Search found 859 matches

by JPanyon
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Leak down test results.
Replies: 47
Views: 2875

Re: Leak down test results.

Yes Van, I see that ""hole"", but does it go through the piston? I'd expect a whole bunch of troubles if it did penetrate. Pistons are cheap, so replace it. But, he's had an unusual amount of prior troubles from what I remember and now is a good time to check each piece of the puzzle, while they're ...
by JPanyon
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Leak down test results.
Replies: 47
Views: 2875

Re: Leak down test results.

That cylinder bore looks perfect from what i can see here? So next, divide the problem in half, and test just the head for cracks and leaks. Bolt the head down to a flat surface using some ingenuity and parts locally available. Put pressure into the spark plug hole and verify that the head Does or D...
by JPanyon
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Uneven muffler mounting?
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: Uneven muffler mounting?

SidecarDan wrote:And here I thought my left muffler sat higher than the right because I slam it into the ground so often while flying the car.
Thanks Dan...now I've got to go check my left muffler, 'cause my crashbar drags the pavement before the muffler does. :wink:
by JPanyon
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Installing newest Ducati ignition - post 2013 PART 1 FIXED!!
Replies: 36
Views: 2761

Re: Installing newest Ducati ignition - post 2013 PART 1

ill go over the harness looking for places 2 volts could leak out. Ground is solid and secure on the top left engine bolt stud. Is there another place that could be more "groundier" Do you have a "master disconnect" switch like I have on my '02, located under the seat plate behind left side cover? ...
by JPanyon
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 2009 GEAR UP Battery swapped out
Replies: 13
Views: 1210

Re: 2009 GEAR UP Battery swapped out

oops, I must've taken too long of a siesta when thinking of those relays. Don't feel bad about that overlooked wire though, good work! I once did the same thing on my older California rig, at the first battery replacement. The overlooked wire connected to a solenoid that helped open an emission cont...
by JPanyon
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: ANOTHER timing mark question...
Replies: 18
Views: 1772

Re: ANOTHER timing mark question...

Sorry that I'm late to this chat, but WWID about finding TDC...? Take out the plugs to make engine easy to spin, get the pusher wheel off the ground, put tranny into 4 th gear. Use a hand held drinking straw inserted into left plug hole, rotate engine with kick start lever, and when you feel straw m...
by JPanyon
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 2009 GEAR UP Battery swapped out
Replies: 13
Views: 1210

Re: 2009 GEAR UP Battery swapped out

If your relay(s) are under the seat and anywhere the battery, check the relay(s) for correct insertion into their socket(s) as they could have been jostled while getting the battery out/in. Do make sure that wires heading into the socket base are fully pushed inwards all the way. The spade lugs thes...
by JPanyon
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: DISASTER! Averted
Replies: 52
Views: 8118

Re: DISASTER! Averted

Be happy that you kept the re-torque to 29 lbs. BMW and even Chevrolet kept their aluminum block head bolt figures at or below this figure on their 1960's engines. Did Ural think their aluminum was better quality than the Germans or Americans? 36 ft/lbs works out to be roughly 25% higher than the Ge...
by JPanyon
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Removing Sidecar
Replies: 27
Views: 2710

Re: Removing Sidecar

Another item...somewhere around 2005 Ural went to 19 inch wheels. Prior to this they used 18 inch wheels. I'm thinking you'll need a new wheel for your older hack (plus a new spare) to match up with the larger wheels on your new ride. Oh well, life is what it is and not always what we want.
by JPanyon
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ignition Switch - non-OEM Alternates?
Replies: 15
Views: 3897

Re: Ignition Switch - non-OEM Alternates?

I just found/fixed intermittent ignition troubles. Thought it was the 14 yr old ignition switch, but wasn't. It was the ground connection path between frame and battery negative post. There is a master disconnect switch on my yr/model, in that path, hidden underneath the seat base plate and behind t...
by JPanyon
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Clutch Fun! Replace the clutch.
Replies: 37
Views: 4013

Re: Clutch Fun! Guess the bad part (and save me some money)

Clean the snot off of the steel pressure plates, replace the friction disc plates. Lightly smear grease on the tranny shaft splines. Get new clutch screws. Then your main trouble will be aligning all the inner circle teeth that engage the splines on the tranny shaft. You don't mention having made a ...
by JPanyon
Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Source for the little plug
Replies: 18
Views: 2123

Re: Source for the little plug

A Ural that doesn't smoke? Hilarious...
by JPanyon
Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: My turn for engine issues, gonna be a fun winter fix
Replies: 7
Views: 1391

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

I agree with isldtime. I would get the timing light out and check it. I have a spare ignition module if you want to try swapping it out to see if that is the problem. If so send me a PM with your address and I will "loan" it to you so you can see if that might be the porblem. Thanks for the offer, ...
by JPanyon
Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: My turn for engine issues, gonna be a fun winter fix
Replies: 7
Views: 1391

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

Easing down a country road, 30 mph, engine(?) starts making loud knocking sound. Stopped, started checking the usual suspects. Tranny-- ok, spins freely in all gears with clutch pulled in, by spinning the rear wheel. Engine-- spins smoothly using kick starter with plugs pulled Compression-- above 12...