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Forum: Hacks 09-05-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,764
Posted By grisezd
A separately controlled (thumb lever?) electric...

A separately controlled (thumb lever?) electric car drive could be handy. It would add weight for sure. But if done right could be used for off road traction, hill boost, reverse, and low speed (city...
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,764
Posted By grisezd
I think it's a cool idea, but its going to be...

I think it's a cool idea, but its going to be difficult to make it more than a science project without a really large investment. Still, I like a science project. I think a really cool start would be...
Forum: Hacks 08-22-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 764
Posted By grisezd
It's a whole sidecar but there is/was a Sputnik...

It's a whole sidecar but there is/was a Sputnik cargo hack on Columbus OH Craigslist
Forum: Hacks 08-21-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,967
Posted By grisezd
Those mesh bags are pretty cool. And I learned...

Those mesh bags are pretty cool. And I learned that there's a maker of bags that block RFID. Shoplifters of the world unite!
Forum: Hacks 06-20-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 490,191
Posted By grisezd
Just wanted to chime in and say that, while I...

Just wanted to chime in and say that, while I work as a vehicle test engineer, driving cars and riding motorbikes to their limits damn near daily, I love my Ural. Life would definitely suck more...
Forum: Face plant 06-20-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,640
Posted By grisezd
Glad you're OK. New tires are certainly a mixed...

Glad you're OK. New tires are certainly a mixed blessing!!!

You'd think that tire manufacturers would figure out a way to wash/scrub the mold release off by now. Or that retailers would have a...
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 490,191
Posted By grisezd
Just wanted to report in that I've just purchased...

Just wanted to report in that I've just purchased a Ural. I have a few weeks to wait before the misery starts. Looking very much forward to everything that will undoubtably go wrong so I can start...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By grisezd
Zipper, that's pretty cool. Where are you...

Zipper, that's pretty cool. Where are you located? etc.

I'd put a chair on the Kaw 440 that we did a mild bob on last summer but I'm not sure it would last long with the 400lb plus chair I'd...
Forum: Hacks 01-27-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By grisezd
Drag Race: Ural vs 650 Single/Velorex?

So not really a drag race, just trying to make sure I'll be happy with whatever setup I decide to do for my first hack this year. I've decided that I don't need this rig to be quick, or comfortable,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 23,954
Posted By grisezd
I'm a fat middle aged guy who prefers to ride his...

I'm a fat middle aged guy who prefers to ride his fixed gear bike because it's simple and fun. No gears clattering, no crap on the handlebars, only one cable (I run a front brake). The cows and...
Forum: Hacks 01-07-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,381
Posted By grisezd
I'm surprised the Ural dealer lets it go out the...

I'm surprised the Ural dealer lets it go out the door without rejetting it first. Could be a nice profit center. When we bought an air-cooled Ducati the dealer offered a rejet, sprocket change, and...
Forum: Hacks 12-30-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By grisezd
Can the car driveshaft be eliminated, to make...

Can the car driveshaft be eliminated, to make permanent 1wd? Either before it breaks or after (with some 1wd parts)?

I keep telling myself that I'd rather have something I can travel at higher...
Forum: Hacks 12-17-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6,721
Views: 2,517,925
Posted By grisezd
I love that small car on the Honda. Reminds me...

I love that small car on the Honda. Reminds me of a Lotus 7! Cool photos, thanks for sharing.
Forum: Hacks 12-13-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6,721
Views: 2,517,925
Posted By grisezd
I'm not going to bag on the owner's choice of...

I'm not going to bag on the owner's choice of tug. For all I know s/he bought the MP3 hoping it would be more stable, found it not to be the case, then bolted on the car.

The 2-4 wheel MC/Car...
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,214
Posted By grisezd
I'm sure it could be done and you might even be...

I'm sure it could be done and you might even be able to get within "legal" with it, but outside of a very small town or some gated suburbs or similar I think you'd get hassles. That, and it just...
Forum: Hacks 12-01-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6,721
Views: 2,517,925
Posted By grisezd
Wow, there's a lot of cool happening there. That...

Wow, there's a lot of cool happening there. That can't have been a home project, could it have? That suspension is so complicated it had to have been worked out in a model first. And is that two...
Forum: Hacks 11-16-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,397
Posted By grisezd
Unfortunately, as I found when I had my Ducati...

Unfortunately, as I found when I had my Ducati E900, one has to travel some long distance to find an unimproved road near the middle of Ohio. I think there's a quarter mile of gravel road in my...
Forum: Hacks 11-14-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,397
Posted By grisezd
Thanks, Claude. Your input means a lot. I'll...

Thanks, Claude. Your input means a lot. I'll start collecting materials to get this thing off the ground.
Forum: Hacks 11-14-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,004
Posted By grisezd
That Thunderchicken rig rules!

That Thunderchicken rig rules!
Forum: Hacks 11-13-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,397
Posted By grisezd
Hardtail hack

Not so ADV, but very hack, so I'll ask away. I want to put together an outfit to see how much I like this whole sidecar thing before I start spending money. The hassle of freeing up the toy money...
Forum: Hacks 11-09-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,864
Posted By grisezd
And now further off topic. I run a lot of wire...

And now further off topic. I run a lot of wire in vehicles (test equipment in cars), and I've entirely stopped soldering where I can use a crimp instead. I've seen too many soldered connections...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-02-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,600
Posted By grisezd
I've considered doing this forever. Sketched it...

I've considered doing this forever. Sketched it up a few times, drew it out on the garage floor. One day...

In my part of Ohio you can get away with anything, but apparently there is an issue...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-29-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 41,254
Posted By grisezd
Wonderful writing, wonderful photographs, and a...

Wonderful writing, wonderful photographs, and a great choice for a motorbike. Please keep up your posts between adventures!
Forum: Hacks 10-11-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Posted By grisezd
Easy to get wrong...

In my work I instrument and test cars for steering dynamics, among other things. Today I drove a car with an electronic power steering system that was so ambitious but so wrong. It actually fights...
Forum: Hacks 10-11-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Posted By grisezd
Rocket surgery!

It's not magic, but properly tuning a power steering system is not really a DIY job. So the aftermarket isn't really there yet. Same reason you don't see after market ABS. I'm not saying that...
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 56,385
Posted By grisezd
Sounds like a great plan. I've got the...

Sounds like a great plan. I've got the technology for woodworking and some experience with fiberglass, not so much equipped to weld.

I've been thinking about the crash thing, and I've decided...
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 18,920
Posted By grisezd
I've not done this myself, so first congrats on...

I've not done this myself, so first congrats on getting this far! I'm a little worried about your front pickup points, though. Those bolts are going to have to work in shear and I'm afraid they...
Forum: Hacks 10-05-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 56,385
Posted By grisezd
Plywood tub?

Ag Streak, I see that you have fiberglass listed, but the tub looks pretty nice in ply! Is that a mold, or will you glass over the wood? Can't wait to see where this goes.

I've been thinking...
Forum: Hacks 09-28-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,123
Posted By grisezd
Good for you. Haul something nuts for a week...

Good for you. Haul something nuts for a week straight. That ought to get things off to a flying start! Congrats!
Forum: Hacks 09-23-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,350
Posted By grisezd
Really cool pictures and a VERY nice shop to work...

Really cool pictures and a VERY nice shop to work in! I have a question about the shock mount on the new build in the last photo. Am I seeing correctly that you have the upper shock mount on a...
Forum: Hacks 09-16-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,563
Posted By grisezd
Nice work avoiding what could have been a real...

Nice work avoiding what could have been a real mess. I'm just in the planning stages of my hack (waiting for a message back from Claude!) but I'm already looking for a good spot to practice hard...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,446
Posted By grisezd
That's the way we decided to go. Touch up. We...

That's the way we decided to go. Touch up. We won't spend as much time on the finishes of anything and get it to fit and feel right first. Then maybe over the winter we can do the full breakdown...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,446
Posted By grisezd
The tank, seat, fenders, controls are off. We...

The tank, seat, fenders, controls are off. We know the forks need to come off for a rebuild, and the wheels need to come off for cleaning, probably paint, and def new tires. Crucial junction now:...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-31-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,446
Posted By grisezd
Thanks for the link, Zap! This isn't my first...

Thanks for the link, Zap! This isn't my first bike by a long shot, but my first mechanical project in a few years.

We aren't wanting to Cafe it, a bike should be suited to that sort of mod. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-30-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,446
Posted By grisezd
Back in the game - '82 Kaw KZ440 LTD

Yea, not terribly old but close, and certainly an old chassis and motor! I picked this up from a friend, running and riding, for a song as a project for me and the boy (12 yrs old and not much...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,234
Posted By grisezd
In retrospect I probably shouldn't speculate...

In retrospect I probably shouldn't speculate about a family's motives. Knowing that, it's pretty cool. Thanks for putting me straight.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,234
Posted By grisezd
It's sort of creepy to see it all laid out there...

It's sort of creepy to see it all laid out there as a misc. lot. I can totally respect a family needing to deal with expenses and so forth. So I hope this isn't as much of a thoughtless fire sale...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,943
Posted By grisezd
It sometimes helps to pump the forks after the...

It sometimes helps to pump the forks after the initial drain, to make sure you get all the old fluid out. Then maybe fill 'em, ride a while, and repeat? If the first fill fixes the problem, though,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-16-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By grisezd
If the seat's shape is simple enough (no...

If the seat's shape is simple enough (no stitching required) you can do your own re-cover. Your local fabric store will have the material, and a staple gun with SHORT staples will do the trick. I...
Forum: Face plant 05-13-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,717
Posted By grisezd
To the OP, thanks for you honesty. I instructed...

To the OP, thanks for you honesty. I instructed for about 7 years and stopped enjoying it at about year 5, mostly because every class had 3-4 students riding like you had been and getting little or...
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