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by codemonkey001
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do ON your Ural today?
Replies: 1106
Views: 83947

Re: What did you do ON your Ural today?

Ran to Harbor Freight for a multimeter and figured out where I'd gone wrong wiring my heated grips. Took a spin around town and picked up some groceries. Went to the tobacconist for a pound of tobacco and some papers. Nothing exciting, but a fine fall Sunday afternoon.
by codemonkey001
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What are your kickstarting rituals?
Replies: 28
Views: 911

Re: What are your kickstarting rituals?

AndyH wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:03 pm
It probably helps that the minimum temp where I live never gets below 10C - 50F
I don't event bother with the choke on my carbed 2007 until 0°C. Only challenging starts last year where I had to jump it were -18°C.
by codemonkey001
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What are your kickstarting rituals?
Replies: 28
Views: 911

Re: What are your kickstarting rituals?

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:38 am
Kickstart doesn't work on UK (or any other drive-on-the-left country) EFI Ural. :( Lever hits sidecar brake linkage.

As per GHGoodwin carry a battery booster around, in case.
Shoulda gone with a Royal Enfield ;) My friend in India loves the right-side kickstart on his sidecar rig.
by codemonkey001
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What are your kickstarting rituals?
Replies: 28
Views: 911

Re: What are your kickstarting rituals?

My first Urals had no electric starters and I was fine with that. With the enrichers on and fuel in the bowls (petcock on prime if you have any doubts), a Mikuni or CVK-equipped Ural in a good state of tune will usually start by the third kick no matter what the weather, as long as there is enough ...
by codemonkey001
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What are your kickstarting rituals?
Replies: 28
Views: 911

What are your kickstarting rituals?

My first bike was a Royal Enfield. Salesman was so proud to show me how it had a kickstarter. He hopped on and must have cranked that thing 15-20 times, no joy. I figured "well hell, I'm paying for an electric starter, I'm gonna use an electric starter." Out of curiosity, tried once or twice. Figure...
by codemonkey001
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Did you ride today?
Replies: 550
Views: 19668

Re: Did you ride today?

Was promised snow; got freezing rain instead. I'd like to speak to the manager.
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by codemonkey001
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Looking for a Ural mechanic near Chicago
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: Looking for a Ural mechanic near Chicago

Johnny at MW can be your best friend or a jerk depending on the time of day you talk to him. ...and that is the absolute gospel truth right there. I try to avoid him as much as possible and just ask for Steve Strickland in the back when I call. He's their main BMW guy. Sometimes he's too busy to co...
by codemonkey001
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: More From The House of Hammers
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: More From The House of Hammers

I normally don't get into Youtube shows, but this was genuinely enjoyable. Thanks for sharing.
by codemonkey001
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Looking for a Ural mechanic near Chicago
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: Looking for a Ural mechanic near Chicago

With a Ural of that age I don't know if Randy's Cycle in Woodstock would know what to do with it, they are fairly new to the Ural game. The service writer Jeremy is a very nice guy and they are at least worth the call to discuss. Your other option is to look for an independent BMW mechanic. Motorwe...
by codemonkey001
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: What size bolt is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: What size bolt is this?

Don't know for sure as I don't have that setup, but M8 is a common size used by Ural. WIndmill wins the prize for being first out the door with the correct answer. M8 12mm was just short enough to slip under the handlebars. :cheers: You know a while back I bought 10 off of each various popular metr...
by codemonkey001
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: What size bolt is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 638

What size bolt is this?

Late spring this bolt worked itself loose in traffic and I didn't feel like going back to search for it in the slush. Anyone know off the top of their head what size it is?

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Thanks
by codemonkey001
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Can't get hydraulic pressure in front brake
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: Can't get hydraulic pressure in front brake

Thanks, all. Vacuum bleeder seems to have done the trick. Your help is much appreciated.
by codemonkey001
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Can't get hydraulic pressure in front brake
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Can't get hydraulic pressure in front brake

tl;dr: I think I messed up my front caliper Long version: back in the spring my front brakes went out and when I opened the master cylinder it was bone dry. I filled it and everything seemed OK for a while. Then at some point the brakes started grabbing a bit. Then a lot. Once when about 80 miles fr...
by codemonkey001
Mon May 20, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Jack for Ural
Replies: 44
Views: 1961

Re: Jack for Ural

Penrod wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:27 pm
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Scissors jack, held to the luggage rack with two stainless steel hose clamps. Doesn't take up much room.
Ooh, thanks for the idea. I've kept mine in a canvas bag in the trunk hoping it wouldn't rattle around too much. That's a much more elegant solution.
by codemonkey001
Sun May 19, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Not a Ural question but you folks are better at general fixes than other forums.
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: Not a Ural question but you folks are better at general fixes than other forums.

Thanks, all. 3M trim adhesive applied liberally to bare metal and allowed to cure seems to be holding, my fat butt and all. Oh, and sorry, @harryball, your exciting solution came too late.