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Old 10-06-2013, 06:15 AM   #2011
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I read a quote somewhere recently, and I can't find it, from a Russian expat who, on being told of his friends recent acquisition of a Ural said:

"Why for you buy motorcycle is already broken before leave factory?"



Made me chuckle.


So do they do them in 2wd with the chair on the left? I have a plan that involves a lot of sand, and the most remote community on the planet.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:23 AM   #2012
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I read a quote somewhere recently, and I can't find it, from a Russian expat who, on being told of his friends recent acquisition of a Ural said:

"Why for you buy motorcycle is already broken before leave factory?"



Made me chuckle.


So do they do them in 2wd with the chair on the left? I have a plan that involves a lot of sand, and the most remote community on the planet.
Given the trans output and driveshaft, I don't see how they could run a left side 2wd final drive. Maybe it exists, but being in USA I have never seen it.
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:55 PM   #2013
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I read a quote somewhere recently, and I can't find it, from a Russian expat who, on being told of his friends recent acquisition of a Ural said:

"Why for you buy motorcycle is already broken before leave factory?"



Made me chuckle.


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I had an encounter with a Russian expat and his young son the other day in a parking lot. He waxed nostalgic about the Ural he used to ride around as a kid back home and how tough they are. Took a pic of his son in the hack.
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:58 PM   #2014
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I had an encounter with a Russian expat and his young son the other day in a parking lot. He waxed nostalgic about the Ural he used to ride around as a kid back home and how tough they are. Took a pic of his son in the hack.
Germans used to feel the same way about the original Beetle or Trabant, if it was almost the only choice, loathing is eventually superceded by nostalgia.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:05 AM   #2015
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So do they do them in 2wd with the chair on the left?
No.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:07 AM   #2016
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Reason #142 not to buy a Ural. You might find yourself tossing the keys to the only sober guy at an ADV rally so he can take you on a beer run.



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Old 10-08-2013, 09:22 PM   #2017
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This is an excellent thread. Since I sold all of my bikes, to include an 1150GS and a VStrom DL1000, I've been considering a Ural.

I assumed the later models were fairly solid machines but apparently the Russians still haven't been able to refine their quality control processes other than for their Ak-47s rifles. I will now approach my buying decision with great caution.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:01 AM   #2018
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This is an excellent thread. Since I sold all of my bikes, to include an 1150GS and a VStrom DL1000, I've been considering a Ural.

I assumed the later models were fairly solid machines but apparently the Russians still haven't been able to refine their quality control processes other than for their Ak-47s rifles. I will now approach my buying decision with great caution.
If you can keep a 67 Triumph TR 6 on the road, the Ural will be easy.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:12 AM   #2019
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This is an excellent thread. Since I sold all of my bikes, to include an 1150GS and a VStrom DL1000, I've been considering a Ural.

I assumed the later models were fairly solid machines but apparently the Russians still haven't been able to refine their quality control processes other than for their Ak-47s rifles. I will now approach my buying decision with great caution.
I guess it depends what you want. I did a lot of research before I got my Gear Up. I found buy as new as you can afford and stay on top of the maintenance. I've had no problems with mine except for a defective tail light lens cover(sent one immediately by my dealer). 7500 kms and counting. I wanted something I could ride all year round and for me, I think I found it.







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Old 10-09-2013, 11:17 AM   #2020
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Ural is indeed my first rig. The primary factor was price. I'm a mechanic by trade so maintenance didn't scare me. I like thw 1150gs and Bonneville setups but it's 12k-sky's the limit to get into one. I was able to purchase a 2010 Ural at nearly half that. Now that I've confirmed I love it I may still find myself with a GS rig eventually. Although the Ural has a unique charm for sure.

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Old 10-09-2013, 01:08 PM   #2021
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I guess it depends what you want. I did a lot of research before I got my Gear Up. I found buy as new as you can afford and stay on top of the maintenance. I've had no problems with mine except for a defective tail light lens cover(sent one immediately by my dealer). 7500 kms and counting. I wanted something I could ride all year round and for me, I think I found it.
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That is a very nice looking rig. I'm up to 10k km with no problems, knock on wood.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:00 AM   #2022
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I guess it depends what you want. I did a lot of research before I got my Gear Up. I found buy as new as you can afford and stay on top of the maintenance. I've had no problems with mine except for a defective tail light lens cover(sent one immediately by my dealer). 7500 kms and counting. I wanted something I could ride all year round and for me, I think I found it.







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How about a front shot of that rig, I would like to check out the lights. Any alternator load problems ?
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:33 PM   #2023
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How about a front shot of that rig, I would like to check out the lights. Any alternator load problems ?
Shouldn't have, alt puts out 750kw.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:05 PM   #2024
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Shouldn't have, alt puts out 750kw.
Um....that's enough to power a couple of city blocks at peak usage, and 1,000 times what it actually puts out.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:11 PM   #2025
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I read a quote somewhere recently, and I can't find it, from a Russian expat who, on being told of his friends recent acquisition of a Ural said:

"Why for you buy motorcycle is already broken before leave factory?"

Made me chuckle.
Typical comment from "Russians" referring to the past...
The worst place to get advise on Ural it's Russia or Russians with no clue on the subject.

Why? Very few peoples know what are the "new" Ural and even less (...) drove one of them.

Even one of the journalist of Moto-magazine.ru "discover" the new Ural after a 6000km ride... (September&October 2013 issue)

Instead of listen some ignorants better to read the ride reports like Mr Cob in Australia:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831331

or this one:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...hlight=uraling
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