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Old 10-03-2012, 05:12 PM   #1516
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Thats all?

And I would not be going out on a limb if I said they were not easy miles...
They were easy miles, yes. [RT engine now with only 30,000 miles]. The fear or better "apprehension" breaking down with so much electronics in the guts of a machine in the middle of nowhere makes me very uneasy.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:27 PM   #1517
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I often read BMW thread being a happy owner of R1200GS. I must assure - if you read it , it wouldn't give better impression than the current thread. People bitching about electrics, final drive failure, engine etc etc showing "numerous" examples of pure engineering solutions and poor quality of craftsmanship. Is R1200GS bad bike? I dont think so... I am familiar with Ural/Dnepr rigs and they always have small problems to fix on the go. However they can be fixed on side of the road with hammer and piece of the tin can. Modern bikes if they r dead - they are dead, game over. I have heard only about one bike than can go and go and go without problems - Honda Transalp. Take one of them if you don't want problems with maintenance in long trips. Russian bikes are for mechanically oriented people. They can take you where you want if you give attention, maintenance and care in return. They are not "plug & play" modern devices from the box. People who buy them assuming that they are Hondas are naive and badly informed. I still remember stupid angry discussion about how bad are Harleys - piece of crap, slow, ugly etc etc comparing to jap bikes. Hmmm... you can hear it from people who made their own bad decisions buying bikes that are not meant to be what they expected. If you want to race - dont buy Harley, take R1 instead. You want go for long trip around the world - make your research, MEASURE YOUR ABILITIES, know the bike and ONLY then make the decision.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:16 PM   #1518
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This thread inspired me to buy a Ural

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Old 10-06-2012, 05:24 PM   #1519
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I've been looking for one

Dumbass question. Is that a small GM alternator on the engine or just a copy of one?
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:35 PM   #1520
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That is a Russian 35A "hand-grenade" alternator.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:01 PM   #1521
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Ah, I have read of this one. I think the words were"it will destroy your engine"

Do these bikes have a weak electrical system? Could a GM alt be retrofitted?
I have one on my Suzuki Samurai, the original 36 amp went out and they are about $160.

The 80 amp GM was $10 at a salvage yard, easy hook up.
I'm guessing in this application it is gear or chain driven, by it looks like there is room for it.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:04 PM   #1522
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The new ones come with a Denso alternator
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:13 PM   #1523
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That should be fine then, I doubt I'll buy new if/when I get one.
Seems like I would be better off getting one that someone has had a few years and mostly sorted out.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:03 PM   #1524
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The Denso alternator is rock solid. I believe Ural has their own bracketry, mounting, etc, but I believe it is a pretty standard alternator for several models of fork lifts. Appears to be identical to the one in our Kubota and our Nissan at work.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:10 PM   #1525
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This thread inspired me to buy a Ural

Didn't pay much, did you!!??
Did you talk him down??
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:21 PM   #1526
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Didn't pay much, did you!!??
Did you talk him down??
$1300. It was a steal.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:22 PM   #1527
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I might just get the old 14A alternator to replace the hand-grenade. I never had a problem with those on my mid-90s vintage bikes.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:29 PM   #1528
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$1300. It was a steal.
Yes it was. I saw that ad and put it on SS a few hours ago. Some of the guys there will be quite jealous of your purchase.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:44 PM   #1529
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The Denso alternator is rock solid. I believe Ural has their own bracketry, mounting, etc, but I believe it is a pretty standard alternator for several models of fork lifts. Appears to be identical to the one in our Kubota and our Nissan at work.
Seems as tho you already have a replacement spotted in case yours quits
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:49 PM   #1530
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$1300. It was a steal.
Happy for you; glad it went to someone that will enjoy it. For 1.3k, keep us informed, good or bad.
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