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by sKiZo
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: identify and dating russian tires?
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: identify and dating russian tires?

Dnepr 650? Last week of 1956 and good for 67k kilometers from the first photo? 13th week of 2001 per the serial number in the third photo? Good question though ... :lurker: PS - I'd assUme the pusher tire is original - that's about how many miles you might expect depending on how it was driven and o...
by sKiZo
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: question on the Ural "Donut"
Replies: 34
Views: 567

Re: question on the Ural "Donut"

Trying to remember the movie where no matter what was wrong, the doctor would tell his patient to drop the pants ...

I have this bump on my elbow

Drop your pants ...

My head hurts

Drop your pants ...

I have an ingrown toe nail

Drop your pants ...
by sKiZo
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Trailering a Ural
Replies: 12
Views: 168

Re: Trailering a Ural

Probably worth mentioning, it's a really really tight fit on a typical trailer you might have for odd jobs ...
by sKiZo
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: question on the Ural "Donut"
Replies: 34
Views: 567

Re: question on the Ural "Donut"

Side note ... Anybody ever give you any flak about parking in handicap spots? They don't see the little wheelchair on the plate. I get the fish eye all the time, especially when wearing my "big boy" pants instead of the usual summer shorts, hiding the prosthetic and assorted scars. If I get any verb...
by sKiZo
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: License plate mount sucks
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: License plate mount sucks

Almost like they planned to put it there eventually? Here's a short video showing the lights in action. Thought I had one after dark, but can't find it right now. Only complaint with the coffins are they don't show light to the sides, but I added little LED spots to the sides of the trunk for runnin...
by sKiZo
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: License plate mount sucks
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: License plate mount sucks

Pictures!

Hardest part was the wiring, but I was already running a new harness to the car for the backup lights anyway. Simple enough to add another wire for the license plate light, and some other running lights. Not to mention brake lights, and why not turn signals as long as I was at it.
by sKiZo
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: question on the Ural "Donut"
Replies: 34
Views: 567

Re: question on the Ural "Donut"

Maybe it's a question of how you shift. That's supposed to be more of a clutch in, roll off throttle, shift gear, wait a second for the gears to line up, engage clutch, roll on throttle, repeat as needed. Pretty much reinforced in my case with the tank shifter anyway. Eliminated the foot shifter ent...
by sKiZo
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: License plate mount sucks
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: License plate mount sucks

My plate mounts on in the middle, because that's where I drilled the holes ... <G>

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PS - biggest surprise was that a standard size mount was the perfect size for the cutout area in the rear of the trunk.
by sKiZo
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: eBay find - rocket cycle
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: eBay find - rocket cycle

OK ... so it's got four wheels. It's a car. ;-}

Oh. And as for the Evel Kneivel guy?

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by sKiZo
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: question on the Ural "Donut"
Replies: 34
Views: 567

Re: question on the Ural "Donut"

Would losing the stock speedo make much of a difference? <G> Truth be told, I'd heard a lot of bad about the analog speedo that came on the older Urals, so I added a GPS speedo on my 2100. Surprisingly close match on both. I do know the stock unit would track nicely up to around 50mph and then start...
by sKiZo
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: question on the Ural "Donut"
Replies: 34
Views: 567

Re: question on the Ural "Donut"

I guess the next question would be, is the BMW R75 interchangeable with the Ural donut?
by sKiZo
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: question on the Ural "Donut"
Replies: 34
Views: 567

Re: question on the Ural "Donut"

Spray silicone work?

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I've already got that - works great for refreshing door seals and such. Also comes in a paste tube ...
by sKiZo
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: question on the Ural "Donut"
Replies: 34
Views: 567

Re: question on the Ural "Donut"

Also - wear seems to concentrate on two of four holes. Once you see appreciable wear, maybe just spin the donut a quarter turn to even things out before tossing the thing?

... donut tossing - sounds like a fun game at any Ural get togethers ... who's volunteering to be the target? <G>
by sKiZo
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Any advice on Tobermory and Manitoulin Island?
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: Any advice on Tobermory and Manitoulin Island?

... dang spel chekers anyway ... <G>
by sKiZo
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Any advice on Tobermory and Manitoulin Island?
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: Any advice on Tobermory and Manitoulin Island?

Hold on to your hat when waiting for the fairy ...

(and if you see any of mine, snag them for me) <G>