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by Msblu79
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: iridium Spark Plugs
Replies: 36
Views: 514

Re: iridium Spark Plugs

Just an FYI for all, I recall reading somewhere that if you are running a Power Arc ignition it is NOT recommended to use those type plugs. Not sure why so I have been using the standard plug with no issues so far. Has anyone run them with the PA? :) Power arc calls for 5k Ohm resistor plugs, and t...
by Msblu79
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: iridium Spark Plugs
Replies: 36
Views: 514

Re: iridium Spark Plugs

Just an FYI for all, I recall reading somewhere that if you are running a Power Arc ignition it is NOT recommended to use those type plugs. Not sure why so I have been using the standard plug with no issues so far. Has anyone run them with the PA? :)
by Msblu79
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: How many ride all year round? (Particularly in snowy climates)
Replies: 40
Views: 436

Re: How many ride all year round? (Particularly in snowy climates)

I ride all year but not in salty wet conditions here in NY. Sometimes I go out to just play in the snow nearby in some open fields or seasonal roads. When the roads dry up a bit I ride to work and the rig gets some salt dust on it but cleans off quickly with a big feather duster thing for cars. So f...
by Msblu79
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Final Drive Stud Shearing
Replies: 16
Views: 302

Re: Final Drive Stud Shearing

Oh, I forgot to mention one other problem I have encountered with a recent FD casting. A while back the ring gear bolts failed and wrecked the FD casting. I had to replace it and the new one did not quite fit right. The milled clearance around the bolt holes was not done wide enough and when I tried...
by Msblu79
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Final Drive Stud Shearing
Replies: 16
Views: 302

Re: Final Drive Stud Shearing

If the FD has been removed from the swingarm the 4 nuts must be left loose until the axle is slid through and the various sections of the FD are aligned. Then tighten the 4 FD nuts. The nuts should be torqued to stretch the shanks enough to prevent movement and "working" of the shank. Not sure what ...
by Msblu79
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Gear Up or Patrol?
Replies: 15
Views: 296

Re: Gear Up or Patrol?

You have a Gear up. Enjoy! :cheers:
by Msblu79
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Funny or WTF photo thread
Replies: 1586
Views: 120236

Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

The tensile strength of the tailgate strap is also being tested. :shock:
by Msblu79
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: Introduction

The Ural HQ is in the Seattle area, stop in and check them out. I'm sure they will give you a tour and answer all your questions. :D
by Msblu79
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Running rich Raceway needles
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Running rich Raceway needles

Lowering the needle leans the mix, raising it will richen the mix. Drop it one notch at a time and run it for a while and see what the plugs look like.
by Msblu79
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: From Russia With Love Limited Edition
Replies: 27
Views: 527

Re: From Russia With Love Limited Edition

I was hoping for a briefcase with 50 gold sovereigns hidden inside! :lol:
by Msblu79
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Alternator cushion drive rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: Alternator cushion drive rebuild

Oops, forgot to mention that when I started installing the bearings I put the housing in the oven at 350F for a while to heat it up and hope that the bearings would just drop in. I put the bearings in the freezer at the same time. Amazingly they just dropped into place with no effort. I then was abl...
by Msblu79
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Alternator cushion drive rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: Alternator cushion drive rebuild

Ooo crap, Lee, I plumb forgot about that Krytox grease, oh well, this will be a test of the bearing grease I guess, :lol: Snakeoil, I did just that and put the shaft in my lathe and sanded it down until the bearings slipped on. I really had to beat the daylights out of it to get the shaft out and di...
by Msblu79
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Alternator cushion drive rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: Alternator cushion drive rebuild

More pictures from the drive:
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by Msblu79
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Alternator cushion drive rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Alternator cushion drive rebuild

Been a couple of weeks since I reported having issues with noisy bearings or something failing at the top of the motor. I pulled the alternator hoping it was it and not something more expensive inside. Once I had it in hand I turned the shaft and it was seizing up and sticking from a bad bearing. I ...
by Msblu79
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Getting a spark to fit heads
Replies: 19
Views: 845

Re: Getting a spark to fit heads

Various auto outlets carry Spark Plug indexing washers that are used to index a plug electrode so it faces towards the intake valve (old racing trickery). They come in different thicknesses and can be stacked if needed to get the right position & height. :) https://www.jegs.com/i/B%26B/128/30510/100...