Without the weight of a passenger, a sidecar can be dangerously unstable, so I volunteered for Sherpa duty and carried all the tools, extra water, extra fuel and gear for our three-person riding group.
Dual-sport or adventure riding in the southwestern United States requires basic sand riding experience at minimum, as even major power line roads like this one can have sandy surprises waiting just over the next rise.
With an average fuel economy of 31.1 mpg and a 5-gallon gas tank, the Ural can go about 155 miles between fill-ups. The Gear-Up also includes a 10-liter (2.6-gallon) jerry can that’s strap-mounted to the sidecar.

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