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Old 03-26-2008, 07:58 AM   #1
Okke OP
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URAL w\Sidecar - 2 wheel drive

We are looking at a new Ural 750cc 2-wheel drive in Edmonton, Alberta

Have heard there are some issues and kwirks with the bike and the chair.

Asking for input and advice.

We would prefer to get a chair attached to our '03 Honda VTX 1300 S,
but there are no leads in Western Canada.

Any help and advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:10 AM   #2
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What year?
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:30 AM   #3
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Talk to Side Effects in Kamloops BC, 250-573-2364. They can do anything!! I had a VTX1300s, it can do a sidecar just fine, but it is a very low slung bike. Not much ground clearance. I thought about it for a sc but decided it was too low. Peter is the person who designed and manufactured the Leading leggs kit for my Yamaha RSV, it made the bike a joy to steer after installing it on the RSV. Before it was too much of a strain to steer the beast, after the LL reduced the trail it was GREAT!!!!!!!! Good Luck!!!
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:21 AM   #4
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What issues? What quirks? There are no problems with "the chair"...it has no moving parts.
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Old 03-30-2008, 05:21 AM   #5
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As of last Friday (28 March'08) we have ordered a green '08 Patrol.
The wife is looking forward to riding this one .
Will be adding left windshield, Dunstall mufflers and a light bar.
Any other suggestions ?
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:29 AM   #6
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Excellent

You have just ordered my dream bike. I'll settle for my Tourist for now, but withing the next two yers, a Patrol it is.
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:09 AM   #7
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Okke...

Badass Customs?

Lemme know how it turns out, customer service etc etc etc. I'm saving my quarters for a gear-up, methinks.
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:55 AM   #8
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Yep, from Lee at Bad Ass Customs.
We have a wrench who actually works out of his own place Southwest of Edmonton, he will be performing maintenance, so Bad Ass Customs will be for warranty work.
Our wrench is the one who suggested we check out Urals, but we had to find their new location !
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:01 PM   #9
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Talking 2014 - update

So, we've had this rig since new in Spring '08, have met up and joined with the CURD group in central Alberta, through their website forum. We join in most all monthly meet-ups, as well as their New Years Breakfast for competition of the Polar Ride Trophy. Yep, we ride all year long....however the -25 degrees Celsius is near a cut-off limit for the majority of members. We also join in extra sidecar group back-road runs, picnics and breakfast functions through out the year

Now we have nearly 12,000 km on it. Wife has her sidecar licence and has put on may kilometres as I have. We sold our VTX a couple years ago and this Ural Patrol is now our only bike. We have changed jobs to enjoy more Summer time cruising & touring through out Alberta & B.C. (and soon Saskatchewan) - [we have a trailer that hauls both boat\motor & sidecar on it].
We even use it to launch our Seamax inflatable boat (with 20 hp motor on transom) in the lakes we camp at.
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Old 05-25-2014, 10:38 PM   #10
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Okke, good on you.

Using your Ural like it was intended

While the naysayers are busy keyboarding, we Ural riders are out using our rigs to the max.

Keep on rolling...

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Old 05-26-2014, 04:25 AM   #11
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Okke,
Six years and 12,000 kms?
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Old 05-26-2014, 05:18 AM   #12
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Quote:
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[we have a trailer that hauls both boat\motor & sidecar on it].
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Using your Ural like it was intended

While the naysayers are busy keyboarding, we Ural riders are out using our rigs to the max.
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Okke,
Six years and 12,000 kms?
Ironic. The story had a happier ending without the update.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:13 AM   #13
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Hey if your having fun now wait till its broken in. The Ural is such a unique rig, I call my Gertrude the ugly Russian cousin, but can that farm girl ever work. Keep on having fun. Report back in again in 5 or 6 years tell us how its going.
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:21 PM   #14
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I have a 2012 Patrol, 2WD I bought new. Great machine. Goes just about anywhere. Buy from a dealer that knows how to do proper PDI. Do the maintenance when time and you should not have too many issues if any. I have had none, but I had to do my own proper PDI. The dealer I bought it from did nothing. It would hardly pull itself. My gain-I paid 1K less. They thought it had issues and sold it saying "As Is", even though it only had about 4 miles(8 months old) on it. They sell highend European bikes(gas/oil/ride)-and did not want-or-mess with the Ural. After buying mine I returned a week later and showed them all was well with mine-then ate their ass out for not doing a correct PDI. They still sell Urals-but now they do the PDI at least well enough to sell them where they run OK.
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:30 PM   #15
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I love Uralistias.......... they are all so......... special.
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