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Ural Demo Day - Bluemoon Cycle, Norcross, Ga

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:23 pm
by BigJames
It was a successful day for Bluemoon. There were 3 of us from the club giving folks rides on Urals if they did not have a motorcycle license and some VERY basic training for those with a motorcycle license. An Urban Camo gear up got sold and another one is in the works. I rode 2 bikes I really should not have (EFI Retro and cT...cT wanted to go) repeatedly. Want to see pictures? Gotta go to Bluemoon's Facebook or Intagram pages for those. Haven't been able to talk them into interacting here, working on it. I did shoot some of my typically boring videos of the Retro flying down the slab (at high Ural speed) proving that a properly set up Ural can in fact keep up with traffic...

The way there in the moderate cold...got there before the customers...


The way home, that started with a UDF that included Russians...and ride with a higher count of brain dead cagers...

Re: Ural Demo Day - Bluemoon Cycle, Norcross, Ga

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:16 pm
by BigJames
Forgot about this...also assisted getting a Ural with a badly out of whack set up get straight. The rear mount was marked correctly, but appeared to have slipped about 4 inches and was tight. Was jammed in so good had to pull the sidecar to loosen up the rear mount enough to move. All scratched their heads on that one... Mount was returned to correct position. Owner said he found some lose bolts, was not impressed. I said if that is all that goes wrong, he is doing fine and keep on checking for lose bolts, there will be more... That and I'll be going back up there after the John (the dealer) goes to Daytona Thursday to figure out what in the hell their former computer guy left them with... If John is there it just makes things complicated...

Re: Ural Demo Day - Bluemoon Cycle, Norcross, Ga

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:18 pm
by keetmanaa
Wow! I-75, I-285, and I-85., Good to know my Ural can take it, once my "15 is broken-in.
I'm glad to hear the open house went well, even though the notice went out late (mine came on that Friday) but even so I wouldn't have made it as I was "Uraling" Saturday up in Fannin County.

Re: Ural Demo Day - Bluemoon Cycle, Norcross, Ga

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:23 am
by Odyssey44
Cool ride- both directions. Thx for sharing, BigJames.

Re: Ural Demo Day - Bluemoon Cycle, Norcross, Ga

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:18 am
by harryball
Looks like a blast. Wish I'd known about it.

Re: Ural Demo Day - Bluemoon Cycle, Norcross, Ga

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:08 pm
by BigJames
Believe me, John wishes you had heard about it too! It got started when Bluemoon packed up their Urals and took them to a gun show. Had +50 folks show interest in coming to the shop and checking them out. We are talking giving names and address interested. Started out as invitation only because that many people would have been tough to take on 4 rigs let alone a Ural free for all. Invitations went out, and nothing. Eventually 4 folks responded that they may come and the event was already set up and cleared by IMWA (so I was told). I found out about it the day I posted it here. Also posted it to my club site and that was about it. Saying that, it went well. They plan on doing this 4 or 5 times a year and they will be better advertised. They've already sold more Urals this year than last when they were a full blown BMW/MV/Steib/(don't bring up ERB please)/Ural/RE dealer and it is only March. The dealer actually likes Urals, the 2WD and cT at least. He doesn't get the Retro though. Being surrounded by antique BMWs that look an awful lot like my beloved Retro all the time may have something to do with that... No one is perfect I guess...

Also discovered that a cT and Retro fit through Bluemoon's showroom doors with less than an inch on each side. Coincidence (doors were there years before he was a Ural dealer), I think not.

and yeah, the Retro wanted to go on the way home! Had to throttle her back going up hill couple of times!