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by Lofty
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Choosing routes for Urals
Replies: 45
Views: 709

Re: Choosing routes for Urals

I've found most people to be pretty patient and reasonable when one does this, but sometimes you get that jerk that is going to tailgate you even though there is nowhere to let him pass. Jerks like that are pretty rare 'round these parts. Granted, I do seek out rural B roads when riding, whether fo...
by Lofty
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Choosing routes for Urals
Replies: 45
Views: 709

Re: Choosing routes for Urals

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:15 pm
I'm not sure I fully understand what that is.
Points of interest.

https://www.centcols.org/en/gestion-des ... -dinteret/
by Lofty
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Cruising through winter
Replies: 46
Views: 3837

Re: Cruising through winter

I wonder what color Ural would paint their line of snow blowers. What shade of paint is most frequently seen on our outfits? One possibility is Burgundy Satin, as it's been available since model year 2018.

Humorous to consider.
by Lofty
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Funny or WTF photo thread
Replies: 2684
Views: 220901

Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

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by Lofty
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: FB Find - 1997 Ural Deco w/ Trailer - $5k
Replies: 16
Views: 371

Re: FB Find - 1997 Ural Deco w/ Trailer - $5k

timbillyosu wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:30 am
"ran when parked"

The seller isn't the owner
Two red flags, personally. Others may proceed as they see fit.
by Lofty
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?
Replies: 44
Views: 588

Re: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?

Just for any UK readers reading this, MOT rules were updated 11 January 2021, HID or LED 'bulb' in a headlamp designed for a filament bulb (e.g., H4, HS1 etc.), aka 'a HID/LED conversion', will be an MOT fail. :D I'm inclined to agree with your Ministry of Transport here, Mike. We've our fair share...
by Lofty
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2018 GearUp dies while on the road
Replies: 18
Views: 452

Re: 2018 GearUp dies while on the road

phughes wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:01 pm
Is that switch a plug and play?
Here's a related thread on the matter:
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=50381
by Lofty
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Mid Atlantic Back roads Discovery Route
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Mid Atlantic Back roads Discovery Route

It's déjà vu all over again.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=54645
by Lofty
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Battery makes
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Battery makes

Thanks for the intel.

Give me a dry cell every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

I had to recurringly babysit two wet cell 12V batteries that were purchased new and had easy lives. No more of that.
by Lofty
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Choosing routes for Urals
Replies: 45
Views: 709

Re: Choosing routes for Urals

How do you all choose routes for your rigs? I have a 2011 so it's top recommended speed is 60. I have no intention of taking it on the interstate; I like the old rural highway top speed of 55 experience so I can see the scenery. I knew in advance of buying my 2018 GU that it would be ridden most fr...
by Lofty
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Soviet Steeds on MeWe
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Soviet Steeds on MeWe

Mm. I followed the Soviet Steeds Facebook group for a while, and gave up. More than a few posts start off in an innocuous manner, but then the comments devolve into a feces show of he-said/he-said. The wheat gets hopelessly lost in the chaff. If MeWe is simply another flavor of the same product, no ...
by Lofty
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2018 GearUp dies while on the road
Replies: 18
Views: 452

Re: 2018 GearUp dies while on the road

I've been having this recurring issue where I'm riding and suddenly my instrument panel LED window flashes red and my bike sputters and dies out. I've been wondering if my battery is taking a charge of if I need a new one. Has anyone out there had a similar experience? As an FYI: The ignition switc...
by Lofty
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14779
Views: 1075628

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

I was going to suggest that it's odd to see a Ural leaned over like a MotoGP bike.
by Lofty
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: Any FART rally for 2021?
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Any FART rally for 2021?

Just my zwei pfennig : It's too soon to know if 2021 will look at 2020 and say "Hold my beer." Certainly I'm optimistic, and do hope, for example, that the superlative BGR put on by Lokiboy can occur this year. Having had to argue for reservation refunds and pay several cancellation fees as the real...
by Lofty
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Funny or WTF photo thread
Replies: 2684
Views: 220901

Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

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