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Forum: Hacks 02-22-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By elizilla
I never knew they did that to army vehicles, but...

I never knew they did that to army vehicles, but it makes perfect sense to me. I might have to get some letters and numbers and label mine the same way. :hmmmmm
Forum: Hacks 02-22-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,266
Posted By elizilla
Sixteen people from the Norton club went to...

Sixteen people from the Norton club went to Howell to see the movie yesterday. But we were disappointed. The theater was closed due to a plumbing disaster; apparently their pipes froze and burst.
...
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,070
Posted By elizilla
The other great thing about the new Urals is that...

The other great thing about the new Urals is that they have a spin-on oil filter. That's high on my list of upgrades to get for my 2008, when I can.
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,070
Posted By elizilla
I am regularly amazed when I pull up next to some...

I am regularly amazed when I pull up next to some Pontiac or Saturn at a traffic light, and it has no visible rust. Plastic cars FTW!

But Urals are old school, with steel bodywork.
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,266
Posted By elizilla
A bunch of folks from the Norton club are meeting...

A bunch of folks from the Norton club are meeting for the 4pm show this Saturday in Howell MI.
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,363
Posted By elizilla
I was looking for a trailer to haul the Ural. ...

I was looking for a trailer to haul the Ural. Didn't end up buying it, decided I didn't want to spend the big bucks, and even more importantly I didn't want to have to store the darn thing.

But...
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,070
Posted By elizilla
My 2008 is getting rust around the bolts that...

My 2008 is getting rust around the bolts that hold the chair to the frame, even though it's rhino-lined. I ride it in the snow every year as well.
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By elizilla
I was there in 2007 and rode that road up to...

I was there in 2007 and rode that road up to Virginia City. That was pretty fun. Not very long, but folded up tight. Lot of driveways and local traffic though.

My friend who is local took me...
Forum: Hacks 02-13-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,239
Views: 335,625
Posted By elizilla
barrymcki, you can buy just the lid for an E360,...

barrymcki, you can buy just the lid for an E360, and Givi doesn't kill you on the price of such spares, either. So if you wanted to change the location of the hole you can get just the lid without...
Forum: Hacks 02-10-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 535,703
Posted By elizilla
They require more love than most, but they are...

They require more love than most, but they are more lovable than most. I have had tons of fun with mine and I can't see giving it up. :)

Not a good "only bike" for someone who doesn't enjoy...
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,349
Posted By elizilla
Yeah, mental and emotional fortitude for the...

Yeah, mental and emotional fortitude for the inevitable setbacks, is what you need to have lots of.

One of my nieces is a college student, and she did this competition where the kids had to...
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,349
Posted By elizilla
Seventeen years ago I was a new rider and I...

Seventeen years ago I was a new rider and I wanted to do ambitious tours. I had very little money to spend, and a full time job with limited vacation. The approach I took was to start with used...
Forum: Hacks 01-30-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,468
Posted By elizilla
I'll be in Tellico Plains, middle of April. If...

I'll be in Tellico Plains, middle of April. If the new hack is ready I'll bring it, ideally riding down from MI. Otherwise it'll be the Ural, which will come on a trailer since I am not yet retired...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,460
Posted By elizilla
I have owned two rigs so far. One rig was very...

I have owned two rigs so far. One rig was very low (K75/Hannigan) and the other somewhat high (Ural Tourist) I also have experience as both rider and monkey. Mostly I am the rider, but sometimes...
Forum: Hacks 01-26-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,491
Posted By elizilla
Nice! I do like that orange! I have had a...

Nice! I do like that orange!

I have had a blast on my 2008. I hope you have just as much fun on yours.
Forum: Hacks 01-25-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,266
Posted By elizilla
I passed the word about your movie today at the...

I passed the word about your movie today at the Norton meeting in South Lyon MI. Howell is just up the road, so for us it is local. There was a lot of interest, and when I got home I had email from...
Forum: Hacks 01-22-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By elizilla
Wait, didn't I hear that while all three 2014...

Wait, didn't I hear that while all three 2014 wheels have disc brakes, they are different diameter discs? And as a result, the spare is now only good for one wheel instead of two?
Forum: Hacks 01-22-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,043
Posted By elizilla
I paid a bit over $6000 for a 2008 Ural, back in...

I paid a bit over $6000 for a 2008 Ural, back in 2012. It was low mileage and immaculate. I still have it, got a few more miles on it now. I've spent about $1500 so far on mods, repairs, and...
Forum: Hacks 01-22-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By elizilla
Already planning to be in Tellico Plains that...

Already planning to be in Tellico Plains that weekend. With my sidecar. :) I'll look for the other sidecars out and about.
Forum: Hacks 01-19-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,550
Posted By elizilla
Glad to hear you got the hack somewhat sorted. ...

Glad to hear you got the hack somewhat sorted.

I had three V65 Sabres, I bought them all used, and put well over 100K on them altogether. Never hacked one; they had all left my garage before I...
Forum: Hacks 10-12-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,842
Posted By elizilla
The 2014 has a new steering damper that is...

The 2014 has a new steering damper that is supposed to be a vast improvement over the friction damper on prior years.

My 2008 has the same wandering behavior as you go on and off the gas to...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-30-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,250
Posted By elizilla
If I had children I suppose I'd have to get used...

If I had children I suppose I'd have to get used to the endless gauntlet of busybodies, but as a childless person it's not my problem and I have suffered enough lectures. I'm not taking any kids on...
Forum: Hacks 09-23-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,434
Posted By elizilla
I'm not saying a word about that rig in...

I'm not saying a word about that rig in leejosepho's picture. I am not witty enough so I'll just have to stick with giving advice on carrying your wife and two kids. Here's the advice:

If the...
Forum: Hacks 09-20-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,295
Posted By elizilla
That's a great choice. The R1150R has lower...

That's a great choice. The R1150R has lower resale than the more fashionable BMWs, even though it's great. So you can get them at a reasonable cost. And Hannigan will do 'em without all the custom...
Forum: Hacks 09-20-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,295
Posted By elizilla
If I were retired I'd take the Ural to Alaska in...

If I were retired I'd take the Ural to Alaska in a heartbeat. That would be a blast! But as an employed person with limited vacation? I'm not an idiot. The pace and the inevitable mechanical...
Forum: Hacks 09-19-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,295
Posted By elizilla
And for what it's worth, if you're planning to...

And for what it's worth, if you're planning to take a hack offroad, what you want is a Ural. Hands down. It isn't a mile muncher, but you can bang it through all kinds of crap. I don't even have...
Forum: Hacks 09-19-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,295
Posted By elizilla
I've got a 35" inseam but I'm only 5'11". I...

I've got a 35" inseam but I'm only 5'11". I never met a street bike I couldn't flat foot, but bar reach can be a problem. Tarmac traillies have leg room in spades yet the bars are easy to reach,...
Forum: Hacks 09-19-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,295
Posted By elizilla
Dave, yes, it's MS. It's tough because I used to...

Dave, yes, it's MS. It's tough because I used to be in the camp that did big miles and long days, and now I just can't. I put 15K on the Super10 the first summer, but I haven't ridden it since...
Forum: Hacks 09-17-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,295
Posted By elizilla
Last year I talked to both Hannigan and DMC. ...

Last year I talked to both Hannigan and DMC. Both said they could do it, if I can pay through the nose for the first-time engineering costs, and get my bike to/from their shops on their schedule. ...
Forum: Hacks 09-17-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,295
Posted By elizilla
Bookmarked. I'd have to find someone who can...

Bookmarked. I'd have to find someone who can build stuff like that, and also figure out how to put the car on the other side. But it's a start.

Thanks!
Forum: Hacks 09-17-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,295
Posted By elizilla
I've been there. Sat around kicking tires with...

I've been there. Sat around kicking tires with him for quite a while, that day. Great guy, and he knows a lot more than I do. But he's pretty solidly in the camp of "I know what makes a good tug...
Forum: Hacks 09-15-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,295
Posted By elizilla
I own a Super10 already so if I could attach a...

I own a Super10 already so if I could attach a sidecar to it, that would be the obvious way to go. I have seen BrendanJ's pics upthread but I am unfortunately not the mistress of a fabricating...
Forum: Hacks 10-01-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,348
Posted By elizilla
1. I was leaving the ATM and the woman waiting...

1. I was leaving the ATM and the woman waiting behind me asked if people can ride in the sidecar, or is it just for dogs?

2. My friend Steve got a message from his sister-in-law, with a phone...
Forum: Hacks 09-29-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,547
Posted By elizilla
George, glad to hear you made it OK. I am...

George, glad to hear you made it OK.

I am told that those factory driving lights are desirable unobtanium for that bike. But they're also old technology halogens. I bet some of your LEDs would...
Forum: Hacks 09-28-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,547
Posted By elizilla
New sidecar rider stranded in PA - can anyone help?

Hello,

This weekend I sold one of my sidecar outfits to my friend George. This morning he left my house in Michigan on the BMW K75 sidecar outfit, to ride it home to NYC.

He is now stranded on...
Forum: Hacks 03-15-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,296
Posted By elizilla
The Ural gets a lot of attention from people of...

The Ural gets a lot of attention from people of all ages.

Occasionally it's creepy, like time a guy told me he'd seen me riding it the week before and I was so cute he wanted to follow me home....
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 55,011
Posted By elizilla
Last June I bought the Ural outfit that now parks...

Last June I bought the Ural outfit that now parks next to my Super10. I've had so much fun with the Ural since then, that today I went googling for Super10 sidecars. This thread came right up. I'm...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,852
Posted By elizilla
Just FYI... after 14,000 miles on the NT, I can...

Just FYI... after 14,000 miles on the NT, I can report that the fuel efficiency number in the instrument cluster is chronically optimistic. I've averaged 51.2 mpg since new, but the efficiency...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,844
Posted By elizilla
It was great seeing you at the Zimranch, Pete! ...

It was great seeing you at the Zimranch, Pete! Looking forward to further installments of this report.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-13-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 65,847
Posted By elizilla
Cooking equipment?

Cooking stuff? Nope. I don't even cook at home, let alone while traveling. There's plenty of food that doesn't need cooking. Also, it's good to eat whatever can be bought in local eateries along...
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