Any problems with 2019 Ural's

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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:29 pm

gobium wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:24 pm
Stand by the UralGuy just bought one.
Is that true? :o
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by windmill » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:37 pm

RC20 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:59 pm
I'd be unhappy without interchangeable drum brake wheels, Needing a dealer for some repairs - but mostly the insurmountable problem of PAYING what they cost. Not only can I not afford - I don't think they are WORTH IT. Buying used is much more cost effective.
Just because it's a 2019 you are NOT escaping OLD technology - just paying more for it - & making harder to repair.
OP asked if anyone with a 2019 had problems, not your opinion on the machine.

I suggest you just can it.
There's legitimate reasons why one might prefer an older Ural, or why one might fit their personal situation better, but to suggest they're tangibly better than a 2019 based on subjective preferences, and inaccurate or baseless suppositions is absurd.

I personally own a 2007 Ural, and a 2018 Ural, I have ridden a 650 Ural, and a 2019 Ural. One will already know if they can afford a 2019, so based on actual experience, I suggest the rest may be dismissed as unfounded rhetoric.
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by Lofty » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:07 pm

chaos2 wrote:
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We need a Grumpy Old Man forum
Were that to happen, there'd only be about 12 of us left to post in the rest of the site.
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by solo1966 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:36 am

I. Appreciate it guys. My 2017 has been a champ. I have 20000 miles on it now with no problems or issues. I have rode it in rain , in the mountains and on the interstate. I have never had a completely new only titled to me vehicle of any kind. At 53 , kids grown and not married i figure what the hell. I have watched all the reports and was curious about the 2019.
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by RC20 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:25 pm

Hope we can help. I can't compare as I never had an older Ural. The 2017 is a pretty modernized rig. That would be a dilemma if it were me and I came close to buying a 2018.

One piece of advice I got one time was if it works for you then there is nothing wrong with it. On the other hand you go through once and the 2019 is a hit out of the park as far as I am concerned. I had no qualms on the 750 mile wilderness run from Haines Ak to Anchorage AK.

I never had a new cycle. All mine were used (the R80GS I inherited when my wife could not ride it anymore) the CB450 was given to us to get out of someones way. I liked used. This was a case where the final improvements needed looked like they were worth it and all reports were positive.

The Ural is the first new and I worked a year to save up for it (we got the house paid off and I could draw social security at no penalty) . I had one shot at it and I wanted the best chances at a good outcome so went with the 2019.
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:36 pm

solo1966 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:36 am
I. Appreciate it guys. My 2017 has been a champ. I have 20000 miles on it now with no problems or issues. I have rode it in rain , in the mountains and on the interstate. I have never had a completely new only titled to me vehicle of any kind. At 53 , kids grown and not married i figure what the hell. I have watched all the reports and was curious about the 2019.
The foregoing suggests to me no real point in upgrading, except for the sake of it. My understanding from what others have written is the significant difference is the new EFI, otherwise the "basic mechanicals" are the same.

I'm in the same boat, my 2016 works fine, there's no desperate need to upgrade.
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by solo1966 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:48 pm

Should have a 2019 by mid August
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by RC20 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:00 pm

Good deal!

I didn't have to get back to a cycle either, I wanted to, my wife was fully on board (it was her fault I got back into it in the 80s!)

Need to add in that on the 2019 the cylinder heads were revised (bigger more cooling) the pistons got a band to stop the slapping and the sump is bigger (more oil, better cooling)
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by solo1966 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:11 pm

Be glad when it gets here. Hope it is as tough and trouble free as the 2017.
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by RC20 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:53 pm

Should be, always the crap shoot that you get one that is not, no guarantees.

Certainly all the prior years shortcoming have been addressed.

So far for me the only issue is the operator
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1 x CB450K
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by Geno89074 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:53 pm

solo1966 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:48 pm
Should have a 2019 by mid August
Sweet!!
Looking forward to your feelings about it once you get riding!!
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by RC20 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:59 pm

If you are a previous Ural owner then the comparisons is a good take. All I can talk about is the 2019.

Only comparison is to the R80GS and it feels very much like that granted the non loaded weigh is a lot higher.
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by solo1966 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:37 pm

Yes right now I have a 2017 Gear Up with 20000 miles on it with no problems at all.
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by Salja03 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:16 pm

I can only speak about the 2019 model, as I have never owned anything earlier (I did ride an 18 a couple times for a test ride though). The only issue I have had with mine is a battery that died - still not sure if it was something I did (did I leave the lights on at one point or not?), and I replaced it in about an hour. It would have been quicker if I didn’t have a bunch of powered accessories and wasn’t a bit OCD on having neat wiring looms. It’s not a super fast machine, but sits on 70mph for a couple hours no sweat in normal temps. It’s a bit too hot for riding here on Phoenix right now, so I can’t talk to how it would go in this weather, but it was fine up to about 95 F before I garaged it for a couple months.

So far, loving every minute I get on it. Have done dirt, mountain trails, tarmac, and it handles it all with aplomb.
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Re: Any problems with 2019 Ural's

Post by RC20 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:38 pm

I too have a weak but not gone battery.

I dealt with batteries a lot (35 years) before I quit (I am not retired, I am not working 4 days a week and have 3 days weekends still)

Its an indication that they sit too long after filling. With the long Ural supply chain I would not be surprised.

You are NOT going to kill a battery with one full drain down. Actually a good drain down and a charge up can break sulfattion off plates but it only goes so far)

For those who do not know, your battery charges at 14.5 or so. That is to ensure it has 12.6 volts to start (you have to charge at 14.5 to get that out of a Lead Acid battery)

A good battery will have 12.6 volts when you turn on the machine and it will hold it for an hour or more. A weak battery will be lower than that and drop quickly to 12 or under. A bad battery is going to be 11.5.

Nice on the Ural is the display you can change to battery voltage and SEE what you have.
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Honda 90
2 x CB750K (one a true Japan Model flown to Hawaii by a P3 Orion Sub Patrol Aircraft!)
1 x CB700 SC (RC20 is the actual in house production Model)
1 x R80GS (ok to start with, learned to love it for what it was)
1 x CB450K
1 x 2019 cT Terracotta

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