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Old 06-04-2012, 08:16 AM   #496
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I'll bow out after this post...
Found this from a couple of days ago and about 200 or so posts back.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:26 AM   #497
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:29 AM   #498
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Just got home after a week long camping trip. Thought I would check and see if there was anything new in hacks.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:47 AM   #499
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Nope. I pay more for gas because of gouging.
You paid more for your Ural because your carbs and electronics are Japanese; your forks, brakes, and ignition is Italian; your gears are German. You are paying extra for that "quality". Oh yeah, plus the Rooskies are gouging on Urals, too.

And to top it off, I get the same 25 MPG on my rig as you do on your new rig.
Gouging? Really? Who is gouging you on gas prices? I'm sorry but OPEC disbanded in 2005 (their effort to control pricing) because they could no longer do so. I'm sure you can cite some current article supporting some sort of conspiracy theory (like with global weather change) but the general consensus is that there is a finite amount of crude and we are using more than we can produce, there's really not much debate in the professional world around this. Besides, is the ADV forum really a place to debate this?

And when you talk about the Ural, you are correct, parts are now sourced form other locations. But the price increase easily attributed to inflation/demand and other very basic economic factors. There's even a FAQ on the IMZ site regarding this: http://www.imz-ural.com/faq/

What's the base price for the Ural-T again?

Basic economic principals at work. Fortunately there is no one out to "get you". You'll have to look at the economics of drug trafficking to see that :)

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Old 06-04-2012, 09:15 AM   #500
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The location of the Irbit factory is due to some historical reasons, read a book fool....... NoNad, you are living proof of more money than brains, your incessant crybaby sniveling because you didn't research what you bought, TWICE, and then your inability to be able to do simple fixes, like water in your carb, or tune your lean running smog approved Ural so you can start it is just pathetic. You have show cased that you are an inept fool, that even if on a Honda, and it needed a throttle cable adjustment or some other simple task performed, you would have the bike towed to a dealer. Have you thought about buying a Toyota Corolla and cutting the roof off for that almost motorcycle like experience?? haha

By the way, every bike sold in the states has about a $450+ destination fee, so why your now whining about Urals having to be shipped from Russia and adding to the cost is beyond me? I guess Ural should move their plant to Detroit to cater to penny pinching RUBS like you.

Why the personal attack when before I tried to help you, because your sniveling and whining is pathetic and shows what a helpless fool you are.You didn't respond to one thing I said when I tried to help. Have you sold your bikes yet, plenty of offers around, I would just like you to hurry up and do that, I for one don't want you in the Ural community, you don't fit.........your embarrassing to the rest of us.

And don't give us that I'm overseas crap, if lowly Ural can ship bikes around the world from the Irbit Mountains in Russia, are you saying that you can't sell or ship your bike because of cost/distance. Wait, like you said about Ural, that cost is your problem. Your sale from overseas, regardless of shipping costs, your sale price should be the same as if the bike was in Florida or L.A. right??

Hey there's a Bonnie with hack for sale on EBay right now. please buy it, then we can hear about how the bike is a RPOC because the chain and sprockets wear out too quick and you don't know how to tighten a chain up. Silly shit man......

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Old 06-04-2012, 02:46 PM   #501
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Is this whiner's 15 minutes of fame over yet?

I was riding my Ural all this past weekend, not one breakdown or issue.

Guess I am just the lucky sort but I am sure this Ural curse thing is just waiting on the sidelines, 'cause I read on the 'net they are unreliable and bad.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:26 PM   #502
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Gouging? Really? Who is gouging you on gas prices? I'm sorry but OPEC disbanded in 2005 (their effort to control pricing) because they could no longer do so. I'm sure you can cite some current article supporting some sort of conspiracy theory (like with global weather change) but the general consensus is that there is a finite amount of crude and we are using more than we can produce, there's really not much debate in the professional world around this. Besides, is the ADV forum really a place to debate this?

And when you talk about the Ural, you are correct, parts are now sourced form other locations. But the price increase easily attributed to inflation/demand and other very basic economic factors. There's even a FAQ on the IMZ site regarding this: http://www.imz-ural.com/faq/

What's the base price for the Ural-T again?

Basic economic principals at work. Fortunately there is no one out to "get you". You'll have to look at the economics of drug trafficking to see that :)

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We are using more crude than we can produce? Why are we exporting oil?? It wouldn't be, "profit" at any cost, would it?
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:02 PM   #503
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Or maybe a TV saga such as Lost, 24, Sons of Acne, or maybe Dr Strangelove ?
More like Days of our Lives I would have said...
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:48 PM   #504
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Some one recently posted a you tube of the factory on this forum . From memory it was about 600 per week . They sell approximately ( google the word ) 800 a year in Russia alone and that number doesn't rate on their radar . So that would leave around ( a variation of approximate ) 200 for the rest of the world .


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In the old days in Soviet Russia, maybe they pumped out that many. Not it's only a few hundred per year.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:54 PM   #505
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This a trait of the SS list... Did hope it would not pollute here!!!
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:37 PM   #506
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Guys,

Maybe it's about time you abandoned the keyboard and went for a long ride.


And if it's on a Ural a walk might be involved too.............
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:42 PM   #507
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Pmu-rat - wot the Vagasil didn't work for you?
Now the hater in chief is here... This is just his type of un interesting post he bakes in and restart when dead and buried. Racism, bigotry and plain dumb remarks should follow...trying to make people leave ADV as fast as they do with SS, are you???
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:58 PM   #508
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Well.............I am now at the Hood River Oregon Fair Gound's, just got my RPOC Ural unloaded from the toy hauler, camp is setup and I am ready to ride tomorrow. For years some of us Ural riders have been coming over early to help prove out the dual sport course for the "Black Dog Dual Sport Rally" an AMA sanctioned event. The event takes the participants through some high mountain country that often has a lot of snow on the trails, those of us who ride Ural's come over early to clear the trails of downed trees and using the two wheel drive bust a path through the snow so that by next weekend when the actual event happens the snow will be melted back so the regular bikes came make it through that part of the trail.

Yeah the fucking POS Ural's are a good for nothing I tell ya, here's a few shots of how worthless they are and what we do BEFORE the event. We also run the Ural's in the rally and the other riders on regular dual sport bikes think the Ural's a hoot to watch as we charge through the mud that stops many of the bikes.




When we come to the snow, if we don't make it the first time we "back up" and hit it again until we bust a path through the snow.




We cleared this stretch of trail, on to the next bad spot.


To top it off, unfortunately it seems like every year someone gets hurt pretty bad out in the middle of nowhere, no problem the Ural's act as ambulances and carry the injured riders out to where medical care can be given. The rider in the sidecar has just run wide on a turn and lost control of his KTM, his right leg was messed up pretty bad. This same rider the day before had been following my Ural in a particular bad spot with lots of rocks and ruts in the trail, he nearly went down in the ruts trying to keep up with the Ural. He was chasing another Ural when he ran wide on the corner, yeah the damned Ural's just clog up the course, they should be banned.


Yeah the Ural's are so undependable they have to blaze the trail so that regular dual sport bikes of ALL brands and models can have a chance at getting through the course. Piece of shite, if it didn't run so well I'd sell the damned Russian turd.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:14 PM   #509
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Come on people. Give it a rest will you? Just because a couple of people choose to show their ignorance, does not mean that everyone else has to sink down to their level of mental incompetence.

Some people love Urals, some love Harleys, some love Ducatis, some love Hondas, or whatever. That is why all these different bikes are available. They all give a different riding experience and some are more niche marketed than others. Not everybody wants a UJM. Some want an old school style while others want the latest high tech thing they can find.Some enjoy tinkering and playing with the mechanicals while others only want to have to put gas in and go. And there are some that would rather not have to get their hands anywhere near a gas pump, They just want to pose and try to look good. To some people it is all about getting to their destination, and others fell the journet is more important. So what? We are all individuals that share a passion. Lets get back to that.

So, everybody PLEASE Stop bashing people that you don't agree with. That goes both ways. Just agree to disagree, lift a beverage of your choice and get off the soap boxes.
Time to put this thread to bed and get back to the usual informative and respectful exchange of information.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:15 PM   #510
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Well............ Piece of shite, if it didn't run so well I'd sell the damned Russian turd.
well, there you have it! I still want one.
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