Why you should NOT buy a Ural motorcycle

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

  1. 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
  2. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    I would say ":photog"



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

    Spikehead Two-Bit Throttle Bum

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    You seem to have a lot of spare time.

  4. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    Yup [​IMG]
  5. 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
  6. beergut

    beergut Thumper

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    Great thread. I think I too will jump into the Ural market.
  7. tbird649

    tbird649 Been here awhile

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    Good idea, go for it. Monty seems quite pleased I did, although he doesnt look it in this picture![​IMG]
  8. Montague

    Montague UDF Adventurer

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    Go for it, your past life will seem boring and tame compared to the post uRal days.

    It is an addiction.
  9. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    He's pissed that you left the windshield on! :lol3
  10. tbird649

    tbird649 Been here awhile

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    Its for his own good, his Doggles haven't come yrt!
  11. DavePave

    DavePave Been here awhile

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    I loved this thread.
    It was a great read.
    The controversy.
    The insecurity.
    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. :cry

    Someday, someone will spark another great controversy and life will be great, once again.

    :lol3
  12. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    Here, pull my finger.....little harder:lol3
  13. conchscooter

    conchscooter Long timer

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    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.

    :hide
  14. Montague

    Montague UDF Adventurer

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    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!
  15. Montague

    Montague UDF Adventurer

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    Done.
  16. Railbender

    Railbender Long timer

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    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. :D

    :freaky
  17. Berger

    Berger Been here awhile

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    You missed one too.....There was an official Warranty recall in 2007 for the tranny.
  18. Hucker

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    That's why I say Beetle Juice instead. Much safer...:1drink
  19. tbird649

    tbird649 Been here awhile

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    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!
  20. jeffjbmw

    jeffjbmw Threadkiller

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    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....:rofl