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by Lofty
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do ON your Ural today?
Replies: 955
Views: 65384

Re: What did you do ON your Ural today?

...my Ural seems happy with it even at 5 below. My record windchill, whilst riding, is -10F. I've no desire to test my limits in that matter, again. My hat is off to you, chaos2. :thumbsup: That said, I do enjoy replying, during UDF and when I'm asked, that, yes, the Ural is capable of running -- a...
by Lofty
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do ON your Ural today?
Replies: 955
Views: 65384

Re: What did you do ON your Ural today?

I attended to a few matters related to cold weather riding. I first provided my 3/4 ADV jacket, and a brand patch recently received from Mother Russia, to Mater. She is a skilled seamstress, and she is the only one who I trust to work on my riding garments when the task exceeds my skill set. https:/...
by Lofty
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 2019 sidecar switch?
Replies: 14
Views: 294

Re: 2019 sidecar switch?

Not a switch, per se, but an advisory to behave nonetheless.

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by Lofty
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: POWER AND MPG'S DROP AFTER A DEALER SERVICE
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: POWER AND MPG'S DROP AFTER A DEALER SERVICE

Ask the dealer for an itemized list of everything that their hands and wrenches touched whilst your Ural was in their possession. It's a fair inquiry; couch it as information that you want for your own record keeping. Then, after you have the requested info, drop the bomb and mention the radically r...
by Lofty
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 13474
Views: 808247

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

I'll out myself as the fellow riding the Chernobyl when Reverse gear took its leave. :oops: Whilst we were billeted at the Gettysburg Blue Gray Rally, Chad graciously offered to let me ride the rig around the campground loop. Having to back it out of the tent site, I moved the hand shifter forward a...
by Lofty
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Navy Motorcycle Riding Requirements
Replies: 25
Views: 441

Re: Navy Motorcycle Riding Requirements

A brief, and true, story. During my time on active duty, direct deposit of biweekly pay was [still] optional. All personnel retained the ability to have a paper check mailed to them. Eventually, squadron commanders were advised to give the hard sell for direct deposit to all airmen under their comma...
by Lofty
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Navy Motorcycle Riding Requirements
Replies: 25
Views: 441

Re: Navy Motorcycle Riding Requirements

The matter of young men using deployment pay to purchase a fast motorcycle, or car, is not a recent phenomenon. I watched my friends/fellow airmen do it, back in the day. The rare but recurring loss of young mil personnel through their own misadventures is nothing new, either. With that in mind, it'...
by Lofty
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Navy Motorcycle Riding Requirements
Replies: 25
Views: 441

Re: Navy Motorcycle Riding Requirements

The DOD has certainly choked up on the reins here. When I was in uniform, circa Gulf War 1.0, the airmen who rode just had to comply with the host country or host state's law(s) for riders. Whilst I was in the U.K., that meant a full face helmet meeting ECE standards (their version of our DOT, but s...
by Lofty
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Long trip Preparation advice
Replies: 38
Views: 457

Re: Long trip Preperation advice

Hi, James. Here are my random thoughts regarding your inquiry. To your current loadout, consider adding: -A factory service manual, and the 2019 Owner's Manual. Although easier to carry as PDFs on your phone, hard copies of these resources are easier to read, and they won't depend on battery life. -...
by Lofty
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Stuff That Works
Replies: 32
Views: 1482

Re: Stuff That Works

Pig Spit . An aerosol restorative that removed (at the very least, camouflaged) the annoyingly obvious fuel streaking on the rig's Satin Burgundy paint finish. Nothing else worked, at all, so I'm pleased to offer my unqualified recommendation here for owners with similar factory paint applications....
by Lofty
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Trailering a Ural
Replies: 22
Views: 341

Re: Trailering a Ural

One-stop shopping. :wink:

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by Lofty
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 13474
Views: 808247

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:31 am
Wish I could get the bicycle speedometer to stay illuminated. Maybe an "overhead lamp"? 🤔
With a bit of inventiveness, a possible solution:

https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinf ... bolt/1685/
by Lofty
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 2019 Ural Factory tool roll
Replies: 27
Views: 461

Re: 2019 Ural Factory tool roll

The OEM Ural hand pump was discontinued after the 2017 model year. Must've been a "fancy" Gear-Up , Patrol , & Retro/M70 thing, 'cause the cT 's didn't come with 'em. :D We maintain a sense of noblesse oblige for everyone... ...even for those simple souls who ride, ahem, price-point machinery. :win...
by Lofty
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 2019 Ural Factory tool roll
Replies: 27
Views: 461

Re: 2019 Ural Factory tool roll

The OEM Ural hand pump was discontinued after the 2017 model year. Two large tire irons were included in the tool roll provided with my 2018 GU, so perhaps they were discontinued after 2018? The female Continental DIN port in the sidecar is wired constant hot, and provides Out or In as necessary. Wi...
by Lofty
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2018 EFI Balance
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: 2018 EFI Balance

AndyH wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:35 pm
Shame we don't know what they did and why.
Excellent point, Andy.

In threads such as this one, I'm at least as interested in the details of the cure as I am in knowing the correct diagnosis.