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by Msblu79
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Honestly, what is the expected mileage between top end rebuilds
Replies: 19
Views: 341

Re: Honestly, what is the expected mileage between top end rebuilds

Mine has 84,000 km's on it and never been apart except for the valve covers. Seems to be as strong as it ever was and uses little to no oil. :)
by Msblu79
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Ignition Switch Options for a 2001 Bavarian
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Ignition Switch Options for a 2001 Bavarian

I just bought a NOS russian old style ignition switch from Crawfords yesterday, it was $23 plus shipping. Hope to have it by Friday. :)
by Msblu79
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Question for Power Arc owners on when to use it
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Question for Power Arc owners on when to use it

I love mine as well, was getting about 26mpg with the Ducati, running 130/40 jets before the PA install. After installing it and dialing in the jets to 145/45 my mileage climbed to 34mpg despite the increased fuel flow. Plugs look great & it runs so much better that I don't have to use as much throt...
by Msblu79
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Mystery tool?
Replies: 39
Views: 701

Re: Mystery tool?

Spoke wrench? :foilhead:
by Msblu79
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 11552
Views: 624080

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

I've had my FMF mufflers on my rig for 7 years now and have not needed to repack them as yet. The exhaust gases have a long trip to reach the muffler and I suspect that the temp has dropped enough that it's not eating up the packing and it should last a long time. :)
by Msblu79
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: How long...
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: How long...

There is a test you have to complete. You must remove & overhaul the engine while out in a forest using only the factory provided toolkit. You can get extra points for doing it at night while it's raining. :shock: :? :lol: :lol: :cheers:
by Msblu79
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Power Arc -ing
Replies: 21
Views: 329

Re: Power Arc -ing

Good to see that they have updated the mounting spacers/washers for the optical disk. I did not like the old "bushing" setup and made my own just like the new style ones. The original bronze bushing was not intended to take loads on the ends and it would crush down as you tightened the center bolt a...
by Msblu79
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: One valve needs constant adjustment
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: One valve needs constant adjustment

The tappet being soft would be my first guess but I also experienced a soft rocker arm pivot shaft a while back. A few years ago I had to pull the heads to repair the plug threads and decided to take the rocker arm assemblies apart to see how they were wearing and it was a good thing I did cause the...
by Msblu79
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: another Dnepr question
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: another Dnepr question

Do you have tee in the line? If the rightside is going straight through and the left carb is fed at a right angle it will flow slower I would think. Feed the fuel to the center of the tee and each carb from the the ends and see if it balances out the flow. I hope I have explained this OK, i don't ha...
by Msblu79
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: A Tale of Two Spark Plugs.....
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: A Tale of Two Spark Plugs.....

I wouldn't be to overly concerned about the difference. Modern fuel doesn't burn like it used to and plugs nowadays tend to look a little lean all the time. You have a dark ring around the outer body and if it has some soot around the base of the insulator you are probably OK. Th base of the insulat...
by Msblu79
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Gear box metal shavings aplenty
Replies: 32
Views: 867

Re: Gear box metal shavings aplenty

The speedo/odometer is driven from the gearbox output shaft. :)
by Msblu79
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Back In The Saddle
Replies: 42
Views: 1090

Re: Back In The Saddle

Back in 73 or 74ish timeframe I had a chance to take a spin on a co-workers 60/5 and thought it was the most comfortable machine made at the time and loved the way it would rise & fall as you applied the throttle. Had to be careful not to chop the throttle mid-corner or the heads might touch down bu...
by Msblu79
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 20MPG or Something Else?
Replies: 18
Views: 414

Re: 20MPG or Something Else?

At 65 the mileage drops off considerably, try running it 50/55mph range and see if it improves, if it is new don't push it that hard. The 2WD models have 4.65 rear end gears and the engine will be spinning at 5500rpm which is very close to redline(5600). Try running it at 4000rpm or thereabouts espe...
by Msblu79
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Three wheeled thingies...
Replies: 16
Views: 437

Re: Three wheeled thingies...

Another three wheel option is the VanderHall. A bit pricey but looks better than a Slingshot I think and has AC and an all electric version.
https://vanderhallusa.com/ :)
by Msblu79
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Clutch screws old vs new
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Clutch screws old vs new

I don't think they changed the threads as far as I know. I just installed the new style screws in my 2010 flywheel and they went in fine. Allen head allows you to use more torque without slipping off. I used blue loctite as well to secure them. Does anyone know if there was a flywheel change between...