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by redtails
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: How Much Oil Should be under the Head Covers?
Replies: 24
Views: 519

Re: How Much Oil Should be under the Head Covers?

BinDerSmokDat wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:06 am
How do I tilt the bike towards the sidecar?
You're right, it's not a lot of oil. But I use the center stand to tilt towards the sidecar and that is usually enough to limit the oil and mess. Of course, I still use an oil pan to catch any drips.
by redtails
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: How Much Oil Should be under the Head Covers?
Replies: 24
Views: 519

Re: How Much Oil Should be under the Head Covers?

You probably already thought of this, but when I need to remove one of the valve covers, I tilt the bike in the opposite direction and give the oil a few minutes to flow back. Less messy.
by redtails
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: STEERING STEM NUT SIZE
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: STEERING STEM NUT SIZE

I just bought one from Sears.com but it was actually a third party: Teng Tools 41mm 3/4 Inch Drive 6 Point Regular Metric Socket. I paid $23.99

The torque on that nut is low, 34nm/25.1ft⋅lb, so I wasn't worried about how stout the socket was.
by redtails
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Steering head nut loosens
Replies: 24
Views: 1446

Re: Steering head nut loosens

I will throw in my usual caution. When a fastener comes loose its due to a couple of issues. 1. Not the right tension in the first place. 2. Tightened too much and the threads have gone plastic (think of taffy that stretches but does not spring back). Ergo, fasteners need to be in the elastic sprin...
by redtails
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Steering head nut loosens
Replies: 24
Views: 1446

Re: Steering head nut loosens

Just as a follow up, I received my 41mm socket the other day, since it was 3/4 drive I had to get a 1/2" to 3/4" adapter. Low torque so no, I'm not worried. I removed the bars and the nut came off easily. After taking some time to clean up the threads, I applied blue loctite to the threads and set m...
by redtails
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Rubber Timing hole plug/cover
Replies: 34
Views: 1456

Re: Rubber Timing hole plug/cover

Thanks Guys!! Just ordered some from the good folks at Heindl I will try the RTV and/or leash method..... I lost one too on my 2014, Ski sent me a new one and suggested the non-hardening sealer of my choice to keep it in place. I never use that port anyway, so I did as Ski (and Hal) suggested and i...
by redtails
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Steering head nut loosens
Replies: 24
Views: 1446

Re: Steering head nut loosens

In the OP's original photo, that top nut looks like it is aluminum. Is it?? Hadn't thought about it, so I went and checked it, it is not magnetic so I suspect it is. Also, if I'm reading my 2014 user manual "torque spec" page correctly, for "Steering Head Nut" the torque values are: 34nm/25.1ft⋅lb ...
by redtails
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Steering head nut loosens
Replies: 24
Views: 1446

Re: Steering head nut loosens

Thanks everybody for the replies!! This community is the best! :thumbsup: I'm waiting for my 41mm socket to be delivered before I can attack that nut, but at the moment, the tension on the steering head bearings is good. Those pictures are a great help to see how the fork assembly is put together, b...
by redtails
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Steering head nut loosens
Replies: 24
Views: 1446

Re: Steering head nut loosens

GHGoodwin wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:20 pm
Photo please.
This is it in the position it's supposed to be.
triple clamp nut.jpg
by redtails
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Steering head nut loosens
Replies: 24
Views: 1446

Steering head nut loosens

I have a 2014 Patrol that I noticed a little over a month ago the steering head nut (nut in the middle of the triple clamp with logo) had moved about a quarter of a turn. The logo wasn't straight. The only 41mm I have is the short open end wrench provided in the tool kit, so without much leverage, I...
by redtails
Fri May 01, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14655
Views: 1033404

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Nice pics!
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by redtails
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: TriQuest Motorcycles closing...
Replies: 13
Views: 1064

Re: TriQuest Motorcycles closing...

I bought my 2014 Patrol from Ski, best service from any dealer ever . I could call or send an email and he would always have the best advice, have whatever part(s) I needed and I'd usually have them the next day. There is going to be a huge loss to the Ural brain trust when Ski leaves, he has helped...
by redtails
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What are your kickstarting rituals?
Replies: 28
Views: 1396

Re: What are your kickstarting rituals?

Yeah, I admit that I love to kickstart my bike, unless I get too lazy. I grew up on bikes that had no electric start so I have been accustom to kick starting. Having one of the first 2014 EFI bikes, I wasn't able to kick start the bike until the OR map. I had my dealer (Ski) try it and he wasn't abl...
by redtails
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 2017+ Sidecar seat upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 449

2017+ Sidecar seat upgrade

I have a 2014 and am considering upgrading my SC seat. How do the older/newer seats compare?
by redtails
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Rear rack behind riders seat for cT
Replies: 14
Views: 806

Re: Rear rack behind riders seat for cT

Lmo wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:46 am
You could try the DIY approach.
That's a good idea, I may try that. The picture below is pretty much how I usually pack for a trip, I think I could custom make a rack for a better fit for my Wolfman bag. I love that bag.
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