Howdy From Central Arkansas

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Rusty Nuts
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Re: Howdy From Central Arkansas

Post by Rusty Nuts » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:29 pm

atlasheating wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:17 am
Try putting the sidecar windshield down and then ride around (especially at highway speed). It is much better.
I'll try it out tomorrow. it's gunna be in the 50's so I am gunna take it out to the high school parking lot and try a couple driving exercises and try not to kill myself. Ahh, the challenges ahead.
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Re: Howdy From Central Arkansas

Post by jvan1954 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:54 pm

Welcome, I am fairly new to the ural myself(only 11,000k so far) and can attest to the fact that this forum and the folks in it are invaluable to somebody getting used to a ural. especially if you are doing it alone as I did. I am in north central AR and there is only one other ural that I know of around and I have never seen him on it. I'm on mine rain or shine and want to extend an invite to anybody close or passing through to get in touch if you want. I'm old enough to remember the days when bikers as a rule went out of their way to help each other out and that seems to be the guiding premise of SS. sometimes a little help can change a breakdown into a pretty cool memory. I've had it happen myself7
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Re: Howdy From Central Arkansas

Post by Rusty Nuts » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:38 am

Thanks Van, I will be in touch when life on this end allows. I have to agree, I have absorbed a lot of valuable information from y'all. Whether you know it or not, people are listening and it is appreciated.
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Re: Howdy From Central Arkansas

Post by windmill » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:25 am

Rusty Nuts wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:29 pm
it's gunna be in the 50's so I am gunna take it out to the high school parking lot and try a couple driving exercises and try not to kill myself. Ahh, the challenges ahead.
Something to keep in mind. Without question there are things that need to be learned about riding a sidecar, but it's not that hard either. Don't forget to relax, as tensing up will amplify a sidecars quirks.
Barry

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Re: Howdy From Central Arkansas

Post by cateyetech » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:01 pm

Hey rusty & jvan

There are a few Urals here in AR
I'm in Russellville, there are 2 other's in this area and a few more in the Eureka Springs
area and 1 in Little Rock that I know of :D

If y'all are in the area give me a holler
We can do a camp & ride when it warms up if y'all are interested 8)

Enjoy your new ride :D

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Re: Howdy From Central Arkansas

Post by Rusty Nuts » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:52 pm

@cateyetech Good to know there are a few in the area. My soon to be stepson is going to school in Russellville. I will have to give you a shout when I'm in town. Seeing how I dove into this with nothing more than internet knowledge and the want, I am so ready to meet up with some like-minded individuals and to gain a little one on one street smarts.
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Re: Howdy From Central Arkansas

Post by Eddie Haskell » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:57 pm

I have an ‘05 Retro.
I am in Jacksonville area and have seen a Patrol at the local biker bar last summer.

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Re: Howdy From Central Arkansas

Post by jvan1954 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:02 pm

I'm pretty new with only 11000k put on my 13 tourist but I have never even seen another sidecar much less a Ural. Kinda like sighting a Sasquatch I reckon
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Re: Howdy From Central Arkansas

Post by atlasheating » Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:52 pm

Being in the Seattle area, I have seen many Urals and other sidecars.
DMC sidecars (they manufacture sidecars for other motorcycles) is about 30 miles away.
Redmond (the Ural Headquarters for the USA ) is about 30 miles the other way.
Windmill a frequent poster on this forum and a all around knowledgable guy lives about 4 miles from me.

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Re: Howdy From Central Arkansas

Post by windmill » Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:52 pm

atlasheating wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:52 pm
Being in the Seattle area, I have seen many Urals and other sidecars.
DMC sidecars (they manufacture sidecars for other motorcycles) is about 30 miles away.
Redmond (the Ural Headquarters for the USA ) is about 30 miles the other way.
Windmill a frequent poster on this forum and a all around knowledgable guy lives about 4 miles from me.
There's also Liberty sidecars in Seattle that manufactures sidecars for Harleys.

IMWA in Redmond is actually Urals corporate headquarters.
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