2020 Gear Up

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Re: 2020 Gear Up

Post by ruffy » Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:01 pm

I nearly crashed into a fire hydrant turning into a gas station within the first hour of my first ride. Going up the curb at an angle really threw me off when the sidecar lifted and tilted me to the left. You never get the excitement of your first ride back
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Re: 2020 Gear Up

Post by windmill » Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:25 pm

vetsurginc wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:47 am
Out of curiosity what do you consider the correct reflex?
I consider the correct reflex when the chair comes up unexpectedly is to NOT cut the throttle, grab the front brake, or make any other sudden "corrections" and ride it through.

If one realizes they're too hot for an approaching corner before the chair comes up, shifting some weight to the right, and a little "trail braking" will see one through.

I find the best way to "trail brake" a sidecar in a right hand turn is to maintain steady throttle, use only the rear brake entering the turn, then let slowly let off the brake and lightly roll on the throttle at the apex of the radius.
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Re: 2020 Gear Up

Post by aduthie » Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:34 pm

I mean, the main thing is not to yank the steering to the left to bring it down, while simultaneously throwing yourself into the front of an oncoming truck. And that seems to be the most common reflex, if you haven't practiced at all. So, y'know, practice and have fun and don't steer into oncoming traffic.
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Re: 2020 Gear Up

Post by Tomcatfixer » Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:45 pm

So, y'know, practice and have fun and don't steer into oncoming traffic.
That's t-shirt quote material, right there.

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Re: 2020 Gear Up

Post by aduthie » Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:26 pm

If you make that and wear it, Chad, I’ll give you a free oil change for any Ural you ride to my shop. ;-)
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Re: 2020 Gear Up

Post by ScottP » Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:20 pm

If I may add …

Relax - enjoy - know it’ll be very slow going.

Please photo document and post for all of us to enjoy 😊

Bring a credit card or two and know it’ll be a memorable experience

Go get that service described above for sure

Don’t wind out them gears (tach option on speedo window)
Don’t lug it either

Follow break-in instructions

And note the frequent changes for engine, trans, final drive oil

Check those three daily perhaps - get some advice on the idiosyncratic way to determine if each is at the correct oil level

Finally:
From experience … it won’t fit in a Uhaul trailer, unless you fork lift it in there :)

But it will fit beautifully on a uhaul one-way car hauler trailer just in case you rent a truck in Topeka :)) and trailer it the rest of the way home.

Smiles and a safe trip …
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Re: 2020 Gear Up

Post by harryball » Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:49 am

aduthie wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:26 pm
If you make that and wear it, Chad, I’ll give you a free oil change for any Ural you ride to my shop. ;-)
A business opportunity Chad, we could rent a shop down the road, then have folks bring the rig to us, you ride it down for the free oil change and we charge the owner 1/2 price. :D
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