What did you do to your Ural today?

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Re: Lower Cylinder Damage

Post by Scott » Sun Dec 03, 2023 9:26 pm

VWNate1 wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2023 5:29 pm
If you can see any wrist pi damage that cylinder is trash .

Replace it and give it to one of those artists who makes things out of old metal .
I already have another set of cylinders on the way.
But, since Almot pistons for K-750/M-72 cylinders are available up to 80.00mm, I may try to have the cylinders bored out since there’s probably less than .5mm damage on each side.
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Cylinder Boring

Post by VWNate1 » Sun Dec 03, 2023 10:17 pm

Sounds good to me ! .

You'll have to find a Machine Shop that's familiar with old BMW's because the cylinder needs to be bolted down before boring .
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Scott » Mon Dec 04, 2023 10:55 pm

Yeah.
I was wondering about the use of torque plates today.
There were differences of .20mm from one end of the cylinder to the other.
Was that due to proper machining at the factory or (ab)normal engine wear?
But then again, did Ivan go through that process and how much does it really matter when you’re boring on old cold metal that hasn’t heated up thoroughly to operating temperature?

The deepest measurement I got in the damaged spot was about 78.5mm so I’ll probably give it a shot.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by VWNate1 » Thu Dec 07, 2023 7:10 pm

Squaring up the cylinder base insures the bore is also in the correct place .

I can speak to the cam and alternator gears in my '94 Tourist 650, they were round and had fairly even cut teeth, in general I prefer to have the hole in the center, centered but that's just me .

This same engine has -round- pistons, not elliptical like most air cooled engines use, this means I have noticeable piston slap until they warm up fully .

Not a huge thing but I'll certainly replace them if ever the heads come off .
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Tue Dec 12, 2023 6:57 pm

When my left heated glove battery crapped-out one mile into my 21-mile (33.8km), 26°F (-3.33°C) commute to work this morning, I finally rooted around in my parts hoard until I found these Oxford Rain Seal Muffs (which appear to have been superceded by Oxford's Super Muffs), that I had purchased years ago (probably from someone on the forum) and never installed.

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Tonight, I finally installed them and it was an incredibly quick and easy process: Remove mirrors, slide on muffs, cinch straps, reinstall mirrors, and check clearances. The muffs come with two PVC discs to be used as mirror stalk rain seals, but the Mobile Chernobyl's mirror stalks seemed to line up nicely with the clutch/brake reservoir holes in the muffs, so no hole-cutting required. The muffs have a strap that is intended to secure them to one another horizontally, but they are attached to widely on the Ural for the relatively short strap to function as intended. No matter - they seem quite securely attached.

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Climbing onto and off of the bike was a little awkward, as the muffs intrude into my personal space a bit and I didn't know where to place my hands. I'm sure I'll get used to this in no time.

I plan to attempt tomorrow morning's commute with lightweight summer gloves and my Apollo Koso heated grips radiating their comforting warmth, but I'm bringing the re-charged battery-powered winter gloves to hedge my bet. :wink:
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Hippo Hands

Post by VWNate1 » Tue Dec 12, 2023 11:35 pm

I'm sure you'll love them Chad .

I bought a pair of similar hand protectors, maybe from a snowmobile partshaus, when it drops into the low 40's here I break them out and love them .
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Wed Dec 13, 2023 8:32 am

The muffs perfomed... okay. This was my first ever ride with handlebar muffs and I came away a little underwhelmed.

Having my fingers drag across the bottom muff material when unclenching the grips for a brake or clutch lever engagement was weird. The right muff pressed against the brake lever, activating the brake lights, until I readjusted my orientation, holding the muff away from the lever. The left muff touched the back of my left glove and made it feel cooler than I would've liked. Actually, the muffs were not as warm as I thought they would be. Don't get me wrong, they made all the difference on a cold morning ride and allowed me to wear summer gloves, but I would think that wind-blocking hand guards and heated winter gloves would be a less fussy answer. Guess I'll need to buy some wind blocking handguards to do a comparison.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by stagewex » Wed Dec 13, 2023 1:58 pm

I had the original "Hippo Hands" a few years ago. Gave them away here is SS.
I just could not adapt to them. Not seeing the controls and because I have a few other bikes and tried on them... just didn't work out.

I have hand protection (the real stuff to protect in a fall) on most of my off-road bikes that includes shielding from the wind. Along with heated gloves if necessary, never a problem.

It's rare I am out in the bitter cold nowadays anyway. With the exception of in the snow (another rarity for the last few years)... why?
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by bratmanxj » Wed Dec 13, 2023 2:46 pm

I purchased these muffs https://a.co/d/iXHWvxN last year for $22 with some of the left over money on Christmas gift cards. Not the best looking, but I have a red Tourist so they do color match my bike.

Yes, I can ride through the depths of Chicago winters with only light motocross gloves. BUT I feel "locked" into keeping my hands on the controls when under motion. Don't try to adjust your helmet visor or jacket while moving because you don't feel like you can adequately get your hands back onto the bikes controls quickly enough. You have to "dig" your hands back in.

I paid a fraction of the cost of the higher end models, so I feel like I got what I paid for. Mine lace around the mirror stems, so I can take them on and off in under a minute. I use them sporadically, but also a bit underwhelmed...
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by edmKC » Wed Dec 13, 2023 3:34 pm

I had a pair of Kolpin ATV muffs on my 2012 each winter since I owned it, but they don’t fit my 2020 very well so I went with a pair from Givi that seem to work well. They don’t allow use of the parking brake without undoing a Velcro strap, but other than that they seem ok. Haven’t had them out on any -10C days yet, but at -5C they work well for me, in combo with heated grips. Never had heated gloves, so can’t say which would work better, but these Givi muffs are roomy enough that they don’t interfere with my getting to the controls (other than parking brake).
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by bratmanxj » Wed Dec 13, 2023 3:53 pm

Can someone please tell me why I can't get this to embed correctly despite trying to use the "YouTube 2 sticky"?
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by phughes » Wed Dec 13, 2023 4:53 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2023 8:32 am
The muffs perfomed... okay. This was my first ever ride with handlebar muffs and I came away a little underwhelmed.

Having my fingers drag across the bottom muff material when unclenching the grips for a brake or clutch lever engagement was weird. The right muff pressed against the brake lever, activating the brake lights, until I readjusted my orientation, holding the muff away from the lever. The left muff touched the back of my left glove and made it feel cooler than I would've liked. Actually, the muffs were not as warm as I thought they would be. Don't get me wrong, they made all the difference on a cold morning ride and allowed me to wear summer gloves, but I would think that wind-blocking hand guards and heated winter gloves would be a less fussy answer. Guess I'll need to buy some wind blocking handguards to do a comparison.


Hey Chad, you need the hand guards under the muffs to prevent them from coming back and hitting the levers. It's a common complaint about them. They require handguards to function properly.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by edmKC » Wed Dec 13, 2023 7:09 pm

bratmanxj wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2023 3:53 pm
Can someone please tell me why I can't get this to embed correctly despite trying to use the "YouTube 2 sticky"?

Can’t answer your question, but I have noticed that if I use my iPad to add a YouTube link to a post, it does what yours did. If I do the same on our iMac, it embeds properly.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by stagewex » Thu Dec 14, 2023 7:03 am

The youtube2 is not functioning correctly lately. Not sure why? You can still post the link between as in the past but I have not been able to actually "embed" as in the past where you actually see the preview of the video. Even with older videos I have posted before. Maybe an update is in order?
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by bratmanxj » Thu Dec 14, 2023 2:42 pm

stagewex wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2023 7:03 am
The youtube2 is not functioning correctly lately. Not sure why? You can still post the link between as in the past but I have not been able to actually "embed" as in the past where you actually see the preview of the video. Even with older videos I have posted before. Maybe an update is in order?
Ok...I'm sitting here fighting it thinking I can't be this dumb, I've done this in the past!
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