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by mr. cob
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Real World and/or "Lab" Skidplate Testing
Replies: 21
Views: 1195

Re: Real World and/or "Lab" Skidplate Testing

Howdy All, Well if you ever get around to doing the skid plate test, I look forward to your results. When I designed my skid plate I wanted two things, That it actually WORK and do its job and that it be simple to install. I purposely choose STEEL to make it from because it cheap and easy to work wi...
by mr. cob
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: Idea: January/February Southern Arizona Rally in Quartzsite
Replies: 182
Views: 15109

Re: Idea: January/February Southern Arizona Rally in Quartzsite

Howdy All, Barring unforeseen circumstances, I'll be somewhere in the Quartszite area next late January-February-early March. I won't have a Ural but I'd like to meet and hang out with any Uralistas that make it down there. I am having my trailer setup with a huge solar setup so I'll be doing some b...
by mr. cob
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Can your Ural
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Re: Can your Ural

More https://youtu.be/sRFS729qK80 I am 99.9% sure this video was taken on parts of the Washington Backroads Discovery Route, if so, I recognize a lot of the roads, trails in this video, I have had the Ural on most of them and its a lot HARDER, STEEPER then it looks. The end of the video is the summ...
by mr. cob
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: See the USA on a RPOC?
Replies: 57
Views: 2972

Re: See the USA on a RPOC?

Howdy Randy, ... As to the shimmy, I suggest replacing the ball bearing steering head bearing now in your rig with the up dated tapered bearing kit, makes a world of difference. put the new style steering damper on along with changing out your tires and you should be good, last resort check to make...
by mr. cob
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: See the USA on a RPOC?
Replies: 57
Views: 2972

Re: See the USA on a RPOC?

Howdy Randy,

Its been a while since you have seen my RV, I sold the Freightliner and now pilot a Peterbilt.
Image

Dave
by mr. cob
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: See the USA on a RPOC?
Replies: 57
Views: 2972

Re: See the USA on a RPOC?

Howdy Randy, I think your onto something GOOD and I think your carrying the GU on the trailer is a good plan. If I remember correctly Sergey and I pretty much rebuilt the engine on your 06 GU back in 2013 so it should be good to go for what you have planned. As to the shimmy, I suggest replacing the...
by mr. cob
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Why a Ural Costs 15K +
Replies: 50
Views: 1659

Re: Why a Ural Costs 15K +

Howdy All, I think the first thing that should be said and understood is this, A Ural, a hot rod car, a lifted 6 feet off the ground truck, etc are for 99.9999999999999999999999999% of the people who own them a TOY. They are a WANT, they are not a NEED. A smart person will always make darned sure th...
by mr. cob
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: How Quick is your Ural?
Replies: 31
Views: 1556

Re: How Quick is your Ural?

Howdy Charlie, Great to see DaveO's rig on the road again, I can't begin to tell you how much FUN I had riding with DaveO and Jan, back in our Death Valley rambling days. That rig could run hard I couldn't hang with him in the corners but I'd catch him in the straights. I miss DaveO, hell of a rider...
by mr. cob
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Lost my ride buddy today
Replies: 31
Views: 994

Re: Lost my ride buddy today

:cry:
by mr. cob
Wed May 22, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Thank you Ilya, IMWA reworks my rig.
Replies: 16
Views: 813

Re: Thank you Ilya, IMWA reworks my rig.

Howdy All, The main reason I started this thread was to thank IMWA for its continuing support but my whining about my worn out knees seems to have struck a cord with you folks. Please know how much I appreciate everyone's well wishes and encouragement, like I said I an not looking forward to this bu...
by mr. cob
Mon May 20, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Thank you Ilya, IMWA reworks my rig.
Replies: 16
Views: 813

Re: Thank you Ilya, IMWA reworks my rig.

Mr. Cob, I am getting a 2019 gear-up this week and your post here is all I needed to see to know I did the right thing with this purchase. Thank you Howdy johnR, The one thing I always tried to do when I did my ride reports and gave evaluations of the Ural was to be HONEST. For years I have sung Ur...
by mr. cob
Mon May 20, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Thank you Ilya, IMWA reworks my rig.
Replies: 16
Views: 813

Thank you Ilya, IMWA reworks my rig.

Howdy All, Those of you who have followed my drivel over the years may have noticed that over the last few years I have been pretty quiet, havne't been posting the long photo loaded ride reports that I was known for from 2005 until 2014. Two reasons for that, my health when it comes to my knees has ...
by mr. cob
Wed May 15, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: I DO have an odd sense of humor.
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: I DO have an odd sense of humor.

Howdy Lew,

Yup, your a sick mofo just like me.

Dave
by mr. cob
Sun May 05, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Project Steel Belly
Replies: 50
Views: 3367

Re: Project Steel Belly

Howdy BDSD, Looks good. Thanks for calling me and discussing your project, I am honored that you chose my design to incorporate into your final result. I agree that few Ural's need a skid plate but if your going to install one "ALL" of the ones that are presently commercially available from not only...
by mr. cob
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: Spring in Colorado NOT in Moab
Replies: 65
Views: 5086

Re: Spring in Colorado NOT in Moab

Dave we're sorry to hear of no show and knees. Cookie was hoping to see you and Donna. She also wanted to tell ya she has had no regrets with her knee replacement (after the first 2 weeks) and she loves having quality back in her step. Good luck and see ya around some where some time Howdy John, Gi...