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Forum: Hacks 07-29-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,243
Posted By Agent Wayward
I've had a lot of success recently with fitting...

I've had a lot of success recently with fitting rear motorcycle tyres on the front wheel in a reversed direction. In particular Bridgestone BT45.
Forum: Hacks 07-29-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,695
Posted By Agent Wayward
I fit a lot of sidecars. I use simple axle...

I fit a lot of sidecars.

I use simple axle stands, 2 of them, to support the sidecar. I use wheel chocks on the sidecar wheel.

I place it next to the bike and get it aligned exactly before...
Forum: Hacks 07-29-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By Agent Wayward
Powder coat is the answer. Paint is just...

Powder coat is the answer.

Paint is just paint, no matter how well applied, it will chip.

Chrome is horribly expensive.

Powder coat is king. Properly done of course. Rubbish powder...
Forum: Hacks 05-10-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,318
Posted By Agent Wayward
Actually, scrub that, I did what Ivan would do....

Actually, scrub that, I did what Ivan would do. Covered the bulbs with heat proof material.

:D
Forum: Hacks 05-10-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,318
Posted By Agent Wayward
Any clues on how to sort out a BMW F800ST can bus...

Any clues on how to sort out a BMW F800ST can bus for sidecar lights?

I have sidelights and brake light working but indicators flash fast and trip a fault on the dash.

I guess I need a magic...
Forum: Hack Vendors 10-01-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,727
Posted By Agent Wayward
Good work Claude, sorry to see this sort of thing...

Good work Claude, sorry to see this sort of thing on here, Jay has done his company no favours with this. It's about as ridiculous as Triumph complaining that Suzuki use telescopic forks. Claude's...
Forum: Hacks 09-11-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,628
Posted By Agent Wayward
I fitted them to a Bonnie / Ural outfit, the rear...

I fitted them to a Bonnie / Ural outfit, the rear lasted 4000 miles.

Works fine though.
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,645
Posted By Agent Wayward
Christ that's ugly! Congratulations. :) ...

Christ that's ugly!

Congratulations. :)

We need more Brits on here, the colonial types think they are in control.
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,909
Posted By Agent Wayward
Thumb Great post. :) "Hacks" for me, reflects the...

Great post. :)

"Hacks" for me, reflects the real world of sidecars.

Sidecars are individual machines, no 2 ever the same, each pilot is different, each solution valid for each outfit.

I...
Forum: Hacks 08-10-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6,482
Views: 2,392,511
Posted By Agent Wayward
Yamaha Super Tenere 750 with Chiang Jiang sidecar...

Yamaha Super Tenere 750 with Chiang Jiang sidecar by Motopodd

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-x6eUGNdufBY/UgUHoItngsI/AAAAAAAABRA/FU8kc2-R1o8/w904-h544-no/20130809_154556.jpg
Forum: Hacks 07-25-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2,716
Views: 438,497
Posted By Agent Wayward
No, my sidecar outfit does not out accelerate,...

No, my sidecar outfit does not out accelerate, out brake or outdoes everything that a solo bike would do. I haven't suggested that it does.

What I did suggest was very obviously in jest, that a...
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2,716
Views: 438,497
Posted By Agent Wayward
Hold a solo by the left hand bar, then let it go....

Hold a solo by the left hand bar, then let it go.
I guarantee it will fall over.

Sidecars have 3 wheels, you may count them to check my maths.

Therefore, they do not fall over.

Sidecars...
Forum: Hacks 07-23-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 2,716
Views: 438,497
Posted By Agent Wayward
Of course you are upset and angry. However,...

Of course you are upset and angry.

However, if you take a passing look at any BMW R1200GS forum, you'll find a swathe of owners whining about how their bikes are stuck in the dealers having final...
Forum: Hacks 07-22-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,975
Posted By Agent Wayward
No offence but you come over as a complete idiot...

No offence but you come over as a complete idiot in that "review".

So if you were providing 100,000s of $ of vehicles at a show, that were completely different to ride than almost any other...
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6,482
Views: 2,392,511
Posted By Agent Wayward
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 30,765
Posted By Agent Wayward
What makes me believe there will be no cars. ...

What makes me believe there will be no cars.

The agreement that one must sign to place a deposit. Which isn't actually a deposit and you have zero chance of getting back if a car doesn't arrive....
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6,482
Views: 2,392,511
Posted By Agent Wayward
Looking good. What wheel are you running on...

Looking good.

What wheel are you running on that? Is it a stock Ural axle?
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 30,765
Posted By Agent Wayward
It may be possible to extract "deposits" from our...

It may be possible to extract "deposits" from our trusting American cousins, but let them try the same thing over this side of the pond and see how they fare.

Does anyone remember the DeLorean...
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 30,765
Posted By Agent Wayward
I won't want one in the next life. Which is when...

I won't want one in the next life. Which is when they will be available. :)
Forum: Hacks 07-19-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 30,765
Posted By Agent Wayward
I have some magic beans which my company,...

I have some magic beans which my company, Motopodd are now looking to sell.

If you send me 100 today I will include a bottle of free snake oil. :)

Alternatively, we can build you an actual,...
Forum: Hacks 07-18-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Agent Wayward
You just pull them off. They aren't especially...

You just pull them off. They aren't especially tight usually. Use a blunt instrument to give it a gentle pry if needed.

The new ones I have here in stock are both easy to remove and refit.
Forum: Hacks 07-18-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6,482
Views: 2,392,511
Posted By Agent Wayward
My lady and her nephew enjoying the sun on my...

My lady and her nephew enjoying the sun on my Japanese Ural. (it's a Suzuki SV650 with a Ural sidecar)
...
Forum: Hacks 07-18-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6,482
Views: 2,392,511
Posted By Agent Wayward
New Velorex UK Sport on a Honda Transalp. ...

New Velorex UK Sport on a Honda Transalp.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/1003147_566225690086467_1577704081_n.jpg

Velorex has short screen, front bumper bar, rear rack...
Forum: Hacks 07-05-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By Agent Wayward
Here's the other side. Good spot on the Solex!...

Here's the other side.
Good spot on the Solex!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1009761_560581700650866_2052441984_n.jpg
Forum: Hacks 07-04-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By Agent Wayward
Leading legs

Just finished these for a BMW R80.

Leading legs are becoming popular over here, a more elegant and cost effective soulution than leading links, to solve the problem of heavy steering on sidecars....
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By Agent Wayward
I run 16amp cable from the bike to the car...

I run 16amp cable from the bike to the car battery, although of course, it's not a car battery, it's a leisure battery. These are designed to give out a smaller current over a longer time, which is...
Forum: Hacks 06-03-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6,482
Views: 2,392,511
Posted By Agent Wayward
My recently completed SV650 Ural outfit. By...

My recently completed SV650 Ural outfit. By Motopodd.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-48ZT8a4dtX4/UaoNwCZFVcI/AAAAAAAAA5Y/L_pwlFNGsug/w725-h544-no/20130523_195454.jpg
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,788
Posted By Agent Wayward
I use Quechua pop up tents, they pack to a round...

I use Quechua pop up tents, they pack to a round disc, which fits on the spare wheel carrier of a Ural. They are good solid tents, the largest one I use is plenty of room for 2 adults and kit, they...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-12-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,603
Posted By Agent Wayward
Great write up mate! It was really good to...

Great write up mate!

It was really good to see you and despite the foul weather and various disasters, I'm glad I went.

I keep saying I won't do it again, and I do mean it when I say it. But...
Forum: Hacks 02-11-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,925
Posted By Agent Wayward
I'm sorry to say that it isn't a rumour. ...

I'm sorry to say that it isn't a rumour.

RIP Ken Chaplin, who didn't have to endure packing up and riding home in the rain this year.

:(:
Forum: Hacks 02-11-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,925
Posted By Agent Wayward
Yup, that was the one! Not a bad Dragon,...

Yup, that was the one!

Not a bad Dragon, all things considered.

So long as you ignore the 250 mile ride in the snow, sleet and rain, punctuated by a small fire and running out of fuel.

It...
Forum: Hacks 02-07-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,925
Posted By Agent Wayward
Just in case anybody wants to witness me beating...

Just in case anybody wants to witness me beating my head against the ground at my own stupidity, and for general piss taking information, I shall be arriving (that's a tad optimistic to be fair) on...
Forum: Hacks 02-07-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,925
Posted By Agent Wayward
Might be worth PM'ing rescueMAN? I've just...

Might be worth PM'ing rescueMAN?

I've just set fire to my sleeping bag, which isn't an ideal start to my Dragon preperations. :eek1
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 24,310
Posted By Agent Wayward
Wow! I love the Ural Police bikes! Is that a...

Wow! I love the Ural Police bikes!

Is that a Retro frame? Or a special build for the Police?
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,052
Posted By Agent Wayward
Or, fly him over here and i'm sure my customer...

Or, fly him over here and i'm sure my customer would give him a ride in this:

<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8t_lL_4iAWI?rel=0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315"...
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,483
Posted By Agent Wayward
That looks really good. I quite fancy a...

That looks really good.

I quite fancy a Cali as my next sidecar bike.
Forum: Hacks 01-29-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,605
Posted By Agent Wayward
Yup! I'm talking modern Guzzis, I worked for a...

Yup! I'm talking modern Guzzis, I worked for a Guzzi dealer for many years until about 5 years ago. The latest generation final drive units were temperamental to say the least. I'm talking...
Forum: Hacks 01-29-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,605
Posted By Agent Wayward
Here's how I see the chain vs shaft issue. ...

Here's how I see the chain vs shaft issue.

A shaft drive is not affected by road conditions and has a theoretically longer life with very low maintenance requirements.

A chain drive is...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,605
Posted By Agent Wayward
This may be helpful. I've run 2 Yamaha...

This may be helpful.

I've run 2 Yamaha XJR1300s since 1999.

The bike is old tech, air / oil cooled, a derivative of the old XS1100 motor, refined in the FJ11 and FJ12, then finally the 1250cc...
Forum: Hacks 01-25-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,483
Posted By Agent Wayward
14" is a little more than ideal, but in practice,...

14" is a little more than ideal, but in practice, I don't believe it will be a problem for you, especially given that you are using leading links which will negate the heavier steering that the extra...
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