Ok, I've searched my buns off, and found the answers to most my questions, just have a couple left. Please bear with yet ANOTHER Ural questions thread. I live in the 'burbs of Seattle and currently have a little Ninja 250 that I love the heck out of. I just won't ride when there's ANY chance of ice, black or otherwise. I'm thinking to get a 2012 Ural Gear Up. Mainly to use to commute 15miles to work downtown during the icy parts of the year (and quite possibly more), and to go camping/adventuring up in our mountains with (or without for heavy adventuring) my dog all throughout the year. Ok, first the more general questions. I've heard several times of swapping out the coil for a Japanese one. What other mods are common and should be considered more or less standard upon arrival of a new Ural? $14,000 MSRP is pretty steep. Do Ural dealerships expect you to haggle, or is the MSRP what I should expect to pay. Do they ever do good Sales? Or is it the same price all year? Do any after market fuel gauges work good in 'em? Weight: Me, my dog, and my motorcycle camping setup weight together easily over 400lbs. Does the Ural have enough Ooomph to get that much weight up into the woods? (Mt. Rainier Natl. Park mostly) Is the factory or dealership Warranty really worth anything? And my local question. There are two dealerships in Western WA that I can find. The one in Bellingham, and the one in Fife. Is one a clearly better choice than the other? The Fife one is a LOT closer to me, but for that kind of money, Bellingham is doable if it's a better place. And why is one better than the other? On a side note, I'm taking the S/TEP course for endorsement in a few weeks at the SuperMall, and they said they usually have Urals, but not always. May turn out that I really HATE them. But we'll see. :) I doubt it.