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Old 09-14-2009, 08:41 PM   #16
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Man, awesome photo's! Glad to hear they are still going along!

Just found out today, while helping my dad take his Ural engine apart that we need new piston heads. Decided to blow a chunk off the side of the head... Great. Looks like me might get thr 850cc conversion.
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:14 PM   #17
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Man, awesome photo's! Glad to hear they are still going along!

Just found out today, while helping my dad take his Ural engine apart that we need new piston heads. Decided to blow a chunk off the side of the head... Great. Looks like me might get thr 850cc conversion.
There's an 850 conversion?
Why not an 850 OPTION?
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:24 PM   #18
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There's an 850 conversion?
Why not an 850 OPTION?

Probably because the cost of certifying a new engine in the US is prohibitive
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:13 AM   #19
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It'll come with the next set of emissions regs IMHO. If you have to pay to get a certificate and do development work to meet the standard, you really work hard to make sure the result gives you marketing advantages too.

I'm a big FI fan so long as it's a late '90's level like Guzzi use, not some embedded function in a central ECU like BMW. You can have efficiency and multi-meter/test lamp fault finding, you don't need variable horsepower settings and PC diagnostics. I'm expecting Ural to buy an off the shelf system when they need one, so it should tick the boxes.

The price issue is my biggest factor in not getting one. A new Bonneville would be under 6000 and a new chair 3000. That's the same price as a Ural, but it's a good 10 mph faster, has no motorway issues and only needs an oil change every 6000 miles. The chains last years and reverse gear I'm practiced enough to live without. I can put together an outfit from second hand parts for under 6000 but wouldn't touch a 6000 Ural unless I knew who ran it in. If a new Ural that was fully motorway capable was still 9000 I'd be interested, if they went over 10K there'd still be a good reason to hack a Bonneville.

BMW are still going towards technology for the sake of technology IMHO and are trading on a reputation earned 20 years ago. Given the new F650 is actually a software modified F800 I don't hold out any hope. I've said it before, Ural could clean up with a direct airhead GS replacement, another use for an 800-1000cc motor and some new plastics.

Urals reputation is also IMHO going in the opposite direction to BMW's!

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Old 09-17-2009, 02:37 PM   #20
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That's good to know.

Any chance you visited the R&D department? Please tell me there is a 1000cc, cruise at 80 mph version in development. Then I'll start saving up.

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Old 10-13-2009, 10:07 AM   #21
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Question A Return of the Ural Solo to Our Shores?

Am I to understand from your original posting that the Ural Solo will at last be available once more in the US of A?

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Old 10-13-2009, 01:49 PM   #22
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Am I to understand from your original posting that the Ural Solo will at last be available once more in the US of A?

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Yes, IMWA is developing a true solo Motorcycle, it's not just a bike with the sidecar removed. They are planing to release it next year.

They let Me take the prototype for a 2 day test ride.
Ride report here; http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9117
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