So... On Feb 17, 2012 I became a foilhead with the purchase of my "Franken-Ural". She is a 1997 Sportsman with a 2008 engine, transmission and final drive . She had 30,750 on the klock when I rode her away from Holopaw Gene's. Today (02-16-2013) I turned over 45,300 as I rode to Gene's and back for something to do! So... How has my Ural experience for the last year been?? Major issues; -Bad starter. Replaced under warranty by Gene -Broken clutch cable. Replaced on the side of the road with a spare. Minor issues; - Loose wiring. Secured with zip ties and wire loom - 1 or 2 bad bulbs. Replaced - Final drive breather puke. Modded with a hose. - Bad relay. Replaced Self induced issues; -Broke windshield. Fixed -Bent fender. Fixed FWIW, I ride it. On road and off. I don't baby it, nor do I abuse it ('cept for this one time in the forest).