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by Michal
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Starter would not stop
Replies: 16
Views: 451

Re: Starter would not stop

Solenoid might just got mechanically stuck. It's not well sealed (at least on 2005) so water and dirt may get inside as well as clutch dust. It may be good idea to take it apart, clean and lube it. My was full of crud and dirt.
by Michal
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Parking the bike...
Replies: 57
Views: 2101

Re: Parking the bike...

What way is it leaking? Greasy engine below cylinders and oil pan? - That's normal, it's almost impossible and pointless to keep Ural engine dry. Few drops of oil on the floor? - That's less than perfect but still falls in normal condition of this engine. Small puddle of oil on the floor? - That's n...
by Michal
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: C-19 and the Ural Community (Corrected Title)
Replies: 177
Views: 4342

Re: C-19 and the Ural Community (Corrected Title)

... Current epidemiologic models are saying possibly 200,000 dead in the US alone. ... That would not be that bad. Of course it sucks when you turn out to be one of them. Per statistics https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm 2.8 million people die in the US every year. So if 200,000 more will ...
by Michal
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: C-19 and the Ural Community (Corrected Title)
Replies: 177
Views: 4342

Re: C-19 and the Ural Community (Corrected Title)

If the numbers are not correct by country, etc. that only means they don't have reports yet, they will get there with all known cases. The problem is that count of confirmed cases itself is useless when actual infected count to confirmed case count ratio ranges from 20:1 to almost 1:1 across countr...
by Michal
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: C-19 and the Ural Community (Corrected Title)
Replies: 177
Views: 4342

Re: C-19 and the Ural Community (Corrected Title)

Live update by countries: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ if interested. That's the best example how bad the statistics can be. It lists countries by counts of infected, but that numbers are wrong, there are no counts of tested. The most apparent case is Italy with extreme deaths to infe...
by Michal
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Is Riding my Ural During a Global Pandemic Socially Irresponsible?
Replies: 56
Views: 1344

Re: Is Riding my Ural During a Global Pandemic Socially Irresponsible?

If you can follow purpose of restrictions: Not infecting anyone and not get infected, then there is nothing irresponsible about riding for joy. Riding alone in middle of nowhere or on empty street is safe. If you ever get pulled over by officer (does that happens nowdays?) then you are "on my way to...
by Michal
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Cruising at 80mph on my GU
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: Cruising at 80mph on my GU

I did 87 on my Ural once. I've been testing the result of ported heads and different jets (already had better airbox and exhaust). My Ural can do that again most likely but I'm not willing to. Highway lane was never so narrow in my life. Also engine vibrations and sound were bad at that RPM, it felt...
by Michal
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: C-19 and the Ural Community (Corrected Title)
Replies: 177
Views: 4342

Re: C-19 and the Ural Community (Corrected Title)

Parts of Europe are seeing power outages. Where? Any source please. I can't find any mention of current power outage in Europe. However, some regions, especially Germany, are jeopardized because of too much depending on "green" energy dependent on unpredictable weather. But that has nothing to with...
by Michal
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: C-19 and the Ural Community (Corrected Title)
Replies: 177
Views: 4342

Re: C-19 and the Ural Community (Corrected Title)

I always though that Americans are going to switch paper cash to ammo as new currency. But it turned out that new currency is toilet paper :-) Panicking idiots in my area bought out all dry food. Really unreasonable amounts, like they won't be eating anything else till the end of the year. Of course...
by Michal
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: iridium Spark Plugs
Replies: 47
Views: 1531

Re: iridium Spark Plugs

Iridium plugs are for cars where manufacturer specifies spark plug replacement interval 100,000 miles.
I use regular plugs for around 20,000km in my Ural, never had a problem with plug. Surprisingly, road salt seems to kill plug caps sooner than plugs.
by Michal
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: My Dnepr MT-11 Story
Replies: 299
Views: 12955

Re: My Denpr MT-11 Story

Street legal LED headlight is expensive as hell. $10 VW Golf aftermarket reflector with $6 H4 bulb fits in and does the same job. Dnepr oem G424 alternator has enough power and does not fail due to overloading. However it's prone to fail due to broken rotor wire as result of rough drive, specially w...
by Michal
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: You still drive a stick?
Replies: 58
Views: 1349

Re: You still drive a stick?

When I used to work and commute daily I likes to have a stick. Living in Iowa we do get snow during the winter. With a stick it let me choose the gear that felt best to me for the conditions at the time. The best car that I ever owned for winter driving was a Geo Metro. It had a 3 cylinder engine w...
by Michal
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: You still drive a stick?
Replies: 58
Views: 1349

Re: You still drive a stick?

I've never driven automatic transmission car in my life (I'm 40) and I have no idea how to control that thing if I have to. Neither have my wife. Most cars in my region have manual transmission. Driving schools and car rentals too. After all, everyone here passed driving test in manual gearbox car t...
by Michal
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ural 650 MT16 What stearing head bearing?
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: Ural 650 MT16 What stearing head bearing?

Is it Ural 650 or Dnepr MT16?
I can't speak for Ural, but Dnepr fits the same bearing as airhead BMWs.
by Michal
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Mystery Headlight Wire Resolved
Replies: 25
Views: 4175

Re: Mystery Headlight Wire Resolved

Yeah, my '78 BMW R80/7 had that kind of light. The small bulb was only good for young eyes on a very dark night going slowly. Or to leave on when parked. That's what it's for. Turning parking lights on is mandatory in Europe when the vehicle stays (or is left) in the dark on the road or a place whe...