Phoenix Rising - A Ural Rebuild Saga

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Re: The right tool for the job

Postby scottolds » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:18 pm

Snakeoil wrote:I have one of those, in the box as well. It was my Dad's. It works pretty good. But I find that a dowel and a suction cup work pretty good, too.

You don't see many of those around anymore.


I did one with the dowel and suction cup. It worked fine, just took longer.

I also used the dowel and suction cup when I did my KLR head.

I found I have better control with the tool since I can hold it centered and apply slight pressure with the left and and the back and forth twirling is handled by operating the crank with the right hand. Not to mention, I like collecting tools :lol:
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Re: Phoenix Rising - A Ural Rebuild Saga

Postby jaybird » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:52 pm

I have both lapping tools also, but I found the dowel type faster for me, although I just use it for touch up or finish, after using the valve/seat grinder.
I also have that trouble with tool collecting!
Do you fill the combustion chamber with gas to check the sealing of the valves? The last time I did the heads on my Gear-Up I had a heck of a time getting a couple of the valves to seal even though they looked good, and had to resort to the grinder.

Snakeoil/Rob, My ZIM hand crank valve lapper was my Grandfathers, so it has a lot of sentimental value to me also.

Nice looking work scottolds!

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Re: Phoenix Rising - A Ural Rebuild Saga

Postby scottolds » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:48 pm

jaybird wrote:Do you fill the combustion chamber with gas to check the sealing of the valves? The last time I did the heads on my Gear-Up I had a heck of a time getting a couple of the valves to seal even though they looked good, and had to resort to the grinder.

Snakeoil/Rob, My ZIM hand crank valve lapper was my Grandfathers, so it has a lot of sentimental value to me also.

Nice looking work scottolds!

Happy trails,
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I did on the KLR. Have not done that with the Ural heads yet, but they will definitely get the fluid test prior to being bolted on. There is so much stuff to finish, I just keep jumping around from item to item as I get space in the garage to work on things.

I may end up farming out the final paint spray to a professional with a paint booth. Not sure if I will have enough time to get may garage rearranged enough to also do the paint job in the time I have to do it. Already have all the materials for the painting. Now I just need to talk to the painters I know to see if one of them would be willing to paint my parts for me.
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Re: Phoenix Rising - A Ural Rebuild Saga

Postby Kev_M67 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:52 pm

:lurker:

Not sure if I missed it somewhere, but here's a link to some decals....

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Pair-Gol ... 1662564290?

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Re: Phoenix Rising - A Ural Rebuild Saga

Postby scottolds » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:14 pm

Kev_M67 wrote::lurker:

Not sure if I missed it somewhere, but here's a link to some decals....

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Pair-Gol ... 1662564290?

Cheers,
Kev. 8)


Thanks! :clap:

That is just what I was looking for.

It was going to be costly to have them reproduced.
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1987 Honda VF700C Super Magna
2011 Ural Gear-UP - отвлекающий маневр
1994 Kawasaki Voyager XII
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Re: Phoenix Rising - A Ural Rebuild Saga

Postby scottolds » Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:22 pm

Reality set in that I won't have the Ural done the way I want it in time to take it to Vegas for my conference, so I slowed the pace and did some more paint stripping, worked on another side project, and bought some stuff.

The next couple weeks will have me prepping the KLR for the trip, doing some maintenance on the car (since I am going to trailer the KLR to Texas to save a few vacation days), and planning how I want to do the ride report (live or after the fact).

Here are a few pictures of the stuff that was done.

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2009 KLR650
1987 Honda VF700C Super Magna
2011 Ural Gear-UP - отвлекающий маневр
1994 Kawasaki Voyager XII
http://www.rokkitrider.com

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