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Blue Ridge Wheeltor

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Urals
« on: July 04, 2014, 02:31:08 AM »
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Re: Urals
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2014, 04:10:55 AM »
Were you one of the riders in that video?

If you were, I can see why it is posted here.
If not, it seems to me  to be kinda like posting videos for Dodge Vipers on the Corvette web site.
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Re: Urals
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2014, 05:53:27 AM »
Regardless, I thought it was pretty cool.  But maybe more appropriate for the campfire section.  Still cool.

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Re: Urals
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2014, 09:38:49 PM »
Great vid, thanks for posting.
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Re: Urals
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2014, 11:34:01 PM »
Regardless, I thought it was pretty cool.  But maybe more appropriate for the campfire section.  Still cool.

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Wait... did I miss something?  This is the campfire section!

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Re: Urals
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2014, 11:37:18 PM »
Wait... did I miss something?  This is the campfire section!

This was originally posted in the Sidecar section last night but Kevin moved it this morning.  Nothing special.  ;)
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Re: Urals
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2014, 02:49:57 AM »
Pathetic! The top reason why one should not buy a Ural. A bike named after a chain of mountains and these riders have to use every ounce of energy to cross a stream. Really pathetic! I could ford that stream on a tricycle pulled by a couple Great Danes without as much effort. Truly one of the most pathetic videos I have been subjected to. Hog Wash......Ural Trash.......Climb that POS up a redwood and I might buy one. Soviet Steed my ASS!
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Re: Urals
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2014, 05:08:06 AM »
I'm not sure my enfield could do that!
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Re: Urals
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2014, 12:18:29 PM »
I could ford that stream on a tricycle pulled by a couple Great Danes
 I'd pay to see that ;D
 
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Re: Urals
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2014, 04:07:29 PM »
Try crossing those streams with an Enfield hauling a sidecar and loaded like one can load a Ural.  I know, the Ural hacks were empty, but loaded, with weight on the sidecar wheel that's driven makes them pretty useful in rough or slippery conditions.

I don't understand the animosity toward Urals.  They are much like Royal Enfields:   They were designed and built in one country years ago, then built in another country relatively unaltered up to today, thus their design is very retro with some modern improvements; both marques offer a unique product that appeals to a small niche segment of the motorcycling marketplace, and overlap only in one small segment of that niche- sidecars,  and even there, having an RE hack and a Ural isn't redundant because they are very different in style, size, power, payload, dynamics and speed.  The RE is small, charming and cute for taking relatively small passengers on a gentle, leisurely ride on smooth country lanes; the Ural is big, rugged and more powerful for transporting full-sized passengers and/or a sizable load of gear at highway speeds and through rugged, unpaved trails. 

There's room for both in my garage without feeling that I have 2 identical machines.
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Re: Urals
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2014, 07:59:42 PM »

I don't understand the animosity toward Urals.

I don't either, I have three bikes in my garage, a 2000 Enfield, a 1994 Ural w/hack and a 1959 Harley FL. I love them all, along with just about any other brand motorcycle. Their all cool, some just more than others.
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Re: Urals
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2014, 08:52:55 PM »
I don't understand the animosity toward Urals.

I don't either, I have three bikes in my garage, a 2000 Enfield, a 1994 Ural w/hack and a 1959 Harley FL. I love them all, along with just about any other brand motorcycle. Their all cool, some just more than others.

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Re: Urals
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2014, 09:14:54 PM »
They're definitely not Bultacos or Pentons.    ERC
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Re: Urals
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2014, 04:46:47 AM »
If I had the funds and garage space, I'd have an Ural in my collection...
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