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Old 11-24-2012, 01:43 PM   #31
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Bike's not bad but the oar is useless, would rather have seen maybe a storage box with tire chains or cleats for when the going gets tough or such.....
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:03 PM   #32
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The oar is just odd and I'm not a big fan of the teeth either. I would have no use for the oar. Other than to take it off the bike and stick it up on the wall of my cabin.

Coming up with the money for a URAL Gear-Up this year is going to be hard enough. I won't be spending even more to buy a URAL Yamal.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:39 PM   #33
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My real issue is they make this version out to be the Ural for the end of the world. I don't think it meets that criteria. I think the orange is an ugly color. I think the teeth look silly. I would rather have a mount for a gun, not a paddle. They could have made a kick ass zombie slayer version, which would have gotten laughs and still looked cool. This one just looks like a mall crawler IMHO. They should have put a winch on it, beefy tires, heavy duty skid plate, high mount exhaust, brighter off road lights, and some other odds and ends.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:22 AM   #34
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My real issue is they make this version out to be the Ural for the end of the world. I don't think it meets that criteria. I think the orange is an ugly color. I think the teeth look silly. I would rather have a mount for a gun, not a paddle. They could have made a kick ass zombie slayer version, which would have gotten laughs and still looked cool. This one just looks like a mall crawler IMHO. They should have put a winch on it, beefy tires, heavy duty skid plate, high mount exhaust, brighter off road lights, and some other odds and ends.
I don't get the impression that they were going for a "end of the world" model, just something that maybe meets what many Ural owners want/do themselves on their existing rigs half way in an initial purpose. Case in point, the undercoating (something many people do), the auxiliary driving lights (something people do), the fairing (many people add this on), etc. I don't understand the fascination people have the whole gun mount thing. You're obviously not going to be driving around with a live machine gun next to you anyway, so what's the point? So you can mount an Airsoft or Nerf gun on there for looks? Just dumb in my opinion. The oar is also dumb, but it's a joke on the part of Ural. I will give them kudos for having a sense of humor about it. I've already said I think the teeth decal looks ridiculous, but other than that, if I had a spare $14K or so lying around, I'd consider getting one. As it is, I can't even afford a used one right now, so it's all a moot point anyway.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:25 PM   #35
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Maybe something got lost in the translation. but
That "oar" is a Paddle...



THIS, is an oar...
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:48 PM   #36
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:42 AM   #37
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Maybe something got lost in the translation. but
That "oar" is a Paddle...



THIS, is an oar...
I noticed the same thing. I kept calling it a paddle, but in the end, I don't think the average person cares.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:40 AM   #38
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Looks like the Russian reference and humor has gone way over of the heads of many here.



"The Yamal .... has a polymer coating to reduce friction."

I think the instructions on the oar are priceless.

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Old 11-27-2012, 09:07 AM   #39
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I noticed the same thing. I kept calling it a paddle, but in the end, I don't think the average person cares.
No longer can Ural buyers say, they left me up the creek without a paddle!
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:57 AM   #40
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Looks like the Russian reference and humor has gone way over of the heads of many here.



"The Yamal .... has a polymer coating to reduce friction."

I think the instructions on the oar are priceless.

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Ural owners refer to their UDF - so, the Yamal Ural- something of a ice-breaker as a conversation starter?
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:18 AM   #41
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Maybe something got lost in the translation. but
That "oar" is a Paddle...

THIS, is an oar...
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:26 PM   #42
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:16 PM   #43
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Not bad

I think I like any of the camo ones better though. The oar is funny though.

I have to agree that more useful equipment would be better, NOT more complexity though. I like the idea of being able to keep it going yourself.

I like doing my own work, it's kinda like a shrink for me.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:50 AM   #44
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I think the Yamal looks great ! Just wish I could buy one ....



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Old 11-30-2012, 09:15 AM   #45
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As my wicked old Uncle used to say about the value of experience, "there is no oar like an old oar".
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