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by rougaroo
Sun May 16, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Spare tire: Necessity or luxury?
Replies: 35
Views: 438

Re: Spare tire: Necessity or luxury?

I've never had much problem getting tires on (using the Baja). It's getting the old one off that's always been the major frustrator. Then I take a tire to my local shop and watch him demount a tire on his hydraulic machine in 30 seconds. I gladly and willingly open my wallet for that.

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by rougaroo
Fri May 14, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Spare tire: Necessity or luxury?
Replies: 35
Views: 438

Re: Spare tire: Necessity or luxury?

see this thread: https://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=58725 The Ural tires are particularly stiff because of their load-bearing capacity. They are a bear to take off. Although I've done it a few times mysel, to me it is worth every penny of the $25 or so my local motorcycle shop ...
by rougaroo
Wed May 12, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: So Soon Old, So Late Smart
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: So Soon Old, So Late Smart

It turns out we are both wrong about the arrow but each for different reasons, and the answer leaves even more questions. On a site by RaceTechnologies answering the question "Are Brembo Calipers Directional?" they give the answer: Brembo's calipers are directional, due to the use of sequential pist...
by rougaroo
Mon May 10, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: So Soon Old, So Late Smart
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: So Soon Old, So Late Smart

This applies to both new and old bikes - How many times have I greased the wheel bearings? Bunches. The top hat spacers on the wheels come in two sizes, tall and short. BillyG and others tell you to make sure to put in the taller top hat spacer first , i.e. on the spline side of the hub, but nobody ...
by rougaroo
Sun May 09, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Videos & Best of "How To" Posts
Topic: Retro/M70/Marzocchi fork oil capacity. ( Copied from General Hamm...)
Replies: 23
Views: 2806

Re: Retro/M70/Marzocchi fork oil capacity. ( Copied from General Hamm...)

What I found on the Paiolis was that the weight of the oil means less than the "air gap" you leave between the level of the oil and the top of the fork tube. Think of the air gap as the inverse of the oil level. Since the top of the fork tubes are sealed with o-rings, the volume of air in the tubes ...
by rougaroo
Thu May 06, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Calling All Cross-Country Experiences!
Replies: 38
Views: 682

Re: Calling All Cross-Country Experiences!

OTOH - There was a Canadian couple a few years back who left Quebec in mid-winter on a Ural with a 120lb Rottweiler in the tub. They had the sidecar rigged with a cover, and had luggage on the back of the tub, too. They went all the way to Florida and back, camping out as they went, for a total of 4...
by rougaroo
Wed May 05, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ural Alighnment
Replies: 29
Views: 522

Re: Ural Alighnment

Claus has brought up important points that many folks just blow by. If you watch the Ural videos on alignment you'll see that alignment is done in a specific order. It is kind of like tuning the carbs - doesn't do any good if you don't check the valves and head torque first or you'll end up chasing ...
by rougaroo
Mon May 03, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: The Good Thing About a Flat
Replies: 4
Views: 129

The Good Thing About a Flat

So I got a flat over the weekend. Probably ended up being a good thing, because when I looked over the wheel when I got hone, this is what I found:
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Have no idea how many miles are on this hub, but it's obviously time for a change.

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by rougaroo
Sat May 01, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Another Reason I'm Glad I'm on a Ural
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: Another Reason I'm Glad I'm on a Ural

Like they say about rain gear, better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

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by rougaroo
Sat May 01, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Another Reason I'm Glad I'm on a Ural
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Another Reason I'm Glad I'm on a Ural

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And a leisurely 20 minutes later I'm back on the road, dirtier but not cussing.

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by rougaroo
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Timing is everything
Replies: 26
Views: 708

Re: Timing is everything

Check to see if you have the old two-part interrupter (search this section for it). They had a tendency to break apart over time. Yours may not be fully gone yet, but that could explain some of it. Second thing I'd check is whether your carb springs are truly free. Warmed up fully and at idle the id...
by rougaroo
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Oil Threads
Topic: Mos2 (moly) in trans and final drive
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: Mos2 (moly) in trans and final drive

I'm a big fan of moly anywhere, it is also the grease of choice for the shaft splines and gearbox splines.

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by rougaroo
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Any Dead Heads out there?
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: Any Dead Heads out there?

Eek - 1967 first time, and then many more including Kezar Stadium and 2 of the 5 nights of their "final concerts" at WInterland in 1974.

I'm a geezer, for sure.

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by rougaroo
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: What to pack- First Ural Road trip
Replies: 35
Views: 648

Re: What to pack- First Ural Road trip

An old maxim: Put everything you want to take out on a tarp, then take half of that and twice as much money. While we're talking drugs, let me recommend a Canadian product available over-the-counter up there. (Yeah - I know - border is closed, so this is like suggesting a unicorn). It is called ACC....