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by :FI:Igor
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Arrived
Replies: 29
Views: 425

Re: Arrived

Very nice color. Read the book/literature on riding/piloting sidecars. They're different; very fun to drive. UDF? You'll see.
by :FI:Igor
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Knucklewarmers?
Replies: 18
Views: 297

Re: Knucklewarmers?

My Father had bad knuckles from that kind of knuclewarmer. Apparently back in the 1920's Catholic teachers (nuns) didn't hesitate to smack knuckles. I originally misread the title of the subject; I thought it read "knuckeduster"!
by :FI:Igor
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Knucklewarmers?
Replies: 18
Views: 297

Re: Knucklewarmers?

Had heated grips on my Harley; high failure rate, expensive, only heated palms. Moved onto heated gloves; considerably less expensive, does a nice job keeping entire hand warm.
by :FI:Igor
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Transmission question
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Re: Transmission question

Make deliberate shifts! It's a tractor, not a Fararri.
by :FI:Igor
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Winter Is Coming
Replies: 22
Views: 581

Re: Winter Is Coming

Winter, what's that? We have two seasons here, Summer and not Summer. Can't ride now, due to back pain; getting old not for sissy's, As some as back/hip back in order back on the Ural; dreams still still in Ural mode.
by :FI:Igor
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Clutch Question
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Re: Clutch Question

It's a tractor, not a Farari! Verify the clutch cable is properly adjusted (Easy check). I also have false neutrals between 3rd and 4th. When shifting, 'smartly ' change gears (a very deliberate shift, there may/will be a 'Ketchum sound'). My neutral light does work correctly, but you can get by if ...
by :FI:Igor
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Trying to figure out if I can trust the local Ural service shop
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Trying to figure out if I can trust the local Ural service shop

Sounds like the pricing at a Harley dealership for a 5 or 10k PM. But remember that's Harley; you can do that PM yourself for about 120 USD in expendables. About 75 USD in expendables for a Ural.
by :FI:Igor
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Trying to figure out if I can trust the local Ural service shop
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Trying to figure out if I can trust the local Ural service shop

I banged up my 2013 back in 2013. The sidecar was banged back into shape at about the same cost of a replacement sidecar; repaired at a car body repair shop. If the insurance will pay for the repair, let them pay for it (minus deductible?). If the insurance company buys the rig from you it's at a re...
by :FI:Igor
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Opening on top of headlamp housing?
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: Opening on top of headlamp housing?

OK, you didn't believe pitot tube story. It's probably for styling, ease of manufacturing (like helping it index into a press), or to stiffen the sheet metal around the headlight to reduce vibration. Bottom line, nothing to worry about.
by :FI:Igor
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Romanian PSL-54M Rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: Romanian PSL-54M Rifle

Someone should jump on that offer for magazines! Luckily I bought spares several years ago for my PSL-54C. The only thing common with the SVD is the bullets (7.62 x54R LPS) and the scope. If you're familiar with AK's you'll have no problem with PSL-54.
by :FI:Igor
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Opening on top of headlamp housing?
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: Opening on top of headlamp housing?

It's for the pitot tube for measuring speed and altitude.


Sent from my cabin in the mountains of Florida.
by :FI:Igor
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Wheel work / new wheel - Knoxville Area?
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Wheel work / new wheel - Knoxville Area?

Call Holopaw! Wheel lacing is almost an art; Ken at Holopaw is a wheel lacing artist! I've had him replace two cracked rims; very reasonable price and fast.
by :FI:Igor
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: For those of us who are bi-boardal
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: For those of us who are bi-boardal

Interesting site, but not real comfortable with the format (that's me). The SS format more 'comfortable' to me.
by :FI:Igor
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: The last motorcycle on earth on Amazon prime
Replies: 18
Views: 651

Re: The last motorcycle on earth on Amazon prime

As dumb as it sounds it could happen. Never thought 'they' would outlaw gas cans with real spouts and replace them with spouts that require three strong hands and spill an ounce or so every use. Regulate the size of soft drinks. ...Don't get me going!
by :FI:Igor
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: All I hear is grinding
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: All I hear is grinding

Clutch splines! I had the same problem a few months ago. Luckly, I was able to limp it five miles to the house. Trailered it to Holopaw