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Lokiboy
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SE VA gang

Post by Lokiboy » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:07 pm

Riders from SE Virginia and Gordonsville gathered on a beautiful, warm, January day to kick off the new year. Nine riders, four co-pilots and two dogs enjoyed a good lunch, a nice ride though the backroads, finishing at our favorite watering hole - the Billsburg Brewery, with the highlight being the fantastic comrade. Looking forward to our next outing.
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Re: SE VA gang

Post by stagewex » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:32 pm

Nice turnout/beautiful day.
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Re: SE VA gang

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:14 am

It was an unexpected treat to have such favorable weather and so many Uralista gathered.

Since I now live in Central Virginia and I still don't trust my Patrol for long distance rides, I decided to trailer it the two hours from my house to Lokiboy's place.

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It was a fun day, well worth the four hours of trailering. Lokiboy guided us through some fun backroads and no one had any mechanical issues.

I hope we can do it again soon.
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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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2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
Two different 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazers

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Re: SE VA gang

Post by Claus » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:36 am

Nice! And a really nice number tag on your trailer! I wish I could have something like this here but it´s not possible.
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Re: SE VA gang

Post by rougaroo » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:46 am

Y'all are looking good, and putting us North Carolinians to shame ride-wise. The IMZ folks should be happy with the visibility of Urals here in the mid-Atlantic.

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Re: SE VA gang

Post by Manscout » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:05 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:14 am
Since I now live in Central Virginia and I still don't trust my Patrol for long distance rides, I decided to trailer it the two hours from my house to Lokiboy's place.
Hey TCF, rabbit trail question: How do you tie down your rig? I always have trouble when trailering mine. It almost always shifts around. I have tried a number of different ways.
The setup your have in the pics looks quite good, but I cannot make out al the tie down points in the pics.
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Re: SE VA gang

Post by Tomcatfixer » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:35 am

In the past, I hooked a ratchet strap to the rear axle between the wheel and swingarm, one to the hack frame by the shock mount, one to the hack frame near the entry step, and one to the left footpeg.

For this particular haul, I crossed the rear straps, looping each one around the rear hack frame tube at each end of the tube. For the front, I looped the left strap around the hack frame tube near the left valve cover and the footpeg. It worked fine for the trip to Carrollton, but on the way back home, the bike shifted a bit, which startled me. I'll go back to using the hack step as an attachment point, instead of the frame near the cylinder, which I predict will hold the bike more securely.
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Gordonsville, Virginia, USA

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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

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
Two different 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazers

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Re: SE VA gang

Post by Manscout » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:53 am

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:35 am
In the past, I hooked a ratchet strap to the rear axle between the wheel and swingarm, one to the hack frame by the shock mount, one to the hack frame near the entry step, and one to the left footpeg.

For this particular haul, I crossed the rear straps, looping each one around the rear hack frame tube at each end of the tube. For the front, I looped the left strap around the hack frame tube near the left valve cover and the footpeg. It worked fine for the trip to Carrollton, but on the way back home, the bike shifted a bit, which startled me. I'll go back to using the hack step as an attachment point, instead of the frame near the cylinder, which I predict will hold the bike more securely.
Thanks! :thumbsup:
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Re: SE VA gang

Post by Niteblues » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:13 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:35 am
In the past, I hooked a ratchet strap to the rear axle between the wheel and swingarm, one to the hack frame by the shock mount, one to the hack frame near the entry step, and one to the left footpeg.

For this particular haul, I crossed the rear straps, looping each one around the rear hack frame tube at each end of the tube. For the front, I looped the left strap around the hack frame tube near the left valve cover and the footpeg. It worked fine for the trip to Carrollton, but on the way back home, the bike shifted a bit, which startled me. I'll go back to using the hack step as an attachment point, instead of the frame near the cylinder, which I predict will hold the bike more securely.
I'm thinking that rear axle is made of very soft metal and may bend.
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Re: SE VA gang

Post by Tomcatfixer » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:10 pm

I'm thinking that rear axle is made of very soft metal and may bend.
It may be soft, Scott, but it's so thick where it goes through the left swingarm, I highly doubt it would bend.
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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

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
Two different 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazers

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Re: SE VA gang

Post by tgtrotter » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:31 pm

Nice Day. Definitely fun. Always good to gather and share in a ride. Yeah, I'm a little jelly.
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Re: SE VA gang

Post by Gristlebone » Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:19 pm

I just ordered my 2020 Ural gear up (loaded up on accessories) in OD green. She should be in by sometime next week, and I'll be ready to roll.

If any of you cats ride through Richmond VA, let me know! I'll certainly be around and willing to link up!
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Re: SE VA gang

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:33 pm

If any of you cats ride through Richmond VA, let me know! I'll certainly be around and willing to link up!
I'm only an hour "left" of you, in Gordonsville. I have a fully furnished shop and ample spare parts, plus a small fleet to ogle.

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We could split the difference and meet in Gum Spring sometime, if you'd like. I may even bring a Shenandoah Ural friend or two with me. :)
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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

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
Two different 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazers

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