well I have a good amount of money in my 09 gearup, cant see another $1500 just for parts to fix what I see as poor design. I dont see how so much can come from china but Ural parts are like gold to get here. not sure why there is no way to bore a perfectly good cylinder and put a new piston in one. seems silly we have to buy pistons, jugs and all for a factory fail (wristpin clip not properly installed at the factory) I wont mention a $50 seal, oops, too late. OK enough of my disillusions with Ural engines and parts that cost way too much. I am sorry , I just dont see a $500 crank being a wear part when a lil gas is all it takes to ruin one. save your "you should have known" comments, whats done is done.
OK, what to do with this $10,000.00 plus pile of parts... I could part it out, but why? for all teh work to break it down and all the work to ship all the parts here n there, for a fraction of the money I have in it, dont see it. Possibilities..Hatz diesel? some other small engine? briggs opposed?
read the guzzi repower thread, had been wondering how much work that would be, when a 750 ural engine cots $3000 plus $300 shipping (ebay) and only 3 months to get here...ok so now I would be up to bout 14 grand in this thing. uhm NO. I admit I didnt realize owning one was something for those in a different tax bracket than I am.
ponderings...make a lil buggy out of the hack like the lil 45Wl somebody made. cool but impractical. I dont know, wait to hit the lottery an pay those prices for new parts? the clutch is new before it got burned...2 days spent putting the HD style early police solo on it before that fateful "clunk" with the starter button and it bent the crank... I miss it, it was my pickup truck, but its become a proverbial money pit, money I no longer have..
I dont know, it needs jugs/pistons, a crank and a gasket kit/seals/bearings, last I checked thats $1500.00. Resale on these seems to fall fast, running it might be worth 7k. what to do..
feel free to make suggestions, It is sitting there and needs some sort of future or it needs to be sold piece by piece.
and please, I am allowed to be disappointed in the durability factor of the crank, so dont give me crap about that, I got enough when it broke about how I should have known blah blah blah. I said then and I will say now that I was here reading every post almost and hydraulic lock taking out cranks wasnt talked about here then, we had final drives going out left n right but thats about it for major failures. We did have clutch issues but Cob came up with a better way and now Ural has a version of his design in them from the factory (Thanks Dave!! ) mine has a brand new Cob clutch with all new flywheel, throwout etc. even a new cable.
anyways, rant is off, pain is dulled now since the summer when I got it running after 3 years of it sitting, only to lose it again. want to drive it or not look at it everyday. Final drive is the weakest link, too much power and I dont think it will last. so VW power is out. Stretch the frame and put a lil inline in it