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by Snakeoil
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: CL find: Neval on Long Island
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: CL find: Neval on Long Island

Does look very nice. Have only seen one or two Dneprs in person. This looks much better than either of those.

I am curious about the bowl of doom as well. Clutch basket, final drive?
by Snakeoil
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Oh Bollocks!
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: Oh Bollocks!

So, while we are waiting to hear from Gene what the innerds look like in the OP's engine... ...I payed for it alone for for parts since I bought it in 1993... I never picked up that you owned a 650 Claus. Given all the horror stories that seem to be going around about the short life of 5 piece crank...
by Snakeoil
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Oh Bollocks!
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: Oh Bollocks!

symptoms of a broken crank or collapsed main bearing. Fingers crossed, it´s something else and a harmless defect. Agree. The whining sound was my first clue of a bearing going south. I was hoping it would just get louder for you with no other symptoms. That would have probably made it a main bearin...
by Snakeoil
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Guns..........................
Replies: 32
Views: 973

Re: Guns..........................

Condolences on the passing of your Dad, Chad. Truly a sad time for any son.
I have all my Dad's guns, although none of them are anything I shoot anymore. He's been gone since '87 so I've been thinking about thinning the herd.
by Snakeoil
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Frozen Electricl Controls (rain and low temps)
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: Frozen Electricl Controls (rain and low temps)

Ice in CA? Who'da thunk?

Lock deicer is another option if they sell it out there. Works almost instantly.

Squirt bottle of 50/50 anti-freeze might be both a good prevetative and deicer.
by Snakeoil
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Handlebar opinion.
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: Handlebar opinion.

We are all built differently and are comfortable in different positions. I think your best bet is to sit on the seat and put your hands where you would want them. Consider clearance to the hack windshield if you have one. Also keep in mind that if you go far from the OEM size, you'll be messing with...
by Snakeoil
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Carbs
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Carbs

The engine should run a bit rough at idle when cold if jetted properly. As a general rule, you do not tune for cold engine conditions, although they can be an indicator. Backfiring thru the carb at idle when warm probably means you are running a tad lean. You could try turning out the fuel screw to ...
by Snakeoil
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: WTB - Dnepr SIDECAR FENDER
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: WTB - Dnepr SIDECAR FENDER

How about pics of the problem with your fender, Lew. I'll bet there is a fix. Not that having a spare is not a good idea.
by Snakeoil
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Engine won't start
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: Engine won't start

You have to at the very least set the timing statically or the spark could be occurring almost anywhere in the stroke. Since this is a rebuilt engine, you cannot be trying to get it started and then monkeying with adjusting things at idle with new rings. It needs to be ready to run and when it start...
by Snakeoil
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Should I buy this - NO
Replies: 15
Views: 472

Re: Should I buy this - NO

That is not a Velo hack. It is a California. Very light hack.
by Snakeoil
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Oh man just when you think it’s all set. Electric gremlins....
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: Oh man just when you think it’s all set. Electric gremlins....

Check your connections first. A corroded connection, ground or hot will give you the symptoms you describe on just about any electric start vehicle. First move would be to jump directly from the battery to the hot positive terminal on the starter. If the engine cranks with abandon, then you have a h...
by Snakeoil
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Braking in the rain and slippery conditions
Replies: 28
Views: 440

Re: Braking in the rain and slippery conditions

If you are in questionable traction conditions, from a braking POV, I think taking the hack brake out of the equation will reduce your ability to stop. To me, the yaw associated with braking is just a learned compensation thing. I'd rather have maximum braking than give some of that up because I don...
by Snakeoil
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: B-17 crash 7 dead more hurt.
Replies: 17
Views: 501

Re: B-17 crash 7 dead more hurt.

My friend flew on this plane a couple years ago. I flew on the Memphis Belle replica (used to make the movie) this summer. Reports said one engine was sputtering. Not sure how someone on the ground could tell if one engine was sputtering. My guess is fuel starvation and all of them were dying. One e...
by Snakeoil
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Getting spam from user Boriska
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Getting spam from user Boriska

WEGUNTER wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:38 pm
I took him out this morning.
But the real question is will he call you tomorrow? :cry:
by Snakeoil
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Making a differnt seating position for the wife
Replies: 14
Views: 337

Re: Making a differnt seating position for the wife

You don't have a Dnepr Lew. You have a Uper, dont' you? Or is that Dnurl?? Still think your hack fender is much more handsome than the Ural fender. I agree, nice execution on the project. If you have not already done so, I'd get the wife to test out the framework before you go to the trouble of cove...