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by windmill
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Brake disc bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 87

Re: Brake disc bolts

I can see the logic of a manufacturer/shop using a locking compound to protect themselves from customers who don't do their own maintenance, or repairs, and let issues go unresolved until failure. Since I do all my own maintenance and repairs, and don't carry a torch, or impact wrench when out and a...
by windmill
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Brake disc bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 87

Re: Brake disc bolts

I've used anti seize for years without issue. Last thing one needs when changing a tire, or setting up the spare for a flat is issues with hardware. Right after I got my rig, I went through all the wheels to put anti seize on all the hardware for the discs, disc adapters, and drive splines. A bit of...
by windmill
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Elio-oh-oh
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: Elio-oh-oh

Considering Can-am isn't making an enclosed commuter 3 wheeler when they already make street legal 3 wheelers says a lot about demand for such a vehicle. Even the bare bones Ryker costs more, and gets less mpg than Elio claimed they could provide.
by windmill
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm in! Finally got a rig and have questions
Replies: 19
Views: 339

Re: I'm in! Finally got a rig and have questions

I experimented with individual pod filters and found them to be a poor choice for a Ural. If they're on a really long intake pipe, or connecting pipes they'll work ok, but there's much better options. Exposed filters of any type are problematic in wet weather.
by windmill
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Carb vent caps ( moved )
Replies: 8
Views: 63

Re: Carb Vent Caps

They just pull off, and might end up fitting a little looser. The vent itself is just a hose barb fitting, some folks replace the cap with a hose routed under the gearbox.
by windmill
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Elio-oh-oh
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: Elio-oh-oh

It's been pretty obvious for about 5 years now that it was never going to happen, and the numbers never made sense.
by windmill
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Fuel Container
Replies: 11
Views: 323

Re: Fuel Container

The only time I've had an issue filling a NATO spec can full was with a faux "nato" can from Sportsmans guide. The metal is so thin it blew up like a balloon. They're easy to identify, the weld seam stands proud rather than being recessed. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/VP_tfXR-at65FWhuvLAd...
by windmill
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2019 Alternaor Whine
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: 2019 Alternaor Whine

stagewex wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:09 am
I know the gear(s) themselves in the new bike alternators aren't Herzog anymore which is disappointing but they are supposed to be good quality.
They're better than Herzog, I've had them in my 2007 Patrols FD since 2013.
by windmill
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2019 Alternaor Whine
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: 2019 Alternaor Whine

Same happened or should I say happening to me right now as we speak. Kinda a long story but in my case was just getting "winey" after 14 years. On a 2019... that is way, way before the perishable state. You still under warranty? No way that could wear that quickly. Not being there to hear it limits...
by windmill
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: The Gray Market
Topic: Sean’s Steering Damper
Replies: 33
Views: 825

Re: Sean’s Steering Damper

Folks have been using automotive dampers on sidecar rigs, and have been available from other sources for a long time . https://www.cyclesidecar.com/store/sidecar-steering-damper-2-year-warranty http://floridasidecarproducts.com/steering_dampers Several custom sidecar manufacturers such as DMC, and C...
by windmill
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Disc rim vs Drum rim
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Disc rim vs Drum rim

Hey all, What is the difference in the 19” Disc rim vs the 19” Drum rim? I just bought a rim to replace an old cracked steel rim and now I am wondering if I bought the right rim. I see Raceway sells them as different. Let me know!! Thanks, Ryan They're drilled differently to fit the different size ...
by windmill
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: No Changes for 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 1259

Re: No Changes for 2021

Ural did hint that a larger displacement engine and a 5th gear are coming in the future in a recent video... I think it was the one about weight distribution. So maybe 2022? Don't say that as I just ordered a 2021 cT. :D Oh no, escaped from the asylum..... I think you'll find it quite a bit nicer t...
by windmill
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Fuel Container
Replies: 11
Views: 323

Re: Fuel Container

If you have the aluminum can with screw on cap, you may or may not have an issue. https://sc02.alicdn.com/kf/He90a719018164dba9cf62ee248300cfa5.jpg_350x350.jpg If you have the steel NATO can with hinged lid, then no you wont, and should NOT drill any holes in it. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/af/33...
by windmill
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Speedometer Failure, 2020 GU?
Replies: 20
Views: 234

Re: Speedometer Failure, 2020 GU?

So what this REALLY means is that someone (Ural HQ or the dealer) does not trust me to do the right thing. OK. Oh, and last two times out, the speedometer unit worked flawlessly. Transient electrical troubles are the banes of existence of electrical engineers, and I am one. No, it doesn't. An after...
by windmill
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Speedometer Failure, 2020 GU?
Replies: 20
Views: 234

Re: Speedometer Failure, 2020 GU?

And I suppose there would be no way for me to advance the odometer reading to the current one on the old odometer anyway. I really don't want a new odometer to read zero; I'm enjoying putting as many miles on the thing as I can. Dealer says that if/when he gets a new unit for me, he can turn it aro...