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by Snakeoil
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: This place is going downhill
Replies: 28
Views: 754

This place is going downhill

We don't seem to be getting any good problem challenges lately. It's riding season so we should be amuck in broken Urals.

Either the owners are getting to be better mechanics or all the bugs Ivan has put in Urals over the years have been worked out and there is not much left to fix.

Geesh...
by Snakeoil
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Throttle cables (Moved)
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Throttle cables (Moved)

If the end slugs are too wide, just trim them down with a grinder or file.
by Snakeoil
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: "Mistake" - This is getting annoying
Replies: 43
Views: 1536

Re: "Mistake" - This is getting annoying

Ron White said it best, "You can't fix stupid."
by Snakeoil
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Frame to head interference
Replies: 18
Views: 417

Re: Frame to head interference

Nice job on that mod. I thought about doing that on mine and could not work up the enthusiasm. But I did not have an interference problem with the head as mine is a 650 and suspect allows a bit more clearance.
by Snakeoil
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Throttle cables (Moved)
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Throttle cables (Moved)

The photo only shows the damage. Absent of any other visual info, I still have a theory. The slugs on the end of the cables are too wide to fit into the grip housing and clear. So, when you twist the grip, the slugs hit, stop and you rip the bottom out of the cable block. The other theory is that th...
by Snakeoil
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie here... Russian sidecar attached to BMW tug
Replies: 24
Views: 342

Re: Newbie here... Russian sidecar attached to BMW tug

That BMW was not designed to haul a sidecar. It should have a sub-frame attached to the bike chassis to properly spread the load created by the sidecar. The /2 BMW's were the last bikes designed to haul a hack. Your frame tubing is thinner. Although I've never seen it happen, I'm told by those who s...
by Snakeoil
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: A Cautionary Tale
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: A Cautionary Tale

I should rename this thread "True Confessions".
by Snakeoil
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Possible alternator noise
Replies: 17
Views: 459

Re: Possible alternator noise

Did Terry give you a quote for a rebuild? If I had to choose between a rebuild done by someone knowing their stuff versus a low mileage engine that's never been apart, I'd go for the rebuild, assuming the crank is straight. Good luck. Always hate to see someone go thru something like this. But sound...
by Snakeoil
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: "Mistake" - This is getting annoying
Replies: 43
Views: 1536

Re: "Mistake" - Final words.

GHGoodwin wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:51 pm
Alaska Distillery Co.
Historic site of the former Upchucs Family Fish Cannery.
by Snakeoil
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: A Cautionary Tale
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: A Cautionary Tale

When I was in my 20's I took a welding school at an adult education program at my old high school. At the time, having the bottom of your bell bottom jeans frayed was the style. I happily welding away with a stick welder and it seems a lot warmer in the shop that normally. Then I start to smell some...
by Snakeoil
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: A Cautionary Tale
Replies: 12
Views: 496

A Cautionary Tale

So, the other day I’m working on the seat back latch for the Harley sidecar I recently acquired. Some dufus tore the guts out of the latch and all that remained was the housing and it was a bit distorted since the guts were removed with the latch in place. But that’s just background. My late buddy C...
by Snakeoil
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Possible alternator noise
Replies: 17
Views: 459

Re: Possible alternator noise

Others have spoken highly of Ural NE. But I've never seen any reports regarding engine rebuilds by them. They are a high end used car dealer (AMG, Maserati, etc.) and the owner has a eclectic collection of Russian off-road and on-road vehicles. I saw used rigs for sale the one time I visited there. ...
by Snakeoil
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: "Mistake" - This is getting annoying
Replies: 43
Views: 1536

Re: "Mistake" - Final words.

Well, one could take the high road and think that the guy was sincere and that bottle is something he considers top shelf. Might go thru a few bottles a week, himself. Might be that stuff was involved in the decision to buy the Ural. Or... he does not want to burn any bridges, just in case. My guess...
by Snakeoil
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Herzog Timing Gears #3
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Herzog Timing Gears #3

Got mine from Terry for my 650.
by Snakeoil
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Nuevo en el foro
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Nuevo en el foro

Benvenido amigo... y mi Ingles no esta perfecto. :wink: Me gusta el taco, el burrito y el tequila. Y solo hablo ruso. :lol: :lol: Cuando bebo vodka mi oso monta mi Ural! :D And I've visited Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 8 time back in 1980's and beginning of 1990's when I was a marinaio russo. Yes, he...