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by cookiemech
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14793
Views: 1077864

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Well, your photo shows the merits of periodically cleaning the tank screen, since of course I had the tank off, drained and rinsed it, and replaced the assembly you're holding. The photo doesn't make it look like rust; is it mostly rust?
by cookiemech
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Late Model Headlamp Switch Installation
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: Late Model Headlamp Switch Installation

There's no harm in leaving the kill switch alone, other than its operation being backwards, is there? Is the operation backwards? I can't recall what it did on mine before I fixed it, but I don't think it was just upside down. I want to say either the kill switch stayed "off" or "on" and functional...
by cookiemech
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Funny or WTF photo thread
Replies: 2684
Views: 221583

Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

Too good!
by cookiemech
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: steep ascents and descents
Replies: 30
Views: 533

Re: steep ascents and descents

Eric N wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:45 pm
Lemme break it down a little different for you, might help explain the advice.
Thanks, Eric. Makes it clear! (And I'm SO glad to have second generation FI on mine :) )
by cookiemech
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: steep ascents and descents
Replies: 30
Views: 533

Re: steep ascents and descents

I must be missing something here (not surprising :? ) Doesn't an increase in altitude result in less oxygen available to mix with the (fixed) amount of fuel supplied by the carburetor jetting, thus requiring leaner jets to maintain some desired air/fuel ratio? Obviously if a plug chop indicates a to...
by cookiemech
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do ON your Ural today?
Replies: 1328
Views: 114507

Re: What did you do ON your Ural today?

Okay, not today, but I meant to post this a couple days ago. I was shopping and decided to not take the empty spaces cars could use. This was an actual parking space, it just had snow piled on it. Very nice late afternoon/early evening shot! We've had so little snow that the pile must have been eve...
by cookiemech
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14793
Views: 1077864

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Probably should have credited those who came before me :wink: Nah, I was just busting your ball bearings a bit. :D And now I find (from responses to my thread in the Modifications section) that the switch sold by Ural NE would be plug-and-play other than the kill switch working "backwards" (which t...
by cookiemech
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Late Model Headlamp Switch Installation
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: Late Model Headlamp Switch Installation

2013 and older kill switches were direct feed, 2018 kill switch trips a relay. The kill switch wire needs to be re-soldered to the reverse position. If you take the two switches apart and compare the guts, you'd see how they are backwards. That would have been much easier than what I did. Unfortuna...
by cookiemech
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14793
Views: 1077864

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

I did a writeup in case anyone else wishes to do the same. Was my write-up helpful to you writing your write-up? :wink: :lol: https://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=20169 Indeed I did find your writeup when I did a search, but it took me a while to figure out the correct pinouts. A...
by cookiemech
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Were those Urals?
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: Were those Urals?

I didn't watch, but cannot imagine them being anything but Harley-Davidsons. Surely not Urals . . . :o
by cookiemech
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14793
Views: 1077864

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Another day of half an inch of snow with two inches of salt on the roads (wouldn't want anyone to actually HAVE to develop winter driving skills, would we?) So today I finished my headlamp switch odyssey (successfully) and it pleases me perhaps more than it should. Yes, Virginia, you CAN connect a p...
by cookiemech
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Late Model Headlamp Switch Installation
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: Late Model Headlamp Switch Installation

Nice write up! For my 2012 I was able to source a European headlight switch that plugged into the harness with no mods (did the same on my BMW decades ago) I forget the price but it was reasonable. Wonder if there is that option with the later Urals? I tried that, by emailing Ural NE about their sw...
by cookiemech
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Late Model Headlamp Switch Installation
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Late Model Headlamp Switch Installation

I very much like having the ability to select headlamp plus all other lamps on, park and tail lamps only, or NO lamps on. When balancing throttle bodies, for example, I find it very irritating to have all the lamps using battery power and glaring at me. I don't really want the lamps pulling down the...
by cookiemech
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: new guy here
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: new guy here

Please, if you are new to sidecaring, either find some training (that's difficult; I couldn't in Pennsylvania) or thoroughly study the "yellow book" and practice the exercises in a parking lot. You haven't lived (or died!) until you encounter your first downhill right-hand decreasing radius turn and...
by cookiemech
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Battery Replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 196

Re: Battery Replacement

If I am interpreting your post correctly, you are saying that the primer pump (assume this is the fuel pump simply getting the fuel pressure in the fuel rails up to spec) runs constantly no matter what position the key switch is in. Rob - OP's bike is a 2018, which has the first generation (Electro...