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  1. Have you considered making one for the 2WD lever?
  2. Spyder


    Am I the only person who wants to see pictures of the hat?
  3. Would you happen to have a picture of their colors?
  4. Hooyah, troop! I badly wanted to join the Army, but they nixed that idea when they found out I knew who my father was. I guess we both had it tough, how copy?
  5. Beautiful rig you have there. How about some dirty porn? That hack driveshaft ain't just for looks
  6. Holy CRAP! You have a bloody ton of stuff on there - right on!
  7. The $64 question! But we can see here that it exists, so that's a step in the right direction.
  8. I didn't take it negatively SB, just weighin' in :unsure2:
  9. Indeed it does, but more importantly can the roof be had commercially?
  10. Harvested from Picasa; I have no details on this but looks like it is along the lines of what you're looking for?
  11. I don't mind DF at all. I think if you're gonna run a bike like these you should accept it as fact that folks are gonna want to talk about it. I know it can be a PITA sometimes but that's the burden we bear as RPOC/CPOC pilots; we knew damned well what we were in for before we bought it, because I would guess 99.9% of folks who buy one do research first, and during the course of that research learn about it. For the .1% who didn't, there is no way in Hell they could expect to ride such an "odd" bike and not have people be curious about it. I'd be willing to bet lots of folks come into the foil after delaying a pilot...
  12. I dunno, but that's a sweet lookin' bike!
  13. He'd lose my business there, because there is no way in Hell I'm getting into a sidecar driven by a pilot I don't know personally. I would prefer to demonstrate my hack ability and sign a waiver absolving the tour company of all responsibility, then follow the guide.
  14. I'd rent, I'd likely be traveling with a monkey and I'd like stuff organized by someone who knew the area, esp. if I hadn't been there before. To put it plainly, if I was ever in Estonia and found out I could rent a RPOC and see the sights I'd be down like a rodeo clown :unsure2:
  15. I have nothing productive to say regarding your questions, but that is a cool bike! I hope you have lots of questions, which will mean more pics You may also want to ask the folks over at Soviet Steeds, and maybe CURD as well - can't hurt to get everyone involved.
  16. I got my replica MG mount from Oldtimer last week. It was sprayed with some sort of whiteish stuff, almost like primer, but was flaking off very bad. I dunno if it is some sort of temporary coating to prevent rust during storage but I don't consider it to be a satisfactory base layer for paint based on how it's just falling off. I gave the parts to a buddy of mine who's gonna blast 'em so I can prime 'em properly and paint 'em.
  17. "Superlace" These are 2008 prices for three wheels: Supersize Superlace & True, $297 Stainless steel spokes and nipples, $347.97 Excel 2.15x19-40H, $485.97 Prep, etch prime and camo paint the wheels, $195 Remove, mount and balance tires/wheels, $48 Total (with freight), $1,451.84 I sent him my wheels right off the bike, just took 'em off, pressure-washed 'em and sent them his way. It should be noted that he sent me 4 rattle-cans of left-over paint. Regarding weight, the rims are lighter than stock but I don't expect it makes a huge difference regarding overall weight of the rig. I am VERY satisfied with the results. I flog the Hell out of my bike; I jump it, do lots of chair flying and 2WD donuts/power-slides, it's seen plenty of mud. I haven't had a single loose spoke in two years. IMO it's the best thing I've done for the bike besides the machine gun
  18. A few years ago I went into the local Cop Shop where I lived then (southwest Houston) to ask about the legality regarding putting a replica or de-mil'd MG on War Pig. It took some talking and a trip out to the bike before the officer understood what I was asking but once he did he advised that while it is perfectly legal in Texas to do so I should be prepared to explain myself.... often. A few days after that I was pulled over by an officer who wanted to talk about the bike, and he mentioned he'd heard about "some Marine who wants to put a machine gun on his motorcycle" in the previous day's pre-shift briefing We all know that nobody goes anywhere on a Ural if they're in a hurry or don't have time to talk about the bike (esp. to LEO) so I don't see this as an issue. There is another Jarhead north of Houston who runs a DP28 on his and says he hasn't had any problems. I've made a short hop to fetch ice and the UDF was insane, but no LEO were present. I am not sure whether I want to contact the Cop Shop where I live now and ask, or just run it until someone panics and calls the Rozzers on me
  19. It's a de-mil'd weapon so it is considered a "non-gun". It is stamped 1945 on the barrel shroud just aft of the rear sight but the serial numbers don't match between main components so I suspect it was built from a parts kit around the "receiver", which is a solid block (probably aluminum). Everything else is real steel. I *could* buy a receiver for it but it's not really worth the hassle. I prefer the ability to tear-ass around town with it on the nose, and I can't do that if it is operational. S/F, Devil Dog!
  20. Sorry, these are the best I can do from where I am now; they were taken Dec 31.
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