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Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4,315
Views: 715,828
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Gotta compare low tech to low tech...

The Sporty engine Buells should be compared to the low end low tech Ducs, If you want to compare both brands fastest, the Rotax engined Buell/EBR should be compared. On the racetrack the EBRs are...
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4,315
Views: 715,828
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Don't underestimate the Buell...

Even with the old pushrod Sporty motor, the Buell's better handling and torque make it a match for all but the exotic Ducs, etc.
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
What width 17" tire ya usin'?

I'm wondering how narrow is available, thanks for the info on the narrow rim mismatch.
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 913
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
17" tire options?

Having a couple bikes that will take 180/55-17 rear tire, what's available in car tires close to that size?
Forum: Hacks 01-29-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Sometimes, you can't help it...

I've currently got the Motorvation Spyder hooded up to the R65LS, the lowest airhead made. Got about 4-5" clearance under the bike and 10" under the hack, as I've got an oversize 130/90-16 tire on...
Forum: Hacks 01-22-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 82,805
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
They're jumping' the gun in Cuba...

There already a Ural in Cuba listed on Miami CL: http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/mcy/4842762221.html
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 82,805
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Spare engine, etc....

Given that yours is kinda "high mileage" and you like to tinker with it, might be a good idea...
Forum: Hacks 12-24-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4,315
Views: 715,828
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Congrats on selling the F2, EldoMike!

Knew you could do better than my cheapskate lowball price! Already got the Spyder loaded in the back of the Golf Sportswagen, hope to get headed to Florida this weekend.
Forum: Hacks 12-23-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4,315
Views: 715,828
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
And now it disappeared...

Post has been pulled... What was he asking?
Forum: Hacks 12-12-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 82,805
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
If you're out of garage space now...

I'd hate to see that pretty K bike sit out in the snow so I'll be happy to store (and exercise) your hack'd GS!
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 82,805
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Was gonna make tracks to Flatistan on wensday...

After my Teamster pension plan's retiree dinner. But with above freezing temps forecast for most of the days through xmas, I'm going to hang around a while. Still have to get down to Naples by the...
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 82,805
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Going towards southern Illinois to pickup that outfit?

I'm buyin' Eldo Mike's Motorvation Formula down there, could give you a ride down if you're headed that way...
Forum: Hacks 11-28-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,192
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Before you throw it in the dumpster...

I'll be right over to pick it up!
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,917
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
The R100GS and PDs were big sellers...

Usually BMW's best selling model, in fact. So go ahead and ride it, as long as you don't total it out you're good!
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,257
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Going to Naples Tech Days?

If so, Roger has a press to take the clusters apart and even a lathe to cut the groove on your GS's driveshaft to install the missing circlip. There should also be several folks there with experience...
Forum: Hacks 10-31-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 82,805
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
And make our Naples airhead tech day while you're there...

Being as you've rebuilt an engine or three, you're an honorary airhead. Always the 2nd weekend of january, but seems to last all week.
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Their state form violates ADA...

They can ask "Any changes that affect your ability to drive", in which case the answer might legitamately be no. So if you want to do an ADA complaint, you'd probably win.

From a practical point...
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
I've got the 100,000+ mile Spyder....

It's been hitched to an R100GS and currently an R80ST and used to explore the gravel roads around my rural abode on frequent occasion. Ground clearance at around 8 inches has been more than...
Forum: Hacks 09-23-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 82,805
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
I did the Mo-Kan Guzzi Rally...

Had a great time, good food too!
Forum: Hacks 09-18-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 82,805
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Doin' any rallies this weekend?

Theres the Mo-Kan Guzzi rally in northwestern MO, and airhead campouts near Des Moines and at Wildcat Mountain, WI. Even though you ride an "oil head", as you've mucked about inside the engine I...
Forum: Hacks 09-09-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Already tried that...

Both 'hacks were mounted with less than one inch of toe and one half inch of lean out at the top of the tug's tires when loaded.
Forum: Hacks 09-08-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Car tire on 'hack speed up tug tire wear?

Just toasted another back tire in only 3k miles on the Quota that tugs the Motorvation F2. The F2 uses a 145-13 car tire, which I'm certain gives a bunch more grip than the 100/90-16 on my other...
Forum: Hacks 09-08-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 82,805
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Dakota Classic & Big Iron Farm show for a twofer...

Gonna be cold, but I'm going to the Dakota Classic this weekend. I usually arrive on thursday, a bunch of folks are already there then. On the way up I take in the Big Iron Farm Show in Fargo, hugest...
Forum: Hacks 09-08-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Thousand dollar tires...

Even garden variety 11-22.5 truck tires are around $500 apiece these days. Anything specialized and low volume like the tires on that straddle crane run in the thousands...
Forum: Hacks 08-23-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 82,805
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Dave was kind enough to let me monkey...

And after fixing three blowouts on the sidecar wheel, a couple broken springs, and welding the frame back together, we made it. We also broke a bridge, but the 'hack slid across the rest of the way,...
Forum: Hacks 08-21-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 82,805
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Anybody doin' the GS ride?

The F800S sucks on gravel, so I may be lookin' for a ride...
Forum: Hacks 08-20-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 82,805
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
What could go wrong?

They don't have a river and bridges in Galena...
Forum: Hacks 08-20-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 82,805
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
I'm goin' to Galena...

Gettin' a new tire on the F800S tomorrow, and I hear airhead guru Roger from Naples will be there.
Forum: Hacks 08-08-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 82,805
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Dang! Just Missed Ya!

Was in Worthington around noon thursday. Debated riding the 20 miles or so to Motorvation, but had just been there a week or so ago so figured I should leave them alone so they could get some work...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-26-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,569
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
MOA has priced themselves out of the market...

I'm 150 miles from the newest BMW dealership and the new BMWs are overpriced lemons, so no chance I'll ever by a BMW again. MOA magazine gives all of a couple pages to my airheads and even less to...
Forum: Hacks 07-21-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,460
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Jay's bits for the Quota working OK...

But they were a PIA to install!
Forum: Hacks 07-18-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 82,805
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
The high water probably saved us...

We sort of bobbed along like a big kayak, 'cept we instinctively leaned off to the right to keep the oilhead tug from sinking... Us. In fact, looked like the kayakers moved aside and cheered us as we...
Forum: Hacks 07-18-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,717
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Might be more practical to electrify the hack...

Couple years back I looked into powering the hack wheel so I could shut off the tug engine in parades, traffic, etc.. Using off the shelf motors, controllers, deep cycle batteries, etc. the parts...
Forum: Hacks 07-18-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 82,805
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
After that bath in the Turkey River...

Dave's rig is looking better than ever!
Forum: Hacks 07-17-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,717
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Capital costs for catenary too high...

The only electric bus systems in the U.S. are legacy systems where the cost of the overhead wires, etc. was amortized long ago. Railroads which have far greater power needs have tried...
Forum: Hacks 07-17-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,478
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
That a 15" motorcycle or car wheel?

15" motorcycle wheels are larger than 15" car wheels, so a car tire won't fit them. If you've got a 15" car wheel, you're good to go.
Forum: Hacks 07-12-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 82,805
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Pardon my slow reply, just got bailed out jail...

Dave let me pilot his hack back to the campground, or at least that was the plan. I'm not used to that fast steering and excess power, and now the historic opera hall has a new "drive through" where...
Forum: Hacks 07-11-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 82,805
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Forum: Hacks 07-11-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,460
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
No day passes, $70 in advance just to get in the gate...

Despite this year's MOA rally being less than 200 miles from my Buffalo Ridge hideout, I'm having trouble spending $70 for no food, camping in the middle of a city next to a railroad yard, etc.. But...
Forum: Hacks 07-08-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,717
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Might maybe increase the range...

You could put more batteries in a sidecar, but the sidecar would add extra weight and wind resistance that would drain the batteries faster. So if you doubled the battery capacity and added 50% more...
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