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by Michal
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: iridium Spark Plugs
Replies: 15
Views: 279

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: 94
Views: 2398

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: 995

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: 995

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: 394

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: 3979

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...
by Michal
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 2012 T final drive metal bits....
Replies: 44
Views: 1789

Re: 2012 T final drive metal bits....

Shopping list: ring gear & pinion set - make sure to ask for new ones ... I wouldn't be shopping for new gear set until I've took the FD apart and seen the gear teeth damage. That part is pretty expensive. Also some minimum skills needed to shim new gear set correctly. Wrong shimming will ruin gear...
by Michal
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: heated grips
Replies: 18
Views: 651

Re: heated grips

I've been using cheap Chinese heated grips for many years. The heating was weak, rubber got worn fast, right side grip was prone to cable break. I've to change grips every two years. Now I have Oxford grips. Heating is much better, sufficient even for 0F rides. Doesn't wear, cables are better qualit...
by Michal
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 2012 T final drive metal bits....
Replies: 44
Views: 1789

Re: 2012 T final drive metal bits....

This metal debris is way too large. Don't drive it anymore or you can ruin the bevel gear. New Russian made gear set is a bit expensive. New western made gear set is f-ing expensive. If it's just broken tab, loose bolt or ruined bearing, fix is cheap.
by Michal
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Rear End/Differential Failures (moved to Wrenches)
Replies: 23
Views: 853

Re: Rear End/Differential Failures (moved to Wrenches)

Ural ring gear teeth are prone to break when abused hard in 2WD in serious offroad. Also even more fragile in reverse. Never use much power in reverse, not even when you are stuck in deep mud. It happened to quite many local owners. They either used high RPM inertia to move stuck Ural uphill and bro...
by Michal
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ural Starts but doesn't move?
Replies: 46
Views: 1284

Re: Ural Starts but doesn't move?

It still may be just stuck disengaged thrust plate. The best way to know is to remove the gearbox and take a look at splines. It's just 15 minutes to do that: Remove rear wheel and final drive (or remove swingarm bolts, FD brake line and sidecar left snowman, hard to say what's easier), remove airbo...
by Michal
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: dnepr valve springs
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: dnepr valve springs

I can push valves a bit too. Nothing wrong with springs.
by Michal
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ural Starts but doesn't move?
Replies: 46
Views: 1284

Re: Ural Starts but doesn't move?

Electric starter cranks the flywheel, the same way as in a car. That's why it cranks the engine regardless a clutch or gearbox shift.
Kick starter cranks the gearbox input shaft. That's why clutch needs to be engaged to crank the engine and also why it moves the bike when not in neutral.
by Michal
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Jets jets jets
Replies: 23
Views: 826

Re: Jets jets jets

130/45 seems like cold weather setup for stock Ural. 125 main jet could run better top speed with stock exhaust, 130 for louder aftermarket mufflers. But the only sure way to know is to try both.
Try 41 or 42 idle jet. 45 is good choice for freezing temperatures.
by Michal
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Ural Starts but doesn't move?
Replies: 46
Views: 1284

Re: Ural Starts but doesn't move?

Ural 2001+ clutch is in closed flywheel. No way to get friction dust and rust out on it's own. It might be blocking the thrust plate. If you unplug the clutch cable and kickstart still doesn't crank the engine (observed through timing mark hole), the best you can do is to disassemble the clutch and ...