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Title: Ural EFI's are here...
Post by: Humfree on June 28, 2014, 11:40:07 am
Hi All, the 2014 Ural EFI (electronic fuel injection) models have arrived. We assembled one as soon as the crates arrived at the shop and had a good look at the new setup. I am still running it in but here are my impressions so far. There are many more changes than just the EFI so I will tell you about them one by one and my impressions.

EFI - the EFI is awesome and there is much more torque than on the carbureted models. The power starts from very low down and is delivered in a way that you can use it optimally. The engine reaches it's peak performance sooner and this makes for better hill climbing too.

Steering damper - Hydraulic now for the first time and it is truly fantastic and makes the rig easier to ride for newbies and experienced riders alike

Disc brakes - Yes now with disc brakes all the way round and man is it nice to have serious braking and I mean really serious braking - when one considers that your rig with passenger (monkey) and luggage can weigh more than 600kg quite easily, braking is really important. A little tricky to set up initially but we have it down pat

Handbrake - new configuration and much easier to operate and find and very effective as it engages the new back hydraulic brake

Air box - completely revised air box with a much higher air intake which obviously make us extremely happy as we can now  cross deeper rivers and streams...

Various other things - the dash is different with a fuel low indicator as well as an engine management light, there are reflectors stuck everywhere on the sides of the rig which I do not like, new tank pads with the Ural logo which I do like, new URAL logo on the tank also a like from me.

Still 100% Ural although a little more electronic, EFI has proven itself as very reliable...

Now for some pic's

 
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Post by: Humfree on June 28, 2014, 11:41:24 am
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Post by: Brandt on June 28, 2014, 02:31:42 pm
What is the price range if I may ask?
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Post by: Jag man on June 28, 2014, 05:39:15 pm
 :peepwall:price.
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Post by: chopperpilot on June 28, 2014, 06:23:39 pm
Built like a tank! Very nice. Like the new colours! One day....


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Post by: Bundu on June 28, 2014, 06:29:42 pm
What is the price range if I may ask?

you can get an idea here http://www.sidecarafrica.co.za/Preowned.htm (http://www.sidecarafrica.co.za/Preowned.htm)
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Post by: Garfield on June 28, 2014, 06:34:55 pm
Nice  :drif: - I want one.
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Post by: Humfree on June 30, 2014, 08:09:18 am
What is the price range if I may ask?

With the Rand as weak as it has been....

Tourist R 179 800

Gear Up  R 189 800
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Post by: TVB on June 30, 2014, 09:16:23 am
I just love these sidecars! I ride every day past the 'sidecar' plot on the Henops road and 'dream on'.... unfortunately no money and grateful for my TA650 which I will maybe oneday fit a side car to it like the KLR's they do nowadays
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Post by: Pistonpete on June 30, 2014, 10:40:17 am
What tyre sizes do they run?
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Post by: Lew on June 30, 2014, 11:21:50 am
Nice very nice, I think these new changes will make a huge difference on these bikes.Still love the old school look with new tech.
Hope you sell them all soon R.
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Post by: ptashark on June 30, 2014, 11:27:20 am
Always loved the look of the Ural. One day...
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Post by: LoopSoosStroop on June 30, 2014, 01:39:09 pm
Hope the EFI also improves the fuel consumption, the carb ones are very thirsty.
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Post by: Humfree on June 30, 2014, 04:28:13 pm
URals run 19 inch tyres...

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Post by: Padrone on July 01, 2014, 04:46:10 pm
Is that green one mine?   :drif:
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Post by: Humfree on July 01, 2014, 07:06:14 pm
That would be the one.... I did the test drive this pm and wow it goes nicely. See you in Nieu Bethesda on Tuesday....
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Post by: Padrone on July 03, 2014, 04:09:14 pm
I can't wait  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Post by: Hingsding on July 04, 2014, 07:27:48 am
Nou gat os Oeral ka rondry.
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Post by: Padrone on July 04, 2014, 08:55:21 am
Nou gat os Oeral ka rondry.

Doen dit al lank met my eerste een  :lol8:
Title: Re: Ural EFI's are here...
Post by: Tom van Brits on May 07, 2015, 03:32:03 pm
It has bee a while, how does the EFI model do compared to the olde models?
Any teething problems?
Is the cruise speed better now?
Reliability ok?
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Post by: IanTheTooth on May 07, 2015, 06:51:40 pm
Bugger me. I had one of these #$%^&* things in 1976 as a student in Edinburgh. The tool kit came with a packet of cigarrette papers to identify when the points opened and a device that went in the spark plug hole to identify TDC. The manual had winter storage instructions for -20 and -40 celcius. There was a reason why you could buy one for buttons. My guess is that there still is. 
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Post by: Tom van Brits on May 08, 2015, 01:32:39 pm
Bugger me. I had one of these #$%^&* things in 1976 as a student in Edinburgh. The tool kit came with a packet of cigarrette papers to identify when the points opened and a device that went in the spark plug hole to identify TDC. The manual had winter storage instructions for -20 and -40 celcius. There was a reason why you could buy one for buttons. My guess is that there still is. 

You clearly haven't seen the price on the new ones: R190 000
You got to be a gear head to like them
I would love to take one for a ride
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Post by: Humfree on May 11, 2015, 03:11:55 pm
Hi Hillman

You are welcome at the shop anytime and a test drive is only a pleasure - just arrange a time first please...

The EFI really makes a huge difference in how the power is delivered and the torque has been dramatically improved. This makes it easier to ride steep inclines like Sani and others... With the EFI there have been other commonsense changes too, like disk brakes all round, hydraulic steering damper, huge improvements to the air box with a very high air intake for deep water cruising etc.

The fuel consumption is insane IF YOU DRIVE PROPERLY - on our recent week long trip to the Karoo Jaco got 17.5 km/l which is properly good for a sidecar. Same gearbox, same final drive = same top speed, but you can maintain it better though as there is more power available for hills...
 
Title: Re: Ural EFI's are here...
Post by: Tom van Brits on May 12, 2015, 07:39:04 pm
Hi Hillman

You are welcome at the shop anytime and a test drive is only a pleasure - just arrange a time first please...

The EFI really makes a huge difference in how the power is delivered and the torque has been dramatically improved. This makes it easier to ride steep inclines like Sani and others... With the EFI there have been other commonsense changes too, like disk brakes all round, hydraulic steering damper, huge improvements to the air box with a very high air intake for deep water cruising etc.

The fuel consumption is insane IF YOU DRIVE PROPERLY - on our recent week long trip to the Karoo Jaco got 17.5 km/l which is properly good for a sidecar. Same gearbox, same final drive = same top speed, but you can maintain it better though as there is more power available for hills...
 


All makes sense and seems they got the configuration of the FI right first time around. 17km/l is indeed very good fuel economy on a side car!
Thanks for the invite, I know where you guys are on the Henops road, will phone one day and come see for myself.

ps: are they still busy tarring that road? it's been a mess with dangerous trenches on the edges - almost bend my Transalps wheel there having to make way for a truck!