Its The Final (Warranty) Countdown

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Its The Final (Warranty) Countdown

Post by coyote » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:33 am

Bike went in today for a last once over before any problems become my problems. Nothing major wrong, just a few odds and ends unless they find something else.

Haven't been around here for awhile, taking care of our first child and work. Also haven't ridden in at least two months, maybe more, I am in a weird time vacuum right now. The bike hasn't been touched in that two months or more, the battery was almost dead, too dead for the starter, but even with all the crazy cold she fired up after about 5 good kicks. Having the option to turn off all the lights while starting helps. The tires were even still at the correct pressure to boot :cheers:

Had a great hour ride to the shop, man I miss it, gotta start finding excuses to ride more, don't mind the cold, just hate the salt. Hopefully will finally make some rallies this year.

Well just checking in, kids crying, back to reality.
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Re: Its The Final (Warranty) Countdown

Post by bakerchp18 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:46 am

When you get your rig back you may want to consider two things. 1. A battery tender 2. Fuel stabilizer. If real life continues to get in the way these two things will make your life a little easier.
Just my opinion but hope this helps.
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Re: Its The Final (Warranty) Countdown

Post by 54vintage » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:33 pm

Have them look at the bearing on the output side of your FD.....you don't need to tear down the FD to do this. I damaged the seal that protects this bearing and it finally gave out.....that would be after the warranty expired....dang. The seal rides inside the sidecar driveshaft output yoke....damage it and crap can get into that bearing. Then it's just a matter of time. Like I said, they don't need to tear down the FD to inspect this.....just drop the drive shaft.....then you have a clear view of the bearing and the seal in the yoke.

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Re: Its The Final (Warranty) Countdown

Post by coyote » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:14 am

bakerchp18 wrote:When you get your rig back you may want to consider two things. 1. A battery tender 2. Fuel stabilizer. If real life continues to get in the way these two things will make your life a little easier.
Just my opinion but hope this helps.
Thanks, I have both but haven't had a need to use them on the ural before, cant say the same for my other bikes since I bought the ural though. This is the longest I have gone without riding it. Hopefully this will be an incentive to to ride more.
54vintage wrote:Have them look at the bearing on the output side of your FD....
Thanks for the heads up, I am having him look at the final drive anyways and will send him a message to check this. May end up with a new FD anyways depending on what the mothership says.
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Re: Its The Final (Warranty) Countdown

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:01 am

Having the option to turn off all the lights while starting helps.
I heard that!
2018-01-22 04.59.18.jpg
Hopefully this will be an incentive to to ride more.
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Re: Its The Final (Warranty) Countdown

Post by hotflash44 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:23 am

Tomcatfixer, did you know that the head light on/off switch is illegal in Calif or it was in 1984. law required the lights to be wired to stay on constantly when the bike was running and you couldn't even have a switch. got stopped on a 1974 Kawasaki triple and the cop asked why i had my light off, i told him because its day time and i didn't turned on the switch, he didn't know the bike was built before 1984, he was a motorcycle cop also. :cheers:
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Re: Its The Final (Warranty) Countdown

Post by gobium » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:42 am

My Honda Grom headlight is off during starting then it turns on when bike is running.

My CT has 2 Lights in headlight, smaller running light stay on and I can turn off main larger light during start up, all legal

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Re: Its The Final (Warranty) Countdown

Post by gobium » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:46 am

gobium wrote:My Honda Grom headlight is off during starting then it turns on when bike is running.

My CT has 2 Lights in headlight, smaller running light stay on and I can turn off main larger light during start up, all legal
You can install relay to head light and to alternator,
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Re: Its The Final (Warranty) Countdown

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:11 am

Tomcatfixer, did you know that the head light on/off switch is illegal in Calif or it was in 1984.
Nah, never really paid much attention to California. Speeding is illegal, too, but I do it every single day. :twisted:
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Re: Its The Final (Warranty) Countdown

Post by hotflash44 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:16 am

your such a Rebel. that's the Peoples Republic of California, ruled by Gov Moonbeam! :sarcasm: :cheers:
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Re: Its The Final (Warranty) Countdown

Post by gobium » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:45 am

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Tomcatfixer, did you know that the head light on/off switch is illegal in Calif or it was in 1984.
Nah, never really paid much attention to California. Speeding is illegal, too, but I do it every single day. :twisted:
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Re: Its The Final (Warranty) Countdown

Post by hotflash44 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:20 pm

gobium,only in some county's :boogie:
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Re: Its The Final (Warranty) Countdown

Post by Donbmw » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:02 pm

It was earlier than 1984 for head lights on all the time. The 1979 Honda I bought was on all the time and my 1982 BMW Was too.
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Re: Its The Final (Warranty) Countdown

Post by hotflash44 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:22 pm

the 1984 date was given to me by a Buena Park motorcycle cop that stopped me, if that was bum info he was 2 for 2 with my bike being legal with the on /off button. he did say have a nice day though. :sarcasm: :boogie:
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Re: Its The Final (Warranty) Countdown

Post by coyote » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:18 am

Tomcatfixer wrote:
2018-01-22 04.59.18.jpg
That's the one :thumbsup:

To the others as for legal or not, I always ride with the lights on, just used for starting so dont know how anyone would know I had it. Va inspector doesnt look at bikes that close and doubt they would even know or care, same for the cops. I'd run it even if I was back in Cali. The main reason I installed it though was to control my led driving lights on the tub without running a separate switch. RIght is all off, middle is normal running and headlight, and left is running, headlight, and tub lights.
Tomcatfixer wrote: And hopefully you'll join us at the C.R.A.P. this May! :D
Hopefully, starting to plan for it now, just sent an email to lokiboy about joining you guys.
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