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Old 01-11-2011, 12:04 PM   #16
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Oh while I am thinking about it check out DMC sidecars. They have mounts for just about any bike, and I just found out they sell blank sidecar frames! According to their web site you could buy the mounts and frame/ running gear to hack a GS for around 1,800. What a deal, and what fun could I have with a blank slate to build a utility/ enduro hack.

If your just itching for a hack you could build a nice setup for 10k. Could probably build a GS Hack for that now that I think about it.....hm...... ohhhh crap
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:06 PM   #17
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I've posted this one before, but since we're talking hacks

I took this in Aalborg, Denmark when I was over there for the GCE/57th. FIM Rally in 2002. It's a GTR 1000 (Euro version of the Connie) with a very expensive front end. Note the number of helmets in the hack.

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Old 01-11-2011, 12:12 PM   #18
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Your right and this is my long distance touring bike.....I just wanted to have something to cruise thru the back dirt roads and rough stuff with the wife along.....she comes with me on the adventure but does not feel really comfortable when we are in the rougher stuff...

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Old 01-11-2011, 12:24 PM   #19
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If you get it I'll help you change tires! I'd love to have one too. I've been drooling over pics of Urals for sometime. Maybe one of these days.
Good luck with your decision...have you decided yet?
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:36 PM   #20
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Have not decided as yet but sure leaning that way....it looks like a blast and pretty simple maintenance....that site that one of the guys led me to is great..Ural West is the dealer.
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:44 PM   #21
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The maintenance is super simple but frequent. You do have to grease the drive shaft splines at 10000km which requires dropping the final drive. It actually takes longer to get it on the center stand and pull the pusher wheel than it does to remove the FD.

Its very basic and simple. A cold beverage of choice, some tunes and go for it.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:16 PM   #22
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Don't know if you are aware but there are two Urals in the flea market...

One right here in Lexington VA. 2005 Patrol, 15,000 miles for $6200. Don't know the guy...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=636478

and another in Batavia, IL 60510, 2008 Patrol, 2,330 miles, $9,900. Don't know this inmate either.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=633651
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:38 PM   #23
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The maintenance is super simple but frequent. You do have to grease the drive shaft splines at 10000km which requires dropping the final drive. It actually takes longer to get it on the center stand and pull the pusher wheel than it does to remove the FD.

Its very basic and simple. A cold beverage of choice, some tunes and go for it.


Not to hijack but.....Did you have the Nighhawk rig that sold in the Flea Market a year or so ago. If so it would be great to read a comparison between it and the URAL.
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:13 PM   #24
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Not to hijack but.....Did you have the Nighhawk rig that sold in the Flea Market a year or so ago. If so it would be great to read a comparison between it and the URAL.

That was Ruffshods nighthawk hack. He can chime in about the differences.

I rode that rig, it was a handful, for me the Ural is WAY easier to ride. The nighthawk would powerslide and rev to the moon which was a blast.
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That was Ruffshods nighthawk hack. He can chime in about the differences.

I rode that rig, it was a handful, for me the Ural is WAY easier to ride. The nighthawk would powerslide and rev to the moon which was a blast.
Thanks, I just rememberd that it was in that general area, and I remembered the R start of the name.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:43 AM   #26
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Thanks, I just rememberd that it was in that general area, and I remembered the R start of the name.
the ural is way better in the rough stuff.the nighthawk on the other hand was a blast on gravel rds it could drift endlessly but the low exhaust and street tires hampered it off road and it suuucked in the snow compared to the ural.it probably would've did better with a more agressive tire. and my wife says the ural is a way better ride

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Old 01-12-2011, 06:16 AM   #27
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Bwalsh,
Thx for the heads up on the flea market ones....I am leaning towards a new gear up....and the 09s and 10s have a few improvements over earlier ones , such as needle bearings in a number of spots rather than bushings, amongst other small changes. I also like the look of the gear up cause it's ugly just like my adventure.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:51 AM   #28
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Kind of figured you were looking at new but just thought I'd throw them out there.
I was just watching a few videos on the Ural website. Now you've got me really wanting one bad!
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