Picked my daughter up from her school yesterday. It was her first time to see the Ural and first time to ride a sidecar. Since she has her own motorcycle and was always an enthusiastic back seat passenger on my other bikes, I was really curious as to how she felt about riding a sidecar. She says it's much more fun than riding back seat on a 2-wheeled bike; just what I wanted to hear. We got up early this morning, my daughter, son, and I, as I was hoping to make a pie run to Utopia this morning, about a 100 mile ride one way. My daughter didn't want to go that far, so we rode River Road to Canyon Lake, then rode around the local area and went to Gruene, TX for lunch, no pie.
Bike is still a blast. I still keep having issues with the blinkers. The bulbs just don't seem to fit well and they're always getting loose. I think I'll just end up replacing all the blinker lights; no big deal. The emergency brake is absolutely useless. It will not engage at all. On the end of the cable, where it connects to the rear brake, I can pivot that part 90 degrees from straight down, all that the cable could potentially do, and the brake doesn't engage. Another problem that's not really a problem at all. I have some sort of leak in the rear final drive as the rear end has oil on it, but I haven't noticed much of a perceptible loss using the dip stick; I haven't had to add oil. I'm guessing that as long as I never let the oil level get low in the drive shaft, that it's another annoyance but not really a problem.
2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint STThese are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.