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Forum: Hacks 09-03-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,611
Posted By ChuckS
Here's my experience with my significant other. ...

Here's my experience with my significant other. YMMV :D

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=740384
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,242
Posted By ChuckS
Tipis are an awesome way to live. Years ago, I...

Tipis are an awesome way to live. Years ago, I spent about a month living with friends, who own/run Nomadics Tipis.

A bit much on a rig maybe. (says he who has been known to carry 2 full size...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By ChuckS
Mine are doing great after 7-8 years & probably...

Mine are doing great after 7-8 years & probably 70-80,000 miles.
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,371
Posted By ChuckS
I'm seriously interested. GF bought me a tandem...

I'm seriously interested. GF bought me a tandem flight for my birthday, I just have to find a bit of time.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-13-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 13,437
Posted By ChuckS
I was patrol boat crew for about 15 years for the...

I was patrol boat crew for about 15 years for the the hydro races, mostly on the pit boat. If they racer's don't start, we had to go get 'em before the current pushed them into the breakwall...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-13-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 13,437
Posted By ChuckS
Hmmm, I'll be driving past the Isle today. ...

Hmmm,

I'll be driving past the Isle today. I guess my F150 is the wrong ride. I'll be at the DYC in the next few days & grab the pic with my sidecar.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-07-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 13,437
Posted By ChuckS
OK, I'll play. ...

OK, I'll play.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/cbryansmit/Local%20Adventures/20140707_141539.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 07-01-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,813
Posted By ChuckS
I had a 1983 R100RT/Ural rig. I liked it a LOT. ...

I had a 1983 R100RT/Ural rig. I liked it a LOT.

Spooky- I bought mine with 7980 miles on the clock.
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,287
Posted By ChuckS
Yup. Madstad, round Ducati mirrors= no...

Yup.

Madstad, round Ducati mirrors= no buffeting. It did take me a LOT of adjustments to dial in the Madstad.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,338
Posted By ChuckS
I had one of the big mail order houses send me a...

I had one of the big mail order houses send me a helmet. I never ordered a helmet. :D
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By ChuckS
Thanks Jay! I guess I'll call Hagon in the...

Thanks Jay!

I guess I'll call Hagon in the morning.
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By ChuckS
Question Electric camber adjustment- do I need a travel limiter for the hack shock?

I'm wrapping up the ejector seat (GF named it)- the electric camber adjustment- on my Ural hack.

In over thinking the design, I neglected one little detail- I needed to cut the shock travel stop...
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By ChuckS
HellRacer posted my thoughts. My K1100/Ural...

HellRacer posted my thoughts.

My K1100/Ural rig has been incredibly trouble free and low cost to maintain. Lots of power & brakes. I bought mine in minty condition, 20k miles, for less than...
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By ChuckS
Question New door for the bat cave?

After years of use & abuse, getting hit by the truck, and the occasional kayak left on the truck rack, the garage door has given up the ghost.

1 car garage, roll up door, I'd rather buy bikes &...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,109
Posted By ChuckS
K1100 with sidecar = I'd guess commonly 50%. ...

K1100 with sidecar = I'd guess commonly 50%. Occasionally, 100%. At one time or another, I've had each of the wheels off the ground while avoiding something or other. The ABS gets used, and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,099
Posted By ChuckS
I enjoy riding towns & cities. I enjoy it more...

I enjoy riding towns & cities. I enjoy it more when I take the hack & GF along. We spend a fair amount of time exploring Detroit.

In Detroit, anybody on a bike is cool. Anybody on a sidecar...
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,570
Posted By ChuckS
And the verdict is...?

And the verdict is...?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-15-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 135,385
Posted By ChuckS
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/cbryansmit/...

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/cbryansmit/Misc%20Motorcycles/P1010314.jpg (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/cbryansmit/media/Misc%20Motorcycles/P1010314.jpg.html)

Am I doing this right?
Forum: Hacks 04-01-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,988
Posted By ChuckS
My 2007 GU did the same.

My 2007 GU did the same.
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,799
Posted By ChuckS
A brake on the hack has saved my bacon. ...

A brake on the hack has saved my bacon.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=826814

Whatever you decide, PRACTICE PANIC BRAKING.
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 30,921
Posted By ChuckS
Peninsula State Park, Door County: ...

Peninsula State Park, Door County:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g285/cbryansmit/2013%20Side%20Trip%20Book/2013SidecarTrip-19.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By ChuckS
The RBracing seems to be vapor ware. Nobody...

The RBracing seems to be vapor ware. Nobody actually has one...

Pushrod seal went on mine, too. I replaced the clutch stuff with OEM.
Forum: Hacks 03-01-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By ChuckS
What's your rig? I make the Ural covers sold...

What's your rig?

I make the Ural covers sold by Terry Crawford. Lightweight polyester- UV resistant, breathable.... Mine has lived outside for about 4 years and the cover is just starting to...
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,066
Posted By ChuckS
Dan- women can be sneaky. Maybe she is planning...

Dan- women can be sneaky. Maybe she is planning a surprise.
Forum: Hacks 02-19-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,066
Posted By ChuckS
Update- I've not made the time to write up...

Update-

I've not made the time to write up a RR. Girlfriend & I took a 7 day 900 mile around northern Lake Michigan and turned it into a 9 day, 1800 mile trip.


GF...
Forum: Hacks 02-16-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,613
Posted By ChuckS
1. Please see this thread. ...

1. Please see this thread. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=740384

2. I needed a more economical vehicle in addition to my F150 and couldn't bring myself to buy another econobox.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-02-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,350
Posted By ChuckS
Also check to make sure your battery terminal...

Also check to make sure your battery terminal connections are clean & tight. Ground wire connection good, etc.
Forum: Hacks 01-26-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,466
Posted By ChuckS
Like everybody said, no worries! If you are...

Like everybody said, no worries!

If you are on FB, send me a PM here with where to send a friend request. My girlfriend has an album with FAR too many pics of our 1800 mile, 9 day trip around the...
Forum: Hacks 01-26-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By ChuckS
+1 on Pago's advice. Nothing so special...

+1 on Pago's advice.

Nothing so special about marine ply, other than it has a (mostly) void free interior.
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,249
Posted By ChuckS
In. Thanks for the (vicarious) adventure!

In.

Thanks for the (vicarious) adventure!
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By ChuckS
No cotton! Street clothes under my Motoport...

No cotton!
Street clothes under my Motoport gear. Sidi Discos for boots. I'll take along good sandals & hiking boots in the summer, just the hikers in the winter. The sandals are my favorite...
Forum: Hacks 12-10-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,870
Posted By ChuckS
Floating grounds---- I build custom boat...

Floating grounds----

I build custom boat canvas & spend my days in & around boat dealerships & marinas. When people have trouble with trailer lights, my first advice is always "disconnect the...
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,870
Posted By ChuckS
Got it! Thanks

Got it!

Thanks
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,870
Posted By ChuckS
MIG welding & bike computers

I've got to do some welding on my hack frame. Should I pull the hack frame off of the bike to keep the Mototronic & other little brain boxes away from any stray current?

Or just disconnect the...
Forum: Hacks 11-22-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,246
Posted By ChuckS
The nice big alternator is what tipped me to a...

The nice big alternator is what tipped me to a BMW. I ride all year in Michigan, the DL1000 doesn't have enough juice to run the lights & heated gear I like.

I've had my K1100 some pretty silly...
Forum: Vendors 10-26-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,465
Posted By ChuckS
Just bought some assorted bits for my K1100. ...

Just bought some assorted bits for my K1100.

Thanks!

(bump)
Forum: Hacks 10-18-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By ChuckS
Stock clutch it is. Thanks fellow...

Stock clutch it is.

Thanks fellow sidecarists!

:freaky
Forum: Hacks 10-17-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,383
Posted By ChuckS
Yup, the hack is my primary transportation, even...

Yup, the hack is my primary transportation, even for work.
Forum: Hacks 10-17-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By ChuckS
Question Clutch recommendation? K1100/Ural

My 1993 K1100LT is dripping oil from the weep hole in the clutch housing, and my clutch is slipping under heavy load :cry

I'm thinking it might be time to tear her apart, add a bunch of cash, and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,699
Posted By ChuckS
:lurk It looks like I'll have to head...

:lurk

It looks like I'll have to head towards Gaspe at some point. Too pretty to miss.
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