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by BinDerSmokDat
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 3 Winch Battle: Maasdam, Warn Drill, HF ATV!!!
Replies: 54
Views: 7600

Re: 3 Winch Battle: Maasdam, Warn Drill, HF ATV!!!

Just some winch updates... Harbor freight sells a $30 kit to upgrade the ATV winch to synthetic rope that includes a cast aluminum fairlead. Seems like a decent deal, the only drawback is some people say that the holes of the kit don't align with some versions of the ATV winch. Of course neither the...
by BinDerSmokDat
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: The Gray Market
Topic: Sean’s Steering Damper
Replies: 43
Views: 1829

Re: Sean’s Steering Damper

Mine is mounted like Chad's, in more or less the same angles. The only difference being, my heim joint and bracket at the shock are parallel to the ground. That can't be it, as that makes the distance the damper needs to travel longer, not shorter. Bottom bracket is mounted in the same spot at the s...
by BinDerSmokDat
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: The Gray Market
Topic: Sean’s Steering Damper
Replies: 43
Views: 1829

Re: Sean’s Steering Damper

Also, my damper is mounted to the top shock bolt.
I saw in some threads people mounting up near the fork clamp bolt.
In that case, I could definitely see it being too short on LH turns.
by BinDerSmokDat
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: The Gray Market
Topic: Sean’s Steering Damper
Replies: 43
Views: 1829

Re: Sean’s Steering Damper

I have a Sean-sourced damper, it is also stamped "14004." My bike bottoms out on the steering stops at the neck; the damper doesn't hinder turning at all in either direction. Double check that you have the "L" brackets correctly mounted, i.e. flipped so the damper has maximum travel potential. __] D...
by BinDerSmokDat
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: 2021 Pot o' Gold in the Pines
Replies: 2
Views: 171

2021 Pot o' Gold in the Pines

We've done a few informal spring day rides in the past and we've always talked about adding a formal St. patty's Ride, but we never seem to get around to it. Given that we all want more off-road riding time this year, I'm pleased to announce the 2021 Pot o' Gold in the Pines. :moto: :mrgreen: :pot: ...
by BinDerSmokDat
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: Jan. 2nd 2021 New Years Ride in the Pines
Replies: 25
Views: 603

Re: Jan. 2nd 2021 New Years Ride in the Pines

...I think Rich carries most of a spare Ural in his trunk... I carry a few spares, but there are guys who carry way more parts than me (Lokiboy comes to mind). But nobody can carry everything, that's why when you go out with a few like-minded riders, you dramatically increase the chance someone has...
by BinDerSmokDat
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: Jan. 2nd 2021 New Years Ride in the Pines
Replies: 25
Views: 603

Re: Jan. 2nd 2021 New Years Ride in the Pines

I bought mine in 2010 with the intent to do more off-road exploring after giving up on Jeep’s and 4x4’s.
After 10 years it is now primarily a trail bike.

I sincerely believe if you aren’t getting a Ural dirty, you are missing a lot of what it has to offer.
by BinDerSmokDat
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: Jan. 2nd 2021 New Years Ride in the Pines
Replies: 25
Views: 603

Re: Jan. 2nd 2021 New Years Ride in the Pines

Great ride today, Recycled, XPatriot and me.
Wet but only deep in a few places, visited the brick factory ruins.
75 clicks of riding with some technical stuff here and there to keep everyone awake.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/br ... ck-factory
by BinDerSmokDat
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: Jan. 2nd 2021 New Years Ride in the Pines
Replies: 25
Views: 603

Re: Jan. 2nd 2021 New Years Ride in the Pines

I think you guys are going to have ridiculously great weather. Have fun. It’s still suppose to only be high 40’s when we set out and this time of the year the sun barely clears the trees, so I think we’ll be relatively dry, but it will still be brisk. Still better than the year it was -2F when I we...
by BinDerSmokDat
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: Jan. 2nd 2021 New Years Ride in the Pines
Replies: 25
Views: 603

Re: Jan. 2nd 2021 New Years Ride in the Pines

We’ll miss you Mike, heal up for the Spring JDH.

Just checked the weather and showers are suppose to clear up 3am, so I’ll load bike in morning.
It’s gassed up and ready to go so I should get there around 9am.
by BinDerSmokDat
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Tube Splitting at Valve
Replies: 41
Views: 616

Re: Tube Splitting at Valve

It's not a case of finding a fix that is not needed for others. It is a case of people potentially creating an issue by using stem nuts incorrectly. Any tube manufacturer will tell you, do NOT install the nut to the rim. There is ABSOLUTELY no benefit installing the nut to the rim. If there is one n...
by BinDerSmokDat
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Tube Splitting at Valve
Replies: 41
Views: 616

Re: Tube Splitting at Valve

...But I can run the 606's with zero ("0") psi if I had a flat. So along with a rim-lock I've stayed with them as a reliable way to get out of the woods if the worst happens to the tube on the trails... I suspect that with the short, very stiff sidewalls of the Trakmaster 760, and the bead locker o...
by BinDerSmokDat
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Tube Splitting at Valve
Replies: 41
Views: 616

Re: Tube Splitting at Valve

BinDerSmokDat how often do you have to air up the high pressure side of the Tubliss system? I’ve wondered whether it loses pressure like a road bicycle, or if the low pressure side of the system helps slow the pressure loss from the high pressure side. It drops from about 110psi to 90-100psi over a...
by BinDerSmokDat
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What makes a 10 point off-road Ural?
Replies: 18
Views: 485

Re: What makes a 10 point off-road Ural?

If you want to go off-road...With real shock absorbers...an engine and clutch that doesn´t give up after being tortured under full load in low revs for a while. Shocks are something I didn't assign points to but am starting to see how they contribute to off-roading prowess after 10 years. The key p...
by BinDerSmokDat
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What makes a 10 point off-road Ural?
Replies: 18
Views: 485

Re: What makes a 10 point off-road Ural?

I have been told that a full knobby on the tub is not a good idea. Having the tub hook up while drifting to the left around a gravel road can result in a nose dive. Not a good thing. In ten years of off-roading and leading off-road rides, I have never seen a nose over flip of any rig, sidecar knobb...