Returning to the fold...

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Returning to the fold...

Post by Kliff » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:35 am

:cheers: some of y'all might remember me, most probably won't.
I was most active back around '04-'06.
I was the proverbial trouble maker, and smart a$$.
I did have friends, but always seemed to be a disagreeable sort of person.
Had a Gear Up which I did extensive mods to and documented on a proboscis page I set up. Literraly didn't think anyone could surpass my mods and ideas...I was an idiot.
Hopefully I have changed. I will be asking questions, since having had a stroke wiped out more than a few brain cells.
I hope anyone I offended in days gone by, can find it in their heart to forgive, and move forward.
Driving over to Columbia, SC tomorrow to pick up a 2015 Gear Up with 5600km, probably the last bike I'll buy, unless I find another good deal on yet another Ural...lol
Just thought I should pop in and lay my cards on the table before someone recognizes my name, and thinks..."here we go again!"
I promise you, it won't be like the past
'20 Gear Up
'15 Gear Up
Pleasant memories:
'05 Gear Up
'04 Tourist
'12 Spyder
VW Trike (2)
2002 Suzuki DR600 w/ home made hack
4...KLR 650's
And about 30 additional, Harleys, Honda's, Kawasakis, Triumps, Nortons and Suzukis, spanning 53 years of riding...
Retired H-D Parts Manager
Martinez, GA

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Lokiboy
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Re: Returning to the fold...

Post by Lokiboy » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:41 am

Well, an interesting intro to say the least. It’s a clean slate so, welcome back. Add your location, if you would, in the signature block.
2011 Gear Up - "Erika"
Yorktown, VA

Mains: 127, Idle: 40, Needle: 1 shim
MKIII air filter
100,000 km and counting

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Re: Returning to the fold...

Post by Kliff » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:52 am

Lokiboy...done, thanks.
'20 Gear Up
'15 Gear Up
Pleasant memories:
'05 Gear Up
'04 Tourist
'12 Spyder
VW Trike (2)
2002 Suzuki DR600 w/ home made hack
4...KLR 650's
And about 30 additional, Harleys, Honda's, Kawasakis, Triumps, Nortons and Suzukis, spanning 53 years of riding...
Retired H-D Parts Manager
Martinez, GA

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Re: Returning to the fold...

Post by jaybird » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:03 am

Welcome back :cheers:

Happy trails,
Jaybird
2005 Gear-Up, Mr. Nat_ural 108,000+ Kilometers and counting
2013 Retro, Black beauty, AKA Lucky "13"
1995 Olive Tourist
1975 Enfield Diesel Bullet
2008 Enfield Bullet 500
1974 BMW R 75/6
Etc.

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Re: Returning to the fold...

Post by mattzahr » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:34 am

Welcome,

Think this is going to be fun.....do you have any pics to share of your former bike/mods?

Matt
'16 cT - Terracotta 20k and climbing
Former bikes
2005 HD Springer Classic
1983 BMW R80RT
1998 Ural Italia

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Re: Returning to the fold...

Post by mattzahr » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:34 am

Doh!
'16 cT - Terracotta 20k and climbing
Former bikes
2005 HD Springer Classic
1983 BMW R80RT
1998 Ural Italia

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Re: Returning to the fold...

Post by tgtrotter » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:30 am

Rode a Harley, say no more :lol: :lol: :lol:

Just messing with you Man. I'm a nobody.
Like your intro. :cheers:
2007 Woodland Green Patrol :foilhead:
2004 FLTRI :machinegun:
1992 Trek 830 :P

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Re: Returning to the fold...

Post by Kliff » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:00 pm

Thanks guys. Unfortunately all my old pics got lost in a computer crash.
Had a Proboards site that was loaded with pics.
But I can't even remember the site name...stroke.
It was Russian(something or other)
If anyone could dig deep and find it, I'd love to see it too!
'20 Gear Up
'15 Gear Up
Pleasant memories:
'05 Gear Up
'04 Tourist
'12 Spyder
VW Trike (2)
2002 Suzuki DR600 w/ home made hack
4...KLR 650's
And about 30 additional, Harleys, Honda's, Kawasakis, Triumps, Nortons and Suzukis, spanning 53 years of riding...
Retired H-D Parts Manager
Martinez, GA

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Re: Returning to the fold...

Post by Kliff » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:04 pm

Whoooeee! This new, used URAL is already giving me a work out...
In and out of the truck, driving, talking to folks, looking for a trailer to haul the Gear Up home on...
Drove over 120 miles, must have walked close to a half mile, depleted 1 portable O2 bottle...
Then treated myself to a late lunch at KFC. Love that original recipe!
So about 9:00am I'll be headed for Columbia,SC. Only about an hour and a half, one way, to pick up my new to me, URAL ;-)
'20 Gear Up
'15 Gear Up
Pleasant memories:
'05 Gear Up
'04 Tourist
'12 Spyder
VW Trike (2)
2002 Suzuki DR600 w/ home made hack
4...KLR 650's
And about 30 additional, Harleys, Honda's, Kawasakis, Triumps, Nortons and Suzukis, spanning 53 years of riding...
Retired H-D Parts Manager
Martinez, GA

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Re: Returning to the fold...

Post by RC20 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:24 pm

An Oldbie?

Well we all get full of ourselves. If we an learn then its progress. Can't ask for any more than that, some don't and some don't try.
Fear No Gravel
Formerly Owned: ( various rides on others)
Honda 90
2 x CB750K (one a true Japan Model flown to Hawaii by a P3 Orion Sub Patrol Aircraft!)
1 x CB700 SC ala Shaft Drive Nighthawk S (RC20 is the actual in house production Model)
1 x R80GS (ok to start with, learned to love it for what it was)
1 x CB450K

Current:
1 x 2019 cT Terracotta

What I Did (I quit June 2 , 2019)
Mechanic/Technician/Engineer: Electro Mechanical Systems

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Re: Returning to the fold...

Post by Geno89074 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:00 pm

Congratulations on your rig!!
2014 Ural Patrol
Green Valley
Henderson, Nevada

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Re: Returning to the fold...

Post by Kliff » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:40 pm

Thank you!
'20 Gear Up
'15 Gear Up
Pleasant memories:
'05 Gear Up
'04 Tourist
'12 Spyder
VW Trike (2)
2002 Suzuki DR600 w/ home made hack
4...KLR 650's
And about 30 additional, Harleys, Honda's, Kawasakis, Triumps, Nortons and Suzukis, spanning 53 years of riding...
Retired H-D Parts Manager
Martinez, GA

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Re: Returning to the fold...

Post by Mracer » Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:43 pm

Oh Oh, Kliff is back, get yer popcorn ready... :)

Welcome back Kliff, hope your health is back to good status. You know you'll need it to deal with Urals :) . I will echo Jay - Happy Trails!
Max
1965 MB750
1958 M72H
2013 Retro
2010 Red October
Gone but not forgotten:
198? MT-16
1997 Ural/BMW conversion (R60/5)

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Re: Returning to the fold...

Post by Kliff » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:55 pm

Thanks Max. I have truly mellowed out, and health ain't that great.
Just wanna enjoy my closing days...lol
'20 Gear Up
'15 Gear Up
Pleasant memories:
'05 Gear Up
'04 Tourist
'12 Spyder
VW Trike (2)
2002 Suzuki DR600 w/ home made hack
4...KLR 650's
And about 30 additional, Harleys, Honda's, Kawasakis, Triumps, Nortons and Suzukis, spanning 53 years of riding...
Retired H-D Parts Manager
Martinez, GA

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Re: Returning to the fold...

Post by tx2sturgis » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:18 pm

Soviet Steeds Forum: Where old bikers and geezers come to die.

:old:
Rural Ural in Tulia Texas!

Current Ural: 2013 Ural Solo sT

Previous Ural: 2013 Ural Patrol

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