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Old 03-29-2013, 03:42 PM   #31
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Congrats Sam on the Ural. You're in for some fun.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:08 PM   #32
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Thanks! The Ural is great. It's much different than anything else I have ever ridden. I'm learning though.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:41 PM   #33
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We did the BRP again in 2010 but had to cut the trip short. They also would like to ride the Tail of the Dragon. We just want a slow trip, as I'm still trying to learn how to pilot a sidecar rig.

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You'll get the hang of it in no time. Uraling the Tail of the Dragon last year:

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Old 04-04-2013, 11:05 AM   #34
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What a beautiful rig; The Sahara color was always my favorite. If I could do it over again, I'd have ordered my GU in that color, rather than Gobi.

Its the one color (in my opinion) that dirt really looks great on.

Congrats on the purchase and enjoy!
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:07 AM   #35
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It's a good thing the Sahara looks good dirty. Mine is going to be dirty most of the time, due to me living on a gravel road. I finally got all my paperwork done today. Long story! Anyway, I optioned out my insurance policy on it and can't wait to start commuting on the Ural next Monday.

The frame on my 1997 Jeep Wrangler has just broken at the rear suspension hangers on both sides. The Ural is now my only form of transportation, pending the rebuild of my Jeep or the purchase of something else. I've been looking at an ex-British Army Land Rover Defender 90. Hopefully, I can find a good one.

For now, the Ural will be it for me!

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Old 04-05-2013, 01:57 PM   #36
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Mine is going to be dirty most of the time, due to me living on a gravel road.
BIG plus ONE on that :)
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:07 PM   #37
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This bike is really a blast. I've been riding it for the last few days and I'm starting to get the hang of it. I'm not getting arrogant though. It's different and lots of fun! The UDF is something that I haven't experienced since my KTM 950 riding days. Everyone stops me to ask about the bike. It's cool but bothersome. Meaning, it gets old fast! Everyone I know is impressed with the bike. Including me!

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Old 04-08-2013, 06:30 AM   #38
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I am experiencing a small problem with the Sahara. A few days ago, a couple of buddies and I replaced the speedometer drive gear. The new gear was purchased from Heindl Engr. a few weeks ago. The PO had reported to me, when I bought the bike, that the speedometer did not work and that it had previously ate a new gear that he had installed. Well, I had the same thing happen with the new gear that we installed. After about 5 miles the speedo quit and the gear was toast. We removed the now destroyed gear.

I'm not exactly sure how to proceed. It looks like I need both gears now and that the tranny must be taken apart. Make sense? Any thoughts as to my next move? Should I just take it to Heindl Engr. and just have them fix it?

TIA

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Old 04-08-2013, 09:36 AM   #39
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Take this to SS

Soviet Steeds would be a good starting point. Look under Ural maintenance to see any parts break down diagrams for a better look.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:10 PM   #40
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Suggestion

This is what I did. Much more reliable, as opposed to any mechanical gage.

http://trailtech.net/vapor.html
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:53 PM   #41
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Adding a Trail Tech Vapor may be the way that I go. I already have one that will work. However, it's unacceptable to have the original speedometer mounted on the bike and not working. It would have to be removed. I can't keep looking at it just laying there doing nothing.

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Old 04-09-2013, 06:00 PM   #42
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Adding a Trail Tech Vapor may be the way that I go. I already have one that will work. However, it's unacceptable to have the original speedometer mounted on the bike and not working. It would have to be removed. I can't keep looking at it just laying there doing nothing.

SamM

Agreed, nothing worse than broken - anything - hanging around. I think a new trailtech will give it that custom look.....
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:14 PM   #43
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Hey guys! Just wanted to report that I am find and so is the bike. On the 16th, I had a very bad crash and have just spent 8 days in the hospital. I was in ICU 4 days. Yep, got the helicopter ride and everything. A right hand turn got me. I'm bashed up pretty good and won't be back to work for months. More later!

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Old 04-26-2013, 05:56 PM   #44
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Well, that sucks!!!

Hope you're doing ok. Keep us posted.
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:59 AM   #45
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Bummer, hope you heal well.
When you're up to it let us know what happened, perhaps we can learn something from your incident.
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