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What I’ve garnered the past year or so.

A few things names you Dneed to know.

KMZ and can be used synonymously and interchangeably, as can IMZ and However, most folks the convention of applying the names and Ural to the newer overhead (OHV) bikes from the factories and reserve KMZ and IMZ for the older (SV) flathead motorcycles. KMZ is the factory near the Dnepr translates to Kiev Motor

IMZ is the Russian factory in the Ural and means Irbit Motor So.

Dnepr = KMZ = Kiev = Ukraine

= IMZ = Irbit = Russia

And a few other

RPOC- (Russian Piece Crap) is a term of endearment frequntly to all Soviet bikes of make or model.

Foilhead- is a RPOC rider/driver.

a motorcycle without a sidecar

is any sidecar. Most all of the KMZ and IMZ production was with a hack included. see like 20 bikes with a for every one Ruskie solo.

the chair- is a manouver where the wheel is lifted from the surface, often unententionally on a right-hander.

Monkey- is a sidecar

SV- sidevalve. This is the older engine with valves into the head, parallel to the bore. 750cc only.

overhead valve. The newer easily identified by the two parallel sleeves visible on the top of the cylinder Available from KMZ only in

Available from IMZ in 650cc about 2002 when the engine was introduced.

Swingarm- a Russian improvement in suspension with shocks.

the original rear suspension

Leading link forks- a suspension improvement specifically for operation. Think of it as power for a hack rig. The newer link (LL) is not generally for solo use.

Top speed and

If you are looking for a gas-n-go, high-speed sort of Japanese bike, come to the wrong place. If you are for a backroads, eye catching cruiser, you are warmer. One must remember, on the older models, the technology is 70 old and the metallurgy is Russian.

They can be into reasonably reliable drivers with some however. Requisite for long is a proper break-in with oil changes and speed variations no overloading.

The newer Urals are the gas-n-go stage with scheduled maintenance and tinkering setting valves and balancing Don’t let that scare though, it’s not as hard as it These are seriously robust with maintenance akin to a lawnmower or tractor running.

There are very few instances require whole engine or replacement. Most things can be by a person with moderate skills and some horse Repairs are generally straight with no hidden suprises.

The top for an old sidevalve powered rig is about mph. The cruising speed is 50 mph. Add about 10-15 mph for the overhead valve models.

and what to buy.

I’ll you the low-down as I know it regarding of the stateside Russian bike both Ural and Dnepr. a lot of variance on these bikes appear mostly the same to the person on the outside looking in. So try to break it down a little for

1.) New Ural-most reliable, closest to American expectation of craftmanship and 2 warranty. Their sidecar’s area opens like a which I wish I had. The max on the premium bike is only http://www.imz-ural.com/

2.) New Dnepr-the ONLY importer with DOT/EPA rigs, Lloyd from in Washington. Only Dneprs automatic clutches and generally (heavier) frames. Ready to 6 month warranty (I think). /

3.) Ric with Arbalet and Greg of import and fix up classic stuff. M-72’s, K-750’s, and military (best QA/QC) 2WD bikes. to ride, 30 day warranty. http://www.arbalet.net/ AND

4.) The kit bike guy in Ohio, Yuri the other guy in Florida, as well as Chang-Jiangs). Think two jigsaw in one Ziploc baggie at a garage with no boxtop showing big I’ve heard everything gas and go to complete basket cases require thousands of dollars to get them running.

Just because it comes in one chromed piece doesn’t all those pieces work DO NOT GO THIS ROUTE unless you money, time, experience, tools, know-how, other transportation, and an understanding wife. No batteries not included. eBay.

A bit about kit bikes.

Here is my answers to FAQ’s. The biggest with kit Dneprs seems to be piston/cylinder or out of round cylinders overheating. They can be made with time and money. So, should be discounted accordingly.

For the charged by the kit suppliers, you should get a bike, not a bent-n-dent, factory outlet rig.

Additionally, KMZ/Dnepr never a factory OHV motor larger 650cc for public distribution. I some only some models were made an 800cc OHV motor. So, don’t the hype about the 800cc which are actually closer to

This was some aftermarket someone probably did in their machineshop in the Ukraine.

Dnepr MB 650 M
Dnepr MB 650 M
Dnepr MB 650 M
Dnepr MB 650 M


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