My New Ural Adventure Machine

#16
The rig came back in army green, with all accessory pieces, including frame, recoated in matte black. added some mesh Light guards on both the headlight and spotlight, and german light baskets guarding the signal lights all around:


 
#19
And finally... I converted the front disk to drum to give it the old school look back and give me 3 wheel interchangeability with the spare. I dialed it in with some german parts and nice cable and I'm not kidding when i say it works as well as the Disk!
So i got her out of suburbia and into the Cascades and she has been doing great!



Look at that beautiful matching front wheel :D

 
#21
Ever since I did an ADV ride to Chaco Canyon with a friend who was on his Gear Up, I've been wanting one. And now, recovering from a really bad dirt bike accident, the slower pace of a Ural with a side hack is much more appealing.

Very sweet rig you have there!
 
#22
Gorgeous! Everything is top notch.

Well, almost everything. That toggle switch detracts. Perhaps add one of those little rubber boots over it. That would do the trick.

But really, really nice. :)
 
#23
Gorgeous! Everything is top notch.

Well, almost everything. That toggle switch detracts. Perhaps add one of those little rubber boots over it. That would do the trick.

But really, really nice. :)
Agreed! Got rid of the toggle... got a new dash without the hole and relocated it.
 
#24
Great build. I love the repainted look. I had a 2011 GU and miss it often. Im interested in your thoughts on the front drum conversion. I thought the Brembo brake was the best one on the rig and I would have converte the rest to disk if I could at the time. Never thought of going back to drum. Are you happy with the performance?\

DAVE
 
#25
Great build. I love the repainted look. I had a 2011 GU and miss it often. Im interested in your thoughts on the front drum conversion. I thought the Brembo brake was the best one on the rig and I would have converte the rest to disk if I could at the time. Never thought of going back to drum. Are you happy with the performance?\

DAVE
Super happy with the front drum... i have had to emergency stop twice on it and have had no issues. The initial dial in was a pain, taking 3 hours, but once its done its done. Also got the upgraded turnbuckle and super heavy duty cable so it really is a stout system.
 

mep1811

Gentleman Adventurer
#28
Great write up . Where did you get the German light baskets for the signal lights? I'd like to get some for my Gear Up.
 
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