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by Msblu79
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: Ducati Ignition for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Ducati Ignition for sale

For someone looking for a very reliable ignition that has proven itself in thousands of applications the Ducati is a good deal. The PA is for those looking for a bit more performance and tunability. :)
by Msblu79
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 13446
Views: 806935

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

So I did all this a few days ago..... just now getting around to posting. Checked my tire pressure and added accordingly (all three were embarrassingly low, I really have to get better at staying on top of that). Swapped out my vacuum petcock for a gravity feed one. Replaced all my fuel lines. Conn...
by Msblu79
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Pretty near stumped
Replies: 54
Views: 707

Re: Pretty near stumped

I 2nd that motion. I took vacuum measurements way back when I was setting up my VOES switch and found that at or near wide open throttle there was very little vacuum available to hold the petcock open. I switched to a manual version ASAP so I didn't destroy my motor running lean. :)
by Msblu79
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: Ducati Ignition for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Ducati Ignition available

I'm one of the happy PA owners, have run mine now for 8 years. I have switched back & forth between the Ducati & the PA and I find the PA to be superior in every aspect. The engine feels much stronger with the PA and it's Multi-spark function. Hotter spark, better burn, better mileage, and switchabl...
by Msblu79
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: question on the Ural "Donut"
Replies: 34
Views: 567

Re: question on the Ural "Donut"

I'd rather the donut wear rather than metal bits. At a recent service my dealer told me a quick anecdote, once got a cheap donut off eBay to see what it's like, didn't last 50 yards! Genuine ones are the proper hard rubber (can't remember the name) "and are expensive for a reason. They last longer t...
by Msblu79
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: question on the Ural "Donut"
Replies: 34
Views: 567

Re: question on the Ural "Donut"

The donut is the shock absorber for the driveline, the clutch, driveshaft splines, and FD gears would fail quickly to the hammering they would otherwise take. Not many options available due to the drivelines antiquated design.
by Msblu79
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Any advice on Tobermory and Manitoulin Island?
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: Any advice on Tobermory and Manitoulin Island?

Just a couple of tips on using 2WD. You can engage 2WD on the fly when you feel the rig start to bog down in mud or whatever, do it while still in motion and take advantage of your momentum. If you stop to engage it you will be stuck. Kick in 2WD and the keep the throttle pegged. To get out of 2WD s...
by Msblu79
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Running Great Since I bought it. Now...
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: Running Great Since I bought it. Now...

Make sure the port on the left carb that use to supply vacuum to the original petcock has been plugged off. If the plug missing or loose it will have a vacuum leak there that can cause issues.
by Msblu79
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: New guy.
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: New guy.

windmill wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:52 pm
Something like this is a simple fix for a messy breather. M8X 1.25 banjo bolt and banjo hose barb.
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Did the same thing with my older 2WD FD, barbed NPT fitting and a hose up under the seat. OIl can drain back into FD as it cools, no muss, no fuss. Helps keep water out as well. :)
by Msblu79
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: New Owner in California
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Re: New Owner in California

Congrats & best of luck. You got started the right way with Ski. It only gets better.... :)
by Msblu79
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Think dealer service is worth it?
Replies: 34
Views: 609

Re: Think dealer service is worth it?

Transmission was designed in 1934 or there abouts, not the latest tech here. Slow & deliberate are the keys to happiness. Don't try to find neutral with the footlever, use the reverse lever to slip it into neutral. Let it wind down a bit during shifting, give it a second or so before shifting it to ...
by Msblu79
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Ural NE appears to offering their version of Sean's Steering Damper
Replies: 32
Views: 691

Re: Ural NE appears to offering their version of Sean's Steering Damper

They will always find someone who will pay their price, smart shoppers like yourself take the time to search around and find bargins, many do not and UralNE is there for them. UralNE is one of the more expensive shops to deal with as a general rule. With that said I did buy my damper from them years...
by Msblu79
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: HP to Weight Ratio and Ural Top Speed
Replies: 20
Views: 395

Re: HP to Weight Ratio and Ural Top Speed

It might be built in 2019 but it was not designed in 2019. The basic format and design of this rig is from 1934/38 timeframe and is still very much from that era. Urals are not everyones cup of tea, not fast, daily maintenance required, reliability issues. Consider carefully your real needs and your...
by Msblu79
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: What controls the automatic timing advance?
Replies: 25
Views: 480

Re: What controls the automatic timing advance?

You didn't happen to replace the fuel filter recently by any chance? If you did make sure it's a free flowing type for small engines w/o EFI. Efi type filters won't flow fuel very well with just gravity pushing it, it will restrict flow enough to cause issues like this. You won't be the first one to...
by Msblu79
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Loses speed when I throttle up
Replies: 34
Views: 591

Re: Loses speed when I throttle up

Check the fuel filter flow, we had a customer complaining about how is bike had gotten "sluggish" recently and wouldn't pull at speed. We asked the usual question "What have you changed or done to it?" "Well, I changed out the fuel filter a week ago". Closer inspection revealed he had bought a fuel ...