Ural Owners

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

  1. Hobbomock

    Hobbomock Freewheelin'

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Oddometer:
    858
    Location:
    here, now
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    9 yr old indoctrination


    turns out the ice cream bribe was completely unnecessary but thoroughly appreciated
  2. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,325
    Location:
    WNC SWFL
    RD,
    Thanks for the info, I'll contact him. No problem with the wait, my Ural has taught me patience.:rofl
  3. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Oddometer:
    10,624
    Location:
    southeast of seattle

    Thank You!

    ebay...she only had 2 :deal

    The other is on the back of the tub.
  4. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,439
    Location:
    Same trailer, different park, FL
    Any sign/banner shop should be able to make that star.
  5. Hobbomock

    Hobbomock Freewheelin'

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Oddometer:
    858
    Location:
    here, now
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    Owning a sidecar translates to stability, willingness to partner, not placing yourself first, patience, aptitude, adventurous nature, disregard of passing trends, etc.


    Ural = sexy
  6. truck6driver

    truck6driver The Fireman

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2007
    Oddometer:
    7,607
    Location:
    Hope Mills, N.C.
    This is what ADV is all about.
    A great many thanks to RidingDonkeys. :clap

    My good friend and fellow rider was stricken by MS several years ago. He is wheel chair bound and has been a member of ADV for quite a long time.

    Ridingdonkeys loaned me his Ural Gear Up. gave me a few lessons on ridin it.
    Well last night he was back in the saddle for a 100km ride...rain and all.

    I haven't seen him this happy is years.

    Thanks again Jeff.

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    Ray
  7. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    10,624
    Location:
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    that's Awesome!

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  8. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,496
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Good on you for being a good friend. And good on RidingDonkeys for doing his part to make it all happen. And good on your buddy for being up for the ride!

    May we all be so fortunate to have friends and a community like this!
  9. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Oddometer:
    9,399
    Location:
    Moscow, Russia
    Anytime, Ray. I hope you guys had fun!
  10. FR700

    FR700 Banned

    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Oddometer:
    8,512


    Cool , well done all 'round .
  11. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,551
    Location:
    Next to Rio Bravo
    Don't know how a Ural could be put to better use.:clap
  12. mystery jig

    mystery jig Van Gogh's Banjo

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    118
    Location:
    State 'O' Maine
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    We rolled to a stop on the gravel track. Our dust cloud caught up with us and swept passed. I raised my helmet shield and tasted the grit in my mouth. It savored it. The dust told me I wasn’t on pavement, I was in the woods, right where I wanted to be.

    The other six riders in our mini convoy of Russian motorcycles took off their helmets and commenced to shoot the breeze. Some lit up smokes. The day was gray but the colors still sang on the trees. Nobody was in a hurry.

    This year, for our annual fall campout and ride, we were in the woods west of Oquossoc, near Big Falls in Upper Cupsuptic. I arrived after dark the night before after narrowly missing a moose on Route 17, south of the Height of Land. I came so close I could have reached out and grabbed a tuft of fur on his rump. Luckily, I was fully loaded for camping and going uphill. My underpowered soviet steed was only making 35 mph in third gear. Still, I left skid marks. I won’t say exactly where, though.

    That had been the only drama of the trip, so far...

    Click the link for the rest of the story, a video and an original song. Sorry to link offsite, but I make part of my living blogging about my rides.

    http://bennetttheredonethat.bangord...torcycle-with-a-beer-can-and-not-hit-a-moose/

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  13. co_g30

    co_g30 Solo Rider

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    Nov 4, 2006
    Oddometer:
    330
    Location:
    Centennial, CO
    nice job with the beer can, truly a WWID moment.
  14. mystery jig

    mystery jig Van Gogh's Banjo

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    Location:
    State 'O' Maine
    He'd probably use a vodka bottle cap.
  15. thesquarewheelis

    thesquarewheelis n00b

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    Oct 27, 2013
    Oddometer:
    4
    Location:
    Charleston, SC
    new user with some oil leaking questions.

    Just purchased a 2011 Patrol 2WD with 1400km that has been sitting in a garage for the last 1.5 years. When I trailored the bike home there were no oil leaks/seeps anywhere, I immediately changed the engine and gearbox oil, cleaned out the carbs and flushed the fuel tank. After getting the unit started I have noticed two oil leaks that are significant enough to prevent me from going on long hauls.

    First, there is an oil leak coming from the clutch release button on the left/aft side of the gearbox, I assume all I need for this is a new o-ring.

    Second, there is an oil leak dripping from the bottom of the engine/gearbox seem and accumulating on the top of the engine oil sump cavity. Is there a way to determine where this leak is originating from without separating the gearbox and engine. Also, since this machine was sitting idle for almost two years is there a higher probability of which is leaking (gearbox main seal or crankshaft main seal).

    Last, now that I have two definite oil leaks within the first 200km, what else is likely going to go. I'm assuming this has happened because the machine sat for so long and then was started up so I gouged/tore the seals when I cranked it over.

    Thanks.
  16. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Oddometer:
    9,399
    Location:
    Moscow, Russia
    Clean it well, run it for a few minutes and see if you can find the source that way. A coat of baby powder helps track it down too.

    Sent from the voices in my head and transcribed by their drinking buddy...
  17. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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    2,496
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    The PO may have overfilled with oil before.
  18. Hobbomock

    Hobbomock Freewheelin'

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Oddometer:
    858
    Location:
    here, now
    mine seems self-leveling as well...
  19. thesquarewheelis

    thesquarewheelis n00b

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2013
    Oddometer:
    4
    Location:
    Charleston, SC
    if I'm going to go down the path of replacing every seal between the engine and gearbox... for an average mechanic (myself) is two days worth of time enough to complete these repairs.

    I have seen some parts vendors list EU seals and Russian Seals, which are the better to purchase?
  20. 4PawsHacienda

    4PawsHacienda Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2008
    Oddometer:
    616
    Location:
    Climax NC or Fancy Gap VA (milemarker 199 BRP)
    Recently ordered some decals for my Ural Retro from motoaura@wp.pl

    He was referred to me by another Ural rider who had ordered from him previously. I'm quite pleased with the decals he sent and price, including postage from Poland, was very good.

    I'm done loafing for the day, time to take the dog riding.