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Forum: Hacks 06-21-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By DRONE
50+ degree temp range

Just checked the 10-day weather forecast. Leaving tomorrow on the outbound leg, there's gonna be a couple of days with morning temps around 50f (10c), then on the homeward leg I'll be seeing temps...
Forum: Hacks 06-20-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 996
Posted By DRONE
:rofl Good one, Dawg! Nice to see an...

:rofl Good one, Dawg!

Nice to see an article written by an "outsider" for mainstream consumption that doesn't contain misinformation. Well done.
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5,308
Views: 891,911
Posted By DRONE
Oh, yeah, I see the "winglets" are the same. ...

Oh, yeah, I see the "winglets" are the same. Still, kinda wild what the guy did with it--

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/dronepix/for%20sale%20pics/OPM/00w0w_2qJFdH2BHO8_600x450.jpg
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,113
Posted By DRONE
Hey, Kornbread, you are almost the same size as...

Hey, Kornbread, you are almost the same size as Matt "Bugs On My Face" and he just started a new ride report with lots of pics. Some show him in the saddle of his Ural. You should check out those...
Forum: Hacks 06-18-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5,308
Views: 891,911
Posted By DRONE
I think it might be an old bobsled. Those...

I think it might be an old bobsled. Those winglet things are push handles?
Forum: Hacks 06-17-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5,308
Views: 891,911
Posted By DRONE
He only wants 3 grand for that? Somebody better...

He only wants 3 grand for that? Somebody better step up quick or it's gone!
Forum: Hacks 06-17-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5,308
Views: 891,911
Posted By DRONE
I usually think the Terraplanes are pretty ugly...

I usually think the Terraplanes are pretty ugly but somehow it works pretty good with that tug. Still, that RT looks like it needs a Hannigan.
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By DRONE
What size are the wheels (width and diameter)? ...

What size are the wheels (width and diameter)?
Are they car wheels or moto wheels?
Are they tube-type wheels or tubeless?
What size tires are on there now?
Is this rig mostly for street use?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By DRONE
It raises and lowers the sidecar suspension. ...

It raises and lowers the sidecar suspension. It's not for cornering--it's for neutralizing road camber. A highly crowned road will make your rig pull right mile after mile after mile until your...
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,320
Posted By DRONE
Shouldn't happen. But the sidecar wheel hub/axle...

Shouldn't happen. But the sidecar wheel hub/axle is a simple affair. If the cotter pin came out of the axle nut then maybe the nut has backed off. Or possibly you got a bad bearing from the...
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5,308
Views: 891,911
Posted By DRONE
Eeeyeew! :fpalm ...

Eeeyeew! :fpalm

http://imagecdn2.panjo.com/images/vblarge/c1a55596-00e8-457d-89e6-d2a6eebccdd4.JPG
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By DRONE
Garage door opener held with velcro. The other...

Garage door opener held with velcro. The other is the momentary 2-way switch for the linear actuator with a flexible waterproof see-thru cap over it. I use that switch more than any other by far....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By DRONE
Actually, I'll be doing this on July 1. If the...

Actually, I'll be doing this on July 1. If the roads are all mud I'll change my route to stay on pavement.

Mr Dual Sport--that 2nd one looks cool. I can stop and let my little buddy go swimming...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By DRONE
Maybe instead I should slab it up through Sun...

Maybe instead I should slab it up through Sun River and Stanley then down through Idaho City? Trees. Rivers. Shade. Google says that's more like 6 hours if I don't get stuck behind a parade of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By DRONE
Twin Falls to Boise in one day?

I need to get from Twin Falls to Boise in one day. According to Google Maps, if I go through Jarbidge and Owyhee it'll take 9-1/2 hours to go 328 miles (see map below--you can zoom and drag this map...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By DRONE
You can put a mini-rocker inside the left...

You can put a mini-rocker inside the left controls if you want.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/images/uploads/RRS-SPx-rocker-switches-colors-0001.jpg

LINK--LED Indicator SPST Round Rocker...
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,407
Posted By DRONE
Sounds like I should be going to Dixie! What...

Sounds like I should be going to Dixie!

What attracts me to the USCA Rally, is first of all I never been to the Black Hills and want to ride there. (Never been to South Dakota!) 2nd--to gawk at...
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,948
Posted By DRONE
Is that it then? All these hackists on this...

Is that it then? All these hackists on this forum and only seven (see Post 4) are going to the USCA National Rally? I thought I'd get to meet a bunch more of you guys. :cry

They've got 160...
Forum: Hacks 06-08-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,407
Posted By DRONE
You realize you'll be riding right past the...

You realize you'll be riding right past the United Sidecar Rally in Sturgis June 25-28? Sure you don't want to stop over?
Forum: Hacks 06-08-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 117,926
Posted By DRONE
Dave, would you give my best wishes to Justin and...

Dave, would you give my best wishes to Justin and congratulate him on this thread reaching 1000 posts? :clap

And, amazingly, no blather at all! :lol3
Forum: Hacks 06-08-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5,308
Views: 891,911
Posted By DRONE
If you could arrange to leave Wenatchee on Monday...

If you could arrange to leave Wenatchee on Monday June 22 you could travel with me and my dog as far as the United Sidecar Rally in South Dakota. See thread here...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-08-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,362
Posted By DRONE
As far as the heat shielding goes, Rock has...

As far as the heat shielding goes, Rock has stated in the Vendor thread that the recording unit must be able to dissipate heat or it'll die. So heat is definitely an issue.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-08-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,362
Posted By DRONE
Stephen--Just found this thread today. Thanks for...

Stephen--Just found this thread today. Thanks for all the good info. Couple things I don't understand--(1) where's the audio coming from? Is there a mic built into the cam unit? (2) why is there...
Forum: Hacks 06-07-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7,582
Views: 2,862,545
Posted By DRONE
Cool!:wings

Cool!:wings
Forum: Hacks 06-07-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By DRONE
Changed my route a bit, Duncan. Looks like I'll...

Changed my route a bit, Duncan. Looks like I'll be in Miles City on 6/24.

3250 total miles in 10 days with a 3-night layover at the Elkview Campground in Sturgis. I hope that the outfit, Kirby,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By DRONE
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/NotesParts/...

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/NotesParts/77147724326_3_B.jpg

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/NotesParts/77147724326_4_B.jpg

Looks like most of the nuts are M6.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By DRONE
Don't know how bad yours is, but I've used a...

Don't know how bad yours is, but I've used a sanding drum on a Dremel to carve out a relief notch in my screens in the past. Not on my 1200, but on other bikes. If it's not too severe, that's a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By DRONE
I applaud your effort to educate the masses. ...

I applaud your effort to educate the masses. However, when talking to some guy and you say to him "I engaged the clutch" 9 out of 10 will think I just pulled the lever. The conversation will get...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By DRONE
I'd be looking carefully at the end of the cover...

I'd be looking carefully at the end of the cover where it has the cut-out for the power and ground (to the left of the #1 fuse). It sounds like the cover is somehow bridging those two connectors and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By DRONE
Cupajoe, wow, member since 2008 and this is your...

Cupajoe, wow, member since 2008 and this is your first post? I am awed by your patience and restraint.

The first thing I think I'd do would be to bleed the clutch including all new fluid. Just...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,837
Posted By DRONE
:clap We congratulate you on your success...

:clap

We congratulate you on your success and are keeping our fingers crossed that this is, in fact, the end of this thread. I, for one, will wait for you to take it out to the Pine Barrens and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,678
Posted By DRONE
Wow! I'll be dipped! Not exactly the first...

Wow! I'll be dipped! Not exactly the first place I woulda looked. Congrats! :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,837
Posted By DRONE
Just to be clear. There is one vac hose...

Just to be clear. There is one vac hose connected to one nipple on the bottom of each throttle body. Get two rubber caps (get some that fit nice and tight) at the auto parts store and cap the two...
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,113
Posted By DRONE
I'm 6'1" and up there in weight and whenever I...

I'm 6'1" and up there in weight and whenever I see a picture of myself on a motorcycle I think the bike looks too small for me. Case in point--here I am on a 650 BMW (damn thing was definitely not...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By DRONE
Soldering is best, but often on a bike it's hard...

Soldering is best, but often on a bike it's hard to solder a connection for wires that are not particularly accessible.

http://www.posi-products.com/index.html

I use posi-locks and posi-taps...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By DRONE
A 20-yr old GS would usually come with a bunch of...

A 20-yr old GS would usually come with a bunch of nice farkles. At least a decent seat, alu panniers and rack, TT tranny hard parts, maybe some shocks. But if it has none of these, even with those...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By DRONE
With 36,000 miles that bike is pretty much used...

With 36,000 miles that bike is pretty much used up. You probably won't even get another 200,000 miles out of it. Though you should be able to get another 100,000 pretty easy. :rofl

I recently...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By DRONE
Here is the correct link to the map--...

Here is the correct link to the map-- http://www.washingtonnature.org/projectslider

Note that you can move the slider left and right to show the changes in ownership. I knew Plum Creek had done a...
Forum: Hacks 06-04-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,523
Posted By DRONE
Oh, no! Is he chipped? Whenever I find a lost...

Oh, no! Is he chipped? Whenever I find a lost dog the first thing I do is stop into the nearest vet's office and get it scanned for a chip. You might want to alert the local vets near there to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By DRONE
OK, well to start with, it might be helpful to...

OK, well to start with, it might be helpful to tell us what kind of bike you installed these DRL's on? Also, which DRL's, only because it would be nice to know how many amps they pull (which we can...
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