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Old 07-14-2012, 12:35 PM   #61
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My 2005 Ural Patrol has given me back the FUN factor of motorcycling that got lost somewhere along the way. Remember why we got into motorcycling in the first place? It was fun.......
On the Ural, I ride relaxed, no pressure, no stress, enjoying every mile, rain or shine. Today I look for any little excuse to take the Ural out for another spin. "Honey, do we need milk? Bread? Toothpicks?"
I think that may be the crux of it. Modern bikes are wonders but all too often soulless. A Ural is not: part antique, part dirt bike, part tank - whatever, it's very difficult to ride around in one and not have a shit eating grin on your face. And that your dog, wife, kids, friends, cute girl at work etc all want to ride in it as well just adds to the fun. The pinical of motorcycle technology they are not and they only win races in reverse but somehow, they manage to remind you of why you got into motorcycles to begin with. Lighten up, ride Russian.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:06 AM   #62
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I have a Ducati Monster S2R 1000, a 2010 Triumph Bonneville and a 07 Ural Patrol. Guess which one gets ridden the most? Yes, there are some negatives to the Ural, but the positives far out weight them. It's kind of like that little mole on Cindy Crawfords face. It's a negative, but in a strange way, it accentuates all those wonderful positives!

In the Ural's case it's imperfections just add character. In this micro chipped, electronically controlled world a little simplicity is appreciated.

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Old 07-15-2012, 07:29 AM   #63
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I have a Ducati Monster S2R 1000, a 2010 Triumph Bonneville and a 07 Ural Patrol. Guess which one gets ridden the most? Yes, there are some negatives to the Ural, but the positives far out weight them. It's kind of like that little mole on Cindy Crawfords face. It's a negative, but in a strange way, it accentuates all those wonderful positives!

In the Ural's case it's imperfections just add character. In this micro chipped, electronically controlled world a little simplicity is appreciated.

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Old 07-15-2012, 11:33 AM   #64
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After following Ural for several years on their changes/progress I decided it was time. I had built a hack with an older Honda 750 many years ago to see if we wanted to spend the money on a Ural. It was alot of fun, and my wife loved it. It also showed us we really enjoyed riding it over other motorcycles ( We have had 30 or so over the years).Fast foward to 2012. Now I have Parkinsons. having reverse is a must. My wife and I ride as much as we can.These rigs are just plain fun! I don't mind the extra maintenance, it kinda helps you bond to the machine.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:38 PM   #65
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I don't mind the extra maintenance, it kinda helps you bond to the machine.
Very true! Old school bikes "talk" to you in ways that modern, computer controlled machines will never do. After owning them 4 a while, you reach a point in the "relationship" when you know the machine intimately and can predict/correct issues, etc. I always felt that when such a machine is well maintained and properly tuned, there is really nothing that it cannot accomplish provided you ride/drive accordingly and are aware of the limitations...

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Old 07-15-2012, 01:38 PM   #66
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Is there a recommended list of spare parts to carry, for road side repairs?
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:10 PM   #67
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Is there a recommended list of spare parts to carry, for road side repairs?
Duct tape, fence wire...
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:28 PM   #68
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Very true! Old school bike "talk" to you in ways that modern, computer controlled machines will never do. After owning them 4 a while, you reach a point in the "relationship" when you know the machine intimately and can predict/correct issues, etc. I always felt that when such a machine is well maintained and properly tuned, there is really nothing that it cannot accomplish provided you ride/drive accordingly and are aware of the limitations...
If convenience, and no owner involvement were my priorities I would have purchased a Toyota
. The latest technologies are great in disposable goods like electronics, but in time they become a liability in durable goods. For mechanical things I'll take old school every time.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:39 PM   #69
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Is there a recommended list of spare parts to carry, for road side repairs?

Yes.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:37 PM   #70
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Is there a recommended list of spare parts to carry, for road side repairs?
I can tell you what I have in mine.
oil and final drive fluid
inner tube, I also have the spare wheel on the hack.
set of wheel Bearings and spacers
a couple feet of fuel line and some clamps
full set of cables
extra led bulbs for signals
collection of metric bolts
extra type 3 ignition and coil
extra set of ignition wires
gasket sealant
loctite
electrical wires and a collection of crimp connectors
spark plugs
Drain Plug
I think that's it...
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:38 PM   #71
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Oh, and wire and duct tape.... Of course...
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:39 PM   #72
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Not I. This is my first outfit, replacing a Honda ST1100 solo.

I have no doubt a modern outfit would rate better in every measurable way, but you can't measure how good the Ural makes ME feel and that's what matters at the end of the day.


Exactly! Sold my '96 ST1100 two days ago. I go way, way slower on the Ural and I have way, way more fun.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:40 AM   #73
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I like machines that speak to me.

The Ural shouts.

Kind of hard to ignore, really.....
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:49 AM   #74
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Is there a recommended list of spare parts to carry, for road side repairs?
The only spares I carry are,

Throttle and clutch cables.
clean air filter.
Tube,
Fuses & bulbs.
If I am going off roading I bring extra tools, oil, and "patch up" materials like epoxy, duct tape, and bailing wire.

Getting down to it, other than flat tires, I have only had a couple of road side repairs in over 70,000 km.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:02 AM   #75
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Hey, Heyload

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I like machines that speak to me.

The Ural shouts.

Kind of hard to ignore, really.....
Do you know what i mean?
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