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by rougaroo
Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Can't locate in search
Replies: 12
Views: 1052

Re: Can't locate in search

I went with the CEET-8 aircraft hose instead of the corrugated John Deeres. You can find pictures and references to it here: http://sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9539 CEET-8 is a little hard to find, but I think it looks good, there is less pronounced kink in the hose, and it is relatively...
by rougaroo
Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: CRAP poll
Replies: 88
Views: 5296

Re: CRAP poll

I'm late to this, but offer the following: Here's the link to Jordan Lake's website with rules & regs on pets, directions, etc: http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/jord/main.php and here's the link to Vista Point campground: http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/jord/pics/vistapt.pdf Not meaning to intr...
by rougaroo
Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: oil temp dipstick
Replies: 32
Views: 2525

Re: oil temp dipstick

The ad on E-Bay above is from a guy in France who has them for all the bikes listed in the ad. I wrote to him asking whether he has ever made them for Urals, and also whether he has one with an extended range (since it appears his only go up to 120C). Here's his reply: Bonjour, Pouvez vous me précis...
by rougaroo
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: oil temp dipstick
Replies: 32
Views: 2525

Recognizing, of course, that there is a lot of variation according to where and how you drive (snow vs. desert, off-road vs. highway), what is the "normal" running oil temp for a Ural?

Gauges seem to run with high ends from 240F to 360F...

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by rougaroo
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Steel vs. Aluminum Rims/Winter tires/Another View
Replies: 5
Views: 594

I read over my own post and realized I wasn't getting to the point I was trying to make. If the Ural was a biological organism you might see it as "niche specialized" to the Russian climate and economy. Some of those RPOC features we joke about may actually have been intentional design *choices* tha...
by rougaroo
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Steel vs. Aluminum Rims/Winter tires/Another View
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Steel vs. Aluminum Rims/Winter tires/Another View

Guys - There is an old saying, which neither Hitler nor Napoleon heeded, that historically the three greatest allies Russia has ever had are December, January, and February. Our friends to the north (Canada) are in much the same position, though their winters are not quite so extreme. Take a look at...
by rougaroo
Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Tonneau tie downs...
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Are these what you're looking for, or the snap-on grommets?

http://www.sailmakerssupply.com/prod_detail_list/47
or
http://www.outdoortextiles.com/browse.p ... 33&CatID=7

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by rougaroo
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Spray-in Bed Liner
Replies: 22
Views: 2645

Spezjag - What brand/composition was the bedliner they used? I started Googling "bedliner" and get everything from rattlecan spray-on and roller do-it-yourself to ultra high-tech baked-on whizbang. Hard to tell the sheep from the goats in bedliner products.

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by rougaroo
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Spray-in Bed Liner
Replies: 22
Views: 2645

They did a great job! Is that liner material that extends up onto the "roll" around the tub opening, including the grab handle? I'm sure it is going to quiet things down, 'cause it's going to act just like soundproofing.

Great looking bike. Who needs to wait for Red October?

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by rougaroo
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Ural sidecar trunk lock
Replies: 48
Views: 4055

The most elegant solution I've seen to a trunk lock is this one. Sorry I can't remember the poster's name, but he just joined in the last couple of months. His post has a header with something else in it, and his trunk lock solution was in the middle of the thread. I just filed the picture. He used ...
by rougaroo
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Re-hashing my mounting procedure....
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Speaking of road signs as backing materials: I needed a hunk of metal like that last year and not wanting to go to the (ahem) "midnight market", I just went to the city DOT sign shop and asked. They had a huge box of "mistakes", stuff that was misspelled, mis-labeled, etc. Just let me pick and choos...
by rougaroo
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Anyone Tried This German Petcock
Replies: 10
Views: 1674

Anyone Tried This German Petcock

Seems as though a lot of folks have gone to the Yamaha petcock from the newer vacuum petcock on the Ural. Has anyone tried this one from Germany. I like the idea and placement of the water sump. http://www.ural-zentrale.de/product_info.php/info/p1612_Fuel-tap-Dnepr--Ural--K750---made-in-Germany--2-o...
by rougaroo
Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Sealed wheel bearing
Replies: 17
Views: 2327

Also, I don't think Krytox will do anything for you here other than cost a bunch of money. If you look at bearing specs, they are usually matched to a lubricant. For example, the main bearings are made to be oil-bath lubricated, sealed bearings are usually in areas that keep out contamination or are...
by rougaroo
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Where Were Ural Videos Shot?
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Where Were Ural Videos Shot?

I'd always thought they were shot in Irbit, but was watching the one on adjusting the sidecar last night. There is a closeup of the magnetic protractor being used to measure the lean of the bike, and it very clearly shows the protractor was made in Johnson City, TN. Could it be that Irbit is just ou...
by rougaroo
Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Break-in after Krytoxing
Replies: 0
Views: 387

Break-in after Krytoxing

I've been steeling myself for my first Krytox pass at the alternator mount bearings. Great info on the forum, thanks to BillyG and everyone who has documented their work. In reading up on bearings and grease, I ran across this on the SKF Bearings site: http://www.skf.com/portal/skf/home/products?lan...