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by CrankyTom
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Covd Vaccine Shot One Done
Replies: 45
Views: 593

Re: Covd Vaccine Shot One Done

My Dad got his first shot yesterday - he turned 99 in November! Well that beats my 93 year old mother! Get them a play date? Family tends to be long lived once we survive our youth! I have a friend who gets his second in a couple of weeks (or supposed to ) and will see how the vaccine flow is at th...
by CrankyTom
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Covd Vaccine Shot One Done
Replies: 45
Views: 593

Re: Covd Vaccine Shot One Done

My Dad got his first shot yesterday - he turned 99 in November! My granddaughter (she's a nurse's aid/ER tech) got her second shot a week and a half ago.No problems for either one.She got the Pfizer,not sure what Dad got. Was watching the news yesterday - they were interviewing a doctor at one of th...
by CrankyTom
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Low Battery Light
Replies: 22
Views: 415

Re: Low Battery Light

Write it down or at least write down where to find it.I wouldn't count on that vault too much. I used to have a memory like a steel trap - once something got in it didn't get out.I'm 69 now and the memory is starting to resemble a steel sieve!Except for a few things I'd like to forget of course - th...
by CrankyTom
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do ON your Ural today?
Replies: 1331
Views: 114583

Re: What did you do ON your Ural today?

Took a new years day ride yesterday - 2 1/2 hrs,mid to upper 30's.Heated jacket and grips with Hippo hands combined with a 'Stich Roadmaster makes all the difference!! Meandered the side roads from Woburn up to the Essex and Gloucester area,it would have been nicer if it didn't cloud up,but not bad ...
by CrankyTom
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What's for Christmas dinner?
Replies: 23
Views: 359

Re: What's for Christmas dinner?

It's 2020 - probably ptomaine with a side of trichinosis.
by CrankyTom
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: minivan blahs
Replies: 18
Views: 487

Re: minivan blahs

MartyL wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:16 am
I miss my Plymouth with the 225 slant six...simple as it gets...
+1
The old Chevy straight six wasn't bad either
by CrankyTom
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Rear Brake Lever Pad
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Rear Brake Lever Pad

I have one on my Patrol - don't know about extra leverage,but the extra thickness does reduce the standing on tip-toe felling when using the rear brake.
by CrankyTom
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: what causes broken brake springs?
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: what causes broken brake springs?

Thank you tgtrotter I already enlarged and chamfered the holes,no joy - still broke springs. I talked to Terry Crawford yesterday,he says that at one time they got a batch of springs with a bad heat treat that kept breaking,maybe it's happened again.He's sending me some springs from two different ba...
by CrankyTom
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: what causes broken brake springs?
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: what causes broken brake springs?

Terry - I got them at Ural of New England.Wonder if they have an old batch of springs in stock,John did say they don't sell many of them.
The heat treat makes sense every one of them has broken where the straight transitions to the hook.
by CrankyTom
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: what causes broken brake springs?
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: what causes broken brake springs?

Thanks windmill I'll try that - although I did have a spare on hand this time.Maybe I need a half dozen or so!!
by CrankyTom
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: what causes broken brake springs?
Replies: 10
Views: 384

what causes broken brake springs?

Has anyone ever figured out what causes brake shoe springs to break?My rig has started to eat springs on a regular basis - this is a relatively new development,only started a year ago or so after racking up around 70,000km with no problem.It's always the same spring,on the pusher next to the pivot,n...
by CrankyTom
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: UDF; I think I’ll lie...
Replies: 25
Views: 983

Re: UDF; I think I’ll lie...

What year is it? Me: 2007 No its not Me: Then what year do you want it to be.... Edit: This is also how most conversations with my wife go, too. Had one guy actually call me a liar and was just short off wanting to duke it out.I think he was half drunk,and he was about my size and age,AND I was in ...
by CrankyTom
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Final Drive-Driveshaft Clunk
Replies: 31
Views: 1445

Re: Final Drive-Driveshaft Clunk

I've had an occasional SLIGHT clunk on my 2012 if the sidecar wheel bearings need adjusting. Easy to check,just grab the top of the sidecar wheel and give it a pull laterally,there should not be a lot of play. Where is it and how do you adjust it? If it's the same as a 2012 the adjusting nut (the o...
by CrankyTom
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Final Drive-Driveshaft Clunk
Replies: 31
Views: 1445

Re: Final Drive-Driveshaft Clunk

I've had an occasional SLIGHT clunk on my 2012 if the sidecar wheel bearings need adjusting.
Easy to check,just grab the top of the sidecar wheel and give it a pull laterally,there should not be a lot of play.