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by Msblu79
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Russian Motorcycle
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Russian Motorcycle

IIRC the IMZ plant had 10,000 employee's and produced 4 million rigs during it's heyday. :o
by Msblu79
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: Is this normal?

Cut the hose a little shorter and use a proper clamp to hold it and it should be fine. Let the dealer know that it was a problem and you had to repair it. :)
by Msblu79
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Ice/snow/gravel curves at 60mph: 1wd or 2wd?
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Re: Ice/snow/gravel curves at 60mph: 1wd or 2wd?

2WD models are locked axles, must have surface that allows wheel slippage or it will destroy the FD. Can't be used on pavement as you won't be able to steer the rig, tracks in a straight line under power. You will crash on any curve in 2WD at 60mph. Best bet is K37 tires and 1WD mode for snowy condi...
by Msblu79
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Ural sticker
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Ural sticker

Sounds like the theme to a new TV reality show, "The Axles of Evil". A story about hard core Ural riders raising hell & harassing all the gals. :lol: :lol: :cheers:
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: 368

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: 4
Views: 151

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: 187

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: 40
Views: 773

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: 11594
Views: 626373

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: 402

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: 340

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: 261

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: 165

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: 327

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: 880

Re: Gear box metal shavings aplenty

The speedo/odometer is driven from the gearbox output shaft. :)