Reasons why you should buy a Ural

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Mr.Efficiency, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Mr.Efficiency

    Mr.Efficiency Adventure Wuss

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    So, I have my first 500 miles out of the way with the new ural. Here are my observations.

    There is nothing wrong with the front end. With the sachs shocks it is a good thing

    The motor is... Well, not unlike an old airhead engine. Its not quiet, but it works good

    My old hack was fun to putt around on, but I can actually go places with this one. First trip was a 75 mile round tripper to a drive in movie and my daughters first ADV ride. Home on a pitch black two lane.

    Am I wrong to have confidence in this thing? It seems really well sorted out, as solidly built as any other.

    My 650 ural didnt handle badly. The new one handles better than my first rig... A BMW.

    65 is plenty fast wnough for a sidecar rig

    First service was a snap.
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  2. norton(kel)

    norton(kel) vintage

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    we must have pics
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  3. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    I'm sorry, but someone should have told you......w/o pix you don't really have that Ural & that little trip you went on, well it must have been a wonderful dream.:rofl
    But I bet the riders on Soviet Steed would tell you what that dream means.
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  4. Mr.Efficiency

    Mr.Efficiency Adventure Wuss

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    even a pic of ole 98, in a better place now, with someone that knows what they're doing
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    I will post more ADV adventure pics later....
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  5. norton(kel)

    norton(kel) vintage

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    Nice:clap
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  6. Montague

    Montague UDF Adventurer

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    an alternate universe, much better than yours
    +1 on the nice!

    My usual sidecar monkey is not nearly as photogenic as yours but I can forgive him that being he is great ballast and rides for cookies.
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  7. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    Neat
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  8. vetsurginc

    vetsurginc Been here awhile

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    :clapNice rig. Orange is good for visibility .

    i've got 20,078 km on mine (2011 GU) and no problems. Just keep changing the oil and tires as needed. Rode it from West Palm Beach, FL to Ashville, NC with no issues. (One of the Beemers along needed a day at the shop mid-way:evil

    Just gotta watch your distance to empty when the stations get scarce. I carry two 10 liter cans for peace of mind.
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  9. Mr.Efficiency

    Mr.Efficiency Adventure Wuss

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    This weekend was a 200 mile odyssey to a friends firehouse for dinner. Madeline was rewarded by being able to try on full lockout.

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  10. Special Ed

    Special Ed 2007 R1200GS

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    You talked me into it (sorta).

    I just bought a 1999 Kawasaki Classic (with a 1600 meanStreak motor) with a 2006 Ural sidecar.

    Special Ed (from over at the VOL site)
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  11. vetsurginc

    vetsurginc Been here awhile

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    CONTRATULATIONS!
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  12. Norms 427

    Norms 427 Been here awhile

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    NICE!

    I have 19,000 km on my 2011 orange Patrol and no significant issues, even on my trip to Alaska.

    ENJOY!
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  13. Mr.Efficiency

    Mr.Efficiency Adventure Wuss

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    Cuz now i ride non stop[​IMG]
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  14. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    Is that the same passenger from Oct ?

    Either way, it looks like great cold fun.
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  15. Mr.Efficiency

    Mr.Efficiency Adventure Wuss

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    Yes, bundled in ski gear, a heated jacket and over jacket and scarf!
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  16. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    Sounds like a super kid.
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