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by Lee Pape
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: More on gas milage ......
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: More on gas milage ......

Once you get between 10,000 and 15,000 kilometers on your bike things seem to change big time with Urals. With my 2007 Tourist if I have both windshields on and have a passenger I get between 20 and 30 MPG depending on three main factors. First is the position of my right wrist, then comes hills and...
by Lee Pape
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Identifying Ural
Replies: 24
Views: 421

Re: Identifying Ural

Looking at your air box and transmission would date it earlier than 1998.5 here in the United States. Though I'm not sure when the European bike went to an electrical starter. Your style of air box went out when electrical starters were put on Urals.
by Lee Pape
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Argument for full face helmets
Replies: 39
Views: 691

Re: Argument for full face helmets

I wish more helmet manufactures would follow Arai's lead. Arai is the only helmet manufacture that makes helmets in different head shapes. My head is a long oval shape. Every helmet that I had before I broke down and bought an Arai Signet Q left it's interior imprinted in my forehead. Not everybody ...
by Lee Pape
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Gamesmanship
Replies: 26
Views: 409

Re: Gamesmanship

Chad, I noticed your wife has her eyes, ears, lungs and hands protected. But she is wearing flip-flops and shorts. That is like a crouch rocket rider wearing a full face helmet and gloves, with shorts and sandals. I hope that was just for the photo shoot.
by Lee Pape
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Please help a fat man
Replies: 18
Views: 378

Re: Please help a fat man

Hi, Vic. I discovered the following photos of custom Gazi shocks a few months ago, and saved them for a Just-In-Case. And here you are. :) https://i.postimg.cc/Xq1YV4pt/Gazi-custom-front-shock.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/NfL0d9nt/Gazi-custom-rear-shock.jpg I can't comment on their provenance, or suita...
by Lee Pape
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: efi and pacemakers
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: efi and pacemakers

The pacemaker that I have is MRI compatible. If I need an MRI first I have to have a function turned on in my pacemaker. Then after the MRI this function has to be turned off again.
by Lee Pape
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: efi and pacemakers
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: efi and pacemakers

I have been living with a pacemaker for 5 years now. As a tool and die maker I had to leave my profession due to things I was exposed to in the trade. But that aside here are two PDF files that I got when mine as "installed". I have had no trouble with it at all. I use our microwave oven with no ill...
by Lee Pape
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Art work on bikes.
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Art work on bikes.

This was on my 2000 Tourist. It was hand painted by a neighbor who was legally blind. I still have the tube with the art work.
by Lee Pape
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Donut question - which one performs best?
Replies: 27
Views: 507

Re: Donut question - which one performs best?

I prefer glazed donuts from small mom and pop bakeries.
by Lee Pape
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Models on Urals?
Replies: 18
Views: 578

Re: Models on Urals?

These are from Sam Baker back in 2003 or so. Someplace there are also some that are more risqué floating around. I have never found those.
by Lee Pape
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Occasional sputter
Replies: 36
Views: 634

Re: Occasional sputter

My ride is a 2012 GU, I don’t see a vent hose but this is the vent?? Should there be a hose and could that be a factor. I cleaned the vent with carb cleaner and it was pretty grimey. The tank vent is on the right side at the rear of the tank. It is a "L" shaped steel nipple that points to the rear ...
by Lee Pape
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Occasional sputter
Replies: 36
Views: 634

Re: Occasional sputter

I would suggest checking on the vent for the gas tank. It sounds like your gas tank is not venting properly and is getting a vacuum lock. Do you have a hose attached to your tank vent? Is it pinched off? Is the vent in the tank plugged?
by Lee Pape
Thu May 23, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: SPUR Custer SD May 28th- June 2nd 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1339

Re: SPUR Custer SD May 28th- June 2nd 2019

The Wisconsin riders will not be making it this year. Wayne's bike is down and out-kaput! After all the work done to his transmission it is dead in the water, again. The weather outlook and trail situation looks a little sketchy so we are hoping for a change that will give you a great gathering. Al...
by Lee Pape
Tue May 21, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Blue Loctite on Alternator Gear Nut
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Blue Loctite on Alternator Gear Nut

Being a retired tool and diemaker and having used my share of Loctite over the years, I wager that blue Loctite will not hold up. The way to over come Loctite's hold is to heat the fastener up. The nut on the alternator is exposed to a good deal of heat. Then add in the oil bath that it gets which d...
by Lee Pape
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Forums Section Tech Support
Topic: Resizing Photos to Post on Soviet Steeds (Moved)
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Resizing Photos to Post on Soviet Steeds

I have so many photos posted here and else where using photobucket. When they started to charge for 3rd party hosting for photos I just bit the bullet and pay the price. Otherwise all of those posted photos would be lost, or I would have to go through all of my past posts and change them all. Plus i...