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Old 09-09-2008, 06:33 AM   #16
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Well Doodie,I'll say get it.....as was said,there aren't many to choose from,and the one you describe sounds like it's been taken care of.
Urals are like some other atypical vehicles when it comes to 'stated book
values'....they don't necessarily follow them. I purchased my '02 new,
for $9K,it's now supposedly worth less than half that much,according to
those 'professional valuation institutions'....BFD.

Buy & enjoy it....

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Old 09-09-2008, 06:42 AM   #17
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I say buy it. The first year you'll feel ripped, the second year you'll feel happy and the third year you'll be in 'tech talk land' .

Go for it.
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:28 AM   #18
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Well Doodie,I'll say get it.....as was said,there aren't many to choose from,and the one you describe sounds like it's been taken care of.
Urals are like some other atypical vehicles when it comes to 'stated book
values'....they don't necessarily follow them. I purchased my '02 new,
for $9K,it's now supposedly worth less than half that much,according to
those 'professional valuation institutions'....BFD.

Buy & enjoy it....

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Old 09-09-2008, 11:49 AM   #19
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Oh well its only money......and I want one now.
Those are the most pertinent points regarding your situation. The only question is, how much do you trust that guy Doodie?

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Old 09-09-2008, 06:50 PM   #20
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RE:Ural

That's a neat color scheme,Danbrew.......reminds me of the WW2 German
winter camo patterns used in the eastern campaign regions. I'd damn sure
chosen that color pattern when I bought mine had it been available.....

Sam in IN

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Old 09-11-2008, 12:25 PM   #21
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I think it's a pretty good deal for an 06. You might be able to knock it down a bit. You get to skip the break in period and go straight to beating the hell out of it, so you got that going for you.

I bought an 07 demo model from a dealer. This was right when the bike jumped in price from $12k to $14k. I paid $10k for mine. I absolutely love it.







The only problem I have had so far is failing to check my air filter after about 10 off road trips and my carbs got all gunked out. The guys over at sovietsteeds are some sharp tacks when you need tech advice.


Buy it. Beat it. Fix it.

Actually, "beat it" and "fix it" are the same thing when it comes to a Ural.
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:25 PM   #22
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Buy it.

It's about 60% of the cost of new one, and 100% as much fun !

If the KBB thing makes you feel bad, just tell people ya got it for $6500. eff em.
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:30 PM   #23
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Laugh Buy It!!!!

Pull the trigger you will love it. I bought my Patrol new in 06. It has been a great rig, it has been cross country a couple of times, with and without passenger. It is also good off road too.

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I am about to pull the trigger on a 2006 GU fro 8695.00, can I get some advice if this is a good deal and if there is anything I need to address when going to pick it up? Here are the details;

2006 Ural Gear Up
Approx 4000 KM Excellent condition with no known problems
Only off road one time for approx 1/2 mile
New rear motorcycle tire with good condition tires on others
All service performed (more often than Ural recommends
Garaged.
Covered when not in garage.
Includes misc spare parts (oil filter, spark plugs, oil, etc.)]Upgrades include:
Camo seat covers for motorcycl
Camo fairing Hack windshield
Camo crash bar on hack
Deep oil sump with associated pickup
Timken wheel bearings on all front, rear and hack wheel Lowers (not mounted)
Rejetting of carbs Oil sump temperature indicator
Upgraded mirrors
Camo cover (fair condition
Manuals to include owners, service, and parts. Manuals in print and also on CD.
Manual on "how to ride with a sidecar"
Machine gun mount
Gas Can with mount
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Old 09-20-2008, 06:02 PM   #24
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Go for it. Ural's are a ton of fun. I use mine for grocery shopping inclement weather, etc. I've never regretted buying it. 4000KM on my Tourist with only a minor alternator oil leak fixed under warranty with a new 08 alternator. My experience with the Ural warranty people was excellent, plus I was the second owner.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:57 AM   #25
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go ahead and pull the triger..............but I ain't tellin what I got in my old 96 tourist I will tell you that the 15000K have been too much fun! pound it fix it and pound it some more
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Old 09-21-2008, 05:19 PM   #26
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My first response was based on buying and selling bikes (non-sidecar) and cars for the past 20 years. The ones I've liked I didn't care about the cost post-purchase because you can't put a dollar figure to the enjoyment of owning something you like that much. The ones I did not like I sold and thought nothing further of.

I've had a Ural for 1 week and about 350 kms. I have to say this thing is a BLAST. FUN, FUN, FUN to ride- leaning off it in corners is a riot. People point, wave and give you thumbs up, I can carry about 40lbs of tools in it- I think everything I need to basically rebuild the engine on the side of the road. A full size spare, I bought a case of oil AND a case of beer mid week and just threw them on the rack, reverse is the BOMB!!! My girlfriend rolled her eyes and said I was mad when I got it, I took her for one ride and she informed me yesterday there are several people she HAS to show the bike to this week so I HAVE to take her around to their places- hmmmmm, didn't take long for her to get hooked.

And to cap it off, I have to get a helmet in a hurry for my 6 year old as she is bursting to take a ride with me.

I paid retail on a new one and so far have no regrets. Once again, I advise you buy it and start having fun.
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:32 AM   #27
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I have a 2000, and everywhere I go I have to give a history lesson. I have been riding bikes for 40 years and a Ural Patrol has been the funnest.

Please Note!! You must be a Mechanic to own a URAL, lol. For every hour of fun riding, you spend 4 hours working on the rig.

The biggest problem is the carbs, I now have k-68's and life has really been much better. I also have a ducati ignition system. Use lock tight on them flywheel bolts.

As to the high price on the one you are looking at, hummm, I would get that 07 kit from e-bay for $4100 plus shipping. You have to put it together, but if you buy that other Ural you will be tearing apart at some point, lol.
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:05 AM   #28
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i love sidecar as well my dog!!

i'm a GS owner, just love it, for the sidecar, i'm very new, just wondering the quality for the Ural, i dont mind paying for the fun, anybody can tell, how tough has the bike been built.? will last for a long time? can i use it for a 10K miles travel?

have fun for looking at this
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:23 PM   #29
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I have the above bike and after one year of riding the heck out of it I am pretty impressed with the bike. I now have 10,500km with very few problems. Below is the list of items that I had to replace over the past year:

1. Replaced the Turn Signal Relay (day one)
2. Several light bulbs went out, after replacing with new (from auto parts store) no more issues.
3. Replaced headlight just last week. (High Beam went out)
4. I had a broken spring in the rear brake. The spring holds the brake
shoes together on the center post. Replaced from Napa Auto.

I think that's it. So far I am feeling very comfortable riding the bike 300-400 miles over a weekend to camp in the NC mountains and just hading a ball. The bike is still picking up more power even with 10km on the clock. Last weekend I pulled my little trailer with all our camping gear up to Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground for the weekend and the bike handled that just fine. I ran I-40 from Asheville NC to Statesville NC (90+ miles) at 65-70 mph gps indicated speed with the trailer. I don't know what more anyone could want in a utility bike. Mine is simply a Blast to ride anywhere and with only one wheel drive, I have not had an issue ever getting stuck. Here is a photo of the bike and trailer rig. Pretty cool I think.

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Old 09-23-2008, 01:44 PM   #30
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13,000 kms and I've changed the flasher and a clutch cable on warranty.
Driven daily hauling mail, lumber, groceries, and beer. Runs down muddy roads
and generally abused. Standard maintenance at intervals, but little trouble.

Pull the trigger...they ain't gettin any cheaper......
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