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Forum: Hacks 04-11-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By chiba
IMO yes. After spending a couple of years with...

IMO yes. After spending a couple of years with my rig, I can't imagine trying to wrestle this thing around without at LEAST the trail reduction.


Best thing to do I think is put a rear wheel...
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,519
Posted By chiba
For hack drivers, this is equivalent of the "what...

For hack drivers, this is equivalent of the "what oil to use" discussion :)

In my experience, those that learned with a brake on the 'car prefer their rigs that way. Those who learned without,...
Forum: Hacks 01-12-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By chiba
Nice looking rig, love the biplane setup for the...

Nice looking rig, love the biplane setup for the 'car passengers!
Forum: Hacks 01-12-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 935
Posted By chiba
Hate the wait ... but it'll be worth it

Nobody wants to see their rig like this...

http://www.unlikelyprofessor.com/data/motorcycles/images/awaiting_clutch_1000.jpg

...but it'll run so much better after it gets a new clutch!!

I...
Forum: Hacks 01-12-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By chiba
Any DC area sidecar drivers should drop me a PM...

Any DC area sidecar drivers should drop me a PM :) We DC area sidecar drivers gotta stick together!!
Forum: Hacks 12-16-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,278
Posted By chiba
Some great posts so far in this thread. ...

Some great posts so far in this thread.

Don't worry, I undergo regular psychiatric treatment & I have a clear understanding of where I am in the pecking order in my abode. If we didn't live in an...
Forum: Hacks 12-16-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,132
Posted By chiba
Just to add to the well-meaning discouragement...

Just to add to the well-meaning discouragement you're getting here, most folks I know that have wrecked their sidecar rigs on their own (meaning without the involvement of another vehicle) have done...
Forum: Hacks 12-12-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,278
Posted By chiba
A very serious question about sidecars ... and dogs

OK so I lowered the boom on my family this past weekend. As soon as the cat dies, I'm getting a dog.

The cat is 3. My kid is 11. I figure just about the time she moves out in 9 or 10 years (if...
Forum: Hacks 10-30-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,537
Posted By chiba
2 vs 3 wheels, or why should I have multiple bikes?

I was chatting with a friend of mine over the weekend who, like me, has a sidecar rig (his is a Ural) and a BMW R12GS. For a long time he's ridden them both pretty much equally, but he's now...
Forum: Hacks 10-30-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,895
Posted By chiba
As for width, expect something in the 6' range. I...

As for width, expect something in the 6' range. I have a Hannigan Classic latched onto my K1200RS; I asked Claude to leave just barely enough room to get the right-side hard case on (it can't be...
Forum: Hacks 08-27-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 692
Views: 91,630
Posted By chiba
Drone, glad you're OK. Wow.

Drone, glad you're OK. Wow.
Forum: Europe 05-20-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By chiba
need some advice on finding long-term lodging in England

I'll tell the story first & ask my question at the end.

My new employer has an office in London. I'm trying to figure out a way to work from that office next summer, from approximately mid-May...
Forum: Vendors 04-14-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 295,699
Posted By chiba
Hey Brady! I got to brag on my custom tool roll...

Hey Brady! I got to brag on my custom tool roll at a club tech day today. Made me think you can make me a better camera bag than anything I've seen that hasn't been the right size anyway :D I'll send...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By chiba
A simple, yet elegant solution!

A simple, yet elegant solution!
Forum: Hacks 11-01-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,748
Posted By chiba
In the DC area, the only other sidecars I see on...

In the DC area, the only other sidecars I see on the road belong to people I know, and I rarely see them randomly.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By chiba
I had an RDL on one of my bikes - it was my...

I had an RDL on one of my bikes - it was my everyday ride, commuting, grocery store, etc. as well as summer trips. Excellent seat.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,089
Posted By chiba
I generally only put mine on the center stand...

I generally only put mine on the center stand when I'm filling it up (if I'm not in the saddle), when it has a very full gas tank, or if I'm working on it.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By chiba
The Excel bit works very well & looks good. It's...

The Excel bit works very well & looks good. It's a good option for anybody not as handy with things as some ADVers are :)
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,469
Posted By chiba
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Et28kBi1A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Et28kBi1A
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,228
Posted By chiba
It's probably not the kick stand interrupt. If it...

It's probably not the kick stand interrupt. If it was the starter wouldn't engage.

Doesn't sound like the classic Hall sensor failure - that usually happens (the 1st few times anyway) during a wet...
Forum: Hacks 07-09-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,748
Posted By chiba
Other than specific events, I rarely see other...

Other than specific events, I rarely see other sidecars on the road.
Forum: Hacks 07-09-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,777
Posted By chiba
Looks great - congrats!

Looks great - congrats!
Forum: Vendors 07-06-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,322
Posted By chiba
We greatly enjoyed it and ... believe it or not,...

We greatly enjoyed it and ... believe it or not, I might have a connection with the illustrator, I'm checking with who I know that might know him to see if it's so.

Love the googly eyes & smiley...
Forum: Vendors 07-03-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,322
Posted By chiba
Congrats on the success! Ordered one for me & my...

Congrats on the success! Ordered one for me & my kid and very much looking forward to getting it.
Forum: Vendors 07-03-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,122
Posted By chiba
Just saw that you're making an oil filler cap -...

Just saw that you're making an oil filler cap - great! Ordered one!! Of course, if I'd read the whole thread before I did, maybe I could have gotten one in blue to match my bike ... but I'll settle...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,787
Posted By chiba
Mine's wired so it bypasses the canbus. I plug...

Mine's wired so it bypasses the canbus. I plug the battery charger into it.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,304
Posted By chiba
1st thing I thought of as well. I might loan a 19...

1st thing I thought of as well. I might loan a 19 yr old kid my bicycle. Maybe.
Forum: Hacks 06-29-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,449
Posted By chiba
I don't have anything to add to the shipping...

I don't have anything to add to the shipping aspect of this thread, but DAMN WHAT A NICE RIG!!
Forum: Hacks 06-29-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,767
Posted By chiba
Not enough upper body strength? Didn't he realize...

Not enough upper body strength? Didn't he realize that by driving the rig, he would BUILD upper body strength? Oh well :D

Nice looking kit - good luck with the build.
Forum: Vendors 06-25-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 295,699
Posted By chiba
My local club held a tech day this past Saturday...

My local club held a tech day this past Saturday - I must have spent 30 minutes talking about my awesome tool roll Brady made for me!! Hope it drums up some business for you :D
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,798
Posted By chiba
An '05 w/only 8k on it has a future final drive...

An '05 w/only 8k on it has a future final drive failure destiny IMO. Budget for that. Might as well budget for the rear wheel carrier too, that part's only $250 but it's a pain in the ass to install....
Forum: Hacks 06-25-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By chiba
My daughter & I worked out a series of...

My daughter & I worked out a series of easy-to-remember hand signals.

Cheapest intercom around :D
Forum: Hacks 06-25-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,463
Posted By chiba
Breakfast, beers, whatever you want! :) I'm...

Breakfast, beers, whatever you want! :)

I'm curious to find out what it is too. My mechanic says it could be as simple as the alternator freaking out as it dies or as maddening as a short...
Forum: Hacks 06-22-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,463
Posted By chiba
My rig is on its way home via Wisconsin... should...

My rig is on its way home via Wisconsin... should have it in about 3 weeks or so.
Forum: Hacks 06-20-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,463
Posted By chiba
Thanks for your hospitality DR - it was nice...

Thanks for your hospitality DR - it was nice meeting you & thanks for getting me calmed down!!

I made it to Foothills BMW, unfortunately they weren't able to figure out what's wrong with my bike,...
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By chiba
Very nice looking rig - congrats!

Very nice looking rig - congrats!
Forum: Hacks 06-04-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,104
Posted By chiba
45 minutes into any ride, my kid falls asleep. ...

45 minutes into any ride, my kid falls asleep. In the sidecar, she can do that safely.
Forum: Hacks 06-04-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,110
Posted By chiba
Solid plan right there. :D

Solid plan right there.

:D
Forum: Hacks 05-29-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,536
Posted By chiba
I don't do a lot of off-road riding, but one of...

I don't do a lot of off-road riding, but one of the best pieces of advice I ever got related to doing light off-roading (gravel roads, packed dirt, fire trails, rutted roads, rocky roads, etc) was to...
Forum: Hacks 05-29-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2,165
Views: 330,763
Posted By chiba
Fun thread. Thanks.

Fun thread. Thanks.
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