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Old 10-12-2012, 02:04 PM   #136
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Good rig for cross country travel.




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Old 10-12-2012, 02:13 PM   #137
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I didn't say Urals never go long distances, just that I rarely see them further than 50 miles of their homeport. The vast majority of Urals I've seen are used to putt around their neighborhood.

I am not a fan of out of the box bikes. I like old Harleys that have been lovingly restored, even though I'd never want one. The new HD has no appeal for me. I like the GS more than the GSA because riders put their own personality into farkling the GS, while the GSAs are all alike. Urals are pretty much like that to me. But there are HD, GSA, and Ural owners who are looking for exactly what their bikes/rigs provide. Like I said, whatever floats your boat.

I do think the Ural tub is the most elegant looking tub out there and if Barley didn't lunge at small game crossing the road I probably would have put one of them on my BMW. Because he's a gun dog, the Hannigan clamshell keeps him safely inside the tub.
The folks who ride Urals in Maine typically put on between 10-30,000 KM's a year(at least the one's I ride with). I take a big trip every summer, so maybe it's just Vermont Ural riders...

Only seen one VT rider once at a Ural rally...
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:15 PM   #138
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Ohhh Norms, you just gave me a great idea!!! Alaska by Ural.... I was gonna do by Tiger XC.... but my Patrol would be sweet and comfy if slow... perfect!
Go for it, Pete! You won't regret it.

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Old 10-12-2012, 07:04 PM   #139
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Good rig for cross country travel.



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I agree.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:08 PM   #140
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The reverse is normally not needed, and not worth the effort to use.
it is true that there almost always a way to pivot the rig so that you can pull put forwards from a space (not always a legal way to park).

There's a whole block of spots by the downtown library. Its a two way street, the spaces are at a diagonal from the street, i.e. a 45 degree angle. The hill is a downhill, so to enable pulling put, you have to back the rig in. (we'll just ignore the sign that says"head-in parking"). It's true that you can stop prior to the spot and wait for oncoming traffic to clear. But you will then have several cars behind you. when you do the almost full U-turn, a135 degree left, those cars are now going by you, now you have to wait, then you can roll backwards into the spot.

Hills and inner-city traffic are easier with a reverse than without, or do you deny that? I can slip the bike onto reverse with as much foot movement as shifting into 1st, it's not hard at all, so how can you say "not worth the effort"? There's no effort, it's a lift or a push with my right foot on a stock Ural. Anybody who thinks it's hard is doing it wrong

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Old 10-17-2012, 07:11 PM   #141
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Hills and inner-city traffic are easier with a reverse than without, or do you deny that? I can slip the bike onto reverse with as much foot movement as shifting into 1st, it's not hard at all, so how can you say "not worth the effort"? There's no effort, it's a lift or a push with my right foot on a stock Ural. Anybody who thinks it's hard is doing it wrong

Stone Age Man

I've only got 400 Km on a Ural under my belt and I can slip it into and out of reverse with my foot. It's stupid easy!
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:16 PM   #142
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I've only got 400 Km on a Ural under my belt and I can slip it into and out of reverse with my foot. It's stupid easy!
I assume you know that you can leave it in first when you do it? My 2010 Gear Up (and I assume all other Urals) goes into neutral from 1st just by putting it into reverse. I have a tank shifter and find it easier to find neutral doing it this way as opposed to using my foot shifter.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:10 AM   #143
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I'll be taking my first "trip" on my ural this weekend, only had it a few weeks but I'll be riding 200 miles north to the catskills. On my bike this would be a relatively mundane ride, but since it is my first longer Ural ride, I am really looking forward to it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:46 AM   #144
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We followed this thread instead of the "shouldn't" thread. Good choice. The wife's 2012 patrol, purchased last month from UralNE (great people):



I am blown away by how much smoother and quiet it is than I expected it be.

It's a real blast.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:11 PM   #145
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We followed this thread instead of the "shouldn't" thread. Good choice. The wife's 2012 patrol, purchased last month from UralNE (great people):



I am blown away by how much smoother and quiet it is than I expected it be.

It's a real blast.

Nice!

Great color.

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Old 11-10-2012, 05:05 AM   #146
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Now that's some funny shit ....




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When you buy a Ural, you will constantly grin.

When you constantly grin, people want to talk to you.

When people want to talk to you, it includes supermodels.

When it included supermodels, you hit it off with one.

When you hit it off with one, you grin even more.

When you grin even more, your face becomes stuck.

When your face becomes stuck, you get plastic surgery.

When you get plastic surgery, the surgeon botches it.

When the surgeon botches it, you file a lawsuit for malpractice.

When you file a lawsuit for malpractice, you win the lawsuit.

When you win the lawsuit, you get lots and lots of money.

When you have lots and lots of money, you keep your supermodel girlfriend despite your now hideous face.

When you keep your supermodel girlfriend, you also have a Ural.

And lots and lots of money.

Buy a Ural and get lots and lots of money and a supermodel girlfriend.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:20 AM   #147
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The borscht flavored kool-aid maybe stronger than the orange kool-aid the KTM riders drink. Still, not as strong as the feeling of superiority that belongs to the motorcyclist master race.

Dirty communist Urals!

I want one ._.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:11 AM   #148
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We followed this thread instead of the "shouldn't" thread. Good choice. The wife's 2012 patrol, purchased last month from UralNE (great people):



I am blown away by how much smoother and quiet it is than I expected it be.

It's a real blast.
I think that's a candidate for front page pics
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