We’re the only motorcycle company in the world that offers 2 wheel-drive sidecar motorcycles. With the flip of a lever, our Gear Up and Patrol models engage power to the sidecar wheel for ultimate off-road traction.
Then you can do this,
As The Field Mag Reports:
We’ve taken Urals on 4×4 trails in the PNW and out East, in mud, sand, and snow, and it seems the only thing that’ll stop one is too narrow of a path. And if you think you’ve met terrain you can’t handle, they offer ability to engage the sidecar wheel too. Now, just try and do that with your CB550…
Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.
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Aaron Koch, founder of Treehouse Chocolate Co, hit the road to find some inspiration outside the office. He traveled over 1,500 miles around Oregon on his Ural Gear Up to explore, reconnect, and discover some of his home state’s best hidden gems.
Photos by Shaun Daley
First stop, Rowena Crest.
Rowena Crest is the entrance to the Tom McCall Preserve. This place is pumping with wildflowers and offers some big sky views of the Columbia river. As you ride it transitions from lush waterfalls and forests to big sky desert country.
“At one point we totally forgot to fill the gas tank before leaving town. The Ural’s jerry can saved us, but we discovered we ran out only a few miles from Hot Lake Springs.
Dubbed the ‘most haunted hotel’ in Oregon, we knew we had to stay the night.“
A former luxury resort, Hot Lake Springs was converted to an insane asylum after the fall of the railroad.
In 2003, a local family purchased the property and began the 8 year restoration process. The hotel reopened in 2011, welcoming it’s first overnight guests in over 70 years.
Peacocks roam the halls of the lobby and in the morning we toured their 3 story personal war museum. This stop turned into a gem, highly recommended if traveling the Oregon Trail!
Next stop, the Zumwalt Prairie.
33,000 acres of wildlife preserve surrounded by the Wallowa Mountains, Zumwalt is North America’s largest remaining grassland prairie tucked away in the Northeast corner of Oregon.
Riding this road was amazing. At one point there were Elk running in front of us with hawks flying overhead.
Buckhorn Overlook above the Hells Canyon Wilderness. The edge of Oregon where the Snake River serves as the border between Oregon and Idaho.
After a 55 mile ride through the Zumwalt Prairie we came to this view, it was like the Painted Hills and the Grand Canyon combined. Totally breathtaking to see this in person!
Follow Aaron’s adventures from the road on his instagram @treehousechocolate!
Mike Escamilla is our kind of renaissance man. Hollywood stuntman, pro BMX rider, skydiver, dad, and full-time adventure seeker. He took full advantage of a rare day off, loading up his new Gear Up Sahara to explore California’s hidden trails.
After returning home, Mike’s daughter Luna couldn’t wait to take the reigns. Who will you share the adventure with?
Back in the cave, patiently waiting for the next weekend adventure.
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To celebrate their honeymoon Kim and Jericho decided to explore the Philippines, heading to the western island of Palawan. For their first adventure together as husband and wife, they chose a Ural Gaer Up to explore the hidden beaches and forests.
Photos by Jake Verzosa
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Sometimes knowing how to properly adjust the little things makes a huge difference. Let’s look at how to properly adjust your Urals brakes with basic tools in under 15 minutes.
If your brakes are properly adjusted, your Ural should stop straight, see below.
When braking, if your bike drifts the left or right, you may need to adjust your brake’s activation rod.
Remove the (2) 6mm bolts securing the sidecar master cylinder protective cover plate. This is located between the motorcycle and sidecar, to the right of your right foot.
In a controlled area, bring your Ural up to a moderate speed. Pull in the clutch lever and apply only the rear and sidecar brake with the brake pedal.
If your Ural pulls to the right when braking, increase free play of the activation rod by rotating activation rod counterclockwise.
If your Ural pulls to the left when braking, decrease free play of the activation rod by rotating activation rod clockwise.
Once properly adjusted, replace your sidecar master cylinder protective plate.
Parking Brake Adjustment
Engage the parking brake by lifting up on the parking brake handle. Attempt to move the motorcycle forward and backward.
When the parking brake is engaged, your Ural should not move. If it does, follow these steps to adjust.
Disengage the parking brake.
Loosen the jam nut on the parking brake cable.
Rotate the cable ferrule clockwise to increase parking brake force.
Engage parking brake and test. Keep rotating cable ferrule until bike doesn’t roll. Lock adjustment by tightening the jam nut.
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