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by BinDerSmokDat
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Tactical Backpack at Cheap Price
Replies: 31
Views: 545

Re: Tactical Backpack at Cheap Price

I tried riding to work with both a messenger bag (over the shoulder/cross body) and a backpack to hold my laptop and work papers when I rode two wheels to work. I hated it. Not only can the weight be annoying, I don't want to worry about any weight shifting on me and/or straps digging into me. Becau...
by BinDerSmokDat
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: SE VA Ural riders gather
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: SE VA Ural riders gather

Ditto.
by BinDerSmokDat
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: 2020 New Year's NJ Pines
Replies: 16
Views: 212

Re: 2020 New Year's NJ Pines

Mtrdrms, you have your work cut out for you in planning an event. In 2010 I stumbled onto a core group of owners that rode together regularly. Great bunch of guys (all the guys posting or mentioned in this thread plus a few more who don't post often.) and over the years, we've expanded the number of...
by BinDerSmokDat
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Intro: New Ural Owner in PA
Replies: 19
Views: 304

Re: Intro: New Ural Owner in PA

Hi Stu, welcome. You can be more specific than Central PA, we won't bite. We have a few guys in the Harrisburg area plus some Philly and NJ guys who ride a mix of pavement, off-road and forest roads all over Central PA, depending what you consider "Central." Sproul, Pine Grove Furnace, Bald Eagle, 7...
by BinDerSmokDat
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Oil pan heater
Replies: 35
Views: 2457

Re: Oil pan heater

I have to say with the new style electric starter, the bike ticks right over in temps down to 30F. I haven't tried starting it in temps lower than that since I made the swap. If you are considering a pan heater, I'd look at lighter weight oil first and evaluating any real need for it. Also check the...
by BinDerSmokDat
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: EVER hear of or SEE A "STRIBOG"
Replies: 18
Views: 748

Re: EVER hear of or SEE A "STRIBOG"

Fun toy for plinking or looking cool. But defense? Not sure. The best gun for home defense or any other defense for that matter is the one you shoot with and train with regularly. While a stock might make that seem "more accurate" it's also blowback design. If you think you will have multiple target...
by BinDerSmokDat
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: 2020 New Year's NJ Pines
Replies: 16
Views: 212

Re: 2020 New Year's NJ Pines

I suck even using the right tool in my driveway putting in or taking these out. You aren't the only one. Over the last few years, I've torn up two pairs of the cheap ones with interchangeable tips and a decent pair of Craftsman ones with fixed tips. Removing and installing maybe a half dozen snap r...
by BinDerSmokDat
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: 2020 New Year's NJ Pines
Replies: 16
Views: 212

Re: 2020 New Year's NJ Pines

I would have been too for the electrical issue. Dave quickly figured out that the deep fried (it was really burned and crunchy) fuse was a sign of a big problem at the ignition switch. Then without a wiring diagram and only a test light, he figured out that there was power into the switch but none o...
by BinDerSmokDat
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: 2020 New Year's NJ Pines
Replies: 16
Views: 212

Re: 2020 New Year's NJ Pines

It is surprising what can break or fail on these bikes, yet still be able to limp home. I know, I've done my share of the limping. :( The U-joint thing is ironic, because a few years ago I had a driveshaft U-joint that had become plugged and wouldn't take grease. It had worn so much that there was v...
by BinDerSmokDat
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: 2020 New Year's NJ Pines
Replies: 16
Views: 212

2020 New Year's NJ Pines

I ran into StageWex at Mighty Joe's on the way to Atsion, then after we got to the Ranger Station Recycled showed up a little later. JayBird and Pharr showed up after that, the former to say Happy New Year and the latter to do some riding. Four bikes isn't a bad turnout for a New Years's Ride. It wa...
by BinDerSmokDat
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: 2020 New Year's Ride- Atsion/Wharton State Forest
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: 2020 New Year's Ride- Atsion/Wharton State Forest

So I got all my tinkering done, started the bike aaaaaand remembered I blew out an exhaust gasket last ride. So the Y-pipe and skidplate had to come off and two hours later I'm good to go!
I should get there by 9:30am if not earlier.
by BinDerSmokDat
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: 2020 New Year's Ride- Atsion/Wharton State Forest
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: 2020 New Year's Ride- Atsion/Wharton State Forest

I remembered that my spare tire nut is stripped and I have a broken turn signal.
I have more work to do than I thought before I can load up.
by BinDerSmokDat
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: 2020 New Year's Ride- Atsion/Wharton State Forest
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: 2020 New Year's Ride- Atsion/Wharton State Forest

See told you the weather would change!
Now it's back up to a high of 57F and the rain has been downgraded to "a few showers" stopping at 10am.
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by BinDerSmokDat
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Mid Atlantic Back roads Discovery Routes
Replies: 14
Views: 601

Re: Mid Atlantic Back roads Discovery Routes

The portions of the BDR we rode on the Gettysburg trip and the subsequent trip this summer were not what I would call difficult riding for a Ural based on my meager experience. I never felt overly challenged, though it did keep me mindful of downhill sections and not overheating the brakes in a few ...
by BinDerSmokDat
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Mid Atlantic Back roads Discovery Routes
Replies: 14
Views: 601

Re: Mid Atlantic Back roads Discovery Routes

Watched some footage of the MABDR as I think it passed thru Bald Eagle? Sounds challenging. Parts looks good for Urals but some parts looked like they could be a problem as some roads/trails were real rocky. We've done some rides through Bald Eagle on Urals. Not sure how much of what we did is part...