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Double Barrel

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About Double Barrel

  • Birthday 06/16/1971

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    Greaney, MN
  • Interests
    If its outdoors, we do it! also do some domestic sort of stuff ;)

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  • My Bike(s)
    I am looking at getting a Ural Patrol edit: my Patrol is soon to be here!
  • My Story
    Story? I got all kinds of stories! Im a good Cheesehead, I got LOTS!

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  1. From all of us at Double Barrel To all of you at Russian Iron
  2. Red Green is my Hero! oh... only after cousin Ken, of course! lol Been watching Red green for 15 years, I bet. Worst part is, I can relate! lol I do miss Edgar, tho. and something is missing when Harold isnt around. But its still great! Have you seen Duct Tape, the Movie? This transplanted Cheesehead watches it when she can. For as horrid as life seems to be, Red is a great pick-me-up! Ken, hoping to travel down to Mt. Morris a couple times this summer. Hope you porch light will be on :thumbsup!:
  3. Good job Gavno! I was out Sunday too. But when I got up to do chores it was a mild -22F. We went out to collect our Christmas tree. Tried to make it to the pond, but the tall, thick grass and 12 inches of snow was too much for my rather bald pusher. Id forgotten to look at the temp when we came in, but it was a very nice day with the sun out, I think we might have made it to 0F. yeah... Im liking this riding in the winter, too. really makes me happy that I wont allow another snowmobile on the place! Cheers, Cheesehead! :thumbsup!:
  4. gspell, You make it sound like if you own a new bike, that old posts are of no use. It seems to work for some people as I see it referanced on other boards and lists. Sometimes problems can be worked out by notifying a moderator or admin. Has anyone asked for a search option? I think that all the boards for these machines are important and shouldnt be brushed off as 'no good because I dont have an older model bike' jmho
  5. Ill have to call my cousin and tell him the next time he sees the rig, to find out where he's from and what not. I also had a thought that it may have been someone passing thru.
  6. So I swung in to see my cousin yesterday on my way to deliver my rig to my dealer for its tranny change and of course I had to show it to him. He tells me that he had just see one like it in the past week cruising around Baraboo, but it was 'army'ed' (his words) I said... If it looked anything like this, but in camo, its a Gear-up!' He said...' yeah... it was like the same thing' so... Who's got a Gear-up in Baraboo???? or was it someone passing thru? It would be great if there was another Uralist so close to home ;)
  7. There is serious talk for a s/tep class at the USCA sidecar rally to be held in Duluth this summer. Im gonna go! it will be the closest class for me, so its silly not to go. I figgure if I dont learn anything, then I might as well stay in bed. see you there!
  8. Bless you Gavno (hugs) for doing what you did. Had I been at Mom and Dads, Id have been right there with ya. Each of us in our own way does what we can to help support our troops. I think you found your 'thing'. I send little care packages to a unit stationed in the Sandbox. Im working on one right now. Seems to me that there was a bunch that called our troops Babykillers about 40ish years ago. Ive been meeting a few more of them since transplanting to the northwoods, and they arent a bunch of babykillers. They are wonderful people with lots to offer, and definately ones that I want on my side of the street should anyone try to mess with me! Thanks for the pics. Im glad the weather was good for the event.
  9. you could goto one of those box stores and purchase one of those canopy things.... they come in metal. Since you have a shop, you could add on a few pieces of tin and a couple uprights to give your rig some cover. I think Farmtek has a website with all kinds of options. I built a 12x12 chicken coop for about $700 that could have easily been turned into a home for a bike. When my Ruble Glide came home, she sat outside. No cover or anything. even got hailed on. right next to my other vehicles, and horses.
  10. Make sure your trailer is servicable to what you what to haul on it. Make sure your ratchet straps are heavy enough for what you are strapping down. I bring up these 2 points as the guy that purchased my Virago arrived with a short sided trailer and a package of brand new traps that had a rating of 200 pounds. needless to say it was a @#!ch to tie down and I brok one of the ratchets. I ended up giving him an old strap of ours. He then insisted on putting a thin rope around it. I was glad it got out of the driveway in an upright position. This guy had never hauled anything in his life. Im not a fan of compressing the front shocks all the way. I worry about the rough ride doing damage inside those forks. Best to leave some give. Ive heard of folks putting a nerf football in there, but still not a grand idea. For a 2 wheeled bike, DO NOT leave the kick stand down. Ive never done this (brent used to) but recently our neighbor lost all his fluids out the botton of his bike. He would always leave the kick stand down while hauling... the virations slowly put a hole in the bottom (and its not an old bike....) As a retired OTR driver, you should get into the habit of checking your load, tires, and hitch EVERY time you stop. Make sure you have extra straps as well as stuff to say... fix a tire. drive within your limits. dont forget you have a trailer back there. You cant stop on a dime... so adjust your normal driving patterns accordingly. If your trailer didnt come with a hitch lock make one fit and attacht it to the trailer so its not lost. make sure you safety chains are of the proper length. They dont do you any good when they are on the ground and not crossed. For my flat bed Ive a length of chain that stays on the truck just for this reason. When in doubt.. ASK! nothing ticks me off more when I get to pull a load and its done incorrectly (this has happended to me 2x before... thankfully I was able to fix one and improve the other) For some reason guys dont think us gals knows whats up! There's my 2 cents...
  11. WOOHOO!!!! glad to know there are more Urals about when the Ruble Glide finally makes her appearance in little Sauk Prairie! Gavno... can you share the website, please? Thanks! Im working on next summer's activities. the old man says NO BUILDING next year! only RIDING! Im already planning on a couple weekend trips to the Wautoma area. Am hoping to hit the SPHD MDA ride, but not sure when that will happen again.
  12. Looks like atlot of FUN! Wish we could ride when we do our Operation Rudolph. What am I talking about... I CAN ride! I have a Ural! <grins> We just love going shopping for the kids. We are worse than the kids when we go! The satisfaction of kids getting a Christmas makes it all worth while, doesnt it? Ive been in that situation, and it warms my heart that I belong to an organization that is giving back! Thanks for sharing the pics!
  13. Dont forget about Wag's yahoo group, too! http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/wagner...yguid=172015503 Nice ride you have there! Welcome to the world of Urals!
  14. geeezzzz...... Beer should be kept at 30 degrees! It aint gonna freeze! In college, I kept all my beer in the back of my pickup during the 'winter' months in MO. Its best not shaken, tho
  15. HAHA! Windy Mad Town! This long haired gal doesnt wear a helmet. But maybe keep a hair band on your handle bars if the need should arise again. You sure do paint a good story Gavno! Kept my eyes out for you when I went to Milwaukee a few weeks ago. Didnt see ya tho. :beer!:
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