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by Rich Maund
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: CRAP is cancelled
Replies: 18
Views: 323

Re: CRAP is cancelled

SHART has a nice ring to it. ;-)

Just remember that stuff like this can have around two. Just like the Spanish Flu did in 18. Folks came back out in the Fall thinking it was over only to start up an even more deadly round 2 of it. My grandmother became an orphan in that one. So.... food for thought.
by Rich Maund
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Ural purchase now on hold. Cause...
Replies: 25
Views: 740

Re: Ural purchase now on hold. Cause...

After many years of Chinese junk, I do see their quality inching (centimetering?) upwards to better levels. I drive a van made in Mexico that is a copy of an Italian van but with a way better reinforced floor and suspension run by a Japanese computer and a USA made motor all run by an Italian compan...
by Rich Maund
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Paronite Gaskets getting me down.
Replies: 46
Views: 986

Re: Paronite Gaskets getting me down.

Generally, the asbestos is combined with a hi temp polymer in the gasket material to give it more strength. So if you don't work the material into your skin hard and don't generate dust to breath in, you'll be fine. In the early days of Uraling I always made my own gaskets. Being a old steam plant m...
by Rich Maund
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Looking for one of these DOGS
Replies: 31
Views: 1278

Re: Looking for one of these DOGS

We once had a GSD with strong herding instincts. She would try to herd the UPS guy into our front door while he was dropping off packages. If she liked you (Almost always the case), you were gonna get brought inside! Much love for working dogs! She showed a subtle genius for it. She was a large and ...
by Rich Maund
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Terrified
Replies: 71
Views: 1206

Re: Terrified

After 20 years of being on the Ural forums, I have to say I am really impressed with the quality of the advice being handed out here. Back in the day, only a few of us were actual technicians and folks would try to be helpful by handing out half assed info they had "heard" somewhere on the net. I lo...
by Rich Maund
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Terrified
Replies: 71
Views: 1206

Re: Terrified

Your experience as a road racer doesn't count for $#!+ in sidecar driving. Honestly. When I taught the sidecar safety course 20 years ago, the best students were often the ones with NO bike experience. That, since sidecarring is often a$$ backwards from operating a 2 wheeler. Some of the students we...
by Rich Maund
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Best Ural Tool Roll Ever?
Replies: 74
Views: 1617

Re: Best Ural Tool Roll Ever?

I thought the best tool rolls were the thick leather ones I made back in the 90s and 2000s. I still have one I've been using since 2005.
by Rich Maund
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Battery Issue!
Replies: 39
Views: 603

Re: Battery Issue!

All good advice here. You didn't drive it enough to recharge it and idling did it no favors. Give the battery a real charge at 10% of it rating amperage wise. A trickle charger will only maintain a battery. Start with a fully charged battery. have it load tested at a shop. If good, start the bike up...
by Rich Maund
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Anyone own a school bus?
Replies: 71
Views: 3089

Re: Anyone own a school bus?

PS. If you insulate your van or bus well, parking in the sun with the windows covered is not a big deal IME. I made reflective mylar bubbletex covers for the windows.
by Rich Maund
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Anyone own a school bus?
Replies: 71
Views: 3089

Re: Anyone own a school bus?

I have been running a Renogy 500 watt pure sine inverter for a few years in my van. Only 500 watts, but the quality of the power it makes is better than what comes into our house from the power company. Our fridge, electronics and chargers work great off it. I have 400 watts solar on the roof that k...
by Rich Maund
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Rode a 2019 - impression
Replies: 52
Views: 1521

Re: Rode a 2019 - impression

This reminds me of when I owned my 1995 Ural and then test rode the new Retro test rig that Ural brought to the SPITS rally in 2002. Holy crap, what a night & day difference! I sold the bikes I had and bought a new 2003 Retro. Never regretted it. And that 95 never made me walk. I took it to work and...
by Rich Maund
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: The Gray Market
Topic: Sidecar interior carpet set for sale
Replies: 61
Views: 3350

Re: Sidecar interior carpet set for sale

BriSco
Sent you a PM. My computer was down for a couple days. Then it took me over a day to figure out how to sign back in to everything.
by Rich Maund
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: A normal week on a 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 587

Re: A normal week on a 2019

Hey guys. I have always wondered why some folks consider letting it warm up to be a problem! Geez. Just start it and let it idle, then get your gear on. Once you're geared up the bike is ready to go too. That is just been my practice for many years. Works for me.
by Rich Maund
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Notice from Rich's Cycle Upholstery!
Replies: 33
Views: 1162

Re: Notice from Rich's Cycle Upholstery!

Definitely Nate! I know the damage is still there. Over doing it just makes it worse. I'm happy to just plod along steady and enjoy the pain free state for a bit! I'll keep it mind to not make it worse!
by Rich Maund
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Notice from Rich's Cycle Upholstery!
Replies: 33
Views: 1162

Re: Notice from Rich's Cycle Upholstery!

Got some good treatment from the VA Hospital today! Found out that I have indeed worn out my right knee thanks to 25 years of favoring the other that had been broken into 5 pieces when that car hit me summer of '95. They will schedule an MRI with an eye towards getting a new knee. For the time being...