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Forum: Hacks 12-15-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,486
Posted By UralNorm
The original purchase price, and cost of farkles,...

The original purchase price, and cost of farkles, becomes less with time. In give years I have spent approximately $20,000 on fuel and tyres alone; plus a substantial amount on maintenance and...
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 25,056
Posted By UralNorm
Before you muck around with the trailer you...

Before you muck around with the trailer you SHOULD raise the tow hitch height 3 inches.
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 25,056
Posted By UralNorm
The sidecar increases dramatically the amount of...

The sidecar increases dramatically the amount of fuel use. Air speed (a combination of road and wind speeds) also has a huge impact.
On a recent 6,500km ride I averaged a bit better than 8.0...
Forum: Australia 12-02-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 25,056
Posted By UralNorm
For 700km you'll need to carry around 65litres....

For 700km you'll need to carry around 65litres. Standard tank is 19lt. Maybe a Ural is not for you.
Forum: Australia 12-02-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 25,056
Posted By UralNorm
One of the Melbourne Uralista recently rode to...

One of the Melbourne Uralista recently rode to the OCR via the Tanami, and back via the coast without issue. These bikes are sound, but like all bikes, not immune to failure. But they can easily be...
Forum: Australia 12-01-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 25,056
Posted By UralNorm
I bought my '09 Ural Tourist five yeas ago today....

I bought my '09 Ural Tourist five yeas ago today. It's now travelled 123,300km and run better and harder than ever. It's only been worked on by me, and I have only average mechanical skills. I also...
Forum: Hacks 11-14-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By UralNorm
I replaced the donut on my '09 Tourist at 83,000...

I replaced the donut on my '09 Tourist at 83,000 km as a precautionary measure when preparing for a long ride last year. It's replacement has now done 40,000km and looks like new. The donut on my '10...
Forum: Hacks 08-31-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,975
Posted By UralNorm
I ride my '09 & '10 Urals with the friction...

I ride my '09 & '10 Urals with the friction damper very loose. I don't consider a damper of any type is necessary if the head stem bearings are properly adjusted. I have ridden a 2014 outfit and...
Forum: Australia 08-03-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 25,056
Posted By UralNorm
No idea. I quess market value is around $14,000...

No idea. I quess market value is around $14,000 'cause most second hand Urals seem to sell between $12,000 and $14,000. The new EFI bikes might increase the value of the older ones!
Forum: Australia 08-03-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 25,056
Posted By UralNorm
For the guys looking for a used Ural, a local...

For the guys looking for a used Ural, a local owner here in Adelaide has a green 2012 Tourist for sale. Bike's coveted less than 8,000km, and he's selling because of health reasons. I doubt it's been...
Forum: Australia 03-21-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 25,056
Posted By UralNorm
.......... and lots of Vodka!

.......... and lots of Vodka!
Forum: Australia 03-05-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 25,056
Posted By UralNorm
No you can't. In Oz it's one person per seat....

No you can't. In Oz it's one person per seat. Three people (regardless of size) maximum on a Ural.
Forum: Australia 02-25-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 25,056
Posted By UralNorm
Dan ,I recently bought a second Ural, Squib. Its...

Dan ,I recently bought a second Ural, Squib. Its prevoiusly owners, in 2012 rode it around Tassie then the bid island. Bike now has 40,000km and runs as good as new. Squib has its own Facebook page...
Forum: Hacks 02-11-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,046
Posted By UralNorm
My 4 year old '09 Ural has covered 107,000km all...

My 4 year old '09 Ural has covered 107,000km all over south east Oz, and I am getting it ready for a 5,000km adventure ride next month. My '10 Ural has clocked up 41,000km. With a bit of regular TLC...
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,256
Posted By UralNorm
G'day Mr Cob If you were lucky enough to be...

G'day Mr Cob

If you were lucky enough to be a local we'd call you cobber, and maybe, just for you, Mr Cobber. Ya right, it's tuff riding a Ural in Oz, it's so hard I had it buy a second bike,...
Forum: Hacks 12-25-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,577
Posted By UralNorm
A second 17mm spanner is needed to loosen pinch...

A second 17mm spanner is needed to loosen pinch bolts on both front and rear axles. And a hammer.
Forum: Hacks 12-19-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,209
Posted By UralNorm
Order a Windmill-MK111, and while waiting for it...

Order a Windmill-MK111, and while waiting for it to arrive (there's a 6 month backlog) learn how to ride and work on the outfit.
Forum: Hacks 12-03-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By UralNorm
The Russian Motorcycle Owners Association may be...

The Russian Motorcycle Owners Association may be of assistance to you. The RMOA was formed in NSW over 30 years ago to support owners of Russian bikes and has built up quite a stock of spares. The...
Forum: Hacks 10-22-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,872
Posted By UralNorm
3legs, your comments about Urals are close to the...

3legs, your comments about Urals are close to the mark, except the bit about parts and after sales support.
Once the Ural bug bites there is no remedy, and sitting on speeds between 85km and 95km...
Forum: Hacks 10-21-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,872
Posted By UralNorm
I can't help you decide which bike to buy. I...

I can't help you decide which bike to buy.
I know Urals, and I know Squib well. Squib is, in my opinion, the best value 2nd hand Ural ever to hit the Aussie market. I keep thinking I should buy...
Forum: Hacks 10-18-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,735
Posted By UralNorm
Seven dozen bottles of McLaren Vale wine ...

Seven dozen bottles of McLaren Vale wine
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Forum: Hacks 09-02-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,256
Posted By UralNorm
Welcome to the Ural world. Your new bike was one...

Welcome to the Ural world. Your new bike was one of the UralOz bikes on the recent Russian Outback ride, and it certainly ran extremely well. I reckon these bikes should be ridden briskly during the...
Forum: Hacks 06-28-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 488,139
Posted By UralNorm
Let the fun begin........ And remember Ilya's...

Let the fun begin........ And remember Ilya's new corporate slogan; "Ural is company which gives a shit about you"
Forum: Hacks 06-26-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 488,139
Posted By UralNorm
Hi Paul, A group of us Adventure riders...

Hi Paul,

A group of us Adventure riders "helped" Graham assemble 2 Yamals at Kentucky a fortnight ago, and you are lucky that your paddle is still with the bike! Despite our "help" both bikes...
Forum: Hacks 06-26-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 488,139
Posted By UralNorm
Arrived home last night from n 8,000km 30 day...

Arrived home last night from n 8,000km 30 day Ural ride through sone of Oz's wonderful outback. Since Dec '09 we have covered 94,000km without any major problems. Quality is not as good as we expect...
Forum: Hacks 10-10-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,506
Posted By UralNorm
Thanks for posting this info GTinAUS. Could...

Thanks for posting this info GTinAUS. Could repeat the posts on Soviet Steeds & Russian Iron as many Ural owners are not on Adv Riders.
Forum: Hacks 10-10-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,840
Posted By UralNorm
After completing a recent three day Ural...

After completing a recent three day Ural Adventure ride here in Oz on my '09 Tourist, I was given a new Retro to ride to a nearby Russian Bike rally. The ride was 190km, 50km on gravel and dirt...
Forum: Hacks 09-26-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,502
Posted By UralNorm
Mike, we are on a 3 day Adventure Ride with 21...

Mike, we are on a 3 day Adventure Ride with 21 Urals, including 2 Retros. Lots of 4wd tracks yesterday with sand. The Retros were as capable as the Tourists.
I was wrong about the Retro fd ratios....
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,840
Posted By UralNorm
Congratulations, who are you buying it through?

Congratulations, who are you buying it through?
Forum: Hacks 09-01-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,840
Posted By UralNorm
Welcome to the club, I'm sure you won't regret...

Welcome to the club, I'm sure you won't regret owning a Ural. There are now close to 250 of these here on Oz, and Jon and his small team look after us extremely well.
Where abouts are you? ...
Forum: Hacks 08-25-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,502
Posted By UralNorm
Mike, check out Jon's web page. He is bringing in...

Mike, check out Jon's web page. He is bringing in 2 white with black pin striping Retros. Pic on his home page, looks fantastic.
Forum: Hacks 08-15-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,502
Posted By UralNorm
Way to go Mike, a group of over 20 outfits will...

Way to go Mike, a group of over 20 outfits will be assembling at Ural Kentucky HQ on Monday 24 Sept. A 3 day adventure ride to the Nth coast and back to Kentucky. Jon and his helpers are great people...
Forum: Hacks 08-15-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,502
Posted By UralNorm
Mike, except for the higher gearing the Retros...

Mike, except for the higher gearing the Retros work well in Oz. Last October, Jon Taylor, our local importer, took one on a 2 day adventure ride from Kentucky (near Uralla) to Inverell and return....
Forum: Hacks 08-15-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,502
Posted By UralNorm
Retros have smaller 18 inch wheels, a higher...

Retros have smaller 18 inch wheels, a higher final drive ratio (3.9 compared with 4.6), a different frame and no leading link front wheel suspension. Engine, drive train and brakes are the same.
If...
Forum: Hacks 08-05-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,384
Posted By UralNorm
I'm riding an '09 Tourist here in Oz. I have no...

I'm riding an '09 Tourist here in Oz. I have no idea of new or used Ural values elsewhere so I can't comment on prices.
My '09 is reliable. I ride highways, secondary and dirt roads, and in 32...
Forum: Hacks 06-02-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,261
Posted By UralNorm
I came across Urals and was curious. They were...

I came across Urals and was curious. They were not available in Australia, but a local guy had decided to import them. The following year I was close to my nearest dealer, 1,500km from home, a saw my...
Forum: Hacks 04-21-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,311
Posted By UralNorm
Not all Aussies follow the manual suggested oil...

Not all Aussies follow the manual suggested oil change intervals. I change oil in my '09 Tourist at between 2,500km and 4,000km (Ural now suggest 5,000km between engine oil changes for 2010 and later...
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,311
Posted By UralNorm
I ride an '09 Tourist, and found that the gear...

I ride an '09 Tourist, and found that the gear box kept improving until around 15,000km. I have ridden a number of these bikes and can nearly always perform SMOOTH and QUIET up changes. I put both my...
Forum: Hacks 04-04-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,848
Posted By UralNorm
Regarding tonneau covers - a couple of guys on...

Regarding tonneau covers - a couple of guys on Soviet Steeds make and sell them. Better than stock. I bought one from Rich Maud , great quality and service.


Norm
09 Ural Tourist
04 Bonneville...
Forum: Hacks 04-04-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,848
Posted By UralNorm
Think the cafe racer got the after market black...

Think the cafe racer got the after market black pipes sold here in Oz by Ural Aust, quite I'm keeping with your cafe racer theme. A chap near Adelaide put them on his Ural, together with a Modtop air...
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