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 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:13 pm

Spooned on 4 new Duro 308 sneakers. Didn't remember it being such a PITA, but they are done!! Notice the "Supervisor" in the right of the picture!! :cheers:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Manscout » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:44 pm

I finally got around to my 17,500km maintenance. The bike has been sitting mostly since November because we have been trying to sell our home, and getting it out requires moving things around and making a mess. With temps back in the 60's, it's time to get it back into shape.
For some reason, the engine oil drain was almost complete free of swarf. I am plenty fine with that. :D

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I rebuilt my Ural hydraulic steering dampener several years ago, but it has developed a dead spot. It would move a bit before dampening. This lead to some really bad headshake around 20-30mph. It was enough that I could not use my hand shifter at those speeds. I decided to try a cheep aftermarket eBay option that windmill posted in another thread.

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I only got one ride in, but it is performing well, and the headshake is gone. We will see how it holds up. One extra note: the stroke is slightly less than the steering stops so you do have to be mindful when turning fully.

I redressed the speedo input. The black, plastic cap that holds the cable in broke all the way and does nothing to hold it in. I went ahead and used RTV to seal it all back place. It does a pretty good job of holding in place while sealing the cable input to the gearbox.

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I am pretty set with replacing the stock speedo with a GPS one that some others have done. The speedo cable is such a pain and always in the way and useless after 45mph. I'll add it to the list of a new front tire and new battery. My current battery only hold ~9v. :(

The bike is now good to go for likely another year on fluids. It is running well. That's all I ask for. :)
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Lofty » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:53 pm

The Monza fuel cap kit was delivered this morning. An entry was added to my To Do list.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by chaos2 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:22 pm

OFF with the Hippo Hands!
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:37 am

I'm doing all kinds of Ural randomness today, one particular selection of which is finishing up my 650 flywheel timing mark "heads-up" paint coloring.

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Unnecessary, but I already had the flywheels out, I like to do art projects, and I think this it'll come in handy next valve adjustment.
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2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:13 am

The next item that caught my eye was The Heap's engine. I should've taken a 'before' pic because it looked like it was powder-coated black, with the impossible amount of congealed oil and road grime that encapsulated the motor.
Elbow grease and kerosene removed almost all of it, though there's still detail work to do after I disassemble it.

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I applied PB Blaster and propane heat to prepare the slotted clutch screws for removal, but that's an after-lunch activity.

I currently have four Ural engines in need of overhaul (three 650's and an 825), so I'm thinking that I'll do 'em all simultaneously, as a batch.
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2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "Little Red Bear", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", Mid-Nineties Ural Tourist "The Heap", 1994 Honda VFR750F

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2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
Two different 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazers

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by jaybird » Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:51 am

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:13 am
The next item that caught my eye was The Heap's engine. I should've taken a 'before' pic because it looked like it was powder-coated black, with the impossible amount of congealed oil and road grime that encapsulated the motor.
Elbow grease and kerosene removed almost all of it, though there's still detail work to do after I disassemble it.


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I applied PB Blaster and propane heat to prepare the slotted clutch screws for removal, but that's an after-lunch activity.

I currently have four Ural engines in need of overhaul (three 650's and an 825), so I'm thinking that I'll do 'em all simultaneously, as a batch.
Nice vise Chad! :D
That pattern vice would be considered a coach or carriage builders vice, in more modern times it would be referred to as a tin knockers or tinsmith vise. It should have smooth jaws, no serrations. It would typically be used for working on wood soft metal, or tinplate. What do you plan to mount it on?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:08 pm

What do you plan to mount it on?
If I can ever get my workshop garage built, I plan to have a workbench that spans the back wall. That vise will go over a workbench leg, on a corner.

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The "Medium" Craftsman is bolted to my Snap-On roll-around toolbox. The "Small" Craftsman will probably be mounted on the opposite end of the workbench as the "Large" black vise (can't find a manufacturer name anywhere on it). The "Micro" vise came in a knife-making kit I bought for my dad. It stays on my "clean" hobby workstation.
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2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "Little Red Bear", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", Mid-Nineties Ural Tourist "The Heap", 1994 Honda VFR750F

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
Two different 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazers

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by jaybird » Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:59 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:08 pm
What do you plan to mount it on?
If I can ever get my workshop garage built, I plan to have a workbench that spans the back wall. That vise will go over a workbench leg, on a corner.


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The "Medium" Craftsman is bolted to my Snap-On roll-around toolbox. The "Small" Craftsman will probably be mounted on the opposite end of the workbench as the "Large" black vise (can't find a manufacturer name anywhere on it). The "Micro" vise came in a knife-making kit I bought for my dad. It stays on my "clean" hobby workstation.
Nice! With the age, swivel jaw and the long opening, I would definitely call that a carriage/coach builders vise. I have a couple of more modern vises of that pattern, if I get a chance I’ll post some photos over in my vise thread.

Do you have the “Amish Mafia” building your new garage?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:12 pm

Do you have the “Amish Mafia” building your new garage?
Naw, they're not prevalent in my area. I just found a contractor named Doug and a few members of his family.
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Gordonsville, Virginia, USA

Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "Little Red Bear", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", Mid-Nineties Ural Tourist "The Heap", 1994 Honda VFR750F

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
Two different 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazers

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by PeninsulaRider » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:52 pm

I fixed my Ural today and got to ride it properly for the first time! I started to practice flying the chair and after many attempts kept the chair in the air for about 30 yards! Had so much fun.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Lofty » Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:25 pm

Do you have the “Amish Mafia” building your new garage?
My shed is Amish-built. I wouldn't have anyone else do the work. There is a difference.

Living as I do in reasonable proximity to their population center, this is an easy policy to have.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:18 pm

Today, I chose to clean-up the abandoned 650 motor I got from BigJames' friend, so that it will be at the same state of readiness as the other engines that I need to overhaul.

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2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "Little Red Bear", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", Mid-Nineties Ural Tourist "The Heap", 1994 Honda VFR750F

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
Two different 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazers

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by GHGoodwin » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:24 pm

Began alternator autopsy and transplant. Have Denso without Ural mounting points. Will swap out OEM front end case for that on new Denso. Photos to follow.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:53 pm

Began alternator autopsy
I did a little of that a while back, but for completely different reasons. :D
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- Chad

Gordonsville, Virginia, USA

Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "Little Red Bear", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", Mid-Nineties Ural Tourist "The Heap", 1994 Honda VFR750F

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
Two different 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazers

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