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by rivers
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Have to rev engine while in 1st to prevent it from stalling
Replies: 24
Views: 218

Re: Have to rev engine while in 1st to prevent it from stalling

I agree likely a clogged pilot/idle jet or fuel filter creen. Vacuum leak is a possibility as is a plugged, pinched tank overflow/vent hose. if the tank can't pull air to replace the fuel used, it'll pull a vacuum in the tank and fuel flow stops. Easy check is loosen/remove the gas cap momentarily t...
by rivers
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Terrified
Replies: 69
Views: 801

Re: Terrified

For a cheap straight edge you can also use interior grade square electrical conduit.
by rivers
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Terrified
Replies: 69
Views: 801

Re: Terrified

I discovered a trick to mountain road operation. On left hand sweepers, I cut the throttle and the bike veers left. On right handers, I slow down before the curve, then apply throttle through the curve, and the bike veers right. Is this normal? One of the basic principals of sidecars is: On acceler...
by rivers
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Terrified
Replies: 69
Views: 801

Re: Terrified

I pretty much agree with all that has been said by the other responders.:( Sounds like pretty normal bike behavior but to an extreme due to a bad dealer set-up. Also there "IS" a learning curve riding a sidecar outfit...no getting around it. Also as mentioned your previous 2 wheel experience is your...
by rivers
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: New Ural - options?
Replies: 24
Views: 404

Re: New Ural - options?

For your first Ural? I'm in the "wait and see and just ride it awhile" camp to decide what "you want". The GU already comes stock with some very nice and useful equip like rear cargo rack, spare wheel/tire and aux fuel can. Too easy to spend money on items everyone on the internet has which may or m...
by rivers
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Excessive Chassis Vibration
Replies: 52
Views: 355

Re: Excessive Chassis Vibration

I'd suspect the front eng to frame mount.
by rivers
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2019 GU dumped it's transmission oil.
Replies: 33
Views: 497

Re: 2019 GU dumped it's transmission oil.

OK, thanks Dale ya convinced me it's the trans leaking. For me my next step would be drain the trans and inspect the washer on the drain plug for scars, scratches, burrs, bends etc. It's not a pipe threaded plug so it's the washer that does the sealing not the bolt threads. It's alum so if scarred, ...
by rivers
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2019 GU dumped it's transmission oil.
Replies: 33
Views: 497

Re: 2019 GU dumped it's transmission oil.

Dale, we(me at least) need more info/clarification...please :? Dipstick on an 019's transmission? Previously only the eng and FD had dipsticks. Trans holds a qt of eng oil so if completely empty there should be a rather noticeable oil trail/stain on/under the trans and puddle on the floor. Any oil s...
by rivers
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Nomenclature confusion, compliance fitting, mounting flange
Replies: 13
Views: 255

Re: Nomenclature confusion, compliance fitting, mounting flange

My take on them is the same as yours. I bought new compliance fittings (via phone) for an 06 from Raceways and they understood what I wanted and sent the correct parts.
by rivers
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Dnepr crown bevel ratios
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Dnepr crown bevel ratios

Don't know your intended use or your road/traffic conditions in the UK. Also depends on where you want you your speed/power to come through. If it were me building a "solo for US roads", I'd want the best top speed avail from an old tech/low HP Dnepr motor and the only two ratios to choose from were...
by rivers
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Model Changes Advice Sought
Replies: 13
Views: 222

Re: Model Changes Advice Sought

Snakeboy1966 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:21 am
I have not found many Ural mechanics in San Francisco but the bikes are bikes so shoddy be a problem if I screw up.

Snakeboy1966
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You're in luck. There's an excellent dealer in NoCal. Triquest Ural in Santa Clara. Ask for Ski.
by rivers
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Model Changes Advice Sought
Replies: 13
Views: 222

Re: Model Changes Advice Sought

Common thought is 07 or later and get the newest one you can afford. My personal addition would be don't rule out an excellent condition 06. My first Ural was a used 06 and it was a great Ural. As a side note regarding your "some off roading" plans. Be realistic with your intentions and actual use. ...
by rivers
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Engine knock
Replies: 41
Views: 834

Re: Engine knock

Checking your valve adj and rocker assemblies are in spec is where I'd start. Also check ign timing. Be a good time to do the 40,000km full service. During the oil change look for any bits of cast metal in the pan. Some Urals of that era have been prone to bad cam followers(lifters) coming apart. On...
by rivers
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Battery Issue!
Replies: 39
Views: 532

Re: Battery Issue!

Never been much impressed with OEM Ural batteries. The one in my new 011 lasted about a year. The 014's maybe 2, maybe? Don't know if Ural ever upgraded by 017? In any case "test it before buying a new one" Charge it...fully and have a parts store test it. When a batt is going bad it can take a char...