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by shiftless
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Funny or WTF photo thread
Replies: 2250
Views: 165589

Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

Public Hearing Aid
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Budapest, Hungary (Buda side of Danube)
by shiftless
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Funny or WTF photo thread
Replies: 2250
Views: 165589

Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

Other countries have cars that cost less

https://jalopnik.com/how-china-built-so ... 1837377809
by shiftless
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Funny or WTF photo thread
Replies: 2250
Views: 165589

Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

While my bike is stored for the foreseeable future, others get to take a bike out for some fast food...

https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2019/0 ... ng-videos/
by shiftless
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Will be out of the URAL community for a while
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: Will be out of the URAL community for a while

The general area has lots of bicycle and apartment smash and grab theft (kick in the door) and vehicle break ins reported in reviews of places I considered renting. If I had got around to acquiring a MG for my sidecar mount I might have been able to tour the neighborhood with the monkey trained on a...
by shiftless
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Will be out of the URAL community for a while
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Will be out of the URAL community for a while

Word came 2 weeks ago, involuntary job transfer to midtown Atlanta. Big changes in all life plans all at once. Have already turned in plates on Ural and my convertible, which will go into storage for a few years (gas drained). Another sedan will be sold off "soon", with my pickup hanging around as l...
by shiftless
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What’s your favorite cold weather riding gear?
Replies: 55
Views: 2714

Re: What’s your favorite cold weather riding gear?

We got the first snow of the season in CT, and we just saw that new Grinch movie. I don't always take my fashion tips from movies, however I have recently begun a quest to obtain a single antler to strap to the top center of my helmet (German half-helm style, in winter a size larger to allow for a b...
by shiftless
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Bill Coffin VT Cycles
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: Bill Coffin VT Cycles

Bill is still the only one who has wrenched on my 2011 Ural besides me. I have usually contacted him by email. He does have a full time job and does other work on bikes part time.
by shiftless
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Best movies featuring sidecars
Replies: 34
Views: 4178

Re: Best movies featuring sidecars

Railroad Tigers (2017) Jackie Chan Action Comedy Plot summary; many Japanese occupiers in China are not particularly good sidecar operators, Jackie Chan leads many locals who are not especially careful with either sidecars or their operators. Many innocent sidecars suffer serious indignities I suspe...
by shiftless
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What’s your favorite cold weather riding gear?
Replies: 55
Views: 2714

Re: What’s your favorite cold weather riding gear?

Knee length leather outside full sheepskin liner double breasted Soviet Naval Officer's coat, modified clips instead of the large buttons to be worked with stiff fingers, and leg straps added at bottom so no billowing out at speed. Light gloves, but heated grips with leather wind blockers for the ha...
by shiftless
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Russian haters ....
Replies: 143
Views: 8820

Re: Russian haters ....

This was all before the Orange County choppers show and the other copycat shows that popped up after. Now you go to your local HD dealer purchase your 58% American custom bike and get your first Tattoo at the ripe age of 50 so you can meet your buddy who is a stockbroker at Starbucks for some Frapp...
by shiftless
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Russian haters ....
Replies: 143
Views: 8820

Re: Russian haters ....

Yeah - they can say all they want until you stick it into reverse and back out of a parking space. Then their jaws drop... Rougaroo I have routinely pointed out that "It's the fastest production motorcycle in the world, in reverse! My favorite UDF was likely the first. Rode to DMV on a temp plate t...
by shiftless
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: China Ural and other hacks. . .
Replies: 12
Views: 726

Re: China Ural and other hacks. . .

That "rack" looks more like a heat guard, just enough to keep something from touching the cylinder.
by shiftless
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Overheating on rides that were fine in other years
Replies: 24
Views: 1938

Re: Overheating on rides that were fine in other years

Has been a while, other issues sometimes get all the attention. Have fancy new IR Thermometer in sidecar, will get readings if overheats to compare sides. New set of plugs, should not need to replace the iridium ones, but cheap to try, and not bad to carry clean ones when I have experienced fouling....
by shiftless
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Holy Hydrocarbons!
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: Holy Hydrocarbons!

Not sure my pickup is rated to haul that flashlight model, but perhaps if I got a deal on some helper springs.... Naaa! I want to go green and devote myself to only the most aerodynamic of stewardesses, an ambition that has been somewhat hampered by that currently married thing. My wife's first husb...
by shiftless
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Holy Hydrocarbons!
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: Holy Hydrocarbons!

I just bought the wife a ticket on Aeroflot to Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia (about 150 KM from Ozersk). I booked directly on Aeroflot's website, and it displayed the CO2 generated by this trip per passenger for each segment, with a total for the round trip . This was the first time I boo...