Why you should NOT buy a Ural motorcycle

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by bokad, May 28, 2012.

  1. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    :lol3

    Now thats funny.
  2. gspell68

    gspell68 Long timer

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    Nope. I pay more for gas because of gouging.
    You paid more for your Ural because your carbs and electronics are Japanese; your forks, brakes, and ignition is Italian; your gears are German. You are paying extra for that "quality". Oh yeah, plus the Rooskies are gouging on Urals, too.

    And to top it off, I get the same 25 MPG on my rig as you do on your new rig.
  3. gspell68

    gspell68 Long timer

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    Yes.
    They are. Especially when you outsource all the parts to foreign sources in the name of quality.
    Urals were built on a replacement enconomy theory. If something broke, you replaced it - CHEAPLY.
    But now stuff still breaks and you have to replace it at a crazy prices. A Ural Denso alternator is about $600!!! That's insane for something that's normally $150. I can buy a whole bunch of Ukrainian/Russian alternators for $600.
  4. Billtr96sn

    Billtr96sn Flange Furtler

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    I have just thought of a huge advantage Ural have over most other manufacturers. To 'make' a new model all they have to do is get a new paint job! Imagine a black and white splodgy paintjob and it could be the Ural Cow! or orange background with black striped, the Ural Tiger!!
  5. gspell68

    gspell68 Long timer

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  6. gspell68

    gspell68 Long timer

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    For some reason, that's normal on new Urals. Why it's not a recall issue, I have no idea. Just ride the heck out of it and it'll eventually go away. Or put on some cheap Russian K-68 carbs.
  7. gspell68

    gspell68 Long timer

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    boo-yah...
  8. gspell68

    gspell68 Long timer

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    Yes!
  9. bokad

    bokad Difficult Child

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    You are completely correct about this and I was wrong. Aeroflot recently got these planes and now 10% of their fleet is Russian planes. I should have checked Wikipedia.
    Tragically the SJ100 demonstrator crashed here recently, killing everyone on board, including many Indonesian airline representatives.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Salak_Sukhoi_Superjet_100_crash
  10. oppozit

    oppozit Banned

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  11. MotoJ

    MotoJ Mobtown Hacker

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  12. Sidecarjohn

    Sidecarjohn SidecarJohn

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    Guys,

    Maybe it's about time you abandoned the keyboard and went for a long ride.

    Is there anybody out there, who could turn this epic thread into a movie ? Or maybe a TV saga such as Lost, 24, Sons of Acne, or maybe Dr Strangelove ?
    :lol3
  13. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    It is positive,

    It's the unnecessary disparaging comments about nations, Ural owners, and personal opinions stated as facts that are not productive.

    Do you not recognize the difference between constructive criticisms and ranting attacks?

    For example,

    1. I have found Urals to be a poor value, unreliable and unsuitable for my needs because................

    2. Urals are overpriced pieces of shit, built by Russians who can't build anything right, and owned by delusional deniers because............................

    Understand?
  14. Paint shaker

    Paint shaker Been here awhile

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    Found this from a couple of days ago and about 200 or so posts back.
  15. bokad

    bokad Difficult Child

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    Epic FAIL on my part!

  16. cordite

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    Just got home after a week long camping trip. Thought I would check and see if there was anything new in hacks. :clap
  17. smelick

    smelick Once you hack...

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    Gouging? Really? Who is gouging you on gas prices? I'm sorry but OPEC disbanded in 2005 (their effort to control pricing) because they could no longer do so. I'm sure you can cite some current article supporting some sort of conspiracy theory (like with global weather change) but the general consensus is that there is a finite amount of crude and we are using more than we can produce, there's really not much debate in the professional world around this. Besides, is the ADV forum really a place to debate this?

    And when you talk about the Ural, you are correct, parts are now sourced form other locations. But the price increase easily attributed to inflation/demand and other very basic economic factors. There's even a FAQ on the IMZ site regarding this: http://www.imz-ural.com/faq/

    What's the base price for the Ural-T again?

    Basic economic principals at work. Fortunately there is no one out to "get you". You'll have to look at the economics of drug trafficking to see that :)

    -Scott
  18. AeroEngineer

    AeroEngineer Been here awhile

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  19. Montague

    Montague UDF Adventurer

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    Is this whiner's 15 minutes of fame over yet?

    I was riding my Ural all this past weekend, not one breakdown or issue.

    Guess I am just the lucky sort but I am sure this Ural curse thing is just waiting on the sidelines, 'cause I read on the 'net they are unreliable and bad.
  20. YOUNZ

    YOUNZ Been here awhile

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    We are using more crude than we can produce? Why are we exporting oil?? It wouldn't be, "profit" at any cost, would it? :huh