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Re: Critique this build!

Post by VWK75S » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:45 am

NJTim wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:26 pm
any glaring omissions
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Re: Critique this build!

Post by Daisy Cutter » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:59 am

I'm late to this party but I'd advise, like the others to keep it simple and use the money that would have been spent on accessories for consumables. Tires, brake pads, and oil.
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Re: Critique this build!

Post by jeffsaline » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:37 am

Tim,

Maybe it would be worthwhile considering a used Ural. There are a couple of nice offerings in the Black Market right now. That could save you a lot of coin even with shipping costs.

Here's a thread on skid plates from a guy I believe is in your area. viewtopic.php?f=11&t=54024

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Re: Critique this build!

Post by stagewex » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:02 am

Lokiboy wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:30 pm
gobium wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:09 pm
Your first ural?
How do you know you will like the rig.
Get it without accessories, ride it first.
Very true. How many posts have we seen with folks spending $3000-$5000 on extras and sell a year or two later.

Have you noticed how many folks are giving you this same advice? It's my opinion too rather than tell you what "I" would want and what is unnecessary fluff, to me of course.

One of the joys of ownership with these rigs is making it "yours" and you can do that incrementally piece-by-piece so you can better understand and perhaps appreciate any meaningful changes and modifications you make. Get the base model and ride it for a few weeks. It's already pretty darn nice.

A dealer whether is it the greatest or worst is going to want to sell you everything in the world when you show-up with your blank-check face on. Believe me, I just spent 3 hours at my local Jeep dealer yesterday looking at new Wranglers (will be my 4th). I know what I want and what I don't need. It'll be a factory order since no dealer would stock what I want or should I say... don't want/need.
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Re: Critique this build!

Post by Lokiboy » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:21 am

NJTim... what you described, Ural will be perfect for you and your sidekick. As Jaybird said, attend a couple rallies and you’ll see what other folks have done and it’ll give you lots, and lots of good ideas.
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Re: Critique this build!

Post by NJTim » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:31 am

stagewex wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:02 am
Lokiboy wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:30 pm
gobium wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:09 pm
Your first ural?
How do you know you will like the rig.
Get it without accessories, ride it first.
Very true. How many posts have we seen with folks spending $3000-$5000 on extras and sell a year or two later.

Have you noticed how many folks are giving you this same advice? It's mine opinion too rather than tell you what "I" would want and what is unnecessary fluff, to me of course.

One of the joys of ownership with these rigs is making it "yours" and you can do that incrementally piece-by-piece so you can better understand and perhaps appreciate any meaningful changes and modifications you make. Get the base model and ride it for a few weeks. It's already pretty darn nice.

A dealer whether is it the greatest or worst is going to want to sell you everything in the world when you show-up with your blank-check face on. Believe me, I just spent 3 hours at my local Jeep dealer yesterday looking at new Wranglers (will be my 4th). I know what I want and what I don't need. It'll be a factory order since no dealer would stock what I want or should I say... don't want/need.
Yup. Wisdom of the crowd, for sure. After the ride I've been on in this thread, I'll save the extra cash on my order and think about upgrading after some saddle time, once I have a better idea of what's really going to be useful.
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Re: Critique this build!

Post by Happytrails » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:58 am

Welcome to the forums. Lots of good comments and waiting a few months of ownership before added lots of accessories is a great idea. See how a ural meets you expectations.

The oem windshield is very nice. I'm 5'11 and its almost to the perfect height. I wish it were just an inch higher.

The handshifter is cool but there are so many times i need both hands on the bars. So i end up doing a mix of both hand or foot shifthing. I really do like it for shifting in reverse.

Enjoy your new Ural :)
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Re: Critique this build!

Post by gobium » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:00 pm

Number 1 accessory you need in not 2 in 1 or floor board foot peg.
And it is also cheaper.
Buy extra year of warranty!

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Re: Critique this build!

Post by stagewex » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:40 pm

gobium wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:00 pm
Number 1 accessory you need in not 2 in 1 or floor board foot peg.
And it is also cheaper.
Buy extra year of warranty!
Not bad advice since the '19's are the first-year of the new EFI system.
Always kinks to anything new so cover yourself with some extra time as a beta-tester. Like extra insurance and I've heard those efi parts (from the older '14 to '18) systems were pretty darn expensive if you had to buy them out of warranty. THAT seems very worthwhile!
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Re: Critique this build!

Post by jaybird » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:01 pm

Number 1 accessory you need in not 2 in 1 or floor board foot peg.
And it is also cheaper.
Buy extra year of warranty!
AMEN TO THAT!
After my experience with wy first nearly new Ural, I opted for the extra year on the second one, It was worth every penny.

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Re: Critique this build!

Post by NJTim » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:21 pm

jaybird wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:01 pm
Number 1 accessory you need in not 2 in 1 or floor board foot peg.
And it is also cheaper.
Buy extra year of warranty!
AMEN TO THAT!
After my experience with wy first nearly new Ural, I opted for the extra year on the second one, It was worth every penny.


IMG_1792.jpg

18,600 Kilo service. I'm glad that was on their dime and not mine.

Happy trails,
Jaybird
Yikes! One picture and I’m convinced. Really hoping the ‘19s don’t have regularly scheduled engine-out maintenance. Great-looking Street Glide-style fairing, though!
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Re: Critique this build!

Post by El queso » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:53 pm

IMHO the best Ural accessory is...

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Re: Critique this build!

Post by cateyetech » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:02 pm

El queso wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:53 pm
IMHO the best Ural accessory is...

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X2 on that accessory!
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Re: Critique this build!

Post by RC20 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:29 pm

You do need to find out if the dog will be happy in the side-car. Some are great and some hate it. Don't assume. The more prone they are to hanging the head out the window or riding fine in the back of a pickup the better your odds.

I am not sure what the talk about the side car faring is about, will have to remove it and see. I don't see how it can affect the rider but I could be wrong.

I went with the Ural Fairing. I think it needs and aerodynamic update but it does provide good coverage. I have a picture of a Chinese knock off and the fairing has not changed from that one or earlier. With higher speeds we could use less wind resistance. I hit a stretch where I had 30 mph plus headwinds and I was in 3rd gear for that area. I could get it up to 55 in 3rd but 4th would not hold and just settled in 3rd (it worked as terrain was rugged and up and down gear wise as well as in and out of bright sun to dark shadow).

I will cut an inch or two off the top as I can't see over it. But that is maybe me and my helmet, I tried sitting higher and did not get any helmet buffeting, so its pushing up a lot (my other fairings I could fine tune the buffet vs the view and was a fine line. )

The issues I am looping through two pieces of plastic with the existing height and I am not getting enough wind to keep the visor cleared off when heavy rain hits (yep got to do that up in Canada) and the wind wipe of the visor is needed.
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Re: Critique this build!

Post by RC20 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:32 pm

Yikes! One picture and I’m convinced. Really hoping the ‘19s don’t have regularly scheduled engine-out maintenance. Great-looking Street Glide-style fairing, though!
Of course you have to time the failure to it falls in the warranty periods. Kind of tough thing to do.
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