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Strowrum
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Hello everyone

Post by Strowrum » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:49 am

Just want to say hi - new to the forum and to Urals/sidecars.

Been riding bikes for many years and got an intro to, and got to ride a Ural about 6 years ago. Well, 3 weeks ago I decided to pull the trigger and picked up a 2020 gear-up. So different and so much fun. Should also save me money in the speeding ticket department (my other bikes have been problematic in that arena). But I fear any money saved will be promptly spent on new add ons for the Ural.

Found the site when searching on how to unlock the gas cap - that thing is backwards.
This site had the best advice - if the cap spins, turn the key the other way, remove cap and never lock it again.

Bike currently has just over 300 miles, so time for the break in service - figured I can get the squeaky rear brake (sidecar brake I think) and leaky final drive addressed under warranty.

I've been on many bike forums in the past, and while I'm not the biggest contributor (I scrounge for info) I'm sure, like most forums, I'll learn a lot, laugh a lot and shake my head a lot - looking forward to all if it.

:cheers: :cheers:
Current Rides:
'20 Ural Gearup
'19 Yamaha MT-09
'18 Yamaha FJR1300

History:
'16 Ducati X-Diavel S
'12 Yamaha R1
'11 Yamaha FJR1300
'06 Yamaha R6
'05 Yamaha V-Star 1100
'03 Yamaha R6

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Re: Hello everyone

Post by chaos2 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:10 am

Welcome, is that the burnt orange one Heindl sold earlier this month? Bet you're getting lots more attention than your other rides, get used to it!
Past afflictions include limey motocars and bikes, R60/2, R65ls, & a Citroen.
Now a DB Haanjo and Canyon CF SL Endurace, '87 K75s,
and a rusty 2012 GU bought new
dual K&N cones on homemade intake, 40/137.5
Raceway needles, Modtop exhaust, E starter delete
$29 VW Hydraulic steering dampener

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Re: Hello everyone

Post by Strowrum » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:41 am

That would be the one.
And yes, plenty of attention.
Got to experience the UDF on the way home from Heindl.
I wasn't even riding it, I was in my truck with the Ural on a trailer.
Current Rides:
'20 Ural Gearup
'19 Yamaha MT-09
'18 Yamaha FJR1300

History:
'16 Ducati X-Diavel S
'12 Yamaha R1
'11 Yamaha FJR1300
'06 Yamaha R6
'05 Yamaha V-Star 1100
'03 Yamaha R6

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Re: Hello everyone

Post by Peter Pan » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:59 pm

Which taste? Image

The middle one was my father's burner. Fore and after burner... :D
In deed, you will have much more fun at road legal speeds on a old time rig as a Ural. 8)
Spend those savings on gas and Sprit. :cheers:
Sophie Travelair = Patrol 2013
8 weeks 12.000km Oregon-Alaska-Oregon
With a DIY foam air filter the rig runs well even in tropical rain = :moto:
Final drives: 1. at 5000km, 2. at 34.000km(+friction plates) 3. at 42.386km
transmission: 1. 40.000km. 2. installed
Engine: 1. 43.388km crank replacement: Back on the road since 23.Okt.2019 :party:

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Re: Hello everyone

Post by Rakthi » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:27 pm

Strowrum wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:41 am
That would be the one.
And yes, plenty of attention.
Got to experience the UDF on the way home from Heindl.
I wasn't even riding it, I was in my truck with the Ural on a trailer.
Nice bike! Must have viewed that video on YouTube 5 or 6 times!

Have fun!

Stephan
Still making up my mind about which Ural ... decisions decisions

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Re: Hello everyone

Post by Geno89074 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:35 pm

congratulations!!
ENJOY!!
2014 Ural Patrol

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Re: Hello everyone

Post by Strowrum » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:49 pm

Peter Pan wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:59 pm
Which taste? Image

The middle one was my father's burner. Fore and after burner... :D
In deed, you will have much more fun at road legal speeds on a old time rig as a Ural. 8)
Spend those savings on gas and Sprit. :cheers:
The middle one. Growing up (in South Africa) it packed the strongest hardest kick, so very popular.
Haven't seen it since I moved to the US. Haven't really looked either.
Tastes have changed a little over the years.
Current Rides:
'20 Ural Gearup
'19 Yamaha MT-09
'18 Yamaha FJR1300

History:
'16 Ducati X-Diavel S
'12 Yamaha R1
'11 Yamaha FJR1300
'06 Yamaha R6
'05 Yamaha V-Star 1100
'03 Yamaha R6

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Re: Hello everyone

Post by Strowrum » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:07 pm

Time to put up a couple pics.
I love the blacked out drivetrain.
Need to address to the chrome "2WD" emblem on the back of the sidecar and some of the silver/chrome hardware.
All part it personalizing the beast.
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Current Rides:
'20 Ural Gearup
'19 Yamaha MT-09
'18 Yamaha FJR1300

History:
'16 Ducati X-Diavel S
'12 Yamaha R1
'11 Yamaha FJR1300
'06 Yamaha R6
'05 Yamaha V-Star 1100
'03 Yamaha R6

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Re: Hello everyone

Post by RC20 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:33 pm

Sweet and welcome.

Rear break noise seems to be common, so far I have not tried to track it down.
This site had the best advice - if the cap spins, turn the key the other way, remove cap and never lock it again.
I wanted to be sure I could open it when I picked mine up, could not, dealer did, I never locked it again.
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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

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1 x 2019 cT Terracotta

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Re: Hello everyone

Post by exponentiation » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:31 am

I’ve got the same color and same bike, and same squeaky rear brake! Let me know how you fix it. I’m really struggling.
2020 Gear Up

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Re: Hello everyone

Post by Peter Pan » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:15 pm

Strohrum 80%,
to grow up in South Africa must have been very interesting and after 1994 mind blowing. The sister of my stepfather married a Scott in Pretoria and each visit was connected with new points of views about all kind of aspects of life a middle European never could imagine. Specially what the "nearly" cousin told from her time in Durban hospital during the riots.
For sure life is an adventure.
A dream I will never give up on is motivated by this:
[youtube2]https://youtu.be/Y15mOcrskqo?t=2288[/youtube2]

Best wishes for your new ride.
Sven
Sophie Travelair = Patrol 2013
8 weeks 12.000km Oregon-Alaska-Oregon
With a DIY foam air filter the rig runs well even in tropical rain = :moto:
Final drives: 1. at 5000km, 2. at 34.000km(+friction plates) 3. at 42.386km
transmission: 1. 40.000km. 2. installed
Engine: 1. 43.388km crank replacement: Back on the road since 23.Okt.2019 :party:

The Avatar are 2 rice grains stating life's essence:
"The most important you cannot see!"
=> Attitude makes the difference!

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