HELP?! My 2011 Ural Patrol just died!

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Re: HELP?! My 2011 Ural Patrol just died!

Postby mexican » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:53 am

Sorry about your breakdown, great cause for ALTZ
My mom had that before she passed away in 2009.

BTW how many miles/KM did you have on bike?
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Re: HELP?! My 2011 Ural Patrol just died!

Postby rougaroo » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:17 pm

Doesn't help now, but these bikes (and airheads in general) like higher revs and hate being lugged. Lugging them is an almost-certain route to a crank failure. A lot of folks get up in 4th and then just stay there, even when speed/rpm's drop.

Riding in the beautiful country you describe, I'd be in third and maybe even second most of the time going uphill, using the high end of the gear range.

You may have been doing that anyway, so I'm not being critical. Just bringing up a cautionary note for Uralistas climbing up hills.

Very worthy cause! I agree with Gobium - talk to Jason at IMZ in Redmond. If that doesn't work, talk real sweetly to Gobium himself.

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Re: HELP?! My 2011 Ural Patrol just died!

Postby WEGUNTER » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:17 pm

Olga, sorry for your troubles. Pulling a crank is not that hard. Reassembly of course is a different matter. Think you can save a dime by pulling the engine and pulling the crank. Buy the new crank and then take the engine casing to a machinist shops and see if they can rest the new crank. As Van has pointed out..................it is not rocket science.

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Re: HELP?! My 2011 Ural Patrol just died!

Postby hotflash44 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:41 pm

don't think wrestling a Ural engine out of the frame ,and pulling out the crank and reassembly, is what Olga is looking to do, IMHO, she is looking for viable options at this point. :|
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Re: HELP?! My 2011 Ural Patrol just died!

Postby gobium » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:58 pm

All old cranks must die horrible death
Long live the D10 crankshaft

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Re: HELP?! My 2011 Ural Patrol just died!

Postby Olga » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:04 am

mexican wrote:Sorry about your breakdown, great cause for ALTZ
My mom had that before she passed away in 2009.

BTW how many miles/KM did you have on bike?


Sorry to hear about your mom. It is difficult disease.

My Ural has 28k kilometers on her.
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Re: HELP?! My 2011 Ural Patrol just died!

Postby Olga » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:08 am

rougaroo wrote:Doesn't help now, but these bikes (and airheads in general) like higher revs and hate being lugged. Lugging them is an almost-certain route to a crank failure. A lot of folks get up in 4th and then just stay there, even when speed/rpm's drop.

Riding in the beautiful country you describe, I'd be in third and maybe even second most of the time going uphill, using the high end of the gear range.

You may have been doing that anyway, so I'm not being critical. Just bringing up a cautionary note for Uralistas climbing up hills.

Very worthy cause! I agree with Gobium - talk to Jason at IMZ in Redmond. If that doesn't work, talk real sweetly to Gobium himself.

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Good points. I blame my dad cause his extra weight! :o I definitely don't lug it but I probably don't get the RPM's as high as you suggested. Good to know this about Urals, they can take the extra rev. I plan to call Jason tomorrow and then next week take it in to Bellingham or the Redmond shop??? We'll see who has the best plan.
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Re: HELP?! My 2011 Ural Patrol just died!

Postby Olga » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:14 am

hotflash44 wrote:don't think wrestling a Ural engine out of the frame ,and pulling out the crank and reassembly, is what Olga is looking to do, IMHO, she is looking for viable options at this point. :|


Wow, are you psychic?! You know me well, that really is the last thing I want to do, UNLESS some educated Uralisist wants to help me?? Anyone available in WA state, I will drive Olga myself and be your wing woman. It will be fun! This would make great footage for the documentary from our RIDE4ALZHEIMERS trip as well!! Any takers?! :boogie:
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Re: HELP?! My 2011 Ural Patrol just died!

Postby Olga » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:19 am

WEGUNTER wrote:Olga, sorry for your troubles. Pulling a crank is not that hard. Reassembly of course is a different matter. Think you can save a dime by pulling the engine and pulling the crank. Buy the new crank and then take the engine casing to a machinist shops and see if they can rest the new crank. As Van has pointed out..................it is not rocket science.


Yes, read my reply to Hotflash 44, he's right, I really can't do this myself unless I had help and my partner is working away most of the summer so he's out! I would love to learn how, I can take things apart really well but I would be screwed trying to put them back together by myself! I'm not good with reading directions, I get to impatient, thats why I never shop at IKEA!!! But I can follow verbal directions really well though!
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Re: HELP?! My 2011 Ural Patrol just died!

Postby hotflash44 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:36 am

Olga, your in Ural Heaven,a play on words,Redmond Washington is where IMZ the mother ship is housed. Surely in your area,there is someone that is qualified to resurrect Olga! at a reasonable price. Our member that contacted you Gobium/AKA Van Harper lives on the east coast offered to fly out and fix Olga,you might research his proposal a little, as he is very qualified to do the repair. of course as usual this advice is IMHO. good luck!
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Re: HELP?! My 2011 Ural Patrol just died!

Postby Olga » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:12 am

Update: Jason at Ural shared the news w/ me today that Olga has been healed, her lower end bearing failed and caused the engine to lock up. I will pick her up next week! We've got some catching up to do. Thanks for everyone's opinions & advice! It helped steer me in the right direction.
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Re: HELP?! My 2011 Ural Patrol just died!

Postby brianural » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:30 am

Glad to hear it wasn't crank, albeit cost to repair a failed bearing ain't cheap, but less costly than crank replacement. Hope you get many more KMs on this rebuild.
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Re: HELP?! My 2011 Ural Patrol just died!

Postby Snakeoil » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:16 pm

Hmmmm.. main bearing caused the engine to seize? Did they replace the crank? If so, did you mean big end or connecting rod bearing? That I could see causing a seizure. Not sure I see a main causing seizure.

Please elaborate, Olga. And glad to hear you are back on the road. :cheers:
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Re: HELP?! My 2011 Ural Patrol just died!

Postby rougaroo » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:27 pm

What a great ending (or beginning again) to this story! Bravo to IMZ for stepping in on this - :cheers: :cheers:

Look forward to reading a continuation of your ride for a very good cause.

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Re: HELP?! My 2011 Ural Patrol just died!

Postby sagerat » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:00 pm

IMZ has be the best support of any motorcycle brand bar none.

Glad to hear Olga is back on the road; that is one gorgeous Ural.
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