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Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Post by Elcanaco » Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:45 am

Yes I did and I don’t see a measurement from the front wheel axle to the rear wheel axle of the motorcycle. If YOU do please tell me what it is. TIA
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Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Post by Lokiboy » Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:28 am

Elcanaco wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:45 am
Yes I did and I don’t see a measurement from the front wheel axle to the rear wheel axle of the motorcycle. If YOU do please tell me what it is. TIA
Humm, lets see, front wheel to taillight is 102”. You have either a x2; 19” or a 18” rim - we’ll round up to 20” (1/2 of two rims is 20”). Add 3” for the tire wall (x2 for the tires =6”). So, we now have a grand total 26”. 102” minus 26”is 76. Subtract another 6” for tire to rear fender and the total is approx 70”

70” is the approx distance between axles.

As you can see it’s pretty easy to figure out the measurements if you don’t have a rig handy. Maybe off by an inch or two.

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Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Post by Tomcatfixer » Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:43 am

70” is the approx distance between axles.
Hal came up with a slightly shorter figure: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=29181&p=352533#p352533
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Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Post by Lokiboy » Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:50 am

I’d go with Hal, he’s much more precise. I didn’t account for the approx 7” fender to grab bar on the rear either. I should have put on my raincoat and just gone out and measured the damn thing :lol:
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Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Post by Desantnik-VDV » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:42 pm

One of this trucks can fit. I don't know what it was (Dodge?), but we were able to push and fit Ural in... 15 years ago.
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Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Post by Elcanaco » Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:58 pm

There’s a good chance it might fit in my truck also as shown in your photos (thanks) but I’m going to go with the auto transport trailer to get it home. I REALLY don’t want anything to happen to my first sidecar rig before I even get it licenced for the road. I’m no chicken having loaded into my pickup everything from a KLR650 to 3 different Harley baggers and 2 Gold Wings to my Rocket on my excellent aluminum loading ramps but I feel this is different enough I’m gonna be safe 🤞
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Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Post by Happytrails » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:20 pm

I took a look at renting a uhaul and it looked like one trailer was wide enough and one was a little too narrow. And local to me I just wouldn't be able to get the right one. Ended up renting a trailer from Tractor supply for $18/half day, but maybe you dont have those where your at.

Even on a low trailer I had to fiddle with getting Ural loaded on it. It was supposed to be 6' clear but funny how it seems so much narrower when your trying to ride a Ural on it. I should have measured it. It worked out and I actually enjoyed trailering but I have a lot to learn and need to slow down. I was doing maybe 70-75mph and later found out I should have been staying closer to 60mph? :o
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Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Post by Elcanaco » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:25 pm

Yeah, it’s quite broad the range of trailers that MIGHT work. I went to the UHaul dealer and measured the tracks on an auto transport trailer (not the one I’m getting but the girl tells me it will be the same). The wheels of a Ural are JUST flat on the innermost edges of the tracks of the trailer. I’ll take picks when it’s happenning and hope I don’t make it onto a YouTube FAIL video 😳
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