What did you do to your Ural today?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by chaos2 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:56 pm

Out with the winter Rotella T6, in with good ol' Castrol
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by David Z » Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:42 pm

I replaced a blown fuse so now my Back Up Camera project s complete
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Snakeoil » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:44 pm

Sprayed my gray battery with black truck bed liner. Much better. Took rig to hardware store for small engine fuel line to spruce up weed wacker.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by stagewex » Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:51 pm

A day at the spa for the BW200 & the Patrol. Started checking, greasing and tightening bolts and connectors fore to aft. That'll take some time.
Later on my wife and I drove her car a couple miles away and has been our new daily tradition, walked home.
Later we took the Ural to go pick up her car but took a nice ride around a nearby lake first. Nice day:

This hadn't been cleaned since the Turkey Leftovers ride in November in The Pine Barrens.
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Blow-dry too of course.
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Had to be done. Had a nice white sheen of salt leftover from the Winter on her though it never really snowed at all. Good to get that crap off.
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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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Post by VWNate1 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:56 pm

Chad ;

? Did you wire brush the inside of the crank case and timing chest ? .

I see no rust stains and they're usually very hard to get out .

Soda blasting is really nice, leaves the metal looking new again .
Yes, I used a variety of brass-bristled brushes in a Dremel Moto-tool, along with kerosene and brake cleaner to dislodge stubborn, hard-to-reach sludge deposits.

Not-so-amusing anecdote: I bought a brass-colored brush from Harbor Freight and was using it to clean the timing chest cover. I thought it seemed pretty aggressive for brass, but kept at it. Eventually, the brass coating wore off the lower portion of the bristles and I realized that I was attacking my soft aluminum part with hard steel. Sneaky, sneaky!

I recently purchased a cheap blaster, but I have not, as of yet, put it to use. It's purchase was intended to prep my three rusty tubs for overhaul.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Birdy » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:35 am

We had a soda blaster at the shop. Did a wonderful job and didn't hurt the aluminum at all.
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Post by VWNate1 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:59 pm

How is it Chad's reply to my query is using my log in when I was not even here ? .

I'm going to go lengthen the ear flaps on my tin foil hat .
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Re: Strange Happenings

Post by Tomcatfixer » Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:03 pm

VWNate1 wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:59 pm
How is it Chad's reply to my query is using my log in when I was not even here ? .

I'm going to go lengthen the ear flaps on my tin foil hat .
Whoa, that's weird! I probably unintentionally misused my Impressive Moderator Powers. Oops!
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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 VWNate1 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:48 pm

:clap:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:20 pm

What'choo fellers think is the most efficient way to remove the rear crankshaft bearing? Cut off the outer race with a Dremel, then pop-off the inner race with a gear-puller? 🤔

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I'm open to suggestions.
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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.)
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1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by jeffsaline » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:21 pm

Chad,

If the bearing won't pull off as a complete unit I would probably cut the outer race with a dremel type tool with a cut off wheel. Probably cut it twice about 180 degrees apart. When the cuts were most of the way through I would apply a sharp strike to a cold chisel in each cut. The races will be a bit brittle so should crack the rest of the way through. Once the outer race is removed I'd remove the bearing cage if there is one and also all the bearings leaving just the inner race. If I could get a puller on the race I'd give it a try. When it doesn't budge I'd either cut the inner race with the dremel type tool with a cut off wheel and again apply a sharp strike to a cold chisel. That should fracture the inner race so it would be loose(r) on the shaft. Then I'd try removing it again. If the puller wouldn't easily grip the inner race I would try something different.

Something different... I'd probably weld two nuts to the race and cut a piece of thick (enough so it won't bend) bar and drill two holes in it large enough for bolts to go through. I'd put the bar across the end of the crankshaft and thread the bolts into the nuts. Then I would tighten the bolts evenly and pull the race off the shaft. If the bolts aren't threaded long enough I would pull until I ran out of threads and then remove the bolts, put a stack of nuts and washers under the heads of the bolts and do it again. Repeat until the race is off. When welding the nuts to the race I would probably apply anti-splatter spray to the crankshaft and then wipe the race clean with an acetone dampened rag. The anti-splatter spray will keep the splatter from sticking to the shaft. Having the bolts through the bar and threaded on the nuts when you are welding them on the race would be a fairly easy way to make sure the nuts are aligned correctly so the bolts will thread easily.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:23 pm

I bought some Evapo-rust to see how effective it would be on some of my rusty Ural parts. As a preliminary test, I tossed some random rusty bits in a tub, poured in the rust remover, and I'll leave it sit for a day.

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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 Speedbump » Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:27 pm

Day one of work furlough,
Decided to get to some of the little things I have been putting off.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by stagewex » Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:37 pm

Rode the Patrol & the Honda.

I had just come back from a 2nd Social Distance Ride with a buddy on his '94 r80rt on Wednesday when I saw Rich had cancelled the Spring JDH due to all the NJ State Parks and Forests were closing. So sad. I had a dual-sport ride planned for next Monday so quickly took care of cancelling that too.

And decided I just can't keep riding my new CRF450 with the full-bore knobbies I had them swapped-in at the dealership when I bought it a couple months ago but who could even then in their wildest imagination even conceive whats happened in the world now.

They are amazing tires but pretty terrible at highway speeds. They get a bit twitchy at 65-70mph. Just not meant for that.
So I took the bike back to my local shop to have the brand-new stock IRC's re-mounted and balanced. They are knobbies too but much, much more milder and I won't mind using them as street tires. In fact I can even flat-foot the bike now, something I couldn't do with the D606's.

When the shop called to say the bike was ready I didn't have a ride to pick it up. Not climbing in an Uber either. My wife teaches at a nearby college and was doing one of those distance learning or virtual classroom things. So I fired-up the Patrol and made arrangements to leave it at the shop and just pick it up tomorrow with the take-off tires and tubes.

Riding the 3 miles to the shop I have to tell you I'm hearing a higher pitched noise than I usually do on the right side. I'm thinking alternator tower needs some greasing? Take a listen and see if you agree with the 1 minute video, the audio is pretty good.

However... I have to say after listening to it myself right now it sounds more normal to me than earlier. Two things that might have been fooling me are:

1) I have not been riding the Patrol much and it has obviously a much different sound than any other bike I own/ride.

2) I just started wearing an open-face helmet around town, not me full face ones.That's always a Spring surprise.

Hows it running, pretty incredible. I barely push down on the kicker with the key on and it starts immediately cold, no chokes needed. So the valves are spot on. I only hear the sound throttling up on down. At idle I hear it but that has always been the case. Tell me I'm not going crazy?


The un-mounted ones are the stock OEM's to be out back on:
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Take a listen and especially those that own or owned a pre-2014/pre-EFI rig will recognize.

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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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