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by Ironhand
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2017 Gear Up, Rough Idle, Poor low end power, Somewhat hard start
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: 2017 Gear Up, Rough Idle, Poor low end power, Somewhat hard start

No offense intended, but not knowing your mechanical abilities - is it possible that it is running on only one cylinder? That would seem to explain all of your symptoms. A friend had a similar issue and discovered that the spring clip within one of his spark plug boots was flipped 180 degrees. It ma...
by Ironhand
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2018 EFI Snorkel Question
Replies: 19
Views: 462

Re: 2018 EFI Snorkel Question

I'm not saying water intrusion can't happen, but I will say that I had the damnedest time opening up my ECU with a failed MAP sensor because of the rubber gasket and whatever sealant ElectroJet used to bond it. I was informed by a reliable source..... :wink: that poor ECU sealing was one of the sys...
by Ironhand
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Head shake...
Replies: 25
Views: 562

Re: Head shake...

Hello folks, I hope you all have a good 4th of July. As for the rumors..... Yes, I am still making the R3W Steering Dampers. However I was hit wit substantial hardware and parts suppliers. It seems as the economy got better, everyone wanted to raise prices and renegotiate our contracts. Then karma ...
by Ironhand
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Head shake...
Replies: 25
Views: 562

Re: Head shake...

There are a few good threads about this if you search. Short and sweet, the OE damper is junk. Sean0262 makes an adapted VW damper which was a worthwhile addition to my rig. That said, you may also have an alignment issue causing/adding to your head shake. I'll defer to others more fluent than I to ...
by Ironhand
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Driveshaft rubbing wheel
Replies: 46
Views: 1014

Re: Driveshaft rubbing wheel

The art of lacing wheels is alive and well at bicycle shops. Trueness and spoke tension is a lot more critical too. Yes, good point. I'd forgotten about the popularity in pedal bikes. I imagine those shops are pretty busy. Absolutely. Watching someone with the skills lace a wheel is amazing. I can ...
by Ironhand
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Anyone used an LSK fuel gauge?
Replies: 26
Views: 822

Re: Anyone used an LSK fuel gauge?

Huh, thats genius. I get by with the trip meter, but a fuel gauge sure would be nice.
by Ironhand
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Driveshaft rubbing wheel
Replies: 46
Views: 1014

Re: Driveshaft rubbing wheel

I had a guy bring a dirtbike to my shop with spokes loose like that which caused them to eat into the hub and ruined it. I'd be shocked with the stress these rigs put on the wheels if yours isn't the same. Hopefully because you caught it early the damage is minimal. Spoke maintenance is a lost art a...
by Ironhand
Tue May 05, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Left Valve cover leak?
Replies: 17
Views: 477

Re: Left Valve cover leak?

+2. I have had my rig since 2016 and have had the covers off several times for valve adjustments. The both pop off easily and the gaskets appear to be intact. My left side leaked for the first time last month after a long winter nap. Part of the Ural charm, I'd say.
by Ironhand
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Baraholka box
Replies: 24
Views: 2572

Re: Baraholka box

Out of curiosity, what makes them so bloody expensive $275.00 per for the Baraholkas is a bargain. Have a look at the pricing for the Touratech Zega Pro touring panniers...or Touratech anything , come to that. There's also Mosko Moto's Backcounty soft pannier kit for $850.00. I get that. I run the ...
by Ironhand
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Baraholka box
Replies: 24
Views: 2572

Re: Baraholka box

Very nice. Out of curiosity, what makes them so bloody expensive - forged from the heart of a dying star?
by Ironhand
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Official 2nd Generation Keihin EFI retrofit kit
Replies: 134
Views: 5584

Re: Official 2nd Generation Keihin EFI retrofit kit

I love that they are offering the kit, but honestly, I feel a bit salty about the pricing. Don't get me wrong, I love my rig, and its many quirks are worth it on balance against the fun I've had on it, but let's be real. The FI is the only real technology on an objectively horribly overpriced bike. ...
by Ironhand
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Snow Blowers
Replies: 24
Views: 524

Re: Snow Blowers

I run a 47" front blower on my John Deere 2305 (4WD, 24hp diesel) on my ~800 foot gravel driveway. Those tracked Honda blowers are animals.
by Ironhand
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Tonneau cover problem
Replies: 22
Views: 789

Re: Tonneau cover problem

VWK75S wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:48 am
The front apron is installed wrong. :?
John
How so? Mine came installed the same way from Ural NE.
by Ironhand
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: EVER hear of or SEE A "STRIBOG"
Replies: 28
Views: 1378

Re: EVER hear of or SEE A "STRIBOG"

IMO - Shotguns can wreck the place to much. I do have a dandy - but would rather repair a bunch of small holes than really big ones. Special Forces, & Swat - clear structures with short barrel subguns & SBRs. In this case it's all theory until tested. Good to have any edge you can. Absolutely. A sh...
by Ironhand
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Start Gremlin 18 GU
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Start Gremlin 18 GU

That sounds like a classic bad ground to me. I'd start by verifying that the battery connections are clean and tight.