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by rougaroo
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: The Monterey Peninsula ( Moved from VWH )
Replies: 21
Views: 791

Re: The Monterey Peninsula

Great pics on the link, too! I worked for a company with HQ in Monterey for some time, and had to make semi-frequent trips out there. I'd been up and down the coast a few times and decided one weekend to try something new. I took the G16 all the way east in Carmel Valley, just keep on going. You end...
by rougaroo
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: We are thinking of adopting a lilte Mexican girl.
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: We are thinking of adopting a lilte Mexican girl.

Think what fun to be raised by a pack of shepherds!

Rougaroo
by rougaroo
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Van Got "Karen'ed"
Replies: 63
Views: 2634

Re: Van Got "Karen'ed"

Almost any post after this will start a flame war on this thread, and that's why JohnBG got rid of the soapbox on the forum. I don't know where tx2stugis gets his news, but let me politely say it isn't from any major news source that fact-checks their stories. Just Google it yourself, read the first...
by rougaroo
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Van Got "Karen'ed"
Replies: 63
Views: 2634

Re: Van Got "Karen'ed"

"Busybody" is kind of an innocuous term to me, like the old lady neighbor who peeks out her window spying on people up and down her street. The Karens have been in pretty well-reported kerfuffles over here, some having racial overtones, all asserting some sort of privilege. Perhaps the most reported...
by rougaroo
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Thanks to all the Forum Contributors
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: Thanks to all the Forum Contributors

Great looking bike - congratulations! You may already have done this if you've been reading the forum pre-purchase, but if not, go to the top of this section and look for the sticky at the top labeled "Sidecar Manuals for Newbs". Click one of the links for the manual "Driving the Sidecar Motorcycle"...
by rougaroo
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Epic dashboard for 2020 Gear Up!
Replies: 12
Views: 579

Re: Epic dashboard for 2020 Gear Up!

Looks great -

Rougaroo
by rougaroo
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Van Got "Karen'ed"
Replies: 63
Views: 2634

Van Got "Karen'ed"

Anybody who's followed Van Le or knows him knows what an incredible job he's done training his Malinois, Lola, and his three German shepherds. Van was at a park in Annapolis yesterday exercising the dogs. He was getting ready to go home and had them sit next to the car, then one by one ordered them ...
by rougaroo
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Monitoring the Wear of the Clutch Disk Teeth
Replies: 36
Views: 3531

Re: Monitoring the Wear of the Clutch Disk Teeth

As noted in a previous post, too, the wear on the clutch teeth isn't linear. It starts slow and then goes faster. This is because of the increased lash - slap - between the teeth and the spline as wear progresses. Think about a new disk and new splines: tight, enough room for the clutch to disengage...
by rougaroo
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Monitoring the Wear of the Clutch Disk Teeth
Replies: 36
Views: 3531

Re: Monitoring the Wear of the Clutch Disk Teeth

Lucdus - basically anything that jerks the clutch one way or the other wears the clutch faster than just a smooth release, but you also have to think about how much of a load you're carrying, too. I am used to downshifting a lot, but have tried to remind myself not to do it aggressively on the Ural....
by rougaroo
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Monitoring the Wear of the Clutch Disk Teeth
Replies: 36
Views: 3531

Re: Monitoring the Wear of the Clutch Disk Teeth

Yeah - I think everybody's dancing around the subject of your personal riding practices. If you pop the clutch quickly and consistently, you'll probably have more wear then the person who eases out the load. I'm betting that if we looked at the folks who get high mileage out of their clutches, their...
by rougaroo
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Photos showing 2020 breather vs 2018 breather
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Photos showing 2020 breather vs 2018 breather

That breather was Sergei's idea! He's really please that it came into production.

Rougaroo
by rougaroo
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Does anyone remember...
Replies: 16
Views: 761

Re: Does anyone remember...

Maybe you're thinking of a group of young German artists who took off from Berlin and went around the world on old 650's. And with no Ural experience! They stopped off at IMZ HQ in Redmond, then crossed the country and stopped at Van's, finally cruising into NYC. They called their project "Leavingho...
by rougaroo
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Security fencing and ANITFA
Replies: 32
Views: 1028

Re: Security fencing and ANITFA

LMAO - great story
Yesterday changed my life.
I now have a newfound respect for things.
I appreciate the little things more, and now I will always triple check to make sure the fence is unplugged before I mow.
Right up until your wife plugs it in again for you, helping out.

Rougaroo
by rougaroo
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: We lost another steed...
Replies: 15
Views: 583

Re: We lost another steed...

Man - way too soon. Never met Kevin, but always enjoyed his Texas ride posts. Invariably interesting and almost always learned something.

Rougaroo
by rougaroo
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Almost there
Replies: 16
Views: 721

Re: Almost there

Especially because you want to take long trips, I would reconsider getting a 2WD. 2WD is only useful in snow or slush as there is no differential. You cannot use it on paved roads. It adds weight, drag, wear, and cost . Most people who have 2WD rarely if ever use it. You can get a 1WD with a spare t...