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by windmill
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Shipping vs Riding for a Newbie
Replies: 12
Views: 74

Re: Shipping vs Riding for a Newbie

I did a 150 mile ride home through the Seattle metropolitan area with virtually no experience, and didn't have any problems. The dealer gave me a bit of instruction and took me on a short "follow me" ride, then I practiced in a parking lot for a while, and headed home. I'm by nature a cautious and c...
by windmill
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Lost some good people..
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Lost some good people..

Its a sad thing. Being a truck driver, and motorcyclist it hits especially hard for me.
by windmill
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Price range for a tub?
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Price range for a tub?

Here in the Seattle area, the decent used Russian sidecars I've seen are usually around $1500 asking price.
by windmill
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Argument for full face helmets
Replies: 38
Views: 617

Re: Argument for full face helmets

Ouch, Glad you're mostly ok. As someone who wears glasses, I've long been a fan of modular helmets like my Nolan N44 evo that convert from 3/4 to full face with a removable chin bar. When commuting or plunking around locally the full length shield gives full protection from the fine Seattle weather ...
by windmill
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Oil Threads
Topic: Oil System question from a newbie
Replies: 30
Views: 1398

Re: Oil System question from a newbie

I'm with you on the spin-on filter, high flow oil pump and deep sump. At worst they do nothing, at best I'm getting a little more oil into the works with better filtration and more time before oil breakdown becomes an issue . That's exactly the reason they increased the oil capacity, improved the o...
by windmill
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Toe heel shifter....
Replies: 30
Views: 689

Re: Toe heel shifter....

Some people can't step out of their box, some can't comprehend their perspective isn't universal, or simply need to be contrary for its own sake. There's been some pretty silly arguments against toe shifting, and equally silly arguments against heel shifting. As long as one shifts in a manner conduc...
by windmill
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: LED Headlight install
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: LED Headlight install

I haven't used it in pitch black, just dawn and dusk. It seems much brighter than the original. Slight flicker at low RPM's. LEDs often appear brighter because the emitters are, but many are poorly designed, have less effective distance, and are too bright in the foreground which means they actuall...
by windmill
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: My Take on 2019 cT
Replies: 17
Views: 305

Re: My Take on 2019 cT

I will say, however, to each his/her own. My wife does not like how the M70 rides, prefers her cT. It seems the M70 has a firmer, more planted ride than the cT. Probably the slightly longer wheelbase and difference in rear suspension. The E-cT has them both beat with a lower CG and spread out weigh...
by windmill
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: My Take on 2019 cT
Replies: 17
Views: 305

Re: My Take on 2019 cT

It's been suggested 2wd rigs provide a softer ride for the monkey. With identical shocks, snowmen, and wheel diameters ( on the old 1WD's at least ), the only thing that could conceivably make this theory plausible is knobbie tires. Am I missing something? The axle is set back more on the tub frame...
by windmill
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Please help a fat man
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: Please help a fat man

The wife and I aren't......exactly...... fly weights, and don't have that issue on either rig. I suspect servicing the fork using heavier oil, and rebuilding, or replacing the shocks with OE style shocks should address the issue.
by windmill
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: My Take on 2019 cT
Replies: 17
Views: 305

Re: My Take on 2019 cT

Having a 2018 M70, and an 2007 2wd Patrol with rubber bushings rather than needle bearings on the swingarms, there is a notable difference with all else being equal. For rigs closer in model year the difference is a little less pronounced, but still there. Sports car vs. sports sedan isn't an exagge...
by windmill
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Gas mileage seems lower then suggested....
Replies: 35
Views: 493

Re: Gas mileage seems lower then suggested....

I'm averaging 35 mpg with my 2018 M70, and high 20s with my 2007 Patrol. I won't speculate why, but low to mid 20 sounds way off for a EFI rig.

There have been times when I got significantly less than average up in the mountains, fighting strong headwinds, at freeway speeds.
by windmill
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: WHat would YOU pick?
Replies: 32
Views: 687

Re: WHat would YOU pick?

I wouldn't rely on any URAL as sole transport to a JOB. They are NOT the worlds most reliable motorcycle. When your job is sole support of your family - You MUST show up on time. I could achieve this by having a backup vehicle when needed. I did it for 10 years on my 2007 Patrol, and only didn't ma...
by windmill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: WHat would YOU pick?
Replies: 32
Views: 687

Re: WHat would YOU pick?

Takes all kinds doesn't it. If someone offered ME the choice of BUYING EITHER OF THE 2 - OR half the price in cash, I'd take the CASH I'd take the cash too, but I'd use it to upgrade my 2018 M70 to 2019 specs, and have $5k+ left over to do with as I pleased because I wouldn't need it for repairs. I...
by windmill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: efi and pacemakers
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: efi and pacemakers

stagewex wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:38 am
Do they even make brand new cars without EFI nowadays?
1994 was the last year a passenger vehicle was sold in the US with a carb.