My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by jwaller, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. TurTal

    TurTal Been here awhile

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    Im booked solid with Ural crap till spring

    But Ive made up my mind and will be ordering the DMC Enduro

    I have no experience with it but I think I can set it up on my trusty DR zuki

    And as you say it will be the Mac "whos your daddy" of sidecars

    I'll do a complete thread on it when I start the project

    My greatest fear...and I shudder at the thought of it...is that I will have to ask for help from inmates here

    I would rather have a wolverine slowly chew my ball sack off but hey it may come down to that

    Cheers!
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  2. Hookalatch

    Hookalatch Born Under Bad Sign

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    [QUOTE="TurTal, post: 33928592, member: 344198"
    My greatest fear...and I shudder at the thought of it...is that I will have to ask for help from inmates here

    I would rather have a wolverine slowly chew my ball sack off but hey it may come down to that

    Cheers!.[/QUOTE]

    If you decide to go the wolverine route, don't have him stop at just the sack. It may help your disposition. At least it works that way in animals.
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  3. Bar None

    Bar None Old School Dude

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    Yep, calmed down several of my previously owned stallions and bulls.
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  4. DavePave

    DavePave Been here awhile

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    When you order the DMC car, order the DMC DR650 mount as well (with skid pan). Level it out, bolt it together and lean it out about a degree - you're done! I am running 10" wheel lead with 3/8" toe in - works fine for me.

    Don't forget the Dunlop D606 on the rear. Easy peasy! No wolverines needed.
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  5. vicster

    vicster Long timer

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    Sorry for all your issues, jwaller, what a PITA.
    This thread is frustrating. On paper a Ural looks just the ticket for my area, but no way in hell do I have your patience. The only positive I can think of for my purposes is that at least here in Washington I probably could have used the Lemon Law and got my money back.
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  6. jwaller

    jwaller Been here awhile

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    Got a voicemail from AF1 today. My Ural is ready to be picked back up. T minus then to next breakdown.
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  7. Heyload

    Heyload Bent but not broken

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    If it's anything like my old Mazda truck, it will run real sweet and trouble free, and you will start thinking it's okay and lull you into wanting to keep it...then, out of nowhere, BLAMMO!
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  8. jwaller

    jwaller Been here awhile

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    Got my Ural back today. Went ahead and bought new tires for the front and sidecar then put on the sidecar tire. The new speedometer is much better than the original which always was swinging plus or minus ten mph. The new speedometer needle stays at a given speed and doesn’t swing around. The lights in the speedometer seem brighter too. The new starter is black. And the odometer makes it seem like a brand new bike. [​IMG][​IMG]


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  9. Bar None

    Bar None Old School Dude

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    ^^^^
    jw,
    You got a new bike!
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  10. jwaller

    jwaller Been here awhile

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    Now to make it look like new!


    I know it’s verboten and I’ll most likely suffer as a consequence, but I w@$#ed my bike today. It’ll be a while before it looks this good again, if ever[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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  11. jwaller

    jwaller Been here awhile

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    I think the front tire has (just) a few miles left in it
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    If not, the replacement
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    Brand new sidecar tire
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  12. jwaller

    jwaller Been here awhile

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    Out and about waiting to meet another Ural rider in Pipe Creek, Texas. Oh yeah, it’s freezing! [​IMG]


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  13. jwaller

    jwaller Been here awhile

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    Uh-oh! Double trouble. This can’t be good[​IMG]


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  14. Bar None

    Bar None Old School Dude

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    ^^^^^^^
    You are courting disaster.
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  15. jwaller

    jwaller Been here awhile

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    No shit!!![​IMG]

    But hey, not MY bike this time!!!



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  16. jwaller

    jwaller Been here awhile

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    The ride of shame
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    Stablemate
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  17. TurTal

    TurTal Been here awhile

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    Lookz like you finally passed on the Bokad Ju Ju

    Should be smooth sailing for ya now






    Congrats

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  18. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

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    Like they used to say about snowmobiles: “never ride further than you can walk home from”

    Wasn’t too long ago when I towed this one home for an unidentified inmate:
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    I’d check your hall sensor.
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  19. jwaller

    jwaller Been here awhile

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    A bit of yesterday's ride. At seven minutes in is where the Retro loses all power the first time.
  20. jwaller

    jwaller Been here awhile

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    Ural Patrol to the rescue