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by vetsurginc
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Engine knock
Replies: 39
Views: 797

Re: Engine knock

Nature of the beast for sure. My 2011 started a thumpy-knock at 46000km which was main bearing going. I considered parting out, but realized the cost of repair was way below value of vehicle on trade in. So got new crank, bearing, pistons, clutch (was about half-way worn, but the engines apart anyw...
by vetsurginc
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Engine knock
Replies: 39
Views: 797

Re: Engine knock

Nature of the beast for sure. My 2011 started a thumpy-knock at 46000km which was main bearing going. I considered parting out, but realized the cost of repair was way below value of vehicle on trade in. So got new crank, bearing, pistons, clutch (was about half-way worn, but the engines apart anywa...
by vetsurginc
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: WTB off road rig
Replies: 21
Views: 504

Re: WTB off road rig

I've a 2011 GU With 46,000 km I'm thinking of selling. Just had it's engine worked on with new main bearings, pistons, clutch. I'm thinking of going to a 2020 cT. So the GU will have to go. PM me if you have an interest.

:old: :fart:
by vetsurginc
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 13834
Views: 856223

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Replaced left side silicone valve cover gasket that got a bit overtightened in the rebuild. My left boot toe well oiled and waterproofed. But I'd be happier if it was just the ocassional drip. They really aren't kidding about the surfaces needing to be solvent cleaned and dry. Installed it once alre...
by vetsurginc
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 13834
Views: 856223

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

First oil change after engine rebuild (reference Bollocks). Fuzz on the magnet but no chunks. A couple black residue streaks in the valve covers that wasn't even gritty to the finger-rub test. Adjusted neutral light per Gobium recommendations (now it only comes on when I use reverse to get to neutra...
by vetsurginc
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Oh Bollocks!
Replies: 25
Views: 1692

Re: Oh Bollocks!

First day out for 100 K ride. Running well. Feels like it should. Oil tight except for one valve cover. Suspect a little to tight (or not completely dry install) on silicon gasket. Beyond that, quiet (relative) shifting well (new clutch engages quick). Didn't feel like the engine was running warmer ...
by vetsurginc
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Oh Bollocks!
Replies: 25
Views: 1692

Re: Oh Bollocks!

The toll was crank shaft, main bearings, pistons and rings, clutch, associated gaskets, seals, and lubes, cylinders saved by honing,. Now 500 miles of gentle riding and another oil and filter change. Got the newer bearings and stuff, so hopefully no repeats any time soon!
by vetsurginc
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Oh Bollocks!
Replies: 25
Views: 1692

Re: Oh Bollocks!

Thursday is return day. Then I can start the break in again.
by vetsurginc
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Oh Bollocks!
Replies: 25
Views: 1692

Re: Oh Bollocks!

Worked out to about $0.06 per km. One of my riding buddies quipped "just like a Rolls Royce" :moto:
by vetsurginc
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Oh Bollocks!
Replies: 25
Views: 1692

Re: Oh Bollocks!

My thoughts exactly. It's a fair price. On original purchase I did ride it home with breaks every thirty minutes and back roads all the way. But it's the busy season for music right now and I don't want to miss any rehearsals or gigs. It ain't much money. But it's better than a poke in the eye with ...
by vetsurginc
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Oh Bollocks!
Replies: 25
Views: 1692

Re: Oh Bollocks!

Well turned out to be bearing, crank and associated piston damage. They also replaced the clutch which while not bad, was more than half-way through it's life, and the engine was already apart so ideal time. Everything else still good. Definitely north of a k, 2k for repairs and then the pickup (I'm...
by vetsurginc
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Oh Bollocks!
Replies: 25
Views: 1692

Re: Oh Bollocks!

The journey begins. Ken from Holopaw picked up Vasily today. Now :lurker: , and pray.
by vetsurginc
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Oh Bollocks!
Replies: 25
Views: 1692

Re: Oh Bollocks!

Thanks for all the thoughts. Ken is picking it up for Gene on the 17th. I'll post as info comes back. Good point about "while it is apart ...". Bearings and all other goodies that can be replaced with better components, like the new cranks. Looks like it will be north of a grand, which made me wonde...
by vetsurginc
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Oh Bollocks!
Replies: 25
Views: 1692

Re: Oh Bollocks!

Claus wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:06 am
symptoms of a broken crank or collapsed main bearing. Fingers crossed, it´s something else and a harmless defect.
Yeah. Main bearing is my bet. Oh :bs:
by vetsurginc
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Oh Bollocks!
Replies: 25
Views: 1692

Oh Bollocks!

46500 km and Vasily had an attack of the bad engine sounds. Riding 30 km home from breakfast started getting whiny noise, rpm dependent, but engine responding and pulling like normal. Then started to have draggy clutch signs at stoplights. Started to get slight knocky sounds. Got home and confirmed ...