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by windmill
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: How much can these be ridden?
Replies: 24
Views: 456

Re: How much can these be ridden?

Been riding a Ural as my full time transportation for 12 years.

Read the manual, do the maintenance, use common sense, and it will get the job done.
by windmill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: The new Harley's
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: The new Harley's

Back to Harley, they are looking heavy at the Europe and Asia markets and will be building small electric bikes to meet demand. Millennials has to be their target to survive like other motorcycle companies. Most millennials just don’t have or want to spend 20 to 30 k on a motorcycle. Its going to b...
by windmill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: The new Harley's
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: The new Harley's

Harley should have done this a long time ago when they were flush, it may be too late. Back in the day I wold have been interested in a good upright 750 class machine. What do I do if I’m alone off roading and I drop it?” Well I took my Honda 750 down a dirt road one time and got stuck in a rut. If...
by windmill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: FD oil level mystery time.
Replies: 23
Views: 258

Re: FD oil level mystery time.

Bummer that Ivan created a new problem while improving an assembly. But it's not the first time something like this has happened. Remember the Edsel? It's not a "new problem'. If anything, my 2018 has less venting than my 2007. It's new people with different expectations, and differences in riding ...
by windmill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: FD oil level mystery time.
Replies: 23
Views: 258

Re: FD oil level mystery time.

[Drain it off. No need to wait a million years for it to finish, 10 - 15 minutes is enough. I noticed when I just leave it over night, there will be a silverish spot in the drained oil. I figure the extra time allows the thicker swarf to ooze out. It fits into my normal service routine of draining ...
by windmill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 2017+ Sidecar seat upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: 2017+ Sidecar seat upgrade

According to my wife, the new seat is much more comfortable than the old one. She's usually oblivious to such thing, but immediately noticed the difference in comfort. I noticed she just settles in and stays put, without moving and squirming around on longer rides. The old seat is a excessively soft...
by windmill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: The new Harley's
Replies: 7
Views: 120

The new Harley's

I started on Harley's, but eventually lost interest. Some of their new bikes have rekindled my interest. Love the Livewire, and really want an electric motorcycle, but at $28k too expensive for my taste. Supposedly there will be other more economical options in the next few years. https://mcn-images...
by windmill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: FD oil level mystery time.
Replies: 23
Views: 258

Re: FD oil level mystery time.

A lot of subjectivity here. Higher speeds, higher temperatures, and longer distances will all increase venting. We all have different conditions.. How precise one is filling the FD, such as allowing it to drain overnight Vs, a few minutes. Filling it by accurate measured volume Vs. filling until it ...
by windmill
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: You still drive a stick?
Replies: 47
Views: 670

Re: You still drive a stick?

Many years ago I drove for a concrete company, and one of the trucks had 5 shift levers on the floor 1; primary 4 speed transmission. 2; 3 speed underdrive/overdrive. 3; 2 speed axle splitter. 4; front axle drive. 5; pto. Most shifting was done using the 4 speed, and splitter. Add in the overdrive f...
by windmill
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: You still drive a stick?
Replies: 47
Views: 670

Re: You still drive a stick?

I drive for a living, shifting doesn't hold any romance for me anymore. If I must be in a car, my only concern is to get from A to B with the least possible effort. If an automatic is an option that doesn't compromise anything meaningful to me, its my first choice.
by windmill
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Screw Jack Mounted in the Fuel Can Holder
Replies: 15
Views: 399

Re: Screw Jack Mounted in the Fuel Can Holder

Will it fit under the sidecar seat? That's where I keep my screw jack. Not 100% but I don't think so. This is a screw jack off a 1 ton truck. That said I would not anyway, its where I keep wrenches and high value or I don't want to loose tools (too much stuff there now) I could put in the hack as w...
by windmill
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 12 volt blankets
Replies: 26
Views: 610

Re: 12 volt blankets

Best use for the blanket is to put it under the monkey... as previously stated, they’re not wind proof— but if you trap the heat between the seat and the monkey they work reasonably well... Heated seats would be better still... 8) I bought Julie a “German sniper bag” several years back... wind proo...
by windmill
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 2020 changes seem minor - FYI, they're on the IMZ site
Replies: 29
Views: 661

Re: 2020 changes seem minor - FYI, they're on the IMZ site

Now that Retro and M70 are gone, changing wheel size for cT to 19' is a great news. No more dealing with two different sizes. Good for the factory. Looking at their web page for 2020 CT https://www.imz-ural.com/c-t Wheels: 2.15X18 Aluminum rims with steel spokes Tires: Heidenau, 4.0x18” So, no. :D ...
by windmill
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Low cost solutions to the low mufflers?
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Low cost solutions to the low mufflers?

I'm interested in the raceway 2-1 header but I have no idea if they've improved quality since the 2016 post I saw where someone said they basically rusted out within 6 months... I made my 2 into 1 headers just before Raceway introduced theirs, mine are mild steel like theirs. Yes, they will rust pr...
by windmill
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: hey hey hey
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: hey hey hey

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:35 am
You could weld sidecar attachment points on the other side of you UK legal outfit... :roll:
Unfortunately the sidecar will have the left handed frame. I suppose you could be able to get a right hand frame and swap everything over?
One could mount it on the other side facing backwards.........