oil filter replacement

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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oil filter replacement

Post by WEGUNTER » Tue May 19, 2020 3:01 pm

Just a note to the maniac that puts the oil filter on the new rigs at the factory.......................Buddy you need to lay off the steroids. Removing that sucker was about as much fun as ice water enema. To top it all, I spilled oil on my exhaust headers and am now clearing the garage of mosquitoes. All else went fine. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: oil filter replacement

Post by Happytrails » Tue May 19, 2020 4:14 pm

WEGUNTER wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 3:01 pm
Just a note to the maniac that puts the oil filter on the new rigs at the factory.......................Buddy you need to lay off the steroids. Removing that sucker was about as much fun as ice water enema. To top it all, I spilled oil on my exhaust headers and am now clearing the garage of mosquitoes. All else went fine. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Was feeling particularly strong that day :)

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Post by Trumpetwasher » Tue May 19, 2020 5:15 pm

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Post by windmill » Tue May 19, 2020 5:28 pm

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Post by Lee Pape » Wed May 20, 2020 8:12 am

I hears that it is the Grand-Daughter of the Pin Stripe Lady that is installing the oil filters. If you don't know who the Pin Stripe Lady was you are not old school Ural.

She was the lady in a the CMSI video that was hand pin striping the sidecars back day.
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Post by RC20 » Wed May 20, 2020 1:41 pm

I continue to find things that were way overdone.

My go through on all the tires removing them has paid major dividends.

Others like the left side fasteners on the damper were loose. One slightly loose head nut (probably not a problem but much closer to one than you want)

So it goes. I would put more emphasis on a full proper alignment vs just the toe in that seems to be fairly universal.
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Post by Lofty » Wed May 20, 2020 1:48 pm

WEGUNTER wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 3:01 pm
Just a note to the maniac that puts the oil filter on the new rigs at the factory...
...Buddy, you need to lay off the steroids.
That's been my experience with every brand of motorcycle that I've owned, where an external, spin-on oil filter was present.

Never in recorded human history was a strap wrench so germane to a particular task.

On the flip side, the easiest oil filter to attend to is the internal one fitted to my Suzuki. In that instance, I have to take care to be gentle with the small metric fasteners, lest they strip the threads on the clutch cover. All that's needed there is a drop or two of blue thread lock, and careful use of my calibrated torque wrist.

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Post by RC20 » Wed May 20, 2020 2:26 pm

I will take the external any day of the week. Had internal on the R80GS, what a pain, drip oil down on the machine. the Honda 750s were not a lot better though easier access.

With a spin on, worst case You get the first one off at works (punch through with a screwdriver or a tapered pry bar) and it can't resist, nice easy access location.

After than, install, turn down to just barely contacting, half to 3/4 a turn and never an issue. The seal acts as a tensioner and they don't come off. Tens of millions US vehicle had those, lost count of how many I changed out, 1000? (home and work). Never had one give me any grief.
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Post by WEGUNTER » Wed May 20, 2020 4:10 pm

Meh...............................I think people have been in quarintine for a bit too long and have lost their sense of humor. I made this post in jest and was poking fun at myself. But seriously I had to use a 18 inch long plumber's wrench to get the filter off after three other oil filter wrenches failed. Have done the pound the screw driver through it routine on my old MGB but was not prepared to go that route until the last. Heindl actually had a good video of oil filter removal with a oil filter wrench from Harbor Freight and that gave me inspiration.

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Re: oil filter replacement

Post by rougaroo » Wed May 20, 2020 4:16 pm

BTDT - and occasionally when you spear the filter with a screwdriver the canister metal shreds and you're left with the stump of the filter still attached and half a can like a beer can torn in half.

There's probably an Ivan in Irbit laughing to himself, "Let's see them take that off!"

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Post by Burt1713 » Thu May 21, 2020 2:18 pm

My dad ran a farm implement dealership for 50+ years and kept all of his tools. If he has a tool small enough to fit what I’m working on applying excessive force has never been a problem. :twisted:
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Post by Peter Pan » Thu May 21, 2020 3:08 pm

They all do that... Royal Enfield too... This week we were 3 men trying to show my daughter how easy it is to take of a bench from a RE Bullet....
PUSTEKUCHEN.

I guess except the bikes my first boss used to sell ( the Honda repair man in my home town ) not any new bike comes with lube, locktite or reasonably torqued screws.
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Post by RC20 » Thu May 21, 2020 3:32 pm

Meh...............................I think people have been in quarintine for a bit too long and have lost their sense of humor. I made this post in jest and was poking fun at myself.
Point taken.

My front axle bolt was the same way. I would never have gotten it loose on the road. I just happen to have a tapered pin that went through the hole and a big enough hammer to pop it with.

Read it was right loosening but you could not tell from a test hit, ungh. Finally went with trust and hit it hard a few times and got some movement. Hate to do that. Right loose made some sense but then this is a Ural and that was suspicious.
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Re: oil filter replacement

Post by GHGoodwin » Fri May 22, 2020 4:26 pm

I've had really good luck with these. Check your big box hardware.

https://www.amazon.com/Channellock-209- ... B0009WG5SU
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Re: oil filter replacement

Post by Lmo » Fri May 22, 2020 4:34 pm

My front axle bolt was the same way. I would never have gotten it loose on the road.
I don't suppose it had an "л" on the end of it...?
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