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Old 06-25-2019, 07:35 AM
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Sometimes I ride my NC750x to the fencing club in the evening. I got one-upped last night when a couple of my students rolled up to the club last night in this 2010 Ural.

It's a father-daughter pair of students. The daughter is 15, she has been practicing on a dirt bike and plans to get her drivers license and motorcycle endorsement as soon as she is legally able. The dad, who has become my friend over the past few months, mentioned the Ural in a conversation a week or two ago. He also has a new JANUS.

This is a 1 wheel drive version of the Ural. But they also make a 2 wheel drive where the sidecar wheel is driven by a driveshaft that extends under the sidecar and attaches to the motorcycle via a gearbox. The 2 wheel drive version apparently has a maximum speed of about 55mph. The 1 wheel drive version will top out about 70mph.

These are hard core old school cool. All metal. Couldn't find plastic on this thing anywhere.

Ural are a Soviet era knock-off of a BMW. I believe the design goes back to roughly 1943 and pretty much has not been improved. They did upgrade from cast iron to aluminum heads and added things like an electric starter, and electronic ignition, but I don't think those 'innovations' occurred until sometime after the 2000 model year. It still has a kick starter, which I was told is a very difficult task to try to accomplish, but the electric start makes it reasonable to start. Its also got a reverse gear so pulling out of a parking spot is easy.

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I grew up not far from a Harley shop. I worked there as a kid doing grunt work for 25 cents an hour.

Anyhoo, I remember lots of those old BMW's coming into the shop as they rode with friends who had Duo-Glides and Electra-Glides. Looking at that old Ural brings me back. Thanx for the pics.
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Side by side tonight in the parking lot at the fencing club.
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brings back memories
I had a 59 with the factory car on it. r60 bmw
I caught a sparkplug in my wrist one morning on Canada highway
yours is much better looking.
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I think one of those would be cool.
I take one of my dogs out now and then for a ride; she rides on the tank.
A sidecar would be much more comfortable.

I question how high the learning curve might be moving to one.

With one knee, and one hip replacement, I considered making the move, but I'm still ok for now.
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I question how high the learning curve might be moving to one.

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Well it has a reverse gear and (I think) only 5 forward gears.

Apparently it turns wider but he says it actually is pretty easy to drive. I've not driven his but he did offer one night. Perhaps one of these days when we both have a bit more time I'll take it for a quick spin.
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