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Hello

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:50 am
by AwDang
It appears I’m joining the ranks here with a new to me 2012 Ural. It’s 2wd so is that a Partol or Gear Up?
Is changing the tractor seat to the enduro surfboard seat of the 2018 a plug and play affair?

Re: Hello

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:33 am
by Tomcatfixer
It’s 2wd so is that a Partol or Gear Up?
I see in your signature line, you have "Yamel" (properly spelled "Yamal", named after a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker) written, which indicates you have an orange Yamal Limited Edition Gear Up. This particular Limited Edition model was only produced in 2012.

Removing the tractor saddle and installing the enduro seat is relatively simple and can be accomplished using simple hand tools. There are threads in this forum that detail the procedure. You can find them by using the search function at the top of the page.

Welcome to the group.

Re: Hello

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:45 am
by chaos2
There were 50 made for the US, on of the better packages for limited edition Urals. Yours still have the paddle? :D

Re: Hello

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:52 am
by windmill
Just saw your post on ADV, you have some good folks helping you out. It looks like you're getting a really nice rig.

I might suggest waiting on changing the seat until you get an opportunity to actually try it, and the options. What's perfect for one person may be a torture rack for another.

Re: Hello

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:01 am
by AwDang
Hey Chaos,
That was the first question I asked the seller! It does still have the oar, and he’s including a entrenching tool. That name cracks me up every time.

Thanks Windmill! I saw your comments about the torture device. I’m ok on a stock DR seat for 8hrs. So as you said YMMV.

Re: Hello

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:19 pm
by El queso
I put an enduro seat on my '13 and it's an easy 15 min job. I always thought the tractor seat was comfortable, but the enduro is better (once you get used to it).

Re: Hello

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:27 pm
by RC20
Yea, I have what the 2/3 Seat? Can't remember, it works well for 5 hours then gets old for me. My bench seats I could move around and relive pain, this one just husts once it gets going. Get off and walk around and ok. I tend to do 8-10 hour days when I am traveling.

Re: Hello

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:36 pm
by windmill
AwDang wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:01 am
Thanks Windmill! I saw your comments about the torture device. I’m ok on a stock DR seat for 8hrs. So as you said YMMV.
Yes, I no longer recommend seats, and shouldn't have described it as a torture device, it works very well for some, just not me. I find the deluxe tractor seat, which is basically the 3/4 bench seat on springs to be near perfect, but some can't stand them.

Re: Hello

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:47 am
by Geno89074
Welcome!!
Congratulations on your rig
Enjoy!!

Re: Hello

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:00 am
by Lokiboy
Awdang, where are you located? MADAR?

Re: Hello

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:10 am
by AwDang
Lokiboy wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:00 am
Awdang, where are you located? MADAR?
About 400mi W-SW of you, at the start of the Mid-Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route

Re: Hello

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:32 am
by Tomcatfixer
About 400mi W-SW of you, at the start of the Mid-Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route
Cryptic. Damascus, Virginia, is a mere 267 miles from my locality. I wouldn't mind riding the MABDR sometime. Looks like fun.

Re: Hello

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:53 am
by AwDang
Nothing cryptic about it, MABDR has greater name recognition than Dam Va.

Re: Hello

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:12 am
by Lokiboy
AwDang wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:53 am
Nothing cryptic about it, MABDR has greater name recognition than Dam Va.
??

Dam, VA? But I do know where Damascus, VA is :lol: :lol:

Anyway, regardless where you live, hopefully you’ll make one of the many Ural rallies in VA and NC this summer.

Re: Hello

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:28 am
by Happytrails
Congrats on new Yamal, they are fast :)