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by LRP
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Muzzleloaders, need some advice: .32 caplock or .45 flinter rifle?
Replies: 19
Views: 536

Re: Muzzleloaders, need some advice: .32 caplock or .45 flinter rifle?

.32 will foul the barrel quickly. Go .45 or larger. A bonus is .45 is legal for deer in most states--has a higher resale value. I have a custom squirrel rifle I built with Dixie Gunworks components in the 70's. 30" Douglas gain twist barrel in .36, Air hardened tool steel Bedford style lock with dou...
by LRP
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Rain Proof
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Rain Proof

Here is picture of the snorkel attached to the left side ecu on my '18 CT. It is hard opaque plastic that snaps over some ridges around the baro port. It is fastened with cyano glue, I put thick CA aound the snorkel mounting surface and held it in place several seconds. There is a baffle in the snor...
by LRP
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Rain Proof
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Rain Proof

Last year after riding my '18 CT 20 miles in a frog drowning storm, my right cylinder quit. I was able to drive myself and wife 10 miles to get home limping on the left cylinder (maintaining 45-55 was possible). Holopaw diagnosed and replaced the right ecu. When I saw the info about the ecu snorkels...
by LRP
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular

I have a friend who is a maintenance tech at Disney. They have two Urals, both converted to golf cart electric motors so they can be used
on the indoor set. My friend said they had a stack of Uralshina tires about 6' high.

LRP
by LRP
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Meanwhile, In Russia
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Meanwhile, In Russia

Three men are in a hotel room in Soviet Russia. The first two men open a bottle of vodka, while the third is tired and goes straight to bed. He is unable to sleep, however, as his increasingly drunk friends tell political jokes loudly. After a while, the tired man gets frustrated and walks downstair...
by LRP
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: B-17 crash 7 dead more hurt.
Replies: 18
Views: 870

Re: B-17 crash 7 dead more hurt.

Broke the number one rule. Never try to turn back to the runway if power is lost on takeoff/climb out.
by LRP
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: How Quick is your Ural?
Replies: 31
Views: 1173

Re: How Quick is your Ural?

In May, after a vintage motorcycle meet near St Agustine,FL I decided to take interstate hwys home. I merged onto I-95 among a pack of 18 wheelers and was amazed at how quick my ‘18 CT reached 70 mph. I was buffeted quite a bit and was running about 74 to keep from being run over. After about 1/4 mi...
by LRP
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: So I never have to do this again
Replies: 13
Views: 453

Re: So I never have to do this again

That’s awesome! One suggestion.
Add some industrial casters so you can move
it if a project requires it.

LRP
by LRP
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Pretty near stumped
Replies: 55
Views: 3256

Re: Pretty near stumped

Possible vacuum petcock partially closing at low vacuum/heavy throttle position. Try setting petcock at prime position. Check petcock for clogged screen.
by LRP
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: HP to Weight Ratio and Ural Top Speed
Replies: 20
Views: 703

Re: HP to Weight Ratio and Ural Top Speed

With a Ural, it is not HP to weight, it is HP to wait.
by LRP
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Tickets for flying the chair?
Replies: 26
Views: 789

Re: Tickets for flying the chair?

Florida passed a law to make it illegal to wheelie a motorcyle, to stand up on the foot pegs, or to travel at excessive speed. At the time the law was passed, it was common for me to see bikes wheelying down the interstate at 80 mph +. First offense is $1000, 2nd offense is $2500, third is a felony ...
by LRP
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Half baked idea: fixing the mechanical speedo issues.
Replies: 31
Views: 666

Re: Half baked idea: fixing the mechanical speedo issues.

If you carefully bend the crimp tabs away from the bezel housing, you can remove the instrument from the housing can after removing the the nuts from the bottom of the can. If you look at the mechanism carefully, you will find a balance spring that returns the needle to zero. One end of the spring i...
by LRP
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Setting 2019 cT Shocks
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Setting 2019 cT Shocks

Suspension travel is short/stiff spring rate to help from bottoming suspension.
A Harley cop bike sprung seat helps.
by LRP
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Then Came Bronson
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: Then Came Bronson

Coal miner made good. My favorite of his is "Hard Times". He went to work in mines after his father died when he was 10.
Had 25 missions over Japan as an aerial gunner in a B-29.
by LRP
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What's a Hoarder to Do?
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: What's a Hoarder to Do?

I have a subscription to the Brit magazine Classic Bike. The magazines cost $9.99 at the book stores. I had 10 years of issues and started selling them on ebay at $20 for 10 issues. After five sales or so I got tired of taking them to the post office and standing in line to ship them. I had offered ...