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Old 12-16-2014, 12:28 PM   #1
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Ural prices

Is the price of Urals now going to go down seeing that the rubel is tanking to lower and lower levels daily?????
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Old 12-16-2014, 12:33 PM   #2
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If things keep going down, you might be able to pick up a new Ural for a few loaves of bread.

And probably not the first time Urals could be traded for necessities.
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Old 12-16-2014, 12:52 PM   #3
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I don't want to pay Harley prices for anything "Сделано в России" (made in Russia). Might take a while, with current inventory, but if the exchange keeps going the way it is, that SHOULD translate into lower retail, keeping in mind the quality could plummet as well.
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Old 12-16-2014, 04:05 PM   #4
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I would think that as the value of the Ural employee salaries drops by 40% or more, the effect on their motivation to make a decent product would be catastrophic.
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Old 12-16-2014, 05:28 PM   #5
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It may have no effect, remember the reason why these bikes are starting to become reliable is that they are buying pretty much every thing they can from other countries.
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:17 AM   #6
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I just emailed a company in Ektairinberg, Russia that offers Ural Sidecar holidays in the Ural mountains. Prices on the website are in Roubles and Euros.
Previously I had thought its way too expensive, but as the Rouble has dropped, I did the conversion, it was about half the original cost. I emailed saying that they didnt seem to have changed the prices on the website, they replied that I should go by the Euro price! I have asked how come, if I go to USA I pay $, if they come to UK they pay , so why do I pay in a foreign currency in Russia. No reply so far!
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Old 12-17-2014, 02:46 AM   #7
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Is the price of Urals now going to go down seeing that the rubel is tanking to lower and lower levels daily?????
If more & more parts are being manufactured in other countries, I would think the cost would remain constant or increase. These ''new/better'' parts don't come to the US for assembly. They have to be paid for w/ extra Russian money or in the currency of the manufacturing country.

Besides do you really think (middle man) Ural upper US management would give up their extra profits so you could reap the exchange rate benefit.

Heck, they have trouble honoring their own warranty for cracks on the top of the sidecars, under the Gear Ups spot light. I think it's called, ''using it in a way not intended''.....isn't that what Jason told you Gene???
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Old 12-17-2014, 06:23 AM   #8
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I just emailed a company in Ektairinberg, Russia that offers Ural Sidecar holidays in the Ural mountains. Prices on the website are in Roubles and Euros.
Previously I had thought its way too expensive, but as the Rouble has dropped, I did the conversion, it was about half the original cost. I emailed saying that they didnt seem to have changed the prices on the website, they replied that I should go by the Euro price! I have asked how come, if I go to USA I pay $, if they come to UK they pay , so why do I pay in a foreign currency in Russia. No reply so far!
Just got a reply. They will offer me 55 roubles to the euro til 5th January. XE currency exchange is saying todays rate is 81 roubles.
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BMW prices didn't match the market when the mark went up and down.


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Old 12-17-2014, 03:04 PM   #10
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Nor do fuel prices - goes up very quick, down very slow!
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Old 12-17-2014, 04:45 PM   #11
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We have a name brand gas station which is offering diesel at $2.89 per gal.
Right across the street, another name brand offering diesel at $3.31 per gal.

It's not a matter of management not getting the message to anyone.
It's about free enterprise. We shop where we want to spend our money.

We can call it greed but where there is free choice of selection, it's free enterprise.

Urals, the business is hanging on by their finger nails. We like them & want to keep buying & riding them. But they come only from one place, a hole in the wall factory, inside a country run by gangsters.
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:09 PM   #12
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Urals, the business is hanging on by their finger nails. We like them & want to keep buying & riding them. But they come only from one place, a hole in the wall factory, inside a country run by gangsters.
Is this all you know about the country where Urals are coming from?

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Old 12-18-2014, 02:18 PM   #13
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Is this all you know about the country where Urals are coming from?

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Must be true, he read it on the internet !!!!!
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:57 PM   #14
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Hey, one of my beemers just had the head gaskets removed to increase compression. 77R100S. Ran it like that untill I sold it. It did seep. Never had to add oil. It would do 120+mph anytime I asked it to. Those fellas could machine some smooth stuff. Not the same ballpark fer sure. But damn I want a Ural!
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Old 12-19-2014, 09:29 AM   #15
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If more & more parts are being manufactured in other countries, I would think the cost would remain constant or increase. These ''new/better'' parts don't come to the US for assembly. They have to be paid for w/ extra Russian money or in the currency of the manufacturing country.

Besides do you really think (middle man) Ural upper US management would give up their extra profits so you could reap the exchange rate benefit.

Heck, they have trouble honoring their own warranty for cracks on the top of the sidecars, under the Gear Ups spot light. I think it's called, ''using it in a way not intended''.....isn't that what Jason told you Gene???
I don't know the whole story behind this warranty claim, but I have read quite a few POSITIVE warranty claims on Soviet Steeds. It appears to me as an outsider looking in, that Ural goes way above and beyond in the "customer service" dept especially in regards to warranty claims. My guess is you will find more satisfied customers than dissatisfied customers in the Ural community.

I see a 2015 Gear Up in my near future to keep my 2003 Indian Chief company.
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