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by GregAus
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Saddam Hussein's Ural?
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: Saddam Hussein's Ural?

The Iraqi bikes had aftermarket aluminium cylinders and airbox made by KBMTS http://kbmtc.ru/Filtr%20bozdyxa.htm From memory the flywheel was modified in some manner as was the crankshaft. Possibly a 720 crankshaft with 650 pistons.
by GregAus
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Broken Sidecar Frame
Replies: 41
Views: 544

Re: Broken Sidecar Frame

Gobium had a very nice reinforcements for the 2WD sidecar frames.
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by GregAus
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Motorcycles USSR
Replies: 17
Views: 597

Re: Motorcycles USSR

Desantnik-VDV wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:58 pm
Wikipedia is a good source.
English Wikipedia is full of errors. Russian wikipedia is much better, but still has errors.
by GregAus
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Motorcycles USSR
Replies: 17
Views: 597

Re: Motorcycles USSR

I got my copy direct from https://www.veloce.co.uk/store/Motorcycles-&-Motorcycling-in-the-USSR-from-1939-p135968930 It had a 40% Christmas discount and arrived only nine days after postage. Normally, books from the UK to Australia take 20 days or more. As I previously said, the photos alone are a g...
by GregAus
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Motorcycles USSR
Replies: 17
Views: 597

Re: Motorcycles USSR

Just received it on Monday. For historical accuracy, I give it a B-, for photos, I give it an A+++. Even with the errors, it's well worth adding to your bookshelf.
by GregAus
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: M61 wheel bearing and hub help !!!
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: M61 wheel bearing and hub help !!!

I couldn't find any bearings with a 57mm OD in any brand, let alone one with a 20mm ID. Closest was a 52mm OD 20mm ID. Is the other bearing the same? How about the other wheel?
by GregAus
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 2015 with cracked rims
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: 2015 with cracked rims

Just call the NHTSA and get this problem fixed once and for all. Here is the complaint form https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/ Are you all waiting for someone to die to correct this problem that affects multiple years and multiple owners? Back in the 1950s BMW recommended strongly again...
by GregAus
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 1955 imz
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: 1955 imz

If it's a "gen-u-whine" 1955 IMZ motorcycle it will have a bronze FRONT camshaft bearing.

Oh, by the way Windmill, no IMZ motorcycle was built before 1945 as the factory was still officially MMZ.
by GregAus
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Project fodder
Replies: 23
Views: 533

Re: Project fodder

Steam lost to petrol and electric because of water refilling. Sad to say, but you need clean water at regular distances for steam to be practical.
by GregAus
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 1955 imz
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: 1955 imz

By the way, no Ural motorcycle existed before the 1960s.
by GregAus
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 1955 imz
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: 1955 imz

Just give us a photo that we can bow down before, or one that we can laugh at!
by GregAus
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Project fodder
Replies: 23
Views: 533

Re: Project fodder

tgtrotter wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:36 pm
I'd be curious of how easy it is or isn't to pull start. Especially in the cold.
Just use the electric starter.
by GregAus
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: fun video about Ural.
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: fun video about Ural.

One of the most inaccurate videos about IMZ and KMZ bikes ever made. Even included a TIZ-AM-500 as a Dnepr.
by GregAus
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Project fodder
Replies: 23
Views: 533

Re: Project fodder

How many of you see an engine like this and think "Hey! I could mount that in my old Royal Enfield!" More I look it, the more do-able it looks. https://www.ebay.com/itm/411cc-10HP-Diesel-Engine-4-Stroke-Single-Cylinder-72-2mm-Shaft-Length/264181672070?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1...