What did you do to your Ural today?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by snowymonkey » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:32 pm

Chad, are you wanting more of the vintage tires. I have 2 good Uralshinas I pulled off of my rig when I converted to the k-28’s.

If you are coming to HUG I could bring them to you there.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by codemonkey001 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:36 pm

I swear they should give out acheivements on Urals like in video games. Battery connector was loose and while I was tightening it, noticed a weird cap pop off the battery.

Oops, I thought, lead acid battery that I haven't checked water levels on in a year of ownership. So I removed the side panels and starter (which required removing the left branch tube.

Well, I've got it off, and hey, nearing 20,000 km, might as well check the air filter. Have to remove the right carb to get at the nut holding the clutch cable and right side of air box.

Finally got the battery out to find out it's AGM - the lid that popped off was just a spacer so the clamp would fit correctly.

Wife comes into the kitchen when I'm w@$#ing out the airbox in the sink; she knows not to ask questions if she wants to preserve her sanity.

Reassembled the whole thing with no parts left over and ring terminals added to the battery so I can quick connect to a battery tender.

Acheivement unlocked: removed and replaced Ural battery.
Acheivement unlocked: removed and replaced Ural air filter.

These bikes offer a cornucopia of challenges that would be way more simple on a car or any other bike. I totally get why you veterans love them.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:53 pm

This is all good stuff. I am taking the liberty of adding your pix to my archive in case I need to go into mine.
I'm flattered. :oops:
Did occur to me that Araldite-ing a steel washer over the worn hole might work. Would have to be on the inside beside the nylon gear.
This may or may not work. I actually had to file the epoxy flat against the metal surface of the number wheel retaining tab because the pin lock slot on the wheels' shaft was forced inside the other retaining tab. Removing the excess epoxy allowed the number wheels to fully seat and the slot to be revealed.
Chad, are you wanting more of the vintage tires. I have 2 good Uralshinas I pulled off of my rig when I converted to the k-28’s.

If you are coming to HUG I could bring them to you there.
I'd be willing to run the Uralshinas, if you just want something productive to happen to them. I've never been to a H.U.G. and I'd like the experience, but I haven't made any plans as of yet. I'll have to check the calendar and discuss with the missus.

It didn't happen easily, but I now have a fairing installed on the Patrol.

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I was going to remove the bald pusher tire and spoon-on an old Uralshina, but I got lazy and decided to just slap on a wheel with a half-worn Duro that I bought from a Steeder. I didn't like the feel of the wheel bearings, plus it had grease streaks on the hub, which makes me think it got hot and melted some grease, SO I removed, cleaned, inspected, lubed, and reinstalled the wheel bearings. After that, I checked balance and wheel true. I needed to add only one wheel weight to get it balanced. It needs to be trued a bit, but not today. Sorry, no pics of this.

I also checked the tire pressures and oil level. The front was down to 11psi (!) and the engine was down nearly a quart (!). Guess I need to be a little more diligent in my pre-ride checks (like, actually start DOING pre-ride checks again). I've got an annoying pushrod tube seal leak. Perhaps at the 23,000km oil change, I'll pull the cylinder and see what I can do about it.

I bought a CarbTune Pro manometer and plan to use it tomorrow to check and adjust my carburetor balance. Just got tired of dealing with the alcohol manometers, so I thought I'd try something different.
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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 Birdy » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:50 pm

Chad you're having way too much fun. ;)
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by snowymonkey » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:05 pm

Man I love your style sir.

Just let me know about the tires. Heck they are open to anyone. I plan to be at HUG, so I can bring them there if someone wants me to. Or if someone wants to take a ride to north central Florida and grab em, that would work too.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Lofty » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:25 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:12 pm
I wear and recommend the Aerostitch Kanetsu Airvantage garment.
Great minds think alike. This is exactly the product I'm planning to purchase Monday, when Aerostich opens for bidness. Owning a Roadcrafter Light suit, plus a Falstaff jacket and pants, the KAv is kind of a no-brainer.
:cheers:
Well, didjuh order the Aeronetsu Kanetstich liner? Didjuh? :)
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:48 pm

Well, didjuh order the Aeronetsu Kanetstich liner? Didjuh? :)
No, for two reasons:

1. I installed the fairing and handguards on the Patrol, which, coupled with a warmer day, made me second-guess the necessity of the liner.

G. I have a brief window of opportunity during my lunch break when I'm allowed access to my telephone (I work in a secure environment) and I used it to "sell myself" to a job recruiter for an electrical engineering position instead of calling Aerostich to see if they offer a military discount.
- Chad

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Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "The Patrol", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", 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 Lofty » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:54 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:48 pm
Well, didjuh order the Aeronetsu Kanetstich liner?
No, for two reasons:

1. I installed the fairing and handguards on the Patrol, which, coupled with a warmer day, made me second-guess the necessity of the liner.

G. I have a brief window of opportunity during my lunch break when I'm allowed access to my telephone (I work in a secure environment) and I used it to "sell myself" to a job recruiter for an electrical engineering position instead of calling Aerostich to see if they offer a military discount.
1. Ah, the Second Guess. I have a passing acquaintance with it. :wink: Know that a brutal winter cross breeze, against which the fairing will provide no refuge, may cause the Second Guess to be second guessed.

G. A 15% discount for Aero-branded merchandise is provided to active members. Conditions apply. https://www.aerostich.com/pricing-discounts
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:38 pm

The Second Guess to the Second Power! That kind of pressure is normally reserved for the Double Dog Dare! I hadn't considered cross-winds and I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition (of course, NO ONE expects the Spanish Inquisition).

Ah, surrendering my active duty status also means surrendering my 15% discount. Or DOES it? My new government employment comes with a .gov e-mail address. 🤔 Hmmm...
- Chad

Gordonsville, Virginia, USA

Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "The Patrol", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", 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 Lofty » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:53 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:38 pm
Ah, surrendering my active duty status also means surrendering my 15% discount. Or DOES it? My new government employment comes with a .gov e-mail address. 🤔 Hmmm...
If that doesn't work, there's a possible alternative: If you've done any MSF training within the past year, and have the completion card available, that will get you 10%.

"Rider Training Program Award Discount - 10% off first order of any Aerostich brand item or items. Qualifying individuals include all successful graduates of MSF and other Professional Rider Training Programs, within one year of graduation. Send a scan of course completion document."

I mention this because I myself attended an Advanced Riding Clinic <1 year ago, and I've been hankering to add some Aero-branded gear to my own riding closet. I don't know how, or if, they vet customers to ensure qualification for "first order" status. Anyway, just a thought.

And 'twas a nice reference to the Monty Python skit you did there.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by kc0yef » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:55 pm

ordered tires, tubes and rim rubber, and tune up kit
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:10 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:53 pm
Did occur to me that Araldite-ing a steel washer over the worn hole might work. Would have to be on the inside beside the nylon gear.
This may or may not work. I actually had to file the epoxy flat against the metal surface of the number wheel retaining tab because the pin lock slot on the wheels' shaft was forced inside the other retaining tab. Removing the excess epoxy allowed the number wheels to fully seat and the slot to be revealed.
Yep gotcha. :thumbsup:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by cheeseheadmike » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:05 am

Not a damn thing, though I do hope to ride it down to its, and all my other toys, new home next week.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by stagewex » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:46 pm

I brought the winches (2 of them, fore & aft) and their mounts home a week ago but found that my inboard driving light on the Patrol was just hitting them if I made a sharp right turn. So yesterday I took them off, drilled-out one of them and started to make a higher perch for them made out of brass lamp parts:
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You can see which one is now a little longer. I'll use some cut-off pipe or PVC painted black to cover the brass rod:
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Also installed a Battery Tender pigtail and new license plate on my BW200. I had lost the plate last month when I picked her up from the machine shop for an engine rebuild. It took this long for Vermont DMV to send me a replacement.
Installed a pair of Tusk D-Flex hand guards too. I have that brand on the Ural and two other Dual-Sports as well. Inexpensive but not cheaply made.
Unless you need to have your guards say Acerbis or Bark Buster, etc. (much more $$$) these hold up to the most aggressive conditions you can throw at them:
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All ready for the Pine Barrens next Saturday:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:29 pm

That BigWheel looks like a lot of fun, but I don't think I could fold my 36" inseam around my sketchy knees and be comfortable for any length of time on such a machine. Is there a version produced for tall folk?
- Chad

Gordonsville, Virginia, USA

Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "The Patrol", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", 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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