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Forum: Australia 03-21-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 12,253
Posted By UralNorm
.......... and lots of Vodka!

.......... and lots of Vodka!
Forum: Australia 03-05-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 12,253
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, 04:42 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 12,253
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, 12:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,206
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 02-02-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,517
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, 02:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,144
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, 02:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,889
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, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,930
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, 12:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,555
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, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,555
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, 01:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,213
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, 08:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,517
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, 01:29 AM
Replies: 2,603
Views: 388,963
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, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2,603
Views: 388,963
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, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,603
Views: 388,963
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, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,259
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, 02:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,669
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, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,276
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, 04:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,669
Posted By UralNorm
Congratulations, who are you buying it through?

Congratulations, who are you buying it through?
Forum: Hacks 09-01-2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,669
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, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,276
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, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,276
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, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,276
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, 12:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,276
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 08-04-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,188
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, 01:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,472
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, 02:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,927
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, 07:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,927
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, 07:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,567
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, 07:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,567
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...
Forum: Hacks 04-04-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,707
Posted By UralNorm
A guy from Ipswich spent a few days riding with a...

A guy from Ipswich spent a few days riding with a buch of us on new Urals. Whilst his 1970 CJ was slower, it was surprisingly capable. Dirt roads, river crossings, all no problem. The same guy,...
Forum: Hacks 04-04-2012, 03:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,567
Posted By UralNorm
Congratulations on your purchase. The paint job...

Congratulations on your purchase. The paint job is terrific and it certainly is a one off. I was luck enough to obtain it's original stainless mufflers and the bench seat. Happy riding


Norm
09...
Forum: Hacks 04-04-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,707
Posted By UralNorm
Looks like a Chinese Chang Jaing (often referred...

Looks like a Chinese Chang Jaing (often referred to as a CJ). The original sidevalve models were exact copies of the 1941 Ural , itself an exact copy of the 1937 BMW R71


Norm
09 Ural Tourist...
Forum: Hacks 03-06-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,088
Posted By UralNorm
A Ural rider in Albury has a spare Ural sidecar...

A Ural rider in Albury has a spare Ural sidecar body, and he is looking to sell it. PM me if your interested and I will forward his contact details
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