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Post by S 854 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:01 am

ebrl97 wrote:
DirtyDR wrote:Haven't heard. He e-mailed me a couple of questions today so it sounds like he is trying to decide between the Arctic Gear Up and an '08, white Patrol by the questions.
DirtyDR - Know what he's going through :? Randy, the owner and great to deal with, really likes the white Patrol. I opted for the Gear Up due to the way I will use it up here. As far as the 2007 Artic and any 2008, it occured to me that they will be coming in around the same time. Maybe the Artic a few weeks earlier. Unless you really wanted the last of a limited addition and were set on the Gray camo, the 2008 for $600 more seemed best to me. Maybe not if the Artic was in stock and you could ride it off the lot (not likely for me since the only roads to Bailey from Fort Collins include 100 miles on I 25 through Denver :machinegun: While paying attention to the "Break-in" requirements) :shock: But, it isn't :brickwall: My advice after going through the same experience is to go for the 2008 White Patrol. :roll:
It appears as though we could have quite a parade around here soon, a white patrol, two arctics, and DDR leading the pack in the soon-to-be-famous soccer momobile. Maybe we should start planning our own BURP/FART/CURD/NORWET style gathering...
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Post by ebrl97 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:27 pm

S 854

Definitely need to do so. A parade of the CUR's (Colorado Ural Riders) led by the head CUR, DirtyDR :lol:

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Post by DirtyDR » Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:37 pm

We could always have a Colorado Riders Annual Party. :bs:
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Post by ebrl97 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:44 pm

That would be a CURAP event :bow: Wow, where almost organized :shock:

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Post by DirtyDR » Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:48 pm

Can't restrict the party just to Urals, they let me into the B.U.R.P. on my Beemer.
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Post by ebrl97 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:06 pm

Well, we could have associate membership. They would be CURASS :roll:

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Post by JohnBG » Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:16 pm

Big Yellow wrote:Spicy/Ebrl97, I'm in the same boat, waiting for my 07 Gear Up. Ordered Thanksgiving, was told that the shipment was due to the US just before Christmas, and then to would be to me about the end of January. Don't know if the shipment made it to the US yet. I'm hopping that the UDF doesn't start before you get it but won't be supprised if that's so.
Odd, it took months of thinking about it before ordering it, and then when you finally order it you want it right away.

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Post by ebrl97 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:42 pm

... It'll take your dealer a day or two to uncrate it and assemble it.[/quote]

JohnBG: I'm confused about the rigging of the sidecar. Can dealer experience make a difference? Or, since the bike is sold as a unit, is it pretty much a no brainer and just hooking the two together? How will someone new to riding know it is not right? Anything way out of line should be obvious, but subtle differences won't.

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Post by JohnBG » Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:50 pm

ebrl97 wrote:I'm confused about the rigging of the sidecar. Can dealer experience make a difference? Or, since the bike is sold as a unit, is it pretty much a no brainer and just hooking the two together? How will someone new to riding know it is not right? Anything way out of line should be obvious, but subtle differences won't.
It has to be set up propely by an experienced dealer technician and the hack has to be properly aligned with the bike and the lean-out set properly. When set up properly the bike will drift to the left slightly on acceleration, and to the right on decceleration, and track straight at a cosntant speed on a flat surface. The lean-out needs to be set to compensate to the crown of the road and is usually between 1 and 3 degrees.

A lotta other assemble has to be done and things checked and adjusted if needed. An expereinced dealer knows what to look for and how to set them up properly.

Not exactly a no-brainer.
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Post by ebrl97 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:53 pm

Thanks JohnBG: While my dealer is new to URAL, they are not new to trikes. Hope it goes okay. Sounds like I need to get an experienced URAL rider to check it out after delivery.

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Post by Spat » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:06 pm

OK this is DDR's "your buddy", finally time to chime in.
Hi my name is Spat and I am a cycleholic...

As much as I like the Arctic I pulled the trigger today on the 08 white Patrol. Changed my mind on the way up to FTC and a couple of times on the way back.

ebryl97 your questions here and there got me to thinking the same way as you I guess.

Heres to the new dealer in Colorado :cheers:
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Post by ebrl97 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:30 pm

Spat: Congratulations!!! And welcome to the almost CUR's. We should get ours around the same time. Hope it all goes well. The white Patrol is a great looking bike. Hope I don't have regrets after seeing yours. But, like you, I made my decision and now I'm happy. Look forward to meeting you down the road. :beerchug:

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Post by Ragman » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:45 pm

A white Patrol..... That is a beauty.

I want one.

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Post by ebrl97 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:04 pm

Ragman: Your playing with my mind :twisted:

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Post by DirtyDR » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:11 pm

Congrats on finally going for it Spat. Didn't get home from work until 7:00 so just getting around to checking in here. I figured you'd go for the white Patrol, especially since Cookie liked it.
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