What did you do to your Ural today?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:17 pm

mack505 wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:07 pm
Alas, put it away for the winter. I’m not afraid of a little cold, but the (stuff) they use to treat the roads around here is brutal. It ate my last truck in 5 years.

Once the roads go white, I’m done until spring. (Now I have time to lurk and post online. :-)
This bothers me too. Only going out if it's dry, I think. Or if a load of rain has w@$#ed the salt away and they haven't had time to replace it
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:59 pm

Figured it out yet?
Naw, got sidetracked by "honey-do" list items, but I will say that it leaked less oil during the ride home than it leaked on the ride to work. I checked the oil level this morning and it's down just a bit, but not enough to warrant topping off. This Thursday is the delightful American holiday of Thanksgiving, which, in my case, is accompanied by a four-day weekend. SO, if I can recover from binging on turkey and cranberry sauce, I'll try to see what I can see.
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2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Happytrails » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:13 pm

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:17 pm
mack505 wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:07 pm
Alas, put it away for the winter. I’m not afraid of a little cold, but the (stuff) they use to treat the roads around here is brutal. It ate my last truck in 5 years.

Once the roads go white, I’m done until spring. (Now I have time to lurk and post online. :-)
This bothers me too. Only going out if it's dry, I think. Or if a load of rain has w@$#ed the salt away and they haven't had time to replace it
Not happy with the salt season either. Roads are so white but not from snow :o
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by codemonkey001 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:41 pm

Did some minor maintenance over lunch hour - might explain why my mileage isn't as good as it ought to be. Pretty sure these are original to the beast.

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Holy crap! One kick, no choke, 39° and she roared to life after sitting for 8 hours! And none of that coughing/sputtering the PO said it always did the first 5 minutes if it's below 70°.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by OleanderSalad » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:30 pm

1. Pulled off the instrument cluster shroud to replace the speedo lamps with LEDS.
2. Realized it's clearly not going to happen with the LEDs I have.
3. Put shroud back on.
4. Gave poodle a ride.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Desantnik-VDV » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:17 am

Cleaned the gas tank with some chemicals. That took two round of 26-30 minutes of shaking. Cleaned Keihin carbs. Installed new jets.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by stagewex » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:48 am

Ever start one of those simple plumbing projects, maybe something as simple as changing a leaky drip and within and hour you are past the tiles and into your wall?

Sometimes diving into the rabbit hole working on a bike is the same way. Have not given much love to the Patrol in awhile. Delays on finishing my winch install mostly because my driving/fog lights make contact/hit the winch when I make a sharp right turn. I like these lamps and have old school amber lens in them. They really catch the eyes of those around you and I consider them a safety factor for me. So I didn't want to delete them.

Drilled out the hollow bolts and used lamp parts from the local TrueValue. Probably should have just ordered some hollow rod from McMaster but I don't need 5 feet of it. Used a number of different parts and hardware, a bunch of Red Threadlocker, crimped on new connectors and all is good on the lighting side of things now:

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Now that the lamps will be almost 3.5 inches higher I needed a cover. Couple cut-off pieces of EMT seemed to work fine:
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Next came painting them. It wasn't the best rattle can spray jobs I've done. Pretty cold outside and the paint seemed to freeze a bit in the air.
How do you like my target-plinker paint holder?
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Not bad:
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Assembled and turned to the right it all clears now. I left it ever so slightly loose just in case I ever hit or get hit (by say a tree) the lamp will rotate rather than break:
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I gotta say these actually look better than when they were lower. I did buy even longer rod and maybe in the Spring when it's warmer I might raise them again. I do like they are on/at the same level as the headlight:
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All re-wired and...
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... done:
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1991 Honda XR250L (Kick Start Only) *NOT running amok, out for Bottom & Top-End Rebuild.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by cheeseheadmike » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:44 pm

Just patted the front fender and asked how it liked its first night in its new heated garage.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:49 pm

:D

I wish!
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by stagewex » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:26 pm

A nice day lightly touching a few bikes. And over 60 degrees in NY in December, a little weird!

Continued work wiring my auxiliary battery power for winch use. Ran out of #10 stranded and went to HomeDepot. They only had 100 foot spools of it so I'll try and scavenge some at work.
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Received my Moose Skid-Plate for the BW200. Since it did so well in the woods a week ago I definitely want to protect that engine underbelly the next time she goes out. It was raining by the time it arrived so no jacking up the bike for installation.
If you ride Enduro, Trials or Dual Sport I'm sure you have read the preferences on some of the dirt bike forums between the Ricochet & the Moose Racing skid plates, which is better. Like an oil or spark-plug thread here. Well, I found out they are both made in the same factory and in comparing the new Moose to the already installed on my TW Ricochet... they are exactly the same. Ha, who knew?
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They were having a Black Friday (or some other "Friday" special that seemed to never end last week) on Amazon a few days ago. $40.00 each with free shipping is an extraordinary price for these. I bought two (2). Usually the best price is $44.00.
Or $75.00 at the Stealership.
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Current Herd all running amok:
2019 Honda CRF450L (Elec Start)
2008 Vespa 150S (Elec & Kick Start)
2007 Ural Patrol (2WD, Elec & Kick Start)
2006 Honda "Big Ruckus" PS250 (Elec Start)
1991 Honda XR250L (Kick Start Only) *NOT running amok, out for Bottom & Top-End Rebuild.
1986 Yamaha BW200ES (Elec & Kick Start)

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by snowymonkey » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:05 pm

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Man those lights look great up there even with the headlight!


My project yesterday was a bit less adventurous. I installed the mud guards I picked up this weekend from Gene while at HUG. I am impressed at how sturdy they are with just one mounting point.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by vetsurginc » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:43 am

First oil change after engine rebuild (reference Bollocks). Fuzz on the magnet but no chunks. A couple black residue streaks in the valve covers that wasn't even gritty to the finger-rub test. Adjusted neutral light per Gobium recommendations (now it only comes on when I use reverse to get to neutral - like it did when new). Next 500km change I'll pull the sump and wipe out any residue. At least I'm back on the road :moto:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:43 pm

Excellent. :thumbsup:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Desantnik-VDV » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:28 pm

Finally, had my first short ride yesterday on NOS 2007 GearUp. Drove 30 km on it on a street with 45 mph speed limit, where I could go 50 mph. Odometer now shows 70 km.

Today:

1. Digital Tachometer - Installed
2. Idle Speed - set to 900 RPM (by ear it was set to 1070 rpm before the tach arrived)
3. Fuel/Air Mixture - Set to 2 turns out
4. Leg Shields - Installed
5. GPS Handlebar Mount - Installed
6. Went back to factory installed 125 main jets. 38 Idle jets were lean, kept it re-jetted to 42.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by chaos2 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:02 pm

'tis the season for hippo hands
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