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Old 10-18-2012, 07:22 PM   #1576
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And the generator on that thing has 500 cotton!
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:41 PM   #1577
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Wools chance become owner!

Sorry, but I just hear Borat when I read that.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:53 AM   #1578
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Wow, I just got home from a 600 mile round trip to look at a 2012 Ural Gear-Up today. I had pretty much made up my mind that I was going to buy a new Gear-Up in the Spring. Then, I find this thread. I was under the impression that the Ural was very reliable. I've heard about the FD problems but that is hit or miss. This thread puts the bike in a completely different light now. A week ago, my doctor told me that I need to stop riding motorcycles and look into getting a trike. A trike is not an option for me. I basically saved up enough cash to buy a new 2013 Husqvarna TR650 and then, got the bad news from the doctor. The Ural is my last hope! I need something reliable to get me to and from work. My plan was to ride the Ural year 'round. The OP here, is saying that this bike is no good for that. Is that the concensus from most Ural owners? I feel much like he does, about my KTM 950 Adv. When I was done riding it, I couldn't even sell it! The KTM dealer wouldn't even take it back in trade.

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Sam, go check out the Fleabay thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...492526&page=83 Practically new Ural's posted all the time for well under MSRP. Madeouttaglass just posted one in Atlanta that is begging for a fly-and-ride! Only 149km!
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:17 PM   #1579
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I would limit it to the R60/5 and to 1971 in general. The MT-9 was not really updated all the way until when factory went belly-up in the 90s while the march of progress went on inexorably for BMW.

Although, has anyone seen this bizarro contraption, the Kremlin escort?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ural-...#ht_7389wt_702

I've heard of these, but never seen one in real life. Supposedly, they're 1000cc Dnepr motors. And check out the disc brake bolted to the drum hub! I'd love to pore over all the details in person.
Actually, they're something like a 772cc engine...
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:33 PM   #1580
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I would limit it to the R60/5 and to 1971 in general. The MT-9 was not really updated all the way until when factory went belly-up in the 90s while the march of progress went on inexorably for BMW.

Although, has anyone seen this bizarro contraption, the Kremlin escort?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ural-...#ht_7389wt_702

I've heard of these, but never seen one in real life. Supposedly, they're 1000cc Dnepr motors. And check out the disc brake bolted to the drum hub! I'd love to pore over all the details in person.
Very sharp!
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* what does 500 cotton mean?
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:46 PM   #1581
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The word for "cotton" is very similar to "watt" in some Slavic languages (in Polish "wata" means cotton, and nouns are conjugable, which often confuses translators).
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:51 PM   #1582
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Bokad Used to Ride Harleys

Either Bokad used to ride Harleys, or his twin brother did: http://www.jamesrussellpublishing.bi...buyharley.html

This is one of my favorite excerpts: 21. Harley-Davidson motorcycles are huge lumbering beasts that are unstable to ride and tend to slide sideways and fall down when the brakes are applied, mostly the rear brake. They have balance and suspension problems. You have to fight the motorcycle constantly on mountain roads and even on the the freeway. It wanders and floats and most riders just think this is normal and for a Harley-Davidson and it is. When you hop on other brands of motorcycles you will see a world of difference in handling. You no longer have to keep inputting steering corrections and fight with the motorcycle to stay on course.

Man is no m/c brand safe from crybabies, heheh...
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:28 PM   #1583
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Either Bokad used to ride Harleys, or his twin brother did: http://www.jamesrussellpublishing.bi...buyharley.html

This is one of my favorite excerpts: 21. Harley-Davidson motorcycles are huge lumbering beasts that are unstable to ride and tend to slide sideways and fall down when the brakes are applied, mostly the rear brake. They have balance and suspension problems. You have to fight the motorcycle constantly on mountain roads and even on the the freeway. It wanders and floats and most riders just think this is normal and for a Harley-Davidson and it is. When you hop on other brands of motorcycles you will see a world of difference in handling. You no longer have to keep inputting steering corrections and fight with the motorcycle to stay on course.

Man is no m/c brand safe from crybabies, heheh...
This needs to be in the WTF thread. The how to join a outlaw motorcycle gang section is glorious
http://www.jamesrussellpublishing.bi...cyclegang.html
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:54 AM   #1584
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Wow - that stuff is comedy gold.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:52 PM   #1585
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This needs to be in the WTF thread. The how to join a outlaw motorcycle gang section is glorious
http://www.jamesrussellpublishing.bi...cyclegang.html
I... I don't know what to say about that.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:00 PM   #1586
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I... I don't know what to say about that.
funny?
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:43 PM   #1587
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Very sharp!
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* what does 500 cotton mean?

Thread count?
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:01 AM   #1588
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Although, has anyone seen this bizarro contraption, the Kremlin escort?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ural-...#ht_7389wt_702
that would be a cool bike to own.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:09 AM   #1589
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There's not really any fresh material. Maybe after they announce the "specs and pricing" of the '13s in 2 weeks?
I'm sure there will be disc brakes all around, and a 2-speed transfer case, just to name a couple of probable upgrades...oh yeah. Diesel, like Ducati Monster
I talked to Jim over at Raceway Services Saturday before last and he told me the 2013 models will be exactly the same as the 2012's. No upgrades at all. He also told me that he was the one who recommended to IMZ that they stick with what they have for now, so if you want someone to blame for the lack of a cup holder built into the gas tank this next year, he's the guy.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:17 AM   #1590
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It was made in 1981...
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