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by Snakeoil
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 1960s style Cafe Racer!
Replies: 34
Views: 1924

Re: 1960s style Cafe Racer!

The flaring of the cable end is what really holds the end on the cable. The solder just keeps the flare from being able to collapse. :thumbsup: The other tip is don't flow too much solder. You don't want to solder the cable beyond the slug end. Doing so will make it extremely stiff prone to breakage.
by Snakeoil
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2017 GU Speedometer Failure -- Reads 40 mph @ 0
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: 2017 GU Speedometer Failure -- Reads 40 mph @ 0

I'd go to your local dealer and do a polite request that since the early units tended to be faulty, that you should at least get a price consideration for the purchase of a new one. You are relatively close to the Mothership so you might cause Ural HQ or send an email to them and see if they will no...
by Snakeoil
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ignition filter
Replies: 25
Views: 234

Re: Ignition filter

Damn, Uncle Miltie, you be stealin' stuff all over the place. :wink: I want to say, but am not 100% sure that those "Philips" head screws were not true Phillips heads. I think they were some Japanese version or perhaps Reed & Prince. I think all of us that grew up with the Japanese invasion of the 6...
by Snakeoil
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ignition filter
Replies: 25
Views: 234

Re: Ignition filter

That is a gorgeous Superhawk. I still lust for one of those. I have the little brother, a CB160 and the cousin, a CL77. Not to be picky, but the Black Bomber was not the Superhawk. It was the original CB450. That Superhawk was about the closest thing to an off the floor factory road racer at the time.
by Snakeoil
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 1960s style Cafe Racer!
Replies: 34
Views: 1924

Re: 1960s style Cafe Racer!

That's a prep-unit Tiger. Nice piece to have. As I look at the pic, I see rearsets. Given the distance from the seat, that has to make a Paul Smart feel like a Lazyboy. When you grow weary of the "choppa", save that engine and tranny and go find a nice featherbed frame and make yourself a Triton. Yo...
by Snakeoil
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: iKon Suspension for Urals
Replies: 251
Views: 22466

Re: iKon Suspension for Urals

I did that evening. He might be swamped with work. I'll ping him again. He might be waiting to hear from Ikon in Oz. I have not heard much about how C19 is doing down there. That could be a factor again.
by Snakeoil
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 1960s style Cafe Racer!
Replies: 34
Views: 1924

Re: 1960s style Cafe Racer!

Nice job. Small change for a big difference in appearance. First Ural I've ever seen that has "attitude". Yup, clip-ons are nice for the track or for a mean look, but otherwise suck. My buddy has a Paul Smart Ducati. He says when he looks at it, he cannot wait to get on it and when he's on it, he ca...
by Snakeoil
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ignition filter
Replies: 25
Views: 234

Re: Ignition filter

Reminds me of a Aermacchi engine when Harley was having them build small displacement bikes for them in th 1960's. Italian. I saw the resemblance, too. But I'm only familiar with the 250 and 350 Sprint engines and the head is wrong for either version of that engine. I thought Lew had cooked up this...
by Snakeoil
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 3rd gear dumped...new gearbox...rebuilding old one
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: 3rd gear dumped...new gearbox...rebuilding old one

I'm surprised to hear that you could not get to 60 mph with your 750 and Russian gearbox. Maybe you have a lot of farkles on the rig and you're a "big boy" so the load is greater than mine. But my 2000 650 will scoot up to 60 mph without a problem. Actually, it will go a lot faster and I have to pay...
by Snakeoil
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ignition filter
Replies: 25
Views: 234

Re: Ignition filter

Okay, now that all the witty feedback has been generated, I have to ask, what is the engine in the pic? It looks like an S90, but then again, not really. Plus the carb bowl is in the wrong location. Is it a Honda clone, a moped or what???
by Snakeoil
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Pea Shooter muffler project
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Pea Shooter muffler project

Okay. Thanks. Those are not vintage Triumph part numbers so must be what I thought, Hinkley mufflers.
by Snakeoil
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ignition filter
Replies: 25
Views: 234

Re: Ignition filter

I believe that Lucas tried a similar device. They later determined that it was better to put a diode in the fuel line. Same effect for less cost.
by Snakeoil
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Pea Shooter muffler project
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Pea Shooter muffler project

If you have a buffing wheel, you can polish those welds to emulate chrome. Of course you'll have to maintain them to keep them from rusting. But it will make them look like they were made that way. I know this is Monday morning QB'ing, but if I have to weld on chrome bits, I have a friend do it and ...
by Snakeoil
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Bar clamps
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Bar clamps

Cannot answer your specific question. But I can provide a couple photos of my 2000 650 which I believe is the same as the later models. As you can see, the height and style of the riser(s) you chose may or may not interfere. 20151218_152803a.jpg 20151218_152820a.jpg Although you did not ask, I will ...
by Snakeoil
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Another hack added to the herd
Replies: 13
Views: 269

Re: Another hack added to the herd

NICE!! Will be a WLA that is better than the regular WLA"s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vJ5ME7angU Not really. WLA is a flathead 45. My bike is a EL Knucklehead so 61c.i. and a lot more snot. But then again, yes, it will certainly be better than a WLA. Had it out today. Got it inspected. It's a...