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by wooden nickel
Tue May 26, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Follow up question to Undercoating
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Follow up question to Undercoating

I used bed liner on my 2006 and it seemed to stay well.
by wooden nickel
Mon May 25, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Rear brakes dragging
Replies: 16
Views: 180

Re: Rear brakes dragging

Also check that brake pedal pivot is free moving. A 2018 has had just about enough time to need lubed.
by wooden nickel
Mon May 25, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Undercoating
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Undercoating

If you live near any salt, your rig will rust without undercoat. My last rig I undercoated with a kit. If you have access to a fair air compressor it isn't hard to do. Messy as can be but not hard.
by wooden nickel
Sun May 24, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Ride quirks
Replies: 39
Views: 665

Re: Ride quirks

Like Barry, I have had both EFI and carbs and I recommend EFI. Although the 2014 through 2018 EFI bikes are an orphan system now. The 2014 and maybe the 2015 had sealing problems on the EFI electronics but a little silicone helps that. Since you live close to Gene, maybe you could get the owner let ...
by wooden nickel
Thu May 21, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: injured fellow rider
Replies: 34
Views: 560

Re: injured fellow rider

I met Sam at CRAP. Great guy. Hope he heals fast and as easy as possible.
by wooden nickel
Tue May 19, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: New Ural owner on the block
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: New Ural owner on the block

Welcome to the forum.
You have a great state for Ural riding. I hope you have many happy Ural miles.
Now pictures or it didn't happen. :)
by wooden nickel
Sun May 17, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Trailer question - Tech?
Replies: 29
Views: 420

Re: Trailer question - Tech?

My 8 foot Aluma will only let me raise the tailgate at a 45 degree angle. The extra foot length on a 9 footer should be enough. Like the others said, the left head guard and footpeg are the clearance issues with a 5 foot width. I have a M70 which I think has a longer wheelbase. I also have a spare t...
by wooden nickel
Tue May 12, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Dealer Support
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Dealer Support

I am amazed it took me so long to think of this. I wanted to support my local Ural dealer but I really don't need anything right now but I finally tripped over the obvious, gift certificates. If I buy one now and don't use it until things pick up, they can use the money to help through slow times. I...
by wooden nickel
Mon May 11, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Has anyone ever removed a tub?
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Has anyone ever removed a tub?

It isn't super heavy. If you attach at the hand loop and diagonally at the front left corner of the trunk, it can be lifted with a simple pulley from a tripod, rafter or tree limb. I have a multi fold ladder that I positioned with 4 foot down legs and an eight foot horizontal and have used that to l...
by wooden nickel
Sun May 10, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Widening the sidecar
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Widening the sidecar

I'm not a body man so my opinion is next to worthless but the automobiles I have seen widened were cut down the center and a section of metal welded in. If the rig is 2014 or newer then the wiring and brake line may stretch to fit. The 2 frame tubes would be the only only other thing that needs adde...
by wooden nickel
Sat May 09, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Long Distance Riding + Pusher Tire
Replies: 37
Views: 717

Re: Long Distance Riding + Pusher Tire

I just put on K28s as the original tires wear out. The front tire and the hack will last quite awhile even with faster wearing rubber. I haven't noticed any handling problems from mixing tires. These things are so weird handling anyway, that a little more is not very noticeable.
by wooden nickel
Wed May 06, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Long Distance Riding + Pusher Tire
Replies: 37
Views: 717

Re: Long Distance Riding + Pusher Tire

I usually get about 7000 to 8000 miles out of my Heidenau K28 tires in the pusher position. A lot depends on the pavement and your riding style though. Both of the Urals I have owned have had a spare on the trunk. If I was going on a long trip I would have another tire with me. I always carry a spar...
by wooden nickel
Wed May 06, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Dangerous seat question
Replies: 30
Views: 508

Re: Dangerous seat question

I traded my solo seat for a Harley seat and I am very happy with the results. With some drilling and tapping I was able to add the Harley seat to the original solo seat frame. I only needed a few bolts and about a foot of 1/8th inch thick 1" X 1" angle iron. Since I sit further back now, I also adde...
by wooden nickel
Mon May 04, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Cotter pin on Axle placement for 2006 Ural
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Cotter pin on Axle placement for 2006 Ural

For some reason my 06 always had extra space between the nut and cotter pin hole. I had to add a washer to make the cotter pin engage. You could just put a Nylock nut on like the newer bikes have and not have to mess with it.
by wooden nickel
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Removing rear wheel on 2016 Retro to check splines?
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: Removing rear wheel on 2016 Retro to check splines?

On my 2014 M70 I carry a scissor jack and I remove the mudflap. I have had 2 roadside flats and managed by jacking the bike high enough to almost roll the tire under the fender without the mudflap. It will come out leaned sideways a little before you need to get that high.