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by ReCycled
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: No wiggle on push rods, head install
Replies: 14
Views: 234

Re: No wiggle on push rods, head install

wooden nickel wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:53 am
If the engine is TDC with the marks on the cam and crank gear aligned, are all valves closed?
Both valves on one head will be closed at TDC. Turn the crank 360 degrees and the other head will be closed.

My first thought was the OP was checking the wrong side at this TDC.
by ReCycled
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 2 into 1 factory exhaust?
Replies: 27
Views: 1850

Re: 2 into 1 factory exhaust?

It depends on your intended benefits from a 2-1.

I wanted to improve off-road function and durability. For me, just as important as eliminating hang ups from the outboard muffler was eliminating the low hanging header on the left side. Something I had to replace twice on stock form.
by ReCycled
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Looking for a water gun to mount on sidecar
Replies: 13
Views: 238

Re: Looking for a water gun to mount on sidecar

It may not have the range needed to harass your neighbor but I used to have a Nerf gun on my military bike for laughs.
Nerf 001.JPG
by ReCycled
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: LED blinkers installation
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: LED blinkers installation

The two easiest answers given your admitted lack of wiring skills;

1) Only change one on each side.

2) Remove the turn signal indicator light on dashboard.
by ReCycled
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it possible to detach 2wd from the bike?
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Is it possible to detach 2wd from the bike?

You can't do it on an mt12 without new swing arm and final drive

Most older rigs would benefit from replacing the front and rear bushings. Upgrading from the soft rubber OE would make a much better ride.
by ReCycled
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Please help me decide what to do with my rig
Replies: 33
Views: 692

Re: Please help me decide what to do with my rig

Just a thought; Given the temperatures and parked outside... Are you sure it's not just frozen water in the gearbox locking things up?
by ReCycled
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Pancake Flathead Sheet Metal Screws...
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Pancake Flathead Sheet Metal Screws...

If you're talking old school straight blade sheet metal screw, I'd agree. Haven't had use for one in a long time. However, the self-drilling variety for use with a screw gun... I use them frequently. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Teks-8-x-1-2-in-Zinc-Plated-Steel-Phillips-Truss-Head-Drill-Point-Lath-S...
by ReCycled
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: 2014 Ram Promaster 1500 travel van for sale (SOLD)
Replies: 21
Views: 460

Re: 2014 Ram Promaster 1500 travel van for sale

I just bought a new Promaster two weeks ago to replace the Sprinter I purchased in '08. The Sprinter served me well as daily work truck for nearly 13 years but the PM seemed to offer the better value this round. The Sprinter has better road manners, probably evidence of the double edged sword of Ger...
by ReCycled
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Rear brake pedal adjustment
Replies: 19
Views: 476

Re: Rear brake pedal adjustment

If you see a spring, it's been modified.

The "spring" action is built into the switch. The switch position is adjustable by screwing it into place. Screw it in further to activate lights with more lever movement.
by ReCycled
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Engine Speed Slow to Return to Idle when Changing to Second Gear
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Engine Speed Slow to Return to Idle when Changing to Second Gear

Do you have means to verify idle speed?

I have noticed bikes with high idle are prone to what you are describing. I think it may have to do with the ignition advance which kicks in early and exacerbates the situation
by ReCycled
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 2020 Gear-up up-grades and side-grades
Replies: 34
Views: 715

Re: 2020 Gear-up up-grades and side-grades

Quite the collection. Any particular story to it, or just someone with enough money to build and fill a dream garage?

FYI: I know you're in Canada but the US flag should be displayed with the stars on the upper left even when hanging vertically.
by ReCycled
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: Two-Wheel Drive Kit. ****Sold****
Replies: 18
Views: 850

Re: Two-Wheel Drive Kit

Worth it just for the old style cast aluminum step.
by ReCycled
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 1996 Dnepr Running issue
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: 1996 Dnepr Running issue

The cylinders randomly swapping symptoms is a weird one. One thought that came to mind is that the ignition system is a wasted spark type, meaning both plugs spark simultaneously though only one is being utilized. So if the problem is on the primary side of the ignition, you'd have a 50/50 chance th...
by ReCycled
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: pops when cold
Replies: 22
Views: 442

Re: pops when cold

Stock jetting was pretty lean and would display this exact symptom. Usually just the low speed(idle) jet would go up a size or two. Use search to find tutorial with pics. Some have also had success with shimming the needle which also allows extra fuel in early. I prefer the idle jet method just be s...
by ReCycled
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 2021 Limited Edition teaser
Replies: 93
Views: 2204

Re: 2021 Limited Edition teaser

Dnepr is a brand name they started using in the 80's given to the bikes manufactured at the KMZ plant in Kiev, Ukraine. Their earliest 2wd's had a differential with manual lock out but they didn't hold up well to military conscripts misusing them. The lock out was discontinued and the remainder of K...