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Offline Andylaser

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Ural Quality Testing
« on: December 06, 2016, 08:05:29 pm »
Thought this was pretty epic. :)

https://youtu.be/UUZOzT4F0DI
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Re: Ural Quality Testing
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2016, 09:56:38 pm »
Where is the air box. I thought the gas tank was under water so how did the keep running?


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Re: Ural Quality Testing
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2016, 03:50:01 pm »
Love that video!
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Re: Ural Quality Testing
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2016, 04:05:52 pm »
Amazing!


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Re: Ural Quality Testing
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2016, 07:26:37 pm »
That was more impressive than I expected  ::008::
The Russians are seriously crazy when it comes to off-roading. I think they're not doing it for fun, they just have to get somewhere.
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Re: Ural Quality Testing
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2016, 08:13:26 am »
Where is the air box. I thought the gas tank was under water so how did the keep running?


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They ran the air intake into the trunk then seal that up to cross rivers.

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Re: Ural Quality Testing
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2016, 09:07:39 am »
Great video, I want one...then I could take the dog with me .

Interesting to note none of them was wearing anything fancy to ride..wondering if Klim makes hip waders?

When they first came to North America a couple of my friends used to do a BMW conversion as the motors were not great in the early days.

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Re: Ural Quality Testing
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2016, 06:11:28 pm »
I think they are like Russian trucks. Designed to work in Siberia at -40C and be fixed by a hammer wielding and Vodka swilling conscript.  :)
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Re: Ural Quality Testing
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2016, 09:14:57 pm »
Great video, I want one...then I could take the dog with me .

Interesting to note none of them was wearing anything fancy to ride..wondering if Klim makes hip waders?

When they first came to North America a couple of my friends used to do a BMW conversion as the motors were not great in the early days.



Dogs LOVE sidecars. One of our Baltimore guys has a Ural to take his dog along and there are a bunch doing the annual Ride To The Wall, here in DC.


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Re: Ural Quality Testing
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2016, 06:21:10 am »
Good entertaining vid. Thanks.

We had to discipline ourselves so as not to lapse into the string of related youtube nonsense though.
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Re: Ural Quality Testing
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2016, 07:39:08 am »
This thread is funny because a week ago I went looking at Urals.
They were built better than I thought they would be.

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Re: Ural Quality Testing
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2016, 01:29:49 pm »
Are they still actually Russian built, or is this (un)subtle marketing. I had, in the back of my mind, that they had sold the rights, the lines, everything on to the Chinese years back, having stolen the whole set-up from BMW in 1945. Perhaps I am out of date - can you enlighten us eemsreno?

I always liked the look of the Wehrmacht original 2-wheel drive outfit - side valve 750cc I think. Having spoken with a few Ural owners over the years, it seems like quality control was always rather lacking, so they had to be pretty handy with the spanners when touring - seemed to enjoy the challenge though.

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Re: Ural Quality Testing
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2016, 02:17:51 pm »
I'm sure on expert on Urals but I did ask the dealer if they are built in Russia and he said  yes.

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Re: Ural Quality Testing
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2016, 03:30:35 pm »
Very cool video. I now what the phrase "ride it like you stole it" really means.  ::26::
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Re: Ural Quality Testing
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2016, 05:34:05 am »
I'm sure on expert on Urals but I did ask the dealer if they are built in Russia and he said  yes.

You are right - attached is a Wiki history, which as ever may not be entirely 100% accurate. Apparently it was the original R72 design/lines that were sold to the Chinese, not the core manufacturing structure.

I thought Russian products like this were caught under the trade embargo incidentally. Obviously I am wrong, or there is a large loophole being exploited. Maybe 3rd party country trans-shipment.

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