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by Lokiboy
Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Shorting in wet weather
Replies: 23
Views: 1045

Re: Shorting in wet weather

I've experienced the same thing. Starts and idles like normal, but barely enough power to get out its own shadow once underway. What I've done is just pull over, wait about a minute more while slightly rolling on and off the throttle and it has seems to fix the problem. I have no issues when I'm dri...
by Lokiboy
Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: rear brakes pulsating.....ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: rear brakes pulsating.....ideas

Adam, Had he same issue when I rotated my wheels at 5K. Now at 6,500K I don't notice it. I too thought the drum was out of round. I swapped the tires back and forth -- same problem. So, I decided since it really didn't impact my stopping, and I really only noticed it at slower speeds not to do the c...
by Lokiboy
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Gas Tank Filler Hole
Replies: 12
Views: 536

Re: Gas Tank Filler Hole

Had the same problem – it took three hours to get it all out. I used small needle-nose pliers to scrape (slowly) and lift and my finger nail (which works really well). I took a piece of sponge, damped it (that way when I lifted it out the paint was more likely to stay affixed and not drop off into t...
by Lokiboy
Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: starting a thread on TIPS OF THE DAY!
Replies: 40
Views: 2491

Re: starting a thread on TIPS OF THE DAY!

Being x-military I tend to like checklists and reminders. So I added a few visual reminders to Erika to help me out:
by Lokiboy
Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Ural for the wife - almost
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Ural for the wife - almost

Ok, my wife is almost ready to take the plunge and get her own Ural :foilhead: ; the fly in the ointment is our is our dog, Sammy. She won’t get one until I can get Sammy to ride in the sidecar so he can travel with us 8) . He’s 80lbs. I can get him in the sidecar, but he’s not crazy about staying o...
by Lokiboy
Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: New GU Gobi Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1313

Re: New GU Gobi Questions

The starting point is a 'soft seat'. That is, screw it all the way in, but softly so as not to damage the tip of the needle in there. Some tips to go along with what niteblues59 said. "soft seat" = screw the pilot screw in CW (looking up at it) gently until you just feel some resistance. Too far an...
by Lokiboy
Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: shifting perspectives
Replies: 36
Views: 3551

Re: shifting perspectives

After reading the posts, I tried moving my shift point up by 5mph. Boy, it did make a difference. I think I was babying Erika. It may be my imagination, but I think the bike is even running better.

Anyway, thanks for the conversation and expanding my knowledge.
by Lokiboy
Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: New GU Gobi Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1313

Re: New GU Gobi Questions

You may need a leaner slow jet if it's bogging down once the engine gets heated up. You may want to wait though, as winter is coming and your engine will run cooler and it probably won't bog down so much on take off. My bike does this also when it gets hot. If it's a really warm day I just turn the...
by Lokiboy
Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 40mm Ammo box storage
Replies: 56
Views: 9723

Re: 40mm Ammo box storage

firebrick wrote:Where do you guys pick up these ammoe cans?
Go to Google and type, "40mm ammo cans sale" and you get several options. I bought mine from www.armysurplusworld.com
by Lokiboy
Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Hill climbing issue - am I expecting too much?
Replies: 28
Views: 1760

Re: Hill climbing issue - am I expecting too much?

Mr Cobb,

Thank you for the detailed information. I now carry a copy in my hack as a reference.
by Lokiboy
Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 40mm Ammo box storage
Replies: 56
Views: 9723

Re: 40mm Ammo box storage

Just to clarify & my error, I reference the sidecar's axle in my posts, but it's the sidecar frame that is lower.
by Lokiboy
Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 40mm Ammo box storage
Replies: 56
Views: 9723

Re: 40mm Ammo box storage

I have a couple of those empty 40MM ammo cans in the garage...I think the ammo was used in the Osama bin Ladin hit :wink: , but I'm not supposed to say anything... It looks great, don't get me wrong; but I want to explore some critical thoughts: 1. If you offroad with all that stuff, what will the ...
by Lokiboy
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 40mm Ammo box storage
Replies: 56
Views: 9723

40mm Ammo box storage

Someone posted a while back showing a storage box they had made to go under their sidecar. I loved the idea. To work, it had to be strong and fulfill the dimensions and requirements of being able to hold the Ural tool roll, approx 17”, with a depth of no more than 12” and a height not greater than 6...
by Lokiboy
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: shifting perspectives
Replies: 36
Views: 3551

Re: shifting perspectives

Hey,

Agree that the engine will tell ya when to shift, but there are times when you can't hear the engine; so, here's what I do

1st to 2nd - as soon as I get to walking speed
2nd to 3rd - around 25mph
3rd to 4th - around 35mph
by Lokiboy
Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 10k service: DISregarding the owner's manual?
Replies: 27
Views: 1802

Re: 10k service: DISregarding the owner's manual?

Mud Pie wrote:I always put a folded piece of aluminum foil over my cross over pipe to direct the oil into my catch pan. Prevents the oil from going every which way and coating my garage floor.
That's a nice tip - thanks