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by Bullethead
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Sign that Urals are getting better
Replies: 16
Views: 422

Re: Sign that Urals are getting better

I’m guessing....hoping....the lack of “oh sh*t something else broke” entries might be due to all things already noted. Yup, these things are getting pretty expensive and, indeed, lots of potential buyers will, therefore, be older and more scooter-savee. We’ll see.
by Bullethead
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Swiss Army Pistol Fits In Russian Tank Box!
Replies: 25
Views: 469

Re: Swiss Army Pistol Fits In Russian Tank Box!

Gee. I kinda wish you’d have kept that to yourself.
by Bullethead
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Winter Salted Roads
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: Winter Salted Roads

We live just a few miles north of the Retsof salt mine. So....its being so readily available, around here they spread salt before, during and for several days after any significant snow/ice event. That and our world-class load of winter precipitation makes for one hell of a hostile environment for a...
by Bullethead
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: 2012 Genuine Stella 4T
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: 2012 Genuine Stella 4T

Thanks. Frankly, while I’ve been chasing the Stella’s issues I’ve been riding my wife’s LX pretty regularly. I like it a lot! Still, I can’t get past my neigh on sixty-year love affair with shifty scooters. 😉 I’m off for a look at “scooterdoc”. Thanks again.
by Bullethead
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Am I too Old?
Replies: 27
Views: 743

Re: Am I too Old?

“I’m in favor of progress; it’s change I don’t like.” - Mark Twain 😏
by Bullethead
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Throttle lock available?
Replies: 21
Views: 337

Re: Throttle lock available?

Have the Vista-type on the XS and a small Throttlerocker on the Ural. That Ural “skinny grip” issue solved with a pair of slip-over foam grip covers. Overall, the Vista is a better bet for long-haul cruising.
by Bullethead
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: No political posts.
Replies: 37
Views: 1957

Re: No political posts.

Yup.👍🏻
by Bullethead
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: 2012 Genuine Stella 4T
Replies: 5
Views: 223

2012 Genuine Stella 4T

Here’s a major-league shot in the dark. I’ve got a Stella 4T scooter that’s giving me fits. But for the four-stroke engine, it’s a Vespa PX clone out of India. Anybody have any experience with Genuine or vintage Vespa?
by Bullethead
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Sidecar Wheel Spacer
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Sidecar Wheel Spacer

Thanks all. By the way, great advice about making a friend of a good mechanic, Jeff. They’re getting too hard to find.
by Bullethead
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Sidecar Wheel Spacer
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Sidecar Wheel Spacer

I’m still trying to figure out how to post photos so I’ll make this more difficult than it needs to be, I guess. The spacer/washer I’m talking about goes under the castle nut (not shown in your photo) that holds the wheel on the axle. It’s being missing puts a snugged castle at the absolute bottom o...
by Bullethead
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: You still drive a stick?
Replies: 58
Views: 1001

Re: You still drive a stick?

Actually, my first car...a 1962 Chevy Nova...was an automatic. Very unusual at the time. Since then, never had another. Presently have a six-speed Forester. Smooth as glass and very comfortable. But I’m guessing it’ll be an automatic something or other come spring. No critical physical issues so far...
by Bullethead
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Sidecar Wheel Spacer
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Sidecar Wheel Spacer

Sorry if I’m starting a new thread unnecessarily but I couldn’t find anything directly related to the situation I came upon recently. Long story as short as possible, took our rig to our dealer. Warranty runs out in about six months and I had a couple of items I’d wanted to get checked out. One of t...
by Bullethead
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Flashing battery icon
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Flashing battery icon

Thanks for the input. Heat won’t be an issue for a while...I’m outside of Buffalo. First significant snow this morning. 😣
by Bullethead
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Flashing battery icon
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Flashing battery icon

Gee...forgot about this issue. Indeed, checked everything with the multimeter and found all nominal. However, hope I was clear about where the battery icon appears. This is a flashing battery icon that appears above the mode readout on the led portion of the speedo NOT that on the face. Anyway, that...
by Bullethead
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 12 volt blankets
Replies: 26
Views: 755

Re: 12 volt blankets

Okay, answering for darling wifey here: 12 V lap blanket great, two thumbs up on the tonneau cover being used as wind break, hack windscreen a must. She also notes that a neoprene jacket...like those used in sailing circles...with thermal undies and a fleece mid-layer is enough down to about forty-f...