My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Post by sagerat » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:39 pm

Heat gun for decals and stickers and Goo Gone for the residue.
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Post by Mr Wazzock » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:25 am

Small thin elastic hair scrunchies for the loops.
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Post by jwaller » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:24 pm

Finally, great news!!!!! My bike is back together and running fine. I could go pick it up tomorrow (it's too late to make it up there today) but AF1 has offered to keep it for the weekend and detail it for me since they know I want to sell it and because the bike has been in their shop for so long. That will help me out. So, when I go pick it up on Tuesday, it's going to be all nice, shiny, and clean. Almost like new. I'm going to talk to them about selling it for me on consignment. If they are willing to do that and think they can sell it at a price that they will get their cut and I'm able to get out from under it, that'll be just fine by me. The other great thing is that the warranty has been extended an extra two months. If they don't want to do a consignment deal, I'll try to trade it in on a used dual-sport bike, most likely at a loss. But that'll be okay with me if I can lower my monthly payments to something more manageable.

So, the challenge for me, going forward, is to get this thing home, get the stickers taken off, touch up any scratches with the touch up paint, put a new tire on the spare rim, put back the 2WD shaft, and get it back to AF1 to sell on consignment before I go out and destroy it again. I'm going to be really tempted to take it out and flog the living pi$$ out of it, but I must resist that urge. There's some trails around Bastrop with some good hill climbs, plenty of ruts, loose baby head rocks, mud, and all that sort of stuff. Just the sort of thing for a 2WD Ural. I didn't discover where those trails were at until the Ural was broke down, so I haven't ever taken the Ural there. I really would like to give it a go once before I get rid of it, but then all the good work AF1 did cleaning up the bike for me will be for naught. And then, considering how hard I have been on this bike riding in the relatively mundane areas I've been riding, the whole thing will likely fall apart if I try riding it on the Bastrop trails.

Here's a video I made riding those trails on my Triumph Scrambler. Please be kind judging my riding on these sorts of roads and trails. It's the roughest stuff I've ever ridden on, the Scrambler is heavy and not truly made to ride on these kinds of paths, and I don't even have a skid plate on it, so I had to take it easy. Twenty something minutes of this wore me out, wrestling that pig.

2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Post by CarlS » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:46 pm

That is the kind of riding I love. It looks like great Triumph Tiger country. Good video. :thumbsup:
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Post by windmill » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:59 pm

jwaller wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Please be kind judging my riding on these sorts of roads and trails.
Scramblers by definition are just street bikes with some modifications to make them better suited to unpaved roads. You have nothing to be embarrassed about, you did fine. Not being cautious will likely lead to a broken bike,, or a broken you.
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:57 am

jwaller wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Finally, great news!!!!! My bike is back together and running fine. I could go pick it up tomorrow (it's too late to make it up there today) but AF1 has offered to keep it for the weekend and detail it for me since they know I want to sell it
Excellent! :thumbsup:
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Post by jwaller » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:55 pm

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Got it picked up today and rode it 120 km so far. The clutch and transmission certainly feel like an improvement. The bike did die at a couple traffic lights. Maybe that’s due to the crazy heat we’re experiencing right now. It’s idling very low
2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
:boogie:

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Post by CarlS » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:38 pm

It is certainly a good looking rig.
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Post by Mr Wazzock » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:02 pm

Fab. :thumbsup:
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Post by jwaller » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:10 pm

I guess it’s time to close this misadventure. I just traded my Ural for a new KLR. Thanks for all the advice and encouragement over the last three years. God knows I needed it. I’ll probably lurk on the website so if you’re ever in the San Antonio/Austin corridor in need, hit me up.

Thanks for joining me on my Grand Ural Misadventure.

Good luck!
2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
:boogie:

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Post by sagerat » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:45 pm

Greetings fellow KLR owner. What color (I’ve got a red ‘17 KLR).
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Post by jwaller » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:55 pm

sagerat wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:45 pm
Greetings fellow KLR owner. What color (I’ve got a red ‘17 KLR).
It's yellow. The bike is still in the box and I'll pick it up tomorrow after work if it's ready. If not, on Friday.

Here's what it should look like.

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2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
:boogie:

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Post by sagerat » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:00 am

Cool. Don’t forget to replace the doo with one from Eagle Mike along with his torsion spring. Plenty of info at klr650.net.

Amazing how many Uralistas have KLRs. Similar no frills vehicles.
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2012 Ural Gobi (Forward to the horizon)

2009 BMW R1200GS Adventure (KIA, sniff)

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Post by windmill » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:15 am

sagerat wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:00 am
Cool. Don’t forget to replace the doo with one from Eagle Mike along with his torsion spring. Plenty of info at klr650.net.

Amazing how many Uralistas have KLRs. Similar no frills vehicles.
Wow, the doohickey is still a thing? I remember that from the pre internet magazines way back when I had a KLX.

Wonderful bike, wish I still had it.
Barry

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Post by sagerat » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:05 am

2nd Gen KLRs the lever is improved, but the spring remains a weak point. Most folks replace the doo within first 3,000 to 4,000 miles. I replaced both lever and spring with Eagle Mike’s kit. OK, my mc shop did as I didn’t have the time.
2004 Ural Tourist (2004-2018, 48,000 klicks)

2012 Ural Gobi (Forward to the horizon)

2009 BMW R1200GS Adventure (KIA, sniff)

2017 Kawasaki KLR650 (Semi-orphaned by Urals)

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