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Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 117,475
Posted By funklab
You were a couple years late to the game, so I...

You were a couple years late to the game, so I don't feel extra bad about being a couple months late on this reply:D

Still doin the school thing... 18 more months and I can change my screen name...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 117,475
Posted By funklab
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http://funklab.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/smugshot9162428/1226375432_nX99r-XL.jpg

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I'm back.
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By funklab
I got hit head on going 45, they were probably...

I got hit head on going 45, they were probably going 20. Basically 45 to 0 very suddenly.
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By funklab
It was a scorpion four days old, never worn...

It was a scorpion

four days old, never worn with the stickers and everything still on it.

Probably hit a chunk of tubular aluminum....
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By funklab
Insurance isn't even going to give me a fair...

Insurance isn't even going to give me a fair value for my car, there is no way they're going to fork over money for a helmet that still looks good.

It does still look good, but the helmet most...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By funklab
If your helmet was in a car wreck would you still use it?

So I had a brand new helmet in the cloth bag from the store loose in my trunk. Some drunky pulled out in front of me and I went from 45 mph to 0 in about the time it takes to crush the front end of...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 117,475
Posted By funklab
Just bought a trike, its a Harley:eek1, but what...

Just bought a trike, its a Harley:eek1, but what are ya gonna do, the price was right.

Gimme a couple months to get started on that ride report....:wink:
Forum: Hacks 12-31-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,016
Posted By funklab
Hmmm, Sounds like I will probably go for it,...

Hmmm,

Sounds like I will probably go for it, and bolt some Ammo cans on there. Maybe put some rubber gaskets underneath to cushion them just a little.
Forum: Hacks 12-20-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,016
Posted By funklab
Hard panniers on Unsprung swingarm of trike?

I'm guessing this is the best place to throw this question out, so here it goes.

I am looking at a sportster trike, and it's got an enormous platform out to the sides of the rear seat just begging...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 117,475
Posted By funklab
Well I will give you guys a quick update. ...

Well I will give you guys a quick update.

Just got accepted to medical school, so the pressure of that whole application process is off.:D

Now I am looking for some kinda cheap sidehack-type of...
Forum: Hacks 11-15-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,030
Posted By funklab
How quickly does the rear tire "melt away". ...

How quickly does the rear tire "melt away". 5,000 mi? 10,000 mi?
Forum: Hacks 11-14-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,030
Posted By funklab
Having ridden one with a velorex, do you think I...

Having ridden one with a velorex, do you think I need a brake on the sidecar(I am pretty sure it doesnt have one)?

I would wager a Ural hack has a bit more heft to it than a velorex, whaddaya...
Forum: Hacks 11-14-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,030
Posted By funklab
I've seen the pics from Curvy's thread somewheres...

I've seen the pics from Curvy's thread somewheres before. It's an interesting rig, but not for me. I absolutely refuse to drive from my wheelchair. I may be broken, but I'm not that broken, I at...
Forum: Hacks 11-14-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,030
Posted By funklab
So you'd suggest a modified front fork to help...

So you'd suggest a modified front fork to help with those issues (leading link? I'm not 100% on the terminology). Those tend to be quite expensive, aren't they... I think I read something like...
Forum: Hacks 11-14-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,030
Posted By funklab
That sounds great, any idea where I can get hold...

That sounds great, any idea where I can get hold of a copy of that?
Forum: Hacks 11-14-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,030
Posted By funklab
sure thing ...

sure thing

http://images.traderonline.com//img/5/dealer/1693744/97381434_1thumb_550x410.jpg

http://images.traderonline.com//img/5/dealer/1693744/97381434_4thumb_550x410.jpg

thats as good of...
Forum: Hacks 11-14-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,030
Posted By funklab
Advice on a hacked F650GS

Hiya,

I'm looking at a 2001 F650GS with a Ural sidecar. A couple of years back I lost the use of my legs, so now I need the extra wheel. Just wanted to get all the hackers opinions on this rig....
Forum: Hacks 10-21-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,237
Posted By funklab
What in the hail is a trailer brake.... ok, i am...

What in the hail is a trailer brake.... ok, i am off to answer my own stupid question with the magic of the interwebs.






Trust me... I'm always asking for trouble... that's why I need an...
Forum: Hacks 10-20-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,237
Posted By funklab
Seems like there is an easy solution here. Just...

Seems like there is an easy solution here. Just never brake hard. Maybe I will attach a siren to my rig with warning flags and a message playing on a loud speaker telling people to get out of my...
Forum: Hacks 10-20-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,237
Posted By funklab
I thought about that, but you are still left with...

I thought about that, but you are still left with the problem of not being able to clutch while braking... or at least not being able to brake with both hands while using the clutch.
Forum: Hacks 10-20-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,237
Posted By funklab
Okay, I'm gonna throw out another idea, tell me...

Okay, I'm gonna throw out another idea, tell me what you guys think.

I could rig a simple lever directly to the rear brake, where it sits now (picture a 2 1/2 foot long or so straight bar attached...
Forum: Hacks 10-20-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,237
Posted By funklab
Nope... Raceway's shifter requires the use of one...

Nope... Raceway's shifter requires the use of one hand to shift, but the clutch still has to be pulled.
Forum: Hacks 10-20-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,237
Posted By funklab
I did end up talking to raceway, and there...

I did end up talking to raceway, and there doesn't seem to be an answer yet on how to effectively control the rear/sidecar brake with your hands.

Anybody got any creative ideas?
Forum: Hacks 08-21-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,237
Posted By funklab
So Mr. Cob, do you brake more with the rear...

So Mr. Cob, do you brake more with the rear brake, or do you always use both?

The reason I ask is that it might be easier to rig the right brake lever to the rear brakes, so that I can get more...
Forum: Hacks 08-20-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,237
Posted By funklab
Ural hand controls, what do I need?

So I'm trying to find a ural in my price range, but thats hard to figure out, since I don't know how much Ima have to shell out to make it rideable (for me). I need to control all the controls with...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 117,475
Posted By funklab
if you see something lemme know.

if you see something lemme know.
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 117,475
Posted By funklab
Okay, okay, I'm still alive. People have been...

Okay, okay, I'm still alive. People have been bugging me, so here's an update.

I am back in school for the umpteenth semester (I should finally graduate in December). Right now I am studying my...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2,063
Views: 429,176
Posted By funklab
may bacon's ride never end!

may bacon's ride never end!
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,608
Posted By funklab
a road the way god intended it.... thats...

a road the way god intended it....

thats what I think about when I think about japanese roads
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 18,553
Posted By funklab
+1 on the barkbusters, they will probably save...

+1 on the barkbusters, they will probably save you a heap of trouble.

-1 on the stabilizer, I rode an overloaded xr 15,000 miles across US/Canada/Mexico over all imaginable types of terrain, and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 18,553
Posted By funklab
With full bags on rough roads, watch out for the...

With full bags on rough roads, watch out for the exhaust pipe burning through the plastic fairing. Thats what happened on my Xr650l. Melted my saddlebag up pretty good.

Looks like you've got a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 27,933
Posted By funklab
looking good sgt mike show 'em how we ride...

looking good sgt mike

show 'em how we ride in the queen city
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2009, 04:15 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 117,475
Posted By funklab
Nope, not yet, it just seems like the most...

Nope, not yet, it just seems like the most economical setup that might actually get me somewhere. Maybe one day relatively soon I will get one.






It will never be "finished", but that...
Forum: Hacks 05-16-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,712
Posted By funklab
It sounds like you have built something similar,...

It sounds like you have built something similar, but do you think that handle levers will create enough force to activate the rear brakes like a foot pedal does?
Forum: Hacks 05-13-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,712
Posted By funklab
Modifying foot brake/clutch on a VW trike question

Okay, so I am looking at getting a VW trike, but I need all of the controls on the handlebars.

How hard do you guys think it would be to convert a clutch and rear brake pedal to handlebar...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,337
Posted By funklab
I dont know about any of the others, but if your...

I dont know about any of the others, but if your health insurance pays for something, they pay about half what you would have to pay if you payed in cash and didnt argue with the bill.
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 117,475
Posted By funklab
Switzerland sounds cold, but a lot closer to...

Switzerland sounds cold, but a lot closer to Africa than Nicaragua! When is the trip planned?!?!?!?

I'm not up to much, still doing the school thing back in Charlotte.
Forum: Americas 02-10-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By funklab
+1 they might not always be accurate (but...

+1

they might not always be accurate (but that's half the fun aint it?), but they are built like a tank, dont have to worry about getting it wet, and always stays flat!
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 300,528
Posted By funklab
Great trip so far Mr Cob. Let us know when...

Great trip so far Mr Cob.

Let us know when you get tired of all that "sun" and turn north. I definitely want to meet up with you somewhere in NC or SC if/when you get around this way.
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,704
Posted By funklab
No hands on the dirt:huh!?!?! you gets much...

No hands on the dirt:huh!?!?!

you gets much respect for that one
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