New Toy

Here's a place for the group to discuss their other brands of bikes, hobbies, and personal interests not related to Ural & Dnepr Sidecar rigs. But not politics...
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Here's the place to chat about off-topic stuff, hobbies, and other toys you got. No political posts, they will be deleted and the poster warned. We're not always "politically correct", but the Steeds site is apolitical.
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cheeseheadmike
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New Toy

Post by cheeseheadmike » Sun May 24, 2020 7:16 am

New, not new to me.
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Knocked 45 minutes off how long it takes to mow my acre. Kinda like a tilt a whirl that can kill ya.
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1973 Velosolex 3800-slow, 1977 Velosolex 4600-really slow
1979 Honda CX500-not slow at all
Various bicycles from 1947 to 2018-slow to fast, depending on my mood
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Re: New Toy

Post by Rusty Nuts » Sun May 24, 2020 8:28 am

My riding mower blew up last summer. I went looking around and found a great deal on a zero turn at Lowe's. took my mowing down to under 2 hours from 3.5. It was listed as "used" because someone left the key on and racked up 212 hours on the meter. They replaced the battery and knocked 20% off. Then I got my Military discount on top of that and walked out with a new mower. I replaced the hour meter with a factory one because it came with a 300 hour warranty. Have to say, it does make mowing more enjoyable.
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Re: New Toy

Post by jaybird » Sun May 24, 2020 9:38 am

Nice, lots of luck with it :cheers:

Happy trails,
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Re: New Toy

Post by Peter Pan » Mon May 25, 2020 11:16 am

My Husky turned 16hour push duty to 1h 45m . One rainy season more and it will have paid off by itself.
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8 weeks 12.000km Oregon-Alaska-Oregon
With a DIY foam air filter the rig runs well even in tropical rain = :moto:
Final drives: 1. at 5000km, 2. at 34.000km(+friction plates) 3. at 42.386km
transmission: 1. 40.000km. 2. installed
Engine: 1. 43.388km crank replacement: Back on the road since 23.Okt.2019 :party:

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Re: New Toy

Post by isldtime » Tue May 26, 2020 11:22 am

Just moved up to a zero turn Scag from a Husky rider. even tho they are both 48" I reduced my mowing time by an hr. on 3 ac full of trees and I'm still getting used to operating it.
You will love that Cub.
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Re: New Toy

Post by Tomcatfixer » Tue May 26, 2020 12:13 pm

My thread on the topic: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=54350

I like that Cub Cadet yellow!
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Gordonsville, Virginia, USA

Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "Little Red Bear", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", Mid-Nineties Ural Tourist "The Heap", 1994 Honda VFR750F, 2007 BMW K1200GT

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2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
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Re: New Toy

Post by RC20 » Tue May 26, 2020 3:47 pm

And you still bought a red one? hmmm

Still uselessly pondering my Terra Cotta choice vs the Yellow or Blue Ural. Uselessly because I had to make a decision with what I could get and while the Yellow or Blue had appeal, not possible with the timeline and I am now enamaled with the TC.
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2 x CB750K (one a true Japan Model flown to Hawaii by a P3 Orion Sub Patrol Aircraft!)
1 x CB700 SC ala Shaft Drive Nighthawk S (RC20 is the actual in house production Model)
1 x R80GS (ok to start with, learned to love it for what it was)
1 x CB450K

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Re: New Toy

Post by cheeseheadmike » Sat May 30, 2020 7:32 am

There is a learning curve, but I am getting there.

When waving at the neighbors, don’t let go of one handle to do it. Nod or uncurl the fingers of one hand, leaving the wrapped around the grip.

Ditches are the enemy.

One wheel in the air happens, don’t freak out.

It’s got a bigger foot print than the old rig. Make a bigger space for it.
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1973 Velosolex 3800-slow, 1977 Velosolex 4600-really slow
1979 Honda CX500-not slow at all
Various bicycles from 1947 to 2018-slow to fast, depending on my mood
2007 Ural Gear Up

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