Russia, how I pick my new “Ural Gear Up” and went back home…

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Kristof Granit, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. nomadicbear

    nomadicbear Vagabond

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    The photo of the road above looks like fun in the night or on a foggy day. Nice Ride Report keep it coming...:clap
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  2. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Awful Kanauphyl

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    Very nice, thank you for posting this ride. I enjoyed your trip with the Gear Up.
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  3. k12lts

    k12lts Been here awhile

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    Great report.

    Love the pictures.
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  4. BK

    BK Electron herder

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    Nice job! I enjoy these Russian reports a lot.
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  5. zadaleko

    zadaleko Adventurer

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    I love to see all this places, and I love to ride one of this grat URALS!!! :evil

    Thanks Kristof!!!
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  6. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Yeah, me too man! I love Russia - all the history, the culture, the people.... I really want to go live there someday! Seeing all the pictures is awesome! :clap
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  7. rboett

    rboett posser noob 205

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    Thanks for the reports!
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  8. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Great reading. Your English is pretty easy to follow. :thumb

    I don't know one Russian word, except 'no' and couldn't type it if I tried.

    One thing I'm interested in is why do you get stopped by Police so often? Almost every day?
    I haven't been stopped by Police in maybe 30 years.
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  9. dirt between my toes

    dirt between my toes Adventurer

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    Man I love your RR ! I have wanted a ural for along time , I want the camo paint . And I need to come party you guys !!!!!!!
    And your friend Nickolia I need that leather vest !! hell yes !!!! :clap
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  10. Rango

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    [​IMG] Elegance
    and...[​IMG] Confidence

    From your post #73: (quote) "First on a forestery track, difficulty level? For the Ural: zero but for our friend with the FZR not so easy to stay on the track due to all the stones..." (end quote)
    The 'Gear Up' might be the better bike on tougher roads but the 'Retro' sure is a sweet looking bike. It makes perfect sense to have both. Sided bikes couldn't hold my attention very long, something this report has cured. And what a motorcycle the Ural is. Not many can at the same time radiate ruggedness and grace.

    Overall a great report. Seeing Russia so close up really is an eye-opener. Lots of hidden treasures, natural, cultural and human alike, to be discovered. Reports like these strengthen my resolve to visit the land.
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    There are monstertrucks and there is this megalobikuklodon which will eat them for breakfast, every day.:rofl
    This country really is full of surprises. For your efforts to let us in we cannot thank you enough. Please, do enrich us with more reports.

    You mentioned the factory's outturn of Ural's in 2010 was barely 20 units. Does that imply the motorcycles are built solely to order and to the special requests of the buyer? Just wondering. Live long, ride strong :1drink
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  11. MuddySump

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    Nice reports. Would love a Ural but dont think I would be able to afford to keep filling up the petrol tank here in the UK :cry
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  12. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    Indeed.
    Thanks for the clarification, the link and... the bonus pictures.

    I spent the last nights reading up on Urals. Stuffed to the brim so to speak.

    Even (or is it through) the 'not so good' stuff convinced me to take the next step. I'm to contact some people to get a real life meeting, might even get a test ride.

    Thanks for the introduction to the Ural and I wish you good luck with and many more satisfying kilometers on your motorcycles.
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  13. patiodadio

    patiodadio Motorcyclist

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    What the heck is that ? Never seen a frost heave like that, is that what it is ?



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  14. patiodadio

    patiodadio Motorcyclist

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    Wow !



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  15. yamonda1

    yamonda1 Old but new

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    Sending this RR link to my friend Yuri who lives in Pavlova and also has a Ural .. I'm sure he be familiar with a lot of your travels ... Great read :clap:clap
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  16. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    Good to see your nice Ural back on the road.
    In the last pictures there is one with a WW2 plane on the roof (Yak?). Is it a museum?

    :1drink
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  17. yamonda1

    yamonda1 Old but new

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    Yuri's reply today ...

    "Privet Tovarish!!!




    Thanks you for the links from a forum about travel on southern regions of my Native land.


    Specially I have received feelings of nostalgia from photos about Volgograd (Stalingrad) it to me have reminded about cheerful time in the Russian Army and happy day when I would arrive on station Volgograd what to go home.

    I wait from you more tempting photos about a motorcycle life and there can be I will find time to come into garage to my friend URAL and too to sweep on it!


    Dosvidaniay moi BRAT!!!"

    Seems you've shamed him into getting his Ural out at last :wink:
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  18. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    verry cool:clap:clap:clap
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  19. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    Great report. Cool videos.
    Good for you winning second price: enor ha gwen ha du :clap

    Keep touring.
    :slurp
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  20. Mr. Cob

    Mr. Cob Howling "Mad", Adventurer

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    Howdy Kristof,

    Thank you so much for your ride reports and wonderful photos, someday I hope to ride in your country.:clap:clap:clap
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