There's not much involved, change out the fluids, check fasteners for tightness, check the spokes for tightness as well and finally, the tightness of the steering head bearings. This last task was one I'd not done before and so I sought out the 750 Engine Maintenance Video repository on SovietSteeds: LINK
The task of checking the steering head bearings was demonstrated and it seemed easy enough:
Reality of doing this task proved not quite as easy as shown in the above video but it was quite doable in the end. Just a little patience, and judicious application of a hammer's "persuasion" I'd forgotten how many maintenance tasks on a Ural involve a hammer!
I am really impressed with the quality of the high strength steel fasteners now used by Ural on their rigs. The use of nyloc nuts to keep said fasteners secure is also a plus. Even the few slotted and crossed tip screws used on the bike are of good quality steel and not the "pot metal" used on the older Urals.
The benefit of such nice fasteners? Found only a few fasteners requiring a slight bit of tightening. Nice!
Oh, and the use of Allen head fasteners, glorious!
It may seem a bit weird to you, gentle reader, my seeming orgiastic enthusiasm; but fellow Ural owners understand completely.
Finally, the tool kit has vastly improved from the meager "pot metal" set of tools that came with Natasha, my '96 Ural Sportsman Sidecar Rig. I had to "supplement" that set of tools with my own stuff! Now, the tool that comes with new Urals comes in a very nice tool roll, the tools are made of DIN 895 High Grade Steel, in Italy and supposedly you can do about 95% of all repairs on the rig with just these tools:
Italian-made Ural Tool Kit
image source: LINK
Riding around the last few mornings though, have shown the need for heated grips, time to go shopping for some online.
Yep, easy first service, Valencia is running like a champ so far, it's a great first start with my Ural Rig!