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by chaos2
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Brake light always on
Replies: 10
Views: 100

Re: Brake light always on

unlikely, but I once had one of the filaments on a dual filament bulb drop down and short out the other filament. I think the sidecar brakelight is dual filament, could be the problem but that's probably way too easy.
by chaos2
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Front Sidecar Light Angled Up?
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Front Sidecar Light Angled Up?

I'm thinking you mean the blinker-marker light assembly on the fender. I've wondered about that too, figured they had a template for locating them at the factory and that's just the way they like it.
by chaos2
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Did you ride today?
Replies: 163
Views: 2598

Re: Did you ride today?

Reports of the 2014-18 Urals now being crap with the introduction of Keihin FI are gross exaggerations. Carbs ain't too bad either, once they're set up. Have not touched mine for years and it starts easily (no e-starter) pulls strong with no flat spots and gets a respectable 32mpg. And yes, rode it...
by chaos2
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 12830
Views: 749404

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Ha. High tech drain pan. Must of been designed by whoever thought up those newfangled gas can spouts. :D
by chaos2
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 12830
Views: 749404

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

tried Tomcatfixer's idea of spraying my ridiculously faded tonneau with Krylon Fusion. So far looks good, see how it holds up.
by chaos2
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Did you ride today?
Replies: 163
Views: 2598

Re: Did you ride today?

Thanks Catey! Just checked, I've done about 2300 miles on the bicycle since i got it last October, and only put about 2500 Km (1550 mi) on the Ural in the same time period! Rode both today, both about 15 miles. Gotta start mixing the K bike in, it's starting to feel neglected.
by chaos2
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Did you ride today?
Replies: 163
Views: 2598

Re: Did you ride today?

They're 700 x 40mm, same as 29". It's considered a gravel bike, wider tires & more relaxed position than a pure road bike but almost as fast. Handy for the river bikeways around here that get flooded periodically making for lots of mud and grassy detours :lol:
by chaos2
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: First time buyer: 2018 vs 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 600

Re: First time buyer: 2018 vs 2019

The 2014's came in with lots of promises and fanfare but had their share of teething problems. On the other hand buying any Ural is a bit of a crapshoot, probably less so now than it was a while ago. I'd get the 2019.
by chaos2
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Did you ride today?
Replies: 163
Views: 2598

Re: Did you ride today?

Tuesday's my 66th b'day, weather permitting I'm thinking a 66 mile ride. Since I got serious about biking a couple years ago I've lost 60 lbs, that's roughly the same as adding 60lbs of ballast in the sidecar.
by chaos2
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Did you ride today?
Replies: 163
Views: 2598

Re: Did you ride today?

about 20 miles on the Ural to warm it up for fluid changes, then while everything was draining put 40 miles on the bicycle. Got back and said screw it, I'll finish tomorrow :D
by chaos2
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 12830
Views: 749404

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

55,000 km oil change. Engine, trans fill, trans drain, rear. Looks about normal. Drained the winter Rotella T6 and filled with good old Castrol 20-50. Redline Heavy Shock in trans and rear.
by chaos2
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Rode the 2019 today!
Replies: 60
Views: 1176

Re: Rode the 2019 today!

Lokiboy wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:01 am
I wonder what the cost to upgrade a pre-2019 to a 2019 EFI?
:lol: :lol: :feelsgood:
by chaos2
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Funny or WTF photo thread
Replies: 1130
Views: 86704

Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

ESPECIALLY when I'm in the minivan :lol:
by chaos2
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What’s this called?
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: What’s this called?

snowymonkey wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:13 pm
What is this called?
It is also a spoke wrench, almost as good at that as it is at wrenching pins :lol: get one of these in 6.8mm if you want to use the other end of your pin wrench
by chaos2
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 12830
Views: 749404

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Lofty wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:19 pm
I drained the synthetic winter juice and refilled with synthetic summer juice.

I live synfully.

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Uh-oh, putting V Twin oil in a flat twin, asking for trouble, should have used this :lol: