Fun with a Ural sidecar outfit

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Ural Gear Up Outfit

Fun with a Ural sidecar

In over 30 years of riding we never had so much fun as we have had ‘Boris’ our Ural outfit.

in the past, they have had bad press being nicknamed due to various problems associated poor build quality and However, the ones being now are different altogether and improvements are made all the time.

We have ours for 2 ½ years and have every minute of it.

We initially it to go down to the Lee Bay winter bash as we never go to a bike do in a car and didn’t the wintry roads on a solo! So in 2003 we went three up the Midlands to Devon, smiling ear to ear. Even the editor’s couldn’t manage to keep up us – somehow he left on the Sunday about ½ hour before us and managed to pass us later on as we to put on our waterproofs – you work it out!

When we first bought it we it would be a winter hack but gets used in all weathers and we as much fun in the summer riding in and sandals as we do battling snowstorms in Also the twin-wheel drive into it’s own at Into The 2005 allowing us to easily get off the field. Recently we did 1500km two weekends going firstly to Lee Bay in and then up to the Farmyard Party in and it ran like a dream.

It is a 750, 44 bhp twin, based on the Russian outfits and is known as a Gear Up. It was the model from MPC motorcycles in near Rugby, who we can highly to anyone considering getting Mick the owner is an honest, bloke, who knows these inside and out. He also on training anyone that to purchase an outfit as it is a different altogether to riding a solo.

Boris does have extras fitted which are sump conversion, spotlights, two one exhaust, towbar, pushbike and rabbit squeaky toy (the two are owner mods!). The machine gun comes as standard.

The towbar into it’s own when we had to tow a on his Guzzi after the alternator about 6 miles from

We plan to have a disc conversion at some point and if has one of the single wheeled PAV trailers they want to sell, get in

Top speed is about 75mph and consumption seems to work out good at 40-50mpg. You see so much of our wonderful countryside at those too. Not surprisingly, these are not motorway mile munchers but suits us just fine. A lot of mistakenly think that three wheels means you will get stuck in all the traffic, but the right route and being with overtaking means we don’t.

In fact we often that we are passing riders on that are sitting in queues –

The bike now has over 13, 000km on the We have had a few problems in that which led us to ditch the starter in favour of the kick-start and also we fitted a Nippon Denso which we believe are now on new models as

It is essential with these to keep on top of your maintenance, we found out to our cost recently rainwater got into the gearbox via the cable and then leaked the clutch plates. However, came to the rescue and we were on the road again very and also became expert in the gearbox on and off. So, we learnt our and will now be more diligent the simple tasks involved in these bikes. (Our

Ural Gear Up Outfit

We were having too much In fact we like it so much going to buy the company – well at another one is looking likely.

Riding one of these outfits is addictive and ours gets far more than our solo so much so that we are considering with some of them, as are just not getting used, but the is still out on that one as we don’t mentioning the ‘S’ word!

Everyone from kids to smile and wave and want to about the bike, which we so owning one of these bikes is not for shrinking violets. In fact we that on Boris we spread a wherever we go!!


was first written in July and featured in Road magazine by the Motorcycle Action Group .

that time Boris was from right outside our in April 2007 ( and was burnt

However, if you’ve ever had a that felt like of you then you will understand we did next – we have spent the one year and four months repainting and restoring Boris to his glory and as I write this we are taking it out for our first ride )

I will post pictures of the sometime soon, in the meantime we some serious Boris fun to up on.

Ural Gear Up Outfit
Ural Gear Up Outfit

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