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Forum: Hacks 09-22-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,877
Views: 492,093
Posted By Paradox Pete
A few reasons why I woudl not buy any new manuf. motorcycle EXCEPT an Ural..

The anti-Ural/Ural riders thread sucked me into it's vortex for more hours than I can afford...

This is a partial reply to the negative talk.

I'me old and beat-up and I ride 99.9% alone, and...
Forum: Hacks 03-24-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,164
Posted By Paradox Pete
Tire Chains for tight clearances....

I've been running CABLE "chain" on my rear wheel on the hacked T-Dub w/ Fireston 185/14" WInterforce snow tire.
If you zip-tie the ends of cable sticking out thru the adjusters nothign hits...
Forum: Hacks 03-09-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,097
Posted By Paradox Pete
"New" (to ME;-) outfit....

Hi, Putts!
Boy wouldn't I LOVE one of those new Urals!
I have a swap going for a basket-case Mustang flathead for a nice 350twin JAWA, but my "dream" is to get an old Moto-Guzzi OCnvert and a used...
Forum: Hacks 03-03-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,662
Posted By Paradox Pete
New or used Ural or MZ Sidecar?

Where & how are the best ways to go about finding a Ural or MZ sidecar to graft onto an old Moto-Guzzi? :ear

Paradox Pete
Forum: Hacks 03-03-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,097
Posted By Paradox Pete
Thumb More miles & another winter later...

Well, the whole sidecar thing has been a "learning experience" for SURE.

Not sorry I got the little T-Dub kitted out the way it is, tho (naturally) if it was a "do over" somethings woud be done...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,647
Views: 1,178,072
Posted By Paradox Pete
Power/narrow ratio trans....

I think the TW200 is a pretty good solo machine except for a couple things:
Front tire doesn't grip on sandy roads in turns (Easy "fix". Mount a Dunlop 606.)

Narrow ratio trans. I have no ideer...
Forum: Hacks 10-16-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,097
Posted By Paradox Pete
Service more often when off-pavement

I have over 2,000 miles on my T-Dub hack now....
All neccessarily low-speed, and nearly all, off-pavement.

Air cleaner and oil/filter changes need to be done much sooner than the fatory handbook...
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 648
Posted By Paradox Pete
Lower-Gearing for shaft-drive Yamaha V-Twin??????

Anyone know where to get gears to lower final drive on shaft-drive V-Star Yamaha 650cc twin?

I'de like to lower gearing aprox. same as dropping one tooth on primary sprocket (if it were...
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,097
Posted By Paradox Pete
Thumb T-Dub "Tugs" (pro & con....)

Since there are a couple guys wiht T-Dubs that appreciated the looks of my tiny "outfit", I'll give a "ride report" and opinion about how well the project turned out.

FIrst, if you do this using a...
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,097
Posted By Paradox Pete
Velorex/Dauntless Enduro hacks(?)

Mike,
30 years ago I ahd collected a Velorex sidecar and a trike trans + trike hand-shift ''gate' to accomadate reverse for my U.S. Army H-D 45", but I regretably never found any sidecar "riggers"...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,449
Posted By Paradox Pete
Not "down" but IMO, better....

Take a good look at WIGGY'S.
They are on sale till economy turns up....
Wxtremely well-made bags of a highly superior synthetic that many would consdier superior to down.
Many differnt comfort...
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,097
Posted By Paradox Pete
Availabilty in the U.S. ? (Yeah, I know...."Dream on.....!")

The pix and descrtiption of the 2-stroke 250 REALLY grabbed me! (They don't offer a 350 twin, do they?)
Are there any distributors in the U.S. or can a guy import one some way?


My Jawa 350...
Forum: Hacks 04-14-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,097
Posted By Paradox Pete
Tork & LasseNC...

Tork,
Could you please e-mail me at: dave3220@mac.com with your contact info. so I can send you the photos my daughter has sanned in. (It's a good thing I have "adult supervision"!)...
Forum: Hacks 04-13-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By Paradox Pete
Reply from new sidecarist to prospective one...

Hi,
I've been driving my Rokon with it's version of a side car (unsuspended :-(
for awhile, and recently got what some experienced sidecarists consider "over the top", an enduro hack for my...
Forum: Hacks 04-10-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,097
Posted By Paradox Pete
Question Got pix back....(How to post photos?)

Got my snow photos back and my daughter scanned them into or con-futer, but I don't know how to post the things on this thread. (Help!?!:huh)

MPG mostly cruising speed on hard surfaced roads to...
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,656
Posted By Paradox Pete
Floorjacks & hacks...

I got a lightweight aluminum floorjack and it fits on th ealuminum diamondplate floor with hte wide roller against the seat/storage box and the two rear casters agaisnt the fwd. crossbar of my...
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,785
Posted By Paradox Pete
Pix from HogWild...(!!!)

Man that looks like some sort of trenching equipment:eek1!

What displacement motor is used to turn those buckets?
(If you have to ride a short ways on bare pavement, is it a little rough?:rofl)
...
Forum: Hacks 04-04-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,785
Posted By Paradox Pete
Thumb Mud....(& cable tire chain....)

Got out delivering pacakges & mail thru some nasty mud.
While the cable chain is not as aggressive as actual CHAIN cross-bars, there is significant improvement in the gooey stuff over no chains....
Forum: Hacks 04-04-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,785
Posted By Paradox Pete
Question Cable Chains in MUD

I left the rear tire chained-up and will make a run up a trail today that has some slimey mud where the sun has thawed out some of the snow & ice.
If temp. get high enough so the mud is not frozen I...
Forum: Hacks 04-03-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,785
Posted By Paradox Pete
Thumb Car tire on 'tug' (why not car tire chains in winter?)

I'me running a Firestone Winterforce 185/85 14" on the rear wheel.
Cable "chains" work and have flat enough clearance (lie close to the sidewall) to NOT hit the chain guard.
I zip-tie the loose...
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,944
Posted By Paradox Pete
Threads llike this are HUGE help to a green-as-grass sidecar pilot

Thanks to all those who have offered good advice!
My little T-Dub hack turns fine to the right but unless I get fwd. & do like Red Menace says, will "plow" the front end on a L.hander.

Moving my...
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,097
Posted By Paradox Pete
Talking Most fun I've ever had @ 25 to 35 mph....

I hauled a load of boxes to be shipped UPS into town along with a box of tire chains to get refund on, and ran a bunch of errands and saw a bunch of friends.
Trip to town is 13 miles, half of it on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4,647
Views: 1,178,072
Posted By Paradox Pete
How-To..?

There are plenty of oil coolers and spin-on filter bases, but I have not been able to find any specific info. on HOW TO adapt the the trhee bolthole oil cover plate for inlet and outlet fittings....
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4,647
Views: 1,178,072
Posted By Paradox Pete
Better Chain....

Surf,
I am running DID O-ring chain and I don't have to keep adjsuting it despite heavy strain on it from 58 tooth rear sprocket and now an enduro hack.
I've heard they have a lower friction sealed...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4,647
Views: 1,178,072
Posted By Paradox Pete
T-Dub mods. (oilcooler or spin-on filter & large tank?)

Any T-Dub riders know where to get the adaptor plate so I can plumb in an oil cooler for hot weather?
(A large capacity gas tank would be real fine, too.:ear)

Even before my T-Dub got "hack'd", I...
Forum: Hacks 03-06-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,097
Posted By Paradox Pete
TW hacks:mods &quirks....(Hi, James;-)

The hack is "in the way" of the little round oil window in the R.side of the crankcase, so I have to use a mirror to make sure the oil level is up where it should be.

"Block" rather than rounded...
Forum: Hacks 03-04-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,097
Posted By Paradox Pete
Laugh Manana

I'll take pix tomorrow, and if I burn up the rest of the roll of film, I'll get em' to town to get developed day after.
Hopefully my daughter can scan them so I can send em' to advrider, or to...
Forum: Hacks 03-03-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,097
Posted By Paradox Pete
Thumb Got my T-Dub hack!

Jay & Dauntless did a fine job.
Handling & braking are great, and the new LL front end is super.
I got out on the paved road where the ice is smooth and you can see pavement and ran it up to 45,...
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,142
Posted By Paradox Pete
Eh? JAWA 350 twin suitability for sidecar?

A neighbor has and old JAWA 350 twin with a frozen engine and a fairly well-enigineered hack.
I know there were a fair number of JAWA twins with Velorex sidecars at one time.
Any firsthand riding...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,407
Posted By Paradox Pete
Not sure mine is the same model?

Mine has a narrow, comfortable band collar, great armor on elbows, is pretty wind-proof and has lots of pockets and ventilations zips for warmer weather.
Got mine at a discount just by asking at the...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 37,389
Posted By Paradox Pete
Scabbards and weapons....

Some solutions arrived at the hard way...:D
Horses or bikes, pretty much the same....Vertical carry, or butt fwd. carry is going to be regrtetted sooner or later.
Diagonal, muzzle fwd. and low,...
Forum: Hacks 01-24-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,097
Posted By Paradox Pete
Not yet

:cry

Still waiting on stove parts (that will be here any day:rofl)
Once I get the woodstove installation taken care of, and if the passes are open, I'me on my way!:D.

Paradox Pete
Forum: Hacks 01-23-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,097
Posted By Paradox Pete
Where does the T-Dub fit into the equation?

James nailed it.....
Most people can't see it for what it is, a reliable, kind of old-fashioned "plunker" that will still go fast enough to kill you.
That can take you about anywhere's you could...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4,647
Views: 1,178,072
Posted By Paradox Pete
Directional..

Frank,
To use a grossly exaggerated example, a tractor with chevron "directional" treads will "clean-out" when driven fwd., even if the tire is slipping againt the surface.
If the tractor slides...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4,647
Views: 1,178,072
Posted By Paradox Pete
Have to get back to you on that...

Steve
THe Bike Bandit guy (Dave) told me it woudl be 10mm taller, but I am not sure whether he was talkign merely SIZE (80 stock to 90 on 606....), or if the larger knobs were taken into account....
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4,647
Views: 1,178,072
Posted By Paradox Pete
Thumb Dunlop 606 130/90 tire for front wheel

Just received my Dunlop tire and took it by a "good neighbor" who is still into bikes despite being older than I am, and who used to race quite a bit...

"I approve of the well-buttressed knobs....
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4,647
Views: 1,178,072
Posted By Paradox Pete
Larger-than-stock-tanks (4 strike-outs....)

Been trying to get a larger capacity tank.
justgastanks.com, Clarke, IMS, and Acerbis do not make tanks for T-Dubs despite the little Yamaha being in production nearly 1/4 of a century.:cry

I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4,647
Views: 1,178,072
Posted By Paradox Pete
Oil Cooler source...?

Please give contact info. for the builder of the "life support" system for T-Dubs.

Even geared-down (58 tooth from 50 rear sprocket), so mine isn't lugging hard climbing over rocks and up steep...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4,647
Views: 1,178,072
Posted By Paradox Pete
Directional tires (arrow on sidewall)

Frank,
A few tires have an arrow or similar caution that they are "directional" (like chevron tractor tires) and will load up/not "clean out" if turned back wards.
Because your front wheel is NOT...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4,647
Views: 1,178,072
Posted By Paradox Pete
Sprockets....

Sprocket Specialties (Specialists?) is where I got my aluminum 58 tooth.

Paradox Pete
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