Any "Must Haves" for new Ural owners?

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Any "Must Haves" for new Ural owners?

Post by Beastmaster » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:34 am

Well, I've decided to "pull the trigger" on a new M70 :boogie: and looking for input.

I won't take delivery for a couple of months so I'm working on getting together in the mean time. Although I'm not totally new to motorcycles, Its been many years since I last rode one I've never had a side car. I know that not any vehicle is perfect and there can always be valuable additions. I'm also aware that all add-ons are personal preference but I wanted to check with the veteran riders for any recommendations. :bow:

Here are the particulars on how it will be used:
1. It will be in southern Arizona, so will have extreme heat and no harsh winters.
2. It will be my daily driver with occasional weekend road trips.
3. 99% of the riding will be on pavement with the other 1% on dirt roads.
4. No hard core off-roading (I have a Jeep for that)
5. I plan on doing 100% of the maintenance.

Things I'm already thinking about getting:
1. Set of mud guards to keep the wind down and pants clean for work.
2. Additional seat spring (I hear its recommended if you weigh over 180)
3. Gel pad for the seat for more comfort.
4. A cover because even though it will be garaged at nite, I want to keep the sun off during the day.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts :mrgreen:
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Re: Any "Must Haves" for new Ural owners?

Post by chaos2 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:48 am

probably best to wait until you get some miles on it and decide what you need. That said, luggage rack, extra gas can, small jack, lights, tools, windshields, panniers or ammo box, the list can be endless
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Re: Any "Must Haves" for new Ural owners?

Post by Mothra35 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:01 am

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Re: Any "Must Haves" for new Ural owners?

Post by Beastmaster » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:01 am

chaos2 wrote:probably best to wait until you get some miles on it and decide what you need. That said, luggage rack, extra gas can, small jack, lights, tools, windshields, panniers or ammo box, the list can be endless
I hear what you are saying about the endless possibilities and you're right, I figure that most of the modifications will present themselves over time.

By the way, I love your avatar, that gives me one more idea for a mod. :lol:
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Post by Beastmaster » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:02 am

Mothra35 wrote:Patience
Good, I have that in abundance :cheers:
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Post by gobium » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:13 am

Lot of $

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Post by Beastmaster » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:17 am

gobium wrote:Lot of $
Not so much in abundance :P
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Re: Any "Must Haves" for new Ural owners?

Post by windmill » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:22 am

I would say a small jack is a must have, otherwise the spare tire isn't very useful.

Other than additional lighting, I've found the trunk rack to be the most useful accessory over many years of daily use.
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Re: Any "Must Haves" for new Ural owners?

Post by Lokiboy » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:33 am

UralNE sells a very nice tractor seat (two springs). I’ve got one. Direct replacement for a GU, I’d inquire about an M70.

For me, a wind shield is nice. Even in the summer I don’t like the constant pounding.

Bring in the heat of the SW, what Tomcatfixer did was attach temp gages to the cylinders. Just a thought. The engine is more than happy to tell you when she’s had too much heat.

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Re: Any "Must Haves" for new Ural owners?

Post by rivers » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:35 am

Rear cargo rack, 10L aux gas can and for AZ I'd add a 5-10L water can.
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Re: Any "Must Haves" for new Ural owners?

Post by hotflash44 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:50 am

i agree, wait for most of the add on stuff, even then purchase mistakes can be made, i have made two mistakes on windshields, and three on seats, and another three on rear view mirrors,my garage is looking like a dealers show room. Advice, ride awhile then buy carefully. its kind of like the old carpenter adage measure twice and cut once! :cheers:
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Re: Any "Must Haves" for new Ural owners?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:30 pm

Bring in the heat of the SW, what Tomcatfixer did was attach temp gages to the cylinders.
I'll tell you, I flog my cT mercilessly, blasting down the Interstate at full throttle (typically about 72-73mph). What I use the cylinder head temperature gauge for, more than anything, is to tell me when it's time to throttle back. Once those temps creep up to nearly 500°F, I lower my speed and let 'er cool off a bit.
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Re: Any "Must Haves" for new Ural owners?

Post by 54vintage » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:37 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Bring in the heat of the SW, what Tomcatfixer did was attach temp gages to the cylinders.
I'll tell you, I flog my cT mercilessly, blasting down the Interstate at full throttle (typically about 72-73mph). What I use the cylinder head temperature gauge for, more than anything, is to tell me when it's time to throttle back. Once those temps creep up to nearly 500°F, I lower my speed and let 'er cool off a bit.
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Re: Any "Must Haves" for new Ural owners?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:38 pm

Me thinks you've run out of room on your bars Chad :wink:
Challenge accepted. :wink:
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2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "Little Red Bear", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", Mid-Nineties Ural Tourist "The Heap", 1994 Honda VFR750F

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1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
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