How many motorcycle riders on here?

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Re: How many motorcycle riders on here?

Post by Sburke » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:47 pm

I've had countless bikes over the years. Just scaled back to one bike a month or so ago. Have a new Ural, that I use as my daily when it's working.

My V8 project Xr4ti is about finished, which has been a few month project. Started the project as cheap way to get back into cars, and road race it. Starting to realize I'm more of a motorcycle guy these days, debating listing it for trade, for another bike before I even put seat time into it....

We shall see

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Re: How many motorcycle riders on here?

Post by cmouta » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:05 am

Sburke wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:47 pm
Have a new Ural, that I use as my daily when it's working.
Do you tend to have alot of problems with it? My space consolidation goals are to sell the scooter/sidecar and cb650 and pick up a 2wd ural when I've got some extra play money. I've read plenty of back and forth reviews on advrider but for the price of a new car I'd hope it was reliable!
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Re: How many motorcycle riders on here?

Post by Sburke » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:29 am

cmouta wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:05 am
Sburke wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:47 pm
Have a new Ural, that I use as my daily when it's working.
Do you tend to have alot of problems with it? My space consolidation goals are to sell the scooter/sidecar and cb650 and pick up a 2wd ural when I've got some extra play money. I've read plenty of back and forth reviews on advrider but for the price of a new car I'd hope it was reliable!

It's not reliable.

I'm almost certain, the die hard folks that will argue otherwise only ride them to the coffee shop and back home.

If you're trying to use it as a daily driver, it's going to leave you stranded. Also, they constantly need service attention. Fluids have very short intervals, valves need adjusted basically every oil change. Quality isn't that great. Mine is 6 months old, and has paint issues on almost every panel, and rusting on the tank and some areas of the frame......

Total blast when it works though, just know what you're getting into beforehand

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Re: How many motorcycle riders on here?

Post by cmouta » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:04 pm

Sburke wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:29 am
cmouta wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:05 am
Sburke wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:47 pm
Have a new Ural, that I use as my daily when it's working.
Do you tend to have alot of problems with it? My space consolidation goals are to sell the scooter/sidecar and cb650 and pick up a 2wd ural when I've got some extra play money. I've read plenty of back and forth reviews on advrider but for the price of a new car I'd hope it was reliable!

It's not reliable.

I'm almost certain, the die hard folks that will argue otherwise only ride them to the coffee shop and back home.

If you're trying to use it as a daily driver, it's going to leave you stranded. Also, they constantly need service attention. Fluids have very short intervals, valves need adjusted basically every oil change. Quality isn't that great. Mine is 6 months old, and has paint issues on almost every panel, and rusting on the tank and some areas of the frame......

Total blast when it works though, just know what you're getting into beforehand
I tried to ride 2up on my cb650 and I didn't like it nor did my gf but I don't really want huge bike. The scooter/sidecar has been awesome for us but I'd like to eventually outgrow it. the 2wd is probably completely unnecessary for anything we'd ever do but reverse sounds nice. I just saw an R1100GS with a dnepr sidecar on craigslist that looks awesome. Its a good reminder that Ural isn't the only path out there despite all those beautiful instagram photos of people in nature having a good time!
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1988 Mono Rosso Red Merkur XR4Ti
1982 Honda CB650SC Nighthawk
2006 Bajaj Chetak 4T w/ sidecar

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Re: How many motorcycle riders on here?

Post by Sburke » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:03 pm

cmouta wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:04 pm
Sburke wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:29 am
cmouta wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:05 am


Do you tend to have alot of problems with it? My space consolidation goals are to sell the scooter/sidecar and cb650 and pick up a 2wd ural when I've got some extra play money. I've read plenty of back and forth reviews on advrider but for the price of a new car I'd hope it was reliable!

It's not reliable.

I'm almost certain, the die hard folks that will argue otherwise only ride them to the coffee shop and back home.

If you're trying to use it as a daily driver, it's going to leave you stranded. Also, they constantly need service attention. Fluids have very short intervals, valves need adjusted basically every oil change. Quality isn't that great. Mine is 6 months old, and has paint issues on almost every panel, and rusting on the tank and some areas of the frame......

Total blast when it works though, just know what you're getting into beforehand
I tried to ride 2up on my cb650 and I didn't like it nor did my gf but I don't really want huge bike. The scooter/sidecar has been awesome for us but I'd like to eventually outgrow it. the 2wd is probably completely unnecessary for anything we'd ever do but reverse sounds nice. I just saw an R1100GS with a dnepr sidecar on craigslist that looks awesome. Its a good reminder that Ural isn't the only path out there despite all those beautiful instagram photos of people in nature having a good time!


I don't think 2wd is really needed, if anything you would just get stuck a little bit down the road anyways....

I have a CT, and it's been in plenty of gravel, mud, and sand without issues. When it works, I head off with the gf and dog on camping adventures.


If you're buying new, make sure you have a good dealer near-by, as they do come with a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty..... Which you will be using more than riding. Ha ha :cheers

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Re: How many motorcycle riders on here?

Post by ford.scorpio » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:27 pm

Only true masochists goes for Dnepr or Ural...... :notworthy
A man meets another addict and says "oh yeah, I have a Merkur too!" and the other man says "no way!!!!! ............how many?"

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