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by RC20
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Early spring ride to Summer Lake
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Early spring ride to Summer Lake

I am envious, that is great country and its 3 weeks before I am going to get out

last week were down at 0. 36 sounds darned good!
by RC20
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Dealer "higgly piggly" or am I just cheap?
Replies: 17
Views: 267

Re: Dealer "higgly piggly" or am I just cheap?

The basic maintenance is so easy, doing it yourself will basically pay for the needed tools the first time you do it. I have all the tools and many in multiples (the Ural tool kit got replaced with combination wrenches and sockets to get on both ends of the fasteners) BMW R80GS type maint so nothin...
by RC20
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Ural sucks except,.....
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Ural sucks except,.....

I carry bread, salami sausage and cheese for those times when I am not near a restaurant, chips as well. Issue with Ural camping and various foods is bears in AK. I can seal the sausage and cheese (not sure how much good it does but .....) Still pondering a cooler and other food. I have the stove fo...
by RC20
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Final Drive issue
Replies: 16
Views: 261

Re: Final Drive issue

If its emulsified oil you will just re-emuslify and you don't have any effective gear lube. You then do damage. Of its emulsified you need to flush it with diesel first (fill, run up on the stand for a few minutes drain and replace) - that gets all the goo and water out. If the diesel looks bad then...
by RC20
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Fuel Light - Worthless
Replies: 14
Views: 138

Re: Fuel Light - Worthless

I have a 2019 cT and the indicator has been bullet proof.

I have been able to rely on the light though old habit I do keep an eye on it (R80GSE has no fuel indicator, the Nighthawk S had both a level and a light as I recall)
by RC20
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Deep Sump Question
Replies: 29
Views: 264

Re: Deep Sump Question

The areas where heat is an issue won't be effected by cooler oil because there's no oil flow in those areas. The crank and case may be slightly cooler but they're not the issue. Correct me if I am wrong, but that would be due to the Ural being partly splash lubricated and not full pressure lubricat...
by RC20
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Deep Sump Question
Replies: 29
Views: 264

Re: Deep Sump Question

If you have a local CAT dealer you can probably get the analysis done in about 24 hours for around $20. I did 6 oil analysis samples on my 2003 KLR650 about 15 years or so ago. Some friends also did a couple of analysis on their KLRs on the same ride. The results were telling. I would be interested...
by RC20
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Deep Sump Question
Replies: 29
Views: 264

Re: Deep Sump Question

No matter how fancy and effective any oil cooler may be, it will do nothing to address extended high speed, high temperature running concerns. Barry: I am going to question that. While Ural is right on the lack of cooling by just adding capacity (and I did not know the other benefits) oil cooling v...
by RC20
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Dealer "higgly piggly" or am I just cheap?
Replies: 17
Views: 267

Re: Dealer "higgly piggly" or am I just cheap?

Setup is where our cT fell short. Vespa Portland quit carrying the Ural. Post my own setup work that still is not have the side car leveled, I would happily have paid another $400 for it to be right. I am going to try to link up with our Ural Repair Only operation 350 miles North of us this summer t...
by RC20
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Ural Makes The Euro 5 Standard
Replies: 15
Views: 258

Re: Ural Makes The Euro 5 Standard

Wow, the length they have to go to and the cost. Yikes. It must seem like they are trying to outrun an Avalanche at times (or all the time). Intellectually I know they have gobs on the table and still have to maintain sales and the GEO type machine for the pazaz spotlight. Not everyone is happy with...
by RC20
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Waiting for our new CT
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Waiting for our new CT

That is tough waiting. I have had some reloading equipment 4 months before it shipped. One barrel took 3 weeks and 11 days it was in USPS hands (normally they are outstanding). Once the motorized trimmer shipped it did it in the 3 days. Here is our cT on a mission from Costco. Ural Costco Cart.JPG I...
by RC20
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Front row seat......
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Front row seat......

Phew, glad she is ok. That is a bad scene. I think my worst was working out front, a car drives by and the pop pop pop of indiscriminate fire (9mm at guess) I hit the driveway. Post review, I think it was (spewed?) at the other side of the street as a neighbor found a 9mm slug up on his roof (lots o...
by RC20
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: HCS Shocks
Replies: 39
Views: 1216

Re: HCS Shocks

Only hitch was my own stupid mistake. Horst included 10 washers for the top of the shocks. Hadn't noticed there were 4 with small holes for the front shocks and 6 with big holes for the rest. Of course I had used 3 of the ones for the back and sidecar on the front, so had to re-do the top of the fr...
by RC20
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Gen 2 EFI Upgrade Cold Hard Start
Replies: 15
Views: 207

Re: Gen 2 EFI Upgrade Cold Hard Start

Rod, and digital manometers are SooOOoo much nicer to use, and one doesn't have to worry about them tipping over or getting sucked empty. Or a Magnhelic, those are amazing. https://www.coleparmer.com/i/dwyer-a-432-portability-kit-for-magnehelic-gauges/6846277?PubID=UX&persist=true&ip=no&gclid=Cj0KC...
by RC20
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Deep Sump Question
Replies: 29
Views: 264

Re: Deep Sump Question

Nice. The extra oil spreads the contamination out more (so yea, that the dilution thing) Synthetic is the bigger help and in your temps that is a factor. My Nighthawk S had an oil cooler on it (factory) and that is where the oil can be used to cool off. In my case with our temps it was not needed. A...