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Forum: Hacks 02-20-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By vetsurginc
Heck, the tool kit that came with my 2011 GU...

Heck, the tool kit that came with my 2011 GU could account for 30lbs. Well, maybe I did add a few things (adjustable wrenches, older tool roll from another bike with more wrenches, scissor jack,...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By vetsurginc
MIght want to take a flight to one of the...

MIght want to take a flight to one of the Evergreen courses on sidecar handling. Plus get one of these and read/practice/reat/......

When my son was 10 we did a 3,000 mile trip (R1200RT). Drive...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,346
Posted By vetsurginc
That says it for me :nod

That says it for me :nod
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By vetsurginc
Great idea for camp one hotel one. My wife and I...

Great idea for camp one hotel one. My wife and I did a small boat sail Key Largo, FL to Key West. Camp out on the boat for one, motel for one. She loved it, and when momma's happy............:wings
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By vetsurginc
If it was me I would buy the latest 2015. EFI is...

If it was me I would buy the latest 2015. EFI is getting well sorted (and new maps are downloadable). Plus you can now put the spare in any position even with the disc brakes.

I have a carb...
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By vetsurginc
Nice rig :clap Hand warmers on the farkle...

Nice rig :clap

Hand warmers on the farkle list?
Forum: Hacks 01-17-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,714
Posted By vetsurginc
Gotta take your buddy! ...

Gotta take your buddy!
http://vetsurgpics.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ural-stuff/i-St68KZJ/1/M/Hanni%20in%20sidecar-M.jpg
Forum: Hacks 01-17-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,239
Views: 335,451
Posted By vetsurginc
How about one of the leather flying helmets, or a...

How about one of the leather flying helmets, or a russian tanker helmet (same as flyers but with a few rows of rolled soft material to keep Ivan from getting concussed bouncing around with the hatch...
Forum: Hacks 01-17-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 535,152
Posted By vetsurginc
Bought mine with 6k on it, now got 15k, its much...

Bought mine with 6k on it, now got 15k, its much better all round, as I hope I am at riding it.
Keep it, you know it makes sense!:evil[/QUOTE]

Passing 27500km, mucho better. I do love tinkering...
Forum: Hacks 01-08-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,392
Posted By vetsurginc
Congrats on joining the nuts. I'm running a 2011...

Congrats on joining the nuts. I'm running a 2011 GearUp. Main jets 125, idle 40, 1/5 turns out. You can try running paper elements (from NAPA - don't have the numbers handy but check on...
Forum: Hacks 08-09-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,192
Posted By vetsurginc
One question that did not get asked is how do the...

One question that did not get asked is how do the BMW final drives hold up to the side loads of a rig, especially the newest bikes?
Forum: Hacks 08-09-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,568
Posted By vetsurginc
:rofl Welcome to the madness. Did Gene include...

:rofl Welcome to the madness. Did Gene include your foil hat :evil

I would do the hand grenade sooner than later. Other than that, RIDE IT!!!!

I've been avoiding going by Gene's as the 2014's...
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,595
Posted By vetsurginc
???

Maybe I missed something but why not check in with DMC or Freedom for the adapted rims they have to run car tires. Not cheap, but safe.

Apologies if this was already discussed.
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,099
Posted By vetsurginc
I'm a Ural and BMW RT owner. +1 on the Ural...

I'm a Ural and BMW RT owner. +1 on the Ural being more work. BUT, with the RT I'm sitting so still my back gets crampy and I end up doing stretches and wiggles.:rilla

On the Ural I'm working...
Forum: Hacks 05-24-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,954
Posted By vetsurginc
For my Ural, the setup is to get the hack frame...

For my Ural, the setup is to get the hack frame level, with the tug having a 2-3 degree leanout. The leanout was supposed to set you level when the tug is riding the crown of the road. Of course in...
Forum: Hacks 05-05-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By vetsurginc
The usual is to get the bike mounts specific for...

The usual is to get the bike mounts specific for your tug. Since Velorex is still around, it may not be a big deal. www.velorexusa.com. Also you could check in with dmcsidecars.com for help and...
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,547
Posted By vetsurginc
:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl Couldn't even read to...

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

Couldn't even read to the end of the thread to see the other responses. Maybe the pre-2007 bikes had some issues (but recognize that with the supplied tool kit, a scissor...
Forum: Hacks 11-17-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 535,152
Posted By vetsurginc
Mine is over 20,00km now and no major problems. ...

Mine is over 20,00km now and no major problems. I service at 2500k intervals as recommended. Battery still original and in good shape thanks to huge alternator output. You also have to like travel...
Forum: Hacks 10-29-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,702
Posted By vetsurginc
Congrats! It's a beauty :clap I've got...

Congrats! It's a beauty :clap

I've got 20,000+ k on mine now and yah, the grins just don't stop.

If you haven't yet, you might want to get David Hough's book on how to ride a sidecar...
Forum: Hacks 10-29-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,330
Posted By vetsurginc
CONTRATULATIONS! :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

CONTRATULATIONS!
:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Hacks 10-29-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,353
Posted By vetsurginc
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Vendors 10-12-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 251,796
Posted By vetsurginc
Yes!! :lol3

Yes!! :lol3
Forum: Hacks 10-10-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,330
Posted By vetsurginc
:clapNice rig. Orange is good for visibility . ...

:clapNice rig. Orange is good for visibility .

i've got 20,078 km on mine (2011 GU) and no problems. Just keep changing the oil and tires as needed. Rode it from West Palm Beach, FL to...
Forum: Hacks 09-19-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By vetsurginc
Might want to take a trip over to the...

Might want to take a trip over to the SovietSteeds.com site. there is a chart in the Modifications and Accessories folder. Available tyres and sources as well as prices in US $.
Forum: Hacks 09-12-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,782
Posted By vetsurginc
Hi! Hanni is a retread of course. Taken from...

Hi!
Hanni is a retread of course. Taken from his first family where he lost his eye to beatings. Next home was 6 years before an encounter with a new dog. Came to us just before Christmas -...
Forum: Hacks 09-12-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,535
Posted By vetsurginc
Keep ridin' central FL and you should see some...

Keep ridin' central FL and you should see some :clap

If ya get a chance to make it to Holopaw Gene's Ural rally in November you will meet a bunch.

If you haven't checked out SovietSteeds.com...
Forum: Hacks 09-10-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,782
Posted By vetsurginc
Hannity didn't like them first time, but then...

Hannity didn't like them first time, but then discovered he could put his head in the wind and still see... Only has one eye so have to protect it!
...
Forum: Hacks 08-22-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,993
Posted By vetsurginc
Time for another small drift :evil Saw the...

Time for another small drift :evil

Saw the swaybar on Claude's site (looked suspiciously like a Ural muffler there) and I'm still wondering if that concept would apply to the two wheel drive...
Forum: Hacks 08-18-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,229
Posted By vetsurginc
What I'd love to see is a disc brake upgrade kit...

What I'd love to see is a disc brake upgrade kit for the older (like 2010 on) bikes. I'm happy with my engine, but a brake upgrade I would do in a minute!
Forum: Hacks 08-18-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,493
Posted By vetsurginc
Congrats on the trip! Glad the dealer was able...

Congrats on the trip! Glad the dealer was able to get things straight for you. Urals are much happier jetted rich than lean (which doesn't help already challenged MPG - which is why I've got two...
Forum: Hacks 08-18-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,993
Posted By vetsurginc
Interesting thread and answering some questions I...

Interesting thread and answering some questions I had. I'm running a 2011 GearUp Ural 2wd with disc front, drum rear and sidecar. Considering the overall need for an effective anchor when stopping...
Forum: Hacks 07-18-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,980
Posted By vetsurginc
So the question we who didn't go, how's the...

So the question we who didn't go, how's the weather this year.

I was looking at crossing the whole country from south florida, right through the fires and 100+ temps, and decided that was more...
Forum: Hacks 07-13-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,408
Posted By vetsurginc
Or ride it for 100km in a frog-drowner :D Did...

Or ride it for 100km in a frog-drowner :D Did that coming home from RA rally. Even blasted my riding pants nice and clean!
Forum: Hacks 07-02-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,408
Posted By vetsurginc
came back after 10 years off, and my first left...

came back after 10 years off, and my first left turn almost turned into a right, even though I kept repeating "drive don't countersteer":huh

Even though you don't have two wheel drive you do have...
Forum: Hacks 07-02-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By vetsurginc
Maybe they should consider bringing it to Ural...

Maybe they should consider bringing it to Ural West! I'm sure a bunch of us would want to make the pilgrimage to Washington state. :ricky
Forum: Hacks 07-02-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 535,152
Posted By vetsurginc
And your right. They do like to run, not sit. ...

And your right. They do like to run, not sit. I'm fortunate that I can get straight fuel locally and the bike loves it. Had my GearUp for a year now and no carb problems or water problems (as in...
Forum: Hacks 06-08-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,667
Posted By vetsurginc
+1 on that.

+1 on that.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-08-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By vetsurginc
Been using mine with the seurity screw. I don't...

Been using mine with the seurity screw. I don't have a thumbscrew setup as I use it on the road, and don't worry when I'm in for lunch or quick stops. So far no problems.
Forum: Hacks 06-07-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,667
Posted By vetsurginc
2011 Ural GearUp with 14,000+km and love it. I...

2011 Ural GearUp with 14,000+km and love it. I ride on I-95 and the Florida turnpike wihtout worries, 60-65mph is enough and other than a decrease of gas mileage, no problems. The Ural (and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-06-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,039
Posted By vetsurginc
:clap Success at last. Transfered maps tracks...

:clap Success at last. Transfered maps tracks and routes to the laptop!

Thanks for the hand holding:bow
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