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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by bokad, May 28, 2012.
Now thats funny.
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.
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.
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!!
Are Urals any better than they (and Dneprs) ustabe?!?!?!
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Anyone out there have 'nads enough to drive a stock Dnepr flathead on a 12,000 mile trip across Australia, SE Asia, and the Indian sub-continent into the mountains of Nepal???
And that, they said, was their best rig!!!
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.
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.
Ural design and QA/QC http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=22273
God this recuperation is going to be fun!
Ah, the old "use a bigger hammer" fix. Works every time!
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 ?
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?
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............................
Found this from a couple of days ago and about 200 or so posts back.
Epic FAIL on my part!
Just got home after a week long camping trip. Thought I would check and see if there was anything new in hacks.
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 :)
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.
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