POROMPOPERO wrote:More wood to the fire ... sorry
Some say (European forums) one or two things that may concern us. There are some respected experts who say that is not going to be possible to conciliate this engine with EFI technology. they will have to change a lot in admission and lower the mechanical tolerances. They speak in new valves and new shape of piston top surface .... As I understand wood and little else, for me is Chinese but coming from who came it may be true ....
AAAAAAAAAA! I just love these "respected experts" form European forums! Are these the same people who said we won't sell the bikes with disc brakes on the front in 2003? Maybe these are the same people who accused us in killing the spirit of Ural when we removed the machine gun mount in 2007? Or are these the same people who said we won't pass Euro-4 (yes, Euro-4) emission standards without developing a brand new engine? C'mon, give me a break ...
An EFI Ural exists. it consumes almost 20% less fuel (real life), it produces more torque (real life), and it provides overall much smoother ride (real life). Most importantly - for me, anyways, - you should not be a "carburetor" expert to own this bike.
Now, do we have issues with the new bikes? Yes. When the latest fuel map (we call it "emission map") was tested on our test bikes, it behaved very good, 9 out of 10, as our experts say - otherwise we would haven't released it. Are we puzzled why it behaves differently on some other bikes? Yes, we sure are. But we have some ideas why it works this way, we know what to do to make the engine work much better when it's cold, and we're going to do just that - improve it until it works perfect. I know we can do it.
Quite frankly, what concerns me more than the EFI mapping is the stuff like these crooked fork covers. This is inexcusable, and this has to be fixed.
As for the EFI - just go ride the bikes, people, we need your feedback, and more of it.