Three Years Ago Today

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Three Years Ago Today

Post by cheeseheadmike » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:47 pm

I brought my GU home. More fun than one is legally allowed to have.
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1973 Velosolex 3800-slow, 1977 Velosolex 4600-really slow
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Re: Three Years Ago Today

Post by Mr Wazzock » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:57 pm

:boogie:

Be 3 years for me next March!
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Re: Three Years Ago Today

Post by Lofty » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:16 pm

:boogie:

Be 2 years for me next March!

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Re: Three Years Ago Today

Post by Donbmw » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:07 pm

3 for me this December
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Re: Three Years Ago Today

Post by outrider » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:15 am

16 years ago and now on number three.
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Re: Three Years Ago Today

Post by harryball » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:43 am

It'll be 4 years ago for me in a few weeks. It was October 2015 when I brought home a 2008 Tourist. By the end of January 2016 my wife had a 2010 Patrol and no license to ride it. By March 2016 she got her license on a 2 wheeler and started riding the Patrol (we had just finished putting back together) and Sept 2016 we set out on a 3400 mile trip. We rode them 20,000 miles (32,000 km).

August of 2018 we sold both and got a 2017 cT for her and my 2017 Retro. We put more than 10,000 miles on both by August 2019.

Next trip is sometime before the end of the year.
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2017 - M70/Retro, Sigmund. My wife's other rig.
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Re: Three Years Ago Today

Post by keithert » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:21 am

I bought my 98 5 years ago this month. I wish I had kept it!
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Re: Three Years Ago Today

Post by treeman1942 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:53 am

I've owned my 2019 Ural GU for just five months, 3200 miles. My previous Ural was a 06 Tourist and had sellers remorse immediately after selling.
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Re: Three Years Ago Today

Post by windmill » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:00 am

Coming up on 2 years for my M70, and 13 years for my Patrol.
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Re: Three Years Ago Today

Post by sagerat » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:25 pm

Had my ‘04 Tourist for 14 years and my ‘12 GU for 1 year. This is still the best money I’ve ever spent.
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Re: Three Years Ago Today

Post by Snakeoil » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:47 pm

5-1/2 years for me. 5 since I tore the engine apart and rebuilt it. Still the best starting bike I own.
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Re: Three Years Ago Today

Post by RC20 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:08 pm

I have had mine since June 12 (Mark that day on your calender's)

Its been a delight to get back into a cycle. Missed it. And I quit work (after working a bit longer to pay for it) so I can damned well enjoy it as much as I want. As my mom would say, Life is Good. Right decision for me. Gift that keeps on giving (despite my ham handed learning to run the beast)
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Re: Three Years Ago Today

Post by Bendog02760 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:48 pm

3 full years, all with my monkey.
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Re: Three Years Ago Today

Post by FlyingMonkees » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:49 pm

Congrats. Coming up on 5 years for me since I got my first one, a 2014 GU. The heard has now grown to 6 Urals, 3 rigs, 3 solos of different flavors.
2014 Camo Gear Up (Светлана)
2014 "Race" Red Patrol
2013 Black Retro Solo (Татьяна)
2010 Black Solo T
2010 Rust Camo Gear Up (Ольга)
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Re: Three Years Ago Today

Post by cheeseheadmike » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:50 am

FlyingMonkees wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:49 pm
Congrats. Coming up on 5 years for me since I got my first one, a 2014 GU. The heard has now grown to 6 Urals, 3 rigs, 3 solos of different flavors.
This what my wife is afraid of.
We are paying off our house this month and considering relocating to the southern part of the county. We’d like a place with some acreage and out buildings.
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1973 Velosolex 3800-slow, 1977 Velosolex 4600-really slow
1979 Honda CX500-not slow at all
Various bicycles from 1947 to 2018-slow to fast, depending on my mood
2007 Ural Gear Up

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