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

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

Postby CurtC » Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:19 pm

Oh right, fuel injection, forgot about that :)
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby barnone » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:04 am

Seems to me since the fuel pump is external to the tank that we could still have a petcock with on/reserve/off.

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

Postby BikerMage » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:12 am

barnone wrote:Seems to me since the fuel pump is external to the tank that we could still have a petcock with on/reserve/off.


Of course we COULD, I've ridden EFI bikes with Reserve. I imagine it wouldn't be too hard to pull the existing petcock and simply install one with Reserve.
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby Yakatak » Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:33 pm

I presume that you have the Owners Manual? It contains instructions on how to determine the reason the "Check Engine" light came on. My experience with running out of gas occurred when I had to do one short section of interstate, at a place we affectionately call "Malfunction Junction". I have since installed a Pingel reserve fuel petcock.
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:19 pm

Gave the bike a thorough shake-down over the weekend. My son and I rode to Bolivar Peninsula and stayed with my family at a beach house in Crystal Beach. First time I've been there since right after Hurricane Ike; good to see that the place has re-built. Anyway, the bike operated near flawlessly. Riding up and down the beach, I know what it feels like to be a hot chick at the beach, turning every head you pass. Got a lot of looks, thumbs up and shout outs as I rode by. EVEN THE HOT CHICKS LOOKED MY WAY!! Man, that never happens.

Like I said, the bike operated near flawlessly. Somewhere on the way down on Friday night, the sidecar light went out. The right blinker on the sidecar still works fine, front and back, but the white light began flickering for a while and then went out. So I need to check for a short in the wires somewhere for that. Also, the front left indicator quit working as well. Sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. So I think it's just a short in the wire as well. I noticed I have a leak in the drive shaft. Oil has been slung pretty uniformly around the rear wheel. I've reported these problems to the dealer since the bike is under warranty but I think I'm just going to try to sort it all out myself. I'm going to give the bike its first service this afternoon and see just how it's holding up.
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby Kilometers2 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:26 pm

May not be a short. Ural lights work best if you put dialectic grease on all the bulbs.
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby lpenney » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:19 pm

I've had the same problem with the reverse lever and getting it into gear. I was showing my rig to someone in the neighborhood and couldn't get it back into gear. Just as I was about to tuck tail and push it back home, my eyes lighted on the reverse lever. I moved it into the forward position and it dropped into gear no problem. I think this is a pretty common item. Like someone else said earlier, you have to learn the bike.

My other big forehead slap moment was leaving the parking brake engaged and wondering why I couldn't maintain speed on the highway. Make sure it is adjusted to make the bike stall on take off so that doesn't happen to you.

Oh yeah, another learning curve move was with the 2WD. I had been on a forest service road, but only though I was in 1WD. I think the vibrations kicked it into 2WD, but I didn't notice it on the dirt road. Once I hit the highway, it seemed more difficult to steer, but I wasn't sure why. When I stopped for gas, I noticed the 2WD selector position and made sure it locked into place.

I hope some of my dumba$$ noob moves will help you with your own learning curve.

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

Postby rivers » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:47 pm

jwaller wrote:I'm just gonna use the trip odometer as I now know the range on the bike. As far a a reserve position for the petcock..... It's fuel injected, so I assume there is no petcock, but I could be wrong. Have to check again and see.

Yup no petcock on a fueli Ural and yes the trip meter is your friend. 200km...add fuel. Sure there is a fuel idiot light(key word..."idiot") Mine blinks whenever in the mood anywhere from 50km to 200km. Must be some sort of Russian sense of humor thing that doesn't translate well. Point being trust the tripmeter not the IDIOT light.
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby gobium » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:49 pm

Check ground on battery and engine ground connection

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Postby jwaller » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:43 pm

So, I checked the lights that were faulty and found the problem. The light on the sidecar was just burned out; the filament was gone. No problem. I'll just buy an new bulb for that one. The front left blinker just needed to be wiggled around a bit and began working again. I shook the handlebars from left to right and kind of bounced on the bike to make sure it was working solid before putting the amber lens back on. After putting the lens on, wouldn't you know it.... the light quit working again. So, more work to do.
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It moves about as fast as ketchup flowing from the bottle.
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby BikerMage » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:45 pm

jwaller wrote:So, I checked the lights that were faulty and found the problem. The light on the sidecar was just burned out; the filament was gone. No problem. I'll just buy an new bulb for that one. The front left blinker just needed to be wiggled around a bit and began working again. I shook the handlebars from left to right and kind of bounced on the bike to make sure it was working solid before putting the amber lens back on. After putting the lens on, wouldn't you know it.... the light quit working again. So, more work to do.


If it's burned out again, look for a short that's jumping too much power into the bulb. That is, assuming you're using the correct bulb in the first place...
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:11 pm

That is, assuming you're using the correct bulb in the first place...


I'm not using the wrong bulb unless the factory installed the wrong bulb! But I guess that's possible.



Pic of my son and I at the beach. I'm the dashing one with the goofy grin :D

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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 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:00 am

Did the first oil change.
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That second pic came from the transmission fill plug. First oil change. Should I be alarmed?
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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 csbdr » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:20 am

No. That looks like pretty typical chaff from the gears of a new bike.
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby Mothra35 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:26 am

gobium wrote:Check ground on battery and engine ground connection



If the sidecar light still isn't working I would check the ground wire that's clipped to the socket (if the new ones are still like this :oops: ) if not its gotta be grounded somewhere...what it sounds like to me also^^

ON a side note, how does the son like the ride with the windshield, I put mine on but haven't rode anyone yet in it with the windshield installed...has he rode with in removed..if so does he like it better or worse??
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