I picked it up Saturday, I'd ordered one in Burgundy as it's a "Standard" paint but I was told they couldn't get until late July at the earliest. BUT we have a Terracotta Metallic (metal flake orange) Patrol in stock and I can make a deal if you want to. I liked it better but without a break...well I'm not paying $1000.00 from a orange bike. I added the sidecar bumper, more as a place to mount running lights and the 10lt Gas Can, it's cool and I ran out of gas once and only once and plan to keep it that way.
The ride home. First you need to read this with a Heavy Russian accent "Buy Ural Motorcycle and get free Body Building course!"
This thing is a Moose
and takes a lot on muscle to turn. And turning to the left isn't too bad but to the right MAN it's scary, seams like to about to flip, never did and I truly don't think I was anywhere near even "Flying the Car" but it's a feeling that will take time to get use to.
Every stop and there were a few to let the motor cool and for me to grab a bottle of water of a soda, hot day, somebody cam over to talk about the Ural and ask a ton of question, I was lost on some of them remember I just had bought it.
It truth I had been warned so many time how different and hard they were to ride I was a bit scared but had no real trouble at all. But then again I took back roads all the way home and they were the straightest ones I could find. I did get a couple of oil filters and stop at Auto Zone and picked up 5qts of 20-50 it and a bottle of 80-90 gear oil, for the finale drive
But still I have a lot to learn, it's not a motorcycle or a car, it it's own beast. Here are a few photos.
I had gone over Friday to put a down payment on the Burgundy and ended up with the Terracotta Metallic one and I was happy even if I don't look like it. I work 3rd shift and had been up close to 24 hours and was tried and had at least another 12-18 hours before I would find a bed. I had to go to the CU, insurance agency, then I had to meet with my lawyer over things (nothing bad) and after a bite to the doctor for a check up, always a PITA...a shot in the butt and one in each arm.
Notice the Sold sign taped to the fairing.
And a couple of shots outside.
Now I just manage NOT to kill myself I might have fun!