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Old 07-29-2013, 11:04 AM   #166
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Yes some advice. Buy something with fuel injection. A Ural is real 1930's German technology so my apologies to the HD crowd.
Thanks! Though some do, I could never have a Ural as my only bike.
I suspect FI is coming to the Ural soon to keep up with demand for efficiency and power.
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:42 PM   #167
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New Ural options

No changes to current models in any way. Change is bad and technology is for Japan some parts of Europe and the USA.
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:32 AM   #168
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Thanks! Though some do, I could never have a Ural as my only bike.
I suspect FI is coming to the Ural soon to keep up with demand for efficiency and power.
Actually FI is coming to Urals for the next model year.... For better or worse, it is here..
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:41 AM   #169
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Actually FI is coming to Urals for the next model year.... For better or worse, it is here..
I read that recently. No word yet on power/mpg increase. Interesting times.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:19 AM   #170
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Fuel Injection on the 2014 Urals has nothing to do with a power increase - the current Ural engine could not stand much of a power increase. Fuel injection will allow this rather inefficient, air cooled engine to meet current emmission standards - nothing more. Without significant changes to engine design and manufacturing processes any significant increase in power output will certainly drasticly decrease the the life of the current powerplant. You will see some drivability and cold running improvements but those of us who are comfortable with a manual choke carbureted bike really won't care. I personally don't look at FI on a Ural as an improvement, the bike is supposed to be a simple, reliable, fix-on-the-side-of-the-road machine.
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:47 AM   #171
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I personally don't look at FI on a Ural as an improvement, the bike is supposed to be a simple, reliable, fix-on-the-side-of-the-road machine.
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:35 PM   #172
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Fuel Injection on the 2014 Urals has nothing to do with a power increase - the current Ural engine could not stand much of a power increase. Fuel injection will allow this rather inefficient, air cooled engine to meet current emmission standards - nothing more. Without significant changes to engine design and manufacturing processes any significant increase in power output will certainly drasticly decrease the the life of the current powerplant. You will see some drivability and cold running improvements but those of us who are comfortable with a manual choke carbureted bike really won't care. I personally don't look at FI on a Ural as an improvement, the bike is supposed to be a simple, reliable, fix-on-the-side-of-the-road machine.
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FI is forced upon to meet emission regulations for export permits. And, it takes away the lure of "fix on the side of the road". Could be a deathly dilemma.

However, as with the Royal Enfield bullets, if the software behind the FI is versatile enough to adequately react to a variety of conditions, it will be a reliable ride from start to finish. It should also improve mileage.
But definitely the old habitue / afficionado will miss the daily tuning. The golden age has passed, and the silver age is on its last...
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:02 PM   #173
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One of the great things about FI on a otherwise simple motor is......it can be removed pretty easily.
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:49 AM   #174
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One of the great things about FI on a otherwise simple motor is......it can be removed pretty easily.
That's one of the most ignorant things I've ever heard.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:09 AM   #175
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funniest episode just cause my old boss was just like these guys
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:31 PM   #176
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One of the great things about FI on a otherwise simple motor is......it can be removed pretty easily.
Yup, dere bubba. Youse just pull dem pesky trottle bodies off & slap on any sized side draft Amal & blooie - yer got yerself a good running ride dere.

Hold my beer & I'll show yer how.
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:58 PM   #177
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I love that South Park episode

So spot on it almost hurts.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:54 PM   #178
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:01 AM   #179
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Loudest bike I have heard so far is a R1 with about six inches of pipe off the header, no muffler. Passed me on the highway at pretty much redline and scared the crap out of me. Made my ears ring for a minute or two. You could still hear the thing even after he was out of sight.
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Old 08-16-2013, 04:58 AM   #180
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1200GS with Nazi helmet?

Not sure where to post this so this thread will have to do.
Riding into work this morning I came up on a 1200GS at a red light, full set of Tourtech cases, and the owner is wearing a Nazi 1/2 helmet!


The light changed before I could get my camera out.
Crazy shit.
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