Ural in a Van?

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by roadracer, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. roadracer

    roadracer Been here awhile

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    Anyone know if a ural will fit in the back of a ford econoline? I was thinking if I took the chair off and put it up on the wheel, it might fit.

    Thoughts?

    I'm trying to avoid hauling a trailer all the way across country...
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  2. RockyMtnRoadRash

    RockyMtnRoadRash Useful and decorative

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    Ural's 5 ft-ish from end of left Jug to right fender and hub. That's gonna be a real problem to get into even a big cargo econoline. The doors will be the major issue. Trailers blow and all but it really is the best way to go. Taking off the car... not an option you will like very much.
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  3. roadracer

    roadracer Been here awhile

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    It definitely won't fit all in one piece.

    What's the problem with taking the chair off? Alignment will get out of whack? it'd probably be cheaper to pay ski to put it back together in CA than pay the gas milage tax...
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  4. RockyMtnRoadRash

    RockyMtnRoadRash Useful and decorative

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    That'd be my principle worry, but I suppose if the time/trouble factor isn't as bad as towing a trailer then so be it.

    Also if gas mileage is the worry you can tow a ural with something as small as a Honda CRV, and even with a trailer and a Ural on it that'd probably destroy the econoline in terms of gas mileage.
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  5. roadracer

    roadracer Been here awhile

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    Yeah, but I already own the van =)
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  6. Spokey

    Spokey Adventurer

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    What kind of Adventure riders is this.

    Econoline Width 79.9 in (2029 mm)

    М-72 — советский тяжёлый мотоцикл . Ширина, мм 815/1590 mm

    815 mm without sidecar and 1590 mm with sidecar.

    There will take alot of manpower to get it in and out and you might have to tilt it when you put it in/out.
    :freaky
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  7. roadracer

    roadracer Been here awhile

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    it's 79.9" from mirror to mirror! The opening is much more like 4'....

    I supposed I could just put it on the roof =)
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  8. Tarka

    Tarka Doesn't wave back.

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    I transported a complete Ural combo in a Transit Luton van (boxvan type).

    If you don`t have a boxvan,disassembly is no grief,drama or worry.

    Sidecar removal is an absolute doddle so ignore the worry merchants.

    It takes about twenty minutes and doesn`t disturb the alignment for reattachment at all.
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  9. usgser

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    It won't fit in an 86 E-250. Even if you got through the doors you've still got the wheelwells to deal wih. rent/borrow a trailer.
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  10. OMW

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    er... you could just ride it back and post a ride report :D
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  11. ReCycled

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    I'm with Tarka on this one. No biggie to remove/install and it doesn't effect alignment but maybe it's a good idea to check it if you never have anyway.

    Of course even in two pieces there won't be room for much else in the van. And if you trailer it, you'll have the van to sleep in :D
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  12. BuellGrrrl

    BuellGrrrl Been here awhile

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    IIRC, Econoline doors are about 48 inches high. Just take the sidecar off and it'll all fit with room to spare or sleep in.
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  13. Mr. Cob

    Mr. Cob Howling "Mad", Adventurer

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    Howdy roadracer,

    It won't fit in the van in one piece. However just take the hack off of the bike, this will NOT affect alignment if you DON'T mess with any of the adjustments.


    Disconnect the wiring at the plug-in where it comes from the bike.


    Take the bolts out of the bottom OR the top of the two struts that hold the bike frame to the sidecar frame, DO NOT CHANGE THE ADJUSTMENT ON THESE STRUTS.

    Disconnect the sidecar frame from the bike frame at the front and rear clamshell fittings. DO NOT TAMPER WITH, LOOSEN OR MOVE ANY OTHER ATTACHMENTS ON THE SIDECAR FRAME.

    "IF" the sidecar and bike were in proper alignment BEFORE they were disconnected AND if you didn't mess with ANY of the adjustments when you reinstall the sidecar it should be in proper alignment. "IF" you tamper with ANY of the adjustments all bets are off.
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  14. Nick in PRC.

    Nick in PRC. Been here awhile

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    Cut the roof, sides and doors off the van :evil
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  15. windmill

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    The connecting hardware on the Military IMZ's and KMZ's had levers on the bolts so the hack could be dropped quickly without tools.

    4 bolts and 1 connector, if It has 2wd then add 2 more bolts on the FD, no big deal.
    A helper is nice for reassembly.
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  16. Cockney

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    Hi all

    Just bought a 2010 Ural and sidecar and need to transport it a few hundred miles home.

    Plan A is to transport it in a Ford Transit van (standard white van-man size) and was hoping that with unbolting the sidecar that it would fit? Anybody done this before? The Luton is the big box shape, I have the small standard type.

    The van comfortably takes 2 dirt bikes side-by-side and will take a third slotted in-between.

    Thanks

    Andy
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  17. Ivan Rider

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    It's been done before. Alex in L.A. hauled his home in a Mini-Van like that in two pieces. It will work and as Cob said it you do it right you will not mess up you alignment. Good Luck
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  18. Tarka

    Tarka Doesn't wave back.

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    Andy,

    You should have got a Transit Luton box.
    A complete Ural combo goes in one of those easily without any disruptions.
    I transported one of my Urals from Taunton to Birkenhead in a Luton.
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  19. villageidiot

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    Depending on Andy's location, the Luton box isn't available.

    I know here in the states, we only have a watered down version of the transit, with a 2.0 liter gas engine only available.

    In uk and rest of Europe the transit series is much more extensive
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