My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby hotflash44 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:42 am

wooden nickel yeah, a little air seems to be the trick to keeping the wrinkles out,also lots of soapy water is good. i just ordered a fishing tool off eBay also. :cheers:
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:30 pm

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Beautiful day for a ride. Took my daughter out for breakfast..... about 100 miles from home. Then we went back home another scenic route. Maybe I'll post up a video later.
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jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:57 pm

2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
:boogie:

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby Manscout » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:50 am

Even after the Summer Adventure (or Failventure), she is still willing to go for a 100 miler? That is awesome! I am glad she is still up for it. Nice job dad!
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:07 pm

Manscout wrote:Even after the Summer Adventure (or Failventure), she is still willing to go for a 100 miler? That is awesome! I am glad she is still up for it. Nice job dad!


Well, it’s a 50 mile commute to get to the school where I work. She goes to my school rather than the over crowded local public school. So it’s 50 miles to school for her then another 50 home. So she rides 100 miles just about every school day. Now, for the first couple months of school, neither of us even wanted to look at the Ural. She rode on the back of my Triumph Scrambler except for rainy days. Now that it’s cooling off, she’s happy to ride in the sidecar with the windshield and I’m over the Ural malaise I might have had after the summer trip. It’s become new again.


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2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
:boogie:

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby Mr Wazzock » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:14 pm

hotflash44 wrote:Mr Wazzock, thinking on doing my own tire changing when the time comes,hear the Heidenau has stiffer side walls than the Duro. have you done a tire change by hand yourself? :cheers:


Not on my own - had a flat go down overnight (tube pinched between TWO rim tapes (?) and spoke nipple heads), dealer had got a tube so took wheel over there and "we" did it on his bench - I say "we" I was mostly holding things down for him - anyway did it with big tire levers, rim protectors and that tool with the arm on it that pushes the tire bead back on.

I suppose with two of us and him being an "expert" didn't seem too bad. :D


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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby hotflash44 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:34 pm

Mr Wazzock,glad to hear it wasent to hard, at least on your end. im one of those people who buy and research things way before i need them. got the third tire lever, and the rim savers and the bead buddy. now just have to wait for a flat/or new tire! :cheers:
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby Mr Wazzock » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:01 pm

jwaller wrote:
Manscout wrote:Even after the Summer Adventure (or Failventure), she is still willing to go for a 100 miler? That is awesome! I am glad she is still up for it. Nice job dad!


Well, it’s a 50 mile commute to get to the school where I work. She goes to my school rather than the over crowded local public school. So it’s 50 miles to school for her then another 50 home. So she rides 100 miles just about every school day. Now, for the first couple months of school, neither of us even wanted to look at the Ural. She rode on the back of my Triumph Scrambler except for rainy days. Now that it’s cooling off, she’s happy to ride in the sidecar with the windshield and I’m over the Ural malaise I might have had after the summer trip. It’s become new again.


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Only just seen this -

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:08 pm

Gave a neighbor lady a quick little spin in the sidecar. Now, this is a lady who used to fly aerobatics and stuff. She flew in the Red Baron Stearman airplanes and stuff like that. She asked for a ride and I was more than happy to oblige. Well, she loved it. I think someone like that would be a tough customer to please, but she said she really enjoyed it and wants to go out on a longer spin some time. Of course, I'd be happy to oblige once again.
2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
:boogie:

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:03 pm

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I found the debris above when I was checking the valves and changing the oil. I found it in the right cylinder's valve cover, toward the front, where it would be under the exhaust valve with the cover in place. The left cylinder was clean. The valves were in spec and the bike's been running fine. I've found debris in the valve cover before, when the left cylinder grenaded. Does this mean I'm about to have to replace the right cylinder, valves, and piston? I've seen debris, a little, before, but never this much and never so clearly metallic.
2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
:boogie:

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby Mr Wazzock » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:28 pm

Steel or alloy?
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:23 pm

Mr Wazzock wrote:Steel or alloy?



Not sure.
2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
:boogie:

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby Mr Wazzock » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:25 pm

Got a handy magnet?
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:42 pm

D’oh! Yeah, I’m dumb. Should have figured that out but didn’t think of it until just a couple minutes ago right before reading the last post. I’ll check that


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2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
:boogie:

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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:08 pm

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Smart car and a stupid bike? My bike takes up more parking space than the car. It’s got a longer wheelbase.


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2014 Ural Patrol
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2001 Triumph Sprint ST

These are the good times, there's no looking back
jwaller is loving life, on his shiny red Ural hack.
Rolling through the hill country, one hand on the throttle .
It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
Ketchup. Ketchup.
:boogie:


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