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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by revtech100, Dec 24, 2013.
norton you only missed one thing,,,the trailer with the spare engine. They say if you have one you'd never need it.
Lucky he had the right tool for the job, ie a HACKsaw not a solosaw
The center stand is very good. Most people ride on pavement. For when I don't, I carry a couple of 2 by 4's that I could use under the center stand in the dirt.
Carry a scissor jack also. Don't remove the centerstand.
Not to totally disagree with you but have you tried to get the bike on the stand on a 2x4 in the dirt? It's hard to get the bike on the stand on the garage floor. And how do you get the hack or front wheel off while on the road shoulder. I am glad you carry a scissors jack. Happy New Year
Sure have. Roll the pusher back over the first 2 x 4, then up onto a set of 2 x 4 ' s nailed together. Pull down center stand onto the first 2 x 4 and it's easy. As far as a garage floor, that is easy also. You could go the easy way and use the 2 by 4 method , but usually I just put it on a centerstand. Remember to have one foot on the stand, then with a motion like you are trying to pull the bike over the side car, it should pop up.
As far as the front, put bike again on center stand, push the bike back so it's on the pusher, then prop 2 by 4 under the oil pan area. As for sidecar, I just lift it and let it rest on the engine guard.
Always an easy way.
If you like jacks, that's cool, but I feel pretty secure most of the time without. (I still have on just in case)
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No need for center stand or 2 by 4's:
Parking in dirt as displayed on the home site
There is also a less extreme way, which is often demonstrated at biker fairs.
I spent too much time searching a picture. It's titled "Billy G and Odin show Ural parking". Maybe someone knows where that pic is?
a coupla tools i have adapted for DS riding
one is a set of tyre i-rons made from LONG combination HF wrenches(axle nut size), by cutting off the open end(@ a length that fits into my kit bag) & grinding a hollow in it
another is a JACK STAND, made from the adjustable portion of an aluminum crutch
a hammer driven IMPACT DRIVER, w/ an assortment of bits, similar to
http://www.sears.com/search=hammer impact driver?levels=Tools&autoRedirect=true
a smaller one is available @ HF, butt i couldn't find a link
a 12v ICE PICK TEST LIGHT, that lives in a small piece of aluminum tubing, to reduce the possibility of it getting smashed
as above, a smaller one is available @ HF
JUMPER CABLES, 10ga x 6'+, W/ A-DAPT'R to BATTERY TENDER plug
many sources, if you don't make your own
12v AIR COMPRESSOR, w/ A-DAPT'R to BATTERY TENDER plug
i use AEROSTITCH brand, that comes w/ proper plug
5A FUSE IN BATTERY TENDER PLUG, to handle extended use/heat build up
i keep finding items i wish i had in my kit
this is a KIT IN THE MAKIN
I needed a crankshaft bearing puller during a 9500km ride........! :eek1
I have zip ties, quick steel, safety wire, & duct tape in mine. Can fab &/ or reattach most parts.
A 12-15 inch piece of round bar is good also. Good for helping get axles out, rear brake pedals.
I got my first Ural sidecar (no bike) from David Hough who was given two for writing Ural's rider training manual which was the basis for the "Yellow book" When he first showed it to me he showed me the pocket in the trunk attached to the seat back and told me that is where you keep your Ural tools, I looked around, found a rock, dropped in the pocket and said, their all set.
The next day I had it attached to my BMW R100/7