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Old 04-29-2013, 11:26 PM   #20596
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The Ural only has one front rotor?? How well does that work?
Well enough to pass DOT testing!

It's actually pretty good, bearing in mind you've got over 900 lbs of just Ural (dry and empty). Plus some of that is hanging way off to the right of that single front 4.00"x19" wheel.

Urals have had a nice Brembo caliper (since ~'04) with a floating rotor (since ~'07). Plus the Ural front forks are an early anti-dive system (I think it's called an Earles fork, but I'm not sure about that). Of course there's only a bit of travel, so you're not getting much anyway, but it does work.

The hard part on the Ural is adjusting the sidecar wheel brakes to help maintain straight-line full-pull stops.

The Ural tends to pull to the left when using just the front brake, so I run my sidecar wheel brake a bit tighter than the rear wheel brake to counter-act that. That makes the bike pull a bit to the right when using only the rear/sidecar brake pedal (combined system), but I just always use both front and rear.

I can get a real nice howl from the front tire as it nearly skids, sort of fun to do that near somebody (typically cager) to wake them up when they're being a bit out of touch with the world around them.

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Old 04-29-2013, 11:58 PM   #20597
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Me on my Ural running the Dragon. Nothing exciting.
how do you like the Ural. My wife has hinted she's up for us to get a second bike and the Ural looks like a hoot to ride. How hard is it to learn to ride a sidecar well? thanks for any information.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:00 AM   #20598
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how do you like the Ural. My wife has hinted she's up for us to get a second bike and the Ural looks like a hoot to ride. How hard is it to learn to ride a sidecar well? thanks for any information.
uh oh...
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:18 AM   #20599
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Me on my Ural running the Dragon. Nothing exciting.
Great looking Yamal! This is probably my favorite limited edition, outside of the Red October.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:21 AM   #20600
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how do you like the Ural. My wife has hinted she's up for us to get a second bike and the Ural looks like a hoot to ride. How hard is it to learn to ride a sidecar well? thanks for any information.
It's different, that's for sure. You'll likely find that most of us hack owners have two-wheelers too. They are two totally different experiences. All in all, I would say a hack is a bit more difficult to pilot than a two-wheeler. It is a bit counterintuitive at first, but it will eventually become automatic. That being said, sidecars are a blast to ride!
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:53 AM   #20601
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how do you like the Ural. My wife has hinted she's up for us to get a second bike and the Ural looks like a hoot to ride. How hard is it to learn to ride a sidecar well? thanks for any information.
Don't get one. You won't ride your other bikes.
Great in the gravel here in WNC. Takes some getting use to riding but no big deal. Just take your time, I also took the S/TEP class with was good but the Yellow Book has all the exercises. http://www.whitehorsegear.com/drivin...it-2nd-edition
More unexciting photos of our Dragon run at http://www.photoreflect.com/store/Th...2&g=04RK01V40J
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:55 AM   #20602
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great shot

great outfit

oh the old fail

gloves?
Got me. Had just taken off the gloves so you would catch me in a fail. Feel better?
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:50 AM   #20603
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Me on my Ural running the Dragon. Nothing exciting.
But whty so unhappy-looking? Riding The Dragon is a F U N experience...

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Old 04-30-2013, 06:00 AM   #20604
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Got me. Had just taken off the gloves so you would catch me in a fail. Feel better?
Sidecar tire on the white line...
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:16 AM   #20605
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But whty so unhappy-looking? Riding The Dragon is a F U N experience...

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...not on a Ural
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:20 AM   #20606
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I'm thinking that is his happy face. Looks like he's having a ball.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:53 AM   #20607
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how do you like the Ural. My wife has hinted she's up for us to get a second bike and the Ural looks like a hoot to ride. How hard is it to learn to ride a sidecar well? thanks for any information.
A friend took his wife for a test ride in a Ural. She did not like all the mail boxes at decapitation height.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:03 AM   #20608
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Front calipers built into the fork lowers or no front brakes?
Built into the front forks with the brake lines running inside the forks.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:15 AM   #20609
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great shot

great outfit

oh the old fail

gloves?

Fail,,,,

Looking at the camera instead of the road ahead. Maybe the reason the hack wheel is over the line!!
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:47 AM   #20610
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Me on my Ural running the Dragon. Nothing exciting.
eyes on the road, NOT the photographer!

edited to add: d but so what?

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