Further signs of the apocalypse: Here’s an electric Ural

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by HK_User, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

  2. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    them is russian

    jus sayn
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  3. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Them is Russian and USA and Eyetalyn and German and Others too.
  4. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    yep it is a coal powered russian made motorcycle ;) ;)

    the maker, IMZ-Ural was the red armys military motorcyle manufacturer during WWII, after WWII n during part of the Cold War

    they supposedly went into full civilian production in the late 1950s
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  5. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Do they put liquid electricity in that fuel tank??? Just askin' :unsure:

    Looks like, solid Russian bullet proof armoured engineering at its finest....an orange T34 on two wheels, judging by the shock absorbers. :LOL:

    Interesting rear wheel-locking security device.....what looks like some strut seems to be poking through the spokes of the rear wheel....:sneaky:

    Perhaps the Russkis put this
    In the fuel tank....just so the fuel injectors don't suffer from acid burn. :LOL: AND it's sugar free!
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  6. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

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  7. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    So is the SHERP

    Only the best bugout vehicle on the planet. Them Ruskies are something else, man.
  8. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    That would be fun to play with there.
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  9. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    We poke a lot of fun at the Russians, but just surviving in much or the northern part of Russia, as in northern Alaska, is in itself a testament of the ability of man to adapt and survive. To extract resources from the land, oil, gold, fish, what ever is, is one of mankind's bigger achievements.
  10. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Yup, reverse engineered BMW that the Germans "lost" in WWII.
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  11. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    they got the BMW motorcycle legally in 1940

    some folks keep forgettin that stalin plus hitler were allies briefly n split Poland in 2 in 1939

    BMW provided everything they needed for the BMW R 71 plus the sidecar

    all cooperation stopped with the invasion in 1941 uv cuz
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  12. Big Ron

    Big Ron Monkey+

    I read they stripped a factory that produced them in Germany and just kept up with 1945 technology. Maybe a different ignition system and a new carburetor. I read motorcycle magazines once in a while. Man, the price of new motorcycles is just insane!
  13. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    That motorcycle gets up to 103 miles per charge. They say the motorcycle weights 822 lbs. That is really heavy.
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  14. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    A prototype MC. I'm a Ural fan - even made one a plot point in one of my books.

    But - these seem t o be making inroads today - fat tire 'golf' scooters.

    62 mile range claimed.

    Electric motorcycles and scooters suffer considerable disadvantage in range, since batteries cannot store as much energy as a tank of gas.[68] Anything over 130 miles (210 km) on a single charge is considered an exceptionally long range.[69] As a result, while electric machines excel as daily commuters traveling a fixed distance round trip, on the open road riders experience inhibiting range anxiety.[70] Also electric power trades off range against speed. For instance the current longest range electric scooter, the ZEV 10 LRC, travels 220 km (140 mi) at 89 km/h (55 mph), but according to the manufacturer the range drops to about 129 km (80 mi) at 112 km/h (70 mph).[71] A BBC news blog reported that an Austrian bike, the Johammer J1, is capable of travelling 200 km (124 miles) on a single charge.[72]

    I'm waiting for this: Fuel cell power
    There are several experimental prototypes using fuel cell technology. ENV developed by Intelligent Energy is a hydrogen fuel cell prototype. The motorcycle has a range of 100 miles (160 km) and can reach a top speed of 50 mph (80 km/h).[61] Suzuki has also developed a concept hydrogen fuel cell scooter based on the Suzuki Burgman.[62] Yamaha has created a hydrogen fuel cell prototype called FC-AQEL, which is considered equivalent to a 125cc vehicle.[63] Honda has also developed a hydrogen fuel cell scooter which uses the Honda FC Stack.

    Not H2 powered, but with alcohol, poropane or CNG - something that can use existing infrastructure...

    "Nissan has developed a new kind of fuel cell drivetrain for cars that taps an onboard tank of ethanol instead of pressurized hydrogen, delivering a cheaper and safer ride that it says is more user friendly.

    The new technology, dubbed an e-bio fuel cell, aims to combat a common hurdle to deploying traditional hydrogen fuel cell vehicles: the lack of a hydrogen fueling infrastructure. Nissan’s system uses bio-ethanol, derived from renewable crops such as corn or sugarcane, and that refueling infrastructure already largely exists.

    E-bio fuel cells should also be less costly than traditional hydrogen systems because they don’t require the expensive carbon-fiber storage tanks for pressurized hydrogen or costly precious metals such as platinum as catalysts for electricity generation.

    Nissan aims to bring the technology to market in fleet vehicles by around 2020.
    (source - https://autoweek.com/article/green-cars/nissan-could-change-game-new-fuel-cell-technology#ixzz5WZkotq9j)
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  15. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    That is HEAVY! My dressed Harley FLHS only weighed 820 WITH tour pack....and an iced down 6 pack.
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  16. Merkun

    Merkun furious dreamer

    That 100 or so miles range is a bit concerning to me. That assumes ideal conditions, and we don't know what they might be. Also, 800 lbs is indeed beyond heavy, pushing that puppy uphill to a charging station is plenty daunting.
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  17. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    yep yep .. plus the range depends on a bunch of factors .. terrain .. temps .. battery condition .. weather .. plus plus ..

    aint tryin to mix apples n oranges .. here goes .. there is an electric bicycle that starts at $6,000 that weighs 112 lbs. max range is 25-50 miles with upgraded batteries .. with the battery upgrades it sells for $9,000 to $12,000 ..

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  18. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I personally would rather have a trailer that is a battery bank, and the front wheel of the motor cycle have the electric motor.
    While the regular engine is used for real work it also charges the battery bank , then as the need arrises the electric is used and the engine idles or is shut off. working as a hybrid .
    Never abandon one source over another .
    IF an EMP or CME occurs and the electronics are dead weight the motorcycle may still be functional . There are diesel powered motorcycles ,that have no reliance on electronic ignition .
    Though some significant weight might be involved ,one's distance is significant as well as the load one is capable of .
    If you are bugging out , a trailer will move better behind you than a side car and is as easily abandoned if necessary . Or the trailer becomes one's buck buggy .
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