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richardak 01-02-2013 05:18 PM

Airhead hacked
 
I finally got the Cozy sidecar attached to my '83 R100RT but couldn't get it out of the driveway. The +31F temperature last Monday made the driveway pretty slick.

Is there anyone in the Interior that has tire studding equipment or knows of a shop that would be willing to install studs? I'm still shopping around for a more suitable rear tire than the sport bike tire I picked up on my road trip last summer to CA.

http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/a...ida/file-3.jpg

Cubdriver 01-03-2013 11:03 AM

Sweet looking rig. Hope to see you around town this winter.

Solarmoose 01-03-2013 12:34 PM

Looks Nice
 
Richard,
Didn't know you were interested in hacks.
I have a fair bit of reading material on the subject that I'll send your way.
I got nearly all of it from AP McDonald, who owns Parks Highway Towing just north of Nenana
with the statue of a Marine our front. He's a wealth of sidecar info and recently restored
an early Honda 750 with a sidecar. Great guy to talk to.

richardak 01-03-2013 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cubdriver (Post 20386691)
Sweet looking rig. Hope to see you around town this winter.

I don't know if I'll make it down to south central this winter as I still have to learn how to ride it. Next summer though...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Solarmoose (Post 20387357)
Richard,
Didn't know you were interested in hacks.
I have a fair bit of reading material on the subject that I'll send your way.
I got nearly all of it from AP McDonald, who owns Parks Highway Towing just north of Nenana
with the statue of a Marine our front. He's a wealth of sidecar info and recently restored
an early Honda 750 with a sidecar. Great guy to talk to.

Yep, I've been looking for a sidecar for a couple of years and I found this one about a mile from our house. I figure that it should dramatically extend the riding season though I'm told it won't be riding anymore but driving. I stopped by there once last summer after a ride to the Monderosa but no one was there.

Beezer 01-03-2013 10:44 PM

studs for the ice, knobs for the snow.... big knobs. TKCs are ok, D606 is better, a MT21 better yet

get a face sock, a neck gator and a heated visor for sure. heated gloves, vest, etc as required

and forget motorcycle boots.... not warm enough

AK Bob 01-03-2013 11:30 PM

You need to go to BT this Monday
 
And tell us all about it.. Cubdriver was at BT last month and If ya pick the right time you could catch him at College Coffee house.. With all the all the warm weather you on the road?

That would make a great rig for D2D / Top of the World / Inuvik run this year.. Want to come?

richardak 01-04-2013 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by AK Bob (Post 20391341)
And tell us all about it.. Cubdriver was at BT last month and If ya pick the right time you could catch him at College Coffee house.. With all the all the warm weather you on the road?

That would make a great rig for D2D / Top of the World / Inuvik run this year.. Want to come?

With the sport bike rear tire, I can't even make it out of the driveway. I am hauling it to a parking lot tomorrow for some practice and testing. I think I have it aligned pretty well. I'll bring some pictures to BT.

And I am planning on D2D this year though I haven't signed up yet.

See you next Monday...

Alaskahack 01-04-2013 12:13 PM

Richard

http://www.hippohands.com/Hippo%20Hands.htm

Check out this link, I know that I already proved I know nothing about your RT ,but the Hippo Hand work real well for the real cold weather. Do you have heaters in your grip? It's a small Canadian with a reasonable pricing and shipping IMO

http://www.oldtimergarage.eu/catalog...tion=1&x=0&y=0

I'm also looking in this direction. Not worth a darn for the highway speed but kinda fun in the neighborhood


Bob

richardak 01-04-2013 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alaskahack (Post 20395086)
Richard

http://www.hippohands.com/Hippo%20Hands.htm

Check out this link, I know that I already proved I know nothing about your RT ,but the Hippo Hand work real well for the real cold weather. Do you have heaters in your grip? It's a small Canadian with a reasonable pricing and shipping IMO

http://www.oldtimergarage.eu/catalog...tion=1&x=0&y=0

I'm also looking in this direction. Not worth a darn for the highway speed but kinda fun in the neighborhood


Bob

I was looking at the HippoHands but I've ridden to about 15F and haven't had too much of a problem with cold hands, yet. I rode to Anchorage last Spring and it snowed for the first 150 miles and tried out my stock grip heaters for the first time in the five years I've owned the bike. They worked for about 80 miles then stopped. I haven't looked into why yet since I used them so rarely. While in Anchorage, I stopped at AK Leather and picked up a Gerbings jacket liner and controller. I should've gotten this a long time ago. It even got some use during my road trip to CA last summer. The RT fairing and windshield gives you pretty good coverage from the wind.

Another blogger in Colorado picked up a couple of sets of these for his Ural and he wrote about it here but I don't know if he's had a chance to try them out. I just ordered a IRC TR-1 trials tire and if there is enough clearance, I would be tempted to try out the chains as well. He is co_g30 on these forums.

Richard

richardak 01-05-2013 10:37 PM

I borrowed a trailer to get the rig out of the driveway down to a parking lot. After a couple of hours of right turns, left turns, figure 8's, etc. I headed down the road for a test run. Things went well, no steering vibration, it pulled a bit to the left slightly at 50mph and the rear sport bike tire spun too easily. A good day...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/06/a8eve7u5.jpg

Alaskahack 01-05-2013 11:50 PM

Looks great Richard

Are there any quite places up there were you could practice some panic stops? Keep letting us know how it goes.

I don't that much snow down here,:cry but I think I'll do some running around tomorrow

Bob

richardak 01-06-2013 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alaskahack (Post 20407777)
Looks great Richard

Are there any quite places up there were you could practice some panic stops? Keep letting us know how it goes.

I don't that much snow down here,:cry but I think I'll do some running around tomorrow

Bob

Not many places with pavement showing at this time of year. I did enjoy rapid stops on the snow. The front brake is pretty effective with the K60 but not much help from the sport bike tire on the rear. No brake on the sidecar. The local shop said two weeks on the new rear tire.

Once March comes around, more pavement is showing...

railroad bob 01-07-2013 12:02 AM

I'm kinda new here, been a member a long time, but just starting to spend time more frequently,
and post.
I remember seeing someone riding a shovelhead on the Johanson a few years ago, maybe several,
not sure how long ago. He was wearing bunny boots and I think it was maybe 10 or 20 below.
All wrapped up, couldn't tell if I knew him or not.

railroad bob 01-07-2013 12:05 AM

Nice looking rig BTW.

Used to be a guy years ago riding a Beemer with a black hack, always had his dog with him.

Fighter 01-07-2013 06:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by railroad bob (Post 20416053)
Nice looking rig BTW.

Used to be a guy years ago riding a Beemer with a black hack, always had his dog with him.

George Rahn
Do a search. :eek1
Fite


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