Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hauling Packages

Ural Hauling Packages

The Ural makes it easy to live without a car. It provides the ease of hauling a large amount of stuff in the cavernous sidecar. There is even room to strap stuff all over the bike although I rarely need to do that.

Ural Hauling Packages

I had some stuff I needed to return, so I made a quick trip to the UPS store to take care of business. The Ural made it easy.

21 comments:

  1. OK, Chris - for a long time I've wondered what will happen when Kelsie and I both need to drive to get to work. for some reason, it wasn't until I saw this picture that it dawned on me that I should join the sidecar club. Eventually. I can live with one car.

    Brady
    Behind Bars - Motorcycles and Life
    www.behindbarsmotorcycle.com

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    1. Google thought your comment was spam. Guess it didn't like your Sig block.

      We have lived with one car since 2009. I have only driven it when we went to TX last year. It works. You can do it too! :-)

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    2. Can't blame google. I've gone back and forth with the best way to sign posts. Still haven't decided. So far we've only got the one car and I like it that way, I want to keep it that way, in fact. If I ever get a proper job here in Kansas and want to make it through the winter it might be how I finally get a hack rig. Brilliant.

      Brady
      Behind Bars

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    3. I never understood 'signing' comments almost everyone has a profile linked by clicking on their name.

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    4. Marketing, dude. Marketing.

      Thomas Day
      Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly Magazine
      http://http://mnmotorcycle.com/
      http://geezerwithagrudge.blogspot.com/
      thomas@motorbyte.com

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    5. Yes, I understand that. Just very tacky

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    6. That's basically all there is to it and marketing is tacky.

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  2. It does look easy to haul stuff with the Ural. I think if we had the room hubby would have one in the garage for just that reason - well that and winter commuting.

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    1. It does make things easier having the sidecar. I haul stuff with the sv as well, but less work use the Ural. Put a popup garage in the driveway ;-)

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  3. Nothing that Ural can't handle, eh? I will hire you for my next move.

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    1. Lol. Good thing you don't have a lot of stuff! The Ural can tow a trailer too. The gross vehicle weight is 650kg ;)

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  4. Probably the best thing about carrying packages in the Ural is that you'll become famous in one of those YouTube "Look what the characters who live in trailers and shop at Wal-Mart are doing now!" sequences. Damn, that's a third world looking machine.

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    1. Third world? I've lived in a third world country and they use horses pulling a cart with car tires on it. They would see the Ural as advanced LOL!

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    2. Horses pulling carts lol!

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  5. The Ural is made in a third world country. They probably power their factory conveyor belts with horses. If they did, it would move faster than Chris' contraption.

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    1. (Last comment about third world for me)

      I wonder if the USA is starting to become third world since Russia still has their space program and we have to go to Russia now to get astronauts launched to the space station.

      --No I'm not Russian, born and raised American.

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    2. I've seen pics of the factory. Sadly no horses.

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  6. Towing with a Ural, make sure it's out of warranty first.....

    And for Brady....once you ride Valencia, there will be no turning back....start saving your money now for your own rig for the winter....we also are a one car family.

    dom

    and yeah, its tacky Chris...but anyways:


    Redleg's Rides

    Colorado Motorcycle Travel Examiner

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    1. Yup, I know you have reminded me before. My warranty runs up at the end of the year. Got the trailer, hitch, and wiring ready to go!

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  7. Chris:

    One day I hope to whittle down to one car and the bike. Our other car is company sponsored so we don't count it. I'm not sure I could handle the Ural and the wrenching. I think you can carry more boxes than my commuter car

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast

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    1. You'd be fine with the Ural. It isn't move difficult than your vstrom. Even if it was, you have a credit card :-)

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