View Full Version : How about a Ural copy?

18 August 2010, 1838
Hello to all,

I think I have found a project to build? I'm thinking a Ural copy using a 3sp tranny and a car axle (lighter duty then a 10 bolt?) How does this sound? On a custom tube chassis have the motor and tranny between the cycle body and the sidecar boat coupled directly to the rear end? I think that should work? My questions are how would it handle? I notice that a Ural gear-up has the sidecar wheel ahead of the moto rear wheel? What do you guys think? I'm thinking a setup like this has plenty room for batteries and being 3wheels would open up my riding window here in upstate NY??

21 September 2010, 1517
Talk about room for batteries!

23 September 2010, 1845
Hello eronsilva,
Thank you for posting pics, I see you posted pics of a tourist model. Not a Patrol or Gear up which has 2wd. The more and more I think about it this would be a really cool bike to own, even more so a ev! I'm thinking 2 packs one on the bike and one hidden in the sidecar. Now to find a good frame design?? What I would like to do is have a design that utilizes off the shelf parts so I could make some form of open source kit. Thats why I am trying to see if I could use a small truck rear axle because it would be easyer to get then a real ural rear end? Talk to ya later -Tomhttp://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.motorbyte.com/MMM/pages/2004/71/pictures/review71d.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.motorbyte.com/MMM/pages/2004/71/review71.htm&usg=__B43V_Hmpt7wotmsjr7YjnUGtyGs=&h=265&w=342&sz=29&hl=en&start=107&zoom=1&tbnid=OcswAvBAVRitkM:&tbnh=126&tbnw=165&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dural%2Bgear%2Bup%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%2 6client%3Dfirefox-a%26sa%3DX%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26biw%3D1440%26bih%3D701%26tbs%3Disch: 1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=477&vpy=287&dur=156&hovh=198&hovw=255&tx=140&ty=116&ei=SgKcTIvVEYGglAfEoqXyDQ&oei=_fubTPT9CYO88gaWy6CdDQ&esq=37&page=5&ndsp=28&ved=1t:429,r:16,s:107 http://www.ural.com/

24 September 2010, 0747
These sidecar rigs are what you really need. It is the accessories that make them really useful: :D

24 September 2010, 0849

THATS is what I need, a CANNON!!!!!!!

I wonder if I can reach Boston from here.... :eek:

26 September 2010, 0001
Talking of "sidecars", look what I found the other day...
This guy is a literalist!:D

26 September 2010, 0649
Now that is a real "side-car".

27 September 2010, 1227
I got curious about the byke's front wheel lack of a telescope suspension. The explanation is that the bike is a Laverda, 1000cc, italian brand of the 70's, "the" superbikes of the time.

14 October 2010, 1703
I have been told sidecars handle better without telescopic front forks?, Also I have been thinking about using hub motors for a full time 2wd? Would be easier?? -Tom