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#1 Uralnut

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 11:43 AM

Confused by all the different models esp , the mt-11my-16 designations, 1 wd.  preferred, already have a 2wd sportsman, looking for best suited model for touring, wouldn't rule out a flathead, top speed on earlier bikes? Parts availability? People will always say buy a new one, thanks guys

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 06:33 PM

MT-11 is one wheel drive, MT-16 is full time two wheel drive, like your Sportsman, only a little more heavy duty.
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Posted 02 November 2017 - 03:37 AM

Could you elaborate on the more heavy duty? Over all quality of the Dnepr motorcycles? What years were the Flat heads in production? What was there letter/ number designation? Thank you!

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 10:45 AM

On Dneprs, the frame tubing is thicker as is the sheet metal. The engine, transmission and final drive are more robust. The whole machine is heavier, they are also slower than Urals.

I know nothing about flat head models.
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Posted 02 November 2017 - 07:03 PM

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:19 PM

I had a Dnepr/IMZ flathead.54-56, I guess. I rebuilt the whole rig. Simple to work on, and generally better quality metallurgy and parts than my 90s 650 Ural. The top speed with a sidecar is maybe 65, and I wouldn't take it on the slab. Great fun on backroads.
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