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Old 06-22-2013, 02:38 AM   #1846
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In support of the above statement by Mr. Cob regarding Seafoam I have to say that it is by far one of the best carb treatment products I have used. I've tried them all and Seafoam really works best and regular doses will keep the carbs working on anything that has one. Now back to your regular programming.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:52 AM   #1847
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Howdy All,

I can't help it, I still think this is the BEST Ural promotional thread that has ever existed, Ilya should be giving bokad a kickback for all the Ural's this thread has sold. Its also a very good read to learn about all the highly trained motorcycle professionals and those who are afraid of getting a bit of dirt under their nails to realize that perhaps a Ural is NOT suited to them, that they would doing themselves and the brand a real big favor to look elsewhere to fulfill their expectations of the perfect machine.

Still the folks at Ural continue to pursue their dream of building a better and better machine that fills the needs of folks who want and enjoy something that still has an edge to it, something real, not a cookie-cutter, computer designed, plastic thing with no mechanical soul. So please continue to post to this thread, the longer it goes the more Ural's it sells and the more laughs it gives to us who truly ride the HELL out of these damned things and enjoy every minute of it.
To be absolutely honest, Dave, I would prefer any other type of promotion, but this one.

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Old 06-22-2013, 04:26 AM   #1848
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Dont tell me what not to do!

I hate people telling me what to do and what not to do so I went out and bought one. Yah boo sucks.
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:47 AM   #1849
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I still think Ural should work on an adventure solo.

A modernized R80G/S should sell like hotcakes. I'd be tempted.
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:27 AM   #1850
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+10 for Seafoam. Great product. I used it in the Bonnie rig last year. It had sat with fuel in it for years, with a grand total of 72 miles on the odometer. MrsDonkeys picked it up in Cali, trailered it to NC, changed the oil, and we were off on a 2000mi trip the next day. The carbs were a mess, but I put a full can of seafoam in the tank and just ran the bike. It took about 150 miles to sort out, but it cleaned the carbs. By 400 miles, with a normal dose of seafoam in the tank, the bike was running like the new bike that it really was.

Now when I deploy, all the bikes get a shot of seafoam in the tank before I leave. I came back to a one kick Ural yesterday, and put 200 fun miles on it.


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Old 06-22-2013, 11:13 AM   #1851
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:39 AM   #1852
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I'm also Southeast of Seattle, and have portable welding equipment, send I PM If I can be of help.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:52 AM   #1853
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I'm also Southeast of Seattle, and have portable welding equipment, send I PM If I can be of help.

Thank you, Barry

I'm headed to my buddies in maple valley right now to show him the strut and pictures of the frame.

I would think he will be able to handle it without issue.

I'm glad it did this at home.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:04 PM   #1854
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To be absolutely honest, Dave, I would prefer any other type of promotion, but this one.

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Howdy Ilya,

I understand your point, but this thread has sold Ural's. Reading through the thread its plain to see that some folks have undue expectations of what any machine to include a Ural is capable of, its also plain that many don't have the simple skills needed to maintain the rig nor the common sense needed to ride one safely.

That there are production faults from time to time is true, but this thread has also pointed out that there is not a motorcycle company anywhere else on the planet that stands behind its product and offers the after sale support that Ural does. Anyone or any company can make a mistake from time to time, its how they work on correcting that mistake and taking care of the customer who was affected by the mistake that counts. In this regard Ural and IMWA in particular stands head and shoulders above the crowd.

A few of us know just how few people are employed by Ural in the factory and in all other aspects of the companies operation, we also know how hard these people work to keep this SMALL company afloat and to continue to improve the product. Some of us know from first hand experience how many of the prototype parts are made and tested, some of us have had the honor of assisting in this endeavor and understand how so much is being done with so little in the way of capital and design resources.

I guess I have always been guilty of standing up for the underdog and call bullshit on those who in "MY" opinion either don't know what their talking about of who use a particular part failure on a particular machine as on indictment of the over all quality of the Ural motorcycle. Yes there are some problems but they are being addressed as they become known, what more can be asked from a company or a machine.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:48 PM   #1855
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Thank you, Barry

I'm headed to my buddies in maple valley right now to show him the strut and pictures of the frame.

I would think he will be able to handle it without issue.

I'm glad it did this at home.
Cool,

I'm on 224th near lake Youngs, if you ever need help, please don't be shy, my pleasure to lend a hand.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:56 PM   #1856
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Howdy Ilya,

I understand your point, but this thread has sold Ural's. Reading through the thread its plain to see that some folks have undue expectations of what any machine to include a Ural is capable of, its also plain that many don't have the simple skills needed to maintain the rig nor the common sense needed to ride one safely.
I'm with Dave on this one, Ilya

This thread, more than anything else, has sold me on getting one of my own. I almost bought a friends '07 with low km back in Dec, but the rumors of disc brakes and FI convinced me to wait for the new one. (Mixed feelings about the FI, but the pros outweigh the cons)

It IS clear that some people have unreasonable expectations about the rigs capabilities, while others see a single failure and expect the same from all of them. I ride an '07 R1200GS, and there's been lots of talk on the internet about final drive and EWS ring failures...and unrealistic claims that "they all do that". Obviously this just isn't true, for any brand.

What isn't so obvious to the casual observer is the high level of customer support Ural gives its customers. Only Ural owners and the people who know them are aware of the companies commitment to a quality product.
That, and people who read threads like this one and hear directly from owners...as long as it's not the foil hat wearing owners that think their bike can climb Everest with the old style original clutch

Although the machines have been around for 3/4 century, I think of it as a "new" company, when considering all the changes in the bike and the company in recent years. It's a company that's committed to producing an excellent product and standing behind it
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:03 PM   #1857
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Seafoam ???

I shut off my petcock and run the bike dry prior to any lengthy storage. Never had an issue.

My experience is that fuel can sit for quite a while without going bad. It just can't sit in your float bowl and jets for too long without gumming something up.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:51 PM   #1858
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The proof is in the pudding

Just getting back from Dawson and the D2D event. Two Urals were ther. I've been looking at them for three years and last week decided to get one. I talked to both owners. They are wildly enthusiastic. One rode from Copper Landing south of Anchorage. No issues. The other rode from Pagosa Springs, Colorado. No issues. This just confirmed my decision.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:55 PM   #1859
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I just spent several months overseas. I'm fortunate, and crazy enough, to have a garage full of motorcycles. One of these is a Husky TR650 that I bought a week before I left town. All I could think of was getting home and riding the Husky.

Then I got home. What's the first thing I did? Take the Ural for a weekend away to see the family. No many how many bikes I have, nothing has the character and fun factor of the Ural. Sure, it requires more work than the other bikes, but that is half the fun.

The Ural just has a character that no other bike has. The smiles per mile are amazing. Getting to take the nephew along for a 140 mile ride just adds to the fun. There are a lot of reasons not to buy a Ural, but the reasons to buy one are reasons that can't be replicated by any other motorcycle out there. This is the first Ural I've owned, and certainly won't be the last.

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Old 06-24-2013, 05:31 PM   #1860
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...This is the first Ural I've owned, and certainly won't be the last.
Sara the Hack is the first Ural I've owned, and it probably WILL be the last.
That's because I don't ever plan to get rid of it!
If some thing breaks, I fix it. Not much has broken. If something big ever breaks, it'll probably be my fault. I'll fix that too.
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