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I took off some of the more valuable, undamaged accessories from my 2017 Ural GearUp. The sidecar windscreen got scratched in the crash, but I doubt it's worth replacing at this time. The thoughts and opinions on this blog are ours. Some links on this page lead to affiliate programs, where we are paid a
The total repair cost of my 2017 Ural GearUp is $10,500 -- enough to require a lengthy service time and many replacement parts, but not enough to total it. The thoughts and opinions on this blog are ours. Some links on this page lead to affiliate programs, where we are paid a commission if you
I lost control of my Ural while going over a slight depression in an otherwise gentle, flat road. I veered left, across oncoming traffic, over a curb, and into a fence. I was unharmed, but the bike's front wheel is crooked and the bike suffered damage to the frame, steering assembly, and body. I've filed

The Ural allows my family to explore this country together on a motorcycle. It also allows me to ride in the snow, something important to residents of Minnesota. I started motorcycling on October 1, 2005, after two years of researching riding techniques, safety gear, crash statistics, and of course, motorcycles. My initial motivations for motorcycling were self-centered. I wanted to go fast. I wanted to experience traveling in a more intimate way. If I’m being honest, I wanted an easy excuse to be by myself. I started riding with groups, and some of them had passengers. The couples who rode “2UP” seemed to have a lot of fun, too. I met my (eventual) wife on an online technology community in 2004. We chatted online off and on, but it wasn’t until a regional meet-and-greet in 2009 that we met in person. I rode my FZ6 down from Virginia to Georgia…