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claude #3563
Posted 10/12/2003 8:44 AM (#1112)
Subject: Sidecar Operator Training Online



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This is an older post from SCT. I went and checked today to find the Ural link here is still operative. Good info for free.
I understood Al Olme to say earlier that Hal Kendall's CD will also be made availble soon here at Sidecar.com. It is availble now for ten bucks by emailing him at:
hkendall@houston.rr.com
Excellent sidecar training with no hype and well worth the price.

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Here are a couple of links that may help new
riders..and old too. They pertain to riding a sidecar
. Keep in mind that there are a few items that are specific
to the brands of sidecar they are speaking about.
Click on:

http://motorvation.com/scmanul1.htm

Also click on:

http://www.ural.com/home/main.htm
This one is the Ural Site...once there click
on 'How to ride' at the top of the page.

When reading these type of things be sure to remember that the
sidecar is on the right hand side of the machine...for those in the
UK, OZ, Barbados etc. be sure to rethink what the verbage may say.
Claude
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Posted 10/13/2003 10:33 PM (#1129 - in reply to #1112)
Subject: RE: Sidecar Operator Training Online


Hal's information will be available here, with his consent. It is in the hands of the webmaster (who is an unpaid volunteer) and he will post it when he can.
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Posted 10/15/2003 12:16 AM (#1155 - in reply to #1112)
Subject: RE: Sidecar Operator Training Online


Glad to hear the old Ural manual is still available online. It's the textbook written for Ural America specifically for Ural sidecar combinations. The information was subsequently updated and re-written by the Sidecar Safety Program as the book "Driving A Sidecar Outfit". That book was the basis for the training course now known as the Sidecar/Trike Education Program. For a while the Driving... book was not being published, but now it's back in print, and available directly from the SSP printer at 800 736-1117.
OK, Driving A Sidecar Outfit (aka "the yellow book") will set you back $24.95 plus S&H. But this version isn't available online. And yes, the printer takes credit cards.
And don't forget that the S/TEP is available now in many states, taught by certified instructors. The 2-day course is good for raw novices with no prior motorcycle experience. The course is also offered as the 2nd day only, for experienced motorcyclists with little or no sidecar or trike experience. For info, the magic toll-free number is 800 521-0778, or www.esc.com
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Posted 10/26/2003 12:49 AM (#1283 - in reply to #1112)
Subject: RE: Sidecar Operator Training Online


I had a nice chat today with Gary Kelsey, former employee of Ural America, and now Marketing & Dealer Relations Director for Irbit MotorWorks of America, the direct importer of Ural motorcycles and sidecars from the factory in Russia. www.imz-ural.com, 425-702-8484.

Gary explained that Classic Motorcycles was continuing the "Ural" web site while they are attempting to dispose of their remaining stock of Ural parts and accessories. The site will be closed within the next 4 - 6 months. And apparently (the old) Ural America has a few copies of Driving the Ural Sidecar Accessory gathering dust in the warehouse.

So, expect the online "Driving..." instructions to disappear by Spring of '04. Irbit MotorWorks of America has no current plans to put driving instructions on line. In fact, they plan to order copies of the SSP manual, "Driving A Sidecar Outfit" to supply to customers. And, of course you too, can get a copy of this book by phoning 800 7736-1117. You might find it cheaper to get a printed copy than exhaust your print cartridge printing out the Ural book.

BTW, Kelsey is working with the Irbit factory to upgrade Ural sidecars with double bolt receiver tubes front and rear to allow installers to use American style wrist clamps, and other such refinements. That's very good news for potential sidecarists looking for a relatively heavy duty car to attach to a big bike. Ural quality control is definitely improving, and the factory understands that there are potential sidecar sales in the USA.

pmdave
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claude #3563
Posted 10/26/2003 1:48 AM (#1285 - in reply to #1283)
Subject: RE: Sidecar Operator Training Online



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Dave wrote:
>>So, expect the online "Driving..." instructions to disappear by Spring of '04. Irbit MotorWorks of America has no current plans to put driving instructions on line. In fact, they plan to order copies of the SSP manual, "Driving A Sidecar Outfit" to supply to customers. And, of course you too, can get a copy of this book by phoning 800 7736-1117. You might find it cheaper to get a printed copy than exhaust your print cartridge printing out the Ural book.<<

The info on the old site was almost the same as what is in the book. I guess what was free is now not with the new site then...oh well.

Also..can you explain what the SSP actually is? Was it the USCA-SSP at one time? What is the history of it? Many have asked .
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claude #3563
Posted 10/26/2003 2:58 AM (#1288 - in reply to #1285)
Subject: RE: Sidecar Operator Training Online



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Dave wrote concerning the training m,aterial on the old ural site that will soon not be availible for free anylonger:
>>You might find it cheaper to get a printed copy than exhaust your print cartridge printing out the Ural book.<<

You could go there and open each section and rather than printing it as dave alluded to simply do a 'select all' ..copy and paste it onto an email to yourself or into your own word dcument. That way you would have it but would not have to print it as Dave mentioned.
Better hurry though for as Dave said he has spoken to the new ural people and in a few weeks instead of having the ural training info he wrote you will then have to buy the yellow book.
Thanks for alluding to printing it off Dave.

Oh..and don't forget folks that Hal Kendall (USCA#2) has his manuals here at Sidecar.com for free in pdf format..see homepage.
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Posted 10/27/2003 6:45 PM (#1307 - in reply to #1283)
Subject: RE: Sidecar Operator Training Online


Don't run down to the office supply for more ink yet!The nice folks who run Classic Motorcycles and Sidecars (actually the big cheese, Tom Lynott) agreed to continue to make their version of "The Yellow Book", available on their web site. You can access it via their main site, www.classicmotorcycle.com , click on the Ural icon (for now at least) and click on the link called "How to Ride". Contrary to previous announcements, the best on-line resource for learning to ride is not going away quite yet.We owe a big thanks to Tom Lynott for keeping this in place as it is a great resource for the sidecar community and IT'S FREE! Tom said that while they are winding down their Ural operation, they are staying in the unusual vehicle business and hinted that there just may be a new entry level sidecar in the future.THANKS TOM!!
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claude #3563
Posted 10/27/2003 8:21 PM (#1309 - in reply to #1307)
Subject: RE: Sidecar Operator Training Online



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THANKS AL and Thanks TOM!!
To get to what Al was referring to it may be easier to click on this
link
http://www.classicmotorcycle.com/
Then click on the large picture of the Ural sidecar..then look at
the top of the screen and clink on 'how to ride'.

Still curious as to exactly what the SSP,which PMDAVE (David Hough) mentions from time to time is today. Was it the USCA-SSP at one time? What is the history of it? Many have asked.
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