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Old 11-14-2007, 09:29 AM   #76
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Just how reliable are the new Urals? How competant af a mechanic do you have to be to keep them on the road? Would anyone take them on multi day trips for example?
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:01 PM   #77
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Paging Mr Cob

Just wait, he may be out on a multi day trip on his, but when he gets back, he will chime in.

He is the MAN! Listen to his words.
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Old 11-14-2007, 01:43 PM   #78
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Just how reliable are the new Urals? How competant af a mechanic do you have to be to keep them on the road? Would anyone take them on multi day trips for example?
Here we go again................

They`re real-world-useable-every-day machines.

And yes...I`ve done several 'multi day trips' on both of mine.

They need regular checks and regular but simple servicing....all done at home.

A full service takes about an hour....and costs very little.

If you can`t do what they need yourself,you really shouldn`t be riding a bike .
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:23 PM   #79
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why are sidecars called hacks?
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:27 PM   #80
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The way we bought it two years ago...









At a Hack gathering and ride last year after the Unit Leading Link Fork was installed. I also changed the final drive to a 7:33 vs the stock EV 8:33







At an open house at The Motorcycle Shop in Freeport, Maine... Mike and Dennis in deep conversation. This gathering was during the remnants of a hurricane that blew up the coast in Oct... I was one of only two motorcycles that weathered the storm to come get some free bbq and beer, I rode 50 miles in the heaviest rain I have EVER seen... the other rider was a Guzzi Breva 750 that rode about ten miles.






Owls Head Transportation Museum Euro Meet...





Chris' Chang..





My Grandson admiring the carbs on Mike Sharrat's racer...




Hangin' on the lawn...

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Old 11-14-2007, 04:27 PM   #81
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Suweeet.... I've had my eye on a Guzzi Stone for a while now, thinking about an around town hack...
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:12 PM   #82
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Can you post a few pics of your Leading links please . . . .
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:35 PM   #83
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Can you post a few pics of your Leading links please . . . .
I was thinking that myself Pezz, they look very interesting.
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:51 AM   #84
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Can you post a few pics of your Leading links please . . . .
Sure, what in particular do you need to see...? I'll go out a shoot a couple, the fitting in the trees and the brake mounts. It really is a great piece of work.

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Old 11-15-2007, 06:48 AM   #85
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If you can`t do what they need yourself,you really shouldn`t be riding a bike .
No -you shouldn't be riding a Ural...
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:51 AM   #86
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Here is mine. Urals are great! Kinda like a KLR Truck! :)

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Old 11-15-2007, 01:46 PM   #87
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LL Fork...

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Can you post a few pics of your Leading links please . . . .
Hey Pezz and Dave,
Unit LL Fork photos...

I have the fairing off while I am adjusting the mounting points to the frame. The last time I was out on it I got caught in the rain... No points deducted for being grungy...

The leading Link is made buy Unit in the UK, this one had been on an '04 Guzzi for a short time and the fellow decided to put the m/c back into a solo gig. I bought it for about half of new, they slide right into teh stock trees but I also had to swap calipers as the stock '99 EV units were smaller and the bolt pattern was different. Not a big ta-do, I found two newer Brembos from an '02 LeMans and they bolt right up.

I now have a complete fork assembly (less the trees) with the stock fender, calipers and brake lines for another project.

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Old 11-15-2007, 02:28 PM   #88
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Sensational

You can pick up bargains like that. I picked up a nice sidecar without bike for $800. New price $7000. Just trying to snag a set of Leading links but will more than likely just build my own. Hence why I like to see pictures of whats around.

Im putting the sidecar on a R90/6.
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:30 PM   #89
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Here is a shot taken about 10 years ago on the original bike.
It was on a Bonneville 650. I reckon I will repaint.
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:55 PM   #90
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Here is a shot taken about 10 years ago on the original bike.
It was on a Bonneville 650. I reckon I will repaint.
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Sweet deal Pezz...

I like the design of that car.. I use a Velorex 565.


The paint on that and the Triumph that it was attched to was called Jacaranda Purple, it was stock on the '70 Triumph Daytona... I had one.

Nice dude...
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