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by Eric N
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: What do you carry for tools and parts?
Replies: 45
Views: 5049

Re: What do you carry for tools and parts?

Could I trouble you for some more pictures of that if you dont mind....I love that idea. If there are specific photos you want, let me know. Mounting is very simple, nothing complicated, but I would suggest going to a good sized surplus store and checking what they have since lots of different size...
by Eric N
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Tombstone windshield from IMZ page?
Replies: 20
Views: 2374

Re: Tombstone windshield from IMZ page?

Windshield.jpg Sorry, not the IMZ offering but a National Cycle Dakota 4.5 from eBay, chrome bits shaker can painted olive to match the bike http://www.nationalcycle.com/n2301.html Installed using the fairing mounting kit from Ural NE and some longer headlamp bucket bolts/ washers/ spacers from my ...
by Eric N
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Why carry oil?
Replies: 24
Views: 2239

Re: Why carry oil?

The oil consumption on my 650 varies depending on where/ how I'm riding. I usually have to add a few ounces each fillup, and did have one day where it went through a quart of oil in 300kms. My final drive also varies, dunno why but at least it's not lost oil in the past 2,000kms. At some point I may...
by Eric N
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Oil Filter
Replies: 55
Views: 9782

Re: Oil Filter

What are your thoughts about Crawfords? I'm looking at there parts kits, real neat looking, oil filter, fuses,fuel filters and so on. Terry Crawford has always been excellent to deal with. I've placed many orders with him for various parts and accessories and have always been happy. If I was planni...
by Eric N
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Oil Filter
Replies: 55
Views: 9782

Re: Oil Filter

Are there other types of oils that are not specifically 20w50 that I can use? The only 20w50 oil for motorcycles I found in my area sells for $6 plus tax. That's a bit too much for 1 quart of oil. Oil Threads can be found at: http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=8 Your Honda's have we...
by Eric N
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: What do you carry for tools and parts?
Replies: 45
Views: 5049

Re: What do you carry for tools and parts?

toolbox.jpg Someone had mentioned storing tools in the trunk. I store all my tools in a 40mm ammo box bolted under the tub. At least I think it's 40mm (been a while, rode to the surplus store with a tape measure and chose the skinnier of the options). Ammo box sits slightly higher than the axle for...
by Eric N
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Spare parts to carry?
Replies: 33
Views: 3723

Re: Spare parts to carry?

even have dual batteries [2nd one for winch, with a switch to also give jump start if needed]. A mechanic would have figured out how to kickstart the bike almost immediately. Hint: It's the lever that sometimes bumps your left leg while riding the bike. If the bike is in good order, it will start b...
by Eric N
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Spare parts to carry?
Replies: 33
Views: 3723

Re: Spare parts to carry?

Anything else I've had go wrong was either so obscure I wouldn't have had it anyway, or fixable in the field. Most parts are two day shipping away (at least in the US) or can be field improvised to at least keep you moving. How far into the middle of somewhere are you going? If you will have phone ...
by Eric N
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Oil Filter
Replies: 55
Views: 9782

Re: Oil Filter

http://www.hiflofiltro.com/fileadmin/code/images/large/HF895%20Oil%20Filter%202015_02_26-scr.jpg For oil filters I use the HiFlo, you can get a pack of them from Crawford. http://www.crawfordsales.info/?page_id=38 I don't like the look of the spin on filters, stock design is good. Wrapping the thre...
by Eric N
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Spare parts to carry?
Replies: 33
Views: 3723

Re: Spare parts to carry?

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41ewnLjCOAL._SY300_.jpg http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009YEYN6A - Cable repair kit saved me a headache I always have a spare tube, tire patches, spare coupler/doughnut, handful of fuses as the euro bussman fuses on mine are hardish to find (Autoz...
by Eric N
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: CL find: ural yamal
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Re: CL find: ural yamal

My normal process when buying a bike: I've always met sellers at their homes. The process would be a little different for a parking lot/ other obscure place to meet, or if we had to go to a bank to get the title cleared. Look at bike. Check fluid levels (engine oil, transmission oil, final drive oil...
by Eric N
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: Tourist with 117 original miles!
Replies: 21
Views: 2497

Re: Tourist with 117 original miles!

dependable motorcycle that can provide year round fun It will be a year round fun project for someone who enjoys wrenching. My Patrol was built in 2000 per the dataplate. Some parts are interchangeable with Dneprs. Finding parts in the US is a challenge but Crawford and Holopaw have been great. Rus...
by Eric N
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Purchase Question
Replies: 26
Views: 2066

Re: Purchase Question

Cycle Trader lists 3 Gear Up's under $10,000, like all things used I would want to see them in person before buying. It's very easy to make a claim that there are cheap bikes all over, but I would not consider three in the country to indicate they are common or easy to come across. In defense of buy...
by Eric N
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Keeping it in 2WD.
Replies: 14
Views: 1227

Re: Keeping it in 2WD.

Probably safer to keep it in 2WD in those conditions. I've ridden loose dirt in 1WD where the bike wanted to wander all over the place and as soon as the sidecar wheel was engaged, it behaved much better. On ice I have much better control in 2WD. Haven't tried slush yet, local roads are ugly enough ...