ural cafe racer

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Chnnang, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    I'd like to see anyone ride a 3 or 4 wheeled dunny with a bath as a sidecar ANYWHERE in Australia more than a hundred yards and not get done for it!

    Huh? So why did a fellow Caponord rider have to get a 48-hour permit to ride a currently registered QLD-plated bike across WA to get home? When I didn't need any permit to ride 200km to Echuca to get my bike registered?
    Why do I need to pay $500 for a VIV whenever I resurrect a Repairable Write-off in Vic?
    Why do sidecars need handbrakes in NSW but not Vic?
    Why can P-platers only do 80 km/h on the freeway in NSW, but the posted limit as soon as they cross the border?

    I submit that we have more differences than similarities - the sooner we get rid of the semi-independent states and their self-justifying parasitic political hangers-on and just become one big country, the better off we'll be!
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  2. J-Dub

    J-Dub Combat Commuter

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    How did this thread about a cool custom hack deteriorate into a Ozzie v. USofA registration battle?? Nice to see someone do something different with a Ural. Very nicely done.
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  3. oppozit

    oppozit Banned

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    Private property - it's easy and you did say anywhere! Get a permit - I've built stranger floats for the GAL Mardi Gras in Sydney. Got insurance and got a permit. Not too difficult - just follow the law.

    As to your Caponord friend - NFI. Ignorance of the law is no excuse - for either copper or coppee!
    For the VIV, it's a fee to get a vehicle registered, nothing to do with the topic. Once it's registered you can drive it anywhere in Australia.
    Regarding handbrakes, NSW enforces the ADR. You can't be legally defected in NSW with a VIC registered bike for not having a handbrake.
    And as to P-platers - you really need to update your misinformation. It's many years out of date.

    I'm guessing from your statements that you regularly fail the "attitude test". It may not be fair, it may not be right, but it's there. Get over it or learn to combat it.
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  4. rangtangtang

    rangtangtang Been here awhile

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    Wow.
    Good thing there are not too many of your type around.
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  5. YOUNZ

    YOUNZ Been here awhile

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    Is "Ural racer, a contradiction in terms, as is, government worker???
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  6. bully1

    bully1 Long timer

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    I think that some need to check the thread title, this is not yo momma.:deal










    I would love to check out your Ural when it gets over here, I came so close to buying a new Tourist
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  7. oppozit

    oppozit Banned

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    Far from it. A Ural or Dnepr is a blank canvas to make whatever you want. They still race Urals at the clubman level in Russia and people turn them into choppers, cafe-racers, sport bikes, off-road bikes, quads and so on. Custom outfits are rarer but there are a few.

    http://www.kbmtc.ru/Mirag kolaska.htm is one example.
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  8. Mr.Mellow's WildRide

    Mr.Mellow's WildRide Been here awhile

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    Interesting suspension hookup...........!!!

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    :clap
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  9. YOUNZ

    YOUNZ Been here awhile

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    Guys, guys, a little sense of humor. Please! :D
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  10. oppozit

    oppozit Banned

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    Some of the stuff the Russians do to Urals is pretty amazing as is the Italian cafe racer.

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  11. Kristof Granit

    Kristof Granit Been here awhile

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    Is the Italian Cafe Racer built by Irbit or by an Italian dealer? Like the Wolf sidecar done by the European Importer at Linz
    http://www.ural.cc/index.php?en_wolf_sidecar

    Some customs done by russians:
    http://oppozitesmc.nwkrasnodar.ru/motokey.html
    http://soft-z0na.ucoz.ru/news/ural_izh_chopper_moto_tjuning/2010-03-14-518

    here the Ural Swan:
    http://auto.amur.net/?option=article&task=view&id=3091

    DDT
    http://oppozit.ru/article1348.html

    ...
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  12. DirtyDR

    DirtyDR Dana

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    Pretty sure that Italian was an Irbit creation. The parts all look factory and I have those same 650 solo pipes on my Patrol and they are a factory item.


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  13. oppozit

    oppozit Banned

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    It was done by the former Italian importer in the late '90s. Based on the standard solo but with Italian mudguards, tank, seat taillight and blinkers. Shows just how little it takes to make a bike look totally different. Lots more photos of the bike over at b-Cozz.
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  14. Chnnang

    Chnnang Chnnang

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    I would love to check out your Ural when it gets over here, I came so close to buying a new Tourist[/QUOTE]

    i will let you know when it's going and we can meet up somewhere
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  15. bully1

    bully1 Long timer

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    sounds good to me :deal
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  16. Loose Nuts Rick

    Loose Nuts Rick Adventurer

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    I rode this bike before Jim pulled it down and made it what it is now. He'd never been in a side car, and asked me if I'd take him for a run in it. He wanted to get the feel of riding it and sitting in the chair before he started working on it. Jim is a stand up guy, I'm sure you'll get a lot of miles and smiles out of that bike.

    Oh, and thinking back, that was the first time I rode a Ural. :wink:
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  17. isaac-wombat

    isaac-wombat Adventurer

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    I'm very close to pulling the trigger on my first ever sidecar but I'm still checking ads & seeing things I like - as ya do. So yesty while thumbing through for sidecars in the latest edition of 'Just Bikes' I spotted an ad for a 'Ural Destino Custom' with a promise of more pix on their website.

    Here it is, freshly for sale:

    http://www.justauto.com.au/justbike...ocation_state=&current_page=1&item_position=0


    And tonight I've bumped inta this thread! Hey Chnnang, have you given up on the purchase?
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  18. Marvin and towser

    Marvin and towser Plain Mr. Botany (B)

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    Bang! That is a nice looking rig to my eyes. Looks like fun
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