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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by IndyChizzle, Nov 4, 2017.
Speed limits: an achievement, not a restriction.
Fixed it for ya, "Gone Uraling (may make it home)"
You're not breaking in a new bike. You're machining Russian castings.
Think tractor not motorcycle.
From a local independent BMW mechanic after working on a Ural. "You've heard of sand casting? Ural does something like that but they use gravel. "
Thanks Dan!! I needed a good chuckle to end the day.
let's not forget the classics: rust, Russian Loctite
and, from a Russian immigrant outside a bike shop when I pulled up in the Ural: 'why would you buy such a thing?'
Ural's have sidecars so you have a place to keep all the parts that fall off the bike.
" I never realized how refined my 54 Harley was"
I often tell people Urals are fun toys never to be confused with transportation.
the fastest motorcycle made,....in reverse.
like a good tractor, if you look at it long enough you can generally figure it out.
About 3 years ago I showed my doctor, a 50-something year old Russian woman, a picture of me in front of a new Ural cT. I told her I was thinking about buying it, and asked her opinion. She said lots of Russian farmers have them, rusting in their fields, and that sometimes you see them on the road, being towed back to the farm behind a horse.
The Russians hacked my motorcycle
Also, one of my students, upon looking closely at my bike and seeing the heads, asked, "What are those ugly things sticking out the sides of the motor?"
Them: I'm guessing your bike was made in the 1930's
Me: It was actually made in 2013
Onlooker/admirer during a UDF session...
"How can that possibly only be four years old?"
"Because.....it was made four years ago!"
Just this morning, the high today will be mid-40s F, my daughter says, "Dad, can we take the Ural for a ride today?" Love it! (She says this often )
and then in the not to distant future that day will come when she asks to borrow the key to the Ural.
The good news is, the Ural is easy to work on.
The bad news is, you're going to have to work on it often.