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Forum: Hacks 07-23-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 397,244
Posted By Wolfgang55
It all depends on how you ride your Ural

You might want to rethink that.

Warranty was declined because our GU-11 was ridden in a manner not of which Ural intended, says the Vice President Jason of Ural here in the US, at least this...
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Wolfgang55
Isn't that bolt head of a star design or torx.

Isn't that bolt head of a star design or torx.
Forum: Hacks 07-19-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6,355
Views: 2,300,942
Posted By Wolfgang55
A great post, MotoJ

Never seen so many smiles & cheer on SC together.

Must be some very happy husbands over there.:clap
Forum: Hacks 07-07-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By Wolfgang55
What bike are you mounting it on ? 20%...

What bike are you mounting it on ?

20% sounds like reality off pavement riding, the Duo 308 is a very fine tread for your #s.
Forum: Hacks 07-06-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,022
Posted By Wolfgang55
Wonder if this is going to be more extreme riding...

Wonder if this is going to be more extreme riding advertising & then void the warranty when applying for a warranty claim.

It does look like fun.
Forum: Hacks 07-02-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Wolfgang55
I think its mostly in humor & boredom.

I think its mostly in humor & boredom.
Forum: Hacks 07-01-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 45,620
Posted By Wolfgang55
Had surgery in both hands & a bone in the left...

Had surgery in both hands & a bone in the left thumb rebuilt.

Working w/ steel for decades takes a tole on the hands, especially when I'm to lazy to stop something & go get a hammer instead of...
Forum: Hacks 06-21-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By Wolfgang55
Looking back....to the cracks

Barnone, thanks for the heads up.

If the SS member goes to < CRACKED Ural > on SS, there is an entire write up of the cracking problem, plus, what & how we fabbed the fix by using stainless steel...
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By Wolfgang55
Ride value is very different

Having ridden both & buying 2 GU. The Cam is fun but quickly leaves me looking for an end to the ride. Fast it can be & very smooth but something in me craves the Ural's ride. A well set up...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-19-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,624
Views: 78,252
Posted By Wolfgang55
Have a good set of the strong special tools, not...

Have a good set of the strong special tools, not the sheet metal wrench that get bent when used often. Have no gaskets.

Have you ordered the kit yet ?

If you have the new generation KLR,...
Forum: Hacks 06-17-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6,355
Views: 2,300,942
Posted By Wolfgang55
Extra lights...extra sight

I select my extra lights based on what gives me the best DEER detection.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,451
Posted By Wolfgang55
Ride-On

I keep Ride-On in all our scoots w/ & w/o tubes.

What I like about it......as the tire wears the RO will still keep the tire smooth.
On going balancing. Tire runs cooler too.

Have use it...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,340
Posted By Wolfgang55
It's on the small size...

My Tank-Bag is a UTX-D FLEX, maybe. That's the only name I can locate & that's on the metal fancy D rings.

It actually came on the bike.
Has ''R1200GS''on the side but not BMW anywhere.
There...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,699
Posted By Wolfgang55
I have had both DL-1000 & DL-650....the GSW...

I have had both DL-1000 & DL-650....the GSW shorty w/ the fully automatic adjustable rear is by far better. But, I'm 140 lb. There could be another opinion if I were 50 or 100 lb more.

Mostly,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,459
Posted By Wolfgang55
You want a good BMW dealer, here are mine.

A major ''DITTO" here. The Eurocycles in the Tampa area is w/o a doubt one of the very best dealers of BMW I have ever done business with.

I spent a lot of my time in Jax, FL & now we have a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,991
Posted By Wolfgang55
Isn't this a matter w/ ethanol gasoline only ?

Isn't this a matter w/ ethanol gasoline only ?
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,196
Views: 539,521
Posted By Wolfgang55
Was your DL-1000 bought new or used ? I ask...

Was your DL-1000 bought new or used ?
I ask because some of the guys up grade the w/ ''power commander'' & different injectors, etc. I think the first year had a clutch basket issue also.
...
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Wolfgang55
Are you having some issue w/ yours ? ...

Are you having some issue w/ yours ?

Whatever you attempt, don't try to drive it on pavement while ''testing ?

Most Urals have a center stand. Put bike on center stand & the sidecar is light...
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3,196
Views: 539,521
Posted By Wolfgang55
The really neat thing about the DL-1000 is the...

The really neat thing about the DL-1000 is the chain & sprockets.
You can gear that thing any way you want & change the primary up or down very quickly, if you really want the super low.
Both...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,795
Posted By Wolfgang55
No matter the color

Nice job....now when does the pin strip go on ?
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,642
Posted By Wolfgang55
Cracks are not all the same

Noticed the term ''limited problem'', there maybe some merit to this but this is a very possible deadly problem.
Having cracks in a wheel/rim is down right dangerous.

It's not like having...
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,628
Posted By Wolfgang55
This is a very neat job...well done.

This is a very neat job...well done.
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,038
Posted By Wolfgang55
Let's ride

If any of you gents get to NM or New Mexico as spoken in polite conversation.

I would be most honored to lead you through some purely neat canyons.
But wait, you would then be killing your...
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,483
Posted By Wolfgang55
Is there a group that does this MDA ride in...

Is there a group that does this MDA ride in Atlanta, GA ?
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By Wolfgang55
911 or AAA

Vut vere des guys.....AAA of autobond

That guy sure looks serious...but nice coat.
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,038
Posted By Wolfgang55
'' keep your word, no excuses ''

nbsdave, I really like what you have at the bottom of each of your postings.



I understand you loyalty to Ural. I cannot ever see myself w/o a Ural.

But it is a...
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,038
Posted By Wolfgang55
This is simple guys

We had cracks under the spot light forming & they started to run out ward.

This is not unlike what was happening to many who ride their GUs off pavement & on old unkept rocky roads, etc.

Our...
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,192
Posted By Wolfgang55
I have read, years ago, so I am more than likely...

I have read, years ago, so I am more than likely incorrect about the %.
The front brakes are about 80% & the rear brakes offer 20% of the stopping power.

Is there such a formula for adding a...
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,038
Posted By Wolfgang55
OK PLEASE, help me & others to better understand...

OK PLEASE, help me & others to better understand how my ''BRO'' & I could be rougher on our GU than Mr Cobb. Or for that matter anyone else who enjoys riding in the NM desert & Gila National...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12,759
Views: 1,214,805
Posted By Wolfgang55
Sorry for the title of New ''coos'' forgot to...

Sorry for the title of New ''coos'' forgot to disarm my spell check :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12,759
Views: 1,214,805
Posted By Wolfgang55
New ''coos''

I have done dozens of ''doo" replacements for brother & one sister KLR riders.
What I have found in the new generations is that the tension spring is near useless.
The biggest change noted by...
Forum: Hacks 06-04-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,038
Posted By Wolfgang55
I'll be looking forward to what he has to say...

I'll be looking forward to what he has to say about the 14.

The 14 is not perfect, but for some it seems to be near the limit of completion.

Now if only Ural's upper U.S. management would be...
Forum: Hacks 05-30-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,018
Posted By Wolfgang55
There is an older fuel called NON...

There is an older fuel called NON Ethanol....remember that stuff.
Has a strange characteristic of not separating over long periods of rest. I wonder why!?!?

I still use the NON Ethanol & when...
Forum: Hack Vendors 05-29-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,251
Posted By Wolfgang55
Is that turn signal on the front & rear of the...

Is that turn signal on the front & rear of the fender ?
Forum: Hacks 05-17-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3,196
Views: 539,521
Posted By Wolfgang55
No mistake just a concerned DRZ owner

NO, he just thought one of us Ural owners might need a ride home:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,683
Posted By Wolfgang55
Our family has the 13 & 14 GSWs. There is some...

Our family has the 13 & 14 GSWs.
There is some difference between the two. Less vibration through the foot pegs on the 14. But both start instantly cold or hot.

Better light on the 14 w/...
Forum: Hacks 05-14-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2,627
Views: 397,244
Posted By Wolfgang55
Strange but true.....we have both type of...

Strange but true.....we have both type of sidecars

First used is the Ural & then we have the ''other''.

Grand kids 100% of the time pile into the Urals. :deal
Maybe they're just jaded...
Forum: Hack Vendors 05-13-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 711
Posted By Wolfgang55
Common goal

Jay, do you think there could be a common standard in some of the side car parts?

It seems to me that the USA SC builders are few & most of the time share the same language. Not talking about...
Forum: Hacks 05-12-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By Wolfgang55
Neat looking package

I think our Carson is in love seeing Maggie.

We too understand the need to keep our Labs comfortable.
They (dogs) will go a long ways for us, w/ a good level of padding.

Your back racks look...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 291,488
Posted By Wolfgang55
I would doubt that the coolant is water but...

I would doubt that the coolant is water but closer to 50%.
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