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by wooden nickel
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Dog on the Tuckerbox
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Dog on the Tuckerbox

I always wanted to go to Australia when I was young. When I turned 55, my youngest son moved to Brisbane and married a girl there. Since then I have been down to see them twice there and I love the country. Many beautiful places and great Uraling country. I would like to see more of it but the 13 ho...
by wooden nickel
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: I am a NEWBIE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1338

Re: I am a NEWBIE!

I'm glad the offroad adventure wasn't worse than a few bumps and bruises to you, hubby and bike. I have been without the hack brake a couple times and it will definitely swing the bike left. In my 14 plus years of riding Urals, I have had each wheel grab or freewheel unexpectedly at one time or anot...
by wooden nickel
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Rubber Timing hole plug/cover
Replies: 34
Views: 526

Re: Rubber Timing hole plug/cover

I lost two or three plugs before using RTV on the last one. I still have it so at the very least it stays longer this way.
by wooden nickel
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Funny or WTF photo thread
Replies: 2220
Views: 162854

Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

If Karma really worked, there would be a whole lot more people being struck down by random meteors or lightening.
by wooden nickel
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14420
Views: 915709

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

GoatTracks,
Could you drill a carriage bolt and use a grinder or file to round the bottom of the head on two sides Failing that you could get a spherical washer and then use any hollow bolt or pipe that would fit but you would have to remove the lamp to adjust.
by wooden nickel
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: New outfit owner
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: New outfit owner

Welcome Hubie, Beautiful bike. You also have a beautiful country to ride in. One suggestion, it would help if you included your bike's model and your general location in your signature. Australia is a big country and when you are hunting parts, having the model in the signature helps. One thing that...
by wooden nickel
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Why the HD Police Seat
Replies: 26
Views: 546

Re: Why the HD Police Seat

I agree with Rich. It may be ugly but the HD seat is still comfy after an all day ride. I took the seat pad and back rail off my M70 tractor seat and bolted the HD seat to the Ural frame. I only had to add a piece of angle between the Ural frame tubes. I used 2 rubber blocks under it and I like the ...
by wooden nickel
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: I am a NEWBIE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1338

Re: I am a NEWBIE!

Ratswife.
Several of us have had worse off roads when were were just beginning and very few of us have barely escaped worse when we began. Those who say they haven't might be fibbing.
Glad the damage isn't any worse. Practice and patience are your friends when learning these beasts.
Good luck.
by wooden nickel
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: I am a NEWBIE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1338

Re: I am a NEWBIE!

Practice in a open parking lot. For right handers try a little front brake and and a little throttle. The rear tire will try to walk around the front and swing the bike to the right. Also slowly increase speed while making a tight right hand circle until the hack wheel comes up. You need to fly the ...
by wooden nickel
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14420
Views: 915709

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Sometimes kicking the engine over will free the head with compression.
by wooden nickel
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Hello from Madrid
Replies: 29
Views: 593

Re: Hello from Madrid

Is it harder for the monkey to enter the sidecar with the forward mounted fender?
When my wife had a hard time getting in my Tourist tub, I put a rack on the fender. She sat on the fender and then swung her legs around into the tub.
by wooden nickel
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: New
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: New

Welcome to the forum.
I know diddly about early Urals but I would hazard a guess that the whine is the front timing gears and generator drive gears.
by wooden nickel
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Hello from Madrid
Replies: 29
Views: 593

Re: Hello from Madrid

Welcome to the forum.
Remember we love pictures. :)
by wooden nickel
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Turn Signals
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Turn Signals

On a bike that old if the easy stuff like bulbs, sockets or switch doesn't cure the problem, check the grounds and wire connections. Also the flashers do die sometimes but it isn't the first thing I would suspect.
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: 180

Re: Follow up question to Undercoating

I used bed liner on my 2006 and it seemed to stay well.