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Old 09-24-2012, 10:22 AM   #1501
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550SENTA screwed with this post 09-25-2012 at 12:44 PM
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:57 AM   #1502
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It was raining yesterday. I went into the garage and tore the front wheel off my ural. I put my "fresh" wheel on the front, cleaned checked and serviced the brakes. All for the cost of a new tire and some grease. The brakes have some real spring to them and I had to adjust my brake light spring to make sure the brake light came on when I hit the pedal. When I was done I was all finished with inspecting, cleaning and refreshing the suspension and I was rewarded by a great ride!

Ive done a lot of motorcycling, but wrenching on and riding my Ural is always fun and interesting and challenging.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:51 AM   #1503
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Ive done a lot of motorcycling, but wrenching on and riding my Ural is always fun and interesting and challenging.
And, most spare parts can be bought at any ACE Hardware store
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:53 AM   #1504
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I bought a Ural just because of this thread...
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:38 PM   #1505
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Don't buy a Ural.

Nobody wants to run the dirt and gravel trails with their dog...and hang with the dual sports.

Yeah, why would anybody want to do that?



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Old 10-02-2012, 03:24 PM   #1506
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I put 120 miles on mine yesterday, it was awesome and such a good workout.
yeah, but, how many time did you rebuild the engine doing 120 miles in ONE day?














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Old 10-02-2012, 03:28 PM   #1507
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let me try to finish his sentence.

he got as far as a w ....so, it has to be "_hy am I banned?"

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Old 10-02-2012, 08:31 PM   #1508
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That said, I would use my brakes more that my engine for braking. Brake pads are cheap, clutches aren't. I would use it some but sparingly.
There are ways to downshift that don't involve slipping the clutch, thus avoiding any wear on the plates. The primary one being to correctly match the engine speed before letting the clutch back out. The bearings/springs would get more usage, but those are typically pretty-long life.

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Old 10-02-2012, 10:32 PM   #1509
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Probably it is good to try first. I am planning to join this crowd - http://www.dnepr-kiev.com/home/ukrai...mountains-2012
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:45 PM   #1510
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Probably it is good to try first. I am planning to join this crowd - http://www.dnepr-kiev.com/home/ukrai...mountains-2012
Might pay to read this thread http://www.russianiron.com/forums/in...howtopic=14171 before spending any money with Arbalet. She doesn't have the best reputation. There are also some threads on b-Cozz about her honesty (or lack thereof).
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:14 AM   #1511
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Might pay to read this thread http://www.russianiron.com/forums/in...howtopic=14171 before spending any money with Arbalet. She doesn't have the best reputation. There are also some threads on b-Cozz about her honesty (or lack thereof).
I did , quite mixed comments there. Some people liked it and some got frustrated. I am aware that things "normal" there could be way way out of normality here. Old bike breakdown? Its normal, use your hammer. Take tour in Asia with local agency and you will get similar impression. I am not trying to defend them - I just sought it in other places and it was considered by locals as a normal trip. About honesty - mixed reports as well. More positive ones than negative. Is there any recent topic about Arbalet and their dishonest behavior?
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:36 AM   #1512
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I met a group of about twenty Australians in Istanbul trying to ride back to Australia on Ural Outfits.

They had purchased the bikes in Europe and had given up with the journey by Istanbul. Total rubbish was the verdict. Even with a support vehicle they couldn't carry enough spares. This was the opinion of a small group of owners but relevant.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:57 AM   #1513
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Was it about Arbalet or bikes? Bikes are shit if of unknown origin. However they work charmless in proper hands.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:49 PM   #1514
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This was interesting reading about the new 2013 1200 water cooled GS.
Comparatively speaking as I am sure it has a great ride and flies, I still prefer our 1996 1100GS and our 2012 "Crusty". [Gear-Up/Ural]
The technology is scary. One minor "thing" can go wrong and on the side of the road or no road no repair is going to be possible. I am not a great mechanic, I have ridden the GS till it's engine no fault of mine finally gave up at 281,000 miles, but I found this read fascinating.
I think we can consider ourselves lucky that they still make the Ural!
Here is the article
http://www.mcnews.com.au/2013_Bikes/...00GS/Intro.htm
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:58 PM   #1515
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...I have ridden the GS till it's engine no fault of mine finally gave up at 281,000 miles...

Thats all?

And I would not be going out on a limb if I said they were not easy miles...
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