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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by bokad, May 28, 2012.
I too was worried about the reliability of Urals.....
So I bought a Dnepr instead!!
I would say ""
But you actually made popcorn squirt out my nose!
You seem to have a lot of spare time.
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.
Great thread. I think I too will jump into the Ural market.
Good idea, go for it. Monty seems quite pleased I did, although he doesnt look it in this picture!
Go for it, your past life will seem boring and tame compared to the post uRal days.
It is an addiction.
He's pissed that you left the windshield on!
Its for his own good, his Doggles haven't come yrt!
I loved this thread.
It was a great read.
The childishness !!!!!
Truly, the height of emotion came out in this thread.
Life was good, when this thread was active.
Oh, how I miss it.
Someday, someone will spark another great controversy and life will be great, once again.
Here, pull my finger.....little harder
My hat is off to bokad for having the nerve to bring up this uncomfortable subject. I have no desire to own a Ural but this thread only convinces me of that fact. However, having finished the thread and learned a few things (skipping quite a few pages in the second half of this epic) I came across this headline on the BBC news page. I thought it was superbly ironic in light of all the counter accusations flying here.
Japan's top four carmakers are recalling a total of 3.4 million cars over a defect in passenger airbags.
Toyota, which is recalling 1.73 million cars, said the vehicles had a defective part which "could cause the airbag inflator to rupture and deploy the airbag abnormally in a crash".
Honda Motors is recalling 1.13 million cars, while 480,000 of Nissan's and 45,000 Mazda cars are affected
I suppose one can safely say that defects in Urals don't generate headlines at least.
Thank you for bringing this up, I can sincerely state that in seven years of uRal ownership, I have never had an issue with my airbags, nor electronic throttle malfunction leading to unintended acceleration!
In fact, acceleration has always been controllable, to the point of being somewhat non-existent.
I also agree the original poster has a lot of nerve in stating his experience would the norm for everyone else.
Please note that I cannot utter his name, like the movie Betelgeuse, saying his name three times in a row will make him reappear astride a flaming uRal!
You must have missed it! Ural had a genuine official recall in 2010 for defective rocker arms. I think it involved something like 13 bikes.
You missed one too.....There was an official Warranty recall in 2007 for the tranny.
That's why I say Beetle Juice instead. Much safer...
It will be a long time before we get another thread with a first post like this one, because not many people would have the time or inclination to go on and on and on ! Christ he must have been pissed! I came across the post while thinking about getting a Ural, and it only encouraged me more! I got mine 3 weeks ago, so far so good. I love it!
Well. I own a BMW hex head. And my wife owns a BMW oilhead. Both with the dreaded servo brakes. Great bikes. Servos work fine, bikes stop on a dime.
So, I was thinking about selling hers and getting a Ural. I noticed the prices have risen significantly since I started looking at them. At one point, years ago, I figured I could even throw out the bike and hook the sidecar to something if it was that bad, cause it was so cheap. No more.
Frankly, I have a R1150RS I was going to sell and then after reading this and some research, I decided to hang one off the R and skip the Ural.
But then again, it has the dreaded servo brakes....