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by windmill
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Funny or WTF photo thread
Replies: 749
Views: 63389

Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

INSUBORDINATOR wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:01 pm
My plan is Superior: I put CRIME SCENE TAPE blocking the porch stairs - & leave all visible lights off.
No fuss, muss, or expense.
When I was a kid in Jersey, that would have consequences.... :lol:
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by windmill
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Check your rims for cracks.
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: Check your rims for cracks.

Between my 2 Urals I have 7 alloy rims, 3 of them dated 2010, 4 dated 2015. none have cracked yet. One of the original steel rims on my 07 patrol split open, and all required more attention.

Obviously there's still room for improvement, but it's still better than it used to be.
by windmill
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Ural Ct 2017-2018 European Colors
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Ural Ct 2017-2018 European Colors

Hello. I saw your post and have been thinking about getting a CT and so I did a little digging. I found these pictures of the Azur color. I think it looks great, similar to the "Battleship Blue" on the gear-ups a few years back. http://www.est-motorcycles.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3675&start=15 ...
by windmill
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Extended Ural Air video and launch date
Replies: 16
Views: 301

Re: Extended Ural Air video and launch date

Young ppl also watch A LOT of Youtube videos. So if more young ppl see more videos of Urals and how much fun they are, the more likely they are to go out and buy one. Yeah, we could use some young blood with open minds, there's a lot of cranky old snowflakes crying crusty tears :cry: about anything...
by windmill
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: New 2018 Limited edition Teaser
Replies: 66
Views: 1458

Re: New 2018 Limited edition Teaser

I wouldn’t get my hopes up about it being a high end drone. The last limited edition had what, a cheap Chinese Bluetooth speaker? For sure.....I spent $18k USD for a $100 drone. But it came boxed in a Ural ! The Biakal is $500 more than the standard GU. If one orders a standard GU in Biakal blue it...
by windmill
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 2017 Speedometer...
Replies: 27
Views: 797

Re: 2017 Speedometer...

Gural wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:45 pm
The first thing I checked was that my key was in the right direction....knowing me 😀.
I did that once. Didn't notice it when I parked it, but saw the lights were on when coming out of the hardware store, and had the key in hand. It took a few minutes to realize what I did. :foilhead:
by windmill
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Extended Ural Air video and launch date
Replies: 16
Views: 301

Re: Extended Ural Air video and launch date

I would have rather seen improvements on build quality and performance improvements. They've come a long way but there is still so many other things to focus on then putting a hi-tech Vertbird in the nose of my hack. Completely eliminates your nose rack. And for those of you who did not grow up in ...
by windmill
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 2017 Speedometer...
Replies: 27
Views: 797

Re: 2017 Speedometer...

I have a 2018 Ural Gear Up. It has about 2700 miles on it so it’s quite new. Today I noticed my speedometer was stuck on 45mph.... my whole ride. When I got home and stop the bike still said 45 mph. As I secure the bike for the night there was no way I could get the brake light or the clock to go o...
by windmill
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Off road tires
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Off road tires

And condition of present tires.
by windmill
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Sporadic engine light
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Sporadic engine light

It happened a couple of times the first week I had my 2018 M70, and went away never to return.

It happens occasionally to the Kenworth I drive at work. I've been told the most common reason for false signals is condensation, or a battery that isn't at full voltage, or reduced amperage due to age.
by windmill
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: CT Rear Tire Crossover
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: CT Rear Tire Crossover

IMO, the K28, and K37 offer the best combination of function, and value. The other cheaper options such as the Duro are decent tires too, and depending on ones riding style, their comparative limitations might not be meaningful. Some folks run aggressive off road tires to address particular challeng...
by windmill
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: how do you keep your cylinders from oxidizing
Replies: 20
Views: 300

Re: how do you keep your cylinders from oxidizing

I've found that S100 engine brightener helps a little cosmetically, does a really good job of protecting bare metal from corrosion, and unlike anything else I've used it stands up to heat without cooking off. On faded or oxidized plastic, rubber, or paint it does an amazing job, typically restoring ...
by windmill
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: ahh, a flat in the rain, or course...
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: ahh, a flat in the rain, or course...

Got a flat on my pusher yesterday, darn sheet metal screw. My preparations paid off, and mounting the spare went without a hitch. The disc setup does take a bit more time, but eliminates fiddling with the brake adjustment afterwards as the shoes seat to the drum, so it's probably a w@$# in the long ...
by windmill
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie: should I be using the parking brake?
Replies: 25
Views: 525

Re: Newbie: should I be using the parking brake?

I use it when I warm the bike up in the morning before heading to work. My driveway is on a slight incline. It is also nice at long stop lights to just pop it in neutral and don't have to keep my foot on the brake. I just made a habit of reaching down and checking it before heading off. My uses are...
by windmill
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Lap robe: popular?
Replies: 34
Views: 544

Re: Lap robe: popular?

Langlitz laprug page is 404 (missing) unfortunately. I contacted them about one several years ago, and they said its only available as a special order item. They also pretty much talked me out of getting one for my use and location, which I thought was odd considering Seattle has similar weather to...