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

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

Postby gobium » Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:04 pm

Like bmw.
I run my light ground wires back to main ground connection .
Cannot trust bike frame ground as only connections

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

Postby lschultz » Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:56 pm

My hack rider Max (GS) don't like the windshield to much. He don't get as much wind. He likes that big head in the wind. :lol:
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:41 pm

Mothra35 wrote: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??


My son appreciates the windshield but he doesn't have anything else to base that on. I haven't taken the windshield off yet for comparison's sake so take that for what it's worth. I know he prefers to ride with a 3/4 helmet rather than a full face so I don't think he'd like going without the windshield. Also, he is better protected from weather with the windshield. We hit some rain on our way back from the coast and the windshield kept him out of the weather, for the most part.

I just asked him for his opinion and he says that it keeps the bugs from smashing on him. Nothing bad to say about it.
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby Mothra35 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:49 am

jwaller wrote:
I just asked him for his opinion and he says that it keeps the bugs from smashing on him. Nothing bad to say about it.


:thumbsup: Thanks, appreciate the info.


lschultz wrote:My hack rider Max (GS) don't like the windshield to much. He don't get as much wind. He likes that big head in the wind. :lol:


lschultz, when my wife does finally ride along, Ill ask if she wants her big head in the wind or not :lol:
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:20 pm

I did something stupid today. I got to a light and forgot that I was on a sidecar. I sat at the light with my left foot on the ground instead of on the foot peg. I felt my left leg being warmed by the exhaust pipe (forgot it was down there). Now my left exhaust pipe has a bunch of burnt, nasty, black junk from what used to be part of the left leg of my riding pants and my pants have a big hole in the left leg. Anyone know how to get this cooked on mess off my exhaust pipe?
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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 CurtC » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:47 pm

A propane torch, and then some fine steel wool?
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Postby jgia » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:10 pm

Don't they all have melted riding pant on the exhaust? Mine does.
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Postby tx2sturgis » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:03 pm

They all do that....


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

Postby Peter Pan » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:37 am

My frog tog pants were making a mess once and again...not much rain protection left. On the Ural I do not mind much to use scotch bright or abrasive rubber out of my machinist tool box... Same happened to the brand new W800. Marvel mystery oil worked wonder. Let it soak when cool and help with a cloth and/or sharp knife. No scratches nor dull spots were left in the chrome.
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Postby sixbennetts » Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:32 pm

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Postby jwaller » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:20 pm

Alright, ten days and 2070 km into Ural ownership. So far, I love it. The first maintenance was easy to do (nice not having to remove a gas tank and fairing to get to working parts). The bike, to me, is extremely comfortable. I rode from New Braunfels, TX to Crystal Beach, TX and back. Neither ride had me too worn out or uncomfortable to keep going if that had been necessary. Gas mileage is not all that great, but I expect it will improve with time. It's still better than a truck's gas mileage anyway. I like the bike enough that it got me thinking that a 2 wheel Ural might also me something to consider in the future. I like the overall simplicity of the design. I like that I don't feel that I should be riding it faster.
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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.
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Re: My Ural (Mis?)Adventure, so far.......

Postby jwaller » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:44 pm

Picked my daughter up from her school yesterday. It was her first time to see the Ural and first time to ride a sidecar. Since she has her own motorcycle and was always an enthusiastic back seat passenger on my other bikes, I was really curious as to how she felt about riding a sidecar. She says it's much more fun than riding back seat on a 2-wheeled bike; just what I wanted to hear. We got up early this morning, my daughter, son, and I, as I was hoping to make a pie run to Utopia this morning, about a 100 mile ride one way. My daughter didn't want to go that far, so we rode River Road to Canyon Lake, then rode around the local area and went to Gruene, TX for lunch, no pie.

Bike is still a blast. I still keep having issues with the blinkers. The bulbs just don't seem to fit well and they're always getting loose. I think I'll just end up replacing all the blinker lights; no big deal. The emergency brake is absolutely useless. It will not engage at all. On the end of the cable, where it connects to the rear brake, I can pivot that part 90 degrees from straight down, all that the cable could potentially do, and the brake doesn't engage. Another problem that's not really a problem at all. I have some sort of leak in the rear final drive as the rear end has oil on it, but I haven't noticed much of a perceptible loss using the dip stick; I haven't had to add oil. I'm guessing that as long as I never let the oil level get low in the drive shaft, that it's another annoyance but not really a problem.
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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.
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Surprise find when w@$#ing my bike.

Postby jwaller » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:02 pm

I found that the timing plug somehow came missing. I was w@$#ing the bike for the first time today, about 4 weeks into the Ural experience. I don't know when it went missing, but some time in the past couple weeks since the first service. I guess it's not a major problem. I'll find something else to replace it with.
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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 Sep 05, 2015 11:53 pm

Did the second oil change and checked the valves today. The valves were out of spec. There's supposed to be what, between .5 and 1 mm tolerance. There was no clearance at all in three of four valves checked. I spec'd my valve tolerances to be between .5 and .85 mm. Took a quick evening shake down spin after putting everything back together and it seems to be ticking along just fine. Hmmm, maybe the fuel mileage will improve now.
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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 chaos2 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:05 am

umm, it's .1 to .05mm, or .002 to .004". Ten times that would be a bit noisy. Have not read the rest of this thread, torque heads to 32-34lbs first.
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