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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By Strong Bad
How about a side car rig? I'm wilderness first...

How about a side car rig? I'm wilderness first aid trained.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/Chase2/e38c3ce8-6bd6-467d-83db-305050b9810c_zps5b11ddc7.jpg...
Forum: Racing 04-20-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 41,362
Posted By Strong Bad
Copy that! See you this evening!

Copy that! See you this evening!
Forum: Racing 04-20-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 41,362
Posted By Strong Bad
Copy that, I knew about Darren. See you later...

Copy that, I knew about Darren. See you later tonight!
Forum: Racing 04-20-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 41,362
Posted By Strong Bad
Just got to the Hotel Colonial here in Mexicali,...

Just got to the Hotel Colonial here in Mexicali, hey where is everybody?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-19-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By Strong Bad
http://www.recreation.gov/camping/kirk-creek-campg...

http://www.recreation.gov/camping/kirk-creek-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71993

The link will allow you to make a reservation, and if not available it will let you...
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,103
Posted By Strong Bad
While I rarely take my sidecar without my wife,...

While I rarely take my sidecar without my wife, when I do I'm not against throwing a bit of weight in the tub. My rig is suspended for the both of us to be in/on it, and I like the way it handles...
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 115,334
Posted By Strong Bad
Man! I love those headers!!! Smooth bends. The...

Man! I love those headers!!! Smooth bends. The guy who builds those has been around the block a time or two!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-17-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 702
Posted By Strong Bad
Bears have not been a problem in the Greys River...

Bears have not been a problem in the Greys River area. I've lived in Afton and did geologic mapping all over the mountains in the area.

Pics when we came through early July last year.
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Forum: Hacks 04-17-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7,380
Views: 2,741,732
Posted By Strong Bad
The previous owner prolly either didn't have a...

The previous owner prolly either didn't have a passenger most of the time or perhaps only a small dog.
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7,380
Views: 2,741,732
Posted By Strong Bad
Are those 4 bars of 3/4" plate for ballast?

Are those 4 bars of 3/4" plate for ballast?
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,649
Posted By Strong Bad
Pavement guys with blurred vision:rofl Try...

Pavement guys with blurred vision:rofl

Try flying across Baja at 90 mph in one of these where you bounce so hard you can't breathe, let alone see anything clearly! But then again, there is so...
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 99,659
Posted By Strong Bad
The Kart racing guys used to run Pyrometers on...

The Kart racing guys used to run Pyrometers on their heads and would adjust a variable main jet according to head temperature on the fly!
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 99,659
Posted By Strong Bad
Growing up racing 100cc Hodakas in the Southern...

Growing up racing 100cc Hodakas in the Southern California desert in the late 60's taught many of us young bucks how to jet a carburetor and the consequences of racing a bike that wasn't jetted...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Strong Bad
Be aware that most of the campgrounds directly...

Be aware that most of the campgrounds directly along the beach/along Hwy 1 will already be sold out for the season by now. The Ferg/Naci road campgrounds is your best bet.
Forum: Hacks 04-13-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 99,659
Posted By Strong Bad
When I had a Ural, I spent a bit of time building...

When I had a Ural, I spent a bit of time building a custom air cleaner setup and re-jetting for my air cleaner and aftermarket exhaust the bike came with, I even went as far as getting the different...
Forum: Hacks 04-12-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 99,659
Posted By Strong Bad
Urals are really not geared as low as one would...

Urals are really not geared as low as one would think (or like) if you need 2wd to get you through "technical" stuff.
Forum: Hacks 04-11-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By Strong Bad
Best Ural answers are found at Soviet Steeds. ...

Best Ural answers are found at Soviet Steeds. http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/

There were a number of "up-grades" since 2000. In my not so humble opinion a 2007 or newer is the way to go for...
Forum: Hacks 04-10-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,303
Posted By Strong Bad
Cool story bro

Cool story bro
Forum: Racing 04-09-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6,113
Views: 763,740
Posted By Strong Bad
Spreak Engrish damn it!

Spreak Engrish damn it!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,766
Posted By Strong Bad
Pretty much always a dick when it come to people...

Pretty much always a dick when it come to people who spout off with ZERO personal experience related to the subject. I married a Scott with the family name of Crerar, so based on personal...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,766
Posted By Strong Bad
YES!! Listen to the guy from Scotland about...

YES!! Listen to the guy from Scotland about resolving heat issues! That is some serious internet expertise there!:lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: Americas 04-07-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By Strong Bad
Using your Google map, I went to the street view...

Using your Google map, I went to the street view (drag the little yellow man to where you want to look) and looked at the junction of your route to Nevada 233. It appears to be a non-maintained dirt...
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By Strong Bad
I made my living porting back in the 70's for a...

I made my living porting back in the 70's for a couple of very famous race shops, I would easily do 4 or 5 barrels a day.

Just about any lube will work and I've used everything from WD-40,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By Strong Bad
:lol3 That's funny, but 45 years ago you...

:lol3

That's funny, but 45 years ago you would have been impressed with where we took my '64 transporter. We took it places most wouldn't be able to ride a big GS!

Adventure sidecars are not...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By Strong Bad
Drone is 100% correct. I think that the ball...

Drone is 100% correct. I think that the ball joint was damaged/stressed when your telelever arm failed in Death Valley.

Many of us with big "Adventure" telelever sidecar rigs are all closely...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Strong Bad
Out in the western deserts there are hundreds of...

Out in the western deserts there are hundreds of thousands of miles of riding that kids can enjoy. No safety courses required. You'll have a harder time finding a kids rental bike than a place to...
Forum: Hacks 04-01-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,744
Posted By Strong Bad
:wave Thanks for the reply! I suppose it could...

:wave Thanks for the reply! I suppose it could be a wee bit more restrictive, however prolly not to the point where it is THAT noticeable, or bothersome to his style or technique.
Forum: Hacks 03-31-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By Strong Bad
Torque values/ranges are set for specific bolt...

Torque values/ranges are set for specific bolt sizes.
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By Strong Bad
Holy Crap!! I wish you lived near me, I've got a...

Holy Crap!! I wish you lived near me, I've got a lot to learn about these things. I'm just at the point where I'm starting to figure out what I don't know and have yet to learn.:lol3
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By Strong Bad
Fantastic!:clap Thanks for the links!

Fantastic!:clap

Thanks for the links!
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By Strong Bad
The older Amals (no choke) are pain when the bike...

The older Amals (no choke) are pain when the bike is cold. No, not a Combat, but I think that is a good thing?? I've been reading that the Combat motors are known grenade. I really want to use as a...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-28-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 88,338
Posted By Strong Bad
Whaaaat? No chocolates left on the pillow?? How...

Whaaaat? No chocolates left on the pillow?? How Spartan.
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By Strong Bad
It was advertised on CL as a 1970 Commando...

It was advertised on CL as a 1970 Commando Interstate. I had no idea what model was what or from what year but I got a killer price and it actually looked pretty good. After I got it home my...
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By Strong Bad
BSA Clubman Show down in San Jose? ...

BSA Clubman Show down in San Jose?

Speaking of leakers, I rode home a 1969 Norton Commando new project last week.:D

I wont do a better than new resto, but make a daily driver out of it.
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,270
Posted By Strong Bad
Kuhjunge; my earlier post in this thread: ...

Kuhjunge; my earlier post in this thread:



You won't find sidecar rear shock prices in their on line catalog. There just isn't enough of us running around, i guess. Call and talk to Pierre and...
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,270
Posted By Strong Bad
Leave the rubber bump in, if you need to remove...

Leave the rubber bump in, if you need to remove it you are doing something wrong!



Here is a picture of my Works Performance shock's reservoir:
...
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By Strong Bad
Here is a great discussion from a group of desert...

Here is a great discussion from a group of desert racers about silt in low HP cars, including an awesome vid of a gal totally new to driving a race car in the silt.
...
Forum: Hacks 03-24-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,661
Posted By Strong Bad
That is what design & engineering is all about, I...

That is what design & engineering is all about, I spent more than a few years in the welding fabrication industry to know about metal fatigue. I've also been involved in offroad racing since 1969...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By Strong Bad
Fine with race fuel, new pump gas has all kinds...

Fine with race fuel, new pump gas has all kinds of crap that makes plug reading impossible, that and getting a rider that knows how to do a "plug chop" all but makes plug reading a lost art.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By Strong Bad
The engine is a basically a pump, the volume of...

The engine is a basically a pump, the volume of air/fuel in and air exhaust out is dependent on much more than displacement alone, which is why flow benches can be used tune a carb.

Jetted good...
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