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by bratmanxj
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Ural used my Instagram picture
Replies: 20
Views: 278

Re: Ural used my Instagram picture Mods

Saw this Instagram post the other day and immediately thought "Hey, I've seen that photo on SS!" Congrats.

I've had Ilya like and comment on a photo or two of mine, but never had them re-share one.
by bratmanxj
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Choosing routes for Urals
Replies: 37
Views: 592

Re: Choosing routes for Urals

I've got a Garmin 660, a 590, and an XT. The XT is some pretty sweet kit, actually cheaper than my old 590 ( but with a few features, like tire pressure monitoring, dropped ), but I find the way Garmin split the keyboard between two screens to be quite annoying for data entry. Coming from a 660, yo...
by bratmanxj
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Choosing routes for Urals
Replies: 37
Views: 592

Re: Choosing routes for Urals

I almost always used Google maps or Waze with my phone and a RAM mount, but last year I finally broke down and got the Garmin Zumo XT($$$s) because I was doing fireroads on my KTM and Maps / Waze was pretty useless. I had looked at previous Garmin motorcycle GPSes, and they weren't worth the money....
by bratmanxj
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: UDF is real!
Replies: 16
Views: 310

Re: UDF is real!

My favorite what earlier this year a guy walked up and asked: "Is that one of those Russian bikes?" Yes, its a Ural built in the now Ukraine. "Yea, I'm not much of a bike guy.... But my reporter buddy did a whole big expose' with the Night Wolves and I went over there with him to interview a few guy...
by bratmanxj
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: New Sidecar Girl
Replies: 35
Views: 909

Re: New Sidecar Girl

Y'all been so awesome and encouraging. Cant thank you enough for the kind words. Been slow to do anything with The Ural the past week. Dad insists on school work and volleyball first. But... i do have a general question Im gonna post. Remember Im a newbie and just a teen.... be easy on me, im sure ...
by bratmanxj
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?
Replies: 44
Views: 586

Re: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?

I am not sure an LED bulb will work well in a Hella H4 glass. I DO know that a 35w HID bulb with the ballast (about size of pack of cards) will work just great! Actually, if you can find a Cibie 7" lens,it is even better than the Hella. The Cibie is curved front, not flat, so it even looks appropri...
by bratmanxj
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: The Gray Market
Topic: Used Parts for Sale
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: Used Parts for Sale

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:37 pm
I was thinking more along the lines of 'Lord'. :D
Unfortunately, the moniker of Lord Junk is already taken....
by bratmanxj
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Adding LED lights
Replies: 21
Views: 933

Re: Adding LED lights

For nighttime visibility to other drivers, I just put a bright LED bulb in the sidecar marker light. Looks like a car with one badly aimed headlight coming at you. I had to put a piece of black duct tape over the light so it didn't blind my peripheral vision. Never found the need for additional dri...
by bratmanxj
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?
Replies: 44
Views: 586

Re: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?

But the biggest push, 2nd kid on the way in April....so finishing out the basement to make a new office for the wife who's teaching from home to make the upstairs office back into a bedroom. 2nd kid? Based on the above when did you have time :) Congrats This is the list of things I still NEED to ge...
by bratmanxj
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: The Gray Market
Topic: Used Parts for Sale
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: Used Parts for Sale

This has to be the luckiest motorcycle I've ever owned! Snapped my engine guard on my last snow-venture.
by bratmanxj
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?
Replies: 44
Views: 586

Re: What are/is your Winter Project(s)?

Ural: Hella Headlight & rock guard with H4 LED Reform the OEM fairing I bent up trail riding a few weeks back GPS & Cell phone power on fairing Switched fuse box in sidecar Aux driving lights on sidecar bumper Yamaha Venture: Find a random power draw GPS interface for stock radio New rear tire, oil ...
by bratmanxj
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14756
Views: 1073192

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

That looks a lot like the Ford HVAC bulbs & bayonetts in my Escape & Explorer
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TE ... UTF8&psc=1
by bratmanxj
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Choosing routes for Urals
Replies: 37
Views: 592

Re: Choosing routes for Urals

I'll gladly jump on the freeway around Chicago and run the right lane at 55-60mph. So far it hasn't been an issue and surprisingly people are very nice to the unique bright red sidecar oddity in their way. Now, I won't jump into the thick of rush-hour traffic even on my two-wheeler that can easily k...
by bratmanxj
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Extremely Rapid K28 Tire Wear
Replies: 96
Views: 1155

Re: Extremely Rapid K28 Tire Wear

My pusher Heideneau K28 has about 3000km on it and it still has plenty of life left in it but I do notice a slight bit more wear on the right hand side of the tire. Is this the norm? Other two are wearing (not wearing) perfect. Left hand turns lean against the sidecar, so you feel more confidant in...
by bratmanxj
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14756
Views: 1073192

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Keeping with the same objective I took the lights off the Patrol as well and packed them away till next year. God Willing. I took off the lights also, but keep the wreath through out the winter. I think it may have added a little extra padding when I bounced the bike of a tree later that afternoon ...