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Forum: Road warriors Today, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 617,777
Posted By AlanCT
I have some old cordura Bikemaster saddlebags...

I have some old cordura Bikemaster saddlebags that I've had for years, which I figure I'd use on my W. I just picked up some universal bag supports yesterday, but I had relocated my rear turn signals...
Forum: Equipment Today, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2,680
Views: 1,043,606
Posted By AlanCT
With my Ural I never have to be concerned about...

With my Ural I never have to be concerned about the bulk of my tool kit, and it was the same when I had a Concours with those big side cases. However, now I am trying to put one together for my W650,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-26-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 174,765
Posted By AlanCT
At a combined military vehicle/Ural rally in NH a...

At a combined military vehicle/Ural rally in NH a couple of years ago. That's a Stuart up ahead of me:


http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag184/Lowspeed05/imagejpg1_zps3cd44bb6.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 617,777
Posted By AlanCT
Nor has mine. I've not had any real trouble that...

Nor has mine. I've not had any real trouble that wasn't self-inflicted; I ride it a lot, and I don't particularly baby it. It is the Kalashnikov of motorcycles. Sometimes I think of trading up to a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 617,777
Posted By AlanCT
Maybe we can start getting our parts from Cuba?...

Maybe we can start getting our parts from Cuba? :lol3

Seriously though, I don't anticipate a parts problem unless this weirdness goes on for years. There are tons of parts stateside and in the...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,858
Posted By AlanCT
Update: I tried these out on the Ural. They...

Update:

I tried these out on the Ural. They work great, but you have to make a small hole for the mirror stems. The cuffed are rigid and easy to get your hands in and out, and they are roomy...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-21-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 341,068
Posted By AlanCT
I just posted this in another thread - my...

I just posted this in another thread - my Kawasaki W650 with a B-29:

http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag184/Lowspeed05/imagejpg6_zpse2ad5d29.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-21-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10,510
Views: 3,462,126
Posted By AlanCT
Here's my Kawasaki W650: ...

Here's my Kawasaki W650:

http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag184/Lowspeed05/imagejpg6_zpse2ad5d29.jpg (http://s1368.photobucket.com/user/Lowspeed05/media/imagejpg6_zpse2ad5d29.jpg.html)

And...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 617,777
Posted By AlanCT
I tried Napoleon bar ends, but they were so...

I tried Napoleon bar ends, but they were so blurry that they were nearly useless. Of course, they were cheap ones.

Dime City has some mirrors with adjustable stalks, which I might try. Or maybe...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,146
Posted By AlanCT
Kolpin Geartector handlebar mitts.

Kolpin Geartector handlebar mitts.
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,858
Posted By AlanCT
I just accidentally discovered that I'm getting...

I just accidentally discovered that I'm getting some Kolpin Geartector ATV mitts for Christmas. I've hear that they work well for bikes too.
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 617,777
Posted By AlanCT
I put on the same bars, after a brief experiment...

I put on the same bars, after a brief experiment with some clubmans. Much more comfortable than stock, and than the clubmans.

I still have stock mirrors, which give me a wonderful view of my own...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 617,777
Posted By AlanCT
:nod You can buy shims at a bicycle shop, or...

:nod

You can buy shims at a bicycle shop, or make some yourself. I made some out of metal electrical conduit. They are crude, but they are hidden from view under the clamps and they work.
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 617,777
Posted By AlanCT
I like the look of those. How are the mirror...

I like the look of those. How are the mirror views with them?

I currently am using the Emgo "Euro" bars, which are okay, but I wouldn't mind something a but more stylish.
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 617,777
Posted By AlanCT
:clap

:clap
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 617,777
Posted By AlanCT
How about the Matchless 'M' logo, but turned...

How about the Matchless 'M' logo, but turned upside down.
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 617,777
Posted By AlanCT
So I probably ought to check/adjust my valves. Is...

So I probably ought to check/adjust my valves. Is this a pretty straightforward procedure? Any advice?
Forum: Hacks 09-21-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,355
Posted By AlanCT
You can do the Ton . . . in kilometers. :D ...

You can do the Ton . . . in kilometers. :D


http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag184/Lowspeed05/imagejpg5_zps03fd6d91.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,809
Posted By AlanCT
My Concours would do that, and a lot of other...

My Concours would do that, and a lot of other Connie riders too. The consensus was that road camber would cause that wear, along with an insufficiently stiff forks. Some claimed that a fork brace...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,950
Posted By AlanCT
I've mostly used a little Coleman 535 for nearly...

I've mostly used a little Coleman 535 for nearly 20 years with no problems. A bit bulky, but utterly reliable, can run on bike gas if necessary, and it actually will simmer.
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 2,690,997
Posted By AlanCT
You have to get one made specifically for camping...

You have to get one made specifically for camping and guy it out. Then, lie in it diagonally so that you can lie flat.

I haven't slept in a tent since I got my Hennessy.
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By AlanCT
I use Moleskines, but I also like to have a very...

I use Moleskines, but I also like to have a very small notebook in my pants pocket with a tiny pen all the time for convenience of jotting down quick things that I want to remember for later.

I...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By AlanCT
Yes, go here. They don't have a huge selection,...

Yes, go here. They don't have a huge selection, exactly, but decent enough, and they have more sizes for what they do carry and it is better quality stuff than Cycle Gear in Manchester.

There are...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 617,777
Posted By AlanCT
I finally got around to getting a photobucket, so...

I finally got around to getting a photobucket, so here's a picture of my W from a few months ago. There was a bike show at the New England Air Museum, and they let you enter your bike and park it...
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 493,821
Posted By AlanCT
I took a Ural camping trip to the White Mountains...

I took a Ural camping trip to the White Mountains in NH a few weeks back. Nothing broke. My last mechanical issue was a stripped rear wheel driven spline shortly before the NH trip. I managed to get...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-18-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 472,779
Posted By AlanCT
In the White Mountains of NH somewhere about a...

In the White Mountains of NH somewhere about a month or so ago.

http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag184/Lowspeed05/imagejpg12_zpsa3f67cf2.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 409,558
Posted By AlanCT
On a recent family road trip I noticed that the...

On a recent family road trip I noticed that the oil drain plug was loose on the car. Having no tools, I managed to tighten it with my belt buckle.

Highlight of the trip.:clap
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 617,777
Posted By AlanCT
Thanks! Replacing the chain and sprockets...

Thanks! Replacing the chain and sprockets tomorrow.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 617,777
Posted By AlanCT
Does anyone have quick access to the torque...

Does anyone have quick access to the torque values for the front and rear sprocket nut/bolts?
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 617,777
Posted By AlanCT
I'm pretty sure my chain is shot. There is a big...

I'm pretty sure my chain is shot. There is a big difference between the tightest and loosest points on the chain, to the point that I can feel it surging or pulsing as I ride. Also, it won't hold an...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,955
Posted By AlanCT
A tank bag can also be a tail bag. :deal

A tank bag can also be a tail bag. :deal
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,311
Posted By AlanCT
A Thermarest (or other brand with a similar valve...

A Thermarest (or other brand with a similar valve design) can be inflated with a plastic garbage bag. Just scoop up a bunch of air in the bag, twist the opening shut with your fist, hold it tightly...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,895
Posted By AlanCT
Kelty Gunnison 2. :deal Two doors, two...

Kelty Gunnison 2. :deal

Two doors, two vestibules, full coverage fly, aluminum poles with clips, easy set up.
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 2,690,997
Posted By AlanCT
+1 Very happy with my Gunnison 2 for the...

+1

Very happy with my Gunnison 2 for the ease of pitching, double doors and vestibules, and compact packed size.
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,176
Posted By AlanCT
I wouldn't want to deal with zip-in rain liners,...

I wouldn't want to deal with zip-in rain liners, but:

For all the times when it is not raining and really hot, the fully breathable outer shell must be a lot more comfortable than my Darien with a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 617,777
Posted By AlanCT
Is the fly screen still available?

Is the fly screen still available?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-09-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12,515
Views: 782,390
Posted By AlanCT
Is that stuff wide enough for a Ural?:evil

Is that stuff wide enough for a Ural?:evil
Forum: Hacks 06-07-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By AlanCT
I stuck the axle through the splined end as far...

I stuck the axle through the splined end as far as it would go and used it like a drift with a rubber mallet.

To loosen the bolts holding the ring gear onto the driven hub, I stuck it back into...
Forum: Hacks 06-06-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By AlanCT
Nevermind, I got it.:D

Nevermind, I got it.:D
Forum: Hacks 06-06-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By AlanCT
Ural final drive help, please (1WD)

So on my 2005 Tourist (1WD), the final drive's driven hub splines are worn out and I am trying to replace the driven hub.

I removed the FD and opened it up. How do I separate the driven hub...
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