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Newbies, introduce yourself here. Are you thinking about getting one and have questions? Ask your basic questions here. Please post any tech questions in "The Order of The Greasy Wrench" section.
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Here's the place for those who are newb or thinking about buying a Ural or Dnepr to introduce themselves ask those typical "newbie" questions. Try using the "Search" link at the top of the page to see if your question may have been asked before. Please post any tech questions in "The Order of the Greasy Wrench" section.
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Re: newbie questions

Post by I-man » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:59 am

I'm planning on coming to Crap. Looking forward to it actually. I'll have my boy (Ivan) and my wife (Andrea) along for the ride.
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Re: newbie questions

Post by thecrumb » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:30 pm

If there a list of recommended shippers on the list somewhere?? I'm curious how much it costs to ship a bike. Normally I'd fly-n-ride but with no side car experience I don't think that would be a wise move :)
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Re: newbie questions

Post by Subsnowden » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:33 pm

thecrumb wrote:If there a list of recommended shippers on the list somewhere?? I'm curious how much it costs to ship a bike. Normally I'd fly-n-ride but with no side car experience I don't think that would be a wise move :)
It really isn't too bad if you already know how to ride a bike. I don't know how long of a ride you would have but if you are buying new I wouldn't recommend riding it back if it's quite a ways away
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Re: newbie questions

Post by thecrumb » Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:11 pm

Was going to roll down to Charlotte and check out the Ural dealership. Called - they have no Urals. :(

They are expecting three more soon but they are pre-sold. Must be getting popular :)
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Re: newbie questions

Post by Tomcatfixer » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:17 pm

I'm more of a visual guy. Here's an empty trunk...
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...and here's a size 46L Roadcrafter Light with the shoulder, elbow, and knee pads installed, loosely laid in the trunk with a Shoei full-faced helmet set on top.
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PLENTY of room. Now, when you start talkin' two helmets AND riding gear, that's when it starts to get crowded in there.
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Re: newbie questions

Post by thecrumb » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:53 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:I'm more of a visual guy. Here's an empty trunk...
PERFECT!! :clap:
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Re: newbie questions

Post by Subsnowden » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:10 pm

I keep...

205 piece First aid kit
5 Mylar blankets
5 emergency ponchos
Ural tool roll with a few more tools added
1 spare inner tube
A tool bag with some other misc tools
Small 12 V air compressor
Tube/tire patch kit
Telescoping fishing pole
Small tackle box
Rain suit
Large bottle of water
2 pairs spare riding gloves
Camping hammock
1 can camp fuel
Mini foldable screw on camp stove
3 extra dry bags
Small ratchet strap
Atv tow strap
2 camp stools
20 ft paracord
Compass
Signal mirror
Fire starter
Some caribeaners
Fish stringer
Waterproof matches
1 balaclava
Mylar survival tent
Filtered water straw
Collapsible water bottle
4 flashlights
12 spare AA batteries
Binoculars
Duct tape
2 packs survival rations
2 small camp cooking pots
Stanley coffee system
Creamers and sugars
2 magnetic w/ hooks LED lights
Small dead blow hammer
100 zip ties
Spare fuses
Fuel can nozzle
Funnel
Tube of RTV
Electrical wire
Hose clamps
Feeler gauge
Spark plug gapper
Electrical tape
2 tire pressure gauges
Teflon tape
Test light
Valve stem tool

...in my trunk. I think that's about it lol
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Re: newbie questions

Post by thecrumb » Sat May 07, 2016 7:43 pm

Well I finally sold my Strom and pulled the pin on a 2012 Patrol! :cheers:

Bike is in Colorado and I need to get it shipped to NC so it'll be awhile before I see it. :cry:

Anyone have any shipper recommendations? uShip looks cheap but a bit questionable. Currenly looking at HaulBikes and FreightCenter.
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Re: newbie questions

Post by 4Paws » Mon May 09, 2016 9:46 pm

Guy advertises here on the forum in the Grey Market section.
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Re: newbie questions

Post by thecrumb » Mon May 09, 2016 10:23 pm

Yep pinged him several times but he's not travelling near the location I need.
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Re: newbie questions

Post by I-man » Tue May 10, 2016 2:19 pm

Fly me out there and i'll ride it back for you!
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Re: newbie questions

Post by thecrumb » Tue May 10, 2016 2:25 pm

LOL I keep getting that suggestion :)

Think I have a shipper lined up - now to wait :lurker:
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