Why you should NOT buy a Ural motorcycle

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

  1. grisezd

    grisezd Been here awhile

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    Just wanted to report in that I've just purchased a Ural. I have a few weeks to wait before the misery starts. Looking very much forward to everything that will undoubtably go wrong so I can start my own thread!!!
  2. Montague

    Montague UDF Adventurer

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    You poor blighter, welcome aboard the collective misery of Ural ownership.

    Enjoy!
  3. airspro

    airspro Been here awhile

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    That made me lol :) :rofl

    best
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  4. BeemerChef

    BeemerChef Wandering Homeless

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    Even Spirit is feeling bad for you!

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    Russian Music and all! :rofl

    Ara and Spirit
  5. a2ronm

    a2ronm Ti-6Al-4V

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    I got mine! New-to-me 2005 Gear Up

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  6. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    a2ronm,
    That is a nice looking rig. Congrats.
  7. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fartografist

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    Your videos quite well done and unique.

    Don't stop. :deal
  8. Roaming Vic

    Roaming Vic n00b

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    This thread was very entertaining and informative. And long. I can say my Ural left me stranded with a busted final drive and another time with a failing coil. That being said my daughter and I still plan on a short tour this summer when she gets home from Korea. We both love this bike, an 07 Gear up. :clap
  9. RickH

    RickH Adventurer

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    Don't buy a Ural or you'll be seized with an uncontrollable urge to go play in the snow...
    [​IMG]
  10. BeemerChef

    BeemerChef Wandering Homeless

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    Yes! Incredible fun in snow... We were never able to do this with one-wheel drive.
    Stay well, Ara and Spirit
  11. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    You Sir are a good man , nice to see another happy dog :thumb


    Have fun.



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  12. BeemerChef

    BeemerChef Wandering Homeless

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    Thank FR700. Rescued 8 years ago. 24/7 since. He was 2 days away from going on to the other side. We have truly rescued each other. [​IMG]

    Stay well.
    Ara and Spirit
    www.TheOasisOfMySoul.com
  13. gec343

    gec343 Been here awhile

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    "Rescued each other", how very true. My Pug is a therapy dog, but in reality, has provided more therapy to me than anyone else. Also, Pugsley rides on my Wing's pillion seat, strapped and harnessed. he loves it. Dogs have a soul, no doubt in my mind.:gerg

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  14. BeemerChef

    BeemerChef Wandering Homeless

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    Some might think this is going off subject maybe, but truly it is not.
    Ural means +Dog [for some as us]. It is truly the ONLY reason I got into sidecars. So very true Dogs have Soul and more. Some laugh when I say I have learned so much from him, being in the "moment", no "worries" and so much more. Of course Life on the Road revolves around him. "No shade, no stop" and more rules we must adhere to. Yet again, it is with the Ural that we can get to the places where we are comfortable, him being off the leash [he has a Bear Bell], isolated areas where we can camp for as long as we want. All is such a win win situation.
    Thanks for your words. They resonate nicely.
    Ara and Spirit
  15. hzoltaan

    hzoltaan Been here awhile

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    :p I bought a sidecar after we go the dog (also rescued from a dog-pound). Unfortunately he hates riding. :) Since the woman in the family feels unsafe in a 3m radius of a bike, the sidecar sits in storage waiting to be sold. :/
  16. Tengai In Toronto

    Tengai In Toronto Been here awhile

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    I too was worried about the reliability of Urals.....

    So I bought a Dnepr instead!! :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
  17. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    I would say ":photog"



    But you actually made popcorn squirt out my nose!
  18. Spikehead

    Spikehead Two-Bit Throttle Bum

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    You seem to have a lot of spare time.

  19. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    Yup [​IMG]
  20. on2wheels52

    on2wheels52 Long timer

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    Of course I bought the Ural for me but I was hoping the dog would appreciate an occasional ride, will try and get her used to the thing this year.
    But my wife enjoys riding in the hack; I may never get her on the GS again.
    Jim