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Re: living with a ural

Post by Godspeed » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:55 am

Definitely do it!
Sorry no personal experience though I remember a couple of years ago when the weather was really pants on the road for a few days - ice patches and snow, and there was no way you could take a two wheeled anything out. I saw this guy with his son in the sidecar positively whizzing down the hill and thought - brilliant.

They really do look amazing!

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Re: living with a ural

Post by Rhys » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:07 am

SteveW wrote:......pull up at any biker cafe and be prepared to fight off bearded men with a shitty stick.
Embarrass your kids by dropping them off on the school run.
Watch people pointing and laughing (not always with you) as you pass by.
Move from about a 4, straight to an 11 on the eccentric scale as soon as you get on.
:lol: So true, I have had people pointing and laughing at me riding an MZ 250 Outfit

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Re: living with a ural

Post by DanielS » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:33 am

Get this instead. It popped up on Gumtree the other day and looks like a laugh, including machine gun! :)

http://www.gumtree.com/p/bmw-motorbikes ... 1086739403

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Re: living with a ural

Post by brett73 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:41 am

My wife will be happy I don't have £3100 spare

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Re: living with a ural

Post by AndyB » Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:59 am

I've only had a BMW outfit but I know 2 people who've owned Ural ones and the common faults appeared to be brakes, carbs and electrics so not much to worry about there then :)

Just remember that if you shut the throttle the beast will turn right and the severity of the turn will depend on how well you've set it up. This causes a major problem if you goo into a left hand turn and find you're going too fast as it tightens up because you have to consciously turn into it and then the chair lifts up to compound the problem. They're great fun and one day I'll have another one.

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Re: living with a ural

Post by Africa John » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:14 pm

Marko brought his to the Ekky Thump rally earlier this month

Looked fantastic and could have carried half the campsite on it
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Re: living with a ural

Post by bond_yzf » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:19 pm

Cheers for the info guys

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Re: living with a ural

Post by Redmurty » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:49 pm

speak to Simon he owns one

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I can't persuade my Mrs to get into a chair or I would get one

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Re: living with a ural

Post by Bigtim » Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:17 pm

Markoh just got a new one I believe, message him on here for the full low down.

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Re: living with a ural

Post by Big Red » Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:42 pm

Len Tempest the legal officer for the sidecar club does 1 to 1 training if you have never ridden one before

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