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by Bullethead
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Easier Neutral Find
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: Easier Neutral Find

When my ‘18 Gear Up was new, after a warm up, it seemed like the only way I could easily access neutral was via the reverse to neutral route. About 5000 miles down the road now, neutral easily found 90% of the time. Typically, down into first then gentle heel into neutral. If first attempt fails, ho...
by Bullethead
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Got me a good one
Replies: 24
Views: 646

Re: Got me a good one

Great good luck, kids. If I had any advice, it might be to keep a sense of humor. Gee.... that might work. She’s looking over my shoulder and laughing. Fifty years coming upon us quickly. Enjoy yourselves.
by Bullethead
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Ural purchase now on hold. Cause...
Replies: 25
Views: 918

Re: Ural purchase now on hold. Cause...

Thanks for that video, Lofty. I had a copy that I used to show students, but lost it somewhere along the line. Glad to see it’s still out and about. Used it to demonstrate where all our manufacturing jobs have gone and, sadly, what U.S. competition might require. That said, I too well remember a sup...
by Bullethead
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Warning, Will Robinsonski
Replies: 15
Views: 726

Re: Warning, Will Robinsonski

Yup. Luckily the bike had a fused ground wire.
by Bullethead
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Warning, Will Robinsonski
Replies: 15
Views: 726

Warning, Will Robinsonski

Just got a call from an old pal. He’d just tried a jump start on a newish Triumph using a running F250. Okay, I wasn’t there and, he being somewhat frantic, I can only report that the attempt apparently put the Triumph to sleep electronics-wise. Off tomorrow to have a look. That said, please pass on...
by Bullethead
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: To run or not to run
Replies: 16
Views: 651

Re: To run or not to run

Gee...this has been fun. I guess consensus is pretty much out of the question. Interesting that Alaska and Buffalo folks have a similar philosophy. :D One thing I might have added to my initial post could have been that I’ve always been a stickler for changing oil in anything being used sporadically...
by Bullethead
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: To run or not to run
Replies: 16
Views: 651

To run or not to run

I’ve always kept something or other of the two-wheeled variety running year-round. If I couldn’t do an actual ride, I’d roll whatever out on the drive and run it up to operating temperature...cylinder-head temp...once a week or so. Just read another piece that suggests that this practice causes cond...
by Bullethead
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: WHat would YOU pick?
Replies: 44
Views: 1865

Re: WHat would YOU pick?

Got a 2018 GU simply because we wanted a rig that could confidently do our “limited maintenance” roads. I don’t expect to be doing a lot of real off-road stuff but I like the assurance of having 2wd when we get to the odd washout.
by Bullethead
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: 2012 Genuine Stella 4T
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: 2012 Genuine Stella 4T

Sorry I missed your post. Many thanks for your interest. Been around the forum horn; lots of good advice but nothing yet’s solved the problem. Basically, it’s a intermittent stalling issue. Really odd. Looking forward to taking the Stella apart and doing the diagnosis after the holidays. Promise I’l...
by Bullethead
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: How many ride all year round? (Particularly in snowy climates)
Replies: 61
Views: 2064

Re: How many ride all year round? (Particularly in snowy climates)

Not so brave as I once was concerning winter riding. Did year-round detail on my old 650D for some while. Nowadays, me, the wife and our GU try to get out whenever possible. However, being in lake-effect territory, when we get snow, we get SNOW. Plus, twenty miles from a salt mine makes roads around...
by Bullethead
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Sign that Urals are getting better
Replies: 16
Views: 676

Re: Sign that Urals are getting better

I’m guessing....hoping....the lack of “oh sh*t something else broke” entries might be due to all things already noted. Yup, these things are getting pretty expensive and, indeed, lots of potential buyers will, therefore, be older and more scooter-savee. We’ll see.
by Bullethead
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Swiss Army Pistol Fits In Russian Tank Box!
Replies: 38
Views: 1420

Re: Swiss Army Pistol Fits In Russian Tank Box!

Gee. I kinda wish you’d have kept that to yourself.
by Bullethead
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Winter Salted Roads
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Winter Salted Roads

We live just a few miles north of the Retsof salt mine. So....its being so readily available, around here they spread salt before, during and for several days after any significant snow/ice event. That and our world-class load of winter precipitation makes for one hell of a hostile environment for a...
by Bullethead
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: 2012 Genuine Stella 4T
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: 2012 Genuine Stella 4T

Thanks. Frankly, while I’ve been chasing the Stella’s issues I’ve been riding my wife’s LX pretty regularly. I like it a lot! Still, I can’t get past my neigh on sixty-year love affair with shifty scooters. 😉 I’m off for a look at “scooterdoc”. Thanks again.
by Bullethead
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Am I too Old?
Replies: 27
Views: 982

Re: Am I too Old?

“I’m in favor of progress; it’s change I don’t like.” - Mark Twain 😏