Search found 7315 matches

by windmill
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: ethanol question
Replies: 33
Views: 492

Re: ethanol question

Truth is not a flexible thing guys, only your interpretation can be flexible. Chemistry is an exact science(at least it used to be) I've come to the conclusion that there is no concise answer to my question, but I do thank you all for your input That ethanol reduces mileage, and exhaust emissions i...
by windmill
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Warning, Will Robinsonski
Replies: 15
Views: 417

Re: Warning, Will Robinsonski

I disconnected and removed the Ural's battery when wiring in my heated grips. After the battery was refitted, I went for a shakedown ride to test the grips' function. I didn't perceive any difference in the driveability of the rig, on that day or any time thereafter. I say this because my selling d...
by windmill
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Rode a 2019 - impression
Replies: 13
Views: 199

Re: Rode a 2019 - impression

In the next few weeks, I'll be upgrading my 2018 M70 with the Keihin 2nd generation EFI kit. Rather expensive at $2k, but a lot cheaper than a new rig. Barry, Please start a dedicated thread for the build, if you don't mind (even if Redmond HQ has a hand in the install). I'm interested in this kit ...
by windmill
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: ethanol question
Replies: 33
Views: 492

Re: ethanol question

There's such a wide variety of "truth" about ethanol, we're all free to choose what "truth" best suits our individual needs, and ideology.
by windmill
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Rode a 2019 - impression
Replies: 13
Views: 199

Re: Rode a 2019 - impression

No doubt, the 2019 and up are a different ball game.

In the next few weeks, I'll be upgrading my 2018 M70 with the Keihin 2nd generation EFI kit. Rather expensive at $2k, but a lot cheaper than a new rig.
by windmill
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: I dream of Ural
Replies: 23
Views: 413

Re: I dream of Ural

There's no such thing as "moderate snow", an 1/8" dusting packed to white ice can stop you dead, 12" of wet snow can be no problem. There's countless variables The folks who say 2wd isn't needed for snow are typically midwest flat landers. 1wd is doable, but it takes more effort, and why I carry a s...
by windmill
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: ethanol question
Replies: 33
Views: 492

Re: ethanol question

:FI:Igor wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:43 pm
10% ethanol gas will result in a 6% reduction in fuel economy.
Going by the energy content of the average fuel blends, under controlled conditions the MPG reduction should be:

E10, 3% to 4%
E15, 4% to 5%
E85, 15% to 27%
by windmill
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: I dream of Ural
Replies: 23
Views: 413

Re: I dream of Ural

Here's some conditions where I didn't need chains, or studs. A sharp eye will note in many pictures the spare is studded and/or has chains. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/CULzGpbgmvi5ADHMAJ3NgV5t2pR9T5kf1t8mm_Hh7QoCD7-GVBi7uzIuogJHowu9Pr-KWVtmzGTqMVamwgsNmNs8qOcVkwtSKp0WBAyYbLyUqYIfg1srZ2iJoTss4q...
by windmill
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: I dream of Ural
Replies: 23
Views: 413

Re: I dream of Ural

I'm currently running a K37 with screw in studs on the pusher of my M70. In the Seattle metropolitan area we don't get much snow, but when we do it can be a real problem with our hills, little in the way of plows, and a tendency to thaw and freeze. As soon as the snow is gone, the studded tire will...
by windmill
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: I dream of Ural
Replies: 23
Views: 413

Re: I dream of Ural

I had a Ducati E900,, doing the valves looked like a frame up rebuild. I'll never own a Ducati again. In comparison, the Ural is an absolute pleasure to service, and takes a fraction of the time. I'm currently running a K37 with screw in studs on the pusher of my M70. In the Seattle metropolitan are...
by windmill
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: ethanol question
Replies: 33
Views: 492

Re: ethanol question

Have been running E10 since 2007 without issue in my Urals. Have used non ethanol here and there, also ran it for a while to determine if there was a difference. Other than a very small increase in fuel economy, I didn't experience any difference. Taking everything into consideration, I find E10 to ...
by windmill
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: First Out of Fuel Experience.
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: First Out of Fuel Experience.

The upgraded low fuel sensor I got from Heindel helps as well, actually working very predictably Occasional flashes when around 2 gallons left, steady on with about 1 gallon remaining.... One can add a simple device to eliminate the flashing. https://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t...
by windmill
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Catalytic Converter Issue?
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Re: Catalytic Converter Issue?

Its a text book example of a melted catalyst. It can be caused by fuel/ignition issue, exhaust leak, or physical damage. I'm wondering if, in isolation, the wholesale absence of catalytic converter internals would cause any running issues. Said differently, would the Ural owner who discovers that t...
by windmill
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Installed Driving Lights
Replies: 19
Views: 303

Re: Installed Driving Lights

Looks good to me! :thumbsup:

I really like those lights, and look forward to your evaluation of how they work for visibility in the day, and vision at night.
by windmill
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Catalytic Converter Issue?
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Re: Catalytic Converter Issue?

Its a text book example of a melted catalyst. It can be caused by fuel/ignition issue, exhaust leak, or physical damage. The OP mentioned that it pulled off with the muffler, so it sounds like an exhaust leak issue. Will never know if it was physical damage. Fuel/ignition issues would have been acco...