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by stagewex
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: new ural owner
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: new ural owner

Welcome Luap. I also have a 2007 (mine is a Patrol model) and it's a very good year for this brand. One of the most meaningful mods I did other than comfort (handlebar risers/seat/tires/etc) was the addition of Sean's Steering Damper just a couple years ago. It really changed the feel and handling o...
by stagewex
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: How Quick is your Ural?
Replies: 13
Views: 228

Re: How Quick is your Ural?

Great subject thread. Up there with "Performance Modifications". I Love It.
by stagewex
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 2WD on pavement..... oppps...
Replies: 18
Views: 359

Re: 2WD on pavement..... oppps...

I had installed a new speedometer before starting to ride. It said 70 km... so that's about 43 miles with the drive ingaged. Pluse the highest speed was about 35 mph. 35mph, no wonder you really didn't feel a difference or at least that much of one. That sounds like you will be fine/no big deal. I ...
by stagewex
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Why a Ural Costs 15K +
Replies: 34
Views: 642

Re: Why a Ural Costs 15K +

I paid $10K for my Patrol new out-the-door 12 years ago. That included tax and plates.
There is definitely more than 5K in upgrades in all that time (not that they are all that great!). Plus inflation/deflation/dollar value, etc.

I'd sure like to be paying under $2 bucks for a gallon of gas again.
by stagewex
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Oil Threads
Topic: 10 Year Old Amsoil
Replies: 15
Views: 292

Re: 10 Year Old Amsoil

sKiZo wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:34 am
Fossil oil is around 250-500 million years old, so what's another 10 years? <G>
HaHa, Good Point.
It's fine... use it.
by stagewex
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Ural Newbie Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 223

Re: Ural Newbie Hello

Welcome to you from New York.
Ride Safe, Happy and often.
by stagewex
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: New Ural pulls to right, tried everything, now what?
Replies: 28
Views: 554

Re: New Ural pulls to right, tried everything, now what?

The suggestions related to tire pressure or the sidecar wheel brake needing adjustment... that's the way the beast rides. It's invisible to my feel now after 12 years but yeah, give my old girl throttle and it pulls slightly to the right. No throttle and it'll straighten or for a moment pull to the ...
by stagewex
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Am I just a cheap a$$?
Replies: 26
Views: 434

Re: Am I just a cheap a$$?

What is the labor charge in your area? It's about $110 per hour at my Yamaha dealer and $140 at the local Harley dealer. And that's in the NYC metropolitan area which I'd expect to be the highest or at least among the highest in the country. No matter what the hourly charge is... that seems like a l...
by stagewex
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 2WD on pavement..... oppps...
Replies: 18
Views: 359

Re: 2WD on pavement..... oppps...

We have all done that and pretty sure you'll be fine from your description. You didn't say how far or how fast you were going over the 2 day period that you had 2WD engaged. Surprised you didn't notice the very different performance in your rig especially making any type of a turn. I was on a ride w...
by stagewex
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Did you ride today?
Replies: 372
Views: 8986

Re: Did you ride today?

I sent them my whole wheel (hub & rim). For something like a Ural, at least at that time they don’t really stock for us. Funny thing is the 2nd wheel I sent they refused to use the rim, said it was so out of wack that they couldn’t compensate for the bad weld. Obviously these were the old steel whee...
by stagewex
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Did you ride today?
Replies: 372
Views: 8986

Re: Did you ride today?

Buchanon should be your source for spokes. Original Russian ones on my ‘07 sucked especially after the first 3 years of Winter use. Stainless Steel is the way to go especially for heavy sidecar duty. Whether they lace it for you (the best) or someone else does you’ll probably never have to do anythi...
by stagewex
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Did you ride today?
Replies: 372
Views: 8986

Re: Did you ride today?

Those new Enfields really look incredible. And now that they have broken out of the 500cc class to 650... that's perfect.
by stagewex
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: stock exhaust
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: stock exhaust

Something seems "off" with those pictures. I no longer have stock exhaust but do use most of the original hanging hardware. The pipes are symmetrical & evenly spaced (unless I have hit a tree or rock off-road, Ha). There's pretty much no way you cannot have the front hangers correct since there's on...
by stagewex
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Then Came Bronson
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: Then Came Bronson

Yeah, I liked that show. The sanitized TV version of "Easy Rider" inspiring a lot of guys to "go find themselves" I guess, HaHa.
by stagewex
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Happy Independence Day
Replies: 11
Views: 192

Re: Happy Independence Day

Good Grief Marty. You were lucky.
I didn't ride any of my bikes yesterday even locally. Too many nut jobs out celebrating like it's New Years Eve and then taking to the roads after.