Flat-twin Ural Retro

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Bit On The Side' started by Phil Carter, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. I love that - so retro and it looks to be in lovely condition :thumbsup:

    Not really a fan of sidecars but then I’ve never ridden anything with one fitted.

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  2. davidoft

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    My mates got one gotta get it back on the road, my other mates got the proper German military bmw :D
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  3. I’ve been riding bikes for a few years, but this is something else .... accelerate and it pulls to the kerb, decelerate and you’re on the other side of the road ... but it really makes me smile :thumbsup: Going to be doing sidecar tours of Cambridge/Ely area next year when retired - can’t wait.
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  4. I’ve had a few beemers over the years - great bikes, but nothing sounds like this wee beastie ... and it’s made of 3mm sheet steel!!
  5. davidoft

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    his is a 2nd world war bazuka carrier :D
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  6. Here’s mine..


    It’s a 1971 R75/5 with later 1985 ish running gear.

  9. I had a bash on a mates Cossack outfit many years ago and couldn`t agree more ,`challenging` would be an apt description - certainly keeps you concentrating o_O

    He`s still got the bike , took off the sidecar but has a great party trick - riding it uphill in reverse :D:D

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  10. Ha-ha! The other day, I had a bunch of school-kids, shouting “do a wheelie” and I smiled at them as I went past and then popped it in reverse and went past’em again backwards ... their faces were a picture :cheers:
  11. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    Very nice :). I’ve seen a couple of bikes with sidecars on my travels in the past few weeks. One coming off the M40 in Warwickshire looked v dwarfed by the 40 footer next to it! I thought I may not fancy being in a sidecar at that moment hoping the wagon had seen me and didn’t veer off course!
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  12. Even though they’re built like a tank, I think it might come off worse against an artic :(
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