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Forum: Hacks 11-16-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,409
Posted By UmberHand
Tupes

I wonder how well the Ural does with Mexican tupes? Even knowing that they exist didn't stop me from approaching some too fast - especially at night. They did bad things shifting my cargo load on a...
Forum: Hacks 11-16-2008, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,409
Posted By UmberHand
Red Menace, Maybe I'll need to buy both....

Red Menace,

Maybe I'll need to buy both. Beach is fairly high on my list.

There is a long stretch of beach between Brownsville and Tampico I want to explore. There doesn't seem to be many if...
Forum: Hacks 11-16-2008, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,409
Posted By UmberHand
RedMenace, Good info. Sounds like I should...

RedMenace,

Good info. Sounds like I should move the Harley to the number one position. Most of my riding will be on pavement or gravel - would like to travel on beaches as well, though.

I...
Forum: Hacks 11-16-2008, 06:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,409
Posted By UmberHand
Gear-Up

All,

Good thread. I learned a lot.

I'm looking to purchase a Ural soon. I do have a few questions.

Is the fuel can on the Gear-Up functional?
When you disconnect the sidecar, is a mph...
Forum: Hacks 11-16-2008, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6,379
Views: 2,337,455
Posted By UmberHand
Spat, I'm looking at a '08 Gear-Up - or...

Spat,

I'm looking at a '08 Gear-Up - or maybe one like yours. What do you think of your ride so far?
Forum: Hacks 11-16-2008, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6,379
Views: 2,337,455
Posted By UmberHand
Kliff, I'm about to go look at a Gear-Up...

Kliff,

I'm about to go look at a Gear-Up for a possible purchase. What do you think about yours? Any problems so far?
Forum: Hacks 11-16-2008, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6,379
Views: 2,337,455
Posted By UmberHand
JohnBG I do like your ride. I'm thinking...

JohnBG

I do like your ride. I'm thinking about purchasing one myself. What are your likes and dislikes about the Ural?
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 78,107
Posted By UmberHand
I stand corrected. I now have the buzzing noise....

I stand corrected. I now have the buzzing noise. Anyone who can help me identify the fix to my dealer would be appreciated.


Don
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 78,107
Posted By UmberHand
Trip Report

I took the Versys South from Texas into the heart of Mexico in November (2007). She handled like a dream. I had more than enough power on every road I tried. I was concerned about wind, but am happy...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 146,782
Posted By UmberHand
Fairing Buzz

I saw a post awhile back about a fix for the fairing buzz on the Versys. Can anyone give me info on it. The dealer and and (if I understand correctly) Kawasaki doesn't know anything about it. I...
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6,591
Views: 1,453,813
Posted By UmberHand
Versys in Bryan, Texas

Had my Versys for a few months - have a few miles on it. Here is a shot of it on my last trip to Mexico. It was taken near Acambaro, fairly close to Mexico City.


Don
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2007, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,141
Posted By UmberHand
The use of 'they' covers a lot of territory. The...

The use of 'they' covers a lot of territory. The VS is certainly no dirt bike, neither is the V-Strom. Either bike used as it comes off the showroom floor is not fit to be used in a lot of off-road...
Forum: Americas 11-03-2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,659
Posted By UmberHand
It's a sweet ride. I can't get over how nice it...

It's a sweet ride. I can't get over how nice it rides. It was a toss up between the VS and the V-Sturm - I went with the VS.
Forum: Americas 11-03-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,659
Posted By UmberHand
I'm ready.

I'm ready.
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,141
Posted By UmberHand
One other Issue

There is one other issue. The location of the end of the exhaust on the Versys will make it nearly impossible to travel through deep mud or water. Since I don't plan to do that kind of off road...
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 78,107
Posted By UmberHand
I'm headed out for a Mexico trip next week. Will...

I'm headed out for a Mexico trip next week. Will take pictures and let you know how things went.
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 78,107
Posted By UmberHand
I agree - I don't notice any buzz or vibration in...

I agree - I don't notice any buzz or vibration in my '08 model.
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2007, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,141
Posted By UmberHand
The main drawbacks are (1) the bike has only one...

The main drawbacks are (1) the bike has only one rear suspension rather than the standard two, (2) heavier weight of the bike, and (3) the stock tires are not suited for off road.

Put some...
Forum: Latin America 11-02-2007, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By UmberHand
How much of a problem was that?

How much of a problem was that?
Forum: Latin America 11-01-2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By UmberHand
Recon Trip

Going to do a short motorcycle tour into Mexico and back, early next week (5 or 6 November). Will travel to Morelia, Mexico and back. Will spend four or five days in Mexico. All roads are paved. ...
Forum: Latin America 11-01-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By UmberHand
I just picked up a Garmin GPSmap 60 CSx device -...

I just picked up a Garmin GPSmap 60 CSx device - nice. Garmin doesn't have any detailed maps of Nicaragua. Their basic and World maps do show the major roads and the device will map as it is being...
Forum: Americas 11-01-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,659
Posted By UmberHand
I'll be going in November and again in December. ...

I'll be going in November and again in December. My November trip is a four day round trip. I leave out of Laredo either the 5th or 6th of November to various stops, turning back at Morelia,...
Forum: Americas 10-23-2007, 12:30 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,659
Posted By UmberHand
rmarkr, Sounds good to me. I plan to leave...

rmarkr,

Sounds good to me. I plan to leave early December come one come all for a three week jaunt to Panama City. I have to be in Panama City on the 22d of December. Plan to stay there for a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 146,782
Posted By UmberHand
Fantastic Ride

Got my Versys a couple of weeks ago. Finally got of of the 4000 RPM limited break-in range. Found out I had only graduated to a 6000 RPM break-in range for another 500 miles.

I really like it's...
Forum: Latin America 10-21-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,387
Posted By UmberHand
I'm doing the same, but want to make the trip the...

I'm doing the same, but want to make the trip the first of December 2007.
Forum: Latin America 10-21-2007, 06:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By UmberHand
I'm a definate maybe. Keep me in mind. I'm flying...

I'm a definate maybe. Keep me in mind. I'm flying to Panama the latter part of December - don't know how that will play out - I'm suspose to be back from that trip by 1 Jan 2008. I'm interested in...
Forum: Americas 10-21-2007, 05:50 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,659
Posted By UmberHand
Sounds good to me. Let me know. I'll be going...

Sounds good to me. Let me know. I'll be going for sure.
Forum: Americas 10-20-2007, 09:34 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,659
Posted By UmberHand
I'm planning a trip the first week of December...

I'm planning a trip the first week of December 2007 for three weeks at the max. I'm looking for others to join up with.
Forum: Latin America 10-20-2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By UmberHand
Central America in December 2007

I'm doing a Central America trip the beginning of December 2007. Anyone interested in teaming up. I'm going to travel light and use hotels, but would like to camp as much as possible. I am...
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