Finally pulling the trigger...

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Re: Finally pulling the trigger...

Post by hotflash44 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:13 pm

HassoBoxhead wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:23 pm
After years of being interested in a Ural and months of absorbing the truly amazing wealth of knowledge on this forum, I’m finally buying my first rig: a 2014 Slate Grey Gear Up with 3800 miles, hi-mount black powder coated 2into1 exhaust, matching fairing, nose rack and extra fuel mount, 2 extra tires...have to arrange for shipping from AL to VA (any thoughts on preferred shippers)?

I’m retired Air Force (I was a Russian interpreter) and currently work in the Pentagon. Looking forward to lots of rides here in Northern Virginia and beyond, and am sure I’ll have lots of questions as the experience begins!
welcome glad you found a 2014 EFI Ural, i have a 2016 and i love it,many improvements in resent years and i for one like the EFI Urals, they can have unique issues sometimes, but the previous owner probably got any bugs worked out. i haven't had, but one small issue with mine and it went away by itself.so good luck and enjoy the bike. :cheers:
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Re: Finally pulling the trigger...

Post by atlasheating » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:02 pm

I too recently picked up a 2014 Ural. There are many things that have been improved since 2004. (That was my old Ural.)
I like the improved mid range power and fuel mileage improvement.
The Transmission with the German Herzog gears is a vast improvement.
I think you are going to enjoy this rig. I bought a trailer when I bought my first rig, then I was able to trailer the rig home.

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Re: Finally pulling the trigger...

Post by HassoBoxhead » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:06 pm

I didn’t even consider a trailer, that’s an excellent idea! I’m thinking of getting a u-haul open trailer, would the 5x9 feet with ramp work or should I get the 6x12 ft model?
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Re: Finally pulling the trigger...

Post by rivers » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:08 pm

HassoBoxhead, congrats on your 014! You'll love it once you learn to safely pilot a sidecar outfit.
Retired AF and now work at the Pentagon? You lifers have a perverted concept of retirement. Frying pan to fire scenario? :)
Have a great time Uraling. :thumbsup:
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Re: Finally pulling the trigger...

Post by rivers » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:15 pm

HassoBoxhead wrote:
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I didn’t even consider a trailer, that’s an excellent idea! I’m thinking of getting a u-haul open trailer, would the 5x9 feet with ramp work or should I get the 6x12 ft model?
Before you sign the rental agreement w/ uhaul "measure". You want a full 6ft gate opening and most 6ft deck wide uhauls have a gusset at the aft vertical supports that lessens the load opening. If you're going to rent a trailer I would got to a local tool/equipment rental place and go with a 6x8 landscapers trailer. It's really 6ft wide and has a drop-down gate.
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Re: Finally pulling the trigger...

Post by HassoBoxhead » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:28 pm

Rivers, thanx for the advice! Makes a lot of sense!
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Re: Finally pulling the trigger...

Post by HassoBoxhead » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:54 pm

What is the actual wheelbase measurement to ensure I have the correct deck width? Would a flat trailer (no sides or tail) with a 5ft wide deck work?
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Re: Finally pulling the trigger...

Post by chaos2 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:23 pm

tire edge to tire edge is less that 53", so yes it will fit on a trailer 5' wide with no sides
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Re: Finally pulling the trigger...

Post by hillbillybob » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:56 pm

HassoBoxhead wrote:
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Would a flat trailer (no sides or tail) with a 5ft wide deck work?
Yeap. That's what I used three years ao to bring mine home.
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Re: Finally pulling the trigger...

Post by HassoBoxhead » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:02 pm

After debating all the different ways of getting the rig home to NOVA, I opted to pay for an enclosed truck. It should arrive on Thurs, getting things ready here to receive it. I’ve gone thru hundreds of posts on this website to try and absorb as much knowledge as possible, but realize nothing will replace hands on experience and patience.

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Re: Finally pulling the trigger...

Post by DrFaulken » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:01 pm

Congratulations! I hope you enjoy yours as much as we have ours.
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Re: Finally pulling the trigger...

Post by Mr Wazzock » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:54 pm

Super. :thumbsup:
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Re: Finally pulling the trigger...

Post by Tin Man » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:44 pm

Congrats on the new ride. And don't be afraid to ask questions... :foilhead: ...we've all been there. On a side not, if the boss says anything about havin a Ruskie vehicle on the parking lot, just tell him it's all part of the larger plan... :wink: ....you know, in case ya gotta go undercover..... :P
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Re: Finally pulling the trigger...

Post by HassoBoxhead » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:32 pm

I can hardly wait to slap a big red star on the hack and park it at the Pentagon...and watch the reactions...
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