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by rougaroo
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: no go so far
Replies: 7
Views: 763

I'd love to have seen the blue cloud that came out of that. And the smile on your face!

Looking forward to hearing how it runs on the road.

Rougaroo
by rougaroo
Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: commercial sidecar
Replies: 14
Views: 1567

Right at the first of this video you'll see a pickup-bed type sidecar attached to a Ural. It passes the cameraman right behind the van as he is focusing on his friend, and he pans to follow it. I've also seen one over here in the US on E-Bay, but only once. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFo3o5DubOA...
by rougaroo
Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: no go so far
Replies: 7
Views: 763

'Nother thing is to make sure that the cylinder walls have some oil on them. If you reassembled the cylinders, rings and new heads and tried to turn it over dry, you could get low compression readings as the rings can't seat. The machine shop did your heads? Did they shim the springs when they groun...
by rougaroo
Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Final drive heat and bearings questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

Moly is an additive in lots of specialty oils and greases, but you have to look around. A lot of independent BMW folks swear by Guard Dog products (http://guarddogmolylubricants.com/index.shtml) and Schaeffer makes some good ones (http://www.schaefferoil.com/index.html). Honda specifies 60% moly pas...
by rougaroo
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Oil Filter cover
Replies: 5
Views: 477

I've had the o-ring included with the last batch of filters I got, but is there a "readily-available" size/source for just the o-rings themselves?

Rougaroo
by rougaroo
Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Final drive heat and bearings questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

Seems like you've already done the experiment: as you tighten the bearings the hub gets hotter, as you loosen them the hub gets cooler. In the natural order of things new bearing and race sets aren't that expensive and aren't that difficult to replace. Instead of potentially running hot and burning ...
by rougaroo
Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Just for Comparison - Harley Davidson WLA
Replies: 9
Views: 559

That's a good one. Got that airhead valve clack initially at idle that goes away when he revs it. Good deep roar when it takes off with all the smoke.

Damn, I love the sound of a good engine -

Rougaroo
by rougaroo
Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Just for Comparison - Harley Davidson WLA
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Thanks for the link - yeah, that was the bike I was referring to, the H-D XA. Apparently the ones with the solid wheels were made for use in North Africa against Rommel. No sand in the wheels that way. Man, I love that tone on the H-D. I've listened to that clip 50 times now. And that seat looks lik...
by rougaroo
Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Just for Comparison - Harley Davidson WLA
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Any idea how you could "tune" a Ural to sound like that? Roughly the same displacement...

Rougaroo
by rougaroo
Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Just for Comparison - Harley Davidson WLA
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Just for Comparison - Harley Davidson WLA

Ran across this today. Harley produced this bike for the Army during WWII and actually exported them to the Soviet Union for their use. Click on the YouTube video and listen to that sound! Also - that seat is a serious lust object. http://www.wikisnaps.com/harleydavidsonwla/ Also - if you click on t...
by rougaroo
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: My first trip!
Replies: 13
Views: 838

There is a funny thing about airhead engines in that they all sound just a little bit different. Over time the pattern of sounds of *your engine* beats a frequency/tone/rhythm in your head that lets you know what's going on. Kinda like when a kid on a noisy playground yells, "Mom!" and the real mom ...
by rougaroo
Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: loose head?
Replies: 31
Views: 2707

When it comes to cars and bikes (and houses and a lot of other things) there are really just a couple types of people. One group just fixes things as they come up, rolls with the punches, is prepared to stop by the side of the road and wrench away. The other group is perceived by the first as obsess...
by rougaroo
Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: loose head?
Replies: 31
Views: 2707

Let us know the results when you get it back together -

Rougaroo
by rougaroo
Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: loose head?
Replies: 31
Views: 2707

Nice job on the valve! Although I trust JB Weld with lots of things, I'm not sure I'd trust it here. The heating and cooling cycles might be too much to keep the patch in place, and the *last* thing you need is a chunk of JB Weld jamming in your nice lapped valve. The intake sided is the "low pressu...
by rougaroo
Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: loose head?
Replies: 31
Views: 2707

With way tighter valve/valve guide tolerances I don't think you'll see a difference in performance, but in longevity. You'll go a lot longer between wear cycles. Again this is old VW knowledge not Ural (boxer airheads just the same), but the valves were the most common cause of major breakdowns, and...