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Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,744
Posted By SamM
After crashing my 2009 Ural Gear-Up Sahara in...

After crashing my 2009 Ural Gear-Up Sahara in April 2013, I have decided to stop riding street-bikes and dual-sport motorcycles. My body just couldn't take anymore. A new Rokon Trailbreaker will now...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 68,534
Posted By SamM
Thanks guys! As I said, I still have the...

Thanks guys!

As I said, I still have the KLR and all the required Versys parts. My thought was to put the Versys engine into a stock KLR frame. There are a couple of problems with that. It's a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 68,534
Posted By SamM
Well, in August I turned 50. I'm just done with...

Well, in August I turned 50. I'm just done with street riding. I've lost my taste for it. Many of my riding buddies have also stopped riding. A couple of them stopped riding just after my crash,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 68,534
Posted By SamM
Ok, here is the final installment to this thread....

Ok, here is the final installment to this thread. I hope this explains everything that has happened.

Yes, I did decide to modify this bike to use a KLE650 Versys engine. It's sitting in my shop...
Forum: EMEA 12-06-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,309
Posted By SamM
I wish you the best on your trip. Recently sat on...

I wish you the best on your trip. Recently sat on a GROM at a local Honda dealership and just didn't want to get off it. My buddy asked me, why would you want something like that? I'm not really...
Forum: Hacks 08-02-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
Just picked up my new Sahara

Just picked up my new 2013 Jeep Sahara MOAB. Spent all my Rokon money on it, so I'm starting from scratch to save for the Rokon Trailbreaker. The new Sahara has all the bells and whistles. I had to...
Forum: Hacks 06-06-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
I'm seriously thinking about it. Another thought...

I'm seriously thinking about it. Another thought is to put my 2005 KTM 950 Adventure back together, it doesn't need much, and add a sidecar to it. Where I went wrong with the Sahara is not adding any...
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
Almost forgot! I'm on crutches now and walking...

Almost forgot! I'm on crutches now and walking with a full leg brace on my left leg. Shhh, don't tell my doctors. I'm not supposed to put weight on the leg yet! lol

SamM
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
Very nice Van! Why the black wheel on the...

Very nice Van! Why the black wheel on the sidecar? Glad you're liking the Sahara. I sure do miss it. I'm considering buying a new one! Shhh, don't tell my wife!

SamM
Forum: Hacks 05-22-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
My wife is really wanting me to wait until I'm...

My wife is really wanting me to wait until I'm healed up to get the Rokon. Honestly, I couldn't ride it now anyway. The fixator is still on my leg. It won't be removed until May 30th. The doctors...
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
I really like the Rokon Trail-Breaker in OD...

I really like the Rokon Trail-Breaker in OD Green. Last Friday, I talked to Tom Blais, the President of Rokon. He took my information and sent me a quote for my new Trail-Breaker. I'll probably order...
Forum: Hacks 05-14-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
At this point in my life, the Rokon Trail-Breaker...

At this point in my life, the Rokon Trail-Breaker is looking good to me. It lets me keep riding motorcycles, albeit off-road but still riding. My Triumph TR6 and KLX250S are for sale again. Those...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-12-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 62,827
Posted By SamM
Rick built a custom shock for my '09 KLX250S...

Rick built a custom shock for my '09 KLX250S using a KLX250SF shock as the basis. It works very well. I also had the first CD MOAB long travel shock for my '08 KLR. He does an great job, no matter...
Forum: Hacks 05-10-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
Van, Please post pictures! I'd love to see the...

Van,
Please post pictures! I'd love to see the bike!

My buddy has decided not to purchase my 2009 Kawasaki KLX250S. I have decided to keep the bike and upgrade it a little more. It already has...
Forum: Hacks 05-07-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
Van arrived early this morning. He is now the new...

Van arrived early this morning. He is now the new owner of a lightly crashed 2009 Ural Gear-Up Sahara. I am very happy and he also seemed very happy with the deal. He has some great plans for the...
Forum: Hacks 05-06-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
Hey Van, Sounds great! SamM

Hey Van,
Sounds great!

SamM
Forum: Hacks 05-06-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
The URAL was my last chance at riding motorcycles...

The URAL was my last chance at riding motorcycles and quite frankly, I blew it. The worst part is that I'm still not sure what I did wrong. The impact was at about 5mph. The guardrail grabbed me and...
Forum: Hacks 05-05-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
I've got until May 30th until they take the...

I've got until May 30th until they take the fixture off my left leg. Then, I go into a full leg brace for rehab.

It's doubtful that I will ever ride streetbikes again. This was my last shot and I...
Forum: Hacks 05-05-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
The Can-Am is great. I've ridden them and love...

The Can-Am is great. I've ridden them and love them but I'm not sure I can spend that much.

The URAL has been sold!

Sam M
Forum: Hacks 05-05-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
I have decided to sell the URAL Sahara. I'll take...

I have decided to sell the URAL Sahara. I'll take $6500 as is. It needs very little. Turn signals, a couple of shocks and a little bodywork. I have two spare shocks that just need rebuilt, so it...
Forum: Hacks 05-04-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
Amen brother! Iron Man riding suit. I may need to...

Amen brother! Iron Man riding suit. I may need to start working on that in my garage.

SamM
Forum: Hacks 05-04-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
Thanks guys! The family is taking me out...

Thanks guys!

The family is taking me out today. I may get to see Iron Man 3. Cabin fever has a good grip on me right now. I need some fresh air. It's bath time now. Oh, honey! lol
Forum: Hacks 05-03-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
Thanks windmill! I feel kinda stupid that it...

Thanks windmill!

I feel kinda stupid that it happened. It was so quick that I'm not sure I could have stopped it. At this point, I'm just happy to be here! My family is grateful to have me and...
Forum: Hacks 04-28-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
Me too,

Me too,
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
I think that I should have put ballast in the...

I think that I should have put ballast in the sidecar. There was a sharp, steep, uphill right hand turn that I was negotiating, the sidecar wheel lifted and I turned left to bring the wheel down. I...
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
Hey guys! Just wanted to report that I am find...

Hey guys! Just wanted to report that I am find and so is the bike. On the 16th, I had a very bad crash and have just spent 8 days in the hospital. I was in ICU 4 days. Yep, got the helicopter ride...
Forum: Hacks 04-09-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
Adding a Trail Tech Vapor may be the way that I...

Adding a Trail Tech Vapor may be the way that I go. I already have one that will work. However, it's unacceptable to have the original speedometer mounted on the bike and not working. It would have...
Forum: Hacks 04-08-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
I am experiencing a small problem with the...

I am experiencing a small problem with the Sahara. A few days ago, a couple of buddies and I replaced the speedometer drive gear. The new gear was purchased from Heindl Engr. a few weeks ago. The PO...
Forum: Hacks 04-07-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
This bike is really a blast. I've been riding it...

This bike is really a blast. I've been riding it for the last few days and I'm starting to get the hang of it. I'm not getting arrogant though. It's different and lots of fun! The UDF is something...
Forum: Hacks 04-05-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
It's a good thing the Sahara looks good dirty....

It's a good thing the Sahara looks good dirty. Mine is going to be dirty most of the time, due to me living on a gravel road. I finally got all my paperwork done today. Long story! Anyway, I optioned...
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
Thanks! The Ural is great. It's much different...

Thanks! The Ural is great. It's much different than anything else I have ever ridden. I'm learning though.
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
Wow, has that been restored? Mine is a PA car....

Wow, has that been restored? Mine is a PA car. She needs a lot of work. Your car is beautiful. Very nice!

SamM
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
Thanks Jim! Sounds like you are doing well too. I...

Thanks Jim! Sounds like you are doing well too. I love the Ural! The weather is starting to break here and the snow is melting. Plan to get the new air horns, carb mounts and bar risers installed...
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
Just picked up a new project car to park next to...

Just picked up a new project car to park next to the Ural Gear-Up. It's a 1972 Truimph TR6. This car is unmolested and has 68K original miles. She needs a complete restoration but is complete. It has...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,654
Posted By SamM
This bike has been sold to a buddy. I loved it...

This bike has been sold to a buddy. I loved it but it had to go.
Forum: Hacks 03-10-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
Just a small update on the bike. On Friday, I...

Just a small update on the bike. On Friday, I went with my buddy Hugh to Indiana to buy a Suzuki Samurai. He's been wanting a new project. On the way back, we stopped by Heindl Engr. and I bought...
Forum: Hacks 03-09-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
Shane, Good to hear from you! Hope you have...

Shane,
Good to hear from you! Hope you have been doing well! I love the URAL. Been wanting one since the mid 90's and finally got a good one. I'd love to get together for a ride in Ten. We did the...
Forum: Hacks 03-03-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
Thanks everyone! I love the new rig. Haven't been...

Thanks everyone! I love the new rig. Haven't been riding as I still need to get it legal. That will be taken care of this week. Can't wait to get out there and put some miles on the Sahara. I'm...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
The bag did not come with the rig. We negotiated...

The bag did not come with the rig. We negotiated on the price a little, so he didn't include it. I was going to buy the bag once I got there but he had already sold. The pictures that I posted were...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,159
Posted By SamM
My cardiac doctors feel that motorcycles are...

My cardiac doctors feel that motorcycles are dangerous. No way! Why didn't I get that memo? Anyway, in Oct the main guy sat me down and said that it was time for me to seriously consider giving them...
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