2019 Gear Up 300 Service Report

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2019 Gear Up 300 Service Report

Post by Ghengiz » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:29 am

Just finished my 300-mile service on my 2019 1/2 Gear Up which I did myself and I had some interesting findings:

1. The crush washers for the oil, transmission, and drive train that came off the bike were different than the ones I got from the dealer. The ones off the bike had an inner rubber seal just like the ones for the valve cover bolts. I thought that the dealer gave me the wrong ones but when I looked at the pictures in the 2019 Ural manual the washers were the same conventional ones provided by the dealer. A rolling change? I decided to reuse the original ones and just flipped sides.
2. I found that the spark plugs were in very loosely--just about hand tight. And the spark plug crush washer on the right cylinder came off the spark plug and is stuck on the cylinder head. I left it there for now and carefully threaded the spark plug back paying very close attention not to cross-thread the head. The plugs looked good and the gaps correct per factory spec.
3. The valve cover mounting bolts were very loose--again just about hand tight. But the valve covers themselves seemed glued on and were difficult to remove. I had to improvise a large chisel-like tool which I wrapped with electrical tape and used a plastic mallet to carefully pry off. I was holding my breath not to damage the cover or the gasket and luckily I didn't. But this could be a major source of failure for a do-it-yourselfer. When I put the covers back on I torqued them to the factory spec 24 Nm and that is certainly not finger tight.
4. After re-torquing the cylinder heads ( I did not loosen first the mechanic at the dealer told me it's better to do it that way as to not decompress the cylinder to block gaskets) I found practically zero valve lash gap. In fact, it was a bit tricky to figure out whether the timing arrow was for the right or left cylinders. But the adjustment to factory spec 4mm was pretty straight forward. I found the 12 and 13 mm open-end wrenches provided in the toolkit were particularly useful as the angles were perfect for the bike.
5. I changed the engine and transmission oil to Rotella T-6 5w-40 full synthetic (winter grade as recommended in the manual as the bike is in New Hampshire) and the gear oil to Royal Purple 75w-90. I found a little measuring thimble at Walmart that has ml markings so I was able to measure precisely 115 ml without any problems. There was considerable swarf on each of the magnetic drain plugs but similar to what is shown in the manual and on Youtube videos. Filling the engine & transmission oil was a pain because of the location of the fill openings and odd capacities...I'll have to come up with a better system next time. Any suggestions?

The whole job took me 4 hours but a lot of that was spent figuring out how to get the valve covers off without damage. After buttoning up everything the rig runs great--took it for a 60-mile run and no issues...
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Re: 2019 Gear Up 300 Service Report

Post by scottmastrocinque » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:06 am

Whoops.

That 24 Nm torque vale is ridiculously wrong in the book. You will tear the center stud from the head at that value. Maybe not today but soon.

There are several forums where people have discussed this.

It’s a valve COVER! It sustains no load, no torsional forces whatsoever. It’s only job is to gently press a gasket between two flat sealing surfaces to prevent oil seepage. Putting nearly 16 ft/lb on the nut is way too much force.

If you swap out to the silicon gaskets, they get a tiny little value of 41 INCH/lb ! A bit under 4 ft/lb.
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Re: 2019 Gear Up 300 Service Report

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:59 am

Agree about the valve cover nut. Only enough to hold it on.

1. You mean Dowty washers? Mine had these too. 2016.

2. Yes my plugs can tend to come loose too. Something I have to keep remembering to check (but forget, of course).

5. My dealer uses semi, to encourage break-in. Full synth is "too good", he says, "you need to knock the rough spots off." Went to full synth at 3rd or 4th oil change, can't remember which exactly. But, mine was always late for a service, I.e. a bit too many miles. So say 4th oil change if you go absolutely by the manual.
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Re: 2019 Gear Up 300 Service Report

Post by URALNUT60 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:26 am

Dead blow hammer or rubber mallet from harbor freight will remove valve covers without marrying, +1 on hand tight retaining nut to hold it on, hard to believe 2019 and the workbook still has mistakes, geesh! Guess they never heard of proof reading

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Re: 2019 Gear Up 300 Service Report

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:44 am

We had proof readers when I worked for Maplin Electronics, done by guys who'd worked on Fleet Street (national newspapers). We had a permanent one on staff, and a second one brought in part time for the annual catalog production period. That's all they did, was read the stuff we'd typed. You have to have another pair of eyes to look at your words, you can't proof read your own. Your brain never sees the mistakes.

But proof readers became obsolete when spell checkers came along. They thought it could all be done by the same word processor you used to do the writing, which is why you see glaring stupid mistakes in papers and magazines nowadays.
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Re: 2019 Gear Up 300 Service Report

Post by S 854 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:47 am

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:59 am

1. You mean Dowty washers? Mine had these too. 2016...
They’re called “Stat-O-seals” on this side... :P

On a more serious note...

To the OP: T6 is a diesel oil... probably has a “CK-4” rating in the API “donut” on the label... not a good thing for a gasoline engine...

https://www.machinerylubrication.com/Re ... ifferences

You may want to consider selecting a different oil... or contact Shell directly and see if T6 is also rated as an “S” (Spark Ignition) oil... I did a brief web search but couldn’t find much information...

“I changed the engine and transmission oil to Rotella T-6 5w-40 full synthetic (winter grade as recommended in the manual...)”

OTOH: I don’t have access to a 2019 manual... if it recommends T6 5w-40 you may disregard the previous findings... :wink:
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Re: 2019 Gear Up 300 Service Report

Post by wooden nickel » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:51 am

But the adjustment to factory spec 4mm was pretty straight forward
Are you sure about that? I think mine is 0.1 to 0.15mm or 4 to 6 thousandths.
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Re: 2019 Gear Up 300 Service Report

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:03 pm

I missed that!
I found practically zero valve lash gap. In fact, it was a bit tricky to figure out whether the timing arrow was for the right or left cylinders. But the adjustment to factory spec 4mm was pretty straight forward
Yep my manual too says 0.004 inches, aka 4 thou, not 4 mm. :o
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Re: 2019 Gear Up 300 Service Report

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:05 pm

S 854 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:47 am
They’re called “Stat-O-seals” on this side... :P
So they are! :D And never heard of that before
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Re: 2019 Gear Up 300 Service Report

Post by scottmastrocinque » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:40 pm

I don’t know what 2019 manual you are reading!

Here is the actual page. You can get the manual from the Ural website, ural.com

Nowhere is Rotella (a Diesel engine oil) recommended. Rotella's additive package contains a lot of magnesium-based detergents which are typically not recommended for gasoline engines.

“ Shell Rotella® T6 Full Synthetic Diesel Oil...“

It’s MOTUL 4T, and unless you are in constant sub freezing temperatures in NH, which probably not, you should be using 4T 20W-50.

“4T oil is a specially formulated oil for use in high performance 4 stroke motor cycles where high torque and extreme temperatures that may be encountered. The oil can tolerate extremely high temperatures without viscosity or thermal breakdown.
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Re: 2019 Gear Up 300 Service Report

Post by aduthie » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:18 pm

The torque for the 2019 4-bolt valve cover bolts should be about 12 Nm each. Unfortunately this change was overlooked when they made the 2019 owners manuals.
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Post by RC20 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:02 pm

scottmastrocinque wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:40 pm
I don’t know what 2019 manual you are reading!

Here is the actual page. You can get the manual from the Ural website, ural.com

Nowhere is Rotella (a Diesel engine oil) recommended. Rotella's additive package contains a lot of magnesium-based detergents which are typically not recommended for gasoline engines.

“ Shell Rotella® T6 Full Synthetic Diesel Oil...“

It’s MOTUL 4T, and unless you are in constant sub freezing temperatures in NH, which probably not, you should be using 4T 20W-50.

“4T oil is a specially formulated oil for use in high performance 4 stroke motor cycles where high torque and extreme temperatures that may be encountered. The oil can tolerate extremely high temperatures without viscosity or thermal breakdown.

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Motul is what Ural is using, its not mandatory and its no different than any other good quality motor oil. How good or bad or break in it does or not I don't know.

Actually diesel engine oil is Superior oil in the heat range and has better cold proprieties though not as good as synthetic on either end. As diesel forces are high, it is more costly and superior to 4T. Shoot we ran car motor oil in cycles forever including Airhead BMW.

The book does show a 5W 40 for use in cold temps. You should note its about 45 degree on down for the 5W 40 CONVENTIONAL oil. The listed Synthetic is going to cover the low and you are good to unlimited high temps. Its adder is it has superior crud neualizn (acids) and for an air cooled cycle that is not a bad thing.

If you run synthetic use 10W 40 and as long as not in the desert, it will work for summer use as well. Might even do for desserts. Mobile actually recommend their 0W racing oil for the application!

My Ural spun over just fine and started easily at a 4 deg over night cold soak with the Mobile 4T oil in it.
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Re: 2019 Gear Up 300 Service Report

Post by RC20 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:04 pm

I got a seal on both ends funnel that gets you to the locations.

Add a bit at a time and check the dipstick.

Likely your FD will spew now and you may want to pull some out when it does or let it go and seek its own level.

Due to the heat in the FD I would run synthetic gear lube.
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Re: 2019 Gear Up 300 Service Report

Post by Lofty » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:17 pm

As a site Search for "Rotella T6" will illustrate, that particular 5W-40 oil has been recurringly mentioned and/or recommended by other Ural-owning thread members as an acceptable winter weight oil for our rigs' engines.

By way of example: Still going strong after six years.
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=46924&p=707045&hil ... t6#p707045

Rotella T6 does have the JASO MA/MA2 certification evident on the label, meaning it is acceptable for use in motorcycle engines as the owner may decide.
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Re: 2019 Gear Up 300 Service Report

Post by Lokiboy » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:24 pm

For nearly every bolt and nut, sung, then 1/4 turn works great. FD & brakes are obvious exceptions
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