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by rougaroo
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: From Russia With Love Limited Edition
Replies: 27
Views: 482

Re: From Russia With Love Limited Edition

Now imagine a lever on the tub that'd release about half a trunk's worth of bb's behind the bike to confound the tailgaters. Or the pin you pull to release the sidecar frame as you squeeze into the just-wide-enough casbah alley. Or the small wicker basket in the trunk that holds champagne glasses an...
by rougaroo
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Bent crank?
Replies: 57
Views: 1203

Re: Bent crank?

Check out the video on removing the engine and just pull the engine and gearbox out. I used to do all sorts of gyrations trying to do things just to avoid taking the engine out, but once you do it you realize is is waaay easier to do lots of things (read clutch job, etc) with the engine out. With th...
by rougaroo
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Concept Bike
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Concept Bike

This is actually a metal sculpture in an art show in Prague. Don't you love the rotary engine?

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by rougaroo
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Ural owners of germany/europe
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Ural owners of germany/europe

Let me plug ural-zentrale.de too. They have lots of hard-to-find parts and are friendly folks. They are in northern Germany near the Polish border. If there is a major forum for Uralistas in Germany, they'd know where it is.

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by rougaroo
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 2019 Hype Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 5644

Re: 2019 Hype Thread

Good to hear from you! Hope life gets out of your way enough to enjoy that new bike. Soon, too!!

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by rougaroo
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: The Gray Market
Topic: SOLD - For Sale - 2006 Tourist -SOLO
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: For Sale - 2006 Tourist

Way pretty bike! Good luck with the sale. Someone's getting a beauty.

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by rougaroo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Navy Motorcycle Riding Requirements
Replies: 27
Views: 731

Re: Navy Motorcycle Riding Requirements

It may seem cynical to take the human factor out, but there's also a component of asset management at work here. Just as the military has always taught everyone to secure and guard government property, in these days of both a high-tech military and an all-volunteer force, a service member represents...
by rougaroo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Auto timing advance? Help with video please
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: Auto timing advance? Help with video please

It isn't the same for all Urals. For yours, a 2012, it is an electronic advance based in the rpm's of the engine as they are triggered by the Hall sensor mounted on the camshaft. As the rpms increase, the black box of the Ducati advances the spark based on the pre-programmed advance curve. On the Du...
by rougaroo
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: If you had to choose
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Re: If you had to choose

+1 to fixing the problem.

Too much advance on an air cooled engine will overheat the engine and send you on the road to the Holy Piston Club.

There is some reason for this, we just haven't found it yet.

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by rougaroo
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Navy Motorcycle Riding Requirements
Replies: 27
Views: 731

Navy Motorcycle Riding Requirements

Took this while visiting my son. Really makes you want to get out there and ride, doesn't it? And unlike Tom Cruise in Topgun, they insist on ATGATT, even if it's 95F outside.
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by rougaroo
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Pretty near stumped
Replies: 55
Views: 3012

Re: Pretty near stumped

Way back earlier in this thread LMO suggested this. It's worth checking. The vacuum petcock needs a certain amount of vacuum to be "on". If the vacuum is low enough, the petcock diaphragm closes, starving the fuel flow. This could be caused by a small leak in the vacuum hose or by a malfunction in t...
by rougaroo
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: What controls the automatic timing advance?
Replies: 25
Views: 737

Re: What controls the automatic timing advance?

Great video! But let me phrase what you said a bit differently so folks don't think the Hall sensor actively does anything advance-wise. The Hall sensor is just an on/off switch that tells the CDI where the spark starts (at idle with no advance added). As rpm's increase, more advance has to be added...
by rougaroo
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: What controls the automatic timing advance?
Replies: 25
Views: 737

Re: What controls the automatic timing advance?

The coil only stores, transforms, and releases electricity for the sparkplugs; the rotor and Hall sensor only measure the static moment when the coil is triggered. Advance used to be controlled mechanically with springs or weights or vacuum, but with electronic ignitions the advance curve got writte...
by rougaroo
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: what color is this?
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Re: what color is this?

After finding out about the reflective glass microbeads used by road crews on new highway night striping, I also thought it'd be very cool to use them as a base layer and on a Ural. By day it'd be a flat whatever color you wanted, but by night it'd be the ghost Ural!
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by rougaroo
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: what color is this?
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Re: what color is this?

In WWI the British came up with a camouflage pattern called "dazzle camouflage". It supposedly disrupted the view of a ship as it appeared on the horizon. I've often fantasized painting a vehicle like this.
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazzle_camouflage

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