Saw a Ural for the first time...

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Ken202929, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Ken202929

    Ken202929 Adventurer

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    Went to Quantie Sales in Locust Grove, Oklahoma yesterday and checked out a couple. Man, that thing is ROBUST.

    Question: Do you really have to run premium gas in it?
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  2. Leaf

    Leaf Been here awhile

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    No. The Ural, being made in Siberia, probably calls for 92 RON, which is the european equivalent of our 87 "octane" (which is actually the antiknock index). The only thing you'll accomplish by running a higher octane gas in a bike that isn't tuned for it is turning your headers blue faster. :3

    I mean, I could be wrong, but those things have old 50s technology tractor engines. I wouldn't expect them to have a very hot ignition timing.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating#Measurement_methods
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  3. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    I run mid grade with no problem.

    If you were to run the stock jetting which is lean for the EPA, and being an aircooled engine, you might get some pinging or run on in very hot weather if you ran low grade.
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  4. mgmuellner

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    Only thing high octane does in a Ural is to deplete your bank account faster. Why should my wife have competition?
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  5. koifarm

    koifarm Twas ever thus!

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    :lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3

    I've got one of those as well, the wife, not the Ural.......lmao....:rofl
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  6. Montague

    Montague UDF Adventurer

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    Ural is cheaper to keep. Also easier to get rid of if there are issues.

    Can't cook or clean though.
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  7. Leaf

    Leaf Been here awhile

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    I bet if you wrapped a steak in tinfoil and wiretied it to the muffler, it could at least cook. ;3

    And cleaning is overrated!
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  8. Montague

    Montague UDF Adventurer

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    Ah yes, exhaust cookery, my Dad tried that a few times with the old Rambler. Mixed results depending if you were really, really hungry or not.

    As for cleaning, my Gear Up only allows Mother Nature to wash her with rain or puddles, you are correct that cleanliness is highly overrated.
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  9. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Awful Kanauphyl

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    But then my hat would be smaller.:dic
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  10. Montague

    Montague UDF Adventurer

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    Returning to the original thread, I use regular with no issues.
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  11. Ken202929

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    Thanks for the responses, everyone.
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  12. crampfan

    crampfan Banned

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    If you want to see another one. I'm on the trails around Ozone almost every weekend. My son is into Geo-caching and we take the Ural most of the time.
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    I have been running regular in mine for a year now with no ill effects.
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  13. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    Either you are a German Shepard or it is real crowded in that sidecar with 2 people and a giant dog! :lol3
    But that looks like a great time. :thumb
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  14. BeeMaa

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    The German Shepard must make it easier to find those contraband laced geo-cashes. :D
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  15. Ken202929

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    Wow. I haven't been out around Ozone in a million years. That's beautiful country over there.
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