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Forum: Hacks 04-26-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2,684
Views: 419,765
Posted By Norms 427
I received yet another test ride in the mail...

I received yet another test ride in the mail yesterday and this time by CYCLE WORLD, June, 2014. It's a good article and very complimentary and fair while noting a couple of Ural's obvious...
Forum: Hacks 04-25-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2,684
Views: 419,765
Posted By Norms 427
This is a good article with a very balanced and...

This is a good article with a very balanced and honest evaluation of the pros and cons of the 2014 Urals. It's worth reading to anyone thinking of joining the Ural ranks.
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2,684
Views: 419,765
Posted By Norms 427
Reliability? I've owned a bunch of m/cycles...

Reliability?

I've owned a bunch of m/cycles of many different brands and types over the span of 52 years. I'm 67 now.

And to date I have not had a single roadside breakdown or a single major...
Forum: Hacks 02-12-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,797
Posted By Norms 427
I have almost 20,000 km on my 2011 and only had a...

I have almost 20,000 km on my 2011 and only had a couple minor annoyances quickly covered under warranty.

BUT, I'd consider selling my first born to have a 2014 ... but I'm very attached to my...
Forum: Hacks 01-06-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,329
Posted By Norms 427
I have the National Cycle Plexifairing w the long...

I have the National Cycle Plexifairing w the long lower extensions. It's a very secure fit as the lower part attaches to the forks and the upper to the handlebars. I trimmed the headlight section of...
Forum: Hacks 12-24-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,986
Posted By Norms 427
Get a MONSTER SIZED Plexifairing windshield from...

Get a MONSTER SIZED Plexifairing windshield from National Cycle.

Sometimes style and comfort just don't go together … and at my advanced age I now choose comfort every time. :D
...
Forum: Hacks 12-13-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,100
Posted By Norms 427
I have 3M on the front of my shiny orange Ural...

I have 3M on the front of my shiny orange Ural sidecar and it works great … also have it on my cars. You don't need a "pattern", just a good technician who can cut the material to fit. My installer...
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,862
Posted By Norms 427
Congratulations! BTW, your local Anchorage...

Congratulations!

BTW, your local Anchorage dealer is one hell-of-a-nice-guy and he loves Urals!
Forum: Hacks 12-10-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By Norms 427
Great pictures, looks fun!

Great pictures, looks fun!
Forum: Hacks 11-21-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,246
Posted By Norms 427
Final drive improvements are good news! ...

Final drive improvements are good news!

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Hacks 11-18-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2,684
Views: 419,765
Posted By Norms 427
#9 below is the most important improvement in the...

#9 below is the most important improvement in the 2011 models. There were issues w the previous bolts backing out or breaking and the 2011 model seemed to fix that issue. Older models can be...
Forum: Hacks 11-04-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,083
Posted By Norms 427
NICE! I have 19,000 km on my 2011 orange...

NICE!

I have 19,000 km on my 2011 orange Patrol and no significant issues, even on my trip to Alaska.

ENJOY!
Forum: Hacks 07-09-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,993
Posted By Norms 427
Thanks for a great RR!!

Thanks for a great RR!!
Forum: Hacks 06-24-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2,684
Views: 419,765
Posted By Norms 427
Iiya, I agree with Mr. Cob. A couple of...

Iiya, I agree with Mr. Cob.

A couple of proverbs:

"The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about."

"There's no such thing as bad publicity except your own...
Forum: Hacks 06-14-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,133
Posted By Norms 427
Cold engines aren't suppose to start without...

Cold engines aren't suppose to start without needing enrichment of some type. If you jet your engine rich enough to need no choke to start it, then you're going to be running pig-rich after it is...
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,993
Posted By Norms 427
Sounds good, but you're welcome anytime. ...

Sounds good, but you're welcome anytime.

BTW, it seems like mid April might be a little early for heading north ... ? A friend in Anchorage says they got about 15" of snow a few days ago. Heated...
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,993
Posted By Norms 427
Take the Yamal. This trip is taylor-made for...

Take the Yamal. This trip is taylor-made for Urals. I see you're already in NE Alberta so I'd definitely go sidecar.

co_g30, if you decide to go through Spokane rather than Seattle (I-5 ugh!)...
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,993
Posted By Norms 427
I'm subscribed! I took my 2011 Patrol to AK...

I'm subscribed!

I took my 2011 Patrol to AK in summer of 2011 but I live near Spokane, WA, and that's a lot fewer miles than from AZ.

My RR is on Soviet Steeds: ...
Forum: Hacks 11-13-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,014
Posted By Norms 427
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r240/normlunt/3...

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r240/normlunt/3-1.jpg

I would never do this, but, ...
Forum: Hacks 10-19-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,942
Posted By Norms 427
My heart goes out to Michael's family and close...

My heart goes out to Michael's family and close friends. They've just begun a very long and painful journey that will strewn many more questions than answers. The tragic death of someone who dies...
Forum: Hacks 10-12-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 19,339
Posted By Norms 427
Go for it, Pete! You won't regret it. Norm

Go for it, Pete! You won't regret it.

Norm
Forum: Hacks 10-11-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,718
Posted By Norms 427
As an owner of a VMax for the past 27 years I'll...

As an owner of a VMax for the past 27 years I'll be interested in your build.
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,707
Posted By Norms 427
Beautiful! Congratulations. Go ahead, and dive...

Beautiful! Congratulations. Go ahead, and dive in ...
Forum: Hacks 08-13-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By Norms 427
Beautiful pictures! Beautiful country!

Beautiful pictures! Beautiful country!
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,884
Posted By Norms 427
BEAUTIFUL PICTURE!! I'd love to come, but...

BEAUTIFUL PICTURE!!

I'd love to come, but wife has other ideas for the w/end. Maybe next time.
Forum: Hacks 07-25-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,832
Posted By Norms 427
Video was very creative and executed beautifully!...

Video was very creative and executed beautifully! Thanks
Forum: Hacks 07-17-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 19,339
Posted By Norms 427
Orange = to be seen better. Yes, I am...

Orange = to be seen better.

Yes, I am fortunate to live so close to the 49th parallel.

The trip was a little over 10,000 km. I cruised about 55 mph on this trip, fully loaded. Top speed?...
Forum: Hacks 07-17-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 19,339
Posted By Norms 427
Someone, PLEASE STOP ME! I can't control myself...

Someone, PLEASE STOP ME! I can't control myself when it comes to pictures with my Ural!

Why you should buy a Ural? ... so you can ride it to the Yukon Territories and Alaska. That's good 'nough...
Forum: Hacks 07-16-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 19,339
Posted By Norms 427
Buy a Ural to ride to Alaska. I did. The Alaska...

Buy a Ural to ride to Alaska. I did. The Alaska Highway is made for Urals.

This is Mount Robson. Let me tell ya, it doesn't get any better than sitting on the front porch of this little cabin...
Forum: Hacks 06-24-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,074
Posted By Norms 427
When u take the valve covers off there is some...

When u take the valve covers off there is some oil inside the cover. So when u put the valve covers back on it's very easy for a few drops of oil to get on the bottom part of the gasket and then get...
Forum: Hacks 06-22-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,684
Views: 419,765
Posted By Norms 427
:beer

:beer
Forum: Hacks 06-22-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2,684
Views: 419,765
Posted By Norms 427
You might misunderstand me, no pissing contest...

You might misunderstand me, no pissing contest intended, I own both. I'm saying essentially the same thing that you're saying that all mechanical contraptions have issues at some time or other.
...
Forum: Hacks 06-22-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2,684
Views: 419,765
Posted By Norms 427
I have a 2012 BMW 1200RT and the long list of...

I have a 2012 BMW 1200RT and the long list of changes and redesigns of the FD in just the last several years is dizzying and confusing. They seem to be groping in the dark. The BMW forums discuss...
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,866
Posted By Norms 427
CNN features Ural

Golden Retriever rides in side-car - CNN.com Video

http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c2#/video/us/2012/06/19/motorcycle-owner-rides-with-dog.cnn
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,387
Posted By Norms 427
Looks like a fun day trip. Great pics in your...

Looks like a fun day trip. Great pics in your link.

Oh, and nice color for Valencia. ;)
Forum: Hacks 02-19-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,718
Posted By Norms 427
I wasn't very clear in my post, sorry. I meant...

I wasn't very clear in my post, sorry. I meant that I haven't had any electrical gremlins yet ... and since I have so much integrity (yeah, right) I should decline membership until such time arrives...
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,718
Posted By Norms 427
I'm still waiting to be initiated into the...

I'm still waiting to be initiated into the fraternity of electrical gremlins after 16,000 km. I feel left out. :cry
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,718
Posted By Norms 427
Sometimes, inspired words just tumble out of our...

Sometimes, inspired words just tumble out of our mouths ... that really is the crux of Ural ownership.

I just bought a 2012 BMW R1200RT. I love it.

But I'll never sell my Ural. I love it,...
Forum: Hacks 01-03-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,927
Posted By Norms 427
That last picture is a keeper!

That last picture is a keeper!
Forum: Hacks 12-30-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,871
Posted By Norms 427
I wanted to ride to Alaska and back. Do I go on...

I wanted to ride to Alaska and back. Do I go on my KLR 650? Or, wouldn't a Ural be far more interesting and fun?

It was
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