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by alienbogey
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: M70 Retro Chassis as a Two Wheeler?
Replies: 7
Views: 609

M70 Retro Chassis as a Two Wheeler?

I have a line on a 6 or 7 year old M70 chassis that is from a sidecar rig. I'm thinking of using it as the basis for what is probably a foolish and ultimately futile two-wheeler Frankenbike project. Would the chassis geometry be problematical for use as a two wheeler? Are there geometry differences ...
by alienbogey
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Valve Adjustment Confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 1416

Re: Valve Adjustment Confusion

Thanks for the replies. Telling me that my 2015 EFI Ural has only one arrow was key. Another key was the twirly-pushrod tip. Finally, a video that said "Just tight enough to hold your .004 gauge in place" helped a lot. On the right jug both valves needed a little adjusting, while the left ...
by alienbogey
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Valve Adjustment Confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 1416

Valve Adjustment Confusion

This is the first time I've adjusted valves in my life, so please gentle. I have searched threads, gone to websites, and have Youtube running, so much so that I've confused myself with TMI. My main problem is the TDC mark on the flywheel. One apparently authoritative source says that the arrow mark ...
by alienbogey
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Flying the Chair
Replies: 17
Views: 2085

Re: Flying the Chair

alienbogey wrote:I scrape the exhaust pipe when flying the chair on my Retro. Do you?


I'm quoting myself in order to correct myself: I'm scraping the center stand, not the exhaust pipe, when flying the chair and keeping it balanced.

:oops:
by alienbogey
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Anyone been to the mothership?
Replies: 7
Views: 1513

Re: Anyone been to the mothership?

I dropped in unannounced last year and was treated very nicely.
by alienbogey
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Ural for the average guy???
Replies: 37
Views: 3434

Re: Ural for the average guy???

The M70 models are the ones that are more highway optimized. The bike and sidecar frames are different with a lower cg and more stability.
by alienbogey
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Soviet Steeds Picture Challenge
Replies: 101
Views: 10671

Re: Soviet Steeds Picture Challenge

Love the picture. Thread winner so far.

Current challenge: One or more rigs parked at an open HD dealership.
by alienbogey
Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Soviet Steeds Picture Challenge
Replies: 101
Views: 10671

Re: Soviet Steeds Picture Challenge

SS = Soviet Steed.

Bumping this thread to the top. The weather's getting nice, people, here's an excuse to get out and ride.

Current picture challenge: Your rig at a post office.
by alienbogey
Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Fogged Speedometer - Fix?
Replies: 15
Views: 1703

Fogged Speedometer - Fix?

In January I rode our new Retro home through 5 hours of rain and ever since we've had condensation on the inside of the speedometer glass. I figured that over time the same bad seal that let the water in would eventually let it out as vapor but now, four months later, it's if anything worse. I've fi...
by alienbogey
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Communication systems for 3 x sidecar helmets?
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: Communication systems for 3 x sidecar helmets?

Another +1 for Sena. Used three of them today on a ride with a Ural and two 2-wheelers.
by alienbogey
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Our Dog Harness Mount
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: Our Dog Harness Mount

I read a lot of threads on this and other forums regarding tethering or not tethering the dog to the hack in the event of an accident. Opinion seems to me to be fairly evenly divided with good points on both sides. If the rig goes inverted it's going to be very bad for both rider and dog, and IMO ju...
by alienbogey
Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: New windshield (smart)
Replies: 14
Views: 1095

Re: New windshield (smart)

No thanks!
by alienbogey
Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: New rider
Replies: 33
Views: 2797

Re: New rider

If you're thinking of commuting on your rig you might consider going with an M70 or Retro. They have a lower cg and more stable frame geometry. Generally speaking, the CT and 2WD models are more optimized for off road (although, of course, they go on road all the time), and the M70/Retro are more op...
by alienbogey
Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Our Dog Harness Mount
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Our Dog Harness Mount

In searching the topic of tie down points for a dog harness I haven't seen anything quite like the way we did it, so I thought I'd show & tell. We didn't want to be drilling any holes in our shiny new Retro, so we came up with a method that avoided doing so. First, we got two female 1" plas...

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