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    Thanks! This probably means that the airhead will...

    Thanks! This probably means that the airhead will become a solo again. So far, three inquiries about my old sidecar and mounting hardware?


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    Picked up a Ural

    Now have a 2012 Patrol to help get me through the winters here in Interior Alaska. I just couldn't justify the cost of the 2014 model. This one seems to be in excellent condition and drives and...
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    Stop tempting me!!

    Stop tempting me!!
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    My wife and I stopped at a dealer in Anchorage...

    My wife and I stopped at a dealer in Anchorage last week so she could get a ride in the sidecar. She said that after riding the Ural, mine felt like riding on a jackhammer. I've been looking at Urals...
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    01-06-2014 76,340 (according to fuelly.com) ...

    01-06-2014
    76,340 (according to fuelly.com)

    Only 1,405 miles in the 1st 4 months with just my short commute.
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    I'm in the ~30mpg camp, '83 R100RT. Less in the...

    I'm in the ~30mpg camp, '83 R100RT. Less in the Winter but never below 27mpg even with temperatures of -20F. On the highway in the Summer, ~33mpg @ 60mph.
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    4: I think healthy. I've been using the Internet...

    4: I think healthy. I've been using the Internet for over 20 years.

    5: No argumentative behavior. Blocking users works though there are rare argumentative users that contribute great content.
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    1: It is a phenomenal information resource....

    1: It is a phenomenal information resource. Easier to find useful and useless information than the library and much broader than the BBS systems used before the Internet came into broad use.

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  9. I have been moving things to Windows 7. I like it...

    I have been moving things to Windows 7. I like it much better than 8 and if you turn off the fluff, it runs fine on older hardware.
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    Water in the Carbs

    Not just into the air cleaner but directly into the air tubes (is that the right term?) towards the carbs. Initially, I couldn't figure out how any moisture in the carb intake could ever make it to...
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    Yep! Thank you. I just couldn't figure out how...

    Yep! Thank you. I just couldn't figure out how any moisture in the intake could find it's way into the bowl. I was thinking that the atomizer was sticking up into the air path and not flush with the...
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    See you there! No additional work except for...

    See you there! No additional work except for minor electrical and trying to figure out why I'm getting so much water into my carbs. I think George may have found a cheap solution. We'll see, it won't...
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    George Rahn's Suggested Solution

    I finally ran into George Rahn again and he agrees that the water probably isn't from condensation in the gas tank. Especially when you consider how high the petcock straws are. He believes that any...
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    Darn! I was hoping that would be a temporary fix....

    Darn! I was hoping that would be a temporary fix. Today, it was a little colder (-16F) and I left the bike parked outside after riding about 12 miles. After 3 hours parking and 6 miles of riding, I...
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    Plugged up the bowl vent on the bottom of both...

    Plugged up the bowl vent on the bottom of both bowls with some plumbing putty, the kind you use when installing sink fixtures. Just made a small ball of putty, covered the vent and snapped the bail...
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    Thank you for the comment on the blog. In...

    Thank you for the comment on the blog.

    In interior Alaska, we are very fortunate that there isn't any ethanol in any gas. If you want some, you have to add it yourself in the form of Heet or some...
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    Water in the Carbs

    I December, I was thinking frost or ice in the carb intake do as soon as I got home (with the engine running rough from water in the bowls) I pulled off the air box snorkel, the air filter and the...
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    Oh, this is the first year that I'm riding year...

    Oh, this is the first year that I'm riding year around. I just put the sidecar on last Winter. This year, with the sidecar, studded tires, heated gear, etc. I have been riding just about every day...
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    I've talked to George a number of times over the...

    I've talked to George a number of times over the last couple of months that this problem has been occurring but no new ideas. I've stopped by College Coffeehouse a number of times the last couple of...
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    Great idea, I hadn't thought of temporarily...

    Great idea, I hadn't thought of temporarily sealing the vents. I've never experienced gas running out of the tubes onto my boots (yet) so I'll assume that it won't happen for the duration of this...
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    Lately when dropping the bowls I've noticed...

    Lately when dropping the bowls I've noticed moisture on the outside of the bowl. Not as ice but as liquid water. After riding, there must be enough warm air from the cylinders to warm up the carbs...
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    Yes, very strange. It almost feels like I've...

    Yes, very strange. It almost feels like I've discovers a mysterious water generator somewhere. A couple of days ago, after the bike was sitting for several hours, I ran some errands and maybe ten...
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    The water separators only help if the...

    The water separators only help if the condensation is in the tank. I only seem to find water in the carb bowls not the tank... Really odd.

    That's why I was asking about alternate paths into the...
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    As I said, there is very little evidence of...

    As I said, there is very little evidence of moisture in the tank when this has been occurring which is why I'm asking about other paths for water to get into the carb bowls if it isn't from the tank....
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    I had not heard of this before. The air in the...

    I had not heard of this before. The air in the garage is barely above freezing and the humidity is generally pretty low. The problem seems to occur more when it has been sitting outside in the cold...
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