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by cookiemech
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14491
Views: 923728

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Well, when I made the hack frame level fore and aft, and side-to-side, the wheel had positive camber, so it's either the axel or the swingarm mounting points. On my previous 2014 GU, the sidecar swingarm was twisted somewhat relative to its mounting points, which was possible since it rides on the ...
by cookiemech
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Removing the Sidecar
Replies: 26
Views: 313

Re: Removing the Sidecar

Yes, the ball jaw (clamshell) is definitely a better way to go for ease of removal and reconnection of the sidecar. Since the OP's machine is a 2018, there shouldn't yet be significant corrosion on those joints (as there was on my previous 2014 GU). Loosen the bolts on the ball jaws quite a few turn...
by cookiemech
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14491
Views: 923728

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

I have confidence that you'll get to the bottom(s) of the issues, Chad. Probably what your really need is air conditioning :)
by cookiemech
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Forums Section Tech Support
Topic: Bad Gateway Lately?
Replies: 22
Views: 302

Re: Bad Gateway Lately?

Site is becoming almost useless to me. Slow, and Bad Gateway when it does load.
by cookiemech
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14491
Views: 923728

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Think you might need to invest in a vacuum bleeder. I have a hand pump model, which I used last night. I wasn't having any luck with it and my hand was getting tired. Perhaps I should invest in an electric model. Mine runs on compressed air (creates a venturi effect). It's a Vacula; not sure those ...
by cookiemech
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14491
Views: 923728

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Despite getting home from work late, I took a little time to work on the ' Chernobyl 's soft rear brake, actually spending a little TOO long laying on my back, left arm reaching under the bike to pump the brake pedal, right arm pivoting the bleeder nipple wrench. The master cylinder would pump a li...
by cookiemech
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14491
Views: 923728

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

windmill wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:30 pm

3800 miles for a Duro sounds about average, and maybe a bit better than what I got out of them.
Oh, no. This was 3800 miles for TWO Duro pusher tires. First one was bald at 1700 miles.
by cookiemech
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: So i bought a Ural.
Replies: 107
Views: 1811

Re: So i bought a Ural.

I'm about 150 pounds but wear lots of gear (Aerostitch Roadcrafter one-piece, Combat Touring boots, Arai helmet, airbag vest) so likely at least 160 plus, with maybe a maximum of 20 pounds in the sidecar (no ballast, just tools, jack, that stuff). ALL of my shocks are set to the minimum except for t...
by cookiemech
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14491
Views: 923728

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Installed spare with new Duro (likely last one I'll buy) on the pusher position and installed new Heidenau K28 on the wheel I removed. At 3800 miles I have worn two Duro pusher tires bald. You might think that's due to all the smoky burnouts I do, but I've also been getting just under 42 miles per g...
by cookiemech
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: This place is going downhill
Replies: 28
Views: 772

Re: This place is going downhill

Jeez, I dunno . . . it gets into the 90s most days here in Pennsylvania, but I go out for two plus hours almost every morning for a ride. Trouble is that my 2020 GU is NOT a piece of junk and doesn't seem to have any significant problems. Now I've jinxed myself. Major failures and leaks are right ar...
by cookiemech
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: "Mistake" - This is getting annoying
Replies: 43
Views: 1692

Re: "Mistake" - This is getting annoying

I have to admit that I'm enjoying reading this story more than I should (schadenfreude? No, Hal, I really do not want bad things to happen to you!) This tale just says so much about a certain attitude that is becoming more prevalent with time.

At every point, I've admired the way(s) you handled it.
by cookiemech
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Rode the '15...
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Rode the '15...

Thanks for that quick response. Next time I have the valve covers off, I'll give 0.10/0.15 mm a try. Looser valve lash cannot hurt anything. And yes, now that I think about it, I'm using 0.10/0.20 mm on my (recently acquired) R100.
by cookiemech
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Rode the '15...
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Rode the '15...

My notes from Sergei are 0.10mm intake, 0.15mm exhaust. So that’s how I set them. So that I understand you properly, even though my 2020 GU owner's manual specifies 0.10 mm for BOTH intake and exhaust, you in fact set them at 0.10 intake and 0.15 exhaust on bikes you service? Your numbers are more ...
by cookiemech
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: So i bought a Ural.
Replies: 107
Views: 1811

Re: So i bought a Ural.

Very pretty! I'd suggest trying it for a while with the bench seat before switching. I had a tractor seat on my 2014 GU and thought it was pretty good until I drove my 2020 GU with its stock bench seat. I'd never go back (though the tractor seat does look cool).
by cookiemech
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Rode the '15...
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Rode the '15...

Think I'd wait until morning until they're nice and cold . . .