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Old 04-07-2015, 12:46 PM   #1
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Why a Ural is really better!!

So... I've been almost 4 years with sidecar(s)... Started with a Ural, changed her after 3 years for a new one and attached/bought some more cars to go with some of my bikes.
Ural(s), together with my -48 Indian, are the ONLY bikes made for sidecar (now that HD , BMW, MZ, Jawa, Pannonia etc stopped) from the factory, no second guessing, no alterations, no "maybe"...no nothing! Just buy it and ride!!
I know I should be happy of the learning/experience of the pleasure of adapting a sidecar to a bike which is not made for it, but sorry!!! I am not!! I want to ride not yell in my garage, ask questions with never a definite answers, run around after suppliers who do not understand what I want, criticize someone else solutions or do not answer emails... I am tired of learning the differences between a clevis and an Heilm joint and all of these even not in metric!!!
Maybe my almost gone right arm does not help but what a pleasure to know that your Ural is the result of an R&D office with 40 years' experience and that it should not go to the right or to the left 'cause, maybe, the advice you received from A was not better than the one from B and your alignment is screwed!!
So, if I may give an advice to noobs: you want a sidecar?? Buy a Ural and go ride!!!!
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:51 PM   #2
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Yes i started with an ural. Never did see why one would buy a sport car and add a trailer to it or change it to an truck. Ural does it all. But the down side is all the kit one can buy for it. Even got that russian/polish field radio. Dress it up for wash and shine bike show and allow kids to climb all over it.
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:53 PM   #3
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Sweet rigs.

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Old 04-07-2015, 05:11 PM   #4
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There's no ball joint.
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:24 PM   #5
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There's no ball joint.


Having a ball with a joint, THAT'S on my bucket list
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:36 PM   #6
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Another couple hundred cc's and a 5th gear sure would be nice
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:37 PM   #7
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Having a ball with a joint, THAT'S on my bucket list
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:50 PM   #8
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I like having reverse and the whole package fits my riding style.

And I like that the Doggie Dogs like to ride with me.
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:58 PM   #9
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i have had my Ural for three going on four years and can honestly say I am very glad I bought it. I have rode it in different parts of the country and in the Dixie Dual Sport Devil's Creek event twice. Most enjoyable bike I have ridden in years. If you got one you would not be sorry you did.
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:13 PM   #10
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... your Ural is the result of an R&D office with 40 years' experience ...
I have nothing against Ural's, but that number just doesn't look right.
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:14 PM   #11
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i have had my Ural for three going on four years and can honestly say I am very glad I bought it. I have rode it in different parts of the country and in the Dixie Dual Sport Devil's Creek event twice. Most enjoyable bike I have ridden in years. If you got one you would not be sorry you did.
John, you back in Bonita?
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Old 04-07-2015, 08:01 PM   #12
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I have nothing against Ural's, but that number just doesn't look right.

Yes you are right... They started in 1942 .. 73 years.


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Old 04-08-2015, 12:24 AM   #13
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Yes you are right... They started in 1942 .. 73 years.
Thank you.
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Old 04-08-2015, 12:25 AM   #14
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Now just vodka....

WOW !
I getting the feeling there's about to be a group hug to take place somewhere in the ''WWW.'' .
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Old 04-08-2015, 01:29 AM   #15
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Maybe it's time to incorporate a dedicated ADV section to the Ural phenomenon. Considering the fervour and almost radical, some might say "fundamentalist" outlook of owners, it would appear churlish to deny the desire to promote their dedication to THE sidecar outfit.

Whilst open minded about the Ural's merits, or otherwise, I feel it's only right to stop burdening the chosen few with accounts of problems, anxieties, and sheer frustrations of struggling with the infidels of sidecar activity, I.e. all the defective marriages of inferior motorcycles and sidecars.
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