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by Lofty
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Difficulty shifting into neutral/reverse
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Difficulty shifting into neutral/reverse

Finding Neutral became progressively easier as I put miles on my then-new Gear Up. With 10K on the clock now, it goes into Neutral as easy as I'd want it to. Shifting into Reverse requires a method, as least on my rig: move the gear lever into Neutral, and then squeeze and release the clutch lever t...
by Lofty
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Few questions.
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: Few questions.

Parts diagrams are available via a search on Google Images.
by Lofty
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Center Stand? ... Doh
Replies: 13
Views: 193

Re: Center Stand? ... Doh

I always wondered WHY they didn't put a deploy tab on the canter stand ? Maybe because folks would think it is for raising the bike up onto the center stand, and not just to drop it to the ground; I've owned several motorcycles that were equipped with a center stand. In each instance, the stand's d...
by Lofty
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: Ural / Enfield Dealership Selling Stock
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: Ural / Enfield Dealership Selling Stock

He was easy to deal with on the bike, wonder how he would deal on these parts. The ad copy mixes the third person (" Owner now retiring from business...") with the first person (" We were dealers for Ural and Royal Enfield...") It's difficult to determine who the buyer would be dealing with here: t...
by Lofty
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: The new Harley's
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: The new Harley's

I'd like to test ride the Bronx. Its aesthetic neatly blends Milwaukee and Hamamatsu.

As for the "Gravel Glide" (you read it here first), I'll pass. The front ends tries too hard to say Harley, when the intended market probably doesn't want that particular styling cue.
by Lofty
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: Ural / Enfield Dealership Selling Stock
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: Ural / Enfield Dealership Selling Stock

Do Ural motorcycles attract hoarders, or does owning a Ural lead to a hoarding mindset? We prefer the term Parts Accumulator. :wink: It's my habit to keep a decent backstock of spares, whether on the shelf or in individual tool kits for each bike. I love having the ability to limit downtime by havi...
by Lofty
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: You still drive a stick?
Replies: 51
Views: 720

Re: You still drive a stick?

The wife has a CVT things.........(she had it before I had any input)....... I can never seem to get into the engine rhythm. Not a big fan. CVT tech has come a long way since it first reached our shores in the form of the little Subaru Justy (remember them?) What matters now is how well the transmi...
by Lofty
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: Ural / Enfield Dealership Selling Stock
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: Ural / Enfield Dealership Selling Stock

One lot. No cherry picking. That's easy to understand, even if it makes the liquidating the lump sum more difficult for the seller. Were the same thing to occur locally, and piecemeal buys were allowed, I'd back my truck up to the doors and peel off a dead president every time I tossed something in...
by Lofty
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Thread Repair
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Thread Repair

Thanks, Nate.
by Lofty
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: How much can these be ridden?
Replies: 24
Views: 484

Re: How much can these be ridden?

[A]re these Urals really high mileage makers? I kinda treat mine like an old antique, and only take it on short rides. I ride my others for anything over 50 miles. But I have been seeing some folks riding to Alaska. I'd say that Ural sidecars are a bit more sensitive to mechanical sympathy, but als...
by Lofty
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Thread Repair
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Thread Repair

Heli-coils don't require adhesives, or, for example, staking. Provided the user had the correct drill bit and a steady hand, the spring-loaded inserts held fast. I'd suggest that meets the definition of mechanical retention.
by Lofty
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Gear Up Newbie Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Gear Up Newbie Questions

Happytrails wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:55 am
Guess i need to buy a spoke wrench.
One was included in the Ural factory tool roll, but it was too small for the spokes. :? Fortunately, I found the correct size for the Gear Up in the spoke wrench kit that I purchased at Cycle Gear.

https://www.cyclegear.com/accessories/s ... wrench-kit
by Lofty
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Thread Repair
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: Spark Plug Thread Repair

As an air cooled Mechanic I've repaired more stripped threads than I can count and this Time-Sert product is head and shoulders above Heli-Coil and others by a wide margin . I've used Heli-Coil inserts, to good effect, on several occasions. The equivalent Time-Sert thread inserts certainly look the...
by Lofty
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 2019 Ural Limited Edition Teaser
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: 2019 Ural Limited Edition Teaser

Be cool if it came with a Walther PPK. 8) Some time ago, a family friend purchased a PPK for his wife. He intended for her to use it for concealed carry, since she didn't like S&W Chief's Special 9 that was also purchased for that purpose. I had a look at the Walther after he brought it home. The e...
by Lofty
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Fastest you been on your Ural?
Replies: 24
Views: 407

Re: Fastest you been on your Ural?

A GPS-verified 65 mph. Four lane divided State road, flat and straight. I was forced into an emergency avoidance maneuver not of my own making. There wasn't any drama with the rig. It simply accelerated smoothly, if just a bit more slowly than I would have preferred when extricating myself from the ...