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Old 12-13-2013, 06:12 PM   #2116
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Buying a Ural

And here I was thinking or more like will be buying a Ural. Seems to me there could be a thread on any motorcycle and list all kinds of failures. Its up to the rider to due preventative maintenance on any bike. Ya just can't ride and only put gas in them and expect them to keep going and going.
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:27 AM   #2117
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Great opportunity for the Ural faithful to promote their ride!

"Most reliabe and fixable bike for remote areas?"
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=940475
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:34 AM   #2118
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It's nice that in a review (http://rideapart.com/2013/12/world-e...idecar-review/) that Ural themselves have promoted, it says that all pre 2014 Urals were:

"Riding a Ural sidecar has been an exercise in survival."
"performance, handling and braking were, ... just plain terrible"

And that the old performance numbers were made up.
"a Ural employee confided to RideApart that these new numbers are honest, whereas the old were…optimistic. "
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:45 AM   #2119
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If i may add,
when you have those tester of motorcyle that have NEVER drive a sidecar you cannot expect any other answers that what they wrote in my opinion.

i have been riding for +40 years,all sort of motorcycles and when i ride,drove my Ural i add to reset myself of ALL my driving squills.
Driving,feeling an Ural is completely different but man what is fun!!!!

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Old 12-14-2013, 08:25 AM   #2120
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I'm always amused by the pessimistic comments,

Yes the 2014s are much nicer, they have much better handling, braking, and performance than my 07, I could tell the difference within 50 feet the first time I rode one.
That said, going on 7 years and over 86,000 km of daily use, my 07 has done just fine and is still the most enjoyable bike I have owned.

It takes a real cynic to see these positive changes as nothing more than an opportunity to be a wet blanket.
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:54 AM   #2121
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The new model of any make is always vastly superior according to the manufacturer, even if it is just Bold New Graphics.

That said, "Ural" and "Performance" aren't two words I associate together.

They make a good rig. I like that they have broadened the model range from the old days of Tourist or Sportsman.
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:17 AM   #2122
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I would love to have a 2014 but I'm pretty happy now with my 2010 Patrol. I have invested a great deal of time & money to get mine working as well as I can and it does everything I ask of it. Reliability has been decent once I got past the early issues with broken rocker arms & failed oil slingers and for the past 2 years(40K km's) it has run strong and has gotten mid 30's mileage consistently. I will add the new upgrades as they become available, really want the new steering damper first then the new front engine cover/oil filter deal. I hope they offer the new airbox as a conversion for carbed models too.
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:40 AM   #2123
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I would love to have a 2014 but I'm pretty happy now with my 2010 Patrol. I have invested a great deal of time & money to get mine working as well as I can and it does everything I ask of it. Reliability has been decent once I got past the early issues with broken rocker arms & failed oil slingers and for the past 2 years(40K km's) it has run strong and has gotten mid 30's mileage consistently. I will add the new upgrades as they become available, really want the new steering damper first then the new front engine cover/oil filter deal. I hope they offer the new airbox as a conversion for carbed models too.
3 things;
Don't know if the new steering damper will fit, as the triple clamps and fork uppers are different now. Maybe a Scott's damper will fit?

New engine cover might already be available

Have you tried Windmill's air box?
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:24 PM   #2124
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From what I've read, the damper will work with a little work

couple pics





I want to say I heard Feb. for the cover.

and

Buy an airbox from windmill(instant improvement)

Just eyeing it, the new airbox seems too big to fit the older rigs.
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:35 PM   #2125
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3 things;
Don't know if the new steering damper will fit, as the triple clamps and fork uppers are different now. Maybe a Scott's damper will fit?

New engine cover might already be available

Have you tried Windmill's air box?
The damper and spin-on filter will be available as retrofit kits for pre 2014 rigs. The new airbox will not fit in pre 2014 rigs without frame and fuel tank modifications.

The "windmill" airbox conversion has its advantages, but the sorry SOB who makes them has been super slow in meeting demand and has a 6 month backlog on the waiting list.....

Spin-on conversion on my 07


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Old 12-14-2013, 11:42 PM   #2126
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And that the old performance numbers were made up.
Anyone basing a decision on a Ural purchase on performance numbers should be banned from owning one. You'd have to be an idiot.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:58 PM   #2127
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Holy batshit....I bought one.....but me being me, I'd rather take a chance and enjoy life than heed the doom Sayers and hide from an adventure.....

Can't wait for it to get here.....

And how do we get on the back order list for the Windmill conversion....
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:13 PM   #2128
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Seems that in order to install the new steering dampener, you'll have to change the lower tree... And utility/quality of this dampener is not top! I will certainly investigate in this as I want to change the risers and one of the problem is the stock dampener getting in the way...
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:03 AM   #2129
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Holy batshit....I bought one.....but me being me, I'd rather take a chance and enjoy life than heed the doom Sayers and hide from an adventure.....

Can't wait for it to get here.....

And how do we get on the back order list for the Windmill conversion....
Which windmill conversion are you asking about? Kinda hard to keep with windmill.
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:52 AM   #2130
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And how do we get on the back order list for the Windmill conversion....

Go check out http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=14

Barry is a good guy to deal with
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