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Old 11-03-2011, 11:37 AM   #106
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Mr. DanMC200 is new and possibly a little confused about the term "hack" as in "crude Yank slang description for a sidecar combination" as against "hack" in one of it's proper usages as "a vehicle for general and probably short distance use for any purpose".

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Old 11-03-2011, 12:27 PM   #107
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Put a big sprocket on the rear, pick up a spare wheel at the salvage yard, spend an weekend in the garage with a pipe bender and a welder and you've really got something fun there!
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:20 PM   #108
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But apart from that what have you done?

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I have parts on my rig RIGHT now that I can't talk about
See what I mean? They are a myth...
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:32 PM   #109
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It only takes an hour or two of research on the internet to get a good idea of what Ural is and what a Ural is not. The internet makes it easy for anyone buying any product. My dealer & forums gave me 99% accurate information.

I'm fortunate to have a variety of m/cycles including a Ural ... yes, I'd buy another one ... but I don't need to since I'll keep this one for a long time.

The Ural is what it is, and it ain't what it ain't.
To paraphrase PopEye: "I is what Is" or variations on the teme.

So have decided something to fit me is not a URAL.
they are just too darned physically small. Wonder wah the germans used to transport
or even have big people ride? Germans are not that small you jnow!

Having determined the Ural idea is good...am looking for a reasonable
price 2006-2008 Goldwing with low kilometres and a full service record.

Yes it will become my tug if and when; and my tub shall be an all metal device
from Ural. If i have to wait for a long time, so be it. Death approaches however
not until I am sure and ready. In the meantime the rig shall be it...

And too death by virtue of motorcycle can not be all bad;
a progression to a different level of existence, best it be done on a motorcycle with sidecar...
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:39 PM   #110
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Wonder wah the germans used to transport
or even have big people ride? Germans are not that small you jnow!
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Not sure how that bit is relevant to a Russian Ural.
And don`t try banging the over-done and misinformed 'copy of' drum.
The Germans,being German,used German bikes.
Such as BMW and Zundapp.

During WW2 and the successive peacetime years,there weren`t many (if any) of today`s lardass fatboys.
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:47 AM   #111
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Not sure how that bit is relevant to a Russian Ural.
And don`t try banging the over-done and misinformed 'copy of' drum.
The Germans,being German,used German bikes.
Such as BMW and Zundapp.

During WW2 and the successive peacetime years,there weren`t many (if any) of today`s lardass fatboys.


As my Dad always says when anyone is discussing how difficult it is to lose weight, "they didn't come out of Belsen fat".
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:14 AM   #112
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Not sure how that bit is relevant to a Russian Ural.
And don`t try banging the over-done and misinformed 'copy of' drum.
The Germans,being German,used German bikes.
Such as BMW and Zundapp.

During WW2 and the successive peacetime years,there weren`t many (if any) of today`s lardass fatboys.


The "Why a 30 HP outfit worked in 1942" can be answered as:

1. People were smaller in general, child health and size are poor/small from the industrial revolution until the economic miracle of the 1950/60's.

2. Most armies then still moved at walking pace, only the British and Americans are fully mechanised. Even so, 50 miles a DAY is full Blitzkrieg mode and everyone either ran out of petrol or had to wait for the horses and railways to catch up after a few days of that. Most military vehicles spend most of their time stationary waiting for somebody to make up their *****y mind.

3. The traffic was one way and the MP's only cared that you kept moving. Pile four squaddies and a trench mortar onto a Zundapp and no one cares so long as it's where the CO wants it to be. A few "Soccer moms" in modern SUV's introduced in the right places would have shortened the war by a few months although drivers of supply trucks had a similar reputation at the time. The supply roads were lethal places but slow compared to a modern motorway.

The "Why a 30 HP outfit doesn't work in 2011" question is best left alone here and for some people the answer is "it does work".

The Anti-foilhead Incarnate will now be flamed mercillessly for not pointing that no one needs to ever go above the speed of a walking infantryman and anyway the paint is cool

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Old 11-06-2011, 01:22 AM   #113
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The "Why a 30 HP outfit doesn't work in 2011" question is best left alone here and for some people the answer is "it does work".

The Anti-foilhead Incarnate will now be flamed mercillessly for not pointing that no one needs to ever go above the speed of a walking infantryman and anyway the paint is cool

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You forgot to add that of course if the Boxheads were equipped with Bejing Bonnies we`d all be goose stepping around and lacking a sense of humour too.
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:50 AM   #114
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You forgot to add that of course if the Boxheads were equipped with Bejing Bonnies we`d all be goose stepping around and lacking a sense of humour too.
The only regrettable part of the whole thing I believe Bonnevilles were involved in was where Steve McQueen crashed while chasing himself in a made up bit of a story that didn't need anything making up . The Triumph marketing department have been playing up ever since, no big tank or tool kit to go with the real world performance, just endless 1960's lookalike drivel.

Were we expecting a rant about how perfect Triumphs are and how everyone should have one? Nope, decent bike, does it's job, alternatives exist that do some things better. I can do you a quote from a very famous book about a famous alledged owner : "GOD looked upon his Triumph and all was well with the world"

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Old 11-06-2011, 03:01 AM   #115
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"GOD looked upon his Triumph and all was well with the world"
I suppose there to be at least ONE satisfied Triumph Herald car owner.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:55 AM   #116
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The "Why a 30 HP outfit worked in 1942" can be answered as:
In 1942 it was 20 HP, and only needed a top speed of 30 mph to keep up with traffic.

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The "Why a 30 HP outfit doesn't work in 2011" question...
Hasn't been asked

Do they have Jeep Wranglers in Ol' Blighty? On the road, how do they compare with Toyota Camery? How about dirt roads?...and no road at all?
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:23 AM   #117
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I suppose that it doesn't matter that a Ural has 40 hp, not 30 hp when your your personal judgments are biased by emotion and ego.

I make a living driving vehicles 8 to 10 hours a day that are much slower than a Ural around Seattle, it's outlying rural areas, on all types of roads, in all types of traffic conditions. I have been using my Ural for the past 4 years as my only transportation in the same environment. In those 4 years, the only "limitation" has been when we go out of town for a weekend trip, it's low top speed adding an hour or so to get where we are going. Not exactly a major tragedy.

The judgment of " why a 40 hp outfit doesn't work in 2011" is nothing more than a statement of an individuals desires, not an observation of fact.

If you want to ride dirt, don't get a Goldwing, if you want to ride fast in the twisties, don't get a Harley, If you want make long trips quickly, don't get a Ural. It's just a matter of choosing what works for you, what's so hard to understand about that?

I understand why a Ural isn't the right choice for many folks, but what I don't understand why it bothers a few so much that it is the right choice for many others.
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:44 PM   #118
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It's just a matter of choosing what works for you, what's so hard to understand about that?
You can explain it to them, but you can't understand it for them.

The 40 HP (measured at the shaft, like everyone else's advertised HP) Ural is faster zero - 60 than most commercial vehicles
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:35 PM   #119
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You can explain it to them, but you can't understand it for them.

The 40 HP (measured at the shaft, like everyone else's advertised HP) Ural is faster zero - 60 than most commercial vehicles

Faster than a semi? Now there's a fucking achievement!
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:36 PM   #120
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Faster than a semi? Now there's a fucking achievement!
Commercial vehicles include vans and pickups, as well as buses and limos, and my point was that they're all legal on modern freeways. A ural isn't going to win too many races, but the arguement that it's inadequate for modern traffic conditions is asinine.
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