How important is 2 wheel drive

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by CBRider, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Mr. Cob

    Mr. Cob Howling "Mad", Adventurer

    Aug 8, 2001
    Granite Falls, Washington State, USA
    Howdy Ian,

    I am impressed with your rig, great build. Did you build the front fork setup or did you buy it, if you bought it how much does something like that cost?

    Cheers mate. :1drink
  2. pops

    pops Long timer

    May 15, 2007
    Stirling North South Australia
    Hi Mr Cob:waveThank you .

    The leading link was originally from a vulcan 1500 and was in a very sad state when i bought it .But it was all made with twin wall tubing . :wink:
    I did get some quotes to get one built a few years ago ,but at around $2,600 dollars, i could not afford one.
    I have had to change most of it to fit the gsa with a lot of trial and error as there was not a lot of 1150 bmw around with a Leading link when i started to make it .
    The best thing i did with the front end was to get some good quality shocks, now it is easy to adjust the compression and damping for the road conditions .

    Ps. Loved your ride report of your trip down under :clap:clap
    Cheers Ian
  3. SamM

    SamM Jeep Overlander

    Nov 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    Honestly, I can't see any reason whatsoever to own a URAL, that only has 1WD. If you are going to limit yourself, why let that be the biggest limitation. The 1WD unit would simply never work for me based on where I live. I use the 4WD system in my Jeep Wrangler about 1% of the time. Probably the same amount that I will use 2WD on the URAL Patrol that I'm getting ready to buy. When I need it, the 2WD will be there!
  4. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

    Oct 1, 2007
    Chambers Bay, WA
    All this talk about 2wd. It's gonna be interesting this summer 'cause I'm gonna take my 1wd GS rig to some challenging places and I'm looking forward to see if I will be able to get through the sand and mud, or will I have to break out the winch. Stay tuned for my postings like around September! :ear
  5. gspell68

    gspell68 Long timer

    May 8, 2008
    Georgia (The State, not the Country)
    Here's a guy on a stock 1995 Ural 650cc 1WD rig in 2009...

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    And this is a 1960's Dnepr K-750, 1WD, flathead...

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  6. mantree

    mantree Been here awhile

    Oct 17, 2012
    People don't get that at all I had a coworker ask me why I didn't leave my truck in 4wd all the time and it is the same thing you only engage it when you have no option or elce you will get to that point that you need something more and you have already used your ace in the hole

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