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Old 10-22-2009, 11:17 AM   #76
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LOL. Since when is riding a funny looking contraption to San Felipe and eating at The Taco Factory "doing" Baja. I had to laugh at your concern over "shootings" and filling up with "regulated gas" in the US before crossing over. Glad you guys had fun down there but I don't recommend you go south of San Felipe.
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:36 AM   #77
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LOL. Since when is riding a funny looking contraption to San Felipe and eating at The Taco Factory "doing" Baja. I had to laugh at your concern over "shootings" and filling up with "regulated gas" in the US before crossing over. Glad you guys had fun down there but I don't recommend you go south of San Felipe.
Hotmamaandme, don't let them rain on your yeti parade. I'm sure the locals manage much farther on their 150cc contraptions.
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:20 AM   #78
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Awesome ride report.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:46 AM   #79
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Thank you very much for your wonderful report!

I have enjoyed following your report of the Mexico trip.

I have a question: is the Ural reliable (not just on this trip but in general)? I really want to buy one but I'm not much interested in spending all my time wrenching on a bike, although I am a pretty good mechanic.

I have read horror stories about Urals in the online forums, although most of the posts were from earlier models and I hear the latest rigs are much better.

Anyway, I thought you would give me the straight scoop.

Thanks again,

Chip
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:10 PM   #80
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Thumb Ural Quality

They're old tech machines and therefore require more routine maintenance but they're also *very* reliable *IF* you know how to operate it ~ I have two older Ural 650's that have given me sterling service and never left me afoot .

If you're expecting a '' Gas & Go " typ of Moto , buy a Japanese one .
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:17 PM   #81
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I have enjoyed following your report of the Mexico trip.

I have a question: is the Ural reliable (not just on this trip but in general)? I really want to buy one but I'm not much interested in spending all my time wrenching on a bike, although I am a pretty good mechanic.

I have read horror stories about Urals in the online forums, although most of the posts were from earlier models and I hear the latest rigs are much better.

Anyway, I thought you would give me the straight scoop.

Thanks again,

Chip

Chip, post your question in the Hack area.
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