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Forum: Racing 02-04-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 36,034
Posted By The Rat
Yup, that's my ass! Not even a bruise from THAT...

Yup, that's my ass! Not even a bruise from THAT spill! :clap

Just ride it have a ball! I'll be there as a volunteer this year:freaky
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,520
Posted By The Rat
Well....

I have to disagree with the "owners don't know what they are doing" line. Bad heat treated pushrods, bad main bearing eating itself at 3k miles... The failures I know of are quality related.
...
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 431,740
Posted By The Rat
And

I've been dealing with Jason. I got to tell you, with this clutch and now the engine rebuild, he's been 100% standup kinda guy. Props where props are due. Now, as always, YMMV...
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 431,740
Posted By The Rat
Eek Hmmmm

What Ural lacks in quality, they do make up in honoring the warranty. Turns out, bad main bearing, they did a 100% rebuild (with a new crank) AND new pistons, cylinders, oil pump. PLUS reset my...
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,520
Posted By The Rat
Yes, the stopping part is a joke. A lot of them...

Yes, the stopping part is a joke. A lot of them don't need any brakes at all.

Emission standards are brutal world wide. Yes, FI is much easier to maintain consistent emissions. At some point,...
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,520
Posted By The Rat
:knary:knary:knary. With Ural's quality control,...

:knary:knary:knary. With Ural's quality control, making the bike more complex (add at least $1,500 to the base price...) should work well. Remember, FI means a fuel pump and a 'black box', sensors,...
Forum: Hacks 08-04-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,444
Posted By The Rat
Eek Sorted out?

A new 2012 Patrol at 5,000km the friction material failed in the clutch, jammed the bike in gear, a month in the shop for the 'new improved clutch'. At 5,300km the engine filled the valve covers with...
Forum: Hacks 07-31-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 431,740
Posted By The Rat
LOL.... This is great. (I haven't logged on for...

LOL.... This is great. (I haven't logged on for awhile) Yes, no shit, my Ural is at Frontline Eurosports in Salem Va. It's the green Patrol with the blown engine (not the green Gear Up with the...
Forum: Hacks 07-27-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 431,740
Posted By The Rat
Yeah, my Ural would truck along at 65 (GPS) with...

Yeah, my Ural would truck along at 65 (GPS) with no problem. I have a CHT gauge on it. Push it any harder and the temps go up quickly. In all seriousness, I think the Ural is a safe machine. The...
Forum: Hacks 07-26-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 431,740
Posted By The Rat
Well shit the bed....

...and call me stinky!
NOW, I'm REALLY pissed off! If everyone thinks my Ural is unsafe, it must be normal for Urals to go over 65? Wow, mine is REALLY a POS!

I don't like to brag, but.....my...
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 431,740
Posted By The Rat
Wow, didn't see my opinion as "universal facts"....

Wow, didn't see my opinion as "universal facts". I guess some people can't read ...now the physics of a sidecar being unstable....well, those are laws (I didn't make those up, I just follow them) you...
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 431,740
Posted By The Rat
Well....silly me....

I thought this thread was to provide real world experiences about Ural ownership thus allowing people looking to purchase a Ural to make an informed purchase. I have provided my information. Little...
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 431,740
Posted By The Rat
Actually... Statistically sidecars are in less...

Actually... Statistically sidecars are in less accidents. (Which, if you understand statistics, doesn't mean they are safer!) Is it because they are safer? Or, are they usually owned by more...
Forum: Hacks 07-23-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 431,740
Posted By The Rat
Well sure....when you put the sidecar on the...

Well sure....when you put the sidecar on the WRONG side...all the laws of physics are void!:rofl:D:rofl
Forum: Hacks 07-23-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 431,740
Posted By The Rat
Let me see....

The layout of any sidecar is unstable, a compromise in every direction. Although getting a hack to 70 or 75 is easy (well on my Triumph Sprint rig it was) any emergency braking or an emergency...
Forum: Hacks 07-23-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 431,740
Posted By The Rat
Perfect rig

The KLR rigs are great, I've had 6 hacks and I think going over 65 is inherently unsafe. The KLR would be a great setup.
If I had my money back, I'd get a BMW R1150GS (adv if the price was right)...
Forum: Hacks 07-23-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 431,740
Posted By The Rat
CASH money? Hmmmmm...... Oh, buyer beware... MY...

CASH money? Hmmmmm...... Oh, buyer beware... MY Ural had NONE of the splines lubed when it was built. Found that at the clutch replacement. 100% dry, every one of them.... I'm sure I have the ONLY...
Forum: Hacks 07-23-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 431,740
Posted By The Rat
Pissed "Get use to it" Lets see, I've owned over 150...

"Get use to it"
Lets see, I've owned over 150 cars, over 30 motorcycles, 4 aircraft, countless boats, antique tractors....I MIGHT know a little something about wrenching on running creatures... And...
Forum: Hacks 07-23-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 431,740
Posted By The Rat
Yeah, tis the season, 3 weeks wait to get into...

Yeah, tis the season, 3 weeks wait to get into ANY dealer (if you can find one that WILL do Ural warranty work!). If you MUST buy a Ural, plan on a WIDE trailer and find a dealer that will do the...
Forum: Hacks 07-22-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 431,740
Posted By The Rat
I shoulda listened....

My 2012 Patrol has 5,000km on it. I've had fatal clutch friction plate failure (a 12 mile tow out of the Jefferson Nat forest) and 30 days in the shop. Just got it back, did about 300 miles and MAJOR...
Forum: Racing 03-04-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 859
Views: 60,563
Posted By The Rat
Great Time!

Another great Rally by Anders, Amy, et al.... The 30 sec starts rushed the starts, but made for some fun bike to bike racing. Just a very well run event.
PhotoMD, bike #129 black DR.
Forum: Racing 02-28-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 859
Views: 60,563
Posted By The Rat
Repacking...

Sounds like all the spare parts for the DR650RR I'll ever need are showing up! No need to pack spares now......more room for PBR! Glad you guys are coming down! :clap
Forum: Racing 12-23-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 28,134
Posted By The Rat
LOL, 100 miles is the range on the HP2 :deal...

LOL, 100 miles is the range on the HP2 :deal figured aux gas would be needed either way. Lord knows, easier to carry spare fuel in the Ural...
Forum: Racing 12-23-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 28,134
Posted By The Rat
To Ural or not to Ural...

OK, still a long way off...but.... I'm registered with my HP2 Enduro, fully capable with some extra fuel packs... Here's the question, without any thought of being competitive, the goal would be...
Forum: Hacks 11-27-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,076
Posted By The Rat
Yup, that's his cane. You should have seen...

Yup, that's his cane. You should have seen people's faces when he parked and walked away with his cane!:lol3
Forum: Hacks 11-25-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,076
Posted By The Rat
Just do it!

I've had an M72 (restored, too damn slow, but cool!) and a '98 650 Ural. The brakes were borderline unsafe fully loaded, but after sorting out the bike, it was rock solid. Like a fool, I sold it. One...
Forum: Racing 02-07-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 625
Views: 52,185
Posted By The Rat
Laugh If you're thinking about it...

I can't say it enough, you NEED to go to this race next year! If you kicked around the idea, make a commitment now. Anders and the crew run a first class event. Every aspect of it is a ball. The...
Forum: Racing 01-30-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 52,185
Posted By The Rat
81 has blasting south bound only at 10:00 am....

81 has blasting south bound only at 10:00 am. They close 81 until the blasting is over. This is south of Roanoke. I95 sucks around DC (total crap shoot) take I295 around Richmond, light traffic. ...
Forum: Racing 01-19-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 625
Views: 52,185
Posted By The Rat
I hope y'all keep the hibachi on the far end of...

I hope y'all keep the hibachi on the far end of the parking lot. The heat makes my HP2 duct tape all sticky. (don't want to get that goop on my Tractor Supply riding gloves)
Forum: Racing 01-11-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 52,185
Posted By The Rat
By the way, I have a PHD in dirt bike...

By the way, I have a PHD in dirt bike accessories, so please don't doubt my prowess:deal[/QUOTE]

Dr. Dirt Bike, I have a PHD in ghetto, I'd duct tape 4 Pep Boys marker lights on an HP2 before I'll...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 625
Views: 52,185
Posted By The Rat
Keeping repair cost low...

In order to minimize replacement parts required... After tech inspection, does anyone pull their mirrors and turn signals stalks? These don't really impact race safety and I figure any LEO will be...
Forum: Racing 12-22-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 625
Views: 52,185
Posted By The Rat
Tech inspection

Don't sweat the tech inspection. It is much like a LEO inspecting your bike. The obvious, brake light, turn signals, plate, etc. Much less of an inspection than a track day. No obvious defects in...
Forum: Racing 11-30-2011, 03:27 AM
Replies: 625
Views: 52,185
Posted By The Rat
Problem solved!

Turns out my R1100GS from last year had some type of unreapairable flaw. The darn thing kept falling over in the sand. So I sold it. (and bought a HP2):clap

I'm in this year with the KLX, can't...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,670
Posted By The Rat
Now THAT is a ride!

:lurk:lurk
Forum: Racing 02-11-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 53,901
Posted By The Rat
Keep winning and the lucrative RallyMoto prize...

Keep winning and the lucrative RallyMoto prize money should keep the stable full. Not to mention to Rally groupies! :rofl
Forum: Racing 02-09-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 53,901
Posted By The Rat
Holy Crap!

Dave J =Combustion Cycles =the FrankenAlp!
I a ran the transit out of the Service with you, glad I didn't know that, I lurked on your website (Dave isn't your run of the mill fabracator) love your...
Forum: Racing 02-08-2011, 02:12 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 53,901
Posted By The Rat
Laugh A big thank you to Anders, Amy, the volunteers...

A big thank you to Anders, Amy, the volunteers (the girl that was shivering at the start SS5 trying to fill out my time card ) and especially the Combo car (truck) guys that helped pick up old one...
Forum: Racing 02-07-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 53,901
Posted By The Rat
Yep, the only unscathed part! Ivan, I may need...

Yep, the only unscathed part! Ivan, I may need your electrical tape repair methods on the entire bike. Your turn signal repair survived numerous biffs! :clap
Forum: Racing 02-07-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 53,901
Posted By The Rat
Holy Crap!

Things learned at Sandblast Rally 2011

1. The BMW R1100GS will handle 98% of the course at the rally, the other 2% hurts like hell ..
2. There is sufficient time before impact to think "hmmm, so...
Forum: Racing 01-29-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 53,901
Posted By The Rat
"Wash-n-Wax

I know, I know..... but my corporate sponsors have certain "appearance" requirements! That also explains why, with my ever so limited skills, I am campaigning the bike .... "Eye Candy"!:rofl
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