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Old 04-09-2013, 10:31 AM   #1666
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Great thread. I think I too will jump into the Ural market.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:13 PM   #1667
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Good idea, go for it. Monty seems quite pleased I did, although he doesnt look it in this picture!
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:29 PM   #1668
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Great thread. I think I too will jump into the Ural market.
Go for it, your past life will seem boring and tame compared to the post uRal days.

It is an addiction.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:12 PM   #1669
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Good idea, go for it. Monty seems quite pleased I did, although he doesnt look it in this picture!
He's pissed that you left the windshield on!
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:16 PM   #1670
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He's pissed that you left the windshield on!
Its for his own good, his Doggles haven't come yrt!
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:07 PM   #1671
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The resurection ???

I loved this thread.
It was a great read.
The controversy.
The insecurity.
The childishness !!!!!
Truly, the height of emotion came out in this thread.

Life was good, when this thread was active.
Oh, how I miss it.

Someday, someone will spark another great controversy and life will be great, once again.

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Old 04-10-2013, 07:45 PM   #1672
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Wait just a minute....

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I loved this thread.
It was a great read.
The controversy.
The insecurity.
The childishness !!!!!
Truly, the height of emotion came out in this thread.

Life was good, when this thread was active.
Oh, how I miss it.

Someday, someone will spark another great controversy and life will be great, once again.

Here, pull my finger.....little harder
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:50 AM   #1673
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My hat is off to bokad for having the nerve to bring up this uncomfortable subject. I have no desire to own a Ural but this thread only convinces me of that fact. However, having finished the thread and learned a few things (skipping quite a few pages in the second half of this epic) I came across this headline on the BBC news page. I thought it was superbly ironic in light of all the counter accusations flying here.

Japan's top four carmakers are recalling a total of 3.4 million cars over a defect in passenger airbags.
Toyota, which is recalling 1.73 million cars, said the vehicles had a defective part which "could cause the airbag inflator to rupture and deploy the airbag abnormally in a crash".
Honda Motors is recalling 1.13 million cars, while 480,000 of Nissan's and 45,000 Mazda cars are affected

I suppose one can safely say that defects in Urals don't generate headlines at least.

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Old 04-11-2013, 05:06 AM   #1674
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My hat is off to bokad for having the nerve to bring up this uncomfortable subject. I have no desire to own a Ural but this thread only convinces me of that fact. However, having finished the thread and learned a few things (skipping quite a few pages in the second half of this epic) I came across this headline on the BBC news page. I thought it was superbly ironic in light of all the counter accusations flying here.

Japan's top four carmakers are recalling a total of 3.4 million cars over a defect in passenger airbags.
Toyota, which is recalling 1.73 million cars, said the vehicles had a defective part which "could cause the airbag inflator to rupture and deploy the airbag abnormally in a crash".
Honda Motors is recalling 1.13 million cars, while 480,000 of Nissan's and 45,000 Mazda cars are affected

I suppose one can safely say that defects in Urals don't generate headlines at least.

Thank you for bringing this up, I can sincerely state that in seven years of uRal ownership, I have never had an issue with my airbags, nor electronic throttle malfunction leading to unintended acceleration!

In fact, acceleration has always been controllable, to the point of being somewhat non-existent.

I also agree the original poster has a lot of nerve in stating his experience would the norm for everyone else.

Please note that I cannot utter his name, like the movie Betelgeuse, saying his name three times in a row will make him reappear astride a flaming uRal!
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:28 AM   #1675
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Here, pull my finger.....little harder
Done.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:16 AM   #1676
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I suppose one can safely say that defects in Urals don't generate headlines at least.

You must have missed it! Ural had a genuine official recall in 2010 for defective rocker arms. I think it involved something like 13 bikes.

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Old 04-11-2013, 09:13 AM   #1677
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You must have missed it! Ural had a genuine official recall in 2010 for defective rocker arms. I think it involved something like 13 bikes.


You missed one too.....There was an official Warranty recall in 2007 for the tranny.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:51 AM   #1678
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Please note that I cannot utter his name, like the movie Betelgeuse, saying his name three times in a row will make him reappear astride a flaming uRal!
That's why I say Beetle Juice instead. Much safer...
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:34 PM   #1679
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Thumb Time on his hands?

It will be a long time before we get another thread with a first post like this one, because not many people would have the time or inclination to go on and on and on ! Christ he must have been pissed! I came across the post while thinking about getting a Ural, and it only encouraged me more! I got mine 3 weeks ago, so far so good. I love it!
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:40 PM   #1680
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Well. I own a BMW hex head. And my wife owns a BMW oilhead. Both with the dreaded servo brakes. Great bikes. Servos work fine, bikes stop on a dime.

So, I was thinking about selling hers and getting a Ural. I noticed the prices have risen significantly since I started looking at them. At one point, years ago, I figured I could even throw out the bike and hook the sidecar to something if it was that bad, cause it was so cheap. No more.

Frankly, I have a R1150RS I was going to sell and then after reading this and some research, I decided to hang one off the R and skip the Ural.

But then again, it has the dreaded servo brakes....
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