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by Claus
Tue May 18, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: experience with cigar box guitars, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 460

Re: experience with cigar box guitars, anyone?

This is the result of my efforts. Not perfect, but I know where to change things with the next one. A tad top heavy and the neck is made from beech. Fortunately I decided to build in a truss rod. Anyway, I´m quite pleased with the instrument. Once the spring peak in my shop gets better and I can bre...
by Claus
Tue May 18, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: experience with cigar box guitars, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 460

Re: experience with cigar box guitars, anyone?

Well Gentlemen, thanks for encouraging me. I went on with it and now try to learn how to play the new guitar since Sad Friday.

I built this one without sound box, so I can play it at home at night without bothering neighbours or my wife. I plug it in my little amp and wear headphones. Great!
by Claus
Mon May 10, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: German Soldier's View of War Leading to Stalingrad
Replies: 14
Views: 321

Re: German Soldier's View of War Leading to Stalingrad

My grandfather didn´t like to talk about the war. The only thing he told me was that he commanded a group of three "Maultier" trucks (sd.kfz 3) and got into English captivity. My grandmother was located near Berlin at the end of the war and fled with her three children (my father, his sister and ano...
by Claus
Mon May 10, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Trouble jump starting bike....
Replies: 15
Views: 234

Re: Trouble jump starting bike....

When volts go down (like from a discharged battery), amps need to go up to do the same amount of work. So if the starter button was pressed with a discharged battery maybe the extra amps arc'd at some contacts in a relay and the contact points no longer make electrical contact. Correct. Halve the v...
by Claus
Sun May 09, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Trouble jump starting bike....
Replies: 15
Views: 234

Re: Question on jumpstarting bike...

Does your start relay click when you hit the starter button? Is your kill switch in " run" position? (don´t get me wrong! During my 20 yrs of owning a shop I had many customers asking me for road assistance, and when I arrived after half an hour driving it was just the kill switch)
by Claus
Sat May 08, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ural Alighnment
Replies: 29
Views: 522

Re: Ural Alighnment

IMHO These machines are simply not made to a standard where you can get overly nit picky with measurements. This will make some of the purists a little cranky but my breakthrough came by taking advice from a dude here on SS. Make adjustments, ride 20 miles, evaluate, repeat. don't worry about numbe...
by Claus
Sat May 08, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ural Alighnment
Replies: 29
Views: 522

Re: Ural Alighnment

I am using the front disk brake rotor and a level across the front handle bars (with the angle meter on top of it though I have not got the electronics one yet) Well, that´s about the only way to do it (one would be to go for the axle). But 1 or 2 degrees of steering angle will ruin your measuremen...
by Claus
Sat May 08, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ural Alighnment
Replies: 29
Views: 522

Re: Ural Alighnment

My opinion is that lean should be the same in front and rear. If you have less lean in the front, steering to the left will be with more effort and it might cause a bit of drag to the right. This is individual, some more influences are playing a role.(make and type of tyres, make and type of shocks,...
by Claus
Fri May 07, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ural Alighnment
Replies: 29
Views: 522

Re: Ural Alighnment

aduthie wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 8:50 pm

I like their clutch performance enhancer! Good sense of humor on that site, including all the category drawings.
Yes. A bit on the pricey side but good service, fast shipping and the printed catalogue is art work.
by Claus
Thu May 06, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ural Alighnment
Replies: 29
Views: 522

Re: Ural Alighnment

Lmo wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 3:27 am
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by Claus
Thu May 06, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ural Alighnment
Replies: 29
Views: 522

Re: Ural Alighnment

RC20 wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 5:38 pm

I hope to get this all sorted before I have to quit riding!
We have an after market Harley supplyer in Germany who´s slogan is "a biker´s work is never done" :mrgreen:
by Claus
Tue May 04, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ural Alighnment
Replies: 29
Views: 522

Re: Ural Alighnment

To continue with what I do regularly on a rig : 1: burden motorcycle with riders weight and side car with average payload. 2: level side car frame length- and crosswise with a long spirit level. 3: set toe in 4: set lean out 5: test ride 6: play with different tyre pressures *1: Tie down with tie be...
by Claus
Tue May 04, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ural Alighnment
Replies: 29
Views: 522

Re: Ural Alighnment

Now you've opened this new thread, I'd like to participate a bit. Let me translate a few words of my late comrade Thomas Hey'l, who rode a Victoria KR 26 and was a real side car enthusiast. The rig he was riding and writing about is a light 250cc ridgid frame motorcycle with a light side car, so not...