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Forum: Hacks 04-25-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,662
Posted By SkagitStan
I took the class in March 2010 (was in Everett). ...

I took the class in March 2010 (was in Everett). I did the lessons on that black Ural. Boy, it's motor ran like crap compared to my spiffy new bike, but handling, shifting, and braking was sorta the...
Forum: Hacks 04-25-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 488,414
Posted By SkagitStan
You are correct. I do not see your contributions...

You are correct. I do not see your contributions as specifically trashing the bike. I correct my statement thus:

<quote><quote>In conclusion, it seems like all you want is a thread to validate...
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 488,414
Posted By SkagitStan
As far as comprehension skills go, this may be a...

As far as comprehension skills go, this may be a bit long for your skill level, but:

No one here is telling folks to buy a Ural.:deal...Certainly not the knowledgeable Ural owners.
No one here is...
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 488,414
Posted By SkagitStan
MotoJ: He says: "You should expect people to...

MotoJ:
He says:
"You should expect people to post negative Ural shit here and you should not be posting all of you leg humping love for them here. If you like Urals, you should be posting in the...
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 488,414
Posted By SkagitStan
I suppose if the thread was titled "Post negative...

I suppose if the thread was titled "Post negative whiny shit about [enter brand here] (Only blind agreement also permissible)", you might have a point.
Otherwise, not so much.
...
Forum: Hacks 04-23-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 488,414
Posted By SkagitStan
I don't quite get how Ural is "playing with the...

I don't quite get how Ural is "playing with the Big Boys".
Yes, the '14's price is a big boy price, but it is not in the same market as the big boys.

It is in the 3 wheel market, not 2 wheel....
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,566
Posted By SkagitStan
My '09 bounced like crazy when new. It settled...

My '09 bounced like crazy when new. It settled down within a few km. Been steady ever since.
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 488,414
Posted By SkagitStan
RadRider: FWIW, I've probably come close to...

RadRider:

FWIW, I've probably come close to getting banned on SS (for insisting on writing politically unpopular responses to the common soap box "wisdom" there).

So, I sympathized (notice...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,442
Posted By SkagitStan
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7053/6893622648_2787...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7053/6893622648_2787781478_z.jpg


http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSadbDxnYZAbmc2c-XeQeKQZExmSIqz6VuFsH_yzUZNO0H4moRZ

Slow, some say underpowered, but...
Forum: Hacks 06-24-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 488,414
Posted By SkagitStan
Sara the Hack is the first Ural I've owned, and...

Sara the Hack is the first Ural I've owned, and it probably WILL be the last.
That's because I don't ever plan to get rid of it! :deal
If some thing breaks, I fix it. Not much has broken. If...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-07-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 518,956
Posted By SkagitStan
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8290/7617909412_ac18...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8290/7617909412_ac18598cec_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skagitstan/7617909412/)
part of Mt Baker.
Forum: Hacks 06-17-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 488,414
Posted By SkagitStan
Sara has always preferred long studs. :evil ...

Sara has always preferred long studs. :evil

I don't see much at the front of the shock body, maybe bent a bit on the flange. However, there are 2 marks on the FD side of the swing arm where it...
Forum: Hacks 06-17-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 488,414
Posted By SkagitStan
Why is the center stand leg on that side of the...

Why is the center stand leg on that side of the swingarm, with the tip almost perfectly aligned with the crack,and so close to the hack mount?
Is it possible that something whacked the stand tip...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 20,944
Posted By SkagitStan
I hang it. The spotlight makes a perfect...

I hang it.
The spotlight makes a perfect holder, and is even easy to lock down the helmet.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7053/6893622648_2787781478_z.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 06-02-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 488,414
Posted By SkagitStan
I'm trying to figure out how a high idle can be a...

I'm trying to figure out how a high idle can be a symptom of any serious mechanical issue.

About the worst I can think of is a screwed up Ducati ignition module/sensor. And that would be a weird...
Forum: Hacks 06-01-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 488,414
Posted By SkagitStan
This thread makes me think of arguments declaring...

This thread makes me think of arguments declaring which is the "worst" dog breed.
I have Malamutes (and a Ural). Mals are my favorite breed. They are not a breed for everyone.

Some folks say...
Forum: Hacks 05-30-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 488,414
Posted By SkagitStan
HEY!!!!! :dog :bash As folks on SS can...

HEY!!!!! :dog :bash

As folks on SS can attest, I AM a long winded tree hugger, and I love my Ural! It gets me to more trees to hug. :wings

Don't confuse "tree huggerey" with "buying the wrong...
Forum: Vendors 04-14-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 244,707
Posted By SkagitStan
Congratulations Mark! However, I must point out...

Congratulations Mark!
However, I must point out that the Harmonizer is not perfect, as I proved today:
It is not completely proof against a klutzy idiot cleverly dropping it... in what must be the...
Forum: Hacks 03-18-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By SkagitStan
I will follow this with great interest. Kya, our...

I will follow this with great interest. Kya, our current mal (my avatar pic) is a 3 years old rescue, and I have not yet convinced :deal her to get in the tub.
Our last mal was getting too old,...
Forum: Vendors 01-09-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 244,707
Posted By SkagitStan
Thumb Hi Grok, I got the harmonizer with the first...

Hi Grok,
I got the harmonizer with the first post-holiday mail. Quick service!:clap
Finally had a chance to use it this weekend, and it meets all my expectations. My Ural was running pretty well...
Forum: Hacks 12-31-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,526
Posted By SkagitStan
I hadn't ridden since an R50/5 back in the '70s. ...

I hadn't ridden since an R50/5 back in the '70s.

On their 2009 trip to Alaska, Sharon and Elmer (Abenteuerfahrer) stopped to visit us. Sharon and my wife were best friends growing up, but hadn't...
Forum: Vendors 12-31-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 244,707
Posted By SkagitStan
After reading all the great reviews and futzing...

After reading all the great reviews and futzing with the Twinmax on my Ural yesterday, I just ordered a Harmonizer yesterday evening.:clap
Can't wait to give it a workout!

While I was reading up...
Forum: Hacks 09-10-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,054
Posted By SkagitStan
Yup! Just got back. Going through my log now:deal

Yup! Just got back. Going through my log now:deal
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-18-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11,481
Views: 1,371,529
Posted By SkagitStan
From the Garmin website: "Our suction cup mount...

From the Garmin website:
"Our suction cup mount with speaker system offers voice-guided navigation for any Montana™ model. Simply suction your mount to the windshield or to the adhesive dashboard...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-10-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11,481
Views: 1,371,529
Posted By SkagitStan
When you guys get the non-Garmin battery error...

When you guys get the non-Garmin battery error are you running on the Montana's battery or powering from the bike?
I also have an early unit from GPSCity. It's run with no problem so far, but it is...
Forum: Hacks 07-22-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,269
Posted By SkagitStan
As a noob on this site, my experience may not...

As a noob on this site, my experience may not count for much, but...

A couple of weeks ago, I installed a new Montana "rugged mount" and RAM mount on my Ural. Took about an hour. Most of that was...
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,405
Posted By SkagitStan
Seems like as good a place as any to introduce...

Seems like as good a place as any to introduce Sara the Hack:

Sara striking a noble pose:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4035/4568608732_572d23ae22.jpg

If Mt Baker won't come to Sara, then...
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