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Old 05-12-2012, 03:21 AM   #16
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Yep...that meets with approval.
Agreed.
You've got the stones sir.
Keep an eye on the rear spokes and tire.
They generally don't like that type of abuse.
Cheers.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:57 AM   #17
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Better picture for the coffee mug
Still a little tough on the spokes, axle, wheel and swingarm, right?

Don in Nipomo
That is the picture that I picked for the mug.
I think that after 71 years of production, Ural has the building of these down pretty good. That bike just did a 6,000+ ride with no issues whatsoever. (Except burning up 4.5 tires.)
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:17 PM   #18
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:58 PM   #19
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You rock man!!! Your one steely eyed Mother F in' sidecarist!!!
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:42 PM   #20
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I like the first one by far. It looks like work, planning and control all coming together.
The second one just looks like you've thrown it up for the fun of it.

The first one I get. The rider's involvement with the combination is, to my thinking, more subtle.

anyway. It's an outfit being used. Half the battle is won right there.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:57 AM   #21
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Good morning Tripodtiger. You are right in your assessment. As I said earlier, the second one was for the mug shot.
As for the spokes and tires, I replaced the tires yesterday. All wheels are still true and I had to tighten about eight spokes between the four rims. I did somehow pop the head off one spoke though.

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Old 05-20-2012, 01:55 PM   #22
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Just curious if spoke tightening/wheel truing is something all of you Ural owners do as part of your regular maintenance, or if it is more of an exceptional occurrence caused by fairly aggressive riding...
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:06 PM   #23
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Just curious if spoke tightening/wheel truing is something all of you Ural owners do as part of your regular maintenance, or if it is more of an exceptional occurrence caused by fairly aggressive riding...
If you've got spoked wheels,no matter what you ride, they should be checked and tightened regularly.
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:52 PM   #24
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Thanks, I was wondering if the side loads inflicted on the pusher wheel by riding a Ural aggressively force you to check spokes more often than usual, like every 2/3,000 kms maybe? Or every 5/7,000 kms..?
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:23 PM   #25
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My earlier post was with the rig at 11,000 KMs. I didn't think to check them earlier. It is on the list of things to check at 10,000 KMs, but I was still on the my cross country ride at that point. The only things I was doing during the ride was the recommended oil changes.
Overall, I think that only a few loose spokes and one broken one aren't that bad for a bike that only had 600 KMs on it when I started. I would have guessed that more would have loosened up from the factory job.
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:21 AM   #26
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Thanks for the reply. I agree with you: not bad at all!
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