So you've been to Russia? Lived there maybe? You buy some other Russian products? You don't think there are quality control issues with almost everything made in that country? Sure it's not NICE to say that as a whole the country has huge QC issues. True though. Yep, that sounds very Ural indeed. Needing to replace the cylinder I mean. Blah blah blah... why so defensive and petty? Is this the part where I'm supposed to list my credentials to meet your approval? Talk about war zones and bombs and park benches I've slept on? Will it be enough adventure for you? Will I get your approval then? Do you really need to personally denigrate people that don't like the bike you own to reassure yourself?