but these gloves...Rev'it Ultra H20 Gloves... been great...waterproof,...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,484
Posted By oldmanriver1951
[QUOTE=JerseyBlues;16933827]Yo Planzmann- that's...

[QUOTE=JerseyBlues;16933827]Yo Planzmann- that's slick! Other than the cancerous fumes coming form the milspec paint and such, that's waaaaay more organized than the plastic box and hodge podge of...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,178
Posted By oldmanriver1951
just boots

after riding for 50+ of my 60 years...I have decided that my Belleville steel toed hi top boots are the best investment. Water channeling tongue, and if you keep them cleaned, polished and...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,433
Posted By oldmanriver1951
two avenues...

for slow speeds...i.e. less than 55...Frogg Toggs do the job, and if going on a Tourmaster Flex Series 2 with Revit Hydratex gloves with PCM...if I am just putzing around...the Duster works...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,180
Posted By oldmanriver1951
air vents

at home the gloves and helmet sit on air vents with the heated air drying them in no time...duster is hung in the bathroom with a fan on it....I ride year round...usually things dry pretty fast...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-21-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,622
Posted By oldmanriver1951
kelty camp sink

I picked up a Kelty Camp Sink on sale from local outfitters, well made, collapsible, strong, holds as much or as little water as needed, added side flaps hold utensils and dishes away for drying,...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-21-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,026
Posted By oldmanriver1951

The flex is a great piece of in the places you need, well made, changeable...although it is a bot of a pain to put all three together by the side of the the...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-21-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,486
Posted By oldmanriver1951
once...back in the 70's...while camping in the...

once...back in the 70's...while camping in the Atlas Mtns of Morrocco, fellow rode up on a 50cc moped, loaded down to the gills with stuff...he had left Oslo Norway 9 weeks before...and was head for...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-21-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,486
Posted By oldmanriver1951
average mileage per day?

I drive a that in itself will limit how far one can go insofar as tiredness....but then again I abhor its one and two lane roads and small towns for us. As a rule I stop every...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-21-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,514
Posted By oldmanriver1951

my early life was spent in monastic studies, then military life spent as a deployment specialist. civie life as an Information Specialist and a scout do I feel prepared? Why yes I
Forum: Trip Planning 09-20-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 34,539
Posted By oldmanriver1951
what do I do?

I play my guitar, I journal, I go over my pictures, I cook simple meals, I remember the weather, the sunrises, the sunsets, the brilliant night skies, the bands of rain in the distance, the feel of...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-20-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,505
Posted By oldmanriver1951
bear resistant...

check out sell a pretty nice product. It can deter the critters for a bit...and keep them off the juicy squishys in the tents. You can hang it in the normal fashion, or tie it...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-20-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 27,592
Posted By oldmanriver1951
healthy eating

healthy? on a road trip? but anyway...usually I take along a supply of Logan Bread...homemade hi-protein bread/biscuit/bar...good starter for breakfast, Logan Bread and a cup of coffee or tea...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-20-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By oldmanriver1951

I have always kept a moleskine notebook on every trip for jotting down notes, impressions, memories, etc. It is better to write down the impressions that evening. Later on I can transpose and put...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,734
Posted By oldmanriver1951
multiple parts

depending on the weather...or the severity...I use a duster, plain old waxed cotton cowboy duster, with waterproof gaiters over my bellingham boots that have ample amounts of mink oil slathered on....
Forum: Trip Planning 07-31-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,978
Posted By oldmanriver1951
backpacker guitar

The Ovation Applause makes a pretty nice guitar, ovation composite back, full size fingerboard, decent sound. Add a battery powered mini-amp and you're set...takes up very little value...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-31-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 65,160
Posted By oldmanriver1951
fruit pies

one of the easiest and tastiest ways to top off a simple meal is to take half a pita, open it, spoon in some butter or marg. whatever, and a few spoonfuls of pie seems to work best,...
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