What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

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What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Postby mouka » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:20 pm

Hi,

Some of you have followed my saga when I revived a dead 2003 Ural Tourist during the long months of winter. I paid in blood, sweat and cursing through the entire ordeal.
Now my rig is running fine, at least as well as Russian bike can do, and I am out of ideas on what to do next. Basic maintenance is done. All fluids changed, carbs synced, valves adjusted.
I did ride my rig all around town and the UDF is actually not just a myth. People are giving me thumbs up for what they think is a restored 1940s era BMW. Some even come to me and ask me questions.
So what's next? My Tourist cannot go off road. I ca do very light off road. I run over several of my neighbors front yards to make a point to one of my passengers. But I am out of ideas. I did take videos of several of my rides. I will upload them to you tube.
So what's next?
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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Postby Builtea » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:50 pm

Put gas in it and go ride it! When gas gets low put more gas in it and ride more, then repeat, repeat, repeat! These are vehicles they are supposed to be ridden. Your tourist should be able to go anywhere there is anything called a road. I have taken my m70 on some very minimal almost non existent "roads" and it loves them. You might be careful of deep soft material, snow, sand, gravel (when mixed with water in a water crossing), mud but momentum can be your friend (or get you stuck further in!). So far I haven't gotten stuck. Go ride it, find some back roads and have fun! - Bill
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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Postby Albuquralque » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:10 pm

Why can't your Tourist go off road?

I know I have a 2wd Patrol, but very rarely use the 2wd.
"Put a little gravel in your travel"

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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Postby rougaroo » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:48 pm

Ride it! Plus farkles - whatever you fancy.

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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Postby GHGoodwin » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:51 pm

Sit back and relax. Take a spin. Enjoy a carbonated malt beverage.
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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Postby Mothra35 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:09 pm

I think if you have run out of ideas, it's time to test the offroad then,, go get a come along,,massdam puller,,, and go get stuck!
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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Postby DRC458 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:26 pm

Say a prayer of thanksgiving!

And, Mothra35 just made me think ... I need to put that come-along that just hangs in my garage in the trunk of the Ural so it will actually be there when I need it!
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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Postby Kilometers2 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:39 pm

ROADTRIP
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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Postby WEGUNTER » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:11 pm

ummmmmmmmmmmmmm start buying old barn finds and go into the restoration business???????

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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Postby rivers » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:56 pm

Kilometers2 wrote:ROADTRIP

+1
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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Postby Tazio » Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:00 pm

Ride it till it breaks, fix it and then ride it until it breaks again.
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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Postby wooden nickel » Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:58 pm

When I had a Tourist, I had it in some pretty rough places. Plus they are great on gravel and/or dirt roads. I also took it and my wife camping with a tent, cooler, stove, blankets, air bed, tarp, food, toiletries and miscellaneous other stuff. It will also haul tall plants, bags of cement and so on. What you can do is only limited by your imagination
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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Postby misplacedyank » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:26 pm

GHGoodwin wrote:Sit back and relax. Take a spin. Enjoy a carbonated malt beverage.

+1
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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Postby isldtime » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:42 pm

Fine tune and repeat.
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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Postby 4Paws » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:48 pm

Yep, sounds like time for a road trip.
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