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by Claus
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Intermittent charge problem
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: Intermittent charge problem

z400d3, the wiring is as follows: old regulator ш is connected to new regulator DF (field exciting) old + to new D+ Make a new line from Neg. ground to new regulator D- Leave the line лк from the old regulator to charging lamp unconnected. No charging lamp with this regulator. You can get D+ from th...
by Claus
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Are CJ and Dnepr sidecar seats the same size as Ural's?
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Are CJ and Dnepr sidecar seats the same size as Ural's?

The CJ might fit with little effort. But they are so much less comfortable that I wouldn´t do it. Why not rebuild the original seats? I guess there will be some wooden plate available in your country. The foam can be cut with an electric knife very easy and leatherette is cheap and well available. h...
by Claus
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Another bike for me, bike for wife?
Replies: 20
Views: 380

Re: Another bike for me, bike for wife?

This is a link to a site I found, discussing the weight and reliability of the Himalayan.
https://bikeadvice.in/re-himalayan-weight-increase/
https://bikeadvice.in/2020-himalayan-bs6-changes/

I find 199 kg very heavy for a 24 hp bike. That´s the weight my BMW R100GS has without fuel in the tank...
by Claus
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Another bike for me, bike for wife?
Replies: 20
Views: 380

Re: Another bike for me, bike for wife?

I rode a RE Interceptor a couple of weeks ago. It´s a customer´s bike and he just wanted to have his seat upholstered. I fell in love with this motorcycle. Total different to the Himalayan, but a real good bike for the money. If my wife would plan to ride solo, I´d buy an Interceptor for her right t...
by Claus
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Another bike for me, bike for wife?
Replies: 20
Views: 380

Re: Another bike for me, bike for wife?

Regarding the DR650, I would recommend to buy the latest edition available.(SP 46) They have a chance to go 90+ k km without major issues. (yes, they will drop the oil cooler frame now and then and the clutch will need a new hub bearing and thrust washers every 50 k km or so). I have customers with ...
by Claus
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: The big trip
Replies: 417
Views: 48233

Re: The big trip

Fran, whenever you and Yvonne happen to hit Hamburg again, feel free to be our guests! It was a pleasure to have you here.
by Claus
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Fixed vibration, now have a noise: FIXED
Replies: 99
Views: 2286

Re: Fixed vibration, now have a noise

Thanks, Phil. My knowledge is more about 650 models and the early 750 models up to 2007 or so.
by Claus
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 1994 Ural 650 timing
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: 1994 Ural 650 timing

If you make a mark on your fly wheel at 72mm before TDC this will be your maximum advance point that must not be exceeded at any rev.(checked with a strobe light) This will be the mark for static setting up a point and condenser ignition to max advance as well. Cut a tape to that measurement and sti...
by Claus
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Winding spring for kickstarter - older bike - KM3 tranny
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Winding spring for kickstarter - older bike - KM3 tranny

The spring should be wound up 2/3 turns ccw, when the other end is seated correctly.
by Claus
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: MT-9 Cylinder bore clearance.
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: MT-9 Cylinder bore clearance.

Eric is right. The clearance should be between 0,08 and 0,10mm. Taper and ovality should be less than 0,02 Clearance between small end and wrist pin should be between 0,015 and 0,02 mm In the older original manuals Dnepr dreamt about piston clearance around 0,04 to 0,05 mm. I call that wishful think...
by Claus
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 7.6 gallon fuel tank
Replies: 39
Views: 1212

Re: 7.6 gallon fuel tank

TomsFunMachine wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:11 pm
Wife asked me "Does this tank make my butt look smaller?"
With answering this question you´re always on very thin ice... :mrgreen: , no matter what the answer would be.
This, I guess, is the same all around the globe.
by Claus
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: oil weep from head
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: oil weep from head

On my former side valve Ural I had to retighten the head bolts every now and then.
It´s not about sealing the bolts. It´s setteling of the gasket, especially the thicker copper ones.
This is done in a few minutes. If you´ve waited too long with that, a new head gasket could ne necessary.
by Claus
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Fixed vibration, now have a noise: FIXED
Replies: 99
Views: 2286

Re: Fixed vibration, now have a noise

In that case i would check the rear cam shaft bearing anyway. It's lubed through a small hole near the oil pump driving sprocket. To change it, the fly wheel needs to come off. I personally would take the engine out for that. the bearing can be bashed out of the warmed up casing (appr 130 to 150°C a...
by Claus
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Wheel interchange, drum brake brake wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Wheel interchange, drum brake brake wheels

The wheels you've got as spares are old ones off a M67.(at least the drums are) They will fit right on. The problem might be drums. They are taper or oval most of the times.Even if you turn out the surface they might get oval again in short time. The splines are worn most of the times. Bearings, sho...
by Claus
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Fixed vibration, now have a noise: FIXED
Replies: 99
Views: 2286

Re: Fixed vibration, now have a noise

The cam follower is a part that normally never fails. Yours look like you want to have a closer look on the cam shaft's lobes. If you've got the cylinders off already, try to check for excessive play in the rear cam shaft bearing (this is a bronze or brass bushing in the housing. To really see whats...