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Old 09-01-2012, 12:40 AM   #1
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Wicked 2012 maroon retro, descision time

Well after much procrastinating, the time has come to throw down a deposit. i must confess I was about to buy a 2009 Can Am Spyder second hand for $17000, here in Australia. Unbelivably the wife canned this at the last moment with the fatal words, Why dont you get a new Ural. $18100 on the road 2 yrs unlimited kilometers. Well I have descided on a maroon coloured Retro. Last chance for any negatives before i take the plunge.

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Old 09-01-2012, 02:06 AM   #2
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Welcome to the club, I'm sure you won't regret owning a Ural. There are now close to 250 of these here on Oz, and Jon and his small team look after us extremely well.
Where abouts are you? There us lots of support on Soviet Steeds, Russian Iron, the Yahoo Ural list and the RMO A.
Hope to see you the road somewhere soon
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:26 AM   #3
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Two more sleeps until the dealer opens ... post pic's on monday of your new toy.

Cool choice.


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Old 09-01-2012, 03:08 AM   #4
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Congrats and pics when you get it.
You will love it...until you hate it.
Then you will love that you hated it.

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Old 09-01-2012, 09:56 AM   #5
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:55 AM   #6
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Order placed Countdown begins, 10 Working days we hopes
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:17 AM   #7
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Congratulations, who are you buying it through?
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:56 AM   #8
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Beautiful! Congratulations. Go ahead, and dive in ...
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:02 AM   #9
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Have ridden both Ural and Can Am Spyder and the even though the can am is a lot faster the Ural
was sooooo much more fun to ride
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:18 AM   #10
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Bazzle, very nice!

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Old 09-04-2012, 01:44 PM   #11
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Thanks one and all. I have arranged to be on site when crate arrives and opened. bruce at RHD / townsville Sidecars also has no problem with me watching and giving a hand on assembly. Will take pictures and post a story on the build and first ride.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:38 PM   #12
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Thanks one and all. I have arranged to be on site when crate arrives and opened. bruce at RHD / townsville Sidecars also has no problem with me watching and giving a hand on assembly. Will take pictures and post a story on the build and first ride.
That's going to be a fun day! Congratulations, your going to have a blast
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:59 PM   #13
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Thanks one and all. I have arranged to be on site when crate arrives and opened. bruce at RHD / townsville Sidecars also has no problem with me watching and giving a hand on assembly. Will take pictures and post a story on the build and first ride.
That's exactly how I did it with my last 2 Urals. Congratulations.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:28 PM   #14
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Bazzel21,
I'm curious as to the difference in steering effort/handling with the traditional telescopic forks for the Retro.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:28 AM   #15
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After completing a recent three day Ural Adventure ride here in Oz on my '09 Tourist, I was given a new Retro to ride to a nearby Russian Bike rally. The ride was 190km, 50km on gravel and dirt tracks.
I find it difficult to admit, but In my opinion the Retro handles as well as my Tourist, and on most surfaces it was better than the Tourist. The Retro also won the gymkhana barrels event.
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