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Forum: Hacks Today, 05:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 673
Posted By vetsurginc
Gotta be an adjustment for the car brake...

Gotta be an adjustment for the car brake somewhere. Heck I drive a Ural (drum rears) and I can adjust it so rig stops straight with minimal effort. Even the newer Urals with disc's all around have...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan Today, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By vetsurginc
Glad your ok. Cudo's for your alertness, seeing...

Glad your ok. Cudo's for your alertness, seeing the risk and taking action. :clap ATGAT works!
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By vetsurginc
Ah, Ural madness. Me too. Which bike do you...

Ah, Ural madness. Me too. Which bike do you have? If it's two wheel drive be aware when running with sidecar engaged it will really want to go straight! Powering around in the dirt with help of...
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By vetsurginc
I was going to suggest looking at a Ural Utility...

I was going to suggest looking at a Ural Utility box sidecar

But the Newfie carrier is great!
...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-18-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,943
Posted By vetsurginc
Thanks for the reply and the offer! Yup. ...

Thanks for the reply and the offer!

Yup. GearUp can drive sidecar wheel. I've got a block pattern tire mounted on the spare that would be best for off road. Duro currently on pusher is getting...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-16-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,943
Posted By vetsurginc
Sidecars on the trails?

I''ve been riding the roads with the remnants of the TriCounty BMW Riders. We usually meet Sunday AM at the Deli Inn for breakfast, 8am all but the first sunday of the month. It's all back road...
Forum: Hacks 05-11-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
Posted By vetsurginc
Awesome ride!!!!:bow Gotta ask (given a...

Awesome ride!!!!:bow

Gotta ask (given a rig's thirst for go juice) how do you manage fuel when way the heck and gone? I've got a couple of "fluid" cans on the car, but at 30 mpg I'm not going all...
Forum: Hacks 05-11-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,348
Posted By vetsurginc
Running a 2011 with 30000km. Good so far. Posed...

Running a 2011 with 30000km. Good so far. Posed a question about that to some Oz riders doing a similar transplant. He said no more failures than they had with the original engine. But they run...
Forum: Hacks 05-10-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,458
Posted By vetsurginc
Carry tire irons, patches and stripped out...

Carry tire irons, patches and stripped out compressor. But I cheat and carry an extra wheel also:freaky
...
Forum: Hacks 05-10-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,954
Posted By vetsurginc
Beauty bikes. But that Ural is way to clean. ...

Beauty bikes. But that Ural is way to clean. Looks like it even gets w@$H'd:eek1

But I'm...
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,968
Posted By vetsurginc
I'm riding a 2011 Ural GU. Proper rig setup is...

I'm riding a 2011 Ural GU. Proper rig setup is critical for handling. This year added the hydraulic steering damper (replacing the old friction disc) and was amazed at the improvement. Most of my...
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,477
Posted By vetsurginc
The thought of keeping the two back systems...

The thought of keeping the two back systems separate is very appealing. In the unlikely event one side fails, you still have some rear braking, like the X-systems in cars (at least VW's) that keeps...
Forum: Hacks 04-23-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,374
Posted By vetsurginc
Thanks to everyone for your input. Decided for...

Thanks to everyone for your input. Decided for the time being, stick with my Ural and RT as they are. Use saved money to farkle both :freaky
Forum: Hacks 04-23-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,487
Posted By vetsurginc
1968 R60 with Avon hack 33mgp. 2011 Ural GU...

1968 R60 with Avon hack 33mgp.

2011 Ural GU with adjusted jets 29-31mgp, fast runs 27mpg.

Carry two extra fuel cans. (product of doing over the mountain back roads and pulling into Cheyenne,...
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,374
Posted By vetsurginc
BMW final drive and hack?

Given the reported problems some have had with beemer final drives some have had, is there any indication that the drive cannot tolerate the side loading forces associated with hack use?
Forum: Hacks 04-17-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,294
Posted By vetsurginc
Having them located between means they are well...

Having them located between means they are well within the stability triangle (a good thing) and while not as effective as haviing them in the sidecar, will give a little more resistence to flying...
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,120
Posted By vetsurginc
$92.30 with VAT, without shipping. Yes, very...

$92.30 with VAT, without shipping. Yes, very dear. :cry
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,120
Posted By vetsurginc
Figure out what camp you fall in and go with...

Figure out what camp you fall in and go with that. Fingernails perpetually greasy? Then build / assemble it yourself otherwise enjoy enjoy a well sorted rig that someone else has built and save...
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,120
Posted By vetsurginc
Ah. If I could find one! And one for the dog...

Ah. If I could find one! And one for the dog too!!
Forum: Hacks 04-12-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By vetsurginc
Get the newest you can afford - worth the...

Get the newest you can afford - worth the upgrades, especially when EFI came in. I'm running a 2011 GU. Carb jetting changes (after 5000k) really helped. Now at 29000k and can really appreciate...
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,086
Posted By vetsurginc
Heck, the tool kit that came with my 2011 GU...

Heck, the tool kit that came with my 2011 GU could account for 30lbs. Well, maybe I did add a few things (adjustable wrenches, older tool roll from another bike with more wrenches, scissor jack,...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By vetsurginc
MIght want to take a flight to one of the...

MIght want to take a flight to one of the Evergreen courses on sidecar handling. Plus get one of these and read/practice/reat/......

When my son was 10 we did a 3,000 mile trip (R1200RT). Drive...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,822
Posted By vetsurginc
That says it for me :nod

That says it for me :nod
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By vetsurginc
Great idea for camp one hotel one. My wife and I...

Great idea for camp one hotel one. My wife and I did a small boat sail Key Largo, FL to Key West. Camp out on the boat for one, motel for one. She loved it, and when momma's happy............:wings
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,229
Posted By vetsurginc
If it was me I would buy the latest 2015. EFI is...

If it was me I would buy the latest 2015. EFI is getting well sorted (and new maps are downloadable). Plus you can now put the spare in any position even with the disc brakes.

I have a carb...
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By vetsurginc
Nice rig :clap Hand warmers on the farkle...

Nice rig :clap

Hand warmers on the farkle list?
Forum: Hacks 01-17-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,236
Posted By vetsurginc
Gotta take your buddy! ...

Gotta take your buddy!
http://vetsurgpics.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ural-stuff/i-St68KZJ/1/M/Hanni%20in%20sidecar-M.jpg
Forum: Hacks 01-17-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 357,244
Posted By vetsurginc
How about one of the leather flying helmets, or a...

How about one of the leather flying helmets, or a russian tanker helmet (same as flyers but with a few rows of rolled soft material to keep Ivan from getting concussed bouncing around with the hatch...
Forum: Hacks 01-17-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3,216
Views: 595,720
Posted By vetsurginc
Bought mine with 6k on it, now got 15k, its much...

Bought mine with 6k on it, now got 15k, its much better all round, as I hope I am at riding it.
Keep it, you know it makes sense!:evil[/QUOTE]

Passing 27500km, mucho better. I do love tinkering...
Forum: Hacks 01-08-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 14,319
Posted By vetsurginc
Congrats on joining the nuts. I'm running a 2011...

Congrats on joining the nuts. I'm running a 2011 GearUp. Main jets 125, idle 40, 1/5 turns out. You can try running paper elements (from NAPA - don't have the numbers handy but check on...
Forum: Hacks 08-09-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,454
Posted By vetsurginc
One question that did not get asked is how do the...

One question that did not get asked is how do the BMW final drives hold up to the side loads of a rig, especially the newest bikes?
Forum: Hacks 08-09-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,731
Posted By vetsurginc
:rofl Welcome to the madness. Did Gene include...

:rofl Welcome to the madness. Did Gene include your foil hat :evil

I would do the hand grenade sooner than later. Other than that, RIDE IT!!!!

I've been avoiding going by Gene's as the 2014's...
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,289
Posted By vetsurginc
???

Maybe I missed something but why not check in with DMC or Freedom for the adapted rims they have to run car tires. Not cheap, but safe.

Apologies if this was already discussed.
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,407
Posted By vetsurginc
I'm a Ural and BMW RT owner. +1 on the Ural...

I'm a Ural and BMW RT owner. +1 on the Ural being more work. BUT, with the RT I'm sitting so still my back gets crampy and I end up doing stretches and wiggles.:rilla

On the Ural I'm working...
Forum: Hacks 05-24-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,363
Posted By vetsurginc
For my Ural, the setup is to get the hack frame...

For my Ural, the setup is to get the hack frame level, with the tug having a 2-3 degree leanout. The leanout was supposed to set you level when the tug is riding the crown of the road. Of course in...
Forum: Hacks 05-05-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By vetsurginc
The usual is to get the bike mounts specific for...

The usual is to get the bike mounts specific for your tug. Since Velorex is still around, it may not be a big deal. www.velorexusa.com. Also you could check in with dmcsidecars.com for help and...
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,188
Posted By vetsurginc
:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl Couldn't even read to...

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

Couldn't even read to the end of the thread to see the other responses. Maybe the pre-2007 bikes had some issues (but recognize that with the supplied tool kit, a scissor...
Forum: Hacks 11-17-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3,216
Views: 595,720
Posted By vetsurginc
Mine is over 20,00km now and no major problems. ...

Mine is over 20,00km now and no major problems. I service at 2500k intervals as recommended. Battery still original and in good shape thanks to huge alternator output. You also have to like travel...
Forum: Hacks 10-29-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,817
Posted By vetsurginc
Congrats! It's a beauty :clap I've got...

Congrats! It's a beauty :clap

I've got 20,000+ k on mine now and yah, the grins just don't stop.

If you haven't yet, you might want to get David Hough's book on how to ride a sidecar...
Forum: Hacks 10-29-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,451
Posted By vetsurginc
CONTRATULATIONS! :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

CONTRATULATIONS!
:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
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