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by BillyG
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Rear wheel bearings
Replies: 9
Views: 124

Re: Rear wheel bearings

Are you sure the wobbling and cracking isn’t loose spokes? Pusher spokes can loosen quickly...just an alternative thought.
by BillyG
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: What to do?? Broke piston.
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: What to do?? Broke piston.

It’s Russian. Slam a new piston and rings in and ride it like a scalded monkey to seat the rings. Screw honing it. Figure out why you were detonating (not pre-ignition damage) first...ignition timing too advanced? Low fuel flow (as black as that crown and head is...I doubt you were running lean)? In...
by BillyG
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: A Tale of Woe :(
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: A Tale of Woe :(

KRYTOX XHT-BDZ. Nothing else comes close. $115 for a 2 oz. tube. Doesn’t melt or freeze. You need exotic chemicals to w@$# it out. It’s immune to gas and oil. You’ll use a pea size amount in the entire bearing. Sell the what’s left (pretty much the whole tube) to another in the fold or use it for ot...
by BillyG
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: FD temp for 2wd
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: FD temp for 2wd

Depends on ambient temp. Just like a drum brake housing...if you can’t hold your hand on it...it’s too hot.
by BillyG
Tue May 28, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2018 GU Neutral light & Reverse Lever Issue
Replies: 23
Views: 396

Re: 2018 GU Neutral light & Reverse Lever Issue

I think you were interchanging some terms (pedal vs lever) which threw me. If what Kevin wrote 2 threads above is not happening (you move reverse lever to neutral with left foot off toe/heel shifter and NO neutral light), then you need to tweak the neutral switch. But...if while in neutral (with or ...
by BillyG
Tue May 28, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2018 GU Neutral light & Reverse Lever Issue
Replies: 23
Views: 396

Re: 2018 GU Neutral light & Reverse Lever Issue

if I understand you correctly...you are toeing down and then using the right side neutral/reverse lever to go into neutral? If so, I hate to tell you...you are in 1st gear, not neutral.
by BillyG
Tue May 28, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2018 GU Neutral light & Reverse Lever Issue
Replies: 23
Views: 396

Re: 2018 GU Neutral light & Reverse Lever Issue

You may not be in gear...but the foot shifter, if you hold it down (toe ), is in the first gear position...that’s what turns the light off. Shift quadrants/switch are on the right side of gb not on the gears themselves. Switch doesn’t know you’re in gear, just relies on position of foot switch. Why ...
by BillyG
Mon May 27, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2018 GU Neutral light & Reverse Lever Issue
Replies: 23
Views: 396

Re: 2018 GU Neutral light & Reverse Lever Issue

The neutral light isn’t going to stay on if you depress the foot shifter fully fore or aft while in neutral. It will only stay on within a few degrees of the foot shifter being neutral. If you have the foot shifter fully forward...you’re in 1st...or maybe 2nd...light goes out.
by BillyG
Fri May 17, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 2012 Ural Tourist Hard to Start with Kickstarter - Need Help?
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: 2012 Ural Tourist Hard to Start with Kickstarter - Need Help?

1. Right leg on pax peg. Kick with left leg. You don’t need that much force. I just step down on my lever. 2. You got to crack the throttle. 3. You don’t need enrichers until OAT is below 50F. 4. Your main jet is fat enough. Maybe .45 idles, but .42 is plenty at sea level. 5. Maybe your timing is a ...
by BillyG
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Videos & Best of "How To" Posts
Topic: Piston ring install
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Piston ring install

It is BS. The rings move all the time. Run the engine 5 minutes, pull everything and check the gaps...they’ll be everywhere. It’s an exercise in futility.
by BillyG
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Blew a hole through the piston in just 5km!
Replies: 20
Views: 751

Re: Blew a hole through the piston in just 5km!

Pinging, detonation does not generally hole a piston. Detonation happens after the spark when the piston is on the way down. The “pinging” is the shock wave smacking off the top of the piston. A engine/piston can take moderate pinging/detonation for a long, long time. Even under severe detonation it...
by BillyG
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Videos & Best of "How To" Posts
Topic: tired of looking tdc arrow!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2503

Re: tired of looking tdc arrow!!!

You guys don’t explain things well and muddy the waters. The “Spin Method” was a way to set the valve gap on the older 650 engines where the gap was very tight at around .002. You adjusted valve when on TDC for that cylinder, so you could just spin the pushrod freely with no binding. From tight to j...
by BillyG
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Hydrolock Crank
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: Hydrolock Crank

Hey...I know the guy that took them photos!
by BillyG
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Question? Torqueing the flywheel bolt
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Question? Torqueing the flywheel bolt

Wedge the 19X22 open wrench between one of the holes in the flywheel and engine case. See my manual below in signature.