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by Lofty
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Smartphone handlebar mount
Replies: 5
Views: 49

Re: Smartphone handlebar mount

I use the well-regarded RAM X-Grip, double socket arm and handlebar clamp base combination to carry my smarty pants phone on the Ural.

It's not evident that a specific brand is needed in the sense that others won't work as well, or at all.
by Lofty
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Warranty and home wrenching
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Warranty and home wrenching

Does URAL honor the warranty if you do your own basic maintenance? Yes. I tested this twice, indirectly, via waranteed replacement of the fuel tank and the ignition switch. I performed all of the labor; that's no small matter when removing and installing the tank. To hedge my bet if an actual mecha...
by Lofty
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Russian "Hamster" Mono-track "motorcycle"
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Russian "Hamster" Mono-track "motorcycle"

What we really need is kit to put an electric motor on the front and sidecar wheels. The drive system doesn't have to propel it very fast, just 5mph or so. It should free spool when the bike is going faster. that way when you are in the slop or n a steep hill, you hit a button on the right grip and...
by Lofty
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Ural sucks except,.....
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Ural sucks except,.....

If your friends dined on nothing more than oatmeal and granola bars, they might consider learning how to pack properly for a trip. :wink:

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by Lofty
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Dealer "higgly piggly" or am I just cheap?
Replies: 17
Views: 270

Re: Dealer "higgly piggly" or am I just cheap?

I also wanted to work with my local dealer and give my business in town, and I thought that appreciation would in turn get me a little better deal. I mean, I'm standing there ready to sign the paper work and their sales guy (although nice) wouldn't budge a dollar. A dollar. One dollar to buy the ve...
by Lofty
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Front row seat......
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Front row seat......

Barely 1 year after moving here (putting this event in 2007ish), I walked out one morning to see a few unmarked Crown Vics parked at and close to a neighbor's house. An ambulance was backed into the driveway; it couldn't have been any closer to the garage door trim without touching. An LEO was stand...
by Lofty
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Ural Makes The Euro 5 Standard
Replies: 15
Views: 258

Re: Ural Makes The Euro 5 Standard

Not mentioned in the short article is the change in rear brake. But I think the bike in the photos is a test mule at the factory, so that rear brake might be for a later upgrade. Link to explanation and some pictures: https://www.gustomotorbikes.com/ural-euro5-changes I like the redesigned center s...
by Lofty
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Dealer "higgly piggly" or am I just cheap?
Replies: 17
Views: 270

Re: Dealer "higgly piggly" or am I just cheap?

Ural sidecar outfits are niche products, buzzie, so there may be more give-and-take, so to speak, when negotiating the purchase with a Ural dealer. A black powder coat finish on the engine serves little more than an aesthetic purpose, IMO. I declined it (despite it being offered at a fair discount) ...
by Lofty
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Russian "Hamster" Mono-track "motorcycle"
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Russian "Hamster" Mono-track "motorcycle"

For what is presumed to be a one-off design (yeah, there are two evident in one of the article's photos), Herr Luzyanin's effort looks remarkably well-finished. The first thing that came to mind was that der Hamster could otherwise serve as a bit of competition for the evergreen Rokon Trail-Breaker....
by Lofty
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Fuel Light - Worthless
Replies: 14
Views: 140

Re: Fuel Light - Worthless

My 2016 fuel low light indicator light is pants. Never worked. I paid for an upgrade to the new module and had dealer fit it. Waste of money, worked for a short while. When it did work it was on off on off as the fuel reduced . Then just packed up. Intermittent illumination is normal, particularly ...
by Lofty
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: Blue/Gray Rally 4-6 June
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Blue/Gray Rally 4-6 June

COVID has made camping on weekends very popular. I tried to reserve a tent site at Lake Anna for that weekend, but the message "2 site(s) available out of 94 site(s)" appears. The two remaining sites are lodges. Everything else is booked. Do keep us posted on alternative venues, if available. Thanks.
by Lofty
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: Blue/Gray Rally 4-6 June
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Blue/Gray Rally 4-6 June

Probable In. :thumbsup:
by Lofty
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do ON your Ural today?
Replies: 1450
Views: 125435

Re: What did you do ON your Ural today?

After adjusting the parking brake for proper function, I took the Gear Up in for its annual State safety inspection. The multi-line family moto dealer with whom I've done business for years was recently sold. It's been reinvented as a [rather sterile] ATV and UTV showroom. Thankfully, my favorite me...
by Lofty
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Funny or WTF photo thread
Replies: 2879
Views: 244355

Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

Culled from the Book of Face, so some of you may have seen this one.

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by Lofty
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 20/21 ural. Gas tank compartment discontinued?
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: 20/21 ural. Gas tank compartment discontinued?

I test drove a 20/21 gear up last week. I noticed that the gas tank compartment wasn't there. Is that feature discontinued or do you need package for the sahara to have that? The new engine tech includes a fuel pump that is now inside the tank. Deletion of the tool box (its proper name) was indicat...