What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Post by Steve7959 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:23 am

Single wheel drive shouldn't stop you going off road.

It doesn't stop me.

2 wheel drive just gets you further along the track before you get stuck
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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Post by GHGoodwin » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:05 am

Tazio wrote:Ride it till it breaks, fix it and then ride it until it breaks again.
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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Post by mouka » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:58 am

4Paws wrote:Yep, sounds like time for a road trip.
Swing by the dog pound, rescue a monkey and go on a road trip.

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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Post by BigJames » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:26 am

hmmm, what do I do when my Retro is running well, which is most of the time...



go out and ride the pi$$ out of it...I suggest you do as well...and service her JUST LIKE AND WHEN THE BOOK SAYS TOO!
Fresh oil is happy oil... and even a Retro can do a fire road ( I kinda kept up with nightblues59),



a Tourist has close to the same clearance as a 2WD, enjoy your rig...
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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Post by rudolf35 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:30 pm

Mine is also running well, so to see how well it will take my wife and me in a weeks trip. Big Bend, Carlsbad Caverns, Ft. Davis you get the idea. :cheers:
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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Post by rudolf35 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:32 pm

Mine is also running well, so to see how well it will take my wife and me on a weeks trip. Big Bend, Carlsbad Caverns, Ft. Davis you get the idea. :cheers:
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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Post by Peter Pan » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:42 pm

You have my age=>
Go take your daughter and son, cling the fishing pole, tent and camping stove on the rig and go
=> Show them a few horizons.

In an eventual lack of kid's take the other half orange, or just go and you will find the right company on your way following your nose.
Or get your dog and let the dog tell you why he sticks his nose into the wind...Dogs have excellent philosophy approaches and are pretty wise :P

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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Post by Lee Pape » Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:07 pm

Plan on joining us in June for the 3x3x3 in Fennimore, Wisconsin.
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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:29 pm

I went out this afternoon on my 02 tourist to run errands. It still feels like a NEW bike, the transmission is tight & crisp, & it just purrs along with no rattles or bangs. It was a beautiful day & I remember thinking how perfect & heavenly it was. Heading home from my last errand - I don't know how it happened - but Ivan kidnapped me & held me hostage for several hours. When I finally got home I had a sunburn.
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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Post by sagerat » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:28 pm

I've taken my Tourist on lots of logging roads, gravel roads, two tracks, etc.

I think it's time for a roadtrip of the three-day, two-night variety. Enjoy, you and your Ural have earned it.
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Re: What do you do when your Russian Steed is running fine?

Post by n3303j » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:18 am

Ride it down to Florida. Stop at Holopaw and say Hi to Gene. He'll probably let you set up a tent in his back 40 for a day or so. When it gets too warm head back home.

Or, if employed, just ride it to work EVERY DAY and get a reputation for being "the weird one on that odd machine".
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