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Forum: Hacks 09-01-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,856
Posted By RAMKILR
Looks like it - mine looks identical. It works...

Looks like it - mine looks identical. It works great with the Ural, and takes up almost no room in the garage when it's standing up on it's rear.
Forum: Hacks 08-17-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,067
Posted By RAMKILR
TriQuest in Santa Clara, Ca generally has a bunch...

TriQuest in Santa Clara, Ca generally has a bunch on hand, and Ski will be more than happy to talk to you, show off his shop, etc!
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By RAMKILR
In some states wig-wag lighting is illegal,...

In some states wig-wag lighting is illegal, unless you're an official emergency vehicle. However, modulating the brake lights is legal.
Forum: Hacks 06-22-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 432,529
Posted By RAMKILR
That's a trip I'd like to see a video of - did...

That's a trip I'd like to see a video of - did you have Moses along as a passenger to part that pesky ocean? :lol3
Forum: Hacks 05-30-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 432,529
Posted By RAMKILR
So, the dealer that has a shop about 15 miles...

So, the dealer that has a shop about 15 miles from my house doesn't exist? I think all of Ski's customers will be surprised to hear this - not to mention Ski himself! Urals are indeed available in...
Forum: Hacks 05-29-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 432,529
Posted By RAMKILR
Okay - I would like to see some evidence of a...

Okay - I would like to see some evidence of a brand new bike with a sidecar setup, for $12K. A link to a website selling such a machine would be nice.
Forum: Hacks 12-27-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,971
Posted By RAMKILR
I had a 2007 Suzuki C50T that I put about 14K...

I had a 2007 Suzuki C50T that I put about 14K miles on - but after my wife had full knee replacement surgery back in 2009 she no longer felt comfortable climbing on the back so we looked for options....
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By RAMKILR
Agreed - Ski is the best when it comes to...

Agreed - Ski is the best when it comes to customer service! He took a couple of hours of his time to explain a lot about sidecars in general, and Urals in particular, when I first started looking at...
Forum: Hacks 11-30-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,708
Posted By RAMKILR
Glad to hear you're okay - by the way: what unit...

Glad to hear you're okay - by the way: what unit do you serve with? I was in 1/504 back in the '70s and I immediately noticed the Womack name on the photo of the hospital gown!



I know there...
Forum: Hacks 11-07-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,194
Posted By RAMKILR
Yeah - I know a guy like that. He's in our RV...

Yeah - I know a guy like that. He's in our RV camping club. Back in 2009 our son, in the Navy, decided to treat himself to a new car and bought a 2009 Challenger RT - Hemi engine, 6 speed manual...
Forum: Hacks 08-31-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,223
Posted By RAMKILR
Keep your eye on craigslist - I got my 2006...

Keep your eye on craigslist - I got my 2006 Tourist for $6500.

As for speed - I have no problem doing 60-65 mph on the freeways. When I'm in my RV towing a car I go 55 mph (it's the law here) so...
Forum: Hacks 08-18-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,029
Posted By RAMKILR
Like someone told me for my last bike - you don't...

Like someone told me for my last bike - you don't ASK it to shift, you TELL it to shift! Good, firm pressure without "kicking" at it is usually best...
Forum: Hacks 08-09-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,019
Posted By RAMKILR
I built flag mounts using PVC pipe - schedule 40...

I built flag mounts using PVC pipe - schedule 40 1 1/4" for the mount which is held onto the side of the car with clamps, and schedule 40 1" which slides into the mount perfectly for the pole itself:...
Forum: Hacks 08-06-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,745
Posted By RAMKILR
We just got a new Harbor Freight store in town -...

We just got a new Harbor Freight store in town - now I can do Harbor Freight AND Tractor Supply and REALLY get in trouble! It's a good thing we don't have a GI Joe's too (are they still open up in...
Forum: Hacks 08-05-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,223
Posted By RAMKILR
I'm a young 60, but I don't look a day over...

I'm a young 60, but I don't look a day over 59...:lol3
Forum: Hacks 08-01-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,043
Posted By RAMKILR
Perfect location - that's exactly where mine...

Perfect location - that's exactly where mine ended up and it works great!
Forum: Hacks 07-28-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,043
Posted By RAMKILR
If you've already got the GPS, and a mount for...

If you've already got the GPS, and a mount for it, you really don't need much wiring - I use an older Garmin StreetPilot C330, on a RAM Mount bolted to the handlebar just to the left of the triple...
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By RAMKILR
Not to mention Sierra is easy on the eyes - and...

Not to mention Sierra is easy on the eyes - and she surely knows how to wrench on these things!
Forum: Hacks 07-09-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,667
Posted By RAMKILR
I bought my 2006 for $6500 back in April - Ski at...

I bought my 2006 for $6500 back in April - Ski at Triquest thought I paid too much for it, but with only 4000 km on the clock, and giving Ski the cost of a 10K service for it I think I did all right...
Forum: Hacks 06-29-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,374
Posted By RAMKILR
We're in the West Evergreen area - off King Rd...

We're in the West Evergreen area - off King Rd between Capitol and Tully.
Forum: Hacks 06-28-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,374
Posted By RAMKILR
Thanks for all the encouragement - it makes me...

Thanks for all the encouragement - it makes me feel better about freeway riding! It's been a real adjustment going from a Suzuki C50T to this Tourist. On the Suzuki I felt like I was sitting IN the...
Forum: Hacks 06-27-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,374
Posted By RAMKILR
As a newby owner I've got to ask - I take mine on...

As a newby owner I've got to ask - I take mine on the freeway, but try to keep it around 55 mph or so. Is it okay to do that for 10 miles, 20 miles, never? Also, this is my first air-cooled bike -...
Forum: Hacks 06-08-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,509
Posted By RAMKILR
Interesting - I bought my 2006 Tourist in April...

Interesting - I bought my 2006 Tourist in April and while it had all the manuals, and DVD, it had an aftermarket pump in the trunk which doesn't quite fit the mount; and one of the grommets on the...
Forum: Hacks 06-07-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,821
Posted By RAMKILR
Let's see some figures - I picked up my 2006...

Let's see some figures - I picked up my 2006 Tourist for $6500 total. How much would I have had to spend to convert my Suzuki C50T to a sidecar rig? Total costs, parts and labor, would have been...
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