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by sergeantbrown
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: a little udf
Replies: 15
Views: 1135

Re: a little udf

eeyore wrote:I probably would of :bs: my pants
No sweat. As long as you don't "cross" them, outlaws will treat you like a fellow rider.

Sarge
by sergeantbrown
Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: a little udf
Replies: 15
Views: 1135

Re: a little udf

UDF recognition can come from any angle. One day I got a big "thumbs-up" from a guy driving a multi-gazillion dollar 1930's Mercedes. When it comes to waves on the road, I get waved at by both sport bikers and 1%ers of the type I used to regularly arrest. Everybody just loves those "old" Commie bike...
by sergeantbrown
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: dang udf is fun.
Replies: 26
Views: 2208

Re: dang udf is fun.

Between the Ural and the Enfield C5 it' s dang wonder I make it anywhere. You'd be amazed at how many bikers look at the throttle bodies and disc brakes on the C5 and still insist it's an old bike. Most riders seem to know nothing about what they have between their legs (and I'll leave it at that.....
by sergeantbrown
Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Why did you buy a Retro?
Replies: 21
Views: 1547

Re: Why did you buy a Retro?

Ha Ha! Why does IMWA charge so much for Retros? Because they can! When they brought the first Retro sidecar rigs into the country in 2004, a Tourist was around 7500, a Retro was 8500, the Troyka was around 9000, the Patrol 9500 and the Gear-Up was 10K. (Prices per my questionable memory.) IMWA caugh...
by sergeantbrown
Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Why did you buy a Retro?
Replies: 21
Views: 1547

Re: Why did you buy a Retro?

To answer your questions: #1. When I bought my Retro, believe it or not, the only Ural that was less expensive was the Tourist. Times have changed! Anyhow, I liked the style in that (I can hear the flames coming!) the Retro looks more like a motorcycle while other Urals look more like tractors. #2. ...
by sergeantbrown
Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Dragon's Breath Round- Professional RUSSIAN
Replies: 10
Views: 838

Re: Dragon's Breath Round- Professional RUSSIAN

I used to shoot police combat matches back in the day when the weapon of choice was the 38 revolver. On time we loaded a buddy's pistol with shall we say, "special" ammunition - six 38's with jelly beans for bullets and just the primers for propulsion. Another time we switched a fellow's loads for o...
by sergeantbrown
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Urals First Offical import in America?
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: Urals First Offical import in America?

Mash3d, If your rig looks like this, it may be one of about 35 gray market bikes that came into the US from a VERY dishonest dealer in Toronto. This would have been around 2000. He sold them on eBay and went through a good half dozen identities as his feedback was always in the minus. I bought one a...
by sergeantbrown
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Eeyore & Emskee - An Apology
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Eeyore & Emskee - An Apology

OMG!! I didn't go. I totally forgot and the fellow that always reminds me didn't. I just sat here bored stiff.

Sarge
by sergeantbrown
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Minnesota Bans Certain License plates
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: Minnesota Bans Certain License plates

I can understand some of that but other banned plates just sound like another sop to political correctness. TEA? Come on!

Sarge
by sergeantbrown
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: The World is now one B-17 less
Replies: 14
Views: 920

Re: The World is now one B-17 less

Back when I was healthy, I was quite involved in the "airshow world". (See photo of me in better days.) Needless to say, today's crash is the hot topic of conversation. The one fact that none of us want to think about is that while the Germans tried, there is still someone out there who works toward...
by sergeantbrown
Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Can the odometer read in
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Can the odometer read in

Much, much, MUCH cheaper - and infinitely more accurate - is to simply install a digital bicycle speedometer on your rig. You can get them for $15 or less at bike shops and/or Wally World. Easy to install and accurate to within 1/100 of a mile. GPS works great (I have one on my Ural today) but you s...
by sergeantbrown
Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Lexan winshield scratch remover???
Replies: 15
Views: 939

Re: Lexan winshield scratch remover???

Meguires (sp?) is great stuff. Check the auto parts stores.

Novus polishes #1-#3 vary in grit and are made for face shields/windshields. Available at many cycle shops.

Sarge
by sergeantbrown
Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What mufflers are these?
Replies: 17
Views: 1299

Re: What mufflers are these?

Back for a short time around 2004 when I bought my Retro, Ural offered fishtail mufflers as an "offroad alternative" to the factory (EPA approved) mufflers. They weren't around for long. I suspect that is what you have there.

Sarge
by sergeantbrown
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Anyone in Northeast Ohio?
Replies: 12
Views: 1419

Re: Anyone in Northeast Ohio?

Mr. E,

Welcome to the insanity. Please place $30,000 in unmarked bills in a paper bag behind the dumpster at the corner of Mayfield and Brainard or you will never see your Ural again! :cheers: :beerchug:

Sarge :foilhead:
by sergeantbrown
Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Church Rules.
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: Church Rules.

Maybe they need to go to this church?

Sarge :boogie: