Curiosity question regarding mileage or km on used 2005 Ural

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Curiosity question regarding mileage or km on used 2005 Ural

Post by a1930ford » Sun Sep 17, 2023 4:31 pm

I never really looked at how high or low the actual mileage of either of my Urals ended up being, as the km can stump me easily when trying to convert it to miles. Is 14,300 km what one would consider as a pretty average total mileage for a used Ural Tourist when converted or what would you consider it to be? Thanks. Just a curiosity question. I have no idea as to how hard the previous owner's had put on the rig for that mileage though. Again, thanks.
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Re: Curiosity question regarding mileage or km on used 2005 Ural

Post by treebone » Sun Sep 17, 2023 5:22 pm

I use a simple formula to convert Km (1000 metres) to miles, simply multiply the number of Km by .62

So 14,300 X .62 equals 8866 miles.

For a rough estimate in your head, you can figure Km's are just a bit more than a half mile.

I would not even venture a guess as to average mileage relating to condition. I think you might get a better idea
looking at the sellers garage condition as a clue.

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Re: Curiosity question regarding mileage or km on used 2005 Ural

Post by Peter Pan » Sun Sep 17, 2023 5:39 pm

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Earlier written; but leave it put for somebody else's purpose.

"Hello Pat,
it all depends on the "owners touch". To expect first clutch trouble calculate 20-35.000km at normal use. One bike (2011?) I have seen to get destroyed by a "double left hander without common sense" (too much booze) in about 7000km. The next two owners needed quite some time to educate that "Banana-Coco-split rig".
Watch at the owner and how his responses match with your picky observations (of bike details and sincerity of owner). As long your gut feelings say that matches and you are able to trust him, all should be good and in reasonable risk range.
As soon you feel, there had been negligence or ill behaviour involved... better keep the hands off.
Often a bike that had been stored for a long time in a barn can be: or a dusty gem, or a rat nest. Observe in detail, poke a bit here and there where are the neuralgic points, ask the right questions, Listen and watch with attention (not with good will/nor want to hear) and make your own conclusions.
Remember: There are way more car + m/c (horse) sellers then little old ladies from Pasadena.

I understand the big quality jumps for used Urals were 2007, 2012(2013) and 2020. Anything before 2003 with 650 engine I would be very cautious and only consider it a Sunday afternoon ice cream ride when it comes out of well caring hands. Others might differ from my concept.

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1mile=1,60934km or roughly 1,6km
1km=0,62137119miles"
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Re: Curiosity question regarding mileage or km on used 2005 Ural

Post by Claus » Mon Sep 18, 2023 3:08 pm

treebone wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2023 5:22 pm


I would not even venture a guess as to average mileage relating to condition. I think you might get a better idea
looking at the sellers garage condition as a clue.
Very true. When I was repairing and selling Urals back in the day, I always told my customers to prefer a higher mileage with traces of use over a rig with very low mileage that has been owned for many years. As long as the higher mileage rig has been well maintained.
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Re: Curiosity question regarding mileage or km on used 2005 Ural

Post by sagerat » Mon Sep 18, 2023 11:42 pm

The average motorcyclist rides about 2,500 to 3,000 miles a year, as I recall.
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Re: Curiosity question regarding mileage or km on used 2005 Ural

Post by David Z » Wed Sep 20, 2023 6:01 pm

sagerat wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2023 11:42 pm
The average motorcyclist rides about 2,500 to 3,000 miles a year, as I recall.
Nice to see that fact, I'm way above average.
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Re: Curiosity question regarding mileage or km on used 2005 Ural

Post by El queso » Wed Sep 20, 2023 9:05 pm

That's about 500 miles per year if the 2nd IPA hasn't kicked in, and I've done my math right. Not sure what average is for a Ural, but for most of us it's a fun toy, and maybe the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th vehicle in the fleet, so that doesn't seem too far off.
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Re: Curiosity question regarding mileage or km on used 2005 Ural

Post by Bigbikerrick » Fri Sep 22, 2023 3:49 pm

I have a hard time putting over 2K miles a year on mine. Mostly around town rides with friends or grandkids in the tub. Its hard to rack up serious miles on a non highway vehicle, which is what I use mine for. I have a Guzzi /DMC rig for higher speed highway duty. I rarely ride the Ural past 55 mph. Thats its "happy place" , so why stress it....right tool for the job, etc.
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