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Old 03-03-2014, 06:04 AM   #1
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Political uncertainty and purcahse of Ural

Being that the Ural is from a country that the US has never had great relations with I wonder about the wisdom of buying a Ural in the face of current political uncertainty. If relations between the US and Russia were to break down I would guess that would affect the ability to procure parts for the bike. I know that the Lada was available in Canada for years. Was it possible to get parts for it during the cold war?
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:20 AM   #2
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Common - cold war, take it easy. I hardly can believe that US will embargo Russian goods.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:26 AM   #3
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I hardly can believe that US will embargo Russian goods.
Why not?
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:42 AM   #4
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The longer this situation goes on the more it is going to trickle down affecting other areas. There certainly is the risk for imported goods but hopefully cooler heads will prevail.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:43 AM   #5
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Why no embardo

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Why not?

Russia has more natural resources than the US does, that is why not. Iran has held out for how long?
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:45 AM   #6
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Why not?
How many Russian goods do you know in US market except Ural, Niva and vodka? May be I am wrong, but embargo Russian goods will be useless - it have no sense.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:45 AM   #7
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Ural is actually a US based corporation, and I seriously doubt we would go back embargoing their goods, like with China and other countries, business comes before politics these days.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:55 AM   #8
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Besides the US not importing high value Russian goods, the value of the Ural might go up?! The "last imported" Ural before the "great embargo", I can see it on Craig's List now.

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Old 03-03-2014, 07:26 AM   #9
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If relations between the US and Russia were to break down I would guess that would affect the ability to procure parts for the bike.
You raise a good point, I'll try not to break anything.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:51 AM   #10
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Who will give us a ride to the Space Station?
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Congress will - they will fill large baloons with the methane they produce!

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Old 03-03-2014, 12:59 PM   #12
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Ohhh not to worry; with this weak and, indeed marxist POTUS, soon the Ural will be built here and most likely illegal mexicans will build them!

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Old 03-03-2014, 02:49 PM   #13
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Ohhh not to worry; with this weak and, indeed marxist POTUS, soon the Ural will be built here and most likely illegal mexicans will build them!


Yes, Putin is indeed leading this dance!
Now that is some good stuff, I must say I laughed pretty hard. Don't forget Kerry is also going to do some powerful negotiations...... Kinda like a Daton B210 trying to pull a gooseneck trailer. Futile!
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:33 PM   #14
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Being that the Ural is from a country that the US has never had great relations with I wonder about the wisdom of buying a Ural in the face of current political uncertainty. If relations between the US and Russia were to break down I would guess that would affect the ability to procure parts for the bike. I know that the Lada was available in Canada for years. Was it possible to get parts for it during the cold war?
Paranoid much? You have got to be kidding me with this shite. The pResident is a joke. He won't do anything but draw a line in the sand. The when they cross that one he will draw another one farther along.
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Ohhh not to worry; with this weak and, indeed marxist POTUS, soon the Ural will be built here and most likely illegal mexicans will build them!


Yes, Putin is indeed leading this dance!
My guess is that you don't know much about Marxism. Liberals hate this guy as a corporate puppet. He's also deported more illegals than the previous 4 presidents combined. One of the few things he's done well, since he still enjoys their support.

Politics <<< If you're going to bring it up you should read about it first.

OTOH, Putin does seem to be leading, but isn't it all a shell game anyway?
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