2017 cT Thoughts

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2017 cT Thoughts

Postby deltamark » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:22 pm

Not sure if I'm posting this in the right place. I've been shopping for a sidecar rig for several months. I love Urals but have been on the fence about getting one. I can handle regular maintenance, but not so enthusiastic about the possibility of more constant troubleshooting and repairs. If I go this route, I'm thinking about getting a new cT with a warranty. I'm 3 hrs. from a good dealer and have had my eye on a 2017 cT in the bronze color. I've been watching this forum and haven't seen many comments on the 2017 cT's. Was wondering if they have so far been pretty mechanically sound and if the body has been holding up without signs of rust. Also wondered if the "special" colors had a better paint job. Any input will be valued and appreciated.
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Re: 2017 cT Thoughts

Postby Burt1713 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:55 pm

I've had good luck with my 17 cT, I've only had two issues. The rear brake light switch went out, and the speedometer took on water after being out in a hard rain.
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Re: 2017 cT Thoughts

Postby siberman1 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:56 pm

First of all, TOMCATFIXER TO THE URAL PHONE!!!!!

That said, I did not know that a Ural cT could think. Ahh, just reading what you wrote... :sarcasm:

Chad can give you an earful on what a cT is, maybe not what a cT thinks, if that is even possible.

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Re: 2017 cT Thoughts

Postby deltamark » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:21 pm

Thanks Burt! I'd be OK with those issues.

Ha ha! Siberman! Yes, the cT may be able to think. When I was in the dealership, I seemed to sense a nonverbal communication from it saying, "buy me, buy me!" : )
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Re: 2017 cT Thoughts

Postby Mr Wazzock » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:31 pm

If new with a warranty, then yeah, put plenty of shake down miles on it, if something goes t!ts up Ural will have to fix it.

Pretty sure a '17 cT is not very different to a '16 cT. Mine's been OK so far, most serious prob to date was speedo drive gears wearing out, replaced under warranty.

Previously, rear brake switch playing up and front inner tube went flat, to be fair Ural don't make those, but possibly put the tube in wrong, allowing two (yes two) rim tapes to pinch it while in use.


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Re: 2017 cT Thoughts

Postby Mr Wazzock » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:37 pm

Burt1713 wrote:I've had good luck with my 17 cT, I've only had two issues. The rear brake light switch went out, and the speedometer took on water after being out in a hard rain.


That reminds me, speedo misting up on cold and/or damp/rainy days, changed bulbs (BA9S) to LED equivalents, no more internal heating, so no more misting up.


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Re: 2017 cT Thoughts

Postby Tomcatfixer » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:40 pm

TOMCATFIXER TO THE URAL PHONE

I read deltamark's post, but wasn't gonna contribute, since my cT is a '15 model and now handles worse than a $35,000 Gear-Up from Ural of New England, thanks to all of the extra crap I've bolted onto it. HOWEVER, since I've ridden all of the modern Ural models (except the Solo), I can attest that the factory-stock cT is the best handling Ural model (despite what BigJames might have you believe :wink: ). It's lightweight, it's wide, it's low, it's got great rake & trail and no brake dive with that leading link front suspension, it's economical, and it's a blank slate for customization. In racking up my 28,000 abusive kilometers, I haven't once wished for two-wheel-drive. The cT is just a great bike.
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Re: 2017 cT Thoughts

Postby Mr Wazzock » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:43 pm

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Re: 2017 cT Thoughts

Postby deltamark » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:21 pm

Thank you Mr Wazzock. Sounds manageable.

Tomcatfixer, I don't think I want to add too much extra crap. Just load camping gear when I go on trips with my dog!
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Re: 2017 cT Thoughts

Postby TRICH911 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:45 am

deltamark wrote:Thank you Mr Wazzock. Sounds manageable.

Tomcatfixer, I don't think I want to add too much extra crap. Just load camping gear when I go on trips with my dog!


It will handle the camping gear and the kitchen sink:)
I second Tomcat's statement of never once wishing for two wheel drive. Mine is a '15 as well and have no regrets of my model choice.
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Re: 2017 cT Thoughts

Postby deltamark » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:29 am

Wow Trich. I think that storage bin is a good deal bigger than my kitchen sink! ; )
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