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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By MartyL
2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS Opinions?

Title says it all. Anybody have one? Demo? What cha think?
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 379,208
Posted By MartyL
I just test ride the FJ09 out at the Daytona...

I just test ride the FJ09 out at the Daytona speedway. I found it very responsive in,"A" mode (has three modes) Very nimble. The standard windshield worked well. There was allot of cross winds that...
Forum: Hacks 02-16-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By MartyL
This just popped up on SovietSteeds...

This just popped up on SovietSteeds http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=38187
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,929
Posted By MartyL
Here's another that has been posted for a...

Here's another that has been posted for a while....
http://sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=36918
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,929
Posted By MartyL
Here's one posted on SS......

Here's one posted on SS... http://springfield.craigslist.org/mcy/4876245600.html

Do your homework and due diligence... It's craigslist you know...
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,929
Posted By MartyL
Check out Sovietsteeds.com in the Black Market...

Check out Sovietsteeds.com in the Black Market section. There are always good deals on Used Urals there. Lots of good info on the forum about Urals.
Forum: Hacks 01-24-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,229
Posted By MartyL
Thanks for posting this video. I enjoyed it. Made...

Thanks for posting this video. I enjoyed it. Made me a little sad though about the part where they talked about British motorcycle production. An industry gone to Japanese competition. I remember...
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 554,773
Posted By MartyL
Come on! You still have a torn in your side for...

Come on! You still have a torn in your side for SS? Admit it, you lurk there for tech support don't you...:evil

Looking at this whole extremely long, going nowhere thread, it looks to me that more...
Forum: Hacks 12-31-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By MartyL
Urals have come a long way. The guys who bought...

Urals have come a long way. The guys who bought the 2014 FI seem to really like them. Urals are simple to maintain but they do require routine servicing which most of it you can do. If you are...
Forum: Hacks 12-30-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By MartyL
Go to Sovietsteeds.com Deals come up often in the...

Go to Sovietsteeds.com Deals come up often in the Black Market section. Have a look around the forum. Lots of info. Enjoy!
Forum: Hacks 12-30-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,863
Posted By MartyL
JerseyBiker, All normal swarf on drain plugs......

JerseyBiker, All normal swarf on drain plugs... Do not be concerned. If you get big bits like a gear tooth or bearing piece then naturally you would have a good reason to be concerned. Just remember,...
Forum: Hacks 12-22-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By MartyL
Post on Soviet Steeds and ask this question to...

Post on Soviet Steeds and ask this question to guys who had pre 2014 and then got a 2014. This way you'll get an opinion from folk who have had both.
Forum: Hacks 11-18-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,863
Posted By MartyL
His rig is 1wd only.

His rig is 1wd only.
Forum: Hacks 11-18-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,863
Posted By MartyL
JerseyBiker, You have allot of fellow Russian rig...

JerseyBiker, You have allot of fellow Russian rig riders in your area. Also, there are two events that you can attend. In the fall there's the,"FART" rally at the KOA campground in Asheville and in...
Forum: Hacks 11-01-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,891
Posted By MartyL
Just a suggestion. Don't rely on just the snowmen...

Just a suggestion. Don't rely on just the snowmen (two rubber boots with bolt through it) for the rear mount points. For extra holding safety, put some kind of tether attached between the sidecar...
Forum: Hacks 10-15-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,105
Posted By MartyL
Congratulations! Check out Sovietsteeds.com....

Congratulations! Check out Sovietsteeds.com. There is a section on 2014 Urals on the forum. Lots of good info. on the site. Cheers! :clap
Forum: Hacks 10-02-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,234
Posted By MartyL
Go to Sovietsteeds.com and look around. If your...

Go to Sovietsteeds.com and look around. If your looking to throw money at a motorcycle in a quest for a low maintenance motorcycle, IMHO I'd look at some kind of Japanese bike and put a hack on it....
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By MartyL
Pictures help. Sometimes low miles is worst than...

Pictures help. Sometimes low miles is worst than many miles. If the bike sat not ridden with gas left in it, bad stuff can happen. The key is finding out maintenance of the rig. Does it start? Does...
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By MartyL
What a beast your rig is!!! Cool!!!

What a beast your rig is!!! Cool!!!
Forum: Hacks 06-02-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,495
Posted By MartyL
No mountain tops in Coconut Grove, Fl. but plenty...

No mountain tops in Coconut Grove, Fl. but plenty of Bikinis to give rides to...
Congratulations!!! You purchased your rig from of of the best Ural dealers in the U.S. :clap
Forum: Hacks 04-30-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 554,773
Posted By MartyL
I have to say that my Ural (2nd. One I've owned...

I have to say that my Ural (2nd. One I've owned now) has been the least expensive motorcycles I've owned to maintain. I agree about the right tool for the right job. It's all about fun for me and my...
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 554,773
Posted By MartyL
These folk get it.... ...

These folk get it....
http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=33729

Enjoy what you ride. Life is too short. Go out and get dirty!:clap
Forum: Hacks 04-21-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 554,773
Posted By MartyL
He lost all credibility when he posted as if he...

He lost all credibility when he posted as if he was someone else to stir up debate as written in the thread over on SS. That was not an honest move. Prmurat, you got all in a lather because of...
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 554,773
Posted By MartyL
RadRider, It's amazing that you have become such...

RadRider, It's amazing that you have become such a Ural expert when you maybe put 500Km's on a brand new Ural then sold it because of a Final drive leak (which the factory stood behind and had the...
Forum: Hacks 04-02-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,316
Posted By MartyL
A very knowledgeable person who has done...

A very knowledgeable person who has done multiable conversions is,"Bural" on the Sovietsteeds website. He lives in Western N.C. A great guy and a pilar of Ural knowledge especially dealing with...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By MartyL
The aluma 638 works hand N glove! Check out...

The aluma 638 works hand N glove!

Check out SovietSteeds.com for all things Ural....
Forum: Hacks 03-05-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By MartyL
Documentary on Dogs N sidecars....

Eric Ristau, the Producer of, "Best Bar in America" is in production on a new documentary called," Sit, Stay,Ride". Eric and his co-producer, Geneva Liimatta, are trying to raise funds to complete...
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,983
Posted By MartyL
Having the opportunity to test ride a rig before...

Having the opportunity to test ride a rig before purchase comes few and far between. If your planning on buying a new Ural the trip is worth it. Also, check out Sovietsteeds.com ask questions and use...
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,278
Posted By MartyL
Women dig sidecars. I have had a few encounters...

Women dig sidecars. I have had a few encounters with my Ural. It's a magnet for people in general. I've had two women at the same time ride with me. One sits behind me and the other in the sidecar....
Forum: Hacks 02-07-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,238
Posted By MartyL
Correction: I did a count on the registration...

Correction: I did a count on the registration page of Ural drivers and I counted 15 Drivers. There are 4 passengers. So their webpage tabulation adds up both drivers and passgengers. That why on...
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,238
Posted By MartyL
Dixie Dual Sport Ride... The Ural Invasion!

March 15 & 16 WWW.dixiedualsport.com We are up to 17 Urals attending! This is my first adventure ride! My son is going with me and this event is going to be a blast. The Urals in formation are going...
Forum: Hacks 01-09-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 63,419
Posted By MartyL
Dixie Dual Sport Ride 3/15-16/14 Fl. Everglades

Here's a chance to get into a great weekend of riding and camping in the Florida Everglades. So far there are 24 Registered (As of 1/9) are going for it! Registration is $90.00 which includes a meal...
Forum: Hacks 09-16-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,622
Posted By MartyL
I'm sorry, either you get it or you don't. I have...

I'm sorry, either you get it or you don't. I have been riding motorcycles close to forty years and owning a Ural has been by far the most fun I've ever had on a motorcycle. I'm on my 2nd one now. I'm...
Forum: Hacks 08-17-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,738
Posted By MartyL
Best Bar in America

Just received, "The Best Bar in America" Ordered it from their website. WWW.bestbarinamerica.com Great story that features a man on a journey to see all the bars in the south west. He rides a BMW...
Forum: Hacks 08-16-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,543
Posted By MartyL
Congratulations on your Ural. Check out...

Congratulations on your Ural. Check out SovietSteeds.com for great information about all things Ural. Also, as far as hand control assists, Holopaw Gene in Florida has fabbed up some in the past and...
Forum: Hacks 07-30-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 554,773
Posted By MartyL
Hey ! Don't go knocking the Grand Marquis. I...

Hey ! Don't go knocking the Grand Marquis. I can't count how many little old ladies take out their teeth and wave at me as I cruise by...:evil:roflo
Forum: Hacks 07-29-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,759
Posted By MartyL
Here is some info about the ghost army.... ...

Here is some info about the ghost army....

http://www.voanews.com/content/fank-tanks-ghost-army-defeated-germans-in-world-war-ll/1667445.html
Forum: Hacks 07-29-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,759
Posted By MartyL
Wouldn't be great to get one of those fake Tanks...

Wouldn't be great to get one of those fake Tanks the allies used in WWII to confuse the Nazi's prior to the Invasion of Normandy? Put one of those in your backyard and see who shows up...:rofl
Forum: Hacks 07-26-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 554,773
Posted By MartyL
I dont think that any of us are forced to ride...

I dont think that any of us are forced to ride what we ride. Having said that if a bike is not for you, move on and get something that suits your needs.
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 554,773
Posted By MartyL
Prmurat, thanks for the advertising... Soviet...

Prmurat, thanks for the advertising... Soviet Steeds always welcomes new members and you bringing us up might encourage just that when folk who need helpful assistance in repairing their Russian rig,...
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