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Forum: Hacks 05-28-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,667
Posted By Sidecardoug
I tried a similar route when I was last at the...

I tried a similar route when I was last at the Chelan Rally (2010). It's really too early in the year to ride a lot of the Forest Service roads. I went up into the hills from 25 Mile Park ...
Forum: Hacks 05-08-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,534
Posted By Sidecardoug
I have flown the chair my share and then some. ...

I have flown the chair my share and then some. Pick where you do it.

City Streets and highways are a bad idea.

There's a big University parking lot near my house. When I got my current rig,...
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,479
Posted By Sidecardoug
No need for photos. There are bolts that go...

No need for photos. There are bolts that go through holes in the end of the arms of a Ural sidecar windshield. You take off the nuts and drill through the bolts to hold a pin. You put the arm on...
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,592
Posted By Sidecardoug
I dress the same for threes as two wheels

I dress the same for threes as two wheels
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,479
Posted By Sidecardoug
My monkeys like the windshield. The dog likes to...

My monkeys like the windshield. The dog likes to have her head in the breeze

I have mine set up for quick release --- the bolts at the end of the arms have holes and I put a clevis in. When...
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,050
Posted By Sidecardoug
I shift my weight as well as using the throttle...

I shift my weight as well as using the throttle and brake. Hanging off has become second nature to me. The amount of hang off depends on the speed, the sharpness of the corner and if I have...
Forum: Hacks 04-13-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,750
Posted By Sidecardoug
715 miles in 1 1/2 year... a whopping 40 miles a...

715 miles in 1 1/2 year... a whopping 40 miles a month :D
Forum: Hacks 04-03-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,138
Posted By Sidecardoug
Excellent report. Great to see you all back...

Excellent report.
Great to see you all back on the road
Forum: Hacks 04-03-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,093
Posted By Sidecardoug
I had a mid 90's Ural 650. I would not go back. ...

I had a mid 90's Ural 650. I would not go back.

My 03 750 is light years better, the new ones are better yet.

The 95 will be kick start only and have a crank that may well break as well a...
Forum: Hacks 03-14-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,042
Posted By Sidecardoug
I have had both a Ural rig (650cc) and a R100...

I have had both a Ural rig (650cc) and a R100 rig. The only thing I miss on the BMW rig is reverse. I have not had any real experience with a 750 cc Ural rig and so cannot compare it to the R100. ...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 23,797
Posted By Sidecardoug
I know I that and have discussed the same with...

I know I that and have discussed the same with the president of IMWA as well as number of dealers. The sidecar body was developed by a dealer in Europe, not the factory. It has to be imported...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,186
Posted By Sidecardoug
Not often. Once time I had my rig on display at...

Not often. Once time I had my rig on display at the Seattle M/C show and really spent a day cleaning, polishing and waxing it. A friend was in the line going through the display bikes. He saw my...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 23,797
Posted By Sidecardoug
Here's my rig. I am in the process of having an...

Here's my rig. I am in the process of having an enduro sidecar body put together as a bolt on in place of the stock body.

Ural has a such a beast, but it's almost impossible to import one here
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-28-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,689
Posted By Sidecardoug
When heading south from Forks, detour into the...

When heading south from Forks, detour into the Hoh Rain Forest.

Further south take the Moclips Highway out to the coast. You can go out to the beach at Roosevelt Beach for a sand ride. The Green...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-21-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,034
Posted By Sidecardoug
Commuted by m/c for about 15 years. I take three...

Commuted by m/c for about 15 years. I take three wheels when it's under 35 degrees F
Forum: Hacks 01-17-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,653
Posted By Sidecardoug
Loop a rope over the tire through the spoke and...

Loop a rope over the tire through the spoke and go around the drive wheel. You will be surprised at the traction.

I tend to stand on the passenger pegs in snow to put more weight over the pusher....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-12-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,677
Posted By Sidecardoug
Small claims court can be the worst kind of quick...

Small claims court can be the worst kind of quick and sometimes wrong justice. The parties go in and speak their piece and hand a bunch of papers to the judge who shuffles them and then the judge...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-12-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,162
Posted By Sidecardoug
I would much rather have sub freezing temps and...

I would much rather have sub freezing temps and no precip than what we had last year: a few degrees above freezing and heavy rain.

One of the earlier Snowcamps (2003 maybe) we had temps in the...
Forum: Hacks 01-06-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,459
Posted By Sidecardoug
I should be there. May or may not have a rig...

I should be there. May or may not have a rig there bringing my kid and so may be in my van.

It's the 16th, Jay
Forum: Hacks 12-29-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,294
Posted By Sidecardoug
It's a Tourist. I had a '97 Tourist so I know...

It's a Tourist. I had a '97 Tourist so I know the bike well.

I still have the hack. Jaydmc put it on another bike for me and then put a Sputnik on the Tourist, sort of the ultimate Russian mixed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,958
Posted By Sidecardoug
I prepared the following agreement when I sold my...

I prepared the following agreement when I sold my K75, but the first guy bought it for full price without a test ride:

Vehicle Test Drive Agreement

In consideration for being allowed to...
Forum: Hacks 12-24-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,143
Posted By Sidecardoug
I just dumped the motorcycle battery and made...

I just dumped the motorcycle battery and made extension cables that run to a car battery in the hack trunk. Nothing fancy about any of it. There's now storage space where the mc battery was., The...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-24-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By Sidecardoug
Air quality? Hope you like rain: "Ocean...

Air quality? Hope you like rain:

"Ocean Shores features a marine climate with cool and comparatively dry summers, and mild but relatively wet winters. As is typical in a marine environment, brisk...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-09-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,162
Posted By Sidecardoug
Same time as every year: MLK weekend

Same time as every year: MLK weekend
Forum: Hacks 12-05-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,498
Posted By Sidecardoug
It's much better in theory than in practice. ...

It's much better in theory than in practice. Better to have two bike, one with and one without. Taking the hack on and off is enough of a pain that few people do it on a regular basis.
...
Forum: Hacks 11-30-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By Sidecardoug
I have one of Rich's seats in my hack and the...

I have one of Rich's seats in my hack and the monkeys like it. It's heated too

Rich Maund is a great guy and does a lot of Ural work
Forum: Hacks 11-15-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,780
Posted By Sidecardoug
Years ago, I used to run xmas lights around the...

Years ago, I used to run xmas lights around the hack windshield and on the luggage rack.

I tried to use UPS, a backup battery for a computer in case of a black out. It wouldn't work.

I went...
Forum: Hacks 11-11-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 51,451
Posted By Sidecardoug
Hard to really tell what I have into my rig. ...

Hard to really tell what I have into my rig.

I started in '98 with a 97 Ural Tourist and I paid (I think) $4,500 for it. Rode it for three years.

Bought a 'R100R for about $5,000 ( think) in...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 648
Posted By Sidecardoug
Beadrider Repairs

I took off my Beadrider recently only to discover some of the threads are breaking.

They look like monofilament fishing line and I suspect the sun has taken its toll

Anyone replaced/re threaded...
Forum: Hacks 11-10-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,208
Posted By Sidecardoug
Or maybe you're just annoying little putz

Or maybe you're just annoying little putz
Forum: Hacks 11-09-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,271
Posted By Sidecardoug
Be glad you're not in Virginia "No one may...

Be glad you're not in Virginia

"No one may have sex while riding in the sidecar of a motorcycle in Norfolk, Virginia, where an old ordinance outlaws anyone from doing so while cruising down a city...
Forum: Hacks 11-08-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,190
Posted By Sidecardoug
I generally ignore the stupid comments or put a...

I generally ignore the stupid comments or put a moronic smile on my face, which ain't hard to do, and agree with everything they say. That generally really throws them....

When they tell me that...
Forum: Hacks 11-04-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,784
Posted By Sidecardoug
Hope to make it next year. Was there for the...

Hope to make it next year. Was there for the first '09 and second, but missed last year.

Here's my monkey from the first rally. Have no idea who he is, but he agreed to ride with me in the field...
Forum: Hacks 11-01-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,494
Posted By Sidecardoug
Any Ural dealer will have filters. I bought a...

Any Ural dealer will have filters. I bought a bunch from Crawfords in Michigan. My local dealer wanted too much money and I would have to pay shipping anyway as the dealer is 90 miles away
Forum: Hacks 10-29-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 22,750
Posted By Sidecardoug
Thank God we still have you speaking the Truth! ...

Thank God we still have you speaking the Truth! Why is this such a hot button for you?

I don't see Urals being misrepresented or anyone trying to claim they do what they can't do.

Generally,...
Forum: Hacks 10-28-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 22,750
Posted By Sidecardoug
I have had a /5 and a couple of Urals. The Ural...

I have had a /5 and a couple of Urals. The Ural will have a disc brake that works and a charging system that will allow you to run extra lights and heated gear. The /5 won't. You will also have a...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,528
Posted By Sidecardoug
$35 plus shipping from Crawfords. Good people...

$35 plus shipping from Crawfords. Good people there

You have to scroll down a bit

http://www.crawfordsales.info/accessoriesAndTrim/
Forum: Hacks 10-28-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,213
Posted By Sidecardoug
2007 is not old. My 2003 Retro runs great. ...

2007 is not old.

My 2003 Retro runs great. No sidecar though. The Retro is largely handbuilt and not like any of the other IMZ line. It's not an offroad machine, but does fine on dirt roads. ...
Forum: Hacks 10-28-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 22,750
Posted By Sidecardoug
People that don't like Urals are not going to buy...

People that don't like Urals are not going to buy one. People that they're too expensive are not going to buy one.

IMZ is selling every one that they make. That to me is the proof of the market...
Forum: Hacks 10-26-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,336
Posted By Sidecardoug
When the windshield was right, I keep hitting my...

When the windshield was right, I keep hitting my knuckles or having the clutch or brake lever hit the plex...Move it so that doesn't happen and it was wrong as a windshield

I like the size of the...
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