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Third wheel now required

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Spanky McKanky, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. prestonpaul

    prestonpaul What?

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    Surely that’s the worst kept secret around at the moment, there’s even an obvious hint on the Ural Aus website :D
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  2. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    Have they found some horsepower?
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  3. gavineakins

    gavineakins Been here awhile

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    Depends what you're after.
    I've followed something one of those on a windy road. It was frustrating, as it's roadholding wasn't great & I had so much more corner speed.
    Mind you, I had one more contact patch.

    Cheers - Gavin
    P.S. A clubman is not a bad option if you want open air excitement & similar thrills to a 'bike.
    Okay, the world doesn't lean over but on a tight road you can beat sportsbikes.
    I know a number of partners that are happy to travel in them, as well.

    [​IMG]
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  4. gateman

    gateman Long timer

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    Spanky mate your making a bloody good move and you will not cop any "terminal Abuse"
    What keeps you living is what carrys you and that girl far into adventures regardless of the layout.

    Long story short. A mate of mine. SpyderRider aka Henk. I met him around 2008 he was I think 68 and rockin.
    He took out a NT bullock in about 14. Fixed himself up at Kathrine for a few months(7) then bought the New Generation Spyder.
    Rode it until he was 72 or 3. Got banged up on a concrete barrier a year or two back.
    He said to me " the Spyder extended my riding life 10 or 12 years"

    He now rides twoup on an S10 or the wing as pillion. IBA and 76 years young.
    Ill have a Spyder too.

    Good call and great roads ahead.
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  5. prestonpaul

    prestonpaul What?

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    The engine had a top end redesign and improved fuel injection a year or 2 back which apparently gained some horsepower.
    I reckon the big secret is more likely to be a driven sidecar wheel on left hand sidecar models.
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  6. GTinAus

    GTinAus nutsplitter

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    Does a hollow rear axle give some clues?
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  7. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Going back to the Yamaha Nikken, they fall over like a bike as they don't have any front suspension lock. Is that correct? Do they fall on their side or until something low hits the ground or, until the front linkages run out of rotation? Think I'll have a look on youtube.

    Looks like it just goes on it's side. Be a bit of a bitch to pick up.
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  8. wozzamatta

    wozzamatta Is it new bike time yet

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    Yep they fall over, quite an odd marketing decision, its actually the first question most people ask when they see one.
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  9. wozzamatta

    wozzamatta Is it new bike time yet

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    Been looking at the specs for 900 Ryker Rally, looks good with a cvt and shaft drive, looks like a good all roads tourer - especially with the 170 mm suspension travel.

    PS. My scooter experience means I like cvt's and shafts in the dirt are excellent
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  10. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    I bought the first of three K100RS bikes in ‘85, I liked the designer but did not enjoy the Katana enough to actually pay at the time.

    I was invited to test the spyder when they first came out, we had to do a ‘conversion’ course before we could get onto the open road.

    I really enjoyed them, we got to sample all the versions.

    Enjoy

    :-)

    R
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  11. prestonpaul

    prestonpaul What?

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    Ahh, I understand how you’ve done it now.
    Very clever.
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  12. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    See the updated 750 Honda Forza DCT has been released.
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  13. wozzamatta

    wozzamatta Is it new bike time yet

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    Would be very surprisef if Honda Australia bring it into the country
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  14. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    At the top of the tree is the Forza 750 which replaces the Integra. The Forza 750 uses a Euro5 version of the smooth and solid NC750 twin-cylinder engine and now makes a healthy 58bhp, up from the Integra’s 54.
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  15. Spanky McKanky

    Spanky McKanky Spanky

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    Thanks Gateman and to all the other inmates who replied to this thread.
    I'm looking forward to getting the Spyder and hope it meets all of mine and my wife's expectations.
    Its a large investment, far more than I've ever spent on a bike or a car for that matter.
    Anyway looking forward to getting the call from P/S in Ringwood and picking it up.
    Thanks again to everyone for your feedback and sharing your own experiences, its greatly appreciated.
    Cheers Spanky.
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  16. Pob61

    Pob61 Adventurer

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    We will need pics Glen
    Enjoy
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  17. Spanky McKanky

    Spanky McKanky Spanky

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    Yes I'll definitely will post some pics once received.
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  18. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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  19. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    I remember back in '73 a mate of mine bought a new Cossack outfit (which is what Australian delivered Urals were then known as). I'm pretty sure it cost him around $650 brand new, by comparison a new R75/5 was around $2,300 - or 3 1/2 times the price.

    I just checked the cost of a new URAL outfit - around $25k. Compare this to a new BMW F750 for $16k, or even an R nine T at $21k.

    I am shocked that riders (obviously only a few) are prepared to pay such a premium for such a poor performing bike ......

    ..... and yes, I know it's the only new outfit available ex-factory, but even with 2WD - cripes!!! :scratch
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  20. TenereMark

    TenereMark Where are we????????

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    Good, the Aussie Urals are now 2wd, but..............
    That would have to be the poxiest, most uninspriring for Australia, yuppiest ad for riding an outfit I have ever seen. This is what how outfits are treated in WA:-
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    So following a few sheep around in a paddock does not do much for us.
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