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by jeffsaline
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14448
Views: 919185

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

5K (20k on bike) Valve adjustment - was surprised that my port side exhaust valve was a bit loose (over .004 so adj to .035). All others still at .035 - weather is getting much hotter in a few weeks - hope it isn't too tight for 90+ degree weather....thoughts???? Bueller? Bueller? I'm guessing you ...
by jeffsaline
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: KMZ Dnepr600 Trailer Acquisition
Replies: 65
Views: 1766

Re: KMZ Dnepr600 Trailer Acquisition

Chad, If you're getting or making a blast cabinet might I make a few suggestions? Make it twice as big as the largest item you'll normally put in it. If it isn't twice as large as the item, you'll have issues getting the nozzle where it needs to be and it might end up directly in front of the viewin...
by jeffsaline
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: buying online
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: buying online

I've bought a couple of bikes sight unseen so to speak. First was a KZ400 in 1979. The owner was in my Company in the Army. I'd only been in the unit for about two weeks. We made the deal ($200) with the understanding he had to go with me to pick it up. Got in my truck after work and drove to the lo...
by jeffsaline
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: My K65 carb is leaking .... why?
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: My K65 carb is leaking .... why?

I am not familiar with the carb you are asking about but I'm not going to let that stop me from replying. : ) My guess is the petcock is leaking, even in the off position if you are putting it there. The float may be set just a tad high allowing the fuel level in the float bowl to get too high. If t...
by jeffsaline
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What is YOUR average yearly miles?
Replies: 28
Views: 514

Re: What is YOUR average yearly miles?

I'll trade miles for smiles any time. I haven't even been out on my Gear Up this year as I've been busy with other stuff. I suppose I've only got about 3,500k's since I bought it used two years ago. But every single k I've put on that machine has put a smile on my face and joy in my heart. My schedu...
by jeffsaline
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Special Ural Wrenches Needed
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: Special Ural Wrenches Needed

I tried to repair the pin wrench by welding it, but when I was grinding off a bad weld, the pin shot across the garage. Hunted for it with my magnet on a stick, never found it. SNIP If I ever find that pin, I will try to weld it with a stick welder or find someone more talented than me. Maybe put t...
by jeffsaline
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Valve head gaskets/ cylinder honing?
Replies: 12
Views: 639

Re: Valve head gaskets/ cylinder honing?

Any chance you installed the rings upside down?

Best,

Jeff
by jeffsaline
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: I am a NEWBIE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1399

Re: I am a NEWBIE!

My first thought about you having issues with downhill right turns is "I bet she's worried about the chair coming up." As already posted... learn to fly the chair. If you already know how to fly the chair make yourself comfortable flying it. For me the easiest way I learned was in a large parking lo...
by jeffsaline
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Cylinder Removal - Stuck/Hard to Remove
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: Cylinder Removal - Stuck/Hard to Remove

I think I would consider using wooden wedges/shims (like door and window shims) placed between the bottom of the cylinder and the engine case and gently drive the wedges/shims together to work the cylinder off. On BMW airhead engines the head is connected to the cylinder with two studs and you can m...
by jeffsaline
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Steering bearing repair on /2 frame
Replies: 12
Views: 356

Re: Steering bearing repair on /2 frame

Claus, That is good thinking and planning ahead for the next guy. And sometimes the next guy might be you. : ) Do you always use a puller for steering head bearing removal? I've had very good results using a welder to remove steering head bearings. I weld a bead on the inside of the outer race, most...
by jeffsaline
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: help! Difficulty installing new steering bearings
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: help! Difficulty installing new steering bearings

I haven't done steering head bearings on a Ural yet but... I don't know that I've ever heard of a sealed taper roller bearing. It looks to me like the upper bearing is upside down. The small end of the taper should be pointing down on the upper bearing and the small end of the taper should be pointi...
by jeffsaline
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Steering bearing repair on /2 frame
Replies: 12
Views: 356

Re: Steering bearing repair on /2 frame

Claus, Thank you very much for sharing your process. I really appreciate you taking the time to make this thread and also the time and effort you expend to make a well thought out tool and device. Many difficult jobs are fairly easy once you have the correct tools and use them in the correct order. ...
by jeffsaline
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: 1966 BMW R90/2 with Sidecar
Replies: 17
Views: 499

Re: 1966 BMW R90/2 with Sidecar

However, if you are interested, I could post pictures about how I repaired the cups without stripping the bike completely. I would do this in another thread or via email to prevent hijacking of this post. Best, Claus Claus, I too would like to see a thread about how you made the repair. I've got an...
by jeffsaline
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: The Gray Market
Topic: Crawford CV Carburetors
Replies: 21
Views: 995

Re: Crawford CV Carburetors

jeffsaline wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:27 pm
Is the overflow float bowl something that will fit the stock CV carbs?

Thanks,

Jeff
Crawford Sales Co. wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:33 am
I knew this question was going to come up. Yes, the newer float bowl will probably fit but they are not available separately.
Thank you.

Best,

Jeff
by jeffsaline
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: The Gray Market
Topic: Crawford CV Carburetors
Replies: 21
Views: 995

Re: Crawford CV Carburetors

Is the overflow float bowl something that will fit the stock CV carbs?

Thanks,

Jeff