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by cookiemech
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Terrified
Replies: 64
Views: 716

Re: Terrified

Been reading this thread with considerable interest as the OP's early experience almost mirrors mine last year (currently have >400K miles on motorcycles over 40 years, but only about 3500 miles on the Ural). He is very fortunate to have received professional instruction! I wish it were easily avail...
by cookiemech
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Fast Eddie
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Fast Eddie

Absolutely worth watching! This dude is hard core, and has been riding forever. And he still likes to rip it up running down the road!
by cookiemech
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Excessive Chassis Vibration
Replies: 52
Views: 352

Re: Excessive Chassis Vibration

Question to those who have needed to straighten the 2WD shaft: How far out of straight was it when you needed to straighten it, and how close to straight did you get it by your efforts? I ran mine again yesterday afternoon (up on stands) for my welder friend (very experienced mechanical guy) and he ...
by cookiemech
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Excessive Chassis Vibration
Replies: 52
Views: 352

Re: Excessive Chassis Vibration

It's just that I recently replaced that U-joint (and the others) and it wasn't easy. I'm afraid I will damage something if I remove it.
by cookiemech
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Excessive Chassis Vibration
Replies: 52
Views: 352

Re: Excessive Chassis Vibration

Is that possible? Unless you remove the U-joint from the yoke at the sidecar wheel, I don't see a way to do it.
by cookiemech
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Excessive Chassis Vibration
Replies: 52
Views: 352

Re: Excessive Chassis Vibration

Thanks to everyone who suggested running it with wheels in the air. Now we're getting somewhere. Bike on centerstand, jack stand holding sidecar wheel up. Ran in all gears and then engaged 2WD. Oh, boy. The 2WD shaft has a good 1/8 inch runout and in 4th gear at idle makes some noise. Also noted tha...
by cookiemech
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Excessive Chassis Vibration
Replies: 52
Views: 352

Re: Excessive Chassis Vibration

Took it out this morning to an appointment; it was about 23°F with ice fog, just lovely. I'm not sure what I learned on the 20 mile trip there or the 30 mile trip back. At 50 mph on a flat straight road in 4th gear, I pulled in the clutch and hit the kill switch. Most of the vibration was still ther...
by cookiemech
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Excessive Chassis Vibration
Replies: 52
Views: 352

Re: Excessive Chassis Vibration

I carefully balanced wheels. Never any sealant or liquid "balancers". These tires/wheels take more weight than other makes, between one and three ounces each.
by cookiemech
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Excessive Chassis Vibration
Replies: 52
Views: 352

Re: Excessive Chassis Vibration

Thanks, Chad! That's exactly how mine looks.
by cookiemech
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Excessive Chassis Vibration
Replies: 52
Views: 352

Re: Excessive Chassis Vibration

Glenn, I will check the pusher swingarm. When I put it together last year, I installed new bearings in that swingarm and torqued to spec, then flattened the sheet metal "keepers" around the bolt heads. But that's not to say that something couldn't have "seated" and loosened up the assembly. And Jeff...
by cookiemech
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Excessive Chassis Vibration
Replies: 52
Views: 352

Re: Excessive Chassis Vibration

Can only address a few right now. All wheel and chassis bearings are new as of last year, and I just had all 3 wheels on my balancer, so I felt the bearings. Nothing stuck in tire treads. My Aerostitch was zipped tight. Sidecar mounts nice and tight, checked 3 times. I "think" shocks are OK; never h...
by cookiemech
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Excessive Chassis Vibration
Replies: 52
Views: 352

Re: Excessive Chassis Vibration

Not in 2WD. All U-joints are fairly new; I know there's a somewhat tight yoke on one of them. Tires are well seated.
by cookiemech
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Excessive Chassis Vibration
Replies: 52
Views: 352

Re: Excessive Chassis Vibration

I will do that, Jeff. Shock preload is set at lowest setting on all 5 shocks. I weigh around 145 lbs and don't carry a lot of payload.
by cookiemech
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Excessive Chassis Vibration
Replies: 52
Views: 352

Re: Excessive Chassis Vibration

when the donut starts to go, you can rotate the driveshaft back and forth and there will be some slop before the output shaft moves. Should be able to see where the holes are egging out. This one probably had some life left but I replaced it because I had the tranny out. I could not detect any slop...
by cookiemech
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Excessive Chassis Vibration
Replies: 52
Views: 352

Re: Excessive Chassis Vibration

rivers wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:51 pm
I'd suspect the front eng to frame mount.
Just checked both engine to frame mounts. Both are nice and tight.