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O/T My Uncle\'s New Toy

I thought you guys would get a kick out of this. My uncle (an Irish-NewYorker Texas transplant gun-nut) got a new motorcycle last year for his "birthday." He says it is his birthday present but I think he just wanted it. It is a Ural (http://www.ural.com). This bike is just plain cool. It looks like it is 60 years old, but it is brand spanking new.

Over the weekend he added a new "accessory"... an Machine Gun!!! Here's a quote from his email:

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I pulled into Target last night and there were 4 Sheriff Deputies hanging out by their patrol cars. They all smiled, two cops said, "That is SO cool !"

Good thing Johnny Lawman is on my side !!

Luckily, they've all seen me ride around Cypress, they know I'm not a whacko, I just play one on TV...... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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(Posted as links due to photo size - yes, too lazy to resize them /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif)
 

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Re: O/T My Uncle\'s New Toy

The Ural was built from BMW parts/machines looted from Germany by the Russians after WWII. They dismantled factories and shipped them east.

The URAL is a good motorcycle and I wouldn't mind having one. There are now Chinese companies making BMW knock-off:





I'm saving for one of the Chinese versions of the BMW 750cc... I miss my ol' R27 and sidecar.





 

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Re: O/T My Uncle\'s New Toy

Not surprising. When in college in the mid sixties I first saw a Marusho, a Japanese copy of a BMW 750.

That was when the Japanese were first trying to break out of the motor bike/scooter world into real motorcycles, and didn't have expertise in bigger machines.

The biggest Japanese-designed bikes were in the 250 to 300cc class, so the Marusho was quite a departure. I don't know how long it lasted, but there weren't many on the streets.
 

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Re: O/T My Uncle\'s New Toy

Looks like an adaptation of the WWI Lewis gun.

Anything to get cell phone talking, magazine reading, SUV driving soccer moms to take notice of motorcycles!
Bet she will see you and not left turn in front of you if you have a big azz machine gun!
 

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Re: O/T My Uncle\'s New Toy

my mom used to have one thing was sweet when i got my dirt bike she used to fallow me around on it things can go almost any where seeing how they are 3wheel drive they have good road manors even with the side car and meaty allterains
 

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Re: O/T My Uncle\'s New Toy

A whole new way of stating that loud pipes save lives...
 
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