just bought a 2017 Gu how bad is going to be

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Re: just bought a 2017 Gu how bad is going to be

Post by solo1966 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:34 am

Doc wrote:Solo,
You picked the best color for your GU :D

Damn, I really like the riders seat, I just might have to upgrade my 2015 GU seat.
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Thanks I will be glad to get home and ride the blasted thing.I have read so much stuff on the bikes good and bad I really want to see if they are good or bad.
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Re: just bought a 2017 Gu how bad is going to be

Post by solo1966 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:35 pm

Is there anyone close to Tennessee to ride with
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Re: just bought a 2017 Gu how bad is going to be

Post by vetsurginc » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:48 pm

Penrod wrote:I recommend 50# or so of ballast in the sidecar while you are learning. The first 500-1,000 kilometers are a learning experience. Then the magic begins. Check tire pressures often. Russian tubes leak. 32,32,40. Turn the damper up. Later, you might want to think about Sean's R3W Steering Damper. It is far superior to the standard hydraulic damper. Don't lug the engine.
Add a bottle of RideOn to each tube. Helps keep the Russian air in :lol:
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Re: just bought a 2017 Gu how bad is going to be

Post by solo1966 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:18 pm

I should be riding on my new bike Wednesday I finally made it home.it has 400 miles on it.is the break in done
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Re: just bought a 2017 Gu how bad is going to be

Post by hotflash44 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:38 pm

Danm close,but i would still drive it as recommended for a few miles more, just don't lug it very important,lugging can cause issues. enjoy !
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Re: just bought a 2017 Gu how bad is going to be

Post by Siberian Mule » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:17 pm

Yes, "Ride-On". The stuff seems to work for me.

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Re: just bought a 2017 Gu how bad is going to be

Post by solo1966 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:10 pm

I am so confused this thing runs like a top climbs like a goat tires have stayed up.I have had more fun than I have in twenty years.I am trying not to lug the engine.I have had to change rear end dope because I took it swimming.love this damn thing
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Re: just bought a 2017 Gu how bad is going to be

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:31 am

Mine is like that, just works. :D
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Re: just bought a 2017 Gu how bad is going to be

Post by solo1966 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:25 am

I now have over 2600 miles on the bike and it's weird that it's running smoother.it kick starts easy and runs good.had it at 73 miles per hour on level ground just to see if it would. This thing makes me wish I had got one years ago. Put a dent in sidecar fender. Rear tire wears quickly I think.
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Re: just bought a 2017 Gu how bad is going to be

Post by Manscout » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:44 am

Just wait till you get over 10,000km. It will really run well then.
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Re: just bought a 2017 Gu how bad is going to be

Post by solo1966 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:47 am

:boogie: Now have over 4500 miles not kilometers and running great. Took it on vacation to cades cove and Townsend and wears valley. Love this thing.
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Post by shawnfromvermont » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:54 am

nice looking rig :cheers:
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Re: just bought a 2017 Gu how bad is going to be

Post by solo1966 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:30 am

Well I hope I never turn into Ural guy. I watched the video and I noticed he was doing some crazy stuff. I have had no problem with mine. Love this thing and would recommend them to anyone with common sense.
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Re: just bought a 2017 Gu how bad is going to be

Post by windmill » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:26 am

100,000 km on my 07 patrol,

I've managed to break it a few times when seriously abusing it, wore out a throttle cable, gone through 2 clutches, had to replace the pinion shaft at around 60,000 km due to worn splines, and just had to replace the ignition, rear fender is rusting out at the wire channel, and some other things that salt and age have taken a toll on.

Not bad IMO.
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Re: just bought a 2017 Gu how bad is going to be

Post by solo1966 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:40 pm

This is the boss in her chariot
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