Yikes! Ural Rim Split
Holy crap! My mom’s friend stopped by on his Ural. His front rim split and separated on the trip over to the house.
Upon closer inspection, it seemed to be holding together by sheer luck. He’s so fortunate that the trip didn’t end in catastrophe.
There was a recall put out on wheels stamped with 2012 dates, but this rim was stamped as a 2013. He said he never received any recall notice about it, which makes sense based on the date. Ural responded on my Instagram photo with a note to contact them right away.
I haven’t followed up to see what has happened since last weekend. Many Ural riders don’t have a dealer around the corner. They are often hundreds of miles away. I wonder if they drop ship the wheels to you, especially in cases where the bike is not rideable?
Wow! I’ll need to inspect the wheels more often than just at tire changes.
Yeah, no kidding! Scary stuff.
Wow, that’s scary. Obviously a tubed tire, but imagine if it had happened at speed.
Can you imagine if the split traveled for more tan just a quarter of the rim? Ugh. Terrible to think about. He really got lucky.