Дикая белка - Tracking My 08 GU (and other general) Mods

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Дикая белка - Tracking My 08 GU (and other general) Mods

Post by CamaroEric » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:20 pm

Just want to keep some record of mods... Hope it helps someone, feel free to shoot questions!

EDIT: I am probably the worst 'millennial' with computers. I am having a hard time with the picture attachments, hopefully they straighten out.
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Re: Дикая белка

Post by CamaroEric » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:26 pm

1st order of business, add foam to the seat. I sat on one other Ural before buying the 08, an 04 Patrol, and the older seat was uncovered but so much more comfortable than the 08... Don't know why.

Roughly 1" industrial foam from a shipping container, cut to fit in the vinyl seat. Then recovered with the leather cover that the bike came with.
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Re: Дикая белка

Post by CamaroEric » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:32 pm

And adding some LEDs. These are Rigids. They were tapped of the high beam to a relay so that these are on when the high beams are on. THey were mounted to the stock front bumper which appears to fit 1.5" exhaust clamps almost perfectly. I used an old drawer slide as the mount.
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Re: Дикая белка

Post by CamaroEric » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:39 pm

Also added these 'Hippo Hand' knock offs from Tusk on RockyMountainATVMC.com. They were $16 and are awesome, albeit slightly small for puffy winter gloves.
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Re: Дикая белка

Post by Eric N » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:00 pm

The tractor seats are rubber stretched over a frame. On my old Patrol, I picked up a bicycle gel seat pad, trimmed it to fit, and shoved it inside the rubber cover/ over the metal frame. It allowed me to keep the stock look, which was uncovered seat, but offered excellent padding. The 2004 you sat on might have had a similar mod.

Polly Heaters are snowmobile grip inserts that will fit inside the stock bars. Amazon shows them out of stock, but they're an alternative to bulky winter gloves. I have them installed on both my Gear Up and Retro. Came in handy yesterday riding home in the light snow.
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Re: Дикая белка

Post by mtrdrms » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:02 pm

Awesome job! Thanks for documenting. I'm always looking for new ideas on practical mods.
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Re: Дикая белка

Post by CamaroEric » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:40 pm

It finally snowed. So we finally took a snow ride.
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Re: Дикая белка

Post by CamaroEric » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:51 pm

I was also able to get the Tonneau cover attached properly after making some tabs out of scrap leather and snaps, I believe they are called Line 24 snaps. I also had to get the tool to assemble them, which rolls out the hollow inner stud over the mating half. But I just cut the leather with scissors, easy.
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Post by GregAus » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:37 pm

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P.S. No need for Дикая as squirrels are wild and not domesticated so дикая is superfluous.
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Re: Дикая белка

Post by CamaroEric » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:15 pm

I was going with more wild wild than just undomesticated. Then again, I have friends with somewhat domesticated squirrels...

Last weekend I was able to get a Truck-Lite LED headlight in! P/N 27270C, found her on Amazon for $156. Supposed to be about 18W low and 36W high. It looks really nice when lit up but I haven't used it at night yet, I do try to avoid riding after dark. The only little mod was filing a tab down on each of the connector pins, I don't know why this is the case since it is supposed to be a plug and play H4 connector.
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Re: Дикая белка

Post by Mr Wazzock » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:40 pm

CamaroEric wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:15 pm
I was going with more wild wild than just undomesticated. Then again, I have friends with somewhat domesticated squirrels...
I was going to say, must be some tame squirrels somewhere. If so, a distinction is not superfluous :D
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Re: Дикая белка

Post by ichbinbier » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:03 pm

CamaroEric wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:39 pm
Also added these 'Hippo Hand' knock offs from Tusk on RockyMountainATVMC.com. They were $16 and are awesome, albeit slightly small for puffy winter gloves.
I use the Kolpin Geartector mitts with heated grips. I can't get my large Klim snowmobile gloves inside the mitts and I don't have too.
I wear regular light full finger summer gloves.
I have enough room and the grips get so warm I have to turn them down to the low setting.
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Re: Дикая белка

Post by CamaroEric » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:26 pm

I got some real simple heated grips from ebay for $7 that I have yet to put on. I'm hoping that really does the trick, it's the only thing that I miss having from my F800GS... I'll review those once they are on.
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Re: Дикая белка

Post by hotflash44 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:20 pm

CamaroEric wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:26 pm
I got some real simple heated grips from ebay for $7 that I have yet to put on. I'm hoping that really does the trick, it's the only thing that I miss having from my F800GS... I'll review those once they are on.
thanks for your posts very interesting stuff, just wish your subject teaser was a little more to the point of the post to draw attention. :cheers:
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Re: Дикая белка - Tracking My 08 GU (and other general) Mods

Post by CamaroEric » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:33 am

You know, I wanted to change it and didn't know how... So I just swung in the dark by editing my first post and that looks like the ticket!
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