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by BinDerSmokDat
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: Leap(day)ing through the Pine Barrens. 2/29
Replies: 10
Views: 153

Re: Leap(day)ing through the Pine Barrens. 2/29

I put a fresh wrap of packing tape around turn signal, put the 1/2" breaker bar on the handlebar riser nuts and lower strut mounts, which reduced the "grunk" noises by 40%, checked oil (some), checked gas (enough), packed fresh drill winch battery. See you at 9am.
by BinDerSmokDat
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Pivoting sidecar
Replies: 14
Views: 212

Re: Pivoting sidecar

Who cares how or if it works?
It's uglier than sin.
And that's coming from a guy who owns a Ural and a Rocket III.
by BinDerSmokDat
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Cheap thread fix kit...
Replies: 16
Views: 270

Re: Cheap thread fix kit...

...One of the reasons you might use a 3 flute tap versus a 4 flute tap is for chip clearance... Good point. I did some looking around and read that some machinists loathe 4 flute taps for exactly that reason, preferring 3 flute. Also some say starting the thread squarely is easier with a 3 flute. I...
by BinDerSmokDat
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ural Gear Shifting and RPMs
Replies: 58
Views: 2314

Re: Ural Gear Shifting and RPMs

I don't see the point of any of this. If the engine is winding out and you aren't gaining speed, upshift. I don't know nor care what my RPM's are at any given time. If I'm on an interstate (shame on me) I'm going to run in the gear that lets me keep up with traffic and not get run over, RPMs be damn...
by BinDerSmokDat
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Cheap thread fix kit...
Replies: 16
Views: 270

Re: Cheap thread fix kit...

Thinking about it, with a threadsert, you are only ever tapping a little deeper than the height of the threadsert itself. The M12 threadsert is about 15mm tall. Even Chad should be able to keep a tap alive tapping an 18mm deep hole. :lol: So don't hesitate to get this set for tapping threadserts. If...
by BinDerSmokDat
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Cheap thread fix kit...
Replies: 16
Views: 270

Re: Cheap thread fix kit...

If your working with sheet metal and want a threaded fastener check these out. https://www.rivetnutusa.com/ I've used the Plusnut for my camper van build. It requires a special tool to install, but it allows the holding power of a through-bolt situation in blindside application. This is crucial whe...
by BinDerSmokDat
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Cheap thread fix kit...
Replies: 16
Views: 270

Re: Cheap thread fix kit...

The tri-fluted taps give me pause, since I have a knack for snapping taps in the bore, but the kit DOES seem like quite a value. For all of my ham-handedness, I've NEVER snapped a tap. I was taught a long time ago to tap a 1/2-3/4 turn, then back off 1/4 turn to clear the chips. Then turn until tap...
by BinDerSmokDat
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Cheap thread fix kit...
Replies: 16
Views: 270

Re: Cheap thread fix kit...

I've been sick the last couple of nights and didn't get a chance to even open the box yesterday. I opened it up today and repaired the spare tire nut thread successfully! First off the case is METAL not plastic which is a nice bonus and the molded tray that organizes everything is very sturdy. It is...
by BinDerSmokDat
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Anyone own a school bus?
Replies: 71
Views: 2895

Re: Anyone own a school bus?

Yep, but at passing glance, the fit and finish was better on the NJ one.
by BinDerSmokDat
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Cheap thread fix kit...
Replies: 16
Views: 270

Re: Cheap thread fix kit...

There are WAY more inserts in here than I will use in a lifetime, so not worried about replacements. I bought a single size helicoil kit from NAPA and it was $25 for my M8 x1.25 exhaust studs, I think it had 5-6 coils. With this many replacements inserts included, it will likely be cheaper to buy a ...
by BinDerSmokDat
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Cheap thread fix kit...
Replies: 16
Views: 270

Cheap thread fix kit...

I have some stripped threads in my spare tire holder nut. The nut drops down almost a half inch before the threads engage. It can drop down and engage good threads to hold the tire fine without the rack, but want to fix it so I can put the rack back on. Like a true procrastinator*, it's been like th...
by BinDerSmokDat
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: The Gray Market
Topic: For Sale - 2014 Gear Box
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: For Sale - 2014 Gear Box

Terry can you comment on what years this will fit and any potential advantages/disadvantages to mounting this on a bike from another year?
by BinDerSmokDat
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Terrified
Replies: 71
Views: 953

Re: Terrified

Like RC20 I have a 30 year old magnetic base angle finder that I used in the beginning. Now that I know what I need to set the bike up to my preferences, I just eyeball it. I now run almost zero lean, as that is my preference for off-roading. Being larger and taller then most Uralistas AND riding a ...
by BinDerSmokDat
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: 2020 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-17th
Replies: 30
Views: 499

Re: 2020 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-17th

80 Days, 9 hours and 15 minutes... Also reading the bus exchange above I started singing "I like big bus and I cannot lie..." Full-sized van and a 10 foot Aluma are all about I have room for in the driveway and that combo handles well* on long rides. And even then can take me a dozen tries to back ...
by BinDerSmokDat
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Anyone own a school bus?
Replies: 71
Views: 2895

Re: Anyone own a school bus?

I should have taken a picture but I thought of you bus guys when I saw it. Some company off of Rt 535 near Cranbury, NJ took a full-sized school bus and chopped it down (rather expertly) to just two windows long past the traditional folding school bus door. Near as I could tell, it is about the abso...