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by Snakeoil
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Pusher vibration
Replies: 21
Views: 695

Re: Pusher vibration

Nice. Glad to here it is an OEM design. Thanks for the feedback. I wonder what it would be like to jump on a rig with the hack on the left. I suspect it would like being my rig for the first time and feeling all the pulling and other directional changes that I don't even notice anymore. Claus, you p...
by Snakeoil
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2018 EFI Snorkel Question
Replies: 19
Views: 450

Re: 2018 EFI Snorkel Question

My understanding is that Gortex was created by an accident. The drive for the system carrying the plastic sheeting was out of calibration and it stretched the material as a result. The stretched material opened up the structure to allow water vapor to pass, but not liquid water. I'm sure the story ...
by Snakeoil
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: MAKING SPOKES
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: MAKING SPOKES

Last time I saw thread rolling tools used was in a dirt bike shop back in the '70's. Then, in the 90's a shop that was going out of business was selling all their thread making tools, the rolling tools and a bazillion blank spokes. I probably would have bought it all, but the guy wanted some ridicul...
by Snakeoil
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Front and sidecar brake linked?
Replies: 20
Views: 347

Re: Front and sidecar brake linked?

With older mechanical brakes from the rigid frame days the diameter of the drums were small for the weight of the bikes. A hand on a lever cannot apply the power that a foot on a pedal can. So, the rear brake was generally the more effective of the two. I would think the favoring might be related to...
by Snakeoil
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Pusher vibration
Replies: 21
Views: 695

Re: Pusher vibration

Since you solved your problem, allow me to go off on a slight tangent. I see you have a LH chair on your Retro. Are the mounts factory? Or did someone modify your Retro? Is the door for the tub also on the left? I've never seen a LH Ural rig and am just curious.
by Snakeoil
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Starter Not Working - 2009 Ural Retro
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Starter Not Working - 2009 Ural Retro

Make a jumper from heavy wire, like 12 or 14 ga house wire and jump directly from the battery positive to the positive terminal on the starter to see if the starter will spin. Make sure the tranny is in neutral just to be safe as you are bypassing any safety interlocks. You are not energizing the so...
by Snakeoil
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2018 EFI Snorkel Question
Replies: 19
Views: 450

Re: 2018 EFI Snorkel Question

Curiosity about Goretex: one of their first expositions in television in late seventees or early 80tees was a hamster living in a under water cage made out of goretex diaphragma, where there was no connection to open air. All breathing gas exchange happened through water via the goretex cloth. My u...
by Snakeoil
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: kickstart sloppy
Replies: 22
Views: 677

Re: kickstart sloppy

Not sure about correct size, but you are in the best position to determine that. Yes, pretty much the same type of cotter. Make sure that yours was not put in backwards. I've seen others do this on kickstarts for other bikes. They end to put the nut towards the rear (direction of flight rule) and th...
by Snakeoil
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Another hack added to the herd
Replies: 32
Views: 885

Re: Another hack added to the herd

Thank you, Geno. It's all therapy. When home and finished zinc plating the guts I made for the seat latch and put it back together and staked the tabs. It's done. So, today was make the latch key access plate that goes over the upholstery and hides the key slot. The cover is like the old trunk door ...
by Snakeoil
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2018 EFI Snorkel Question
Replies: 19
Views: 450

Re: 2018 EFI Snorkel Question

Interesting. So, with my limited understanding of FI systems, I assume this is an alternative to a Mass Airflow Sensor in the throttle body as many cars have.
by Snakeoil
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Hand grips?
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: Hand grips?

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:24 pm
I'm more of a Biltwell Thruster or Renegade man, m'self.


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https://www.biltwellinc.com/collections/grips
But only because you are natually color-coordinated. :boogie:
by Snakeoil
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2018 EFI Snorkel Question
Replies: 19
Views: 450

Re: 2018 EFI Snorkel Question

I'm still trying to get my head wrapped around an electronic control module that needs an air intake. But then again, I'm old.
by Snakeoil
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: BMW/Bosch - an airhead EFI conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: BMW/Bosch - an airhead EFI conversion

I've said this before here. The CVK carbs on my old 2000 650 are flawless in functionality. My Ural starts better than any of the other bikes I own, including a FI Harley.

Each to his own.
by Snakeoil
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: This place is going downhill
Replies: 28
Views: 754

Re: This place is going downhill

Anyone remember those little air conditioners you hung off the side window. There was a scoop that would grab air and then blow it across a source of "coolness". Can't remember if you put ice in them or it had a reservoir for water and a wicking pad that used evaporative cooling. Last ride I took wa...
by Snakeoil
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: This place is going downhill
Replies: 28
Views: 754

Re: This place is going downhill

Yeah, I hear ya about the weather. My standard garb for the last 3 weeks has been shorts and sandals. No shirt unless I have to go to the store. I've been tempted to go into a store with no shirt and a mask on since all the no shirt-no service signs have been replaced this summer with MASK REQUIRED ...