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#1 doweysinc

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 09:44 AM

I've had this Ural for just over a year now and i have to admit that i've not did the miles on it that I had intended.
Just under 3000.
I have to say that overall i have enjoyed this new one.

I will try to list my opinion of some of the pros and cons

Pros; I love the paintwork, the forest fog is nice and seems to change with the light.
  It was set up nice and I didn't feel the need to tinker with the alignment at all :))
  I have not had to tinker with the carbs haha
  The luggage lock is nice
  The efi is dead on and even though it coughs and pops it still has delivered consistantly
  It handles well and the seat covers deff grew on me :))

Cons : It still rusts in all the usual places ..had this within days of gettin it from new.
    The Front brakes is brill but the rear a pain.
    Still no sign of being able to play with the tuning myself.
The brake discs are meant to be changable but they seem to have welded themselves to the wheel ...don't fancy trying to swop over at the side of the road.
The horn was silly haha ...put a klaxon on and now i can frighten pensioners (joke) lol
The Cover on the sidecar seems to be alive and grows and shrinks dependent on it's mood
  The luggage lock key keeps bending ...this is my own fault but i felt the need to gurn about it :))
  Far too expensive for what it is


Ack overall i do love the bike, always have loved them, and will hopefully be able to put some decent miles up in the coming year.

Would love to hear opinions of what you love and hate about these wonderful outfits ...and don't be afraid to complain as I don't need anyone to sell me the bike as i have been addicted for years haha ...out of complaints come solutions :))

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#2 dowey

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 09:47 AM

wonder why i have two profiles? :))
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Posted 23 July 2016 - 09:40 AM

Two profiles?
You need a second bike for the other profile...

Thanks for your Ural report. It's interesting how some things change, and others remain the same.
Heritage machines.

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 12:25 PM

Aye RN, i'm sure there are tablets we should be taking for it :))
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Posted 08 August 2016 - 02:28 AM

You bought your Ural too expensive and ask too much. For usual Ural -dnepr 650, what in Russia cost less 500 USD, I enjoy run as is.yesterday I take off one mass from breaker advanser. Broken rivet...20 minutes on the road I found what happen. One car gave me coffee, another girl by car offerad rope and pull to my place. But I ran myself.
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Posted 18 September 2016 - 06:51 AM

My ural was too expensive but i don't think i am asking a lot. I have been in your shoes for more years than i care to think ..i have fixed them with bits of string, large hammers and whatever i could find ..and yes i loved every minute of it.
The post above was just giving my opinion and i don't think it asking too much when i complained about the back brake. This is a new bike with new brake design, well new from my last ural, and the design is flawed. It doesn't stop me from enjoying the bike.
Comparing a new €15,000 bike to an old one is like comparing chalk and cheese ..again just my opinion.
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Posted 18 September 2016 - 06:23 PM

My rear brakes work fine. I can lock them up without much effort but I don't because you have better control with the wheels still turning. Just varies from bike to bike.

As far as the price goes, it's hard to get anything comparable in the US for the price. They are a lot more than they were 20 years ago, but many of the parts are  no longer Russian and therefore more expensive.

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 11:49 AM

Ack Vance ..a lot of my brake issues were deff set-up problems and i think i have got a nice balance now ...still think they are too flimsy and overheat very quickly in town ..never had that problem with the drums ..though i do love the front disc. The front drums never really bothered me and stopped me just fine but the front disc set up is very nice :))
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Posted 10 November 2016 - 11:30 AM

Just had the wheel rim, at the front, split! and went to suss the spare and it had split too ...the spare hasn't even been on the road. When i say split ,,i mean there is a crack around a foot long in the center of the rum ..runnin around where the spokes are mounted.
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Posted 11 November 2016 - 10:11 AM

View Postdowey, on 10 November 2016 - 11:30 AM, said:

Just had the wheel rim, at the front, split! and went to suss the spare and it had split too ...the spare hasn't even been on the road. When i say split ,,i mean there is a crack around a foot long in the center of the rum ..runnin around where the spokes are mounted.
Yikes! That's not good. 'Sounds like a manufacturing defect. Warranty time.
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Posted 11 November 2016 - 01:43 PM

Aye RN, just waitin on them comin back to me :) ..have you heard of this happening to others? ..people should maybe keep an eye open for it
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Posted 12 November 2016 - 10:16 AM

When Ural first went to the alloy rims, I heard of some cracking problems. But yours sounds much more severe.
I wonder if it could be related to over tightening the spokes? A human issue.
We'll see.
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Posted 12 November 2016 - 11:46 AM

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Had to keep it under the ton till i got it home :)
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Posted 12 November 2016 - 12:12 PM

"Under the ton", I don't think I've head that turn of phrase before.

What does it mean?
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Posted 12 November 2016 - 01:16 PM

Showin my age Dave ...a ton is 100mph :)
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