New to me 2018 GU

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New to me 2018 GU

Post by Scup » Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:45 pm

Greetings from NW Jersey I stumbled across this forum and have found it very informative and entertaining. Been on motorcycyles for decades but never a rig such as this... dreamed about these Urals for... decades as well, always loved the look and the old school simple to work on (I hope) machinery but in my older age, Im not the one to be 'wanting' to fix a motorcycle on the side of the road or in my garage and the thrill of pushing a button and poof the engine starts courtesy of FI has brought me back to my dream rig... the ultimate 3 wheel sidecar rig that cosmetically hasn't changed from that classic look, yet brought it into the modern age! Awesome... just ecstatic that I found one with low miles and all the basic stuff I wanted, windscreen on sidecar and bike, LED headlight along with those 2 LED spots on the car.
So tommorow I go to claim my new scoot and have a question about placement of the wheel chock on the trailer. I currently have it set at 20-21" from the left sidewall of the trailer, is that going to work or do I need to move the chock over to the right a couple inches? Was going to wait till I got down to where I'm picking it up but there where some holes already in the 'borrowed' trailer, so I mounted it and now hoping I don't need to start drilling a bunch of holes.
If anyone could answer I'd really appreciate it. Thx in advance and ready to dive into the Ural sidecar community.
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Re: New to me 2018 GU

Post by windmill » Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:10 pm

I can't advise on the placement of a chock, but I have trailered a Ural without one. Securing a sidecar rig is a bit less demanding than a 2 wheeler. Since you have a Gear-Up, put in 2wd, and set the parking brake, it effectively locks 2 wheels. Combined with tie downs that makes it very secure.
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Re: New to me 2018 GU

Post by Marine Corps Codu » Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:47 pm

I just went and measured mine. From trailer wall to center of chock is exactly 15 inches. You will be golden!!
Good luck and be safe!
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Re: New to me 2018 GU

Post by Scup » Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:11 pm

Awesome! Thank you!
I'm even more exited now... less than 12 hours and I hit the road! Can't wait to bring it into the stable. Thanks again
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Re: New to me 2018 GU

Post by stagewex » Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:29 pm

How far are you driving to get it? 4 to 6 well placed tie-downs, leave the bike in gear and the e-brake on in addition to any chock.
And Congrats.
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Re: New to me 2018 GU

Post by Canadian FJR » Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:37 pm

Congrats, let the fun begin.



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Re: New to me 2018 GU

Post by Marine Corps Codu » Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:52 pm

Scup wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:11 pm
Awesome! Thank you!
I'm even more exited now... less than 12 hours and I hit the road! Can't wait to bring it into the stable. Thanks again
Pictures or it didn't happen!!
Keith Birkhofer
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Former Bikes:
1947 Cushman Motor Scooter
1958 Cushman/Sears Motor Scooter
1964 Yamaguchi
1965 Honda 250
1968 KZ1000
1960 Honda 55 (2 of them)
2002 Honda Gold Wing GL1800
2006 Ural Patrol
2005 BMW R1200GS
2018 Ural Gear Up

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Re: New to me 2018 GU

Post by Scup » Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:27 pm

stagewex wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:29 pm
How far are you driving to get it? 4 to 6 well placed tie-downs, leave the bike in gear and the e-brake on in addition to any chock.
And Congrats.
Thank you
It's about 3 hours eachway. I'm not a fan of leaving any bike I trailer in gear... just something about bouncing down the road with the vision of my transmission clanking back and forth... but now that I think about it... isnt that all these transmissions do while offroading :lol: I do love the parking brake that will be engaged... but I'll leave the gearbox in neutral. Got my dogbone straps and ratchets pack in the van along with our riding gear just in case the tow vehicle breaks down :o
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Re: New to me 2018 GU

Post by Scup » Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:30 pm

Marine Corps Codu wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:52 pm
Scup wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:11 pm
Awesome! Thank you!
I'm even more exited now... less than 12 hours and I hit the road! Can't wait to bring it into the stable. Thanks again
Pictures or it didn't happen!!
:D Can a newbie post pix? Do I need a certain number of post counts before I can post pix?
If not tommorow afternoon/eve I'll post a pic ... Terracotta
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Re: New to me 2018 GU

Post by Marine Corps Codu » Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:50 pm

Scup wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:30 pm
Marine Corps Codu wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:52 pm
Scup wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:11 pm
Awesome! Thank you!
I'm even more exited now... less than 12 hours and I hit the road! Can't wait to bring it into the stable. Thanks again
Pictures or it didn't happen!!
:D Can a newbie post pix? Do I need a certain number of post counts before I can post pix?
If not tommorow afternoon/eve I'll post a pic ... Terracotta
As far as I know YES you can! Limited to size, so your 1st couple attempts might need "fixin"!
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Former Bikes:
1947 Cushman Motor Scooter
1958 Cushman/Sears Motor Scooter
1964 Yamaguchi
1965 Honda 250
1968 KZ1000
1960 Honda 55 (2 of them)
2002 Honda Gold Wing GL1800
2006 Ural Patrol
2005 BMW R1200GS
2018 Ural Gear Up

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Re: New to me 2018 GU

Post by stagewex » Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:15 pm

I'd put a lot more faith in leaving the bike in gear, it's not going to hurt it, as an added safety than any e-brake on any year Ural.
No different that any manual-gear automobile when you PARK it or flatbed/tow it. Always leave it in gear.

If you've ever had a car or bike flat-bedded they don't leave it in neutral whether an automatic or manual.

I usually ride up my ramps in 1st gear and then just hit the kill-switch. I added a winch to the rig last year so have used that to load instead, a bit less stressful. That changed up to leaving it in 1st or Reverse, whichever is easier to get into when the bike sits in the chocks. Solid!

Good Luck and safe travels with your pick-up trip. We all love the TerraCotta.


My previous trailer was a wooden decked snowmobile type. So after tie-downs I'd just screw-down a few short 2X4's in front and back of the sidecar wheel and pusher. Things got easier with this used Kendon 2-3 bike trailer with the bike just flopping into it's happy place.
When I trailer for distance to ride off-road it's usually I-87 north to upstate NY or I-95 south (NY Turnpike), two horror story highways with idiot drivers and have had my share of emergency braking. Especially I-95. Just takes one idiot to ruin your day. You want that rig solid, tie-downs flex.

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Re: New to me 2018 GU

Post by Scup » Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:52 pm

Well the bike is home safe and sound... can't figure out what to do with the pic so this forum will accept it... says file to large. So till I figure that part out you can vision a Terracotta 2018 GU in the garage.
Was out crawing around looking/checking stuff and noticed the locking nuts on the rear stabilizer rod/adjusting rod where loose and I like the idea that it appears every nut is a nylon lock nut. Went through the speedo and noticed it has only 5+ hours of total run time and a max speed of 47 though I read that after a reset the max speed will zero out. But the worst part of this whole ordeal is that I need an appointment to register it and the 1st opening is 2+ weeks out :x Well it will give me plenty of time to get more familiar with it, as I'm not used to a 'parking brake' on a motorcycle... tho it only took me a second to remember once I tried to back it off the trailer.
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Re: New to me 2018 GU

Post by Marine Corps Codu » Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:29 pm

Scup wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:52 pm
Well the bike is home safe and sound... can't figure out what to do with the pic so this forum will accept it... says file to large. So till I figure that part out you can vision a Terracotta 2018 GU in the garage.
Was out crawing around looking/checking stuff and noticed the locking nuts on the rear stabilizer rod/adjusting rod where loose and I like the idea that it appears every nut is a nylon lock nut. Went through the speedo and noticed it has only 5+ hours of total run time and a max speed of 47 though I read that after a reset the max speed will zero out. But the worst part of this whole ordeal is that I need an appointment to register it and the 1st opening is 2+ weeks out :x Well it will give me plenty of time to get more familiar with it, as I'm not used to a 'parking brake' on a motorcycle... tho it only took me a second to remember once I tried to back it off the trailer.
Is it possible to use a private licensing agency (if you have them in your state) or possible a dealer? If not 2 weeks will go by veeeeeeeeeery slowly! Glad you made it home safely. Now let the fun begin!! And to make a picture "fit" I just crop out all the borders until it within size limits
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Current 2018 Gear Up
Former Bikes:
1947 Cushman Motor Scooter
1958 Cushman/Sears Motor Scooter
1964 Yamaguchi
1965 Honda 250
1968 KZ1000
1960 Honda 55 (2 of them)
2002 Honda Gold Wing GL1800
2006 Ural Patrol
2005 BMW R1200GS
2018 Ural Gear Up

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Re: New to me 2018 GU

Post by windmill » Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:37 pm

There's no on line options for registration? No temporary or travel permits?

They've got it set up great here in washington, the DMV/DOL experience is actually much quicker and more convenient now.
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Re: New to me 2018 GU

Post by Scup » Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:51 pm

Marine Corps Codu wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:29 pm
Scup wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:52 pm
Well the bike is home safe and sound... can't figure out what to do with the pic so this forum will accept it... says file to large. So till I figure that part out you can vision a Terracotta 2018 GU in the garage.
Was out crawing around looking/checking stuff and noticed the locking nuts on the rear stabilizer rod/adjusting rod where loose and I like the idea that it appears every nut is a nylon lock nut. Went through the speedo and noticed it has only 5+ hours of total run time and a max speed of 47 though I read that after a reset the max speed will zero out. But the worst part of this whole ordeal is that I need an appointment to register it and the 1st opening is 2+ weeks out :x Well it will give me plenty of time to get more familiar with it, as I'm not used to a 'parking brake' on a motorcycle... tho it only took me a second to remember once I tried to back it off the trailer.
Is it possible to use a private licensing agency (if you have them in your state) or possible a dealer? If not 2 weeks will go by veeeeeeeeeery slowly! Glad you made it home safely. Now let the fun begin!! And to make a picture "fit" I just crop out all the borders until it within size limits
This picture thing is troublesome... I can't get it below 1Mb, how do you take a pic taken on a iPhone and then get it to resize to under 1mb and still have a picture? I could show you-all 1/2 of the bike... which end to you prefer lol!
As far as DMV goes, I used to go there and poof I'm done, but I guess with covid you need an appointment and thankfully I'm out in the least populated area of north Jersey so Dec 21st is my day. I tried to check other DMV's in the state and their already booking out into January... so the 21st it is.
Been looking over this forum and find it extremely informative with a great deal of knowledgable folks on the board.
Looking forward to absorb much from this site :cheers:
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