Why you should NOT buy a Ural motorcycle

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

  1. tbird649

    tbird649 Been here awhile

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    Hear Hear. I find people in general are OK, especially motorcyclists. But whereever you go, in whatever group, there is always an asshole. just ignore them.
  2. AlanCT

    AlanCT The Byronic Man

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    Many are just Internet assholes, who may actually still maintain some standards of courtesy in person.
  3. AlanCT

    AlanCT The Byronic Man

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    As long as you stay out of the Soap Box over there (unless you actually enjoy dumb, vitriolic arguments), the rest is mostly good stuff. Sort of like here.
  4. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    My own family and folks I have met from S.S. represent a diverse range of race, nationailty, beliefs, and politics. For an individual to lable us as intolerant bigots as a group is unacceptable.

    I dont deny there are ignorant people on S.S., but it is certain that you can't educate the ignorant with ignorance.
  5. Thermos

    Thermos Been here awhile

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    Prmurat--

    I've gotten into a few discussions on soviet steeds that left me a little irritated. But sometimes you just gotta roll with it.

    But, I have also been to a few rallies, and quite a few rides with members. I've met SS members from around the country, and every one of them that I've met personally has been top notch. Do they all share the same view points, philosophy's, etc. . . well of course no. But I truly believe I've met some great friends because of soviet steeds. Please don't throw them all under the bus. But you know something, I would wager good money that if they(ss member) saw anybody stranded on a rig(especially a Ural), there is not a single one of those folks on soviet steeds that wouldn't stop and help as much as they could.

    The ride reports, upcoming rally's, hammerin' and wrenching, modification sections are the most important sections to me(no particular order). That forum is still my favorite. I've gotten in a couple scrapes in the soap box, but I've said what I meant, and moved on.

    Go to a rally/ride (soviet steeds) and meet some good people.

    -T
  6. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    And this post should close the SS discussion!!! Thks for your input Thermos!
  7. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    He has trouble with that.
  8. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    ..."Mom SS : look what they are saying on us in ADV... Cry cry cry, we may say anything we want about the world but, cry, cry, cry don't dare to say something about us, cry, cry, cry"
  9. on2wheels52

    on2wheels52 Long timer

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    You don't seem to take your own advice very well.
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  10. DneprMT-11

    DneprMT-11 Long timer

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    If you don't like the soap box at SS......its really easy.......don't go there. Enjoy the information contained elsewhere on the site and have a great day. If you get your gundies in a bunch and can't straighten them out-just stay away from what knots them up in the first place....really easy. Otherwise :stfuor put on the ole big boy pants, man up and hold your own ground-give and take.
  11. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    The usual "love it or leave it" BS right?

    Let extreme rightist spread their ideas and just ignore it?? Maybe... It worked so well in 30' in Europe or here during the senator McCarthy...
    And of course not to forget the intelligent personal attacks and name calling (specially at beer o'clock!).
  12. hotrodjoe

    hotrodjoe n00b

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    My neighbor, a farmer down the road from me bought a used Ural bike and let me tell you....it was funny as hell! He was super excited the first time he rode it.......he left for his first ride and never came back.....3 hours later he shows up all tired asking me for a ride. He walked 2 or 3 miles (we live in the outskirts where nobody lives and no cars had passed him). The engine went out on the first short ride of more than several miles.....main bearing. He fixed it and about 3 months later he was riding and the wheel bearing failed in the rear wheel hub.

    And he made fun of me buying a Jap bike. Look whose laughing now. I had a Jawa bike (british) and it was MUCH MUCH better than the Ural bikes could ever hope to be. Jawa required some maintenance, but they were solid runners and much more reliable than Urals. Still they were not considered highly reliable, but I LAUGH at anyone that thinks Urals are good bikes and can honestly say it with a straight face..... In the words of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.... "here's your sign". :rofl
  13. JustKip

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  14. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    'Whose house is of glass, must not throw stones at another.'

    BIGOT:
    : a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices

    Prmurat, you are the definition of the word.

    You steadfastly refuse to recognize the incontrovertible fact that you have unjustly condemned an entire group of people for the opinions of a few, and have chosen an inappropriate venue to do it
    You're so full of hate and intolerance you have completely failed to grasp that I, and many others agree with you, and don't condone the narrow minded opinions and attitudes of a few.

    They don't speak for me or the members I personally know, and you have absolutely no right to imply that they do.
  15. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    Funny how you took the liberty to edit my posts to suit your rhetoric ... If a group is not able to ban the "few" (your words!!!!) spreading hate and all the ism previously previously mentioned, could you explain why this group should not be denounced as a whole? Try to be intelligent and not mention the short closing of The Soap Box ...
  16. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Because we believe in free speech. You too have the right to speak freely. However, when you lump an entire group of people into a category based on the actions of a few, you yourself have become just as bigoted as those you accuse.

    Since you've spent 25% of your time at Steeds in the Soap Box, you too would be included in any generalization thrown at that forum by someone else. However, instead of acknowledging your faults, you choose to hop from forum to forum spewing vitriol at others while claiming to be righteous yourself.
  17. Poacher Bob

    Poacher Bob Persona non grata

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    They ALL do that..:deal



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  18. immulmen

    immulmen Adventurer

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    I bought a USED VOLVO and the dam thing broke down. [I am not going to tell you how old it was or how many miles it had, what engine it had or what I checked and serviced before I started driving it!] It was 18 years old and had 350,000 miles! Dam Volvo's are so undependable!:lol3
  19. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    hotrodjoe,
    You need to get your facts straight. Jawa is not a British manufactured bike.
    "JAWA Motokov is a motorcycle manufacturer based in Czech Republic."
    http://www.jawaireland.ie/history_of_jawa_3.html

    Kinda makes the rest of your post suspect.
  20. Darkblood

    Darkblood n00b

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    Just when you think and hope a post has died there is always someone who just can't hold back from poking the hornets nest.
    Just my 2 cents. Both sides are guilty of throwing vitriol into the mix at SS and just as that is the case neither side can see that they did it.
    Everyone has their opinions and ideals and I will fight to the death to defend their right to do so. That being said I likely will not agree with 50% of the posts in SS and no amount of name calling and comparing to the Third Reich will change that FROM EITHER SIDE.
    People need to take a breath and realize that just because someone thinks differently then them it's not a frigging personal attack. Grow a spine and realize that people will disagree with you. It doesn't mean they are bad or are out to get you it simply means they have a different viewpoint, garnered from their beliefs and personal history.
    Everyone learns from their own experiences and as such will come to conclusions based on what they perceive. No 2 people will every 100% of the time be in total agreement as no 2 people will every have exactly the same experiences in life from which to draw information from.
    Am I on both ADV and SS. Yup. Do I spend more time on SS. Yup it's a site dedicated to the bike I currently ride and there is valuable information contained in the multitude of members who have BTDT or already fixed the problem I'm experiencing. Do I venture here and look at posts. Yes as there is valuable information on this site as well. The difference is on ADV I don't feel like I'm going to my friends house for a beer after work I feel like I'm going into a huge corporation where I am a number rather than a name. At SS I've contacted members by phone, mail, in person etc. I feel like I know them. It feels like family. And since it feels like family I know that there will be some I tend to avoid just like "Uncle Joe" at the wedding. Roll with the punches but understand never will everyone agree with you. The sooner you realize that the happier you will be in the long run. It's not the destination but the travels along the way that are important, right? Isn't that why we all ride and pick bugs out of our teeth?