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by Snakeoil
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Clutch plates question
Replies: 22
Views: 454

Re: Clutch plates question

It wasn't a personal attack, just an observation from following this forum for so long. If it was not intended as a personal attack, it certainly came across that way. Not judging, just observing. You might want to read your posts a second time before you hit the send button. You seem to give the a...
by Snakeoil
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Clutch plates question
Replies: 22
Views: 454

Re: Clutch plates question

From what I've read here, I got the impression that current production clutch plate splines have a short life. Also read reports of loose rivets. Maybe I got the wrong impression. Regardless, clutch splines should not have a short life. If it was a matter of one bad batch of plates, IMZ should yank ...
by Snakeoil
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Clutch plates question
Replies: 22
Views: 454

Re: Clutch plates question

This is why they went to softer splines on the discs......sacrifice the wear part rather than the permanent part. Yes, that is the correct path. But a splined shaft and clutch arrangement are not something new. It's not like the design has not been thru the acid test. Pretty much every standard tra...
by Snakeoil
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Of all the ungrateful...
Replies: 28
Views: 902

Re: Of all the ungrateful...

Then she was scammed (and this is true) which drained her bank account and she's had a tough go of it for 2 years now trying to get things right again. You know I was thinking about this today. Scammed is another way of saying "Taken advantage of". Like my Dad always said, "The chick...
by Snakeoil
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Of all the ungrateful...
Replies: 28
Views: 902

Re: Of all the ungrateful...

You will go to Heaven some day. I understand how you feel. But we all tend to judge others based on our values and we often find out the hard way that their values and ours do not coincide. I tend to do stuff for neighbors all the time, just to be nice. If I can help out, I am normally happy to. Mor...
by Snakeoil
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Franken Beemer
Replies: 19
Views: 382

Re: Franken Beemer

chang jiang bill wrote:Is that a Royal sidecar? Where did you get it?


Yeah, I am curious, too. Steib, Hollandia or modern Steib from Poland?
by Snakeoil
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Shock Heights
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Shock Heights

‘96 Tourist frame. ‘78 R100 motor. ‘14 gearbox. Front brake off a Nash Metropolitan. Bitsa everything.


A true Mainer! :wink:
by Snakeoil
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Stumped by lean condition.
Replies: 30
Views: 845

Re: Stumped by lean condition.

Without making assumptions about the OPs veracity or accuracy, we can only go by the information given, and diagnostics is a process of elimination. This is the problem with trying to troubleshoot anything from a distance. What you and I might check, the OP may have skipped over or "assumed&qu...
by Snakeoil
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: '99 650 Timing gear replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 201

Re: '99 650 Timing gear replacement

I broke mined trying to press it off the cam. So, they are not very strong. My broke in the spoke area. I cannot answer your question regarding them letting go on other bikes. Not sure there is a lot of Russian gear experience here anymore. Although guys like Mr. Cob, BillyG, JohnBG, Lee Pape, Albaq...
by Snakeoil
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Would this be good to help with break in?
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: Would this be good to help with break in?

No, the first few minutes/miles are critical for ring seating and they need some friction. W/o lugging/over-reving just vary your speeds often. You want both upper and lower edges of the rings to wear-in(seat). Absolutely true. I'm bringing a 454 in to a local performance shop for complete rebuild ...
by Snakeoil
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Franken Beemer
Replies: 19
Views: 382

Re: Franken Beemer

To this day, it is my understanding that if you have one of the recalled snowflakes, BMW will still replace it with the upgraded design. Insub, how could you ever sell a bike that was that pretty and in which you had so much invested (I'm talking effort and not money here). I love to own that bike. ...
by Snakeoil
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Top speed
Replies: 37
Views: 840

Re: Top speed

Interesting conversation. My 650 wants to go faster and I have at times not paid attention and had the bike going a lot faster than I would want to. Not for the handling as the rig remains pretty neutral with just me and no windshields. But because I know that the bending stresses on the crank, whic...
by Snakeoil
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Stumped by lean condition.
Replies: 30
Views: 845

Re: Stumped by lean condition.

Once again, the standard axiom is proven to be true. Most fuel problems are rooted in the electrics and most electrical problems are fuel related. Remember I mentioned that it is rare for two carbs to have the same problem based purely on chance. Eric had suggested that it might have been your IE an...
by Snakeoil
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: '99 650 Timing gear replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 201

Re: '99 650 Timing gear replacement

Before you get all excited, you need to either put it on centers or in v-blocks and indicate it to make sure it is straight. Although the gear is right up next to the bearing, the fact that the gear was shattered demands that you assure the end of the cam is straight and runs true. The new Herzogs w...

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