My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby hotflash44 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:21 pm

jwaller , that is amazing from your description your friend Bill was lucky. blind curves can be deadly especially on three wheel vehicles. A distant cousin in design was the old ATV trike which had very bad handling and arnt produced anymore. cant think of anything that will give you a severe case of saucer eye more than coming into a right hand 90 deg turn to hot on a Ural. Boy if it wasent for bad luck you and your friend Bill wouldn't have any luck. the post mis? adventure pretty well sums this up,hope you have many more uneventful rides in the future. :cheers:
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:42 am

A bit of fun Saturday, before "the incident".

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2006 Triumph Scrambler
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jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:26 pm

Fresh oils, put a new tire up front so my bike’s now riding on relatively new tires all around, new brake pads, new spark plugs,....., new speedometer and odometer. The valves, surprisingly, were all within spec. I hosted a maintenance day at my home yesterday. Bad weather kept the fair weather riders away. Still was happy to host the event and must thank Kent Silk for helping me out with getting a new tire up front and for fixing my dragging front brake. I also learned from Kent how to get any wheel off the ground with no more than the center stand and a 15 inch 2 X 4.
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2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
:boogie:

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:13 pm

Sometimes they kick back
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2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
:boogie:

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:29 pm

Head gasket blown?






Or just a leak?
2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
:boogie:

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby URAL CT » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:48 am

Yo, Justin...I'd torque the heads first (incremental: 32/35 ft-lbs), then adjust the valves. If it still leaks, then maybe it's time to replace. My 2¢ advice.
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby wooden nickel » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:54 pm

Mine seeped like that when I went to full synthetic. Will probably go back to dino when the cheap synthetic runs out. Heads are torqued properly so I think it is pores in the casting.
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:34 pm

Another day, another misadventure. But it ended up alright. And it wasn't the Ural's fault in the first place.

I was going to ride about 200 miles from my home in New Braunfels, TX to the Ural dealership in Houston for a Ural Day they were hosting. I must admit that yesterday I noted that something was off in the shifting of my bike. I checked the transmission oil level and it was good to go and didn't have that much mileage. So this morning, I headed out. Good thing I needed gas early. I stopped at a gas station 7 miles from home. I realized when pulling in the clutch, the engine wasn't fully disengaging. I noticed this as I was pulling back out of the gas station. So, I decided to stop at the intersection up ahead and take a look at the clutch cable. I did that, about 10 miles from home. I saw that the cable was all frayed at the handlebar end. I decided to head back home. I start the bike back up, hop on, and pull the clutch to put it in first gear and

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*SNAP* goes the clutch cable.


I thought maybe if I could get the rpms just right, maybe I could just drop it into gear without the clutch and then try to do clutchless shifting home, being extra careful at the couple stop signs I'd have to deal with. No dice. All I managed to do was move a few feet and leave some skid marks on the ground.


When my wife came on over to pick me up, I took a gamble and drove to Martindale, TX, which is close by, because I know there's a guy who owns a shop for old BMWs who just did a Ural/BMW conversion. I thought he might either have what I needed or be able to make something that would work to get the bike home. I was in luck. He bought a bunch of inventory from an old Ural dealership when it closed down years ago. He had a brand new clutch cable he was willing to sell to me for $15 and several old used clutch cables which he was willing to part with for free. I bought the new one.

In addition to selling me the cable, he let me ride on his creation. It's an old (1996 I think) Ural Italia with a BMW R75 motor and a CJ gear box. It was an interesting ride. The front drum brake seems no better than Fred Flintstone brakes. The bike stopped okay with use of the rear and sidecar brake too. The power delivery is different from the Ural, at least the 2014 Ural I'm used to. I'd say it felt smoother than my Ural. I did get a few false neutrals with the CJ gearbox but I'd say it had a smoother feel than the clunky feel of my Ural's gearbox. The owner is getting a new seat for the bike, so he may part with the red bench seat on his FrankenUral. If so, I want it. I liked the way it feels over the stock Patrol seat. And a red bench seat would probably look pretty good on my red Patrol. We'll see. Any way, here are some pics.
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That's a classy looking bike, if you ask me.
2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
:boogie:

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:30 pm

Putting the lie to the notion that a Ural is only good for 50-100 miles of twisties per day.
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That’s about 185 miles. Rode out to see if Willie and the boys were in Luckenbach. They weren’t but a lot of other folks were.
2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
:boogie:

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby mtrdrms » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:34 pm

:clap:

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby chopfather » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:16 pm

That looks like a fun ride. I had to settle for a 15 mile round trip to pick up my son from school and get dinner.
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:20 pm

I'm looking forward to taking my nephew on a trip tomorrow to Fredericksburg and the National War in the Pacific Museum. It will be his first ride in a sidecar. I hope he enjoys it.
2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
:boogie:

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:05 am

Well, I'd say we had a good ride yesterday. We rode about 350 miles. All of it was on two lane country roads and about 50 miles was unpaved with 4 river crossings. Fun, fun, fun. My nephew enjoyed the museum in Fredericksburg, then we rode down to Utopia, TX for dinner and pie in celebration of Pi Day. It was my nephew's first time to ever ride a motorcycle and he got fully immersed in it, that's for sure.

At one point on our ride, we came around a corner and found a flock of about two dozen wild turkeys. My cameras' batteries were dead by then, so I stopped, got out my phone, and handed it to my nephew to record. By that point, the turkeys had run down the road. I was hoping to catch them all on camera before they all ran or flew off. We got going and three still remained on the road side and we did get that on video.



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2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
:boogie:

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:59 am

2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
:boogie:

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby Mr Wazzock » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:07 pm

Very good. I like the cafe. :lurker:
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