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by Snakeoil
Mon May 18, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 650 Head Bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

Re: 650 Head Bolts

Most likely is its pulling out of the head. Don't think you can pull a headbolt out of the head. :roll: If you could, we'd all be duct taping out heads in place. :D I'm not where the bike is, so do not remember if there are cylinder base nuts for the jugs and the head studs screw into the jugs like...
by Snakeoil
Sun May 17, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Gear change on Ural
Replies: 33
Views: 3813

Re: Gear change on Ural

Just to be picky, the tranny on these bikes is not a crash box. They are constant mesh trannies. I read you original post when it forts appeared along ith some of the replies. I've since made a habit out of exploring the different methods of shifting to avoid a grinding shift. My experience has been...
by Snakeoil
Sun May 17, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 650 Head Bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

650 Head Bolts

I retorqued the headbolts on my 2000 Tourist and then set the valve lash to 0.002 inch. I backed off each nut 1/4 turn and then torqued them to 300 inch lbs which is on the low end of the spec in the manual I have. One stud on the right jug would not come tight. It got to about 250 or so and kept tu...
by Snakeoil
Thu May 14, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Sidecar alignment
Replies: 13
Views: 1909

Re: Sidecar alignment

Well, I probably spoke a bit too soon. Yesterday, I took the rig for a ride after dropping the shocks down to their soft setting. Rig was much more comfortable to ride on, which is a big plus because it felt more like a buckboard before. But when I let go of the bars, it did not pull right away, but...
by Snakeoil
Wed May 13, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 2000 Ural Tourist First Impressions and Findings
Replies: 47
Views: 5084

Re: 2000 Ural Tourist First Impressions and Findings

Over the last few days I finished up all the stuff that needed to be done, including adjusting the valve and retorquing the head. I torqued the head to 300 inch lbs since the manual gave a range of 24 to 36 foot lbs. I found one stud that would not tighten fully and I was afraid I was starting to pu...
by Snakeoil
Wed May 13, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Fender rust
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: Fender rust

That is a modern version of a product called Trustan, that I believe was the first. Trustan simply had the acids to convert iron oxide into iron phosphate. I worked in an Atomic Power Lab early in my career and had a good friend who was a chemist and was also a real home hobbiest. He was going to an...
by Snakeoil
Wed May 13, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Fender rust
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: Fender rust

By fender wells, I assume you mean the underside of the fenders. I would try POR-15. It will require you roughen up the surface well, but should pretty much seal up the area and it is tough as nails so should not ding or chip. Antique car guys use it to paint chassis parts.

regards,
Rob
by Snakeoil
Wed May 13, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I stop it being stolen?
Replies: 36
Views: 3402

Re: How do I stop it being stolen?

Put a big sign on it saying, "THIS IS A DNEPER". That should pretty much make it theft proof. :boogie:

regards,
Rob
by Snakeoil
Wed May 13, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Ural, BMW style reflective spinning propeller decals.
Replies: 8
Views: 1188

Re: Ural, BMW style reflective spinning propeller decals.

I was curious so I went to their site to see what these decals looked like. I looked at all their decals and do not see a Ural Roundel. I see a KLR and that's it. Could be BMW came after them for trademark infringement. I would think that the Roundel is trademark protected even without BMW on it. re...
by Snakeoil
Tue May 12, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Sidecar alignment
Replies: 13
Views: 1909

Re: Sidecar alignment

Thanks. Sorry about not including the year and model. I thought it was in my profile and then noticed that even when I put it in Interests, it does not show up in the threads. So, I put it in my signature. Seems different forums use different software packages.

Regards,
Rob
by Snakeoil
Tue May 12, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Sidecar alignment
Replies: 13
Views: 1909

Sidecar alignment

I've finally gotten to the point that all the nitpicky stuff is done on the rig. So, today it was time to check rig alignment. I have to go read up on the process again and do a few web searches. But since this is a Ural and these sites are probably the best place for baseline info on the topic, I t...
by Snakeoil
Tue May 12, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: studded tires?
Replies: 29
Views: 4150

Re: studded tires?

No experience, but reflecting back on car experience, having traction on drive wheels and no or less traction on steering wheels can put you at risk of no control in certain situations. Would you want to enter a corner, find a patch of ice or packed snow and find yourself going straight instead of a...
by Snakeoil
Tue May 12, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Timing cover screw and gasket replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Timing cover screw and gasket replacement

Metric flathead screws are 90 degrees where SAE flatheads are 82 degrees. Well knock me down and call me Sally!! I graduated from an Apprentice program and was a Class A machinist in my formative years. But that was back in the day when Jimmy Carter failed to make the US a metric country. Never rea...
by Snakeoil
Mon May 11, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Timing cover screw and gasket replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Timing cover screw and gasket replacement

My 2000 Tourist has slotted flathead screws holding the timing cover in place. It is a pitiful application at best. I see that the newer engines use socket head screws, which would have been my choice. I've already replaced the ignition cover screws with socket heads. I machined two 82 deg collars t...