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    bas***d relative of BMW makes the news!

    This has gotten lots of attention on Ural forums, even ID'd the culprit.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDkLmU0U6D8
    commentator: "37 years....and that the first time I've seen anything like that in a storm like this"
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35634 View Post
    This has gotten lots of attention on Ural forums, even ID'd the culprit.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDkLmU0U6D8
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    Back in the early 1990 I was on my way to work. I was living in glen wood springs. We had snow the night before with about a foot of snow. When I saw a guy on his bike with a side car waiting to turn onto main street. It Was quite a sight.

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    Snowed a decent amount here over Xmas. This was as close to getting outside as my bike got...




    Gotta give the hack guy credit though, looked like fun!

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    BRP in the snow

    When I was at ASU in Boone, NC, we loved it when they closed the Blue Ridge Pky for snow; it made for some great motorcycle riding.
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    Cool

    We used to wait for the storms to get B A D...then we headed out! :-)

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    So, what is bas***d supposed to mean??? I tried to fill in all the letters I could think of and could not come up with a word in need of censorship...???

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    bastard "A child whose birth lacks legal legitimacy" often used to describe Ural's relationship to BMW. Probably didn't need hide it from the censors, but this is such a polite forum
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    And I could not figure that out. Just shows what a through and through polite guy I am....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35634 View Post
    This has gotten lots of attention on Ural forums, even ID'd the culprit.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDkLmU0U6D8
    commentator: "37 years....and that the first time I've seen anything like that in a storm like this"
    Some of the newer Urals have two wheel drive. The guy is still a little off his rocker, though.

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    Urals always had 2 wheel drive, though you could get models with one wheel drive.

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    Well, the first ones they made were just one-wheel drive at the start of WWII, then they captured the plant that produced the two-wheel drive BMW R75, and then they were 2 wheel drive. By that time, the Germans were going to just produce the Zundapp 750, as it was considered a superior machine, but the military went with the VW Kubelwagen, much like our army went with the Jeep.

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    The K??belwagen did not directly succeed the motorcycles. It came much later. The first German "Jeep" was a DKW, the "Munga", with a 2-stroke 3-cylinder engine.
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    The DKW Munga was a 50's vehicle - I'm referring to WWII. You might be thinking of the VW "Thing" which was a later, updated version of the Kubelwagen (Schwimmwagen ws the amphibious version). Unless you can enlighten me...

    Interesting that the very first prototype for the American "Jeep" had the soldier laying down on his stomach whilst driving, such that he could sneak up on enemies in tall grass and shoot. This version was nixed for poor driver visibility.

    This, I would not have known had I not worked for Jeep and Dodge Truck Engineering in the past.

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