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Old 06-20-2012, 02:06 AM   #2206
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Got you now, nope. sorry I'm not you cousin (I don't think so anyway) got to get to meet a few of the locals soon I hope. Got to get another Dual Sport bike one day too, and maybe try and get some time to ride again.

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No worries bloke, usual meeting place for ride launching is the Caltex in Yass.
we're not fussy about what ya ride, might catch ya on a ride sometime?
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:10 AM   #2207
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Rabbits? Foxes? Heated vests?



Gaywads.

Try a desertspoon of HTFU in yer weeties. (A teaspoon obviously won't do it for you lot).

(Me? I just stay warm at home or drive the car, bugger freezing to death at my age.)

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Old 06-20-2012, 03:11 AM   #2208
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Rabbits? Foxes? Heated vests?



Gaywads.

Try a desertspoon of HTFU in yer weeties. (A teaspoon obviously won't do it for you lot).

(Me? I just stay warm at home or drive the car, bugger freezing to death at my age.)


Sook!
Got Wombats up there too!!
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:13 AM   #2209
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That's "warm sook" to you, buddy.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:39 AM   #2210
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:56 AM   #2211
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How good are those Oxford ones? How long is the battery good for?
2,5 hours on max - really warm.

4hrs on high

6 on med

8 on low

2 hours to recharge via power point mobile phone type charger.

Trick is to put it close to flesh as possible
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:29 AM   #2212
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2,5 hours on max - really warm.

4hrs on high

6 on med

8 on low

2 hours to recharge via power point mobile phone type charger.

Trick is to put it close to flesh as possible
Sounds like I need a hard-wired one... my monkey likes her warmness a lot. Thanks...
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:54 PM   #2213
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Sounds like I need a hard-wired one... my monkey likes her warmness a lot. Thanks...
Have you got some pics of that Ural and sidecar out on the road ... ?

Has it really got a reverse gear, or is that just a myth ...
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:03 PM   #2214
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Have you got some pics of that Ural and sidecar out on the road ... ?
You'd have to slow down to much for it to catch you so you could take a pic. 90kph top speed. The retires chair I like to think of em as. Don't get me wrong I like em, but would I own one nope I'm not a mechanic. I met bloke at Dargo had a well set up one, I really liked it. I also like the way he just stuffed everything into the chair and packed it up when he got home. Get for hang overs, stuff and go. He was at the Alpine this year too come to think of it. I only have stationary pic. Do a YouTube search and check out the dude slamming his around some heavy duty dirt. And yup they do have reverse.
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:56 PM   #2215
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You'd have to slow down to much for it to catch you so you could take a pic. 90kph top speed. The retires chair I like to think of em as. Don't get me wrong I like em, but would I own one nope I'm not a mechanic. I met bloke at Dargo had a well set up one, I really liked it. I also like the way he just stuffed everything into the chair and packed it up when he got home. Get for hang overs, stuff and go. He was at the Alpine this year too come to think of it. I only have stationary pic. Do a YouTube search and check out the dude slamming his around some heavy duty dirt. And yup they do have reverse.
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There's some good stuff on Rosco's website: http://rosco.id.au/index.html

Noticed it has an electrically warmed seat - Bazza would like that ...

Four forward and one reverse gear ...

40HP, with a two-wheel-drive model available overseas ...

About as quirky you could get, but looks great ...

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Old 06-21-2012, 05:02 PM   #2216
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Have you got some pics of that Ural and sidecar out on the road ... ?

Has it really got a reverse gear, or is that just a myth ...
Yes, it has a reverse... sadly the limiting factor in how much we get around is me, not the bike. Next week I'll be going down to Bega and back up through Canberra (does anyone down there get together for a drink?).

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Old 06-21-2012, 05:23 PM   #2217
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You'd have to slow down to much for it to catch you so you could take a pic. 90kph top speed.
Top speed is around 110kph and they'll sit on 100-110 baring hills and headwinds. 90kph is a nice comfortable speed... but yeah, you have to accept that before you would be happy with one.

You don't need to be a mechanic; I'm not one for sure. The tasks are so simple it makes you feel like a mechanic. The first time I had to grease the splines on the shaft I put it off because it sounded like a big job, but when I came to doing it is was ridiculously easy. Remove the back wheel, then two nuts and the final drive slips out in you hand. Grease the spline and reverse the process - finished in under 10 minutes. It's not the big deal a few make out.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:29 PM   #2218
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About as quirky you could get, but looks great ...
Yep! Definitely a love it or hate it thing; it took a long time for me to shake off the idea that I had to be able to do certain speeds. It's something you've often lived with for many years and it's not easy to make the mental change of gear. I found is it worthwhile...

I had a Honda ST1100 when I got the Ural. The Honda sat unused in the shed for a year before I sold it; I enjoyed riding the Ural far more.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:39 PM   #2219
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Top speed is around 110kph and they'll sit on 100-110 baring hills and headwinds. 90kph is a nice comfortable speed... but yeah, you have to accept that before you would be happy with one.

You don't need to be a mechanic; I'm not one for sure. The tasks are so simple it makes you feel like a mechanic. The first time I had to grease the splines on the shaft I put it off because it sounded like a big job, but when I came to doing it is was ridiculously easy. Remove the back wheel, then two nuts and the final drive slips out in you hand. Grease the spline and reverse the process - finished in under 10 minutes. It's not the big deal a few make out.
You've almost convinced me mate.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:58 PM   #2220
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Yep! Definitely a love it or hate it thing; it took a long time for me to shake off the idea that I had to be able to do certain speeds. It's something you've often lived with for many years and it's not easy to make the mental change of gear. I found is it worthwhile...

I had a Honda ST1100 when I got the Ural. The Honda sat unused in the shed for a year before I sold it; I enjoyed riding the Ural far more.
I reckon it looks fantastic ...

My partner would probably get into it also ...

I eventually convinced her to sit on the FE390 last weekend, but of course it then fell off its stand and squashed her - has renewed her vows against bikes - a beautiful retro bike and sidecar cruising at 90-100kph might reverse that ...

Let us know when you're likely to be in CBR, and we'll see whether we can get together ...
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