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by Snakeoil
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Final Drive "Pancake" seal conversion...
Replies: 11
Views: 145

Re: Final Drive "Pancake" seal conversion...

When I replaced my pancake seal, Gene told me it would take either the new seal or the pancake. I remember looking at my FD and it certainly looked like it would accept a standard pressed in seal, provided the ID of the area was correct. I opted for a new pancake. Should it leak again, I'll have to ...
by Snakeoil
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Missing members.; dneprlover
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Missing members.; dneprlover

Seen similar on other forums. Had a great guy that forgot more than most would ever know just stop posting one day. Initial comments from those who knew him said he was not doing well. One day, somebody posted that he'd passed. Never gave it much thought until now, but the internet has allowed folks...
by Snakeoil
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Early 90s?? Ural factory
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Early 90s?? Ural factory

That was fun to watch. No safety glasses for folks running machine tools. Molten metal being dipped and poured by hand. I wonder what the lost time accident rate was like there? Had to be USSR period for sure based on the number of pieces you see being made. Hand painted stripe on the tub may help d...
by Snakeoil
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Fastest Ural
Replies: 77
Views: 2386

Re: Fastest Ural

I thought I might add that in Barry's photo of the DMC guys, I love the V-Strom with the outboard motor for their seriously deep water crossings. I suspect he might be the fastest in the wet. :wink:
by Snakeoil
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Air intake/filter options for carb'd bikes ?
Replies: 22
Views: 448

Re: Air intake/filter options for carb'd bikes ?

There is another option. A member hear named Leftka, designed an airbox that used a Guzzi filter if I remember right. He made it from Home Depot type stuff and the reports were that it worked very well. You could do a search here for Leftka or maybe it is Lefka's air filter or air box. Nobody has me...
by Snakeoil
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Fastest Ural
Replies: 77
Views: 2386

Re: Fastest Ural

I don't need no steenkeeng prize. :wink: It was a mind exercise. I think pretty much everyone thought that "thing" was something you could touch, feel, install, etc.. The trailer hitch was the primary clue for me. I kept wondering why you kept mentioning that. At first I thought you were r...
by Snakeoil
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Air intake/filter options for carb'd bikes ?
Replies: 22
Views: 448

Re: Air intake/filter options for carb'd bikes ?

Thanks. After posting I did a search and found your original MkIII thread. You do very nice work.
by Snakeoil
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Air intake/filter options for carb'd bikes ?
Replies: 22
Views: 448

Re: Air intake/filter options for carb'd bikes ?

So Barry, does that system use the Trabant filter element?
by Snakeoil
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: CL find and you gotta see the pics. Wow! 1960 Dnepr is what the ad says.
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: CL find and you gotta see the pics. Wow! 1960 Dnepr is what the ad says.

My favorite line is "all original". I assume that includes the factory engraving on the heads.
by Snakeoil
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: GPS Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: GPS Repair

Yes, I remember Chad posting that info. I did a search and found it. Here's the link.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=50411&p=637267&hilit=GPS+Battery#p637267
by Snakeoil
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: GPS Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 132

GPS Repair

I thought I'd post this for informational purposes. I have no connection to the vendor and have never done business with them. As some of you may have found out the hard way, Garmin is not known for standing behind their older GPS units. Once a unit is a bit long in the tooth, they will no longer se...
by Snakeoil
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Air box modification
Replies: 32
Views: 862

Re: Air box modification

I did a quick search for Trabant air filters. Here are the search results. Even K&N makes one which as we all know will turn your Trabant into an F1 contender. https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=lG6IWrTFFY_q_Abxk5SoDg&q=Trabant+air+filter&oq=Trabant+air+filter&gs_l=psy-ab...
by Snakeoil
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Air box modification
Replies: 32
Views: 862

Re: Air box modification

Nice video Rob, funny, did you watch it? D'oh!!! I had copied the URL for that video from Lew's thread to send to a few rider friends of mine. It apparently was still in my buffer and when I thought I copied and pasted the Trabant article, I managed to paste the YouTube video instead. The Homer Sim...
by Snakeoil
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Fastest Ural
Replies: 77
Views: 2386

Re: Fastest Ural

Overthinking... never been accused of that before. I decided that since you keep telling us you've given us blatant hints, I'd list all your hints in one place to help me and possibly others drill down to what you are talking about. Here are the sum total of your "hints". Hint, The two thi...
by Snakeoil
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Air box modification
Replies: 32
Views: 862

Re: Air box modification

Thanks very much for posting that, Barry. Great winter therapy project.

Can you buy Trabant filters at NAPA?? I think I'll have to go take a look.

For those who don't know what a Trabant is... https://youtu.be/s5IKthNYhVY

They did a special on them on 60 minutes about 20 years ago.

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