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Dan

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Jul 30, 2009
 
I have a 2008 Ural Patrol. Bought it last summer and it has been great. No problems at all so far. I have 2500 kilometers on it and the rear tire is totally used up. Has anyone found a replacement that is better and will last longer than the factory tires? I check my pressure every time I ride and it is never abused.
Jim- Faribault MN

Mankato, MN

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Aug 2, 2009
 
I put on a Duro tire....I just put on 1400 miles on a trip to the U.P. of Michigan....tire looks great...very little ware on it...this is the 2nd Duro tire I have used...the other one lasted about 3500 km. My original rear Ural tire lasted me about 7000 km...luck of the draw??? good luck. I myself am still looking for a long lasting tire. Keep in mind that the pusher tire will wear a lot faster than the front or sidecar tire.
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Milton Keynes, UK

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Aug 12, 2009
 
Dan wrote:
I have a 2008 Ural Patrol. Bought it last summer and it has been great. No problems at all so far. I have 2500 kilometers on it and the rear tire is totally used up. Has anyone found a replacement that is better and will last longer than the factory tires? I check my pressure every time I ride and it is never abused.
I'm not sure if they do tyres which fit, but try checking out both Avon and Metzler tyres and see if they do one of the correct size.
Blue Ridge Wheeltor

Carroll, IA

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Aug 30, 2009
 
The weight load is very important on these bikes. The proper Duro will work, or the very expensive Heindeu (sp?) Both these tires are available from Heindl Engineering, Ural dealer in Ohio.
I use the Avon Safety Mileage MK2 in 4.00x19.
Dan

Rocky Hill, CT

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Sep 8, 2009
 
Thanks for the comments guys. I just hit 2900 km and there is no tread left anymore.....maybe I need to back-off on the left turn powerslides!
Rick

Scarborough, ME

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Nov 12, 2009
 
Take a look at Kenda Ice Racing tires great tread pattern and can be studded.
Mack

United States

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Nov 29, 2009
 
My 02 had Cheng Shing's similar to the old trials universal knobbys on it when I bought it, not the originals. I don't think you can still get those anymore but Ural tires are the same size as were found on antique Harleys, 4.00X18 so you might be able to find the right size from dealers who cater to old bikes. The last two tires I've bought for mine have been Dunlops that were intended for the rear wheel of an old Triumph. My Knucklehead had 4.50X18's on it when I bought it but I don't think there's enough room on the ural rear wheel for the 4.50.
Mack
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Tampa, FL

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Apr 25, 2011
 
Avon makes a sidecar specific tire which is of much higher quality than the stock item. We have used Avon, Heidenau and Dunlop with good success.
Most BMW dealers ( or anyone other than HD) can fix you up quickly. Almost anything which fits will be better than the stock stuff; we got only 1500 Km from the drive wheel before case disintegration, shredded and blow out.
Replace the tubes with something like the heavy duty stuff Honda dirt riders use with the threaded locking stem. The Ural is a fun ride and we enjoy it. The rubber bits (to include the carb attachments, cracks hidden under the nasty clamps can lead to lean burn and holed pistons) are weak points.

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