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Forum: Hacks 03-03-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By Hookalatch
If you want to look into the Hagon shocks Dave...

If you want to look into the Hagon shocks Dave Quinn is a super guy to deal with and very knowledgeable. No conection, just a multi-time satisfied customer. Google his name if interested.

Chuck
Forum: Hacks 03-03-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,245
Views: 336,803
Posted By Hookalatch
As a veterinarian (and a veteran) I can pretty...

As a veterinarian (and a veteran) I can pretty much assure you than you can get any opinion you desire from dogs should never be in a sidecar to no restrictions. Considering the huge variation in...
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By Hookalatch
You don't even have to be a thinking man to enjoy...

You don't even have to be a thinking man to enjoy this. You do a great job of describing that perfect day, the perfect ride, the perfect corner- and I still feel lucky that I get to experience that...
Forum: Hacks 02-22-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4,678
Views: 753,675
Posted By Hookalatch
I have to agree, I don't think there would be...

I have to agree, I don't think there would be much comfort in this rig and I wouldn't want it but I still find it one of the most appealing looking rigs you have posted recently. If I was rich, and...
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,654
Posted By Hookalatch
Backward running 2 strokes

Many decades ago I raced Bultacos and many of my competitors were on Montessa or Ossa bikes. Can't remember which it was but when the flag dropped the bike next to me went backwards. Never saw that...
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 15,595
Posted By Hookalatch
Any kind of moisture would be welcome here in...

Any kind of moisture would be welcome here in Northern California. 77 degrees today. When will this heat wave end? Just more of the same predicted for the next couple of weeks.:rofl
With another...
Forum: Hacks 02-19-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,392
Posted By Hookalatch
Wow!

Glad I didn't miss this thread. Very interesting machines. I would love to know more about each one but this one in particular is especially weird. Any info on it?

Chuck
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,089
Posted By Hookalatch
Actually makes more sense! After all we don't...

Actually makes more sense! After all we don't refer to them as rotor brakes. But either one works.

Chuck
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,245
Views: 336,803
Posted By Hookalatch
Stolen from an Old's Cool thread ...

Stolen from an Old's Cool thread

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l286/Hookalatch/ural/Numriser0030-3.jpg
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,590
Posted By Hookalatch
Cheese and pork chops are easy. However we are...

Cheese and pork chops are easy. However we are fresh out of caviar. Would he settle for Humming Bird's tongue on toast?

Chuck
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,590
Posted By Hookalatch
I watched the DVD for a second time with my wife...

I watched the DVD for a second time with my wife and this time we also watched the outtakes and the whole commentary. Made it even more interesting and enjoyable. Only problem is now if I meet any...
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,047
Posted By Hookalatch
I had a 2003 FXDX. It is supposed to be Harley's...

I had a 2003 FXDX. It is supposed to be Harley's best handling bike. Stock it has centrally placed footpegs and adjustable forks and shocks. I didn't put many miles on it before extensive engine...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 26,982
Posted By Hookalatch
I really enjoyed the show Chris! Glad to see...

I really enjoyed the show Chris! Glad to see Boxermetal getting some well deserved kudos. I thought you all did a great job with your comments- especially the one about sharing your knowledge. ...
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4,678
Views: 753,675
Posted By Hookalatch
With 257 100% positive feedback results he may be...

With 257 100% positive feedback results he may be a kid but must be able to follow through and it looks like he (or she) upped their 1/4 million bid.

Chuck
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By Hookalatch
I replaced some slightly worn, glazed EBC HH pads...

I replaced some slightly worn, glazed EBC HH pads with a new set. I also used a maroon roloc disc on a die grinder and went over both sides of both front discs. The change in braking power was...
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Hookalatch
In this thread...

In this thread http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1021699 I was asking a related question and an inmate supplied pictures of the mounting system Jay described above. It is probably a lot...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 26,982
Posted By Hookalatch
I was fortunate enough to hear this beauty run. ...

I was fortunate enough to hear this beauty run. You probably won't be able to fully appreciate the very SWEET sounds it makes over TV but it sent those warm fuzzy feelings up and down my spine when...
Forum: Hacks 01-29-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,602
Posted By Hookalatch
Tried a TKC80 on my R1200GS solo. Worked MUCH...

Tried a TKC80 on my R1200GS solo. Worked MUCH better off road than any of the more road orientated dual sport tires. Didn't like it much on road but most of that had to do with cornering. Mine...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4,678
Views: 753,675
Posted By Hookalatch
+1 on that. My 1966 XLCH was my only...

+1 on that. My 1966 XLCH was my only transportation for a while. I was a complete optimist in those days and approached the bike fully geared up each winter morning. By the time I got the bike...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,392
Posted By Hookalatch
For me this entire thread has been useful and...

For me this entire thread has been useful and educational. However, I still do not understand everything I now know about subframes and attachments. Perhaps there are others in the same boat:wink: ...
Forum: Hacks 01-27-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,392
Posted By Hookalatch
Sorry you don't feel inclined to chime in more...

Sorry you don't feel inclined to chime in more often. As a complete newby who has never installed a sidecar yet, but have used a lot of heim joints in things that needed movement, I have been trying...
Forum: Hacks 01-25-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,590
Posted By Hookalatch
Meatloaf appreciates the compliment. I have been...

Meatloaf appreciates the compliment. I have been around dogs for 67 years and usually have several at a time. Meatloaf is the best dog I have had. Thanks for giving me a chance to brag on him. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-22-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 165,093
Posted By Hookalatch
Toni Bou

Don't know how many of you follow trials besides Hop, but I happened onto X Trials on TV. Hadn't ever seen it before. I am feeling quite inadequate as far as motorcycle skills after watching that. ...
Forum: Hacks 01-14-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3,075
Views: 539,821
Posted By Hookalatch
Please take this as a well intended comment from...

Please take this as a well intended comment from a non-Ural owner and somewhat dis-interested party- even if you are completely correct in all your claims you are not helping anyone, especially...
Forum: Hacks 01-14-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By Hookalatch
I appreciate the responses. One reason I posed...

I appreciate the responses. One reason I posed the question was so I wouldn't have replace the wiring if it was too small. I went ahead and ordered 6 gauge welding cable. If it turns out to be...
Forum: Hacks 01-12-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By Hookalatch
Thanks, that link was very helpful. I had been...

Thanks, that link was very helpful. I had been looking at welding cable but had only found it in large quantities. I see values of anywhere from 320 to 180 amp draw for the BMW starter. Using...
Forum: Hacks 01-12-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By Hookalatch
Battery Relocation

I plan to run a battery in the sidecar. The tug is a BMW Airhead. This bike had 6 gauge wiring from the battery. I will be running a larger battery with more capacity but will be adding 3-4' of...
Forum: Hacks 01-11-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By Hookalatch
Besides the issues Dave identified I was told...

Besides the issues Dave identified I was told many of the Terraplane's were made for Goldwings and have an extra long mounting system. Since the mounts often get changed this can probably be dealt...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,857
Posted By Hookalatch
Well now you've gone too far! Why buy the cow...

Well now you've gone too far! Why buy the cow when she lets you drink the milk for free? Just Kidding! I have been married 38 years to the same woman myself. Marriage is a wonderful thing,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-06-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,857
Posted By Hookalatch
"if your girlfriend hikes a couple miles in the...

"if your girlfriend hikes a couple miles in the snow on a 'motorcycle ride' in December without complaining, she's a keeper."

Chico- if you have a girl friend that even rides on a motorcycle...
Forum: Hacks 01-05-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,920
Posted By Hookalatch
Jay is probably right about the phone. I sent...

Jay is probably right about the phone. I sent them an email inquiry several months ago and never got a response.

Chuck
Forum: Hacks 12-31-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,245
Views: 336,803
Posted By Hookalatch
The easiest thing would be to just tie her ears...

The easiest thing would be to just tie her ears behind her head.:rofl
Seriously, there is a big difference between the trauma the a dogs ear takes when shaking its head and the effect of blowing in...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,521
Posted By Hookalatch
Restoring and attaching Meatloaf's sidecar to the...

Restoring and attaching Meatloaf's sidecar to the Airhead is my current project.

Chuck

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l286/Hookalatch/ural/Ural006.jpg
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,722
Posted By Hookalatch
I took a 1984 R80RT and turned it into a R100S...

I took a 1984 R80RT and turned it into a R100S clone. It is the third Airhead I have owned and one of more than 50 bikes and it is one of my all time favorites. I made a thread of the build here:...
Forum: Hacks 12-15-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,808
Posted By Hookalatch
Welding Holes

The tub had over 20 holes that I wanted to weld up. I have had good luck backing butt welds in sheet metal with a piece of copper. The weld will not stick to the copper. I tried using this to fill...
Forum: Hacks 12-15-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,808
Posted By Hookalatch
Slow Progress

After experiencing the worst drought in California's history we are now being deluged with rain. No complaints. In fact it has given me an excuse to back away from all the overdue outside chores...
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By Hookalatch
Collet and Ball

You have the parts the collet goes into. Imagine a couple of spoon shaped jaws that get pulled into the tapered parts you have. They are clamped around a ball attached to the bikes frame. Bikes...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,338
Posted By Hookalatch
They probably figure if you get that far north...

They probably figure if you get that far north you are probably okay. They definitely stop folks north of Redding on I5 and get turned back if no chains when there is heavy snow. Personally never...
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,331
Posted By Hookalatch
[QUOTE=photomd;25666761]I enjoy painting as well...

[QUOTE=photomd;25666761]I enjoy painting as well and this looks like a great project. This will be fun to watch. You're a smart man. I usually convence myself that I can paint something once and be...
Forum: Hacks 12-04-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,574
Posted By Hookalatch
Perhaps a protest due to Monkey Wrench's failure...

Perhaps a protest due to Monkey Wrench's failure to launch?

Chuck
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