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Old 05-12-2015, 02:23 PM   #1
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I am so sorry my poor Ural...

When I bought my 1st Ural almost 4 years ago, I bought a tow rope as the general consensus made me afraid I would need that very often... Well it was still in its thermoplastic wrap till Sunday when I decided to use the -48 Indian I've been looking at in my garage for a year (unstart able. electric starter. sidecar off. lost a fixation. clutch poorly adjusted by the DPO/builder. paint on the SC)... well:30 miles and my wife walked home to p-up the rope and the car... Clutch gone for real!!
I am so sorry I doubted the Ural: she always got me home!!
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Old 05-12-2015, 03:19 PM   #2
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Give me 5 bucks and I'll take that worthless Indian POS off yer hands, if you truly feel that way about it!
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Old 05-12-2015, 04:12 PM   #3
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Give me 5 bucks and I'll take that worthless Indian POS off yer hands, if you truly feel that way about it!
need an anchor for a boat??
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Old 05-12-2015, 05:51 PM   #4
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need an anchor for a boat??
Naw, I got a bit of concrete in the garage that needs holding down.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:59 PM   #5
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You don't have to pay me nothing, give me nothing. I will come get it for free.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:20 PM   #6
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Should have towed the Indian home with the Ural!
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:34 PM   #7
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I've got a spot in my living room for it
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:46 AM   #8
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Better idea, I’ll come down pick it up, get it running for you and return it in about six days, weeks, months, years.....
Us older guys take a little longer but we'll get her done !
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:25 PM   #9
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They all do that.
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:09 AM   #10
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What the heck do you think Indian went out of business for? Reliable machines?
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Old 05-20-2015, 03:35 PM   #11
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This is BS!! These bikes were better made than HD, with better materials and less "fashion" in their built. This one has been rebuilt by an amateur who in typical US taste thought that a nice paint is more important than knowing what to do in the engine bay... I made the mistake of trusting him....


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Old 05-20-2015, 04:32 PM   #12
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Indian went out of business do to poor management and boardroom decisions. The issues with original Chiefs and Scouts were never of the mechanical nature. Harley's knucklehead pretty much sealed Indian's fate as the OHV engine was a step beyond the side valve that Indian was still using. The loss of government contracts during the war and the failure to re-tool and advance designs post war pretty much sunk them and was the end of a great mark. I'm glad to see them back again and going strong!
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Old 05-20-2015, 05:06 PM   #13
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This is BS!! These bikes were better made than HD, with better materials and less "fashion" in their built. This one has been rebuilt by an amateur who in typical US taste thought that a nice paint is more important than knowing what to do in the engine bay... I made the mistake of trusting him....


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Come on Philippe your probably right but slippery dealings aren't exclusively US, but we have elevated the "let the buyer beware" attitude much further than it should have gone !
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Old 05-20-2015, 05:43 PM   #14
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Dave: it is not a fact of slippery deal... It is more the attitude " I can do it, even if I do not have any knowledge, formation or experience... Without even reading a book!". In others parts of the world, where bikes are not toys, I have the feeling that people "respect" anything mechanic more and do not try to work on everything and are "just" happy with a nice paint ! On this beautiful ($$$) Indian all the nuts are finger tight, ignition, clutch, carb were badly adjusted (reason why the clutch burned out)... Thks god I met the guy who did put the engine together (he has the same opinion of the DPO/builder than me!) and I may not to have to go deep inside!!


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Old 05-20-2015, 07:49 PM   #15
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So you bought it for lots of $$$$$ without knowing how it ran ?
Maybe the fault is your own.
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