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by Snakeoil
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Semi-Emergency repairs
Replies: 20
Views: 276

Re: Semi-Emergency repairs

My guess is it ran sluggish because it started to seize. Might run better now because you have a tad more piston clearance. Roller bearings don't need a lot of oil to function and survive. 2-stroke engines are a good example of that. according to the mechanics it may have been "over tightened" at se...
by Snakeoil
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Not much of a mod, but it's my first and it makes me happy.
Replies: 18
Views: 287

Re: Not much of a mod, but it's my first and it makes me happy.

If that horn is what is referred to as an "Ah-oo-ga" horn, then it is not adjusted correctly based on what I heard in the vid. It should climb in pitch and then descend back down when you let go of the button. Should make an Ah-ooooooo-ga sound with the Ah and Ga being the upward and downward pitch ...
by Snakeoil
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: First ride
Replies: 16
Views: 198

Re: First ride

As others have said, a lot of the input you are getting from the rig will become second nature and you'll automatically compensate for it and not even know that you are doing it. I would suggest no passengers until you are confident that you can handle emergency situations without having to think ab...
by Snakeoil
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Cool sidecar video
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Cool sidecar video

Some very cool machines in that bid. Thx!
by Snakeoil
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Kick start bump stop
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Kick start bump stop

You could created that same type of clamped on stop with a simple screw-type radiator hose. I'm sure there are other clamps you could use as well that you can find at a hardware store or Home Depot. Hell, you could make your own with a piece of stainless and it would always look good. If I were to g...
by Snakeoil
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Holy Hydrocarbons!
Replies: 11
Views: 278

Re: Holy Hydrocarbons!

Certainly a long stretch from the old commercial using a Russian fashion show.

"Is next, day vare... veddy nice."
by Snakeoil
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Old Airhead
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Old Airhead

jaybird wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:25 am
And hand shifting too!
And no rear suspension. He must have Velcro on the seat.

Yes, thanks for sharing.
by Snakeoil
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: New link for yellow manual?
Replies: 16
Views: 291

Re: New link for yellow manual?

Makes one wonder who had the copy rights to the Yellow Book and would it be possible for someone to scan it and make it available for free now that it is out of print? I would not endorse stealing someone's work and selling it. But if it is no longer published, providing for free would only hurt the...
by Snakeoil
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Monza gas cap
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Monza gas cap

Always admired the Monza cap, both on cars and bikes. Looks good.
by Snakeoil
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 2 seat sidecar
Replies: 19
Views: 388

Re: 2 seat sidecar

Greg's pic is what I envisioned, only not as wide. Splitting the tub and adding a spacer is "relatively" simple. Trunk would need a new or modified lid. Chassis would need to be widened, too.

Watsonian makes/made a double wide hack.
by Snakeoil
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Help! My plugs foul up instantly!!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 303

Re: Help! My plugs foul up instantly!!!!!

xpatriot wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:48 am
Snakoil- you are correct, dirt could not affect the float from the air intake. My bad.
Yeah, and I was kinda grumpy when I replied. Sorry for that.
by Snakeoil
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Help! My plugs foul up instantly!!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 303

Re: Help! My plugs foul up instantly!!!!!

Problem could have been the float, and the air filter letting crud in that caused it to not check the flow of fuel. I get the feeling you are not very familiar with the equipment for which you are giving advise. Any dirt that might get by the air filter has no way of getting into the fuel supply st...
by Snakeoil
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: New Ural accessory
Replies: 51
Views: 2116

Re: New Ural accessory

Shirt is OME Russian navy uniform.
Oh yeah... I kinda remember you modeling that particular shirt sometime ago and mentioning it was Russian Navy.

My apologies to Beetlejuice. :wink:
by Snakeoil
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Help! My plugs foul up instantly!!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 303

Re: Help! My plugs foul up instantly!!!!!

Only a few things to add to XP's excellent reply. Pull that left carb and make sure the float is set properly, is sealing properly and that it FLOATS. You need to fix this flooding problem before you venture into fixing anything else. And I echo XP's recommendation to ALWAYS shut the petcock off, no...
by Snakeoil
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: wiring a Garmin gps HELP!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: wiring a Garmin gps HELP!!!

I make this speech frequently. Google electrial circuits, basic electricity, etc.. You should find some good tutorials that will give you the basics. Ohm's Law, parallel and series circuit knowledge will get you through 99% of bike electrics.