Why you should NOT buy a Ural motorcycle

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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
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    roscoau Been here awhile

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    More like Days of our Lives I would have said...
  4. JohnBG

    JohnBG Slow Moving Three Wheeler

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    In the old days in Soviet Russia, maybe they pumped out that many. Not it's only a few hundred per year.
  5. JohnBG

    JohnBG Slow Moving Three Wheeler

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  6. Nick in PRC.

    Nick in PRC. Been here awhile

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    And if it's on a Ural a walk might be involved too.............:rofl
  7. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    Now the hater in chief is here... This is just his type of un interesting post he bakes in and restart when dead and buried. Racism, bigotry and plain dumb remarks should follow...trying to make people leave ADV as fast as they do with SS, are you???
  8. Mr. Cob

    Mr. Cob Howling "Mad", Adventurer

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    Howdy All,

    Well.............I am now at the Hood River Oregon Fair Gound's, just got my RPOC Ural unloaded from the toy hauler, camp is setup and I am ready to ride tomorrow. For years some of us Ural riders have been coming over early to help prove out the dual sport course for the "Black Dog Dual Sport Rally" an AMA sanctioned event. The event takes the participants through some high mountain country that often has a lot of snow on the trails, those of us who ride Ural's come over early to clear the trails of downed trees and using the two wheel drive bust a path through the snow so that by next weekend when the actual event happens the snow will be melted back so the regular bikes came make it through that part of the trail.

    Yeah the fucking POS Ural's are a good for nothing I tell ya, here's a few shots of how worthless they are and what we do BEFORE the event. We also run the Ural's in the rally and the other riders on regular dual sport bikes think the Ural's a hoot to watch as we charge through the mud that stops many of the bikes.
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    When we come to the snow, if we don't make it the first time we "back up" and hit it again until we bust a path through the snow.
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    We cleared this stretch of trail, on to the next bad spot.
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    To top it off, unfortunately it seems like every year someone gets hurt pretty bad out in the middle of nowhere, no problem the Ural's act as ambulances and carry the injured riders out to where medical care can be given. The rider in the sidecar has just run wide on a turn and lost control of his KTM, his right leg was messed up pretty bad. This same rider the day before had been following my Ural in a particular bad spot with lots of rocks and ruts in the trail, he nearly went down in the ruts trying to keep up with the Ural. He was chasing another Ural when he ran wide on the corner, yeah the damned Ural's just clog up the course, they should be banned.
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    Yeah the Ural's are so undependable they have to blaze the trail so that regular dual sport bikes of ALL brands and models can have a chance at getting through the course. Piece of shite, if it didn't run so well I'd sell the damned Russian turd.
  9. DaveBall

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    Come on people. Give it a rest will you? Just because a couple of people choose to show their ignorance, does not mean that everyone else has to sink down to their level of mental incompetence.

    Some people love Urals, some love Harleys, some love Ducatis, some love Hondas, or whatever. That is why all these different bikes are available. They all give a different riding experience and some are more niche marketed than others. Not everybody wants a UJM. Some want an old school style while others want the latest high tech thing they can find.Some enjoy tinkering and playing with the mechanicals while others only want to have to put gas in and go. And there are some that would rather not have to get their hands anywhere near a gas pump, They just want to pose and try to look good. To some people it is all about getting to their destination, and others fell the journet is more important. So what? We are all individuals that share a passion. Lets get back to that.

    So, everybody PLEASE Stop bashing people that you don't agree with. That goes both ways. Just agree to disagree, lift a beverage of your choice and get off the soap boxes.
    Time to put this thread to bed and get back to the usual informative and respectful exchange of information.
  10. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    well, there you have it! :lol3 I still want one.
  11. windmill

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    Last issue I had with my Ural was a flat tire, was following a CJ and ran over some bits that had fallen off.....:evil
  12. coupe1942

    coupe1942 Been here awhile

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    You fellows all seem to think that you actually own your Urals. Me, I have a different take on that. My hack monkeys are the ones who actually own my Ural and they are pretty damn satisfied with it, too. Over the years it has not left them stranded, nor provided them with anything less than sheer fun and enjoyment on an each and every ride experience. UDF ain't bad, but being cool is an art form and these dogs know it. They love the Ural and would not leave home without it. Folk love to see them enjoying their Ural dogmobile. :-)

    The pussies who are complaining the loudest here about Urals just need to get a dog and ask his opinion.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/a1930ford/7340946006/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/a1930ford/7340997624/

    My '05 has been dependable and pretty darn frugal in costs over the years. 99% or any problems with it were simply owner induced to begin with. Lots of miles per smiles and it still ticks like a fine Timex watch.
  13. immulmen

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    Sorry I did not stop to help,,,,,,,,,,I just thought you couldn't keep up with me!:evil
  14. gspell68

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    I stuck in Afghanistan with nothing to ride...
  15. gspell68

    gspell68 Long timer

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    I still stand by my notion of getting gouged at the pumps. I just heard in the news that about 40% of oil costs is due to speculators which translated to as much as 25% at the pump.

    You could be right about the overall bike prices. A Ural Solo has maintained the same price in the last 10 years as a base H-D Sportster within a few dollars. However, just because they cost the same doesn't mean equals by any stretch of the imagination. The H-D is, and always will be, a better bike than a Ural. However, what sets the Ural apart is its sidecar. The Ural/Dnepr sidecars will always be a standard for other hacks to beat in terms of price, size, comfort, and durability.
    However, at $4,000, the price of a Ural 750cc drivetrain comprises about 50% of the 2012 Solo's value. In 2001, the 650cc drivetrain was about 10% of the Solo's $5,500 price. So, if the price kept pace with inflation, the Rooskies were either gouging on the price of the frame back in 2001 or gouging on the price of the engine and gearbox now!

    Even though a Ural rig is the best deal going when compared to anything similar out there, I still think Urals are overpriced for what they are. It's really too bad that it was the Ural that survived and not the Dnepr - now THAT would be worth paying for...
  16. gspell68

    gspell68 Long timer

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    Don't be so sure. Like I posted above, I'm in Afhganistan!!!:rofl:rofl:rofl
  17. Paint shaker

    Paint shaker Been here awhile

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    In my best Big Reg advertising Ricky Bobby voice;

    If you don't ride a Ural then F&*$ you! :rofl










    Seriously, it was humor! :freaky
  18. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Speculators are no different than any other stock or commodity trader. Don't let the hype fool you, the minions are just looking to make someone the villain other than the people in charge. Stability in the Middle East and increased homeland production would go a long way to stabilizing prices.

    Then there is the taxes. So how much are you paying per gallon in taxes down in Disgusta?

    http://www.gaspricewatch.com/web_gas_taxes.php
  19. DocRogers

    DocRogers Been here awhile

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    Rode one today for the first time. Still want it. Now the hard part is deciding which 2 bikes to sell in order to free up the garage space.
  20. Nick in PRC.

    Nick in PRC. Been here awhile

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    Optimum word there..........following :wink: