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by jaybird
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: A little mechanical help with a wrecked rig?
Replies: 27
Views: 338

Re: A little mechanical help with a wrecked rig?

I can't comment on California's policies on salvage title, but that aside, I'd probably fix it. I don't know how these guy's can see a bent frame and an unrepairable motorcycle from those photos, I have a rig here in my parts pile that took a harder shot than that to the forks and it didn't hurt the...
by jaybird
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Driving Light Switch Location.
Replies: 28
Views: 1412

Re: Driving Light Switch Location.

Pardon my possible ignorance.... cause I really don’t know what I’m talking about here.... Is it possible that the American and European stitch clusters are actually the same? Or is just the housing the same? On mine (American) the spot for the European switch has the markings scratched out (poorly...
by jaybird
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 1999 650. Only firing one plug
Replies: 45
Views: 724

Re: 1999 650. Only firing one plug

Adelphia wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:05 pm
Update to thread. Pistons arrived from Holopaw. I don't like.
What's wrong with the new pistons?

Happy trails,
Jaybird
by jaybird
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Stuff That Works
Replies: 22
Views: 727

Re: Stuff That Works

Here’s a small trick that works for me, it may work for you as well. In my cars and pickups that I travel in, not my work trucks or local use vehicles, I sometimes need to add oil or other fluids on the road. Instead of a funnel which tends to collect dirt and leak oil in your vehicle, I carry an em...
by jaybird
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Donut question - which one performs best?
Replies: 27
Views: 465

Re: Donut question - which one performs best?

fencermatt wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:50 pm
Bilgekeeldave wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:37 pm
Does anyone know if a Ural donut is interchangeable with a Dnepr donut?
Ural, Dnepr, and CJ donuts are all interchangeable. I've run all three on my MT-16.
I can confirm that as well.
How long they last seems to be the luck of the draw.

Happy trails,
Jaybird
by jaybird
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Pattern pending not IMWA product
Replies: 27
Views: 441

Re: Pattern pending not IMWA product

Who'd have thought a good idea from me and Chad's smarta$$ comments. :lol: :lol: Instead of rotor you can add sprocket for crawling low gear. Not sure how to accomplish that, but you could use the sprocket and another wheel/sprocket to build a tandem drive. If another drive tire isn’t enough tracti...
by jaybird
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Pattern pending not IMWA product
Replies: 27
Views: 441

Re: Pattern pending not IMWA product

So you can have a brake disc one one side and a brake drum on the other, all on one hub! Dual technology "Drumisc" braking! Maximum stopping force! That's outside the box thinking. WAYYY outside the box! :lol: Put a carb bike FD on an EFI and use the drum as a parking brake, EFI parking brake probl...
by jaybird
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Pattern pending not IMWA product
Replies: 27
Views: 441

Re: Pattern pending not IMWA product

Nice trick, but no revelation there, I would think most people up on Ural mechanics would know that. Nice to have a replaceable spline, but what with the short time those hubs where used, I think the selling price will mostly be at a premium. The IMZ and KMZ drum wheels where used for so long I thin...
by jaybird
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Funny or WTF photo thread
Replies: 1245
Views: 94835

Re: Beer is here.

Perusing the beer aisle makes it plainly evident that breweries are running out of imagination -- how many different names can one envision for the same basic IPAs? -- but there is a flicker of hope. Herewith, a few selections at my local grocery store that are rather accurate, as it concerns the d...
by jaybird
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: BMW/Ural Conversion in Philly on CL
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: BMW/Ural Conversion in Philly on CL

Guys, as much as I live this bike, I am limited on space and something has to go. Since i am never selling my MV750 or M72 then this is it. My aim is to get a dedicated road bike and dedicated light adventure bike. The EFI bike has what i am looking for to fill the road bike duties. I will still ha...
by jaybird
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: New (to me) sidecar tub.
Replies: 16
Views: 587

Re: New (to me) sidecar tub.

I saw it up-close... it is really cool. Did the fellow selling them still have more? He did have more Mike, if you're really interested text me and I'll try to figure out how to get you his contact info. I bought mine in the winter, and got the special mid winter cash deal, the seller indicated tha...
by jaybird
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: New (to me) sidecar tub.
Replies: 16
Views: 587

Re: New (to me) sidecar tub.

That is cool as heck. I'd restore it close to original. Thanks :cheers: I don't have any little kids to haul around and my dogs are too big too fit in it, so I do have a plan to modify it to fit an adult. I have a lot on my plate right now so we'll see how long it takes me to get to this, but you n...
by jaybird
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: BMW/Ural Conversion in Philly on CL
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: BMW/Ural Conversion in Philly on CL

Actually Max is looking to buy an early efi. I’m sure you’ve Put plenty of lipstick on that pig, but it’s still a pig, that’s known for poor running, built with odd parts that will quickly become hard to find. That BMW engine is well supported in all its iterations, and the IMZ-URAL 650s and 2013 a...
by jaybird
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: BMW/Ural Conversion in Philly on CL
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: BMW/Ural Conversion in Philly on CL

I agree, well done conversion, clean, good running, well farkled machine, better than buying an early fuel injected Ural.

Happy trails,
Jaybird
by jaybird
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: Only one available from this seller.
Replies: 32
Views: 731

Re: Only one available from this seller.

Perhaps a more realistic size and price? https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-est-shovel-a-packable-18-in-1-multi-tool?utm_content=campaigns_one_column1 It doesn't have the BFH, which is quite essential to keeping a Russian motorcycle driving :lol: Happy trails, Jaybird Well, in the disappointmen...