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by rougaroo
Tue May 19, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Rear main bearing
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: Rear main bearing

The essential point was not the relative percentages but the absolute number of bikes produced with the slinger defect and where they ended up. In a 2011 article in the NY Times ( https://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/world/europe/29sidecar.html ) , Ural reported selling 650 bikes in the US, representi...
by rougaroo
Tue May 19, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Rear main bearing
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: Rear main bearing

I would keep up the pressure and communicate with Jason Rae at INZ HQ in Redmond WA. Since the US gets about 90% of Ural's production and so few bikes were affected with the slinger problem anyway, Europe may only have received a few bikes in that production run. If IMZ HQ authorizes a warranty repa...
by rougaroo
Mon May 18, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: The Evil Dreaded Rear Brake Light Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: The Evil Dreaded Rear Brake Light Switch

I've probably replaced 4 over the years, but the last time I put a dab of dielectric grease on the rod just to see if it'd keep the crud out. That was two or more years ago. Maybe it'll work for you, but no guarantees. One time I also had brief success cleaning one out with brake cleaner and reinsta...
by rougaroo
Sun May 17, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Rear main bearing
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: Rear main bearing

Many car manufacturers do a "soft recall" on things that aren't a safety issue. They will do warranty work on the part IF an owner shows up at a dealer with the problem rather than do a mass recall that might cost huge money. Like msblu79 said, from what I remember IMZ knows the engine numbers or pr...
by rougaroo
Fri May 08, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Wheels not in the same plane
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: Wheels not in the same plane

Definitely a warranty issue, but an interesting geometry problem. If your pusher heads 1/4" towards the right but is true on the axle, that points to the swingarm or the frame. One idea might be to measure from a left-side motor mount to the left-side swingarm, center-to-center, then do the same on ...
by rougaroo
Thu May 07, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Long Distance Riding + Pusher Tire
Replies: 37
Views: 1319

Re: Long Distance Riding + Pusher Tire

Windmill said: There seems to be a lot of confusion about the spare and wheels. 2015-2018 bikes have 3 universal interchangeable wheels (front, side, spare) a dedicated pusher wheel (rear). The 3 universal interchangeable wheels can be used for all 3 positions (front-side-rear), but are limited use ...
by rougaroo
Wed May 06, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Long Distance Riding + Pusher Tire
Replies: 37
Views: 1319

Re: Long Distance Riding + Pusher Tire

It's the geometry that gets you. The Ural doesn't lean, so every time you corner you're scraping minute rubber bits from the tire. Check out the wear on the pusher and sidecar wheel and you'll see shoulders where the surface is worn flat across. 2014-2018 bikes unfortunately don't have interchangeab...
by rougaroo
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Motorcycle Ergonomics
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Motorcycle Ergonomics

Some of you may be familiar with this neat site: https://cycle-ergo.com/ Essentially, you put in your height and inseam measurement, and then it'll show your body position on various bikes. You can play with handlebar setback, handlebar risers, peg setback or rise, etc and your dummy will adjust sup...
by rougaroo
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Crankshaft bearing shields: an option?
Replies: 34
Views: 1168

Re: Crankshaft bearing shields: an option?

Interesting. There's often a thing called a wiper found on shafts for parts that go in-and-out like telescoping forks (as opposed to round-and-round, like the crank). The wiper "wipes" the shaft ahead of the seal and keeps crud from riding on the shaft through the seal, wearing out the seal faster a...
by rougaroo
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: C-19 and the Ural Community (Corrected Title)
Replies: 177
Views: 5662

Re: C-19 and the Ural Community (Corrected Title)

The nearest thing I can compare it to was when Hurricane Katrina hit down in New Orleans. People said hurricane passed through, lots of wind and rain, then the sky cleared. The day after was bright blue sky and no wind, people out assessing their roofs and any other wind damage. And then, in the cle...
by rougaroo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Netflix Binge! (your thumbs-up recomendations)
Replies: 96
Views: 13247

Re: Netflix Binge! (your thumbs-up recomendations)

Lillihammer is great! Here are three quirky ones we've gotten into that I haven't seen mentioned yet: Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (on Netflix) - one reviewer called it "video chamber music". A mysterious chef runs a diner in Tokyo that's only open from midnight to seven am. Each episode is it's ow...
by rougaroo
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Aligning the Toe In By Measurement at Rear Adjust
Replies: 28
Views: 1032

Re: Aligning the Toe In By Measurement at Rear Adjust

Found this from an ancient (2000) Ural manual. Good explanation of alignment & how to correct for left or right pull:
Sidecar Alignment.pdf
Rougaroo
by rougaroo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What's everyone doing to pass the time in isolation?
Replies: 75
Views: 2678

Re: What's everyone doing to pass the time in isolation?

Like many of us perhaps, I have for years had things to do around the house that always stayed at the bottom of the list because of almost anything else I could find to do. That's why they stayed down there forever. Now, unfortunately, there isn't any reason not to do them.

Rougaroo
by rougaroo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Russian Forks (Moved)
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Russian Forks

I have a 2004 Troyka that had Russian forks - since replaced with Paiolis. When I reworked them I wrote to Jason at IMZ to ask the the same question you're asking. Jason told me they take 135ml of 15wt oil. I ended up using Amsoil "Shock Therapy" and it worked fine. The biggest problem you'll have i...
by rougaroo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 2020 Ural Update
Replies: 25
Views: 1325

Re: 2020 Ural Update

And when you go too fast they can stop, too!

Congrats - look forward to riding with you when this episode passes over us.

Rougaroo