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Newbie with a newbie question

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:24 am
by Elcanaco
On April 28, 5 more days :boogie: I pick up a 2016 Gear Up with 2200 Kms on the odo from a nice old boy who just didn’t use it much. While it’s the 5th bike in the stable (I don’t have a wife to tell me to stop :D ) it is certainly the most unique and I’m REALLY looking forward to learning the in’s and out’s of managing one of these rigs. The bike is 575 km away so I’m planning to go pick it up with an auto transport trailer from UHaul. I’ve spent a week trying to find a 6x12 flat deck trailer (including UHaul’s) and there is NOTHING anywhere near me. I’m pulling with a Chev 1/2 ton 4x4. Any suggestions AND what is the wheelbase of the motorcycle (I have to give the dimension to UHaul)? Looking forward to all the fun of the learning curve :D

Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:06 pm
by Tomcatfixer
Welcome to the foil. I invite you to update your signature line with the year and model of your Ural, plus your location. This gives readers of your posts context about what you're writing. Also, please try to master the forum's search feature. Almost any question you can think up has already been asked and answered. Finally, please post images to help illustrate your points and queries. A picture really is worth a thousand words (and we love to ogle other members' bikes :P ).

Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:10 pm
by Lokiboy
D31CD0A5-E551-425F-9700-7466FC055C78.jpeg

Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:35 pm
by Happytrails
Congrats on your new Ural, :)

Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:48 pm
by Marine Corps Codu
Congratulations and welcome to the insanity! If you were closer, and could cross the border to WA, you could use my flatbed aluminum trailer. But you will figure it out with U-Haul.
Be safe and pictures, pictures, pictures!!!

Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:33 pm
by SidecarDan
Where are you picking up the bike?

Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:52 pm
by Geno89074
Congratulations on your rig!!
ENJOY!

Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:33 pm
by Gunfighter
Lokiboy has provided good info on dimensions. If you find it a little hard to read, click on the picture once and it will be enlarged, click on it a second time and it will be enlarged again. At that point even my old eyes find it easy to read. :clap: :clap:

Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:35 pm
by Snakeoil
Lokiboy wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:10 pm
D31CD0A5-E551-425F-9700-7466FC055C78.jpeg
That's a handy sketch. Should be pinned here. Others will need it down the road.

I have a 6 ft wide flatbed for mine. Works fine.

Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:24 am
by bgenest
I have a 5 X 8 foot trailer, without sides, and the rig fits nicely. And she's comin' home tomorrow!

Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:56 am
by S 854
Elcanaco wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:24 am
I’m pulling with a Chev 1/2 ton 4x4. Any suggestions AND what is the wheelbase of the motorcycle (I have to give the dimension to UHaul)?
A few years back I purchased an old Massey tractor from a guy about 30 miles away... I told U-Haul Corporate of my plans... their reply was “Massey isn’t listed in our reference book as an ‘approved’ fit for the car hauler...” No dice...

Fortunately the local U-Haul dealer knew the ins-and-outs of the business and recommended I haul a “ ‘92 Honda Accord” (wink wink) instead... whaddaya know... the Accord was on the approved list...

Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:15 am
by SidecarDan
Hi Elcanaco, check your email, I have a trailer you can use.

Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:16 am
by Elcanaco
Thanks to all, I didn’t have my settings correct on this board (and thought I was being ignored yesterday) but now see the responses. I have updated my profile but still can’t find the measurement of the wheelbase of JUST the motorcycle (I am overqualified re senior moments though). Anyone know that from memory, or where I can find it? I HAVE typed in numerous search titles and not discovered it. TIA

Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:27 am
by treeman1942
I believe that the trailer must be at least 5Ft 6 inches wide and nine-foot-long. I'm presently looking to buy that size for my Ural, however, it seems that 6ft by 10ft is more available.

Re: Newbie with a newbie question

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:41 am
by Lokiboy
Elcanaco wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:16 am
Thanks to all, I didn’t have my settings correct on this board (and thought I was being ignored yesterday) but now see the responses. I have updated my profile but still can’t find the measurement of the wheelbase of JUST the motorcycle (I am overqualified re senior moments though). Anyone know that from memory, or where I can find it? I HAVE typed in numerous search titles and not discovered it. TIA
Did you actually look at the diagram in the third post?