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by jeffsaline
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do ON your Ural today?
Replies: 1046
Views: 76042

Re: What did you do ON your Ural today?

bratmanxj wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:21 pm
https://www.cree.com/led-components/
Cree is a maker of LED lighting. I assume DRL is the acronym from the automotive world: Daytime Running Lights
Thank you!

Best,

Jeff
by jeffsaline
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Terrified
Replies: 54
Views: 579

Re: Terrified

You can get an angle indicator like the one picked up by RC20 for about $15 at any decent hardware store. Whether it will meet your needs depends on what your needs are. I have a digital protractor and an angle indicator and depending on the need I choose what is appropriate. I suppose a guy could u...
by jeffsaline
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Cheap thread fix kit...
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: Cheap thread fix kit...

That looks like a pretty nice kit to have on hand for occasional use. Might be interesting to see if Heli-Coil inserts will mate with the threads cut using the provided taps. If they do you can probably get inserts at a local to you machine supply shop or NAPA store. I'm looking forward to hearing h...
by jeffsaline
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do ON your Ural today?
Replies: 1046
Views: 76042

Re: What did you do ON your Ural today?

CT went for its first Ministry Of Transport roadworthiness test this afternoon. Passed of course. But when I got back home I noticed the Cree DRL wasn't working. Pulled the 2-pin connector, full of corrosion. This is a bit disappointing, it's a Superseal, it's not supposed to let water in! :o Quick...
by jeffsaline
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Driving a Sidecar Outfit Exercise Layout
Replies: 9
Views: 154

Re: Driving a Sidecar Outfit Exercise Layout

Thanks, when he said weave between cones I was thinking in a straight line. This diagram makes more sense. Straight would be good too. That will give you left and right turns and you can also easily do figure 8s. I don't use any cones but just parking lot markings when I practice. Seems to work wel...
by jeffsaline
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Relay issue - Not Really
Replies: 10
Views: 113

Re: Relay issue?

Run relay is maintaining its powered position. Either there is an issue in the switch or the contacts on the run relay have fried together (that is rare but it happens) If starter relay had locked in the starter would be toast so its in the run relay. I took a quick look at a wiring diagram and did...
by jeffsaline
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Have to rev engine while in 1st to prevent it from stalling
Replies: 24
Views: 209

Re: Have to rev engine while in 1st to prevent it from stalling

After reading all the posts in this thread I'm gonna continue with my guess as a good starting place of checking pilot jets. I'm thinking one is clogged or partially clogged and at idle the engine is only running on one cylinder much of the time. Once the rpms pick up the carb with problems is trans...
by jeffsaline
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Have to rev engine while in 1st to prevent it from stalling
Replies: 24
Views: 209

Re: Have to rev engine while in 1st to prevent it from stalling

My guess is a pilot jet is clogged. Probably an easy fix if you are willing to open both carbs and do a little work.

Best,

Jeff
by jeffsaline
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Terrified
Replies: 54
Views: 579

Re: Terrified

No expert here but I've got a few miles under my belt with a sidecar. Apply throttle and the rig will tend to pull right as the pusher tire is trying to push the bike and the sidecar tire is being dragged along. Let off the throttle and the rig will tend to pull left as the pusher tire is slowing wi...
by jeffsaline
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Battery Light on while idling
Replies: 26
Views: 338

Re: Battery Light on while idling

Why guess when you can test? Its a 2018, while not to be dismissed, not likely. Run the tests, that removes the speculation. I am guessing as I'm not at the machine to work hands on. I've given plenty of internet help with electrical and other systems on machines and sometimes you find out the pers...
by jeffsaline
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: cooling fans
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: cooling fans

My thought on the "super cooling" type setup is if you are not changing the cylinder temperature in a uniform manner I think you could easily distort the cylinder resulting in less performance and possible permanent damage. Just like with old airhead BMWs maybe a fine idea is to pay attention to eng...
by jeffsaline
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Battery Light on while idling
Replies: 26
Views: 338

Re: Battery Light on while idling

My wild guess if the battery is in fact fully charged and in good condition is there is a dirty/corroded/poor connection at the alternator and probably at the regulator/rectifier. It could be as simple as disconnecting the available connections on the end of the alternator, cleaning them and reinsta...
by jeffsaline
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Excessive Chassis Vibration
Replies: 52
Views: 347

Re: Excessive Chassis Vibration

Jaybird, Thanks for that reply and info about the force needed to move the shaft. Glad to hear moving it while in place doesn't seem to bother the final drive or sidecar hub. I was thinking about if the driveshaft bends so easily it probably wouldn't be hard to make a stronger driveshaft. And I also...
by jeffsaline
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Excessive Chassis Vibration
Replies: 52
Views: 347

Re: Excessive Chassis Vibration

Just a thought from a guy that hasn't yet had to straighten a driveshaft on a Ural... I believe if I had the opportunity I would be removing the driveshaft from the rig and using vee blocks and a press to straighten the shaft. There are ways to straighten a shaft in place without putting any loads o...
by jeffsaline
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Excessive Chassis Vibration
Replies: 52
Views: 347

Re: Excessive Chassis Vibration

My first thought is you should take another test ride and when you get the vibration pull in the clutch and kill the engine with the big red switch. If the vibration changes or goes away it suggests the engine might be the issue. If the vibration remains it is probably chassis related. If you have t...