Urals: Post your favorite quotes about our sidecar rigs

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by IndyChizzle, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. roscoau

    roscoau Been here awhile

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    Speed limits: an achievement, not a restriction.
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  2. PSDMedic556

    PSDMedic556 Adventurer

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    Gone Uraling
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  3. norton(kel)

    norton(kel) vintage

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    Fixed it for ya, "Gone Uraling (may make it home)"
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  4. Kruzof

    Kruzof independently poor

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    Be patient:
    You're not breaking in a new bike. You're machining Russian castings.
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  5. Poacher Bob

    Poacher Bob Persona non grata

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    Think tractor not motorcycle.
    Holopaw Gene
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  6. airheadDan

    airheadDan Been here awhile

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    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. "
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  7. norton(kel)

    norton(kel) vintage

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    Thanks Dan!! I needed a good chuckle to end the day.:imaposer
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  8. rider33

    rider33 Long timer

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    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?'
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  9. ZappBranigan

    ZappBranigan Still Riding

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    Ural's have sidecars so you have a place to keep all the parts that fall off the bike. :D
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  10. krampus von der fan

    krampus von der fan This one time at bant camp.....

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    " I never realized how refined my 54 Harley was"
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  11. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    I often tell people Urals are fun toys never to be confused with transportation.
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  12. rider33

    rider33 Long timer

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    the fastest motorcycle made,....in reverse.
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  13. rider33

    rider33 Long timer

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    like a good tractor, if you look at it long enough you can generally figure it out.
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  14. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    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.
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  15. jwaller

    jwaller Been here awhile

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    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?"
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  16. IndyChizzle

    IndyChizzle Hoping my skills exceed my horsepower

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    Them: I'm guessing your bike was made in the 1930's
    Me: It was actually made in 2013
    Them: :hmmmmm
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  17. Tarka

    Tarka Strangely strange. Oddly normal.

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    Onlooker/admirer during a UDF session...
    "How can that possibly only be four years old?"
    Me...
    "Because.....it was made four years ago!" :D
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  18. curlesw

    curlesw 05 RT n00b

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    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 :clap)
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  19. rg sw wa.

    rg sw wa. Long timer

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    and then in the not to distant future that day will come when she asks to borrow the key to the Ural.
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  20. redtails

    redtails Been here awhile

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    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.
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