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by Bullethead
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 14
Views: 182

Re: Vibration

Oops....make that 3500! :oops:
by Bullethead
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 14
Views: 182

Re: Vibration

Wow...many thanks for the prompt and very welcome response. All good advice, I’m sure. I’m going to check out the potential issues mentioned this week and I’m looking to arrange a comparison ride at the dealership soon. Frankly, the only thing I have as comparison now is a brief test ride around a p...
by Bullethead
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: MartyL's Yamaha 1976 XS650C
Replies: 20
Views: 635

Re: MartyL's Yamaha 1976 XS650C

Nice job indeed. I’m starting work on my 650D....hopefully....this winter. Hope you might not mind a question of two sometime. Very best of luck with your “new” ride.
by Bullethead
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 14
Views: 182

Vibration

Okay...I promise, I did a search and located some references to various occasions of uncomfortable varieties of vibrations. Can’t find a specific answer. For my own peace of mind, I must ask, how heavy do you find the vibration of the engine under load upon taking off from stationary and with a full...
by Bullethead
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: MartyL's Yamaha 1976 XS650C
Replies: 20
Views: 635

Re: MartyL's Yamaha 1976 XS650C

I’m often enough confused at this age but isn’t that a XS Special? I thought they came out in 78.
by Bullethead
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: MartyL's Yamaha 1976 XS650C
Replies: 20
Views: 635

Re: MartyL's Yamaha 1976 XS650C

Got my interest now. My 77D and I did a couple of cross-country trips way back when. Unfortunately, we had a mutually bruising accident. Both of us are still in the garage. Good luck.
by Bullethead
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Videos & Best of "How To" Posts
Topic: Possibly Helpful Stuff
Replies: 83
Views: 44430

Re: Possibly Helpful Stuff

Big overall wow.
by Bullethead
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Videos & Best of "How To" Posts
Topic: "Best of" and "How to"
Replies: 33
Views: 27955

Re: "Best of" and "How to"

Spent a while looking through this for 2018-applicable information. Found LOADS. Thanks so much.
by Bullethead
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Did you ride today?
Replies: 393
Views: 9453

Re: Did you ride today?

Just a bit. Out to breakfast and back before transferring to the car for a ride down to Hamburg for the big car/bike show. Beautiful day, great event. Part of me wished we’d ridden The Pearl down, but my aching hip thanked me. After all, we did three long days last week.
by Bullethead
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 13143
Views: 788356

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Just finished a three-day run among some Western NY sites. Wind was something of an issue. That, and a troubling increase in overall vibration. Hoping it’s just things getting looser with miles and increasingly warmer air temps. We’ll see. First extended ride, overall, perfectly satisfactory.
by Bullethead
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 13143
Views: 788356

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Took The Black Pearl to a “European Car/Bike-Only Show”.
by Bullethead
Fri May 17, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2019 Rear tire flat....
Replies: 27
Views: 594

Re: 2019 Rear tire flat....

Yup, yup, yup on the pressure check deal.
by Bullethead
Fri May 17, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Easy fix how to: lost tonneau cover pulls
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Easy fix how to: lost tonneau cover pulls

Great idea indeed. Also, if you still have the original clip and need a quick fix, a dollar-store heavy-duty hair band will do nicely.
by Bullethead
Tue May 07, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Attention Newly Registered Members!
Replies: 209
Views: 59250

Re: Attention Newly Registered Members!

Been lurking for a bit. Never much of a joiner but figure you for a good bunch. Just got the wife and I on/in a beautiful gloss black 2018 Gear Up last year. Named her “The Black Pearl” (the bike not the wife). So far, being on the upside edge of what folks figure for biker age and, of course, ridin...