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Forum: Hacks 05-06-2014, 01:16 PM
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Posted By windmill
That's no excuse to violate forum rules..... ...

That's no excuse to violate forum rules.....







No nudity.....:ddog
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,448
Posted By windmill
Encouraging news, fingers crossed a classic...

Encouraging news, fingers crossed a classic version may follow.
Forum: Hacks 04-29-2014, 11:36 AM
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Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
Sidecars, whatever they may be, are a completely...

Sidecars, whatever they may be, are a completely different experience from a 2 wheeler, keep an open mind.
Forum: Hacks 04-29-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
Do you not understand the State built 650's are...

Do you not understand the State built 650's are significantly different from the the commercially built 750's?
...
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
The key word is "felt" and is relitive, a 2014...

The key word is "felt" and is relitive, a 2014 with the OE fuel map will out perform my modified 07, especially in the low end. Spending the day chasing one during the 2013 Blackdog showed the low...
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2014, 01:57 AM
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Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
A Ural has the clearance for rough, rocky...

A Ural has the clearance for rough, rocky terrain, and deep ruts, the Mobec has the low gearing and wide tires for really steep or soft terrain. A lot would depend on the routes chosen.

Something...
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2014, 09:46 PM
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Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
Having ridden both, I would without question get...

Having ridden both, I would without question get a 2014.

The better brakes are a real plus for commuting in urban traffic.
Self explanatory

The service intervals are doubled.
Service is...
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2014, 06:24 PM
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Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
I can honestly say without hesitation if I could...

I can honestly say without hesitation if I could afford a Mobec I wouldent be riding a Ural, Unfortunately I don't live in that neighborhood.
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2014, 06:20 PM
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Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
My posts on SS are there for everyone to see, my...

My posts on SS are there for everyone to see, my sole contributions towards your posts were to offer encouragement and support, I made no disparaging remarks about you, and was disappointed by the...
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
I now I understand your issue, you see what you...

I now I understand your issue, you see what you want, not whats really there.

There is no advertising hype, there isn't anyone claiming Urals don't have any issues, match contemporary bikes in...
Forum: Hacks 04-25-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,275
Posted By windmill
Get a 7" Bosch or Hella MC lamp and use a H4...

Get a 7" Bosch or Hella MC lamp and use a H4 bulb, major improvement over the sealed beam.

http://www.amazon.com/HELLA-002395071-Single-Headlamp-Position/dp/B000VU7C1Y
Forum: Hacks 04-25-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,275
Posted By windmill
My speedo needle twitches occationally, if it...

My speedo needle twitches occationally, if it starts bouncing a little lube settles it back down. the dim bulbs are an easy fix...sort of. Higher wattage bulbs make it very easy to read, but being a...
Forum: Hacks 04-25-2014, 11:36 AM
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Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
The smaller the quantity, and more specialized...

The smaller the quantity, and more specialized the item, the more expensive it will be per unit, ergo its fair value cannot be measured against common mass produced items. To have a custom builder...
Forum: Hacks 04-25-2014, 08:16 AM
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Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
Whats the definition of close? Your experiences?...

Whats the definition of close? Your experiences? My experiences?
That any manufacturer would say such a thing should be very enlightening, typically advertising claims are that a product is the...
Forum: Hacks 04-25-2014, 07:55 AM
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Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
Nope, Two have been banned, remember ural...

Nope,
Two have been banned, remember ural austraila? He got banned from Adv too. :deal
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2014, 08:56 PM
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Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
Hey Josh, Raceway......with all their...

Hey Josh,

Raceway......with all their modifications......including crumple zones......:evil
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2014, 07:40 PM
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Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
Whats the source of your facts and figures?

Whats the source of your facts and figures?
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2014, 07:37 PM
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Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
Nope, its an OEM supplier that manufacturers rims...

Nope, its an OEM supplier that manufacturers rims for several well known brands.
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2014, 05:30 PM
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Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
Saying a Ural is statistaclly more likely to have...

Saying a Ural is statistaclly more likely to have issues than your average contemporary motorcycle is reasonable, but "over priced"? Compared to what?
To build a comprable all new custom rig for...
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
But its so much fun. Besides our positive...

But its so much fun.
Besides our positive opinions are only ignorance and kool-aid and don't matter anyway. :wink:
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
But they fooled you? :rofl A very basic web...

But they fooled you? :rofl

A very basic web site and a two page fold out, that sure is some slick marketing there.

I guess some will actually believe Enzite will make them "bigger" too.
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
OK, I'm still using Windows XP, I can't...

OK, I'm still using Windows XP,

I can't find those $20k Urals, if thats ment to be the out the door price, who's paying $4k over msrp for tax, title, license, and setup?

Where are those...
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2014, 08:58 AM
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Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
I'm still waiting to see the deceptive and...

I'm still waiting to see the deceptive and misleading information from Ural that was able to fool folks of supposedly superior judgment into purchasing a Ural.
Forum: Hacks 04-23-2014, 08:19 AM
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Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
I fully concede that getting things from Ural...

I fully concede that getting things from Ural makes for favorable conditions, but it hasn't had a significant impact on my daily experiences with it being my full time transportation for almost 7...
Forum: Hacks 04-23-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
My comments about "custom" built rigs were in...

My comments about "custom" built rigs were in reference to custom built rigs, not Urals.

If you google contemporary pictures and videos of the Ural factory, you will see they are not built in...
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2014, 11:11 PM
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Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
They have never serviced or done any maintenance...

They have never serviced or done any maintenance on my rig, the majority of test parts they have given me I installed myself, sometimes there with advice and guidance, sometimes by myself at home, in...
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
Only prototype or pre production parts they want...

Only prototype or pre production parts they want to test. What I want or need I pay for, although they have let me "dumpster dive" their scrap bin a few times.
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
I'm not making any claims other than my actual...

I'm not making any claims other than my actual personal experiences, and of the folks I personally know who own Urals. I am always open and honest about a Urals limitations and shortcomings.

Mr....
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
If you want to go by Internet rhetoric, those...

If you want to go by Internet rhetoric, those "premium brands" aren't a good value either. It seems silly to judge anything based on worst cases, or those disappointed by unrealistic expectations....
Forum: Hacks 04-21-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
I rode the pre EPA EFI prototype and it had...

I rode the pre EPA EFI prototype and it had absolutely no hesitation, and later I rode it again with the compliant mapping and it did have a slight hesitation if I got overenthusiastic with the...
Forum: Hacks 04-21-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 395,374
Posted By windmill
Broad brushes splatter a lot. Plenty of...

Broad brushes splatter a lot.

Plenty of folks on SS who aren't "good-ol-boys".

I only posted on his comments a few times to offer encouragement, but his hyperbolic presentation and repetition...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,665
Posted By windmill
I tried a recumbent bicycle once, very awkward...

I tried a recumbent bicycle once, very awkward and odd feeling but I'm sure one could adapt.
The thing I could never get used to is being so low to the ground, my test ride was in a large shopping...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,706
Posted By windmill
I seldom need it either, but "seldom" isn't...

I seldom need it either, but "seldom" isn't never. As a full time rider I may use it 4 or 5 times a year and it has never caused an intentionally negative reaction.

Last month A woman in the right...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,706
Posted By windmill
+1 I'm having a hard time understanding why...

+1
I'm having a hard time understanding why using the horn would be so difficult or confusing for some riders. Its like saying using a turn signal is too hard or distracting when changing lanes or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,615
Posted By windmill
Went by the golf course in Maple Vally today, the...

Went by the golf course in Maple Vally today, the HC parking is along one side of the clubhouse adjacent to the sidewalk, about half the spots occupied. In the middle of the sidewalk between 2 HC...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,706
Posted By windmill
I use it occasionally, Most of my riding is...

I use it occasionally,
Most of my riding is commuting and general transportation, at times and in places drivers tend to be the most distracted.
I cover the horn button like I do the clutch and...
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,432
Posted By windmill
Sorry, I was too vague, the comment about...

Sorry, I was too vague, the comment about temperature extremes was for the engine and transmission where the viscosity stability and range of a synthetic can be desirable. Its not unusual to...
Forum: Hacks 04-05-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,432
Posted By windmill
FWIW, IMWA/Ural uses my rig to field test parts,...

FWIW, IMWA/Ural uses my rig to field test parts, including parts in the engine , transmission, and FD.
I use Redline 20W-50 in the engine, and Redline heavy duty shockproof gear oil in the trans and...
Forum: Hacks 04-03-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,432
Posted By windmill
Those lock tabs combined with lower grade bolts...

Those lock tabs combined with lower grade bolts were a real issue. The tabs were eliminated and 10.9 bolts with red loctite solved that issue, and should be done as PM on older rigs.

IMWA issued a...
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,221
Posted By windmill
Just a FYI, the spin on conversion kits are...

Just a FYI, the spin on conversion kits are shipping, the price is $209.99.
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