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by Obo Scribe
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Sold my Ural - And this happened
Replies: 19
Views: 439

Re: Sold my Ural - And this happened

I'm very glad you are okay.

But - I have a question.

How the f##k did they not see you? There is a million-mile view in every direction in your photos.
by Obo Scribe
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Mecum auction - not Ural, but fun to watch.
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Mecum auction - not Ural, but fun to watch.

We all know that isn't anything like an original setup, or even a good one, but I reckon the vendor is betting that in the massive audience that Mecum has, there will be two buffoons with no idea but loads of money.
by Obo Scribe
Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Radio stations around the world...
Replies: 12
Views: 330

Re: Radio stations around the world...

Absolutely bloody amazing.
Arctic Outpost Radio, fantastic. Found a great station in China but then lost it again...I could happily search for hours!

There is endless entertainment on this site.
by Obo Scribe
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: The "Ex-Ural Guy"
Replies: 27
Views: 838

Re: The "Ex-Ural Guy"

Snakeoil wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:59 pm
windmill wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:15 pm
It was contrived drama to get youtube hits.
Now you know why his wife did not mind him being away for 3.5 years. :roll:
:lol:
by Obo Scribe
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: All Along The Watchtower ... with a twist.
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: All Along The Watchtower ... with a twist.

Fab. Thanks for sharing
by Obo Scribe
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Gear box problem
Replies: 36
Views: 1039

Re: Gear box problem

I'm all curious, how did it go?
by Obo Scribe
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: piston / cylinder improvements and sustained high speed
Replies: 38
Views: 851

Re: piston / cylinder improvements and sustained high speed

My knee jerk reaction to any query that includes 'Ural' and 'high speed' in the same sentence is 'You're looking at the wrong bike'.
by Obo Scribe
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Rim strip make great cat toys
Replies: 20
Views: 911

Re: Rim strip make great cat toys

No one uses wraps of duct tape as a rim strip anymore? No I never use duct tape... gorilla tape is tougher . Yes it is. And it's a motherf r to get off when the time comes. Which is why I use half a roll of insulation tape over the rim tape. It is much easier to cut off when needed and costs pence ...
by Obo Scribe
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Clutch fried at 600 miles. What? (Moved)
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Clutch fried at 600 miles. what?

But my question is a) with minimal mechanical experience other than routine stuff, is it a job I can do myself if I have to? If you know one end of a spanner from the other, I don't see why you can't fix it yourself. I'm no mechanic, I've just learned as I have fixed things for the last forty years...
by Obo Scribe
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: Don't ask, just BUY! 1943 BMW F 750 £14,500
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Don't ask, just BUY! 1943 BMW F 750 £14,500

I FB messaged the seller to tell him it isn't a BMW, but he hasn't responded. I think he knows we know.
by Obo Scribe
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: How did you come to riding a Ural?
Replies: 66
Views: 1840

Re: How did you come to riding a Ural?

First time I came upon a Ural was 1978. It was setting in a barn on remote Beaver Island, Michigan. It had been bought in Ukraine by a merchant marine and had been in the barn for maybe a decade. We got it to fire up and start, but realized the FD was shot once we rolled it out of the barn.... I bl...
by Obo Scribe
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Tach recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Tach recommendations?

Just curious, how is that analogue tacho driven?
by Obo Scribe
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: El Cheapo Tacho
Replies: 22
Views: 678

Re: El Cheapo Tacho

That is the same as the one I have on my 2003, and the one I fitted to the Dnepr I used to own. The numbers you are quoting sound like the sort of numbers I would expect to see on mine, although I never take mine to 50mph in 3rd. My personal feeling is that they are accurate enough, don't bounce aro...
by Obo Scribe
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Now I Have Seen Everything!
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Now I Have Seen Everything!

British guys, they do a load for charity at bike events, from weekend rallies all the way through to the TT. The Purple Helmets display team. They get up to some proper nonsense.
by Obo Scribe
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Half drunk & wandering
Replies: 40
Views: 979

Re: Half drunk & wandering

I've made a couple of cereal box gaskets in my time - the last one was the sump gasket on a Ural 650, I rubbed a little grease into it to give it a bit of repellence and thought it would last a week or two. I sold it about a year later, still fitted and still oil tight.