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by MonkeysUncle
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?
Replies: 40
Views: 861

Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Donner party, party being a misnomer. The area is now known as "Donner Pass". Rode my 900cc Ninja from San Jose CA to Reno NV one winter night. With two other bikes and they kept pushing the speed. The first part of the ride was at 100mph plus, then the cold forced us to reduce speed to around 70mph...
by MonkeysUncle
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Vacuum petcock repair < $30
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Re: Vacuum petcock repair < $30

Here's a mod if you are concerned about the lack of an overfill drain tube in the CVK.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... e=emb_logo
by MonkeysUncle
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 13834
Views: 856232

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Have you tried the Gobium 2" x 4" to help getting the rig on the center stand? I could get my GU on the center stand using one but was difficult as there was nothing to hang on to. Added the rear passenger grab bars and made it easier.
by MonkeysUncle
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Ural changes/upgrade progression chart
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Ural changes/upgrade progression chart

How about Crawford Ural? Terry has a chart that goes back to 2003.
by MonkeysUncle
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: CALLING - DICK HANDY....
Replies: 34
Views: 1033

Re: CALLING - DICK HANDY....

Scan thru the 'Videos & Best of "How To" Posts'. Albuquralque posted a 3 video series that covers it from start to finish.
by MonkeysUncle
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Leatherneck birthday
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Leatherneck birthday

Wishing a Happy Birthday to all Marines. Only 76th for me, 244th for the Corps, Semper Fidelis.
by MonkeysUncle
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Center Stand? ... Doh
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: Center Stand? ... Doh

I am familiar with the sound and the resulting forehead slap on finally locating the source.
by MonkeysUncle
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: My Dnepr MT-11 Story
Replies: 218
Views: 7504

Re: My Denpr MT-11 Story

This is from someone that knows a hell-of-a-lot more about these engines than I ever will. "Adding a balance tube between the carbs DOES help! It smooths out the pressure waves that pound the carbs and helps with the reversion in the throats so that the idle orifices will flow fuel in mostly one dir...
by MonkeysUncle
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Sidecar wheel problem and alignment
Replies: 18
Views: 1200

Re: Sidecar wheel problem and alignment

I change the SC wheel using Gobium's 2x4 with no problem. Remove the spare and have it ready before pulling the SC wheel off. Same as GHGoodwin, tie or strap the center stand to the front wheel and block the rear wheel from both front and back.
by MonkeysUncle
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: I Bought An RPOC Today
Replies: 1653
Views: 100005

Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Okay, now I'm laughing. Last couple months have been tough and really needed to lighten up.
My thanks to snowymonkey.
by MonkeysUncle
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Importing a Ural from Russia
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: Importing a Ural from Russia

I don't see a benefit in purchasing a bike in Russia and shipping here. All Urals come from Russia. Might be tough to find a true 'Soviet era' bike here but I would guess one coming from Russia, especially if in perfect condition, will be made up of non-Soviet era parts anyway.
by MonkeysUncle
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 13834
Views: 856232

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Changed the pusher. If I never see another 'heavy duty' tube it'll be too soon. I'm guessing they could put treads on those tubes and do away with tires.
by MonkeysUncle
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Noise from the front - please help
Replies: 15
Views: 1675

Re: Noise from the front - please help

"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?" 'sound of your shocks', "The Shadow Knows"
by MonkeysUncle
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: Chrome rear seat grab bars
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Chrome rear seat grab bars

PM sent.
by MonkeysUncle
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Valve spring shim (?) slid and making metal on my head: Problem?
Replies: 32
Views: 2251

Re: Valve spring shim (?) slid and making metal on my head: Problem?

I think 2008 was when they went to stiffer valve springs. Pre-2010 Urals the rear of the camshaft sat in a bronze bushing. They found the stiffer springs were causing excessive wear in the bushing and changed to a roller bearing.