Should I buy a Ural?

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by 73Mustang, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    I don't see what your stubby legs have to do with buying any brand of sidehack.
    You don't have to buy a Ural, so buy something more reliable that means less wrenching since you don't want to get dirty.
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  2. nashopolis

    nashopolis Been here awhile

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    Urals are cool - I have one.

    But don't get one unless you are prepared to work on it and by work on it I don't just mean oil changes.
    Don't get one if one of the first thoughts you have is " I just want to ride"

    There are many ways into the world of hacks look around a bit - urals aren't the only way to get there.

    Good luck
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  3. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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    17,000 KMs on mine. Besides one broken spoke my 2010 Gear Up hasn't been "worked on", but what do I know? I'm 50 and do all the work on all our machinery including rebuilding engines and transmissions. I don't let things go to hell and keep up with over a dozen cars, trucks, bikes, and a boat. The Ural simply has been great. OTOH, my FJR will need more going over this winter....
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  4. AussieMasada

    AussieMasada Ring Wing

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    Thanks Bruce. A beautiful day here in southern Tassie so a quick trip to the supermarket turned into a 3 hour ride and warm milk. Just clicked over 500 kms and my Ural would be without a doubt, the best decision I have ever made with regards to a bike purchase. We are starting to get along a little better now but she still reminds me that I have much to learn. No regrets :D
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  5. Leftka

    Leftka n00b

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    Hey Prmurat, another oe armed uralista here...what kind f mods did you make to ride? I lost my right arm so I moved all the controls to the left...
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  6. RobDek

    RobDek Been here awhile

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    Don't buy a Ural if you're not a people person or suffer from social anxiety. Strangers will mob you all the time with question, comments, etc and often cause you to be late. UDF=Ural Delay Factor.
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  7. BEER BELLY BOB

    BEER BELLY BOB n00b

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    LATE FOR WHAT????????:lol3:freaky
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  8. CCjon

    CCjon HighHorse Rider

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    Ride it in good health... Congrats
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