After much lurking and reading of these pages, I pick up a new Ural Gear Up this Thursday. I considered a VStrom 1ooo to hack but had a brain fart over the subframe etc. I have a sidecar which is a Ural copy that I was going to use but jumped in and splurged on a new rig. So anywho its now only 2 sleeps till pick up day. I just hope its not one of those built the day after the red square parade when everyone is hung over!!