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by Snakeoil
Wed May 23, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 32k for a Ural
Replies: 71
Views: 1443

Re: 32k for a Ural

Well, like I said, I did not set out to insult, put down, call out or pick on any one individual. Hell, nobody was even in my mind. I tried to be clear, but it appears people will read things into what is said that are not really there, or not intended no matter what. I was speaking in general about...
by Snakeoil
Wed May 23, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 32k for a Ural
Replies: 71
Views: 1443

Re: 32k for a Ural

How do you figure the prices are "inflated"? Fair question. The $2600 exhaust system is one that caught my eye. Perhaps it is a bear to install and results in a severely high labor charge. I don't believe (have not checked) that it is made from any exotic materials. The Arrow exhaust I ha...
by Snakeoil
Tue May 22, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 32k for a Ural
Replies: 71
Views: 1443

Re: 32k for a Ural

I'm not trying to label anyone here. I would never lump all into one group. Stereotyping is never accurate. If you identified with anything I said I cannot help that. I was not trying to single anyone out. When you pay inflated prices, you screw yourself as well. It tells them you will pay. When you...
by Snakeoil
Tue May 22, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Carb question- Keihin diaphram and slides
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: Carb question- Keihin diaphram and slides

These carbs were never sold in the aftermarket to my knowledge. They have always been OE on various brands. Lots of ATVs use them, Hinckley Triumph used them to name a few. OEM parts prices are always steep. But you might find a less painful price shopping the Japanese parts lists. I might be wrong,...
by Snakeoil
Tue May 22, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: M70 stearing bearing adjustment
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: M70 stearing bearing adjustment

Creaking and clicking, if it is coming from the bearings means they are worn, corroded, dry, or all 3. Bearing, especially balls, will dimple the races over time if run in the same location. If you think about a bike front end, it spends probably 90% of its time pointing straight forward. So, this c...
by Snakeoil
Tue May 22, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: '99 650 Timing gear replacement
Replies: 74
Views: 1976

Re: '99 650 Timing gear replacement

HEY!! WHO YOU CALLIN' FOREIGN??!!! :wink:
by Snakeoil
Tue May 22, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 32k for a Ural
Replies: 71
Views: 1443

Re: 32k for a Ural

I agree on live and let live. What floats your boat and mine may be 180 deg opposed. But I have to question some of the pricing on those accessories. A Hella headlight upgrade is nearly the same cost as a 12v port? $2600 for an exhaust?? I think what we have here is Kool-Aid for $5.00 a glass. The p...
by Snakeoil
Mon May 21, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: M70 stearing bearing adjustment
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: M70 stearing bearing adjustment

I'm surprised that someone else has not piped up yet. I've zero Retro experience. But I've worked on a lot of tele fork bikes. They are pretty much as I described in my original post. You could probably use a drop away spec for another bike if you cannot find one for your Ural. Tapered bearings are ...
by Snakeoil
Mon May 21, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: '99 650 Timing gear replacement
Replies: 74
Views: 1976

Re: '99 650 Timing gear replacement

is that the right term for a mallet filled with sand or lead balls? I've always referred to them as 'dead-blow' hammers. I'd like to take this opportunity to compliment you, Claus , on your posts. They are always insightful and well-written, with a warm and friendly tone. They truly enhance this fo...
by Snakeoil
Sat May 19, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: Where do I get this reverse lever?
Replies: 16
Views: 629

Re: Where do I get this reverse lever?

You can make your own. I made mine. There is a thread here that should give you enough info to make yours if you are so inclined. And your won't look like everyone else's.

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by Snakeoil
Sat May 19, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Taking an old horse out into the sun
Replies: 20
Views: 649

Re: Taking an old horse out into the sun

I never have more than 1. Actually, I hardly drink at all, anymore. The flight of 4 was split with the wife and each one was about 3 oz of beer, maybe 4. The seat on Harleys since the VL if I'm not mistaken, are suspended via a plunger suspension with at least 4 inches of travel. There is no reason ...
by Snakeoil
Fri May 18, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Taking an old horse out into the sun
Replies: 20
Views: 649

Re: Taking an old horse out into the sun

Thanks guys. I've been putting miles on the Knuck as much as possible. Yesterday, I put another 70 or so miles on her. Riding her is addicting. I put 400 miles on her in the last week. I leaned out the high speed needle a bit more and she has finally come to life. So, there is a big apple farm just ...
by Snakeoil
Fri May 18, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Anyone open the new style Speedo?
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: Anyone open the new style Speedo?

Sounds like you can complain about the LEDs as a warranty item and get a new speedo.
by Snakeoil
Fri May 18, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: New member
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: New member

Welcome to the zoo! Nice rig.
by Snakeoil
Thu May 17, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Anti tailgating system fully armed
Replies: 28
Views: 736

Re: Anti tailgating system fully armed

I have thought about putting paint balls in my pocket and letting a handful go at a tailgater. But it is probably a losing situation. I normally pull over and wave them by with a grand gesture type of wave. When I first got my Indian Four, I went thru the typical learning curve that comes with a vin...

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