What did you do to your Ural today?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby Manscout » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:33 am

chaos2 wrote:levered on a 307 for the pusher and turned the drums using the sandpaper on the shoes trick.

Did it work for you? I did it for 30 min, and it had no effect.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby hotflash44 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:43 pm

Manscout , let me stick my nose in here a little as for the sand paper brake issue. it worked for me on a 1963 ford with drum brakes car didn't stop very well and i looked all over the web for suggestions and stumbled on a you tube video using the sand paper.i sanded the drums in a cross hatch pattern and also the shoes only trick is you need to do a burnishing of the brakes as they are horrible until they get heated up. the burnishing is going to 35/40 mph then apply the brakes firmly do this about 10 times allowing a time to cool in between stops apx 1 minute. each time i did this the brakes got better. basically its the glaze that needs to be removed. :cheers:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby Mr Wazzock » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:46 pm

Bit of ACF50 around the fenders.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby Patrick » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:52 pm

:) As above, have silicon gaskets in reserve.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby siberman1 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:06 pm

hotflash44 wrote:Manscout , let me stick my nose in here a little as for the sand paper brake issue. it worked for me on a 1963 ford with drum brakes car didn't stop very well and i looked all over the web for suggestions and stumbled on a you tube video using the sand paper.i sanded the drums in a cross hatch pattern and also the shoes only trick is you need to do a burnishing of the brakes as they are horrible until they get heated up. the burnishing is going to 35/40 mph then apply the brakes firmly do this about 10 times allowing a time to cool in between stops apx 1 minute. each time i did this the brakes got better. basically its the glaze that needs to be removed. :cheers:


FWIW-
This cross-hatch sanding was common on VW air-cooled flywheels if owner did not want to pay for machine-shop surfacing the flywheel. It worked good enough to use the same flywheel 2-3 times before it really needed to go to a machinist. Old school stuff, just like many aspects of Ural.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby siberman1 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:11 pm

windmill wrote:
hotflash44 wrote:EncoreJoe ,i know i will catch hell for even suggesting that like my 2016 GU, and your 2017 GU, the company IMZ has made many reliability improvements since 2007..... Okay let the avalanche of knives unload i can handle it . :wink: :cheers:


So, the mother ship may have me wacked, and some here might question my veracity, but I got it from the horses mouth that in 2017 alone warranty claims were reduced by more than 50%, and the 3 biggest warranty issues have been addressed.

No, a Ural isn't a Honda, yet they're not as some deride them to be. Of course that doesn't mean much to those who have had issues through no fault of their own, but it's not a reason to expect the worst.


Horses talk? I never knew that. :o

Tomcatfixer wrote:What does "biggest" mean, with regards to warranty claims? Most frequent failure? Most expensive failure?


Once "the cat is out of the bag" , it is difficult to get it back "in the bag"... :roll:

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby Tomcatfixer » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:42 pm

Once "the cat is out of the bag" , it is difficult to get it back "in the bag"

Aw, y'just need a cat herder, Marv!

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby chaos2 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:21 pm

Manscout wrote:
chaos2 wrote:levered on a 307 for the pusher and turned the drums using the sandpaper on the shoes trick.

Did it work for you? I did it for 30 min, and it had no effect.


It worked great for me. My problem was pulsating from the drums being out of round. I cut up a HF 80grit zirc sanding belt to fit over the forward shoe with a tab to slide under the cam, had to back the shoe off to get the drum to fit over it. Then with the bike up on jacks and 2wd engaged I started it up in 1st and slowly applied the brakes, I could hear it go from swish-swish-swish to a steady swi-iish. This was on the sidecar wheel, with the pusher brake backed off so as to not confuse the process. Only took a minute or two, probably could have used a finer grit but I was guessing. Hardest part was getting the drum on without crunching the sandpaper, some double sticky tape on the shoe would have solved that. With the drums being round it was easier to adjust the brakes with my homemade MePi tool (thanks gobium!) and the difference is amazing. No more pulsating and I don't need to use the front brake for normal stopping. I was going to take more pictures but forgot .... :feelsgood:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby hotflash44 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:41 pm

In the olden days you could have your drums trued at the auto parts store,really hard to find the machines today for obvious reasons. What if you make a jig like the guys with the wheel truer. at least you could find the high spots easy maybe use machinist dye blue.just sayin! :idea: :cheers:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby Mr Wazzock » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:50 pm

Mr Wazzock wrote:#1


LED speedo bulbs...

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I can now report the speedo glass does not fog up with these even on a cold damp day.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby Tomcatfixer » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:33 pm

Seeing all of that 'Sahara Tan' makes me impatient about completing my RPOC build...

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby Mr Wazzock » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:25 pm

:lol:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby gobium » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:52 pm

Rode the hell out of them
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Postby gobium » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:29 pm

Went to dealership
Thinking of trading in my 2013 ural T for the 2017 saraha
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