Ural T vs everything else (well, for me, at least)

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Re: Ural T vs everything else (well, for me, at least)

Post by planeflyer21 » Mon May 26, 2014 10:33 pm

I understand the mirror imaging of it. But if it isn't mandatory, why not get a 2-wheel drive hack with the car on the right?
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Re: Ural T vs everything else (well, for me, at least)

Post by Ironhorse Sa » Tue May 27, 2014 1:59 am

tx2sturgis wrote:
planeflyer21 wrote:For all you Commonwealthers, is it government mandated that your sidecars be mounted on the left side?
Any country where the standard practice is to drive on the left, (Japan, England, Australia, others) with the steering wheel on the right side of normal cars, then the sidecar (of a new rig) will be on the left. This keeps the driver of the rig to the right side of the vehicle.

Urals dont have a drive hub on the left side of the rear wheel, so there is no practical way to provide a driveshaft to the left sidecar wheel.
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Re: Ural T vs everything else (well, for me, at least)

Post by Kilometers2 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:52 am

TNeto wrote: I'm not so convinced on the spotlight, and what about the spare wheel? Isn't that for the sidecar only? I'd expect most punctures to occur in the drive wheel. I also don't expect to use a shovel much.

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Re: Ural T vs everything else (well, for me, at least)

Post by Swain snow » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:30 pm

A slight difference here is that a side car can be on either side legally since it is considered bolt on xtra like panniers.DEFINITION:
Side-car
A car, box or other receptacle attached to the side of a motorcycle and supported by a wheel.

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Re: Ural T vs everything else (well, for me, at least)

Post by kontaz » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:55 pm

tx2sturgis wrote:
planeflyer21 wrote:For all you Commonwealthers, is it government mandated that your sidecars be mounted on the left side?
Any country where the standard practice is to drive on the left, (Japan, England, Australia, others) with the steering wheel on the right side of normal cars, then the sidecar (of a new rig) will be on the left. This keeps the driver of the rig to the right side of the vehicle.

Urals dont have a drive hub on the left side of the rear wheel, so there is no practical way to provide a driveshaft to the left sidecar wheel.
Here in Japan, they sell them with the sidecar mounted on the right. I'm not sure why since they sell left-mounted rigs in the commonwealth countries as you pointed out. I'm gonna investigate and find out what the reasoning is. Will report back.
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