New to Urals

Newbies, introduce yourself here. Are you thinking about getting one and have questions? Ask your basic questions here. Please post any tech questions in "The Order of The Greasy Wrench" section.
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Here's the place for those who are newb or thinking about buying a Ural or Dnepr to introduce themselves ask those typical "newbie" questions. Try using the "Search" link at the top of the page to see if your question may have been asked before. Please post any tech questions in "The Order of the Greasy Wrench" section.
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Re: New to Urals

Post by Wildhorse Cafe » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:19 pm

El queso wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:15 pm
well maintained bike manufactured in 2007 or later is going to be a relatively safe bet
I disagree there is no such thing as a safe bet with a Ural, only "Lady Luck", and she will break your heart. :cry:
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Re: New to Urals

Post by mquinn6 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:08 pm

MAN that did not take long to get a ton of responses!

I love wrenching and making (keeping) things working. I am not a fan of electrical complexity (give me carbs any time!).

I am working the logistics about getting one stateside now... (yes, I am a gluten for punishment!).

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Re: New to Urals

Post by WEGUNTER » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:28 pm

What do you mean getting one stateside?????????? ton for sale on the used market here. Also dealers out there as well. Know Heindl has a couple of well sorted out rigs for sale now. If you are looking at importing a ural from overseas you are in for a nightmare trying to get it registered. There is a thread going on about that right now.

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Re: New to Urals

Post by Wildhorse Cafe » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:35 pm

WEGUNTER wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:28 pm
What do you mean getting one stateside?????????? ton for sale on the used market here. Also dealers out there as well. Know Heindl has a couple of well sorted out rigs for sale now. If you are looking at importing a ural from overseas you are in for a nightmare trying to get it registered. There is a thread going on about that right now.
"Amen"to that, plus you don't know if you are getting a ragged out "POC".
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2013 Black Retro, Chernaya Krasota, formally known as, my name is nobody.

When you set out on your journey to Ithaca
pray the road is long , full of adventure, full of knowledge
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Ithaca has given you the beautiful voyage

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Re: New to Urals

Post by Happytrails » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:00 pm

Buying a used one from heindl sounds like a good plan. :)
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Re: New to Urals

Post by snowymonkey » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:16 pm

For what it’s worth I absolutely love my 08 Patrol.

One of the things I love are the steel wheels. A few years later they went to aluminum and, from what I understand, it was a roll of the dice if you got one that would crack on you. A buddy of mine has had 2 separate rigs with the cracked aluminum rims (a 13 and a 14). He is working on switching his current rig to steel (the 13).
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Re: New to Urals

Post by mquinn6 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:35 pm

I am so tempted by Heindl's stuff it is sharp and he definitely has established himself as a genuine good guy on this form for sure!

I have read thru the nightmares about bringing them stateside - and I work with older cars. DMV and I are tight! (ok, I am persistent enough that they get tired of me coming by all the time until I get what I want).

I hope my story has a happy ending... Only time (and money) will tell.

Attached is a "rustic" (ok rusty as heck) bike that I was able to put together whilst in Russia. The stereo typical Russian repairs were found thruout. Sidecar was there - did not get the chance to get that on - but the owner was very appreciative! The battery on the back was shared between 3 neighbors - they were worried that I was going to break it (not the original mounting brackets by the way).

(this is NOT the bike I am trying to bring back by the way! Anyone want to guess the year on it?)
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Re: New to Urals

Post by urmas » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:03 am

This looks like a 10-36
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Re: New to Urals

Post by Happytrails » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:32 am

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:20 am

Wish I'd done it sooner.
:thumbsup:
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Re: New to Urals

Post by :FI:Igor » Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:28 pm

On reliability; my 2015 Patrol has over 55,000 km on it. I do most of the maintenance myself (light stuff, oil changes, torque heads, adjust valves, brakes, etc); been to a professional repair facility once (try that with a Harley!!). Repair parts: cheaper (by far cheaper than a HD) and parts are at my door in three or four days. tires: 65 USD shipped!. Speed: OK, it's more than adequate. Affordable: very. Insurance: Progressive, very good and reasonable priced. Fun: Hell, Yes. Chick Magnet: Yes. Puppy Magnet: Yes. Look up definition of UDF.

When I bought the rig it scared the beGesus out of me driving it home from the dealer; it doesn't handle like a motorcycle (2 wheel). Transition is easy with practice. Sold my HD (110,000 miles), can't get me off the Ural.
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Re: New to Urals

Post by :FI:Igor » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:11 pm

Added... yeah what they said (100% correct) and empathizes “dealer setup is paramount”
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Re: New to Urals

Post by Lofty » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:11 pm

:FI:Igor wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:28 pm
Chick Magnet: Yes.
Where is this magical place that draws the fairer sex to Urals? :?:

I can't park the rig at a hardware store, or a grocery store, and not attract the attention of at least one gray-haired (or no-haired) gentleman. To date, the Gear Up has been a total dude magnet. They're always nice to chat with, but a little attention from the XX chromosome crowd now and then wouldn't be out of order. :)
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Re: New to Urals

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:21 am

Same for me! :lol:
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Re: New to Urals

Post by :FI:Igor » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:22 am

In the last three months I've had two young ladies ask for and get a ride in the rig. It starts as a UDF, lady jokes about wanting to ride, then her boy friend (or son) hands her a helmet.
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Re: New to Urals

Post by mquinn6 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:49 pm

I am a simple bare bones kinda guy - I actually LIKE carburators (I can fix them). Like the 2WD - but realistically a cT is what I probably need (but if I stumble on a 2wd that "fits" me - I know it disengages - and will adjust for any driving differences. I will make it my Xmas present to me this year for sure! Stay tuned what it will be!!!!

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