What did you do to your Ural today?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Kaliram » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:10 am

Lofty wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:42 am
I noticed that the inspection plug was absent. The photo illustrates the as-discovered condition. That is to say, there wasn't any observed oil loss. Coincidentally, the timing mark is evident.

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The original plug never seated securely enough to suit me, so discovering its absence wasn't surprising. I fitted the spare that I carry in my tool bag; this one stays put just a bit more securely. I'll purchase a new spare plug soon enough
These inspection plugs love to take a walk. I’ve had it happen twice before finding the solution: I made a leash for the plug by screwing a small eye-screw into the plug and then securing the plug to a convenient part of the bike with a short piece of line.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:26 am

Unfortunately, it won't shift into third gear (or fourth, obviously).
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:45 am

Before you go pulling it all apart again, jack up and block the rear wheel and spend some quality time fooling with the two tranny shift adjusters .
Thanks Nate. I did this a few years back and got the transmission shifting quite nicely. It currently shifts from 1st to neutral to 2nd and back very smoothly, with positive engagement, while an attempt to slide it into 3rd feels like something is in the way. This makes me suspect the problem is not the pedal limit stops.

I asked Jon Heindl if he had any ideas and he mentioned that he once mistakenly installed a shift slider upside-down, which caused the same phenomenon.

I just wish I didn't have to remove the back half of the motorcycle to get the damn thing out!
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Penrod » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:11 am

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:45 am
I just wish I didn't have to remove the back half of the motorcycle to get the damn thing out!
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:31 am

I just wish I didn't have to remove the back half of the motorcycle to get the damn thing out!
Did this with my last Moto Guzzi. Installed a clutch part wrong. Of course can't tell until it's all back together then find out clutch is constantly disengaged. Funny thing tho, it came apart and back together quicker the second time – practice? :D

There was mucho bad language meanwhile tho
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Speedbump » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:50 am

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Mine fell out at 20K so I went to Lowe's and got a hard plastic plug. They only had white, but a Sharpie could fix that if you wanted.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by windmill » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:53 am

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:31 am
I just wish I didn't have to remove the back half of the motorcycle to get the damn thing out!
Did this with my last Moto Guzzi. Installed a clutch part wrong. Of course can't tell until it's all back together then find out clutch is constantly disengaged. Funny thing tho, it came apart and back together quicker the second time – practice? :D

There was mucho bad language meanwhile tho
It's sort of reassuring that others have had to repair their repairs too. :oops:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by chaos2 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:33 pm

wine bottle corks work well for the inspection plug. :beerchug:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by stagewex » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:26 pm

https://sovietsteeds.com/forums/downloa ... ?id=121410

I love that picture with the rope safety, sooo Ural.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Lofty » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:50 pm

https://sovietsteeds.com/forums/downloa ... ?id=121410

I love that picture with the rope safety, sooo Ural.
I'm partial to that solution, too (all suggestions were/are appreciated).
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by wooden nickel » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:01 pm

I glued my timing port plug in with RTV after losing two of them. It will still pry out when needed for valve lash checks.
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Shifting Issues

Post by VWNate1 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:06 pm

IIRC ;

The lash or adjustment changed as I got into third and fourth, maybe adjust it in that gear ? .

If you have to take it apart again you'll be able to replace the bearings with Japanese or German ones, the seals too .

Sort of a good aspect to an unhappy necessity .

Of course, your being Chad The Magnificent you'll take photos and write it up so others will learn that manual tranny works are not as scary as most think they are .

I learned the hard way, building used trannies out of junkyard parts in the 1960's ~ there's a bit of art to it, I have no question of your capabilities here Sir .

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Tomcatfixer wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:45 am

Thanks Nate. I did this a few years back and got the transmission shifting quite nicely. It currently shifts from 1st to neutral to 2nd and back very smoothly, with positive engagement, while an attempt to slide it into 3rd feels like something is in the way. This makes me suspect the problem is not the pedal limit stops.

I asked Jon Heindl if he had any ideas and he mentioned that he once mistakenly installed a shift slider upside-down, which caused the same phenomenon.

I just wish I didn't have to remove the back half of the motorcycle to get the damn thing out!

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by windmill » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:24 pm

Lofty wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:50 pm
https://sovietsteeds.com/forums/downloa ... ?id=121410

I love that picture with the rope safety, sooo Ural.
I'm partial to that solution, too (all suggestions were/are appreciated).
I purchased all the fixings to do that with a small chain years ago, but never got around to it. Naturally I purchased a few spare plugs, and haven't lost one since.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by cookiemech » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:04 pm

I retorqued the spokes on my sidecar and spare wheels, since I just installed new tires and tubes on the pusher and front wheels and retorqued the spokes on those. (I laced three new rims last winter plus the undamaged spare rim with stainless spokes from Buchanan's, which is the reason a retorque was needed.) Also found that steering head bearings were sloppy, so adjusted them so they're snug but not tight.

Tomorrow I'm expecting the repaired/rewelded sidecar frame from my friend Chuck, which I'll likely paint with some POR-15 before reassembling it to the bike. I'm having Ural withdrawal symptoms as I had hernia surgery on January 24th and haven't driven it since. But since surgery was done robotically, recovery was easy and I'm cleared by the surgeon to ride/drive. Can't wait!
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Desantnik-VDV » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:15 pm

A nut that was making a very quiet symphony and driving me nuts :D
Free gift from IMZ or a joke from an employee that sat thee for 13 long years. I had to put almost 1100 km to discover it.

Quiet Sunday morning with light showers and wasn't planning to ride today, since I already had a nice ride to The Rock Store yesterday.

Yesterday's ride was a nice one with warm morning weather in high 50's by Fahrenheit. Mulholland Hgwy. between Topanga Canyon and Malibu Canyon was as usual for a weekend morning... one car here and one car there... that was a pleasant ride at 50 MPH in posted 45 limit. Even upcoming California Highway Parole motorcycle cop give my Ural a piece sign (✌️). I made the same gesture back. There was a cop SUV following behind him and it looked like they were in hurry.

Back to this morning...since there is light rain, I wanted to do something to my Ural and removed catalytics to check what's in there and what color are my exhaust valves, etc. My curiosity got rewarded by 19 mm burned nut felling out of the left catalytic and it looked exactly like one of four nuts holding the engine from below. :D

I believe this particular nut was making ringing noise while I was going 40-50 MPH.

Now I can drink French cognac, smoke a victory Davidoff robusta cigar and enjoy the rain in my patio.
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