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Forum: Hacks 06-19-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,076
Posted By vetsurginc
???

Maybe I missed something but why not check in with DMC or Freedom for the adapted rims they have to run car tires. Not cheap, but safe.

Apologies if this was already discussed.
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By vetsurginc
I'm a Ural and BMW RT owner. +1 on the Ural...

I'm a Ural and BMW RT owner. +1 on the Ural being more work. BUT, with the RT I'm sitting so still my back gets crampy and I end up doing stretches and wiggles.:rilla

On the Ural I'm working...
Forum: Hacks 05-24-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,502
Posted By vetsurginc
For my Ural, the setup is to get the hack frame...

For my Ural, the setup is to get the hack frame level, with the tug having a 2-3 degree leanout. The leanout was supposed to set you level when the tug is riding the crown of the road. Of course in...
Forum: Hacks 05-05-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By vetsurginc
The usual is to get the bike mounts specific for...

The usual is to get the bike mounts specific for your tug. Since Velorex is still around, it may not be a big deal. www.velorexusa.com. Also you could check in with dmcsidecars.com for help and...
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,418
Posted By vetsurginc
:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl Couldn't even read to...

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

Couldn't even read to the end of the thread to see the other responses. Maybe the pre-2007 bikes had some issues (but recognize that with the supplied tool kit, a scissor...
Forum: Hacks 11-17-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 400,955
Posted By vetsurginc
Mine is over 20,00km now and no major problems. ...

Mine is over 20,00km now and no major problems. I service at 2500k intervals as recommended. Battery still original and in good shape thanks to huge alternator output. You also have to like travel...
Forum: Hacks 10-29-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,286
Posted By vetsurginc
Congrats! It's a beauty :clap I've got...

Congrats! It's a beauty :clap

I've got 20,000+ k on mine now and yah, the grins just don't stop.

If you haven't yet, you might want to get David Hough's book on how to ride a sidecar...
Forum: Hacks 10-29-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,055
Posted By vetsurginc
CONTRATULATIONS! :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

CONTRATULATIONS!
:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Hacks 10-29-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,927
Posted By vetsurginc
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Vendors 10-12-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 227,237
Posted By vetsurginc
Yes!! :lol3

Yes!! :lol3
Forum: Hacks 10-10-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,055
Posted By vetsurginc
:clapNice rig. Orange is good for visibility . ...

:clapNice rig. Orange is good for visibility .

i've got 20,078 km on mine (2011 GU) and no problems. Just keep changing the oil and tires as needed. Rode it from West Palm Beach, FL to...
Forum: Hacks 09-19-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By vetsurginc
Might want to take a trip over to the...

Might want to take a trip over to the SovietSteeds.com site. there is a chart in the Modifications and Accessories folder. Available tyres and sources as well as prices in US $.
Forum: Hacks 09-12-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,958
Posted By vetsurginc
Hi! Hanni is a retread of course. Taken from...

Hi!
Hanni is a retread of course. Taken from his first family where he lost his eye to beatings. Next home was 6 years before an encounter with a new dog. Came to us just before Christmas -...
Forum: Hacks 09-12-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,598
Posted By vetsurginc
Keep ridin' central FL and you should see some...

Keep ridin' central FL and you should see some :clap

If ya get a chance to make it to Holopaw Gene's Ural rally in November you will meet a bunch.

If you haven't checked out SovietSteeds.com...
Forum: Hacks 09-10-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,958
Posted By vetsurginc
Hannity didn't like them first time, but then...

Hannity didn't like them first time, but then discovered he could put his head in the wind and still see... Only has one eye so have to protect it!
...
Forum: Hacks 08-22-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,228
Posted By vetsurginc
Time for another small drift :evil Saw the...

Time for another small drift :evil

Saw the swaybar on Claude's site (looked suspiciously like a Ural muffler there) and I'm still wondering if that concept would apply to the two wheel drive...
Forum: Hacks 08-18-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 23,668
Posted By vetsurginc
What I'd love to see is a disc brake upgrade kit...

What I'd love to see is a disc brake upgrade kit for the older (like 2010 on) bikes. I'm happy with my engine, but a brake upgrade I would do in a minute!
Forum: Hacks 08-18-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,006
Posted By vetsurginc
Congrats on the trip! Glad the dealer was able...

Congrats on the trip! Glad the dealer was able to get things straight for you. Urals are much happier jetted rich than lean (which doesn't help already challenged MPG - which is why I've got two...
Forum: Hacks 08-18-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,228
Posted By vetsurginc
Interesting thread and answering some questions I...

Interesting thread and answering some questions I had. I'm running a 2011 GearUp Ural 2wd with disc front, drum rear and sidecar. Considering the overall need for an effective anchor when stopping...
Forum: Hacks 07-18-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,395
Posted By vetsurginc
So the question we who didn't go, how's the...

So the question we who didn't go, how's the weather this year.

I was looking at crossing the whole country from south florida, right through the fires and 100+ temps, and decided that was more...
Forum: Hacks 07-13-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,111
Posted By vetsurginc
Or ride it for 100km in a frog-drowner :D Did...

Or ride it for 100km in a frog-drowner :D Did that coming home from RA rally. Even blasted my riding pants nice and clean!
Forum: Hacks 07-02-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,111
Posted By vetsurginc
came back after 10 years off, and my first left...

came back after 10 years off, and my first left turn almost turned into a right, even though I kept repeating "drive don't countersteer":huh

Even though you don't have two wheel drive you do have...
Forum: Hacks 07-02-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By vetsurginc
Maybe they should consider bringing it to Ural...

Maybe they should consider bringing it to Ural West! I'm sure a bunch of us would want to make the pilgrimage to Washington state. :ricky
Forum: Hacks 07-02-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 400,955
Posted By vetsurginc
And your right. They do like to run, not sit. ...

And your right. They do like to run, not sit. I'm fortunate that I can get straight fuel locally and the bike loves it. Had my GearUp for a year now and no carb problems or water problems (as in...
Forum: Hacks 06-08-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,423
Posted By vetsurginc
+1 on that.

+1 on that.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-08-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By vetsurginc
Been using mine with the seurity screw. I don't...

Been using mine with the seurity screw. I don't have a thumbscrew setup as I use it on the road, and don't worry when I'm in for lunch or quick stops. So far no problems.
Forum: Hacks 06-07-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,423
Posted By vetsurginc
2011 Ural GearUp with 14,000+km and love it. I...

2011 Ural GearUp with 14,000+km and love it. I ride on I-95 and the Florida turnpike wihtout worries, 60-65mph is enough and other than a decrease of gas mileage, no problems. The Ural (and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-06-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By vetsurginc
:clap Success at last. Transfered maps tracks...

:clap Success at last. Transfered maps tracks and routes to the laptop!

Thanks for the hand holding:bow
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-05-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By vetsurginc
Joys of being slow. I'm still running 10.6.8 on...

Joys of being slow. I'm still running 10.6.8 on the iMac I use for the Garmin. So found the library with no problem, but low and behold, no Garmin librar under the Application Support branch. In...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-03-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By vetsurginc
Thanks for the tips. I didn't know about the...

Thanks for the tips. I didn't know about the library visible thing. I'll give that a shot tomorrow.

Yah. If I had my Zumo it would be easy to redo the update/download. But Garmin hasn't sent...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-03-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By vetsurginc
Eek Garmin Map Transfer?

I looked hard for the answer, but my situation may be unique.

I've a 2005 Garmin Zmuo 550 and have signed up for the lifetime city navigator. Last time I updated maps the site indicated my 2GB...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-01-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 18,752
Posted By vetsurginc
First, thank you for the great instructions. ...

First, thank you for the great instructions. I've got the newest Basecamp (but not the beta which I tried and found way to easy to lock up) and it did accept the track nicely.

However when I...
Forum: Hacks 05-31-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 300,458
Posted By vetsurginc
The doggles may change her mind. Hannity didnt...

The doggles may change her mind. Hannity didnt like them being put on, but the first ride with them he was suddenly up in the wind, leaning from behind the windshield (when it's on) or just leaning...
Forum: Hacks 05-27-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By vetsurginc
I don't think you want the car pressure real high...

I don't think you want the car pressure real high - more bounce after impact especially off road. I've read posts on Soviet Steeds that having a high front tire pressure makes the steering much less...
Forum: Hacks 05-26-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By vetsurginc
For a recent Ural running Duro's recommendation...

For a recent Ural running Duro's recommendation is 32 psi front, 30 psi sidecar, 40-42 psi on pusher: at least that's what Gene at Holopaw says. The first two are well within the tires listed...
Forum: Hacks 05-26-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 36,247
Posted By vetsurginc
Alternate paint job!

Seen at the Riding Into History show:

http://vetsurgpics.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ural-stuff/i-4tV2Cqg/0/M/IMG_0261-M.jpg
...
Forum: Hacks 05-25-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 36,247
Posted By vetsurginc
Now that deserves a seatbelt:photog

Now that deserves a seatbelt:photog
Forum: Hacks 05-21-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 36,247
Posted By vetsurginc
The car was what I was thinking as the alternate...

The car was what I was thinking as the alternate with the helmet mount. I may have trouble with the suction cup as I have the camo/matt finish and my Zumo mount is not happy with that.

Thanks for...
Forum: Hacks 05-21-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 36,247
Posted By vetsurginc
Question Mounts for GoPro?

I was wondering what mount has worked well on a Ural. I'm planning to add a videocam and while a helmet mount would probably offer the best steady shot, mounting on the car would be a good...
Forum: Hacks 05-16-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 300,458
Posted By vetsurginc
Hannity lost his eye at 6 months from beatings by...

Hannity lost his eye at 6 months from beatings by his original owners. He's now 7.5 and doing great. He will occasionally turn left into something (not hard - he''s learned) and sometimes misjudges...
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