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Old 04-09-2012, 04:41 AM   #1
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Easter Uraling

Went out for some time in on the forest roads in Michaux State Forest today. Had a great ride, the bike preformed flawlessly (unlike the rider). I need to work on my clutch technique in the rougher stuff more, unfortunately there is not much around here that demamds it, the only spot I had issues today was a section that I really should not have been on (don't tell it is marked as a hiking, horseback, mountain bike trail but I did not see the sign until I was heading back out). Here are some pictures of the fun.









It is hard to convey trail difficulty in a picture, this does not capture it.


Neither does this, but it was steeper than it looks and interesting..


Gate to the reservoir which is the hospital water supply...


And the reservoir..


The spillway








Here is the link to the gallery on SmugMug for the original pictures and some I did not post, thanks for following along.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:48 PM   #2
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Looks like it was fun as hell! I love the bike, looks awsome, I have a dealer by my house and was wondering how they handle, how they perform. Are they as fun to own as they look?
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:52 AM   #3
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They are definitely as much fun to ride as they look like, it is not like riding any other bike, if you have not already hop over to the forums at www.sovietsteeds.com, whole forum dedicated to them with lots of good folks to answer questions.. Stop by the dealer near you and see if you can arrange a test ride sometime, you will be hooked..
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:59 AM   #4
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looks like a good time.

I take my Tourist out on similar forest roads around here. This is the best time of the year for it (no bugs, no hunters).
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:27 PM   #5
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Great pics and such....

A rig like that is on my bucket list...
the newer ones generally as reliable or more reliable than my stinkin KLR?


I frequently curse at my KLR and call it "Thailand's Ural", when I am really mad at it...
but there are days I think the later model Ural may have exceeded the KLR (example, unsealed factory rear wheel bearings)...
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:29 AM   #6
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I have both a 2008 KLR and the 2011 Ural, the only real problem I have had with the KLR is that it is burning oil which is going to need attention this spring sometime. The Ural has required the replacement of a rear brake lamp switch, and the the replacement of a flexible rubber universal joint coupling. Both parts were covered under warranty and I did the work myself as I do not live near a reliable dealer, the dealer I purchased from has had no issues with me doing the work myself and shipped the parts as needed.
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