Urals: Post your favorite quotes about our sidecar rigs

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

  1. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority Supporter

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    "Buying a new Ural is like buying a brand new Model A ford, or maybe a brand new MG-A."
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  2. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    Except I would buy either of those 2! :D
  3. TripleDaddy

    TripleDaddy Hoping my skills exceed my horsepower

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    "Who makes it?" Guy today at gas station.

    "What year is it?" Another guy at same gas station.
  4. TripleDaddy

    TripleDaddy Hoping my skills exceed my horsepower

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    "Is that 1 wheel drive or 2 wheel drive" from a guy in the liquor store parking lot who actually knew what a Ural is...
  5. Tarka

    Tarka Strangely strange. Oddly normal.

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    I regularly get asked that.
    Some folk even tell whoever's with them that my Urals are two wheel drive.
    When both of mine have the sidecar on the LEFT and the driveshaft and bevel box on the RIGHT !

    Must be a special flexible driveshaft inside the swinging arm and through the sidecar chassis. :D
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  6. TripleDaddy

    TripleDaddy Hoping my skills exceed my horsepower

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    "How much ballast are ya running?"
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  7. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    Dunno, how about you ask my wife what she weighs......:dunno:hmmmmm:augie:fpalm
  8. Bar None

    Bar None Long timer Supporter

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    I use to tell them that it was a 1943 BMW and they liked that response.
    My 1929 BMW R25
    0407191516.jpg
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  9. TripleDaddy

    TripleDaddy Hoping my skills exceed my horsepower

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    Ogre_fl: "Wouldn't be slower than a ural, right?"
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  10. 4PawsHacienda

    4PawsHacienda Long timer

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    You paid How Much For That!!!
  11. GrayOwl

    GrayOwl Adventurer

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    arena.jpg

    I think Teddy was talking about Ural riders here...
  12. Tarka

    Tarka Strangely strange. Oddly normal.

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    Too long, didn't read.
  13. brstar

    brstar Long timer

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    It said avago ya mug
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  14. TripleDaddy

    TripleDaddy Hoping my skills exceed my horsepower

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    Did you steal that plaque for ballast?
  15. TripleDaddy

    TripleDaddy Hoping my skills exceed my horsepower

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    Q: What's your top speed?
    A: Uphill or downhill????
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  16. GrayOwl

    GrayOwl Adventurer

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    Negative. The mounting bolts are SAE... the wrenches in my Ural tool roll are entirely metric.
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  17. rg sw wa.

    rg sw wa. Long timer Supporter

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    Have a go, you mug. Said to encourage someone to do something they might otherwise wuss out of.
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  18. el Pete

    el Pete toda su base

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    "It purrs like a donkey..."
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  19. EvilClown

    EvilClown Standing by to standby for a possible disregard Super Moderator

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    Ural miles are like dog years. ~ moi
  20. kiwi93

    kiwi93 The Evil Monkey

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    After purchasing a used Patrol from a friend, I took my wife for our inaug(ural) ride off road on some local power-lines.
    About half way through a particularly rocky section, where we were bouncing around like a Mexican jumping bean, she turns to me and says:

    "This is the best money we have ever spent"


    God I miss that rig ...