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by Snakeoil
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: "Mistake" - This is getting annoying
Replies: 43
Views: 1505

Re: Fixing up the "mistake"

Old style tranny with right side hand shift is interesting but I played with it enough that I'm not sure I'm a fan.
So that hand shifter operates the 4 forward speeds? I did not see any linkage on the left side.
by Snakeoil
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Steering head nut loosens
Replies: 24
Views: 700

Re: Steering head nut loosens

Going by my 650 front end, which may have changed with the intro of the hydraulic damper, the bearing nut is under the top tree and the stem nut is on top of the top tree. When the stem nut is tightened, it presses the top tree down onto the bearing nut which should lock it in place. The stem nut th...
by Snakeoil
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: New 2020 Gear Up, pusher wheel out of alignment!!
Replies: 23
Views: 474

Re: New 2020 Gear Up, pusher wheel out of alignment!!

If your shock preload was different on each shock and this caused the bike to lean, it would mean that the swingarm was flexing/twisting due to unequal support. If it was that easy for a swingarms to flex, they would probably tear themselves apart in short order. If your wheel is not running true, y...
by Snakeoil
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Front fenders (Wheel arches)
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Re: Front fenders (Wheel arches)

Some info on lowering a LL fender: http://www.russianiron.com/lowering_the_leading_link_front_fender.htm I did it on a Ural front end but used a Harley fender. My Pictures0001.jpg Dave, I've been threatening to do what you did, only with my original fender for sometime now. My thought on how I'd do...
by Snakeoil
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: "Mistake" - This is getting annoying
Replies: 43
Views: 1505

Re: Fixing up the "mistake"

I guess the owner turned out to be an okay kinda guy. That's good. Nice of you to help him. For the tank, I have a couple of options. To descale, put in a handful of sheetrock screws. They are like tiny files and the points do a great job of chipping away hard rust. Then do the cha-cha with the tank...
by Snakeoil
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 1960s style Cafe Racer!
Replies: 34
Views: 2174

Re: 1960s style Cafe Racer!

The flaring of the cable end is what really holds the end on the cable. The solder just keeps the flare from being able to collapse. :thumbsup: The other tip is don't flow too much solder. You don't want to solder the cable beyond the slug end. Doing so will make it extremely stiff prone to breakage.
by Snakeoil
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2017 GU Speedometer Failure -- Reads 40 mph @ 0
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: 2017 GU Speedometer Failure -- Reads 40 mph @ 0

I'd go to your local dealer and do a polite request that since the early units tended to be faulty, that you should at least get a price consideration for the purchase of a new one. You are relatively close to the Mothership so you might cause Ural HQ or send an email to them and see if they will no...
by Snakeoil
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ignition filter
Replies: 25
Views: 632

Re: Ignition filter

Damn, Uncle Miltie, you be stealin' stuff all over the place. :wink: I want to say, but am not 100% sure that those "Philips" head screws were not true Phillips heads. I think they were some Japanese version or perhaps Reed & Prince. I think all of us that grew up with the Japanese invasion of the 6...
by Snakeoil
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ignition filter
Replies: 25
Views: 632

Re: Ignition filter

That is a gorgeous Superhawk. I still lust for one of those. I have the little brother, a CB160 and the cousin, a CL77. Not to be picky, but the Black Bomber was not the Superhawk. It was the original CB450. That Superhawk was about the closest thing to an off the floor factory road racer at the time.
by Snakeoil
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 1960s style Cafe Racer!
Replies: 34
Views: 2174

Re: 1960s style Cafe Racer!

That's a prep-unit Tiger. Nice piece to have. As I look at the pic, I see rearsets. Given the distance from the seat, that has to make a Paul Smart feel like a Lazyboy. When you grow weary of the "choppa", save that engine and tranny and go find a nice featherbed frame and make yourself a Triton. Yo...
by Snakeoil
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: iKon Suspension for Urals
Replies: 251
Views: 23423

Re: iKon Suspension for Urals

I did that evening. He might be swamped with work. I'll ping him again. He might be waiting to hear from Ikon in Oz. I have not heard much about how C19 is doing down there. That could be a factor again.
by Snakeoil
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 1960s style Cafe Racer!
Replies: 34
Views: 2174

Re: 1960s style Cafe Racer!

Nice job. Small change for a big difference in appearance. First Ural I've ever seen that has "attitude". Yup, clip-ons are nice for the track or for a mean look, but otherwise suck. My buddy has a Paul Smart Ducati. He says when he looks at it, he cannot wait to get on it and when he's on it, he ca...
by Snakeoil
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ignition filter
Replies: 25
Views: 632

Re: Ignition filter

Reminds me of a Aermacchi engine when Harley was having them build small displacement bikes for them in th 1960's. Italian. I saw the resemblance, too. But I'm only familiar with the 250 and 350 Sprint engines and the head is wrong for either version of that engine. I thought Lew had cooked up this...
by Snakeoil
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 3rd gear dumped...new gearbox...rebuilding old one
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: 3rd gear dumped...new gearbox...rebuilding old one

I'm surprised to hear that you could not get to 60 mph with your 750 and Russian gearbox. Maybe you have a lot of farkles on the rig and you're a "big boy" so the load is greater than mine. But my 2000 650 will scoot up to 60 mph without a problem. Actually, it will go a lot faster and I have to pay...
by Snakeoil
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ignition filter
Replies: 25
Views: 632

Re: Ignition filter

Okay, now that all the witty feedback has been generated, I have to ask, what is the engine in the pic? It looks like an S90, but then again, not really. Plus the carb bowl is in the wrong location. Is it a Honda clone, a moped or what???