My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Post by Abaxter593 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:34 am

jwaller wrote:Alright, my Ural is about ready to come back home with me but while w@$#ing the thing, the service tech noticed that my steering damper wasn't actually attached to the bike and was defective. So, the only thing keeping me from picking it up is a new steering damper. He says it looks like it was never put on correctly and I had been riding the bike pretty much without a steering damper. The gearbox had a bent shift fork so Ural sent a brand new gearbox. The cylinder that got blown was because of a really lean condition caused by the injection not being set up properly by the "good people" [emoji19]who sold me the bike. So someone sold me a bike they didn't even take the time to properly assemble and lied about updating the fuel injection as per some service bulletin way before I bought it, then left me high and dry when I needed warranty work[emoji35]. A whole year wasted on what I assumed was a lemon but it was dealership negligence. I'm glad AF1 is now selling Ural. I know if I ever want to buy a Ducati or Triumph, I WON'T be buying it in San Antonio. So, the good news is now that the bike has a brand new gearbox, left cylinder, steering damper, and the proper fuel injection map, it's going to be like an all new bike and better than ever. Just hope that new steering damper comes in the next couple days.

Glad to hear AF1 got you sorted out.

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Post by Dr Z » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:08 am

Was it repaired under warranty. Kinda glanced over ur whole post. When mine took a long time to get fixed wasting my warranty coverage period I bitched and they offered me another year of warranty for $500. Turned out to be a wise move on my part because within that year fd. Seized and was replaced for free
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Post by jae » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:05 pm

Dr Z wrote:Was it repaired under warranty. Kinda glanced over ur whole post. When mine took a long time to get fixed wasting my warranty coverage period I bitched and they offered me another year of warranty for $500. Turned out to be a wise move on my part because within that year fd. Seized and was replaced for free
If your bike is in the shop for more than 30 days for warranty repair the warranty is supposed to be automatically extended for the amount of time it spent in the shop. After spending mid-January - August in the shop last year, my original 3-year warranty on my '14 (purchased new Jan '16) became extended to August '19. If it wasn't you need to contact Jason at IMZ with records of when your bike was in the shop and see what they can do to take care of you.
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Post by Dr Z » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:13 pm

Yes u r correct now that I remember that mine was. AND then I also purchased the addition year. Thx for pointing that out was about 6 yrs ago
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Post by jwaller » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:21 pm

Yes to it being warranty work. My bike has only been in the shop for about a month. Months went by before I could get it to the shop because no one in my area did Ural. The shop that sold it to me wouldn't help out at all


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Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
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Post by Dr Z » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:10 pm

That sux
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Post by jwaller » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:02 pm

I picked up my Ural from AF1 today. Wow, what a difference. This thing shifts more smoothly than ever before, it just clicks right into the correct gear. Before, from the time I got it, I had to be very deliberate with shifting and even then, I'd miss gears all the time. I thought that was just part of the Ural experience. Now it shifts much better, not on par with my Triumph Scrambler, but really good. The correct fuel injection map is way better than what was before. No more lugging and hesitation. Here's something I found surprising; I was always going faster than I thought. It used to ride so rough and now it doesn't. I took slow back roads home from Austin to New Braunfels. I went out by Hamilton Pool, then down RM 12 to RM 32, the Devil's Backbone, over to Canyon Lake, then the dam access road and River Road to NB. I was riding slow, not gunning the engine as I need to break in a new cylinder and new gearbox. But on occasion, I'd look down at the speedometer expecting to see 40 mph and see instead 60 mph. It used to be a struggle at 60 and it always felt like the bike was beating me up. Finally, and I guess this shows that the bike is in a good state of tune, I can start it with the kick starter in 2-3 kicks. I was rarely ever able to kick start it before, but then, only after it was warmed up. But even then, it might take 10-15 kicks to get it going. Most of the time I tried to kick start it, it wouldn't and I'd get tired of it and use the button. I eventually even pulled it off as it was useless. Not any more. I'm overjoyed, if you can't tell.
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These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
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Post by wooden nickel » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:32 am

:clap: :clap: :clap:
So glad you finally got a sorted Ural.
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Post by mr. cob » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:04 pm

Howdy jwaller,

Glad to hear your rig is up and running after all the trouble you have had.

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Post by jwaller » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:56 pm

My monkey lounging at a pit stop
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Beautiful day to go out for a ride. We went to Landa Park in New Braunfels, TX to feed the ducks and then headed up River Road to Canyon Lake and made the pit stop. We then went back home.

So glad to have the Ural back.
2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
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Post by jwaller » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:34 pm

My monkey training our dog to ride in a sidecar. Image

Yeah, no helmet on the monkey and no doggles on the dog, but we were going about 15 mph around the block in our neighborhood trying to get the dog used to the bike. Helmets might have scared him away. I think he likes it!
2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
:boogie:

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Post by jwaller » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:10 am

Got my baby some new shoes
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2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
:boogie:

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Post by jwaller » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:49 pm

I learned today that having a plus sized adult male as a monkey really kills the gas mileage. I ran out at 168 km when I usually re-fill at 180 km. So, I'll be looking for gas at 120 km with a grown up monkey. I need to keep a gas can in the trunk, which I usually do, but which I didn't have today. Lesson learned and lesson learned.
2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
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Post by Mr Wazzock » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:54 pm

This is why I asked for this optional extra:

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Post by jwaller » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:14 pm

Put a new steering damper on my Patrol. Makes a huge difference.


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2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
:boogie:

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