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Old 05-29-2012, 11:00 AM   #81
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Originally Posted by GreatWhiteNorth View Post
Just blitzed through the whole thread. Talk about a thread exploding overnight! Obviously Urals are bikes that bring out a lot of emotions, love or hate. IMO we live in a bit of a Golden Age when it comes to mechanical things, and vehicles in particular - engineering, electronics, metallurgy, machining (CNC !)... really, manufacturing on the whole, has advanced to the point we've come to expect (previously unthinkable) reliability. .
That's why the Space Shuttle had 2 catastrophic failures. The engineers did not think it could happen in this Golden Age.
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