This place is going downhill

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This place is going downhill

Post by Snakeoil » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:45 am

We don't seem to be getting any good problem challenges lately. It's riding season so we should be amuck in broken Urals.

Either the owners are getting to be better mechanics or all the bugs Ivan has put in Urals over the years have been worked out and there is not much left to fix.

Geesh...
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Re: This place is going downhill

Post by Rusty Nuts » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:14 am

It's 100+ outside. Wait till the temperatures become bearable and the riding weather is back. I don't even want to go out and check tire pressures right now.
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Re: This place is going downhill

Post by stagewex » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:32 am

Hitting 97 today with humidity. The Patrol is social distancing by itself parked way in the back of the garage.
Not good "smell the roses" riding weather.

Any and all riding will be on 2-wheels.
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Re: This place is going downhill

Post by harryball » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:38 am

I can complain about something if it'll make you feel better. :-) My Retro has a bit of a shudder when starting off. I wish it had a 5th gear etc...

Too hot out there, we rode Saturday morning from about 7:30 to 11AM and it was hot coming back. Both rigs did great, no problems. Over 100 trouble free miles with several stops along the way to do nothing. We did see a guy fishing from a weir dam, literally walked out and sat down in the water flowing over the dam and started fishing. dangerous if you ask me but hey, whatever.
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Re: This place is going downhill

Post by dogboy443 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:43 am

I haven't rode the Flying Pickle in months. I actually had a couple of the neighborhood kids sitting on it, honking the horn and starting it up.
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Re: This place is going downhill

Post by Msblu79 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:52 am

It's all Ural's fault, they have fixed them to the point they are boring and to reliable now. They need to build in some issues again so we can have something to beyotch about and work on during the warranty. :lol: :lol:
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Re: This place is going downhill

Post by stagewex » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:58 am

Msblu79 wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:52 am
It's all Ural's fault, they have fixed them to the point they are boring and to reliable now. They need to build in some issues again so we can have something to beyotch about and work on during the warranty. :lol: :lol:

HaHa, Good One.
I have no idea what all this "MIL Code" stuff is on the newer models but more & more don't want to know personally about them as an owner either.
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2008 Vespa 150S (Elec & Kick Start)
2007 Ural Patrol (2WD, Elec & Kick Start)
2006 Honda "Big Ruckus" PS250 (Elec Start)
1991 Honda XR250L (Kick Start Only) *NOT running amok, out for Bottom & Top-End Rebuild.
1986 Yamaha BW200ES (Elec & Kick Start)

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Re: This place is going downhill

Post by Rich Maund » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:14 pm

I would have to say this isn't prime riding weather. I stay home at the peak of summer. Its worse for me than Winter! At least in winter you get the occasional nice day to enjoy. This time of year I go out in the morning or evening or not at all. 100 F almost every day. No thank you!
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Re: This place is going downhill

Post by Peter Pan » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:40 pm

curfew. since March only 3 miles 2 to 5 times a week to and from house and farm...
Rainy season here... the bikes and myself catch mould.
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Re: This place is going downhill

Post by Desantnik-VDV » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:39 pm

Hot, Covid masks, Some Lies Matter... can make everyone tired of it all.
We rode last Friday and yesterday (Sunday). While in the Valley it was in 90's. Starting early in the morning and heading to Malibu where was foggy and about 70 degrees it was a blessing. Back to a scorch around the afternoon.
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Re: This place is going downhill

Post by cookiemech » Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:51 pm

Jeez, I dunno . . . it gets into the 90s most days here in Pennsylvania, but I go out for two plus hours almost every morning for a ride. Trouble is that my 2020 GU is NOT a piece of junk and doesn't seem to have any significant problems.

Now I've jinxed myself. Major failures and leaks are right around the bend :shock:
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Re: This place is going downhill

Post by Snakeoil » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:08 pm

Yeah, I hear ya about the weather. My standard garb for the last 3 weeks has been shorts and sandals. No shirt unless I have to go to the store. I've been tempted to go into a store with no shirt and a mask on since all the no shirt-no service signs have been replaced this summer with MASK REQUIRED TO ENTER signs.

The only thing I've done with bikes in the last two weeks was blow the sawdust off of them after making new seat pieces for the HD sidecar I'm working on. I almost took the Ural out to get ice cream, but could not make myself put jeans and boots on. Took the Miata. It's about the same size as a Ural, but has a radio and is slower.
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Re: This place is going downhill

Post by Lofty » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:42 pm

It's too bleedin' hot to ride. My internal wiring prefers cool weather, and my riding closet reflects this preference.

By way of example, there's a 2019 loaner in the driveway at the moment, whilst my truck has a cooling system repair attended to (one part requires an overnight order). As I drove around today in the loaner, and even with tinted glass and the A/C fan turned up, it still wasn't cool enough inside to suit me. I'm not going to ask the Ural to bimble about in those conditions.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, my 2018 Gear Up has been dead reliable, mechanically.

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Re: This place is going downhill

Post by Happytrails » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:11 pm

Rusty Nuts wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:14 am
Wait till the temperatures become bearable...
Its been smokin hot. 8)
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Re: This place is going downhill

Post by chaos2 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:00 pm

jeez, never heard so much whining by motorcyclists! 90's plus and muggy here and I think I've driven the car twice, and one of those was after cataract surgery (still a little shaky to trust myself on the mc) Feel horribly decadent using the AC in the car. Actually have not driven the Ural all that much, but have managed 650 miles this month on the bicycle, that's minus a week for the surgery. Only passed out once from heat exhaustion. Seriously, I learned I need to stay hydrated.
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