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Forum: Hacks 12-18-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,345
Posted By tbird649
Must be true, he read it on the internet...

Must be true, he read it on the internet !!!!!:rofl
Forum: Hacks 12-17-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,345
Posted By tbird649
Nor do fuel prices - goes up very quick, down...

Nor do fuel prices - goes up very quick, down very slow!
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,436
Posted By tbird649
Well Done

Excellent report and pictures, I thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you,:evil
Forum: Hacks 12-17-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,345
Posted By tbird649
Just got a reply. They will offer me 55 roubles...

Just got a reply. They will offer me 55 roubles to the euro til 5th January. XE currency exchange is saying todays rate is 81 roubles.
Forum: Hacks 12-17-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,345
Posted By tbird649
Dont Hold Your Breath

I just emailed a company in Ektairinberg, Russia that offers Ural Sidecar holidays in the Ural mountains. Prices on the website are in Roubles and Euros.
Previously I had thought its way too...
Forum: Hacks 12-15-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,315
Posted By tbird649
My collie cross, Monty is the same. Friendliest...

My collie cross, Monty is the same. Friendliest dog in the world. UNLESS he is protecting
either my van or his sidecar!
Forum: Hacks 12-14-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By tbird649
We went with www.exploreindochina.com This...

We went with www.exploreindochina.com
This was my second trip with them, we did a 6 day trip two up on a solo Ural a couple of years ago. This was 11 days, North from Hanoi following the Chinese...
Forum: Hacks 12-14-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By tbird649
Right Side Wrong Side

Just remembered I said I would post my experience of riding an outfit with the sidecar on the other side. I have only been riding an outfit for 2 years, in the UK, so my chair is on the correct...
Forum: Hacks 12-13-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,117
Posted By tbird649
Learning to pilot an Outfit

As a fairly new sidecarist, (two years) I can only remember too well thinking that my outfit had a brain of its own (not a very good one at that!) Some corners were OK, you think you have it sussed,...
Forum: Hacks 12-03-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 489,243
Posted By tbird649
Another thing, go back a click from the current...

Another thing, go back a click from the current thread, ie back from "why you shouldnt buy a Ural" to the list of threads.
Forum: Hacks 12-03-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 489,243
Posted By tbird649
Left hand side, go up from here, just above first...

Left hand side, go up from here, just above first thread, it says "new thread"
Make sure you are signed in though, else that may not be there.
Welcome in, by the way:clap
Forum: Hacks 12-02-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 489,243
Posted By tbird649
There's no syncro's full stop!

There's no syncro's full stop!
Forum: Hacks 12-02-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 489,243
Posted By tbird649
Well you are happy, more important, wife is...

Well you are happy, more important, wife is happy, dog will soon get used to it and be happy, so GOOD RESULT:clap
My dog was a bit wary at first, now if I walk anywhere near the bike shed, he is...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 37,435
Posted By tbird649
Thank You

Excellent report. Excellent pictures. That is what I really call a tour of Europe. Well done and thanks again.
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 37,435
Posted By tbird649
Glad you are back, are you in your car? Fabulous...

Glad you are back, are you in your car? Fabulous pictures. I visited Etna in the 60's, as a kid of about 9 years old, it is one of those memories that is etched into my mind.:clap
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 489,243
Posted By tbird649
Choke On 750

Choke on the 750 is not a butterfly as on the earlier bikes. When you pull the "choke" knobs, you actually introduce another jet into the system to provide more fuel to enrichen the mixture, rather...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 256,019
Posted By tbird649
Ah, now you're talking, off road Triumphs...........

Ah, now you're talking, off road Triumphs........

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/tbird649/20140216_113334_zpsa9276849.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3,199
Views: 638,260
Posted By tbird649
Is that US gallons? When I went to skool 4.5l = 1...

Is that US gallons? When I went to skool 4.5l = 1 imp gal and 100km = 62miles
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,988
Posted By tbird649
BP and SP?

Unless you know something we dont, there is no such thing as a Scottish Pound. :evil It is a GB pound, Pound Sterling. Maybe after September it will be different!!!
Forum: Hacks 05-21-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 489,243
Posted By tbird649
I do not consider myself a "biker". I...

I do not consider myself a "biker".


I must agree with that bit, I bloody hate being called a "biker" I am a MOTORCYCLIST.:nod
(or Urallist)
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 37,435
Posted By tbird649
Yes!!!! Keep on going (to the end of the...

Yes!!!! Keep on going (to the end of the road):clap
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 489,243
Posted By tbird649
Poor Finish?

As far as the finish is concerned, my outfit is a black 2008, I do keep it clean, and polished (sad aren't I). I would say that EVERY time I stop at a bike type cafe/pub etc the general comments from...
Forum: Hacks 04-23-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 489,243
Posted By tbird649
No hope for you? Spare a thought for me. Not...

No hope for you? Spare a thought for me. Not content with 2 Triumphs, I bought a Ural a year ago. As far as reliability is concerned, I have ridden my 1956 Triumph Thunderbird from the UK to Spain...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 37,435
Posted By tbird649
Thanks, I'm enjoying this armchair tour.

Thanks, I'm enjoying this armchair tour.
Forum: Hacks 04-13-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,120
Posted By tbird649
I have a 2008, never had a puncture (yet),...

I have a 2008, never had a puncture (yet), spooning tyres doesnt bother me unduly, but I would rather have a drum brake up front so that all wheels are interchangeable. I'm sure a well set up 2...
Forum: Hacks 04-09-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By tbird649
Wipac Quadoptic

As Tarka points out, its the reflector, not the wattage of the bulb that makes a good light. Wipac Quadoptic is the way to go, even better if you got 2 bikes or a mate that wants one, you can get a...
Forum: Hacks 04-04-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 21,292
Posted By tbird649
One year In

Started riding at 10, competing in Schoolboy Scrambles at 11, still competing off road now, 57 in November. Did'nt get my first road bike till 42 (1956 650 Triumph) Bought Ural Outfit this time last...
Forum: Hacks 03-07-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,260
Posted By tbird649
No, the foil goes on your head.:evil

No, the foil goes on your head.:evil
Forum: Hacks 03-05-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,962
Posted By tbird649
Acf50

I pegged 2 pieces of wire wool on my gutter on 1st November 2013. One was sprayed with ACF50, one was just wire wool.
After 1 week...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8,243
Views: 3,273,268
Posted By tbird649
Been on here before, but just finished top end...

Been on here before, but just finished top end rebuild, and a general tidy up ready for 2014 season

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/tbird649/20140216_113402_zps3701fa3f.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 85,240
Posted By tbird649
Pics come straight up for me

Pics come straight up for me
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 30,422
Posted By tbird649
Tran Tom Pass

Yes, I hope to SEE Tran Tom one day. When we went to Sapa, we were delayed by rain and new road being dynamited into the mountainside, so we went over the pass at night.:huh
Forum: Hacks 01-04-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 322,184
Posted By tbird649
Poor vision might be an advantage for him!!!!:evil

Poor vision might be an advantage for him!!!!:evil
Forum: Hacks 01-02-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By tbird649
Tyre Removal

A motorcycle tyre is reasonably easy to remove with a pair of tyre levers at the side of the road. A car tyre, may or may not be less likely to puncture, but not so easy to fix.
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 30,422
Posted By tbird649
I will make a big effort to do a RR. Promise!...

I will make a big effort to do a RR. Promise! Last trip we did on solo Urals, weather was unseasonally bad, we were up to the cylinders in mud, and missed a lot of views because of the rain and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 30,422
Posted By tbird649
Can't Wait

Ive just booked flights to Hanoi for October, going on an 11 day trip round the far NE, similar route to you. We are riding Ural sidecar outfits, with Explore Indochina. Did the NW route last year on...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 85,240
Posted By tbird649
Looks Good

Thats making me hungry just looking at it!
Forum: Europe 12-27-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By tbird649
Soviet Steeds

Try Soviet Steeds forum, lots of good info on there.
Forum: Hacks 12-27-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,581
Posted By tbird649
Lucky he had the right tool for the job, ie a...

Lucky he had the right tool for the job, ie a HACKsaw not a solosaw:evil
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,222
Posted By tbird649
Tommy Bars

Normal QD rear wheel did not have Tommy Bars. Just normal spindle nuts>
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