I Bought An RPOC Today

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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Postby dneprlover » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:35 am

Lmo wrote:Lookin' good Chad! Whadda you do in your free time?!?

Now you need to do this mod. Makes adjusting the shoes much easier, not mention eliminates any deflection from the wimpy OEM link.

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Be very careful about the use of that link. It is ONLY used to set the operating arms parallel to each other. Any attempt to use it to adjust brake shoe contact with the drum will result in severely impaired braking capability. Cut yourself a sheet aluminium angle template for setting the arm angle ( as per the book) and set the arms to that. On a Ural, shoe adjustment is only set using the screws on the end of each shoe.

To refer to it as making shoe adjustment a lot easier, is extremely misleading.
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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Postby Tomcatfixer » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:08 am

Be very careful about the use of that link. ... To refer to it as making shoe adjustment a lot easier, is extremely misleading.

Guess I've got some reading to do. Thanks for the tip!
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2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 1999 Ural Tourist "Desert DisGrace: the Iron (Oxide) Curtain", 1994 Honda VFR750F, 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazer

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2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Postby Tomcatfixer » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:09 am

Be very careful about the use of that link. ... To refer to it as making shoe adjustment a lot easier, is extremely misleading.

Guess I've got some reading to do. Thanks for the tip!
- Chad

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2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 1999 Ural Tourist "Desert DisGrace: the Iron (Oxide) Curtain", 1994 Honda VFR750F, 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazer

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
1986 Yamaha FZX700S (a different one than above)

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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Postby Lmo » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:17 pm

To refer to it as making shoe adjustment a lot easier, is extremely misleading.


You are, of course, correct Mr. 'lover. I should have said, "brake actuator link length" easier to adjust. I adjusted the shoes for clearance, and then adjusted the clevis to take up the slop between the clevis ends and the brake cam arms. Having a true "turnbuckle" ( right & left hand threads) is superior to the stock link, simply because you don't have to take one end of the link loose and trial-and-error it for fit.

It also deflects less than the stock link. The installation of the heavier 2.5mm Barnett brake cable, and its corresponding stiffer outer housing also helped, alot.
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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Postby Tomcatfixer » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:21 pm

More little "nibbles" at progress:

Besides critical decisions, like which way to orient the slicer...

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...I performed a little experiment to see if there is a way to chemically strip (or at least etch) chrome at home with muriatic acid.

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Conclusion: while the acid cleaned the heck out of any exposed rusty steel, it didn't etch the chrome, as I hoped. It seems my original method of 40-grit sandpaper was the most effective, if labor-intensive, paint prep technique for chrome surfaces.

I'm also dabbling in alternative seat suspension (A.S.S.), based upon input from forum members.

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Help me get the most out of my A.S.S. :lol:

As always, your ideas, thoughts, opinions, and smartassed remarks are always welcome. :D
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2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 1999 Ural Tourist "Desert DisGrace: the Iron (Oxide) Curtain", 1994 Honda VFR750F, 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazer

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
1986 Yamaha FZX700S (a different one than above)

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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Postby VWNate1 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:37 pm

I just use two silentblocs, @ 230 + # it works O.K. so far .

I like the dual coil springs and silentbloc idea .
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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Postby Speedbump » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:05 pm

Sounds like you are trying to Bolster Uniform Tush Tranquillity. :D
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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Postby Tomcatfixer » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:45 pm

Sounds like you are trying to Bolster Uniform Tush Tranquillity.

My man! :lol:

Mrs. Tomcatfixer solved the Great Slicer Dilemma of 2017:

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Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 1999 Ural Tourist "Desert DisGrace: the Iron (Oxide) Curtain", 1994 Honda VFR750F, 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazer

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
1986 Yamaha FZX700S (a different one than above)

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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Postby Lmo » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:01 pm

On my list of to-do, air springs for the Dnepr seat. I've got an old HD Police saddle, but it's a monster, don't know if I'll use it or not.

$175 for a kit from Revzilla, or buy the "spring" from an industrial supplier for <$30, and fabricate your own mounting hardware.

Goodyear Model: 1S5-174, or any of this series.

http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/index.php ... s_id=16214

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Chinese equivalent, with load information > http://www.suspensionairspring.com/sale ... cycle.html

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1947 HD FL (long gone, forever regretful)

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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Postby Mr Wazzock » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:25 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:I'm also dabbling in alternative seat suspension (A.S.S.), based upon input from forum members.

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What’s wrong with just two springs?


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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Postby Tomcatfixer » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:41 pm

What’s wrong with just two springs?

They're insufficient for my 225 pounds + riding gear.

On my list of to-do, air springs

Dammit, Lew. Why did you have to show me that? Now I'm gonna have to explore that option, too! :P
(It's a very interesting concept)

I've got an old HD Police saddle, but it's a monster

Me too. I've come to the conclusion that, aesthetically, the H-D police saddle only looks good on the Retro and it is incompatible with the rear tractor saddle (just gobbles up too much real estate).
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Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 1999 Ural Tourist "Desert DisGrace: the Iron (Oxide) Curtain", 1994 Honda VFR750F, 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazer

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
1986 Yamaha FZX700S (a different one than above)

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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Postby Mr Wazzock » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:38 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
What’s wrong with just two springs?

They're insufficient for my 225 pounds + riding gear.

As much as that! Image

And I fort you wuz a svelte thing


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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Postby Tomcatfixer » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:24 pm

And I fort you wuz a svelte thing

Ha! Camera tricks.
- Chad

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Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 1999 Ural Tourist "Desert DisGrace: the Iron (Oxide) Curtain", 1994 Honda VFR750F, 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazer

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
1986 Yamaha FZX700S (a different one than above)

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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Postby Tomcatfixer » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:24 pm

Today? Just more of my standard substandard painting.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 1999 Ural Tourist "Desert DisGrace: the Iron (Oxide) Curtain", 1994 Honda VFR750F, 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazer

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
1986 Yamaha FZX700S (a different one than above)

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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Postby Bendog02760 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:49 pm

Looking great Tomcat, like your attention to detail! Any day I have an open spray container is usually a good day!!!

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