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by BinDerSmokDat
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Project Steel Belly
Replies: 42
Views: 2208

Re: Project Steel Belly

I agree with Mr.Cob: A "Proper Skidplate" and some sort of "High Mount Exaust" is a basic neccesity for MOAB and similar. That isn't just the ideal set-up for Moab, anyone considering serious off-roading should follow that build. Unfortunately too many COB plates are on bikes that won't see terrain...
by BinDerSmokDat
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Special Ural Wrenches Needed
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: Special Ural Wrenches Needed

I have an adjustable pin wrench like the blue handled one LMO posted above. I doesn't quite span the domed spare tire nut, it slips off when applying any meaningful torque. I haven't tried it on a wheel bearing retainer, but I think by it's adjustable nature, it wouldn't take much torque. I tried to...
by BinDerSmokDat
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Project Steel Belly
Replies: 42
Views: 2208

Re: Project Steel Belly

...Then we can both chuckle when Dave gets hung up by his skid plate bolt heads. :P ...I have yet to be stopped by the bolt heads on my skid plate, been using it for over 14 years in every type of terrain you can imagine and it has NEVER caused a problem... Two things... 1. That comment was aimed a...
by BinDerSmokDat
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Special Ural Wrenches Needed
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Special Ural Wrenches Needed

I'm a little ham handed. :oops: Over the years I guess I've been a little hard on my Ural tools. I have now managed to break the tab of the locking nut wrench (the wrench on the right in the picture below) and the pin nut wrench (the wrench on the left in the picture below.) It seems like the cheape...
by BinDerSmokDat
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Welding, Welders, and Welding Projects
Replies: 73
Views: 1467

Re: Welding, Welders, and Welding Projects

I have the older Harbor Freight Flux Core 125 amp welder. It is respectable and I find with some practice I can put down some very functional, if not exactly pretty, welds. I've learned that for thick stuff, I need to do some tacks along the piece which acts to pre-heat the metal, then run my beads....
by BinDerSmokDat
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Ford Lend-Lease tooling for Ural?
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Ford Lend-Lease tooling for Ural?

Ford apparently signed a deal with the Soviets in 1929 to produce cars...but it was well before the war and not part of Lend Lease. The Russians apparently cranked out a lovely Model A clone, but no mentions of a Model T to be found. This was also apparently the start of GAZ auto company, which stil...
by BinDerSmokDat
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Sucks for Bacon Andy...
Replies: 15
Views: 305

Re: Sucks for Bacon Andy...

That SUUUUCKS! Like Andy, I'm glad my garage is detached! A good number of home fires are started by vehicles or other work in garages, then exacerbated by the fuel in the vehicles stored there. Right now my garage is home to 6 wall mounted fire extinguishers and one each in the trunk of the Ural an...
by BinDerSmokDat
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Project Steel Belly
Replies: 42
Views: 2208

Re: Project Steel Belly

I rode in Central PA this weekend, up and down some rocky, w@$#ed out "roads" with lots of baseball and football-sized rocks, with bigger rocks jutting up and rocky crags. It was also hilly, so going down you are focusing on not picking up too much speed and uphill you are focused on maintaining eno...
by BinDerSmokDat
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 2010 Front Brake Switch
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: 2010 Front Brake Switch

...If space allows, consider a good doublefaced tape to add additional holding power to your screw and nut fix. Use the old rivets and JB Weld to attach the switch to the bracket. Rivets locate it and epoxy secures it... ...I'm not a fan of butt connectors for outdoor applications... Those are all ...
by BinDerSmokDat
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 2010 Front Brake Switch
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: 2010 Front Brake Switch

Late to the party: https://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=18980 I looked for old discussions and couldn't find it, or I would have added to it. :o I was able to get hold of some tiny 2.5mm screws with socket heads and some 2mm with Phillips heads. Interesting fact, one of the holes...
by BinDerSmokDat
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 5-Engine Simultaneous Overhaul
Replies: 18
Views: 464

Re: 5-Engine Simultaneous Overhaul

I think you need to make it a 6 engine build, include a 2010 that needs some refreshing, so your project is truly representative of all the model years.

I'll drop mine off Sunday. :lol:
by BinDerSmokDat
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 2010 Front Brake Switch
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: 2010 Front Brake Switch

So the switch came yesterday and I played around a little. Here are some pics of the new switch. https://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d87/BinDerSmokDat/Ural/20200603_145431.jpg https://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d87/BinDerSmokDat/Ural/20200603_145434.jpg The new switch is three wire, Red, Blue and Yel...
by BinDerSmokDat
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: oil pan torque?
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: oil pan torque?

A quick FYI...I wouldn't apply Loc-Tite to oil pan screws. In fact I apply anti-seize to them, after I snapped a few socket heads off due to corrosion. The holes drill through the block and get moisture and crud in them. Apparently when I w@$#ed the bike, I was reaching the holes on the left side ju...
by BinDerSmokDat
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Building a better “anti”- mousetrap device.
Replies: 24
Views: 761

Re: WANTED: Free Garage Audio Advice

jay, For the mouse problem, get this... https://www.automatictrap.com/ Self-resetting, CO2 powered and includes a counter to see how many you killed in case cats/foxes carry off the dead ones. As for mouse control at home, I keep regular Victor traps set with PB year round in every corner of the gar...
by BinDerSmokDat
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Brace for left cylinder engine guard
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Brace for left cylinder engine guard

Jaybird and ReCycled just welded from the brace directly to end of the foot peg.
That creates the triangulation you need, helps provide foot protection and gives you more places to rest that left foot when cruising.