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Forum: Hacks 12-21-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,063
Posted By Rick001
Is a custome spring. They said it was the...

Is a custome spring. They said it was the heaviest they could fit to the shock.
Pleased it was something simple. Hope you had a good ride after that.
Forum: Hacks 12-21-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,063
Posted By Rick001
The guy at the suspension shop took one look at...

The guy at the suspension shop took one look at the size of me , and fitted the heaviest rear spring that the GS shock could take.:lol3
He told me that if I found it was still too soft, then bad...
Forum: Australia 12-13-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,789
Posted By Rick001
"Only time you are carrying too much fuel is when...

"Only time you are carrying too much fuel is when you are on fire ":lol3
Forum: Australia 12-13-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,625
Posted By Rick001
Much as I hate revenue raising, If they are...

Much as I hate revenue raising, If they are targeting Mobile Phone users then they get my vote.
Sick and tired of getting cut off by drivers who didn't look, as they were too busy talking on the...
Forum: Australia 12-06-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,386
Posted By Rick001
I always tell them - Send your mate around with...

I always tell them - Send your mate around with cash or bank cheque (and you can pick the bike up only when the check has cleared). Will meet them right outside the local police station - easy place...
Forum: Hacks 12-06-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 963
Views: 81,783
Posted By Rick001
Keen - When?

Keen - When?
Forum: Hacks 12-05-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 963
Views: 81,783
Posted By Rick001
Somebody mention my name. Was minding my own...

Somebody mention my name. Was minding my own business and my ears started burning.:ear

I might be in for a tryout on a bit of rougher stuff. Haven't needed to use the winch yet. Don't plan on...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By Rick001
Also sent you an email :wink:

Also sent you an email :wink:
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Rick001
Looks like we must be the only 2 in the SEQ...

Looks like we must be the only 2 in the SEQ region who are on ADV and have sidecars.
Might be able to find some hills and rougher tracks just for you :evil.
Didn't want to scare off anyone, who was...
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Rick001
Brisbane/ Gold Coast Sidecar Rides

Are there any sidecarists in the Greater Brisbane/ Gold Coast area who are interested in getting together for a ride.

As we usually travel slower than the solo's, I thought a ride around some...
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,911
Posted By Rick001
Hunsta said he is planning on being there. ...

Hunsta said he is planning on being there.

He's meeting up with me, and we plan on making a bit of a trip out of it (4 days). He likes the idea of the fridge in the sidecar :freakyA bit slower...
Forum: Australia 11-16-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2,919
Views: 560,611
Posted By Rick001
[QUOTE=Mambo Dave;25513335]The ship flexing is...

[QUOTE=Mambo Dave;25513335]The ship flexing is amazing even in this small storm.

Holy Shit... Thats scarey, even if its meant to flex like that. I would'nt get much sleep if I was working in...
Forum: Australia 11-15-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,559
Posted By Rick001
I am quite sure you will find loads of willing...

I am quite sure you will find loads of willing guides on this forum. Pick a state / city, and there will probably be someone on ADV that will be willing to give you a bed or show you around or get...
Forum: Australia 11-13-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Rick001
No point doing it half assed :wink:

No point doing it half assed :wink:
Forum: Australia 11-08-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,558
Posted By Rick001
Looking at the photo's, the dash is wrong, and...

Looking at the photo's, the dash is wrong, and the whole front end looks too "new' compared to the rest of the bike.

In my opinion ( and I may be wrong - wouldn't be the first time) it has had...
Forum: Australia 11-08-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By Rick001
I NEVER go market value on a bike. Always agreed...

I NEVER go market value on a bike. Always agreed value.

Market value = Nothing like what you can buy one for, only what a dealer might possible pay for it at a wholesale auction of unwanted items...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-07-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,094
Posted By Rick001
Garmin Montana 650 with screw down lock on the...

Garmin Montana 650 with screw down lock on the mount (marine mount) and a Ram arm - love it. Best one Ive used.
Forum: Hacks 10-30-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,760
Posted By Rick001
Riding a bike (2 or 3 wheels), I have alway...

Riding a bike (2 or 3 wheels), I have alway gotten dumb questions. Several years ago, I got loose with the label maker and put a whole lot of Dymo labels around the edge of the screen / fairing on...
Forum: Australia 10-29-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,406
Posted By Rick001
Has any one decided anything yet? If I am...

Has any one decided anything yet?
If I am gunna go. I gotta start working up brownie points

Taylors Arms is a nice run from Brisbane. :D

Last time I dropped into the Moonan Flats pub, they...
Forum: Hacks 10-23-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By Rick001
:shog

:shog
Forum: Hacks 10-23-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By Rick001
and what wrong with a Ural tub on a GS ...... I...

and what wrong with a Ural tub on a GS ......
I think they look great. :fitz

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb352/rjblandford/Hack1_zps004a2bcd.jpg
Forum: Australia 10-21-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 25,248
Posted By Rick001
[QUOTE=gateman;25325746] Regardless of...

[QUOTE=gateman;25325746]

Regardless of which option the basic thing is a need to be able to ride in comfort for up to 1000km a day getting to a region I want to explore then kick back and poke...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,102
Posted By Rick001
My possum scraper got left in the bush after it...

My possum scraper got left in the bush after it caught in the tyre tread and ripped off after I hit a big pothole.
Never worried about replacing it. Left the screws in the holes to stop crap from...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By Rick001
What he said. My R1100GS runs within 1kmh...

What he said.

My R1100GS runs within 1kmh of my GPS. Both trip log on GPS and odo run pretty much the same
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rick001
In my opinion, you can't go wrong with one. They...

In my opinion, you can't go wrong with one. They are a reliable old work horse.

My intrduction to BMW's was a 97 R1100gs that I bought 4 Years ago. Had 52k km on it then. Now has 109k. Only...
Forum: Australia 09-19-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,666
Posted By Rick001
Kero - Keep the lid closed and you won't even...

Kero - Keep the lid closed and you won't even know its there.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 5,637
Views: 948,799
Posted By Rick001
I did this a couple of months ago

I did this a couple of months ago
Forum: Hacks 09-17-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By Rick001
May be worth putting up a post in the "Wanted "...

May be worth putting up a post in the "Wanted " thread in the Aussie region forum.
What have you got, and what do you need? There is lots of info on here and if you know how to weld / grind etc,...
Forum: Hacks 09-02-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By Rick001
Running 30psi in the sidecar tyre. Suspension is...

Running 30psi in the sidecar tyre. Suspension is on the softest setting.

To tell the truth, it does pull ever so slightly, but its hardly noticable on a good bit of road (we don't have much of...
Forum: Hacks 09-01-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By Rick001
Ural sidecar spring rate

Was wondering how others who have fitted Ural sidecars to their non Ural bikes found the standard suspension and if you made changes, what did you do?
I mounted the Ural sidecar to the R1100GS and...
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,940
Posted By Rick001
Have learnt a couple of more things recently. ...

Have learnt a couple of more things recently.

Tyre choice makes a HUGE difference in handling. As does tyre pressure
The very first time you fly the chair with the wife in it, turn the volume...
Forum: Hacks 08-27-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By Rick001
The Allrounder is a starter battery with deep...

The Allrounder is a starter battery with deep cycle capabilities. They are designed to be used in instances where you need the capability of running electronics, lights etc for some considerable time...
Forum: Hacks 08-26-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By Rick001
I have an MRV70 "Allrounder". 760CCA & 105Amp...

I have an MRV70 "Allrounder". 760CCA & 105Amp Deep Cycle.

Runs my Waeco 50ltr fridge for 4 days and still has plent of charge to start the bike. Had the room between bike and sidedcar to mount...
Forum: Australia 08-22-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,682
Posted By Rick001
Several years ago, when I was managing Hotels,...

Several years ago, when I was managing Hotels, one of my staff said to me after a particular frustrating day, " You know what. This would be a good job if it wasn't for the customers" .

No...
Forum: Hacks 08-12-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,940
Posted By Rick001
Bin was on the footpath. Wasn't room for both of...

Bin was on the footpath. Wasn't room for both of us :shog

Was my very first attempt at riding it. Spent 20 minutes picking up rubbish afterwards.
Forum: Hacks 08-11-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,940
Posted By Rick001
What I have learnt about Hacks (so far)

Since fitting a Ural tub to my R1100GS, I have learnt the following:

You need to be very good at metal fabrication, have mates who are or have very deep pockets
Ask 10 different people the same...
Forum: Hacks 07-23-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 81,783
Posted By Rick001
I didn't tell nobody - Honest :dunno Who...

I didn't tell nobody - Honest :dunno

Who ever the buyer is, he is going to end up with a nice rig.
Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 25,248
Posted By Rick001
Are there any Ural owners around the Gold Coast /...

Are there any Ural owners around the Gold Coast / Brisbane area that would like to catch up for a ride ? :p3rry

Cheers, Andrew[/QUOTE]

I got half a Ural (Ural sidecar mounted to R1100GS. I...
Forum: Hacks 07-15-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6,745
Views: 2,528,152
Posted By Rick001
Sorry - no build thread. I copied designs and...

Sorry - no build thread.
I copied designs and ideas provided by Phylis from the build thread of Crusty Varmints R1100GS and sidecar. Not much originality from me. No need to reinvent the wheel.
Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,538
Posted By Rick001
What ever you use, make sure you check the glue...

What ever you use, make sure you check the glue before you go on a trip, and replace the glue every 9-12 month or so. Guess how I found out to do this. I now write the purchase date on the tubes so...
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