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Forum: Hacks 05-11-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,710
Posted By UTE
1st 10,000K: 1) Alignment significantly out...

1st 10,000K:

1) Alignment significantly out of spec (upon delivery).
2) Failed ignition switch.

In all fairness, I've owned several makes of bikes over the years. Each has had problems...
Forum: Hacks 09-07-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 493,875
Posted By UTE
Heck, I don't have a problem with others not...

Heck, I don't have a problem with others not thinking much of URALs. To each his own. I'll admit right up front these things are NOT as reliable or of the quality of other motorcycles (well, maybe...
Forum: Hacks 09-06-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By UTE
Thumb Great pics. I get down to Moab when I can - it's...

Great pics. I get down to Moab when I can - it's just 4 hours South of me. I usually get one of those cute little cabins they have on the North or South eand of town. That way I can easily work on...
Forum: Hacks 08-11-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,551
Posted By UTE
Geez, we have to tolerate political crap now when...

Geez, we have to tolerate political crap now when we discuss a company or product?

All I know is Progressive has been good to me as a customer for many years. Their rates are very competitive...
Forum: Hacks 01-27-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,263
Posted By UTE
URAL advertises? I have my doubts. Bill

URAL advertises? I have my doubts.

Bill
Forum: Hacks 01-15-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,880
Posted By UTE
Thumb Wow - what a beautiful bike. I'd love to try it...

Wow - what a beautiful bike. I'd love to try it out.

Bill
Forum: Hacks 01-11-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 25,213
Posted By UTE
LOL - What's funny is I've heard the same thing...

LOL - What's funny is I've heard the same thing from a few people I've met. They probably think we're in some club.

Bill
Forum: Hacks 01-11-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 25,213
Posted By UTE
Thumb Good points, Mr. Cob (et al.). Something I...

Good points, Mr. Cob (et al.).

Something I forgot to mention in my assessment of the URAL after 5 months of commuting on it: I've had no mechanical failures - zero. Sure, I've had to adjust...
Forum: Hacks 01-10-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 25,213
Posted By UTE
I don't think it's "bashing" the URAL to compare...

I don't think it's "bashing" the URAL to compare it to other bikes and to expect improvement.

I hear the same thing from my Harley Owner's Group (H.O.G.) when someone has the gall to bring up the...
Forum: Hacks 01-08-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 25,213
Posted By UTE
Laugh Heh heh heh... Now there's a marketing...

Heh heh heh...

Now there's a marketing slogan. "Don't excel - get a URAL"

Bill
Forum: Hacks 01-08-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 25,213
Posted By UTE
Heck, one of the things I like best about my URAL...

Heck, one of the things I like best about my URAL is that it forces me to drive totally differently than I'm used to doing on my other bikes. It's a "smell the roses" kind of bike.

Besides, my...
Forum: Hacks 12-13-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,650
Posted By UTE
Thumb Beautiful - yet incongruent. If you're...

Beautiful - yet incongruent.

If you're going to go for the military look (e.g., the olive and ghillie treatment) - do away with anything shiny.

And, yes - the stainless exhaust on my Olive GU...
Forum: Hacks 10-14-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,983
Posted By UTE
Thumb 6'4" and 225 lbs on a 2010 Gear-Up. I drilled...

6'4" and 225 lbs on a 2010 Gear-Up. I drilled out the tractor seat mount and moved it aft approximately 3". Feels comfortable to me.

Bill
Forum: Hacks 09-25-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,852
Posted By UTE
Thumb Yep - I saw your exploits on YouTube back when I...

Yep - I saw your exploits on YouTube back when I was researching URALs. A nice job, Mr. Cob. And, I was excited about tracking your cross-country trip on the new solo. I first heard about your...
Forum: Hacks 09-25-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,852
Posted By UTE
Thumb O.K. - I think I know why we're seeing wide...

O.K. - I think I know why we're seeing wide divergence on how difficult White Rim in Moab is. Keep in mind there is the official White Rim Road v. what is called the White Rim Loop. Doing the full...
Forum: Hacks 09-24-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,852
Posted By UTE
Thumb I've done Moab on my KLR650, Defender D90 and...

I've done Moab on my KLR650, Defender D90 and assorted Jeeps. The White Rim is pretty tame - officially rated a "2" on a 1 to 5 scale. A 2WD URAL can easily do it.

Riding the White Rim trail is...
Forum: Hacks 09-22-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,233
Posted By UTE
Thumb A great vid. The opening and closing shots look...

A great vid. The opening and closing shots look to be the famous Bonneville Salt Flats just East of Wendover Nevada. That's just 100 miles West of where I live.

Bill
Forum: Hacks 09-09-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,196
Posted By UTE
The rear drive has Beemer written all over it. ...

The rear drive has Beemer written all over it.

Bill
Forum: Hacks 09-02-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,297
Posted By UTE
Thumb Ahhh... good catch. Maybe the tank in the upper...

Ahhh... good catch. Maybe the tank in the upper frame is the oil reservoir then.

Bill
Forum: Hacks 09-02-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,297
Posted By UTE
Thumb I'd wheel it - short range. Looks like it only...

I'd wheel it - short range. Looks like it only holds about 1.5 gallons of fuel.

Bill
Forum: Hacks 08-29-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,135
Posted By UTE
Talking Darn the bad luck - missed that show the last...

Darn the bad luck - missed that show the last time I was down in Moab.

Bill
Forum: Hacks 08-24-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,927
Posted By UTE
Thumb Beautiful. Nice work on the photography too. ...

Beautiful. Nice work on the photography too.

Bill
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1995 H-D FLSTN
2000 Kaw KLR
2005 BMW R1200RT
2010 URAL Gear-Up
Forum: Hacks 08-23-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,897
Posted By UTE
Thumb KLR's are a wonderful bike (mine is set up for...

KLR's are a wonderful bike (mine is set up for Moab) but the URAL has a cool factor tough to pass up.

Bill
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