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Old 07-17-2012, 07:32 AM   #91
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A personal bank loan or LOC will finance whatever you want it to, and the rate is better...
My Credit Union begs to loan me money. Screw those too big to fail banks!
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:02 AM   #92
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That orange is sharp.

How many miles that Alaska trip was?

Top speed?

I see you were coming from Wash. and not deeper into the states, but still a significant undertaking, right?

Cool beans.

I guess the other way to look at the 1wd vs. 2wd could be like with trucks-- it will always be worth more in the end, or someday when you trade again, sell, etc. A rusty 4 x 4 truck always brings more than a similar rusty 2 wheel drive..
Orange = to be seen better.

Yes, I am fortunate to live so close to the 49th parallel.

The trip was a little over 10,000 km. I cruised about 55 mph on this trip, fully loaded. Top speed? ...

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Old 07-17-2012, 05:44 PM   #93
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Our "T" was purchased to let our 80 pound chocolate "lab" Brutus join our motorcycling adventures. What a great choice the Ural was. We just returned from some of the finest motorcycling in the country on Michigans far north U.P. Brutus and his Ural continue to bring smiles to everybody's face but mostly to his. Make no mistake it is his motorcycle. Reason enough for me to buy a Ural.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:30 PM   #94
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You get laid more with a Ural...
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:36 PM   #95
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:49 AM   #96
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I have a Patrol w/2 wheel drive. There is a road near me with multiple water crossing in the 3-6" range. I only switch it into 2WD when there have been heavy rains and 3-6" turns into more like 6-10". I'm pretty sure I would not really need it even then but there is no way I want to find out, mid-stream. Basically unless you are doing heavy off road riding in deep stuff I doubt it would be necessary. The exception to that as Windmill points out is snow. In snow and ice it can be very, very handy which is why I bought it

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My lab is 85 pounds and he has plenty of room. I've also had 6'6" guys in there who are pushing 250 so I doubt a 100lb+ dog is going to be a problem. Actually one of the not-so-obvious benefits of a Ural is the amount of stuff you can carry. A well equipped touring bike might be able to handle a few weeks worth of kit. A Ural could carry a month or two's worth to say nothing of a weeks woth of groceries, a keg of beer, firewood, tools to build a log cabin and just a out anything else you can think of. If no one is sitting in the chair there is a whole lot of space for carrying stuff and that's before you even open the trunk.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:04 AM   #97
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Are the wheel bearings "old school" and not sealed?

Even with sealed bearings, I really hate water crossings. It wont bite you today, but 8 months from now, when it's dark, and raining, and ccccold...
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:02 AM   #98
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Are the wheel bearings "old school" and not sealed?

Even with sealed bearings, I really hate water crossings. It wont bite you today, but 8 months from now, when it's dark, and raining, and ccccold...
Nope, they are special deep groove sealed bearings. I ride every day here in the wonderful wet northwest, plenty of slush/snow riding, even an occasional water crossing, and mine are all still good at over 70,000km.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:20 AM   #99
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Nope, they are special deep groove sealed bearings. I ride every day here in the wonderful wet northwest, plenty of slush/snow riding, even an occasional water crossing, and mine are all still good at over 70,000km.

Can you post photos of those sealed bearings and maybe a link as to where we could purchase them?...

Thanks and be well... Ara and Spirit
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:00 AM   #100
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Can you post photos of those sealed bearings and maybe a link as to where we could purchase them?...

Thanks and be well... Ara and Spirit
Hey Ara,

They are the 6204-RS series deep groove bearings also used by BMW, Triumph, and Harley Davidson.
The 6204-, RS, RSR, and 2RS will all work. They should be on the shelf of most MC dealers and auto parts stores.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:12 AM   #101
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Hey Ara,

They are the 6204-RS series deep groove bearings also used by BMW, Triumph, and Harley Davidson.
The 6204-, RS, RSR, and 2RS will all work. They should be on the shelf of most MC dealers and auto parts stores.

Thank You! We will be in Leavenworth, WA, Wednesday... giving One~Pan cooking Classes (3 days) with Snow Peak / Overland Journal. Stop by if you can. We will have the new "Terra Explorer" with us. (Gear-Up Special Edition).

Stay well... Ara and Spirit

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Old 07-18-2012, 10:29 AM   #102
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[ I really hate water crossings. It wont bite you today, but 8 months from now, when it's dark, and raining, and ccccold... [/FONT]
I would agree, from a maintance perspective, they are likely not a good idea. From a fun perspective, however, they are a riot, particulary with an unsuspecting monkey on board. My '08 tho has likely seen a few hundred of them with no I'll effects to date. Just try to avoid getting in to water deeper than the tub, that sucker makes for a pretty good boat which doesn't exactly help traction
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:48 AM   #103
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Ok the thread for why you should not buy a Ural has gone Viral!!

Here's why you should buy a Ural!!


It's the only motorcycle sidecar combo you can buy as a new vechile 2012!!

You can finace it $250 a month for 4 years!!!!




Try and get a sidecar loan for your current bike!!!
Uh............because you don't have the Harley gear...........???
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:17 PM   #104
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Uh............because you don't have the Harley gear...........???
HD no longer produces sidecars, they only build trikes now.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:53 PM   #105
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Buy?

Buy?
Mine followed me home and I couldn't bring myself to send it away.

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Ok the thread for why you should not buy a Ural has gone Viral!!

Here's why you should buy a Ural!!


It's the only motorcycle sidecar combo you can buy as a new vechile 2012!!

You can finace it $250 a month for 4 years!!!!




Try and get a sidecar loan for your current bike!!!
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