Any problems with 2019 Ural's

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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by dale914 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:18 pm

This could be a dealer specific issue, but when I test drove mine, I noticed some oil built up on the front fender the bearings, they said that it was the case on all of their bikes and had to replace all of them on the floor and fix them all. They seemed to be discovering what Urals are there and not be experts so, it could have been a result of how they were assembled. They also didn't know that the bikes could use a tachometer, and had the sidecar poorly aligned and the brakes weren't dialed in (sidecar would lock up it's brake and swerve to the right).
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by mi7d1 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:22 pm

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I was in an accident. Ural ran off the road hit a wall at an angle and the Ural ended up on top of me. Long story short, the rear wheel broke the spoke flange. Ural dealer says it was the accident that caused the damage. There is dirt on the tire not the rim. The tire was not unseated. Rear turn signal shaft bent. No damage to the plastic turn signal lens nor the plastic mud flap. I'm questioning the quality of the hub. I don't feel the spoke flange should have broken without greater damage to the Ural
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by stagewex » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:55 am

Sudden impact like that is going to affect different things in different ways. Tough to put a finger on failure that was going to happen and what did happen, hitting a wall.

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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by Mr Wazzock » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:59 am

Damn! :o
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by mack505 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:16 pm

Had my pusher wheel develop a wobble. (Another rider on the DGR pointed it out to me.) I couldn't remember hitting anything more serious than a standard pothole with it. Dealer said he's only ever seen one other like it, and he replaced it under warranty. Definitely no complaints.

Plus side: tried out the spare, and learned how to change it.
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by mi7d1 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:35 pm

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Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:16 pm
Had my pusher wheel develop a wobble. (Another rider on the DGR pointed it out to me.) I couldn't remember hitting anything more serious than a standard pothole with it. Dealer said he's only ever seen one other like it, and he replaced it under warranty. Definitely no complaints.

Plus side: tried out the spare, and learned how to change it.
I see you have a 2019? My understanding is the 2019's have a new hub design.
Any idea on the cause of the wobble? Was the wheel damaged and that's why it was replaced? How experienced are you driving a sidecar rig? I'm a newbie (less than 30 miles) and when my Ural is behaving strange, I don't know it's a lack of experience or something abnormal. There's so much I don't know. I'm not giving up. Wanted a sidecar for many years.

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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by RC20 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:49 am

When I got to the AK border, I ran into 50 miles of plain ugly nasty beating road. Gravel would have been vastly better than the pavement. Probably averaged 55 mph and should have been down to 45 (no eating places open so heading for Tok (Toke) for some food.

Out of Tok towards Glendallen the road was god awful about 30 miles out of Tok for 50 miles. Different, what I call severe potholes. Think of a cookie cutter going down through 3 or 4 inches of pavement and hitting the cookie sheet (original pavements see note),. 90 degree edges with no ramp in and out. While some were avoidable there were pathches than you would avoid the first group ok and then no way out of the scone group like a mine filed. I took another hammering.

I had 100+ pounds of gear as well as the spare tire and all up with my riding gear I am at least 250 lbs.

So while a single case is not definitive, I can say the rear hub showed no weakness on my 2019, that is the worst riding I have ever been through. At least gravel roads have a slope to the potholes.

NOTE: Cookie Cutter Road: I have never seen the like, they paved over the old road but did not mill down the old road first. You cold see the old asphalt and stripes at the bottom of those cookie cutter cutout potholes (hell holes) - some the size of a small pancake and some the size of a garbage can lid.
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:16 am

Cookie cutter road - that's a new term right there :D
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by RC20 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:41 pm

It was amazing and awful. In the 1800 miles getting home it was the only two areas I had any problem with physical wise. Beat the snot out of me.

It took a month fore an old pulled muscle to heal back up. Slight bother before but I could get it ok, after it was ice packs for weeks.

Not sure the R80GS would have handled them well (it was amazing with that stuff) .
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by tgtrotter » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:51 pm

RC20 wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:49 am
When I got to the AK border...

Out of Tok towards Glendallen the road was god awful about 30 miles

NOTE: Cookie Cutter Road: I have never seen the like, they paved over the old road but did not mill down the old road first. You cold see the old asphalt and stripes at the bottom of those cookie cutter cutout potholes (hell holes) - some the size of a small pancake and some the size of a garbage can lid.
Any pics ?
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by mi7d1 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:29 pm

RC20 wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:49 am

So while a single case is not definitive, I can say the rear hub showed no weakness on my 2019, that is the worst riding I have ever been through.
That gives me confidence in the hub.

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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by RC20 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:10 pm

[/quote] Any pics ? [/quote]

Never occurred to me, so sadly no.

Agree I should have.
That gives me confidence in the hub.
It was a hell of a pounding, I should add both the other hubs show no issues either though the rear would take the brunt force wise they all got hammered.

At times it was like one of those sum movies where they avoid the first mines in the minefield and then get stuck as there is no way out or by going forward. Unlike a sub you just took the hits (subs don't survive mines so not an option for them - surface and bail out I guess)
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by mack505 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:39 am

mi7d1 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:35 pm
mack505 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:16 pm
Had my pusher wheel develop a wobble. (Another rider on the DGR pointed it out to me.) I couldn't remember hitting anything more serious than a standard pothole with it. Dealer said he's only ever seen one other like it, and he replaced it under warranty. Definitely no complaints.

Plus side: tried out the spare, and learned how to change it.
I see you have a 2019? My understanding is the 2019's have a new hub design.
Any idea on the cause of the wobble? Was the wheel damaged and that's why it was replaced? How experienced are you driving a sidecar rig?
Don’t think it was damaged. It didn’t take any major hits that I noticed. The dealer and Redmond felt it was defective and was probably delivered that way. As they replaced it under warranty I’m not complaining.
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by solo1966 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:30 am

2008 miles now. The thing just keeps running better. I am surprised at the difference in the way it pulls compared to the 2017. I am accelerating up hills and can actually pass cars now. Love it.
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by treeman1942 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:19 am

solo1966 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:30 am
2008 miles now. The thing just keeps running better. I am surprised at the difference in the way it pulls compared to the 2017. I am accelerating up hills and can actually pass cars now. Love it.
At 3300 miles on my 2019, the beast is running better than ever, much more power, etc. :boogie:
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