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by Rich Maund
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Notice from Rich's Cycle Upholstery!
Replies: 19
Views: 282

Re: Notice from Rich's Cycle Upholstery!

Thanks Chad! Got the bottom half of that old toilet out and to the curb. Breathing hard afterwards, but no heart attack. But it took up some little floor tiles with it. Man.... The complications just never end working on a 40 year old house! Next job is re seal the threads on the new valve at the wa...
by Rich Maund
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Saddam Hussein's Ural?
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: Saddam Hussein's Ural?

Thanks Terry! Cool as heck!
by Rich Maund
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Saddam Hussein's Ural?
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: Saddam Hussein's Ural?

Just looks like a late model 650 to me.
by Rich Maund
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Notice from Rich's Cycle Upholstery!
Replies: 19
Views: 282

Re: Notice from Rich's Cycle Upholstery!

Guys. I'll still make the occasional project. Carpet sets and side curtains for instance. But right now I am working on a carpet set and a couple bench seats for folks and I am very behind. So cutting things off was the only professional way to go. I can't take money for stuff when I can't say when ...
by Rich Maund
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Notice from Rich's Cycle Upholstery!
Replies: 19
Views: 282

Re: Notice from Rich's Cycle Upholstery!

Thanks folks. Lots of great memories. Only a few not so great. But even those make good stories to share around a fire. ;-) In many ways, my health is great. I am no longer diabetic. In the last 2 years I've lost 60# and took my last dose of insulin last July. Back to being "pre-diabetic". Still hav...
by Rich Maund
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Notice from Rich's Cycle Upholstery!
Replies: 19
Views: 282

Re: Notice from Rich's Cycle Upholstery!

Your're welcome Larry! Thank you for your kind words. Building stuff for these rigs was quite a passion for me for a long time!
by Rich Maund
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Notice from Rich's Cycle Upholstery!
Replies: 19
Views: 282

Re: Notice from Rich's Cycle Upholstery!

BTW. The 1990 Guzzi had a subframe welded on and has mounts that will accept a standard Ural sidecar!. No wiring for the lights on the sidecar, but I did have a sidecar fitted to it a couple years back and it pulled the chair well at hiway speeds. Buddy of mine bought that sidecar off it this past F...
by Rich Maund
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Notice from Rich's Cycle Upholstery!
Replies: 19
Views: 282

Notice from Rich's Cycle Upholstery!

Folks. After being in business since 1996 making many different Ural upholstery accessories I am no longer accepting any orders. For the couple people who have paid me and I owe work to, those projects are getting worked on. For the guy who has been talking to me about a project since Fall and keeps...
by Rich Maund
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Rode a 2019 - impression
Replies: 13
Views: 200

Re: Rode a 2019 - impression

That kind of irks me. My 2003 Ural had such good brakes we joked it was the first Ural capable of doing a stoppie! Maybe some of y'alls rides just aren't maintained well enough? ;-)
Happy to hear such positive reviews!
by Rich Maund
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: CRAP XIV HEAD COUNT
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: CRAP XIV HEAD COUNT

Unsure if I can afford to come this year. Sorry. I'll know more as tax time approaches. I do have the van in tip top shape to travel though.
by Rich Maund
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Suggestion for canoe trailer to pull behind......
Replies: 18
Views: 412

Re: Suggestion for canoe trailer to pull behind......

If you use a HF kit trailer, use blue Loctite and torque the bolts well! And in my own experience, their tires tend to disintegrate at hiway speed. On the kit I built some years back, the tires did not survive the first trip to MD and back.
by Rich Maund
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Project fodder
Replies: 23
Views: 509

Re: Project fodder

Why does it has to be practical? Practical and fun can be on very different ends of the scale. We all have our own uses for our bikes. I view them all as toys, even though they are my main source of transportation. Not sure Rich's Enfield since he's newer than mine, but I'm kickstart only, mechanic...
by Rich Maund
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Project fodder
Replies: 23
Views: 509

Re: Project fodder

Eric N wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:58 pm
Rich Maund wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:19 pm
AS an old steam plant mechanic...
Convert it to steam!

That IS awesome there! But I need to replace the motor in my lathe to be able to build a steam engine. It burned out after 22 years. More retirement projects!
by Rich Maund
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Project fodder
Replies: 23
Views: 509

Re: Project fodder

AS an old steam plant mechanic, it is difficult for me to really get excited over an electric bike. Guzzi's appealed to me for many years because of their excellent engineering and usefulness on the street. I still have one old Guzzi Cali III and my 03 RE 500 Bullet with original controls and 4 spee...
by Rich Maund
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Project fodder
Replies: 23
Views: 509

Re: Project fodder

Hi Rich, Clean looking electric conversion - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wanHCv6Xgu0 https://youtu.be/wanHCv6Xgu0 That is pretty darn cool! I've never had mine past 65 mph as that is the point you are no longer holding onto the handlebars anymore. You just make a O shape with your thumb and for...