The big trip

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Re: The big trip

Postby rivers » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:30 pm

While in MX on pavement nearing villages, small towns watch for signs that read "TOPES" aka sleeping policemen. They're the grandaddy/super hero of speed bumps. Hit'em too fast and they'll launch a two wheeler. Sticking the landing with a Ural could get exciting.
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Re: The big trip

Postby hotflash44 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:54 pm

Mr Wazzock, hear! hear!, cant wait to hear more from Fran and Yvonne.This is the best armchair adventure ever, because it involves a late model Ural. They have already been around the USA, now heading for Mexico and beyond. Best part they are safe, and the Soviet Steed is seeming to preform great. :cheers:
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Re: The big trip

Postby Fran » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:23 pm

Thanks for the heads up on the speed bumps we came across a few between Presido and Chihuahua where we are at the moment. Details to follow, Here is a link to my wife's blog if you click on the photos you will get the caption.
https://fyoconnor.wixsite.com/nofixedabode

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Re: The big trip

Postby hotflash44 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:53 pm

Fran, thanks just joined the blog, looking forward to your adventures. adios amigos/Amiga. :thumbsup: :cheers:
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Re: The big trip

Postby URAL CT » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:33 am

rivers wrote:While in MX on pavement nearing villages, small towns watch for signs that read "TOPES" aka sleeping policemen. They're the grandaddy/super hero of speed bumps. Hit'em too fast and they'll launch a two wheeler. Sticking the landing with a Ural could get exciting.

Joe... :D this brings back memories of our BMW Oklahoma group ride to MX back in the early '80s. We were visiting/touring some pyramids. Riding through a small town, I saw the sign "TOPES" & a symbol, & guessed it as a speed bump sign. So I chased the rider in front of me to warn him, he thought I was trying to race him...so he sped up :lol: & launch himself when he hit it. No drama, he was able to control the bike. When we stopped he screamed "WTF was that" :lol: I explained the reason I was chasing him :mrgreen: We all had a great time through the gulf coast of MX then through the center via Mexico City headed north. :boogie: :clap:
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Re: The big trip

Postby Manscout » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:20 pm

Fran wrote:Thanks for the heads up on the speed bumps we came across a few between Presido and Chihuahua where we are at the moment. Details to follow, Here is a link to my wife's blog if you click on the photos you will get the caption.
https://fyoconnor.wixsite.com/nofixedabode

Hey there youngin's! Looks like you finally got the site all up and going. It looks great! Tell Y she's done a great job with the write-ups and pics. I hope you are finally thawing out in Mexico. Cold weather just seems to follow you.
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Re: The big trip

Postby hotflash44 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:05 pm

Manscout, i signed up for their blog, nicely done. as you said cold weather is fallowing them, but that will end fast south of the boarder until they get to the tip of Argentina its probably cool there would assume. :cheers:
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Re: The big trip

Postby Fran » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:06 am

Here are some random photos. Now we have a little more time I will try to post more of them in the future. We crossed the border on Friday and are now relaxing in Chihuahua for a few days before we head to the Copper Canyon.
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Re: The big trip

Postby hotflash44 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:58 am

cant wait for the Mexico pictures, should be interesting. anyway can you from time to time give us gear heads updates on how the Ural is running. Maybe any issues even small ones, oil consumption, tire wear/replacement , so many questions i could ask. Where and how are you doing basic maintence in Mexico and beyond. Think the folks here on the forum would find this input very interesting also,just a suggestion, as the pictures and commentary you provide is absolutely wonderful. :cheers:
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Re: The big trip

Postby Mr Wazzock » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:58 am

Brilliant. :D
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Re: The big trip

Postby Fran » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:02 pm

Hard to believe this is the south

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Re: The big trip

Postby hotflash44 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:39 pm

Ah! okay. :? :cheers:
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Re: The big trip

Postby Fran » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:37 pm

I am problems uploading photos it does about 1 in 3, any ideas?
Maintenance, fluids, air, bulbs and general eye ball daily. Listen all the time if the motor sounds happy I'm happy. Rear tire about 6500k only, mileage approx 45 kpm. Front tire 13000k, side car tire 20,000k. Pressures 32f 36r 32car. Replaced FD at 20,000k it had more life but heading south we erred on the side of caution. Steering damper replaced at 15000k slight leak under warranty. Sidecar rim was warrantied at 20,000k it had a tiny stress or fatigue crack. Rear brakes were set up wrong at delivery and fixed under warranty at 15000k it was on 3rd set of shoes. No problems since. replaced front pads at 15000k about 50% wear.
Drive slow, 55 is close to max, and steady with low daily totals. 150 to 200 miles daily is the most we do and I think Pferdinand is a happy bike. A slow and cautious running in is paying off. Between me Yvonne and the gear the load is probably 400 to 450lbs. Any questions feel free.
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Re: The big trip

Postby hotflash44 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:22 am

Fran,thanks for the technical info, its a great addition to the fun stuff. i believe Windmill here on the forum said there was improvements made to the 2018 fd maybe you got the newest version. Anyway sounds like (Pferdinand ) is good to go. :cheers:
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Re: The big trip

Postby Manscout » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:22 pm

Your picture uploads probably happen because the size of the file is too big. There are a number of ways to get around it. I'll email you a couple ways around this on this site.
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