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by Rich Maund
Tue May 18, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Getting a new bike
Replies: 90
Views: 3143

Re: Getting a new bike

I was surprised it bears full weight from the git go. All the pain is centered on the stretched and pulled muscles and tendons that happens during the operation. I can get up & down out of chairs, use the walker all over the house, bathe and dress safely. The stretching and bending PT is an eye open...
by Rich Maund
Mon May 17, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Getting a new bike
Replies: 90
Views: 3143

Re: Getting a new bike

I'm a few days at home now post surgery. Healing process is going well. PT (Some of it) is quite painful, but that pain passes quickly once take a break. Pain level going down each day and move improves each day. All well so far and feeling very grateful!
by Rich Maund
Mon May 17, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Getting a new bike
Replies: 90
Views: 3143

Re: Getting a new bike

Oh, I recall that getting the valve cover back on is quite easy. It’s doing it while simultaneously making the gasket defy gravity and stay in the valve cover that’s difficult. A long, blunt pick is my tool of choice for that, pushing it inward to find the groove, they eyeballing the whole thing, p...
by Rich Maund
Sat May 15, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Getting a new bike
Replies: 90
Views: 3143

Re: Getting a new bike

Knee done Wednesday! This is my first full day at home and came home from hospital yesterday afternoon. Doing well so far, but the pain is a challenge. I can nap comfortably and that is good. No problem to get up and use the walker to go to the bathroom. PT guy came today and says I can already full...
by Rich Maund
Tue May 11, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Getting a new bike
Replies: 90
Views: 3143

Re: Getting a new bike

Getting the knee redone tomorrow morning. Wish me luck. I have requested that only authentic authorized Ural parts be used. ;-) We'll see how it goes. A new knee qualifies as a new toy, right?
by Rich Maund
Sun May 09, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Getting a new bike
Replies: 90
Views: 3143

Re: Getting a new bike

My plan for the future is to make a flat plate with some divots to allow for the three places on the gasket that go below the level of the head. I can bond the gasket into the groove. Lay it on that plate and then use screws or weights to press the cover into the gasket and give the adhesive a good ...
by Rich Maund
Sun May 09, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Retirement
Replies: 47
Views: 1198

Re: Retirement

I worked full time for 43 years until I was so beat up I just couldn't work anymore. Still too young to take SS. Lucky for me during those years I worked I retired from the Navy. Not much of a retirement, but it helps a lot. Like Nate, I learn to live on very little. Paid off our home when I was 40....
by Rich Maund
Sun May 09, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Retirement
Replies: 47
Views: 1198

Re: Retirement

I was forced to retire at 59. And every day IS Saturday! I'm here to tell you I worked my butt off yesterday too! Up at dawn, early med appointment at hospital. Then did the yard work cutting the grass, weed whacking and round up'ing, dog walks, laundry, some work in the shop, fixed dinner and then ...
by Rich Maund
Sun May 09, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Watch that does common core math!
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Watch that does common core math!

I've always wondered what those crazy looking watches were for with all the dials and doodads on them. They make slide rules seem simple by comparison. I figured it out! Kids need them to do common core math! You mark my words! Next the government will be saying every kid HAS TO HAVE a Rolex to do c...
by Rich Maund
Fri May 07, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: Blue/Gray Rally 4-6 June
Replies: 24
Views: 604

Re: Blue/Gray Rally 4-6 June

Next week I get my leg sawed apart and put back together. Hopefully not with Dnepr parts! LOL I'll be thinking well of you guys as I learn to walk again!
by Rich Maund
Tue May 04, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: bad news for 2nd gear
Replies: 17
Views: 590

Re: bad news for 2nd gear

The bearings are a light press fit on the shafts. Remove one and the gears and collars slide right off. Those badly chipped areas are the engagement dogs the collars slide onto to engage the gear. In that shape, they're gonna grind and not want to engage. I know years ago that Ural sold the shafts a...
by Rich Maund
Sun May 02, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Getting a new bike
Replies: 90
Views: 3143

Re: Getting a new bike

I'll look at that. I had a friend ask "Well, how did the factory get it to seal perfectly in one try?" I answered that they cheated and installed it before putting it INTO the bike. ;-)

No worries have it right now and I am now an expert at finessing it in. Easy job in the future.
by Rich Maund
Sat May 01, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Getting a new bike
Replies: 90
Views: 3143

Re: Getting a new bike

Update. The first try at the break in maint left me with valve cover fasteners spewing oil atop the valve over on the left side and making a mess. Try #2 saw the cover fasteners well sealed but the cover gasket less so. It was spewing oil out the cover gasket on the right side this time! Try #3 nail...
by Rich Maund
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: rally yard art
Replies: 3
Views: 146

rally yard art

Over the years I always crack when folks bring the pink Flamingoes to decorate their camp site with. I'll admit it, its funny. Here's my idea of a response to that. I'll set one of these out on my camp site and let my neighbor think my attack zombie gnomes ate one of the pink Flamingoes. You gotta a...