What did you do to your Ural today?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby Niteblues » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:17 pm

rshondo wrote:I found a large parking lot and practiced weaving in and out of some cones. Flew the chair for the first time. I must admit,it was a little disconcerting.

You should stop now. Once that scary feeling is gone, you will be addicted. You will then fly the chair in front of cops and scare little old ladies into thinking you're about to crash. You'll let the sidecar wheel come up while aggressively cornering just to see the car behind you fall waaaaay back and never tailgate you again...the neighborhood kids will come up with a special sign for you to fly the chair, and they will cheer you every time you do it.

It's not worth the fame and glory. You should stop now.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby Tomcatfixer » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:00 am

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Did it yesterday for waaaay too long with the missus in the chair. Like Niteblues said, cars dropped back, children stared, the missus squealed with delight, and I couldn't clear the goofy grin from my face. Until I heard the exhaust grinding on asphalt. Then I set it back down. A man's gotta know his (rig's) limitations.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby stagewex » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:48 am

Actually you gotta know your spokes limitations. Check them every once and awhile. And if you have a chair flying addiction check them more often on the hack and pusher. Stock they are not the greatest anyway.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby Tomcatfixer » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:52 am

Used it to enjoy a wonderful sunrise on the way to work.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby tonered » Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:26 pm

Leaving Home Depot yesterday with a kit of stuff for a test setup at work.

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What you don't see are the urethane hoses and the 5gal bucket in the trunk full of nylon and brass fittings. My Lil Pepe.

Have a good one.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby chaos2 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:11 pm

Having a look-see at why the starter just goes "clunk" Been off the bike for a week or two now and only miss it if I screw up the start sequence (2 kicks ign off, then ign on, choke if cold, one kick and if it doesn't fire all bets off) I think I understand why they changed the starter for 2016's
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby tonered » Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:18 pm

chaos2 wrote:Having a look-see at why the starter just goes "clunk" Been off the bike for a week or two now and only miss it if I screw up the start sequence (2 kicks ign off, then ign on, choke if cold, one kick and if it doesn't fire all bets off) I think I understand why they changed the starter for 2016's


I'm in the same boat. I was hoping that it was one of the relays, but they tested good. Also, jumping the terminal on the solenoid was just fine, so it is whatever is in between.

Like you I've gotten used to kickin' it, although I've been doing it without the priming kicks. It usually turns right over. One massive help was Ben at UralNW showing me an improved technique. With my right or left foot on the ground, I usually couldn't reach the throttle in time to blip it. Ben showed me the better method of standing on the left passenger peg, hands on both grips, and kicking. Works really well.

I got to get to the starter though. The Leftka air box sure does make getting it in an out a lot easier. Less that 50% of the effort.

Have a good one.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby chaos2 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:06 pm

tonered wrote: With my right or left foot on the ground, I usually couldn't reach the throttle in time to blip it. Ben showed me the better method of standing on the left passenger peg, hands on both grips, and kicking. Works really well.


I'll have to try that. Biggest problem I have reaching the throttle was getting to it with the Hippo Hands, but they came off yesterday :boogie:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby Tomcatfixer » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:30 pm

Apparently still fighting with rear brake dragging issues. Just when I thought I had it licked! The brake got so hot, it almost locked-up. Disc got nice and discolored this time. Now, I'm just hanging out at a Shell station, waiting for it to cool down so I can tend to it. Yay, brand new bike that already received warranty service for this very problem!
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby tonered » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:47 pm

chaos2 wrote:
tonered wrote: With my right or left foot on the ground, I usually couldn't reach the throttle in time to blip it. Ben showed me the better method of standing on the left passenger peg, hands on both grips, and kicking. Works really well.


I'll have to try that. Biggest problem I have reaching the throttle was getting to it with the Hippo Hands, but they came off yesterday :boogie:


Glad that I could help. :cheers:

I can feel the kick coming from here. I got a set of HHs to try out, but it never got that cold this winter. Soaking wet for too many days, but not that cold. Heck, I only had the winter gloves on for a day or two, otherwise just my three season gloves. Weird weather the past couple years.

Also, I'm fighting common sense while wanting to ditch the fairing.

Have a good one.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby caycek5 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:41 pm

Took it on the interstate for a few miles during my test ride after I had to repair my rear tire this morning. I actually passed a couple of people (no, they were not parked on the shoulder). No pictures though so we know it really didn't happen.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby tonered » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:33 am

I took my new, cheap fat bike for a spin. One new hole in the old mount plate and I was ready to roll. I was surprised to find that the fork to rear wheel spacing is the same between my two very different bicycles. So, it is just a matter of a quick fork mount swap.

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It is pretty hilarious that both the Ural and the fatty have the same 4.0 tire section, and just like the difference to my other motorcycle and bicycle, it is twice the weight, twice the effort, and half the speed. Haha! :cheers:

Have a good one.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby Ammo » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:25 pm

tonered wrote: twice the weight, twice the effort, and half the speed. Haha! :cheers:


no kidding! I just recently brought home a road bike after a few years riding trails on a full suspension bike - Holy Cow what a difference, its still amazing to me how much farther and faster I go with the same effort. I can only imagine how something with those tire would feel. :o
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby tonered » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:36 pm

Ammo wrote:
tonered wrote: twice the weight, twice the effort, and half the speed. Haha! :cheers:


no kidding! I just recently brought home a road bike after a few years riding trails on a full suspension bike - Holy Cow what a difference, its still amazing to me how much farther and faster I go with the same effort. I can only imagine how something with those tire would feel. :o


Haha! A long time ago while I was at school, I borrowed a friend's road bike to get parts for my MTB. I found the exact same. I was flying down the road.

The fatty cuts the workout time in half! It's fun being slooooow like the Ural. The beauty with that particular bike is that it is cheap, but many folks say that it punches way above its weight considering the cost of other fat tire bikes. A good basic platform that can be built if it is a good fit. That's fits my mentality. =P

I've shed some weight off of it already and threw on some clipless pedals that I had in a bin to help lugging that thing up hills. I'm going to try a tubeless conversion to shed even more, very important weight and maybe do a triple chainring without a derailleur to help with different terrain. For bike paths, the original is good enough for now.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby GillaFunk » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:28 pm

chaos2 wrote:Having a look-see at why the starter just goes "clunk" Been off the bike for a week or two now and only miss it if I screw up the start sequence (2 kicks ign off, then ign on, choke if cold, one kick and if it doesn't fire all bets off) I think I understand why they changed the starter for 2016's


I just sold a rebuilt one I had laying around to Coluraldo, or whatever alias he uses now.
I had mine rebuilt professional. Bike starts MUUUUCH better and cleaner now.
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