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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by hapbob, Feb 13, 2017.
This is the exact thing we are looking for. A good old ending!
Bravo I say, bravo...
Just really minor shit - no Bokading for me. My air filter got waterlogged on a trip around New England a few years ago during torrential rain. I limped the bike to a Napa where I found a filter that kinda-sorta fit. I think it was from a lawn tractor. I replaced the filter in the bay of a car wash across the street. Later during the same trip, one of my sparkplug boots was arcing in the rain. I hosed it with WD40 every hour or so until the weather dried up and I could replace it.
In the pic you can see the original air filter, which I was trying to dry out by strapping it to the spare.
Other than that, just blown fuses once or twice, and a stripped FD spline one time. I put the spare wheel on and it grabbed the hub just enough to gently ride few miles home.
Stranded 3 times.
1st time about 50 ft from driveway.
2nd time was in front of my garage doors
3 rd time was at LeMoto servicing shop
Ah the ol flat tire trick.
13 months of ownership, 4500km, no strandings, kock on wood.
Rig stranded me about 1/2 mile from home on the second day with a broken rocker arm. Towed it the rest of the way home with my son's bike. Dealer overnighted me a complete rocker arm set which I installed 7 years ago. Now have 72,000km's on the clock and it's gotten me home ever since and hasn't missed a beat.
Almost, would not start in a friends driveway. About 6 miles out.
Then I flipped the BRS back to on
Ok I am not trying to start a bashing URAL thread. Just curious of the ocurance of such break downs and how they were handled. I have read the " why you shouldn't buy a URAL " postings. A lot of stuff on there that may or may not be the real life of an URAL. I am going to buy one when I find the right one and I agree with one of the posts quit worrying about it and ride it is the correct attitude.
Thanks for the inputs.
My -11 stopped one day: it was the elect valve on the air filter which clicked shut. My monkey had to put her finger in between the top and the air filter body to keep it open for us to ride home. A 49 states air filter body resolved the problem!
I owned my 2001 Bavarian Classic for almost 4 years. No problems. Not. One. Problem.
Well, I kicked a compliance fitting loose once. Yeah, that was a 2-second fix. Beeg deel. Routine maintenance. Easiest valve adjustments I've ever done. It was a joy to own.
27500km in 3 years on my 2013 Gear Up . Only time I had to get trailered back to camp was when I rolled it
Over upside down in Moab . We rigged a new clutch lever to get it out to a place for a trailer to grab it . So I could have ridden it the rest of the way to camp . Oh and I couldn't get it to kick over in -30 F last month so had to walk to work . It ran perfectly on the Iron Butt I did last summer except for the rear tire blowing out suddenly and causing a VERY high pucker factor . I keep expecting and sit in almost constant anxiety waiting for the crank to seize or final drive to crap out but it just keeps running so I guess I just keep riding it . It's really taught me to not worry about crap and just ride .... slowly !
My CX500, on the other hand...
I knew you were a man of good taste, and that "sauve and deboner" manner
I'd expect most long time Ural pilots reach a pretty zen-like acceptance at some point...
My 2012 Patrol stranded itself in my garage.
I was doing the 10K service and one cylinder head nut was finger-loose. Turned out the stud was finger-loose as well, so I had to do the heli-coil repair before she'd deign to run.
Other than that, no problems in 5K kms. Not much, I know.
This one was just posted in the FleaBay thread. Reasonably close to you.
Thanks it was nice and I contacted him......SOLD
SOLD to you or someone else?