Congrats! I'm glad that you got one of the good ones. There are far too many people who didn't.
I wasn't expecting Honda (good lord they are fantastic). I was expecting old design with modern quality control. Rugged, rough, old tech but reliable. It seems to me that is how Ural markets the bikes. But they're quality control from paint to plastic is crap. Unexcusable mistakes being made at the factory, never checked, and passed on to customers.
Originally Posted by AlanCT
I have been surprised, actually, that my '05 has required less wrenching than I had anticipated - and I don't particularly baby it.
It sounds like the OP was expecting a Honda-like experience. If that is the case, no wonder he was disappointed.