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by rebelrider
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 50
Views: 1639

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

My impact screwdriver is my least favorite tool. I must be using it wrong, as so many people love them. All I've ever gotten was rounded heads, or one time, I even twisted the bit on the driver. I've watched a lot of videos of people using them, but haven't had any insights as to what I'm doing wron...
by rebelrider
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 50
Views: 1639

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

I don't have quite that kind of luck, LOL. Here's a picture of the carb in a cup setup I did before putting it back on the bike. Making sure it's not going to leak again. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/75/4a/d4/754ad491deec2a3a0cf26228f0a6c69a.jpg I changed out the old float needle and seat for the ...
by rebelrider
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 50
Views: 1639

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

I got the muffler, front brake, and carburetor back on the bike, and I wanted to see how it behaves with the vacuum port plugged. And how it sounds with the muffler. It started up and ran great for a couple minutes. Then it died and wouldn't star again. You can see it in the latest video: https://yo...
by rebelrider
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 50
Views: 1639

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

I forgot I had taken this picture. Baking the paint. With the vent on high! LOL. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ad/41/c0/ad41c0f3f1e6aaa5b2748b7dc679514f.jpg Muffler temporarily back on the bike. You can see from the rust on the tailpipe that it was originally shoved way further on there than it nee...
by rebelrider
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 50
Views: 1639

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

Got the muffler assembled.
by rebelrider
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 50
Views: 1639

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

Here is the next video: https://youtu.be/encRJbsa9ME Starts with some misplaced footage from changing the oil, and ends with me being confused as to exactly how to best apply the paint to the muffler. It's done now, so we'll see how it holds up. Here is the muffler and baffle primed: https://i.pinim...
by rebelrider
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Ear plugs
Replies: 41
Views: 3101

Re: Ear plugs

I have the same issue as Harryball. After about 5 minutes, my ear canals are itching, burning, and going numb at the same time. Doesn't matter how I put them in. At home I use earmuffs, but for riding, I found some make-your-own custom earplug 2-part putty on Amazon. Mix the two parts together, squa...
by rebelrider
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 50
Views: 1639

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

New Video. I misplaced a clip, so you all get to fast-forward to seeing the brake fluid reservoir done, and how the oil change went. Also, the last bit is just me making my own float bowl gasket. It's time compressed, but I won't be offended if you skip it, LOL. It turns out I have built up enough f...
by rebelrider
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: View inside of Ural's new transmission!
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: View inside of Ural's new transmission!

I've been watching the whole tank restoration. Fascinating stuff.
by rebelrider
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: RPM for 2019 (and Max Speeds in a Given Gear)
Replies: 23
Views: 618

Re: RPM for 2019 (and Max Speeds in a Given Gear)

I remember reading somewhere that my max RPM is 5600 on my 2014 M70. That would certainly be less than the 6200 on your sticker. I can't remember now where I read it, but the reasoning was that the maximum speed for the 2014 Urals is 70 mph in 4th gear, which I think equates to 5,600 rpm. Older Ural...
by rebelrider
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: You still drive a stick?
Replies: 58
Views: 1007

Re: You still drive a stick?

I have a 1980 Honda Civic, and a 1999 Ford Ranger. Both with manual transmissions. I agree with the above comments that control, engine braking, and feedback are good reasons to still have one.
by rebelrider
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 50
Views: 1639

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

Thanks! I've read through the webpage you linked, and it is interesting. I went out and checked the oil, now that the bike has been sitting for several days. The dipstick still reads full, so I guess that check ball is still working ok. I knew the lower bolt on the filter cover was a drain, but I di...
by rebelrider
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 50
Views: 1639

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

I've been thinking about tires, chain, and sprockets. Those are all going to have to be replaced. I sent out some queries and did some searching around the internet. Looks like I have a set of Kenda Challenger tires from 1995. 100/90-19 on the front, and 120/90-18 on the back. https://i.pinimg.com/o...
by rebelrider
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 50
Views: 1639

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

Finally got the brake reservoir done. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/22/f2/6c/22f26c735df127f5a2fe9b4b1376b1d3.jpg https://i.pinimg.com/originals/50/67/cb/5067cb240a0ae600d24fd2b9f458510f.jpg Sanded off the old cracked material down to good stuff, and then built it back up with JB Weld. I cleaned up...
by rebelrider
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 50
Views: 1639

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

Here's the tools I ended up using to get the tube strainer loose. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/66/05/77/6605772c0ca9199356e5374cd74ce498.jpg Before w@$#ing: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/38/3c/60/383c60bb7f0e4dd184d28e65c3391cee.jpg And after w@$#ing: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f0/5f/e5/f05fe...