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Old 11-01-2012, 02:52 PM   #16
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Laugh YES!!! get a Ural!!!

YES!!! get a Ural!!!

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But first how close is a good dealer to you???
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:44 PM   #17
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Urals are well........ Urals. If you plan on actually putting some miles on it you will indeed be wrenching on it. Unless you want to spend a whole lot of time waiting for someone else to work on it for you.

They are easy enough to work on and after a while you will feel like an old pro. I think most will agree that it is a product that is getting better and better every year. Still when I compare my 2011 GSA with a DMC sidecar and the 2007 Ural there is a lot more routine stuff on the Ural.

If you really do not want to get your hands dirty, I am not sure the Ural is a good choice.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:20 PM   #18
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I did it. Scary shite but dam, I have not stopped smiling

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Old 11-08-2012, 09:15 PM   #19
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I love my Ural so much I want another one. Not a gas and go machine, but it's fun and necessary to tinker. Don't get one if you don't want to attract attention.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:00 AM   #20
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congratulations

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I did it. Scary shite but dam, I have not stopped smiling

Well done I hope you go well together.
Keep us informed of your progress.
Cheers Bruce.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:01 AM   #21
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I don't see what your stubby legs have to do with buying any brand of sidehack.
You don't have to buy a Ural, so buy something more reliable that means less wrenching since you don't want to get dirty.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:21 AM   #22
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Urals are cool - I have one.

But don't get one unless you are prepared to work on it and by work on it I don't just mean oil changes.
Don't get one if one of the first thoughts you have is " I just want to ride"

There are many ways into the world of hacks look around a bit - urals aren't the only way to get there.

Good luck
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:34 AM   #23
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17,000 KMs on mine. Besides one broken spoke my 2010 Gear Up hasn't been "worked on", but what do I know? I'm 50 and do all the work on all our machinery including rebuilding engines and transmissions. I don't let things go to hell and keep up with over a dozen cars, trucks, bikes, and a boat. The Ural simply has been great. OTOH, my FJR will need more going over this winter....
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:01 PM   #24
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Well done I hope you go well together.
Keep us informed of your progress.
Cheers Bruce.
Thanks Bruce. A beautiful day here in southern Tassie so a quick trip to the supermarket turned into a 3 hour ride and warm milk. Just clicked over 500 kms and my Ural would be without a doubt, the best decision I have ever made with regards to a bike purchase. We are starting to get along a little better now but she still reminds me that I have much to learn. No regrets
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:18 AM   #25
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I only have my Ural since last December and 4000kms.... Only one arm fully functional (talk
about upper body strengh!) and I love it... I am trying to check everything all the time and have no probs whatsoever: does not use oil, tires do not deflate, valves do not run out of adjustment, spark plugs fire etc. it came with 3 years warranty and the only pieces changed were a brake switch and a clutch arm release. I am afraid (or happy!) but it looks like Urals are not the special elite bikes they used to be!!!
Hey Prmurat, another oe armed uralista here...what kind f mods did you make to ride? I lost my right arm so I moved all the controls to the left...
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:38 PM   #26
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Don't buy a Ural if you're not a people person or suffer from social anxiety. Strangers will mob you all the time with question, comments, etc and often cause you to be late. UDF=Ural Delay Factor.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:54 PM   #27
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Don't buy a Ural if you're not a people person or suffer from social anxiety. Strangers will mob you all the time with question, comments, etc and often cause you to be late. UDF=Ural Delay Factor.
LATE FOR WHAT????????

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Old 11-12-2012, 03:43 PM   #28
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I did it. Scary shite but dam, I have not stopped smiling

Ride it in good health... Congrats
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