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by Lmo
Sun May 27, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Final drive/ brake shoe phantom clunk rolling backwards "FOUND IT !!
Replies: 17
Views: 690

Re: Final drive/ brake shoe phantom clunk rolling backwards "FOUND IT !!

Hey Tim... just spotted this post. Get some "moly lube" paste for your drive splines, they look pretty dry. Any of the usual suspects should have the springs you need. Mark's Custom Cycle in Ventura would be the closest to you, Triquest (up in Santa Clara) would be next closest. Might as w...
by Lmo
Sun May 27, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Fuel Line Question
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Fuel Line Question

I plugged the annoying crossover spigot and installed a pair of bungs that accepted BMW R100RT fuel petcocks. Did you have to weld a pad onto the bottom of the tank to do this? Same set up on my '73 R75/5 works like a champ (and removing the tank is super easy). Ural/Dnepr should have been doing th...
by Lmo
Sun May 27, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: 2014 GU for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: 2014 GU for sale

Nice rig Chuck. You shouldn't have had any problems with night vision!!
by Lmo
Sun May 27, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: CAT Trike
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: CAT Trike

And you just KNOW some yahoo's gonna 911 a truck driving backwards on the highway. https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/18mm8utkoq2ikjpg.jpg Just threw this one in because it looks like a cool idea... http://www.nirapadnews.com/english/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/29D9754700000578-313397...
by Lmo
Sun May 27, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Louder exhaust for Ural Retro?
Replies: 31
Views: 807

Re: Louder exhaust for Ural Retro?

Can you even still buy ModTop products? I gotta get out more... :( I started a list (on paper) of Thrush "Cherry Bomb" type glass pack muffers, most are 2.25" diameter inlet, but there were a couple of 1.75" mufflers out there. Most are under $30US. I'll see if I can re-generate...
by Lmo
Sun May 27, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Do NOT downshift your Ural... ?
Replies: 31
Views: 776

Re: Do NOT downshift your Ural... ?

Yeah, maybe the title was a tad ambiguous, maybe I should have titled it "Do you downshift?", or "When should I downshift?", but it seems to be generating the result I was after. :wink:

I'll link it to the Facebook discussion later.
by Lmo
Sat May 26, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Louder exhaust for Ural Retro?
Replies: 31
Views: 807

Re: Louder exhaust for Ural Retro?

Thanks Barry. Looking around, weighing fit-up options, availability, and cost... it's looking like the ModTops are the best deal. Re-inventing the wheel is okay if you have the stuff at hand, but since I don't plug-and-play is probably cheaper in the end. One thing is certain, my old pontoons are sh...
by Lmo
Sat May 26, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Changing ignition switch on 2012 Retro
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Changing ignition switch on 2012 Retro

Disconnect the battery first... no arc welding allowed.
by Lmo
Fri May 25, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Low speed shimmy
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: Low speed shimmy

Have you adjusted the steering damper?

If so you may need to get the front wheel off the ground and check that the damper is working and there is no slack in the steering head bearings.


+1

And if the steering damper is a goner there is an excellent alternative available...
by Lmo
Fri May 25, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Do NOT downshift your Ural... ?
Replies: 31
Views: 776

Re: Do NOT downshift your Ural... ?

I just threw this into the ring for rhetorical purposes. All levels of riding experience around us (both here and on FB (maybe more newbs there, than here)) and some folks seem to take just about anything they hear/read as gospel. I figured a wider sampling of opinion might help others. Next we can ...
by Lmo
Fri May 25, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 2018 CT Rear Fender Rack
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: 2018 CT Rear Fender Rack

Dang Son!!! You be da TubeBender Extraordinaire!!
by Lmo
Fri May 25, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Louder exhaust for Ural Retro?
Replies: 31
Views: 807

Re: Louder exhaust for Ural Retro?

Ural Europe sells an Italian made peashooter style exhaust as well,


And at 401,30 € , almost twice as expensive as the ModTop mufflers. :shock: Plus shipping... :?
by Lmo
Fri May 25, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: My Bike pulls to the right
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: My Bike pulls to the right

+1 on Eric's write up. I'd add that my rig doesn't seem to be affected by lean angle as much as it does by toe-in/out; the slightest amount of toe- out drastically effects straight line steering. You should also be aware that toe in/out is "speed sensitive"... e.g. at a given speed steerin...
by Lmo
Fri May 25, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Do NOT downshift your Ural... ?
Replies: 31
Views: 776

Do NOT downshift your Ural... ?

I just had an interesting discussion with a number of Facebook SovietSteeds. Many are of the opinion that downshifting, to reduce speed, is detrimental to the gearbox; some even cited their dealer telling them not to use the this technique. Personally, I downshift to utilize engine braking all the t...
by Lmo
Thu May 24, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: FS: Solo Dnepr - $1,000
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: FS: Solo Dnepr - $1,000

A realistically priced, incomplete, gotta get it outtahere, "project" bike?! Go figure... :wink:

It's a good 5 hours for me too, but teams of Percherons couldn't drag me anywhere near that neck of the woods on Memorial Day weekend.

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