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by brookscooper
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Engine case cleaning
Replies: 24
Views: 1289

Re: Engine case cleaning

Here's what I've done with other sandcast aluminum engine cases - clean as necessary. Clean the case with a mild solvent after the first cleaning, then use brillo pads and aluminum spray pain to "scrub" paint into the pores of the engine. Result is a case that's easy to clean as grease and dirt don'...
by brookscooper
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Cylinder Head Temperature Differences
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Cylinder Head Temperature Differences

So, this engine takes a looooonng time to fully come up to temp. The ride home yesterday had a lot more uphill travel and thus, more heat generated. By the end of the ride the two sides were nearly Identical. As a toy, the CHT is fun, for longer rides or ones really involving bills it will be very u...
by brookscooper
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Cylinder Head Temperature Differences
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Cylinder Head Temperature Differences

So, after my adventure a few years ago where I soft seized the left piston in the jug, I decided to add a dual CHT gauge to the bike so I'd have warning if I was overheating so I could stop and cool before doing damage. First ride of any length was today. The left head consistently reads 20 - 25C co...
by brookscooper
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Final drive breakdown - repair or replace help
Replies: 33
Views: 1806

Re: Final drive breakdown - repair or replace help

The FD on my '04 grenaded a few years ago. I recall a 2016 spec (brand new) FD was under $400 if my memory serves. New part was necessary since my failure lunched both sides of the case and the ring gear!
by brookscooper
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Indicator lights short to ground
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Indicator lights short to ground

So, after attacking this and then getting discouraged repeatedly I found the culprit. The wires that bring +12V from the turn signal switch to the sidecar side are purple. There are two purple wires stuffed into one connector of the mult-pin connector that connects the left switch gear to the harnes...
by brookscooper
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Indicator lights short to ground
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Indicator lights short to ground

Yeah, I will be making 11X17 prints of the wiring diagrams (including yours) on the color printer in my office tomorrow and then will put some time into diagnosis this weekend but unless I find an obvious and easily repairable fault I will likely simply bypass the stock wiring, leaving it in place, ...
by brookscooper
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Indicator lights short to ground
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Indicator lights short to ground

Or can you confirm that the wiring is same as a 2002? I have a good diagram for the 2002 750.
by brookscooper
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Indicator lights short to ground
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Indicator lights short to ground

So, I have an ‘04 Tourist. So, I’ve developed a super weird electric issue. Does anyone have a good color wiring diagram for an ‘04 Tourist you could scan and email to me? Or a PDF of one? IMZ-USA has the diagrams but only back to ‘06: of course. And the ‘06 diagram is different to some extent and t...
by brookscooper
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Videos & Best of "How To" Posts
Topic: Ural owner's manuals
Replies: 2
Views: 2090

Re: Ural owner's manuals

Anyone have a good copy or PDF of an 04 tourist wiring diagram? I've got a mystery problem and it would really help.
by brookscooper
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: New indicator light assemblies
Replies: 18
Views: 1509

New indicator light assemblies

I’ve always hated the blocky rectangular light assemblies that came on the ‘06 (and other year) models. I tried repro model A truck lights with a custom white yellow lens on the tub front but they didn’t handle the vibrations very well. I’m currently running the model A on the tub front but never go...
by brookscooper
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: "Roached" Piston
Replies: 45
Views: 3015

Re: "Roached" Piston

I use the puregas app to find etoh free fuel. It’s free to use!
by brookscooper
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: A happy update about tires and such
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: A happy update about tires and such

xpatriot wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:58 pm
Great info!

You can now refer to it as a 'rig' not 'pig' :boogie:
Nah! I ride bmws and Ducati’s. I like this thing a lot, but it’s a pig fer shure.
by brookscooper
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: A happy update about tires and such
Replies: 5
Views: 562

A happy update about tires and such

So, thanks all for the help during my, mostly self-inflicted, odyssey getting my Russian pig back on the road. After I had it back together and rideable I needed 2 new tires. I just to reward myself with new Heidenau K28s all around. I also installed the Michelin UHD inner tubes. I installed ride-on...
by brookscooper
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Power Arc
Replies: 5
Views: 545

Power Arc

So, the problems in my return of my 2004 Tourist to the road were timing which was way off and the idiot mechanic (that'd be me) swapped the main and starter jets in BOTH carbs on rebuild. That's all sorted. Rode it for about 30 miles yesterday with no problems. I still need to tinker with the idle ...