What did you do to your Ural today?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by wooden nickel » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:38 pm

I have had fair luck waterproofing wires with silicone spray such as used for tents.
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Inner City Driving

Post by VWNate1 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:17 pm

? I was told Motocycles are not allowed in New York City .

I imagine a Sunday drive would be much fun and plenty to look at .
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by outrider » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:26 am

Put the HD police seat on. Love it!
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Re: Inner City Driving

Post by stagewex » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:52 am

VWNate1 wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:17 pm
? I was told Motocycles are not allowed in New York City .

I imagine a Sunday drive would be much fun and plenty to look at .
Hi Nate,

"I was told Motocycles are not allowed in New York City"
???

Always at your own risk during rush-hour(s) but no, there are no restrictions on MC's anywhere. I just like to avoid all the numbskulls driving in a hurry. And that's not limited to cagers. Some of the worst motorcycle riders in the world too.
I'm sure we don't have an exclusive on that compared to any city with a street & highways system designed for 1950's/1960's traffic.

Sunday drive is just jumping off the highway and 2 blocks to a parking lot... Thank God.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by BlueRockCrawler » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:33 pm

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:51 pm
Are they begorrah?
Not sure how this translates to the east side of the pond. Yes, the stock wires are carbon core wires. Those NGK caps work fine on the plug end and I have solid core wires with 5k ohm resistor caps. The crazy proprietary coil end connector loosens up as you take it off and on making the problem progressively worse. It's why I felt that the way to properly fix the problem overall was to upgrade the coils.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by VWNate1 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:31 pm

Thanx Stagewax ;

I've not been to NYC in a decade or more .

I love sightseeing and often ride my tiny little Honda CT90k2 every and anywhere just to look .
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:22 pm

BlueRockCrawler wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:33 pm
Mr Wazzock wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:51 pm
Are they begorrah?
Not sure how this translates to the east side of the pond.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:01 pm

Put these rather spiffy license plate lights onto the trailer ...

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they also replace the M6 fasteners. :D

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There is no other means of illuminating it except via the clear windows in the sides of the rear light clusters, but which doesn't work because of the design of the trailer, the light units are recessed into the body. It's not a huge problem, just something that bugged me. :)

They're not that marvellous TBH, but the plate can be read in the pitch dark.

Just FYI the glaring white light is the LED running lights on the front corners.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:09 pm

Image "I have a cunning plan, my lord."


Could I use one of those dinky license plate lamps to illuminate the top of the speedo? So I waited 'til dark then did a sperrymint.....

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So now we can see the dial face numbers in the dark. :D

Only one slight bijou problemette, the light leakage elsewhere, but don't look too bad from the seating position. Pondering...

NB: iPhone camera makes the reflected glare at the bottom look much worse than it really is.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Birdy » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:31 pm

That's the way the airplane I learned to fly had it's instrument lighting set up, indirect lighting...come to think about the American Lafrance Fire Engines my Co. had were also set up like that worked fine on both too! As I recall you could even adjust the lights on the plane for brightness.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:38 pm

That would be cool too! :thumbsup:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by DylanW » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:29 pm

Can't ride it til I get a drive shaft so playing around with toys. Put a box between the tank and seat with a power switch to cut off power to the electronics in the sidecar in case of water and threw in a USB charger for my phone. Also put a push button on the side to fire off my missile defense system. Nah, I wish, just a button for my garage door remote.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by MonkeysUncle » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:22 pm

Changed the pusher. If I never see another 'heavy duty' tube it'll be too soon. I'm guessing they could put treads on those tubes and do away with tires.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Lofty » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:29 pm

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‘Twas a busy time here at Lofty’s Garage. Working slowly and fussily, as is my wont, the following was attended to:

A new Heidenau K28 pusher. Much love to the Baja No-Pinch tool, Motion Pro and BullSnot! for making the job go easier.

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The outboard catalytic converter and muffler were necessarily removed in order to accommodate installation of the OEM sump skid plate.

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The needle grease tip successfully pinch hit for the Tecalemit grease pen, which is presently inoperative.

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No love for the virtually inaccessible zerk on this particular U-joint.

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Next: Koso Apollo heated grips, to include a new throttle tube to speed the process a bit.

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I simply followed the primary harness between the battery and the headlight when routing the grips’ power supply. For the sake of simplicity, the grips are wired directly to the battery. I'm pretty good about turning things off, and the Kosos claim to have a low-voltage protection feature.

The sharp eye will notice the location and appearance of the throttle cable splitter.

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The Apollos fit VERY snugly on the stock handlebar. Percussive assistance with Mr. Mallet was necessary to get them seated fully.

The mild gap on the clutch side was necessary to allow installation of the end (trim) cap without fouling by a protruding handlebar. As I discovered during the shakedown ride, this gap serves to move my clutch hand just far enough away from the left switch pod to be mildly annoying. I’ll adapt.

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I was glad to be able to co-locate the harness connections in a protected but easily-accessed area. They disappear when tucked in behind the headlight.

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Tested functional. Five LED colors are used to illustrate the heat level. The grips get quite warm, but do so no faster than the BikeMaster heated grips on my Suzuki (which cost 58% less than the Apollos.) Meh. I was pleased to discover that the left grip gets and stays as warm as the right grip. The matter of heat imbalance with heated grips is a known issue; the right grip isn't in direct contact with steel or aluminum bars (as is the left grip), which acts as a heat sink. Koso seems to have solved this problem.

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I’ve seen the light. Verily, it is Hella 7” E-code and Auxbeam NF-S1 LED.

Made in Romania? What is this unsinn?
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Putting a bow on the depot-level maintenance session was the refitting of the OEM shin guards.

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A fluids change is due in ~300 miles. Provided the prevailing temperature trends are low enough, I’ll likely add Rotella T6 5W-40 synthetic to serve as winter oil. That leaves just the Barkbuster Blizzard hand guards to complete the rig’s winter preps.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:10 pm

I thoroughly enjoyed that pictorial essay, Lofthansa!
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