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by jndomin
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: N0 battery need ignition
Replies: 18
Views: 1997

Re: N0 battery need ignition

Neat, but kinda pricey.
by jndomin
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Oil Threads
Topic: The Great Deep Sump Debate!
Replies: 113
Views: 22223

Re: The Great Deep Sump Debate!

You are correct in idea that the cooler oil will circulate with the action of the oil pump as well as the motion of the motorcycle. As far as cooling more oil goes, it's the ratio of the surface area exposed to a cooler environment (in this case, mostly the air stream) to the volume of oil. An examp...
by jndomin
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Oil Threads
Topic: The Great Deep Sump Debate!
Replies: 113
Views: 22223

Re: The Great Deep Sump Debate!

I installed CHT gauges (both heads) several years ago & have been comparing those temps with the oil temps. I've found that they give me more pertinent information than oil temp does. I believe that using an oil cooler to keep oil temperature down will mainly effect oil life longevity & will have li...
by jndomin
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Oil Cooler
Replies: 41
Views: 7396

Re: Oil Cooler

Remember that optimal oil temperature is when their motor oils are ~180 to ~235°F. Oil is MUCH hotter than that at the valve guides & other areas of the cylinder heads, so the oil is exposed to quite high temperatures in some engine places. That usually means some deterioration of the oil, from evap...
by jndomin
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Oil Cooler
Replies: 41
Views: 7396

Re: Oil Cooler

I'm planning to use the Briel idea with the stock sump. Ground clearance will be about the same as with the deep sump only. I just need to locate or build a Briel style cooler to get started.
by jndomin
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Mystery Headlight Wire Resolved
Replies: 25
Views: 4148

Re: Mystery Headlight Wire Resolved

Yeah, my '78 BMW R80/7 had that kind of light. The small bulb was only good for young eyes on a very dark night going slowly. Or to leave on when parked.
by jndomin
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Uneven cylinder temperature
Replies: 34
Views: 4591

Re: Uneven cylinder temperature

I've found it's common for my right cylinder head to run cooler (when running over 50mph) due to airflow channeled between the tub & engine.
by jndomin
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Intermittent starting issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1578

Re: Intermittent starting issue

Probably a crappy key switch. Repair or replace (they're cheap).
by jndomin
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 2002 Ural ignition woes.
Replies: 17
Views: 1868

Re: 2006 Ural Patrol ignition woes.

As the type 5 ignition distribution rotors seem to be unavailable, has anyone found a source for or even a compatible replacement for the URAL type 5 ignition rotor?
by jndomin
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: My turn for engine issues, gonna be a fun winter fix
Replies: 7
Views: 1556

Re: My turn for engine issues, gonna be a fun winter fix

As the type 5 ignition distribution rotors seem to be unavailable, has anyone found a source for or even a compatible replacement for the URAL type 5 ignition rotor?
by jndomin
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: CHEAP, SPIN ON OIL FILTER ADAPTER....
Replies: 19
Views: 3146

Re: CHEAP, SPIN ON OIL FILTER ADAPTER....

You can always lose the crossover. You'll be a little louder, but it doesn't hurt anything.
by jndomin
Tue May 19, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Best carb mount manifold adaptor ever seen
Replies: 77
Views: 7307

Re: Best carb mount manifold adaptor ever seen

My 2006 came with one of these & one of the newer type. They both failed within a year of each other.