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by Lofty
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Dumb A$$ Attack - Parking Brake
Replies: 16
Views: 163

Re: Dumb A$$ Attack - Parking Brake

Claus provides cogent advice. The matter of examining the caliper for function, and the rotor for cracks or warping, is a by-product of the sustained high heat that they likely endured as a result of the parking brake remaining on whilst the bike was being ridden faster than parking lot speeds. Yes,...
by Lofty
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2017 Ural GearUP
Replies: 18
Views: 440

Re: 2017 Ural GearUP

Not sure the 2017 Meter supports battery voltage, but if it does you just move to battery and turn on the cycle, headlight on bright light and watch it. The Acewell electronic speedometers, new beginning in model year 2017, do include a digital voltage display function. Alternately, if a tender pig...
by Lofty
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Of all my "Vices"
Replies: 76
Views: 3062

Re: Of all my "Vices"

Columbian D46 swivel vice with anvil, 6", Made in U.S.A. -and- M&H Global X-Y Compound drill press vice, 4", ChiCom production https://i.postimg.cc/xTms87kX/Vice-1.jpg Not pictured: my 2 1/2" table swivel vice. https://www.harborfreight.com/2-1-2-half-inch-table-swivel-vise-97160.html The X-Y vice ...
by Lofty
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Does anyone DD their Ural?
Replies: 36
Views: 3307

Re: Does anyone DD their Ural?

Any advice for someone new looking to dd it 90+% of the time? And for road use, is the 2wd really ever needed? (probably gonna get one anyway for the trails) but on kind of a tight budget) Welcome to the forum. I'll repeat the advice given to me by forum members when I made a similar pre-purchase i...
by Lofty
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Rode a 2019 - impression
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: Rode a 2019 - impression

In the next few weeks, I'll be upgrading my 2018 M70 with the Keihin 2nd generation EFI kit. Rather expensive at $2k, but a lot cheaper than a new rig. Barry, Please start a dedicated thread for the build, if you don't mind (even if Redmond HQ has a hand in the install). I'm interested in this kit ...
by Lofty
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Notice from Rich's Cycle Upholstery!
Replies: 26
Views: 590

Re: Notice from Rich's Cycle Upholstery!

Literally, the first thing I learned about Urals, after discovering the brand in the early aughts, was the very well-regarded upholstery work of Rich Maund. I remember thinking, all those years ago, that I'd want at least his sidecar interior carpet kit if I ever purchased a Ural. I now have a Ural,...
by Lofty
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Warning, Will Robinsonski
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: Warning, Will Robinsonski

constant power to ECU's maintains their "learned" programming. Loss of power returns then to programming values. I disconnected and removed the Ural's battery when wiring in my heated grips. After the battery was refitted, I went for a shakedown ride to test the grips' function. I didn't perceive a...
by Lofty
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Rode a 2019 - impression
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: Rode a 2019 - impression

WEGUNTER wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:49 pm
Mine is a Burgundy 2020. Waiting to pick it up.
I, and the Moos, salute your color choice.

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by Lofty
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: ethanol question
Replies: 40
Views: 691

Re: ethanol question

pure-gas.org This is the site that has a list of gas stations in your state or any state. Those sites and apps are usually crowd sourced. That is to say, they depend on end user inputs to maintain the database of relevant fuel stations. Quality control (i.e., the accuracy of the lists) can be wanti...
by Lofty
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Rode a 2019 - impression
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: Rode a 2019 - impression

So, what color will your 2020 Ural be when we see you arrive in grand style at the 2020 BGR? :wink:
by Lofty
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: ethanol question
Replies: 40
Views: 691

Re: ethanol question

pure-gas.org This is the site that has a list of gas stations in your state or any state. Canada too! I printed a list of the 192 gas stations in Oregon that have non-ethanol gas. I keep it in my trunk. Edit : there is also a couple of apps available for this site. Also they give a GPS location for...
by Lofty
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 4 way flashers on Ural - Does anyone use them when vehicle is parked/ key off?
Replies: 22
Views: 361

Re: 4 way flashers on Ural - Does anyone use them when vehicle is parked/ key off?

I ride year round, park in Downtown Denver. It is not uncommon for me to shake homeless off the bike. I have had my switches all messed with many times. Special ordered my 2018 without that sidecar LED thing, doesn't work for my needs, but would have had to run that through a relay. To each their o...
by Lofty
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: Oroooga Horn
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Oroooga Horn

I'll skip the socialist diatribe about a business model that shifts the cost of ownership of capital to the workers and just say "Uber won't allow it". A high school classmate of mine was moonlighting as an Uber driver. As she explained it, living near a college town (as she did) was a virtual lice...
by Lofty
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 4 way flashers on Ural - Does anyone use them when vehicle is parked/ key off?
Replies: 22
Views: 361

Re: 4 way flashers on Ural - Does anyone use them when vehicle is parked/ key off?

I'm putting this in the watering hole since it's more about theory/ preference . ...does anyone know a reason to have that feature vs preventing the people that play with the bike from getting an "ooh" reward for their switch flipping and possibly coming back to a low battery? If I envisioned direc...
by Lofty
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Tactical Backpack at Cheap Price
Replies: 32
Views: 641

Re: Tactical Backpack at Cheap Price

One bag that I like for carrying a wide array of stuff when off the bike is the QualComm Sat bag. https://countycomm.com/collections/bags/products/sat-com-xl-bag-by-maratac-rev-3 https://countycomm.com/collections/bags/products/sat-com-bag-by-maratac-rev-3 I've been buying from County Comm for year...