Introduction

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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stickerbush
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Introduction

Post by stickerbush » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:00 pm

Hi Everyone,

I'm Mark, just joined the forum here. I live in a rural area near Seattle Washington USA, perfect area for tooling around in a sidecar rig. I've been riding motorcycles for about 20 years, had my 3-wheel endorsement for while but have never owned a sidecar. I'm in the market for a used Ural, probably 2007 or later, probably a Retro or Tourist, but nothing set in stone at this point.

It's great to have a community and a resource like this for support!

Regards,
Mark
Vashon, WA

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xpatriot
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Re: Introduction

Post by xpatriot » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:08 pm

Good luck finding a bike and enjoy!!
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Msblu79
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Re: Introduction

Post by Msblu79 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:28 pm

The Ural HQ is in the Seattle area, stop in and check them out. I'm sure they will give you a tour and answer all your questions. :D
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Re: Introduction

Post by Happytrails » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:04 pm

Welcome to the forums and good hunting your new ural :)
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Re: Introduction

Post by mjrally » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:09 pm

Company HQ is in Redmond. Swing by and ask for Jason R. When I stopped by he gave me the 50 cent tour and had a fleet of used R&D bikes in the back that he and friends ride. Maybe he would have something/ know of something used and cheap?
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Re: Introduction

Post by RC20 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:56 pm

Ahh, another one of the doomed, welcome.

Not solid yet but a friend has a GU he thinks his wife will want to sell. 350 miles and well setup. I told him freight was going to be a discussion item if he can't sell up here.
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Re: Introduction

Post by santareg » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:06 am

Welcome to this great forum. Hope you find a rig soon - let the fun begin!
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Re: Introduction

Post by Geno89074 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:36 pm

Welcome!!
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Re: Introduction

Post by stickerbush » Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:30 am

:boogie: I have a Ural now!

Just picked up a 2012 Patrol. Here are a couple of shots taken on the ferry ride home.
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And another in our driveway.
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The 6 mile ride home, my first on a sidecar rig since I got my endorsement about 8 years ago, was wet but uneventful. Very much looking forward to improving my riding skills and enjoying the Ural!

-Mark
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