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by Brian Crean
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Noob question - Is Full throttle on Highway Going to Hurt?
Replies: 35
Views: 4107

Re: Noob question - Is Full throttle on Highway Going to Hurt?

My 2012 is happiest between 55-60 for cruising, with an occasional (crawling) burst to 65-70. I have cyl. head temp. gauges, and if you see how much the cylinder temp spikes as you go above 60, you wouldn't even consider extended periods of WOT.
by Brian Crean
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Where to Grease?
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: Where to Grease?

Someone correct me if I'm mistaken, but a 2015 would have the tapered bearing set in the steering head which is sealed, and although not expected to last forever, should last to the zombie acopolypse.
by Brian Crean
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: New Grok Harmonizer FS!
Replies: 19
Views: 2867

Re: New Grok Harmonizer FS!

But wait! there's more.....It slices, it dices, it makes julianne fries, it'll even rub your dog's belly...Try doing that with a brush or roller. All for 150 low payments of $2995, that's right, just $2995. (Good ad, I liked it.)
by Brian Crean
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: WTB: Deep sump oil pan
Replies: 4
Views: 876

Re: WTB: Deep sump oil pan

The only problem with a deep sump on a Retro, is that you lose about 2 inches or so of clearance for changing your oil. You may wish to check that out before you switch over.
by Brian Crean
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Was crashed into today
Replies: 47
Views: 4458

Re: Was crashed into today

Time to visit the law offices of Dewey, Cheatam, and Howe
by Brian Crean
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Clutch cable mounting bracket is bent
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Re: Clutch cable mounting bracket is bent

If it works fine, and doesn't interfere with anything else, I'd leave it as it is. There's a possible chance that it was there that way for a reason. I'd just keep an eye on it to see if the bend increases...A true indication of a problem. As we said in the Navy, "if it ain't broke, don't f*#k with ...
by Brian Crean
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Replacement Nuts and Bolts Source?
Replies: 15
Views: 1854

Re: Replacement Nuts and Bolts Source?

ACE Hardware, True Value, and if you know the exact size & thread, and want extras, Amanon.com.
by Brian Crean
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: the final drive...?
Replies: 34
Views: 3340

Re: the final drive...?

I was-a-thinkin that if they made the cases of the F.D. a bit roomier, allowing for more fluid capacity, it would probably run a bit cooler, adding better lubrication qualities, and hopefully a more reliable F.D. I always thought that 3-4 oz. of oil pushing 750-950 lbs. down the road, (depending on ...
by Brian Crean
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Flat Spot After Sitting for a Week?
Replies: 9
Views: 979

Re: Flat Spot After Sitting for a Week?

The multi ply construction in the Duro tires tend to make them keep their shape. It also makes them very robust. If your outdoor temps tend to be on the cool to cold side, they will hold their shape till they warm up a bit going down the street. If it bothers you,then just buy new tires. Keep in min...
by Brian Crean
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Pork Brains
Replies: 30
Views: 3489

Re: Pork Brains

Three words: NO FREAKIN" WAY!
by Brian Crean
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Defunding EPA & deregulations
Replies: 29
Views: 3809

Re: Defunding EPA & deregulations

The way the media is harping on it, is that "Big Money" & big business are trying to get restrictions removed so they can run amok, and pollute & poison the planet. Liberals run most news media outlets after all.
by Brian Crean
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: replace a tire in your garage??
Replies: 44
Views: 3714

Re: replace a tire in your garage??

I have a concrete driveway, with a wrap-around pad on the side of the house. So, I went and bought a tire changer, set it up on a good spot on the side, drilled mounting holes, and installed threaded inserts. Right now, the holes are filled with a bolt-washer combo to keep the dirt out. When needed,...
by Brian Crean
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Headlight Upgrade Comparison
Replies: 41
Views: 4331

Re: Headlight Upgrade Comparison

Just Google it, then pick the best price. Don't forget to factor in the shipping. A lot of times, that's where they get ya!
by Brian Crean
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: what to set the valve thingies?
Replies: 45
Views: 2968

Re: what to set the valve thingies?

You're right, .01 is mm, and .004 is in.
by Brian Crean
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: what to set the valve thingies?
Replies: 45
Views: 2968

Re: what to set the valve thingies?

Each engine is different, with it's own quirks. I would suggest setting somewhere between a loose .003 to a tight.005. Your motor will tell you when it's happy. It'll take some trial, and error, but with experience you'll learn your bike's individual needs.