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Forum: Hacks 07-21-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,127
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Jay's bits for the Quota working OK...

But they were a PIA to install!
Forum: Hacks 07-18-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 45,242
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, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
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, 10:00 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 45,242
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
After that bath in the Turkey River...

Dave's rig is looking better than ever!
Forum: Hacks 07-17-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
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, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
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, 09:50 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 45,242
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, 02:41 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 45,242
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Forum: Hacks 07-11-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,127
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, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
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...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Yup, checked for cracks...

I also replaced a dodgy PCV hose, but still getting oil in there.
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Thanks!

Guess I'll be ordering one soon.

Diana
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Anybody tried Siebenrock's Wet or Dry clutch?

I've got an R80ST with chronic clutch wetting problems... Has anybody tried the wet/dry clutch disc? How'd it work? TIA, Diana.
Forum: Face plant 12-13-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,794
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
F800S & ST have the same problem...

Never braked hard enough to have it happen to me, but on the F800S/ST forums several riders have complained of partial and even total loss of rear braking on "stutter bump" like surfaces.
Forum: Face plant 12-13-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,481
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Injury +9 days update...

Swelling has gone down quite a bit and function is improving- I'm getting comfortable gripping and lifting light stuff. More importantly, I can work the clutch of an airhead, though it hurts enough...
Forum: Face plant 12-09-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,481
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Wish it was that simple...

I went to urgent care, all they did was take x-rays, give me a splint, and refer me across the street to the hotshot specialist in his Taj Mahal surgery center. They don't set fractures around here,...
Forum: Face plant 12-09-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,481
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
5 days post injury, doin' OK

No bits o' bone stickin' out and a digits still working, though I don't push it.

Still haven't seen another Dr., and let me explain why... Orthopedic surgery is a boom business around here, and...
Forum: Face plant 12-08-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,481
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Hotshot Dr. was ready to milk it for all it's worth...

He's got his own clinic with operating room, MRI, PT, and even the street in front bears his name... I could see him maxxing out my out of pocket both this year and next. Par for the course in this...
Forum: Face plant 12-08-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,481
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Lot cheaper to try conservative treatment first...

I've got a $1000 deductable to pay before insurance kicks in and then I still have to pay at least 20% up to a $5000 out of pocket max. Reading up, average cost of the "surgery" "hotshot" Dr. wants...
Forum: Face plant 12-08-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,481
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Doin' OK...

Pain is squelched pretty well with 2 Aleve a day and the wrist is looking better as the swelling goes down. I'm doin' pretty good at driving and will be in the cities where the HMO's clinics are...
Forum: Face plant 12-07-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,481
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
180 miles to my HMO's clinic...

And the roads still haven't cleared up from wensday's storm, with more snow expected tonight. And hotshock doc probably has a whole fleet of luxury cars, given that his clinic is probably grossing at...
Forum: Face plant 12-07-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,481
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Wish I had the x-ray...

Hotshot doc showed it to me for a second after I didn't fall for his monday "surgery" offer, but didn't give me a copy. Wish I was closer to my HMO's own clinic, they put all the records they...
Forum: Face plant 12-07-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,481
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Busted Wrist, Advice Needed...

Motorcycling's reasonably safe, but stay away from snow shoveling... Fell and busted by wrist wensday. Gave it the standard RICE treatment and some OTC pain meds and called my HMO's "nurse line" for...
Forum: Hacks 11-23-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,557
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Not much experience with the Spyder...

Only put 120,000 miles on mine in the last 20 years. I just gave the 'hack a very thorough inspection for rust damage and found none, the unit body is still as strong as new despite some winter...
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Ooops...

Didn't intend for this to become a new thread, was just trying to reply to a couple inmates taking GSs to Baja. But what the heck... The thread has taken on a life of it's own!
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Stick close to the main roads...

At 67k miles, my GS has finally been debugged with a tranny circlip, new driveshaft, HPD cylinder stud inserts, new starter with properly glued in magnets, etc.. All of the above replacements of OEM...
Forum: Hacks 10-26-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 99,882
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Claude's Got the Right Idea...

Honestly, that bike is the only oilhead to ever excite me in the slightest.
Forum: Hacks 10-12-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,813
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
How 'bout freezin' rain?

I ask because I've had to drive to work in such stuff multiple times. Wet heavy snow ain't much better, as it'll freeze on your faceshield instead of blowing off, and once compacted by traffic...
Forum: Hacks 10-12-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,938
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Broke spokes common on Scramblers?

I ask because the Scrambler looks like a tempting choice for my next tug. When I got my first hack 20 years ago for my BMW R100GS I bought some spare spokes... 20 years later they're still sitting...
Forum: Hacks 10-10-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,813
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Depends...

Do you need to get somewhere every day there in Michigan, regardless of weather?

A 'hack can allow you to ride on ice and snow, but in my experience it works slightly worse than a front engine...
Forum: Hacks 10-05-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
OP's M2 is a "tuber" frame Buell...

Similar to the one you did before, Claude. Like my M2, has some minor differences though, just to complicate things...
Forum: Hacks 09-29-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,957
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
We need more data points...

For a start, Jay isn't the only sidecar wrangler to have their stuff break- For example Jawas came with flimsy axles for decades, another maker had torsion bar failures IIRC, and Motorvation had some...
Forum: Hacks 09-28-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Think tools, parts, and supplies...

"Ballast" is near useless, 'cept for a bit of sand when you're stuck in the snow or water when you're broke down on a hot day. So put in useful stuff like a big 'ol car battery, tools, jack, parts,...
Forum: Hacks 09-28-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Might want to try the thumper part of this board and KLR sites...

The problem is probably unrelated to the sidecar, unless you've got some monster lights on it.
Forum: 2 smokers 09-26-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 472
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Cycle & Parts Auction in SD...

http://www.sdauctions.com/index.php?cmd=prevauction&id=9330

A few interesting 2 strokes, given that they're dumping a bunch on the market in a thinly populated area their may be some bargains.
Forum: Airheads 09-17-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,426
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Could try R65LS Wheels...

If you can find any.
Forum: Hacks 09-06-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,423
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Won't be cheap...

I looked into just an electric motor that could handle highway speeds, controller, batteries, and charger a few years back. Added up to around $2000 just for parts, plus the machine shop work to hook...
Forum: Hacks 09-02-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 45,242
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Musta been an old fart drivin' the Ferrari...

Couldn't even park the thing in the marked space!

BTW, miss when the old station there was a Hardies... The new owners took out the whole collection of railroad artifacts and trashed the interior....
Forum: Hacks 09-01-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,125
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Flex can be a good thing...

Watch the frame of a big truck going over a really bumpy road... It flexes! In fact, it's intended to flex, and if didn't it'd rapidly crack and be torn apart. Now let's apply this to airheads... If...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Mine was uglier...

'twas crispy most of the way 'round. Just installed the new stator and it's back to a nice steady 14 volts. Given that the bikes dashboard "video game" is too dumb to have a voltmeter, think I'm...
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