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Saying howdy!

Post by AV8OR » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:23 pm

Just wanted to say hi. Just bought this beauty as a second motorcycle. I don’t know a damn thing about riding with a sidecar (I’m a harley guy....don’t hold it against me). I’ll probably ask a lot of dumb questions, so beer......with me. I think this little rig might be fun. It’s a 2008 Patrol.
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Post by Lmo » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:29 pm

Welcome aboard. Nice looking rig... what year is it? Most of us post our "particulars" on the signature line, it save having to ask... what year is it, etc.

Never hurts to include your location in your profile like, you never know when you're just around the corner from assistance and/or a new riding buddy.

Right off the bat... take it easy in sharp right turns. A couple of bags of sand in the sidecar might help you get used to the sidecars tendency to lift in right hand turns.
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Post by Niteblues » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:14 pm

Welcome! Nice rig.

:thumbsup:
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Post by Beastmaster » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:16 pm

Welcome to the forum, nice looking rig :thumbsup:
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Post by dogboy443 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:33 pm

Welcome aboard AV8OR. That's a major league aux light on the tub.
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Post by stagewex » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:56 pm

Very nice. Congrats and learn to pilot (not ride) that thing at your own safe pace and have the time of your life.
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Post by bgenest » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:45 am

Welcome
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Post by hotflash44 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:54 am

AV8OR wrote:Just wanted to say hi. Just bought this beauty as a second motorcycle. I don’t know a damn thing about riding with a sidecar (I’m a harley guy....don’t hold it against me). I’ll probably ask a lot of dumb questions, so beer......with me. I think this little rig might be fun. It’s a 2008 Patrol.
welcome to the best Ural forum! Harley guy, Harley is a motorcycle, not closely related to a Ural. :boogie:
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Post by MartyL » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:32 pm

Welcome. Enjoy! Your Harley will start feeling neglected. Urals grow on you... :-)
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Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:49 pm

Hello! :D

Search this forum for tips for noobs learning to drive sidecar. Usually a steep learning curve for a first timer.

Plenty of ballast in the car until you get a handle on those right handers.

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Post by Tin Man » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:09 pm

Welcome, nice ride.
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Post by atlasheating » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:10 am

Welcome. I was forced to take a sidecar class to have my license in Washington State. It was very good and well worth the time and money.
Start small.
Trips around the block.
Then trips to the store.
Then some highway trips.
I would totally avoid the freeway and keep it under 65mph.
Lots of good experienced people here to help you.

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Post by AV8OR » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:15 am

Thanks everybody for the nice welcome!!
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Post by 54vintage » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:33 am

You'll do just fine if you take your time learning the beast. When I bought mine in 2014 I had ZERO experience with a sidecar rig.....never even did a test ride......just knew I'd love it and that there would be a bit of a learning curve. Now four years later you'd have to shoot me to get it away from me :wink:

Where abouts in Southern Oregon do you live? I'm up in Eugene....feel free to drop me a line anytime

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Post by AV8OR » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:21 pm

54vintage wrote:You'll do just fine if you take your time learning the beast. When I bought mine in 2014 I had ZERO experience with a sidecar rig.....never even did a test ride......just knew I'd love it and that there would be a bit of a learning curve. Now four years later you'd have to shoot me to get it away from me :wink:

Where abouts in Southern Oregon do you live? I'm up in Eugene....fell free to drop me a line anytime

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Medford. So far my wife and I are loving it. She loves the visibility, and I love all the smiles and waves it brings. I think this is the most fun I’ve had on a scooter in a long time. It helps me understand the cliche “life in the slow lane”.
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