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by cookiemech
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14756
Views: 1071067

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Well, since it wasn't a very nice day (temps around freezing and occasional snow squalls), I spent a few hours in the garage attempting to suss out the differences between the headlamp circuitry in my 2020 GU and that of machines that permitted a normal headlamp switch. I bought one of the Domino ri...
by cookiemech
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Just a heads up
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: Just a heads up

Dahgrin wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:41 pm
Rural King ... Never heard of them but I will check them out tks
That's probably because Rural King only operates in certain US states :)
by cookiemech
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Did you know?
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Did you know?

Wow. So you're saying that if there's a reason to disconnect the O2 sensors, do NOT spray some DeOxit into the connectors, as it may disable the sensors?

Never would have guessed that, and it's my practice to always shoot some of that stuff into connectors before putting them back together.

Thanks!
by cookiemech
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14756
Views: 1071067

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Looks like it's napping while the sidecar patiently waits! :)
by cookiemech
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14756
Views: 1071067

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Laid a big sledge hammer in front of it and told it if it keeps stalling out in traffic i will smash it to bits and send it back to Irbit in tiny little pieces.. Harsh, but sometimes you need to draw a line in the sand . . . :x Разнесу тебя вдребезги !! I don't know what that means, but the Ural ha...
by cookiemech
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What do those thread titles really mean???
Replies: 14
Views: 329

Re: What do those thread titles really mean???

Didn't think I'd have anything to laugh at today, but you proved me wrong, Rob! Thanks. :D
by cookiemech
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: new member from the old world
Replies: 17
Views: 297

Re: new member from the old world

A tractor and a Moto Guzzi! Then you are clearly suited for Ural ownership :D

Welcome!
by cookiemech
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do ON your Ural today?
Replies: 1315
Views: 113252

Re: What did you do ON your Ural today?

Pretty phenomenal recovery, considering how much ground you covered that day! Me, I only traveled three-quarters of a mile from the place where I know I last had the keys to the point where I knew they were gone. Anyway, the trunk key is easy (just emailed Heindl). Gas cap key, no, since you have to...
by cookiemech
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do ON your Ural today?
Replies: 1315
Views: 113252

Re: What did you do ON your Ural today?

I am so sorry to hear that, Mike. There is so much foolish behavior around me as well. So when I recite my morning ride experience, I realize how trivial my annoyance is . . . Since we seem to be in a rare period of cold, dry, sunny weather (you just don't get that much in southwestern Pennsylvania)...
by cookiemech
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Low Battery Light
Replies: 22
Views: 298

Re: Low Battery Light

Dahgrin wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:49 am
Yes your right. When I get home tonight I will kick start it but no the light is off i am pretty sure..
How embarressing ... hope no one sees this. LOL
Uh oh. I saw it. But I won't tell anyone! :D
by cookiemech
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Soviet Steeds on MeWe
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Soviet Steeds on MeWe

Makes sense to me. I joined.
by cookiemech
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14756
Views: 1071067

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Yes, Rob, it took me a while to figure out that the tires were likely causing me varying toe-in readings (slow learner; I only worked as an engineer for 36 years . . .) And although the pusher and front tires are K28 Heidenaus (which seem pretty true), the sidecar tire is still a Duro 308 which prob...
by cookiemech
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14756
Views: 1071067

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Agree with sagerat about you, Chad . . . You have WAY too much energy! If you wish to sell some of that (your energy, that is), let me know :D What I did today (and yesterday) on my Ural was to remove each of the three wheels, thoroughly scrub the insides of the fenders and surrounding metal, blow d...
by cookiemech
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14756
Views: 1071067

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Since it was chilly, cloudy, and a bit drizzly (and my GU was clean, forgive me!), I carefully checked my alignment numbers for about the 40th time. I am trying my best to obtain consistent and repeatable numbers, after seeing my measurements appear to change almost randomly (like from half an inch ...
by cookiemech
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Thinning...
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: Thinning...

Your (former) K75 looks like a carbon copy of mine, also a 1995 in Mystic Red, with a standard seat conversion (I don't know if you did it or the previous owner, but all of them were sold as "low seat" models in the US). I always used mine as the "warm weather rain bike" when I worked for a living, ...