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rathackman
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Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:08 pm
Location: TorC, NM
Motorcycle: 198O GL1100 Interstate/ 70's Ural sidecar

Hi all, noob here

Postby rathackman » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:29 am



Hi, I am Brian from a tiny town in Southern New Mexico. I ride what started as a 1983 GL1100 standard and is now registered as a 1980 due to a frame change. I have an early 70's Ural sidecar mounted on it and have ridden it that way for at least 10 years.....I'll try to enclose a couple photos....
Glad to be here and am always doing something to my rig so can use plenty and offer some help.

The latest event with the rig was this pristine 1980 frame that I had media-blasted and powder-coated by Images n' Iron, a fabricator and trike builder in Las Cruces, NM. I then transferred the engine and everything else to the frame...new swing arm bearings, steering head bearings, clutch and used but in great shape wiring harness.

Basically I did a really deep service changing all fluids and things like fork seals, etc.

Mods on the rig are, Steerite triple tree conversion, custom-built rear wheel to fit a 15" automobile tire, I have a Metzler Block K on the sidecar and front of bike. Group 27 size Marine starter/deep cycle battery, LED bulbs throughout, Polly Grip heaters, progressive wound fork springs, Progressive rear shocks, Hagon sidecar shock, sidecar brake.

I have done a ton of other small mods and farkles. I have ridden all over on the rig including a bit of Canada and Mexico.

I am hoping to do an extensive ride around Mexico this coming winter....

Good to meet you all and happy trails,
Brian
My Utili-Agri-Ballistic magic carpet!
My Utili-Agri-Ballistic magic carpet!
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Another view....
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Does this bike make my butt look big?


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twostrokes48
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Joined: Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:21 pm
Location: San Antonio,TX
Motorcycle: 98 Goldwing 1500 trike
75 GL1000 (restoring)
98 Goldwing with landing gear (for sale)
94 Goldwing 1500- towpac trike (sold)
88 Goldwing 1500- (sold)
84 GL1200 Aspy-SOLD
75 GL1000(stolen 87)
88 GW trike (totaled)
1972 750k2

Re: Hi all, noob here

Postby twostrokes48 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:24 pm

Hi brian,
A very unique ride. I have always enjoyed looking at them at rally's I go to, but never had an interest in riding on.. Just doesn't seem to be me or my style. Enjoy the forum and enjoy your ride.

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rathackman
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Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:08 pm
Location: TorC, NM
Motorcycle: 198O GL1100 Interstate/ 70's Ural sidecar

Re: Hi all, noob here

Postby rathackman » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:50 pm

Thanks for the welcome twostrokes48....I appreciate it. Yeah I understand....you usually either like a hack or you don't...most riders seem to alternate between hacks and solo bikes but I finally sold my last two wheeler, a 99 BMW F650 and am only keeping a couple of Honda tiddlers...CT110s. I am a hacker at heart and love nothing more than throwing my camp and dog in there and heading out...Obviously I am not into bling but am rather utilitarian. ;)

My wife on the other hand tried hacking for a while and did some serious miles before she went back to two wheelers and has two, a '92 Cb750 Nighthawk and 99 F650...I don't think she is a hacker...much too fast and loves her twisties.....She might be happy on a leaner but who knows. :roll:

Brian
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twostrokes48
Posts: 577
Joined: Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:21 pm
Location: San Antonio,TX
Motorcycle: 98 Goldwing 1500 trike
75 GL1000 (restoring)
98 Goldwing with landing gear (for sale)
94 Goldwing 1500- towpac trike (sold)
88 Goldwing 1500- (sold)
84 GL1200 Aspy-SOLD
75 GL1000(stolen 87)
88 GW trike (totaled)
1972 750k2

Re: Hi all, noob here

Postby twostrokes48 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:09 pm

Well it would make hauling the camping gear easier. I just pull a trailer. My wife only rides as a passenger. Yours has good taste with the CB750..Love those bikes also, still have a 72k2 I have about 90% restored that I use to go play on. If we all liked the same thing, there would only be one bike company and one bike..Enjoy the forum, enjoy the ride.

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rathackman
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Location: TorC, NM
Motorcycle: 198O GL1100 Interstate/ 70's Ural sidecar

Re: Hi all, noob here

Postby rathackman » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:28 am

Thanks amigo....you too...
Brian
Brian in NM

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detdrbuzzard
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Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:54 am
Location: 42.23/83.33/636
Motorcycle: '84 aspencade,'93se
'75750.'79750/9k
'79 750f.'85450sc
'06 st1300a

Re: Hi all, noob here

Postby detdrbuzzard » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:40 am

hello brian, welcome to GWD
'99 ST1100, '93 se
'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 st1300a
.... william

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1980 Honda CBX - sold :-(
1981 Honda CBX - sold :-(
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Re: Hi all, noob here

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:01 am

Welcome aboard. That's one cool set up you have there.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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rathackman
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Location: TorC, NM
Motorcycle: 198O GL1100 Interstate/ 70's Ural sidecar

Re: Hi all, noob here

Postby rathackman » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:23 am

Thanks Detdrbuzzard...good to see you here also....
Brian
Brian in NM

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"We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
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rathackman
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:08 pm
Location: TorC, NM
Motorcycle: 198O GL1100 Interstate/ 70's Ural sidecar

Re: Hi all, noob here

Postby rathackman » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:25 am

Hi cbx4evr,
Thanks for the welcome and compliment...say now that you have sold your CBX's does that mean you have to change your handle????? :?

You are the first person I have met, even online who actually has a Solex! I think they are cool!
Brian


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