Yikes - First Valve Check & Adjustment

Woe unto you that bought the first model year of a major remake, perhaps this section can help address any 2014 and later model Ural "imperfections". Here's a special section for folks with the latest rigs to discuss 2014 and later model-related topics such fuel injection, 3-wheel disc brakes, hydraulic steering dampers, spin-on oil filters and other anomalies that don't belong on true Russsian motorcycle ;-P We've gone from using big hammers and greasy wrenches to needing computers and Ouija boards in order to fix our rigs.
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Re: Yikes - First Valve Check & Adjustment

Post by Draeger » Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:28 am

{{UPDATE}}

Fellas,

I took everyone's advice into account, headed back to the garage after letting the bike sit COLD for half a day.

Took off the left cover and the valves were VERY loose, like a couple of millimeters :o The right side had one somewhat loose and the other perfect.

I did exactly what you all said:

Loosened the lock nuts, and turned the adjuster nut with a finger as the feeler gauge was held in and hanging down. Then I tightened up the lock nut by hand. Then I switched to a wrench on the adjuster and snugged up the lock nut with the wrench. The feeler fell out on some of them, and they all held close to .004 doing it this way.

Took me 1/4 the time I took last time. I think it took more time to clean the oil off the valve cover surface and w@$# the silicone gaskets with soapy water than it did to actually do the adjusting.

After doing the left side I did the right, put it all together and it is MUCH QUIETER!!!! :boogie:

I feel so much better, and glad I only rode it for a few miles with the clacky superloose valves. But I guess, as someone said "no harm" (hope that's true)

Thank you all very much for the help!
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Re: Yikes - First Valve Check & Adjustment

Post by BearMcPear » Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:11 am

Yay I am glad it went so much better the second time. :)
Somewhat dreading when I put the engine back together and have to do it myself hah.
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Re: Yikes - First Valve Check & Adjustment

Post by RC20 » Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:58 pm

Good deal on the work and you would have to be way way way out to cause an issue. Sans tripple those adjust values (or more) worst you do is mess with the timing a bit. That really only affects emissions,

I do not claim to be more than an average valve adjuster.

Some years back I was sent on a mission to Oakland FedEx to deal with maint issues on their backup generators. Cat was having union strike and what came out of the factory valve and injection setting was awful.

One of the guys at the Oakland facility assigned to help me had never done valves before, he wanted to learn, we had time and I liked teaching others, so away we went. He was far better at it than I was. He had that touch. He did 80% if the valve adjustments. Happy to let him have the glory, he deserved it.
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Re: Yikes - First Valve Check & Adjustment

Post by cdscoot » Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:48 pm

What i did on my 2021 to make the whole process faster and easier was to get some fluorescent orange paint and the milling in the flywheel just before the timing mark I put 2 dots. The surface with the timing mark I put one. This way you have a warning that the timing mark is coming up. Makes it so much better than havoing to go all around again when you miss it!
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Re: Yikes - First Valve Check & Adjustment

Post by Draeger » Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:00 am

cdscoot wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:48 pm
What i did on my 2021 to make the whole process faster and easier was to get some fluorescent orange paint and the milling in the flywheel just before the timing mark I put 2 dots. The surface with the timing mark I put one. This way you have a warning that the timing mark is coming up. Makes it so much better than havoing to go all around again when you miss it!
Not a bad idea!
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Re: Yikes - First Valve Check & Adjustment

Post by RC20 » Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:04 pm

Yea I like it. I marked the mark in red but it does sneak up on you.

One clue I got was to look for the long slot as you come up on the timing mark. Put some paint in that and ......
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1 x R80GS (ok to start with, learned to love it for what it was)
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