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PS-RagE
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And It's Here!

Post by PS-RagE » Tue May 23, 2023 1:17 pm

Just picked up my new steed on the weekend. Indeed, this thing is a blast to ride!
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Got my axe attached using the QuickFist clamps. Work great!
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Gotta say though, the offroad ride is extremely jarring - just about shake the fillings out of my teeth. Are there any good upgrades for the suspension?
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Post by Lokiboy » Tue May 23, 2023 1:33 pm

Nice looking rig.

I’ll let Tomcatfixer post his newbie info request.
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Post by Tomcatfixer » Tue May 23, 2023 4:00 pm

I’ll let Tomcatfixer post his newbie info request.
No need! This guy's got his signature line updated and already knows how to upload photos! All he needs to do is share his general location and he's got the trifecta.
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Re: And It's Here!

Post by Snakeoil » Tue May 23, 2023 8:34 pm

Gotta love Ural riders. Of all the farkles to be purchased for a new bike, only a Ural rider would brag about his new axe. I honestly thought he was a guitar player at first. But then I looked closer and...

Welcome to the zoo. Nice rig.

If this is your first sidecar rig, you might want to let Momma sit out for a bit until you truly know how to handle the rig in emergency situations. It's not a car and not a bike.
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Post by PS-RagE » Tue May 23, 2023 9:56 pm

Snakeoil wrote:
Tue May 23, 2023 8:34 pm
Gotta love Ural riders. Of all the farkles to be purchased for a new bike, only a Ural rider would brag about his new axe. I honestly thought he was a guitar player at first. But then I looked closer and...

Welcome to the zoo. Nice rig.

If this is your first sidecar rig, you might want to let Momma sit out for a bit until you truly know how to handle the rig in emergency situations. It's not a car and not a bike.
I had posted earlier asking how big the trunk was so I could fit an axe among other things. The reply was to mount it on the tub with the shovel.
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Post by phughes » Wed May 24, 2023 3:22 pm

PS-RagE wrote:
Tue May 23, 2023 1:17 pm



Gotta say though, the offroad ride is extremely jarring - just about shake the fillings out of my teeth. Are there any good upgrades for the suspension?

Tylenol. :lol:

Congrats on the new rig! :cheers:
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Post by chaos2 » Wed May 24, 2023 3:55 pm

PS-RagE wrote:
Tue May 23, 2023 1:17 pm


Are there any good upgrades for the suspension?
There's these, I just slow down when it gets bumpy. https://shop-imz-ural.com/collections/a ... ck-5pc-set
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Post by Ernst » Wed May 24, 2023 5:37 pm

Where in Northern Ontario?
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Re: And It's Here!

Post by RC20 » Thu May 25, 2023 5:23 pm

Congratulations.

On a side note, oddly the Ural handles better with a monkey (or safer) than without one. My wife only rides occasionally as her knees have issues but it sure settles down the right turns!
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Re: And It's Here!

Post by Bar None » Fri May 26, 2023 12:42 pm

PS-RagE wrote:
Tue May 23, 2023 1:17 pm


Gotta say though, the offroad ride is extremely jarring - just about shake the fillings out of my teeth. Are there any good upgrades for the suspension?
I would sell you these shocks to help the ride but the shipping to Canada would be steep.
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Re: And It's Here!

Post by RC20 » Fri May 26, 2023 7:23 pm

A lot of us have gone with the Horst Shocks (from Germany). Some fairly long stretches of AK pavement (30-50 miles) can be badly broken up and its like the worst off road you can do. Shipping is reasonable, a couple of weeks and Horst is great to work with.

For on Road the NP seem to work (Stateside roads not Alaska pavement!). CPS seems to be a really good choice for off road, price is not that much different and you can sell the Sachs on this site (I offered mine up for $500 and a member took them right up). I shipped them flat rate boxes so the shipping was reasonable. 3 in the larger box and two in the smaller box.

For me the CPS were like night and day. They have me really spoiled now.
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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 Honda Model)
1 x R80GS (ok to start with, learned to love it for what it was)
1 x CB450K

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