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by Red Dwarf
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Retro Look Mods
Replies: 57
Views: 6397

Re: Retro Look Mods

Have to agree - I have used the big oval K&N's on my Guzzis, much bigger surface area and were quite well shielded being up under the tank and seat and between the side panels. Seemed to work well, however they do deteriorate eventually so no, they don't actually last forever. The cotton gauze acqu...
by Red Dwarf
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Which universal windshield for my Retro???
Replies: 9
Views: 978

Re: Which universal windshield for my Retro???

Plexifairing 3 with 8" cut off top.
Great fit.
Some hand protection.
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by Red Dwarf
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: M70 windshield
Replies: 9
Views: 675

Re: M70 windshield

Speedbump wrote:Plexifairing 3 works awesome on my Retro. Takes a little time to dial it in, but keeps the wind off.
+1
http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/view ... ng#p628470
by Red Dwarf
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Pros and Cons on K&N Air Filter
Replies: 54
Views: 2841

Re: Pros and Cons on K&N Air Filter

...your right the engine like a Ural can only use so much air,if you over do it its wasted. think i would stay with the paper cleaner unless i was in very dusty/dirty conditions a lot. The amount of air a normally aspirated engine can pump depends on its volumetric efficiency, which is improved by ...
by Red Dwarf
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: VERY TROUBLING CRASH VIDEO
Replies: 30
Views: 2528

Re: VERY TROUBLING CRASH VIDEO

:( Makes one wonder what could have been done in a split second, someone said jump off if your fast enough i guess. My plan for that situation is to release the clutch and open the throttle to the stop. When cars are tearing each other to pieces, almost anywhere is a better place to be than the int...
by Red Dwarf
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Round Retro Motorcycle Brake Light and Licence Plate Light
Replies: 11
Views: 851

Re: Round Retro Motorcycle Brake Light and Licence Plate Light

Yes, Chad. All my bulbs are greased. :roll:
I will say in defense of festoon bulbs that I have never had one jam in the socket.
A jammed bayonet socket might as well be replaced without further struggle.
Again, grease everything!
by Red Dwarf
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Round Retro Motorcycle Brake Light and Licence Plate Light
Replies: 11
Views: 851

Re: Round Retro Motorcycle Brake Light and Licence Plate Light

Why not the festoon bulb? Just asking. I find the festoon socket less secure that a bayonet socket. Once in a while, a festoon bulb will stop working and a bit of rotation in the socket will fix it. Never had that happen with bayonet bulbs. I put it down to a lower pressure connection making it mor...
by Red Dwarf
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Round Retro Motorcycle Brake Light and Licence Plate Light
Replies: 11
Views: 851

Re: Round Retro Motorcycle Brake Light and Licence Plate Light

If you don't like the festoon bulb--like me--NAPA has a universal fit light with a conventional bulb.
The one I have is almost exactly like the factory original except that it lacks the amber sector.
https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/LIT540D
by Red Dwarf
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 18x4 tires for Retro and ct?
Replies: 32
Views: 4337

Re: 18x4 tires for Retro and ct?

Talked to Dave Clark @ Forever Endeavor here in St. Louis - Ural Dealer in St. Louis, and he seems to be of the opinion the best tires to stay with are either Heidenau's or Metzeler's. We did not get the chance to talk about Avon's.....thoughts anyone? I've been using an Avon SM Mk2 on the sidecar....
by Red Dwarf
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Running rich
Replies: 32
Views: 2580

Re: Running rich

But now I must ask about the principle of the carburetor, as I understand from all the reading and googling, and comments here, the Idle should not be influenced by the main jet, or am I wrong? As in I could completely solder shut the main jet and it should start and idle? I can detect a difference...
by Red Dwarf
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Do you disconnected your breather hose to air box?
Replies: 42
Views: 2910

Re: Do you disconnected your breather hose to air box?

Water gets into the oil when the engine cools or when condensation forms on the inside of the crankcase. That water boils off when the engine heats up over 212F/100C, which is the cappuccino-like froth we’ve been describing. After your engine is fully warmed up, there shouldn’t be any water left in...
by Red Dwarf
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Oil pan heater
Replies: 35
Views: 2457

Re: Oil pan heater

Wildhorse Cafe wrote:I'm thinking a Ukrainian camp stove would be ideal. :D
I've used my MSR Firefly to warm up my log splitter. :kumbaya:
Way better than my magnetic electric heater.

Never any problem with the Retro except using the electric starter more often.
by Red Dwarf
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Need advice - front axle and fork threads stripped
Replies: 30
Views: 1977

Re: Need advice - front axle and fork threads stripped

jaybird wrote:How did you wind up with that nut on the outside?
Apparently that's the way the factory did it in 2012.
Didn't supply a wrench for it, though.
by Red Dwarf
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Need advice - front axle and fork threads stripped
Replies: 30
Views: 1977

Re: Need advice - front axle and fork threads stripped

Your repair plan sounds fine. In a perfect world, you could restore the fork threads with a bronze bushing and keep the axle full size. Then install new axle or have your aviation mechs build up the damaged threads with new metal and then rethread. I don't know for sure if the locking action of the ...
by Red Dwarf
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: M-Unit Upgrade?
Replies: 23
Views: 2489

Re: M-Unit Upgrade?

stagewex wrote:I'm waiting for someone to tell me what you are taking about. I'm an analog guy.
I suspect the analog equivalent of an m-unit is a concealed toggle switch for the ignition.
Even better if you wire the horn to the original ignition switch. [Leave the key in] :lol: