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francis sharp

Chicago, IL

#1 May 19, 2006
which model is best for my needs?
Paul Boufford

North Reading, MA

#2 Jun 15, 2007
Hi Francis, I will be picking up my new Ural, Tourist LX next week. I am 79 years old and suddenly had an urge to own a motorcycle again. However I have left leg that is false therefore the foot is useless for shifting so I am having a hand-shifter installed on the left side of the tank.
I realize this is long after you posted your query about which bike is best for you but I just came across it as I was surfing the web. By now you should have your bike. What did you get for yourself?
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Since: May 07

Prescott Valley, AZ

#3 Jun 20, 2007
hELLO, Paul Boufford
I turned 60 in march, so i purthased a Ural Patrol as a present to myself, Iconsidered this a brave move for 60, But 79, I am impressed, we're all impressed, You Go Man, and stay upright.
Denny M
Brian Robinson

Denver, CO

#4 Jul 14, 2007
I ride a ST1100 honda sports tourer, being 68 yrs old and carrying a few bike racing injuries i,m finding the ST more of a challenge, when it falls over [not often] i find it almost impossible to lift up on my own,and it usually costs quite a few bucks replacing tupperware, Thinking of a Ural outfit, third wheel could help me stay upright, doe,s anyone know of Ural dealers giving demo rides.

Since: May 07

Prescott Valley, AZ

#5 Jul 17, 2007
When I considering My Ural Patrol the salesman put me in the side car and we rode around till we found an empty parking lot and I was allowed to "have at it".
T'm sure any dealer worth his salt would be willing to do the the same!
I purchased my patrol in Mesa Arizona at Logans Motorsports
p.s. I love the siecar wheel drive on the patrol. Arizona is into it's Monsoon season and I live on a very bad dirt road, lots of mud when wet. No Problemo!!!
Good Luck & stay upright
Denny M

Topanga, CA

#6 Aug 2, 2007
Considering that I enjoy frequently riding on the freeway, would a URAL make sense for me? Unfortunately, I have not had the opportunity to ride a URAL yet. Any feedback would greatly be appreciated.

Topanga, CA

#7 Aug 2, 2007
Has anyone modified their URAL to create more horsepower? Is it possible to purchase a five or six speed transition for URAL's?

Ashburn, VA

#8 Aug 3, 2007
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Since: May 07

Prescott Valley, AZ

#9 Aug 6, 2007
Hello Quinn
Even thow the Ural is a wounderfull MC and works well in about any situation, I personally don't think (in town) Freeway riding is on the top of the list.
Not that it's bad or dangerous, I just don't like the feel.
But out on the open road, now there's another story.....
Good Luck & Stay upright
Denny M

Topanga, CA

#11 Aug 16, 2007
I am considering a 1963 Ural Gear Up with Points and a 6Volt generator. Is it difficult to swap the points for an electronic ignition and 12 Volt alternator?

“Stop the Silence!”

Since: Sep 07

Shadyside, Ohio

#12 Sep 27, 2007
I am considering buying a Ural Gear up, but I am very cautious of the quality and reliability of the Ural. Could any Ural owners give me some advice as to my question of reliability?
Denny M

Prescott Valley, AZ

#13 Sep 27, 2007
I purchased a 2002 patrol (same as Gear up) five months ago, it had 3000 miles at the time, It now has close to 9000 mile. I have,(out of niccesity) replaced the ignission and altenator with the more trouble free ones that are now on the 07s. Other than at I have found the Ural a very reliable and quality Motorcycle. And remember, mine is 5 years old and the quality has improved considerable sence then.
Good luck and stay upright
Denny M
D Spark

El Dorado Hills, CA

#14 Nov 13, 2007
Freeway on a Ural??? Flat out top speed on a Tourist/Troyka might hit 65mph. The Patrol will be slightly slower. 50 to 55 mph might be a realistic speed if you're not planning to blow the engine. Don't forget with the air cooling it can overheat fast.
Carle Churly

Cobourg, Canada

#15 Nov 29, 2007
I have an Ural. I it solo from 2004 until this year.I put the higher geared rear end on it. I rode it on multilane expressways as a solo, but do not run them with the sidecar. The sidehack is too slow. Solo I keept up reasonable speeds mostdrivers do on the superslabs, but not with a sidecar. Now I keep to highways and county roads. Although it is not as safe to ride on these lesser roads due to unlimited side access and cross road traffic, I see more and enjoy it more.I have kept adding upgraded parts as they come out, alternator, gears keep it up to date in strength, reliability and safety.
Carle Churly

Cobourg, Canada

#16 Nov 29, 2007
I have been riding mine since 2004 with no trouble. I have been adding improved hardware all along. In my mind the first thing that should be replaced is the old style alternaton. Mine did not fail, but I have seen the aftermath of the old style gear shaft failure. Total engine destruction. But it is a millitary machine. Not fast, but very durable.

Long Beach, CA

#17 Jan 19, 2008
I have a 2006 Ural Gear Up which I ride on the freeway frequently. My bike cruises between 60 to 62 MPH and handles fairly well considering it is based on an ancient platform. As long as you torque down your heads, adjust the valves, change the oil and balance the carbs according to the scheduled maintenance plan, you should not have any serious problems.
Mac Ewan

Moorpark, CA

#18 Apr 11, 2008
Hey Quinn..I just purchased a Patrol. Do you know of any Ural riders day trips in the area?

Atlanta, GA

#19 Jun 10, 2008
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I have not logged on to the site in a while. I usually take trips to Orange County, Malibu, Ventura and Pasadena.

Chino Hills, CA

#20 Jun 12, 2008
Also, to answer your original question, I am not aware of any local Ural associations that go on organized rides in the LA area.

New Woodstock, NY

#21 Oct 4, 2008
Quinn wrote:
Considering that I enjoy frequently riding on the freeway, would a URAL make sense for me? Unfortunately, I have not had the opportunity to ride a URAL yet. Any feedback would greatly be appreciated.
I use my Ural in S.C. and reach 70 mph. I had
the carbs set to allow more flow and consequently I get a little more out of it. If you are doing
sustained riding, I'd look for an upgrade in a few
years. I hear they are adding a 5th forward which would get you up to 75. I wouldn't recommend
any more than that due to the stability question of the sidecar at that speed

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