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Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2,787
Views: 519,872
Posted By tbird649
Is that US gallons? When I went to skool 4.5l = 1...

Is that US gallons? When I went to skool 4.5l = 1 imp gal and 100km = 62miles
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,682
Posted By tbird649
BP and SP?

Unless you know something we dont, there is no such thing as a Scottish Pound. :evil It is a GB pound, Pound Sterling. Maybe after September it will be different!!!
Forum: Hacks 05-21-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 396,548
Posted By tbird649
I do not consider myself a "biker". I...

I do not consider myself a "biker".


I must agree with that bit, I bloody hate being called a "biker" I am a MOTORCYCLIST.:nod
(or Urallist)
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 21,279
Posted By tbird649
Yes!!!! Keep on going (to the end of the...

Yes!!!! Keep on going (to the end of the road):clap
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 396,548
Posted By tbird649
Poor Finish?

As far as the finish is concerned, my outfit is a black 2008, I do keep it clean, and polished (sad aren't I). I would say that EVERY time I stop at a bike type cafe/pub etc the general comments from...
Forum: Hacks 04-23-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 396,548
Posted By tbird649
No hope for you? Spare a thought for me. Not...

No hope for you? Spare a thought for me. Not content with 2 Triumphs, I bought a Ural a year ago. As far as reliability is concerned, I have ridden my 1956 Triumph Thunderbird from the UK to Spain...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 21,279
Posted By tbird649
Thanks, I'm enjoying this armchair tour.

Thanks, I'm enjoying this armchair tour.
Forum: Hacks 04-13-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,737
Posted By tbird649
I have a 2008, never had a puncture (yet),...

I have a 2008, never had a puncture (yet), spooning tyres doesnt bother me unduly, but I would rather have a drum brake up front so that all wheels are interchangeable. I'm sure a well set up 2...
Forum: Hacks 04-09-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By tbird649
Wipac Quadoptic

As Tarka points out, its the reflector, not the wattage of the bulb that makes a good light. Wipac Quadoptic is the way to go, even better if you got 2 bikes or a mate that wants one, you can get a...
Forum: Hacks 04-04-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 19,594
Posted By tbird649
One year In

Started riding at 10, competing in Schoolboy Scrambles at 11, still competing off road now, 57 in November. Did'nt get my first road bike till 42 (1956 650 Triumph) Bought Ural Outfit this time last...
Forum: Hacks 03-07-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,016
Posted By tbird649
No, the foil goes on your head.:evil

No, the foil goes on your head.:evil
Forum: Hacks 03-05-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,563
Posted By tbird649
Acf50

I pegged 2 pieces of wire wool on my gutter on 1st November 2013. One was sprayed with ACF50, one was just wire wool.
After 1 week...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7,950
Views: 3,092,569
Posted By tbird649
Been on here before, but just finished top end...

Been on here before, but just finished top end rebuild, and a general tidy up ready for 2014 season

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/tbird649/20140216_113402_zps3701fa3f.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 74,484
Posted By tbird649
Pics come straight up for me

Pics come straight up for me
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 27,278
Posted By tbird649
Tran Tom Pass

Yes, I hope to SEE Tran Tom one day. When we went to Sapa, we were delayed by rain and new road being dynamited into the mountainside, so we went over the pass at night.:huh
Forum: Hacks 01-04-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 299,955
Posted By tbird649
Poor vision might be an advantage for him!!!!:evil

Poor vision might be an advantage for him!!!!:evil
Forum: Hacks 01-02-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By tbird649
Tyre Removal

A motorcycle tyre is reasonably easy to remove with a pair of tyre levers at the side of the road. A car tyre, may or may not be less likely to puncture, but not so easy to fix.
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 27,278
Posted By tbird649
I will make a big effort to do a RR. Promise!...

I will make a big effort to do a RR. Promise! Last trip we did on solo Urals, weather was unseasonally bad, we were up to the cylinders in mud, and missed a lot of views because of the rain and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 27,278
Posted By tbird649
Can't Wait

Ive just booked flights to Hanoi for October, going on an 11 day trip round the far NE, similar route to you. We are riding Ural sidecar outfits, with Explore Indochina. Did the NW route last year on...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 74,484
Posted By tbird649
Looks Good

Thats making me hungry just looking at it!
Forum: Europe 12-27-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By tbird649
Soviet Steeds

Try Soviet Steeds forum, lots of good info on there.
Forum: Hacks 12-27-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,178
Posted By tbird649
Lucky he had the right tool for the job, ie a...

Lucky he had the right tool for the job, ie a HACKsaw not a solosaw:evil
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 16,498
Posted By tbird649
Tommy Bars

Normal QD rear wheel did not have Tommy Bars. Just normal spindle nuts>
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 16,498
Posted By tbird649
Ace Classics

Ace Classics www.aceclassics.co.uk built a Steve McQueen replica, it was in a UK Classic bike mag faily recently. I just looked at their website, and apparently they are now building them to order...
Forum: Hacks 12-25-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,178
Posted By tbird649
Extras

I've also got extra bits like spare tube and tyre levers (for front flat) cable ties, tape, wire etc. I always think the more bits you carry the better. Sods law says you wont need it yourself, but...
Forum: Hacks 12-25-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,178
Posted By tbird649
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Hacks 12-23-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,908
Posted By tbird649
Sorry, didn't mean any offence, as you say, if...

Sorry, didn't mean any offence, as you say, if its too bloody cold to be out riding, get to know your vehicle, what I meant was Tarka's comment made me laugh, sort of to the point, not exactly sugar...
Forum: Hacks 12-22-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,908
Posted By tbird649
Just read this

:clap Excellent!!!
Forum: Hacks 12-17-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,976
Posted By tbird649
Trailer it!

I too had lots of experience, 45years,on and off road since I was 10. Never on a sidecar though. Trailered mine home, when I got on it I really wondered WTF I'd done. Best to get it home, then you...
Forum: Hacks 10-30-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,698
Posted By tbird649
Best of All Worlds

I like all my bikes for different reasons / rides. While I can afford em all, I'll keep em all :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,998
Posted By tbird649
Top End Rebuild

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/tbird649/2012-04-13183051.jpg (http://s1090.photobucket.com/user/tbird649/media/2012-04-13183051.jpg.html)

Witley MCC Long Distance Trial, last Sunday...
Forum: Hacks 10-06-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By tbird649
I dont think so, at lest till I blasted the horn,...

I dont think so, at lest till I blasted the horn, then I made bloody damn sure she knew I was there.:evil
Forum: Hacks 10-06-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By tbird649
First Emergency Stop Today

Got my Ural in March, done around 4000kms, so I'm feeling fairly natural on her now. Despite having headlight on, and sidecar spotlight on, and wearing a flourescent jacket (in daylight) a woman in...
Forum: Hacks 09-08-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,562
Posted By tbird649
Heidenau K37's I think

Heidenau K37's I think
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,064
Posted By tbird649
Its grown another wheel!

I saw this bike at The Cricketers, Pirbright, classic bike night, (first Tuesday of the month), a couple of weeks ago. It now has a matching sidecar, with a huge box for a body. (I dont mean a...
Forum: Hacks 08-18-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,208
Posted By tbird649
Me Too

Mine was also set up so the sidecar brake was less effectiive, but I have found I prefer it adjusted up a bit to stop in a straight line. So far, I havent had a problem with this, and havent had a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 55,641
Posted By tbird649
Wakey Wakey

I used to run a pub with campsite attached. One night we had a load of lads who assured me they would be quiet after 11pm. Of course they were'nt, they were a pain in the ass, so I got up about 5am,...
Forum: Hacks 07-26-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,939
Posted By tbird649
Sorry, I'm English, Where would I find my Dander?

Sorry, I'm English, Where would I find my Dander?
Forum: Hacks 07-01-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 396,548
Posted By tbird649
Wash the Ural with the T shirt. That way you will...

Wash the Ural with the T shirt. That way you will all match up.:evil
Forum: Hacks 06-28-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 396,548
Posted By tbird649
Rather you than me:eek1

Rather you than me:eek1
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