2014 Ural Demo Tour

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Bar None, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    Buying a Ural has shown me silly extra cost add ons all over the board.

    At least contact GENE at ( holopawural.com ).

    We bought here & have no regrets.

    NO BS side charges either.
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  2. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    well, that was fun.
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  3. gogogordy

    gogogordy Long timer

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    I agree, good time. Perfect riding weather yesterday (Feb in So-Cal)
    And it was nice to meet you, fellow ADV'er there V.I.

    A couple views from the chair.
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    And, (for me anyway) much of the fun is seeing how current Uralistas farkle-up their outfits.
    As with any bike...when they're new I consider it them a blank canvas.
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  4. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    Neat rig. The stickers on the car are for pedestrian kills?
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  5. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    the tank of that bike said "zombie hunter"
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  6. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    Got it, thanks.
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  7. exhaust_nut

    exhaust_nut Been here awhile

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    A good turn out of rigs.

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    This one was very cool. Belong to anyone here?

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  8. Hookalatch

    Hookalatch Born Under Bad Sign

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    I went to the Ural Demo in Roseville yesterday. It was a 350 mile round trip and a bit of waiting but well worth the effort. The dealership did a great job of getting things setup and mingling with the crowd answering questions. There were 5 bikes available, 2 2014 models and 3 new 2013's. The plan was to have 5 rigs riding at a time but for whatever reason that didn't happen. All of the bikes started and seemed to run perfectly. There was only one person doing all the training and demo rides so my 9am time slot ride didn't happen until about 11.

    I have to comment about the instructor though. Once you did get with him he was excellent. He made sure you understood what was going to happen and that you were very comfortable the whole time. He made me feel like he had nothing better to do than see I had a great experience. He cheered me for getting the chair wheel a couple of inches off the ground in the parking lot exercises.

    I applaud Ural and the participating dealers for offering this opportunity. Even though I have decided a Ural is not right for me at this time, it was a great experience anyway. Pics of the rigs they had to ride below. Based on pictures and seeing only individual rigs before I thought I would prefer a Gear Up. The Patrols look a lot better in person than in pictures. I was drawn to the Orange one even though it was part of the 2013 group. The carb bikes seemed to run great too.

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    Chuck
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  9. WDG

    WDG Been here awhile

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    There's an orange 2013 like that at Storm's in Grand Prairie, TX, too. It's a great looking rig! Their demo day is March 7, so I'm looking forward to trying one out. I have absolutely no experience driving a sidecar, so we'll see if it's for me.
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  10. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    I wanted to hit the demo at Triquest but I work weekends. Im craving a Ural so my 5 yr old can ride with me.
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  11. Zeid

    Zeid Adventurer

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    How long did the ride last for and did you go out with a leader or on your own? Any specifics? I'm thinking of doing the March 1st one here in Scottsdale but not sure if it's worth the time. Want to try one of the 14's as I've ridden a 13' already.
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  12. Hookalatch

    Hookalatch Born Under Bad Sign

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    A lot of that info can be found in this thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=955792

    I have no idea if it will be the same at other locations. In Roseville they had you maneuvering in a large parking lot until you felt comfortable. That part lasted longer than the ride. The ride was about 8 miles total.

    Chuck
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  13. Zeid

    Zeid Adventurer

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    I find it amazing how many people have taken the test rides on the Urals and said "It's not for me" "No thanks" "Not something I would want" yet when I took mine it was more like "OH GOD PLEASE GIVE ME THIS RIGHT NOW" :huh
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  14. Montague

    Montague UDF Adventurer

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    My wife and I had the same feeling when we did the free Canam Sypder rides; no particular faults and it is an amazing machine but not our "cup of tea". But I can understand why they are so popular

    Of course, we were already spoiled by having a Ural. :rofl
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  15. windmill

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    I rode a trike once and hated it.

    That's the typical response to sidecars and trikes, folks think they're motorcycles and find out they're not. I spent a good part of my ride home from the dealer thinking I made a big mistake, and others have said the same about no expense spared customs.
    You have to be a little different to enjoy a 3 wheel vehicle.
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  16. Zeid

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    Yeah, sidecars are definitely not traditional motorcycles nor handle like them. Trikes I personally dislike and canams as well, but if some one is into them more power to them. Personally I find something very classy and entertaining about riding a sidecar rig, I guess I was one of the ones that couldn't stop laughing and smiling.
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  17. Montague

    Montague UDF Adventurer

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    Wallace & Grommit don't drive a Spyder or Trike and that is enough for me!

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  18. norton(kel)

    norton(kel) vintage

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    "OH GOD PLEASE GIVE ME THIS RIGHT NOW"

    :rofl Thank GOD, I've finally found my long lost twin:rofl
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  19. Gitana

    Gitana A work in progress

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    I'm please to see that there will be a day in Colorado. I've been thinking about buying a hack for a long time, especially with having a dog. Several guys up in my neck of the woods own Urals. That daily ride down Boulder Canyon looks to be especially fun for them. And the new 2014 has features that make them especially appealing. Except for the price tag. Gulp.
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  20. BWeber

    BWeber Been here awhile

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    My dog owns a 2006 Ural Patrol.


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