Idaho BDR on Ural Sidecar

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  1. Bakeek

    Bakeek Adventurer

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    I am tossing around the idea of completing the ID BDR with my son but on a Ural Sidecar. Curious to know if this would be possible and reasonably safe on a Ural. Ideally I would do it on my KTM 790 but its a long summer with many summer camps closed and I am looking to make an epic summer adventure.

    Thanks!
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  2. DualDawg

    DualDawg Been here a while Supporter

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    Yup. Doable. Personally, I think it would be no problem at all. Myself and another inmate did it last year on KTM 1190r’s. A couple rocky sections would be about the worst of it, and personally I think those would be easier on the sidecar. Not to mention the 1190 is a bit TALL for me so no walking or paddling through it. I say plan your trip and go! You won’t regret it, but you might regret not doing it! Enjoy your ride. Maybe I’ll see you out there. Just responding to your post here makes me want to go do it again! EPIC!
    Cheers! Ride safe!
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  3. TurTal

    TurTal Long timer

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    E Z P Z lemon sqeezy

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  4. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    My understanding is that ALL of the BDR's (except perhaps Oregon) are big bike friendly and contain no single track so should be doable in any adventure-oriented sidecar rig. A Ural being a Ural, you might want to give some consideration to the more common mechanical breakdowns and bring the spare parts you might need. The more extra parts you carry, the less likely you will need any of them. :-)

    Also, if your Ural is 2WD I think that might be helpful once a day or so when you hit a loose steep uphill, or a sandy stretch, or some nasty mud. 1WD will be even MORE adventurous!
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  5. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    What he said.
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  6. Burbankalley

    Burbankalley ancient ski patrolle

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    I'm doing the Washington BDR this July with my AlmostUral, KLR-Sputnik..... I'm bringin' along plenty of muscle, the Hyak Ski Patrol Motorcycle Team..... Heck, they can carry my rig out if necessary....
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  7. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    I'm planning to do some of the BDR's on my Triumph this year. 2-WD not required, but I plan to carry an ATV winch, just in case.
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  8. TurTal

    TurTal Long timer

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    Ya gonna take pics ?
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  9. JoshBMW

    JoshBMW Been here awhile

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    I’m going to do it this summer on mine!
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  10. Cody3232

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    Mr. Cob and I are doing the WA BDR in August. Anyone else want to go?
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  11. exponentiation

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    I’ll be there but not sure which bike I’ll take yet.
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  12. el Pete

    el Pete toda su base

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    Just did the north part of the NVBDR on my 790R, and it would have been a kick on the Ural! A couple small sections might have been interesting, but they would still have been doable.
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  13. Cody3232

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    Thanks! Once this coronavirus situation is over and we are back to "normal" I plan to do all the BDR states in the Western USA. Hope I live that long as the governors of many states seem to want to play this crap out to show how much "power" they have.
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