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by chaos2
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Remember when.......
Replies: 21
Views: 300

Re: Remember when.......

remember the thread "my Ural didn't break down today"? :lol:
by chaos2
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!
Replies: 114
Views: 7037

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Happytrails wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:38 am
Disc brakes must be wonderful :o
They really are. Besides modulation and all weather stopping power they are almost maintenance free, replacing pads is a 5 minute job and last me about 7000 miles. Good luck finding any new bikes now, nobody was ready for the covid buying spree.
by chaos2
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: New rider, opinions please!
Replies: 21
Views: 251

Re: New rider, opinions please!

2 wheeler reflexes (like countersteering) with a sidecar equal unintentional lane changes. and worse. It's a beyotch trying to unlearn them, but worth it.
by chaos2
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!
Replies: 114
Views: 7037

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Used the kid's share of Covid $$ to pick up a Roscoe 7, near fat bike with 2.8" tires. Mostly his but I plan on playing with it, especially in the snow. I'm too damn old to do serious mtn biking but he thrives on bouncing off roots and rocks. 30 tooth crank and 10-50 tooth cassette it can damn near ...
by chaos2
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Goodbye Sweet Molly Malone
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: Goodbye Sweet Molly Malone

Nice CT, love the color! Seems like many of the bikes Heindl's sells now are out of state. I need to get over there and stock up on oil filters and a valve cover gasket, but golly, it's like a 20+ miles trip for me! Actually, I fear if I ventured out there I might wind up leaving with a new rig :D (...
by chaos2
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 43 y/o newbie
Replies: 17
Views: 371

Re: 43 y/o newbie

If you get a new or used machine spend a month or two with it and put a couple thousand KM on it before taking off on an extended trip. This will cover the 1st service on a new machine and hopefully uncover any needed maintenance on a used one. And it will probably answer most of you questions about...
by chaos2
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Oil Threads
Topic: Supertech 20-50 V-Twin Full Synthetic
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Supertech 20-50 V-Twin Full Synthetic

Hmmm, WalMart house brand. Meijer (big box store here) has the same deal with synthetics, I've used it with in cars no issues. Gotta wonder if the name brands are just overpriced or they're cutting corners on the house brands. If your rig likes it I'd stick with it. For the little bit of oil a Ural ...
by chaos2
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Battery/kick start question
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: Battery/kick start question

The battery currently in my K75RT is an Odyssey PC680 that I installed in November 2007. Be aware that a weak battery in a K tends to weld the starter solenoid closed, allowing the starter to run even with the ignition and kill switch off. Only way to stop it is disconnect the battery or bang the s...
by chaos2
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Let me see your Jerry cans
Replies: 57
Views: 8680

Re: Let me see your Jerry cans

Another downside is I usually fill mine without taking it out of the rack. Sideways mount would make that awkward.
by chaos2
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Let me see your Jerry cans
Replies: 57
Views: 8680

Re: Let me see your Jerry cans

MiketotheV wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:09 pm
... and my partner and I liked it installed this way better!


2014 Patrol ‘Shiela’
Interesting 1st post MiketotheV. You trying to start some kind of mounting rebellion here? :D
by chaos2
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Battery/kick start question
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: Battery/kick start question

It need a little bit of battery to kick start. Somewhere there is a video of attaching a 9v battery to the Ducati ignition which is enough to get it fired up with the kick starter.
by chaos2
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: The "Ex-Ural Guy"
Replies: 27
Views: 590

Re: The "Ex-Ural Guy"

windmill wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:15 pm
It was contrived drama to get youtube hits.
Yep. Waste of time.
by chaos2
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Retirement
Replies: 40
Views: 775

Re: Retirement

I "got retired" (laid off) 5 years ago at 62 and decided not to look for another job. Best decision ever. So much less stress! Things I thought were going to be an issue (keeping busy, money) just never materialized. Congrats, you earned it, enjoy!
by chaos2
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Review of 2021 Ural
Replies: 14
Views: 423

Re: Review of 2021 Ural

Sad as the article is, it might pique the interest someone who had never heard of Urals.
by chaos2
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 2021 Gear Up +GEO LE
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: 2021 Gear Up +GEO LE

5th Ural? You may need a 12 step program!