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by Claus
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Low power old model
Replies: 12
Views: 307

Re: Low power old model

The reason these engines wear their cylinders fast is very often piston wrist pin binding in the small end of the connecting rod. The small end has to be reamed to take the oiled wrist pin without play (that would be 0,012 to 0,020 mm play, so the dry pin will rattle very lightly and with 20W50 oil ...
by Claus
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Forums Section Tech Support
Topic: Bad Gateway Lately?
Replies: 14
Views: 144

Re: Bad Gateway Lately?

I didn´t have it until today. About every second click. Win10pro with firefox browser and fast internet connection
by Claus
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Throwing in the towel....maybe....
Replies: 11
Views: 182

Re: Throwing in the towel....maybe....

Jay, if you just let it rust and do the minimum to hold it´s status quo, it will do another 15 or so years before you can see the tarmac after opening the trunk lid. :wink: If you still have fun with your rig and can afford the normal maintainance and repairs, I would keep it. My Dad sold his motorc...
by Claus
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: From Germany to NY by land in Urals...
Replies: 14
Views: 170

Re: From Germany to NY by land in Urals...

As I recall they had some early 90ies domestic wrecks , some of them bought for really cheap off Gernot (moto-moscow.de). He talked about having the folks on his premises and gave advise how to handle and what to do. But Van will know more about.
by Claus
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Hand Pain
Replies: 31
Views: 317

Re: Hand Pain

Those cramp busters are helping quite a few of my customers. They really do like them! Cheap and effective.
by Claus
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 69
Views: 3604

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

rebelrider wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:51 pm
I've read that paints don't hold up to gasoline well, and being a gas tank...
There´s a very good way to protect the paint: Just don´t spell gasoline when filling up... :wink:
by Claus
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Van Got "Karen'ed"
Replies: 62
Views: 1829

Re: Van Got "Karen'ed"

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:13 pm
Sorry for being thick, can someone explain what "Karened" is please, I might have known once but if I had I've forgotten :oops:
I had to google this , too. We have got plenty of these women in our country but there´s no such term for them yet.
by Claus
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Dragon Capsule Splashdown and Oil Platforms
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Dragon Capsule Splashdown and Oil Platforms

RC20 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:00 pm
They made it down in good shape, cool.

No reports of hitting anything.
German news reported they were hitting the water. That must have been alternative facts :mrgreen:
by Claus
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Front wheel Scraping
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Front wheel Scraping

On these bikes the question is not "is the hub warped?" but "how much is the hub warped?" A bent reaction links is possible but it wouldn´t matter once the axle is tight. The Plate is guided by two bushings, keeping the brake momentum free when the swing arm moves. Sometimes the bushings are too lon...
by Claus
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Low power old model
Replies: 12
Views: 307

Re: Low power old model

Also a picture of what I assume are the braces. I moved the seat back a couple inches - These are the braces to mount the black box of the 1st electronic ignition system, introduced somewhen 1989 or 1990. there will be someone here in the forum who can state more precisely. So the rig is not older ...
by Claus
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Front and sidecar brake linked?
Replies: 19
Views: 313

Re: Front and sidecar brake linked?

Gentlemen, I didn't want to start a religious discussion about using only front brake or both. Quite a few of my customers and some of my friends do motorcycle racing in a more or less professional manner. All of them would never ever use the rear brake at all. I personally have spent a couple of ho...
by Claus
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Front and sidecar brake linked?
Replies: 19
Views: 313

Re: Front and sidecar brake linked?

I do use both brakes all the time. If the foot brake was needless, why would it be on the motorcycle? It gives you the 10 or 15% more brake power in emergency.
And if you use it all the time, you´re familiar with it and automatically use it right when necessary. Personal opinion.
by Claus
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Front and sidecar brake linked?
Replies: 19
Views: 313

Re: Front and sidecar brake linked?

Try this; https://sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=45212&p=563739&hilit=wilwood+proportioning+valve#p563739 This is a good point when linking the original side car brake to the front brake, and I didn´t think about it, because I most of times build my own side car brake with a smaller s...
by Claus
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Low power old model
Replies: 12
Views: 307

Re: Low power old model

I'm a newbie to bikes, and my first bike is a Soviet-era Ural (Still trying to work out the year, but I believe it's an M67). Like Alex wrote above: This should be a 8.103-10 model, made between the late 80ies until mid of the 90ies. The only thing different to what I have got is the dash made of s...
by Claus
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: kickstart sloppy
Replies: 22
Views: 654

Re: kickstart sloppy

:cheers: