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Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,025
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I would have to disagree with my esteemed...

I would have to disagree with my esteemed compatriots above:D.

Unsprung weight can make a fair bit of difference when the road surface is relatively bumpy :deal. Every ounce of unsprung weight...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-10-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 16,227
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Absolutely:deal

Absolutely:deal
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-28-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I'd rather buy the out-of-state ORV tab from 3...

I'd rather buy the out-of-state ORV tab from 3 states for a year, every year, than have to do the dual-registration of having an ORV decal AND a license decal (plate). It seems like a small price to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-16-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 16,227
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Patches was quickest and has dibs on the one...

Patches was quickest and has dibs on the one "official" second vehicle spot at my site at Fish Creek. Best to PM Wallowa to get dibs on his tent spot - or pop for the $23 to reserve a new one now and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-16-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 16,227
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Troy and Fish Creek reservations

There's been rumors :D that the first "official" camp site, Fish Creek on Saturday evening, could be busy that time of year. I've got a site (for Saturday 7/26) that has space for 7 folks and 1 more...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 16,227
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Hi ya Ron:freaky This year I'm bringing my...

Hi ya Ron:freaky

This year I'm bringing my CPAP machine, don't want to get tired and backup over anybodies bike!:wink: (also stops my snoring). I bought a special "little" lithium-ion battery...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 16,227
Posted By StoneAgeMan
As it turns out, the very same dates that this...

As it turns out, the very same dates that this trip is scheduled for are dates that are "locked down" in my work schedule:eek1 - Locked down as vacation that is :clap

So, since it just so happens...
Forum: Hacks 02-13-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,977
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Ural has sold many thousands of these over just...

Ural has sold many thousands of these over just the last few years. Almost every other year they improved 4-5 items. When you're only selling maybe 8 thousand of these in a good year, statistics on...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,483
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Quite true (if charging money). However, if one...

Quite true (if charging money). However, if one were to have rotated that ladder 90 degrees, it seems that it would be slightly safer (imho).

Consider any "pushing" force towards or against the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 224,697
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I've been riding a bicycle twice a week to work...

I've been riding a bicycle twice a week to work for a few years now (hour-long trip one way). I actually signal those sorts of lane positions (e.g. over a foot in a left turn) that I'm going to do....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,998
Posted By StoneAgeMan
15mph is ~22.5fps (I find that thinking in fps is...

15mph is ~22.5fps (I find that thinking in fps is typically pretty useful, 1.5 feet/second for every 1mph). I do believe that having a bike collide with a person at 22 feet per second can indeed kill...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 312,435
Posted By StoneAgeMan
It's my understanding that the motor is a...

It's my understanding that the motor is a "stressed member", i.e. part of the frame. It's part of the triangle that connects the rear to the middle to the front. Given that the motor IS part of the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-29-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By StoneAgeMan
if you click on the link in the originals, many...

if you click on the link in the originals, many questions will be answered
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-15-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 186,565
Posted By StoneAgeMan
But what about Grinns?? I know, I can bring...

But what about Grinns??

I know, I can bring the Ural and Grinns can ride, umm, as the monkey, that way he can avoid the parking lot:freaky

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-13-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 16,227
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Here's some bait:evil <table...

Here's some bait:evil <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/EpIKD8dZxSp5NCVZwoE8GtMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-12-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 16,227
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Referencing "liquid carrying capacity" HellsAlien...

Referencing "liquid carrying capacity" HellsAlien wrote:


I've heard that Urals are good for this:d. Especially the garbage-hauling part since shaking the contents isn't as much of an issue....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I've taken some of the PSSOR training and it was...

I've taken some of the PSSOR training and it was quite useful for me. Judging by comments from the other attendees, they found it helpful also.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,753
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I thought that the rates for UM/UIM had something...

I thought that the rates for UM/UIM had something to do with how often those drivers were hitting folks on that brand of bike. :norton

So if Harley's happened to have worse-than-average skills (I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-01-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 985
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Stood on the foot pegs?:D

Stood on the foot pegs?:D
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,703
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I'm not so sure I understand "significant". This...

I'm not so sure I understand "significant". This is not "un-suspended weight" (i.e. moving with each bump).

At 300 lbs, 8+ lbs is barely a 3% weight loss. Granted, it's a gallon of water or fuel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,822
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I found that I liked the additional control that...

I found that I liked the additional control that I get from standing up, as compared to mostly sitting down. Of course I'd adjusted my controls for this, so they're sort of bent down for sitting...
Forum: Hacks 12-20-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,118
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Clunky vs smooth transmissions

Several folks in this thread have commented on the "clunky" shifting of a Ural transmission.

It is my understanding that transmissions with square-cut gears, vs. the helix-cut gears, share some...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-19-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,470
Posted By StoneAgeMan
IMO the Lat-40 coloring is just a bit easier for...

IMO the Lat-40 coloring is just a bit easier for seeing land ownership and trails while the Nat Geo is a bit easier for seeing landscape patterns, i.e. the "topographics". I take both of them with...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,114
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I believe that you said your slab failed the...

I believe that you said your slab failed the "water test", i.e. duct-taping a piece of plastic down (all 4 sides).

Do the same test to the below-grade wall sections. After 72 hours check for...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,114
Posted By StoneAgeMan
The pics that we need are also the "before...

The pics that we need are also the "before application".:D If the wall is the least bit scaly, dusty, chalky, powdery, or in any other way not a perfectly clean and well-attached (think resistant to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,279
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I perhaps mis-understood the op's situation. Was...

I perhaps mis-understood the op's situation. Was it that it's not "paint" that's creating the HOV "lanes", but walls of concrete with intermittent access points? Like a totally separate freeway next...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-04-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By StoneAgeMan
No snow here, but I've got a Ural for when it...

No snow here, but I've got a Ural for when it does snow and so I really like snow days :-)

StoneAge
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-24-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,762
Posted By StoneAgeMan
As the Earl has not actually been released, it's...

As the Earl has not actually been released, it's hard to say exactly what Android apps will work fine on Earl.

But it's pretty much "just" an Android tablet. All actual hardware, for example the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-24-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,726
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I think that you did not realize that there was...

I think that you did not realize that there was more than one diagram on that page. And that they basically agreed with your description of "want some room between me ...".

Diagrams 2 and 3 do...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-10-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Presuming that you got a bill of sale with the...

Presuming that you got a bill of sale with the VIN and seller signature, you can register a vehicle without the title by reporting the title as "lost" (there will be an extra charge). There will...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-04-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,357
Posted By StoneAgeMan
That sucks man. According to soundrider,...

That sucks man.

According to soundrider, there's a gang (group of thieves) working the Seattle area, particularly in Fremont, Wallingford and Ballard:
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-29-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,776
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I had the SPOT coverage for a while. They...

I had the SPOT coverage for a while. They auto-bill your credit-card, so you can't "forget" to pay. Now if you're in the habit of closing your "old" credit cards and getting new ones AND you do the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,333
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Nice pictures

I like the pictures :clap

Thanks for posting

Have you tried wrapping the bar with a thin baling wire and then layering on some JB Weld (or other steel epoxy)?

What is the bike?

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I've got those - I'd say they're very good....

I've got those - I'd say they're very good. They're divided up in a series of little easy exercises that seem trivial until you try them in the circumstance he shows them in. Then he puts them...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 82,183
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Thumb Great report!

Thanks for the report rebel, I'm loving it.:clap Very nicely written, great style.:deal I love the pictures and the writing!

With respect to bumpy roads, you wrote:
The steering damper knob on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-12-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 203,131
Posted By StoneAgeMan
There are certainly intersections with other...

There are certainly intersections with other roads that are *not* shown on the WABDR. I'm not so sure that any change in road name is missing from the WABDR map.

On this route I used the WABDR...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 224,697
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Unable to see the other persons point-of-view?

My sister lives in an area where there's glass, dog turds, and "bums" hanging out that get up, intersect her path, and try to "chat her up" when she goes by. Then there's the fumes and carbon chunks...
Forum: Hacks 07-26-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2,165
Views: 330,291
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Setting the valves frequently (keeping them very...

Setting the valves frequently (keeping them very accurate) and balancing the carbs carefully make a real difference. My Ural can go 65 mph (GPS) for hours. Not into any sort of head-wind, of course....
Forum: Hacks 05-12-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,534
Posted By StoneAgeMan
You're not back at square one because you will...

You're not back at square one because you will have ridden many miles/kms since then. You're not the same rider after 30 days on a new rig.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-09-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,713
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Registered but probably out

This is always a lot of fun and I've been registered so long that I get a free T-Shirt :D

But, I've recently broken a couple of bones in my foot:cry, doc says "stay off it".

It will be 4-8+...
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