What did you do to your Ural today?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Paint shaker » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:05 am

Freshly coated and ready for more klicks on the klock;

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by lendrinkard » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:33 am

Looks great :)
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by wooden nickel » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:50 am

Looking good Laird
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by VWNate1 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:43 pm

Here we go again ~ .

Every time I try to post or even go to the next page I have to log in again at least once..... =8-( .
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:45 pm

Desantnik-VDV wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:42 pm
Mike, you can also add: "Don't follow me, I am slow but steady" :P

She almost has a Ferrari color, right. I like terra-cotta, red apple candy.
You, and the camera, are too kind. :D It's more of a garish orange
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:01 pm

France_Fadeley wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:31 am
I don't have Ural but for my husband, it is his first love :? .
Oh dear .. Image
He is just planning to do some DIY things with it this weekend. Since last weekend, he is consistently looking to install tires of his choice on it and reading the reviews of motorcycle tires from various sources. Even the existing ones are in a very fine condition. Yeah! due to office work, he doesn't use the Ural a lot. On the other hand, he is also looking to change its headlights. Maybe the LED or HID ones. If you can suggest something quick then please tell us.
Not sure about the lights, I've got a Cree LED DRL type thing on the sidecar bumper bar, the headlight was changed to a H4 unit so I could put a high brightness bulb in it. (Philips Xtreme, 130% more light to see further down the road, there's also Osram Night Breaker) It is good. No experience of HID / LED etc. (nor the desire, TBH Image )

I'm with snowymonkey re the tires, K28. They're expensive for a reason. Just had my pusher replaced at 18,000 km and it wasn't totally bald yet. :o

And they stick to the road like a Scotsman to a 10 pound note :D
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:26 pm

Mine:

Solo Saddle Saga Continued, attempt #2
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My first bike was a BSA Bantam. So I bought the Haynes manual, and on the front cover was a beautiful and intricate ink drawing of the first Bantam, the 125cc D1. And it had a sprung solo saddle and a carrier behind on the rear fender.

Mine wasn't a D1, but a D3, 148cc. And it came with a dualseat as standard (and plunger rear springs). It always bugged the hell out of me that underneath this dualseat it's exactly to same as the D1, even to the extent of having the pivot bracket on the frame for the solo saddle and also the rear carrier, not least because the tubing also held the fender to the frame, BUT was mostly hidden under the dualseat! Apart from about an inch out the back for a pillion grab rail (???) and a "handle" to heave it around with. So I always felt kinda cheated. I sporadically used to look around for a Bantam single seat but to no avail. Ever since I've been kinda lusting after a solo seat on a bike (any bike - I nearly put one on the Guzzi).

Of course nowadays thanks to the wonderful Bay of E there's all kinds of sh!t like this you can get now so I got hold of this Lycette replica seat and had a play with trying to fit it on.

I never had the stock Ural tractor seat gubbins because mine came with the Enduro fitted. So I am using the base of the Euro Single Seat that I bought and tried last year. This was abandoned because that seat is basically too hard, despite being rear sprung. Also it's not flat across the top, but convex, and I want something FLAT. (And, it was always too high for my liking despite mucho modifications to lower it.) However, it included a replacement 'A' plate which is well handy because the back end of this is extended rearwards to mount the coil springs on, and as it turns out I can still use these same springs.

Main issue with choosing which Lycette repo was sizing. The "small" ones are like 12" across, and many are described as intended for "BSA Bantam etc.". However the "large" seem too large to me at 16 inches wide?? But I found this one at a smidge over 14 inches and, when placed on the CT, it doesn't look too out of place and stupidly wide. I think I was right that a 16 would look daft.

Anyway, I had a test fit today to the extent that I could actually have a trial sit on it, and it seems quite promising. The height seems good - not very different to the Enduro, which is what I wanted. Also, unlike the Euro single seat (after I'd moved it back a couple of inches or so because it was too far forward for my liking), there's loads of free space between the back end and the fender (note: with the pivot support arm in the same moved back position!), so little chance of it hitting the fender when bouncing (I think), and plenty of room to put a rack behind as well. Proper job! :D

Now I got to sort out the fittings, in terms of making the Lycette repo attach more permanently onto the Euro single's base and 'A' plate. One issue is that the Euro's front pivot bolt is M10, whereas the Lycette has M8 holes at this position (BUT, the frame is exactly the right spacing apart, at 2 inches, to fit the Euro's base pivot! Another factor that affected the choice). I got some tubing that can sleeve it down to 8mm, so I cut a bit off, and am now waiting on a long M8 bolt to fit into it. I did try a M6 just so it would work, but this proved that this pivot must not have any play else the seat wobbles and "fishtails". The rear springs can't stop any of that, they just follow the movement.

To be continued ...
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Solo Seat

Post by VWNate1 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:38 pm

It looks pretty nice to me .

I'd like to see closer up detail photos .
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by windmill » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:40 am

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:26 pm
I had a test fit today to the extent that I could actually have a trial sit on it, and it seems quite promising.
I have a couple of bicycle seats of similar design find them comfortable. Its possible adjust how it fits ones sit bones, and how soft or firm it is by strategically removing or doubling up springs.
Depending on how often one rides in wet weather, it can be beneficial to treat the felt padding with some sort of water repellent.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by lendrinkard » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:45 am

Nicely done. Love the springs.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:21 am

Ta peeps. We shalle see ... :D

Meanwhile ...

My collection of solo seat springs! I might open a museum .....
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:23 am

windmill wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:40 am
Depending on how often one rides in wet weather, it can be beneficial to treat the felt padding with some sort of water repellent.
That's a good point! Actually I was looking at that this morning and wondering how it would stand up to damp.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:53 pm

More pix - today's progress
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:59 pm

More pix - + semi-final fitting ...
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by VWNate1 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:37 pm

Thanx for the detailed pictures ! .
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