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new guy here

Post by johngoeserjr » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:49 pm

John from Princeton MN here saying hello. Looking forward to sharing and learning about the Ural. Passed my written test today. Last time was in 1981, that sure dates me. That was the year I graduated high school.Have not ridden since then either. Am planning on getting a 2021 Ural Ct in satin burgundy. Test rode it at St. Croix Harley and Ural in New Richmond WI. Great group of folks there. Answered all the questions I threw at them. My wife gave her blessing, so soon it will be mine, I mean ours! She is excited to go for a ride as she has never been on a bike before. She sat on the ones in the showroom but wasn't there for the test ride. She said it was comfortable and she would feel safe and secure in the sidecar. We are going to have a blast this spring!!! A word of warning:I will be bombarding this group with a zillion questions,so get ready. Gotta go John

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Post by Msblu79 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:58 pm

Welcome to the fun, once you get going you will kick yourself for not having done this a long time ago. Best of luck! :cheers:
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Re: new guy here

Post by cookiemech » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:54 pm

Please, if you are new to sidecaring, either find some training (that's difficult; I couldn't in Pennsylvania) or thoroughly study the "yellow book" and practice the exercises in a parking lot. You haven't lived (or died!) until you encounter your first downhill right-hand decreasing radius turn and do the "intuitive" thing, which is to jam on the brakes. Instant dive into the oncoming traffic lane . . .

On the brighter side, you picked the right color (satin burgundy)! Hope you have a lot of fun with it.
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Post by brianural » Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:04 pm

welcome and congrats. Cookiemech has some good advice.
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Re: new guy here

Post by RC20 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:48 pm

Welcome. Normally the intro would be for the New Guys forum but I am all in on jumping in with both feet.

You also hail from the area I was born in, though my folks dragged me up the AK Highway in 54 yelling and screaming all the way. I have family back in Wisconsin of course and my best friend and his wonderful wife as well. (she is wonderful for many reasons but she likes me and that is rare!)

I too have a cT. It keeps me from going places I have no business going (repaired disk)

I got my cycle license in 84 or so, only because I failed to get in and get the endorsement on it before the time expired, I started riding big bikes in 1972, Trail 90 and Kawi Dirt bike prior to that but different game from the big machines.
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Re: new guy here

Post by phughes » Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:45 pm

Welcome and congrats! I agree with Cookimech, that riding a sidecar is nothing like a "normal" bike, so learn all you can, and practice. Did your wife have a big smile on her face when she was sitting in it?

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Re: new guy here

Post by Geno89074 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:10 pm

Congratulations and Enjoy!!
Please post up some photos of your nice outfit once you get it home!
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Re: new guy here

Post by GoatTracks » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:50 pm

Also welcome, in case you haven't gotten enough welcome messages already! I'm relatively new to the forum but it's safe to say I have learned a ton from the grizzled old farts (and even some of the younger farts) on here and am loving the hell out of the old 2007 I got a couple years ago.
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Re: new guy here

Post by rd.king » Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:32 am

welcome aboard
hope you have as much fun and adventure as the rest of us.
Like they say about Urals it'll put more gravel in your travel.
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