Why you should NOT buy a Ural motorcycle

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

  1. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Thanks, Windmill. I didn't know they were doing that.

    Sent from the voices in my head and transcribed by their drinking buddy...
  2. mesacactus

    mesacactus Adventurer

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    I have read many of the replies to this post, which was one of the first things I read when I was researching Urals. If I stopped at that post instead of continuing on in my research, I would never have bought my 2008 Ural Patrol. I would then have missed out of one of the best motorcycles I have ever owned. I do not know of any motorcycle out there which brings more delight to everyday people than a Ural. As far as reliability? Time will tell, but so far over the last 6 months and thousands of miles rode, no issues. All I can say is, do not let this thread prevent you from buying a Ural. Do your own exhaustive research, make up you own mind. And, if you do come over to the dark side, you will have more fun than a barrel if monkeys.
  3. Berger

    Berger Long timer

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    deeve Adventure Lite

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  5. stitchergary

    stitchergary Been here awhile

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    Bought a new 2007 Patrol with a 2 year warranty. Used the warranty to the tune of 0 times. The only problem in the first 2 years was the turn signal flasher. Went to the auto parts store, plunked down less than $5.00, came home, turned handlebar to left, pull old flasher out, plug new flasher in, drove away.
    In 2009 took a little ride around the USA. 30 states, 13 National Parks, 14,000+ miles with only a couple minor problems. "Google: Poor Man Uraling the USA"
    Yes, the Ural does have it's limitations which the prospective customer must realize before buying. One needs to make the decision if they will be happy living within those limits. If the answer is yes, they will probably live memories to last a lifetime, as I have. Thank You Ural for my memories.....
    Gary - In a Little Town in Northern NY
  6. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    However you want, its a basic kit, not plug and play.

    It comes with what you need to wire it to the switch on the tub fuse panel, I added an SPST relay from Radio Shack so it goes on and off with the lights also.

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  7. who's ur grandaddy ?

    who's ur grandaddy ? n00b

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    You won't frighten me with "neat places" bull sh**t .... I'm still gonna do it ... Nice rig btw ..... john
  8. who's ur grandaddy ?

    who's ur grandaddy ? n00b

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    Now , if I could find a large breasted redhead spinner to go along .... that would be perfect ! !:wink:
  9. who's ur grandaddy ?

    who's ur grandaddy ? n00b

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    Hi Pete .... Thats why I chose forest fog , I hear the max recommended top cruising speed is 66 mph rather than 65 ....john
  10. who's ur grandaddy ?

    who's ur grandaddy ? n00b

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    Thanks , it's good to be here ..... here being N. Albany ...john
  11. who's ur grandaddy ?

    who's ur grandaddy ? n00b

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    Raceway Services in Salem ,Oregon sells a real nice light bar that clamps to the bumper and accepts a wide variety of lights ( no drilling required )
    Raceway makes the majority of after market accessories for Urals . check them out.
  12. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Whopeee

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    I am not going to buy the FF is the fastest color. However when I park my truck beside my FF Ural I pick up a radio station in Albuquerque.
  13. Berger

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    Yes, but before you jump at Raceway, research others. Raceway makes some good stuff, I like their exhaust, but unless you are in their face in Oregon, they SUCK at customer support through Email.
  14. kmac

    kmac n00b

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    Not entirely true, I'm located in Namibia, Southern Africa and recently received an order I placed with Raceway, however the FMF muffler I had ordered was not included. One email to Raceway and within 2 days (allowing for a 7 hour time difference) my missing muffler was dispatched and I had received two mails to address the issue. Can't fault that. They messed up then made good. :clap
  15. who's ur grandaddy ?

    who's ur grandaddy ? n00b

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    It's not the rig that is amplifying your radio signal . I'm willing to bet that you left your foil hat in the tub again . It is well documented that said headgear not only reflects mind control alien radio waves , but , amplifies New Mexico radio stations as well.
  16. Dynamick

    Dynamick לעזאזל עם הנאצים

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    In 9 days this thread will have its' birthday...
    I admit I haven't read it all from page 1, yet. Been thinking on and off about joining the sidecar ranks. Thinking more since my face plant...
    Anyway, :ear& :eyes open.

    In :lurk
  17. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Just wait until you have a face plant on a hack. It is a MUCH more violent experience. :eek1
  18. Montague

    Montague UDF Adventurer

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    Don't go scaring the poor guy, liable to make him go off and buy a BRP Spyder.

    With all the nanny electronics, not sure if one can face plant without external force (i.e. another vehicle or really bad driving) but damn it they look so weird!

    My wife is off at a BRP test ride today but no matter what she buys, I am keeping my Ural.
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    Dynamick לעזאזל עם הנאצים

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    THANKS!!!

    That is NOT going to happen to me.
  20. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    If she buys a Can Am, you will have the best of both worlds: the Ural for the dirt/expedition and the Can Am for fast touring in comfort... I have both and love them equally (OK I love more the Ural..Can Am is so weird and ugly...but 650 miles a day with no pain is a great argument!). Fact that I just broke, a little, my leg, last Sunday on a bike makes the 3 wheelers looking better and better!!:lol3