Ural Owners

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Andrew2, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Bar None

    Bar None Long timer

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    Poacher Bob,
    I grew up in Texas and the Texans always said "earl is earl".
  2. gspell68

    gspell68 Long timer

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    How about us Dnepr guys???
  3. gspell68

    gspell68 Long timer

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    Quite sadly, he is probably one of the smartest guys around on the topic of Urals. I think he lives in Irbit part of the year, anyhow.
    He's pretty surly towards anything American. Occassionally, he can be civil...
  4. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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    The two of you could just call or email each other.
  5. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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    I thought the same thing. Damn knowledgeable guy but some serious personality issues.
    I would have banned him too. His kind of shit brings forums down to a level where many of the decent people leave. I've seen it on other forums. A few abrasive people join and the rest leave the room.
  6. CrankyTom

    CrankyTom Adventurer

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    Hello all-I'm hoping to get my first Ural soon(late this week or next week)but it will have to live outside for a bit untill I can make some room and widen the doors on my shed.My question-is threre a cover that doesn't cost an arm and a leg but works?A plastic tarp seems crude,but I haven't been able to find anything else that looks like it would do the trick.
    Looking forward to the side car experience and learning some new tricks
    Tom
  7. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Crawford Sales has one that is like a boat cover for about $240. It is a really nice cover for the money, but that is likely more than you are willing to spend for a temporary problem.

    Check out your local outdoor stores for large ATV covers. Often the big ones will fit for under $40.
  8. tbird649

    tbird649 Been here awhile

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    Hi Cranky Tom, Had mine a month now, I hope you get as much fun outta yours as I have had. Its a whole new world!:clap
  9. Poacher Bob

    Poacher Bob Persona non grata

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    Don't go the tarp route. It will hold moisture and speed up the corrosion process that we get living in these parts..:puke1
  10. Montague

    Montague UDF Adventurer

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    Good suggestion, I found a large 4 wheel ATV cover at WallyWorld for under $50 that fit the Ural nicely.

    It breathes so there is less condensation than a tarp. I also spray the exterior with a good sticky anti corrosion lubricant like Fluid Film, make sure to get all the seams inside the tub and then wipe off the excess.

    Two treatments a year work well to keep the rust away.
  11. CrankyTom

    CrankyTom Adventurer

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    Thanks!That's just the kind of suggestion I was looking for-seems kind of obvious when it's right in front of you,but I would never have thought of that.
  12. CrankyTom

    CrankyTom Adventurer

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    Thanks,I'm hoping to have some fun this summer and at least it will be a new experience.
    By the way,that little bit of nothing you don't have any more-I think I found it!
  13. CrankyTom

    CrankyTom Adventurer

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    Thanks Bob good to know that,and not just for thebikes.
    I see you're up in the White Mountains-I love it up there,I try to get in two or three camping trips a year,usually at Lafayette or sometimes White Lake State Park.I'll keep my eyes open for Urals next time I'm up there.
  14. CrankyTom

    CrankyTom Adventurer

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    WallyWorld,huh?There's one of those not far from me,I'll have to take a run out there and see what they have.Thankyou
  15. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Hello all,this Ural bug is catchy,I don't have 1 yet,but I feel myself slipping off the KLR cliff into hackdom.
  16. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Just relax and let it happen. You'll be happy when you do. :evil
  17. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    It's like a KLR,no one else understands except those that are already there.
  18. Thermos

    Thermos Been here awhile

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    Come on up to Maine! Nobody in NH really rides their Urals. . . :amazon














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  19. mystery jig

    mystery jig Van Gogh's Banjo

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    Seems that way sometimes, doesn't it?
  20. CrankyTom

    CrankyTom Adventurer

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    Oh no you don't,you're not getting me in the middle of that argument!